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 On Your Behalf


  • On Sept. 16-19, AMCHP staff Lori Freeman, Lacy Fehrenbach, Erin Bonzon, Caroline Stampfel, Piia Hanson, Andria Cornell, Krista Granger, Jessica Teel and Megan Phillippi represented AMCHP at the CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference, which is a joint conference combining the CityMatCH Urban Maternal and Child Health Leadership Conference, as well as the MCH Epidemiology Conference every other year. AMCHP, in partnership with CityMatCH, hosted the pre-conference trainings, which included sessions on selecting and designing measures for MCH 3.0, advanced epidemiology methods like propensity score matching and mediation, designing infographics and illustrating return on investment. In addition, AMCHP staff Caroline Stampfel, Krista Granger, Brittany Argotsinger and Jessica Teel presented on current AMCHP work, including the life course indicators, the state infant mortality toolkit, the epidemiology methods and practice assessment, the Every Mother Initiative and next generation leaders. In addition, AMCHP staff participated in numerous meetings, moderated sessions and made connections with partners.
  • On Sept. 25-26, AMCHP and the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses ( co-convened an expert panel of nurse leaders to explore the development of effective strategies and tactics to improve the quality of nursing care women receive before, during, and after pregnancy, looking specifically at opportunities presented by state-based maternal mortality reviews. Various national and state leaders participated in the meeting to provide guidance and contribute to the panel's deliberations. The meeting took place in Atlanta, GA, with participation from AMCHP staff Andria Cornell and Erin Bonzon. Implementation of the findings of the panel will take place throughout early 2015. ​