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Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.

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Chien E. 2014. WYhealth due date plus (v 1.4). [no place]: Wildflower Health, 1 item.

Annotation: This mobile application for pregnant women provides access to health advice and health care services offered by the Wyoming Department of Health. Features include week-by-week updates, a due date calculator, a weight gain calculator, pregnancy milestones, daily tips and affirmations, symptoms and issues, personalized healthy pregnancy actions, pregnancy programs from major health plans, and the BabyBoost relaxation tool. A version for women enrolled in Medicaid provides access to a nurse-staffed call line and other Medicaid-specific referral services.

Contact: Wyoming Department of Health, 401 Hathaway Building, Fourth Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002 , Telephone: (307) 777-7656 Secondary Telephone: (866) 571-0944 Fax: (307) 777-7439 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Consumer education materials, Information services, Medicaid, Mobile applications, Pregnant women, Public health services, Referrals, Technology, Wyoming

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Oral Health Program. 2014. West Virginia Cavity Free by Three: Fluoride varnish manual for health care providers. Charleston, WV: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Oral Health Program, 32 pp.

Annotation: This manual is designed to help primary care health professionals and others reduce the rate of dental caries in infants and young children ages 6 to 36 months in West Virginia. Contents include

Contact: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Oral Health Program, 350 Capitol Street, Room 427, Charleston, WV 25301, Telephone: (304) 558-5388 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Consumer education materials, Dental care, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Infants, Medicaid, Oral health, Parent education, Preventive health services, Primary care, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals, Risk assessment, Screening, State programs, Training, West Virginia, Young children, and parent-education materials. , coding and billing, information about the implementation strategy (training and certification protocol) for caries risk assessment, fluoride-varnish application, and facilitation of the age 1 dental visit, training resources

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. 2012. Gastroesophageal reflux in infants. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases,

Annotation: This website for parents of infants provides information about gastroesphageal reflux (GER) in infants.Topics include what GER is, GER symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, points to remember, and research.

Contact: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, Telephone: (301) 496-3583 Fax: E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: NIH Pub. No. 06–5419.

Keywords: Consumer information materials, Diagnosis, Gastrointestinal diseases, Infant behavior, Infant health, Research, Treatment, Vomiting

Save Babies Through Screening Foundation. 2011. One foot at a time: An introduction to newborn screening and what it can mean for your baby . [Cincinnati, OH]: Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, 1 DVD (16 min. 30 sec.).

Annotation: This video for parents and expectant parents, which is available in English and Spanish, present opinions of experts and parents on the newborn screening process. It depicts how screenings are conducted, what happens afterwards, and how newborn screening results are used. State screening policies are discussed, and parents' concerns about newborn screening are addressed. Resources for more information are provided.

Contact: Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, P.O. Box 42197, Cincinnati, OH 45242, Telephone: (888) 454-3383 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer information materials, DVDs, Genetic disorders, Infant health, Multimedia, Neonatal screening, Prevention, Spanish language materials

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education. 2009. Healthy kids, healthy care: Parents as partners in promoting healthy and safe child care. Aurora, CO: National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education,

Annotation: This website for parents of children who attend child care programs contains current, expert information and resources about health and safety issues for young children. Content is presented within the following categories: caregiver; cleanliness; emotional health; healthy habits, illness, chronic conditions, and special needs; and safety. The web site is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education, University of Colorado Denver, 13120 East 19th Avenue, Mail Stop F541, P.O. Box 6511, Aurora, CO 80045, Telephone: (800) 598-5437 (598-KIDS) Fax: (303) 724-0960 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Child health, Child safety, Consumer education materials, Information sources, Parents, Spanish language materials, Web sites, Young children

Medical Library Association. [2006]. A user's guide to finding and evaluating health information on the Web. Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association,

Annotation: This electronic resource guide outlines quality health information sources gathered by medical librarians in support of clinical and scientific decision-making by doctors, scientists, and other health practitioners responsible for the nation's health. Contents include an introduction, getting started, content evaluation guidelines, additional help, Medical Library Association (MLA) "top ten" most useful consumer health Websites, and MLA recommended Websites for cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Each entry provides the Website URL and a description of the sponsoring organization.

Contact: Medical Library Association, 225 East Wacker Place, Suite 650, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: (312) 419-9094 Fax: (312) 419-8950 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education, Health, Information services, Information sources, Public health, Resource materials, Resources for professionals

Wisconsin Newborn Screening Program. 2005. These tests could save your baby's life!. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Newborn Screening Program, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure for parents of newborns provides information about newborn screening conducted to detect hidden disorders. The brochure explains what newborn screening is, how it is done, and its purpose. The brochure also discusses what hidden disorders are, why screening is important, whether parents can elect not to have their infant screened, screening costs, what happens to blood samples, whether infants can be screening for other disorders, and where to go for more information. It is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Wisconsin Newborn Screening Laboratory, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 465 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706, Telephone: (608) 262-1293 Fax: (608) 262-3257 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer information materials, Disorders, Genetic disorders, Genetic screening, Hearing disorders, Hearing screening, Infant health, Neonatal screening, Screening tests, Spanish language materials

Barclay DA, Halsted DD. 2001. The Medical Library Association consumer health reference service handbook and CD-ROM. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 197 pp., 1 CD-ROM.

Annotation: This resource handbook is designed for librarians and others who help the general public locate consumer health information. It covers standard resources for answering health-related questions, discusses the art of the health-reference interview, and touches on such related matters as the legal implications of providing health information to consumers. The handbook provides librarians with resources in consumer health in three parts. Part one discusses consumer health essentials such as decoding medical terminology, understanding health concerns of a variety of diseases, and exploring complementary and alternative medicine. The second part provides recommended resources in both electronic and print formats, and includes a section focused on children's health. Part three gives specific tips for librarians on providing consumer healthcare information including the creation of services, evaluating resources, creating publications, and building successful consumer health Web sites. This handbook also contains a CD-ROM which includes a Web-ready HTML list of recommended health Web sites and a template of the Hathaway Medical Center Library Consumer Health Web Site for use in Web design.

Contact: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 50 East Huron, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (866) 672-6657 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-5570-418-2.

Keywords: Alternative medicine, Audiovisual materials, CD-ROMs, Child health, Consumer education materials, Diseases, Information services, Information sources, Library services, Medical terminology, Reference materials, Resource materials, World Wide Web

California Department of Public Health. Breastfeeding and healthy living: Resources for breastfeeding promotion among the African American community. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health,

Annotation: This Web site hosts text, links, and multimedia resources on breastfeeding benefits, methods, myths and facts, as well as breastfeeding advocacy materials, materials for fathers, and links to similar organizations. Materials include brochures for families, a rap DVD and other videos available for purchase, and free videos and materials from the WIC program.

Contact: California Department of Public Health, Sacramento, CA Telephone: (916) 558-1784 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Audiovisual materials, Blacks, Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion programs, Consumer education materials, Infant nutrition, Infants, Information networks, Multimedia


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.