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Dear MCH Leaders,


I hope you, your family, and your communities are well and prospering as we continue to tackle our nation's "new normal" of public health precautions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While COVID-19 has changed the way we do business, interact with each other, engage with our family and friends, I remain awestruck by the ingenuity of each of you and your work on behalf of the people we serve. In the midst of it all, however, I am thankful for so many things, including being reminded of the things that are truly important in life and being surrounded by people like you whose tireless efforts and professionalism will help us all to come out on the other end of this situation much stronger.


My thoughts are with those who have been more acutely impacted by this virus and those frontline healthcare professionals who continue to keep us all safe. A heartfelt thank you for what you're doing every day in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


As the new CEO, I am committed to working alongside you (our members) and those in the maternal and child health space to continue to protect and promote optimal maternal and child health while lifting up social determinants of health and addressing systemic and structural health equity issues during this critical period and beyond.


AMCHP will continue to support our members as you seek guidance and peer exchange opportunities surrounding: 1) resources and guidance specific to our MCH population, 2) self-care suggestions for caregivers and families who may feel isolated due to social distancing requirements, 3) potential impact to grant deliverables and 4) Title V reporting implications. We will continue to support membership in the following ways:


  • Link to Resources - We've been working alongside our federal agency and organizational partners to gather available information, resources, and guidance specific to our MCH population during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources will continue to be available on our COVID-19 Resources page and our Vaccinating MCH Populations page and will be updated regularly as untapped information becomes available.
  • COVID-19 Town Hall Series - We (and our federal agency partners) are very interested in talking with you to share information to assist in your planning around COVID-19, as well as to hear about your evolving needs and/or stories from the field. We continue to hold a monthly call for this purpose, which occurs the first Thursday of every month and runs from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST. In addition to COVID-19 news, this is where our Government Affairs staff share a brief maternal and child health federal policy update. Please use this link to register for upcoming calls if you haven't already.
  • AMCHP 2022 Annual Conference - Our annual conference will be held March 5-8, 2022 at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, in Washington, DC. The theme for the 2022 conference is Reflecting on our Past, Shaping our Future. At this time, AMCHP will be offering content in-person and through our virtual conference platform to accommodate participants who attend on-site or attend virtually. We invite you to join us for an excellent opportunity for networking, peer support and encouragement, and inspiration from the MCH field.
Please let us know how we may be of further assistance during this time.

Again, we are so thankful for you and consider it a privilege to work alongside you during this time. I look forward to meeting you all soon. In the meantime, please accept a virtual vote of thanks and well wishes from the AMCHP team!


Sincerely,


Terrance E. Moore, MA

Chief Executive Officer

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs


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​AMCHP COVID-19 MCH Town Halls

AMCHP COVID 19 Weekly Update

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Resources

General Information


Children


Pregnancy & Breastfeeding


Additional Resources

Bereavement Resources from the American Hospice Foundation


Community Resources


Mother, Children and Family Resources


MCH Workforce/Training Resources:


Mental Health Resources:


Relevant Papers / Research on MCH populations and respiratory illnesses:

  • Li Y, Zhao R, Zheng S, Chen X, Wang J, Sheng X, et al. Lack of vertical transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, China. Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Apr. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2606.200287

  • McMichael, T. M. (2020). COVID-19 in a long-term care facility—King County, Washington, February 27–March 9, 2020. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report69https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6912e1.htm

  • Zhu H, Wang L, Fang C, Peng S, Zhang L, Chang G, Xia S, Zhou W. Clinical analysis of 10 neonates born to mothers with 2019-nCoV pneumonia. Transl Pediatr 2020;9(1):51-60. https://doi.org/10.21037/tp.2020.02.06

 

Resources in Additional Languages:

 

Racial Equity Resources for COVID-19 (Focus on Women’s and Infant Health)

Guides and Action

 

Key Commentaries

 

Undocumented Communities

 

Webinars and Podcasts


Self-Care Resources


States: Cases, Deaths, Actions and Policy Responses 


Telehealth resources 

This set of four dynamic Telehealth Fact Sheets developed by AMCHP’s State Public Health Autism Resource Center (SPHARC) serve as a resource to provide need-to-know information, tips, and guidance to those who seek to implement telehealth programs in their states. These resources are great initial tools for local and state providers serving a wide MCH population interested in improving service access and reducing logistical barriers that prevent their patients from receiving necessary and comprehensive care. The fact sheets cover the following four main objectives: 



Webinars 

Youth and Young Adult