April 4, 2024

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Deadline Tomorrow: Complete the 2024 AMCHP Membership Assessment by April 5

Graphic alerting of 2024 AMCHP Membership Assessment. Check your inbox and share your feedback by April 5.Attention AMCHP Members – Your opinion matters! AMCHP is dedicated to providing you with the best possible membership experience, and to achieve this, we need your feedback. Please take a few moments to complete the 2024 AMCHP Membership Assessment sent directly to your email before the April 5 deadline.

Purpose of the Assessment

The purpose of this assessment is to gather your valuable opinions and feedback about your membership experience with AMCHP and how we’re supporting you. Your input is crucial in helping us understand your needs, preferences, and areas where we can improve.

How Your Feedback Will Be Used

Your responses will directly impact our efforts in several ways:

  • Improving Member Programs and Services: Your feedback will provide us with the insights needed to enhance our existing programs and services, ensuring they better meet your needs and expectations.
  • Developing New Initiatives: We’ll use the survey results to identify opportunities for new programs and services that address emerging needs within our membership community.
  • Measuring Member Satisfaction: Understanding your satisfaction level with AMCHP as a member organization is vital. Your feedback will help us gauge how well we’re meeting your expectations and where we can make improvements.
  • Communicating Organizational Impact: The survey findings will also be shared with our leadership, staff, funders, and other stakeholders. This information will help us demonstrate the impact of AMCHP’s work and advocate for continued support.

Your participation in this assessment is invaluable, and we genuinely appreciate your time and effort in providing us with your feedback. Together, we can ensure that AMCHP remains a supportive and responsive organization that meets the needs of all our members.

If you are a member and did not receive an email from the 2024 Membership Assessment asking you to complete it, please email epieval@amchp.org to receive a link to the assessment.

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to AMCHP, and we are eager to hear from you!

Newly Updated Title V State Profiles

Graphic promoting newly updated AMCHP Title V State Profiles. bit.ly/TitleV-SPAMCHP’s Title V State Profiles have been newly updated! These user-friendly briefs include the latest information on the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant in your state or territory.

The Title V MCH Block Grant is the only federal program of its kind dedicated to improving the health of all women, infants, and children in the United States. In fiscal year 2022 (FY22), programs funded by the MCH Block Grant served 93% of all pregnant women, 99% of infants, and 61% of children nationwide. Learn more in our Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) Title V Funding Ask Sheet.

Visit our webpage to learn more about how Title V funds benefit your state as well as the populations and programs funded. For questions, contact our Government Affairs team: Sherie Lou Santos (ssantos@amchp.org) and Amani Echols (aechols@amchp.org).

Stay up to date with AMCHP’s policy work by signing up to receive our Legislative Alerts and Policy Digest directly in your inbox and registering for our monthly Policy and Partnership Town Halls.

New Pulse Issue Available: Essentials for Moving Data Equity Forward

Graphic alerting of new Pulse issue, an AMCHP newsletter, March 2024: Essentials for Moving Data Equity Forward.The latest issue of our Pulse newsletter is now live!

Our March issue was developed by AMCHP’s Epidemiology, Evaluation, and Metrics team. It focuses on the Essentials for Moving Data Equity Forward: partner collaboration; quality data collection and analysis; a comprehensive, inclusive needs assessment process; and effective program evaluations.

It also includes a reflection from our CEO, Terrance E. Moore, that highlights the connection between AMCHP’s strategic plan, AMCHP Future 2027, and our 2024 conference, Partnering with Purpose. It also shares some of our accomplishments in year 1 of implementing our strategic plan.

Read the articles:

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Recent AMCHP Announcements

AMCHP Annual Conference

AMCHP 2024 Logo with 5 ribbons of different colored ribbons twisting into an arrow. Banner states theme, Partnering with Purpose, and location/date: April 13-16, Oakland, CA

We are less than 2 weeks from the 2024 AMCHP Annual Conference! Get ready to join us April 13-16 at the Oakland Marriott City Center, in Oakland, California! We will continue to offer content in-person and virtually through our conference platform with the theme Partnering with Purpose. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our Annual Conference Newsletter to be the first to receive updates and information about the conference, and share the subscribe link with your peers!

Register to Join AMCHP 2024 Virtually

Over 1,200 maternal and child health leaders and thinkers have already registered to participate in AMCHP 2024!

This year, more than 200 individuals from across the U.S. and all U.S.-affiliated jurisdictions are joining our conference virtually. You can still register to participate virtually from anywhere in the country to be part of AMCHP 2024 and enjoy a meaningful conference experience. Remember that you can register and select the “pay later” option to secure your spot.

Visit our conference platform for more information regarding registration rates, including discounted rates for youth/students, community-based and community-rooted organizations, tribal entities, and family leaders.  As we recognize the need to involve and prioritize diverse leaders in discussions and decisions that affect their communities and families, we invite you to make a financial investment at the end of your registration toward enabling representatives from these groups to attend this year’s conference.

Are you pondering your participation? Read one of our latest blog posts, The AMCHP 2024 Virtual Experience: What to Expect and How to Get the Most Out of It, to learn about why you should participate in our conference this year. You can also revisit our MCH Bridges Podcast bonus episode to hear from past participants about their conference experience.

Conference Activities in Honor of Black Maternal Health Week  

Graphic collating activities in honor of Black Maternal Health Week. More information at: https://amchp.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/BMHW-Flyer_31424.pdfOur conference falls during Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) this year. In recognition of this co-occurrence, we have included a series of activities to raise awareness of BMHW, honor Black maternal health leaders and birthing people and families, and provide time, space, and acknowledgment for attendees to participate in virtual events hosted by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) and partner organizations. Explore below or download the PDF to view the activities.

1. Black Maternal Health Track 

In-person and virtual attendees are invited to join our sessions and see poster presentations under the Black Maternal Health track.

2. Community-Based/ -Rooted Organizations, Tribal Entities, & Title V Networking Session– On Sunday, April 14, from 12:45-2pm PT, Invite Only.

3. California Coalition for Black Birth Justice Celebration – On Monday, April 15, at 6pm PT, by RSVP Only.

4. Plenary Sessions Celebrating Black Community, families, and Maternal Health Leaders

  • Transformative Family and Community-Led Partnerships on Monday, April 15, at 8:30pm PT
  • Partnering with Purpose for Restoration, Healing, and Justice on Tuesday, April 16, at 8pm PT

5. Engage in BMMA’s Black Maternal Health Week Events

In-person participants can engage in BMHW virtual events and activities by BMMA in room OCC 206, which will be available at designated times.

6. Centering Restoration and Wellness at the AMCHP Conference 

Rest and wellness are essential to the work of Black Maternal Health leaders and others working in maternal and child health.

  • Family Tapestry Gallery: Bay Area artists exhibit curated by local artist and historian Luna HighJohn-Bey.
  • Collective Vision Boarding: Attendees will engage in creating a collective vision board, symbolizing our commitment to maternal and child health and partnering with purpose in room OCC 206.
  • Quiet Room: Need a break? Take a break. Take a moment to rest or work in the peace and silence of our quiet room located in room OCC 204.

CDC Continuing Education

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have granted continuing education (CE) credits for virtual and in-person workshops and plenaries. The maximum number of virtual and in-person credits for those earning CNE, CME, and CHES is 12.5 credits. Additional CE information is available on the conference platform.

To receive CE credits for CM4762 – 2024 AMCHP Annual Conference (In-Person & Virtual), please visit CDC Train and search for the course in the Course Catalog using CM4762. Visit our conference platform to learn about the steps to follow by May 20.

Information About Payments and the Registration Payment System

The registration payment system will close on April 9 to transfer registration for badge printing. Only those who have fully paid for their participation will be able to print their badges on-site.

Please note that if you haven’t made your payment or submitted proof of payment to amchpreg@conferencemanagers.com by April 9, you will need to complete your payment at the conference to print your badge.

We will only be accepting credit card payments or proof of payment on-site. We will not be able to accept physical checks or cash payments.

To complete your payment, please access our payment and registration system.

The AMCHP 2024 App is Available for Download

The AMCHP 2024 App, which is accessed from within an App called “eventScribe,” is now available for download! Options to download the App include:

  1. Apple iOS Devices – install the free Apple iOS App and download the conference materials to your device.
  2. Android Devices – install the free Google Play App and download the conference materials to your device.

Install the free “eventScribe” App, then open it and search for “AMCHP 2024.” You will be prompted to log in with your username and password (your access key).



Child Care at AMCHP 2024

Are you attending the conference in person and need child care services? We’ve got you covered!

AMCHP has partnered with KiddieCorp to offer on-site child care services at the 2024 AMCHP Annual Conference for children ages six months to about five years old. Older children may be accommodated by request.

Child care service will be available for all in-person attendees from Friday, April 12, to Tuesday, April 16, for a fee of $5 per hour per child.

Learn more and pre-register for this service! Pre-registration will be available until all slots are filled.

View the Full Conference Schedule 

AMCHP released the full schedule of workshops, skills-building sessions, and roundtables at the 2024 AMCHP Annual Conference. The 68 workshops, 10 skills-building sessions, and 2 roundtables are organized along subject matter tracks:

Click on the full schedule to view sessions by date or by doing a keyword search. All sessions are displayed in Pacific Time (PT). Start creating your list of must-see sessions today!

Conference Highlight – Explore the AMCHP 2024 Plenary Sessions 

  • Plenary Session 1, “Youth Partnering with Purpose: Movement Towards Liberation,” will be held on Sunday, April 14, from 9:30-11:30am PT in the West Hall. View the schedule to learn more.
  • Plenary Session 2, “Transformative Family and Community-Led Partnerships,” will be held on Monday, April 15, from 8:30-10am PT in the West Hall. View the schedule to learn more.
  • Plenary Session 3, “Partnering with Purpose for Restoration, Healing, and Justice,” will be held on Tuesday, April 16, from 8-10am PT in the West Hall. View the schedule to learn more.

Conference Highlight – Summaries of Track Sessions & Posters

Explore summary PDFs of the sessions and posters under the following tracks:

Sponsorship Opportunities at AMCHP 2024

Do you know of an entity looking for an opportunity to enhance their products or service recognition and make a lasting impression in the MCH field? Help us spread the word!

The 2024 AMCHP Annual Conference is offering sponsorship opportunities to get their products and services directly in front of the country’s highest leaders caring for the needs of women, children, youth, and families. Last year, over 1,300 MCH leaders and thinkers from nearly every state, territory, and jurisdiction in the United States joined our conference, surpassing all previous records. We expect this year’s conference will be another strong showing!

Download our sponsorship prospectus and share it widely with companies or organizations that could benefit from sponsoring our conference. Our advisors, available at AMCHPexhibits@conferencemanagers.com, would be happy to connect with them to learn about their budget and marketing strategy needs and offer them the best solution to achieve their goals!

Accessibility at AMCHP 2024   

AMCHP is committed to ensuring the AMCHP Annual Conference is inclusive for all attendees. This includes reasonable accommodations as specified by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Explore what’s being offered to support full access and participation for all attendees.

To request ADA accommodations, please email AMCHPreg@conferencemanagers.com.

Conference-Provided Meals for All Attendees     

Are you interested in learning about the meals provided to all attendees at our conference? No need to wait!

Visit our conference platform to explore our meal offering and what each option includes.

Health & Safety at AMCHP 2024        

The health and safety of AMCHP members, attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, staff, venue staff, and the surrounding community are of the utmost importance to AMCHP. We are committed to reducing risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of attending an in-person event. AMCHP continues to monitor local and national guidance and will modify our health and safety practices and policies as appropriate. Updates will be posted to the conference platform.

Latest Blog Posts 

  • Discover Oakland – A Gem of Culture, Cuisine, and Adventure: We are excited to host this year’s conference in Oakland, California! Oakland is a city full of heritage, great food, and activities and we have included a short guide of places to go and events to attend during your stay. We can’t wait to see you there! [read more]

AMCHP Events & Webinars 

Upcoming Webinar: Virtual Learning Session on Infant Mental Health 

Graphic promoting webinar: Virtual Learning Session on Infant Mental Health. Hear from experts in the field who will discuss innovative approaches and the role community partners, caregivers, social determinants of health, and state health agencies play in promoting the mental health of infants and young children. Monday, April 8, 2-3pm ET. Register: bit.ly/3PG4I5PJoin ASTHO and AMCHP for a virtual session focused on infant mental health on Monday, April 8, from 2-3pm ET. During the webinar, attendees will hear from experts in the field and explore innovative programs, policies, research, and/or practices in infant mental health. Speakers will discuss the role community partners, caregivers, social determinants of health, and state health agencies play in promoting the mental health of infants and young children. 

Featured Speakers: 

  • Shannon Bekman, PhD, IECMH-E, Director, Right Start for Colorado 
  • Alison Peak, LCSW, IMH-E, Executive Director, Allied Behavioral Health Solutions 

Learn more and register! 


Save the Date! Webinar: Stewarding Trauma-Informed Workplaces in Public Health

Save the date graphic announcing AMCHP’s Workforce and Leadership Development Committee webinar, “Stewarding Trauma-Informed Workplaces in Public Health,” on Monday, April 22, from 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET. Register at bit.ly/WLDC-0424Save the date to join AMCHP’s Workforce and Leadership Development Committee (WLDC) and a panel of public health experts on Monday, April 22, from 3-4pm ET for our webinar “Stewarding Trauma-Informed Workplaces in Public Health.”

Register now and save your spot to learn about various trauma-informed workplace frameworks and discuss practical considerations and steps needed to initiate their adoption.

This webinar is one of many activities led by AMCHP’s WLDC in support of our strategic plan, AMCHP Future 2027, and our overarching goal to work on “foster trauma-informed, equity-centered, and whole person-focused workplaces internally and with our members.”

Access AMCHP’s 2022-2027 Implementation Plan to learn more about our Maternal and Child Health Talent goals.



AMCHP Information & Resources

New Blog Post! Recap, Reflections, and Resources: Maternal and Child Health Journal Special Issue on Public Health Approaches to Perinatal Substance Use 

Graphic alerting of new blog post! Recap, Reflections, and Resources: Maternal and Child Health Journal Special Issue on Public Health Approaches to Perinatal Substance Use. Explore now: bit.ly/MCHJ-BPIn December 2023, AMCHP & Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) unveiled a groundbreaking Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Journal Special Issue: Public Health Approaches to Perinatal Substance Use. This MCH Journal special issue serves as a vital resource, presenting 21 open-access articles that delve into the latest research, programs, and policy initiatives surrounding perinatal substance use disorder (SUD).  

Read our new blog post for a recap of the journal launch, reflections on the special issue from key partners, and resources to explore and share with your network! 


Legislation & Policy

Explore our recently updated Maternal & Child Health Bill Tracker for more information about pending federal legislation to improve maternal health. Also, download AMCHP’s 2023 Federal Policy Agenda outlining where we have focused our advocacy work.

Subscribe to AMCHP’s Legislative Alerts and Policy Digest to stay up to date with the latest policy information.

WIC, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, is Fully Funded for the Remainder of Fiscal Year 2024 

On March 8, Congress averted a partial government shutdown. Until then, the government was operating under a two-tiered continuing resolution. The Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration Appropriations bill was among the six-bill package that was approved by Congress and signed into law by President Biden. The passed legislation includes a $1 billion increase in WIC funding over Fiscal Year 2023, ensuring that all eligible participants can continue to rely on the essential nutrition assistance and support provided by WIC. Read the full legislative alert.

AMCHP Policy and Partnerships Town Halls 

Thank you to those of you who joined us for our last AMCHP Policy and Partnerships Town Hall in February. You can find the full recordings of past Town Halls on our Government Affairs webpage.

Town Halls occur on the second Thursday of every month from 2-3pm ET. We will not have a town hall for April due to the AMCHP Annual Conference, but we invite you to register for all future Town Halls, including our next meeting on May 9, at this registration link.

Opportunities & Funding

AMCHP Career Center: Connecting Talent with Opportunity 

AMCHP lists the top jobs available in our industry. Access the AMCHP Career Center to search and apply for open positions or post your jobs and opportunities! Search for Jobs | Post a Job. 

Northwest Native American Research Center for Health Applied Biostatistics and Data Science Training Program 

Save the date graphic to apply for the Northwest Native American Research Center for Health Applied Biostatistics and Data Science Training Program by April 15 with a QR code to learn more: www.bit.ly/43nRzDYThe Northwest Native American Research Center for Health (NW NARCH) at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board is offering a training program in applied biostatistics and data science. This program is geared toward American Indian and Alaska Native students and professionals who are interested in building their quantitative skills. The training program includes intensive courses offered in person in Portland, Oregon, June 2024 and June 2025; regular virtual seminars throughout the year; and a mentored capstone project on a topic of trainees’ choice, which will be completed over the two-year training period. Travel costs for trainees will be covered by NW NARCH.

Prospective applicants to apply, or express their intent to apply, by April 15. For further information and to apply, please visit the track webpage.

For questions or to express intent to apply, please contact track co-lead, Amy Laird PhD (laird@ohsu.edu).


Partner Events & Webinars

Upcoming Webinar on Congenital Syphilis in the U.S. 

Graphic promoting webinar: "Preventable Crisis: Congenital Syphilis in the U.S." April 11 at 12pm ET. https://momtobaby.org/SyphilisWebinarMotherToBaby is hosting a webinar on April 11 at 12pm ET, entitled “A Preventable Crisis: Congenital Syphilis in the U.S.,” presented by Robert McDonald, MD, MPH, and Kate Miele, MD, MA, FACOG, Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Its intended audience is healthcare professionals.

Advanced registration is required, and the event is free and open to the public.




Publications & Resources

2021-2022 Combined Two-Year Data from the NSCH is Now Available 

Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health logo: A project of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative.Data from the 2021-2022 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) combined two-year data is available on the Data Research Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC) website! 

New National Performance Measures (NPM), National Outcome Measures (NOM) and, for the first time, Standardized Measures (SM) are available on the DRC. With this new data you can learn how your state is doing on NOM, NPM and SM by subgroups such as race/ethnicity, poverty level, medical home, insurance type, adverse childhood experiences, and more. Combined year data sets offer larger sample sizes which improve the estimates for measures such as low prevalence conditions (e.g. autism spectrum disorder) or for smaller groups of children in your state (e.g. certain race or ethnicity groups). 

In case you missed it, the 2022 NSCH data set and codebook are now available on the DRC website, and the combined year 2021-2022 data set and codebook will be available in May 2024. 

The NSCH is a national survey, funded and directed by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (HRSA MCHB), that provides rich data on multiple, intersecting aspects of children’s health and well-being – including physical and mental health, access to and quality of health care, and the child’s family, neighborhood, school, and social context. Request NSCH datasets in SAS, Stata, and SPSS formats with accompanying codebooks on the DRC website.  

The DRC is a project of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) supported by HRSA MCHBFor more information, take a short video tour or contact the CAHMI-DRC team through the Ask Us a Question page.  


April 2024 

Alcohol Awareness Month

Autism Acceptance Month

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

Medicaid Awareness Month

National Cancer Control Month

National Donate Life Month

National Facial Protection Month

National Interprofessional Healthcare Month

National Minority Health Month

National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

Occupational Therapy Month

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

STI Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Weeks to Note:

National Public Health Week, April 1-7

Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17

Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, April 16-22

National Pediatric Transplant Week, April 21-27

Pediatric Sepsis Week, April 18-24

National Infertility Awareness Week, April 21-27

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 23-29

World Immunization Week, April 21-27

Every Kid Healthy Week, April 22-26

Patient Experience Week, April 22-28

National Infant Immunization Week, April 21-27

Days to Note:

World Autism Awareness Day, April 2

World Health Day, April 7

National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day, April 10

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 27

Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16

World Hemophilia Day, April 17

DNA Day, April 25

World Malaria Day, April 25

World Day for Safety and Health at Work, April 28

APOL1-Mediated Kidney Disease (AMKD) Awareness Day, April 30