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U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of MCH Workforce Development. [2014]. Division of MCH Workforce Development: 2012–2020 strategic plan. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development, 8 pp.

Annotation: This strategic plan includes goals, strategies, activities and performance measures to support efforts of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau's Division of MCH Workforce Development to assure that all children, youth, and families will live and thrive in healthy communities served by a quality workforce that helps assure their health and well-being.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2340 Web Site: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/maternal-child-health-initiatives/workforce-training Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal MCH programs, Federal agencies, Strategic plans, Training, U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Work force

Harwood R, Yu S, Kavanagh L. 2012 (ca.). Remembering our past, building the future: 100 years of the Maternal and Child Health Research Program. Unpublished paper, 49 pp.

Annotation: This three-part paper provides an overview of the 100-year history and mission of the federal Maternal and Child Health Research program, beginning with its origins in the U.S. Children’s Bureau in 1912 through the present day. Part 1 of the paper covers the period from the founding of the Bureau in 1912 through the Social Security Act of 1935, with special attention to the ways in which research findings motivated changes in policies and practice. Part 2 covers the years from 1935 through 1969, with special attention to the vision underlying the extramural MCH research program (established in 1963), and the impact of the 1969 reorganization of the Children’s Bureau, which moved the MCH Research Program into the Public Health Services into what is now the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Part 3 (1969-2012) focuses on the mission of the MCH Research program, how that has been realized in the past and present, and what we can learn from that for the future.

Keywords: History, MCH research, Research programs, U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau

CFI Group. 2010. Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau: 2010 resource center customer satisfaction survey. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 65 pp.

Annotation: This document describes the results of a survey conducted to evaluate the customer satisfaction of end users of 38 resource centers in order to obtain information about the overall services provided by resource centers and to determine general information about the population served by the resource centers. The document points out areas of greatest satisfaction and areas where improvements can be made.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov

Keywords: Consumer satisfaction, Federal initiatives, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Resource centers, Surveys

Yarrow AL. 2009. History of U.S. children's policy, 1900-present. Washington, DC: First Focus, 30 pp.

Annotation: This publication surveys federal legislative, executive branch, and judicial actions impacting America's children, from the early 20th century to the first month of the Obama Administration. Topics include issues of child welfare, education, child nutrition, child and family health, children's rights, and White House conferences.

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: Child health, Children's Bureau, Families, Federal MCH programs, Federal initiatives, Federal legislation, History, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Maternal health, National programs, Public policy, Social services

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. 2009. Maternal and child health. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet summarizes the key facts, history, maternal and child health services block grant program, and Healthy Start program of the Human Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Contact: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 464-4772 Fax: (301) 443-1246 E-mail: ask@hrsa.gov Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal MCH programs, Federal agencies, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Goode TD, Jones W, Dunne C, Bronheim S. 2007. And the journey continues... Achieving cultural and linguistic competence in systems serving children and youth with special health care needs and their families. Washington, DC: National Center for Cultural Competence, 56 pp.

Annotation: This monograph offers insights and lessons learned by the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) from State Title V Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) programs in implementing culturally and linguistically competent policies, structures, and practices. Topics include an overview of the history of CSHCN Division of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, "postcards" from eight states' experiences, lessons of the NCCC in leadership, shared ownership,"isms" confronting the undercurrents, keeping it real, and weaving cultural competence into the fabric of the organization. Examples are given from these states: Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Guam, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. Lists of references and state contacts conclude the monograph.

Contact: National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, P.O. Box 571485, Washington, DC 20057-1485, Telephone: (202) 687-5387 Secondary Telephone: (800) 788-2066 Fax: (202) 687-8899 E-mail: cultural@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://nccc.georgetown.edu Available from the website after registration.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Cultural competence, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Maternal and child health services, National Center on Cultural Competence, Resources for professionals, State initiatives, Title V programs

Schor EL, Lannon C. 2005. Child public health and the quality of preventive pediatric care. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 13 pp. (Background paper)

Annotation: This paper outlines the importance of assuring access to quality care through public and private sectors, and the roles played by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the American Academy of Pediatrics in providing guidelines and training to individual practitioners on preventive care to children and adolescents. Topics include changing patterns of morbidity; problems with health care access and quality; and quality assurance and improvement. Contents include the introduction and background, opportunities and efforts to improve quality, congruent missions to improve child health care quality, all quality is local, a quality of care framework for public health and medicine, and next steps toward collaboration. Notes conclude the report.

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 Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Access to health care, American Academy of Pediatrics, Child health, Collaboration, Disease prevention, Health care financing, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Pediatric care, Physician patient relations, Primary care, Public health, Public private partnerships, Quality assurance, Role

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2004. Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) strategic research issues: Fiscal years (FYs) 2004—2009. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 7 pp.

Annotation: This document lists strategic research issues that have been identified as priorities for funding by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau for the next five fiscal years. The document lists examples of possible topic areas under each strategic research issue. A glossary is included.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Research, Strategic plans

Louie R, Hopewell A. 2004. Head Start and Maternal and Child Health—Sharing Expertise to Improve the Oral Health of Children and Families: A meeting summary. Washington, DC: Health Systems Research, 17 pp.

Annotation: This publication summarizes a meeting held on March 31 and April 1, 2004, in Washington, DC, to discuss collaboration between the Head Start Bureau and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau for the purpose of responding to Early Head Start and Head Start grantees' needs in addressing program performance standards in oral health prevention, early intervention, and treatment. Sections include establishing the context for Head Start oral health partnerships; a description of the Head Start Bureau's technical assistance system; building and sustaining oral health infrastructure at the national, regional, state, and local levels; a review of opportunities for collaboration; and next steps. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Children, Collaboration, Conferences, Dental care, Early Head Start, Families, Head Start, MCH research, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Oral health

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2004. National plan for maternal and child health training: Goals and objectives [DRAFT]. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 7 pp.

Annotation: This draft plan, provided for comments and feedback, consists of the vision and the goals and objectives of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Bureau for the 21st century. The document outlines goals including assuring a workforce that possesses the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to meet unique MCH population needs; providing a workforce that is culturally competent and family centered; improving practice through interdisciplinary training in MCH, developing effective MCH leaders; generating, translating, and integrating new knowledge to enhance MCH training, inform policy, and improve health outcomes; and developing broad-based support for MCH training.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Cultural competence, Cultural diversity, Family centered services, MCH training, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Professional education, Professional personnel, Professional training, Strategic plans

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2004. Title V: A snapshot of maternal and child health 2004. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 338 pp.

Annotation: This report presents data on the current status of maternal and child health. Chapter 1 highlights four dimensions of the big picture: (1) positive trends, (2) a demographic context, (3) current issues and initiatives being addressed by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), and (4) how Title V works at the family and community level. Chapter 2 focuses on the Title V federal-state partnership infrastructure. Chapter 3 provides an introduction to the 2002 data items reported in each individual state and jurisdiction snapshot that appears in Appendix A. The report includes five appendices: the state and jurisdiction data, an explanation of how the Title V block grant works, the MCHB strategic plan, organizational links, and a glossary. The data in Appendix A are presented in text, tables, and figures.

Keywords: Block grants, Child health, Communities, Data, Demography, Families, Initiatives, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Maternal health, State MCH programs, Title V programs, Trends

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2003. Maternal and Child Health Bureau strategic plan: FY 2003 - 2007 = MCHB vision and mission statement and strategic plan 2003-2007: Final draft. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 22 pp.

Annotation: This document provides an overview of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB); the strategic plan, including goals, key strategies, performance measures, and annual priorities; the conceptual framework for the plan; and the planning cycle. Appendices include a list of current programs administered by MCHB which includes the legislation that created each program; MCHB's organizational chart; a schematic of the planning cycle; and selection criteria for MCHB performance measures. The electronic version lacks the cover and 3 additional pages.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Strategic plans

Hutchins VL. 2001. Maternal and child health at the millennium: Looking back, moving forward. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 62 pp.

Annotation: This publication provides an overview of the federal Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program's evolution in consultation, technical assistance, policy development and dissemination, and data collection and analysis, from the establishment of the Children's Bureau in 1912 to the present. The publication uses four selected areas—newborn screening, mental retardation, heart disease, and school health/health of school age children—to illustrate how the MCH program development principles have incorporated scientific and technological advances into promoting the health of the nation's children and families. The publication discusses the problems that the MCH program will face in the future, including unresolved problems from the 20th century and new problems. References are included in the document. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Child health, Children, Children's Bureau, Families, Fathers, Health promotion, Healthy People 2010, Heart diseases, History, Infants, MCH programs, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Mental retardation, Neonatal screening, Parents, Pregnant women, Program development, School age children, School health, Social Security Act, Title V, Title V programs

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2001. Identifying children with special health care needs in managed care plans: MCHB Expert Work Group Meeting—April 5, 2001. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 25 pp.

Annotation: This report on the MCHB Work Group Meeting of April 2001 focuses on the operationalization of the MCHB definition of children with special health care needs (CSHCN), the identification of these children in managed care programs, and monitoring their care. Additional topics include background on MCHB initiatives; state-of-the-art tools in identifying CSHCN; benefits to managed care plans of identifying CSHCN, and operational issues and barriers of identifying these children. The report also includes three appendices: a list of participants, an agenda, and a copy of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Screener.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHN116.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children with special health care needs, Community based services, Managed care, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Meetings

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Projects. 2001. LEAH. Improving services, program development and research in adolescent health. Rockville, MD: Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Projects, U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 19 pp.

Annotation: This booklet provides information about the seven currently funded Maternal and Child Health Bureau Leadership in Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Projects. The LEAH program strives to improve the health and well-being of adolescents in the United States through education, research, program and service model development, evaluation, and dissemination of best practices. A two-page overview of each funded project is provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Education, Evaluation, Federal grants, Federal programs, Information dissemination, Leadership, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Program development, Research

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. [2000]. Maternal and Child Health Bureau: Title V information. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 12 items.

Annotation: This information package contains materials about the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCH Bureau) and Title V of the Social Security Act. Eight fact sheets describe the MCH Bureau and its divisions and offices. A booklet, Child Health 2000, presents data on the status of child health in the United States. Another booklet, Understanding Title V of the Social Security Act, provides an overview and a guide to the MCH Block Grant program. A brochure, Title V: Caring for Our Nation's Maternal and Child Health, gives an overview of the Title V MCH Block Grant program and information about obtaining further information in the MCH area. A sample of Title V Today, a newsletter giving information about issues of concern to the MCH community, is included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Block grants, Child health, Consumer education materials, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Maternal health, Social Security Act, Title V, State MCH programs

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. 2000-. MCH projects database: Abstracts of active projects 19__. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 1 CD-ROM, 1 manual (93 pp.).

Annotation: This CD-ROM contains the Maternal and Child Health Bureau Projects Database for a fiscal year. The database includes information about all projects funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, that were active in the fiscal year. The user's manual provides background information about the database and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau; technical information including minimum computer specifications, installation instructions, instructions on how to search the database, and how to sort, print, and export data; and appendices which include an acronym key and a list of the keywords used to index the database records. [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: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available for loan.

Keywords: Block grants, CD-ROMs, Databases, Federal grants, MCH programs, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Program descriptions, SPRANS, Software, Title V programs

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2000. Maternal and Child Health Bureau program factsheets. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 8 fact sheets.

Annotation: These fact sheets describe the organization and operations of the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). One fact sheet gives an overview of MCHB. Two fact sheets describe the Office of the Director and the Office of Data and Information Management (DDMI). The remaining fact sheets present information about the following divisions: (1) Division of Research, Training and Education (DRTE); (2) Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs (DSCSHN); Division of Perinatal Systems and Women's Health (DPSWH); Division of State and Community Health (DSCH); and Division of Child, Adolescent and Family Health (DCAFH).

Keywords: Federal MCH programs, MCH programs, MCH research, MCH services, MCH training, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Kotelchuck M, Fine A. 2000. The Healthy Start initiative: Strategic assessment and policy options. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 132 pp.

Annotation: The focus of this report, which was prepared for Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is the national Healthy Start Initiative and national program leadership, highlighting underlying conceptual, programmatic, and scientific debates needing policy attention at the national Maternal and Child Health Bureau/HRSA level. Report topics include: an overview of the Healthy Start program; the conceptual framework; strategic planning; program content; implementation; evaluation; communication and dissemination; community partnerships, partnerships with State Title V programs; federal partnerships; and summary recommendations. The first appendix contains a list of interviewees and the second lists prior reports on or relating to Healthy Start.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Policy analysis, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Strategic plans

Roberts RN, Akers AL, Behl D. 1999. Opening doors through state interagency coordinating councils: A guide for families, communities, and states. Logan, UT: Early Intervention Research Institute, Utah State University, 34 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the Opening Doors project. It was funded from 1993 through 1997 by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau to define, synthesize, and disseminate recommended strategies for integrating services for children and families eligible under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Research was conducted in Utah, Washington, Maine, Hawaii, Missouri, and Florida. The report begins by defining service integration and proceeds to explain how it works at the family level, the community level, the state level, and the federal level. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Collaboration, Community based services, Families, Family support services, Federal agencies, Florida, Hawaii, Health services delivery, Interagency cooperation, Intervention, Maine, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Missouri, National surveys, State agencies, Statistics, Transition planning, Utah, Washington

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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.