HST Resources

The Health Systems Transformation (HST) team provides assistance to state Title V leaders  and their key partners in optimizing new program and policy opportunities to improve the health of women, children including children with special health care needs (CSHCN), and their families.

The team's project portfolio includes the National MCH Workforce Development Center; the Promoting Innovation in State MCH Policymaking (PRISM) project (HRSA cooperative agreement); and other AMCHP learning collaborative projects.  The HST team works closely with AMCHP policy staff on  legislative and regulatory issues; represents AMCHP in MCH policy coalitions; and provides consultation and support to other AMCHP teams on health policy issues affecting MCH populations.  


Fact Sheets and Issue Briefs 

2018

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Bright Futures: An Essential Resource for Advancing the Title V National Performance Measures (2018)



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Outreach and Enrollment (2018)






The Power of Prevention: The Cost Effectiveness of Maternal & Child Health Interventions (2018)



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Parents Need Insurance Coverage Too (2018) 



2017

Ensuring Coverage for Reproductive Health Services during the Zika Virus Outbreak: the Critical Role of Medicaid 

Stemming the Zika Virus: The Importance of Access to Care for Women and Men of Reproductive Age

The Opioid Epidemic: Implications for MCH Populations

Promoting Workplace Breastfeeding Accommodations: Regulations, Best Practices, and the Critical Role of Title V Programs 

2016

Health Reform & Women's Health 

Health Reform & Breastfeeding  

Title V Program Approaches to Lower Non-Medically Indicated Deliveries before 39 Weeks Gestation

Opportunities to Optimize Access to Prenatal Care Through Health Transformation 

Health Reform & Adolescent Health  

Health Reform & Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs 

The Affordable Care Act & CYSHCN: Coverage & Benefits for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities

Stories of the Newly Enrolled:  How New ACA Coverage Options are Impacting Women and Families Raising Children with Special Health Care Needs 

Health Reform & the Medical Home Model

Mental Health Parity for Medicaid & CHIP Populations  

Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act: An Opportunity for Innovation in Maternal & Child Health

2015

The Essentials: Opportunities for Title V Programs and the Essential Health Benefits  

Opportunities and Strategies for Improving Preconception Health through Health Reform  

The Affordable Care Act: Coordinating Toll-Free Information Services

Title V National Performance Measures and the Affordable Care Act 

Low-risk, Primary Cesarean Births in Medicaid: NAMD/AMCHP Issue Brief



Archived Webinars  

Promoting Innovation in State & Territorial MCH Policymaking (PRISM) Learning Community (2019)

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

Speakers Included: 

  • Scott L. Wexelblatt, MD - Regional medical director for newborn services for the Cincinnati region. He is an assistant professor in the 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 with the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and founder of the Birth Rights Bar Association and Elephant Circle, birth justice capacity-building organizations.

To access a recorded version of the webinar on YouTube, click here

For the presentation slides, click here

For speaker biographies, click here


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 included:

  • 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


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 included: 

  • 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


Disclaimer
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