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AMCHP advocates in support of federal programs to improve the health of women, children, and their families, including the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant. AMCHP also provides a forum for state public health leaders to improve policy, systems, services, and quality of care for MCH populations.

Our work is guided by AMCHP's Board of Directors and our Legislative and Health Care Finance Committee comprised of AMCHP members and partners. Our Policy & Advocacy pages are designed to provide information about AMCHP's legislative priotities and advocacy activities as well as to provide our members and partners with resources and tools to be effective advocates for MCH programs. 

Legislative & Policy Agenda
AMCHP's Strategic Plan includes developing and implementing an annual legislative and policy agenda. This agenda provides the framework for AMCHP's policy and advocacy activities. With all that AMCHP could do to provide national leadership on issues affecting women, children, and families, we use this agenda to make explicit what we will do in terms of advocacy on an annual basis. Priority I items are those priorities for which AMCHP will play a lead role. Priority II items are those priorities for which AMCHP will actively work with key partners. Priorities III items are those priorities for which AMCHP will monitor and support efforts as time and resources allow.

MCH Advocacy
It is imperative that elected officials understand Title V and the unique health care needs of women, children, and their families. AMCHP's MCH Advocacy pages are designed to provide the tools and information to accomplish this goal. Specifically, AMCHP's MCH Advocacy pages include: an overview of AMCHP's lobbying and advocacy activities, fact sheets about Title V appropriations, and Title V State Profiles, which provide a snapshot of each state's MCH needs and how each state uses the Title V MCH Services Block Grant.

Our Team
AMCHP policy staff are experts in federal policy and legislation. We pride ourselves on our ability to connect with our members and partners to share information, resources, and tools. We are always happy to talk with you, provide technical assistance, answer questions, and listen to your priorities and ideas.

Disclaimer
As a 501(c)(3) public charitable organization, AMCHP complies fully with all federal regulations, restrictions, and established practices governing advocacy and lobbying activities. No federal funding is used to engage in any lobbying activities and all legislative activities are closely monitored and audited for compliance with all relevant legislation.