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Maximizing Insurance Enrollment in MCH

In partnership with Family Voices, AMCHP will host a three-part webinar series on outreach and enrollment. The series, "Maximizing Insurance Enrollment in MCH," will feature presentations from federal agencies, national experts, state-level advocates and health insurance navigators. You can register for one or all of the webinars listed below:

For more information, please contact Emily Eckert at

Present Your Research at the 2017 AMCHP Annual Conference

The AMCHP Annual Conference is the ideal venue to present your ideas, research, innovative programming, best practices and effective outreach strategies. We invite you to submit a proposal for the 2017 AMCHP Annual Conference (March 4-7) in Kansas City, Mo. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET. You will receive notification of the status of your submission by Dec. 1. If you have questions about the session proposal submission process, contact Corey Siembeida at or (703) 964-1240, ext. 200. For more information, please visit the 2017 AMCHP Annual Conference homepage.

Become a Member of the 2017 Leadership Lab

AMCHP is requesting applications for participation in the 2017 Leadership Lab! The Leadership Lab is built upon peer-to-peer collaboration. Participants will spend 10 months (January to October 2017) engaging in one of the following cohorts: Family Leaders, Next Generation MCH/CYSHCN Leaders or Epi-Net P2P. All applications must be submitted by Oct. 21 by 8:00 p.m. ET.

Closing the Care Gap in Breastfeeding

The National Association of County & City Health Officials will host a webinar on Oct. 12 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET. The webinar will address varying mechanisms that can be used to create a continuum of care to promote and support breastfeeding in underserved communities. Besides discussing both internal and external care continuity in hospital and community settings, the presentation will explore how breastfeeding support and promotion services can be integrated into allied public health programs to create sustainable solutions to the care gap.

Understanding Injury Data in Your Prevention Efforts

The Children's Safety Network will host a webinar on Oct. 14 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. The presentation will provide a tutorial on conducting injury cost analyses and will explore ways to use cost data in injury prevention efforts. Examples of cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness evaluations will be discussed.

Become a Trainee Ambassador

The Health Resources and Services Administration's Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD) is accepting applications for the 2017 Trainee Ambassador Group (TAG). The TAG is a mechanism for working virtually with current and recent trainees of the MCH Training Program in order to foster connections between trainees across MCH Training Programs and to strengthen the link between trainees and the MCH Bureau. Participants can conceptualize, develop and lead efforts to facilitate trainee connections through a variety of activities such as creating an online mentoring resource, making conference presentations and facilitating peer discussions. TAG members are required to make a 12-month commitment (January to December 2017) to participate in activities for approximately two to four hours per month. Members will receive a small honorarium. Applications will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on Oct. 16. For questions, contact Julia Fantacone at or Claudia Brown at

Adverse Childhood Experiences Are Not Destiny

The National Center for Health in Public Housing is hosting a webinar on Oct. 19 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, to explain the definition, prevalence and impact of trauma. The webinar is designed to increase awareness of the connection between trauma and mental health, addictions and physical health conditions, and to show practical ways to promote healing and recovery.

Engage in a New Autumn Webinar Series

The California WIC (Women, Infant and Children) Association will host the WIC Works Fall 2016 webinar series. Topics will include best practices for engaging WIC families, enhancing services and fostering partnerships that improve public health. The upcoming webinars are:

  •  Engaging Men and Dads at WIC, Oct. 26 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET. The webinar will discuss how to increase the involvement of fathers in children's lives by focusing on factors specific to the needs of men and the challenges they face in fulfilling their role as fathers.
  • Welcoming African-American Families at WIC, on Nov. 2 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET. Presenters will speak about inclusivity, strategies for reaching and engaging African-American families, and forming partnerships with communities of color.
  • Nutrition Preventive Services: Existing Gaps in a Critical ACA Benefit, on Nov. 30 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET. The webinar will discuss innovative ways that WIC and community partners are providing nutrition services. A presentation platform that CWA developed will be introduced to help participants educate others about WIC, including its role in public health and health care reform.
  • Millennials in WIC — Reaching Today's Young Parents will be held on Dec. 7 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET. The presentation will explore general guidelines for communicating with millennials and specific steps to keep WIC valuable and relevant to clients in their late teens to early thirties.
  • What If…? Exploring WIC Improvement Concepts will take place on Dec. 14 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET. The webinar will discuss the results of the "What If" survey, which called for staff, participants and friends to submit ideas to improve WIC. Presenters will focus on the next steps in using that information to benefit WIC and families.

Cultivate Your Public Health Professional Training

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Foundation are sponsoring the 2017 CDC E-Learning Institute Fellowship (ELI). This four-month fellowship is designed to cultivate skills of public health professionals with limited experience designing or developing e-learning products. Participants will achieve competency in instructional design and e-learning best practices; interact with public health e-learning mentors at CDC and elsewhere; and collaborate and network with public training professionals in federal, state, local, tribal, international, academic or hospital settings. The application period will close on Oct. 28.

Share Your Research in Children's Environmental Health

The Children's Environmental Health Network welcomes the submission of abstracts and session proposals for the 2017 Children's Environmental Health Translation Research Conference (April 5-7) in Arlington, Va. Abstract topics include air and water pollution and food contamination. Session proposals may be submitted on all relevant topics; however, preference will be given to epigenetics, mechanisms and climate change. All submissions will be accepted until Oct. 31 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Become More Involved in School-Based Health Care

The School-Based Health Alliance and the California School-Based Health Alliance are seeking experts to present at the 2017 National School-Based Health Care Convention (June 18-21) in Long Beach, Calif. The alliances seek bold, innovative abstracts in a variety of school-health topics such as primary care; mental, oral, population and vision health; accountability and quality improvement; business and systems; and youth development. Abstracts will be accepted until Nov. 6.