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“It Takes a Village (ITAV)” Expansion Project
“It Takes a Village (ITAV)” Expansion Project

Utah has one of the largest populations of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders in the lower 48 United States. Pacific Islanders have had a presence in Utah since the late 1800s when many Native Hawaiians moved to the Salt Lake Valley as a result of missionary efforts of...

Community Mobilization Approach to Increase Fatherhood Involvement
Community Mobilization Approach to Increase Fatherhood Involvement

Wykinia Culbreth, Georgia Department of Public Health Tiara Giddings, Morehouse School of Medicine   The Georgia Department of Public Health (GA DPH) Maternal and Child Health Section within the Division of Health Promotion partnered with the National Fatherhood...

​Lessons Learned from Global and Local Initiatives
​Lessons Learned from Global and Local Initiatives

Laura Powis, MPH, AMCHP, Evidence & Implementation Team, Global Health Workgroup     As we have seen time and time again throughout this pandemic, vaccine hesitancy is an ever-evolving concern. Just when vaccination numbers are on the rise, an event like the...

AMCHP 2021: Global Meets Local Conference Updates
AMCHP 2021: Global Meets Local Conference Updates

The 2021 annual AMCHP conference Global Meets Local: A Global Approach for Local Outcomes is just a few days away! AMCHP 2021 will be the perfect opportunity to connect and network with public health officials who share an interest in maternal and child health. Last...

Celebrate Public Health Genetics Week from May 24-28,2021 with NCC
Celebrate Public Health Genetics Week from May 24-28,2021 with NCC

Megan Lyon, MPH, NCC Senior Program Manager   The National Coordinating Center for the Regional Genetics Network (NCC), a cooperative agreement from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), works with the seven Regional Genetics Networks (RGNs) and the...

AMCHP’s Global Health Initiative
AMCHP’s Global Health Initiative

AMCHP defines “global health” as seeking to achieve equity in all that we do, in a way that promotes the well-being of every individual worldwide. In recognizing the inherent value in learning from global health insights and perspectives, AMCHP launched its Global...

Breaking Down Silos to Address COVID-19 in Maternal and Child Health:
Breaking Down Silos to Address COVID-19 in Maternal and Child Health:

​Two Examples of State Collaborative Approaches to Turn Data into Action Camille Delgado-López, MPH, Puerto Rico Department of Health Elizabeth Harvey, PhD, MPH, Tennessee Department of Health Alyson K. Northrup, MS, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs...

Global Health as Gender Equality
Global Health as Gender Equality

By Bejanchong Foretia, MPH; Program Analyst AMCHP: Women’s and Infant Health Team, Global Health Workgroup Setting the Stage for Gender Equity: The Beijing Platform for Action In Beijing 1995, a unanimous vote was taken to adopt the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA)....

Health Equity sessions at Family Voices Leadership Conference
Health Equity sessions at Family Voices Leadership Conference

By Ashlee Richey, Program Manager for Communications      Bev Baker, Associate Director and Co-Director of Leadership in Family Professional Partnerships (LFPP) at Family Voices Family Voices is a national network of family-led organizations and friends of children...

Peer Support as a Pandemic Response Tool
Peer Support as a Pandemic Response Tool

By Alice Wertheimer and Michelle Crawford  Introduction In early Spring 2020, the Family Engagement Team of The National MCH Workforce Development Center initiated a six-month peer learning program for Title V Family Leaders from each of the seven state teams...

State Public-Private Partnerships
State Public-Private Partnerships

An Avenue for Cost Savings through Nonprofit Charitable Assistance Programs   Nathan Thomson, State Government Affairs, Patients Services, Inc. (PSI) We are living in an era of where safety net systems are increasingly strained and state health budgets are...

Heal the Mother, Heal the Family
Heal the Mother, Heal the Family

A Doula’s Role in Supporting Pregnant People with Substance Use Disorder Jessica Cohen, MSW, AMCHP Program Manager, Health Systems Transformation Team The experience of giving birth may not look the same across continents and countries, but globally we share an...