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National SIDS/Infant Death Resource Center. 2007. International SIDS/Infant death program highlights. McLean, VA: National SIDS/Infant Death Resource Center, 10 pp.

Annotation: This booklet highlights the services and research activities of 9 member countries of SIDS International (and one non-member country, Ireland). Programs listed are (1) Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (CFSID), (2) SIDS and KIDS/National SIDS Council of Australia, (3) Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths-UK (FSID), (4) SIDS Family Association of Japan (SIDSFAJ), (5) Irish Sudden Infant Death Association (ISIDA), (6) Scottish Cot Death Trust, (7) SIDS International (SIDSI), (8) International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA), and (9) the International Society for the Study and Prevention of Infant Death (ISPID). Information is provided for each of the programs including a short description, projects and activities, and contact information. Additional information is provided for other members of SIDS International and other international contacts. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Australia, Canada, International organizations, International programs, Ireland, Japan, Program descriptions, SIDS, Scotland, United Kingdom

Duggan A. 2001. Evaluation of Hawaii's Healthy Start Program-Phase One: [Final report]. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University, 35 pp. (xxx)

Annotation: This project addressed how: (1) Closely a program implementation mirrors program design; (2) successful the program is in achieving intended benefits for children and families; (3) fidelity of implementation influences program achievement of intended benefits; and (4) achieved benefits compare to direct and indirect program costs. The ethnic composition of the sample included Native Hawaiian, Filipino, Samoan, Chinese, and Japanese. More than half were adolescents at the time they gave birth to their first child. Forty-five percent of the families experienced some form of domestic violence. In 55 percent of the families, either the mother or father abused alcohol or other drugs. [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 Contact Fax: xxx E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB2002-101953.

Keywords: Asians-All others, Asians-Filipinos, Asians-Japanese, Child Abuse Prevention, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Final reports, Hawaiian Natives, Home Visiting Programs, Infants, MCH Research, Newborn infants, Outreach, Parents, Preschool children, Research, Toddlers

Sherwin S, Feminist Health Care Ethics Research Network. 1998. The politics of women's health: Exploring agency and autonomy. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 321 pp.

Annotation: This book is a collection of nine essays that examine women's health status and health care delivery in different countries and the assumptions behind the dominant medical model of solving problems without regard to social conditions. The authors are members of the Feminist Health Care Ethics Research Network, an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners whose primary interest is in feminist approaches to women's health. The book is the result of a four-year collaborative research project supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The essays are entitled: A Relational Approach to Autonomy in Health Care; Situating Women in the Politics of Health; The Politics of Health: Geneticization Versus Health Promotion; Contested Bodies, Contested Knowledges: Women, Health, and the Politics of Medicalization; Agency, Diversity, and Constraints: Women and Their Physicians, Canada, 1850-1950; Reflections on the Transfer of "Progress": The Case of Reproduction; Anomalous Women and Political Strategies for Aging Societies; (Re)fashioning Medicine's Response to Wife Abuse; and Reframing Research Involving Humans. Notes are provided at the end of each essay. A list of references and biographies of the authors are included in the book.

Contact: Temple University Press, 1601 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122, Telephone: (800) 621-2736 Fax: (800) 621-8471 Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-56639-598-4.

Keywords: Africa, Bioethics, Canada, Ethics, Gender discrimination, Health care delivery, Health promotion, Japan, North America, Research, Women's health

Marmor TR. 1994. Understanding health care reform. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 284 pp.

Annotation: This book contains essays on issues relating to the reform of the national health care system. They presents various facets that will affect the success of the reform movement. There are four sections which address the following broad topics: the politics of medical care and the constraints they place on reform, the debate over universal health coverage, examples of other health perspectives based on experiences in Canada and Japan, and dilemmas and decisions associated with the various policy choices. Individual essays examine the following subjects, among others: medical care crises and the welfare state, nonprofit organizations and health care, rationing, cutting waste by making rules, competition in medical care, and hype and hyperbole in health reform.

Contact: Yale University Press, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040, Telephone: (203) 432-0960 Fax: (203) 432-0948 Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-300-05879-9.

Keywords: Canada, Economic factors, History, International perspectives, Japan, National health care reform, Policy analysis, Policy development

Lamb ME, Sternberg KJ, Hwang CP, Broberg AG, eds. 1992. Child care in context: Cross-cultural perspectives. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 542 pp.

Annotation: Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach that covers both historic and economic contexts, this book characterizes child care in 18 countries on 5 continents. Specific historical roots and the current social contexts of child care are delineated in industrialized as well as in developing countries. Each chapter includes insights from commentators of the particular country being discussed. The editors point out that child care is an integral part of the web of influences and experiences that shape children's development.

Contact: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 325 Chestnut Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19160, Telephone: (215) 625-8900 Secondary Telephone: (800) 354-1420 Fax: (215) 625-2940 Web Site: $39.95 paperback, $89.95 cloth; plus $2.00 shipping and handling; make checks payable to Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Document Number: 0-8058-0798-5.

Keywords: Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Child care, China, Cultural factors, East Africa, International perspectives, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

U.S. General Accounting Office. 1991. Health care spending control: The experience of France, Germany, and Japan. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 70 pp.

Annotation: This report reviews aspects of the health care systems of France, Germany, and Japan. It describes these countries' methods of providing universal coverage through their health insurance and financing systems, their policies intended to restrain increases in health care spending, and the effectiveness of these policies.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: GAO/HRD-92-9.

Keywords: France, Germany, Health care financing, Health care systems, Health insurance, Japan

Mundo F, Ines-Cuyegkeng E, Aviado DM, eds. 1983. Primary maternal and neonatal health: A global concern. New York, NY: Plenum Press, 544 pp.

Annotation: These proceedings of the first International Congress on Maternal and Neonatal Health (Manila, Philippines, 1981) are grouped into nine sections, namely: keynote reviews; maternal health, neonatal care and family planning; future prospects of family planning programs; prevention and cure of prevalent infections; search for risk factors influencing reproduction; maternal and neonatal health care monitoring in Indonesia and the Philippines by computerized techniques; strategies for implementation of recent knowledge and technology in Pakistan, Hong Kong, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Japan, Nigeria, and China; strategies for training primary health care persons; and concluding remarks.

Keywords: China, Computers, Conferences, Family planning, Ghana, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Infections, Japan, Maternal health, Nigeria, Pakistan, Perinatal care, Philippines, Primary care, Reproduction, Sri Lanka, Training


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.