School of Public Health at the UIC and partners
This project is collecting stories from women about factors that affect their ability to be healthy and seek and receive health care, especially preventive health or well-woman care. Women can share stories in English or Spanish online or by calling 844-221-1893 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). This collaboration between UIC and CityMatCH is funded by the Kellogg Foundation.
Flyers are available to post in the workplace, on websites, or on social media. Share them with friends, partners, and collaborators.
State Strategies for Defining Medical Necessity for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Determining the medical necessity of services under EPSDT can prove challenging for states. The NASHP has developed a brief that takes a fresh look at current issues affecting state officials who implement medical necessity policy while addressing new and emerging issues that may affect state policy in the future.
Reducing unintended adolescent pregnancies is considered a “winnable public health battle.” This paper reviews literature and programs to identify strategies to address it:
- Understand and address the complexity of adolescent lives
- Expand the provision of quality sexual health education
- Engage youth through technology and media
- Increase access to contraceptives and other sexual health services
- Create tailored interventions for populations with special needs
- Create a supportive policy environment
This October 2015 paper was written by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.
Training and Educational Resources
New Video Released
Brenda Jones, DHSc, RN, MSN, WHNP-BC, Hospital Field Surveyor for the Joint Commission and former Title V Director in Illinois is featured in this fourth of series of 4 Coffee Talks.
“Managing change is not an easy task—especially some of the ‘moving the needle’ efforts currently gearing up in Title V programs! Successful collective impact efforts require a few key conditions—among them a united plan among the many individuals and organizations that impact the issue as well as collaboration among the many key players. While the effects of collective impact are often outside the control of a single individual or organization, achieving change within those systems is dependent on great leadership at both the individual and organizational levels.”
An overview of leadership skills and capacities needed to lead collective impact initiatives followed by Brenda's personal experience in creating collective action among key players during a major statewide MCH reorganization is presented.
The Coffee Talk series features short videos on pertinent topics benefiting the Title V workforce. Released bimonthly, they allow AMCHP members to access them at their leisure and are followed by related Twitter chats and are hosted by the National MCH Workforce Development Center's Change Management core.
The NSCH, funded and directed by the MCHB with data collection coordinated by the U.S. Census Bureau, examines the physical and emotional health of children from birth through 17 years of age with emphasis on factors that may be related to the well-being of children. Redesigned, it will now also include new and revised content relevant to CYSHCN and their families. In this archived webinar from September, speakers presented an NSCH overview as well as showed how the DRC can optimize the use of child and family health data. DataSpeak is a series of webinars that feature MCH data topics. The MCH Epidemiology and Statistics Program is dedicated to the goal of helping MCH practitioners on the Federal, State, and local levels to improve their capacity to gather, analyze, and use data for planning and policymaking.
March 20 to 22, 2016
The 2016 ASPPH meeting will provide an opportunity for leaders, students, faculty, and staff from CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health to network, learn, and focus on common goals, opportunities, and challenges in academic public health. The meeting will have programming relevant to CEPH-accredited public health education, research, and practice. Registration for this event will open in November 2015.
Training and Educational Resources – Webinars
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Learn more about the "Communities Putting Prevention to Work" Initiative of King County, WA, that focuses on implementing policy, systems, environment, and infrastructure changes to address obesity by promoting HEAL. During this webinar, presenters will share data on nutrition, physical activity, and obesity. Interventions and resources that help address these community issues will be discussed.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
11:30am to 1:00pm Pacific
2:30pm to 4:00pm Eastern
Partnering with the CHCF to explore methods of creating stories that build bridges between data and the audiences who can act on it, including a look at the HealthData+ initiative, an award-winning effort to combine health stories and data. Webinar presenters will be Adnan Mahmud, Founder and CEO, LiveStories; Amy Max, MPH, a CDC Public Health Prevention Service Fellow from the PHI; and Andy Krackov, MA, Associate Director of External Engagement at the CHCF.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
This webinar will explore using the continuum of care model to effectively track and increase the proportion of youth at risk for MDE who receive prevention interventions, and to track the youth currently experiencing MDE who are linked to care and show symptom remission. This joint webinar is presented by The NASEM and the AAP.
December 11, 2015
Improve health and quality of life for CYSHCN by:
- Providing assistance and support to the HRSA-funded F2F HICs and other MCHB investments on the topics of family engagement and cultural and linguistic competence
- Implementing family and youth leadership development and training activities, specifically for racially- and ethnically-diverse minority families of CYSHCN and YSHCN.
December 15, 2015
Playing an important role in developing leaders, this year-long fellowship offers intensive study in health policy, public health, and management for physicians committed to transforming health care delivery systems for vulnerable populations. Fellows complete academic work leading to a master's degree and participate in leadership forums and seminars with leaders in health care delivery systems, minority health, and public policy.
Services Research for ASD Across the Lifespan II: Pilot Research on Services for Transition-Age Youth
January 3, 2016 (Letter of Intent)
February 3, 2016 (Application)
Encourage research to develop and pilot test strategies to assist transition-age youth with ASD and their families in planning for and transitioning into adult functioning and services. Develop models that:
- Prevent lapses in services and supports
- Enhance functioning in community settings
- Maintain or improve health, safety, and quality of life
- Reduce or maintain reductions in ASD-related symptoms
This runs in parallel to a RFA-MH-17-205 that targets services strategies to optimize capacity for independent functioning in adults with ASD.
January 4, 2016
Improve adult women’s health across the lifespan by engaging a coalition of health professional organizations to recommend updates to the HRSA-supported Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines.
- Establish a process for developing and recommending updates to the guidelines
- Obtain participation by health professional organizations on developing guidelines
- Review and synthesize guidelines and new scientific evidence services
- Develop guidelines
- Disseminate guidelines for use in clinical practice
January 20, 2016
Provide consultative and technical support to EMSC State Partnership, State Partnership Regionalization of Care, Targeted Issues, and Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network Program grant recipients to help them to develop and implement QI strategies to improve pediatric EMS in both prehospital and hospital care settings by:
- Identifying strategies and tools to improve pediatric EMS
- Educating the EMSC community regarding strategies and tools
- Advancing the National EMSC Performance Measures through the development and implementation of QI collaboratives
February 1, 2016
These awards support projects that encourage active integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the PCOR/CER enterprise. Awards can be up to $250,000 each.
Advancing Understanding, Prevention, and Management of Infections Transmitted from Women to their Infants
February 5, 2015 (R01)
February 16, 2015 (R21)
Conduct translational or epidemiologic investigations and clinical studies and trials that improve the understanding, prevention and clinical outcomes of non-HIV infections transmitted from women to their offspring during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and breastfeeding.