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Aronson SS, Shope TR, eds. 2019. Managing infectious diseases in child care and schools: A quick reference guide (5th ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 253 pp.

Annotation: This guide is a tool to encourage common understanding among educators, families, and health professionals about infectious diseases in group settings for children. The guide identifies the role of educators, families, public health officials, and health professionals in preventing and controlling the spread of communicable infections; symptoms of infections commonly found in group settings for children; how infections are spread (route of transmission); when to seek medical attention; inclusion and exclusion criteria; strategies and sample forms for communications involving directors/caregivers, parents/guardians, and health professionals; and resources for professional development for directors/teachers/caregivers related to infectious diseases.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org . Document Number: ISBN 978-1-61002-050-3.

Keywords: Child care, Child health, Communicable disease control, Communicable diseases, Forms, Infection control, Infections, Prevention, Resources for professionals, Schools

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2016. Winnable battles final report. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 pp.

Annotation: This report describes public health priorities with large-scale impact on health, known effective strategies to address them, and progress towards meeting targeted goals. Contents include visual representations of progress and data trends, as well as summaries of federal contributions associated with each of the following topic areas: tobacco; nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; food safety; health care-associated infections; motor vehicle injuries; adolescent pregnancy; and HIV.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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 Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Food safety, Goals, HIV, Health, Infections, Motor vehicle safety, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention, Tobacco use, Treatments, Trends

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2014. Use of selected clinical preventive services to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents: United States, 1999–2011. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 63(2, Suppl.):1–107,

Annotation: This supplement to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report examines the use of selected clinical preventive services for infants, children, and adolescents in the United States. Topics include breastfeeding counseling; screening for hearing loss and provision of follow-up services; screening for developmental delays, lead poisoning, vision impairment, and hypertension; vaccination against human papillomavirus; tobacco use and tobacco cessation counseling and medication; screening for chlamydia infection; and provision of reproductive health services. Additional topics include the potential benefits of selected services, the challenges related to their underuse, and effective collaborative strategies to improve use.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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 Available from the website. Document Number: ISSN 1546-0738.

Keywords: Adolescents, Breastfeeding, Children, Chlamydia infections, Clinics, Counseling, Developmental screening, Health care utilization, Health services delivery, Hearing screening, Human papillomavirus, Hypertension, Infants, Lead poisoning screening, Oral health, Prenatal care, Prevention services, Reproductive health, Smoking cessation, Tobacco use, Vision screening

Isman B, Newton RN. 2013. Oral conditions in children with special needs: A guide for health care providers. [Los Angeles, CA]: California Connections Project, 2 pp.

Annotation: This guide for health professionals describes oral conditions, including abnormalities in oral development, oral trauma, bruxism, oral infections, and gingival overgrowth, that can occur in children with special health care needs. The guide provides definitions for various conditions and infections, describes treatment methods, and discusses when to refer a child to an oral health professional. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-2190, Telephone: (866) 232-4528 E-mail: nidcrinfo@mail.nih.gov Web Site: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov Available at no charge (limit 50 copies); also available from the website. Document Number: OP-70.

Keywords: Children, Children with special health care needs, Dental caries, Infections, Malocclusions, Oral health, Periodontal diseases

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Maternal and Child Health and Frank Porter Graham Chid Development Institute. 2013. National Training Institute (NTI) for Child Care Health Consultants . Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, multiple items.

Annotation: This website comprises materials developed by the Healthy Child Care America train-the-trainer program to address the needs of child care health consultants. Contents include modules and toolkits on topics such as consulting, curriculum development, caring for children who are ill, child maltreatment, children with special health needs, environmental health (including lead), the field of child care, infectious disease, injury prevention, mental health, nutrition and physical activity, oral health, quality in child care, and staff health. Evaluation forms, templates, and a training checklist are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Child care workers, Child maltreatment, Children with special health care needs, Communicable diseases, Curriculum development, Environmental health, Infections, Injury prevention, Lead, Mental health, Nutrition, Oral health, Out of home care, Physical activity, Qualitative evaluation, Training

Hui C, Neto G, Tsertsvadze A, Yazdi F, Tricco AC, Tsouros S, Skidmore B, Daniel R. 2011. Diagnosis and management of febrile infants (0-3 months). Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, ca. 310 pp., (exec. summ. 20 pp.) (Evidence report/technology assessment; no. 205)

Annotation: This evidence report reviews the evidence for diagnostic accuracy of screening for serious bacterial illness (SBI) and invasive herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection in febrile infants ages 3 months or younger, ascertains harms and benefits of various management strategies, compares prevalence of SBI and HSV between different clinical settings, determines how well the presence of viral infection predicts against SBI, and reviews the evidence on parental compliance to return for follow-up assessments. Methods and results are presented.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website. Document Number: AHRQ Pub. No. 12-E004-E F.

Keywords: Bacterial infections, Diagnosis, Herpes simplex, Infant health, Parents, Research, Screening, Statistical data, Virus diseases

American Academy of Ophthalmology . 2011. How does a child get pink eye? Ask an eye M.D.. [San Francisco, CA]: American Academy of Ophthalmology , 1 video (1 min., 22 sec.).

Annotation: This online video discusses pink eye, a common childhood eye infection that can be highly contagious. Topics include how to prevent the spread of pink eye and what symptoms to look for to know an eye examination is needed to diagnose a possible eye infection.

Contact: American Academy of Ophthalmology, 655 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109, Telephone: (415) 561-8500 Fax: (415) 561-8533 E-mail: comm@aao.org Web Site: http://www.aao.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Children, Eye care, Eye diseases, Infections, Vision

Womack L, Sappenfield WM. 2010. Preconception health: An issue for every woman of childbearing age in Florida—Florida's preconception health indicator report. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Family and Community Health, 1 v.

Annotation: This report looks at preconception health among Florida's women of childbearing age. The report covers 10 different health areas (general health status and life satisfaction, social determinants of health, health care, reproductive health and family planning, tobacco and alcohol use, nutrition and physical activity, mental health, emotional and social support, chronic conditions, and infections) and examines how Florida compares to the United States, compares over time, and compares among different socioe-demographic groups.

Contact: Florida Department of Health, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, FL 32399, Telephone: (850) 245-4147 Fax: (850) 487-4574 Web Site: http://www.doh.state.fl.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Alcohol consumption, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Family planning, Tobacco use, Florida, Health care, Infections, Mental health, Nutrition, Physical activity, Preconception care, Reproductive heath, Social support, State surveys, Women's health

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. 2008. Sexually transmitted infections in pregnancy. [White Plains, NY]: March of Dimes, (Preconception risk reduction)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during pregnancy. The fact sheet offers background information and information on the risks posed by such infections. Specific information is presented on chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, bacterial vaginosis, trichonomoniasis, genital herpes, genital warts, and HIV. Information on how a woman can protect her infant from STIs is also presented. References are included.

Contact: March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605, Telephone: (914) 997-4488 Secondary Telephone: Web Site: http://www.marchofdimes.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Bacterial infections, Chlamydia infections, Gonorrhea, HIV, Herpes genitalis, Human papillomavirus, Infant health, Pregnancy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Women's health

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Women's Health. 2007. Teen survival guide: Health tips for on-the-go girls. Washington, DC: Office of Women's Health, U.S.Health Resources and Services Administration, 76 pp.

Annotation: This publication, which is geared toward adolescent girls, provides health information presented in a reader-friendly manner. Topics covered include (1) taking care of your reproductive health, (2) taking care of a beautiful you, inside and out, (3) feeling good about yourself, (4) taking charge of your world, and (5) planning your future. A glossary is included.

Contact: National Women's Health Information Center, 8270 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031, Telephone: (800) 994-9662 Secondary Telephone: (888) 220-5446 Fax: (703) 560-6598 Web Site: http://www.womenshealth.gov Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent females, Adolescent health, Bullying, Careers, Consumer education materials, Families, Menstruation, Nutrition, Peer pressure, Physical activity, Reproductive health, Safety, Self-esteem, Sexually transmitted infections, Stress, Substance abuse

National Women's Health Information Center. 2004. Breastfeeding: Best for baby, best for mom. Fairfax, VA: National Women's Health Information Center, 41 pp.

Annotation: This document, which is geared toward new mothers, provides practical information about why breastfeeding is important for mothers and infants and about how to breastfeed successfully. The document answers common questions about breastfeeding, discusses the benefits of breastfeeding, explains how breast milk is produced and how lifestyle affects breast milk, discusses proper positioning for breastfeeding, offers suggestions for coping with breastfeeding challenges, and talks about human milk banks. The fact sheets are available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Contact: National Women's Health Information Center, 8270 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031, Telephone: (800) 994-9662 Secondary Telephone: (888) 220-5446 Fax: (703) 560-6598 Web Site: http://www.womenshealth.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Asian language materials, Breast engorgement, Breast infections, Breast pumps, Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Breastfeeding promotion programs, Infant health, Maternal health, Spanish language materials

Schrag S, Gorwitz R, Fultz-Butts K, Schuchat A. 2002. Prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal disease: Revised guidelines from CDC. MMWR Recommendations and Reports 51(RR-11):1-24,

Annotation: This issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report provides revised guidelines on the prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal disease, a leading cause of neonatal infection. Report sections include an introduction and background, impact and implementation of the 1996 guidelines, maximizing prevention by chemoprophylaxis, adverse effects and unintended consequences of chemoprophylaxis, clinical challenges, future prevention technology, research priorities, and tools to aid prevention. The report concludes with recommendations and references.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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 Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Early intervention, Guidelines, Infants, Infection prevention, Newborn infants, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Prenatal screening, Resources for professionals, Strep infections

CHOICE. 2002. Changes: You and your body—What's up? Check it out .... Philadelphia, PA: CHOICE, 81 pp.

Annotation: This document, which is geared toward adolescents, discusses the changes that occur during puberty. The document uses easily understandable, down-to-earth language. Topic discussed include the body, health, sexuality, birth control, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections. Some topics are divided into sections focusing on adolescent males and sections focusing on adolescent females. Also included are a glossary; a list of hotlines, emergency resources, and 24-hour centers; a list of resources; and a list of Web sites.

Contact: CHOICE, 1233 Locust Street, Suite 301, Philadelphia, PA 19147, Telephone: (215) 985-3355 Secondary Telephone: (215) 985-3309 Fax: (215) 985-2838 E-mail: info@choice-phila.org Web Site: http://www.choice-phila.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Adolescent sexuality, Communication, Consumer education materials, Contraception, Parent child relations, Pregnancy, Puberty, Relationships, Sexually transmitted infections

Misra D, ed. 2001. The women's health data book: A profile of women's health in the United States. (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: Jacobs Institute of Women's Health and Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 219 pp.

Annotation: This compilation provides data and discussions of the following topics: Reproductive health, infectious disease; chronic disease; mental health; use of alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes; violence against women; and women's access to the health care system.

Contact: Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, 2021 K Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006, Telephone: (202) 994-4184 Fax: (202) 994-4040 E-mail: whieditor@gwu.edu Web Site: http://www.jiwh.org Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-9702285-1-1.

Keywords: Access to health care, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Health behavior, Health care utilization, Infections, Mental health, Perinatal health, Reproductive health, Socioeconomic factors, Statistics, Violence, Women's health

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. 2001. Healthy People 2010: Companion document for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health. San Francisco, CA: Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, 481 pp.

Annotation: This document contains most of the existing quantitative and qualitative research and information specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health in the areas defined and discusses the overall health issues of LGBT people. The document describes barriers LGBT people face and recommends changes that will facilitate success in overcoming them. Topics covered include access to quality health care services, cancer, educational and community-based programs, health communication, HIV/AIDS, immunization and infectious diseases, mental health and mental disorders, nutrition and weight, public health infrastructure, sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, tobacco use, and violence prevention. The document includes five appendices that contain recommendations, acronyms, LGBT definitions, resources, and contributors.

Contact: Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, 459 Fulton Street, Suite 107, San Francisco, CA 94102, Telephone: (415) 255-4547 Fax: (415) 255-4784 E-mail: info@glma.org Web Site: http://www.glma.org Available from the website.

Keywords: AIDS, Access to health care, Barriers, Cancer, Communicable diseases, Community based services, Community programs, Educational programs, HIV, Health, Healthy People 2010, Homosexuality, Infections, Mental disorders, Mental health, Nutrition, Public health, Research, Sexuality, Sexually transmitted diseases, Substance abuse, Tobacco use, Violence prevention, Weight management

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2000. Preventing pneumococcal disease among infants and young children: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (AICP). MMWR Recommendations and Reports 49(RR-9):1-38,

Annotation: This document presents the recommendations of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (AICP) for vaccine use to prevent pneumococcal disease in infants, young children and other children at risk. The report includes background information, research results and immunization schedules. References are provided.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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 Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Disease prevention, Immunization, Infant health, Pneumococcal infections, Young children

Shaw K. 1999. Emergency department screening for UTI in febrile children. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 5 pp. (Research roundtable summary; no. 25)

Annotation: This report summarizes the findings of a research study to develop information about the prevalence of urinary tract infections (UTI) in febrile young children in the emergency department, tests for UTI, and cost effectiveness of various approaches to the problem. The report includes a description of the population, the sampling plan, and research findings. A response to the presentation and references are provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org Photocopy available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Fever, Hospital emergency services, Infant health, MCH Research, Urinary tract infections

Escobar GJ. 1999. Neonatal "sepsis work-up": A population study. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 5 pp. (Research roundtable summary; no. 26)

Annotation: This report summarizes the findings of a research study that aimed to characterize the neonatal sepsis work-up during the birth hospitalization and to define which predictors should be employed in evidence-based guidelines suitable for use by clinicians. The report describes the population studied and sampling plan and gives results and findings. A response to the presentation and references are provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org Photocopy available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Evidence based medicine, Bacterial infections, Infant health, MCH Research

Strasburger VC, Brown RT. 1998. Adolescent medicine: A practical guide (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 514 pp.

Annotation: This book provides information on communication, diagnosis, and therapy for adolescent patients. The authors emphasize the role of the caregiver as a sensitive counselor when interacting with adolescent patients. It is a straightforward and practical reference which presents a review of the most commonly encountered adolescent issues, including: growth and development, chronic illness and disability, substance abuse, sexuality, common medical complaints, adolescent psychosocial concerns such as suicide, depression and eating disorders.

Contact: Little, Brown and Company, Hatchette Book Group USA, 237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017, Telephone: (800) 759-0190 E-mail: customer.service@hbgusa.com Web Site: http://www.hatchettebookgroupusa.com Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Adolescent medicine, Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Asthma, Behavior problems, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Contraception, Depression, Diabetes mellitus, Eating disorders, Headaches, Homosexuality, Infectious mononucleosis, Menstruation, Mental health, Obesity, Pregnant adolescents, Psychosexual development, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sports injuries, Sports injuries, Substance abusers, Suicide, Thyroid diseases, Urinary tract infections

Misra D. 1998. Women's reproductive health and their overall well-being. [Baltimore, MD]: Johns Hopkins University, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 6 pp. (Perinatal and women's health: issue summary; no. 2)

Annotation: This is a summary of a paper written to highlight policy and program areas needing to be addressed to ensure the continuous improvement of health care and services related to perinatal and women's health over the coming decade. The paper discusses three examples of a woman's reproductive health status: infections, breast and cervical cancer, and cesarean sections. Epidemiological trends, demographics, risk factors, predictors for disease, interventions, policy and practice issues, and research needs are discussed. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Breast cancer, Cancer, Cervical cancer, Cesarean section, Demography, Epidemiology, Infections, Intervention, Policy development, Prediction, Program development, Reproductive health, Research, Risk factors, Women's health

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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.