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 Publications & Resources

Workforce Development

Title V Training Collaboration Fact Sheet
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Division of MCH Workforce Development released the fact sheet, MCHB Graduate Education Programs Support Title V Block Grant Transformation: Collaboration to Advance Shared Goals. This fact sheet provides an overview of the MCHB Graduate Education Training Programs, outlines their distinctive expertise and experience in providing technical assistance and consultation relative to supporting Title V transformation, and shares examples of recent collaborative activities. To access the publication, click here.

Women's & Infant Health

The Safe Deliveries Roadmap: Improving Care for Mothers and Babies in the Pacific Northwest
This archived webinar reviews the Safe Deliveries Roadmap, a quality improvement plan for advancing prenatal care in the Pacific Northwest. The presentation discussed the creation plan and described how its evidence-based practices can be incorporated in routine care for mothers and babies along the pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum continuum. To access the webinar, click here.

Child & Adolescent Health

AAP Introduces Online Motor Delay Tool 
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently launched Physical Developmental Delays: What to Look for, an interactive online tool for parents of children under the age of 5 to use when they are concerned about their child's motor development. Healthcare providers who are approached with these concerns can refer to the AAP clinical report, Motor Delays: Early Identification and Evaluation, which includes an algorithm to guide developmental surveillance and screening, red flags signaling a need for prompt referral recommendations, including appropriate testing. 

Addressing Disparities in Early Childhood
Archived videos and presentation slides are now available for the CDC's Public Health Grand Rounds, Addressing Disparities in Early Childhood. This session of Grand Rounds discusses how public health professionals can address health disparities in early childhood through increased collaborations, public health partnerships, and early intervention. To access this resource, click here.

Raising of Ameria Video Streaming
In honor of the Week of the Young Child, National Public Health Week, and National Child Abuse Prevention Month, all five episodes of The Raising of America will be available for free streaming beginning Apr. 1 until Apr. 17, 2016. This is a great opportunity to preview a pioneering se ries and consider how it can be integrated into various MCH organizations. Video streaming can be found here.

Zika Virus Public Information and Resources

This new resource on Zika summarizes the most relevant to state and territorial MCH leaders. It is sourced and prioritized through AMCHP's ongoing dialogue with CDC, HRSA, and other national non-profit organizations through activities including a weekly Zika Partner Call with the CDC Emergency Operations Center that AMCHP President-Elect Dr. Michael Warren and staff participate, periodic all-state calls/webinars hosted by the CDC, the release of new or updated guidance, ASTHO Affiliate Council meetings, and key advocacy coalitions of which we are part.

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The CDC will host a Zika Summit on Friday, April 1. AMCHP CEO Lori Freeman will attend along with several invited state teams that include governors and MCH Title V Directors among others.

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March of Dimes is planning a Zika Action Day for April 5th calling for emergency supplemental appropriation. For information on the March of Dimes and Zika, visit their fact sheet here.

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CDC has instituted a pregnancy clinical hotline—available through CDC's EOC Watch Desk to provide up-to-date information for partners and health care providers and staffed by OBs, pediatricians, and other clinical professionals.  Can be reached by telephone (770-488-7100) or email (zikamch@cdc.gov). Note this is not a patient hotline — it is primarily for clinicians, state health officials, etc. 

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All current CDC information and resources is available here. For information specific to state and local health departments, click here. 

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To understand more about Zika virus infection, CDC established the US Zika Pregnancy Registry and is collaborating with state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments to collect information about Zika virus infection during pregnancy and congenital Zika virus infection. The data collected through this registry will be used to update recommendations for clinical care, to plan for services for pregnant women and families affected by Zika virus, and to improve prevention of Zika virus infection during pregnancy. For questions about the registry please email: ZikaPregnancy@cdc.gov or call 770-488-7100.

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On Mar. 25, CDC released three new or updated guidance documents related to Zika Virus.

 CDC also released a preconception counseling guide for health care providers to use with those wishing to conceive who will be traveling or have traveled to areas with local Zika transmission. Persons living in or traveling to an area with Zika who have not already been infected with Zika virus are at greatest risk of infection. Specific areas where Zika virus transmission is active are often difficult to determine and are likely to change over time. Please visit CDC's Zika Travel Information webpage for the most updated information.