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 December 2010

Come Meet the 2011 AMCHP Award Winners at the Conference

Kathryn Hall-Trujillo, M.P.H. Chosen for the 2011 John MacQueen Lecture Award

Ms. Hall-Trujillo has over thirty years of experience as a public health administrator and community health educator. She is the founder and director for The Center for Community Health & Well-Being, a holistic health and social service agency that houses a comprehensive women's health care clinic, including substance abuse and risk reduction services. The Center is also the home of Birthing Project USA: The Underground Railroad for New Life, a national model for improving birth outcomes for high-risk women. As a result of her efforts, more than 10,000 babies have been born into a network of caring and trained women, who are in place to assure that every pregnant woman who needs support and friendship, gets it, and has the opportunity to experience a healthy pregnancy and an optimal birth outcome. 

Additionally, Ms. Hall-Trujillo provides technical assistance to government, private and community agencies regarding culturally competent health administration, project development, identification of resources and community education. Clients include the Federal Department of Health & Human Services and the University of California at Davis Medical School.

In 2010 Ms. Hall-Trujillo was designated a CNN Hero, an Ashoka Fellow, Global Social Entrepreneur of the year and she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Center for Traditional Childbearing. AMCHP is pleased to present Dr. Hall-Trujillo with our John MacQueen Lecture Award.

Jennifer L. Howse, PhD Chosen for the 2011 Vince Hutchins Leadership Award 

Dr. Howse’s professional contributions and achievements exemplify a lifetime commitment to improving quality of life for women, children, youth and families.  As President of the March of Dimes, Dr. Howse led the March of Dimes’ advocacy and education regarding the essentiality of universal newborn screening and is currently leading the March of Dimes’ efforts to raise awareness around and reduce preterm births.  For her visionary public health leadership and her strategic focus on the most pressing issues facing mothers and babies, AMCHP is pleased to honor Dr. Howse with the 2011 Vince Hutchins Leadership Award.


AMCHP Annual Conference Training Institute

The conference begins on Saturday, Feb. 12, with the AMCHP Annual Conference Training Institute  – one and a half days of in-depth interactive skills-building sessions and events. Don't miss these exceptional opportunities for professional growth and understanding – all are included with your full conference registration. Pre-registration for the Training Institute is now available. Click here for more details on the schedule of events and REGISTER TODAY.


Knowledge Cafe
Monday, Feb. 14, 7:15 a.m.

AMCHP is exploring a new session design - replacing the roundtable sessions with a Knowledge Cafe!  What is a knowledge cafe? Quite simply, it's a method of bringing a group of people together to have an open, creative conversation on a topic of mutual interest to share their collective knowledge, ideas and insights and to gain a deeper understanding of the subject and the issues involved. This year's AMCHP conference will host 10 hot MCH topics!  So, make sure to rise and shine early on Monday morning - the first round of dialogue starts bright and early at 7:15 a.m. - and be ready to share your knowledge and insights with your peers. For your convenience, breakfast will be available starting at 7 a.m. Check back for a list of topics- coming soon!