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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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Oakland Healthy Start. n.d.. Infant care. Oakland, CA: Oakland Healthy Start, and Studio Three, Samuel Merritt College, 1 videotape (13: 21 minutes, VHS 1/2 inches). (Oakland Healthy Start video series)

Annotation: This videotape is for new parents and discusses newborn care at home. It covers preparing the home before the baby arrives, normal infant development, and aspects of physical care. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Oakland Healthy Start, 1850 Fairway Drive, San Leandro, CA 94577, Telephone: (510) 618-3452 Contact Phone: (510) 639-1246 Fax: (510) 483-6038 Contact E-mail: Price unknown.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Household safety, Infant care, Infant development, Infant feeding, Infant health, Videotapes

Clevenger AA. 2017. Overdose poisoning deaths to children in Virginia, 2009-2013. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, 57 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings, conclusions, and recommendations from case reviews of overdose poison deaths among infants, children, and adolescents up to age 17 in Virginia for the five year period between 2009 and 2013. Topics include how overdose is impacting infants and children and their families in Virginia, which children are at risk, where are they at risk, how are they at risk, and what can be done to further promote health and safety in their lives. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, 400 East Jackson Street, Richmond, VA 23219, Telephone: (804) 786-3174 Fax: (804) 371-8595 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Case studies, Child death review, Child safety, Children, Health promotion, High risk groups, Household safety, Infants, Injury prevention, Opiates, Poisoning, Prescription drugs, Virginia

Cooper M, Murphey D. 2014. Neighborhood characteristics and children's physical activity. Bethesda, MD: Child Trends, 12 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This research brief examines the relationship between physical exercise and neighborhood characteristics among children and adolescents, using data from the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health. The authors examine, in each state, the average number of days children ages 6 to 17 exercised in the past week. They also look at the frequency within each state of selected neighborhood characteristics: whether the child's neighborhood included a playground or recreation center, whether it had dilapidated housing, and whether parents felt their child was "usually" or "always" safe there. The brief also examines which of these characteristics were associated with a higher average number of days of exercise, when other factors affecting exercise frequency are taken into account.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Household safety, Neighborhoods, Physical activity, Playground safety, Recreational safety

Minnesota Department of Health, Family Home Visiting Unit. 2012. Home safety checklist: Reference guide (rev. ed.). St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, Family Home Visiting Unit, 22 pp.

Annotation: This document provides a checklist and discussion points for Minnesota home visitors to use during a home safety check for infants and children. Topics include safety in sleep areas, bathrooms, storage, kitchen, around the house, and in the car.

Contact: Minnesota Department of Health, P.O. Box 64975, St. Paul, MN 55164-0975, Telephone: (651) 201-5000 Secondary Telephone: (888) 345-0823 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Car seats, Child safety, Guidelines, Home visiting, Household safety, Injury prevention, Minnesota, Safety equipment

Safe Kids USA and Cribs for Kids. [2009]. Baby safety basics: A guide to keeping your baby safe during the first year of life. Washington, DC: Safe Kids USA, 6 pp.

Annotation: This brochure for parents provides tips for keeping infants safe during the first year of life. Topics include crib safety, safe sleep, bathing, feeding, playtime, making your home safer, car safety seats, and infant product safety.

Contact: Safe Kids Worldwide, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1707, Telephone: (202) 662-0600 Fax: (202) 393-2072 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child safety, Consumer education materials, Household safety, Infants, Product safety, Safety, Sleep position

U.S. Office of the Surgeon General. 2009. The Surgeon General's call to action to promote healthy homes. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, 66 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the factors that influence health and safety in the home and the steps that people can take to prevent injury, disability, and disease that may result from an unhealthy housing environment. The report addresses (1) the need for healthy homes; (2) the connection between health and homes; (3) promoting healthy homes through prevention; (4) homes and health research; and (5) translating research into practical application and policy. Among the topics covered are air quality, water quality, residential chemicals, housing structure and design, elevated lead levels, structural deficiencies, mental health, access disparities, housing instability, and homelessness. A series of coordinated action steps call on individuals, families, educators, scientists, businesses, agencies, and organizations, to join in a discussion about healthy home issues; to make informed decisions; and to develop imaginative and realistic solutions that will help ensure that safe, healthy, affordable, and accessible homes are available to everyone in the United States. Related materials include materials from the launch of this program, actions for consumers, a checklist, resources, and a strategic plan.

Contact: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, Tower Building, Plaza Level 1, Room 100, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 276-8853 Fax: (240) 453-6141 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Air pollution, Building codes, Environmental health, Hazards, Household safety, Housing, Public health, Public policy, Risk factors

Pollack C, Egerter S, Sadegh-Nobari T, Dekker M, Braveman P. 2008. Where we live matters for our health: The links between housing and health. [Princeton, NJ]: Commission to Build a Healthier America, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 12 pp. (Issue brief 2, Housing and health)

Annotation: This paper focuses on three aspects of residential housing and their links to health: the physical conditions within homes; conditions in the neighborhoods surrounding homes; and housing affordability.

Contact: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 50 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540-6614, Telephone: (877) 843-7953 Fax: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Economic factors, Household safety, Housing, Neighborhoods

U.S. President's Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children. 2000. Eliminating childhood lead poisoning: A Federal strategy targeting lead paint hazards. Washington, DC: U.S. President's Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children, 46 pp., appendix (28 pp.).

Annotation: This report presents a coordinated federal program to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in the United States. It describes the sources of lead poisoning; the costs and benefits of making homes lead safe; and federal agency roles on lead poisoning prevention. Budget summaries for FY 1999, 2000, and 2001 (proposed) are included.

Contact: U.S. Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, S.W., Room P-3202, Washington, DC 20410, Telephone: (202) 708-1112 Secondary Telephone: (202) 402-0310 Fax: (202) 755-1000 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Household safety, Housing, Lead poisoning prevention programs, Research methodology

National Safe Kids Campaign. 1991. Safe kids are no accident! A fire safety booklet for kids. Washington, DC: National Safe Kids Campaign, 12 pp.

Annotation: This fire safety comic book is targeted to children with games, puzzles, pictures that reinforce safety rules for fire prevention or actions to take in case of fire. This material may be used as a stand alone curriculum item, or in conjunction with other materials.

Contact: Safe Kids Worldwide, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1707, Telephone: (202) 662-0600 Fax: (202) 393-2072 E-mail: Web Site:

Keywords: Burns, Child health, Child safety, Children, Educational materials, Fire prevention, Fires, Household safety, Injury prevention

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Family Health Services, Statewide Comprehensive Injury Prevention Program. 1986. Safestate, safehome inspector's notes. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Statewide Comprehensive Injury Prevention Program, 28 pp.

Annotation: This product from a SPRANS project of SCIPP and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health describes the SAFEHOME program. The program's goal was to reduce the number of serious residential injuries to children 6 years old and under, by reducing hazards and promoting safe practices in the home. At the core of the program is a HOME SAFETY CHECK which can be done in a 15-minute version or the 1-hour full check. The program involves a trained SAFEHOME inspector who, using the SAFEHOME Checklist, goes with the parents or caretakers on a room by room tour. Conditions that pose risks to children are explained by the inspector along with changes that will make for a SAFEHOME. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Injury Prevention and Control Program, 250 Washington Street, Fourth Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 624-5557 Contact Phone: (617) 727-1246

Keywords: Burns, Child safety, Choking, Falls, Household safety, Injury prevention, Massachusetts, Poisoning, Residential injuries, Scalds, State programs

Mood EW. 1986. Housing and health: APHA-CDC recommended minimum housing standards. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, 84 pp.

Annotation: This publication is designed to be a foundation for housing ordinance development in many communities. It functions as a guide for public health and other officials involved in community housing programs to use in improving and maintaining the quality of housing and overall health within communities. In the "APHA-CDC Recommended Minimum Housing Standards," the public health requirements of decent housing are outlined. The publication enumerates the minimum conditions required to make dwellings safe, sanitary, and fit for human habitation, with revisions dating to 1986.

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: Web Site: $5.95 members, $8.50 nonmembers. Document Number: 076.

Keywords: Building codes, Household safety, Housing, Legislation, Local government, Public health, Public policy, Regulations, State government


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.