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March 2020

March 12
Addressing Substance Use Disorder in MCH: Local Health Department Responses to NAS

Both opioid and methamphetamine use during pregnancy can lead to neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and an increased risk of negative birth outcomes such as low birthweight and stillbirth. Local health departments have responded to the need to address substance use during pregnancy, for the health of both pregnant people and their infants, in a variety of ways. This webinar will feature presentations from the Unified Government Public Health Department of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS, and the Prince William Health District in Virginia. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of concrete strategies for state Title V agencies to support these local-level efforts.

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March 3
ASTHOConnects: Diabetes National Webinar

This comprehensive ASTHOConnects webinar will feature three states case studies on innovative diabetes prevention initiatives.

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February 2020

February 24-28
ASTHO Washington Week

This event will feature training and leadership development opportunities, meetings with Congressional and Administration Members and their staff, the quarterly Board of Directors meeting and ancillary meetings.

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February 12
ASTHOConnects: Need to Know Information for ASTHO Hill Day 2020

Please join the ASTHO federal government affairs team for a webinar on everything you will need to know regarding your February visit to Capitol Hill. The meeting will review the importance of connecting with members of Congress both in Washington, D.C. and at home, discuss how to prepare for a meeting with a member of congress, and provide details, logistics, tips, and tricks for getting around Capitol Hill on Feb. 26, 2020.

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February 4
OMNI: Engaging Primary Care Associations and Federally Qualified Health Centers

Invitation only. Join the ASTHO OMNI Learning Community for a webinar on engaging primary care associations (PCAs) and leveraging federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). The webinar will highlight how primary care providers can be a part of the care team for pregnant/postpartum women and infants experiencing substance use disorder.

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January 2020

January 21
ASTHOConnects: Telehealth Approaches for Treating SUD in Maternal and Child Populations

Join ASTHO for a live virtual event on the use of telehealth to improve access to substance use disorder treatment in maternal and child populations. This three-part presentation will increase attendees’ knowledge of telehealth continuity of care and will focus on the four modalities of telehealth and how they can be leveraged to improve care. Telehealth and behavioral health experts will present on how they have used telehealth in their organizations for provider workforce development and to improve health outcomes for maternal and child populations.

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January 15
ASTHOConnects: Creating Alignment and Effective Implementation of SHIPs

This webinar will look to enhance the development and implement of state health improvement plans by assisting and encouraging states as you implement and align your improvement plans; providing best and promising practices for effective plan implementation; creating a forum for states to ask questions and receive immediate feedback.

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December 2019

December 3
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) During Pregnancy

The AMCHP-ASTHO Promoting Innovation in State MCH Policymaking (PRISM) project is hosting a webinar on the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) among pregnant women in substance use disorder treatment. This webinar will highlight current research and treatment recommendations on the use of MAT among pregnant women, policy considerations, and opportunities for Title V programs to support MAT efforts in states. The webinar will feature Hendree Jones PhD, Researcher and Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Executive Director at the UNC Horizons program, and Rick Massatti, State Opioid Treatment Authority for the state of Ohio.

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