Climate change and natural disasters, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and increased consciousness of domestic and foreign terrorism have heightened awareness of the need for emergency preparedness and response (EPR) within the larger maternal and child health (MCH) community. In response, the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) leads and supports programs and professionals to meet the needs of diverse MCH communities. Our programs are supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration, and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. AMCHP aims to increase states’ capacity to engage in disaster and emergency preparedness to meet the needs of MCH populations. Our role is to ensure MCH populations’ needs are represented in discussions about and recommendations relevant to emergency preparedness at the national and state levels.


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Paige Bussanich Falion, MS

Senior Program Manager, CYSHCN
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Mallory Cyr, MPH

Program Manager, CYSHCN
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Ben Kaufman, MSW

Associate Director, Workforce Development and Capacity Building
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Nia Sutton, MPH, CHES

Program Manager, Emergency Preparedness & Response
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