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 Oct. 4, 2016

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AMCHP on the Move!

It is with great pleasure we announce that AMCHP has moved to a new office! Please note that our new address is 1825 K Street, Suite 250, Washington, D.C., 20006-1202. Our new fax number is 202-478-5120. Our phone numbers and email addresses remain the same. Please update your records and share the information with your colleagues.

Legislative & Policy Corner  

Zika Funds Approved and Shutdown Averted

On Sept. 28, Congress gave final approval to the $1.1 billion Zika funding package and the Continuing Resolution (CR) that will keep the government open until Dec. 9th, it was signed into law by the president shortly after. AMCHP, along with a broad coalition of over 90 public health groups that have been pressing Congress to pass emergency to address Zika, support the action. [more]

Health Reform Implementation

CMS Launches New Campaign to Register Young Adults During Open Enrollment

Young adults as a group had the highest uninsured rates before the Affordable Care Act, and they have seen the sharpest drop in uninsured rates since 2010. Yet millions of young adults remain uninsured. [more]

Get Involved

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. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

Publications & Resources

Zika Corner
Zika Virus Cases Across the United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report recently published Zika Virus Disease Cases — 50 States and the District of Columbia, January 1-July 31, 2016. The report addresses the number of confirmed or probable cases of Zika virus diseases from January to July as reported to ArboNET, the national arboviral surveillance system managed by the CDC and state health departments. [more]

Mosquito Control and Bite Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an educational flipbook. [more]

Zika Telebriefing Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently held a Zika telebriefing with Florida health officials to discuss the response to the first identified cases of local transmission and the first identified outbreak of Zika virus infection in Florida and the continental United States. Those responses by health officials included aggressive mosquito control efforts, which helped stop local transmission and reduce the effect on the community, including pregnant women. [more]

America's Health Rankings on Women and Children

The United Health Foundation recently published a report that provides a comprehensive assessment of the health of women, infants and children at the national and state levels. The report utilizes a new approach to combine indicators across those populations to offer a holistic picture of health. [more]

Health Reform Implementation in MCH

States Expanding Coverage of Contraception

The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) published a report that highlights states that are working to bolster federal health care policy that's intended to provide comprehensive contraceptive coverage. [more]

Child and Adolescent Health
Child Passenger Safety

The Children's Safety Network published a 2016 resource guide. [more]

Legislation & Policy in MCH
Early Childhood Systems State Legislation

The State Capacity Building Center published a report that focuses on early childhood systems-building efforts from 2010 to 2015. States are successfully working with their legislatures and governors to pass legislation that supports comprehensive early childhood (EC) systems, with a focus on better integration of programs, policies and services to benefit young children and their families. [more]

Women's & Infant Health

Tips for Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers at Work

The National Institute for Children's Health Quality published a resource to help working mothers. [more]

Incidences of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published Incidence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome — 28 States, 1999-2013. [more]

Bacterial Infection in Newborns

The National Institutes of Health published a resource that reviews advances in detecting bacterial infections in newborns. [more]

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals posted an archived webinar on the prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) as a resource.[more]

Nourishing America's Future

With support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, 1,000 Days published a report. [more]

Career Opportunites

AMCHP Searching for Program Associates

The program associate is a member of the program team and contributes to the advancement of maternal and child health programs by performing a variety of administrative, logistic and planning tasks that enable AMCHP program team projects to succeed. The associate contributes to the collection of state best practices (Innovation Station), newsletter development and implementation of communication strategies. [more]

MCH Epidemiology Position at the University of Illinois at Chicago

The Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology (MCHEPI) Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health is hiring a visiting senior research specialist to serve as the project director for several practice-based initiatives of the program. The primary role of the project director will be to support data-related activities of the Maternal and Child Health (Title V) Program at the Illinois Department of Public Health. [more]


Family Leadership in Language and Learning

Deadline: Oct. 14, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the Family Leadership and Learning (FL3) grant for the Universal Newborn Hearing and Intervention Program. The program supports the development of statewide newborn and infant hearing screening; evaluation and diagnosis and intervention programs by promoting the inclusion of families, parents and caregivers of deaf or hard of hearing infants/children as leaders in statewide Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems; and literacy and social-emotional development. Efforts will focus on supporting state and territory organizations that provide support to families of deaf or hard of hearing children; coordinating with HRSA-supported National Technical Resource Center for Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention and state/territory EHDI programs in improving family engagement, partnership and leadership within the EHDI system; and collaborating with established Deaf Monitor programs for families. For more information, click here.

Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program

Deadline: Oct. 14, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications for the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program. The purpose of this program is to develop a comprehensive and coordinated statewide Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) system of care to ensure that newborns and infants receive appropriate and timely services, including screening, evaluation, diagnosis and early intervention (EI). This purpose will be achieved by focusing efforts on increasing health professionals' engagement within and knowledge of the EDHI systems, improving access to EI services and language acquisition, and improving family engagement as well as leadership with EHDI programs systems. For more information, click here.

Service Area Competition

Deadline: Oct. 17, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications for the Health Center Program's Service Area Competition. The Health Center Program supports patient-directed public and private nonprofit organizations that provide primary and preventative health care services to the nation's medically underserved. The purpose of the funding opportunity is to ensure continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services for communities and vulnerable populations currently served by the Health Center Program. For more information, click here. Information on the Service Area Competition — Additional Area funding opportunity is also available.

For more funding opportunities, click here.