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 December 2013


Register Today for the Early Bird Rate - DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY, DEC. 20!
General Sessions - UPDATED!
Professional Coaching - UPDATED!
Hill Day Visits
Adolescent & Young Adult Events - NEW!
AMCHP Debuts Mobile App & Social Media Activities - NEW!
Call for Applications: EPI Skills Trainings
Call for Feedback: Measurement Needs - NEW!
Affiliated Sessions 
Hotel Information 
Exhibitors - UPDATED!
Become an Exhibitor Sponsor

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Early bird rates will be in effect through this Friday, Dec. 20. View rates and more information about registration here.

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You can now download the AMCHP registration brochure here.

Conference preliminary session schedule and descriptions now available! Click here to view.

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Welcome, Recognizing Excellence & Leadership Award Ceremony
Welcome to AMCHP 2014! The first general session of the conference will include welcoming remarks from key AMCHP leaders as well as our partners from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Join us to learn more about what is happening here in Washington, DC, what might be coming for MCH programs in the future, and the activities of our federal partners. Then join us as AMCHP recognizes and celebrate its 2014 award winners!

Welcoming Remarks on Behalf of AMCHP
Millie Jones, MPH, Family Health Clinical Consultant, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Welcoming Remarks on Behalf of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Michael C. Lu, MD, MS, MPH, Associate Administrator, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Welcoming Remarks from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Coleen Boyle, PhD, MS(hyg), Director, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
CAPT Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH, Director, Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Welcoming Remarks from Office of Adolescent Health
Evelyn Kappeler, Director, Office of Adolescent Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Presentation of the 2014 AMCHP Awards, culminating with the John C. MacQueen Memorial Lecture Award

Merle McPherson Family Leadership Award
For exemplary contributions to further family/professional collaboration within the state Title V program and AMCHP
Josie Thomas, Director, The Parents' Place of Maryland, Inc.

Vince Hutchins Leadership Award
For leadership in promoting a society responsive to the needs of women, children, youth and families.
Maxine Hayes, State Health Officer, Washington State Department of Health

Young MCH Professional Award
For significant contributions to state MCH programs in promoting and protecting the health of women, children, and families in their state and/or region.
Jenny Baker, Adolescent Health Project Coordinator, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health Section of Women's, Children's, and Family Health

John C. MacQueen Lecture Award
Recognizing innovation in the field of public health
Tom Harkin, Senator, Iowa, U.S. Senate

Monday Morning General Session: Looking Forward: Alternative Futures for Maternal and Child Health
With many changes and challenges ahead for Title V and MCH, Clem Bezold from the Institute for Alternative Futures will take a look at the forces shaping health care and public/population health. Looking at trends and scenarios from several reports, including Vulnerability 2030 and Public Health 2030, this session will examine the federal debt and deficit, the state of the economy and poverty, and the role of state and local government in public health and health promotion.


Tuesday Morning General Session: Working Together on Early Childhood Systems: Implementing a Multi-Sector Approach
Organizations are beginning to change their approach to improving early childhood systems by utilizing a multi-sector approach. Housing is investing in health, banks are investing in housing and health, and health is encouraging partnerships with many other industries. Learn practical examples of multi-sector approaches to improving systems of care for early childhood and education from an expert panel and how public health, specifically MCH, can use this to further their programs. 


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Individual Professional CoachingProfessional Coaching
Join us at the 2014 AMCHP Annual Conference and get access to individual professional coaching sessions as part of your conference registration. Coaching is a relationship between a coach and a client to help the client achieve individual goals. Need a career boost, time to reflect on what’s next, or want an opportunity to engage in a thought-provoking and creative conversation about your future? Are you ready for change?  Coaching is a useful tool and resource to help think through what one wants to achieve, how they might do so and keep one focused on their goals. A coach provides a consistent structure, encouragement and an objective perspective based on the client’s agenda.  If you are wondering if coaching is for you, this is a great opportunity to find out.

Individual sessions are available to conference attendees at no cost. Conference attendees will have an opportunity to take advantage of individual, private 40-minute coaching sessions Sunday Jan. 26 through Tuesday Jan. 28, by registering in advance or by registering on site. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Advanced registration is highly encouraged. To find out more about coaching at the conference or to schedule an individual session, please contact Kate Taft at or (202) 266-3056.


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AMCHP Conference Hill Day Reminder!
In accordance with your state rules on advocacy, please schedule meetings with Members of Congress while you are in Washington, DC attending the AMCHP conference. Now more than ever, our nation’s leaders need to hear about the importance of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant. Click here to find additional details about the Hill Day including a guide describing how to schedule a meeting, information about advocacy training sessions and much more, and please mark your calendars for Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. EST for an advocacy training webinar to help you prepare for your meeting.



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Adolescent/Young Adult Health Events
Every year AMCHP highlights Adolescent Health at the conference, but this year there are even more exciting offerings! Look for the Adolescent Health track of workshops in addition to two skills-building sessions, an opportunity to network with State Adolescent Health Coordinators and others interested in Adolescent Health, and more! Also be sure to visit the National Network of State Adolescent Health Coordinators’ booth in the Exhibit Hall, which will not only provide information on the work of the Coordinators in the states, but welcome you to engage in a dialogue with Coordinators and allies. Download the detailed list of Adolescent/Young Adult Health events and workshops here.  


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New Native App to Enhance Your Conference Experience
Our quest to enhance the event experience for our attendees, exhibitors, and speakers is never-ending. We wanted this year to be better than the last, which is why we created a native app that is no longer reliant on an Internet connection. 

This year’s mobile app for AMCHP 2014 is going to be awesome! Here’s why: 

  • Access the event schedule anytime and customize your agenda
  • See all the speakers, read their bios, and view their presentations  
  • Check out the exhibitors and locate their booths more easily 
  • Get important updates and exciting offers through the app 
  • See who’s attending and share contact information

Our app will soon be live. Stay tuned for download details and more information on how you can use the app to enhance your event experience. 

Social Media at the AMCHP Annual Conference!
AMCHP will be providing real-time updates throughout the conference via our mobile app, Facebook and Twitter. Presenters and attendees are encouraged to use the conference hashtag #AMCHP14 on your tweets to share and engage with fellow attendees about skills-building and training institute sessions, speakers, special events and more.

Visit our AMCHP events page on Facebook and confirm your 2014 Annual Conference attendance! It’s easy if you already have a Facebook account. Feel free to post periodic updates to our wall, share information about your conference session and more! Don’t forget to tell your family, friends and colleagues to Like AMCHP! 

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Call for Applications: AMCHP Pre/Post-Conference Epidemiology Skills Trainings – January 2014
This year, AMCHP will offer two training options targeted specifically to those epidemiologists, data analysts, and other MCH practitioners wishing to build their skills in the areas of Quality Improvement and Return on Investment. A detailed description of each, including learning objectives and MCH leadership competencies addressed can be found here. Travel scholarships are available for both training events. For more information, please contact Caroline Stampfel at

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Calling for Member Feedback on Measurement Needs
AMCHP is a member of the steering committee for the Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network (MCH-MRN), a new project funded by MCHB to improve the availability, utility and relevance of MCH measures. The MCH-MRN will be asking AMCHP members for their feedback on a short survey at the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) Data Resource Center booth at the 2014 AMCHP Annual Conference exhibition. We encourage you to stop by the CAHMI booth to let us know about your unmet measurement needs, innovative ways that you are using measures in your work, and any MCH measurement researchers who might be interested in participating in the network.

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National Summit on Quality Home Visiting 
The 4th Annual National Summit on Quality Home Visiting, will convene on Jan. 29-30, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. This event, sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts, Every Child Succeeds, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, brings together home visiting researchers, program leaders, and policy makers  to share the latest research, lessons learned, and to create strategies to ensure that home visiting investments are using evidence-based models, are backed by strong policies, and are embedded in comprehensive early childhood systems. For more information, to register, or to submit an abstract, visit

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HOTEL INFORMATIONHyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

The 2014 AMCHP Annual Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. 

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C., USA, 20001

The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill invites you to experience authentic hospitality, unparalleled service and inviting surroundings. Event guests can walk to nearby Smithsonian museums and the National Mall, tour government centers, visit monuments and museums, cheer on sports teams - all just minutes from our Capitol Hill hotel.

AMCHP: $229 Single/Double Room  

This special conference rate will be available at the Hyatt Regency Washington for AMCHP attendees until Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2014, or until the block of rooms is sold out – whichever comes first. The quoted rate is subject to applicable state and local taxes, fees and assessments in effect at the time of check-in. Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card at the time of reservation. 

Make your reservation today!  

1. CALL: 888-421-1442 and request the “AMCHP” group rate. 

2. BOOK ONLINE (group code will be automatically entered to receive the group rate):

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AAP Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight
Alberta Health Services
Altarum Institute
American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures National Center
American College of Nurse-Midwives
CDC Division of Reproductive Health
Central Jersey Family Health Consortium
Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) - Data Resource Center
Children's Safety Network at Education Development
Cribs for Kids
Genetic Alliance
JPMA's Baby Safety Zone
MCH @ Georgetown University
MCH Public Health Leadership Institute
National Center for Review & Prevention of Child Deaths
National Coalition of STD Directors
National Coordination Center for the Regional Genetic Service Collaboratives
National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association
National Fetal & Infant Mortality Review Program
National Maternal & Child Oral Health Resource Center
National Network of State Adolescent Health Coordinators
Public Health Accreditation Board
The Catalyst Center Boston University
The National Academies Press
UW Barnard Center

Current as of Dec. 16, 2013

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Abt Associates








Go Beyond MCH






The March of Dimes




Oz Systems




The Network for Public Health Law




Sponsors as of Dec. 16, 2013 

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Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring? Click here for AMCHP’s 2014 Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus.

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