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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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Watts MH, Michel KH. 2020. Equitable enforcement to achieve health equity: An introductory guide for policymakers and practitioners. Oakland, CA: ChangeLab Solutions, 52 pp.

Annotation: This guide poses a series of questions that policymakers, advocates, and enforcement officials should ask when drafting, implementing, and enforcing a public health policy. It aims to help such actors explore (1) the equity implications of traditional public health enforcement tools, and (2) strategies to avoid unintended negative consequences when enforcing violations of the law. The guide also explores best practices in design and development of enforcement provisions that avoid inequitable impacts and promote community health.

Contact: ChangeLab Solutions, 2201 Broadway, Suite 502, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 302-3380 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Best practices, Health equity, Law enforcement, Model programs, Public health, Public policies

National MCH Workforce Development Center and MCH Navigator. 2019. Strategies for promoting health equity in your state. Washington, DC: MCH Navigator,

Annotation: This resource presents learning opportunities to assist MCH professionals in developing strategic steps to advance health equity in their health departments. It includes an introduction, 10 individual strategies, and a wrap up. Strategies include (1) expand understanding of diversity; (2) reflect on your organization; (3) explore within the community (4) partner with communities; (5) foster agency and collective action; (6) develop a holistic understanding; (7) identify and collect data; (8) work with stakeholders; )9) be accountable to outcomes; and (10) celebrate success. Examples from the field are included.

Contact: MCH Navigator, National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Web Site:

Keywords: Health care disparities, Health equity. MCH training, Health status disparities, Training materials

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Vibrant and healthy kids: Aligning science, practice, and policy to advance health equity. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 597 pp. (Consensus study report)

Annotation: This report provides a brief overview of stressors that affect childhood development and health, a framework for applying current brain and development science to the real world, a roadmap for implementing tailored interventions, and recommendations about improving systems to better align with our understanding of the significant impact of health equity. It builds upon and updates research from Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity (2017) and From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development (2000).

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavioral sciences, Early childhood development, Early childhood education, Health equity, Infants, Social sciences, Studies, Young children

Honigfeld L, Dworkin P. 2018. Investing in child health to ensure equity, population health, and long term cost savings: Opportunities in state health care reform. Farmington, CT: Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, 3 pp. (Issue brief; no. 62)

Annotation: This issue brief addresses value based payment as an important model in health care reform for children's services and offers recommendations for including children's health in health care reform efforts. Efforts in Connecticut are described.

Contact: Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, 270 Farmington Avenue, Suite 367, Farmington, CT 06032, Telephone: (860) 679-1519 Fax: (860) 679-1521 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Children, Connecticut, Costs, Health care reform, Health equity, State programs

Bogard K, Murry VM, Alexander C eds. 2017. Perspectives on health equity & social determinants of health. Washington, DC: National Academy of Medicine, 259 pp.


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.