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MCH Bridges: The Official AMCHP Podcast

AMCHP

MCH Bridges is the official podcast of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP). This podcast aims to inspire and guide actions that will improve the systems that impact maternal and child health populations. MCH Bridges aims to lift up stories and people from the MCH field by centering the voices of the public health workforce, people and communities most impacted by inequities, and individuals and families with lived experiences.

Episode #5: Rest is Infinite: Shifting Our Mindsets on Rest & ProductivityEpisode #4: Preparing for the Unexpected: Lessons from MCH Emergency Preparedness & Response Efforts
Apr 22 2022
24 mins
Episode #3 Part 2: Redesigning Birth Work For The Future with the InTune Mother Society
In part two of this episode, a culturally centered perinatal wellness project, the InTune Mother Society, discuss Black entrepreneurship, ingenuity,  how the maternal and child health field can equitably support community-rooted birth justice work.Please complete this short survey to share input on the episode and let us know who or what you’d like to hear about on future episodes: https://bit.ly/MCHBridgesPilot.------Additional Resources Related to This EpisodeThe InTune Mother Society (TIMS) is Redesigning Birth Work For The Future. TIMS is working hard to build capacity for our State Approved Perinatal Wellness Coach Certification program.  The program is designed to prepare Central Oklahoma residents for a career as a Perinatal Wellness Coach. The program is approved by the US Department of Labor and Training Administration of Central Oklahoma Workforce Innovation Board (COWIB); our participants benefit from pioneering a job market that is focused on higher salaries that result from making Holistic Family Planning options accessible, through in-demand qualifications. Learn more about our community-based social innovation project at: https://timcenter.org/redesigning-birth-work-for-the-future/.Learn more about Bridget “Biddy” Mason, a slave midwife who became one of the first prominent citizens and landowners in Los Angeles in the 1850s and 1860s The Willie Lynch letter mentioned in the episode is now believed to not be written by Willie Lynch himself, however it is widely promoted as an authentic account of slavery during the 18th century. Read more here.  ***TRIGGER WARNING: This article quotes the Willie Lynch letter, which contains graphic, disturbing language such as stereotypes and racial slurs.What is Birth Justice?Black Maternal and Infant Health: Historical Legacies of Slavery (article)Black History Month: The Importance of Black Midwives, Then, Now and Tomorrow (blog post)African American Nurse-Midwives: Continuing the Legacy (article)
Feb 25 2022
33 mins
Episode #3 Part 1: Redesigning Birth Work For The Future with the InTune Mother Society
In part one of this episode, a culturally centered perinatal wellness project, the InTune Mother Society, shares their story and experiences connecting families with holistic approaches to wellness and eliminating barriers to accessible perinatal health care. Part two of this episode will be released February 28th and dives into how the maternal and child health field can support birth justice work.Please complete this short survey to share input on the episode and let us know who or what you’d like to hear about on future episodes: https://bit.ly/MCHBridgesPilot.------Additional Resources Related to This EpisodeThe InTune Mother Society (TIMS) is Redesigning Birth Work For The Future. TIMS is working hard to build capacity for our State Approved Perinatal Wellness Coach Certification program.  The program is designed to prepare Central Oklahoma residents for a career as a Perinatal Wellness Coach. The program is approved by the US Department of Labor and Training Administration of Central Oklahoma Workforce Innovation Board (COWIB); our participants benefit from pioneering a job market that is focused on higher salaries that result from making Holistic Family Planning options accessible, through in-demand qualifications. Learn more about our community-based social innovation project at: https://timcenter.org/redesigning-birth-work-for-the-future/.What is Birth Justice? Black Maternal and Infant Health: Historical Legacies of Slavery (article)Black History Month: The Importance of Black Midwives, Then, Now and Tomorrow (blog post)African American Nurse-Midwives: Continuing the Legacy (article)
Feb 17 2022
34 mins
Episode #2: Protecting Our Future: Vaccinating Children & YouthEpisode #1: A Conversation with AMCHP Presidents