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Call for Papers: Public Health Approaches to Perinatal Substance Use
Call for Papers: Public Health Approaches to Perinatal Substance Use

Maternal and Child Health Journal Supplement Co-sponsored by AMCHP and ASTHO The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) are co-sponsoring a Maternal and Child Health Journal...

Black Maternal Health Week | 2022
Black Maternal Health Week | 2022

Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) takes place every year from April 11-7. Founded by Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA), BMHW is a week of awareness, activism, and community-building to bring visibility to Black-led maternal health initiatives and center the values...

Envisioning Communities that Support AYA Mental Health
Envisioning Communities that Support AYA Mental Health

As MCH professionals, we understand the importance of centering the needs and ideas of young people as we think through what it means to transform communities and systems to be more supportive of their mental health. As such, we are thrilled to feature two guest...

Voices of AMCHP: Marcus Allen, MPH
Voices of AMCHP: Marcus Allen, MPH

Region III Director (2020-2023) Marcus Allen is the Region III Director for AMCHP’s Board of Directors. He has been with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) for almost 15 years and has been part of the Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Unit...

Spotlight: The Arizona MCH Approach to Supporting AYA Mental Health
Spotlight: The Arizona MCH Approach to Supporting AYA Mental Health

Arizona is one of the state teams participating in the Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Behavioral Health learning collaborative, which aims to improve access to depression screenings with linkage to high quality follow-up care if needed among AYAs (12-25 years...

AMCHP Essential Reading for Black History Month and Beyond: The 2022 Edition
AMCHP Essential Reading for Black History Month and Beyond: The 2022 Edition

February is Black History Month, and to honor this observance, AMCHP launched a yearly compilation of books that have inspired our team to reflect on Black history, racial justice, and health equity. We are delighted to share our first edition with the maternal and child health (MCH) community! 

A Conversation with Young Adults Behind TeenLink Hawaii
A Conversation with Young Adults Behind TeenLink Hawaii

A Comprehensive Online Health and Wellness Resource for Teens and Young Adults I had the pleasure of spending a  Friday afternoon discussing TeenLinkHawaii, a web-based health information resource, with two bright and friendly college students, Mari Nishiguchi and...

Youth-Led Suicide Prevention Efforts in American Samoa
Youth-Led Suicide Prevention Efforts in American Samoa

Anna Corona Trigger warning: this post contains content about suicide. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, free and confidential help is available. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text the Crisis...

MCH Bridges Episode #1: A Conversation with AMCHP Presidents
MCH Bridges Episode #1: A Conversation with AMCHP Presidents

In this inaugural episode of MCH Bridges, we sit down with AMCHP’s President, Dr. Manda Hall, and AMCHP’s Past President, Dr. Shirley Payne, to talk about their MCH journeys, their wishes and hopes for the MCH field, and more! Please complete this short survey to...