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Fiser D. n.d.. Demonstration Project: Emergency Medical Services for Children: [Final report]. Little Rock, AR: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 44 pp.

Annotation: The Arkansas Demonstration Project utilized a broad-based approach to evaluate and improve the outcome of pediatric emergencies in Arkansas. It involved interaction with many statewide agencies, including various offices of the Arkansas Department of Health and the Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The project was designed with four primary purposes: (1) Increase the level of knowledge regarding the consequences of critical illness and injury in children in the State of Arkansas; (2) improve the emergency medical services provided to those children during the project period and after, particularly to handicapped and minority children; (3) determine the effectiveness of the proposed methodologies for the reduction of morbidity and mortality associated with childhood illness and injury; and (4) determine effective methods of imparting the knowledge gained to other States in a manner resulting in the adoption of effective programs by those States. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-196947.

Keywords: Ambulances, Child Education of Health Professionals, Data Bases, Data Collection, Disabled, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), Emergency medical technicians, Minorities, Morbidity, Mortality, Networking

Newacheck P. n.d.. Improving Health Insurance Coverage for Adolescents: Analysis, Dissemination, and Technical Assistance [Final report]. San Francisco, CA: Institute for Health Policy Studies, 12 pp.

Annotation: The goals of this project were to: (1) Heighten awareness of adolescent health insurance problems and potential solutions among policymakers, health care professionals, educators, business groups, and parents; (2) strengthen State-level capacity to plan and implement strategies for improving financing of health services for adolescents; and (3) update and expand our knowledge base concerning the financing of health services for adolescents. Activities included conducting workshops, providing technical assistance, and publishing reports and educational materials. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB94-161536.

Keywords: Adolescents, Data Collection, Education of Health Professionals, Financing Health Care for Adolescents, Health Insurance, Medicaid, Minorities

Force J. n.d.. Project Copernicus [Final report]. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 15 pp.

Annotation: Project Copernicus, a dual-State initiative for Maryland and Virginia, developed, demonstrated, and evaluated training programs in family-centered service coordination with target groups of professional service providers and parents in urban, rural, and suburban areas of Maryland and Virginia. Project Copernicus demonstrated how to provide family-centered care for families with children with special health needs by assisting both parents and professional service providers to develop and use family-centered service coordination activities (case management). [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB97-121859.

Keywords: Access to Health Care, CSHCN, Case Management, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Coordination of Health Care, Disabled, Education of Health Professionals, Families, Family-Centered Health Care, Fragmentation of Services, Parent Education, Parents, programs

Anderson B. n.d.. Collaboration Among Parents and Health Professionals (CAPP) [Final report]. Boston, MA: Federation for Children with Special Needs, 66 pp.

Annotation: This project worked with the Technical Assistance for Parent Programs Project and the U.S. Office of Special Education Resources in order to increase and enhance parent involvement in the health care of children with disabilities and special health needs. The project sought to (1) prepare parents to assume an integral role in the health care of their children with disabilities; (2) promote effective communication and collaboration among health care professionals and parents in order to enhance health services for children; and (3) develop a national support system to ensure that parents have access to essential information and peer support. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-152940.

Keywords: 99-457 Financing Intervention, Early Association for the Care of Children's Health (ACCH) Parent Networks, Health Professionals, L, Parent Education Parent Professional Communication Peer Support P, Parents

Pratt S. n.d.. Montana Project for Children with Special Health Care Needs [Final report]. Helena, MT: Montana Department of Health and Environmental Sciences, 16 pp.

Annotation: The overall goal of this project was to develop a replicable system of family-centered, community-based case management for children with special health care needs in a frontier State. Targeted communities were under 20,000 in population and served areas at least 50 miles from a level II facility. The project objectives were to: (1) Upgrade case management and assessment skills of local public health nurses; (2) develop family-centered, community-based case management programs that address the needs of the family and the child with special needs; and (3) develop community-based teams that empower families to actively participate in identifying and meeting educational, social, psychological, health, and financial needs for themselves and the child with special needs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-158640.

Keywords: Case Management, Chronically Ill, Community-Based Health Care, Education of Health Professionals, Families, Family-Centered Health Care, Public Health Nurses, Rural Populations

Nickel R. n.d.. Oregon Developmental Monitoring Project for High Risk Infants [Final report]. Eugene, OR: Oregon Health Sciences University , 38 pp.

Annotation: This project established a model program for the coordination of early identification and assessment services for infants 0-3 years of age at high risk for major handicaps. It aimed to make appropriate developmental screening available as close as possible to the infant's home community, to provide the necessary developmental screening training to local health and educational service providers, and to provide the regional coordination for the many agencies and professional involved. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-156693.

Keywords: Clinics, Coordination of Health Care, Early Intervention, Education of Health Professionals, High risk infants, Rural Population, Screening

Strahs B. n.d.. Family Shelter Project [Final report]. Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Department of Public Health, 66 pp.

Annotation: This project addressed the dramatic rise in homelessness and substance abuse, the relationship between the two problems, and the increasing number of homeless families. The Family Shelter Project provided leadership and coordination for a broad range of health, social, and educational services to be provided to pregnant women, mothers, and children in a therapeutic community which has been established within a city shelter for homeless families. In addition, the project established a professional development collaborative to enhance the capacity of health professionals and those in related professions to serve the homeless, particularly the substance-abusing maternity services population. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-216208.

Keywords: Child Abuse and Neglect, Collaboration of Care, Education of Health Professionals, Families, High risk groups, Homeless, Low income groups, Mothers, Pregnant Women, Prenatal Care, Substance Abuse, Urban Populations

Eichelberger M. n.d.. Pediatric Emergency Medical Services Training Program [Final report]. Washington, DC: Children's Hospital National Medical Center, 171 pp.

Annotation: This project aimed to supplement the three (out of 110) hours in pediatric and childbirth training mandated by the U.S. Department of Transportation's curriculum standards for basic EMT training. The project trained EMTs who were nominated by state EMS directors and who returned to train other EMTs in their states. Audiovisual aids were made available to graduates for their use in local training. By the end of 1988 the project trained 190 EMTs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB92-103415.

Keywords: Continuing Education, Education of Health Professionals, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), Injuries

Ronan L. n.d.. A Demonstration Model of Risk-Appropriate Prenatal Care System to Reduce the Incidence of Low Birthweight in Maine [Final report]. Augusta, ME: Medical Care Development, Inc. , 52 pp.

Annotation: This project sought to reduce infant morbidity and mortality due to low birthweight, and to demonstrate a cost-effective prenatal care program which was integrated into the existing system and can be duplicated in other states. Project objectives included: reducing the incidence of low birthweight newborns in the project; reducing the incidence of women who engage in high-risk behaviors during their pregnancy; instituting a model prenatal education, counseling, referral, and followup program in physicians' offices and other sites; and enhancing the education and counseling skills of prenatal care providers. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB92-103258.

Keywords: Counseling, Education of Health Professionals, Education of Patients, High risk pregnancy, Infant Morbidity, Infant Mortality, Low Birthweight, Pregnant Women, Prenatal Care, Referrals

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: http://www.wvdhhr.org/mcfh/ICAH/oral_health_program.asp 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

Smith A. [1998]. Genetic Applications for Health Professionals [Final report]. Denver, CO: University of Colorado, 14 pp.

Annotation: This project was designed to improve family and child health by expanding the knowledge of genetics among health and human service professionals working in maternal and child health settings. A continuing education course in applied genetics was developed for nurses and other health professionals who deliver maternal and child health service. The short course was packaged for distribution and dissemination throughout Region VIII using a "training for the trainers" model. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB91-225128.

Keywords: Continuing Education, Education of Health Professionals, Genetics Education, Nurses

Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health. 1995-. ATMCH newsletter. Arlington, VA: Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health, quarterly.

Annotation: This newsletter apprises the members of the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH) of events and activities that are related to the association which promotes research in maternal and child health and teaching about maternal and child health in schools of public health. Individual issues cover events that are of interest at the time, including upcoming conferences, recruiting for candidates for association committees, recent publications, the activities of committees, and current research.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Price unknown.

Keywords: Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health, Newsletters, Professional education, Resources for professionals

Bussone L, comp. 1993. Alaska EMS for Children Project: [Final report]. Juneau, AK: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Emergency Medical Services Section, 50 pp.

Annotation: The Alaska Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) project addresses problems associated with pediatric emergencies in Alaska through interventions at various stages in disease and injury affecting children, and the system that is designed to combat these problems. The overall goal of the project is to improve the emergency medical care system in Alaska and its ability to treat and rehabilitate Alaska's acutely ill and injured children, as well as to prevent childhood injuries and deaths. The project addresses problems in the Emergency Medical Services system at all levels—prehospital, hospital, and rehabilitative services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Education of health professionals, Emergency medical services for children, Emergency medical technicians, Emergency room personnel, Rehabilitation, Rural populations, Training, Trauma

Molloy P. 1990 (ca.). Injury Prevention Implementation Incentive Grant: New England Network = New England Network to Prevent Childhood Injuries Incentive Grant [Final report]. Newton, MA: Education Development Center, 44 pp.

Annotation: The New England Network to Prevent Childhood Injuries Incentive Grant project worked with the region's six states to enhance decisionmakers' understanding of injury, foster improved media coverage of the problem, develop accurate and comprehensive state data sources, and build state capacity to address childhood injury in an ongoing program or unit. Program activities included development of publications, slide shows, and documents; and provision of technical assistance to states to enhance their injury prevention capacity. Major results were heightened understanding of the elements of institutionalizing injury prevention programs, products that successfully conveyed the extent and preventability of the childhood injury problem, and individual state accomplishments (e.g., formation of an injury prevention coalition, successful statewide conference on injury prevention, improved interdepartmental sharing of information and data). [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-146405.

Keywords: Child, Children, Data Collection, Education of Health Professionals, Injuries, Injury Prevention, Morbidity, Mortality, Networking

McKay C. 1990 (ca.). Minnesota Childhood Injury Prevention Project [Final report]. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, 10 pp.

Annotation: This project expanded childhood injury surveillance efforts and childhood injury prevention activities within local community health services. Project activities included compiling data on childhood-specific injury morbidity and mortality, creating a coalition of agencies with an interest in childhood injuries, providing assistance in developing local prevention programs, developing a comprehensive approach to reduce scald injuries in children ages birth to five years, and making long-range plans to address other types of injuries and other age groups. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-146009.

Keywords: Adolescents, American Academy of Pediatrics, Burns, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Child, Data Collection, Education of Health Professionals, Emergency Medical Services, Injury Prevention Injuries, Morbidity, Mortality, Preschoolers, Rural Population, Scalds, School-Age Children

Gallagher JJ, Coleman P. 1990. Professional organizations' role in meeting the personnel demands of Part H, P.L. 99-457. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carolina Institute for Child and Family Policy, 41 pp.

Annotation: This document reports on a study of ten professional associations focusing on their plans for additional certification standards to include service to infants and toddlers related to the requirements of the Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986, Part H (P. L. 99-457, Part H), the kinds of training initiatives their association was planning, and what they were doing about existing personnel shortages.

Contact: Carolina Institute for Child and Family Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 300 NationsBank Plaza, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, Telephone: (919) 962-7374 Available from the website.

Keywords: Certification, Children with special health care needs, Early intervention, Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986, Federal legislation, Health professionals, Part H

Bryant D. 1989 (ca.). Quality Assurance in Arkansas Maternity Clinics = Arkansas Staff Development Grant [Final report]. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, 24 pp.

Annotation: This project sought to ensure delivery of quality clinical care that is consistent with current prenatal standards. A maternity nurse practitioner was hired to revise public health nurse protocols, develop quality assurance testing protocols for local health departments, establish a management information system as a data base for administrative tracking of clinical quality assurance activities, and conduct inservice training sessions and quarterly clinical conferences for public health nurses in each region. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB91-225532.

Keywords: Continuing Education, Data Bases, Education of Health Professionals, Health Professionals, Laboratories, Public Health Nurses

Weiss H. 1989 (ca.). Wisconsin Comprehensive Childhood Injury Prevention Project [Final report]. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Division of Health,

Annotation: The goal of the project was to institutionalize child injury control as an ongoing function of State and local public health services in Wisconsin. The project sought to establish a State and local health agency commitment to injury prevention by creating an injury control focus within the traditional public health delivery services through training, consultation, education, surveillance, and investigation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Amputation, Child, Coroners, Education of Health Professionals, Health Professionals, Injuries, Injury Prevention, Injury prevention Adolescents, Mortality

Oliva G. 1989 (ca.). Comprehensive Model for Preventing Perinatal HIV Infection: Implementing Guidelines and Systems Development [Final report]. San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Department of Health, 347 pp.

Annotation: In order to prevent perinatally-acquired HIV infection, this project planned to: maximize the health care status of mothers and babies at risk; expand the capacity of the health care and social service delivery system; and develop a model of perinatal AIDS prevention, education, and care. An inclusive advisory committee structure was established which developed guidelines and protocols which serve all health care and social service providers in the county. The project established a data collection system to monitor the progress of the epidemic in women and children. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB91-225516.

Keywords: AIDS, Education of Health Professionals, HIV Infection, Heroin Addicts, Mothers, Pregnant Women, Women

Ortega H. 1989 (ca.). Maternal and Infant Risk Assessment and Referral Training Project [Final report]. El Paso, TX: U.S.-Mexico Border Health Association, 44 pp.

Annotation: This project sought to improve the health status of women and infants on the Texas-Mexico border by maximizing utilization of health resources and improving coordination of services in both nations, as well as by enhancing binational staff development efforts. Activities included distribution of the Maternal and Child Health Resource Directory; provision of continuing education for nurses, lay midwives, and auxiliary health workers; and implementation of an exchange observation program for nurses from the United States and Mexico. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Border, Education of Health Professionals, Hispanics, Mexicans, Mexico/U, Midwives, Pregnant Women, S, Women

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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.