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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) presents significant opportunities for state maternal and child health (MCH) programs and their partners to improve the health care delivery system, assure that women, children and families have access to quality health care, and promote health equity. The scope and impact of the ACA continues to evolve, as provisions are implemented and legislative, judicial and executive branch modifications are made.

Health Systems Transformation Team: 

The Health Systems Transformation (HST) team assists state Title V leaders and their key partners in optimizing new policy and program opportunities to improve the health of women, children, and families, including those with special health care needs. The HST team's project portfolio includes:

​Funded Projects
The PRISM project (Promoting Innovation in State MCH Policymaking). PRISM is a capacity-building project to assist Title V leaders and their state and local partners in advancing policy that supports the needs of women of reproductive age with substance use and mental health disorders.  PRISM is funded through a cooperative agreement with HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
The Partnership for State Title V MCH Leadership Community Cooperative Agreement Project aims to improve public health programs and the delivery of maternal and child health (MCH) services and ensure optimal alignment with the transformed Title V MCH Services Block Grant program.
The National MCH Workforce Development Center.  The HST team works in collaboration with the UNC Gillings School of Public Health to provide training, collaborative learning, coaching, and consultation to Title V leaders and their partners, to advance health transformation.

​Internal AMCHP Teams
The AMCHP Policy team, which is led by AMCHP's government relations staff. As members of the Policy Team, HST staff monitor and respond to legislative, regulatory and judicial actions at the national and state level affecting Medicaid and the on-going implementation of the Affordable Care Act; represent AMCHP in MCH national policy coalitions; and educate members on the continuing evolution of health reform and its impact on MCH populations.
The AMCHP Mental Health team. An internal workgroup comprised of staff from all levels of the organization. The team is dedicated to building capacity of Title V programs to address MCH mental health and substance use disorder issues, developing resources for AMCHP members and partners, and being a voice for MCH populations in the evolving mental health policy arena.

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.  If you have questions about AMCHP's specific lobbying activities please contact our Director of Policy (see the "Advocacy Contacts" link to the left).



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