Who is AMCHP? The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth and families, including those with special health care needs.
AMCHP's members come from the highest levels of state government and include directors of maternal and child health programs, directors of programs for children with special health care needs and other public health leaders who work with and support state maternal and child health programs. Our members directly serve all women and children nationwide, and strive to improve the health of all women, infants, children and adolescents, including those with special health care needs, by administering critical public health education and screening services, and coordinating preventive, primary and specialty care. Our membership also includes academic, advocacy and community-based family health professionals, as well as families themselves.
AMCHP builds successful programs by disseminating best practices; advocating on our members' behalf in Washington; providing technical assistance; convening leaders to share experiences and ideas; and advising states about involving partners to reach our common goal of healthy children, healthy families and healthy communities.
This year’s conference theme - Reflecting on our Past, Shaping our Future: Maternal and child health leaders are ready to act to address the most pressing crises and social issues of our time. In order to shape a better future for MCH populations, we must first acknowledge how we arrived here, learn how to articulate our “why,” and then commit to action.
Who Attends AMCHP? More than 1,300 people attended the AMCHP 2021 Annual Conference virtually from nearly every state/territory/jurisdiction in the United States. Your participation offers direct connections with health officials responsible for programs in the fields of: