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 January 2014

The AMCHP 2014 Annual Conference is a little over a week away. Don't miss out on the following exciting updates!

AMCHP 2014 Mobile App 
Regional Basket Raffle
Raising of America Screening and Reception
Connect with Your Colleagues for a Little MCH Coffee Talk
Life Course Indicators Curbside Consults
Second Annual Social Media Scavenger Hunt


DON'T WAIT, DOWNLOAD THE AMCHP 2014 MOBILE APP TODAY!

AMCHP 2014 is almost here! We're excited to see everyone in Washington, DC. To help you prepare and choose the sessions you want to attend, check out the AMCHP 2014 Mobile App. Download it for free to your iPhone, iPad or Android.

Once installed, you’ll have instant access to awesome features, like:

  • The full event schedule
  • Session presentations
  • Contact info of other attendees
  • Social sharing on Facebook and Twitter
  • Detailed info about speakers, exhibitors and sponsors
  • Notifications of important updates and more

Ready to get started? Click https://crowd.cc/s/KPa from your device. If you use Apple or Android, you can also search for the app in the iTunes store or Play store. To gain access to event content, you will be prompted to enter an event code; that code is AMCHP2014.

Using your computer or Blackberry to plan which sessions you want to attend? Visit tinyurl.com/AMCHP2014 to view a web version. Use event code AMCHP2014. 


DON'T FORGET TO BRING A LITTLE LOCAL FLAVOR FOR THE REGIONAL BASKETS!

An AMCHP tradition, regional baskets will be raffled off during the annual conference. Join the fun! Bring an item that represents your state or region to add to the giveaway baskets. Turn in your item by Monday, 9:00 a.m., at the registration desk. And don’t forget to fill out your raffle ticket and drop it in the box at the registration desk! 


RAISING OF AMERICA SCREENING AND RECEPTION

AMCHP, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation invite you to join us for a reception and screening of The Raising of America on Monday, Jan. 27 from 6-8 p.m. The evening will include a networking reception followed by a prerelease screening and discussion of The Raising of America: Are We Crazy about our Kids?

The reception is an exciting opportunity for you to network with others doing important work to improve birth outcomes and early childhood health and well-being, meet colleagues and peers, and say hello to friends doing similar work that will also be at the AMCHP Conference and/or based in the Washington, D.C. area. 

The documentary is a project from California Newsreel, the producers of Unnatural Causes, and is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  The Raising of America explores how a strong start for all our kids can lead to a healthier, stronger and more equitable America. We will screen the full episode of Are We Crazy about our Kids?, which explores the utilitarian argument for investing in high quality early care and education, and discuss its public engagement campaign.


CONNECT WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES FOR A LITTLE MCH COFFEE TALK

On Monday morning, grab your breakfast and join your colleagues to chat. There are six topics to choose from: Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, Child and Adolescent Health, Family Involvement, Health Reform, Women’s and Infant Health, and Workforce/Leadership Development. Topics tables will allow participants to engage in an informal conversation; and is open to allow for participants to move freely from one topic area to the next. Gather with a group of peers to have an open, creative conversation on a topic of mutual interest and to share knowledge, insights and ideas.


JOIN US FOR 'CURBSIDE CONSULTS' ON CALCULATING LIFE COURSE INDICATORS

On Monday, Jan. 27 from 7:45-8:30 a.m., join William Sappenfield, MD, MPH and AMCHP Life Course Metrics Project state team members for individualized technical assistance calculating the life course indicators. These ‘curbside consults’ are an opportunity for local and state MCH epidemiology, data and program staff, academicians, and public health students to ask questions and share challenges and solutions encountered as they begin to calculate indicators from the final indicator set. AMCHP staff will be able to discuss notes on calculating the indicators, as developed from producing national comparison data, and learn from participants how the indicators are being used to advance knowledge and partnerships in the application of the life course approach to MCH. This time will be used for both one-on-one consultation and group discussion. To participate, drop by the Life Course Indicators table during the MCH Coffee Talk session in the Hall of Battles anytime between 7:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27. No appointment is necessary. Please contact Caroline Stampfel, Senior Epidemiologist, with any questions (cstampfel@amchp.org). 


SECOND ANNUAL SOCIAL MEDIA SCAVENGER HUNT

Join us this year for the second annual Social Media Scavenger Hunt. It's easy to participate! On Sunday and Monday (Jan. 26 & Jan. 27), answer a series of questions and then tweet your answers using our scavenger hunt hashtag #AMCHP14hunt. Participants who tweet their findings to #AMCHP14hunt will be entered into a drawing to receive a $50 Amazon gift card. AMCHP will Follow you if you participate! If you have additional questions, please contact Julio Arguello, Jr. at jarguello@amchp.org or tweet @DC_AMCHP.