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 On Your Behalf

  • On April 17, AMCHP staff Krista Granger and Megan Phillippi facilitated an in-person learning session for the National Learning Network for Perinatal and Infant Oral Health, in partnership with the Children's Dental Health Project (CDHP), the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD), the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), and the National Improvement Partnership Network (NIPN). The meeting aimed to enhance collaborative learning among 11 state grantees within the Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement project.
  • On April 19, Krista Granger lead discussion around AMCHP's current resources and efforts for improving perinatal and infant oral health during the National Organization and Federal Agency Roundtables at the National Oral Health Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Participants who attended the roundtable discussion shared their insights on the National Performance Measure for oral health (NPM 13) and it's alignment to the current work happening in their states.
  • From April 17-19, AMCHP staff members Emily Eckert and Michelle Eglovitch attended the 2016 National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) Conference in Alexandria, Va. They were exhibiting on AMCHP's behalf. Their booth included various women's health and health reform documents, including Health for Every Mother and Health Reform and Women's Health, as well as a case study of best practices for integrating Title V and Title X programs/dollars at the state level.
  • From April 18-19, Iliana White from the Child & Adolescent Health Team attended the 2016 Conference on Adolescent Health in Ypsilanti, Mich. The meeting was organized by the University of Michigan Health System's Adolescent Health Initiative. The conference launched with a series of skills-building sessions aimed to build the capacity of health professionals and clinical systems to substantially impact adolescent care; topics included community-based participatory research, cultural responsiveness training for providers serving LGBTQ youth, LARCs and marketing the importance of the well-visit. The workshops on Day 2 centered on many other subjects affecting adolescents, including bullying, violence prevention, obesity, and strategies for youth engagement and leadership. For more information about the Adolescent Health Initiative, click here.