The theme for World Breastfeeding Week is Let's Make it Work! There is a call for a concerted global action to support women to combine breastfeeding and work. The opportunity to fulfill this call to action in the United States is better than ever.
You'll read in this issue how states honored Women's Health Week as well as learn about the coinciding launch of new AMCHP publication, Health for Every Mother: A Maternal Health Resource and Planning Guide for States.
This edition of Pulse focuses on the challenges and opportunities for improving the health and well-being of our country's mothers, sisters and daughters.
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of Medicaid, which, over its history, has become a pillar of the U.S. social safety net – and a vital source of health coverage for women and families.
A well-woman visit provides a critical opportunity to receive clinical preventive services, which can lead to appropriate identification, treatment, and prevention of disease to optimize health before, between, and beyond potential pregnancies.
To support states in planning for comprehensive maternal health initiatives at the state level or in partnership with local communities, AMCHP released a new publication for MCH programs and their partners.
With the ongoing movement to pay for value rather than volume in Medicaid, states are identifying new ways to address birth outcomes and build on existing initiatives.
Successful programs from ASTHO and Kansas
Preconception health and health care provide an opportunity to care for the health of a woman before she becomes pregnant in efforts to improve birth outcomes for mother and child.
As caregivers, it's often hard to admit that we need help, or we may find that we have trouble asking for help. It is not selfish to focus on your own needs and desires when you are a parent of a CYSHCN – it's an important part of the job.
The PCC ICC learning network aims to improve life course health for women with a focus on pre and interconception care by July 2016.
Healthy Women, Healthy Futures is a citywide coalition of community-based organizations in New York City. Members of the coalition joined forces to fill the gaps in available services and improve health outcomes for women and infants.
Learn hoe some AMCHP members celebrated the 2015 NWHW.
Learn about tooks DRH worked with local, state and federal partners to develop based on what works and what does not when assisting women of reproductive age during a disaster.
The Women's and Infant Health (WIH) program is committed to improving maternal and child health (MCH) programs and enhancing the delivery of MCH services at the national, state and local levels.