Don't Miss the Final MCH Coffee Twitter Chat: Managing Change – Dec. 16
Join Brenda Jones, DHSc, RN, MSN, WHNP-BC , hospital field surveyor, The Joint Commission, ( former IL Title V director) on Dec. 16 from 3-4 p.m. EST for a Twitter chat on managing change. Managing change is not an easy task – especially some of the "moving the needle" efforts currently gearing up in Title V programs! Successful collective impact efforts require a few key conditions – among them a united plan among the many individuals and organizations that impact the issue as well as collaboration among the many key players. While the effects of collective impact are often outside the control of a single individual or organization, achieving change within those systems is dependent on great leadership at both the individual and organizational levels. This presentation will share a brief overview of the leadership skills and capacities needed to lead collective impact initiatives, followed by Brenda's personal experience in creating collective action among key players during a major statewide MCH reorganization. To watch the video presentation before the chat, click here.
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 first webinars are scheduled as follows:
- NPM #4 Breastfeeding Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. EST
- NPM #10 Adolescent Well Visit Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. EST
- NPM #5 Safe Sleep Jan. 14, 2016 at 4 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday Dec. 1. And, keep a look out for the launch announcement.
National Symposium: Designing Systems That Work for Children with Complex Health Care Needs
The Lucile Packard Foundation of Children's Health will be sponsoring a live webcast on Monday, Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m. EST and Tuesday, Dec 7 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST. This webcast will bring together top national experts to consider how to improve the organization and financing of children's health care, particularly with complex conditions. The meeting will provide a forum to learn from those making progress in system improvement for child health, and also will include those working in adult health care and health policy. Participants will identify solutions to issues and make recommendations for adoption of those solutions in practice, programs, and policy. To register, click here.