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.
The second webinar, The Nuts and Bolts on Using Data was held on May 1, featured Caroline Stampfel, MPH, currently the senior epidemiologist at AMCHP and formerly an MCH Lead Analyst with the Virginia Title V program, on using data in the needs assessment process and two states-in-action profiles from Rhode Island and Alaska.
To access the webinars, click here.
Child & Adolescent Health
AHRQ Releases Highlight on School-Based Health Centers
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has published the eighth Evaluation Highlight from the CMS-funded CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program, now available on the national evaluation website. This highlight focuses on how Colorado and New Mexico have helped school-based health centers (SBHCs) strengthen their patient-centered medical home (PCMH) features. It describes what motivated these states and SBHCs to adopt the PCMH model and how other states can support SBHCs in becoming medical homes. To view the document, click here.
LPFCH Releases Triple Aim Approach to Transition Publication
A new publication from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health (LPFCH), A Triple Aim Approach to Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care for Youth with Special Health Care Needs, describes key unmet needs regarding a) developing chronic disease self-management; b) enhancing capacity of the adult health care system to care for young adults with special health care needs; and c) reducing lapses in care during the transition period. Based on these unmet needs, it make recommendations for improving health care during transition that incorporate relevant high-value strategies for health care delivery. To view the full issue brief, click here.