AMCHP 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

The AMCHP Annual Conference is one of the country’s largest gatherings of maternal and child health (MCH) professionals. Every year, the conference aims to highlight the impact maternal and child health (MCH) programs are making at all levels for women, children, and families and to provide participants with tools and resources to develop, enhance, and sustain vital MCH programs and services.

 

Recent Announcements

Have you saved the date for the 2024 Annual Conference? Mark your calendars to join us April 13-16, 2024, 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.

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Celebrating Black Maternal Health Week at AMCHP 2024

This year, the 2024 AMCHP Annual Conference falls during Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW). BMHW is a week-long, annual campaign founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance and takes place April 11-17. It is a celebration and annual crescendo in the reproductive justice movement and a time of deep solidarity, creativity, visioning, and action.  

The co-occurrence of the AMCHP conference during Black Maternal Health Week was not intentional, and we wish we acknowledged it sooner. We will ensure that AMCHP conference activities include time, space, and acknowledgment for attendees to participate in virtual events hosted by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance and partner organizations. We will maximize the opportunity presented by AMCHP 2024 and convening maternal and child health leaders from across the country to raise awareness of this critical movement, to honor Black maternal health leaders, birthing people, and families, and to make deep commitments to using our collective power to transform systems for reproductive justice and racial justice.  

We look forward to providing more updates on how we will celebrate Black Maternal Health Week at AMCHP 2024 through our conference newsletter and forthcoming detailed agenda. 

 

Early Bird Registration Extended to February 26

Mark your calendars to register by February 26 to take advantage of our early bird pricing to attend our conference in person or virtually. Visit our conference platform for more information regarding registration rates, including discounted rates for youth/students, community-based organizations, tribal entities, and family leaders.      

Are you not sure whether you will attend in person or virtually? You can change your attendance status without penalties until March 11. You can also lock in the early bird rate by completing your registration by the deadline and selecting the “pay later” option.

Start planning your attendance and register now to secure your spot!   

 

The Full Conference Schedule is Now Available

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: 

  • Black Maternal Health 
  • Epidemiology, Data, Assessment, and Evaluation 
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response 
  • Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities 
  • Family Engagement & Partnership 
  • Health Equity & Social Determinants of Health 
  • Mental Health/Behavioral Health 
  • Policy & Advocacy 
  • Workforce Development and Leadership 
  • Youth Engagement & Partnership 

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! 

 

Book Your Stay

Make your hotel reservation to attend AMCHP 2024 in person! Visit our conference platform to learn about conference block rooms or explore additional housing options. 

 

Support Youth, Family Leaders, Community-Rooted Partners, and Representatives of Tribal Entities at Our Upcoming Annual Conference

Our annual conference is fast approaching. While we can’t wait to see you at AMCHP 2024, we also recognize the deep value of having youth and young adult leaders (including students), family leaders, community-based organizations (CBOs), community-rooted partners, and representatives of tribal entities attend as well.

AMCHP has composed a letter from our President and CEO providing further details about ways to support these individuals to attend. We shared a similar letter last year, and based on our conference evaluation, it inspired jurisdictions to financially support 10 youth and young adult leaders (including students), family leaders, CBOs, community-rooted partners, and tribal government representatives to participate. Nearly a quarter of those who received the letter indicated that it helped them build or strengthen relationships with the individuals that they sponsored to attend the conference.

We are hopeful that this letter will have the same, or an even larger, impact this year. We also hope that it inspires you and your colleagues to have conversations about ways that you can further partner with purpose and support these individuals and groups in your own work.

Check out our conference registration page for more information.

AMCHP Annual Conference Scholarship

The AMCHP Annual Conference Scholarship aims to invite and financially support youth and young adult leaders (including students), family leaders, community‐based organizations (CBOs), and representatives of tribal entities involved with MCH efforts to attend. Often, community members and youth and young adults are not involved, integrated, or prioritized when it comes to the various policies and programs that impact their peers and families. Cultivating and sustaining relationships with diverse leaders cannot be achieved without amplifying, supporting, and compensating the efforts of community leaders who contribute to the vitality of maternal and child health. This effort ties directly into the overall theme of partnership for this year’s upcoming conference while also being a focus of AMCHP’s strategic plan around partnership development.    

HOW CAN I SUPPORT? 

AMCHP is committed to providing a space and audience so that the talent and expertise of community representatives is recognized and integrated in MCH priorities. Fostering an environment at the conference to learn from, network with, and share insights with one another is a great opportunity for you to do so as well! We believe that supporting representatives to attend the conference will increase your program’s capacity in youth and community engagement as well as leadership development and will be a meaningful step toward building and sustaining trusting relationships with these groups in your state or jurisdiction.   

We encourage you to visit our conference registration page and consider making the financial investment to send youth and young adults, family leaders, CBOs, and representatives of tribal entities from your state or jurisdiction to the conference either in-person or virtually. 

 

Latest Blog Posts

  • The 2024 AMCHP Annual Conference – An Opportunity for Growth and Connection: The deadline for early bird registration to participate in the 2024 AMCHP Annual ConferenceAMCHP 2024, is approaching. So, if you are still pondering your participation or are still deciding whether to participate in person or virtually, we have you covered! Join us in this post as we revisit some of the benefits offered by our conference and reasons to connect with maternal and child health (MCH) leaders and thinkers at AMCHP 2024. [read more] 
  • Behind the Scenes of AMCHP 2024 – Meet Sedona Allen Moreno-Castelan: Sedona Allen Moreno-Castelan is a healer, warrior, and serves as a member of the AMCHP Conference Planning Committee. We invited her to share her thoughts to give participants a chance to learn more about her, the work she contributes to the committee, and the importance of this year’s annual conference from the perspective of a youth/young adult leader. [read more]   
  • 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 

 

Health & Safety at AMCHP 2024

The health and safety of the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (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 2024 AMCHP Annual Conference page.

 

Revisit the 2023 AMCHP Annual Conference

For one year, registered participants of AMCHP 2023 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 major milestones of AMCHP 2023.

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