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New Resource from the National Center for Medical Home Implementation: Alabama State Profile
The National Center for Medical home Implementation (NCMHI) is collaborating with the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) to highlight exceptional profiles of state public health programs that are advancing the medical home model in pediatric populations. This month’s profile describes the Patient Care Networks of Alabama (PCNA) and Regional Care Organizations (RCOs) with details on pediatrician involvement and leadership. For more information, visit the NCMHI Alabama State Profile.

The MCH Navigator Has a New Website
The MCH Navigator, housed at Georgetown University, is a learning portal for maternal and child health professionals, students, and others working to improve the health and well-being of women, children, and families. Key features of the new site include: (1) a searchable, Web-based resource inventory of free learning opportunities, (2) a collection of training spotlights which include a repository of tailored resources on hot topics in the field of MCH, (3) a library of learning opportunities to support MCH 3.0 and the new vision of the MCH Block Grant, and (4) a learning collaborative that utilizes social media and allows MCH professionals to provide feedback on learning opportunities as well as Navigator staff to answer questions about specific training needs. To view the new website, click here.

New Resources Available on the DMCHWD Website
In continuing with their new website launch, the Division of MCH Workforce Development (DMCHWDC) shared the following new resources related to this month’s focus –MCH workforce and leadership development:

Child & Adolescent Health

New NCBDDD Report on ASD
New data from the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network show that the estimated number of children identified with autism spectrum disorder continues to rise, and the picture of ASD in communities has changed. CDC encourages partners to use information from the ADDM Network in their local communities and across the country to move forward initiatives, policies, and research that help children with ASD. To read the full report, click here.