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 Feb. 2, 2016

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Management Minute

"The best thing you can do is the right thing. The next best thing is the wrong thing. The worst thing is nothing."~Teddy Roosevelt

Trust me when I say, cancelling the AMCHP Annual Conference was not at all for the faint of heart. [More]


Legislative & Policy Corner

On the Horizon: Congress, the President's Budget and the AMCHP Day of Action
The same winter storm that canceled the AMCHP Annual Conference canceled votes in the House of Representatives as well.[More]

Health Reform Implementation

Mammograms Still Covered by all Insurance Plans
Several organizations have recently updated their breast cancer screening recommendations. These varying recommendations have caused confusion among women about weather or not a mammogram is covered by their health insurance. [More]

President Obama Vetoes ACA Repeal Bill
On February 2nd, President Obama vetoed legislation that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act and cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood. [More]

CMS Announces Accountable Health Communities Model
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (the Innovation Center) of the Department of Health and Human Services recetly announced a new funding opportunity to test the efficacy of the "Accountable Health Communities Model", which is based on emerging evidence that addressing health-related social needs through enhanced clinical-community linkages can improve health outcomes and reduce costs. [More]

Get Involved

Final 2 NPM Implementation Roadmaps scheduled February 1 to 10
AMCHP and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Strengthen the Evidence Base for MCH are pleased to host a series of webinars to support your next phase of action – selecting evidence-based or -informed strategies and developing your state-initiated Evidence-based or -informed Strategy Measures (ESMs) that will impact your state selected Title V population-based National Performance Measures (NPMs). [More]

Keeping Our Children Safe in a Changing World
The Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, February 3 from 4:00-5:00 pm EST. [More]

Newborn Screening Contingency Plan Survery Now Open for Public Comment
AMCHP is partnering with CDC, APHL, and HRSA, and an Advisory Committee to update the Newborn Screening Contingency Plan (CONPLAN), with a focus on addressing gaps in laboratory and clinical follow up. [More]

Infant Mortality CoIIN Virtual Learning Session (VLS 3)
The third learning session for Infant Mortality Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network (CoIIN) state teams will occur on Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 from 1:00-4:30 p.m. EST each day. [More]

2016-2018 Developmental Monitoring Within State Systems Grants Requests 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 CityMatCH Leadership Epidemiology Conference
CityMatCH 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. [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]

Free webinar on Improving Health Care Quality for Children in Medicaid and CHIP
This webinar on Feb. 11 at 2:00pm ET will highlight promising practices and key lessons learned over the course of the 5-year Quality Demonstration Grant Program. [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 & Resources

General & Maternal Child Health

Rhode Island: Advancing the Medical Home Model in Pediatrics 
The Rhode Island Pediatric Practice Enhancement Project places family/peer resource specialists in pediatric practices to enhance care coordination, family-centered care, and cultural competency for families and children. [More]

Weiss Pediatric Care: Promising Practice in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation
Weiss Pediatric Care in Sarasota, Florida, is an innovative and promising practice in pediatric medical home implementation. [More]

Women & Infant Health

Interim Guidelines for the Evaluation and Testing of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection
The CDC, in consultation with the American Academy of Pediatrics, has developed interim guidelines for the evaluation, testing, and management of infants born to mothers who traveled to or resided in an area with Zika virus transmission during pregnancy.  [More]

Key Findings: Antidepressant Perscription Claims among Reproductive-Aged Women
The CDC, in consultation with the American Academy of Pediatrics, has developed interim guidelines for the evaluation, testing, and management of infants born to mothers who traveled to or resided in an area with Zika virus transmission during pregnancy. [More]

Child & Adolescent Health 

Strategies to Enhance Care for Hispanic Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Created by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation based on lessons learned from a community-based medical home project in Rhode Island, this fact sheet provides clinicians and state based agencies with strategies on how to enhance care for Hispanic children, youth and their families.  [More]

Career Opportunites

AMCHP Seeking Associate Director, Women and Infant Health
This position is accountable for the implementation and evaluation of program activities within AMCHP's Women and Infant Health Portfolio. The Associate Director reports to the Director of Programs and serves as a member of the organizations management team. [More]

AMCHP Searching for Program Associate, Women and Infant Health
This position supports and assists the Women's and Infant Health Team in the development, implementation, and evaluation of program activities related to MCH. [More]

CDC Recruiting Senior Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologists to State Public Health Agencies  
CDC's MCHEP is recruiting a doctor of medicine and/or doctoral level, senior MCH Epidemiologists/Health Scientists to assign state public health agencies. Assignments are prioritized for states with limited access to MCH epidemiology capabilities. [More]

HRSA is Recruiting Supervisory Health Care Administrator
This position is located in the Office of Epidemiology and Research, Division of Research (OER/DR), of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), located in Rockville, MD. [More]


Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) Program
Deadline: Feb. 15
The HRSA is accepting eligible applicants in education programs that provide registered nurses with nurse practitioner and nurse mid-wife education. Such programs may include schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, state or local governments, and other public or private nonprofit entities authorized by the Secretary to confer degrees to registered nurses for nurse practitioner nurse-midwife education.  [More]

Emergency Medical Services for Children Targeted Issues Program
Deadline: Feb. 29
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
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]