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Glicken A, Smiles for Life Steering Committee. 2017. Front line health worker curriculum. Leawood, KS: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 6 items.

Annotation: This curriculum is designed for front line health workers (FLHWs) (e.g., community health workers, health educators, case managers, care coordinators, public health workers, peer health promoters) who provide oral health outreach, advocacy, patient education, care coordination, health care navigation, and social support for the communities they serve. The curriculum consists of four modules; the first is an introduction, and the remaining three focus on the oral health of children, women (including pregnant women), and adults. An educator handbook and resources for FLHWs are also included.

Contact: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 540, Leawood, KS 66211, Telephone: (913) 906-6000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 274-7928 Fax: (913) 906-6096 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Community health services, Community outreach, Health educators, Oral health, Pregnant women Curricula, Service coordination

Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network. 2015. Putting public health evidence in action. [Carboro, NC: Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network Coordinating Center], multiple items.

Annotation: This training curriculum describes tools for planning and evaluating community health intervention strategies. Topics include what evidence is and where to find evidence-based strategies; and how to select, adapt, and evaluate interventions. Contents include seven modules, along with case studies and exercises. A facilitator's guide and support materials for planning and delivering a training workshop are also included.

Contact: Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network Coordinating Center, c/o University of North Carolina, 200 North Greensboro Street, Carboro, NC 27510, Telephone: (919) 966-8013 Fax: (919) 843-3418 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Community programs, Curriculum, Health educators, Needs assessment, Program evaluation, Program planning, Public health education, Resources for professionals, Training

Chiang RJ. [2013]. Speaking education's language: A guide for public health professionals working in the education sector. Atlanta, GA: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 21 pp.

Annotation: This document for public health professionals describes ways to communicate and work with educators to address public health problems. Topics include pitfalls to avoid and recommendations for developing school health programs, policies, and practices that can support access to health services and establish good health behaviors in school-age children.

Contact: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 2200 Century Parkway, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30345, Telephone: (770) 458-7400 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Communication, Educators, Health behavior, Health education, Health policy, Prevention programs, Public health, School age children, School health services

Mitic W, Abdelaziz FB, Madi H. 2012. Health education: Theoretical concepts, effective strategies and core competencies. Nasr City Cairo, Egypt: World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, 79 pp.

Annotation: This publication reviews health education theories and definitions, identifies the components of evidence-based health education, and outlines the abilities necessary to engage in effective practice. Topics include the relationship between health education, health promotion, and health literacy; health behavior theories, models, and frameworks; health education planning, implementation, and evaluation; health educator core competencies; and code of ethics for the health education profession.

Contact: World Health Organization, 20, Avenue Appia, Geneva, Switzerland , Telephone: (+ 41 22) 791 21 11 Fax: (+ 41 22) 791 3111 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-92-9021-828-9.

Keywords: Competence, Health behavior, Health education, Health educators, Health literacy, Health promotion, Models, Professional ethics, Program evaluation, Program planning, Resources for professionals, Theories

Wilson LB, Taba S. 2011. Brighten baby's world. Honolulu, HI: Same Small Boat Productions, 1 DVD (8 min., 30 sec.).

Annotation: This video for trainers, administrators, and educators in early childhood programs in Hawaii is designed to increase awareness and understanding of positive attachment and social connections in the context of postpartum depression.

Contact: Same Small Boat Productions, 1050 Bishop Street, Suite 436, Honolulu, HI 96813, Telephone: (808) 384-2902 E-mail: Contact E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Attachment behavior, DVDs, Early childhood educators, Emotional development, Hawaii, Health promotion, Infant health, Parenting, Postpartum depression, Psychosocial development, State programs, Training, Training, Vulnerability

Aronson S, Donoghue E, Shope T, eds. 2010. Curriculum for managing infectious diseases in early education and child care settings. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, (Healthy Futures)

Annotation: This curriculum comprises an instructor's manual and a participant's manual on understanding, preventing, recognizing, and managing infectious diseases in early education and child care settings. The curriculum is designed as an educational tool for early childhood educators and child care workers with all levels of understanding about infectious diseases. Each manual is divided into three modules and includes PowerPoint presentations, video clips, activities, forms, and pre- and post-tests, and other resources. Tips for presenting and instructions for downloading and saving files for presenting without internet access are available from the website.

Contact: Healthy Child Care America, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (888) 227-5409 Fax: (847) 228-7320 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care workers, Child health, Curricula, Disease prevention, Early childhood educators, Infectious diseases, Resources for professionals

Young ME. 1996. Early child development: Investing in the future. Washington, DC: World Bank, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 102 pp. (Directions in development)

Annotation: This book presents an overview of many international programs undertaken to improve the life of children, particularly from birth to eight years of age. Part 1 focuses on describing the theory behind early childhood education and includes sections on the case for early intervention, approaches to the development of young children, and paying for child development programs. Part 2 discusses the practice of early childhood education and includes sections on educating parents, training caregivers, delivering services to children, reforming formal education systems to include preschoolers, and educating throughout the mass media. Case studies presented are from from Israel, Turkey, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, the former East Bloc, Kenya, United States, India, Kazakstan, Guyana, Philippines, Chile, El Salvador, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nigeria. Boxes and tables illustrate cases and highlight information throughout the book. A bibliography completes the book.

Contact: World Bank, 1818 H Street, N. W., Washington, DC 20433, Telephone: (202) 477-1000 Fax: (202) 477-6391 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-8213-3547-2.

Keywords: Caregivers, Case studies, Child health, Early childhood development, Early childhood education, Early childhood educators, Early intervention, Financing, International health, Mass media, Parents, Program descriptions, Reform, Service delivery

South East Asian Regional Community Health. 1994. Community health advocates training guidebook. Columbus, OH: Ohio Commission on Minority Health, South East Asian Regional Community Health, 111 pp.

Annotation: This manual is the training book used by community health advocates at the South East Asian Regional Community Health project. The advocates provide outreach services to Asian Americans living in Columbus, Detroit, and Toledo, Ohio. The manual provides a cultural overview of the health beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors common in South East Asia; and it reviews procedures for developing outreach services. The manual contains training modules on cultural heritage, learning to live in the United States, health and illness, an overview of the health care system, using health services, making appointments and payments, preventive health practices, women's health issues, and raising healthy children. The manual provides a resource list and an extensive bibliography organized by categories. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Asian Americans, Attitudes, Behavior, Child health services, Children, Cultural beliefs, Health educators, Maternal health services, Mothers, Ohio, Outreach, Resources for professionals

Ford K, Liberante K. [1990]. Health and safety consulting needs survey. Tucson and Phoenix, AZ: Pima County Health Department and Maricopa County Public Health Services, 78 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the findings of a health and safety needs consulting survey conducted as part of a broad two-county initiative in Arizona to identify curriculum and training needs for child care staff. The analysis of survey results, conducted in 1989, contributed to the report's recommendations for the public health community, including: the establishment of baseline data regarding health and safety risks in local child care programs; the development of resources and trainers to upgrade the knowledge and skills of child care staff and reduce identified health and safety risks; the provision of health and safety consultation services to early childhood programs; networking with other agencies who enter child care programs for regulatory or consultation purposes; and participation in public advisory boards and/or legislative committees having to do with child care policy and programs.

Contact: Pima County Health Department, 3950 S. Country Club Road, Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85714, Telephone: (520) 243-7770 Web Site: Price unknown.

Keywords: Arizona, Child care, Child care centers, Child care workers, Early childhood educators, Health and safety, Needs assessment, Surveys, Training


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.