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Annotation 2020-04-09 130221.pngAddressing Substance Use Disorder in MCH: Local Health Department Responses to NAS and Strategies for State Title V to Support these Efforts

March 2020

This webinar provides an overview of neonatal abstinence sydrome (NAS) in the U.S. and how maternal substance use and NAS are being addressed at the local level.


Speakers: 

  • Christina VanCleave, BSW - Unified Government Public Health Department of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS
  • Sarah Knopf-Amelung, MA-R - Unified Government Public Health Department of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS
  • Alison Ansher, MD, MPH - Prince William Health District, VA 

To access a recorded version of the webinar, click here.

For the presentation slides, click here.


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Telehealth Approaches for Treating SUD in Maternal and Child Populations

January 2020

This webinar discusses how the use of telehealth can improve access to substance use disorder treatment in maternal and child populations.  Highlights include improving care by leveraging the four modalities of telehealth, and sharing information on how states have used and can use telehealth for provider workforce development and to improve behavioral health outcomes for MCH populations.

Speakers: 

  • Constance Guille, MD - Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Medical University of South Carolina
  • Marcy Doyle, DNP, MHS, MS, RN, CNL - Clinical and Quality Improvement Director, New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative (NHCHI), University of New Hampshire
  • Alex Kearly, MPH - Director, Clinical to Community Connections, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
  • Janet Oputa, MPH - Senior Analyst, Clinical to Community Connections, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

To access a recorded version of the webinar, click here.

For the presentation slides, click here

For speaker biographies, click here.


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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) During Pregnancy: Current research, practice recommendations, and state policy considerations

December 2019

This webinar discusses the use of MAT among pregnant women in substance use disorder treatment. Highlights include current research and treatment recommendations on the use of MAT among pregnant women, policy considerations, and opportunities for Title V programs to support MAT efforts in states. 


Speakers: 

  • Hendree Jones, PhD - Executive Director, UNC Horizons Program, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina
  • Rick Massatti, PhD, MSW, MPH - State Treatment Opioid Authority (SOTA), Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) 

To access a recorded version of the webinar, click here.

For the presentation slides, click here

For speaker biographies, click here.


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Maternal Mental Health Systems Change & IMD Exclusion Waivers

September 2019

This webinar describes how maternal mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) systems change can lead to increases in diagnosis and treatment rates; identifies opportunities to utilize the lifting of the "Medicaid Institutions for Mental Disease (IMD) Exclusion" to improve treatment of mental health and substance use disorders in MCH populations; and discusses the process by which Virginia leveraged a Medicaid IMD waiver to improve access to care and treatment for MH/SUD in reproductive age women.

Speakers:

  • Joy Burkhard, MBA - Founder and Executive Director, 2020 Mom
  • Deb Fournier - Senior Director, Clinical to Community Connections, ASTHO
  • Ashley Harrell, LCSW - Senior Program Advisor, Division of Behavioral Health, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

To access a recorded version of the webinar, click here

For the presentation slides, click here

For speaker biographies, click here.


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Universal Screening and Testing of Pregnant Women

May 2019


The first virtual learning session of the PRISM Learning Community discusses the logistical, legislative, and legal issues surrounding universal screening and for substance use in pregnant and parenting women and their newborns.




Speakers: 

  • Scott L. Wexelblatt, MD – Regional Medical Director for Newborn Services, and assistant professor, Division of Neonatology, Perinatal Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Kristina Box, MD, FACOG - Indiana State Health Commissioner
  • Indra Wood Lusero, Esq. - Staff Attorney, National Advocates for Pregnant Women

To access a recorded version of the webinar, click here

For the presentation slides, click here

For speaker biographies, click here.


Additional Webinars

Screen Shot 2020-01-17 at 8.45.37 AM.pngYoung Children and the 2020 Census 

January 2020

This webinar, presented on the AMCHP All Member National Policy Call, covered the 2020 Census, with a focus on implications for MCH populations and recommendations for state Title V leaders for promoting the 2020 Census in their states.




Speaker:

  • Deborah Weinstein - Executive Director, Coalition on Human Needs

To access a recorded version of the webinar, click here.

For the presentation slides, click here.

For speaker biography, click here


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Public Health Approaches to Address the Opioid Epidemic: Cross-Sector Collaboration in MCH 

May 2017

This webinar, presented in partnership with the Association of State & Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), focused on public health strategies to address the growing opioid crisis among maternal and child health populations. Support for this webinar was provided by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 



Speakers:

  • Jay Butler, MD - President, Board of Directors, ASTHO and Director of Public Health, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
  • Dina Lieser, MD, FAAP -  Senior Advisor at MCHB's Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems 
  • Patricia Tille, MS Ed - Chief, Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Division of Public Health Services, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
  • Christina Mullins - Director, Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health, West Virginia Department of Health

To access a recorded version of the webinar, click here.

For the presentation slides, click here.

For speaker biographies, click here



Screen Shot 2019-12-18 at 1.23.36 PM.png Improving Coverage and Care for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

October 2015

To address the health coverage issues experienced by pregnant and postpartum women, AMCHP co-presented a webinar with the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation (NIHCM), with support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. This webinar was designed to help state-level public health and MCH professionals understand the ways to help women and families navigate their health insurance options to improve women's overall health and birth outcomes.



Speakers:
  • Dania Palanker, JD, MPP - Senior Counsel, Health & Reproductive Rights, National Women's Law Center 
  • Karen Shea, MSN - Vice President, Maternal and Child Services, Anthem, Inc.  
  • Todd Slettvet, MA - Section Manager, Division of Health Care Services, Washington State Health Care Authority

To access a recorded version of the webinar, click here

For the presentation slides, click here

For speaker biographies, click here.

For supplemental reading materials, click here



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