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National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants. n.d.. Healthy Child Care America cooperative agreement program: Healthy partnerships for children. Chapel Hill, NC: National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes the Healthy Child Care America cooperative agreement program, which promotes improving children's health and safety in early education and child care programs where a majority of children under six years of age spend their day. It contains brief descriptions of each partner. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants, University of North Carolina, Department of Maternal and Child Health, 116-A South Merritt Mill Road, CB# 8126, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8126, Telephone: (919) 966-3780 Fax: (919) 843-4752 E-mail: nti@unc.edu Web Site: http://www.nti.unc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health programs, Child care, Child safety, Consultants

National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants. n.d.. Child care health consultants and me: Working together for safe and healthy children. Chapel Hill, NC: National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes the roles and knowledge of a child care health consultant (CCHC), what a CCHC can do for a child care program, where to find information and national resources, and how to find and pay for a CCHC. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants, University of North Carolina, Department of Maternal and Child Health, 116-A South Merritt Mill Road, CB# 8126, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8126, Telephone: (919) 966-3780 Fax: (919) 843-4752 E-mail: nti@unc.edu Web Site: http://www.nti.unc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Child health programs, Child safety, Consultants

National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants. n.d.. Building better child care through health consultation. Chapel Hill, NC: National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants, 1 video (17 min.).

Annotation: This video introduces the role of the child care health consultant (CCHC) and presents the experiences of child care center directors, health consultants, and consultant trainers. It addresses what CCHCs do, how programs know they are effective, who can be a CCHC, and the role of the National Training Institute. The video may be viewed online, downloaded, or ordered for a small fee. A video transcript is also available on the website. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants, University of North Carolina, Department of Maternal and Child Health, 116-A South Merritt Mill Road, CB# 8126, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8126, Telephone: (919) 966-3780 Fax: (919) 843-4752 E-mail: nti@unc.edu Web Site: http://www.nti.unc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Child health programs, Child safety, Consultants, Multimedia

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2017. Pathways to family leadership within AMCHP. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document defines the term "family leader" and describes the roles for family leaders in the Association for Maternal and Child Health Programs' activities. Topics include title, eligibility criteria, selection process, timeline, and duties.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Contact Phone: (202) 775-1472 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Contact E-mail: mjarvix@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community participation, Consultants, Employment, Families, Leadership, Mentors, Parent participation, Parent professional relations, Public private partnerships, Recruitment, Special health care services, State MCH programs, Teaching, Technical assistance, Title V programs, Training, Volunteers, Work force

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health. 2016. Roles of family staff or consultants within Title V MCH and CYSHCN programs. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 7 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses various roles, and activities within these roles, of families who are in paid positions as staff or consultants to state Title V maternal and child health (MCH) and children and youth special health care needs (CYSHCN) programs. Topics include roles for family engagement in the Title V Block Grant guidance; depth of engagement (family roles along a continuum); roles and activities by level of engagement (input, partnership, service provision, policy-level leadership); and family engagement in Title V needs assessment activities.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community participation, Consultants, Employment, Families, Leadership, Mentors, Needs assessment, Parent participation, Parent professional relations, Policy development, Public private partnerships, Quality assurance, Special health care services, State MCH programs, Title V programs, Training, Work force

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities. 2014. Maryland cultural competency technical assistance resource kit: Health literacy, language services, workforce diversity (upd. ed.). Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, 24 pp.

Annotation: This document is designed to assist health professionals in Maryland improve the cultural competency of their facilities and programs. Contents include contact information for individuals and organizations with expertise in health equity and cultural competency and information about free and fee-based training resources on topics such as cultural competency and cross-cultural communications, health literacy, language services, and limited English proficiency. Resources for clinical and nonclinical staff and information about health disparities research academic centers, and information are included.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, 201 West Preston Street, Room 500, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-7117 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/mhhd/Pages/Contact-Us.aspx Web Site: https://health.maryland.gov/mhhd/Pages/home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Consultants, Cultural competence, Cultural diversity, Directories, Health literacy, Languages, Maryland, Resources for professionals, Training materials, Work force

National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants. 2012. National status of child care health consultation 2012. Chapel Hill, NC: National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants, 7 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief reports the findings of a national survey on the status of state-based child care health consultation (CCHC) systems across the country. It describes how the survey was administered and reports data on the existence of and state support for coordinated CCHC systems, funding, challenges and barriers to success, training, and promising practices. Recommendations are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants, University of North Carolina, Department of Maternal and Child Health, 116-A South Merritt Mill Road, CB# 8126, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8126, Telephone: (919) 966-3780 Fax: (919) 843-4752 E-mail: nti@unc.edu Web Site: http://www.nti.unc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Child health programs, Child safety, Consultants, Surveys

National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants. 2012. Healthy bodies: Promoting nutrition and physical activity through child care health consultation. Chapel Hill, NC: National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants,

Annotation: This course is designed for child care health consultants (CCHCs) and consists of five sections that present information relevant to promoting good nutrition and physical activity in the child care setting: the child care nutrition plan, requirements for food safety, meeting children’s nutritional needs, promoting healthy eating habits, and physical activity. The course includes a pre- and post-test, a feedback form, and links to training resources, which include a trainer's guide, slide presentation, a list of books for children about nutrition and physical activity, and other resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants, University of North Carolina, Department of Maternal and Child Health, 116-A South Merritt Mill Road, CB# 8126, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8126, Telephone: (919) 966-3780 Fax: (919) 843-4752 E-mail: nti@unc.edu Web Site: http://www.nti.unc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Child health programs, Child nutrition, Child safety, Consultants, Physical activity', Training

Hepburn KS. [2010]. Recognizing and addressing trauma in infants, young children, and their families. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, (Tutorial 6)

Annotation: This online tutorial is designed to to help early childhood mental health consultants as well as Head Start and Early Head Start staff understand what is meant by trauma, recognize the developmental context of trauma in early childhood, and extend their own knowledge for intervention through consultation. The tutorial includes a pretest and five modules: (1) trauma and types of trauma; (2) the impact of trauma on infants, toddlers, and young children; (3) trauma signs and symptoms in infants, toddlers, and young children; (4) the role of the consultant and consultation; and (5) further learning and exploration (a resource compendium). It also includes a list of take home messages, a post test, and links to additional information sources.

Contact: Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, Box 571485, Washington, DC 20057-1485, E-mail: ecmhc@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://www.ecmhc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Child mental health, Consultants, Consultation, Early Head Start, Early intervention, Head Start, Injury prevention, Prevention programs, Professional education, Young children

Silow-Carroll S. 2009. Rhode Island's pediatric practice enhancement project: Parents helping parents and practitioners. New York, NY: Commmonwealth Fund, 20 pp. (Case study: High-performing health care organization)

Annotation: This report describes Rhode Island's Pediatric Practice Enhancement Project (PPEP), which trains and places parent consultants in primary and specialty care practices to help families with children and youth with special health care needs access the health care system and related services such as housing and education. It discusses in detail (1) the project's target population, (2) program development and implementation, (3) financing and program sustainability, and (4) the challenges and lessons learned. The report also lists PPEP project partners, describes the database that stores information collected by parent consultants, and outlines Rhode Island's family centers known as Comprehensive Evaluation, Diagnosis, Assessment, Referral and Reevaluation (CEDARR), for families with children who have special needs. PPEP intake and other processing forms, along with a list of participating practices, make up the appendices.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: info@cmwf.org Web Site: http://www.commonwealthfund.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children with special health care needs, Consultants, Family centered services, Parent professional relations, Professional training, State programs

Health JM. 2005. Creating a statewide system of multi-disciplinary consultation for early care and education in Connecticut. Farmington, CT: Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, 39 pp.

Annotation: This paper supports policymakers and early child care leaders planning a statewide multi-disciplinary child care consultation system. It describes the concept of child care consultation, reviews the research literature related to its effectiveness, overviews the current policy context nationally and in Connecticut, describes several models and reports lessons learned, and recommends design and implementation considerations in Connecticut. Models described in this paper include: the Multidisciplinary Team (New Haven, CT), Child FIRST (Bridgeport, CT), the Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (CT), Day Care Plus (Cuyahoga County and Cleveland, OH), the Comprehensive Child Care Services Program (in Rhode Island), the Abbott Preschool Program (in New Jersey's 30 highest poverty districts), Head Start and Early Head Start (national program), and the U.S. Army Development System (national program). This paper concludes with specific recommendations to transform consultation "patchwork" into a multidisciplinary consultation system that enhances the quality of early care and education in Connecticut, improves children's developmental outcomes, and is broadly available to and utilized by early care and education programs throughout the state. Appendices include a history of child care consultation in Connecticut, references in Connecticut statutes and regulations, draft position descriptions, and comparisons of models. Endnotes conclude the paper.

Contact: Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, 270 Farmington Avenue, Suite 367, Farmington, CT 06032, Telephone: (860) 679-1519 Fax: (860) 679-1521 E-mail: info@chdi.org Web Site: http://www.chdi.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Community programs, Connecticut, Consultants, Early childhood education, Federal programs, Model programs, Ohio, Program development, Rhode Island, State programs, Strategic plans

New York City Satellite/Medical Research Association of New York City. 2004. A case study of faith-based outreach in New York City: Lessons learned from a SIDS risk reduction initiative—Final report. [New York, NY]: New York City Satellite / Medical Research Association of New York City, 15 pp.

Annotation: This monograph is a case study that describes the research-driven process followed to design and implement a grandparent or elder faith-based SIDS-reduction outreach strategy to address African-American infant mortality disparity in New York City, using Back to Sleep campaign materials. The monograph is intended to help others who wish to implement SIDS-reduction programs in their own local settings. The monograph provides background and discusses addressing the need, developing a plan, identifying and training consultants and outreach educators, describing the educational format, evaluating the process and effectiveness of promoting the message, disseminating the message, and lessons learned. A summary is provided. The monograph concludes with a list of references. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Blacks, Case studies, Community programs, Consultants, Cultural factors, Education, Evaluation, Grandparents, Infant mortality, New York, Older adults, Outreach, Prevention programs, Racial factors, Religious organizations, Research, SIDS, Training

Archinard EB, ed. 1971. Social work and comprehensive health care: Proceedings of the 1971 annual meeting of medical social consultants in public health and health care programs. New Orleans, LA: Tulane University School of Public Health, 198 pp.

Clendenen RJ, Kindelsperger KW. 1965. Selected papers from a workshop on consultation. [Washington, DC]: U.S. Children's Bureau, 27 pp.

Annotation: This publication reproduces two papers from a workshop on the role of consultants in juvenile delinquency. The papers discuss determining the nature of the consultant's job, defining the functions of a statewide consultant on services for delinquent youth, examining major problems which arise in the job of consulting, and identifying useful techniques of consultation. The first paper, by Clendenen, is titled "The Use of National Consultants." The second paper, by Kindelsperger, is titled "Consultation and Consultative Technique in Providing Consultation at the State Level for Delinquency Control." [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Consultants, Consulting, Juvenile delinquency

Rapoport L, ed. 1963. Consultation in social work practice. New York, NY: National Association of Social Workers, 125 pp.

University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Unit. 1962. A study of functions of state maternal and child health nursing consultants. Ann Arbor, MI: Maternal and Child Health Unit, University of Michigan, 65 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of this study was to gather data that would be descriptive of consultant nurse functions in the special field of maternal and child health which could be used by educational institutions in preparing such consultants and by public health administrators responsible for consultant nursing services. The study addresses the percent of time MCH nursing consultants estimate they spend in various major areas of their program; the percent of time they spend in various consultant functions; the percent of time taken with other functions; the subareas within a given major program that receive the most, some, or no emphasis, and the degree of emphasis among major program areas; which subprogram areas seem to receive maximum emphasis; whether the titles of consultants influence the types of program activities in which they are involved; whether there is a relationship between the title of consultants and the type of program areas in which they work; and geographic variations in program emphasis.

Keywords: Consultants, MCH nurses, Michigan, Pediatric nursing, Public health nursing

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.