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National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. [2018]. Applying consultation skills to oral health promotion. Itasca, IL: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness,

Annotation: This video provides information about how successful consultation strategies can help child care health consultants address children’s oral health in Head Start and other early childhood education and care programs. The video discusses why good oral health in early childhood is important and describes a scenario in which a child care health consultant advises teachers in a Head Start program on how to identify whether a child with behavior issues may have an underlying health problem—specifically, an oral health problem—and how they can address the child's oral health. zzz

Contact: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (888) 227-5125 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/ncechw Available from the website.

Keywords: Consultation, Head Start, Oral healthy, Preschool children, Preschool education, Teachers, Young children

Alabama Department of Public Health. 2014-2015. Building a Healthy Start training modules. Birmingham, AL: Alabama Department of Public Health, 6 modules.

Annotation: These modules provide information specific to the care of infants and toddlers related to selected topics. The modules are: (1) Feeding Infants and Toddlers in Early Childhood Settings (2014), which focuses on promoting breastfeeding, family style dining, and good nutrition for infants and toddlers in child care (2) Promoting Physical Activity for Infants and Toddlers in Early Childhood Settings (2014) which provides a developmental approach to promoting physical activity and optimal physical development for infants and toddlers in child care; (3) Protecting Infants and Toddlers in Early Childhood Settings from Disaster (2015) which addresses disaster preparedness issues specifically related to infants and toddlers in child care; and (4) Creating a Healthy Environment for Infants and Toddlers in Early Childhood Settings (2015) which addresses environmental health concerns in child care that are specific to the care of infants and toddlers. Additional modules planned for the future are: (5) Promoting Optimal Social Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers in Early Childhood Settings which will take a developmental approach to fostering the optimal social emotional development of infants and toddlers in child care; and (6) Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect of Infants and Toddlers in Early Childhood Settings which will focus on strategies to recognize, appropriately address, and prevent abuse and neglect of infants and toddlers who participate in child care.[Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Alabama Department of Public Health, RSA Tower, 201 Monroe Street, Montgomery, AL 36104, Telephone: (334) 206-5300 Secondary Telephone: (800) ALA-1818 Fax: Web Site: http://www.adph.org

Keywords: Early childhood education, Healthy Start, Infants, Young children

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. 2014. Colorado Head Start oral health screening 2013–2014. [Denver, CO]: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 7 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information from a statewide oral health screening of children in Head Start in Colorado to assess the prevalence of dental caries experience, untreated tooth decay, treatment urgency, and children who have dental homes. Contents include a description of the participants and results, information about Healthy People 2020 targets, and conclusions. Demographic characteristics and statistical data are included.

Contact: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive, South, Denver, CO 80246, Telephone: (303) 692-2000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 886-7689 E-mail: cdphe.information@state.co.us Web Site: https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe Available from the website.

Keywords: Colorado, Dental caries, Head Start, Health status, Healthy People 2020, Oral health, Screening, State surveys, Young children

Nevada State Health Division, Oral Health Program. 2013. 2011–2012 Head Start oral health survey Nevada. Carson City, NV: Nevada State Health Division, Oral Health Program, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from an oral health survey of students in Head Start in Nevada. Topics include population estimates on four indicators: untreated tooth decay, treated decay, dental caries experience, and early childhood caries. Estimates are also presented relative to Healthy People 2020 targets. Additional topics include demographics, affordability and accessibility of oral health care, and the relationship between body mass index and overall oral health. A summary of key findings is also available.

Contact: Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Oral Health Program, 4150 Technology Way, Carson City, NV 89706, Telephone: (775) 684-4200 Fax: (775) 684-4211 Web Site: http://dpbh.nv.gov/Programs/OH/OH-Home Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Data, Dental care, Dental caries, Early childhood caries, Head Start, Healthy People 2020, Nevada, Oral health, State surveys, Young children

CityMatCH, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, National Healthy Start Association, EveryWoman Southeast. 2013. Putting the life course concept into practice: Lessons from the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1 video (60 min., 29 sec.). (A lifecourse theory to practice webinar)

Annotation: This webinar, broadcast June 6, 2013, discusses the life course theory and the capacity of the approach to address health inequalities for African American women as experienced by the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, The Magnolia Project. It also discusses strategies for integrating the life course approach into a community-based program, and describes challenges and opportunities to integrating this approach into daily practice.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Blacks, Case studies, Florida, Health care disparities, Health status disparities, Healthy Start, Life cycle, Women's health

Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2013. The oral health of Rhode Island's preschool children enrolled in Head Start programs. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 15 pp.

Annotation: This report presents key findings from a statewide oral health screening survey of children enrolled in Head Start in Rhode Island. Contents include information about the population and sample, data management and analysis, screening methods, children’s demographic characteristics, oral health outcomes, comparison to Healthy People 2020 objectives, and recommendations. Topics include prevalence of tooth decay, untreated decay, and dental sealants on primary molars among children ages 3–5.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Fax: (401) 222-4415 Web Site: http://www.health.ri.gov/programs/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Head Start, Healthy People 2020, Oral health, Population surveillance, Rhode Island, Screening, State surveys, Young children

Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County. [2012]. Healthy Start: Reducing health disparities–Improving birth outcomes in Chester County 1996-2009. Chester PA: Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the impact of the Chester County, Pennsylvania, Healthy Start program on participating mothers and children during the period 1996-2009. Topics include the evaluation methodology, efforts to reach women in most need, conditions impacting infant health, and efforts to prevent poor birth outcomes and provide access to health care. Data and estimated costs savings are included. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County, 30 West Barnard Street, Suite1, P.O. Box 2747, West Chester, PA 19380-0990, Telephone: (610) 344-5370 Fax: (610) 344-5279 E-mail: mchc@ccmchc.org Web Site: http://www.ccmchc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Coalitions, Community based services, Cost effectiveness, Data, Healthy Start, Infant health, Infant mortality, Local initiatives, Maternal health, Pennsylvania, Program evaluation

National Healthy Start Association. (2012). Saving our nation's babies: The impact of the federal Healthy Start Initiative (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: National Healthy Start Association, 59 pp.

Annotation: This publication provides an overview of the history of the Healthy Start Initiative for the past 20 years and provides program descriptions for the 105 projects across the country. Topics highlighted include leadership training, regional roundtables, infant mortality, racism/health disparities, and fatherhood involvement.

Contact: National Healthy Start Association, 1325 G Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 296-2195 E-mail: info@nationalhealthystart.org Web Site: http://www.nationalhealthystart.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal programs, Healthy Start, History, Infant health, Infant mortality, Maternal health, Prenatal care, Prevention programs, Program descriptions

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2012. Smoking cessation during pregnancy: Healthy Start and the SCRIPT Program. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 1 video (90 min.).

Annotation: This webcast provides background information about the Healthy Start Program, which works to expand the availability and accessibility of prenatal care in communities with higher-than-average infant mortality rates, and the SCRIPT program, which helps pregnant women quit smoking. The purpose of the webinar is to discuss how the SCRIPT program can be implemented in Healthy Start to reduce smoking rates during pregnancy.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Federal programs, Healthy Start, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Smoking cessation, Smoking during pregnancy

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2012. Interconception care quality improvement toolkit: What is it and how do we use it?. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 1 video (90 min.).

Annotation: This webcast describes the purpose, background, and conceptual framework of the Interconception Care Quality Improvement Toolkit, created by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration. The webcast provides guidance on how Healthy Start grantees can use the toolkit and demonstrates techniques using examples from the Healthy Start community.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Healthy Start, Infant health, Infant mortality, Leadership, Multimedia, Preconception care, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Prevention, Women's health

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2012. Utilizing new technology to facilitate home visiting, data collection and quality assurance. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 1 video (90 min.).

Annotation: This webinar, broadcast December 13, 2012, provides an outline on how to simplify data collection processes through the use of new technology, specifically Thinkpads and TeleHealth Monitors, available to home visiting programs throughout the country. It also provide a description of the Healthy Start, Inc. model of utilizing data collection and abstraction on health and social issues disparately effecting high risk men, women, and children in targeted communities. The audience receives best practice model concepts including program design and specific case management tools and examples resulting in specific outreach and case management strategies to promote positive outcomes for women and their families.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Data collection, Healthy Start, Home visiting, Model programs, Quality assurance, Technology

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2012. Interconception care collaborative cycle III outcome. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 1 video (90 min.).

Annotation: This webinar, broadcast September 12, 2012, reviews the Healthy Start Interconception Learning Collaborative Project, and presents the data from Cycle III outcome data provided by Healthy Start grantees. Topics include the implementation of a quality improvement model in Healthy Start, applying the model to improve non-clinical community-based services, and using healthy Start best practices and developing evidence-based practices.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Community based services, Healthy Start, MCH research, Program evaluation

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2012. Eliminating disparities in perinatal health technical assistance workshop. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 1 video (90 min.).

Annotation: This webinar, broadcast January 10, 2012, provides an orientation to the application process and a review of the Healthy Start program requirements, as well as the Healthy Start role in addressing disparities in perinatal health and reducing infant death rates. Additional topics include key measures and the Healthy Start logic model, core interventions, perinatal and postpartum depression, interconception care for women, evaluation and performance measures, and coordination with state Title V agencies.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Maternal health services, Perinatal health, Preconception care, Pregnant women, Program descriptions, Program evaluation

Fitzgerald EL. 2012. A quality improvement initiative to develop and implement an infant feeding strategy for Healthy Start. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Dissertation Publishing, 158 pp.

Annotation: This dissertation describes a project to improve perinatal case manager knowledge and self-efficacy to promote breastfeeding among black women participating in Healthy Start, a national program to improve birth outcomes, using quality improvement methods. The dissertation describes the development of the training program and an infant feeding toolkit and the evaluation of the learning by the case managers who used the training program. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Blacks, Breastfeeding promotion, Healthy Start, Infant nutrition, Local programs, Massachusetts, Mothers, Training programs

Oregon Health Authority, Maternal and Child Health. 2012. Oregon home visiting needs assessment report. Salem, OR: Oregon Health Authority, 73 pp., exec. summ. (6 pp.)

Annotation: This document summarizes methods used in Oregon's home visiting needs assessment and also provides background. It describes the number and percentage of Oregonians affected by the outcomes or risk factors specified by the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program. Additional topics include the number of pregnant women, infants and children in need of home visiting; how difficult it is to access services; the needs of families served by home visiting and how often the needs were met; and how home visiting services meet families' needs (direct service or referral). [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Oregon Health Authority, 500 Summer Street, N.E., E-20, Salem, OR 97301-1097, Telephone: (503) 947-2340 Secondary Telephone: (877) 398-9238 Fax: (503) 947-2341 E-mail: OHPBinfo@state.or.us Web Site: http://www.oregon.gov/oha Available from the website.

Keywords: Case management, Early Head Start, Early childhood development, Family support, Head Start, Healthy Start, Home visiting, MCH services, Needs assessment, Oregon, State programs

Drayton V, Walker D. 2012. National Healthy Start evaluation: Update on evaluation activities, SACIM meeting, July 10, 2012. Bethesda, MD: Abt Associates, 49 slides.

Annotation: These slides summarize findings from a survey of 104 Healthy Start sites that reports on 2010 data. The presentation discusses the logic model and evaluation questions; findings related to core and expanded service components, systems components, and perceived outcomes; and next steps and recommendations.

Contact: Abt Associates Inc., 4800 Montgomery Lane, Suite 600, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 913-0500 Fax: (301) 652-3618 Web Site: http://www.abtassociates.com/index.cfm Available from the website.

Keywords: Community based services, Healthy Start, Infant health, Infant mortality, Maternal health, National surveys, Program evaluation

Washington State Department of Health. 2011. Smile survey 2010. Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Health, 41 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a statewide oral health screening survey of children enrolled in Head Start and related programs for young children from families with low incomes, as well as for students in kindergarten and third grade in public schools in Washington. Contents include facts about childhood tooth decay; survey methodology; and key findings on disparities, untreated decay and treatment needs, dental sealants, and Healthy People 2010 oral health objectives. State oral health plan strategies are included. A fact sheet summarizing the report is also available.

Contact: Washington State Department of Health, P.O. Box 47890, Olympia, WA 98504-7890, Telephone: (800) 525-0127 Secondary Telephone: (360) 236-4030 Web Site: http://www.doh.wa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Head Start, Health status, Healthy People 2010, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, Screening, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends, Washington, Young children

National Healthy Start Association. 2011. 2011-2014 strategic plan. Baltimore, MD: National Healthy Start Association, 3 v.

Annotation: The 2011 document describes the mission and vision statement of the National Healthy Start Association and outlines four goals with objectives. The 2002 and 2005 strategic plans for the NHSA provides background information on infant mortality, low birthweight and racial disparities in perinatal outcomes, the Healthy Start program, NHSA and its accomplishments to date, the process undertaken to develop a 3-year strategic plan, and the strategic plan itself, including objectives and specific action steps. The strategic plan includes appendices: a map of the Healthy Start communities and NHSA's committee descriptions. An organizational chart and a list of members of the board of directors is also included.

Contact: National Healthy Start Association, 1325 G Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 296-2195 E-mail: info@nationalhealthystart.org Web Site: http://www.nationalhealthystart.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Health programs, Healthy Start, Infant health, Infant mortality, Low birthweight, National programs, Perinatal health, Strategic plans

National Healthy Start Association. 2011. Celebrate day 366: Every baby deserves a chance. Washington, DC: National Healthy Start Association,

Annotation: The campaign website contains an events calendar, a web badge, a fact card, and a toolkit with ideas for fundraising activities and advocacy; statistics; and tips for the media, public relations, and marketing. An order form for t-shirts, a tote, and a bike bottle is also available from the website. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Healthy Start Association, 1325 G Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 296-2195 E-mail: info@nationalhealthystart.org Web Site: http://www.nationalhealthystart.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Health promotion, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Local programs, Marketing, Media campaigns, Multimedia, Prevention, Public awareness campaigns, Public relations

American Academy of Pediatrics and National Healthy Start Association. 2011. The social emotional development of young children: Resource guide for Healthy Start staff. Washington, DC: National Healthy Start Association, 12 pp.

Annotation: This guide focuses on the influence of early childhood experiences and skills on life-long trajectories of health and productivity. Topics include understanding brain development, social emotional development, the life course, and how Healthy Start staff can help parents promote their children's social and emotional development. The guide was designed with three unique covers as a way to address diversity within communities. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Healthy Start Association, 1325 G Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 296-2195 E-mail: info@nationalhealthystart.org Web Site: http://www.nationalhealthystart.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community based services, Early childhood development, Emotional development, Health promotion, Healthy Start, Life course, Mental health, Parent education, Psychosocial development

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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.