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American Dental Association. 2018. February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Division of Communications, multiple items.

Annotation: These materials are designed to help health professionals and educators raise awareness about the importance of oral health during National Children’s Dental Health Month (February). The 2019 campaign slogan is “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile.” Contents include a program-planning guide, press releases, broadcasting tips, sample newspaper articles, posters, and activity sheets in English and Spanish for children and adolescents.

Contact: American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: (312) 440-7494 E-mail: info@ada.org Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Health observances, Health promotion, Materials for children, Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, School age children, Spanish language materials

National Network of Libraries of Medicine. 2013. Bringing health information to the community (BHIC). [Bethesda, MD]: National Network of Libraries of Medicine,

Annotation: [This blog focuses on health information issues related to the community, especially underserved communities. Entries include information on providing health information services, health assessments, diseases and chronic conditions, monthly health awareness observances, new mobile applications (apps), health advice and tips, as well as federal health agencies' news.

Contact: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Building 38, Room B1-E03, Bethesda, MD 20894, Telephone: (800)338-7657 Web Site: http://nnlm.gov/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Health agencies, Health observances, Information services, Prevention services, Public awareness campaigns, Public health

Eunice Kennedy Schriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 2010-. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) awareness month: Highlights of NICHD outreach. Bethesda, MD: Eunice Kennedy Schriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development,

Annotation: This website provides information about NICHD outreach efforts since 1974, including the Back to Sleep Campaign, that have been addressed to various audiences including Spanish-speaking individuals, African-American and American Indian/Alaska Native communities, and nurses and other health care providers. It also discusses new trends in outreach.

Contact: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 3006, Rockville, MD 20847, Telephone: (800) 370-2943 Secondary Telephone: (888) 320-6942 Fax: (866) 760-5947 Web Site: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/Pages/index.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Health observances, Public awareness campaigns, SIDS

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health. 2009. Brush up on healthy teeth: Simple steps for kids' smiles. [Atlanta, GA]: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6 items.

Annotation: These resources provides tips to help parents take care of their children's teeth by establishing good oral health habits. Contents include a tip sheet, poster, and quiz in English and Spanish. Topics including the importance of cleaning gums and teeth early, using the right amount of fluoride toothpaste, supervising brushing, and talking to a doctor or dentist.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/OralHealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Communication, Consumer education, Dental care, Dental hygiene, Fluorides, Health observances, Health promotion, Infants, Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, Spanish language materials, Young children

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2007. Child Health Day October 1, 2007: Building a bright future through preventive health [poster]. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 1 p.

Society for Public Health Education. 2006. Healthy kids: Creating safe communities and schools—Activity guide. Washington, DC: Society for Public Health Education, 52 pp.

Annotation: This guide is designed to help individuals, organizations, and communities develop campaigns that recognize, promote, and encourage healthy behaviors regardless of the health issues. The guide includes an overview of the field of health education, information about organizing and planning for National Health Education Week 2006, and a tool kit for celebrating safe communities and schools. The guide also includes seven appendices: a fact sheet on childhood injury and violence prevention, additional health legislation resources, information about the Society for Public Health Education and the National Center for Health Education, a list of Coalition for National Health Education organizations, and National Health Education Week contest and application forms and an evaluation form.

Contact: Society for Public Health Education, 10 G Street, N.E., Suite 605, Washington, DC 20002, Telephone: (202) 408-9804 Fax: (202) 408-9815 E-mail: info@sophe.org Web Site: http://www.sophe.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Health, Health education, Health observances, Injury prevention, Legislation, Media campaigns, Schools, Violence prevention

Association for Children of New Jersey. 2005. Healthy lifestyles: It's all in the balance—Child Health Month 2004-2005 Campaign. Newark, NJ: Association for Children of New Jersey, 61 pp.

Annotation: This tool kit, which is geard toward educators, health professionals, community organizers, youth leaders, and caregivers, is intended to encourage readers to develop activities that promote this year's Child Health Month theme: healthy lifestyles. . . it's all in the balance. The kit contains a fall 2004 Child Health Month newsletter, activity tips and ideas, a list of resources and interactive Web sites, tip sheets, a daily meal planner and grocery checklist, fact sheets, and an activity participation form.

Contact: Association for Children of New Jersey, 35 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102, Telephone: (973) 643-3876 Fax: (973) 643-9153 E-mail: czalkind@acnj.org Web Site: http://www.acnj.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Health observances, Nutrition, Physical activity, Public awareness campaigns, Resource materials

American Public Health Association. 2004. Eliminating health disparities: Communities moving from statistics to solutions—Toolkit. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, 40 pp.

Annotation: This tool kit contains information and materials for promoting National Public Health Week, April 4-11, 2004. The overview provides a general overview of public health and public health week, gives examples of community solutions, and suggests activities and approaches. The tools for planning events include tips for creating town hall meetings, press conferences, and arranging on-site visits. The section on media advocacy provides key messages and sample news releases and radio spots. Tools for legislative advocacy include sample letters, telephone scripts, talking points, and meeting pointers. Facts sheets are provided on general health disparities, cancer, diabetes, the environment, disparities by gender, health literacy, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, infant mortality, racial or ethnic disparities and rural area disparities. Additional resources and an evaluation are also included.

Contact: American Public Health Association, 800 I Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001-3710, Telephone: (202) 777-2742 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (202) 777-2534 E-mail: comments@apha.org Web Site: http://www.apha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Community participation, Ethnic factors, Geographic factors, Health literacy, Health observances, Health promotion, Local initiatives, Mass media, Press releases, Public awareness campaigns, Public awareness materials, Public health, Public service announcements, Racial factors, Resource materials

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2001. National Child Health Day October 1, 2001: 2010 Express—All aboard! for children with special health care needs and their families. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 22 items.

Annotation: This kit provides information on National Child Health Day, held on October 1, 2001, which focused on children with special health care needs and their families. The kit includes a promotion guide and poster, fact sheets and reproducibles, and supplemental materials.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Secondary Telephone: (301) 945-9842 Web Site: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/maternal-child-health-topics/children-and-youth-special-health-needs Available at no charge.

Keywords: Child health, Children with special health care needs, Families, Health observances, Posters, Public awareness campaigns

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2000. Mission 2000: Early childhood—Launching healthy futures: National Child Health Day, October 2, 2000. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 1 packet.

Annotation: This packet provides ideas and information to assist in planning and promoting National Child Health Day as part of Child Health Month. The theme for 2000 is Early Childhood, Launching Healthy Futures and is intended to raise awareness that the first five years of a child's life are crucial to his/her physical, mental, and social development. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Bibliographies, Child health promotion, Early childhood development, Early intervention, Guidelines, Health observances, Media campaigns, Pamphlets, Parents education, Posters

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 1999. Got kids? Got these? Inhalants. Get educated! Inhalant abuse can kill kids. Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau presents the 1999 National Child Health Day colloquium, Monday, Octover 4, 1999 [poster]. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 1 p.

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 1997. Maternal and Child Health Bureau presents National Child Health Day, 1997: Tobacco and kids--No ifs, ands, or butts [poster]. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 1 p.

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 1996. Child Health Day 1996: Violence prevention. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 16 items.

Annotation: This packet contains materials promoting Child Health Day 1996, which focused on violence prevention. The packet includes the history of Child Health Day; and fact sheets on the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the Children's Safety Network, and the Emergency Medical Services for Children program. Other fact sheets cover violence prevention in schools, preventing firearm injuries, state and local initiatives on violence prevention, suicide prevention, lists of publications, and bumper stickers.

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: Child health, Health observances, Violence prevention

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 1995. Child Health Day 1995: Violence prevention. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 13 items. (xxx)

Annotation: This packet contains materials promoting Child Health Day, October 2, 1995, which focused on violence prevention. The packet includes the history of Child Health Day, and fact sheets on the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the Children's Safety Network, and the Emergency Medical Services for Children program. Other fact sheets and brochures cover firearms and safety, child abuse and neglect, building safe communities, and bibliographies. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 Contact Fax: xxx E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Photocopy available at no charge.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child health, Child neglect, Community action, Firearm safety, Firearms, Health observances, Public awareness campaigns, Public awareness materials, Violence prevention

[World Health Organization]. [1994]. World Health Day, April 7, 1994: Oral health for a healthy life—Information kit. [New York, NY: World Health Organization], 25 pp.

Annotation: This booklet provides information which can be used to promote oral health, the focus of World Health Day, April 7, 1994. It includes a message from the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), background articles on oral health, statistics on oral health conditions, the addresses of WHO offices around the world, promotional materials for two videotapes, and the rules for a board game that promotes oral health.

Keywords: Health observances, Health promotion, Oral health, Statistics

American Association for World Health. 1994. World Health Day, April 7, 1994: Oral health for a healthy life. Washington, DC: American Association for World Health, 35 pp.

Annotation: This resource booklet provides materials for promoting World Health Day, April 7, 1994, which focuses on oral health. It emphasizes the correlation between oral health and a person's general health and notes progress in achieving better oral health. The booklet reviews challenges in the United States and reports on oral disease among school children, adults, and the elderly. It includes information on oral diseases and risk factors, the dangers of using tobacco, patterns in oral health around the world, and particular challenges in developing countries. It presents future initiatives, reviews basic points in oral care, and provides information on promoting and participating in the 1994 World Health Day observations. The booklet is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Developing countries, Health observances, Health promotion, Oral health, Spanish language materials, United States

American Academy of Pediatrics. 1993-. Children: Our future—Child Health Month resource packet. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 1 packet.

Annotation: This information package contains materials designed to be used in planning activities for Child Health Month (October). The purpose of the Children: Our Future campaign is to raise public awareness about child health issues. The theme of the campaign is prevention, and the specific focus of the campaign is major health issues affecting children where prevention can make a difference; these vary from year to year and include such topics as injuries, violence, disease, and substance abuse. Packets contain brochures, reproducible masters, order forms, stickers, and other materials.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Contact E-mail: kidsdocs@aap.org Web Site: https://www.aap.org Price unknown.

Keywords: Child health promotion, Child nutrition, Child safety, Health observances, Injury prevention, Media campaigns, Motor vehicle safety, Parent education, Substance abuse prevention

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 1993. Child Health Day 1993 packet: Prevention. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 10 pp.

Annotation: This packet of materials was used to promote Child Health Day 1993. It includes the history of Child Health Day, a sample proclamation that can be used by a state or city, a description of the Bright Futures project, an outline of Child Health Month at a glance, and fact sheets on injury prevention, immunization, and substance abuse prevention. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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 Available for loan. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHG049.

Keywords: Child health, Disease prevention, Health observances

Child Health Day Planning Committee. 1992. Child Health Day 1992: Are we protecting our children's future? Vaccination. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 35 items.

Annotation: The 1992 Child Health Day was celebrated on October 5. Each year the celebration of Child Health Day focuses national attention on an important issue affecting the well-being of children. This year the theme was childhood immunization. This packet was produced to help child advocates throughout the nation plan events tailored to their own communities around this theme. It consists of articles, flyers, fact sheets, a poster, a pamphlet, and a bibliography.

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 Available for loan. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHF015.

Keywords: Child health, Health observances, Immunization, Immunization programs, Infant health

U.S. President. 1991-2001. Child Health Day, by the President of the United States: A proclamation. Washington, DC: White House, 1-2 pp.

Annotation: These framed prints describe the importance of children in American society and proclaim the first Monday in October to be Child Health Day. Each is signed by the U.S. President. This series covers 1991-2001 (George H.W. Bush, William Clinton, and George W. Bush).

Contact: White House, Executive Office of the President, Web Site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop

Keywords: Child Health Day, Child advocacy, Child welfare, Children, Health observances, History

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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.