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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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U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. 2014. Using health text messages to improve consumer health knowledge, behaviors, and outcomes: An environmental scan. Rockville, MD: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 34 pp.

Annotation: This environmental scan reviews the current landscape on the effectiveness and acceptance of health text messaging programs. The scan examines the technology context related to cell phone ownership and text messaging use, current evidence on the effectiveness and acceptance of text messaging interventions, and implications for future research and program implementation.

Contact: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 464-4772 Fax: (301) 443-1246 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Feasibility studies, Health behaviors, Technology, Telecommunication devices

Sorenson D, Brittin J, Frerichs L, Trowbridge M, Huang TT-K. 2014. Moving schools forward: A design recipe for health–Buckingham County primary & secondary school, Dillwyn, VA. Charlottesville, VA: VMDO Architects, 7 pp.

Annotation: This document examines the potential of school architecture and design to promote healthy eating and physical activity behaviors. It describes a mixed-methods evaluation research design that included data collection from students and staff in schools before and after the intervention. Topics include organizational change, children's attitudes toward school, conception of new space, and need for social intervention.

Keywords: Attitudes, Case studies, Collaboration, Facility design and construction, Feasibility studies, Health promotion, Multidisciplinary teams, Obesity, Organizational change, Physical activity, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Public private partnerships, School age children, Schools, Social factors, Students

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, Center for Healthier Communities. 2011. Community health advisor model effective in oral health settings. [San Diego, CA]: Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, Center for Healthier Communities, 1 p. (Community health brief)

Annotation: This brief describes findings from a study to determine the feasibility and efficacy of using trained community health workers (parents) to apply fluoride varnish to children in an elementary school setting. Contents include background on local legislation, development and testing of the written protocol and training module, and findings from clinical assessments.

Contact: Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, 3020 Children's Way, San Diego, CA 92123, Telephone: (858) 576-1700 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Allied health personnel, California, Community health aides, Community participation, Costs, Dental care, Elementary schools, Feasibility studies, Fluorides, Legislation, Local initiatives, Model programs, Oral health, Parents, Preventive health services, Research, School age children, School health services, Statewide planning, Training

Randolph L, Cooper L, Fonseca-Becker F, York M, McIntosh M. 1994 (ca.). Baby friendly hospital initiative feasibility study: Final report. Washington, DC: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies National Coalition, 37 pp., exec. summ. (15 pp.).

Annotation: This document reports on a feasibility study aimed at determining whether and how the UNICEF/WHO criteria and assessment process for baby-friendly hospitals (i.e., hospitals that fully support mothers who breastfeed) could be adapted for use in the United States. It contains the recommendations of the work group charged with reviewing and revising the WHO/UNICEF "Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding" and the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) global criteria and assessment process for the United States. The report also includes "Ten Steps and Criteria for the U.S. Breastfeeding Health Initiative," which outlines how hospitals should address issues of training, clinical practice, and psychosocial support to maximize support for breastfeeding mothers. An executive summary accompanies the report. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Feasibility studies, Hospital personnel, Hospitals, Infant nutrition

Fox HB, Anderson MD. 1988. Final project report on the feasibility of high-risk pools to prove health insurance protection for children with special health care needs. No place: No publisher, 34 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the recommendations of the participants in a two day invitational meeting to examine the feasibility of insuring children with special health care needs through high-risk insurance pools. It contains two chapters. The first provides the participants' recommendations for the structuring and financing of high-risk pools to serve children with special health needs. The second presents the group's recommendations for the basic components in a continuum of financing arrangements. An accompanying appendix provides a list of the meeting's participants. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Access to health care, Children with special health care needs, Eligibility, Feasibility studies, Health care financing, Health insurance, High risk children


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.