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New Webinar Series to Support Implementation of the MCH Block Grant Transformation Taking Action with Evidence: Implementation Roadmaps
AMCHP and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Strengthen the Evidence Base for MCH are pleased to host a series of webinars to support your next phase of action – selecting evidence-based or -informed strategies and developing your state-initiated Evidence-based or -informed Strategy Measures (ESMs) that will impact your state selected Title V population-based National Performance Measures (NPMs).

Each webinar in the series will focus on one of the 15 NPMs. The series will take place through February. The scheduled webinars are as follows:

NPM #4 Breastfeeding Dec. 2 at 3:00 p.m. EST
NPM #10 Adolescent Well Visit Dec. 7 at 4:00 p.m. EST
NPM #5 Safe Sleep Jan. 14, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. EST

More information about the series and registration links for each webinar are posted to the MCH Block Grant Transformation Resources page on the AMCHP website. We will update this site on a rolling basis and provide reminders in Member Briefs.

Cultural Humility: Shifting the Care Paradigm
The National Association of County and City Health Officials will host a webinar on Thursday, Nov. 19 2-3:30 p.m. EST. The webinar will introduce the concept of cultural humility as an approach to support pregnant and postpartum mothers. The webinar will address the need for providers to develop analytic skills that are sensitive to the unique experiences of each mother served. While targeted to breastfeeding support providers, the webinar will be useful to anyone with direct interaction with clients from diverse communities. To register, click here.

GSEP Proposal System is Now Open
The HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau is now accepting submissions for a summer project proposal for the upcoming 2016 Graduate Student Epidemiology Program. The GSEP offers graduate students a unique opportunity to apply their classroom skills to real-world data projects, offering state and local agencies valuable technical assistance as they work to enhance their information systems capacity. The projects will be grounded in Data Analysis and Monitoring, Needs Assessment, and Program Evaluation. State or local health departments and tribal epidemiology centers are eligible to propose a project. Proposals will be accepted until Nov. 20, 2015. Eligible students must currently be enrolled in an accredited School of Public Health program and successfully completed coursework in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Health Administration, and who are specializing in the study of maternal and child health. To apply, click here. For more information, please contact Julia Fantacone at gsep@altarum.org or (202) 842-2000.

Building Family Engagement Capacity: We need you!
AMCHP is in the process of re-designing our family engagement Web page into an expanded Web portal for family engagement and we need your help! The Web portal, which was designed based on requests, review and feedback from family leaders and Title V staff, will include new tabs for important information on family leadership, Family Delegates, state information and tools and resources. We have built the infrastructure for the portal and now we need to begin populating the pages with helpful information and resources. This is where you can contribute! If you have tools, resources, state information or family stories you would like us to consider for the Web portal, please send them to Michelle Jarvis at mjarvis@amchp.org by Tuesday Dec. 1. Can't get your tools and resources, family stories or state information to AMCHP by Dec. 1? We are always happy to accept suggestions and will be continually updating the portal. And, keep a look out for the launch announcement!

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Don't miss out on an amazing opportunity to connect and network with more than 800 public health officials who share an interest in maternal and child health. The AMCHP 2016 Annual Conference will be held Jan. 23 to 26, at the Hyatt Regency Washington in Washington, DC.

There are many reason to attend the AMCHP 2016 Annual Conference, including:

  • Gain a firsthand opportunity to learn about changes occurring in the MCH field, such as Block Grant transformation and Affordable Care Act implementation
  • In need of a career boost or professional development? AMCHP has it covered! Conference attendees have the opportunity to gain access to individual, private professional coaching sessions
  • Interested in learning more about a particular MCH subfield? Conference session topics will include using technology to advance MCH outcomes, cultural competence and family-center care, and health care financing and coverage
  • Visit the exhibit hall to gather information from resource centers and companies related to maternal and child, while networking with current and future MCH leaders
  • Exchange best practices ideas with other MCH professionals, creating stronger and bolder ideas for the future

To register for the 2016 Annual Conference, click here. Don't miss our early-bird registration rates, ending on
Dec. 18, 2015!

​Do you have a great infrographic? AMCHP is now featuring infographics from our members in Member Briefs! To have an infographic featured, please e-mail a submission to jfarfalla@amchp.org.