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Davenport N. 2020. Tailoring nutrition services: Development of a cultural toolkit for Iowa WIC staff. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa WIC Program, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes a toolkit developed by the Iowa WIC program to increase WIC staff knowledge of the cultural traditions of WIC clientele. The toolkit includes information to help WIC counselors recognize the food-related practices and beliefs of different cultures. It also provides suggestions for adapting counseling methods based on traditional communication styles and interpersonal behaviors, such as body language, vocal volume, distance, and touch. It provides contact information for obtaining a copy of the toolkit.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa WIC Program, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 281-7689 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/WIC Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant nutrition, Iowa, Maternal nutrition, Nutrition services, State programs, WIC program

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2020. Identifying evidence-based and evidence-informed nutrition interventions to advance maternal health in Title V Maternal and Child Health Services block grant programs. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 5 pp.

Annotation: This maternal and child health nutrition program brief reviews opportunities to identify appropriate maternal health-related evidence-based and -informed nutrition interventions to advance Title V MCH Services Block Grant Programs’ national performance measures (NPMs) using online databases.

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: Child health, Child nutrition, Evidence based programs, Maternal health, Maternal nutrition, Title V programs

Driscoll AK, Osterman MJK. 2018. Maternal characteristics of prenatal WIC receipt in the United States, 2016. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 7 pp. (NCHS data brief; no. 298)

Annotation: This report describes prenatal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) receipt in the United States in 2016 by state and by maternal age, race and Hispanic origin, and education. For each topic, key points are provided, and bar graphs illustrate statistical information.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: nchsquery@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs Available from the website.

Keywords: Age factors, Educational factors, Hispanic Americans, Maternal nutrition, Nutrition programs, Pregnant women, Prenatal nutriton, Racial factors, Statistical data, WIC program

Association of State Public Health Nutritionists Maternal and Child Health Council. 2014. ASPHN story bank. Johnstown, PA: Association of State Public Health Nutritionists, 5 items.

Annotation: This resource focuses on state agency efforts to promote good nutrition in the maternal and child health population. Contents are listed by topic and by state. Topics include: nutrition standards; salad bars in schools; organizational change with multiple agencies; leadership; farm to institution; healthy beverages; home visiting programs; and healthy communities. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of State Public Health Nutritionists, P.O. Box 1001, Johnstown, PA 15907-1001, Telephone: (814) 255-2829 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (814) 255-6514 Web Site: http://www.asphn.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Child care, Child health, Collaboration, Health promotion, Home visiting, Infant health, Maternal health, Nutrition, Organizational change, Program improvement, Public health nutritionists, State MCH programs, Strategic planning, Systems development, Training

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2013. WIC program: Improved oversight of income eligibility determination needed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 24 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a study on the determination of income eligibility for recipients of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. Included in the report are answers to the following questions: (1) How do state and local criteria for determining WIC income eligibility vary? (2) To what extent are individuals who would otherwise be ineligible for WIC deemed eligible due to their participation in other programs? (3) How does the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) assist and monitor state determination of WIC income eligibility? The report is based on the Government Accountability Office's (GAO's) review of federal laws and regulations; an analysis of USDA's national data from 2010, recent survey findings, and monitoring reports; reviews of WIC policy manuals from 10 states chosen to provide population size and geographic diversity; and interviews with federal, state, and local officials. Recommendations based on GAO's findings are included in the report.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: contact@gao.gov Web Site: http://www.gao.gov Available from the website. Document Number: GAO-13-290.

Keywords: Accountability, Child nutrition, Eligibility determination, Infant nutrition, Maternal nutrition, Reports, Supplemental food programs, WIC Program

Save the Children. 2012. Nutrition in the first 1,000 days: State of the world's mothers 2012. Westport, CT: Save the Children, 70 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about which countries are doing the best—and the worst—at providing nutrition beginning during pregnancy and continuing through a child's second birthday. The report looks at six low-cost nutritional solutions, including breastfeeding, that have the potential to save lives, and discusses the affordability of these solutions. Also discussed are the global malnutrition crisis and why the first 1,000 days of a child's life are particularly important in terms of nutrition.

Contact: Save the Children, 501 Kings Highway East, Fairfield, CT 06825, Telephone: (203) 221-4000 Web Site: http://www.savethechildren.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Child death, Child health, Child nutrition, Child nutrition programs, Costs, Developing countries, Financing, Infant death, Infant health, Infant nutrition, International health, Maternal nutrition, Maternal nutrition programs, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Prevention, Public policy, Reproductive health, Women's health

Castner L, Mabli J, Sykes J. 2009. Dynamics of WIC program participation by infants and children, 2001 to 2003: Final report. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research, ca. 145 pp.

Annotation: The report analyzes the dynamics of WIC participation for infants and children from 2001 to 2003, specifically examining entry into the WIC program, continuance in the program, exit from the program, and reentry.

Contact: Mathematica Policy Research, P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393, Telephone: (609) 799-3535 Fax: (609) 799-0005 E-mail: info@mathematica-mpr.com Web Site: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com Available from the website.

Keywords: WIC Program, Child nutrition, Early intervention, Federal programs, Low income groups, Maternal nutrition, Nutrition programs, Program evaluation

Sandmaier M. 2007. The healthy heart handbook for women. (Rev. ed.). Bethesda, MD: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 122 pp.

Annotation: This book provides information to women about cardiovascular disease prevention. Contents include a summary of the new edition, heart disease prevention promotion and risk factors, patient and physician communication and partnership, major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, other risk factors, taking control and health planning, tips for women with heart disease, getting help for a heart attack, and how to estimate risk. Additional Web site resources are provided for further information.

Contact: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center, P.O. Box 30105, Bethesda, MD 20824-0105, Telephone: (301) 592-8573 Secondary Telephone: (240) 629-3255 Fax: (301) 592-8563 E-mail: NHLBIinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/infoctr/index.htm Available from the website. Document Number: NIH 07-2720.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Cardiovascular diseases, Health promotion, Heart diseases, Maternal health, Nutrition, Nutrition education, Patient education, Physician patient relations, Prevention programs, Women's health

Arkansas Department of Health. 2007. Progressing toward a healthier Arkansas... Healthy People 2010 health status report. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, 34 pp.

Annotation: This report provides insights into health disparities within the state of Arkansas. The report discusses access to care; cancer; diabetes; family planning, heart disease, HIV infection; injury; maternal, infant, and child health; nutrition; physical activity; tobacco use; and patterns and trends in disparities. For each topic area, key indicators are presented, along with the national target and the current status of whites, blacks, and Latinos for that topic area. Also included is a summary of current efforts of programs within the Arkansas Department of Health to address disparities within each topic area. The report concludes with a general summary including an overall picture of disparities and a brief discussion of trends.

Contact: Arkansas Department of Health, 4815 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205, Telephone: (501) 661-2000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 462-0599 Web Site: http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Arkansas, Cancer, Child health, Diabetes, Family planning, HIV infection, Healthy People 2010, Heart disease, Infant health, Maternal health, Nutrition, Physical activity, Racial factors, Smoking, State programs, Trends

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2005. State programs in action: Exemplary work to prevent chronic disease and promote health. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 84 pp.

Annotation: This document provides examples of state-based programs that make a substantial contribution to reducing the burden of chronic disease in the United States. Topics include aging, arthritis, block grants: preventing chronic disease, cancer, diabetes, healthy mothers and healthy babies, healthy youth, heart disease and stroke, nutrition and physical activity, oral health; prevention research enters, racial and ethnic approaches to community health, and tobacco.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 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/nccdphp Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Arthritis, Block grants, Cancer, Child health, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Communities, Community programs, Diabetes mellitus, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Heart diseases, Infant health, Maternal health, Model programs, Nutrition, Oral health, Physical activity, State programs, Strokes, Tobacco

Fox HB, McManus MA, Schmidt HJ. 2003. WIC reauthorization: Opportunities for improving the nutritional status of women, infants, and children. Washington, DC: George Washington University, National Health Policy Forum, 35 pp. (NHPF background paper)

Annotation: This paper examines the main reform issues affecting the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The paper discusses the growth of participation and funding of the program, its links to health care and its impact on health outcomes. It also raises considerations for the future of the program including food package and program eligibility changes, nutrition education strategies to reduce obesity, financial risks and health consequences of relying on infant formula rebates, and new opportunities for research and demonstration. The appendix includes a table illustrating the state-by-state maximum allowable income for WIC eligibility for four categories of participants. Charts, graphs, and references are also included.

Contact: National Health Policy Forum, George Washington University, 2131 K Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 872-1390 E-mail: nhpf@gwu.edu Web Site: http://www.nhpf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Eligibility, Federal programs, Low income groups, Maternal nutrition, Nutrition programs, Program descriptions, Program descriptions, State surveys, Supplemental food programs, WIC Program, Young children

State Family Planning Administrators and Center for Health Training. 2001. Healthy People 2010 - Reproductive health. Seattle, WA: Center for Health Training, 310 pp.

Annotation: This report is a compilation of all the Healthy People 2010 objectives that directly address reproductive health. These objectives are organized according to the following topics: access to quality health services; cancer; educational and community-based programs; family planning; health communication; HIV; immunization and infectious diseases; injury and violence prevention; maternal, infant, and child health; nutrition and overweight; sexually transmitted diseases; and substance abuse. In addition to discussing these objectives, the report discusses tracking reproductive health and provides operational definitions and major data sources.

Contact: Office of Population Affairs Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 30686, Bethesda, MD 20824-0686, Telephone: (866) 640-7827 Fax: (866) 592-3299 E-mail: info@opaclearinghouse.org Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov/opa/order-publications/ Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Body weight, Cancer, Child health, Communicable diseases, Communication, Community programs, Educational programs, Family planning, HIV, Healthy People 2010, Immunization, Infant health, Injury prevention, Maternal health, Nutrition, Reproductive health, Sexually transmitted diseases, Substance abuse, Violence prevention

March of Dimes. 2000-. Folic acid and the prevention of birth defects: A national survey of pre-pregnancy awareness and behavior among women of childbearing age 1995-2005. New York, NY: March of Dimes, annual.

Annotation: These reports provide data from a series of surveys of women of childbearing age to assess their knowledge and behaviors relative to daily consumption of folic acid and other pre-pregnancy health issues. The first survey was made in 1995, and has been repeated every one or two years. Survey topics include vitamin use; folic acid benefits and sources; reducing the risk of birth defects, and prepregnancy and pregnancy health information. The reports conclude with a technical appendix containing survey information such as sampling tolerances, response rate, and region identification.

Contact: Greater New York March of Dimes, 233 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10003, Telephone: 212) 353-8353 Fax: (212) 254-3518 E-mail: NY639@marchofdimes.com Web Site: http://www.marchofdimes.com/newyork/ Available in libraries. Document Number: 31-1404-00 (2000), 21-1596-01 (2001).

Keywords: Congenital abnormalities, Folic acid, Health surveys, Maternal nutrition, National surveys, Patient education, Prevention programs

Henderson A, Champlin S, Evaschwick W, eds. 1998. Promoting teen health: Linking schools, health organizations, and community. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 272 pp.

Annotation: This book describes the status of adolescent health and provides techniques for promoting healthy behaviors through school and community linkages. The topics discussed are adolescent health, preventing unintentional adolescent injury, physical activity and fitness, nutrition for adolescents, tobacco use and adolescents, drug abuse, adolescents and alcohol use, recognizing and preventing sexually transmitted diseases among adolescents, HIV, AIDS, adolescent pregnancy and early childbearing, adolescent mental health, youth violence, family and dating violence, health education programs, peer education, postponing sexual involvement, and several community adolescent health programs.

Contact: Sage Publications, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218, Telephone: (805) 499-9774 Secondary Telephone: (800)818-7243 Fax: (805) 499-0871 E-mail: order@sagepub.com Web Site: http://www.sagepub.com Hardcover: $48.00; Paperback: $22.95. Document Number: ISBN 07619-0275-9.

Keywords: AIDS, Adolescent health, Adolescent mental health, Adolescent nutrition, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescent sexuality, Alcohol abuse, Drug abuse, HIV, Health education, Injury prevention, Maternal age, Peer education, Physical fitness, Public health programs, Sexually transmitted diseases, Tobacco use, Violence

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 1998. Leadership Education Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Nutrition: CFDA 93.110TF—Application guidance for form PHS-6025-1. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 38 pp.

Annotation: This document explains the Leadership Education Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Nutrition grant application process. It lists program elements and explains the application and review processes. Appendices include additional instructions and guidelines. [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: Applications, Continuing education, Federal grants, Leadership, MCH training programs, Manuals, Maternal health services, Nutrition services, Nutritionists

Bradley RJ. 1989, revisions 1990. A model for improving breastfeeding practices and nutrition: A practical guide for the health professional. Butte, MT: Community Nutrition Resource Center, ca. 200 pp.

Annotation: This breastfeeding promotion manual was developed to provide a useful guide for implementing a successful breastfeeding program and to serve as a practical tool for the health care professional. The manual provides a plan for action when setting up a program to improve breastfeeding practices, ideas for overcoming barriers to breastfeeding promotion, and steps for gaining broad-based support particularly in working with the medical community. The actual program of care in this project, which was used in Montana by almost 1000 women, is described in detail. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Community Nutrition Resource Center, P.O. Box 4511, Butte, MT 59702, Telephone: (406) 782-2386 Contact Phone: (406) 723-6387 Available in libraries.

Keywords: Assessment, Breast care, Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Counseling, Infant health, Infant nutrition, Maternal nutrition, Nutrition programs

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. 1989. Breastfeeding: Abstracts of active projects supported by the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health and Resources Development FY 1989. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 38 pp.

Annotation: This directory lists currently active research and training grants for Special Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS) in the area of breastfeeding. Each abstract includes a summary of the project's problem, goals and objectives, methodology, findings and recommendations. [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 for loan. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHC088.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Infant health, Infant nutrition, Maternal health, Maternal nutrition, Nutrition programs, SPRANS, Socioeconomic status

U.S. General Accounting Office. 1989. Food assistance: The national WIC evaluation—Reporting and follow-up issues. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 66 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's handling of the National WIC Evaluation and its current plans for a follow-up study of WIC's impact on children. The report discusses the following issues: The problems USDA encountered in performing the National WIC Evaluation, which added to its cost and delayed its issuance; the reasons USDA canceled a follow-up study of WIC's effect on children; and the status of USDA's plans for a redesigned study of children. The GAO report concludes that USDA's compendium of results contains errors and misleading statements about the study's data, deletes the study team's conclusions regarding the WIC program's impact on participants, and understates the effects of the WIC program.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: contact@gao.gov Web Site: http://www.gao.gov Available from the website. Document Number: GAO/RCED-90-3.

Keywords: Child health, Evaluation, Maternal health, Nutrition services, Nutrition services, Supplemental food programs, WIC Program

Children's Defense Fund. 1988. A call for action to make our nation safe for children: A briefing book on the status of American children in 1988. Washington, DC: Children's Defense Fund, 40 pp.

Annotation: This book provides facts on children, youths, and families including maternal and child health; health insurance; hunger and nutrition; homeless families with children; child care; abused and neglected children and others with special needs; Head Start; elementary and secondary education; higher education; adolescent pregnancy; employment and wages; child support; welfare; youth unemployment; and young families. The second part of the book discusses the status of children and families in the states including child population and poverty, family status, maternal and child health, family income and other supports, and education and youth employment. Part three discusses how the United States compares with other countries in protecting its children.

Contact: Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 628-8787 Secondary Telephone: (800) 233-1200 E-mail: cdfinfo@childrensdefense.org Web Site: http://www.childrensdefense.org Price unknown.

Keywords: Adolescent employment, Adolescent pregnancy, Child abuse, Child care, Child health, Child neglect, Child support, Education, Elementary education, Employment, Head Start, Health insurance, Homeless persons, Hunger, Maternal health, Nutrition, Salaries, United States, Welfare programs

Egan MC. 1985. Development of maternal/perinatal nutrition services: A lesson in interdependence. [Washington, DC: American Public Health Association], 30 pp.

Annotation: This is a lecture given by Mary Egan at the Agnes Higgins Award ceremony at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting held in Washington, D.C. in 1985. She traces the history of maternal and perinatal nutrition services in the United States, pointing out milestones in their development.

Contact: American Public Health Association, 800 I Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001-3710, Telephone: (202) 777-2742 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (202) 777-2534 E-mail: comments@apha.org Web Site: http://www.apha.org Price unknown.

Keywords: Maternal nutrition, Nutrition programs, Perinatal health, Prenatal nutrition

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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.