AMCHP working on your behalf.
- On Oct. 5, AMCHP staff Treeby Brown and Meredith Pyle, along with National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) partner Karen VanLandeghem convened a National Work Group for Improving Quality Systems of Care for CYSHCN meeting in Atlanta, GA. The meeting, sponsored by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, allowed AMCHP and NASHP to gather work group guidance on key considerations for the translation, use and application of the National Standards for Systems of Care for CYSHCN by state entities and to discuss parameters for the development of metrics that could align with the standards.
- On Oct. 6, AMCHP staff Treeby Brown and Meredith Pyle represented AMCHP at the NASHP sponsored "Cultivating a Health Future: A Conversation Among EPSDT Coordinators and Title V Directors" meeting in Atlanta, GA. The meeting brought together state EPSDT coordinators with several state Title V CYSHCN directors to explore opportunities for relationship building, shared learning and collaboration around screenings, treatment for Medicaid-enrolled children and care coordination strategies, as well as discussion of the National Standards for Systems of Care for CYSHCN.
- On Oct. 16, AMCHP staff Megan Phillippi hosted an AMCHP exhibit at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) fifth annual "5K Run/Walk/Roll." This goal of this event was to raise awareness about infant mortality, particularly in those communities where the rates are above the U.S. average. This event highlighted ongoing research efforts supported by NICHD in addressing this public health concern.
- On Oct. 28, AMCHP staff Amy Haddad represented AMCHP at a meeting of the Coalition for Health Funding with Office of Management and Budget Program Associate Director for Health, Dr. Julian Harris and, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, Cecelia Munoz. The meeting was off the record, but topics included FY 2016 funding for public health programs and the importance of sharing personal stories to demonstrate the impact of funding cuts to these programs in recent years.