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 December 2009

AMCHP 2010 Conference News

Featured Speaker

Dan Heath

AMCHP is pleased to introduce our featured speaker for the 2010 conference, Dan Heath. Mr. Heath is the New York Times, BusinessWeek, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die.

Dan co-authors a monthly column for Fast Company magazine and serves as a Consultant to the Policy Programs at the Aspen Institute. He has taught and consulted on the topic of "making ideas stick" with organizations such as Microsoft, Macy's, Nestle, and the American Heart Association.

Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Dan conducted research and wrote case studies for Harvard Business School, and more recently, he worked and taught in the executive education division of Duke University. Dan is also the co-founder of a startup textbook publishing company in Austin, TX, called Thinkwell—Thinkwell will celebrate its 10th anniversary this fall.

Dan received a B.A. from the University of Texas and an MBA from Harvard Business School, and he now lives in Raleigh, NC. A proud geeky moment for Dan was his victory in the 2005 New Yorker Cartoon Caption context, beating out 13,000 other entrants.

Advocacy Training & Policy Workshop

State MCH leadership and families will hear about the status of federal legislation affecting women and children, including Federal Health Reform, IDEA, WIC and the Ryan White Act. Participants will also receive training on making visits to Congressional members, or their staff, to support increased funding for the Title V MCH Block Grant. New this year, AMCHP's Brent Ewig will be joined by Family Voices' Brooke Lehmann to discuss how collaboration can advance similar objectives in Congress.

Brent Ewig, MHS, joined the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) in 2007 as the Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs. In this role, he works to advance MCH programs by assisting in the development and implementation of AMCHP’s public policy and government affairs strategies, and promotes policy education and advocacy among AMCHP’s members. Brent holds a Master of Health Sciences in Health Policy degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Valparaiso University.

Brooke Lehmann, MSW, Esq. is the founder of Childworks, PLLC. As a recognized child advocate, she has managed multi-million dollar advocacy campaigns, provided policy analyses, strategic guidance, and consultative services on pediatric health systems' design and development and education system reform. She is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, and American University.

What Will I Learn at AMCHP 2010?

Find out what topics you'll learn about at this year's conference! Click here to download a PDF of skills-building, workshop, roundtable, and poster session titles.

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