IN THIS ISSUE
AMCHP Mobile App & Social Media Activities- UPDATED!
AMCHP to Launch New Best Practices Category at Annual Conference
Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health at Annual Conference- UPDATED!
Regional Basket Raffle
Hill Day Visits- UPDATED!
AMCHP and WebsEdge Bringing AMCHP TV to the 2016 Conference
Hotel Information -UPDATED!
AMCHP MOBILE APP & SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVITIES
AMCHP Has a New Mobile App for 2016!
The new app allows you to:
- Search other attendee profiles
- Schedule meetings with potential business partners or existing clients
- Send private messages to other members
- Start a discussion
- Upload photos, videos and documents
- Create and manage a custom personal agenda
- Take personal notes within the app
The app will launch within the next week, so be sure to keep an eye out for the welcome e-mail and take advantage of all it has to offer!
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 #AMCHP16 on your tweets to share and engage with fellow attendees about skills-building and training institute sessions, speakers, special events and more.
Fourth Annual Social Media Scavenger Hunt
Join us this year for the fourth annual Social Media Scavenger Hunt. It's easy to participate! On Thursday and Friday (April. 7 & 8), answer a series of questions and then tweet your answers using our scavenger hunt hashtag #AMCHP16hunt. Participants who tweet their findings to #AMCHP16hunt will be entered into a drawing to receive a $50 Amazon gift card. AMCHP will Follow you if you participate! Click here to learn more about the details on how to play! If you have additional questions, please contact Karissa Charles at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @DC_AMCHP.
AMCHP TO LAUNCH NEW BEST PRACTICES CATEGORY AT ANNUAL CONFERNECE
Innovation Station, AMCHP’s online searchable database for emerging, promising and best practices in MCH, is launching a new practice category: Cutting Edge. Cutting edge practices are considered emerging innovations of existing or new methods and practices. Specifically, these practices may provide an innovative approach to an evolving public health issue; align with experiential evidence inside or outside of public health; show early signs of promise or success; and have an evaluation or quality improvement plan in development. AMCHP will officially launch the Cutting Edge category at the annual conference. Be sure to stop by the Best Practices booth to learn more, access giveaways, submit your own practice or refer a friend! Look for more information on social media by following AMCHP on Facebook and Twitter!
ALLIANCE FOR INNOVATION ON MATERNAL HEALTH AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
During the 2016 AMCHP Annual Conference, the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM-Maternal Health) will hold its annual meeting with enrolled states and partners. AIM-Maternal Health partners with states and major hospital systems to implement maternity safety bundles across birth facilities in at least eight states over the four years of the project. AIM is funded through a cooperative agreement from MCHB/HRSA, and its goal is to prevent 1,000 maternal deaths and 100,000 cases of severe maternal morbidity nationally by 2018. AMCHP and six other organizations are core partners on the initiative. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and MCHB would like to invite AMCHP conference attendees to join in on the discussion!
The annual meeting will be open for AMCHP conference attendees between 11:30 am and 4:30 pm on Friday, April 8 in rooms to be announced. AMCHP conference attendees will have the opportunity to learn about AIM (via an AIM 101 session that starts right at 11:30), participate in a networking lunch with enrolled states and hospital systems, hear presentations from national experts on using data to advance quality improvement initiatives in maternity care, and participate in a town hall on what state leaders need to engage in this kind of work. Please consider stopping by to meet the project team and learn about the initiative. Pre-registration is not required (though AMCHP conference registration is required for non-enrolled states), but if you already know you plan to come by, please email Martha Ngoh (email@example.com) and Andria Cornell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 Thursday, Apr. 7 at 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!
PROFESSIONAL COACHING SESSIONS
Join us at the 2016 AMCHP Annual Conference and get access to individual professional coaching sessions as part of your full 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 an opportunity to work on your own professional development? 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.
NOW IS THE TIME TO SCHEDULE HILL DAY VISITS!
We are very excited that you will be able to join us for our rescheduled conference in April! Now is the time to (re)schedule visits with your Senators and Representatives and this time AMCHP staff wants to make it easier on you – we will schedule the meetings for you! We encourage you to conduct your visits on Thursday April 7 or Friday April 8, however you may use any available time while you are in Washington, DC.
Simply fill out this form and be sure to list any times on Thursday April 7 or Friday April 8 that you are unavailable. We will schedule the meetings for you and contact you as soon as possible with confirmation.
As a reminder, background information to support Hill visits including copies of advocacy materials are posted here. Please also join us on Thursday April 7 at 9:00am for our workshop on Advocacy in the Age of MCH Transformation to prepare you for your visits and get the latest information about what's going on in Congress!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Amy Haddad email@example.com or Brent Ewig firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMCHP AND WEBSEDGE BRINGING AMCHP TV TO THE 2016 CONFERENCE
AMCHP is again partnering with the international film and broadcasting company, WebsEdge, to bring AMCHP TV to this year’s Annual Conference from Apr. 6-9, 2016, in Washington, DC. AMCHP TV will be an onsite conference television channel featuring a new episode daily, screened around the venue, as well as in guest hotel rooms and online. This venture serves to raise the visibility of your hard work and provide an opportunity to learn about new and ongoing initiatives that are making a difference. To learn more, click here.
The headquarters hotel for the 2016 Annual Conference in Washington, DC will be the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. Discover a classic, authentically inspiring capital experience at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. Just a few steps away, you’ll discover the funky stores and ethnic cuisine of Adams Morgan or the exciting night life of Dupont Circle. Head north to hear the sounds of animals coming from the National Zoo. Or venture into the hotel’s natural surroundings to enjoy a quiet hike or invigorating run through Rock Creek Park. With a Metro stop just outside the doors and area airports close by, it’s a premier city destination just two Metro stops from everything DC has to offer.
Special AMCHP discount rates will be:
$199 per night (single/double plus tax)
The special conference rate will be available at the Marriott Wardman Park for AMCHP attendees until Monday, March 14, 2016, 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.
1. CALL: 1-877-212-5752
2. BOOK ONLINE: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/AMCHP2016
P.S. Did you know the average peak bloom date for the DC Cherry Blossoms is April 4? It’ll be a great time to be in DC! For updates about the National Cherry Blossom Festival click here.
Adolescent Health Initiative-Univ of MI Health Sys
Adolescent & Young Adult Health Ntl Resource Center
American Academy of Pediatrics
Amerigroup Community Care
Baby's First Test
Brookes Publishing Co.
CDC Division of Reproductive Health
Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Children's Safety Network
Cribs for Kids
FIMR/HIV National Resource Center
Healthy Start EPIC Center
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
March of Dimes
Mother to Baby
National Center for Fatality Reviews
National Center for Medical Home Implementation
National Coalition of STD Directors
National Coordinating Center for the Regional Genetic Service Collaboratives
National Center for Edu in Maternal and Child Health
National Fetal Infant Mortality Review Program
National MCH Workforce Development Center
Ntl. Maternal & Child Oral Health Resource Center
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