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 Publications & Resources

Best Practices/Innovation Station
New NPM Resources:

Visit the AMCHP website to check out the new State Action Plan NPM Resource Sheets based on the updated state action plans. In addition to summaries of strategies for each state-selected measure, the resource sheets also feature best practices from Innovation Station that are directly related to the NPM as well as resources highlighted on webinars and through technical assistance. For questions or additional information please contact Lynda Krisowaty at

Epidemiology in MCH
Data Resources for Analyzing Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health released a new resource to aid researchers, public health practitioners and policymakers with data on health and health care disparities and social determinants of health. This is a free resource that compiles descriptions and links to 132 public datasets and resources that include information about health conditions and other factors that impact the health of minority populations.

Health Reform Implementation in MCH

State Statutes and Regulation on Dietary Treatment of Disorders Identified Through Newborn Screening

With support from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, the Catalyst Center updated a chart that provides information about state-specific legislation that mandates the coverage of medically necessary foods by employer-sponsored health insurance, Medicaid, and coverage and related services funded by other state programs such as WIC, Title V or relief funds.

Putting Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health at the Heart of Universal Health Coverage

This archived webinar from the Core Group presented the recent report published by Save the Children and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. It discussed how sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and universal health coverage need to be better-aligned to address persistent inequities in access to health care and can join forces to make a real difference to the health of the world's poorest and most excluded people.

Child and Adolescent Health
Implementing Evidence-based Bullying Prevention Programs in Schools

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention published the School-Based Bullying Prevention I-Guide (Implementation Guide). The Implementation Guide analyzes research and evaluation to identify how bullying prevention programs have been implemented in schools. It also presents the common features of how schools put these programs into practice and maps out 10 steps other schools can follow.

Innovative Strategies Communities Use to Improve Young Child Wellness

Grantees of Project LAUNCH, a federal funded initiative by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that focuses on the health of children from birth to age 8, published Implementation of Young Child Wellness Strategies in a Unique Cohort of Local Communities. The report describes the innovative strategies these grantees used to improve outcomes for children, families and communities, and shares their lessons learned as they sought to bring policy and practice improvements to scale, enhance infrastructure and implement direct services.

Recognition and Management of Medical Complexity

Published in Pediatrics, this report acknowledges that pediatricians, payers and policymakers should recognize children with medical complexity, or multiple chronic conditions, as a distinct group in research, payment and policy reform to improve care management and reduce cost.

Ensuring Quality and Accessible Care for Children with Disabilities

This publication is a result of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's forum on promoting children's cognitive, affective and behavioral health. It summarizes a workshop that explored the needs and challenges faced by children with disabilities and complex conditions, as well as their families. The workshop also covered promising solutions and innovative approaches for improving care and outcomes. To access the publication, please select "download as guest" and enter your email address.

Understanding the Effects of Trauma on Health

This fact sheet from Advancing Trauma-Informed Care, a national initiative led by the Center for Health Care Strategies, examines the causes of trauma and how it can impact childhood health. It also explores the role health care providers can play in helping patients heal and the types of policy changes that can support trauma-informed care implementation.

Youth and Young Adult E-Cigarette Use Poses a Public Health

A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General raises public health concerns about e-cigarette use among U.S. youth and young adults. The publication reports that youth and young adults are uniquely vulnerable to the long-term consequences of exposing the brain to nicotine, and it concludes that youth use of nicotine in any form is unsafe. Other findings include that secondhand aerosol that is exhaled into the air by e-cigarette users can expose others to potentially harmful chemicals.

Using Business to Advance Adolescent Health

This archived webinar from the American Public Health Association features business representatives, youth and development partners highlighting challenges facing adolescent health. The recording also focuses on on-the-ground actions being driven by the private sector and opportunities for greater impact.