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International Association of Dental Traumatology. 2016. Information for patients. International Association of Dental Traumatology, multiple items.

Annotation: This mobile app and poster provide information for parents and other caregivers about oral injuries, including how to prevent oral trauma in primary teeth, what to do in case of a fall that affects permanent teeth, and what to do if a permanent tooth is broken or knocked out. The app is available in Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Northern Sami, Norwegian Bokmal, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish. The poster is available in Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

Contact: International Association of Dental Traumatology, RES Seminars Inc., 4425 Cass Street, Suite A, San Diego, CA 92019, E-mail: IADT@iadt-dentaltrauma.org Web Site: https://www.iadt-dentaltrauma.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Critical care, Dental care, Emergency medical services, Falls, First aid, Injuries, Injury prevention, International health, Mobile applications, Multimedia, Non English language materials, Oral health, Outcome and process assessment, Posters, Safety, Trauma care

World Health Organization. 2015. Global standards for quality health care services for adolescents. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 4 v.

Annotation: This resource for policymakers and health service planners outlines global standards for quality health care services for adolescents. The resource comprises 4 volumes containing standards and criteria, an implementation guide, tools to conduct quality and coverage measurement surveys to collect data about compliance with the global standards, and scoring sheets for data analyses. A policy brief is also available.

Contact: World Health Organization, 20, Avenue Appia, Geneva, Switzerland , Telephone: (+ 41 22) 791 21 11 Fax: (+ 41 22) 791 3111 E-mail: info@who.int Web Site: http://www.who.int/en Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent health services, Adolescents, Data analyses, Data collection, International health, Measures, Policy development, Preventive health services, Program improvement, Program planning, Quality assurance, Standards

Institute of Medicine, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. 2015. Supporting family and community investments in young children globally: Workshop in brief. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 8 pp.

Annotation: This brief summarizes a workshop held on July 27–29, 2015, to examine topics related to supporting family and community investments in young children globally. Topics include discussions among participating researchers, policymakers, program practitioners, funders, young influencers, and other experts from 19 countries about how best to support family and community investments across areas of health, education, nutrition, social protection, and other service domains.

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: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-38088.

Keywords: Child protective services, Education, Family support services, Financial support, Health services, International health, Nutrition services, Social support services, Young children

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Emergency Medical Services for Children Program; Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; National Library of Medicine, Disaster Information Management Research Center. 2014-. Health resources on children in disasters and emergencies. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine, multiple items.

Annotation: This website is a compendium of resources related to medical and public health issues of children in disasters and emergencies. Contents include links to journal articles and other documents and materials that may be useful in preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery activities. Resources are national or international in scope. Topics include natural disasters; chemical and biological agents, radiologicals and nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE); psychological and behavioral health; and special topics such as children with disabilities, school and care providers, hospital preparedness, resilience, and pandemics.

Contact: National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894, Telephone: (301) 594-5983 Secondary Telephone: (888) 346-3656 Fax: (301) 402-1384 E-mail: custserv@nlm.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.nlm.nih.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Communicable diseases, Databases, Disaster planning, Disasters, Emergencies, Emergency medical services for children, Hospitals, International health, Mental health, Resilience, Resources for professionals, Schools, Special health care needs

American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Peers for Progress; National Council of La Raza. 2014. Peer support in health: Evidence to action–An expert panel of the National Peer Support Collaborative Learning Network. Leawood, KS: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Peers for Progress, 47 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes discussions from a national conference held on November 12–13, 2013, in Washington, DC, to discuss current strengths and future needs in the field of peer support. Contents include key findings, background and review of the evidence, and key features of peer support. Topics include conceptual and strategic issues, program development, evaluation of peer support, organizational and system issues, and program sustainability. Recommendations and areas for future work are included.

Contact: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Peers for Progress, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 440, Leawood, KS 66211-2672, Telephone: (800) 274-2237 Secondary Telephone: (913) 906-6000 Fax: (913) 906-6095 Web Site: http://peersforprogress.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community based services, Community health aides, Conference proceedings, Evaluation, Evidence based medicine, Financing, Health care delivery, International programs, Model programs, Peer counseling, Peer education, Peer groups, Peer support programs, Program development, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Public health programs, Quality assurance, Service delivery systems, Service integration, Sustainability, Systems development

World Health Organization. 2014. Health for the world's adolescents: A second chance for the second decade. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, exec. summ. (14 pp.).

Annotation: This online multimedia report provides an overview of the progress made between the World Health Assembly Resolution on the Health of Youth in 1989 and the 2011 World Health Assembly Resolution on Youth and Health Risks. It includes World Health Organization recommendations on policies and programs that respond to priority health problems during adolescence, and reflects achievements in developing the evidence base for action. Topics include access to information, opportunities to develop life skills, health services, safe and supportive environments, and participation in programming.

Contact: World Health Organization, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland Telephone: +4122 791 3281 Fax: +4122 791 4853 E-mail: mncah@who.int Web Site: http://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to care, Adolescents, Health services, Information sources, International health, International programs, International services, Life skills, Multimedia, Participation, Safety, Social support

Anderson R, Panchaud C, Singh S, Watson K. 2013. Demystifying data: A guide to using evidence to improve young people's sexual health and rights. New York, NY: Guttmacher Institute; London, United Kingdom: International Planned Parenthood Federation, 75 pp., plus appendices.

Annotation: This guide aims to help health professionals, advocates, and educators in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights better understand and use evidence on adolescents' knowledge and behaviors. The guide provides demographic and socioeconomic information about adolescents as well as measures of their access to, need for, and use of sexual and reproductive health information and services. Presenting data for 30 countries, the guide explains the meaning of the data and how to use it to help those working with young people bring about change. The guide is available in English, French, and Spanish.

Contact: Guttmacher Institute, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, Telephone: (212) 248-1111 Secondary Telephone: (800) 355-0244 Fax: (212) 248-1951; Washington, D.C. Office (202) 223-5756 E-mail: guttmacher@guttmacher.org Web Site: http://www.guttmacher.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Adolescent sexuality, Health services, International health, Non English language materials, Reproductive health, Spanish language materials, Statistical data

Ashford L, Sedgh G, Singh S. 2012. Making abortion services accessible in the wake of legal reforms. New York, NY: Guttmacher Institute, 3 pp. (In brief; series 2012, no. 1)

Annotation: This brief summarizes a longer report examining the implementation and impact of less-restrictive revised abortion laws in six international settings. The brief discusses six settings in which abortion laws recently changed (Cambodia, Columbia, Ethiopia, Mexico City, Nepal, and South America), public awareness of changes in the laws, guidelines and their dissemination, creation and uptake of safe abortion services, impact of the revised laws, and further action that is still needed.

Contact: Guttmacher Institute, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, Telephone: (212) 248-1111 Secondary Telephone: (800) 355-0244 Fax: (212) 248-1951; Washington, D.C. Office (202) 223-5756 E-mail: guttmacher@guttmacher.org Web Site: http://www.guttmacher.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Abortion, Access to health care, Guidelines, Health services, International health, Legislation, Reproductive health, Women's health

International Association of Dental Traumatology. 2012. Dental trauma guidelines (rev.). International Association of Dental Traumatology, 11 pp.

Annotation: These resources for oral health professionals provide guidance on immediate and urgent care for traumatic oral injuries, including fractures and luxations of permanent teeth, avulsion of permanent teeth, and traumatic injuries to primary teeth. Topics include diagnosis, treatment planning, follow-up care, and outcomes. Special considerations for trauma to primary teeth, immature versus mature permanent teeth, avulsion of permanent teeth, and patient/parent instructions are included. The guidelines are available in Arabic, Dutch, English, Hebrew, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish.

Contact: International Association of Dental Traumatology, RES Seminars Inc., 4425 Cass Street, Suite A, San Diego, CA 92019, E-mail: IADT@iadt-dentaltrauma.org Web Site: https://www.iadt-dentaltrauma.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Critical care, Dental care, Emergency medical services, International health, Non English language materials, Oral health, Outcome and process assessment, Resources for professionals, Trauma care

Stapley D. 2011. Role of nutrition in learning and behavior: A resource list for professionals. Beltsville, MD: Food and Nutrition Information Center, 30 pp.

Annotation: This document lists journal articles, websites, and other resources on the role of nutrition in learning and behavior in children. Topics include the role of nutrient status and school meal programs in learning and behavior and the relationship between school-based physical activity and academic performance in the United States and in non-U.S. countries.

Contact: U.S. Food and Nutrition Information Center, National Agricultural Library, 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room 105, Beltsville, MD 20705-2351, Telephone: (301) 504-5719 Secondary Telephone: (301) 504-5248 Fax: (301) 504-6409 E-mail: fnic@nal.usda.gov Web Site: http://fnic.nal.usda.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Behavior problems, Bibliographies, Children, International health, Learning, Nutrients, Nutrition, Physical activity, Research, Resources for professionals, School food services

Population Reference Bureau. 2010. The crucial role of health services in responding to gender-based violence. [Washington, DC]: Population Reference Bureau, 6 pp.

Annotation: This policy brief examines why health services should address gender-based violence and highlights examples of health programs around the world that have responded to this problem. The brief explains why combating gender-based violence is so important; why health care professionals are central to the response; and what health services can do to assistant women survivors. Specific guidelines for policy makers, health care providers, health program managers, funding agencies, and institutions that train health care professionals are provided.

Contact: Population Reference Bureau, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 520, Washington, DC 20009, Telephone: (800) 877-9881 Fax: (202) 328-3937 E-mail: popref@prb.org Web Site: http://www.prb.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Guidelines, Health services, International health, Invention, Program improvement, Sex characteristics, Violence, Women's health

Singh S, Darroch JE, Ashford JE, Vlassoff M. 2009. Adding it up: The costs and benefits of investing in family planning and maternal and newborn health. New York, NY: Alan Guttmacher Institute, 40 pp.

Annotation: This report is intended to guide decision-makers and resource allocators at all levels -- local and national government, bilateral and multilateral donors, and nongovernmental organizations -- in making investments that would reap the greatest returns for individuals and societies. It presents analyses on the costs and benefits of investing in two key components of sexual and reproductive health care: family planning and maternal and newborn health services.

Contact: Guttmacher Institute, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, Telephone: (212) 248-1111 Secondary Telephone: (800) 355-0244 Fax: (212) 248-1951; Washington, D.C. Office (202) 223-5756 E-mail: guttmacher@guttmacher.org Web Site: http://www.guttmacher.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Benefits, Contraception use, Costs, Diagnosis, Health services, International health, Maternal health, Prevention, Public policy, Reproductive health, Resource allocation, Sexual health, Sexually transmitted diseases

Hallsworth M, Farrands A, Oortwijn WJ, Hatziandreu E. 2008. The provision of neonatal services: Data for international comparisons. Santa Monica, CA: Rand, 157 pp. (Technical report)

Annotation: This report presents a comparative analysis of neonatal services, followed by chapters on specific countries (Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the United States, Canada, Sweden, and Australia). The information is divided into five categories: (1) trend in high-risk births and associated outcomes, (2) organization and scale of neonatal services, (3) neonatal transport services, (4) costs of neonatal services, and (5) best practices for infants and their families. The main purpose of the report is to provide a compendium of relevant data to facilitate comparisons and benchmarking of neonatal services in England with those of these other countries. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report. References are included. The report includes two appendices: (1) methodology and (2) list of search terms used for literature review.

Contact: Rand Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407-3208, Telephone: (310) 393-0411 Fax: 310-393-4818 E-mail: correspondence@rand.org Web Site: http://www.rand.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Families, Health care services, Infant health, International health, Low birthweight infants, Neonatal intensive care, Neonatal morbidity, Neonatal mortality, Trends

Kols A. 2007. Integrating family planning and HIV/AIDS services for young people: Tools for programming. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 25 pp. (Info reports; issue no. 10)

Annotation: This report describes tools to integrate reproductive health, family planning , and HIV/AIDS services for young people and make these integrated services youth-friendly, train providers on how to offer them, develop job aids that help providers offer more services, and gain community support for such services. It gives examples of these tools as used by programs worldwide.

Contact: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Communication Programs, 111 Market Place, Suite 310, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: (410) 659-6300 Fax: (410) 659-6266 E-mail: info@jhuccp.edu Web Site: http://www.jhuccp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: AIDS, Adolescents, Child care, Family planning, HIV, International health, Maternal health, Sexual behavior, Sexually transmitted diseases, Youth services

Rosen R, Jenkins C. 2003. Mental health services in primary care: A review of recent developments in London. London, England: King's Fund, 58 pp. (Working paper)

Annotation: This working paper revisits findings from the 1997 King's Fund Inquiry on Mental Health and examines the extent to which primary care mental health services have developed in line with recommendations made at that time. The main focus is on general practice-based services for people with common mental health problems and the role of primary care trusts in developing them. The paper describes the postal questionnaire and the telephone survey that were undertaken, and describes conclusions and recommendations for next steps.

Contact: King's Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London, England W1G 0AN, Telephone: 020 7307-2400 Fax: 020 7307-2801 E-mail: library@kingsfund.org.uk Web Site: http://www.kingsfund.org.uk Available from the website.

Keywords: England, Health services, International health, Mental disorders, Mental health, Primary care

Halfon N, Tullis E, Kuo A, Uyeda K, Eisenstadt N, Oberklaid F. 2003. The International Meeting on Developing Comprehensive Community-Based Early Childhood Systems: Report. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, 68 pp.

Annotation: These proceedings of The International Meeting on Developing Comprehensive Community-Based Early Childhood Systems, held on January 10-13, 2003, in Los Angeles, California, includes an executive summary, a meeting overview, a summary of meeting proceedings, thoughts about major themes of the meeting, and conclusions. Topics include early childhood initiatives in Great Britain, Canada, the United States, and Australia; strategic planning; effective tools, techniques, and methods; financing early childhood initiatives; evaluation and research; and data systems, monitoring and improvement. Also included are a list of references, a list of participants, and a list of resources.

Contact: UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, University of California, Los Angeles, 10990 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Telephone: (310) 794-2583 Fax: (310) 312-9210 E-mail: chcfc@ucla.edu Web Site: http://www.healthychild.ucla.edu Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Community based services, Conference proceedings, Early child development, Early childhood services, Health care systems, International health, Systems development, Young children

University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics with Johnson and Johnson Pediatric Institute. 2003. Early child development in primary care: A cross-cultural perspective. [Honolulu, HI]: University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics , 23 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a meeting of experts from Asia and the USA in Honolulu, HI, February 6-7, 2003 to discuss a shift in primary care focus from childhood infectious disease to addressing the needs of growing numbers of children with special health care needs. The special needs are identified as medically fragile children, children with chronic diseases, children with developmental disabilities, and children with psychosocial and behavioral challenges. Meeting objectives include building capacity for an international community of child health professionals and researchers to further explore cross-cultural opportunities of learning and develop new components of effective health systems serving families; learning from each country the strengths, challenges, and opportunities of health care systems related to research, training, services, and advocacy; and initiating and facilitating international meetings to focus on cross-cultural health care practices and evaluation strategies related to early brain development and their application to primary care, exemplified by the Medical Home concept. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, 1319 Punahou Street, Room 742, Honolulu, HI 96826, Telephone: (808) 956-6525 Fax: (808) 945-1570 E-mail: sheltont@hawaii.edu Web Site: http://hawaiimed.hawaii.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Conferences, Cultural sensitivity, Developmental disabilities, Family centered services, International health, Psychosocial development

David and Lucile Packard Foundation. 2001. Caring for infants and toddlers. Los Altos, CA: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, 157 pp., exec. summ. (7 pp.). (The future of children; v. 11, no. 1, Spring/Summer 2001)

Annotation: This issue of "The Future of Children" focuses on the daily care of the nation's youngest children -- those between birth and age three. The articles discuss the developmental needs of infants and toddlers, review the findings of recent child care studies, examine public opinion surveys, summarize the ways in which employers and governments try to help parents with infants to manage employment and caregiving, and describe recent innovations that seek to improve the care that these most vulnerable children receive. Case studies provide information on family and medical leave, child care within the family, military child care, Early Head Start for Low-Income Families, the Starting Points initiative, and a program in California.

Contact: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, 343 Second Street, Los Altos, CA 94022, Telephone: (650) 948-7658 E-mail: https://www.packard.org/contact-us Web Site: https://www.packard.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Infants, California, Case studies, Child care, Child care services, Child development, Early Head Start, Employer initiatives, Family leave, Federal initiatives, International programs, Military, Program descriptions, Public opinion, Public private partnerships, State programs, Surveys, Toddlers, Young children

Mental Health Foundation. 1999. Bright Futures: Promoting children and young people's mental health. London, England: Mental Health Foundation, 152 pp.

Annotation: This report is about the mental and emotional well-being of children and young people in England, and makes the case that mental health, in its broadest sense, is a subject which needs wider recognition and more attention. The report includes sections about children's mental health, early intervention, mental health services for children and young people, and a look to the future.

Keywords: Adolescent mental health, Child mental health, Early intervention, England, International health, Mental health services, Youth, Youth development

Friedman JE, Magrab PR, McPherson MP. 1997. International perspectives: Building local systems of care for children with disabilities and their families. [Washington, DC]: Center for Child Health and Mental Health Policy, Georgetown University Child Development Center, 69 pp.

Annotation: This document reports on policies and practices relating to children with disabilities of countries attending the fourth international Congress on Serving Children with Disabilities in the Community held on May 30, May 31, and June 1, 1996, in Bethesda, Maryland. The report is divided into the following main sections: (1) development of national profiles, (2) developing policies and programs at the national level, (3) legislation and policy, (4) parent-professional partnerships, (5) planning and developing community-based systems of service, (5) decentralizing services for children with disabilities, (6) funding, (7) voluntary and private sector partnerships, and (8) conclusions: action agenda. The report includes two appendices: (1) the congress agenda and (2) a national profiles response form.

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 health, Children with developmental disabilities, Communities, Community based services, Education, Families, Financing, International health, Legislation, National programs, Parents, Public policies, Social services

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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.