General Maternal & Child Health
AMCHP Guide for Senior Managers Now Available!
The guide is organized into chapters dedicated to the "big picture," or the theoretical framework on maternal and child health in Title V programs as well as information on the day-to-day operational aspects of Title V programs. Many new Title V (MCH and CYSHCN) directors refer to this resource as their "go to" document for their first six months on the job. This "go to" guide has recently been revised and includes four new chapters on the following topics:
- ACA Impact on Title V
- Family/Consumer Engagement
- Data Sources and Techniques
- Workforce Development Resources
Click here to access the guide.
Needs Assessment Trainings Archives Now Available!
Did you miss one of the AMCHP Title V five year needs assessment trainings? If so, don't worry, all archives and resources are available on the AMCHP website. Please look for our fourth training in the series coming in March around selecting state priorities. To assist states or jurisdictions in preparing their assessments AMCHP designed a series of virtual trainings to provide guidance on the needs assessment process. Below you can find a overview of the first three trainings.
- The first training in the series, Title V Five Year Needs Assessment Training, provided an overview of the needs assessment process with a state-in-action example from Massachusetts where the maternal and child health team shared their strategies, resources and lessons learned from conducting the five-year needs assessment process.
- The second training, The Nuts and Bolts on Using Data, provided an overview on using data in the needs assessment process, with states-in-action profiles from Rhode Island and Alaska, who shared their data strategies, resources and lessons learned from conducting the five-year needs assessment process.
- The third training on stakeholder engagement provided strategies on how to orient stakeholders with start and end goals. The webinar also provided state-in-action examples from Oregon, Wisconsin and Wyoming about their strategies for stakeholder engagements, such as how to engage your local nonprofit hospitals and use its community health assessment to contribute to the needs assessment process that is now mandated by the ACA.
To access these resources, click here.
New MCH Navigator Self-Assessment Tool
The MCH Navigator has developed a new online self-assessment tool to support the Title V workforce in the states and the MCH community broadly. This new tool help identify your strengths and learning needs in the 12 MCH Leadership Competencies, matches your learning needs to appropriate trainings, and provides a customized learning plan to track your progress over time and guide you, your staff, and/or department in professional development activities. Get started and map your learning pathway today! Click here to access the tool.
Building Your Medical Home: An Introduction to Pediatric Primary Care Transformation
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation presents a new resource that provides direction, resources, and tools to pediatric medical home clinicians and practices seeking to advance their knowledge and understanding of the medical home concept as it relates to practice transformation. The resource provides resources and strategies for starting medical home transformation, integrating key functions of a medical home into practice, and sustaining changes. Click here to view this new resource.
Women's and Infant Health
New CDC Resource on the Impact of Disasters on Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Infants
To promote consistency in the study of the impact of natural and manmade disasters on pregnant and postpartum women and infants, the CDC Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) Emergency Preparedness and Response Program recently released a list of common post-disaster epidemiologic indicators. The publication: Zotti, M.E., Williams, A.M., & Wako, E. (2014). Post-Disaster Health Indicators for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Infants. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 18(10). DOI: 10.1007/s10995-014-1643-4 describes the development process and the final proposed Post-Disaster Indicators. The indicators' intended use is to guide assessment and surveillance and affect public health interventions to disaster-affected pregnant and postpartum women and infants. To access the publication and learn more about the proposed set of indicators and suggested questions for measuring them, click here.