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Pittsburgh/Allegheny County Healthy Start. n.d.. Guidebook for healthy mothers, children, families. Pittsburgh, PA: Allegheny County Healthy Start Project, 70 pp.

Annotation: This directory lists a variety of programs and services in the Pittsburgh area that are available to mothers, children, and families. It also contains health tips and fact sheets for infant care. Topics include the following: 1) child health clinics; 2) dental health; 3) family health services; 4) family/home-based support services; 5) family planning services; 6) family support centers; 7) grief support; 8) health and safety programs; and 9) Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Pittsburgh/Allegheny & Fayette County Healthy Start, 400 North Lexington Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA Telephone: (412) 247-1000 Secondary Telephone: (412) 247-4009 Contact Phone: (412) 578-8003 Fax: (412) 578-8325 Contact E-mail: 104626@compuserv.com Web Site: http://healthystartpittsburgh.org/ Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Case management, Child care services, Community programs, Family centered services, Family planning, Family support services, Infant health, Outreach, Pittsburgh Healthy Start, Social services

Boston Healthy Start Initiative. n.d.. Outline of BHSI's pilot nurturing program presently funded through the Carnegie Foundation known as Connect the DOTS. Boston, MA: Boston Healthy Start Initiative, 33 pp.

Annotation: This manual describes a pilot family nurturing program, in which parents and children attend a series of classes together. In outline form, the manual explains how the pilot program works and how it is implemented, the philosophy and constructs behind the program, the timeline and budget for the program, and an evaluation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Boston Healthy Start Initiative, 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, Second Floor, Boston, MA 02118, Telephone: (617) 534-5395 Secondary Telephone: (617) 534-9799 Contact Phone: (617) 534-7828 Fax: (617) 534-5358 E-mail: healthystart@bphc.org Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Boston Healthy Start, Community based services, Community programs, Facilitating services, Family relations, Family support services, Outreach, Parent education programs, Training materials

District of Columbia Healthy Start Project. n.d.. The D.C. Healthy Start Project's peer education/teen theater program: How to start your own peer educator/teen theater program manual. Washington, DC: District of Columbia Healthy Start Project, 34 pp.

Annotation: This manual is designed to help peer educators start their own teen theater program. Through a series of 20–30 minute skits, peer educators are trained to help adolescents better understand a variety of health issues. The manual explains the philosophy of the teen theater program and how to establish such a program. The manual includes skits, activities, and exercises. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: District of Columbia Healthy Start Project, Office of Maternal and Child Health, St. Elizabeth's Campus, Cottage Seven, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20032, Telephone: (202) 645-4174 Contact Phone: (202) 645-5624 Fax: (202) 645-5084 Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent health programs, Adolescent health promotion, Adolescents, District of Columbia Healthy Start, Manuals, Outreach, Peer education, Risk prevention, Theater, Training materials

Boston Healthy Start Initiative. n.d.. Support materials for substance abuse workshop: Women for Sobriety acceptance program work book. Boston, MA: Boston Healthy Start Initiative, 158 pp.

Annotation: This guide is designed for women with alcohol dependency who are participating in a substance abuse workshop. The manual explains recovery, the roots of addiction, relapses and slips, and recovery programs (including holistic recovery). It also includes exercises and a bibliography for the educator, and handouts and a glossary for participants. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Boston Healthy Start Initiative, 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, Second Floor, Boston, MA 02118, Telephone: (617) 534-5395 Secondary Telephone: (617) 534-9799 Contact Phone: (617) 534-7828 Fax: (617) 534-5358 E-mail: healthystart@bphc.org Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Alcohol abuse, Alcohol dependence, Alcohol education, Alcohol rehabilitation, Alcoholism, Boston Healthy Start, Educational materials, Risk prevention, Substance abuse, Substance abuse treatment, Substance dependence, Training materials

Milwaukee Healthy Women and Infants Project. n.d.. Equal opportunity: The effective management connection. Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Healthy Women and Infants Project, ca. 200 pp.

Annotation: This manual is designed to help individuals further understand how equal employment laws, policies, and practices affect community outreach programs. There are six modules: 1) management policies and equal opportunity laws; 2) personnel selection; 3) equal opportunity and managing performance; 4) the workplace environment; 5) communicating across cultures; and 6) management perspectives. Each module presents key points and includes practice exercises. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Milwaukee Healthy Women and Infants Project, 40 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 350, Milwaukee, WI 53233, Telephone: (414) 345-4500 Fax: (414) 345-4505 E-mail: Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Communities, Employment, Equal opportunities, Manuals, Milwaukee Healthy Start, Outreach, Personnel, Training materials, Workplace

Great Expectations/Healthy Start. n.d.. Prenatal education curriculum. New Orleans, LA: Great Expectations/Healthy Start, ca. 150 pp.

Annotation: This study guide consists of a series of brief training sessions on various aspects of prenatal and infant care. Curricula topics include the following: 1) anatomy and physiology of pregnancy; 2) breastfeeding; 3) alcohol, smoking, and drug abuse; 4) personal hygiene; 5) sexually transmitted diseases; 6) contraception/family planning; and 7) domestic violence. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Great Expectations Foundation, Inc., 4298 Elysian Fields Avenue, Suite B, New Orleans, LA 70122, Telephone: (504) 288-7818 Fax: (504) 288-7328 E-mail: arichard@greatexp.org Web Site: Available at no charge.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Alcohol use during pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Contraception, Curricula, Domestic violence, Educational materials, Great Expectations/New Orleans Healthy Start, Infant care, Infant health, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Prenatal care, Prenatal education, Prenatal nutrition, Sexually transmitted diseases, Smoking, Substance dependence, Training materials

District of Columbia Healthy Start Project. n.d.. Resource parents' home visiting guide. Washington, DC: District of Columbia Healthy Start Project, 22 pp.

Annotation: This reference document is supplementary to the formal class training a resource mother receives in preparation for the job. It is intended as an organizer and a reminder of information to be covered for each monthly home visit. Each monthly section contains the following: a list of goals for the visit; materials needed; a sample dialogue; step-by-step guide; and follow-up steps. [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 Contact Phone: (202) 562-3046 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Photocopy available at no charge.

Keywords: District of Columbia, Healthy Start, Home visiting, Infant mortality, Paraprofessional, Parent support services, Prenatal care, Prevention programs, Reference materials, Resource mothers

Great Expectations. n.d.. Parenting manual. New Orleans, LA: Healthy Start/Great Expectations, ca. 150 pp.

Annotation: This training manual is a curriculum in parenting for Great Expectation clients. The first section of the document includes a description of the eight week course; a parenting training schedule; guidelines for group leader or coordinator; ground rules for the participants; a parent pledge; and recruiting suggestions. The remainder of the manual provides resource material and handouts on these topics: orientation; health education; safety; nurturing and self esteem; communication and play; child reporting (types of abuse, types of neglect, mandated reporters, and factors that sometimes lead to abuse or neglect); and discipline. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Great Expectations Foundation, Inc., 4298 Elysian Fields Avenue, Suite B, New Orleans, LA 70122, Telephone: (504) 288-7818 Contact Phone: (504 ) 565-7601 Fax: (504) 288-7328 E-mail: arichard@greatexp.org Web Site: Available at no charge.

Keywords: Adolescent parents, Adolescent pregnancy, Child care, Child development, Communication, Curricula, Discipline, Education, Family planning, Health education, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Louisiana, Nutrition, Outreach, Parenting, Play, Prenatal care, Prevention, Safety, Self-esteem

Great Expectations. n.d.. Great Expectations adolescent services. New Orleans, LA: Great Expectations, 7 pp.

Annotation: This pamphlet describes the adolescent center services of Great Expectations. It includes the center policy, purpose, goals and a description of the services offered for pregnant adolescents, adolescents at risk, and parenting adolescents. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Great Expectations Foundation, Inc., 4298 Elysian Fields Avenue, Suite B, New Orleans, LA 70122, Telephone: (504) 288-7818 Contact Phone: (504) 897-1049 Fax: (504) 288-7328 E-mail: arichard@greatexp.org Web Site: Available at no charge.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent health services, Adolescent mothers, Adolescent parents, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescents, Healthy Start, Louisiana, adolescent center services

District of Columbia Healthy Start Project. n.d.. Male Outreach Worker (MOW) case management protocol. Washington, DC: District of Columbia Healthy Start Project, 17 pp.

Annotation: This document gives an overview of the Male Outreach Worker (MOW) program in Washington DC. This program addresses the needs of fathers of infants in the Healthy Start program so that they may contribute positively in the health and well-being of the mother and baby. The document describes process objectives of the program, population characteristics that demonstrate the need for the MOW program, MOW staff responsibilities, recruitment, intervention design, case management, support/curriculum group activities, and MOW and MOW supervisor professional development. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: District of Columbia Healthy Start Project, Office of Maternal and Child Health, St. Elizabeth's Campus, Cottage Seven, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20032, Telephone: (202) 645-4174 Fax: (202) 645-5084 Available at no charge.

Keywords: Case management, District of Columbia, Family support services, Fathers, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Outreach, Prevention programs, Protocols, Social services

Panhandle Healthy Start Initiative. n.d.. Partners for a Healthy Baby mentoring and supervision curriculum. Tallahassee, FL: Panhandle Healthy Start Initiative, 9 pp.

Annotation: This document is an outline of the content and methodology of the mentoring and supervision curriculum used to train leadership individuals in home visiting. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Florida Panhandle Healthy Start, 1339 East Lafayette Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Telephone: (850) 922-1300 Fax: (850) 922-1352 E-mail: mgraham@mailer.fsu.edu Price unknown.

Keywords: Curricula, Florida, Healthy Start, Home visiting, Infant mortality, Infants, Mentors, Pregnant women, Prevention programs, Supervision, Training materials

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.

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

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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.