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Displaying records 1 through 16 (16 total).

American Academy of Pediatrics and Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice. n.d.. AAP Child Health Mapping Project. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource provides a geographic representation of child health in the United States. Contents include national and state-specific data on pediatric health care delivery at the Primary Care Service Area level. A range of maps is available including the number of children under age 18 per pediatrician, the number of children in linguistically-isolated households, median household income, the number of pediatric residents and fellows, and estimated vaccine coverage rates. An interactive mapping tool is available to members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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 Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Data sources, Geographic regions, Health care disparities, Immunization, Integrated information systems, Interactive media, Language barriers, Low income groups, Patient care planning, Pediatricians, Statewide planning, Work force

National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep. 2015–. National action plan to increase safe infant sleep: A blueprint from the National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep. Washington, DC: Georgetown University, 1 p.

Hilfiker S, Robison S, Petti MA, Miller B, eds. 2015. Health literacy online (2nd ed.). Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource provides guidance on why and how to design health websites and other digital health-information tools for all users. Topics include what we know about users with limited literacy skills, writing actionable content, displaying content clearly on the page, organizing content and simplifying navigation, engaging users, and testing your site with users with limited literacy skills. A printable checklist of strategies, an overview of user research, and an annotated bibliography are included.

Contact: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL100, Rockville, MD 20852, Fax: (240) 453-8282 E-mail: odphpinfo@hhs.gov Web Site: https://health.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Design, Guidelines, Health education, Information dissemination, Interactive media, Internet, Low literacy, Manuals, Online systems, Oral health

Child Welfare Information Gateway. 2014-. Using social media in child welfare. Washington, DC: Child Welfare Information Gateway, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources provide information about using social media as a communication tool to improve outcomes and build supports for children and families. Contents include resources for child welfare agencies on topics such as developing effective guidelines and policies; resources on using social media technology in casework practice; and resources to help youth, parents, and other caregivers stay safe when using social media networks.

Contact: Child Welfare Information Gateway, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, Children's Bureau, 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: (800) 394-3366 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: info@childwelfare.gov Web Site: http://www.childwelfare.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Case management, Child welfare agencies, Children, Communication, Families, Interactive media, Safety

Kearney MS, Levine PB. 2014. Media influences on social outcomes: The impact of MTV's 16 and pregnant on teen childbearing. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 43 pp. (NBER working paper series no. 19795)

Annotation: This paper explores the impact of a reality television series, MTV's 16 and Pregnant, on adolescent attitudes and outcomes. Contents include background information on the show's content and previous research on the impact of media exposure; a description of the data including Nielson ratings, Google trends, and Twitter activity; a descriptive analysis of adolescents' exposure to the show; and analyses of high frequency data on searches and tweets and data on adolescent births. Topics include changes in searches and tweets, geographic variation in viewership, and changes in adolescent birth rates.

Contact: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-5398, Telephone: (617) 868-3900 Fax: (617) 868-2742 E-mail: info@nber.org Web Site: http://www.nber.org $5.

Keywords: , Abortion, Adolescent attitudes, Attitude change, Behavior modification, Contraception, Economic factors, Health behavior, Interactive media, Media, Outcome evaluation, Sexual behavior

Riegelman RK. 2013. Studying a study and testing a test: reading evidence-based health research. (6th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 324 pp., 1 CD-ROM.

Annotation: This book for students and practicing clinicians presents a step-by-step approach to thoughtful and critical reading of health research literature utilizing scenarios, checklists, and exercises. Section one focuses on study evaluation including design, assessment, analysis, interpretation, extrapolation, randomized trials, cohort studies, and meta-analysis. The second section discusses tests with topics in variability, reference interval, definitions, test comparisons, and screening. Section three covers rate sampling, standardization, sources, and compilation. The fourth section considers costs and evaluating effectiveness by study design, assessment, analysis, interpretation, and extrapolation. Section five gives an overview of basic principles of statistics, univariable, bivariable, and multivariable analyses, along with a flowchart summary. Each section concludes with a review/question summary. The book concludes with a glossary and index. A CD-ROM is included with interactive questions and answers that parallel each of the first four sections of the text.

Contact: Wolters Kluwer Health, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, P.O. Box 1620, Hagerstown, MD 21741, Telephone: (800) 638-3030 Secondary Telephone: (301) 223-23000 Fax: (301) 223-2400 E-mail: customerservice@lww.com Web Site: http://www.lww.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-7817-1860-0.

Keywords: Assessment, Audiovisual materials, CD-ROMs, Data analysis, Evaluation, Evaluation methods, Health services, Interactive media, Medicine, Research methodology, Statistics

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2013. Social media in the states: Providing instant access to emerging issues. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health,

Annotation: This resource offers information about the growing importance of online information, including social media, for obtaining information about health and medical issues. The toolkit discusses how emerging issues can be tracked through social media in the states and provides links to resources, including a live feed of Twitter accounts, a list of state Facebook and Twitter accounts, and other resources to help states use social media. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Bibliographies, Directories, Interactive media, Resources for professionals, State initiatives

Advocates for Youth. 2013. Social media 101: Connecting youth to health and social services with Facebook, Twitter, and text messaging. Washington, DC: Advocates for Youth, 2 pp.

Annotation: This online training explains how social media tools can be used by agencies and organizations to establish linkages to health care, and it identifies strategies for establishing links to health and social services using Facebook, Twitter, and text messaging. The training describes what social media is, explains how each of these technology platforms works, and explores how each might be used as part of a social media strategy. In addition to online, the website provides a printable version of the training.

Contact: Advocates for Youth, 2000 M Street, N.W., Suite 750, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 419-3420 Fax: (202) 419-1448 Web Site: http://www.advocatesforyouth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Health care utilization, Interactive media, Marketing, Service delivery, Social media, Training materials

Health Information Group and Maternal and National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. 2012. Scan of social media platforms. Washington, DC: Health Information Group and National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This reference tool provides information and resources on using social media in public health settings. Topics include interactive web, streaming media, mobile web, community building tools, interactive work and collaboration, and enhanced search. Definitions and examples are included. This program is available for continuing education credits. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Health Information Group at Georgetown University, McCourt School of Public Policy, Box 571271, Washington, DC 20057-1272, E-mail: richarjt@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://www.healthinfogroup.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Communication, Continuing education, Distance education, Information dissemination, Information networks, Information services, Information sources, Information systems, Integrated information systems, Interactive media, MCH training programs, Public health services, Social media, Technology

U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2010. Electronic preventive services selector (ePSS). Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource is designed to help primary care health professionals identify screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their clients. The information is based on recommendations of the Preventive Services Task Force and can be searched by specific client characteristics such as age, sex, and selected behavioral risk factors. Contents include recommendations on routine dental caries risk assessment for preschool children. The resource is available both as a web application and as a mobile application.

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.

Keywords: Counseling, Evidence based health care, Interactive media, Mobile applications, Oral health, Preventive health services, Preventive medicine, Resources for professionals, Risk assessment, Screening

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health. [2009]. Children's dental health bulletin board. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 16 pp.

Annotation: These resources, compiled annually for Children's Dental Health Month, are designed for use in creating an oral health bulletin board to display in areas where parents and other caregivers of children are likely to see it. The 2009 edition comprises a title page highlighting mouthpower.org, a Web site developed by the American Dental Association and the National Museum of Dentistry to educate parents and other caregivers about early childhood oral health topics. The kit also contains 6 "interactive" pages, each with a different oral health question. Instructions are provided. The Mouth Power Web site and other materials are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 201 West Preston Street, Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-5300 Secondary Telephone: (800) 735-2258 Fax: (410) 333-7392 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx Web Site: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/oralhealth/Pages/home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Educational materials, Health promotion, Interactive media, Maryland, Oral health, Spanish language materials, Young children

Song Y. 2003. Building better Web sites: A how-to-do-it manual for librarians. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman, 300 pp., 1 CD-ROM. (How-to-do-it manuals for librarians; no. 123)

Annotation: This book addresses the principles of remote library services and the techniques of creating and maintaining a library Web site. It is designed to show readers how to create functional and appealing Web pages, develop and incorporate interactive features, and integrate multimedia elements and databases. It is divided into the following chapters: (1) building and maintaining better library Web sites, (2) learning and mastering HTML basics, (3) moving beyond HTML, (4) designing Web graphics, (5) exploring inventive Web formats and multimedia, (6) investigating advanced Web technologies, and (7) planning for the future of building better library Web sites. Five appendices contain resources, a description of Web file formats, a glossary, a Dreamweaver tutorial, and an index. The book includes figures to enhance the text and also contains a CD-ROM.

Contact: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 50 East Huron, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (866) 672-6657 E-mail: info@neal-schuman.com Web Site: http://www.neal-schuman.com $59.95, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 1-55570-466-2.

Keywords: CD-ROMs, Design, Interactive media, Libraries, Reference materials, World Wide Web

United Learning. 1997. Daily food choices for healthy living: A unit of study. Niles, IL: United Learning, 1 videotape (20 minutes, 40 seconds, VHS 1/2 inch), 1 teacher's guide (24 pp.), 2 information envelopes (57 blackline masters total).

Annotation: This instructional package brings together the latest on dietary guidelines and is designed for multi grade and interest levels as low as fifth grade. Going beyond the basic five food groups, students learn how to much to eat from each food group in order to get the nutrients needed without consuming too many calories or too much fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sugar, sodium, or alcohol. The program emphasizes decreased consumption of fat and students also learn to spot and control the sugar and salt in their diets and how to make lower sugar and salt choices. The program's contents include: 1) an 18-minute live-action video presentation with interactive video quiz, 2) a teacher's guide to aid in utilizing materials in the unit and includes activities for multiple grade levels, pre and post tests, answer keys for blackline master activities, Internet resources, a script of the video, and a nutrition glossary, and 3) a collection of 57 blackline masters that can be used to make copies for students.

Contact: Discovery Education, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 100, Evanston, IL 60201, Telephone: (800) 323-9084 Secondary Telephone: (800) 421-2363, ext. 7201 Fax: (847) 328-6706 E-mail: info@unitedlearning.com Web Site: http://www.discoveryeducation.com/ Price unknown.

Keywords: Adolescent nutrition, Child nutrition programs, Dietary guidelines, Food preferences, Interactive media, Nutrition education

Gardner J. 1993. Computerized Screening of Pregnant Women for Nutrition Risk [Final report]. Boston, MA: Harvard School of Public Health, 68 pp.

Annotation: This research project sought to develop and test a prenatal food frequency questionnaire which could be used by nonprofessional personnel to screen low-income pregnant women for inadequate food and nutrient intake, assess the acceptability and practicality of questionnaire administration via interactive computing, and investigate patterns of food and nutrient intake by defined demographic and medical variables. The questionnaire was designed to be self-administered in either of two forms, as a paper-pencil questionnaire or as a user-friendly software program for use with an IBM-PC compatible low-cost microcomputer. Both forms were tested in English and Spanish. [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: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB95-208617.

Keywords: Data Collection, Interactive media, Low income groups, Nutritional Risk Assessment, Pregnant Women, Women

DeVault C, Strong B. 1987. Danny's dilemma. Santa Cruz, CA: Network Publications, 74 pp. (It's your choice)

Annotation: The monograph is part of a series called "It's Your Choice." These fictional books are designed to help young people make informed, responsible decisions about drug use. They combine substance abuse information and models for resisting peer pressure in the popular interactive adventure book format. This book concentrates on tobacco use.

Contact: ETR Associates, 4 Carbonero Way, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4200, Telephone: (831) 438-4060 Secondary Telephone: (800) 321-4407 Contact Phone: (408) 429-9822 Fax: (800) 435-8433 E-mail: customerservic@eta.org Web Site: http://www.etr.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Interactive media, Smokeless tobacco, Smoking

National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. e-Source: Behavioral and social science research. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research,

Annotation: This website provides information on methods for developing and implementing high-quality behavioral and social science research (BSSR) through interactive learning. Contents include major concepts in BSSR design and planning; methodologies for describing how and why something happens, and for answering questions about efficacy and effectiveness; and emerging challenges in BSSR. Tables, figures, exercises, and examples are provided. A discussion forum is also available.

Contact: National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, Telephone: (301) 496-4000 Secondary Telephone: (301) 402-9612 Fax: (301) 496-0017 E-mail: NIHInfo@OD.NIH.GOV Web Site: http://www.nih.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavioral sciences, Communication skills, Interactive media, Research design, Research methodology, Social sciences, Training materials

   

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.