PULSE NEWSLETTERS

Pulse is AMCHP’s bi-monthly online magazine. Each issue focuses on a different topic and is shared with the entire AMCHP family, including members, partners, and others interested in MCH issues. 

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A Message from our CEO
A Message from our CEO

By Terrance E. Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP)   By now, you’ve had an opportunity to experience AMCHP’s 2022 virtual Annual Conference: Reflecting on our Past, Shaping our Future! I would like to give...

The Great Balancing Act
The Great Balancing Act

By Dr. Shirley Payne, Assistant Commissioner, Public Health Commission, Indiana Department of Health   Throughout the pandemic, we have navigated what I characterize as the great balancing act in both our personal and professional lives. Each area required us to...

How Are the Parents?
How Are the Parents?

By Jena Martin, Director of Special Populations Family Connection of South Carolina   My name is Jena, and I am a full-time mom and professional. Of my four children, one has significant mental health challenges, one qualifies for an Individualized Education...

On Disability, Toxic Productivity, and Selflessness
On Disability, Toxic Productivity, and Selflessness

By Amber Woodside, AMCHP Youth Voice Amplified Committee Member   I grew up disabled without knowing what to call it until I was almost 20. I speak more to my ADHD than the fact that I’m autistic in this context, but it’s important for me to say now that within...

Redefining Rest and Productivity
Redefining Rest and Productivity

By Atyya Chaudhry, Senior Program Manager, Health Systems Transformation   Burnout. Fatigue. Exhaustion. These terms have defined our work lives since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. As public health professionals, we are giving more than 100 percent...

Reflections from AMCHP Board Past President Dr. Manda Hall
Reflections from AMCHP Board Past President Dr. Manda Hall

By Manda Hall, MD, Associate Commissioner, Community Health Improvement Division, Texas Department of State Health Services   As I reflect on my past year as president of AMCHP, the following quote by Dr. Paul Farmer resonates with me: “With rare exceptions, all...

The Biden Administration Mental Health Strategy: Implications for MCH
The Biden Administration Mental Health Strategy: Implications for MCH

By Stacy Collins, Associate Director, Health Systems Transformation, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs   “First - beat the opioid epidemic. There is so much we can do. Increase funding for prevention, treatment, harm reduction and recovery. Get rid...

A Message from our CEO
A Message from our CEO

By Terrance E. Moore, MA, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP).   I am thrilled to be sharing with you my very first Pulse article as AMCHP’s CEO! It’s hard to believe that it’s already been five months. As we move...

Disability & Reproductive Health: It’s Time to Talk About It!
Disability & Reproductive Health: It’s Time to Talk About It!

By Paige Falion, MS, Senior Program Manager, Child & Adolescent Health, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), and Mallory Cyr, MPH, CYSHCN Program Manager, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP).   The topic of...