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Alexander LL, La Rosa JH, Bader H. 2014. New dimensions in women's health. (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 492 pp. (Jones and Bartlett series in health science)

Annotation: Presented in four parts, this book discusses women's health issues over the full life cycle. Part one includes an introduction into the study of women's health including developmental issues over the lifespan, mental health, and occupational health. Part two focuses on lifestyle and social health, including nutrition, weight, exercise and fitness, substance abuse, violence, abuse, and sexual harassment. The third part discusses personal and sexual health, including contraception and abortion, pregnancy and childbirth, and reproductive tract infections. Finally, part four covers lifespan dimensions such as menopause and hormone replacement therapy, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic conditions. References and a glossary are included.

Contact: Jones and Bartlett Learning, 5 Wall Street, Burlington, MA 01803, Telephone: (800) 832-0034 Secondary Telephone: (978) 443-5000 Fax: (978)443-8000 E-mail: info@jblearning.com Web Site: http://www.jblearning.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-7637-0552-7.

Keywords: Life cycle, Women's health

Kotch JB, ed. 2013. Maternal and child health: Programs, problems, and policy in public health. (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Barlett Learning, 532 pp.

Annotation: This text is organized according to fundamental principles of maternal and child health (MCH), covering traditional topics such as family planning; maternal, infant, and child health and development; as well as skills that are applicable across public heath disciplines such as planning, research, monitoring, and advocacy. Additional topics include environmental health, life course, oral health, program monitoring and evaluation, assessment and planning, MCH research, rights and justice, advocacy and policy development. Topics new in this edition include global health and health disparities in MCH and life course theory. Ancillary course materials for instructors are provided.

Contact: Jones and Bartlett Learning, 5 Wall Street, Burlington, MA 01803, Telephone: (800) 832-0034 Secondary Telephone: (978) 443-5000 Fax: (978)443-8000 E-mail: info@jblearning.com Web Site: http://www.jblearning.com $92.95, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-14496-1159-0.

Keywords: Advocacy, Child development, Child health, Environmental health, Family planning, Infant health, Life cycle, MCH programs, MCH research, Maternal health, Oral health, Program development, Program evaluation, Public health, Resource for professionals, Textbooks

CityMatCH, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, National Healthy Start Association, EveryWoman Southeast. 2013. Putting the life course concept into practice: Lessons from the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1 video (60 min., 29 sec.). (A lifecourse theory to practice webinar)

Annotation: This webinar, broadcast June 6, 2013, discusses the life course theory and the capacity of the approach to address health inequalities for African American women as experienced by the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, The Magnolia Project. It also discusses strategies for integrating the life course approach into a community-based program, and describes challenges and opportunities to integrating this approach into daily practice.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Blacks, Case studies, Florida, Health care disparities, Health status disparities, Healthy Start, Life cycle, Women's health

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs, National Fetal Infant Mortality Review. 2012. Pregnancy in the context of a woman's lifespan. [Lansing, MI]: Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, National Fetal Infant Mortality Review, 1 webinar (72 min.). (2012 SUID/SIDS webinar series)

Annotation: This webinar focuses on determinants of health over the course of a woman's lifespan and the factors that influence future health risks for mothers and babies. It describes how pregnancy is not simply an isolated event in a woman's life, but rather, pregnancy is influenced by many contextual factors that occur long before, immediately preceding, and during pregnancy. The webinar highlights the importance of optimizing women's health across the reproductive decades in efforts to minimize pregnancy risks and enhance birth outcomes. The webinar took place on September 6, 2012 and was jointly sponsored by the Association of Maternal and Child Health programs, the National Fetal Infant Mortality Review, and the Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs.

Contact: Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs, c/o The KIDS Network, , 1148 Hillside, Suite 10, Wichita, KS 67211, Telephone: (800) 930-7437 E-mail: aharvieux@aim.org Web Site: http://www.asip1.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant health, Life course, Life cycle, Multimedia, Perinatal influence, Pregnant women, Prevention, Risk factors, Women's health

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Lifespan Health Services. 2012. PRAMS and ... preconception health. [Lincoln, NE]: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for Nebraska women provides an explanation of preconception health and why it is important across a woman's lifespan, not just during the reproductive years. Topics include why planning pregnancies is important, use of birth control, health insurance, how tobacco and alcohol use influences birth outcomes; how women can reduce their risks for poor birth outcomes. Statistical data is provided throughout the fact sheet.

Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 E-mail: dhhs.helpline@nebraska.gov Web Site: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Fetal development, Fetal viability, Life cycle, Nebraska, Pregnant women, Risk factors, State surveys, Statistical data, Women's health

Kolander CA, Ballard D, Chandler C. 2011. Contemporary women's health: Issues for today and the future (4th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill, 462 pp.

Annotation: Presented in five parts, this textbook for health and community services professionals and the general public focuses on women's health issues throughout the life cycle with each chapter including a summary, review questions, resource listings and references. Contents include: pt. 1. Foundations of women's health : Introducing women's health ; Becoming a wise consumer ; Developing a healthy lifestyle -- pt. 2. Mental and emotional wellness : Enhancing emotional well-being ; Managing the stress of life -- pt. 3. Sexual and relational wellness : Building healthy relationships ; Exploring women's sexuality ; Designing your reproductive life plan ; Preventing abuse against women -- pt. 4. Contemporary lifestyle and social issues : Eating well ; Keeping fit ; Using alcohol responsibly ; Making wise decisions about tobacco, caffeine, and drugs -- pt. 5. Communicable and chronic conditions : Preventing and controlling infectious diseases ; Preventing and controlling chronic health conditions ; Reducing your risk of cancer.

Contact: McGraw-Hill Companies, PO Box 182604, Columbus, OH 43272, Telephone: (877) 833-5524 Fax: (614) 759-3749 E-mail: customer.service@mcgraw-hill.com Web Site: http://www.mcgraw-hill.com $72.80. Document Number: ISBN 0-8151-0626-2.

Keywords: Alcohol abuse, Alternative medicine, Behavior modification, Caffeine, Cancer, Cardiovascular diseases, Communicable diseases, Consumer education, Contraceptives, Depression, Developmental stages, Domestic abuse, Drug abuse, Eating disorders, Gynecology, Holistic health, Interpersonal relations, Life cycle, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Parenting, Pregnancy, Self esteem, Smoking, Stress management, Weight management, Women's health

Cunha F, Heckman JJ. 2010. Investing in our young people. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 31 pp. (NBER working paper series no. 16201)

Annotation: This paper reviews the recent literature on the development of skills in young people that explain their success in various life situations. Using a simple economic model to organize the research findings, the paper examines the formation of both cognitive and noncognitive skills, pointing out how an interplay exits between the two and how there are critical and sensitive periods in a young person's life where these skills are more likely to develop. Included is a discussion of optimal timing of investment in skill-building over the life-cycle.

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 Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Life cycle, Life skills, Literature reviews, Outcome evaluation, Research

First Focus. 2008. The cost of doing nothing: The economic impact of recession-induced child poverty. Washington, DC: First Focus, 7 pp.

Annotation: This report analyzes the cost of childhood poverty, including its effects on lifetime earnings and health outcomes and produces a baseline estimate of the economic costs of allowing additional children to become poor during a recession.

Contact: First Focus, 1400 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 657-0670 Fax: (202) 657-0671 Web Site: http://www.firstfocus.net Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Economic factors, Life cycle, Poverty

Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families. 2008. Applying a life course perspective to children, youth and families. [Silver Spring, MD]: Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families, (Learning summits)

Annotation: This website contains three files archiving a meeting held July 16, 2008 to explore the life course development framework and its implications for grantmaking to improve the lives of children, youth, and families at the Colorado Trust in Denver. A summary of a presentation is provided along with links to related reading sources, as well as the meeting agenda.

Contact: Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families, 12138 Central Avenue, Suite 422, Mitchellville, MD 20721, Telephone: (301) 589-4293 Fax: (301) 589-4289 E-mail: info@gcyf.org Web Site: http://www.gcyf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Families, Human development, Life course, Life cycle, Meetings, Models, Public private partnerships

Holzer HJ, Schanzenbach DW, Duncan GJ, Ludwig J. 2007. The economic costs of poverty in the United States: Subsequent effects of children growing up poor. [Ann Arbor, MI]: National Poverty Center, 31 pp. (Working paper series no. 07-04)

Annotation: This paper focuses on the economic and social costs of poverty, quantifying the overall costs to U.S. society of having children grow up in poverty, both in the form of lost economic productivity and earnings as adults, and also as additional costs associated with higher crime and poor health later in life. Contents include a review of the conceptual framework and its limitations, estimates on the impacts of childhood poverty, and thoughts and implications. References are included.

Contact: National Poverty Center, University of Michigan, Joan and Sanford Weill Hall, Suite 5100, 735 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091, Telephone: (734) 615-5312 Fax: (734) 615-8047 Web Site: http://npc.umich.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Child development, Life cycle, Low income groups, Poverty, Research, Socioeconomic factors

Grason H, Misra D. 2006. Application of a lifecourse and multiple determinants framework to improve maternal health. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 12 pp.

Annotation: This brief focuses on the maternal factor of obesity to illustrate how a single health determinant can influence health across the life span and how a life course health framework can serve as the basis for preventive health strategies across multiple determinants. It explores the changing demographics of pregnancy; the epidemiology of women, weight, and maternal health; a life course perspective for perinatal health; and an application of the life course framework to obesity in women. The brief also emphasizes how the new framework calls for a reexamination of public policies and public and private sector professional practice in efforts to improve outcomes for women of all ages and stages of reproductive potential, which in turn might improve outcomes for their offspring.

Contact: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E4143, Baltimore, MD 21205, Telephone: (410) 502-5450 Fax: (410) 502-5831 Web Site: http://www.jhsph.edu/wchpc Available from the website.

Keywords: Life course, Life cycle, MCH programs, Maternal health, Models, Obesity, Perinatal influence, Prevention, Program improvement, Risk factors, Women's health

Reichman J. 2001. Relax, this won't hurt: Painless answers to women's most pressing health questions. New York, NY: Quill, 368 pp.

Annotation: This book presents information designed to answer questions women have about health issues. The book is divided into chapters based on decades of a woman's life, beginning with the adolescent years and ending with the seventies and beyond. In each chapter questions pertaining to the bodily changes, health risks, diseases, and other issues for that stage of life are answered. At the end of each chapter there are tips for maintaining good health for the decade. There is a chapter devoted to genetic history and genetics concerns. A list of resources for further information and assistance is provided.

Contact: HarperCollins, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022, Telephone: (212) 207-7000 Web Site: http://www.harpercollins.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-06-095932-0.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Life cycle, Women's health

Hankinson SE, Colditz GA, Manson JE, Speizer F, Manson JE, eds. 2001. Healthy women, healthy lives: A guide to preventing disease from the landmark Nurses' Health Study. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 546 pp.

Annotation: This book presents information from the Nurses' Health Study on a woman's probability of developing specific diseases and suggests how that probability may change with certain alterations in diet, weight control, physical activity, and other lifestyle changes. Part one discusses the Nurses' Health Study and what observations have been made by researchers and what they mean to the study of women's health issues. Part two provides information and suggestions on lowering the risk of diseases. Topics covered include coronary heart disease, different types of cancers, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, asthma, arthritis, age-related eye disease, and Alzheimer's disease. The third part provides information on changing behaviors including physical activity, weight control, smoking, nutrients, foods, alcohol, vitamins and minerals, postmenopausal hormones, birth control, and pain relievers. The appendices give information on types of epidemiological studies; being an informed consumer of health information; and a section on tables on weight and nutrition. The book concludes with a glossary, selected readings, and an index.

Contact: Simon and Schuster, 1230 Avenue of the Americas , New York, NY 10020, Telephone: (212) 698-7000 Web Site: http://www.simonsays.com/ Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-684-85519-4.

Keywords: Alcohols, Alzheimers disease, Analgesic drugs, Antiinflammatory drugs, Arthritis, Asthma, Breast cancer, Cancer, Colon cancer, Coronary care, Diabetes mellitus, Disease prevention, Eye diseases, Family planning, Food, Hormone replacement therapy, Life cycle, Lung cancer, Menopause, Minerals, Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Ovarian cancer, Physical activity, Physical activity, Physical fitness, Reproductive health, Research programs, Skin cancers, Smoking, Strokes, Vitamins, Weight management, Women's health, Women's health promotion

Bourland J. 2000. The go-girl guide: Surviving your 20s with savvy, soul, and style. Lincolnwood, IL: Contemporary Books, 340 pp.

Annotation: This book for consumers discusses young women's perspectives on entering adulthood. Topics include deciding on and starting a career; relationships and sexual behavior; changing body images and health, nutrition, and exercise; family issues and social groups; and personal financial planning. The writing style includes frequent use of humor.

Keywords: Life cycle, Sexual behavior, Women's health, Young adults

Seltzer VL, Pearce WH, eds. 2000. Women's primary health care: Office practice and procedures. (2nd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill, 1216 pp.

Annotation: This book is intended to assist the clinician in providing lifelong preventive and primary care to women in the office setting. It is organized into eight parts and contains many tables, references, and an index. Topics include the social context of women's health, prevention, health care needs over the course of life, reproductive health and disorders, office diagnostic procedures, psychiatric and psychosocial issues and societal violence, general health, drug therapies and interactions, ethics for the practitioner, risk management, alternative medicine, and patient education in the office.

Contact: McGraw-Hill Companies, PO Box 182604, Columbus, OH 43272, Telephone: (877) 833-5524 Fax: (614) 759-3749 E-mail: customer.service@mcgraw-hill.com Web Site: http://www.mcgraw-hill.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-07-058044-8.

Keywords: Cancer, Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Domestic violence, Eating disorders, Ethics, Life cycle, Lung diseases, Medical records, Mental health, Patient education, Pregnancy, Prevention, Reproductive health, Screening, Social factors, Sports injuries, Substance abuse, Women's health

Olshansky,EF, ed. 2000. Integrated women's health: Holistic approaches for comprehensive care. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, 436 pp.

Annotation: This book for health and community professionals and the general public discusses both traditional and alternative medical therapies for women's health issues throughout the life cycle. Part one outlines major health care issues and goals in the areas of physical, reproductive, and psycho-social-cultural-spiritual health. Part two covers traditional and alternative approaches to women's wellness including historical perspectives, psychological therapies, physical activities, nutrition, pharmacological therapies, herbal remedies, homeopathy, and acupuncture. Unique treatment options are also included such as spiritual approaches, music, drama and dance therapies, and therapeutic touch. Part three presents case studies of women's health care in Nicaragua, a use of art therapy, and storytelling as a holistic treatment. An index is provided.

Contact: Aspen Publishers, 76 Ninth Avenue, Seventh Floor, New York, NY 10011, Telephone: (800) 234-1660 Secondary Telephone: (212) 771-0600 Fax: (212) 771-0885 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.aspenpublishers.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-8342-1219-6.

Keywords: Acupuncture, Alternative medicine, Biofeedback, Case studies, Drug therapy, Herbs, Holistic health, Life cycle, Reproductive health, Women's health

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 2000. Encyclopedia of women's health and wellness. Washington, DC: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 568 pp.

Annotation: This encyclopedia is designed for women of all ages, types, and backgrounds and is divided into three sections; women's bodies, wellness, and health. Topics include how the body works at different life stages, the healthy lifestyle, routine exams and normal events in a woman's life, and a section on specific disorders, tests, and procedures. The resources section provides Internet and organizational contacts for health information, hotlines, a glossary and an index.

Contact: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 409 12th Street S.W., P.O. Box 96920, Washington, DC 20090-6920, Telephone: (202) 638-5577 Secondary Telephone: (202) 863-2518 E-mail: resources@acog.org Web Site: http://www.acog.org Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-915473-60-7.

Keywords: Encyclopedias, Life cycle, Reproductive health, Women's health

Wallis LS, Betancourt M. 1999. The whole woman: Take charge of your health in every phase of your life. New York, NY: Avon Books, 528 pp.

Annotation: This book presents information to women to assist them in taking an active role in their health care. The introduction discusses the basics of good health, how to develop a good working relationship with physicians and how the health care system works. The book addresses four phases of a woman's life: phase I, ages 12–20, adolescent health; phase II, ages 20–45, the adult woman; phase III, ages 45–65, the perimenopausal years; and phase IV, ages 65 and up, the postmenopausal years. Some history, some anatomy, and guides to diagnoses and treatment are presented for each phase. Appendices include: (1) health resources for women including electronic databases; (2) a woman's health record that includes a questionnaire about health and sample forms to record health records; and (3) a bibliography on women's health.

Contact: Harper Collins, Avon Books, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022, Telephone: 212-207-7000 Web Site: http://www.harpercollins.com/imprints/index.aspx?imprintid=517994 Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-380-78081-X.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Life cycle, Women's health

Collins KS, Schoen C, Joseph S, Duchon L, Simantov E, Yellowitz, M. 1999. Health concerns across a woman's lifespan: The Commonwealth Fund 1998 survey of women's health. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 63 pp. (Concise guides)

Annotation: This report highlights key findings of the 1998 Survey of Women's Health and serves as an update on women's health across the lifespan since a similar survey conducted in 1993. The survey consisted of telephone interviews with 2, 850 women and 1, 500 men on such topics as access to health care, health knowledge, health-related behaviors, and other health topics. Survey topics include preventive care; managed care; health awareness, behaviors, and physician counseling; violence and abuse; mental health; informal caregiving; and health and economic security, insurance status, and access to care for working women. The report is divided into several parts providing details in the overview and survey findings sections, with charts, tables, and methodology sections presenting statistical information.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: info@cmwf.org Web Site: http://www.commonwealthfund.org Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Abuse, Access to health care, Caregivers, Economic factors, Ethnic factors, Health behavior, Health insurance, Hormone replacement therapy, Life cycle, Managed care, Mental health, Osteoporosis, Preventive health services, Racial factors, Reproductive health, Surveys, Violence, Women's health, Women's health studies, Working women

Denton MA, Hadjukowski-Ahmed M, O'Connor M, Zeytinoglu IU, eds. 1999. Women's voices in health promotion. Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars' Press, 317 pp.

Annotation: This book focuses on women's health promotion in five areas: recognition of women's voices and perspectives on theoretical and methodological implications in medical research; women workers in health and social services agencies; women with disabilities; immigrant, refugee, and minority women; and women's issues across the lifespan. Topics include research in promoting women's health issues and treatment, by applying a feminist participatory framework within academic communities nationwide. Topics include medical, social and cultural factors encountered by women across social, ethnic, and economic level in society and the workforce.

Contact: Canadian Scholars' Press Inc., 180 Bloor Street West, Suite 801, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2V6, Telephone: (416) 929-2774 E-mail: info@cspi.org Web Site: http://www.cspi.org/ Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-55130-152-0.

Keywords: Breast cancer, Case studies, Consumer education materials, Cultural factors, Disabilities, Feminism, Health promotion, Homosexuality, Legal issues, Life cycle, Mental health, Skin cancer, Social factors, Sun exposure, Violence, Women's health, Working women

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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.