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 Feb. 16, 2016

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Board Corner

In the issue of Board Corner, it's our pleasure to share the results of the 2016 Board Election. These volunteer leaders have been elected by you to provide for the care and future direction of AMCHP. Please join us in congratulating the incoming Board members! [more]


Legislative and Policy Corner

President Releases FY2017 Budget
In case you missed it, the President unveiled his FY2017 budget proposal on February 9. [more]

Health Reform Implementation 

50-State Survey on Medicaid & CHIP Released by Kaiser Family Foundation
The Kaiser Family Foundation, along with the Georgetown Center for Children and Families, recently released the annual 50-State Survey on Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility, Enrollment, Renewal, and Cost-Sharing Policies.  [more]

Tax Rules May Stop Children from Falling Through the Cracks
In a recent blog for the Georgetown Center for Children and Families, Tricia Books explains how discrepancies in tax rules versus Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) calculations for Medicaid could leave some children without coverage. [more]

CMS Issues Clarification on Special Enrollment Periods
On January 19th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a statement on clarifying, eliminating and enforcing special enrollment periods in the health insurance marketplace. [more]

Basic Health Program a Good Option for States
Section 1331 of the Affordable Care Act gives states the option of creating a Basic Health Program (BHP), a health benefits coverage program for low-income residents who would otherwise be eligible to purchase coverage through the Marketplace.  [more]

High Costs Pushing Some States to Enroll in Limited Coverage Health Plans
Under the ACA, most people are required to have insurance that meets minimum standards, or pay a fine. In 2016, the penalty is $695 per adult and $347.50 per child, or 2.5 percent of household income, whichever is greater. [more]

12.7 Million Individual Enrollees during the Past Open Enrollment Period
On February 4th, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that nearly 12.7 million people signed up for health coverage by the January 31st deadline.  [more]

Get Involved

 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! [more]

Webinar on the Zika Virus Outbreak
The National Society of Genetic Counselor's will be conducting a free webinar conducted by an MCHB grantee. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

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.  [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]


Publications and Resources

 General & Maternal and Child Health

The Health Coverage Gap and Young Adults 
Millions of young adults in America are still uninsured. Young Invincibles has published fact sheets on the health coverage gaps in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia to bring awareness on this issue, as well as explain how Medicaid expansion could benefit low-income, uninsured young adults. [more]

Women & Infant Health

Vital Signs: Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies
CDC analyzed data from the 2011–2013 National Survey of Family Growth to generate U.S. prevalence estimates of risk for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy for 4,303 non-pregnant, nonsterile women aged 15–44 years, by selected demographic and behavioral factors. [more]

Child & Adolescent Health 

The Role of Research in Promoting Social Change: Teen Pregnancy Prevention as a Case Study
The 9th annual Kristin Anderson Moore Lecture featured renowned teen pregnancy prevention advocate Sarah S. Brown, who co-founded and, for nearly 20 years, led The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy as its CEO. [more]


 On Your Behalf

On February 3, Amy Haddad attended Academy Health's Child Health Policy Conference. [more]


 Career Opportunities

Texas Department of State Health Services Seeking Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Nurse
The Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Nurse oversees MCH programs for the state and performs advanced nursing activities in a consultative, advisory, educational, and administrative capacity for the Office of Title V and Family Health under the general direction of the Director. [more]

New CSTE Career Center
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) is launching a new Career Center where all the best public health jobs are located in one site. [more]



Emergency Medical Services for Children Targeted Issues Program
Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016
The HRSA is now accepting applications for the Emergency Medical Services for Children Targeted Issues Program (EMSC). [more]

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Integrated HIV Planning Implementation
Deadline: Mar. 1, 2016
The HRSA is accepting applications for the RWHAP (Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program). This is a cooperative agreement is to provide technical assistance to RWHAP Parts A and B recipients and their planning bodies to support activities and strategies for integrating HIV planning across prevention, care, and treatment service delivery systems, and support activities related to the CDC and HRSA Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan submissions.  [more

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