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Sherman B. n.d.. Home-Based Support Services for Chronically Ill Children and Their Families [Final report]. Albany, NY: New York State Department of Health, 35 pp.

Annotation: This project sought to demonstrate that a system of reimbursable, cost-effective, home-based support services can be implemented for families with chronically ill children. The project objectives were to facilitate the provision of home-based care for chronically ill children through the following activities: (1) Developing a regional network of medically skilled respite providers; (2) establishing self-help mutual support groups for chronically ill children and their parents and siblings; (3) training professionals, paraprofessionals, and volunteers; and (4) disseminating project findings and recommendations. [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 PB93-158699.

Keywords: Arthritis, Asthma, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Congenital Heart Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Families, Feeding Disorders, Hemophilia, Home-Based Health Care, Kidney Disease, Leukemia, Low income groups, Muscular Dystrophy, Nurses, Respiratory Technologies, Respite Care, Sick Kids (Need) Involved People (SKIP), Sickle Cell Disease, Support Groups, Tay-Sachs Disease, Ventilator Dependence

Jacobson MF. 2005. Liquid candy: How soft drinks are harming American's health (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Center for Science in the Public Interest, 35 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses soft drink overconsumption in the United States, and the associated health consequences. The report, which contains an executive summary, discusses the nutritional impact of soft drink consumption, the health impact of soft drink consumption (including obesity, osteoporosis, tooth decay and erosion, heart disease, and kidney stones) the marketing of soft drinks, how citizens are combating the marketing and overconsumption of soft drinks, and recommendations for action. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report. Endnotes are included.

Contact: Center for Science in the Public Interest, 1220 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 332-9110 Fax: (202) 265-4954 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Calories, Children, Dental caries, Health, Heart diseases, Kidney diseases, Marketing, Nutrition, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Parents

Ekvall SM, Stevens FS, eds. 1989. Nutritional needs of the handicapped/chronically ill child: Nutrition assessment Manual III. Cincinnati, OH: University Affiliated Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders, 169 pp.

Annotation: This manual contains papers presented at the interdisciplinary symposiums entitled "Nutritional Needs of the Child with a Handicap or Chronic Illness." Several symposiums were held between 1984 and 1988. Materials are organized by topics and presented in three manuals focusing on nutrition program planning, clinical nutrition, and nutrition assessment. The goal of the symposiums was to provide an opportunity for participants to become aware of techniques and resources that will enable them to improve the nutritional status of the child who is chronically ill or handicapped. Manual III addresses assessment of growth and development, guidelines for the use of nutrient supplements, nutrient and drug interactions, and feeding assessment of children who have renal failure and muscular dystrophy. The appendix includes study questions for use in group or self study, Title V agencies, or academic programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available for loan. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHC098.

Keywords: Assessment, Child development, Child health, Children with special health care needs, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Down syndrome, Kidney diseases, Nutrition, Prader Willi syndrome


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.