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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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Western Pennsylvania Caring Foundation. n.d.. Public/private partnerships: A working model for children's health care. Pittsburgh, PA: Western Pennsylvania Caring Foundation, 1 videotape (VHS 1/2 inch).

Annotation: This videotape describes the Caring Program for Children and the Children's Health Insurance Program (Blue Cross/Blue Shield's BlueCHIP program) in Pennsylvania. It depicts the health care needs of children living in poverty and children of the uninsured working poor who do not qualify for Medicaid assistance, and explains the unique funding of this collaborative program. Appearances by Fred Rogers of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" and by local medical and government officials underscore the need for this type of program, the reasons for its success, and the ways that public and private resources can join together to help ensure access to primary health care for children. The videotape concludes with a television clip describing the program on NBC's "America Close Up." [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Access to health care, Audiovisual materials, Child health, Corporate programs, Insurance, Local MCH programs, Medical assistance, Pennsylvania, Primary care, Public private partnerships, Videotapes

Washington Business Group on Health. 2000. Healthy families, healthy companies: Employer innovations in maternal and child health. Washington, DC: Washington Business Group on Health, 8 pp. (Family health in brief; issue no. 1)

Annotation: This issue brief updates and expands on the information in Washington Business Group on Health's 1996 publication Business, Babies, and the Bottom Line.

Contact: National Business Group on Health, 20 F Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001-6700, Telephone: (202) 558-3000 Fax: (202) 628-9244 E-mail: info@businessgrouphealth.org Web Site: http://www.businessgrouphealth.org Available at no charge.

Keywords: Child health, Corporate programs, Cost effectiveness, Employee benefits, Employer initiatives, Infant health, MCH programs, Maternal health, Prenatal care, Worksite health promotion

Washington Business Group on Health. 2000. Promoting healthy pregnancies: Counseling and contraception as the first step. Washington, DC: Washington Business Group on Health, 8 pp. (Family health in brief; issue no. 3)

Annotation: This issue brief addresses the importance of family planning in women's health care, reasons employers should cover family planning services in their employee health insurance plans, and employer concerns.

Contact: National Business Group on Health, 20 F Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001-6700, Telephone: (202) 558-3000 Fax: (202) 628-9244 E-mail: info@businessgrouphealth.org Web Site: http://www.businessgrouphealth.org Available at no charge.

Keywords: Contraception, Corporate programs, Cost effectiveness, Counseling, Employee benefits, Employer initiatives, Family planning, Health insurance, Infant health promotion, Pregnancy counseling, Women's health promotion, Workplace health promotion

Washington Business Group on Health. 2000. Family health in brief. Washington, DC: Washington Business Group on Health, irregular.

Annotation: This set of briefing papers provides information for employers on topics of importance to their roles in providing health services to their employees. They are a part of a cooperative agreement called Partners for Information and Communications (PIC). Each issue includes a companion newsletter insert called Family Health Update which lists resources related to family health. Issues in the series cover (1) employer innovations in maternal and child health, (2) breastfeeding support at the workplace, and (3) promoting healthy pregnancies through contraception and counseling. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Business Group on Health, 20 F Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001-6700, Telephone: (202) 558-3000 Fax: (202) 628-9244 E-mail: info@businessgrouphealth.org Web Site: http://www.businessgrouphealth.org Available at no charge.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Child health, Corporate programs, Cost effectiveness, Employee benefits, Employer initiatives, Family health, Infant health, MCH programs, Maternal health, Model programs, Prenatal care, Worksite health promotion

Jacobson M, Kolarek MH, Newton B. 1996. Business, babies, and the bottom line: Corporate innovations and best practices in maternal and child health. Washington, DC: Washington Business Group on Health, National Business Partnership to Improve Family Health, 51 pp.

Annotation: This report describes efforts large corporations in the United States have made to improve the health of the mothers who work for them and that of their children. It profiles innovative practices and analyzes the bottom line results of some corporate programs, and it spotlights the major features of other programs. The report also includes a tips for successfully initiating maternal and child health programs in other corporations. It also lists of the corporations profiled and cites useful resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Business Group on Health, 20 F Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001-6700, Telephone: (202) 558-3000 Contact Phone: (202) 408-9320 Fax: (202) 628-9244 E-mail: info@businessgrouphealth.org Contact E-mail: jacobson@wbgh.com, or kolarek@wbgh.com Web Site: http://www.businessgrouphealth.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Corporate programs, Cost effectiveness, Infant health, Prenatal care, Workplace health promotion

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 1995. Matrix of community-based initiatives. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 51 pp. (Program summary)

Annotation: This report provides program descriptions of federal, private, and public private partnerships that are designed to strengthen communities and reduce violence and delinquency. It describes significant federal initiatives according to department and program name and includes contacts for obtaining additional information, describes private initiatives similarly, and uses a matrix to indicate which initiatives are being utilized at the local level in each state. The programs included focus on reducing violence and promoting economic development through various techniques; the matrix shows where these efforts coincide at the local level.

Contact: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, National Criminal Justice Reference Service, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000, Telephone: (800) 851-3420 Fax: (301) 519-5600 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.ojjdp.gov/programs/ProgSummary.asp?pi=2 Price unknown.

Keywords: Adolescents, Community based programs, Corporate programs, Economic factors, Federal programs, Juvenile delinquency, Local initiatives, Prevention programs, Program descriptions, Public private partnerships, Violence prevention

U.S. General Accounting Office. 1992. Employer-based health insurance: High costs, wide variation threaten system. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 60 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the cost for various employers of providing health benefits, and identifies factors that contribute to the cost differences among employers.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: contact@gao.gov Web Site: http://www.gao.gov Available from the website. Document Number: GAO/HRD-92-125.

Keywords: Corporate programs, Health care financing, Health insurance

U.S. Department of Labor. 1991. What works: Workplaces without alcohol and other drugs. [Washington, DC]: U.S. Department of Labor, 66 pp. (OSAP prevention library; no. 1)

Annotation: This report for employers describes the problems of substance abuse in the workplace and outlines programs of education, training, testing, and assistance, for prevention and treatment of abuse by employees. Extensive appendices present models of workplace substance abuse policies and employee assistance programs; describe the legal issues surrounding drug testing by employers; and reproduce fact sheets on various types of drugs. A two-page list of resource organizations is also included.

Keywords: Corporate programs, Employee assistance programs, Model programs, Program descriptions, Substance abuse prevention, Substance abuse treatment, Workplace health promotion

Behrens R. 1990. Reaching families through worksite and community health promotion programs. Washington, DC: Washington Business Group on Health, 88 pp.

Annotation: This report, discusses why families are important to businesses, barriers to reaching families with effective health promotion programs, successful methods for reaching families, publicizing and evaluating programs, targeting special groups, steps to ensure success, ideas that have and haven't worked, and case examples.

Contact: National Business Group on Health, 20 F Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001-6700, Telephone: (202) 558-3000 Contact Phone: (202) 408-9320 Fax: (202) 628-9244 E-mail: info@businessgrouphealth.org Web Site: http://www.businessgrouphealth.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Corporate programs, Workplace health promotion

Cronin C, Hartman R. 1989. The corporate perspective on maternal and child health. Washington, DC: Washington Business Group on Health, 67 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the status of this country's maternal and child health efforts, corporate initiatives in this area, and opportunities for public and private sector collaboration. An overview of demographic, societal, and economic trends affecting the health of mothers, infants, children, and families is presented. Corporate programs for prenatal care, maternity benefits, altering the work environment, special issues relating to child health care, public/private partnerships in child health, alternative work arrangements for working parents, and child care programs and assistance are discussed. The report is based on the Leadership Seminar on Maternal and Child Health co-sponsored by the Washington Business Group on Health and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Contact: National Business Group on Health, 20 F Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001-6700, Telephone: (202) 558-3000 Contact Phone: (202) 408-9320 Fax: (202) 628-9244 E-mail: info@businessgrouphealth.org Web Site: http://www.businessgrouphealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Corporate programs, Maternal health, Parental leave, Working parents

   

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.