AMCHP is For Babies
On Saturday, May 3, AMCHP staff will participate in the 2014 March for Babies in Washington, DC to support the March of Dimes in improving the health of babies. Click here to support our team, AMCHP Steps for Babies!
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 or territory. 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!
Adolescent Health in Title V: Findings from an Environmental Scan
AMCHP recently completed an Environmental Scan of Adolescent Health activities in Title V programs. Join us for a webinar on Apr. 14 from 3-4 p.m. EST. The presentation will include an overview of key findings and trends in adolescent health programs as reflected in activities reported by states in their block grant narratives. This includes activities reported under all state performance measures related to adolescent health and three national performance measures: NPM 6, NPM 8 and NPM 16. In addition to an overview of trends, the webinar will include a discussion with state AH program staff and snapshots of state AH program activities. Please join us to get both a birds-eye view and an up-close perspective on adolescent health under Title V! To join the webinar, click here.
New 2014-2016 Learn the Signs. Act Early. State Systems Grantees Announced
Congratulations to the 2014-2016 Learn the Signs. Act Early. State Systems Grantees: Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin. Over the next two years these states will work on implementing innovative initiatives to strengthen their state and community systems for early identification and intervention for children with signs of autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the Learn the Signs. Act Early. program in 2004 to provide educational information to parents, health care professionals and early care and education providers about the importance of early identification and intervention for children with signs of autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities (ASD/DD). AMCHP in conjunction with AUCD, NCBDDD, and MCHB seek to maintain and build upon the momentum from the collaborative state team work to carry out action steps within their state plans. Funding for this project has been provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. For more information on the Act Early Systems Grants, click here.