Maternal and Child Health Journal Supplement
Co-sponsored by AMCHP and ASTHO
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) are co-sponsoring a Maternal and Child Health Journal supplement on “Public Health Approaches to Perinatal Substance Use.”
AMCHP and ASTHO are soliciting manuscripts for the journal supplement that feature effective and innovative policies and programs that expand access to mental health and substance use preventative care, treatment, and recovery supports during the perinatal period.
Manuscript topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Research that highlights structural inequities and the socioeconomic context in which substance use disorder (SUD) occurs
- Best practices for prevention, screening, treatment, recovery, and harm reduction
- Workforce development programs and policies that build skills and capacity to address perinatal substance use
- Innovative approaches to integrating behavioral health into perinatal care settings and minimizing coverage gaps for perinatal behavioral health care and SUD treatment
- Policy levers and opportunities to support pregnant and pregnant-capable people with SUD and promote equitable access to care
- Relationships between perinatal SUD, access to care, and the COVID-19 pandemic, including lessons learned from COVID-19 response efforts
- Racial and health equity implications for pregnant and pregnant-capable people with SUD
- Health and legal ramifications of criminalizing perinatal substance use
MCH researchers, state and local public health professionals, healthcare providers, policymakers, practitioners and advocates at community-based organizations, and other allied professionals are encouraged to submit manuscripts. Please read the full Call for Papers to learn more. The guest editorial board includes members of the AMCHP, ASTHO, and Maternal and Child Health Bureau/U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration staff.
In June and July 2022, AMCHP and ASTHO are hosting writing workshops led by Timothy Dye, Editor-in-Chief of the Maternal and Child Health Journal, to support authors. Register to attend one or both writing workshops here.
If you are interested in submitting to the supplement or reviewing manuscript submissions, please contact Amani Echols at email@example.com.
The Maternal and Child Health Journal Supplement is funded through a cooperative agreement from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau within the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.