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 On Your Behalf

AMCHP working on your behalf.

  • On Apr. 28, AMCHP staff Krista Granger led a roundtable discussion at the National Oral Health Conference to describe AMCHP interest and involvement in improving perinatal oral health. Roundtable participants learned about the current work with three states, New York, Connecticut and West Virginia, within the Perinatal & Infant Oral Health National Initiative to improve access to and utilization of quality oral health care for pregnant women and infants in order to reduce health disparities. Another major topic of discussion included the importance of oral health education within home visiting programs.
  • On Apr. 29 - May 1, AMCHP staff Andria Cornell presented the AMCHP Every Mother Initiative at the 2015 Safe States Alliance Annual Meeting, "Creating a Culture of Safety: It Takes All of Us" in Atlanta, GA. During the meeting, Andria raised awareness of maternal deaths from injury-related causes within broader maternal mortality reduction efforts, shared specific activities by Every Mother-participating states related to preventing death from substance abuse, intimate partner violence, and suicide, and met new partners doing exciting and complementary work, including through participation in the National Violent Death Reporting System.
  • On May 3, AMCHP staff Erin Bonzon and Andria Cornell participated in the ACOG-CDC Maternal Safety/Maternal Mortality Meeting in San Francisco, CA. The daylong program featured updates from numerous partners on implementing activities to address obstetric emergencies, injury-related deaths, and severe maternal morbidity, as well as discussion panels on patient interaction, racial disparities, and special considerations for rural and frontier facilities. AMCHP staff presented on key considerations in forming multidisciplinary teams for statewide efforts to improve maternal health.