Thursday, March 9, 2017

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs conference spotlights technology

The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) holds its 2017 National Conference in Kansas City,  Missouri from March 3 - March 7, 2017.  AMCHP is a national resource and advocate for state public health leaders and others who work to improve the health of women, children, youth and families, including those with special health care needs. AMCHP strives to build successful programs by sharing best health care practices and working with community leaders to enhance the health of children and families. The conference will highlight many successful regional programs that achieve these aims.

Dr. Shawna Wright and Carla Deckert from the KU Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth will present "Building Relationships and Leveraging Technology" on March 7, focused on leveraging both clinical telemedicine and ECHO telementoring to improve access to quality care for rural and other underserved children and their families. Lessons will be shared from the Telehealth ROCKS (Rural Outreach to Children in Kansas) project in Southeast Kansas as well as KU Medical Center ECHO's experience with child behavioral health and pediatric epilepsy.

For more information about the conference,visit the AMCHP website

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