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Partnership for Male Youth. n.d.. The Partnership for Male Youth: Health provider toolkit for adolescent and young adult males. Washington, DC: Partnership for Male Youth, multiple items.

Annotation: This toolkit is designed to help health professionals address the unique health care needs of adolescents and young adult males (AYAs) ages 10 to 26. Contents include a checklist covering nine health domains; client interview questions and supporting materials for each domain including background information, practice tools, and references; and a video library containing presentations for continuing medical education and client education. Topics include healthy eating and physical activity, sexual and reproductive health, trauma, mental health, developmental disorders, sexual biologic basics, normal pubertal concerns and genital abnormalities, and labs and immunizations. A tutorial is also available.

Contact: Partnership for Male Youth, 900 Second Street, N.E., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20002, E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: , Adolescent health, Adolescent males, Comprehensive health care, Continuing medical education, Evidence based health care, Health examinations, Immunizations, Interviews, Medical history taking, Men's health, Screening, Young adults

CavityFree SF. [2021]. Motivational interviewing: Patient engagement video. San Francisco, CA: CavityFree SF, 4 items.

Annotation: This animated video presents an example of how to use motivational interviewing techniques. It depicts a conversation between a health professional and a parent about stopping the routine of giving a child a bottle at bedtime. The conversation is structured around Brief Action Planning, a systematic approach to patient-centered goal setting, and is guided by active listening, with the objective of identifying a specific, patient-directed goal. The video is available in Chinese, English, and Spanish.

Contact: CavityFree SF, 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 210, San Francisco, CA 94102, Telephone: (415) 575-5706 E-mail: hellop@cavityfreesf Web Site: http:// Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant health, Interviews, Non English language materials, Oral health, Prevention, Spanish language materials, Videos, Young children

Roman C, Gears H, Pucciarello M. 2021. Engaging youth with special health care needs and families of children with special health care needs: recommendations for Medicaid agencies. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 34 pp., exec. summ. (2 pp.). (Report)

Annotation: This report provides information from a 50-state survey and a set of interviews with select states and family-focused organizations. The purpose of the survey and interviews was to increase understanding of strategies being used by state Medicaid agencies to engage with youth with special health care needs and families of children with special health care needs. The report highlights findings from the survey and interviews, including engagement themes, challenges, and recommendations for state Medicaid agencies, youth with special health care needs and families of children with special health care needs, and funders.

Contact: Center for Health Care Strategies, 200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119, Hamilton, NJ 08619, Telephone: (609) 528-8400 Fax: (609) 586-3679 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Interviews, Medicaid, Special health care needs, Surveys, Young adults

National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention. 2020. Parent interview guidance. Washington, DC: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, 465 pp. (National Center guidance report)

Annotation: This document describes the value of interviewing childbearing parents/families after the death of an infant, challenges, and steps in the process, including the parental interviewer; locating and contacting families; confidentiality, consent, and ethical considerations; conducting the interview; alternative methods; bereavement support and resources, and self-care. Appendices include sample position descriptions for interviewers, protocols, handouts and forms. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, c/o Michigan Public Health Institute, 1115 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (800) 656-2434 Secondary Telephone: (517) 614-0379 Fax: (517) 324-6009 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Bereavement, Child death review, Infant death review committees, Interviews, Manuals

Langelier M. 2016. Interviews of oral health stakeholders in Kentucky: An executive summary. Rensselaer, NY: Center for Health Workforce Studies, 26 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes common themes derived from telephone interviews with 28 oral health stakeholders in Kentucky. Common themes discussed include oral health literacy, oral health status, service integration, oral health access, geographic disparities, dental insurance status changes resulting from implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the oral health safety net, school-based and portable oral health programs, the oral health work force, and scope of practice regulations.

Contact: Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, State University of New York, School of Public Health, One University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Dental insurance, Geographic factors, Health care reform, Interviews, Kentucky, Oral health, Regulations, Service integration, Work force

Finkelstein D, Petersen D, Schottenfeld L, Hula L, McGlone M. 2016. Promoting physical activity among low-income children in Colorado: Family perspectives on barriers and opportunities. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from focus groups and surveys with parents and children in low-income households and interviews with community stakeholders to gather information about the barriers that families with low incomes face when trying to support children's physical activity. Topics include the types of activities children are doing to be physically active, what parents and children value about physical activity, the challenges parents and children face in their personal lives and their communities that make it difficult to support children's physical activity, and what communities can do to make it easier for children to be active. The appendices contain the study methodology, parent and youth survey results, focus group guides, parent and child surveys, and community stakeholder interview guide.

Contact: Mathematica Policy Research, P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393, Telephone: (609) 799-3535 Fax: (609) 799-0005 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Children, Colorado, Families, Focus groups, Interviews, Low income groups, Physical activity, Surveys

Hughes D. 2014. Reflections and responses: Six models for understanding how families experience the system of care for children with special health care needs. Palo Alto, CA: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, 35 pp.

Annotation: This report presents parents' of children with special health care needs (CSHCN), physicians', and policymakers' responses to and reflections on six ethnographic models illustrating the experiences of individuals and families as a means to support efforts to improve the system of care for CSHCN. Contents include reflections and responses to each model and to the models as a whole, a summary of the findings, and recommendations. Topics include the stages of patient and family experience, resource needs and availability, perspective on resources, system friction, family-system interaction, and hope.

Contact: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, 400 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 340, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Telephone: (650) 497-8365 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Focus groups, Health care systems, Interviews, Models, Systems development

Siegel J. 2013. Effective clinical interviewing of adolescent boys and young men. Boston, MA: Boston Children's Hospital,

Annotation: This training toolkit is aimed at improving the communication skills of medical, nursing, and mental health trainees and professionals and facilitating their ability to interview adolescent boys effectively during clinical visits. Included in the toolkit are online vignettes (in video format with accompanying scripts) to help clinicians communicate effectively and gather important health information from adolescent boys and young men. The vignettes include an introduction to a preventive services visit; effective approaches when asking about depression or sexual activity; an introduction to a mental health assessment; and an assessment for depression during a mental health visit. The toolkit also contains handouts such as a mental health assessment tool, a substance abuse screening interview, and a checklist of important elements of communication for clinical interviews with adolescent boys.

Contact: Boston Children's Hospital , 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, Telephone: (617) 355-6000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 355-7944 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health professionals, Adolescent males, Communication, Interviews, Mental health, Primary care, Resources for professionals

Guzman L, Caal S, Hickman S, Golub E, Ramos M. 2013. When sex and dating are the same: Latinos' attitudes on teen parenthood and contraception. Bethesda, MD: Child Trends, 7 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This research brief reports on what Child Trends learned through focus groups and interviews with Latino teens and parents about their values, ideals, and attitudes about teen parenthood, teen dating and sex, and the use of birth control by teens. It discusses the potential implications of these values, ideals, and attitudes for teen pregnancy prevention programs.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Behavior, Hispanic Americans, Interviews, Prevention, Research

Bedard Holland S. 2013. Motivational interviewing. Glen Allen, VA: Virginia Oral Health Coalition, 1 v.

Annotation: This presentation describes techniques to communicate the importance of prevention and good oral health. Contents include a description of motivational interviewing including what it is, when it can be used, and reasons to use it. Topics include stages of change and why they are important, developing a relationship and understanding client frame of reference, presenting new information and positive action steps. Other topics include presenting a menu of options, determining action steps and making a plan, discussing potential challenges and solutions, and providing ongoing support. Cultural competence, beliefs that may impact oral health, and strategies for overcoming resistance are also addressed

Contact: Virginia Health Catalyst, 4200 Innslake Drive, Suite 103, Glen Allen, VA 23060, Telephone: (804) 269-8720 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior modification, Beliefs, Communication skills, Cultural competence, Disease prevention, Health behavior, Interviews, Methods, Motivation, Oral health

Dworsky A, Wojnaroski M. 2012. An evaluation of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services new birth assessment. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 28 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the evaluation of a policy implemented by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in March 2011 that calls for the completion of a "new birth assessment" every time a DCFS adolescent becomes a parent, whether by giving birth or by fathering a child. In addition to providing background and context, the report discusses the new birth assessment, study purpose and methods, specialty worker and supervisor interviews, young parent interviews, analysis of data from agency records, and implications for research and practice.

Contact: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 1313 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, Telephone: (773) 753-5900 Fax: (773) 753-5940 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent fathers, Adolescent mothers, Adolescent parents, Adolescent pregnancy, Evaluation, Illinois, Interviews, Research, State programs

Top K, Skalina R . 2011. Managing overweight and obesity in a school-based health center: A toolkit for providers. Denver, CO: Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care, 46 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit, which is intended to serve as a resource for health professionals in school-based health centers who are working to reduce childhood obesity, discusses screening for overweight and obesity and associated conditions, nutrition and fitness recommendations, motivational interviews and goal setting, stages of treatment, healthy lifestyle after-school programs, and coding for information related to childhood obesity. The toolkit also includes description of and links to other resources.

Contact: Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care, 1801 Wiliams Street, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80218, Telephone: (303) 399-6380 Fax: (303) 350-4296 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Goals, Interviews, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Programs, Resource materials, School health, Screening, Treatment

Diaz A, Bilchik S, Kreipe R, Brown J, English A. 2010. Creating healthy opportunities: Conversations with adolescent health experts. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 20 pp.

Annotation: This is a collection of interviews with five experts in the field of adolescent health. The interviews -- conducted by public radio performer Karen Brown -- focus on planning effective programs for adolescents based on lessons learned about their physical, mental, and emotional development. Included are interviews with the following health experts: (1) Angela Diaz, MD, MPH, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine; (2) Shay Bilchik, JD, Founder and Director, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University Public Policy institute; 3) Richard Kreipe, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Golisano Children's Hospital; (4) Jane Brown, Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication; and Abigail English, Director, Center for Adolescent Health and the Law. This paper was commissioned by the Partners in Program Planning for Adolescent health (PIPPAH) initiative. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Adolescent health programs, Adolescent mental health, Health promotion, Interviews, Model programs

Frohnen BP, McManus MA, Limb SJ, Straus CR. 2010. Concern for our teens: Opinion leaders speak out on adolescent health. Washington, DC: National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health , 12 pp. (Report; no. 4)

Annotation: This report presents findings from interviews conducted with opinion leaders from a cross section of businesses, colleges, and military branches to gain their perspectives on how well adolescents are doing in terms of their physical, mental, and emotional health. The report also discusses these opinion leaders' views on health education and wellness for adolescents and ways to create a culture of health.

Contact: National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, 1615 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-1500 Fax: (202) 429-3557 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to care, Adolescent health, Business, Colleges, Emotional development, Health education, Interviews, Mental health, Military, Public policy

Valrose J, Dillon K, Schauben L, Alizaga N. 2010. Breastfeeding supports and challenges: Mothers' perspectives on healthcare, worksites and social influences. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, Physical Activity and Nutrition Program and Wilder Research, 59 pp.

Annotation: This report describes findings from focus groups and interviews with a diverse cross section of mothers of infants in MInnesota. The research -- conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health’s Physical Activity and Nutrition Unit and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program in partnership with Wilder Research -- is based on questions that centered on the supports for and challenges of breastfeeding infants, particularly in relation to their experiences with health care settings, worksites, and social influences. The report discusses the characteristics of participants; their perceived knowledge of infant feeding; the knowledge and influence of health care providers; and worksite support and other social influences for infant feeding; Included are a summary of findings among specific populations (Native American women; Latina women; Somali women; Hmong women; and women with low levels of education). Recommendations are included.

Contact: Minnesota Department of Health, P.O. Box 64975, St. Paul, MN 55164-0975, Telephone: (651) 201-5000 Secondary Telephone: (888) 345-0823 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Focus groups, Infant feeding, Interviews, Minnesota, Research, State initiatives

Douglass J. 2010. Improving oral health in Head Start: Parent engagement and motivational interviewing. Arlington, VA: Head Start Resource Center, 47 pp.

Annotation: This document contains presentation slides from a webinar presented to the National Head Start State Collaboration Office Network on November 1, 2010. The content focuses on the use of parent engagement and motivational interviewing to improve oral health among children in Head Start. Topics include an overview of Head Start’s oral health policy and sample tools and models from states.

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Family centered services, Head Start: Families, Interviews, Methods, Motivation, Oral health, Parent participation, Program improvement, Resources for professionals

Stewart EA, Simons RL. 2009. The code of the street and African-American adolescent violence. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, 20 pp. (Research in brief)

Annotation: This paper evaluates the "code of the street" theory, that seeks to explain violent behavior in African-American youth, through interviews conducted over 2 years with African-American adolescents, ages 10-15 in Iowa and Georgia to examine relationships between neighborhood and family characteristics, reported experiences with racial discrimination, expressed street code values, and self reported violent behavior in young people.

Contact: National Criminal Justice Reference Service, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000, Telephone: (800) 851-3420 Secondary Telephone: (301)240-7760 Fax: 301-240-5830 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Blacks, Cultural factors, Environmental influences, Families, Interviews, Racial discrimination, Violence

Kuhn M, Lam J. 2008. Increasing seat belt use among 8- to 15-year-olds. Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 121 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a research project that aimed to determine the nature and causes of non-use of seat belts among 8- to 15- year-olds and to recommend interventions and strategic approaches to increase usage among this age group. This report provides detailed background information from three phases of research: a literature review; 28 in-home family immersion interviews conducted in Illinois, Georgia, and Arizona; and detailed findings from qualitative testing of intervention concepts through 96 triads among children and adolescents aged 8-15, six focus groups with parents in Pennsylvania, Iowa, Wisconsin, and California, and two focus groups with adult and adolescent influencers in Iowa and California. Interventions tested included those based on new products, community and school influence, communication, and key influencers (parents and older adolescents).

Contact: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., West Building, Washington, DC 20590, Telephone: (888) 327-4236 Secondary Telephone: (800)424-9153 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Child behavior, Families, Focus groups, Intervention, Interviews, Literature reviews, Motor vehicle injuries, Motor vehicle safety, Research, Seat belts

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2007. Childhood obesity: Harnessing the power of public and private partnerships. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials; Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 22 pp.

Annotation: This report describes leading collaborations between state health agencies and private health plans in addressing childhood obesity. The report profiles three distinct cases of such partnerships and briefly discusses a fourth case involving different but related public and private collaborators.For each case study, the authors conducted in-depth interviews with key representatives from a large health plan in the state and the state health agency to learn about the factors that contributed to the success of these collaborations, as well as the challenges that were encountered. The report begins with an executive summary, an introduction, and a description of the approach. The following collaborations are then profiled: (1) Healthy Choices -- Massachusetts, (2) Highmark Health High 5 Health eTools for Schools -- Pennsylvania, and (3) BlueCross Walking Works for School -- Tennessee. The next section of the report is a table with information on the three programs. Finally, the report considers plural partnerships with a look at successful collaborations in North Carolina. A conclusion, a technical appendix, and references are included.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Child health, Collaboration, Interviews, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Obesity, Pennsylvania, State programs, Tennessee

Pandina NG, Burchard JD, Tighe TA, Wise M, Ursu K, Morse M. 2004. Children's Upstream Services: Qualitative evaluation report. Waterbury, VT: Vermont Department of Developmental and Mental Health Services, 24 pp.

Annotation: This report identifies factors critical to positive outcomes from the points of view of parents and other caregivers whose families received early childhood mental health services from the Vermont Children's UPstream Services (CUPS) initiative. CUPS is part of a statewide effort to develop an integrated system of care and is aimed at families of young children experiencing or at risk for experiencing severe emotional disturbance. The report presents qualitative information obtained from parent interviews conducted as part of an in-depth CUPS evaluation. Detailed responses regarding interactions with CUPS are provided, including a number of verbatim accounts describing how the CUPS program has affected families' lives. A summary of the methodology used as well as some interpretation of the data are included, as well.

Contact: Vermont Department of Mental Health, 108 Cherry Street-PO Box 70, Burlington, VT 05402, Telephone: (802) 652-2000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 464-4343 Fax: 802- 652-2005 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Affective disorders, Behavior disorders, Caregivers, Community programs, Early childhood development, Early intervention, Evaluation, Families, Health care systems, Initiatives, Interviews, Mental health services, Parents, Vermont

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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.