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Websters International. n.d.. The Bowdoin Method of parenting education. Brentwood, TN: Websters International, 14 pp., 1 videotape.

Annotation: This packet includes a brochure and informational videotape describing the Bowdoin Method of Parent Education, an education program for high-risk children. The Bowdoin Method contains three separate curricula that teach parents of children from birth through age 13 the attitudes and skills they need to prepare their children for school and life. The materials are geared toward parents with low literacy levels. Descriptions of packages of materials available for purchase, as well as order forms, are included. The packages include parenting books, games, teachers' manuals, parent prizes, posters, pre- and posttest, and videotapes. The materials are available in English and Spanish.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Audiovisual materials, Children, High risk children, Infants, Life skills, Low literacy materials, Parent education programs, Parenting skills, Parents, School readiness, Spanish language materials

Virginia Department of Health. 2018. A healthy mouth for people with special health care needs. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This brochure for people with special health care needs (SHCN) provides information to promote good oral health. It offers tips for promoting oral health, including maintaining good oral hygiene practices, finding a dentist who will treat people with SHCN, and planning dental visits. The brochure is written in simple language.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218, Telephone: (804) 864-7000 E-mail: questions@vdh.virginia.gov Web Site: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental care, Low literacy materials, Oral health, Children with special health care needs, Access to health care, Prevention

MainHealth. [2017]. Dental care during pregnancy. Portland, ME: Before the First Tooth, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provides information about how pregnant women can care for their own and their infant’s mouths and teeth during pregnancy and after birth. The brochure explains why it is safe and important to get oral health care during pregnancy and offers tips on how to care for an infant’s first teeth. The brochure is written in simple language. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: From the First Tooth / Before the First Tooth, c/o MaineHealth, 110 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 662-6296 E-mail: info@fromthefirsttooth.org Web Site: http://www.fromthefirsttooth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental care, Infant health, Low literacy materials, Oral health, Pregnant women

Before the First Tooth. [2017]. Pregnancy and dental health: What you need to know. Portland, ME: Before the First Tooth, 2 pp.

Annotation: This postcard provides information about what pregnant women need to know about oral health during pregnancy. Topics include morning sickness, changes in the mouth, the importance of healthy eating, and oral health during pregnancy. The postcard is written in simple language. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: From the First Tooth / Before the First Tooth, c/o MaineHealth, 110 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 662-6296 E-mail: info@fromthefirsttooth.org Web Site: http://www.fromthefirsttooth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Low literacy materials, Nutrition, Oral health, Pregnant women

Smiles for Children. 2017. Smoking and pregnancy. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: of smoking during pregnancy. It lists health problems for both pregnant women and their infants that smoking during pregnancy are linked to. The brochure also discusses the link between smoking and gum disease and provides information about the benefits of quitting smoking either before or during pregnancy. In addition, the brochure explains the importance of receiving regular oral health care and how to find a dental home. The brochure is written in simple language, with English on one side and Spanish on the other.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218, Telephone: (804) 864-7000 E-mail: questions@vdh.virginia.gov Web Site: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Spanish language materials, Consumer education materials, Infant health, Low literacy materials, Non English language materials, Oral health, Pregnant women, Smoking cessation, Smoking during pregnancy

Virginia Department of Health. 2017. Baby teeth care: Birth to 2 years of age. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This tip sheet for parents and other caregivers provides information about how to care for primary teeth in infants and young children from birth through age 2. The tip sheet, which is written in simple language, discusses why primary teeth are important, what causes decay in primary teeth, how to clean an infant’s or young child’s primary teeth, and when to wean an infant from a bottle. Other topics addressed are how to keep primary teeth healthy and what to avoid. The tip sheet is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218, Telephone: (804) 864-7000 E-mail: questions@vdh.virginia.gov Web Site: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental caries, Infants, Low literacy materials, Non English language materials, Oral health, Prevention, Spanish language materials, Weaning, Young children

Virginia Department of Health. 2017. Brushing your child's teeth: Children six months and older. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This tip sheet for parents and other caregivers provides information about how to care for primary teeth in infants and children ages 6 months and older. The tip sheet discusses when to start brushing a child’s teeth, how to teach a child to brush his or her teeth, the proper way to brush a child’s teeth, how many times a day to brush a child’s teeth, and how often a child’s toothbrush should be replaced. The tip sheet is written in simple language and is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218, Telephone: (804) 864-7000 E-mail: questions@vdh.virginia.gov Web Site: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental hygiene, Infant health, Low literacy materials, Oral health, Spanish language materials, Young children, Consumer education materials

Virginia Department of Health. 2017. Fluoride varnish: For children age six months and older. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This brochure for parents provides information about fluoride varnish for children ages 6 months and older. The brochure discusses what fluoride varnish is and what it does, whether it is safe, how it is applied, and how long its effects last. A photograph showing fluoride being applied to an infant’s teeth is included. The brochure is written in simple language and is available in English and in Spanish.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218, Telephone: (804) 864-7000 E-mail: questions@vdh.virginia.gov Web Site: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Non English language materials, Fluoride, Infant health, Low literacy materials, Oral health, Prevention, Young children

Dallavalle M, Sellers C. 2016. Help me be healthy: WIC education series. Falls Church, VA: Crabtree + Company, help me be healthy, multiple items.

Annotation: This series of 12 educational brochures sequentially focus on the needs of new and expectant mothers and infants and children from birth through age five. Topics are based on national Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) standards and include reading readiness, childhood obesity prevention, food and nutrition, behavior and developmental skills, and communication and language acquisition.

Contact: Crabtree + Company, help me be healthy, 200 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046, Telephone: (888) 531-9001, ext. 102 Fax: (703) 241-9060 E-mail: info@helpmebehealthy.net Web Site: http://helpmebehealthy.net $.95 each (mother series), $.40 each (infant series), $.35 each (child series) plus $30 per 1,000 copies for shipping and handling; the brochures are available throughout the year for purchase and can also be purchased at a significantly reduced cost during spring and fall co-ops..

Keywords: Communication skills, Consumer education materials, Developmental stages, Early childhood development, Health promotion, Infants, Language development, Low literacy materials, Mothers, Nutrition, Pregnant women, Reading, Spanish language materials, Young children

Minnesota Oral Health Project. 2015–. Crush Cavities!. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota Oral Health Project, multiple items.

Annotation: This website includes resources designed to help primary care health professionals and others understand the etiology of dental caries and caregivers’ role in preventing caries in infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 21. Contents include a fluoride-application training course for clinics and supplemental materials, a book for children about toothbrushing, fluoride varnish printed materials, and a fluoride varnish video for caregivers. Some of the resources are available in the following non-English languages: Cambodian, English, French, Karen, Hmong, Oromo, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Contact: Minnesota Oral Health Project, c/o University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, E-mail: MNOralHealthProject@gmail.com Web Site: http://www.minnesotaoralhealthproject.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Community based services, Dental care, Fluorides, Health promotion, Infants, Local initiatives, Low income groups, Low literacy materials, Minnesota, Multimedia, Non English language materials, Nutrition, Oral health, Outreach, Preventive health services, Primary care, Public awareness campaigns, Public service announcements, Spanish language materials, Young children

[Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health]. 2015. Foods for healthy teeth (rev.). [Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health], 6 pp.

Annotation: This brochure for consumers focuses on nutrition and oral health. Topics include healthy foods, foods and drinks to avoid, juice recommendations, xylitol, and prevention of tooth decay. The brochure is available in Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Dari (Afghan Persian), English, Haitian Creole, Karen, Kinyarwanda, Levantine (Arabic), Pashto, Spanish, and Sudanese (Arabic).

Contact: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 201 West Preston Street, Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-5300 Secondary Telephone: (800) 735-2258 Fax: (410) 333-7392 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx Web Site: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/oralhealth/Pages/home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Consumer education materials, Dental caries, Low literacy materials, Non English language materials, Nutrition, Oral health, Spanish language materials, Sweetening agents, Vitamins

Center for Health Care Strategies. 2013. Health literacy fact sheets. Lawrenceville, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 12 pp.

Annotation: This series of fact sheets help clinicians, patient advocates, and other stakeholders improve care for individuals with low health literacy. The fact sheets define health literacy; describe ways to identify low health literacy; provide strategies to improve print and oral communication for low-literate consumers; provide information about the intersection of health literacy and culture; and highlight key policies relating to health literacy.

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: http://www.chcs.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer educatio, Cultural factors, Health behavior, Health literacy, Health services delivery, Literacy education, Low literacy, Patient education materials, Resources for professionals

Connecticut Dental Health Partnership. 2013. Pregnant? Is your child age one? Are you on HUSKY Health?. Farmington, CT: Connecticut Dental Health Partnership, 1 p.

Annotation: This poster, which includes text written in simple language, informs women that they need to visit the dentist during pregnancy and take their child to the dentist by the time the child is age 1. A phone number for help finding a dentist in Connecticut is provided. The poster is printed in English on one side and in Spanish on the other. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Connecticut Dental Health Partnership, 195 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032, Telephone: (860) 507-2302 Web Site: https://www.ctdhp.com/default.asp

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Infants, Low literacy materials, Oral health, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials

The Arc of New Jersey, Mainstreaming Medical Care. 2012. Prevent, understand, and live with diabetes: A guide for individuals with developmental disabilities. North Brunswick, NJ: The Arc of New Jersey, Mainstreaming Medical Care, ca. 65 pp.

Annotation: This guide assists those with intellectual disabilities in preventing and managing Type 2 diabetes by defining the condition and offering advice on prevention. It discusses the importance of getting tested early for diabetes, the role of exercise, healthy weight, and healthy foods in preventing diabetes; understanding the warning signs and blood sugar testing; and how stress, oral health, and visits to the doctor help with the control and monitoring of the disease. This publication is in English and Spanish.

Contact: The Arc of New Jersey, 985 Livingston Avennue, North Brunswick, NJ 08902, Telephone: (732) 246-2525 Fax: (732) 214-1834 E-mail: info@arcnj.org Web Site: http//www.arcnj.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Disease prevention, Exercise, Health promotion, Low literacy materials, Nutrition, Physical activity, Spanish language materials, Weight management

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health. 2011. Your guide to breastfeeding. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 47 pp.

Annotation: This guide, which is written in a way that is easy to understand, provides new mothers with practical information and support to help them breastfeed successfully. The guide explains why breastfeeding is healthy for both mothers and infants and how it can benefit society as a whole and discusses how to support a mother's decision to breastfeed. Illustrations are included.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 712E, Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (800) 690-7650 Fax: (202) 205-2631 Web Site: http://www.womenshealth.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding promotion, Decision making, Educational materials, Infant health, Low literacy materials, Social support, Women's health

Mayer G, Kuklierus A. 2010. What to do for teen health. Whittier, CA: Institute for Healthcare Advancement, 163 pp. (Easy to read, easy to use)

Annotation: This book is written for parents and others caring for adolescents, explaining the body changes occurring at this stage, recognizing signs of trouble, and providing information on when and where to get help. It is written using simple language in an easy-to-read style and is illustrated with drawings that reinforce the information it contains. Section topics include tips on how to deal with emotional and physical changes such as growth and development, self-esteem, friends, school, sports, depression, dating and sex, driving, smoking, alcohol, drugs and safety issues. A glossary and an index are also included.

Contact: Institute for Healthcare Advancement, 501 South Idaho Street, Suite 300, La Habra, CA 90631, Telephone: (562) 690-4001 Secondary Telephone: (800) 434-4633 Fax: (562) 690-8988 E-mail: info@iha4health.org Web Site: http://www.iha4health.org Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-9701245-2-X.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent mental health, Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Consumer education materials, Family school relations, Low literacy materials, Parent child relations, Parenting, Physical development, Safety

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2010. Diabetes and pregnancy: Gestational diabetes. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12 pp.

Annotation: This booklet was developed for women who have been diagnosed with diabetes during pregnancy and want to learn how to take care of themselves during and after pregnancy. Topics include what gestational diabetes is, how it can affect the health of mom and baby, and how it can be controlled. A log for monitoring blood sugar and diet is included.

Contact: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Gestational diabetes, Low literacy materials, Pregnancy complications, Pregnancy outcome, Pregnant women, Self care, Women's health promotion

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2010. Got diabetes? Thinking about having a baby?. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12 pp.

Annotation: This booklet was developed for women who have diabetes and are thinking about getting pregnant. Topics include potential health complications in and self-care during and after pregnancy. A log for monitoring blood sugar and diet is included. A Spanish-language booklet is also available.

Contact: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd Available at no charge (limit 500); also available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Diabetes, Low literacy materials, Preconception, Pregnancy complications, Pregnancy outcome, Self care, Spanish language materials, Women, Women's health promotion

McGee J. 2010. Toolkit for making written material clear and effective. [Baltimore, MD]: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services,

Annotation: This toolkit provides guidance about creating material that is easy for people to read, understand, and use. Contents focus on creating material intended for use by individuals eligible for or enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program and by those who serve or assist them. Topics include a reader-centered approach, writing and graphic design, testing material with readers, readability formulas, and translation.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Graphic design, Guidelines, Health literacy, Low literacy materials, Oral health, Resources for professionals, Translations, Writing

Gielen AC, Borzekowski D, Rimal R, Kumar A. 2010. Evaluating and creating fire and life safety materials: A guide for the fire service. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, 18 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides fire-prevention educators with information to help them make good decisions about creating and evaluating educational materials. The guide first briefly explains how children develop cognitively and socially. It then provides strategies to create effective fire-prevention educational materials and messages for children and families. Ideas are included for pre-testing materials, addressing the needs of low-literacy audiences, and involving parents. Tips on what to look for in educational materials and messages are also offered. Finally, the guide briefly describes steps in putting together a comprehensive plan than will maximize the effectiveness of educational communication programs.

Contact: Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, Hampton House, Room 554, 624 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, Telephone: (410) 955-2221 Fax: (410) 614-2797 E-mail: eljones@jhsph.edu Web Site: http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-injury-research-and-policy/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Children, Community programs, Educational materials, Educational programs, Families, Fire prevention, Low literacy materials, Parents, Safety

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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.