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 On Your Behalf

AMCHP working on your behalf.

  • On Oct. 21-22, AMCHP staff Treeby Brown and NASHP partner Karen VanLandeghem presented on state use and implementation of the National Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs at the Systems Integration Academy during the annual NASHP conference.
  • On Oct. 29-30, AMCHP staff Erin Bonzon, Caroline Stampfel, Krista Granger, Megan Phillippi and Temi Makinde attended the convening of 11 state grantees of the Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement Initiative at an in-person meeting in Arlington, VA. Grantees had the opportunity to participate in quality improvement activities, share about the activities that are happening in their states, and hear from various speakers. AMCHP staff provided meeting logistics and facilitation support around quality improvement topics pertinent to state teams moving forward on their work to reduce the prevalence of oral disease in pregnant women and infants through improved access to quality oral health care including preventive services, restorative treatment, and education.
  • On Nov. 2-3, AMCHP staff Treeby Brown, Erin Bonzon, Andria Cornell, Megan Phillippi and Jen Farfalla attended and presented at the annual American Public Health Association meeting. Erin Bonzon presented on AMCHP breastfeeding work at the Martha May Eliot Forum: Collective Impact from Grassroots to Treetops: Building Local, State, and National Programs to Reduce Disparities in Breastfeeding and the work of the Robert Wood Johnson funded AMCHP Birth Outcomes Collaborative at an Improving Pregnancy Outcomes session; Erin Bonzon and Andria Cornell presented the AMCHP Health for Every Mother resource guide and AMCHP work with building state maternal mortality review capacity on at a Perinatal and Women's Health session; Megan Phillippi led a round table session on state opportunities to promote breastfeeding through Title V and the Affordable Care Act; Treeby Brown presented a poster highlighting the National Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and state use of the Standards; and Jen Farfalla presented a poster highlighting initiatives in Kansas to improve birth outcomes and reduce infant mortality through implementation of recommendations in the Birth Outcomes compendium.