Impact of the Redirection of Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Funding
The National Association of County and City Health Officials, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, and the Association of Public Health Laboratories partnered to conduct an impact assessment survey on recent cuts to Public Health and Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) grants. Congress has not passed emergency supplemental funding for Zika, and as a result the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be redirecting PHEP funds away from local and state health departments. As a result, state and local health departments are losing the resources needed to effectively respond to Zika and other emergencies at the community level. To access this resource, click here.
Engaging Senior Leadership in Your Quality Improvement (QI) Work
The National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ) partnered with the Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange to conduct a free webinar about engaging senior level staff in quality improvement work. To access the archived webinar, click here.
Child & Adolescent Health
Experience Matters: A View into the Health and Wellbeing of US Children and Families with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI), Autism Speaks, and Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health recently published a chartbook that identifies the face of ASD, the role of parents and health care providers, and school and social wellbeing. To access the resource, click here.
Proceedings for the 2015 Symposium: Designing Systems That Work for Children with Complex Health Care Needs
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health released the session recordings from their national symposium that took place in Dec. 2015. To access the archived webcasts, click here.
Friends of MANSEF Transition Toolkit
The Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities (MANSEF) strives to promote quality services for children and youth with disabilities throughout the state of Maryland. The Friends of MANSEF (FOM) is a group of parents who serve as an advisory capacity to the MANSEF Board of Directors. FOM recently published a toolkit that includes information on state agencies, benefits, transportation options, postsecondary education, and etc. throughout the state of Maryland. To access the toolkit, click here.
Women's & Infant Health
Maternal and Family Interview Module: Keys to Success for the Interview Process
The National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program (NFIMR) recently launched a new one hour, online module that is designed to provide basic information on maternal interviews and to expand the skill set of FIMR coordinators and interviewers. The content of this program includes an overview of the FIMR process, strategies to locate and interview mothers, grief support and self-care for the interviewer. These online materials use an interactive format with tips for success from current maternal interviewers. To access the resource, click here.
Preventing Preterm Birth Through Progesterone: How Medicaid Can Help Increase Access
NICHQ and the National Academy for State Health Policy developed a report that details the effectiveness of progesterone in preventing preterm births for at-risk women, the current barriers to progesterone access and how certain state Medicaid agencies are creating new reimbursement models to make it more readily available. To access the resource, click here.