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Shaping our Future: A More Inclusive, Sustainable Workforce
Shaping our Future: A More Inclusive, Sustainable Workforce

By Ben Kaufman, MSW, Associate Director, Workforce Development and Capacity Building, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) Earlier this year, the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (non-sports fans, bear with me for one short...

Future of Telehealth in MCH
Future of Telehealth in MCH

By Brittany Frew, MPH, Program Manager, Clinical and Community Collaboration, and Sabra Anckner, RN, MSN, Associate Director, Clinical and Community Collaboration, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) During the first several weeks and months of...

Using our ‘Why’ to Create a Better Future
Using our ‘Why’ to Create a Better Future

By Gabrielle McLean and Eden Desta, Digital Communications Interns, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) "As public health practitioners, we must always remember to keep things in perspective for history is not as far as it seems, to respect the...

The Marathon
The Marathon

By Joseph Yusuf, A New Deal for Youth Changemaker, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and Generation Hope Scholar   AMCHP’s 2022 conference included a session titled “The Path Forward: Strategies to Support Mental Health for Young Adult Parents.” This...

How Trauma-Informed Yoga is Healing a Generation
How Trauma-Informed Yoga is Healing a Generation

By Small World Yoga (Nashville, Tennessee location) Miguel, age 10, rolls up his yoga mat after a 40-minute session of gentle yoga and meditation with his classmates after school. He recognizes that he feels calmer and less anxious about his performance on a math quiz...

Overview of Replication Projects
Overview of Replication Projects

Each year, AMCHP awards four organizations to replicate a practice from the MCH Innovations Database (formerly known as Innovation Station). If selected, applicants receive tailored technical assistance and individualized guidance from AMCHP and...

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)   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...

The Great Balancing Act
The Great Balancing Act

By Shirley Payne, PhD, MPH, 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...

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, MPP, Senior Program Manager, Health Systems Transformation, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs   Burnout. Fatigue. Exhaustion. These terms have defined our work lives since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. As public...

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...