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 AMCHP Annual Conference Data Skills Training

Call for Applications: AMCHP Pre/Post-Conference Epidemiology Skills Trainings January 2014

This year, AMCHP will offer two training options targeted specifically to those epidemiologists, data analysts, and other MCH practitioners wishing to build their skills in the areas of Quality Improvement and Return on Investment. Use this link to access more information about how to register (QI) or apply (ROI) for these trainings. Below is a brief summary of the options. For more information, please contact Caroline Stampfel at

Option 1: Quality Improvement
Title: Quality Improvement Methods for MCH Professionals
Duration: 1 day (Saturday, January 25, 2014 9am-4:30pm)
Trainers: Judy Shaw, EdD, MPH, RN, FAAP and Wendy Davis, MD
Ideal Participants: MCH professionals interested in the application of quality improvement within public health analysis and programming.
To Register for this Skills Training: Use the AMCHP Conference registration link to sign up for this training:
Cost for this Training:
Travel Scholarships available: AMCHP will provide up to $300 in travel scholarships to a limited number of attendees of this training. To be considered for a travel scholarship, please contact Megan Phillippi at email

Option 2: Return on Investment
Title: Communicating the Value of Improving Birth Outcomes to Illustrate a Return on Investment
Duration: 1 day (Wednesday, January 29, 2014 9am-4:30pm)
Trainers: Scott Grosse, PhD, Ricardo Basurto-Davila, PhD, and Juanita Graham DNP, RN, FRSPH
Ideal Participants: Teams that consist of at least one epidemiology/data staff member and at least one program/policy staff member. 
Prerequisites: Applicants must submit a summary of the birth outcome or other MCH issue for which they want to calculate ROI (no more than 250 words). The summary should describe the outcome or issue, the applicant’s access to the relevant data, what the team hopes to learn from the training, and the anticipated product of the ROI analysis (fact sheet, issue brief, manuscript, presentation, etc.).
To Apply for this Skills Training: Use the link below to submit your application. Please submit one application for your team (name both participants and only submit one project summary). Slots are limited; selected teams will be notified no later than one month before the training. The deadline for applications to this training is December 9, 2013.
Cost for this Training: The training is provided free of charge. However, this is an intensive, hands-on skills-building session; AMCHP will be arranging a laptop for each participant in the training. If you are accepted to participate and confirm your acceptance but do not attend, AMCHP will be unable to charge the costs to our federal grants. Therefore, there is a $100 no-show fee for each participant who does not attend and does not provide AMCHP reasonable notice. Thank you for your consideration.
Travel Scholarships available: AMCHP will provide travel scholarships ($1200) to all selected attendees.
Registration link:

Archive Training Materials

For the past few years, AMCHP has offered data training workshops prior to its Annual Conference. Information on these trainings is available below.