AMCHP Announces “Youth Voice Amplified” Committee
December 22, 2020

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs has officially approved the foundational components of an association committee dedicated to elevating the voice and contributions of young people to the MCH discipline, particularly state Title V programs. The new committee, Youth Voice Amplified, will function using the Jemez principles of democratic organizing, “nothing about us without us,” to exemplify AMCHP’s strategic plan goal centered on supporting and modeling youth engaged work. A charter outlining purpose, audience, impact, organization, and roles and responsibilities was created after months of work and contributions by youth advisors, MCH and adolescent health leaders, and AMCHP staff. The Board of Directors voted on the charter in Fall 2020, establishing Youth Voice Amplified into the organizational fabric and mission. The committee is one of several shared efforts in MCH to ensure the inclusion of all young people’s collective and unique lived experiences, thus creating a space to foster the empowerment of youth voices. Outreach and recruitment for committee members will commence in January 2021. Stay tuned!