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SAVE THE DATE: MCH Workforce Development Center Virtual Launch Monday, Mar. 31, 2014
Did you miss the launch of the Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center in January? In September 2013, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Division of MCH Workforce Development awarded the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health $5.5 million to support a National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center (the Center). The Center was officially launched with a one-day event at AMCHP 2014 Annual Conference. In case you missed it or were unable to attend, AMCHP is pleased to partner with the University of North Carolina to host a virtual launch of the Center on Monday, Mar. 31 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST. Save the date to join us to learn more about the Center, key partners, and significant training and technical assistance opportunities for Title V staff in four core areas related to implementing health reform: access to care, quality improvement, systems integration and population health management. To learn more about the Center click here. Click here to complete a registration form for your state. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jessica Teel, program manager of workforce and leadership development at AMCHP. We hope to see you virtually!

The AMCHP 2015 Annual Conference is Coming!
The 2014 AMCHP Annual Conference was a huge success and we would like to thank our Conference Planning Committee, Board of Directors, staff, and all attendees for their leadership and participation. Plans are in progress now to develop our 2015 event and we need your thoughts on how to make that event even better. Would you like to help plan the 2015 Annual Conference? We are looking for volunteers who would like to participate in our Conference Planning Committee. If you would like to serve, or nominate a colleague, please contact Laura Goodwin, conference manager, for more information! Don’t want to serve on the committee? We are always looking for volunteers to help review presentation abstracts and help serve as reviewers for the program. There is a place for you – just let us know how you would like to help! Again, contact Laura Goodwin for more!

Enhancing Care Partnership Support: A “How To” Webinar
Join the National Center for Medical Home Implementation for part two of a free 3-part webinar series focusing on promoting partnership and teamwork in pediatric medical homes. This webinar, held Mar. 27 from 1-2 p.m. CST, will provide a detailed “How-To” presentation of care partnership support, as well as examples of best practices and input from family members. Register today!

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? Increasing the brand awareness of Title V-funded events, programs and resources can make it easier for state legislatures, the general public and the population Title V programs serve to understand Title V reach. AMCHP is interested in gaining a better understanding of if/how state Title V programs are branding Title V-funded programs, services, events and resources. Please click here and take a few minutes to share your thoughts.