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Kansas Bureau of Family Health. 2018. Kansas maternal & child health service manual. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, 147 pp.

Annotation: This manual was developed for use by the workforce delivering services to women, infants children, youth, and their families. It provides an overview of maternal and child health (MCH) services in Kansas, including standards and the roles of local agency grantees and training requirements and opportunities. Additional chapters cover the MCH background; social determinants and health disparities; MCH administrative grant management; women/maternal and perinatal/infant health; MCH home visiting services; special health care needs satellite office guidance; and MCH definitions. An appendix of MCH resources is included.

Contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S.W. Jackson, Suite 540, Topeka, KS 66612-1367, Telephone: (785) 296-0461 Fax: (785) 368-6368 Web Site: http://www.kdheks.gov

Keywords: Adolescents, Child health, Children, Families, Health services, Infants, Kansas, Maternal health, State programs, Title V programs, Women

Chen A, Wilson D. 2017. How Medicaid expansion benefits maternal and child health. Washington, DC: National Health Law Program, 5 pp.

Annotation: This brief explains how the Affordable Care Act (ACA), through Medicaid expansion and expanded Medicaid coverage criteria for children, has improved maternal and child health (MCH). Topics include the impact of expanded coverage for women of reproductive age, particularly for preconception and interconception health care, and eligibility criteria for children ages 6 to 19 on MCH.

Contact: National Health Law Program, 1441 I Street, N.W., Suite 1105, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 289-7724 E-mail: nhelp@healthlaw.org Web Site: http://www.healthlaw.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Children, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Health care reform, Health insurance, Health status, Maternal health, Maternal health services, Medicaid, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Preconception care, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Reproductive health, Women's health

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2016. EQIPP: Oral health. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 1 v.

Annotation: This course is designed to help pediatric primary care health professionals (PPHPs) recognize the role they play in providing oral health care. Topics include the importance of a dental home and PPHPs’ role in establishing a dental home, dental caries and caries risk assessment, the importance of maternal oral health, age-specific oral health anticipatory guidance, and oral-injury prevention. Information about fluoride varnish, including who should apply it and how it is applied, how to address families’ concerns, processes for procuring and storing, and billing for applications, is also provided. The course is available at no charge for American Academy of Pediatrics members and for a fee of $199 for non-members.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available at no charge to AAP members; $199 for individual nonmembers.

Keywords: Children, Continuing education, Dental care, Fluorides, Infants, Maternal health, Oral health, Pediatric care, Perinatal care, Preventive health services, Primary care, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Resources for professionals, Service integration

Colgate-Palmolive Company and American Dental Association. 2016. Share more time, share more smiles. New York, NY: Colgate-Palmolive Company, 1 p.

Buckley SJ. 2015. Hormonal physiology of childbearing: Evidence and implications for women, babies, and maternity care. Washington, DC: National Partnership for Women and Families, Childbirth Connection Programs, 225 pp.

Annotation: This report synthesizes evidence about innate hormonally-mediated processes in women and fetuses/newborns during childbearing, and possible impacts of common maternity care practices and interventions on these processes, focusing on four hormone systems that are consequential for childbearing. Topics include overarching themes and scope, physiologic onset of labor and scheduled birth, oxytocin, beta-endorphins, epinephrine-norepinephrine and related stress hormones, and prolactin. Recommendations to promote, support, and protect physiologic childbearing and resources for learning and improving practice are included.

Contact: National Partnership for Women and Families, Childbirth Connection Programs, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20009, E-mail: info@childbirthconnection.org Web Site: http://www.childbirthconnection.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Childbirth, Hormones, Maternal fetal exchange, Maternal health services, Model programs, Program improvement, Psychophysiology

Buckley SJ. 2015. Pathway to a healthy birth: How to help your hormones do their wonderful work. Washington, DC: National Partnership for Women and Families, Childbirth Connection Programs, 17 pp.

Annotation: This booklet for women defines birth hormones and describes what they do, what can get inthe way of how birth hormones work, how medical tests and other treatments can affect birth hormones, how maternity care practices can support birth hormones, and what women can do to make sure their care will support birth hormones. Birth stories, tips for finding a health care professional and a place to give birth, and questions to ask are included.

Contact: National Partnership for Women and Families, Childbirth Connection Programs, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20009, E-mail: info@childbirthconnection.org Web Site: http://www.childbirthconnection.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Childbirth, Consumer education materials, Hormones, Maternal fetal exchange, Maternal health services, Perinatal health, Psychophysiology

Buckley SJ. 2015. Hormonal physiology of childbearing: Fact sheets on core topics for maternity care practices. Washington, DC: National Partnership for Women and Families, Childbirth Connection Programs, 17 pp.

California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative. 2015. Improving health care response to obstetric hemorrhage: Version 2.0–A California quality improvement toolkit. Stanford, CA: California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, 1 v.

Annotation: This toolkit is designed to assist maternity care providers, clinical staff, hospitals, and health care organizations in facilitating timely recognition and an organized, swift response to postpartum hemorrhage. Contents include care guidelines (in checklist, flowchart, or table chart formats) and a slide set for professional education.

Contact: California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, Stanford University Medical School Office Building, 1265 Welch Road, MS 5415, Stanford, CA 94305, Telephone: (650) 725-6108 Fax: (650) 721-5751 E-mail: main@cmqcc.org Web Site: http://www.cmqcc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Guidelines, Maternal health, Postpartum care, Preventive health services, Professional education, Safety, Uterine hemorrhage

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2015. Health for every mother: A maternal health resource and planning guide for states. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 118 pp.

Annotation: This guide for maternal and child health (MCH) programs and their partners provides a synthesis of program and policy recommendations and offers a framework to support states in identifying next steps. Contents include strategies and planning tools for strengthening maternal data systems, increasing the value of an investment in maternal health, enabling healthy living, improving access to care, ensuring high quality health care for women, and ensuring readiness and response to obstetric emergencies.

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: Access to health care, Emergency medical services, MCH programs, MCH services, Maternal health, Mothers, Policy development, Preventive health services, Program improvement, Program planning, Quality assurance, Systems development, Women's health services

Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, Kash B, Helduser, eds. 2015. Rural Healthy People 2020: A companion document to Healthy People 2020–Volume one. College Station, TX: Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center, 135 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a guide and benchmark on the current state of rural health priorities and disparities and serves as a roadmap for updating federal and state leaders on rural health priorities identified through the national Rural Healthy People 2020 survey. Volume one addresses each of the ten top-ranked rural health priorities and includes reviews of relevant literature, updated for those topics previously identified as priorities in Rural Healthy People 2010, and models for practice that rural practitioners can use to support community and regional programs. Topics include access to quality health services, nutrition and weight status, the burden of diabetes, mental health and mental disorders, substance abuse trends, heart disease and stroke, physical activity, older adults, updates and challenges in maternal and child health, and tobacco use in rural America.

Contact: Southwest Rural Health Research Center, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Department of Health Policy and Management, 1266 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-1266, Telephone: (979) 862-4238 Fax: (979) 458-0656 Web Site: http://sph.tamhsc.edu/srhrc/index.html Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-4951-5242-9.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Child health, Community health services, Diabetes, Health care disparities, Health objectives, Health promotion, Healthy People 2020, Heart diseases, Literature reviews, Maternal health, Mental health, National initiatives, Nutrition, Physical activity, Rural populations, Strokes, Substance abuse, Tobacco use

Center for Health and Gender Equity, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Family Care International, Maternal Health Task Force, Women Deliver, White Ribbon Alliance. 2014. Maternal health and respectful maternity care. Washington, DC: Center for Health and Gender Equity, 2 pp.

Werner D. 2013. Where there is no doctor: A village health care handbook. (Rev. ed.). Palo Alto, CA: Hesperian Foundation, 446 pp.

Annotation: This handbook was written for those who live far from medical centers, in places where there is no doctor, particularly for those living in poor countries and in isolated villages and communities. Intended for the community health worker, it can be used by any individual. A wide range of practical health care knowledge is covered. Chapters include: words to the village health worker; sicknesses that are often confused; how to examine a sick person; how to take care of sick person; right and wrong use of modern medicines; instructions and precautions for injections; first aid; nutrition; prevention; some very common sicknesses; serious illnesses that need special medical attention; skin problems; the eyes; the urinary tract and the genitals; information for mothers and midwives; family planning; health and sickness of children; health and sickness of older people; and the medicine kit. A separate section lists uses, dosages, and precautions for medicines. A glossary of medical terms, addresses for teaching materials, and tear out sheets for making medical reports and dosage instructions for people who cannot read are also included.

Contact: Hesperian, 1919 Addison Street, Suite 304 , Berkeley, CA 94704, Telephone: (510) 845-1447 Secondary Telephone: (888) 729-1796 Fax: (510) 845-9141 E-mail: hesperian@hesperian.org Web Site: http://www.hesperian.org/ Available in libraries.

Keywords: Allied health occupations, Child health services, Community health workers, Developing countries, Disease prevention, Education, First aid, Health services, Maternal health services, Nutrition

Truven Health Analytics. 2013. The cost of having a baby in the United States. New York, NY: Childbirth Connection, 84 pp., exec. summ. (5 pp.).

Annotation: This study examines and compares payments made to hospitals, clinicians, and other service providers for maternal and newborn care, including the costs associated with specific services according to source of payment. The study analyzes charges and payments made in states across the country and presents average costs for cesarian and vaginal births, neonatal intensive care services, and costs associated with laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, anesthesiology, and other services. Included are detailed comparisons of costs based on the source of payment (whether Medicaid, an employee-sponsored commercial insurer, a second insurer such as a union, or out-of-pocket) and the amounts billed, the amounts approved, and the amounts paid by individuals. Key findings are summarized in tables, which include data from selected states. Also provided are lists of top medical diagnoses of newborns admitted to Neonatal Care Units.

Contact: National Partnership for Women and Families, Childbirth Connection Programs, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20009, E-mail: info@childbirthconnection.org Web Site: http://www.childbirthconnection.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Childbirth, Comparative analysis, Costs, Health care costs, Hospitalization, Maternal health services, Neonatal intensive care, Newborn infants, Research, Statistics

Howell E, Golden O, Beardslee W. 2013. Emerging opportunities for addressing maternal depression under Medicaid. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 9 pp.

Annotation: This paper discusses the problem of maternal depression and its impact not only on the low-income mother but on her children. Topics include effective screening and treatment, Medicaid's potential role, issues outlined in the Affordable Care Act, challenges to providing services to mothers with depression enrolled in Medicaid, and emerging opportunities to address the challenges. A summary, recommendations, and references are also included.

Contact: Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 833-7200 Fax: (202) 467-5775 E-mail: http://www.urban.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://www.urban.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Low income groups, Maternal health services, Maternal mental health, Medicaid, Mother child relations, Postpartum depression, Screening

Schultz D, Reynolds KA, Sontag-Padilla LM, Lovejoy SL, Firth R, Pincus HA. 2013. Transforming systems for parental depression and early childhood developmental delays: Findings and lessons learned from the Helping Families Raise Healthy Children Initiative. [Santa Monica, CA]: Rand Corporation, 166 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the results of an evaluation of the Helping Families Raise Healthy Children Initiative of the Allegheny County Medical and Child Health Care Collaborative, an initiative to implement improvements to the local system of maternal and child health care. Report contents include an introduction to the initiative and its focus on maternal depression in low-income populations, system challenges, and a review of the need for a cross-system response in Allegheny County. Additional chapters discuss the methods for studying the initiative's framework, implementation, strategies, and evaluation; results and assessments on services, systems, and individuals; a discussion of lessons learned and limitations; as well as conclusions, recommendations, and next steps. Appendices include assessments, tools, outcome measure linkages, and reference studies.

Contact: Rand Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407-3208, Telephone: (310) 393-0411 Fax: 310-393-4818 E-mail: correspondence@rand.org Web Site: http://www.rand.org Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-8330-7857-5.

Keywords: Case studies, Families, Family child relations, Health services delivery, Maternal mental health, Pennsylvania, Postpartum depression, Program evaluation, Screening

Kavanaugh ML, Anderson RM. 2013. Contraception and beyond: The health benefits of services provided at family planning centers. New York, NY: Guttmacher Institute, 39 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes research on the health benefits associated with services provided at family planning facilities, whether directly related to contraceptive care or to benefits resulting from other services received during a family planning visit. Drawing on an extensive literature review conducted in 2012, the report examines the health benefits associated with delaying, planning, and spacing pregnancies; the noncontraceptive health benefits of contraceptive methods (for example, reduced cancer risk and treatment for menstrual-related symptoms and disorders); and the health benefits of receiving noncontraceptive services at Family Planning Clinics. The appendices include a list of the studies and journal articles reviewed.

Contact: Guttmacher Institute, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, Telephone: (212) 248-1111 Secondary Telephone: (800) 355-0244 Fax: (212) 248-1951; Washington, D.C. Office (202) 223-5756 E-mail: guttmacher@guttmacher.org Web Site: http://www.guttmacher.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinics, Contraceptive use, Family centered services, Family planning, Health services, Literature reviews, Maternal health, Research

Sontag-Padilla L, Schultz D, Reynolds KA, Lovejoy SL, Firth R. 2013. Maternal depression: Implications for systems serving mother and child. Santa Monica, CA: Rand, 8 pp.

Annotation: This brief highlights evidence on the impact of maternal depression on the mother and child as it relates to the public-sector systems that serve them and discusses potential short- and long-term cost implications. This brief describes a supplemental component of the Helping Families Raise Healthy Children initiative implemented in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, which successfully implements depression screening in early intervention, develops cross-system referral processes, engages caregivers in services, and increases local capacity for providing relationship-based services by addressing many of the barriers identified in earlier stages of the collaborative’s work.

Contact: Rand Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407-3208, Telephone: (310) 393-0411 Fax: 310-393-4818 E-mail: correspondence@rand.org Web Site: http://www.rand.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Early interventions services, Local initiatives, Maternal mental health, Mother child relations, Pennsylvania, Postpartum depression

Pray L; Institute of Medicine, Board on Children, Youth and Families and National Research Council. 2013. An update on research issues in the assessment of birth settings: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 192 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a workshop convened to update a 1982 report on the assessment of childbirth settings in the United States. Topics include birth and birth setting trends and statistics; assessment of risk in pregnancy; health outcomes associated with birth setting; work force issues related to birth setting; data systems and measurement; and cost, value, and reimbursement issues.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available free from the website; print copies $44.00.

Keywords: Alternative birth styles, Birthing centers, Childbirth, Delivery rooms, MCH research, Maternal health services, Research methodology, Trends

Institute of Medicine, Board on Children, Youth and Families and National Research Council. 2013. Research issues in the assessment of birth settings: A workshop. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource provides a schedule of presentations and panel discussions that took place during a workshop convened in March 2013 to update a 1982 report on the assessment of childbirth settings in the United States. Topics include birth and birth setting trends and statistics; assessment of risk in pregnancy; health outcomes associated with birth setting; work force issues related to birth setting; data systems and measurement; and cost, value, and reimbursement issues. The resource includes a statement of the workshop committee's statement of task, a committee roster, biographical sketches, and a list of workshop participants.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available in libraries.

Keywords: Alternative birth styles, Birthing centers, Childbirth, Delivery rooms, MCH research, Maternal health services, Meetings, Research methodology, Trends

Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health. [2012]. Iowa's Title V maternal and child health services: Administrative manual (4th ed.). Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health, 340 pp.

Annotation: This MCH administrative manual provides the basis for the development of business practices and programming for maternal and child health services made available through an Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) competitive bid process every five years. It includes grant management and program administration policies that apply to all MCH-related programs. Contents include Iowa public health public health overview and structure, grant management, program administration, fiscal management, performance management, maternal and child health services and oral health services. Numerous appendices include legislative documents and codes; a glossary; and sample forms, agreements, measures, charts, questionnaires, checklists; and a workbook. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319, Telephone: (800) 383-3826 Secondary Telephone: (800) 443-8336 Fax: (515) 725-1760 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/family-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health services, Forms, Health services delivery, Iowa, MCH services, Manuals, Maternal health services, Oral health, Program development, Program management, Public health programs, Public health services, State 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.