AMCHP working on your behalf
- On Jan. 27, AMCHP staff Lacy Fehrenbach, Erin Bonzon, and Brittany Argotsinger joined more than 50 national, federal, state and community-based partners for a successful maternal health meeting, held in conjunction with the AMCHP Annual Conference. The meeting was convened to engage partners in dialogue to refine a collective action plan for the National Maternal Health Initiative, a comprehensive national initiative to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality by improving women’s health across the life course and by ensuring high quality and safety of maternity care. AMCHP staff highlighted our partnership with Merck for Mothers on the Every Mother Initiative and provided partners in attendance with an overview of AMCHP maternal and women’s health activities.
- On Jan. 29-30, AMCHP staff Andria Cornell participated in the Fourth National Summit on Quality in Home Visiting Programs, located in Washington, DC and sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts, Every Child Succeeds, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Ms. Cornell co-facilitated a meeting of the Community of Practice on Data for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program Technical Assistance Coordinating Center and attended sessions on father involvement in home visiting, reporting to the Discretionary Grant Information System, and MIECHV reauthorization. To learn more about AMCHP home visiting activities, click here.
- On Jan. 31 AMCHP staff Brent Ewig presented to the DC Title V Program’s Annual Conference on how the Title V MCH Block Grant program is adapting in an era of health reform.
- On Feb. 4 Brent Ewig joined with 40 national organizations to participate in an advocacy day on Capitol Hill to promote investments made by the Prevention and Public Health Fund created as part of the Affordable Care Act
- On Feb. 5, AMCHP staff Carolyn McCoy attended the Academy Health 2014 National Child Health Policy Conference. This conference addressed ways that policy, research, and practice can be leveraged to advance the health of children. A strong thread throughout the conference is the impact of the ACA and its provisions and the impact on children’s health.