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AIM Partners: Products Developed by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) Bibliography

AIM Partners: Products Developed by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP)

Bibliography of Materials from MCHLine®

This bibliography of 147 items is drawn from MCHLine®, the MCH Digital Library online catalog. It includes selected materials published in the last ten years that discuss guidelines and standards of care for children with special health care needs.

The MCH Digital Library focuses on publications from federal and state agencies, from grantees of federal and state agencies, and from professional and voluntary organizations. It contains unique materials on the history of maternal and child health in the United States, policy papers, reports, conference proceedings, manuals, survey instruments, guidelines, and curricula. The library does not collect materials on clinical medicine. Consumer health materials and commercially published materials are collected very selectively.

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Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. n.d.. Adolescent health system capacity assessment tool. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 98 pp.

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2018. Bright Futures: An essential resource for advancing the Title V national performance measures. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 10 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief provides an overview of the Bright Futures guidelines and how the guidelines correlate with the Title V National Performance Measures.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Block grants, Bright Futures, Child development, Child health, Child health supervision, Health promotion, Infant health, Measures, Model programs, Pediatric care, Policy development, Preventive health services, Program planning, Resources for professionals, Service delivery systems, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2018. Family navigation implementation strategies: Improving systems of care. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 11 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief describes family navigation, an evidence-informed strategy intended to guide families through and around barriers in the health care system so that they may overcome obstacles faced when accessing or receiving care. It highlights how family navigation programs are being implemented across the United States and shares specific states’ examples of family navigation programs and activities in state systems of care, including state Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs and community-based programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Families, Health care systems, State programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and National Institute for Children's Health Quality. 2017. Early childhood developmental screening and Title V: Building better systems. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs; Boston, MA: National Institute for Children's Health Quality, 13 pp. (An issue brief sharing Title V strategies and measures on National pPerformance Measure 6: Developmental screening)

Annotation: This issue brief provides insight into developmental screening activities of Maternal and Child Health Title V state programs, which are aimed at addressing the growing incidence of developmental disabilities and improving comprehensive systems and services to better support early childhood development. It describes activities of states which have chosen National Performance Measure 6 (Percentage of children, ages 9 through 71 months, receiving a developmental screening using a parent-completed screening tool), discusses challenges, and point to next steps.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Developmental screening, Measures, State programs, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2017. National Title V children and youth with special health care needs program profile. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 15 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a snapshot of Title V Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) programs across the United States. Contents include background and history of CYSHCN programs, recent changes affecting CYSHCN programs, and methods and results from an electronic survey of Title V CYSHCN directors to assess key characteristics of each state's CYSHCN program. Topics include program structure and strengths, roles in systems of care, CYSHCN program partnerships, financing of care for CYSHCN populations and emerging issues for CYSHCN programs.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Children with special health care needs, Community based services, Consultation, Cultural competency, Data, Family centered care, Financing, Health care delivery, Health care reform, Health care systems, Health insurance, Leadership, Medicaid managed care, Models, Networking, Pediatric care, Policy development, Program coordination, Program development, Public health infrastructure, Public private partnerships, Quality assurance, Reimbursement, Role, Standards, State MCH programs, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2017. Pathways to family leadership within AMCHP. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document defines the term "family leader" and describes the roles for family leaders in the Association for Maternal and Child Health Programs' activities. Topics include title, eligibility criteria, selection process, timeline, and duties.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Contact Phone: (202) 775-1472 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Contact E-mail: mjarvix@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community participation, Consultants, Employment, Families, Leadership, Mentors, Parent participation, Parent professional relations, Public private partnerships, Recruitment, Special health care services, State MCH programs, Teaching, Technical assistance, Title V programs, Training, Volunteers, Work force

Murphy C, Grannemann K. 2017. Title V data integration toolkit. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs,

Annotation: This toolkit is a collection of resources that aims to assist states as they integrate Title V data into Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems (ECIDS). The toolkit consists of tip sheets, data integration use cases, and state examples.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Data linkage, Early childhood development, Early childhood education, Integrated information systems, Interagency cooperation, Program coordination, Program improvement, State programs, Systems development, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2016. AMCHP case study: Engaging diverse populations–State examples. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 3 pp.

Annotation: This document describes family engagement as a critical part of Title V maternal and child health (MCH) and children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) programs and ways that states are engaging diverse populations. Contents include case study examples in Kentucky and Texas. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Community participation, Cultural diversity, Families, Kentucky, Leadership, Public private partnerships, Role, State programs, Texas, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2016. AMCHP case study: Family engagement–State examples. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document describes family engagement as a critical part of Title V maternal and child health (MCH) and children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) programs and highlights ways that states are engaging families. Contents include case study examples in Louisiana, Michigan, and Washington. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Cultural diversity, Families, Leadership, Louisiana, Michigan, Participation, Public private partnerships, Role, State programs, Title V programs, Washington

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2016. AMCHP family engagement initiatives. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet highlights the variety of ways that the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs engages families across programs and policy activities. Topics include engaging family leaders as critical elements of the organization infrastructure; developing family leaders and helping them obtain the tools and resources they need to be active participants in the work force; and engaging family leaders in the development of, and a target audience for, program and policy activities.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community participation, Families, Leadership training, Parent participation, Policy development, Professional societies, Program development, State MCH programs, Technical assistance, Title V programs, Work force

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2016. AMCHP strategic plan 2016–2018. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1 p.

Annotation: This document presents the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs' vision, mission, values, goals, and objectives for the three year period 2016–2018. Topics include increasing the capacity of states and territories to use evidence to drive policy and program design to improve maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes and health equity, developing a flexible and skilled work force, influencing the alignment of resources at the federal and state levels to improve and increase support for MCH, and increasing investments in MCH programs.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Equal opportunities, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Policy development, Professional societies, Program development, Program improvement, State MCH programs, Strategic planning, Work force

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2016. Family engagement in state Title V maternal and child health (MCH) and children with special health care needs (CYSHCN) programs: Results from a survey–Executive summary. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 11 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes findings from a nationwide survey of maternal and child health (MCH) and children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) directors about family engagement policies and practices in Title V-funded programs. The findings provide a snapshot of strategies to support meaningful family engagement, effective and innovative practices, and areas of need for improvement and technical assistance. Topics include creating a culture of family engagement, levels of family engagement, roles of family staff or consultants, family members employed as staff, sustaining and diversifying family engagement, and evaluating family engagement. An overview of the survey development and response, programmatic definitions of family, and a discussion of the results is included. A series of briefs that detail the results in specific areas are also available. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Cultural diversity, Evaluation, Families, Leadership, National surveys, Participation, Public private partnerships, Role, State programs, Sustainability, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2016. Opportunities to optimize access to prenatal care through health transformation. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 12 pp.

Annotation: This brief provides information about the importance of timely, quality, affordable, and adequate health care coverage during pregnancy and the role of Title V in improving coverage and access to care for pregnant women. Topics include covered preventive health services for pregnant women or women who may become pregnant under the Affordable Care Act; coverage options available for pregnant women through public, private, and safety net programs; issues and gaps in coverage; policy options and state strategies; and considerations for states.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Barriers, Costs, Health care reform, Health insurance, Low income groups, Medicaid, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Policy development, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Role, State MCH programs, Title V programs

Banyan Communications. 2016. Pregnancy and oral health. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1 video (1 min., 30 sec.).

Annotation: This video encourages pregnant women to make oral health a priority during pregnancy and to access preventive care. Topics include the importance of practicing good oral health habits and scheduling a dental visit during pregnancy to reduce the risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Additional topics include who to ask for help finding a dentist and who to talk to about the cost of oral health services, including services covered by Medicaid.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website; also available for customization upon request.

Keywords: Dental care, Financing, Health care utilization, Oral health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Preventive health services

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health. 2016. Roles of family staff or consultants within Title V MCH and CYSHCN programs. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 7 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses various roles, and activities within these roles, of families who are in paid positions as staff or consultants to state Title V maternal and child health (MCH) and children and youth special health care needs (CYSHCN) programs. Topics include roles for family engagement in the Title V Block Grant guidance; depth of engagement (family roles along a continuum); roles and activities by level of engagement (input, partnership, service provision, policy-level leadership); and family engagement in Title V needs assessment activities.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community participation, Consultants, Employment, Families, Leadership, Mentors, Needs assessment, Parent participation, Parent professional relations, Policy development, Public private partnerships, Quality assurance, Special health care services, State MCH programs, Title V programs, Training, Work force

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and Family Voices. 2016. Stories of the newly enrolled: How new ACA coverage options are impacting women and families raising children with special health care needs. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 7 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents five case studies of women, young adults, and families, including those raising children and youth with special health care needs (CYSCHN), about enrolling in and receiving care through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance coverage. The contents illustrate some of the benefits of the ACA's new coverage options for women and families with CYSCHN and challenges that remain in closing gaps in care and ensuring appropriate coverage for vulnerable populations. Topics include ACA provider networks, autism treatment coverage; and coverage for Native Americans; immigrant and refugee women, and young adult women. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, American Indians, Case studies, Children with special health care needs, Family centered care, Financing, Health care reform, Health insurance, Immigrants, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Program improvement, Refugees, Women, Young adults

Chaudhry A, Comeau M, Dworetzky B, Hess C, Kanchinadam K, McCoy C, VanLandeghem K, Witgert K. 2016. The Affordable Care Act: A working guide for MCH professionals [upd.]. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 40 pp.

Annotation: This guide for maternal and child health (MCH) professionals comprises six modules that provide an overview of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its implications for MCH populations, ways that individuals can access health care coverage, and an explanation of covered services. Topics include the history of and initial challenges to the ACA, key provisions of the ACA, a glossary of key insurance concepts, provisions of the Patient's Bill of Rights, pathways to coverage for MCH populations, health insurance marketplaces, and benefits. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Health care reform, Health insurance, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Patient rights, Preventive health services, Resources for professionals

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2016. Title V program approaches to lower non-medically indicated deliveries before 39 weeks of gestation. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 9 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes efforts to reduce non-medically indicated deliveries before 39 weeks and methods that Title V programs can use to improve birth outcomes. Contents include information about the health and financial implications of non-medically indicated deliveries before 39 weeks gestation; key priorities at the national level; and example strategies in California, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. Information about the role of Title V as conduit, expert advisor, expediter, and funder of initiatives is included.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Cesarean section, Childbirth, Collaboration, Costs, Health care reform, Infant mortality, Low income groups, Measures, Pregnant women, Program improvement, Public private partnerships, Quality assurance, Risk factors, Role, State MCH programs, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2015. AMCHP family delegate: Health reform and family leaders. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document describes results from a survey of Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs' Family Delegates to assess their knowledge and needs related to health care reform. Topics include delegates' demographics and their Title V role and responsibilities; the impact of health reform on delegates' role and their understanding of health reform and access to information; delegates' learning interests and preferred learning format; and next steps (providing additional information, tools, and resources to Family Delegates to support their engagement in health reform). [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community participation, Families, Health care reform, Leadership, Learning, Needs assessment, Parent participation, Surveys, Work force

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2015. Data to action: Needs assessment, performance measurement, and practice. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 4 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes the needs assessment process and considerations for states developing maternal and child health action plans. Topics include the context of Title V needs assessment, engaging stakeholders, identifying needs and capacity gaps, setting priorities, and finding open source best practices. Information about demonstrating impact and selecting and implementing evidence-based practices are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community action, Data analysis, Data collection, Measures, Needs assessment, State programs, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2015. Health for every mother: A maternal health resource and planning guide for states. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 118 pp.

Annotation: This guide for maternal and child health (MCH) programs and their partners provides a synthesis of program and policy recommendations and offers a framework to support states in identifying next steps. Contents include strategies and planning tools for strengthening maternal data systems, increasing the value of an investment in maternal health, enabling healthy living, improving access to care, ensuring high quality health care for women, and ensuring readiness and response to obstetric emergencies.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Emergency medical services, MCH programs, MCH services, Maternal health, Mothers, Policy development, Preventive health services, Program improvement, Program planning, Quality assurance, Systems development, Women's health services

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2015. Opportunities and strategies for improving preconception health through health reform: Advancing collective impact for improved health outcomes. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 8 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief explores how states can capitalize on the opportunities presented by health reform to improve birth outcomes, particularly through preconception health. It highlights state Title V maternal and child health programs, particularly programs in three states (Michigan, Oklahoma, and Oregon) that participated in an action learning collaborative and are working to strengthen partnerships to implement preconception health activities, enhance preventive care for women, explore financing options for preconception care services, and use data to inform policy and program development. Delaware and Colorado also are featured as states that are working toward improved access to preconception care.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Collaboration, Colorado, Data, Delaware, Financing, Health care reform, Learning, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, Policy development, Preconception care, Preventive health services, Program development, Program improvement, Public private partnerships, State MCH programs, Title V programs, Women's health

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2015. Putting it all together: Case example on using CYSHCN standards and SPHARC tools and resources to develop an action plan. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 11 pp.

Annotation: This case example illustrates how a state Title V program – in hypothetical state X – could use existing tools and resources developed by the Association for Maternal and Child Health Programs in developing an action plan to address developmental screening rates.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Infants with special health care needs, Children with special health care needs, Developmental screening

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2015. Resources for Title V action planning: Developmental screening strategies and measures. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 8 pp. plus appendices.

Annotation: This document highlights strategies, measures and resources to help Title V develop action plans to implement and improve screening and early identification systems and impact the national performance measure on developmental screening

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Developmental screening, Infants with special health care needs, Program development

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2015. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Title V National Performance Measures. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for state Title V programs illustrates how the Affordable Care Act provisions relate to national performance measures (NPMs), and identifies potential opportunities to incorporate federal-level reforms into NPM planning.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Block grants, Health care reform, Measures, Model programs, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Policy development, Program planning, Program planning, Resources for professionals, State MCH programs, Title V programs, Title V programs

McCoy C, Chaudhry A. 2015. Who will be covered for what in 2015 and beyond: An overview of insurance affordability programs for maternal and child health populations existing prior to or expanded under the Affordable Care Act . Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 6 pp.

Annotation: This policy brief is designed to assist state maternal and child health (MCH) programs in understanding insurance affordability programs not including employee-sponsored coverage. Contents include an overview of federal benefit and coverage requirements under the Affordable Care Act. Topics include federal minimum eligibility levels by income including identified and potential gaps in eligibility for MCH populations both with and without Medicaid expansion and projected minimum or essential health insurance benefits for MCH populations including children and youth with special health care needs for each of the following coverage options: Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), insurance purchased through the health insurance marketplace (exchange), and safety net services for those remaining uninsured.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Medicaid, Expanded eligibility, Health care reform, Health insurance, Eligibility, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, State health insurance programs

National MCH Workforce Development Center. 2014. A snapshot of current Title V workforce needs. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 20 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the current challenges and opportunities facing the maternal and child health (MCH) work force and describes the training, tools, and guidance needed to advance the MCH agenda. The report synthesizes work force challenges and broad training and technical assistance needs, and cross-references them with existing or planned resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: MCH programs, Needs assessment, Resource for professionals, Training, Work force

National MCH Workforce Development Center. 2014. A summary of current Title V workforce needs. [Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs], 19 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses challenges and opportunities facing the maternal and child health (MCH) work force and specific needs for training and technical assistance. The report outlines work force needs in the following categories: information about health care reform, adaptive skills to lead through change, skills to work effectively within integrated systems, and skills to measure the quality and return on investment of programs. The report also includes descriptions of the types of training, tools, and evidence-informed guidance necessary to advance an MCH agenda and information on how the National MCH Workforce Development Center is addressing work force needs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: MCH training, Needs assessment, Technical assistance, Title V programs, Work force

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2014. Connecting the dots to improve birth outcomes: Key considerations and recommendations from a national meeting. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 32 pp.

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2014. Economic analysis of LARC programs. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brief summarizes the types of cost analyses, previous study methodology, and the steps associated with evaluating long acting reversible contraception (LARC) programs that demonstrate a return on investment (ROI). The brief describes differences between ROI and cost effective analyses and steps to consider for a LARC ROI analysis. Topics include defining the perspective and timeframe; identifying costs, outcomes, data sources, and estimated rates; calculating results; and messaging.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Contraceptive devices, Cost effectiveness, Economic factors, Financing, MCH programs, Program evaluation

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2014. Environmental scan: Addressing the needs of adolescents in state Title V programs. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 11 pp.

Annotation: This report describes findings from an environmental scanning process, in which data related to adolescents in state Title V Maternal and Child Block Grant reports were captured and analyzed in order to identify themes and conclusions and ultimately better understand state adolescent health programming under Title V. Contents include the methodology, limitations, results and analysis related to national- and state-level performance measures, and conclusions. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Data collection, Measures, Outcome and process assessment, State programs, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2014. Environmental scan: State strategies and initiatives to improve developmental and autism screening and early identification systems. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 12 pp.

Annotation: This report provides initial findings of a search of state and other documents related to developmental screening activities and of the Title V Information System online database to identify states with priority needs and performance measures related to developmental screening and early identification, with a focus on children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. It describes the Autism Cares Act and strategies to increase developmental screening and improve systems. It discusses issues of data collection, measurement, and infrastructure; coordinating systems and services; and challenges and barriers. State highlights are provided. An accompanying fact sheet lists state performance measures and objectives related to developmental screening and early identification.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Autism spectrum disorders, Child development disorders, Developmental screening, State programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2014. Leading state maternal and child health programs: A guide for senior managers. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 126 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information, tips, and resources for new senior managers responsible for the oversight or management of all or part of the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant and related federal and state programs. Topics include the roots and evolution of Title V, conceptual frameworks for Title V, and key concepts of MCH, and Title V at the national and state levels. Additional topics include leading through influence to achieve change; the Affordable Care Act; key players at the national and state levels; the importance of family-centered care; planning and managing resources for results; data sources and techniques; state and federal grants, budgets, and accountability; and work force development.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Leadership, Management, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2014. Life course indicator: Exposure to secondhand smoke inside the home. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 7 pp.

Annotation: This resource describes how exposure to secondhand smoke within the home is measured, this indicator's implications for equity, its public health impact, how to leverage or realign resources to impact this measure, its use to predict an individual's health and wellness, and data criteria and quality.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Data, Environmental exposure, Life course, Measures, Passive smoking, Tobacco

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2014. Life course indicators online tool. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource presents a standardized set of indicators that can be applied to measure progress using the life course approach to improve maternal and child health. The set of life course indicators is organized by category, data source, and domain. For each indicator, the resource includes details such as a brief description, numerator, denominator, data source, similar measures in other indicator sets, and national comparison data. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Data sources, Life course, MCH programs, Measures, Program improvement, Social indicators

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2014. MCH epidemiology methods and practice assessment. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 4 pp. (Issue brief)

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2014. State developmental screening and early identification performance measures. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet lists performance measures and objectives related to the goals and priorities of developmental screening and early identification in states. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Developmental screening, Early intervention, Health services delivery, Measures, Special health care services

McCoy C. 2014. State Title V program approaches to improving birth outcomes. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 24 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief focuses on efforts to reduce non-medically indicated deliveries before 39 weeks gestation and methods that state Title V maternal and child health (MCH) programs are using to improve birth outcomes. Topics include national and state initiatives to make lowering the number of non-medically indicated deliveries before 39 weeks a priority; the role of state Title V MCH programs in implementing quality improvement programs and payment reforms; and examples from California, North Carolina, and Texas. The appendix contains a matrix of national and regional initiatives to improve birth outcomes including a description, geographic scope, funding, and partners for each initiative.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Childbirth, National initiatives, Prematurity, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Regional programs, Reimbursement, State MCH programs, Treatment outcome

State Infant Mortality Collaborative. 2013-. State infant mortality (SIM) toolkit: A standardized approach for examining infant mortality. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1 v.

Annotation: This toolkit presents lessons learned from the State Infant Mortality Collaborative including experiences of and guidance from five teams relevant to the analysis and interpretation of perinatal data. Topics include the importance of infant mortality as a key indicator of population health, selecting indicators of infant mortality and data sources, methodological and statistical approaches to analyzing data and interpreting findings, and translating findings into programs and policies.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Data, Infant mortality, Information dissemination, Model programs, Needs assessment, Perinatal influences, Policy development, State MCH programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2013. 2013 AMCHP annual conference: Advancing the maternal and child health vision. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs,

Annotation: This web site contains video archives of plenary sessions, and selected skill-building workshops and power sessions for the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) annual conference held February 9-12, 2013 in Washington, DC. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Conferences, MCH training

Park MJ, English A. 2013. ACA implementation: What does it mean for adolescents and young adults?. San Francisco, CA: National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center; Chapel Hill, NC; Center for Adolescent Health and the Law, 35 pp.

Annotation: These slides address the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it will affect adolescents and young adults. Presented during the 2013 annual meeting of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), the slides explain why health is so important for young people; address some of the health issues that adolescents and young adults face; and describe how health care can help youth in the transition into adulthood. The slides also cover public and private insurance under ACA and describe key issues to monitor as ACA implementation moves forward. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Federal health insurance programs, Health care reform, Health reform, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Young adults, Youth

CityMatCH, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, National Healthy Start Association, EveryWoman Southeast. 2013. Addressing racism's impact on infant mortality: Lessons learned from the Partnership to Eliminate Disparities in Infant Mortality. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1 video (60 min., 24 sec.).

Annotation: This webinar explores the persistent gap in infant mortality between white and black infants and how to address challenges and opportunities. The experiences of 11 community and state teams and partners in addressing racism's impact on infant mortality are shared and lessons learned are described with actionable steps for programs to take. Examples are provided from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Blacks, Case studies, Community programs, Infant death, Infant mortality, Multimedia, Racial factors, Racism, State initiatives

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, National Center for Health Reform Implementation. 2013. Fact sheet: The Affordable Care Act—Outreach and enrollment. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides an overview and suggested steps for state maternal and child health leaders as implementation of key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act take effect. It also provides sources and selected resources for further information on outreach, enrollment, and coverage eligibility.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: State MCH programs, Eligibility, Enrollment, Health insurance, Health reform, Outreach, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, National Health Law Program. 2013. Health reform and insurance coverage for pregnant women. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, National Health Law Program,

Annotation: This webcast provides information about public and private health insurance options for pregnant women under the Affordable Care Act and before the Affordable Care Act goes into effect. Medicaid, health insurance marketplaces, and Title V programs are discussed. Advocates in Maryland and Georgia describe efforts in these two states related to coverage options for pregnant women.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Eligibility, Enrollment, Georgia, Health insurance, Health reform, Legislation, Maryland, Medicaid, Pregnant women, Social Security Act, Title V, State programs, Uninsured persons

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2013. Partnering to promote follow-up care for premature infants. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 6 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This document provides a series of case studies on state models to support neonatal intensive care unit follow-up programs. The document also includes national resources for state Title V programs as they continue to develop and support similar programs. Models from the following states are described: Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, For each model, an overview is provided, followed by a discussion of partners and funding and successes and contact information.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, California, Case studies, Colorado, Costs, Family support services, Financing, Health services, Infant health, Iowa, Premature infants, Programs, State initiatives

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality. 2013. Promoting healthy weight in maternal and child health populations. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1 video (60 min.). (Related to 34808)

Annotation: This webinar, broadcast April 26, 2013, highlights how states and communities are working to promote healthy weight for children, women, and families. Presentations provide examples of state Title V program efforts to address healthy weight, and examples from the Collaborate for Healthy Weight initiative to address obesity at the community level.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Families, Maternal health, Multimedia, Obesity, State initiatives, Women's health

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, . 2013. Promoting healthy weight: The role of Title V. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 15 pp.

Annotation: This brief highlights how state maternal and child health (MCH) programs are working to promote healthy weight in their states and communities by presenting an environmental scan of activities and snapshots of comprehensive state efforts. It provides an overview of Title V programs and highlights the most frequently userd strategies to address weight issues that states described in their MCH Block Grant narratives. The strategies include health promotion, education, and training efforts; data monitoring, surveillance, and evaluation; increasing collaborations and partnerships; developing and implementing policies and guidelines; and capacity and systems building. Snapshots feature one state from each of the 10 Health Resources and Services Administration regions to show the breadth of activities and roles for Title V program involvement. A list of resources is also included.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Body weight, Collaboration, Community programs, Education, Health promotion, MCH programs, Obesity, Program evaluation, Public policy, State programs, Statistical data, Title V programs, Training, Weight management

CityMatCH, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, National Healthy Start Association, EveryWoman Southeast. 2013. Putting the life course concept into practice: Lessons from the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1 video (60 min., 29 sec.). (A lifecourse theory to practice webinar)

Annotation: This webinar, broadcast June 6, 2013, discusses the life course theory and the capacity of the approach to address health inequalities for African American women as experienced by the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, The Magnolia Project. It also discusses strategies for integrating the life course approach into a community-based program, and describes challenges and opportunities to integrating this approach into daily practice.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Blacks, Case studies, Florida, Health care disparities, Health status disparities, Healthy Start, Life cycle, Women's health

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2013. Social media in the states: Providing instant access to emerging issues. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health,

Annotation: This resource offers information about the growing importance of online information, including social media, for obtaining information about health and medical issues. The toolkit discusses how emerging issues can be tracked through social media in the states and provides links to resources, including a live feed of Twitter accounts, a list of state Facebook and Twitter accounts, and other resources to help states use social media. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Bibliographies, Directories, Interactive media, Resources for professionals, State initiatives

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2013. State newborn screening and birth defects program roles in screening for critical congenital heart defects (CCHD). Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 11 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief provides recommendations for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) programs. The brief highlights efforts in Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Utah to establish collaboration between programs, particularly newborn screening and birth defects programs, to effectively implement CCHD screening and follow-up. Topics include key elements of the state approaches, data considerations, and program challenges and successes. The role of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant is discussed.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Collaboration, Congenital abnormalities, Congenital heart defects, Indiana, Michigan, Neonatal screening, New Jersey, State programs, Title V programs, Utah

Mullen C. 2013. State opportunities and strategies for breastfeeding promotion through the Affordable Care Act. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, National Center on Health Reform Implementation, 12 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief explores how states and communities can capitalize on the opportunities presented by the Affordable Care Act to advance breastfeeding. In particular, it examines state partnerships; financing of breastfeeding support and counseling services; promoting worksite accommodations; and using the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program to improve referral and tracking. The brief also highlights some of the best practices of state Title V maternal and child health programs and their partners and offers strategies for states interested in developing similar efforts.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Financing, Health care reform, Home visiting, Model programs, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public private partnerships, State MCH programs, Workplace

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2013. The ABCs of ACOs for MCH. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs,

Annotation: This 90-minute video training explores key considerations of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) for maternal and child health populations, the role of public health in accountable care organization (ACO) implementation, and efforts to implement ACOs that have a focus on pediatric populations with an emphasis on children with special health care needs.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children with special health care needs, Health insurance, Health reform, MCH services, MCH training, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Resources for professionals, Training materials

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2013. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Summary of key maternal and child health related highlights with updates on status of implementation. Wahsington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 13 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides a summary of the maternal and child health (MCH) related highlights and funding announcements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and related implementation of the law in states. Topics include descriptions of individual provisions in these categories: prevention and public health, coverage and benefits, access to health care services, workforce, other key MCH investments, and healthcare quality.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Expanded eligibility, Federal health insurance programs, Financing, Health care reform, Home visiting, MCH services, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Preventive health services, Quality assurance, State health insurance programs, Work force

McElwain L, Tilley P, Warren MD. 2013. The true meaning of succession planning. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1 video (63 min., 39 sec.).

Annotation: This webinar, broadcast July 24, 2013, discusses identifying and grooming the next generation of leaders as an on-going part of maternal and child health program workforce development efforts designed to sustain an organization or agency’s capacity, including developing skills, knowledge, and building leadership capacity. Topics include successful succession planning strategies in the Tennessee Department of Health, the Wyoming Department of Health and the Maternal and Child Health Section, and New Hampshire’s Maternal and Child Health Program.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Leadership training, Public health agencies, Resources for professionals, Transition planning, Work force

Pies C. [2012]. Moving the life course work forward: Recommendations from the Life Course Town Hall Meetings. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs; Omaha, NE: CityMatCH, 10 pp.

Annotation: This report synthesizes information from two life course town hall meetings hosted by the Association of Maternal and Child Heath Programs and CityMatCH at their respective membership meetings in September 2010 and February 2011. The life course perspective encourages focus beyond the individual and individual behavior change to look more broadly at how the interplay of biological, behavioral, psychological, environmental, and social protective and risk factors contribute to health outcomes across the life span. The report provides a brief overview of the meetings, reviews key themes and recommendations identified by participants, and offers ideas for federal agencies exploring next steps as well as for states and localities seeking to either begin or continue their efforts at integrating the life course perspective into their communities and work. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior, Communities, Environmental influences, Federal programs, Health, Life course, Local programs, Protective factors, Psychosocial factors, Risk factors, State programs

National Center for Chronic Disease prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, National Maternal Health Initiative. (2012). CDC/AMCHP assessment of maternal mortality review processes in the United States. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs; Atlanta, GA: National Center for Chronic Disease prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides a brief review of the Centers for Disease Control/Association of Maternal and Child Health Program's assessment of maternal mortality review process. The fact sheet provides background and presents a summary of methods and results.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Financing, Legislation, Maternal death, Maternal mortality, Racial factors, Research, Statistical data

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2012. AMCHP 2012–2015 strategic plan. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1 p.

Annotation: This document lays the foundation for the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs' (AMCHP's) staff work and member involvement and is intended to guide all program, policy, and member services activities. Contents include AMCHP's vision, values, mission, goals, and strategies for supporting state maternal and child health programs and providing national leadership on issues affecting women and children. The plan was created for a three year period and is refreshed annually.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Professional societies, State MCH programs, Strategic plans

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2012. Community Circle of Care [Iowa]. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about Community Circle of Care, a regional systems of care site comprising a coordinated network of community-based services and supports that is organized to meet the challenges of children and adolescents with serious mental problems and disorders and their families. The fact sheet discusses the following topics: demographics; referral, diagnosis, and family history; reduction in out-of-home placements; improvement in behavior problems; and improvement in caregiver strain. Brief stories told from the points of view of adolescents who have benefited from Community of Care are also included. The service area of this project was 10 counties in northeast Iowa.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent mental health, Behavior problems, Child behavior, Child mental health, Community services, Diagnosis, Families, Family support services, Mental disorders, Program coordination, Programs, Referral, Service coordination, State initiatives

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2012. Forging a comprehensive initiative to improve birth outcomes and reduce infant mortality: Policy and program options for state planning. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 92 pp.

Annotation: This compendium is a collection of recommendations for states to address infant mortality, supplemented by action steps, examples, and case studies. Topics include implementing health-promotion efforts; improving access to health care for women before, during, and after pregnancy; and ensuring health care quality for all women and infants. The compendium also discusses implementing maternal-risk screening for all women of reproductive age, enhancing service integration for all women and infants, developing data systems to understand and inform efforts, and promoting social equity.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant mortality, Perinatal health, Policy, Pregnancy outcome, Pregnant women, Program improvement, Statewide planning, Women

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2012. Health reform: What is in it to promote breastfeeding?. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet outlines breastfeeding provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and discusses how maternal and child health programs can use the ACA to strengthen breastfeeding efforts for women. Topics include breastfeeding support, counseling, and equipment, as well as reasonable break time and appropriate space in the workplace. Sources and selected resources for further information are provided.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Health care reform, Legislation, State MCH programs, Women, Working mothers, Workplace health promotion

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2012. Improving birth outcomes in the U.S.: State efforts to reduce prematurity. [Washington, DC]: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 62 pp.

Annotation: These presentation slides provide examples of how states can move forward in achieving the goal of prematurity reduction. The webinar, held on July 12, 2012, outlines the Healthy Babies Initiative to decrease prematurity in the United States by 8 percent by 2014. Presenters highlight the experience and strategies of two states that have met the challenge goal (Alaska and Vermont) and one state currently working toward that goal (Oklahoma).

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Alaska, Oklahoma, Premature infants, Prematurity, Preterm birth, Prevention programs, State initiatives, Vermont

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2012. Improving maternal and child health across the life span: ACTING TODAY for healthy TOMORROWS. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs,

Annotation: This website provides access to the sessions that took place during the 2012 annual conference of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP). Included are general and plenary sessions, skills building sessions, and workshops (available in webcast, smart phone, and downloadable pdf formats). Topics explored include innovations in the field of maternal and child health; creating change for healthier outcomes; state initiatives to promote maternal and child health; and coordinating chronic disease prevention and MCH to improve health across the lifespan. The website also provides details on the 2012 AMCHP awards for leadership, the memorial lecture, scholarships, and best practices.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Conference proceedings, Life course, MCH programs, Multimedia, State MCH programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2012. MCH Navigator: Introduction to an online learning portal. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1 video (55 min.).

Annotation: This January 10, 2012, webinar introduces the MCH Navigator, a new learning portal that links individuals to existing open-access training, organized in areas consistent with nationally endorsed public health and maternal and child health leadership competencies. State Title V directors involved in the design and use of this professional development resource share their perspectives and ideas for future applications in public health and related community settings.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Leadership, MCH training programs, Public health, Resources for professionals

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2012. Newborn screening recommendations for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD): Implications for state programs. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs,

Annotation: This webinar focuses on the point-of-care screening recommendations for critical congenital heart disease ((CCHD) and the potential roles of state health departments. The presentations include considerations for roles of state health departments with CCHD screening, an overview of state activities, and lessons learned from New Jersey’s experience with implementing mandated screening. The webinar recording, as well as the slides used by the presenters, can be accessed from the website.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Congenital heart defects, Multimedia, Neonatal screening, Newborn infants, Program improvement, State programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs, National Fetal Infant Mortality Review. 2012. Pregnancy in the context of a woman's lifespan. [Lansing, MI]: Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, National Fetal Infant Mortality Review, 1 webinar (72 min.). (2012 SUID/SIDS webinar series)

Annotation: This webinar focuses on determinants of health over the course of a woman's lifespan and the factors that influence future health risks for mothers and babies. It describes how pregnancy is not simply an isolated event in a woman's life, but rather, pregnancy is influenced by many contextual factors that occur long before, immediately preceding, and during pregnancy. The webinar highlights the importance of optimizing women's health across the reproductive decades in efforts to minimize pregnancy risks and enhance birth outcomes. The webinar took place on September 6, 2012 and was jointly sponsored by the Association of Maternal and Child Health programs, the National Fetal Infant Mortality Review, and the Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs.

Contact: Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs, c/o The KIDS Network, , 1148 Hillside, Suite 10, Wichita, KS 67211, Telephone: (800) 930-7437 E-mail: aharvieux@aim.org Web Site: http://www.asip1.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant health, Life course, Life cycle, Multimedia, Perinatal influence, Pregnant women, Prevention, Risk factors, Women's health

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2012. Roles for state Title V programs in building systems of care for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs,

Annotation: This webcast highlights the roles for state Title V programs in building systems of care for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities (ASD/DD). It outlines a range of roles for Title V as a leader, partner and facilitator; provides opportunities for peer-to-peer technical assistance; highlights ongoing challenges in data and financing and opportunities for collaborative approaches; and provides state resources and examples of leadership, outreach, and family participation to share with policy makers. The presenters provided examples from state programs to demonstrate the depth of involvement from state Title V programs and their partners. The purpose of the webcast was to help states (primarily Title V programs) determine appropriate roles and approaches to building systems of care for children and youth with ASD/DD. The full webcast recording and presenters' powerpoint slides can be downloaded from the website.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Autism, Children, Developmental disabilities, Multimedia, State programs, Title V programs, Youth

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and Catalyst Center. 2012. The Affordable Care Act and children and youth with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities (rev.). Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 12 pp. (AMCHP issue brief)

Annotation: This report describes selected provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that have implications for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders or other developmental disabilities(ASD/DD). The report also describes how state Title V maternal and child health (MCH) programs can maximize opportunities under the ACA to develop and strengthen systems of care for children and adolescents with ASD/DD. The report provides background on gaps in coverage faced by children and adolescents with ASD/DD and discusses affordability and adequacy of health care coverage for this population, key provisions of the ACA, health care coverage and benefits, and implications for state Title V MCH and children and youth with special health care needs program leaders. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Adolescents with developmental disabilities, Adolescents with special health care needs, Autism, Children with developmental disabilities, Children with special health care needs, Costs, Health care systems, Health insurance, Legislation, MCH programs, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and March of Dimes. 2011. A year of progress utilizing the Less Than 39 Weeks toolkit: Building successful partnerships. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1 video (90 min.). (AMCHP women's health information series webinar 7)

Annotation: This 90-minute webinar, broadcast November 15, 2011, discusses how successful partnerships were built with clinicians, health departments and the March of Dimes and offers strategies to participants to implement the 39 Weeks Toolkit with their clinicians and community partners. Presentation materials are also available on the web site; these include data on preterm births, factors related to causes and prevention of elective preterm birth, how to get started, and examples of successful efforts.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Gestational age, Pregnancy counseling, Pregnancy outcomes, Public awareness campaigns, Third pregnancy trimester

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 2011. ACOG state legislative toolkit: Improving pregnancy outcomes–Maternal mortality reviews and standardized reporting. [Washington, DC]: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 1 v.

Annotation: This toolkit contains resources to help women's health physicians advocate for maternal mortality review (MMR) and standardized reporting to improve pregnancy outcomes in their states and communities. Contents include a sample legislative position statement, instructions for drafting a bill, a list of state MMR rates and committees, the U.S. standard certificate of death and sample certificate, and a model bill on the Standardized Vital Statistics Reporting Act.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Legislation, Maternal mortality, Model programs, Pregnancy outcome, Professional standards review, Program improvement

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2011. AMCHP annual conference: Working together to improve maternal and Child health. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 70 pp.

Annotation: This booklet contains descriptions of sessions held at the February 12-15, 2011 conference in Washington, DC. The conference was held in conjunction with Family Voices. The booklet also describes additional meetings and activities, Capitol Hill visits, poster session participants, and exhibitors. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Child health, Conferences, Families, MCH services, Maternal health

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2011. Critical condition: How federal and state budget cuts are hurting the health of our nation's mothers and children. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 16 pp.

Annotation: This report shows how budget cuts, combined with the increase in the number of Americans living in poverty and those without health insurance is endangering the health of the nation’s mothers, infants and children, including those with special health care needs. It provides a snapshot of the impact federal and state budget cuts have had on maternal and child health (MCH) in a number of selected states and illustrates why Congress needs to maintain funding to state MCH programs. An overview of the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant is included in the report.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Analysis, Budgets, Child health, Children with special health needs, Costs, Federal programs, MCH programs, Maternal health, Risk factors, State MCH programs, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and State Public Health Autism Resource Center. 2011. Environmental scan: How state Title V programs are responding to autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 7 pp. (AMCHP issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief examines the approaches that state Title V programs are taking to address the growing incidence of autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities (ASD/DD) and catalogues ASD/DD activities that fit within the framework of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) critical indicators for children and youth with special health care needs. These indictors include the medical home, insurance and financing, early and continuous screening, easy-to-use services, family-professional partnerships, and transition to adulthood. The Information presented in the brief was obtained from the 2010 Maternal and Child Health Block Grant State Narratives contained in the Title V Information System (TVIS) online database. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Autism, Data analysis, Developmental disabilities, Measures, State programs, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2011. Fact sheet: State birth defects performance measures [rev. ed.]. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet highlights innovative and effective ways that state Title V agencies utilize birth defects surveillance systems to improve maternal and child health. Eleven states and territories identified in the fact sheet. The state performance measure and the objective or intent are described.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Congenital abnormalities, State initiatives, Surveillance, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2011. Health insurance exchanges: Key considerations for maternal and child health programs. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 5 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief highlights considerations for planning and developing health insurance exchanges (mechanisms for purchasing health insurance coverage) to ensure the unique needs of women, children, and families are addressed. The brief describes exchange implementation and operations, approval, and review. Recommendations for Title V are presented within the following areas: exchange governing boards, stakeholder consultation, enrollment, required consumer assistance tools, education and outreach, treatment of a direct primary care medical home, establishment of exchange network adequacy standards, and essential community providers. Other provisions that have specific implications for the work of state MCH programs are also addressed including enrollment periods, pediatric dental benefit, qualified health plan minimum certification standards, and child only health plan.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Health care reform, Health insurance, Program development, Program planning, State MCH programs

Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs and Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2011. Infant sleep position and bedsharing: Using PRAMS to impact programs and policy. Lansing, MI: Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs; Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, (ASIP/AMCHP webinar series no. 5)

Annotation: This webinar, held on June 29, 2011, is the fifth in a series of quarterly webinars to strengthen sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), infant safe sleep, and bereavement services across the United States. It focuses on the use of Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) data to inform program planning and research on sudden infant death. Topics include a review of PRAMS' history and methodology, and data on maternal behaviors that influence or impact SIDS and SUID; findings from a Florida study of linked birth certificate and PRAMS data on infant mortality and racial disparities in SUID; and examples of how states are using PRAMS data in SIDS and SUID prevention programs. A question and answer session is also included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Infant death, Infant health, Infant mortality, PRAMS, Pregnancy, Research methodology, Risk management, SIDS, SUID, State programs, Statistical data

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2011. Opportunities for collaboration between state oral health and maternal and child health programs to improve early childhood oral health. Sparks, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 9 pp.

Annotation: This brief discusses efforts to integrate oral health activities and information into state maternal and child health (MCH) early childhood programs to improve oral health status. The brief focuses on MCH state-level early childhood programs relevant to oral health, specifically the Early Childhood Comprehensive System (ECCS) and the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. The brief also presents examples of oral health integration into state ECCS programs, other opportunities to collaborate with state MCH programs, and resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: info@astdd.org Web Site: http://www.astdd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Early childhood development, Federal MCH programs, Health agencies, Home visiting, Oral health, Service delivery systems, Service integration, State MCH programs, Young children

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and State Public Health Autism Resource Center. 2011. Roles for state Title V programs: Building systems of care for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 30 pp.

Annotation: This document presents a policy framework to help states (primarily Title V programs) determine appropriate roles and approaches to pursue in building systems of care for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities (ASD/DD). The framework provides examples from state programs to demonstrate the breadth and depth of involvement from state Title V programs and their partners. It focuses on how state approaches to Title V programs can lead to comprehensive efforts to meet the needs of children and youth with ASD/DD and their families and how such approaches might improve systems of care for all children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN.) [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Autism, Children with special health needs, Developmental disabilities, Developmental disabilities programs, State programs, Systems development, Title V programs, Youth

Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs and Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2010. Addressing racial disparities in infant sleep practice: New perspectives and recommendations. Lansing, MI: Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs; Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, (ASIP/AMCHP webinar series no. 4)

Annotation: This webinar was held on December 9, 2010, as the fourth in a series of quarterly webinars to strengthen sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), infant safe sleep, and bereavement services across the United States. It focuses on new perspectives and recommendations related to addressing racial disparities in infant sleep practices. Topics include the National Infant Sleep Position Study, barriers to following the supine sleep position recommendation, the influence of mothers' beliefs on infant sleep position, and infant sleep location. The webinar also includes a brief discussion of the National SAFE Study. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant death, Infant health, Parenting attitudes, Prevention, Preventive health services, Racial factors, Research, Risk factors, SIDS, Safety, Sleep position

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2010. AMCHP white paper: Making the case—A comprehensive systems approach for adolescent health and well-being. Washingotn, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 14 pp.

Annotation: This white paper seeks to raise awareness and stimulate consensus building among members of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Title V programs, and partners regarding the need for a comprehensive systems approach to adolescent health. The paper discusses the theory behind systems thinking (a holistic approach that recognizes that component parts of a system are interrelated and that incorporating many parts of a system can produce more creative, flexible, and responsive approaches); maternal and child health (MCH) programs and early childhood comprehensive systems( ECCS); applying ECCS principles and models to the adolescent population; adolescent health; adolescent development and well-being; family involvement, crucial systems, services, and resources for adolescents; MCH programs as innovators for a comprehensive approach to adolescent health and well-being; and the MCH call for a comprehensive system for adolescent health.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Comprehensive health care, Families, Health care systems, MCH programs, Service delivery systems, Systems development

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2010. Celebrating the legacy, shaping the future: 75 years of state and federal partnership to improve maternal and child health. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 40 pp.

Annotation: This booklet discusses the Title V maternal and child health (MCH) block grant, which is part of Title V of the Social Security Act. The booklet provides an overview of the block grant (including discussion of what state and territorial program do, what works in improving MCH, and family participation in state and territorial MCH programs); looks back at the history of the block grant; presents an MCH leadership timeline; and discusses challenges, opportunities, and shaping the future. [Funded i part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Anniversaries, Block grants, Child health, Families, History, Leadership, MCH programs, Social Security Act, Title V, State MCH programs, Women's health

Comeau M. 2010. Health care reform: What's in it for children and youth with special health care needs. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs; Boston, MA: Catalyst Center, 8 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) designed to improve the coverage and financing of care for children with special health care needs. It describes how the new legislation includes provisions to (1) reduce the number of children with special needs who do not have public or private insurance coverage; (2) enhance benefits for those children whose health insurance coverage is inadequate to meet their needs; (3) increase the options available to finance care coordination, home modifications, and other wrap-around services; and (4) promote stronger, more comprehensive systems of care. The fact sheet also describes the role of state MCH programs in carrying out the new regulations. A list of selected resources is included.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Federal legislation, Program improvement, State MCH programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2010. Health reform: What's in it for adolescents?. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 6 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes adolescent health provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and explains how state Title V MCH programs can optimize those provisions to improve adolescent health. It describes coverage and benefits; expanded access to care; and prevention and public health provisions under ACA. Additional information sources and selected resources are also provided.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Federal legislation, Health care reform, Program improvement, State MCH programs, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2010. Health reform: What's in it to promote the medical home?. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes medical home provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and explains how state MCH programs can maximize those provisions to promote medical homes. It describes grants and demonstration project funding available to states; the establishment of a center for Medicare and Medicaid innovation; funding for programs that support collaborative care; and the expansion of community health centers. A list of additional information sources is included.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health centers, Federal legislation, Grants, Health care reform, Medicaid, Medical home, Medicare, Program improvement, State MCH programs

Alletto M. 2010. Implementing health reform: Key provisions and opportunities for Title V MCH programs. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Program, 71 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines a discussion from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Program (AMCHP) Board of Directors Meeting, held on June 26, 2010, in Washington, DC. The content of the document is based on feedback gathered by AMCHP regional directors from state maternal and child health (MCH) program directors, state children with special health care needs program directors, and other state delegates throughout April and May 2010. Topics include MCH provisions in health reform, AMCHP's implementation plan and perspective, immediate and long-term opportunities, and challenges. Opportunities and challenges for state MCH programs are addressed in the areas of insurance coverage expansion, benefits package and insurance reform, health system improvements, and public health and prevention investments. Information about state roles and key dates, as well as additional resources, are provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal legislation, Financing, Health care reform, Health care systems, Health insurance, Program improvement, State MCH programs

Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs and Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2010. New research into sudden infant death: Unraveling the mystery of SIDS. Lansing, MI: Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs; Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, (ASIP/AMCHP webinar series no. 2)

Annotation: This webinar was held on May 20, 2010, as the second in a series of quarterly webinars to strengthen sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), infant safe sleep, and bereavement services across the United States. Topics include the role of the postmortem evaluation in research into SIDS and serotonergic deficiencies in SIDS. Audio recordings, presentation slides, and links to additional resources are provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Evaluation, Infant death, Multimedia, Research, SIDS

Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs and Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2010. Opportunities in health reform to prevent infant death. Lansing, MI: Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs; Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, (ASIP/AMCHP webinar series no. 3)

Annotation: This webinar was held on September 16, 2010, as the third in a series of quarterly webinars to strengthen sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), infant safe sleep, and bereavement services across the United States. Topics include (1) opportunities for maternal and child health under health reform legislation, (2) promoting preconception and interconception health through improved insurance coverage and benefits, (3) optimizing home visiting program investments, and (4) leveraging investments from the Prevention and Public Health Fund. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal legislation, Health care reform, Infant death, Preventive health services, Program improvement, SIDS

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2010. State profiles in comprehensive family participation. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 12 pp.

Annotation: This brief provides examples of initiatives and strategies implemented by state Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) programs to ensure strong family participation (FP) within their programs. The brief summarizes how Colorado, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, and Washington approach FP, including insights, successes, and challenges. Topics include the history of FP, partnerships, strategies to involve and compensate families, training and technical assistance, the value of the CYSHCN performance measure, FP in MCH, pressures on Title V MCH programs, barriers to FP, lessons learned, and future plans. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Collaboration, Community participation, Employment, Families, Measurement, Parent participation, Parent professional relations, Public private partnerships, Recruitment, Special health care services, State MCH programs, Technical assistance, Title V programs, Training, Work force

Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs and Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2010. Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID): Research, success and challenges. Lansing, MI: Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs; Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, (ASIP/AMCHP webinar series no. 1)

Annotation: This webinar was held on February 11, 2010, as the first in a series of quarterly webinars to strengthen sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), infant safe sleep, and bereavement services across the United States. Topics include the role of the postmortem evaluation in SIDS research and successes and challenges in addressing SIDS and SUID. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant death, Policy development, Preventive health services, Research, SIDS

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2009. AMCHP annual conference: Launching maternal and child health—Opportunities for a new era. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 67 pp.

Annotation: This booklet contains descriptions of sessions held at the February 21-24, 2009 conference in Washington, DC. The booklet describes additional meetings and activities, Capitol Hill visits, poster session participants, and exhibitors. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Child health, Conferences, Families, MCH services, Maternal health

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2009. AMCHP family delegate fundamentals. Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) family delegates (parent, relative or adult consumers of a state or territorial Title V program system who have been designated by the Title V Director to serve as voting members of the program's delegation to AMCHP). The fact sheet explains what family delegates are and provides basic information about AMCHP. It also discusses the purpose of family delegates, why they are important, how Title V programs select them, what they need to be successful, what are their responsibilities, what are some of their typical roles, and how Title V programs support families in their roles as family delegates.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Families, Family support, Parents, Title V programs, Child health

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2009. AMCHP strategic plan: 2009–2012. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes the goals set forth by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) for the years 2009-2012. Under each of the four goals outlined in AMCHP's strategic plan is a list of three of more strategies aimed at helping to achieve the goals. A full description of AMCHP, including its mission and vision, is provided as well.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Child health, Evaluation, Goals, Health promotion, MCH programs, Program planning, Strategic plans, Women's health

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2009. Models of care for children and youth with special health care needs: Promising models for transforming California's system of care. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 55 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a range of models of care for children and youth with special health care needs that the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children's Health can review and discuss as a starting point for mapping out a strategy to support a transformation of the system of care. The report discusses models of care, the importance of integrated services, the medical home, care coordination, cultural competence, family-centered care and family involvement, transition, palliative and respite care, financing of care, and health information technology.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Financing, Adolescents with special health care needs, Children with special health care needs, Cultural competence, Families, Health care systems, Medical home, Palliative treatment, Respite care, Service coordination, Service integration, Transition to independent living

National Conference of State Legislatures and Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2009. Setting state health policy priorities in tough budget times. [Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau],

Annotation: This webcast discusses setting state priorities in the face of tight budgets. The webcast focuses on a collaborative effort among several national professional membership organizations funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) to foster collaboration among state policymakers and help them identify steps they can take together to improve the health of women, children, and families. The webcast also highlights the response of a consortium of AIM partners to challenges faced by states trying to support maternal and child health programs and set priorities, as well as the national dialogue on health care reform. The site provides video, presentation slides, transcripts, and an audio file. (AIM is a consortium of MCHB grantees.) [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Child health, Collaboration, Costs, Families, Health care reform, MCH programs, Public policy, State program, Women's health

Alletto MM, Fraser M, Ewig B. 2009. The power of prevention for mothers and children: The cost effectiveness of maternal and child health interventions. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 9 pp.

Annotation: This brief summarizes effective and efficient interventions provided by state maternal and child health (MCH) programs to improve the lives of mothers, children, and families, and that merit increased national investment. Topics include the Title V MCH Block Grant program; improving birth outcomes and maternal health; breastfeeding promotion; smoking cessation for pregnant women and mothers; newborn screening; ensuring childhood immunizations; Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) for all children; early childhood programs; children's access to a medical home; preventing childhood injury; promoting adolescent health; adolescent pregnancy prevention and family planning services; and screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Breastfeeding promotion, Child health, Cost effectiveness, EPSDT, Families, Immunization, Injury prevention, Maternal health, Medical home, Neonatal screening, Pregnancy outcome, Pregnant women, Prevention services, Preventive health services, Sexually transmitted diseases, Smoking cessation, Smoking during pregnancy

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2009. The role of state MCH programs in H1N1 response. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 2 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief summarizes state MCH program involvement with H1N1 response and suggests role that the program can continue to play in preparedness and response efforts throughout the year. Topics include examples of state MCH program responses and lessons learned from the previous outbreak. Selected resources are provided for general flu information, pregnant women, infants, children, and children and youth with special health care needs. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Health planning, Infants, Influenza, MCH services, Pregnant women, Special health care needs, State MCH programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and CityMatCH. [2008]. AMCHP/CityMatch women's preventive health framework. [Omaha, NE]: CityMatCH, 10 pp.

Annotation: This paper outlines a number of factors that influence women's health and that state and local MCH programs can consider when implementing a women's preventive health framework to improve health for women of reproductive age. The paper lays out a framework for improving preconception and interconception health; introduces relevant conceptional frameworks; and outlines guiding principles, assumptions, and possible activities associated with this work. Finally, the paper offers evidence to support the decision to focus on achieving a healthy weight before pregnancy to improve women's health and promote safe motherhood. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: CityMatCH, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, 982170 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-2170, Telephone: (402) 552-9500 E-mail: citymch@unmc.edu Web Site: http://www.citymatch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Body weight, Health promotion, Local programs, Preconception care, Pregnancy, Prevention, Reproductive health, State programs, Weight loss, Women's health

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2008. Implementing preconception health and health care: A California case study. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 4 pp.

Annotation: This paper describes the Preconception Care Council of California (PCCC), and the Every Woman, Every Time Project state wide programs and their activities, as well some local initiatives. It also discusses future activities in preconception health and health care in California.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Health care, Preconception care, State MCH programs, Title V programs, Women's health

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health. 2008. Implementing the medical home model in Minnesota: A case study. Washington, DC: Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health, 23 pp.

Annotation: This guide, the first in a series of maternal and child health (MCH) case studies developed through a collaborative effort between the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health, is intended as a tool for teachers of public health, MCH, health policy, and health evaluation, The guide focuses on implementing the medical home model for children with special health care needs in Minnesota. Topics covered include (1) the importance of parents, (2) the importance of physicians, (3) the collaborative team, (4) the importance of funding, and (5) the future. A section on how to use the guide is included. Two appendices are also included, one discussing the medical home concept and the other providing information about meetings related to the case study held in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Contact: Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Ryals 310G, Birmingham, AL 35294-0022, Telephone: (205) 975-0531 Fax: (205) 934-3347 E-mail: jmcdouga@uab.edu Web Site: http://www.atmch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Children with special health care needs, Collaboration, Financing, Medical home, Minnesota, Parents, Physicians, State programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2008. State Title V Workforce Development Survey: Program profiles preliminary findings. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 6 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This report presents preliminary descriptive data from portions of a survey of Title V maternal and child health (MCH) and children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) programs conducted by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs between May and August 2008. The report provides a national-level look at the MCH and CYSHCN program areas, functions, and leadership.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents with special health care needs, Child health, Children with special health care needs, Leadership, MCH programs, Surveys, Title V programs, Women’s health, Work force

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Emerging Issues Committee, Preconception Care Work Group. 2007. Preconception health and health care. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about how pregnancy outcomes are affected by a woman's health before she becomes pregnant. The fact sheets includes recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the following areas: (1) individual responsibility across the lifespan, (2) consumer awareness, (3) preventive visits, (4) intervention for identified risks, (5) interconception care, (6) prepregancy checkup, (7) health insurance coverage for women with low incomes, (8) public health programs and strategies, (9) research, and (10) monitoring improvements. The role of maternal and child health is also discussed.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Health insurance, Intervention, Low income groups, MCH services, Preconception care, Pregnancy outcome, Prevention, Programs, Public health, Reproductive health, Research, Uninsured persons, Women's health

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2007. State emergency planning and preparedness recommendations for maternal and child health populations. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 41 pp.

Annotation: This guide strives to ensure that the needs of women and children are clearly addressed as part of statewide emergency preparedness. It is designed to help states clarify their role in developing and participating in emergency preparedness plans and activities and to aid in advocating for the needs of maternal and child health (MCH) populations. Topics include defining MCH population needs, emergency preparedness overview and background, and state MCH staff in emergency preparedness planning.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Children, Disaster planning, Emergencies, State programs, Women

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2006–. Women's health info series. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Multiple items.

Annotation: These quarterly webinars showcase promising and evidence-based practices in women’s and perinatal health, highlight federal and national initiatives and resources, and allow discussion of related policy and research. Recent topics include using evidence to inform efforts to confront childhood obesity, emergency preparedness and maternal and child health, and using evidence to inform preconception health initiatives. An archive of the audio and visual presentations and related resources are available from the website.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Evidence based health care, Federal initiatives, National initiatives, Perinatal health, Policy, Research, Women's health

Kent H, Skala J, Desmaris J. 2006. Promoting healthy weight among women of reproductive age. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs; Omaha, NE: CityMatCH, 21 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines factors that influence weight, demographics of weight among women of reproductive age, and the impact of overweight and obesity on perinatal outcomes. The paper was produced by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and CityMatCH Women's Health Partnership, a project to build state and local capacity to promote safe motherhood and enhance women's health before, during, and after pregnancy. A description of the theoretical frameworks underpinning the AMCHP/CityMaTCH project efforts are presented, along with resources and community-based interventions for assisting women of reproductive age to maintain a healthy weight. Several charts illustrate frameworks for the importance of weight management of women of reproductive age. References are also provided. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Guidelines, Health promotion, Models, Nutrition, Perinatal health, Physical activity, Weight management, Women's health

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2006. State impact based on the reduction of Title V funds. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 6 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about the impact on states of the reduction of federal funds allocated to Title V programs. The fact sheets includes a brief description of the impact on each state and a matrix presenting the impact in tabular form.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents with special health care needs, Child health, Children with special health care needs, Family planning, Financing, Health services, State programs, Title V programs, Training

Bacak SJ, Berg CJ, Desmarais J, Hutchins E, Locke E, eds. 2006. State maternal mortality review: Accomplishments of nine states. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau; [Washington, DC]: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs; [Washington, DC]: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 145 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a meeting of nine states with active maternal mortality review (MMR) committees. Topics include challenges, lessons learned, and promising practices from MMR experiences in the following areas: structure and process, data and definitions, dissemination and implementation of findings, and development and sustainability.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Florida, Information dissemination, Massachusetts, Maternal mortality, Michigan, New Jersey, Model programs, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Program development, State programs, Utah, Virginia

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2005. Adolescent and school health. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 2 pp. (AMCHP fact sheet)

Annotation: This fact sheet discusses the role of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) in working with adolescent health coordinators and other maternal and child health professionals at the state level. Topics include (1) increasing awareness of adolescent health within Title V programs; (2) addressing adolescent health from a resiliency/asset approach; and (3) strengthening the capacity of Title V programs in state health agencies to partner with school and other organizations to prevent behaviors that place adolescents at risk for HIV, STDs, unintended pregnancy, and other significant health problems.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Advocacy, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Collaboration, High risk adolescents, Risk taking, School health services, Social Security Act, State programs, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2005. AMCHP strategic plan: October 2005 - October 2009. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs,

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) strategic plan for the period October 2005-October 2009. The fact sheet discusses AMCHP's vision, mission, and history; who the organization is; goals and strategies; focus areas; and how the strategic plan will be evaluated. A visual overview of the strategic plan is also included.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Child health, Evaluation, Goals, Strategic plans, Women's health

Fine A, Desmarais J. 2005. Building state partnerships to improve birth outcomes: AMCHP perinatal disparities action learning lab report. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a brief overview of an action learning lab planned and convened by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) to help state maternal and child health professionals and their local partners increase their knowledge of perinatal disparities and contributing factors and to assist them in creating and implementing year-long action plans for reducing these gaps in their states and territories. The report describes participants' planning process, essential elements of their collaborative activities, preliminary outcomes, and lessons learned. Three appendices include the learning lab logic model, a list of AMCHP Perinatal Disparities Project Planning and Advisory Committee 2003-2004 members, and references.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Blacks, Collaboration, Infant mortality, Interagency cooperation, Local programs, Low birthweight, Minority health, Perinatal health, Planning, Pregnancy outcome, Preterm birth, Professional training, Racial factors, State programs

VanLandeghem K, Ruderman M, Grason H, Varela F, Silver G. 2005. CAST-5 planning guide (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs; Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 54 pp.

Annotation: This document is intended for use by states implementing Capacity Assessment for State Title V (CAST-5) tools. The document complements CAST-5 tools by providing guidance and resources to plan and manage the process. Topics include the roles of the decision maker, facilitator, and planner; planning and tailoring the process to meet state needs; preparing for the meeting; facilitating the process; and assuring momentum and measuring success. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Organizational change, Program planning, Public health infrastructure, Staff development, State MCH programs, Systems development

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2005. Children with special health care needs. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 2 pp. (AMCHP fact sheet)

Annotation: This brief fact sheet provides information about the role of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs in assisting families and state programs with creating and sustaining systems of care for children with special health care needs and their families through policy and legislative analysis, research, coordination of national meetings, and publications.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Children with special health care needs, Family support services, State programs, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2005. Tune in to newborn hearing screening. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 2 pp. (AMCHP policy brief)

Annotation: This policy brief provides information on newborn hearing screening. It introduces the issue of children born with hearing loss, discusses the state and the federal role in providing screening, and offers recommendations.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal programs, Hearing disorders, Hearing screening, Infant health, Neonatal screening, Newborn infants, State programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2005. Working together: The relationship between MCH Title V and Medicaid. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes how state maternal and child health and Medicaid programs collaborate to enroll eligible families, train providers, and fill health gaps. Additional topics covered include collecting important data, and continuing collaboration.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Data collection, Eligibility, Enrollment, Families, Low income groups, Medicaid, State MCH programs, Title V programs, Training

Douglas D, Bailey P, Cain L. 2004. From rural to remote America: Family health care in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 21 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of this report is to present the collective findings on health disparities between urban and non-urban populations from white papers produced by the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The white papers look at barriers that rural residents face in accessing health care services. The report provides a tool to better understand the unique factors that influence health disparities and serves as a starting point for further discussion. Statistical and other information is presented in tables throughout the report. The report includes contact information for agencies in each of the four states.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Alaska, Barriers, Families, Idaho, Oregon, Rural population, Urban population, Washington

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2004. Making children healthy and ready to learn. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 2 pp. (AMCHP fact sheet)

Annotation: This fact sheet discusses the State Early Childhood Comprehensive System (SECCS), an initiative launched by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau to support the development of young children so they are healthy and ready to learn when they enter school. The fact sheet provides a snapshot of the SECCS initiative, which consists of grants to the states, and invites relevant organizations to contact their state maternal and child health director if they are interested in working on this initiative. The following critical SECCS components are described: access to health insurance and a medical home, mental health and social-emotional development, early care and education, parenting education, and family support. Next steps are also discussed.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Early childhood development, Early childhood education, Education, Family support, Federal MCH programs, Health insurance, Initiatives, Medical home, Mental health, Parenting, School readiness

Napp D. 2004. Preventing HIV, STD, and teen pregnancy in schools: Connecting strategies—Evaluation of a national collaboration. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 15 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the findings from an evaluation of efforts to strengthen collaboration between state health agencies and state education agencies to support the improvement of HIV, STD, and adolescent pregnancy prevention in schools. The efforts were spearheaded by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs; the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors; the National Coalition of STD Directors; and the Society of State Directors of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, which collaborated to offer two regional stakeholder meetings and to provide follow-up technical assistance. The report includes a description of participants' satisfaction with the meetings and technical assistance, additional technical assistance needs, the extent of actions taken by states to improve collaboration, the results of these efforts, and factors that facilitated and hindered state collaboration. The report includes two appendices that contain survey questions and a telephone interview guide.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Collaboration, Education, Evaluation, HIV, Prevention programs, School health education, Sexually transmitted diseases, State health agencies, State programs, Technical assistance

Napp D. 2004. Preventing HIV, STD, and teen pregnancy in schools: Strengthening state health and education agency partnerships. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 25 pp.

Annotation: This report on the regional stakeholders' meeting, Preventing HIV, STD and Teen Pregnancy in Schools: Strengthening State Health and Education Agency Partnerships, held in July 2003, provides the following: (1) a summary of the processes used to plan and implement the meeting; (2) the proceedings of the meeting; and (3) a sample of the experiences shared by state participants to coordinate efforts to integrate HIV, STD, and adolescent pregnancy prevention in schools. Topics include (1) setting the stage, (2) creating a shared vision, (3) identifying our assets, (4) defining our challenges, (5) seeking solutions, (6) working with our national partners, (7) planning for action, (8) follow-up and evaluation, and (9) regional stakeholders meetings: state outcomes. Six appendices include shared vision statements, common challenges, state strategies, an action-planning worksheet, a follow-up conference call facilitator's guide, a technical assistance tracking form, and a sample matrix of state technical assistance needs.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent pregnancy, Collaboration, Education, HIV, Prevention, Program coordination, Schools, Sexually transmitted diseases, State agencies, State health agencies, State programs, Technical assistance

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and State Adolescent Health Coordinators Network. 2004. System capacity for adolescent health: Public health improvement tool. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, multiple items.

Annotation: This set of assessment and discussion tools is designed to assist state maternal and child health programs in assessing six areas of capacity to support effective state adolescent health programs: commitment to adolescent health, partnerships, planning and evaluation, policy and advocacy, education and technical assistance, and surveillance and data systems. The information is divided into the following sections: (1) overview of the systems capacity project and tools, (2) planning, (3) systems capacity tool and guidance,(4) sharing lessons learned -- evaluating your efforts and ours, (5) support and resources, and (6) forms and worksheets. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Advocacy, Education, Planning, Program evaluation, Public policy, State MCH programs, Technical assistance, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and Johns Hopkins University Women's and Children's Health Policy Center. 2003. Capacity assessment for state Title V (CAST-5) facilitators guide. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1 v.

Annotation: This facilitators' guide is designed to complement the Capacity Assessment for State Title V (CAST-5) by providing guidance and practical resources. CAST-5 is a set of assessment and planning tools designed for state Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Programs interested in examining their organizational capacity to carry out core maternal and child health functions. The guide includes information about (1) the role of the CAST-5 facilitator, (2) planning and tailoring the CAST-5 process to meet state needs, (3) preparing for the CAST-5 meeting, (4) facilitation the CAST-5 process, and (5) ensuring momentum and measuring success. The guide contains 13 appendices that include techniques and tips, agendas, checklists, resource lists, tools, and forms. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Assessment, Program planning, State MCH programs, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2003. Reaching the children: The relationship between Title V and Part C. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 16 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief (1) examines partnerships in 20 states between Title V of the Social Security Act and Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act that address the health needs of children with disabilities, (2) outlines models of and barriers to collaboration, and (3) provides recommendations to Congress and the federal government to support this collaboration. The brief provides background, describes the survey methods used, discusses best practices, and offers recommendations to state Title V and Part C programs and for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the Department of Education, and Congress. Topics include an overview of the Title V and Part C programs, a description of program eligibility criteria, identification of eligible children, the importance of collaboration between the programs, care and service coordination, the medical home, provider availability, training and recruitment, family involvement, quality assurance, program funding, and financing. The brief includes one appendix: Action Plan for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Their Families: From the President's New Freedom Initiative.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Case studies, Children with special health care needs, Collaboration, Early intervention, Eligibility, Federal programs, Individualized education programs, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C, Service coordination, Social Security Act, Title V, State programs, State programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2003. Welfare reform must protect the health of women and children. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 3 pp.

Annotation: This document focuses on the importance of protecting the health of women, children, and families by helping them move out of poverty. It calls on Congress to adopt the following proposals in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families reauthorization: (1) increase funding for child care, (2) help parents care for children with special health care needs, (3) provide transitional medical assistance, (4) lift restrictions on legal immigrants, (5) prevent domestic violence, (6) expand definition of work, (7) include all families, such as children living with grandparents or other relatives, (8) build strong youth, (9) stop the "super waiver, " and (10) strengthen abstinence education.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Abstinence, Adolescents, Child care, Child health, Children with special health care needs, Domestic violence, Families, Federal programs, Financing, Immigrants, Parents, Poverty, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Welfare reform, Women's health

Fine A, Large R. 2002. A conceptual framework for adolescent health. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 14 pp.

Annotation: This paper outlines a vision for adolescent health and strategies and resources for implementing the vision in public health agencies and maternal and child health programs. Beginning sections include a description of the authoring organizations, the methodology used in developing the framework, and key terms and definitions. Framework topics include the importance of adolescent health, the role of public health, the relationship of adolescent health to state maternal and child and family health programs, and guiding principles for the development of a policy agenda. The paper concludes with vision statement, conclusions, and endnotes.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent health programs, Adolescents, MCH programs, Policy development, Strategic plans

Brown T, Lake K, Varela F. 2002. Meeting the needs of families: Critical elements of comprehensive care coordination in Title V children with special health care needs programs. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 8 pp.

Annotation: This brief provides a summary of the key goals and principles of care coordination for children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and their families, as well as a list of critical components that should be included in any comprehensive care-coordinating program. It is designed as a companion document to an earlier publication of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs: Care Coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs and Their Families in the New Millennium (August 2000), which presents goals and principles of care coordination. Chapter topics include the need, different types, goals and principles, and critical elements for care coordination for CSHCN. The brief also provides examples of state Title V programs that have operationalized these key elements in Florida and Oregon. Endnotes are provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Case studies, Children with special health care needs, Florida, Oregon, Service coordination, State programs, Title V programs

Whitehead L, Kagan J. 2001. Family health: The next generation of MCH?. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 39 pp., exec. summ. (7 pp.).

Annotation: This report is an exploration of the concept of family health and its implications for state Title V and related programs. It is divided into three sections, based on the three components of a study conducted by the Association for Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) in cooperation with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The first section reports on a survey sent to Title V programs in 59 states and territories in 1999 which looked at whether and how Title V programs were addressing family health. Section two outlines the discussions at the AMCHP 2000 annual meeting which explored the role of MCH in family health. Section three summarizes case studies in 5 states (Alaska, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Utah) that had already adopted a family health approach. The report conclusion summarizes major findings and recommendations. The appendix describes each case study state's project in greater detail, including the special focus on violence prevention and infant mental health of two of them. Also provided is a separate, 7-page executive summary. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau].

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Alaska, Case studies, Family centered care, Family health, Federal initiatives, Health promotion, Louisiana, MCH programs, Massachusetts, Mental health, Rhode Island, State programs, Title V programs, Utah, Violence prevention

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2000. Establishing a research agenda for care coordination for children with special health care needs [participant's folder]. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1 v.

Annotation: This participant folder contains materials from the meeting, Establishing a Research Agenda for Care Coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs, held on September 18-19, 2000, in Washington, DC. The folder includes an agenda, a participant list, biographical sketches of participants, and information from presentations. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org

Keywords: Access to health care, Children with special health care needs, Conferences, Research, Research, Service coordination

Brown T. 1999. The impact of the State Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP) on Title V children with special health care needs programs. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 9 pp. (AMCHP issue brief)

Annotation: This paper reports on the preliminary impact of CHIP (Child Health Insurance Program) on children with special health needs programs in the states. The paper covers these topics: state approaches to CHIP; provisions for children with special health care needs (CSHCN); the definition of CSHCN; benefits packages; mental health provisions; the Title V role; outreach roles; the use of the CHIP application to screen for disability; quality assurance; the impact of CHIP on CSHCN programs and the CSHCN population; the financial impact of CHIP on state Title V programs; care coordination; and the future of Title V CSHCN programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Print copy available from the publisher.

Keywords: Child health services, Children with special health care needs, Special health care services, State health insurance programs, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 1997. Focusing on results: How state Title V children's health insurance programs can work together for healthier children. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 8 pp. (AMCHP issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief was developed as a guide to planning and implementing 1997 federal legislative options under the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and Medicaid. The issue brief discusses child health considerations in six areas: overall design, planning, and administration; benefits and other services; service delivery systems; eligibility, outreach, and enrollment; linkages with other programs; and monitoring and evaluation. It also highlights roles that state Title V maternal and child health programs can play in planning and implementing new federal provisions to reach the ultimate goal of healthier children.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available at no charge.

Keywords: Child health, Federal legislation, Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 1997. Managed care and public health partnerships. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1 audiocassette.

Annotation: This audiocassette is the text of a session at the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs meeting, March 1-5, 1997, in Washington, DC: Taking it to the streets: Telling the Title V story. The session focused on innovative partnerships between public health agencies and private managed care organizations (MCOs), including Tennessee's use of local health departments as gatekeepers for managed care providers in rural areas; Kaiser Permanente's role in healthy community building in Solano County, California; and Minnesota's experience with a new law requiring MCOs to formalize a plan to achieve public health goals in their service areas in collaboration with local health boards.

Keywords: Health maintenance organizations, Health policy, Managed care, Public health

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 1996-1999 . Title V maternal and child health programs: State profiles __. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, annual.

Annotation: This document gives details of the State Title V maternal and child health programs from Alabama through Wyoming. Profiles include funding levels, examples of providers receiving MCH funds, numbers served, statewide initiatives and partnerships, public health activities for all women and children in the state, community-based efforts, and MCH health indicators. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHL080 (1999), MCHK113 (1998), MCHJ105 (1997).

Keywords: MCH programs, Social Security Act, State MCH programs, Statistics, Title V

Vieth B. 1996. Shaping the future: Assuring the health of families in an era of change—Multistate discussion forum summary. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 15 pp.

Annotation: This paper summarizes the discussions of group sessions which were held following the plenary presentation at the 1996 annual meeting of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. The discussions focused on the impact that governmental reform has had or will have on the delivery of services to women, children, children with special health needs, and families; particular attention was given to Medicaid, welfare reform, the decentralization of responsibilities and controls from the federal to state and local governments, the increased use of managed care services, and governmental reorganization and downsizing. The paper summarizes the key themes from the discussions and recommends strategies for strengthening health programs for these population groups.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Children with special health care needs, Conferences, Decentralization, Families, Health services, Managed care, Medicaid, Reform, Service delivery, Service development, Social services, Welfare reform, Women

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 1995. FY 1996 appropriations request for the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services block grant. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet summarizes the beneficial activities of the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant since Title V of the Social Security Act was revised in 1981. It provides estimates of the numbers of women, infants, children, and adolescents who have received assistance from programs funded by the block grant, and it encourages members of Congress to approve the appropriations request for fiscal year 1996.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Price unknown.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Block grants, Child health, Federal MCH programs, Federal government, Government financing, Infant health, Maternal health, Proposed legislation, Social Security Act, Title V

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 1995. Inventory of state managed care documents. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 25 pp.

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 1995. The relationship between the Title V MCH Services block grant and Medicaid (Title XIX). Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes the distinct features of the MCH Services Block Grant, Title V of the Social Security Act; and Medicaid, Title XIX of that act. The fact sheet describes each program separately and then indicates how the two programs were designed to work together. It refers to a 1994 U.S. General Accounting Office report, "Medicaid Prenatal Care," which describes how well the programs work together in various states, and cites North Carolina and Washington in particular.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Price unknown.

Keywords: Block grants, Child health, Federal MCH programs, Maternal health, Medicaid, North Carolina, Social Security Act, Title V, Social Security Act, Title XIX, State MCH programs, Washington

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 1994. Health care reform and Medicaid managed care: Implications for women's and children's health and the roles of MCH/public health—Perspectives shared by state Title V program leaders at AMCHP March, 1994 annual meeting work sessions. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 30 pp.

Annotation: This report is a description of the work sessions held at the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) 1994 annual meeting on state initiatives in Medicaid managed care and state health care reform. There are three segments: descriptions of current MCH/public health involvement in state initiatives, speculations on the effect that managed care may have on future services to women and children, and recommendations for technical assistance and policy directives to strengthen Title V's role in reforming health care. Highlights are given for initiatives in Rhode Island (Rite Care), Tennessee (TennCare), California (MediCal), Michigan, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Kansas, Michigan, and Texas. Appendices include a sample participant worksheet, and a list of work session participants and discussion leaders.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Medicaid managed care, National health care reform, Public health infrastructure, State health care reform, State initiatives

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 1994. Towards a smokeless future: A report on MCH program tobacco control activities described in Title V block grant applications. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 147 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the findings from a review of the FY 1994 Maternal and Child Health Block Grant applications to identify attention to smoking in the needs assessments and program plans contained in these documents. The report serves as a preliminary assessment of the degree to which smoking/tobacco control activities are a focus for state MCH programs, and also serves as a baseline for project evaluation and a means to identify promising state endeavors.

Keywords: Applications, Federal grants, Smoking cessation, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 1993. Managed care for women, children, adolescents and their families: A discussion paper with recommendations for assuring improved health outcomes and roles for state MCH programs. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 25 pp.

Annotation: This paper contains recommendations to promote the effectiveness of managed care in contributing to improved health outcomes for women, children, and adolescents, based on the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs' Maternal and Child Health Framework for Analyzing Health Care Reform Plans. The section on managed care issues and recommendations examines personal health services and health systems infrastructure. Another section addresses the roles for state maternal and child health programs in assuring quality managed care. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescent health promotion, Adolescent health services, Child health promotion, Child health services, Family centered services, Health care reform, MCH services, Managed care, Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Public health infrastructure, Quality assurance, State MCH programs, Women's health services

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 1992. State MCH-Medicaid coordination: A review of Title V and Title XIX interagency agreements. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 147 pp.

Annotation: This report reviews the federally recommended elements of state Title V/Title XIX interagency agreements, summarizes how individual states have incorporated these and other components in their interagency agreements, and suggests considerations for state agencies to weigh in developing interagency agreements. The appendix lists Title V/Title XIX Interagency Agreements in state-by-state summary charts. The report is intended primarily to assist state program administrators in coordination efforts.

Keywords: Interagency cooperation, Medicaid, Social Security Act, Title V, Social Security Act, Title XIX, State MCH programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 1992. Summary of findings from interviews on the Title V report to Congress. (Draft). Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 49 pp.

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 1992. Understanding Title V of the Social Security Act: A guide to the provisions of federal maternal and child health services legislation after the enactment of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1989 (P.L. 101-239). Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 15 pp.

Annotation: This brochure gives information about Title V of the Social Security Act, including authorization and appropriation levels, funding and allocation provisions, and discrimination prohibitions. It describes the block grants to the states and SPRANS Community Integrated Services Systems (CISS) discretionary grants.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal MCH programs, Social Security Act, Title V

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 1991. Adolescent fathers: Directory of services. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 147 pp.

Annotation: This national directory was developed to provide health professionals with information on program services for adolescent fathers. The directory includes a description of 114 programs, with information on program services, funding, populations served, staffing, program location, and outreach methods. All program descriptions contain a contact name, address, and phone number. The directory is organized by state and indexed by project title, geographic region, and types of services provided. The directory represents a collaborative effort by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, and the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent fathers, National directories

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 1991. Maternal and child health framework for analyzing health care reform plans. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 6 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes what the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs believes are the essential components of service delivery and financing systems to meet the needs of all families in any national health care reform legislation. It focuses on access to care; community-based, family-centered services; consumer and family involvement in health care; and the role of federal, state, and local public health agencies. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHF003.

Keywords: Child health, Health care reform, Maternal health, Public health services

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 1991. Meeting the challenge: A report on the first state program applications for Title V as amended by OBRA '89. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 33 pp.

Annotation: This report describes how state Title V programs responded to new requirements for an application for fiscal year 1991 funding. It presents findings and examples of states' approaches to presentation of information in applications, in the areas of needs assessment, plans, use of funds, provisions for medical coordination and for public review and comment. An appendix lists OBRA '89 amendments to Title V of the Social Security Act. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://www.mchlibrary.org

Keywords: Federal MCH programs, Social Security Act, Title V, State MCH programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 1990. Building on the basics: Four approaches to enhancing MCH service delivery. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 22 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes what the state Title V maternal and child health programs are doing in the areas of service delivery through home visits, integration of services through one-stop shopping, provision of toll-free numbers, and creation of handbooks for recording health problems or health service. (Research funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau)

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Home visiting, Hotlines, Manuals, Medical records, Program coordination, State MCH programs, Surveys

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 1990. Dedicated to care for children: A report on states use of OBRA 1986 earmarked Title V funds. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 41 pp.

Annotation: This report describes how states are using Title V funds to bolster existing service systems or to pilot new approaches to serving children with special health needs. Topics covered are: number and types of initiatives, budget allocations, needs assessment, primary care initiatives, case management and community-based services, and outcome and impact of the funds. The report also discusses problems encountered, utilizing opportunities to achieve state goals and legislative intent, and implications for national policy. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986, Social Security Act, Title V, State MCH programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 1989. Caring for mothers and children: A report of a survey of FY 1987 state MCH program activities. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 121 pp.

Annotation: This report of the AMCHIP Survey of State MCH Programs is an early project of the Association's Primary Care Assistance and Accountability Project (PCAAP). It highlights the broad scope and leadership role of the state Title V programs' work in supporting and coordinating direct health services to women and children in need, including children with special health care needs, and in promoting the health and well being of all families. The report documents some of the ways in which MCH programs identify and advocate for the health needs of mothers and children, develop standards for quality care, evaluate the outcomes of program interventions, and develop linkages among programs and agencies to improve systems of health services and financing. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHC010.

Keywords: Health services, Program descriptions, Program management, Program planning, State MCH programs, Title V programs

Grason HA. 1988. Analysis of state Title V MCH program reports of intended expenditures. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 24 pp.

Annotation: This study of reports of intended expenditures from state Title V programs seeks to provide background information about the programs; establish a baseline for project evaluation; identify common areas of strengths and weaknesses in preparation of the reports; identify potential areas of need for technical assistance; and identify possible models for report documents. A copy of the coding form used in evaluating the reports is appended. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Price unknown.

Keywords: Program budgeting, Program evaluation, Program planning, State MCH programs, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. Best practices. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs,

Annotation: This website contains emerging, promising, and best practices from public health programs across the United States to support state efforts to build successful maternal and child health (MCH) programs. Focus areas include preconception care, mental health, data and assessment, financing, program and system integration, workforce development, injury prevention, emergency preparedness, family involvement, and other public health issues. Contents include information on how practices are defined and selected, resources for preparing and submitting practices, and related presentations. Links to other public health programs with best practices databases or programs, evidence-based public health resources, links to MCH information and data, and evaluation resources are included.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Databases, MCH programs, Model programs, Multimedia, Program improvement, Public health programs, Resources for professionals

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. Innovation station. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs,

Annotation: The Innovation Station is a resource for best practice and evidence-based resources for community programs. It includes a database of emerging, promising and best practices in maternal and child health that address Title V national performance measures; information on program evaluation; the full set recordings from the Taking Action with Evidence Implementation Roadmap 10 webinar series listed by performance measure; and links to communities of practice on several topics.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org

Keywords: Block grants, Community programs, Databases, Evidence based health care, Measures, Model programs, Program planning, Resources for professionals, Title V programs

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.