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New Opportunity for Title V Agencies and Partners: AYAH-CoIIN
The Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center (AYAH-NRC) is pleased to announce the opportunity for five state MCH programs to participate with key partners in a new Adolescent and Young Adult Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (AYAH CoIIN). The AYAH CoIIN presents an opportunity for building your agency capacity to address and improve health outcomes in adolescent and young adult populations through access to unique data sources and analysis, strategic collaboration among public health and health care partners, peer-to-peer learning among a small cohort of states, and intensive assistance from national experts in adolescent and young adult health, quality improvement, and Title V programs. The AYAH CoIIN Request for Applications (RFA) is now available on the AMCHP website here. Applications are due by Apr. 16.
National MCH Workforce Development Center Coffee Talk Series – Join the Twitter Chat Thursday!
This series will be hosted by the National MCH Workforce Development Center Change Management core on three pertinent topics benefiting the Title V workforce. The series will consist of three archived 20-minute videos for AMCHP members to access bi-monthly at their leisure. For the alternating months, AMCHP will host a Twitter chat on the content shared during the preceding month's archived video. The topics and identified speakers for each video/Twitter chat are outlined below. Click here to learn more about each talk and to register! You don't want to miss our March 26 Twitter Chat!

Coffee Talk 1: Title V Transformation
Presenter: Lacy Fehrenbach, MPH, CPH, Director, Programs, AMCHP
Video Release: Mar. 2 - Click here to view the video
Twitter Chat: Mar. 26 3-4 p.m. EST

Coffee Talk 2: Getting to the Table
Presenter: Sharron Corle, MS, Associate Director, MCH Leadership Development & Capacity Building, AMCHP
Video Release: Apr. 1
Twitter Chat: May 13 2-3 p.m. EST
Coffee Talk 3: Leading Change
Presenter: Karen Trierweiler, Director of Programs & Services, Prevention Services, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Video Release: Jun. 1
Twitter Chat: Jul. 22 2-3 p.m. EST

Coffee Talk 4: Managing Change
Presenter: Brenda Jones, DHSc, RN, MSN, WHNP-BC, Deputy Director, Office of Women's Health, Illinois Department of Public Health
Video Release: Aug. 1
Twitter Chat: Sept. 9 1-2 p.m. EST

Upcoming Infant Mortality CoIIN Learning Session
The Infant Mortality Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) is a platform designed to accelerate improvement in priority strategy areas through collaborative learning, quality improvement and innovation, and to drive forward our common agenda of ensuring every child reaches his or her first birthday and beyond. Learning Sessions are designed to bring states together to learn from experts and colleagues through plenary sessions, interactive small group meetings, and team time. All sessions will be held from 12-5 p.m. EST both days.

Beyond Policy: Implementing Care Coordination in Practice
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) is hosting the first webinar in a three part series focusing on implementation and evaluation of pediatric care coordination on Mar. 30, 12-1 p.m. CST. This webinar will outline clinical guidelines and identify strategies and resources to help facilitate the implementation of care coordination in practice. Faculty will provide real life examples of successful care coordination and highlight outcomes for patients and families on the receiving end of care coordination services. For more information and to register, click here.

NICHQ Offers Coaching on TJC Perinatal Care Measures
The National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ) Improving Performance on TJC Breastfeeding Measures group coaching program provides hospitals with the advice, mentorship and support they need to improve their performance on The Joint Commission perinatal care measures 05 and 05a. Led by two experts in hospital-based system change, who have helped more than 100 hospitals improve their exclusive breastfeeding rates. Hospitals will receive the advice, mentorship and support they need to improve their performance and tracking of TJC PC-05 and PC-05a measures. The six coaching sessions, which begin on May 21, take place online on the third Thursday of each month from 2:30 to 4 p.m. EST. To learn more about the coaching program, click here.

2015 CSTE Annual Conference Travel Scholarships Available
AMCHP will provide up to $1,635 in travel scholarships for eight attendees to the MCH Symposium, Unleashing the Potential of Clinical Performance Measure for Maternal and Child Health, and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) conference. Applicants should be epidemiology/data analysis personnel from state MCH Title V programs and will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. To be considered for a travel scholarship, please contact Krista Granger at with the following information: name, title/job function, organization/state and Title V director for your state. For more information on the 2015 CSTE Annual Conference, visit