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 Nov. 29, 2016

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Legislative & Policy Corner

AMCHP Post-Election Call for All Members – November 30
Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET for an AMCHP All-Member Teleconference to discuss the potential impact of the election on maternal and child health policy. AMCHP leaders and staff will share initial analysis of what we might expect regarding MCH budget priorities, the future of health reform and other critical policy issues. [more]

What's on Deck for the Lame Duck Congress
Members of Congress have approximately 12 legislative days scheduled for the remainder of the year during which time their top priority will be passing a spending package for fiscal year 2017 before the current continuing resolution expires on Dec. 9. Following the election, congressional leaders and the incoming administration have made it clear that they would prefer to pass another continuing resolution to last until March 31, 2017, which would further delay decisions on the remainder of government spending for FY17. [more]

Health Reform Implementation
CMS Announces New Zika Funding Opportunity to Areas with Active or Local Zika Virus
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a funding opportunity to support prevention activities and treatment services for health conditions related to the Zika virus. Congress authorized this funding in the Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (P.L. 114-223). [more]

Get Involved

Nominate Your Peers for a 2016 AMCHP Award
AMCHP recognizes leadership in MCH in several ways, including awards presented to MCH leaders to honor their excellence in the field. These awards will be presented at the 2017 AMCHP Annual Conference. Nominations for the following awards will be accepted until Dec. 5. [more]

Applying Life Course Theory in State-level Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health
AMCHP will host a webinar on Dec. 8 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will feature presenters from state health departments in New Mexico, Nebraska, Louisiana and Iowa who participated in a technical assistance opportunity with AMCHP to calculate and communicate a subset of AMCHP's Life Course Indicators. [more]

Get Support to Improve Adolescent and Young Adult Health
The Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center (AYAH-NRC) is excited to announce a Request for Applications for state maternal and child health programs to join a cohort dedicated to improving access and quality in preventive health services for adolescents and young adults. [more]

Don't Miss Out on Saving 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. [more]

Ask a Clinician
The Autism Research Institute will host a live Q & A with a pediatrician on Nov. 30 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET. [more]

 Learn More About the Latent Growth Curve Analysis
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau's Office of Epidemiology and Research will host a webinar on Nov. 30 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. [more]

Gain More Support in MCH
The National MCH Workforce Development Center invites state/jurisdictional Title V agencies to submit application for its upcoming 2017 cohort learning opportunity. Accepted teams will participate in an eight-month cohort with other five other state/jurisdictional teams, during which time the center will support their work on an existing or planned health transformation project to increase skills and capacity. [more]

Contribute to the Disability and Health Journal
The Disability and Health Journal is seeking submissions of original research or brief reports of research related to the sexual health and perinatal experiences of women with a disability. [more]

Innovations in Maternal Mortality Reduction
Dialogue4Health will cohost a webinar with the Public Health Institute and colleagues from Nigeria and Tanzania on Dec. 6 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. ET. The webinar will discuss the use of magnesium sulfate for treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in those countries. [more]

Learn About Children's Social-Emotional Development
The American Psychological Association will host a webinar on Dec. 8 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. ET. [more]

Integrating Public Health Prevention in Schools
The Center for School, Health and Education at the American Public Health Association has opened applications for its Program to Improve Graduation by Integrating Public Health Prevention and Primary Care in Schools. Now in its fourth year, the program provides step-by-step assistance for school-based health centers and schools using public health strategies to meet school-wide student needs. [more]

2017 QRIS National Meeting Call for Proposals
The BUILD Initiative is accepting proposals for the 2017 Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) National Meeting. This meeting will share the latest research, effective practices, innovation and big ideas in the development, and implementation and revision of QRIS. [more]

Increasing Access to Home and Community-Based Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is seeking public comment until Jan. 9 on ways to promote access to community options for people with disabilities while continuing to ensure choice for those who prefer institutional care. [more]

Gain a Better Understanding of Obstetric Care Quality and Access for Rural U.S. Women
The University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center will host a webinar on Jan. 11 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will present findings from recent studies on the quality of obstetric care in rural hospitals, the workforce providing obstetric care in rural areas and the predictors of non-local childbirth for rural women. [more]

Publications & Resources

Zika Corner
Measuring Infant Head Circumference
An instructional video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention features a step-by-step demonstration of the recommended techniques for accurately measuring and recording infant head circumference and length. [more]

Updated Guidance for People Living in or Traveling to South Florida
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated guidance. [more]

Description of 13 Infants Born With Congenital Zika Virus Infection 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published a new study that completed a retrospective assessment of 13 infants in Brazil with normal head size at birth and for whom laboratory evidence of congenital Zika virus infection was conducted. [more]

Initial Evaluation and Outpatient Management
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a checklist. [more]

General & Maternal Child Health
Sexual Violence on Campus: Strategies for Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a new resource to help states, colleges and universities prioritize efforts to prevent sexual violence on campus. [more]

Young Men's Knowledge of Contraceptive Use
Child Trends published a resource that studied young men's and women's reports of recent contraceptive use. [more]

TVIS Web Reports
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Maternal and Child Health Bureau's Title V Information System Web Reports are available with the latest data from the fiscal year 2017 application/fiscal year annual reports as well as new functionality. [more]

Health Reform Implementation in MCH
Challenges and Opportunities for Pediatric Medical Home Implementation and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation and the National Academy for State Health Policy created a new fact sheet. [more]

Potential Options and Policy Questions for Improving Exchange Coverage for Children
If federal funding is not extended for the Children's Health Insurance Program beyond September 2017, some children may need to transition to exchange coverage. [more]

Child and Adolescent Health
Understanding Early Childhood Systems
With help from the Boeing Company, the Illinois Action for Children has produced a series of short videos profiling early childhood system programs. [more]

What are the Barriers to Wellness for Young People?
With support from the Center for Promise at Boston University School of Education, America's Promise Alliance published Barriers to Wellness: Voices and Views from Young People in Five Cities. [more]

Changes in Physical Education Among U.S. High School Students
The National Physical Activity Alliance released a new report. [more]

Innovative Approaches to Childhood Obesity Prevention
The American Public Health Association provided slides from an archived webinar that discussed the development of childhood obesity. [more]

Legislation & Policy in MCH
Local School Wellness Policy Outreach Toolkit
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a toolkit to help engage school staff and parents in school wellness using ready-to-go communication tools. [more]

Women's & Infant Health
Trends in Obesity Among Participants Aged 2-4 Years in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children — United States, 2000-2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report features a study from the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. [more]

On Your Behalf

In mid-November, AMCHP staff members Cheryl Clark, Michelle Eglovitch and Krista Granger facilitated the National Learning Network for Perinatal and Infant Oral Health In-Person Learning Session in Baltimore. [more]

In mid-November, Cheryl Clark attended the kickoff meeting of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) ICD-10-CM Transition Workgroup in Atlanta. The workgroup was convened to assess the quality of morbidity data coding following transition from the Clinical Modification of the 9th revision of ICD (ICD–9–CM) to ICD–10–CM. [more]

Career Opportunities

Health Systems Program Manager Position at WAAA
The Washington Autism Alliance& Advocacy (WAAA) is hiring a Health Systems Program Manager to be an integral part of their team that identifies, secures and enhances sources of organization funding. [more]

Johns Hopkins University Seeking Research Program Manager 
The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) is a national initiative based out of the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. [more]


Engaging Youth and Young Adults from Health Disparity Populations in the HIV Treatment Cascade
Deadline: Dec. 7, 2016
The National Institutes of Health is accepting applications for an initiative that will support research projects that implement and test comprehensive service approaches to engage and retain youth and young adults (ages 12 to 25) from health disparity populations in the HIV Treatment Cascade, which includes diagnosis, linkage to care, engagement in care, retention in care, initiation of antiretroviral therapy and achievement of viral suppression. For more information, click here.

National Coordinating Center for the Regional Genetics Networks
Deadline: Dec. 12, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration welcomes applications for a National Coordinating Center to provide support for the Regional Genetics Network in improving access to genetics services, with emphasis on medically underserved populations. For more information, click here.

National Genetics Education and Family Support Center
Deadline: Dec. 13, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration solicits applications for the National Genetics Education and Family Support Center to improve family engagement for individuals who have – or are at-risk of having — a genetic condition by providing support for such individuals and families, supplying education and resources on genetic conditions and linking individuals and families to services, especially those in underserved areas. For more information, click here.

For more funding opportunities, click here.