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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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Indiana State Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2016. Indiana oral health surveillance report: 2016. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana State Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 3 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information on oral health metrics for Indiana residents categorized by age. Topics include the oral health status of infants, children, adolescents, and adults and the proportion of each cohort that has visited the dentist or has received a preventive intervention. Data on access to fluoridated community water systems and on deaths from oral and pharyngeal cancers for all ages are also included.

Contact: Indiana State Department of Health, Oral Health Home, 2 N. Meridian Street, Section 7-G, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Telephone: (317) 233-1325 Secondary Telephone: (800) 433-0746 Fax: (317) 233-7001 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Health status, Indiana, Infants, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Intervention, Oral cancer, Oral health, Population surveillance, Preventive health services, State surveys, Statistical data

Futures Without Violence. 2012-. Promising Futures: Best practices for serving children, youth, and parents experiencing domestic violence. San Francisco, CA: Futures Without Violence, multiple items.

Annotation: This website is designed to assist domestic violence (DV) programs in enhancing their services for infants, children, and adolescents who have experienced DV. The website provides access to a searchable database of evidence-based interventions and promising practices for serving children and youth exposed to DV.

Contact: Futures Without Violence, 100 Montgomery Street, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129-1718, Telephone: (415) 678-5500 Fax: (415) 529-2930 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Domestic violence, Family support programs, Infants, Children, Model programs

Center for Law and Social Policy. 2011. Building comprehensive state systems for vulnerable babies: A resource for state leaders. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 4 pp.

Annotation: This brief is designed to help state leaders strategize about how to create or improve early childhood systems to meet the needs of vulnerable infants and young children, their families, and pregnant women. The brief helps leaders locate the elements of a comprehensive early childhood system that are already in place and build these elements into a system that meets the needs of young children and families. The brief identifies the essential components of such a system and action steps to design and implement it.

Contact: Center for Law and Social Policy, 1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 906-8000 Fax: (202) 842-2885 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Families, High risk groups, Infants, Young children, Pregnant women, Service delivery systems, State programs, Systems development, Vulnerability

Children's Defense Fund. 2010. New investments to help children and families: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. [Washington, DC]: Children's Defense Fund, 5 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, which is part of the Patient Protection Aand Affordable Care Act. The fact sheet explains what early childhood home visiting programs are, how the act supports home visiting, how much funding for the program each state will receive, who the program serves, who can apply for grants under the program and what steps states must take to be eligible, what home visiting models can be funded by states, what requirements program models must meet, evidence models that the Department of Health and Human Services has identified or is considering, how states must track program effectiveness, and how program effectiveness will be judged.

Contact: Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 628-8787 Secondary Telephone: (800) 233-1200 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Mothers, Eligibility, Families, Financing, Grants, Home visiting, Infants, Young children, Legislation, Low income groups, State programs

Leigh WA, Wheatley AL. 2009. Trends in child health 1997-2006: Assessing racial/ethnic disparities in unmet dental care needs. Washington, DC: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 11 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents the prevalence of unmet oral health care needs among children and adolescents ages 18 and under who are African American, Hispanic, or white. Sociodemographic factors such as area of residence, marital status, family type, and educational attainment are also part of the comparison. The research methodology is discussed, along with findings, health insurance coverage, and overall implications.

Contact: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 805 15th Street, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 789-3500 Fax: (202) 789-6390 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Ethnic factors, Geographic factors, Health status disparities, Infants, Children, Adolescents, Oral health, Racial factors, Socioeconomic factors

La Clinica de Familia. 2009. Healthy Start impact report: Doña Ana [County] Healthy Start Program. Las Cruces, NM: La Clinica de Familia, 62 pp., plus appendices.

Annotation: This impact report describes activities of the Healthy Start project in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, in 2005-2009. Contents include an overview of racial and ethnic disparity focused on by the project; descriptions of project implementation and services provided such as outreach and client recruitment, case management, health education and training, interconceptual care, and depression screening and referral; project management and governance; project accomplishments; and the impact of the project during its term. Also included is information about the local evaluation and recommendations and sample publications produced by the project. [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: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Final reports, Healthy Start, Hispanic Americans, Infant mortality, Infants, Young children, Low income groups, New Mexico, Perinatal care, Pregnant women, Prevention programs, Program descriptions

Snow CE, Hemel SB, eds.; Committee on Developmental Outcomes and Assessments for Young Children, National Research Council. 2008. Early childhood assessment: Why, what and how. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 484 pp.

Annotation: This book identifies important outcomes for children from birth to age 5, and how best to assess them in preschool, child care, and other early childhood programs. It explores a variety of techniques and instruments for developmental assessment and points to the risks and the dangers of appropriating evaluation techniques that are commonly used for older children. Contents include child-level outcomes and measures, how to assess, and assessing systematically. A glossary, information on state standards development, and sources of information on test and assessment instruments are also included.

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. Document Number: ISBN (10) 0-309-12465-4; ISBN (13) 978-0-309-12465-4.

Keywords: Assessment, Early childhood development, Evaluation, Infants, Young children, Preschool children, Resources for professionals, Screening

Harbin G, Rous B, Gooden B, Shaw J. 2008. State infrastructures to support young children with disabilities. Lexington, KY: National Early Childhood Transition Center, 43 pp. (Technical report no. 4)

Annotation: This report provides information from two studies conducted on the roles of state interagency coordinating councils (SICCs), Part C agencies (part of a federal program for infants and young children), and Part B section 619 state coordinators (part of a federal program for preschool children) with regard to state policies for the transitions of young children with disabilities and their families. For both studies, information is provided on the puprose, methods, results, and findings. A discussion section is included.

Contact: National Early Childhood Transition Center, University of Kentucky, 126 Mineral Industries Building, Lexington, KY 40506, Telephone: (866) 742-4015 Secondary Telephone: (859) 257-2081 Fax: (859) 257-2769 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Families, Federal programs, Infants, Young children, Research, State programs, Transition planning


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.