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President’s FY22 Budget Proposes Increases for MCH!
President’s FY22 Budget Proposes Increases for MCH!

On Friday May 28, 2021, President Biden unveiled the administration’s proposed federal budget for FY2022.  We are pleased to report that the proposed budget included significant investments for maternal and child health! Some highlights of proposed increases are...

President Signs COVID-19 Relief Bill with MCH Priorities
President Signs COVID-19 Relief Bill with MCH Priorities

President Signs COVID-19 Relief Bill with MCH Priorities On Mar. 11, President Biden signed into law the latest COVID-19 relief bill, the American Rescue Plan Act (H.R. 1319), which has a top-line funding level of $1.9 trillion and includes several priorities for...

Congress Finally Passes Funding Bill, COVID-19 Relief
Congress Finally Passes Funding Bill, COVID-19 Relief

On Dec. 21, the House and Senate reached a long-awaited deal and passed an end of year bill that included funding for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2021, additional stimulus funding in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, health extenders, and several...

House FY20 Labor-HHS Bill Proposes $27M Increase for Title V!
House FY20 Labor-HHS Bill Proposes $27M Increase for Title V!

The full text and report language of the House proposed Labor, Health & Human Services and Education bill for fiscal year 2020 has been released and we are thrilled to share that it includes a $27 million increase for the Title V MCH Block Grant! Tomorrow,...

Raise Your Voice for MCH Funding
Raise Your Voice for MCH Funding

Deadlines for requesting funding levels for programs in the FY2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill are approaching and now is the time to make sure your Senators and Representatives prioritize funding for maternal and child health!...

Title X Final Rule Posted by HHS
Title X Final Rule Posted by HHS

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published its unofficial final rule today to make substantive changes to the Title X Family Planning Program. The rule will effectively bar many, though not all, Planned Parenthood clinics from receiving Title X funds....

Shutdown Updates
Shutdown Updates

As the partial government shutdown now enters its 25th day, we wanted to bring you a few updates. Unfortunately, there is very little news of progress in reaching a compromise that will reopen those parts of the government that are currently shut down. In the...

Preventing Maternal Deaths Act Passes House of Representatives!
Preventing Maternal Deaths Act Passes House of Representatives!

We are thrilled to share that the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 1318, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, today. We are hearing that the Senate expects to take up and pass the bill soon — after which it would be sent to the President's desk for...

Health Leaders to Congress: Vote Now to Save Mothers’ Lives
Health Leaders to Congress: Vote Now to Save Mothers’ Lives

Coalition of national organizations urges floor votes on bills aimed at combating rise in maternal mortality, cites bipartisan support. A group of 82 national health-related organizations urged congressional leaders today to pass pending legislation by the end of the...

AMCHP Issues Statement on Public Charge Draft Proposed Rule
AMCHP Issues Statement on Public Charge Draft Proposed Rule

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) issued the following statement in response to news about a draft proposed rule to change the definition of public charge when applying for legal permanent residency in the United States, citing concerns...

AMCHP Applauds Advancement of Maternal Mortality Legislation
AMCHP Applauds Advancement of Maternal Mortality Legislation

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions unanimously approved legislation today to help combat the rising rate of maternal mortality in the United States. The bipartisan Maternal Health Accountability Act (S. 1112), sponsored by Senators...

CR Passes with Five Years for MIECHV!
CR Passes with Five Years for MIECHV!

In the early hours of the morning today, Feb. 9, Congress passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government funded through Mar. 23. Importantly, this deal also included a two-year agreement to raise budget caps, which means Congress can finally get to work on...

Increase for Title V MCH Block Grant in FY18 Omnibus Appropriations!
Increase for Title V MCH Block Grant in FY18 Omnibus Appropriations!

On the evening of March 21, the House of Representatives released text of an omnibus appropriations bill which would fund the government through the remainder of FY2018. AMCHP is pleased to share that this bill includes a $10 million increase for the Title V Maternal...