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Nominate Your Peers for a 2016 AMCHP Award
AMCHP recognizes leadership in maternal and child health in several ways, including through our annual awards to MCH leaders. These awards will be presented at the 2017 AMCHP Annual Conference. Nominations for the following awards will be accepted until Dec. 5:
·       John MacQueen Lecture Award for innovation in the field of maternal and child health.
·       Excellence in State MCH Leadership Award for an outstanding state MCH professional whose career has made significant contributions to the health of women, children and families in his or her state.
·       Merle McPherson Leadership Award for exemplary contributions to further family/state professional collaboration between a state Title V Program and AMCHP.
·       Vince Hutchins Leadership Award for leadership in promoting a society responsive to the needs of women, children, youth and families.
·       Emerging MCH Professional Award for significant contributions to state MCH programs in promoting and protecting the health of women, children and families in their state and/or region.
·       Ryan Colburn Scholarship Award for a youth-with-disabilities leader to attend the AMCHP Annual Conference, connect with family leaders and continue to spread Ryan's message of hope.

Information on the nomination process is also available. Please note all awards use the same nomination form, but a separate form must be submitted for each nominee and award.

Don't Miss Out on Savings for AMCHP 2017!
Registration is open for the 2017 AMCHP Annual Conference--the perfect opportunity to connect and network with more than 800 public health officials who share an interest in maternal and child health. Register by Jan. 26 to receive an early bird discount! For additional questions and information, please contact Emma Hoover at ehoover@conferencemanagers.com. We look forward to seeing you in Kansas City, Mo., on March 4-7!

AMCHP TV Returns to Annual Conference
AMCHP is excited to announce that AMCHP TV will return to the Annual Conference in 2017. AMCHP TV provides a great platform to engage people about important issues within maternal and child health. AMCHP TV will produce a new daily episode during the conference, based on interviews with attendees, and will produce a limited number of short, fee-based films about the work of specific member organizations. Go here to see a video clip from the 2016 conference and get more information.

AYAH Center Bulletin: Stakeholder Engagement Strategies
The Adolescent Health and Young Adult National Resource Center has released its November Bulletin: Strategies to Engage Stakeholders to Coordinate Preventive Care and Screenings for Adolescents and Young Adults. Feature expert articles include experiences from Mississippi and Ohio on expanding or establishing stakeholder partnerships to better coordinate efforts around adolescent preventive care and screenings. Also check out what resources the AYAH Center and MCH Community have to offer you around stakeholder engagement!

Learn How to Identify and Support Hidden Populations
Family Voices of California will host a webinar on Nov. 16 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET. The presentation will discuss the American Association for Caregiving Youth's model for identifying caregivers through the public school system and supporting the needs of youth and their families. Researchers in Los Angeles have launched an adapted model for sibling caregivers of children with special health care needs. This webinar is intended for families, community health workers and medical professionals.

State ESSA Plans to Support Student Health and Wellness
The Healthy Schools Campaign will host a webinar on Nov. 17 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CT. The presentation will provide an overview on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the current opportunities to incorporate health and wellness into the ESSA, how to navigate the state plan process and guidance on how to develop health-promoting recommendations.

Host a Student Team for the Title V MCH Internship Program
The National MCH Workforce Development Center has extended the deadline for state applications for the Title V MCH Internship Program until Nov. 18. The center will support up to seven teams of MCH students to participate in internships in state Title V programs in 2017. The aim is to support state Title V agencies in implementing a meaningful project of their choice and to provide MCH professionals with experience working in state Title V agencies, with mentorship and guidance from Title V agency preceptors. For assistance developing appropriate projects or other inquiries, please contact Cindy San Miguel at csanmig2@uic.edu.

Healthy Native Youth
The Healthy Native Youth website is a new one-stop-shop for educators and health advocates who want to expand learning opportunities for American Indian/Alaskan Native youth. The site was designed for tribal educators, teachers and parents; it provides training and tools to access and deliver effective, age-appropriate programs. Join the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health for a webinar on Nov. 22 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET that will highlight some of the health curricula available and will encourage parents to submit their own programs for inclusion on the site.

Participate in the Diversity and Health Equity Peer Learning Collaborative
The Health Resources and Services Administration's Division of MCH Workforce Development is accepting applications for the 2017 Diversity and Health Equity Peer Learning Collaborative. The collaborative will facilitate the sharing and use of information, highlighting successes, challenges and solutions to effectively address diversity and health equity within MCH training programs. The project should result in a policy or practice change using a quality improvement cycle. Applications must be submitted to mch-trc@altrarum.org and received by Nov. 28. For questions regarding the collaboration, contact Tina Simpson at uableah@uab.edu. For inquiries regarding the submission of applications, contact Denise Raybon at denise.raybon@altrarum.org.

Incorporate Strategies and Lessons into Global Health
Global Health University will host a webinar on Dec. 6 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will provide insight about teaching cultural competency, strategies that can be incorporated by students and professionals, and cultural competency expectations in the global health workplace.  

Submit an Abstract for the 2017 NACCHO Annual Conference
The National Association of County and City Officials (NACCHO) is seeking abstract submissions for the 2017 NACCHO Annual Conference (July 11-13) in Pittsburgh. This includes pre-conference workshops, posters and sessions. All submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. PT on Dec. 9.