Overview of Replication Projects
August 2022

Each year, AMCHP awards four organizations to replicate a practice from the MCH Innovations Database (formerly known as Innovation Station). If selected, applicants receive tailored technical assistance and individualized guidance from AMCHP and representatives/coaches from the practice that is replicated. AMCHP provides two separate tracks of technical assistance—the Capacity Building Track and Implementation Track. The selected track depends on an organization’s level of readiness to replicate an Innovation Hub practice. This year, all accepted applicants were placed on the Implementation Track. To learn more about the process, visit our website and check out the current 2022–2023 Replication Projects below!

Implementation Track Projects

This track is designed for organizations who have selected a practice from the MCH Innovations Database to implement but need additional support and technical assistance to get the practice up and running.

HOPE Alternative Learning Program

The HOPE (Honor Opportunity Purpose Excellence) Alternative Learning Program is a school program in North Carolina that is focused on the whole student. HOPE focuses on meeting the needs of all students by providing mental health and behavioral management for students that enter the program. Students who have been expelled or suspended from school receive support and coaching to build resilience skills to help them be successful. The program intends to replicate the North Carolina Project AWARE(Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education)/ACTIVATE (Advancing Coordinated and Timely InterVentions, Awareness, Training, and Education), which also focuses on the mental health of students and provides services and supports to accommodate varying levels of need. The replication and addition of this program will help HOPE to expand the work that they are doing.

Denver Health and Hospital Authority

Denver Health and Hospital Authority is Colorado’s safety-net health system that annually cares for 33 percent of Denver’s population. Denver Health Pediatrics at Denver Public Schools: School-based Health is a network of 19 primary care clinics located in Denver Public Schools that serves 12,000 students annually. These clinics offer a range of health services, including comprehensive medical care, mental health services, dental services, and the like. The DSBH Youth Engagement Program partners with young people to improve quality of care and achieve more positive health outcomes for the students the program serves. With a commitment to empowering Denver youth, DSBH aims to replicate the Providers and Teens Communicating for Health Teen Educator Program (PATCH). PATCH educates, engages, and empowers youth to help create positive change. Through this replication project, DSBH will work directly with young people to ensure that youth voices are included in decision-making that affects young people, to improve adolescent health care quality, and to improve the overall health and well-being of their generation.

Jamii Birth and Wellness Services

Jamii Birth and Wellness Services is a practice that aims to offer safe and affirming care for birthing people in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. The practice serves a variety of patients, including those with Medicaid, TriCare, and private insurance and is the only practice to have an African American community (homebirth) certified nurse midwife in the area. They plan to replicate The JJ Way® Model of Maternity Care – Easy Access Clinic in order to reduce the financial barriers of patients coming into the clinic for care, increase access to care in a timely manner, and create a perinatal safe space. This way they can provide services to a broader group of patients.

Project RESPECT

Project RESPECT (Recovery, Empowerment, Social Services, Prenatal Care, Education, Community and Treatment) is a medical and recovery home imbedded in Boston Medical Center’s OBGYN center that provides care to pregnant and post-pregnant persons with a history of addiction. Their interdisciplinary team is comprised of OBGYN physicians, addiction psychiatrists, nurse care managers, clinical social workers, peer recovery specialists, and other professionals. Project RESPECT works with families along the recovery spectrum from those who have been stable for many years to those actively using substances, and they treat all types of substance use disorders. As an institution, Boston Medical Center serves as the largest safety net hospital in New England and serves about 60 percent patients of color. Project RESPECT hopes to replicate the BRIGHT Intervention (Building Resilience through Intervention: Growing Healthier Together) practice in order to improve parental/child attachment, attunement, and bonding and parental resiliency. In turn, this may lead to decreased instances of return to substance use or instances of abuse/neglect. The aim is to enhance maternal and infant mental health.