Introducing Conference Plenary Session #1: “Strengthening Our Roots: Tending to the Local MCH Ecosystem”
February 14, 2023

AMCHP is thrilled to announce the opening plenary of this year’s edition of our conference: Strengthening Our Roots: Tending to the Local MCH Ecosystem.”  This dynamic opening plenary will explore the maternal and child health (MCH) ecosystem that grows and sustains healthy families in New Orleans through a panel of local leaders in MCH, including Dr. Mary Ann Ross, Executive Director of the ARC of Greater New Orleans, Amy Zapata, Director of Louisiana’s Bureau of Family Health, and other community-based leaders of the field.

This opening plenary will kick off the conference by exploring the panelists’ leadership journey, challenges, and successes. Each panelist will share stories about how their leadership journey is rooted in and shaped by the New Orleans community and an exploration of what draws them to this work to nurture healthy families and communities. A moderated conversation will follow, where panelists will highlight opportunities, innovations, and partnerships that can be planted in other maternal and child health environments, including local innovations in economic and community development, upstream approaches, and emergency preparedness and response.

We hope attendees leave energized by the panelists’ stories and inspired to consider new strategies to tend to their own MCH ecosystem.

About the Conference Theme: “Cultivating Diverse Leaders in Maternal and Child Health”

The 2023 AMCHP Annual Conference theme, “Cultivating Diverse Leaders in Maternal and Child Health,” will explore how MCH leaders grow, sustain, and thrive to reflect the diversity of experiences, cultures, and abilities of the people we serve. Through this theme, we aim to nurture innovative, creative, and resilient leaders who, in turn, use their talents to support healthy communities. [learn more]

Join MCH leaders and thinkers at AMCHP 2023 by registering for the conference at this link. View the full schedule here.