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More and more, I believe that as a manager, I don’t need to know it all -- or act like I know it all. In fact, it would be pretty crazy in a world so complex and with such a rich and constant flow of information to entertain such a notion.
In management, you do need confidence. That includes a visible assurance that you can be relied on, and that you accept the authority and responsibility that is yours as a manager. But this assurance is not about all-knowingness. It’s an inner confidence that frees you to be a truly effective leader. [more]
LEGISLATIVE & POLICY CORNER
Federal Budget Outlook -- What’s Next
AMCHP is currently compiling a summary of all MCH program funding included in the recently passed omnibus appropriations bill. The next milestone in the FY 2015 federal budget process is the expected release of President Obama’s budget proposal on Mar. 4. AMCHP will pass along details as soon as they are available. [more]
Push on for MIECHV, PREP and F2F Reauthorizations
AMCHP is working with a broad coalition pushing for reauthorization of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visitation program, and with additional partners pushing for extensions of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), and Family to Family Health Information Centers (F2Fs). [more]
National MCH Workforce Development Center Releases Request for Participation
The National MCH Workforce Development Center at UNC Chapel Hill, in cooperation with MCHB, and in partnership with AMCHP and national experts in MCH innovation and quality improvement, will offer state and territorial Title V leaders training, collaborative learning opportunities, and technical assistance in implementing health care reform using a variety of learning platforms. In the current dynamic context, tools and resources to strengthen MCH capacity and skills in four core areas will be available through the National Center to move from evidence to action. [more]
AMCHP Releases Non-Medically Indicated Delivery Issue Brief
In recent years, increased attention and energy has focused on reducing infant mortality and improving birth outcomes in the United States. Both public and private organizations are investing time and funds on many fronts and in various methods and on many jurisdictional levels. [more]
Webinar “Health Care for Immigrant Families in the ACA Era”
Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the National Immigration Law Center will be presenting a webinar on Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST) titled “Health Care for Immigrant Families in the ACA Era” and will examine health reform law and regulations that affect the eligibility of immigrants and the access barriers they face, particularly when part of mixed-status families. [more]
AMCHP RFA: ALC for State Title V CYSHCN Directors and Teams: Taking a Leadership Role in Transitioning CYSHCN into Medicaid Managed Care Arrangements
On Friday, Feb. 14, AMCHP will release a request for applications (RFA) for interested state teams to join an action learning collaborative (ALC) to take place in late-April 2014. The ALC will focus on states currently transitioning children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) into Medicaid managed care arrangements, states planning to transitionCYSHCN into Medicaid managed care arrangements, and states that have already transitioned CYSHCN into Medicaid managed care arrangements. [more]
Fostering Partnership and Teamwork in the Pediatric Medical Home: A “How To” Webinar Series
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is hosting a free 3-part webinar series February through April 2014. Faculty will discuss “how to” strategies for implementing team huddles (February), enhancing care partnership support (March), and starting and supporting family advisory groups (April). Examples of best practices currently being utilized will be provided. [more]
Are You “Branding” Your Title V-Funded Programs, Services, Events and Resources?
As a Title V professional you understand that Title V programs have a large reach supporting women, children, children and youth with special health care needs, and families. Do others, such as the general public, program consumers or even state legislatures, have this same understanding? [more]
Supporting Children Affected by Parental Co-Occurring Disorders: Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, HIV
Join the National Abandoned Infants Assistance (AIA) Resource Center Jun. 30-Jul. 2 at their national symposium in Seattle, WA to address the needs of children whose parents have co-occurring disorders. Increase your knowledge of these children's needs and circumstances and gain practical methods and strategies for enhancing these children’s protective factors and adapting your agency’s policies and practices. [more]
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