Federal Affairs and Advocacy

AMCHP works with federal agencies, Members of Congress and their staff, and partners to garner support for the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant and other MCH programs. For more information on these activities, please contact any member of our Public Policy and Government Affairs Team.

Federal Appropriations for MCH Programs - Advocacy and Education Tools

Federal Regulations and Legislation

On behalf of its members, AMCHP provides comments, input, and feedback on federal legislation and regulations that impact state MCH programs. Recent comments and letters to congressional and federal agency officials are listed below.

  • AMCHP submitted comments to the Office of Population Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding HHS' proposed rule to revise regulations for the Title X Family Planning Program. AMCHP's comments focused on the impact these rules could have on limiting access to preventive care and family planning. In particular, the comments highlighted the role that Title X providers play in achieving Title V National Performance Measures related to the well-woman visit and adolescent well-visit. (07/31/18)
  • AMCHP led a coalition of 51 national organizations and academic centers in sending a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar expressing concern over reports that the United States delegation to the 2018 World Health Assembly sought to weaken a resolution designed to support breastfeeding. (07/13/18)
  • AMCHP submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the 2019 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters. (11/27/17)