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National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. n.d.. Selected federal maternal and child health information centers. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 14 pp. (What's new in...)

Eiken S, Galantwicz S, Stubbs A. 2006. Innovative strategies for strengthening family to family health information and education centers. Cambridge, MA: Research and Policy Division, Thomson Medstat, 33 pp.

Annotation: This document describes strategies in these areas: developing partnerships to increase organizational capacity and outreach, enhancing communication with families, developing culturally appropriate strategies to serve a diverse audience, facilitating the transition to adulthood, and ensuring sustainability through multiple funding sources. The appendix lists family to family health care information centers by state.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Family resource centers, Family support services, Information services, Children with developmental disabilities, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Community organizations, Families, Health education

Moore D. 1997. Guide for the development and management of nursing libraries and information resources. New York, NY: NLN Press, 358 pp.

Annotation: This book provides information and guidance on developing and managing information resources and services for nurses in a variety of settings, including clinical units and centers, laboratories and learning resource centers, and nursing libraries in hospitals, colleges, and universities. It provides resources to answer frequent and recurring queries from nurses and nursing school librarians and provides an overview of issues and practical advice relating to the development, management, and provision of information services. Chapters include information on administration; information and educational services; collection development and evaluation; cataloging and processing; special collections; preservation; learning resource centers, computer laboratories, and clinical simulation laboratories; and a review of the programs and services of the National Library of Medicine. An index concludes the book.

Contact: NLN Press, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 40 Tall Pine Drive, Sudbury, MA 01776, Telephone: (800) 832-0034 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-88737-729-7.

Keywords: Health sciences libraries, Information services, Laboratories, Libraries, Library collection development, Nurses, Nursing education, Reference materials, Resource centers, Resources for professionals

Poyadue F. 1994 (ca.). National Center on Parent-Directed Family Resource Centers [Final report]. Santa Clara, CA: Parents Helping Parents, Inc., 34 pp.

Annotation: The goal of this project was to create a system for Parent-Directed Family Resource Centers (PDFRCs) and assist others to develop and institutionalize this system. PDFRCs offered a comprehensive (one-stop shopping) array of family resources and support programs to a local area (cities, counties, and parishes). The project objectives included developing a series of "how to" manuals on initiating and institutionalizing PDFRCs and developing 15 self-teaching packets on replicating Parents Helping Parents, Inc., programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB96-187026.

Keywords: Children with Special Health care Needs, Families, Information Systems, National Information Resource Centers, National Programs, Parent Networks, Parent Support Groups, Parent Support Services, Parents, Peer Counseling

Pickett OK. 1992. Issues in setting up an MCH resource center. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, ca.120 pp.

Annotation: This manual contains background information designed to serve as a springboard for discussion in the planning of a new resource center in the subject area of maternal and child health. The outline of ideas and attached materials grow out of the experience of the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH) in designing and implementing its own reference collection. The manual includes an outline of activities the new resource center could undertake, suggestions on how NCEMCH could assist the new center, and sample materials from the NCEMCH Reference Collection.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge.

Keywords: Information services, Information systems, Manuals, National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Program descriptions, Resource centers, State MCH programs


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.