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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...