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Western Pennsylvania Caring Foundation. n.d.. Public/private partnerships: A working model for children's health care. Pittsburgh, PA: Western Pennsylvania Caring Foundation, 1 videotape (VHS 1/2 inch).

Annotation: This videotape describes the Caring Program for Children and the Children's Health Insurance Program (Blue Cross/Blue Shield's BlueCHIP program) in Pennsylvania. It depicts the health care needs of children living in poverty and children of the uninsured working poor who do not qualify for Medicaid assistance, and explains the unique funding of this collaborative program. Appearances by Fred Rogers of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" and by local medical and government officials underscore the need for this type of program, the reasons for its success, and the ways that public and private resources can join together to help ensure access to primary health care for children. The videotape concludes with a television clip describing the program on NBC's "America Close Up." [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Access to health care, Audiovisual materials, Child health, Corporate programs, Insurance, Local MCH programs, Medical assistance, Pennsylvania, Primary care, Public private partnerships, Videotapes

Public Health National Center for Innovations. 2020. 10 essential public health services: EPHS toolkit. Alexandria, VA: Public Health National Center for Innovations, multiple items.

Annotation: This toolkit was created to help practitioners, public health departments, academia, and others to update content and educational materials to reflect the revised 10 Essential Public Health Services. It includes downloadable graphics, a glossary, videos, comparisons to other frameworks, PowerPoint presentations, an environmental scan, task force and liaisons, downloadable social media tools, and other resources. A fact sheet is available in Spanish and Arabic, in addition to English.

Contact: Public Health National Center for Innovations, 1600 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone: (703) 778-4549 Web Site: http://phnci.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Program descriptions, Adolescent health, Child health, Federal MCH programs, Foreign language materials, Health programs, Health services, Local MCH programs, Maternal health, Program development, Program development, Public health, Spanish language materials, State MCH programs

Visiting Nurse Association. 2014. Love and Learn Teen and Young Parent Program: Final report. Omaha, NE: Visiting Nurse Association, 23 pp.

Annotation: This final report describes the The Love and Learn Teen and Young Parent program (Love and Learn), created as a home visitation project to serve pregnant and parenting teenagers living in the Omaha, Nebraska metropolitan area. The report describes the purpose of the project and its relationship to Title V maternal and child health programs, the program's goals and objectives, methodology, evaluation, and outcomes. It describes the products produced to promote the project and enhance the performance of the home visitors; the dissemination of the project results; and future plans for sustainability. An abstract of the report is also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Contact E-mail: pmennenga@thevnacares.org Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Final reports, Adolescent parents, Adolescent pregnancy, Home visiting, Initiatives, Local programs, MCH programs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support. 2014. Bronx Teens Connections' Clinic Linkage Model: Connecting young people with clinical sexual and reproductive health services. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, 2 pp. (Public health practice stories from the field)

Annotation: This document describes the Bronx Teens Connection (BxTC) program of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, a multicomponent initiative to reduce pregnancy rates among adolescent and young adult females ages 15-19. Contents include information on program activities, accomplishments, and lessons learned. Topics include establishing formal linkages between clinics and schools or youth-serving organizations, connecting youth to high-quality clinical sexual health services.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, 4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop E-70, Atlanta, GA 30341, E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/stltpublichealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Clinics, Health services delivery, Local MCH programs, Model programs, Prevention programs, Reproductive health, School linked programs, Sexual health, Urban population

National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2014. Maternal, child, and adolescent health (MCAH) champions: The local MCAH capacity building project experience. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 8 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a multi-year demonstration project to build local health department's (LHD's) technical knowledge and leadership abilities for maternal and child health through blended learning techniques including in-person capacity building trainings and virtual coaching, networking, and peer-to-peer sharing. Contents include information about the project framework and outcomes, participating LHDs, lessons learned, and recommendations for future capacity building projects is included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: City health agencies, County health agencies, Leadership, Local MCH programs, MCH training, Networking, Organizational change, Peer education, Public health infrastructure, Technical assistance, Work force

Woods ER. [2011]. Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children: Community Asthma Initiative. (Boston, MA): Children's Hospital Boston, 38 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a Healthy Tomorrows Program in Boston, Massachusetts, to reduce the impact and burden of asthma on the lives of children and their families. Program elements include case management to ensure families have access to services they need; home visiting to asses environmental barriers and provide one-on-one education; and community education to increase the capacity of school personnel, health care, child care, and other providers of services to support families in asthma management. Report contents include a summary of project accomplishments, a description of barriers to progress and strategies to overcome them, progress on specific goals and objectives, project staffing, technical assistance needs, linkages established, future plans, and more. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: Asthma, Child health, Children, Families, Family support, Final reports, Healthy Tomorrows, Local MCH programs, Massachusetts

National MCH Center for Child Death Review. 2011. Infant suffocation deaths in the sleep environment. [Okemos, MI]: National MCH Center for Child Death Review,

Annotation: This webcast, which was sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration and held on March 24, 2011, focuses on infant suffocation deaths in the sleep environment and addresses the following topics: recent trends in infant suffocation death rates, circumstances of the sleep environment and risk factors in infant suffocation, state and local community efforts in risk reduction and prevention of infant suffocation, and community-based safe sleep and suffocation-prevention programs. Background information on sudden unexpected infant death is also provided. [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: info@childdeathreview.org Web Site: https://www.ncfrp.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Community programs, Infant death, Local MCH programs, Prevention, Risk factors, Safety, Sleep position, State programs, Suffocation, Trends

Ferran E. 2011. Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children: [Final report]. Santa Rosa, CA: Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County , 21 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the goals, objectives, and outcome of a Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children project to address childhood obesity among disadvantaged, primarily Hispanic children in Sonoma County, California. The report describes this community-federal collaboration (developed by the Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County) to support a pediatrician-involved community effort to address childhood obesity, explaining its purpose and relationship to the federal Title V Maternal and Child Health Programs, the data used during analysis, and the results of the final project evaluation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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, Community programs, Federal MCH programs, Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children, High risk groups, Hispanic Americans, Local initiatives, Obesity, Prevention programs, Public private partnerships

Columbus Public Health. 2010. Sleep-related infant deaths. Columbus, OH: Columbus Public Health, 2 pp. (Health indicator brief)

Annotation: This document reviews findings from a report of infants who died in their sleep in Franklin County, Ohio, from 2006 through 2008, and the circumstances surrounding these deaths. Topics include information and statistics on diagnoses (SIDS, SUID, unknown); demographics; and risk conditions (maternal smoking during pregnancy, place at time of death, any bed sharing, and sleep position). Safe sleep recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development are included.

Contact: Columbus Public Health, 240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215, Telephone: (614) 645-7417 Web Site: http://publichealth.columbus.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant death, Infant death review committees, Local MCH programs, Risk assessment, SIDS, Sleep position, Tobacco use

CityMatCH and National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2009. Local health department home visitation programs: Improving health outcomes for children and families. Omaha, NE: CityMatCH; Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, (Emerging issues in maternal and child health)

Annotation: This webcast, held on June 18, 2009, focuses on local health department home visiting programs, and in particular the nurse family partnership program. The webcast provides information on (1) general components of the partnership, (2) lesson learned from local health department program development and implementation, (3) strategies for continued evaluation and quality improvement, and (4) identifying potential sources of funding for implementing the program. The presenter was Peggy Hill, director of program development for the Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office. A recording of the conference and PowerPoint slides are available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: CityMatCH, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, 982170 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-2170, Telephone: (402) 552-9500 E-mail: citymch@unmc.edu Web Site: http://www.citymatch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Financing, Home visiting, Local MCH programs, Multimedia, Nurses, Programs, Visiting nurses

Writer C. 2009. Access to pediatric oral health services in Lane County, Oregon: Final report. Springfield OR: Sacred Heart Medical Center, 17 pp.

Annotation: This report describes activities conducted by the Latino Medical Access Coalition from April 2004 through February 2009 to address barriers to oral health services for children in Lane County, Oregon, from families who have low incomes and are uninsured. Contents include the project's goals and objectives, methodology, coordination, evaluation, and results and outcomes. Topics include (1) establishing on-site prevention programs (oral screening and education by advanced practice dental hygienists) in public settings serving the target population, (2) promoting fluoride-varnish application in medical clinics, and (3) facilitating access to dentists in federally qualified community health centers for restorative treatment and ongoing care. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Children, Final reports, Local MCH programs, Low income groups, Oral health, Oregon, Screening, Uninsured persons

Knitzer J, Theberge S, Johnson K. 2008. Reducing maternal depression and its impact on young children: Toward a responsive early childhood policy framework. New York, NY: National Center for Children in Poverty, 25 pp. (Project Thrive, issue brief no. 2)

Annotation: This policy brief provides an overview of why it is important to address maternal depression as a central part of the effort to ensure that all young children enter school ready to succeed. The brief highlights (1) what research says about the impact of maternal depression on infants and young children and the prevalence of maternal depression; (2) examples of community and programmatic strategies to reduce maternal depression and prevent negative cognitive, social emotional, and behavioral impacts on young children; (3) key barriers to focusing more attention on maternal depression in policies to promote healthy early child development and school readiness; (4) state efforts to address policy barriers and craft more appropriate policy responses, and (5) recommendations for national ,state, and local policymakers.

Contact: National Center for Children in Poverty, 215 West 125th Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10027, Telephone: (646) 284-9600 Fax: (646) 284-9623 E-mail: info@nccp.org Web Site: http://www.nccp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community programs, Depression, Early childhood development, Local programs, MCH research, Mothers, National programs, Parent child relations, Postpartum depression, Public policy, School readiness, State programs, Women's health

Glube A. 2008. Oral health case m3anagement protocols and tools. San Bernardino, CA: Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Section, Department of Public Health, 11 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information for the Smile in Style Dental Health Program in San Bernardino County, California. It includes a case-management script, including questions to ask the client or family member, and an outline of other insurance scenarios available for oral health care. Sample letters are also provided for parent or guardian notification and permission.

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, California, Case management, Child health, Children, Health care delivery, Local MCH programs, Low income groups, Oral health, Resources for professionals

Tsay G, Florez C. 2008. A report of sudden infant death syndrome support services among California maternal, child and adolescent health local health jurisdictions. [Sacramento, CA]: California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, 18 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the results of a survey of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) support services among local maternal, child, and adolescent health jurisdictions in the state of California. It discusses the need for providing grief and support services to families and describes how each of 61 health jurisdictions in the state receive a specific annual allocation for locally identified SIDS activities and/or interventions. The report describes how the survey questions were selected; describes the methods used to administer the survey and analyze the findings; and summarizes the results for each of the fourteen questions included in the survey. Appendix A is a copy of the California SIDS Program Survey of SIDS Support Services and Appendix B provides a map of the state's local health jurisdictions by urban and rural designation.

Contact: California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program, MS 8305, P.O. Box 997420, Sacramento, CA 95899-7420, Telephone: (866) 241-0395 Fax: (916) 650-0305 E-mail: mchinet@cdph.ca.gov Web Site: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MCAH/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Family support services, Geographic regions, Local MCH programs, SIDS, State surveys

Children's Safety Network. [2007]. Weaving a safety net: Integrating injury and violence prevention into maternal and child health programs. Newton, MA: Children's Safety Network, 18 pp.

Annotation: This publication explores how injury- and violence-prevention activities can be integrated into maternal and child health (MCH) programs and services at both the state and local level. Topics covered include (1) why MCH programs should be interested in injury- and violence-prevention initiatives, (2) identifyting opportunities for integration, (3) integration opportunities in various types of programs, (4) a Massachusetts case study, and (5) technical assistance from the Children's Safety Network. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Initiatives, Injury prevention, Local programs, MCH programs, Service integration, State programs, Violence prevention

Stephens KU. [2006]. Great Expectations New Orleans Healthy Start: Final impact report. New Orleans, LA: Great Expectations Foundation, 73 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the Great Expectations Foundation program implementation of a Healthy Start Family Resource model, a research and demonstration program based in New Orleans, serving neighborhoods characterized by extreme poverty, low educational levels, high rates of adolescent pregnancies, high dropout rates, and concentrated areas of public housing. The project period was 2001-2004.Topics include the prevalence of adolescent pregnancy; elevated infant mortality rates and the risk factors that correlate with elevated infant mortality rates such as low birthweight; and increasing service coordination between agencies and physically locating them in the same building or very near other community-based providers. Report contents include an introduction providing background on the program and site; a description of service initiation; a review of service accomplishments; an outline of program mentoring, consortium and collaboration development; a summary of the consortium program impact; and other Healthy Start components. Appendices include local evaluation findings and data tables used in the project. A CD-ROM is included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Case studies, Community coordination, Final reports, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Intervention, Local MCH programs, Louisiana, Low birthweight infants, Model programs, Prevention programs, Program descriptions, Program evaluation, Service coordination

Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families. 2006. Systems building and change: Engaging public partners and decision makers to improve early childhood outcomes. Insight: A Review of Current GCYF Topics and Issues. 1-38. Fall 2006,

Annotation: This issue discusses the importance of public partnerships with philanthropy for early childhood development, providing theoretical thinking and real-life profiles of partnerships engaging public programs and grantmakers to build stronger early childhood systems, and create long term systemic change. Articles and profiles provide a snapshot of partnerships at the state and local level, between grantmakers, as well as between grantmakers and early childhood initiatives with state Maternal and Child Health programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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 requires membership to access.

Keywords: Early childhood development, Local initiatives, Model programs, Program descriptions, Service delivery systems, State MCH programs, Young children

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Women's and Children's Health Section. [2005]. North Carolina Eastern Baby Love Plus: Healthy Start impact report. Raleigh, NC:North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Women's and Children's Health Section, 91 pp., plus attachments.

Annotation: This report describes a Healthy Start program to improve access to early, comprehensive prenatal and infant health care to reduce infant mortality rates in several counties in eastern North Carolina from 2002 - 2005. Report sections include an overview of racial and ethnic disparities focused on by the project, implementation, management and governance, project accomplishments and impact, fetal and infant mortality review, and local evaluation. Sample products developed during the project are provided and include a background summary for the history of the project, reports, by-laws, forms, a guide for counseling women who smoke, booklets, and a draft curriculum on cultural diversity training. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Women's and Children's Health Section, 1929 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1916, Telephone: (919) 707-5700 Fax: (919) 870-4827 E-mail: WCH.Info@ncmail.net Web Site: http://wch.dhhs.state.nc.us

Keywords: Community based services, Final reports, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Local initiatives, MCH research, North Carolina, Prevention programs, Program evaluation

Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. 2005. New Haven Healthy Start: Impact summary report 2001-2005—Depression screening and intervention. New Haven, CT: Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, ca. 200 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the activities and results of a Healthy Start program in New Haven, Connecticut from 2001-2005 that also incorporated a maternal depression component. A depression screening tool and protocol were implemented across the perinatal service delivery system and a hotline was offered to provide comprehensive psychiatric assessment for women who screened positive for depression during an initial screening. Report sections include an overview of the program, project implementation, project management and governance, project accomplishments, a description of the project impact, a local evaluation, and fetal and infant mortality review (FMIR). Additional sections include products developed and project data. Appendices include numerous data tables and copies of evaluation reports. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org

Keywords: Connecticut, Depression, Final reports, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Intervention, Local initiatives, MCH services, Perinatal services, Postpartum depression, Prevention programs, Screening

Berry E. 2005. Central Hillsborough Healthy Start Project. Tampa, FL: Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Health Mothers and Babies, University of South Florida, 72 pp., plus appendices.

Annotation: This report describes a Healthy Start partnership project to reduce infant mortality rates and eliminate disparities in perinatal health in Hillsborough County, Florida, from 2001 to 2005. Report contents include an overview of racial and ethnic disparities focussed on by the project; project implementation, management and governance, and accomplishments; the impact of the project in the community, and on state and local government; lessons learned through outreach, health education and training, interconceptional care, depression screening and referral, and collaboration and coordination. Contents also include a local evaluation report, a fetal and infant mortality review (FIMR), a list of products, and project data. Appendices include information on trainings, indicators, an action plan, and other forms and tables of project participants and services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: Final reports, Florida, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Local initiatives, MCH services, Perinatal care, Prevention programs

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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.