EPIDEMIOLOGY & EVALUATION

Current Initiatives

Our Equity, Epidemiology and Evaluation team advocates for the effective use of evidence-based strategies, quality data, valid and reliable measures, and effective data translation and communication.

Current Initiatives

AMCHP believes that leaders can be developed by enhancing one’s natural ability with learned skill development through formal and informal learning opportunities, experience, dialogue, role modeling, feedback, mentoring, coaching, and more.  For over 20 years AMCHP has had leadership development programs for Families, MCH, Title V and CYSHCN Directors. 

All members of the state and territorial MCH programs are entrusted with carrying out the mission of Title V. As such, all Title V staff must exhibit leadership skills on a daily basis, from interacting with stakeholders to communicating the importance of Title V. AMCHP’s Leadership Lab program develops the entire Title V workforce. The program allows Title V staff to learn from one another across the workforce (Family Leaders, new Title V and MCH Directors, CYSHCN Directors, Next Generation MCH Leaders, state Title V Epidemiologist and Adolescent Health Leaders), as well as those with similar roles.

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs held its 2021 Annual Conference virtually on May 24-27, 2021. There were 1337 registered attendees at the 2021 AMCHP Annual Conference, which is an attendance record. The conference evaluation survey was sent to 1274 registered attendees who agreed to be contacted while registering for the conference. By the end of a three-week survey period (June 1-21), AMCHP had received 305 survey responses for a survey response rate of 23.9%. 

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) developed and administered a survey to assess how the COVID-19 public health emergency has impacted the nation’s Title V program’s operations and efforts. Email survey invitations were sent to 115 named Title V Directors of Title V Maternal & Child Health (MCH) and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Programs. The primary survey period was from April 28 – May 13, 2020. The valid responses received represented 64 Title V MCH programs from 43 states, five territories, and one jurisdiction. There were three primary Title V MCH Program types among the survey respondents: MCH-only, CYSHCN-only, combined MCH-CYSHCN programs.  A slight majority of the respondents indicated that they were from Title V MCH-CYSHCN programs (53.1%, n=34), approximately one-third were from CYSHCN-only programs (29.7%, n=19), and the lesser proportion were from MCH-only programs (15.6%, n=10). One respondent described themselves as a Title V family leader program.

Coming soon!

With funding provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, in 2013, an expert panel of MCH members from seven states—Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, and North Carolina—compiled a list of 59 Life Course Indicators (LCI). The primary purpose for creation of the LCI was to provide states’ Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs the abilities to measure and assess factors that can influence health trajectories over the life course. The Life Course Indicators cover a broad swath of topics including oral health, breastfeeding, bullying, unemployment, household food insecurity, mental health among adults, smoking and alcohol use among adolescents, and homelessness.

Currently, the Equity, Epidemiology, and Evaluation team offers technical assistance (TA) support in life course indicator analysis, calculations, and location of data components, among other TA requests.

View the Life Course Indicators Online Tool​

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