June 27, 2024

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AMCHP Announcements   

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The 2024 AMCHP Membership Assessment has Reopened!  

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Attention AMCHP Members – Your opinion matters!

As you may know, earlier this year AMCHP sent out our first Member Assessment since 2021. We know some of you have already completed the assessment, and for this, we express our sincerest gratitude. If you have not yet completed this year’s Membership Assessment, you now have another opportunity to do so since we have reopened the assessment until July 12.  

Why are we reopening the assessment? 

The Membership Assessment is how we, as an organization, hear from you about what we are doing well, what we could improve upon, and what you need that we are not yet providing. 

The initial response rate for the assessment this year was not robust enough for us to use the results with confidence, which is why we are providing this additional opportunity to complete it. It is essential that we hear from you, AMCHP’s membership, so that we can calibrate our approach as we work through our Strategic Map and Implementation Plan for AMCHP Future 2027.

Please consider spending 20-25 minutes completing the assessment by July 12 so that we can hear your voice as we work towards our shared goals. 

If you are a member and did not receive an email from the 2024 Membership Assessment asking you to complete it, please send an email to 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! 

Recent AMCHP Announcements 

AMCHP Annual Conference 

Thank you to the more than 1,300 maternal and child health (MCH) leaders and thinkers who joined us for our 2024 AMCHP Annual Conference, making this event again one of the largest gatherings of MCH professionals in the United States. 

Subscribe to our Annual Conference Newsletter to be the first to receive updates and information about our conferences in 2025 and 2026, and share the subscribe link with your peers!     

Revisit AMCHP 2024 Live-Streamed Content Available on the Conference Platform

Do you wish to revisit your favorite session or engage with the live content you might have missed at AMCHP 2024? The wait is over! Live-streamed session recordings are now available on the conference platform, including all three plenary sessions.   

For one year, registered participants of AMCHP 2024 will have access to all the on-demand content, live plenary sessions, workshops, and more! Visit the conference platform, log in with your access key, and continue to be inspired by all the outstanding speakers and participants this year on your own time. You can also visit our blog and podcast page to revisit some significant milestones of AMCHP 2024.    

Save the Date and Mark Your Calendars: The Call for Proposals for AMCHP 2025 Opens August 1  

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Have you saved the date for the 2025 AMCHP Annual Conference happening in Washington, DC from March 15-18? Get ready to also mark your calendars, as our AMCHP 2025 call for proposals will open on August 1! The call will be open for workshops, posters, skills sessions, and roundtables.  

Our conference planning committee has already started discussing a meaningful and impactful theme for AMCHP 2025, and we look forward to sharing it with you soon! Be sure to subscribe to our conference email list to be one of the first to receive updates.  

AMCHP Information & Resources   

Webinar Series: Pathways to Sustainability – Now Available to Watch!

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Complete recordings of our “Pathways to Sustainability” webinar series are now available for viewing online! This series, featuring leaders and program managers from Safer Childbirth Cities grantees, highlights the vital work of community-rooted organizations in promoting positive birth outcomes for Black and Brown families and addressing racial disparities in maternal health.   

Pathways to Sustainability is a multi-year initiative, organized by Merck for Mothers with support from a co-funding circle of philanthropic partners. The series showcases the efforts of twenty city-based, community-led organizations dedicated to addressing the racial inequities in maternal health. These organizations are building the evidence base for their approaches and, together, are demonstrating the power of community-driven solutions.   

Throughout the series, you will hear directly from the Safer Childbirth Cities leaders about the challenges and successes of their work. They discuss the unique perspectives and abilities of community-rooted efforts to protect and enhance birth outcomes, the difficulties they face in securing sustained funding, and the necessary policy and system changes needed to institutionalize their essential services.   

Objectives Covered in the Series:   

  • Highlight the unique ability of community-rooted efforts to ensure positive birth outcomes for the pregnant people they serve.   
  • Discuss the challenges community-based organizations face in securing sustainable resources within the medical and public health infrastructure.   
  • Explore the policy and systemic changes at local, state, and national levels that could remove barriers and support these essential community-based services.   

We invite you to access the webinar recordings to learn more about these critical issues and to consider how we can collectively support and sustain community-rooted solutions to maternal and child health challenges.  

Legislation & Policy     

Explore our Maternal & Child Health Bill Tracker for more information about pending federal legislation to improve maternal health. Also, download AMCHP’s 2024 Federal Policy Agenda outlining where we are focusing our advocacy work this year.  

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

AMCHP Policy and Partnerships Town Halls      

Thank you to those of you who joined us for our last AMCHP Policy and Partnerships Town Hall! 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 invite you to register for all future Town Halls, including our next meeting on July 11, 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. 

Partner Events & Webinars 

2024 Public Health Law Summit: Taking Action on Maternal and Reproductive Health 

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Registration for the Network for Public Health’s 2024 Summit for Action on Maternal and Reproductive Health is open!  

This event will bring together public health leaders and practitioners, legal experts, and community advocates to drive actionable changes in maternal and reproductive health policies and practices. Attendees will learn about best practices and innovative approaches to addressing disparities in maternal and reproductive health and will leave with resources and essential insights to bolster their advocacy and advance their efforts to secure reproductive health care for all. For more information and to register, visit the Network for Public Health Law’s webpage.  

Publications & Resources     

New Resource – TALK: Toolkit for Adolescent Care 

The University of Minnesota’s Healthy Youth Development – Prevention Research Center (HYD-PRC) recently released the TALK: Toolkit for Adolescent Care, designed to help clinicians start conversations with young people about sensitive topics! This FREE, 1-page toolkit helps clinicians communicate with adolescent patients and their parents on a range of psychosocial and sexual health topics like healthy relationships, screen time and social media, bullying, and helping your teen navigate healthcare.

The training offers clinicians adaptable skills, scripts, and examples for communicating effectively with teens and their parents, as well as language and best practices for standardizing teens’ time alone with their primary care clinician. Formats range from a one-hour “Lunch and Learn” to multi-session offerings to build participants’ Motivational Interviewing skills – and identify opportunities to apply them – using supportive one-page TALK tools.  

Implemented and tested in primary care clinics in greater Minnesota, this resource responds to clinicians’ stated needs, as identified by our earlier CDC-funded CASH study.  

Now Available! 2024 KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being  

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has published the 2024 KIDS COUNT Data Book which can be viewed in interactive mode online or downloaded in its entirety.  

The databook tracks child well-being across the United States along four domains: Overall Child Well-Being, Economic Well-Being, Education, Health, and Family & Community. Trends within and across domains, state indicator rankings, and comparisons between data years are provided. Explore this resource. 

2021-2022 NSCH Downloadable Datasets and Codebooks Now Available on CAHMI’s Data Resource Center  

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The 2021-2022 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) combined year dataset and the accompanying codebook are now available on the Data Research Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC) website.    

Conduct your own analyses using datasets with already coded and created variables featuring the new National Performance Measures (NPM), National Outcome Measures (NOM) and, for the first time, Standardized Measures (SM) derived from the NSCH. Conduct analyses using a wide range of subgroups available in the dataset such as race/ethnicity, poverty level, medical home, insurance type, adverse childhood experiences, and more.

In addition, exciting new data, available for the first time on the DRC’s Interactive Data Query (2022 NSCH), has just been launched. Check out the new measure for School Readiness (ages 3-5) to see how many kids in your state are on track for starting their educational journey.    

Also, a new housing instability measure is now live on the DRC website. This important measure adds to the suite of measures on health equity already included in the NSCH.   

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 MCHB. For more information, take a short video tour or contact the CAHMI-DRC team through the Ask Us a Question page.    


June 2024  

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month  

Cataract Awareness Month   

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month    

Men’s Health Month  

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month  

National Aphasia Awareness Month  

National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month  

National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month  

National Scleroderma Awareness Month  

PTSD Awareness Month  

Scoliosis Awareness Month

Weeks to Note:   

Men’s Health Week, June 10-16  

Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week, June 25 – July 1

Days to Note:   

National Cancer Survivors Day, June 2  

World Brain Tumor Day, June 8  

Family Health and Fitness Day, June 8  

World Blood Donor Day, June 14  

Autistic Pride Day, June 18  

Juneteenth, June 19  

World Sickle Cell Day, June 19  

World Vitiligo Day, June 25  

National HIV Testing Day, June 27