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 May 5, 2014

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FDA to Extend its Authority on Tobacco Products
On Apr. 24, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a proposed rule that would extend its authority to regulate additional products meeting the statutory definition of a tobacco product. Tobacco products meeting the definition, or “deemed,” would include electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, certain dissolvables that are not “smokeless tobacco,” nicotine gels, and waterpipe (hookah) tobacco. AMCHP will weigh in along with partner organizations, paying special attention to provisions related to marketing and sales to minors; youth initiation; and frequency of use by youth and young adults. [more]



Request for Volunteers for the AMCHP New Next Generation Advisory Workgroup
AMCHP seeks three member volunteers to serve on its new Next Generation Advisory Workgroup. The next generation of MCH professionals can pack power in numbers alone -- by the end of 2014, half of the employees in the world will be those born after 1980 -- yet we don’t know basic information like the prevalence of this generation in the current MCH workforce. We don’t know much about their thoughts on association membership -- why they join member associations, what member benefits they are looking for, what roles are they looking for within an association, etc. [more]

2014 CSTE Annual Conference Travel Scholarships Available
AMCHP will provide up to $1,200 in travel scholarships for 10 attendees to the MCH Symposium, Harnessing the Power of a Data Warehouse and Applications for Maternal and Child Health, and the CSTE conference. Applicants should be epidemiology/data analysis personnel from state MCH Title V programs and will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. [more]

Building and Retaining a Resilient MCH Workforce for Tomorrow
Several forces, such as full implementation of the Affordable Care Act and enduring budget cuts, deficits and hiring freezes, are having a huge impact on the knowledge and skills needed for a competent public health workforce. To continue to effectively meet the needs of children, families and communities they serve, building and retaining a resilient MCH workforce has become especially critically important for state Title V programs. In order to support state efforts to maintain a talented workforce, AMCHP is hosting the Building and Retaining a Resilient MCH Workforce for Tomorrow webinar on May 15 at 2 p.m. EST. [more]

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General Maternal & Child Health

Did You Miss the AMCHP Title V Five-Year Needs Assessment Trainings? Check Out Our Archives
To assist states or jurisdictions in preparing their assessments AMCHP hosted a series of virtual trainings to provide guidance on the needs assessment process. The first webinar, held on Mar. 5, featured Donna Peterson, Dean for the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida (and former CYSHCN director) and Title V staff from Massachusetts, presenting on the Nuts and Bolts of the Five Year Needs Assessment. [more]

AMCHP Conference Session Recordings Now Available
Didn't make it to all the sessions at AMCHP 2014 that you wanted to? Couldn't make it to the conference this year? Sessions recordings from this year's conference are now available. [more]

Genetics in Primary Care Education On Demand
Learn about genetics in primary care on your schedule with the archived webinar series from the Genetics in Primary Care Institute. Watch archived webinars, view presentation slides, and check out the NEW fact sheets for an easy-to-read version of information from the webinars. Topics include family history, genetic testing, genetic counseling, and more. [more]



AMCHP Accepting Applications for Program Manager, Workforce Development and Capacity Building
The Program Manager for Workforce Development and Capacity Building is a member of the Program Team and supports the advancement of MCH programs by contributing to major issues surrounding workforce and capacity building for AMCHP members. The work involves contributing to the development, implementation, support and evaluation of activities as part of the National MCH Workforce Development Center (the Center), collaboration with collaboration with staff and partners of the Center...  [more]

The Career Center is the premiere online job board for individuals seeking employment in Maternal and Child Health programs. Whether you are looking for an entry-level position or are a more seasoned professional looking for new opportunities, the AMCHP Career Center has great openings for great people! Searching our database is free and open to all job-seekers. AMCHP members receive a discount on job postings -- so sign up today!



Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Practice and Implementation Centers 
Deadline: May 13
The purpose of this program announcement is to expand previous efforts from FASD training programs and shift the perspective of this work from individual training for practicing health care professionals to one that capitalizes on prevention opportunities and the ability to impact health care practice at the systems level. Significant research in recent years has enabled the development of programs that are effective and targeted to specific populations for reducing the risk of an alcohol-exposed pregnancy, in turn preventing FASDs. [more]

Improving FASD Prevention and Practice through National Partnerships
Deadline: May 13
This is a new program with an overall goal of strengthening strategic partnerships with key national medical societies, professional organizations and constituent groups. It is designed to support two crucial components of a multifaceted approach to enhance FASD training, provider education and practice change and complements CDC-RFA-DD14-1402, which will fund FASD PICs. [more]

Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations
Deadline: May 15
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American (NA) populations. NA populations are exposed to considerable risk factors that significantly increase their likelihood of chronic disease, substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV-infection. [more]

Data Coordinating Center for the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network
Deadline: Jun. 2
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) invites applications from investigators willing to participate with the NICHD under a cooperative agreement (U01) as the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) in an ongoing multicenter clinical program, the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN) designed to carry out research in pediatric critical care. [more]

For more funding opportunities, click here.



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