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Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs

Contact information

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
2030 M Street NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20036

Chief Executive Officer
Michael Fraser, PhD

Director of Programs
Lauren Raskin-Ramos, MPH

Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs
Brent Ewig, MHS

Partner description

The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is a national, nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to support state maternal and child health (MCH) programs and provide national leadership on issues affecting women and children.  AMCHP is comprised principally of the directors and staff of state MCH programs and programs for children and youth with special health care needs. AMCHP members also include academic, advocacy and community-based MCH professionals, families, and other consumers of state MCH programs.

Selected OSTLTS-funded projects

  • Adaption and utilization of evidence-based recommendations: AMCHP works to increase the capacity of state MCH programs and their partners (e.g., state and local health officials, public health leaders, community-based organizations, advocates, families) to demonstrate measurable progress in adapting and using evidence-based recommendations, such as those outlined in The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide).
  • Birth defects, disabilities, and disabling conditions: AMCHP is funded to strengthen partnerships with national, state, and local organizations to fully address the public health needs of populations affected by birth defects, disabilities, or disabling conditions. AMCHP creates and disseminates new research, best practices, and strategies on birth defects prevention and promotes best practices in birth defects prevention, surveillance, disability, and policy. AMCHP also works with CDC and other national partners to assist state and local health departments in preparation for healthy outcomes in the event of a disaster, particularly outcomes affecting pregnant women, infants, persons with disabilities, and individuals with blood disorders.

Selected CDC-funded projects

AMCHP developed the following products with CDC funding:

  • AMCHP Annual Conference workshop sessions on birth defects and disability topics
  • Grant program and technical assistance for state Learn the Signs, Act Early grantees
  • Leadership development training program for state family leaders
  • Research and policy briefs, branded as the “What Does the Evidence Say?” series, to provide simple, concise information to state MCH programs and their partners on key issues
  • Resources to improve linkages between women’s health, chronic disease, and disability and health programs within state health agencies
  • State best practice fact sheets on birth defects and disability programs in Innovation Station
  • State community of practice to advance preconception health
  • States in Action Profiles that highlight real-world implementation of Community Guide recommendations among state health agencies and their partners
  • Technical package of evidence-based and policy recommendations to improve birth outcomes

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