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AMCHP 2016 Annual Conference Update
We are pleased to announce that the 2016 AMCHP Annual Conference has been rescheduled for April 6-9, 2016 at the Washington Mariott Wardman Park in Washington, DC! The AMCHP Annual Conference is an essential part of the maternal and child health field and a signature event for our members and other constituents to network, share best practices, and meet with federal and other crucial partners. The AMCHP Board of Directors felt it was very important that this event be re-scheduled as quickly as feasible. If you previously registered for this year's conference, please click here to confirm your attendance by March 4, 2016. If you are interested in attending this year's conference and have not registered, click here. For continued updates about this year's conference, click here.

Webinar on the Zika Virus Outbreak
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau will be conducting a free webinar conducted by an MCHB grantee. Dee Quinn, MS, CGC, of MothertoBaby Arizona, will discuss the latest research in the Zika virus and its impacts on pregnancy, describing the epidemiology of the virus, the malformations associated with it, and criteria for and availability of testing. This webinar will take place on Feb. 26 at 12 pm EST. To register, click here.

MCH Symposium Call for Abstracts 2016
The Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Program, CDC, in partnership with the AMCHP and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) is announcing a special call for abstracts for presentation at the MCH Symposium during the 2016 CSTE Annual Conference. All submitted abstracts should focus on the theme of emerging methods to incorporate populations underrepresented in MCH analysis and reporting. Please apply by March 3, 2016 in order to be considered. For more information, click here

Young Invincibles Special Enrollment Webinar Series
Young Invincibles will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, March 2 at 2 pm EST to discuss health insurance coverage for young adults. The webinar will focus on understanding taxes and health care. To register, click here.

Infant Mortality CoIIN Virtual Learing Session 3 (VLS 3)
The third learning session for Infant Mortality CoIIN state teams will occur on Tuesday, February 23 and Wednesday, February 24 from 1:00-4:30 pm EST each day. The registration deadline for VLS 3 is Friday, February 19. For more information, click here.

2016-2018 Developmental Monitoring Within State Systems Grants Request for Applications
Through funding from the CDC National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, AMCHP will facilitate a competitive award process of up to $20,000 to 12 states or territories over the next two years. The purpose of this grant is to increase parent-engaged developmental monitoring by promoting the adoption and integration of Learn the Signs. Act Early. materials and training resources into programs and statewide systems that serve young children and their families, such as Early Head Start/Head Start, child care, home visiting, WIC, Child Find, health care, etc. AMCHP will provide ongoing technical assistance, disseminate resource materials and link grantees to other states and experts in early identification of developmental delay. For more information and to apply, click here. Applications are due Feb. 29. For additional questions, contact Kate Taft, senior program manager, CYSHCN, at or (202) 266-3056, or Cori Floyd, program associate, child and adolescent health, at or (202) 266-3046.

Call for Abstracts: 2016 City MatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference
City MatCH invites you to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation in two tracks: scientific research and data or program and policy issues in maternal and child health.  This is an opportunity to share your successes, research, results, and lessons learned with national and global audiences. The deadline to submit an abstract is Feb. 19, 2016. To apply, click here. Please contact Carol Gilbert at /402-552-9589 or Maureen Fitzgerald at  402-552-9585 for any questions or concerns. The deadline to apply for a Travel Sponsorship Application is March 15, 2016. To apply, please click here.

2016 Training Course in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), the CDC, and CityMatCH are offering a training course in MCH Epidemiology as part of their ongoing effort to enhance the analytic capacity of state and local health agencies. The course is an intensive program, combining lectures, discussion, hands on exercises, and opportunities for individualized technical assistance. Several post-training webinars will serve to build upon and extend the content of the in-person training. Applications are due no later than 11:59 pm PST on Feb. 19. For more information and to apply, click here.

Opportunity to Improve the Quality of Children's Health Care through Customized Technical Assistance
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is offering technical assistance and peer-to-peer learning opportunities to support State health care quality improvement projects for children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. The goal of this "knowledge transfer" opportunity is to leverage lessons learned from the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program, which is the largest Federal investment ever made to identify effective, replicable strategies for enhancing the quality of health care for children enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP. The program aims to help participants apply lessons from the Demonstration to save time and resources and increase the potential for successful outcomes for children. Please submit an Expression of Interest Form by Feb. 25. For more information, click here.


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