Call for Volunteers
AMCHP relies upon member-leaders to help ensure its work meets the needs of state MCH programs. Getting involved in an AMCHP committee is a great way to learn more about the organization, learn about AMCHP, meet colleagues and peers from across the country and give back to your professional association. If you are interested in volunteering for an AMCHP Committee please complete the 2013 Willingness to Serve form below. All Committee appointments are for one year, starting October 1st and expiring September 30th. Committee appointments are made at the discretion of the current AMCHP President. Membership in AMCHP is required of all volunteer-leaders; exceptions are made only at the discretion of the AMCHP President. For more information on AMCHP's committees, please contact Nora Lam, Executive Assistant.
2013 Willingness to Serve Form (print, complete and fax back to AMCHP.) Questions? Call us at (202) 775-0436 or email email@example.com.
AMCHP has two committee types: Board and Organizational Committees. Board Committee membership is open only to Delegate and Regular members. Organizational Committee are open to all member types. To verify your membership status, please contact Laura Goodwin, AMCHP's Membership Services Manager.
The Finance Committee reviews the association's finances and budgets and makes financial recommendations to the Board of Directors. The committee writes policies regarding AMCHP's finances and investments for board consideration.
The Governance Committee is responsible for ensuring the health and effectiveness of the full board. It oversees the entire board-building cycle. The committee is composed of the immediate past president, two directors (at least one of whom shall be a director-at-large) and two delegates of the association. The director-at-large serves as the committee chair. The committee’s responsibilities include: Developing job descriptions for board members; Orienting new board members and providing continuing education of all members on their responsibilities; Drafting a board recruitment plan and continuously cultivating new prospects; Facilitating periodic assessment of the board’s performance; Ensuring that governance documents such as bylaws and policies are regularly reviewed; Managing nominations and elections.
AMCHP organizational or "standing" committees assist the organization in carrying out its mission, goals and strategic plan. They serve to engage members in activities, provide advice and guidance to the board and staff, and make recommendations for policy analysis and development. They are comprised of AMCHP members and a staff liaison, and may also include representatives from federal agencies and involve partner organizations when appropriate.
Adolescent Health Advisory Committee
The primary purpose of the Adolescent Health Advisory Committee (AHAC) is to provide input, from a member perspective, to inform AMCHP’s adolescent health program work and consider implications for state MCH programs.
Annual Conference Planning Committee Best Practices Review Committee
AMCHP’s Annual Conference Committee oversee the planning and implementation of our annual convening of state MCH leaders and partners. The planning committee solicits and reviews conference program presentations and works with staff to ensure the Annual Conference meets the needs of all AMCHP members.
The Best Practices Review Committee assists in the review and evaluation of programs submitted to AMCHP's Innovation Station.
Emerging Issues Committee
The Emerging Issues Committee identifies priority issues as they emerge in the MCH field. After identifying an issue requiring further exploration, the committee creates a short-term workgroup to craft recommendations on the issue. The committee forwards the recommendations to the board of directors for adoption and oversee the working groups as they carry out their activities.
Family and Youth Leadership Committee
The Family and Youth Leadership Committee works to advance the role of families in the design and creation of state, local and national health systems serving women and children including children and youth with special health needs. The Family and Youth Leadership Committee envisions that all families be empowered to be effective leaders and advocates in partnership with health care.
Legislative and Health Care Finance Committee
The Health Care Finance Committee focuses on the financing of public health programs, such as Medicaid, private insurance and SCHIP. The committee reviews state efforts to ensure all women, children and families have health care coverage; identifies innovative financing policies to share with other state Title V programs; and makes recommendations for AMCHP policy statements to support national efforts to expand access to quality health care.
Workforce Development Committee
The Workforce Development Committee develops strategies to help Title V staff in their daily jobs. It identifies issues that state Title V programs are facing in recruiting, training and retaining staff. The committee identifies resources from across the country to help Title V staff address these issues, including training and technical assistance, data and assessment, and professional development. The committee also provides member input on AMCHP programs created to support the Title V workforce, such as the new director mentor program.