The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth and families, including those with special health care needs.
AMCHP's members come from the highest levels of state government and include directors of maternal and child health programs, directors of programs for children with special health care needs, and other public health leaders who work with and support state maternal and child health programs. Our members directly serve all women and children nationwide, and strive to improve the health of all women, infants, children and adolescents, including those with special health care needs, by administering critical public health education and screening services, and coordinating preventive, primary and specialty care. Our membership also includes academic, advocacy and community-based family health professionals, as well as families themselves.
AMCHP builds successful programs by disseminating best practices; advocating on their behalf in Washington; providing technical assistance; convening leaders to share experiences and ideas; and advising states about involving partners to reach our common goal of healthy children, healthy families, and healthy communities.
AMCHP supports state maternal and child health programs and provides national leadership on issues affecting women and children.
AMCHP envisions a society where healthy children and healthy families live in healthy communities. AMCHP embraces these core values as part of its vision:
- Social Justice
- Partnership & Empowerment
AMCHP's Strategic Plan 2012-2015
AMCHP's Strategic Plan guides all of our program, policy and member services activities. Created by the AMCHP Board of Directors for a three year period and refreshed annually, the Strategic Plan is the foundation for AMCHP's staff work and member involvement.
AMCHP is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation/public charity registered and headquartered in Washington, DC.