AMCHP Encourages Family Leaders, Students, Youth, and Young Adult Leaders to Join Our Association Committees
October 05, 2022

Are you a family leader working in maternal and child health (MCH)? Are you a student, youth, or young adult leader looking to get more involved in the MCH discipline? Are you interested in effecting meaningful change nationally and have your voice heard on MCH matters?

Apply to become a new member of any of our association committees!

Our 2022-2023 call for new association committees is open, and family leaders, students, youth, and young adults leaders are encouraged to apply to join any of our eight committees:

  • AMCHP Annual Conference
  • Governance
  • Family LEAD
  • Health Equity
  • Legislative & Health Care Policy
  • MCH Innovations
  • Workforce and Leadership Development
  • Youth Voice Amplified (YVA)

The AMCHP Association Committees are an outstanding opportunity for family leaders to advance the role of families in the design and creation of state, local, and national health systems serving women and children, including children and youth with special health care needs. Committees also offer student, youth, and young adult leaders the opportunity to ensure their voices are elevated and their diverse and unique lived experience is included in our organization and the broader MCH field through AMCHP’s programs and policies activities.

Although AMCHP has committees specifically dedicated to working with family leaders (Family LEAD) and youth (YVA), we highly encourage you to consider applying to any of our committees, as we aim to have your voices represented across all of AMCHP’s work.

What are the AMCHP Association Committees?

The AMCHP Association Committees assist our organization in carrying out our mission, goals, and strategic plan. Committees provide critical guidance to our board and staff and recommendations for policy analysis and development and are comprised of AMCHP members, board members, family representatives, and staff liaisons. They may also include representatives from federal agencies and involve partner organizations when appropriate.

Why Become an AMCHP Association Committee Member?

Committees are an excellent opportunity to effect meaningful change nationally and have your voice heard on maternal and child health matters. Volunteering to become a committee member also offers rich professional development opportunities and, potentially, provides a future pathway toward greater leadership roles at AMCHP.

How to Apply?

AMCHP requires all committee volunteers to be active members of our organization. If you are not an active member, you are welcome to join us – It’s very easy! Please visit our website to learn more about becoming a member of AMCHP and our special rates for students, Title V alumni, and family associates.

To apply to be newly appointed to one of our committees, serving from October 2022 through September 2023, active members of our organization are encouraged to fill out our call for new committee members survey by EOD Thursday, October 6, 2022.

The call for new committee members will remain open throughout the year, and you may be contacted as committee openings arise.

If you have any questions about volunteering to become a member of an AMCHP Association Committee, please contact us at For more information, please visit our website and stay up to date by following us on Twitter (@DC_AMCHP), LinkedIn (Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs), Facebook (AMCHPofficial), and Instagram (@DC_AMCHP).

Share this information with your peers! Download our 2022-2023 call for new committee members informational flyer at this link.