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Fiser D. n.d.. Demonstration Project: Emergency Medical Services for Children: [Final report]. Little Rock, AR: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 44 pp.

Annotation: The Arkansas Demonstration Project utilized a broad-based approach to evaluate and improve the outcome of pediatric emergencies in Arkansas. It involved interaction with many statewide agencies, including various offices of the Arkansas Department of Health and the Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The project was designed with four primary purposes: (1) Increase the level of knowledge regarding the consequences of critical illness and injury in children in the State of Arkansas; (2) improve the emergency medical services provided to those children during the project period and after, particularly to handicapped and minority children; (3) determine the effectiveness of the proposed methodologies for the reduction of morbidity and mortality associated with childhood illness and injury; and (4) determine effective methods of imparting the knowledge gained to other States in a manner resulting in the adoption of effective programs by those States. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-196947.

Keywords: Ambulances, Child Education of Health Professionals, Data Bases, Data Collection, Disabled, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), Emergency medical technicians, Minorities, Morbidity, Mortality, Networking

Newacheck P. n.d.. Improving Health Insurance Coverage for Adolescents: Analysis, Dissemination, and Technical Assistance [Final report]. San Francisco, CA: Institute for Health Policy Studies, 12 pp.

Annotation: The goals of this project were to: (1) Heighten awareness of adolescent health insurance problems and potential solutions among policymakers, health care professionals, educators, business groups, and parents; (2) strengthen State-level capacity to plan and implement strategies for improving financing of health services for adolescents; and (3) update and expand our knowledge base concerning the financing of health services for adolescents. Activities included conducting workshops, providing technical assistance, and publishing reports and educational materials. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB94-161536.

Keywords: Adolescents, Data Collection, Education of Health Professionals, Financing Health Care for Adolescents, Health Insurance, Medicaid, Minorities

Wells J. n.d.. Promotion of Healthy Behaviors [Final report]. South Bend, IN: Saint Joseph's Medical Center, 20 pp.

Annotation: The objective of this study was to determine whether parents who participated in and completed the parent education program exhibited a decrease in stress, an increase in problem solving and had a stronger parent-child relationship. The project was aimed at parents or caregivers of children under 3 years of age who are of low-income and of varying cultural backgrounds. Three primary methods were used to meet the outcome objectives: group sessions (Approaches to Parenting), newsletter (approaches Bulletin) and seminars. Three measures given at pre-test, short-term post-test, and long-term post-test were used for evaluation. In summary, mothers who participated in the intervention were significantly less stressful, had higher self-esteem, and were less overprotective and rejecting of their children. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-196855.

Keywords: Caregivers, Health Promotion, Low income groups, Minorities, Parent Education, Parent-Child Interaction, Parents, Stress

n.d.. Indiana's Breastfeeding Promotion Program [Final report]. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana State Board of Health, 29 pp.

Annotation: This project sought to increase the incidence and duration of breastfeeding in the state. The purpose of the project was to develop statewide strategies for breastfeeding promotion. Clients targeted were those least likely to breastfeed. Activities included developing and implementing industry policies that support working, breastfeeding women; conducting a public media campaign and establishing a toll-free hotline; counseling and educating low-income and minority women through WIC and MCH programs; and providing professional education. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-196871.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Infants, Low income groups, Minorities, Mothers, Nutrition, Outreach, WIC Program

Turner-Lee N, Smedley B, Miller J. 2012. Minorities, mobile broadband and the management of chronic diseases. Washington, DC: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes an April 2011 roundtable discussion to consider the potential of mobile broadband technologies, telemedicine, and online health applications to help communities of color and healthcare providers access information and tools to more effectively prevent, diagnose, and manage chronic diseases such as asthma, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. It examines the potential of mobile broadband technologies to help address disparities in availability and access to health care in unserved/underserved areas. Topics include the cost of chronic disease in the health care system, innovative mobile resources, and challenges of mobile broadband. It discusses policy recommendations in the areas of expanding the availability of primary care physicians, ensuring universal access to mobile broadband, reforming regulatory barriers to treatment, creating incentives for physicians to use broadband technologies and electronic health records, as well as promoting consumer education and awareness.

Contact: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 805 15th Street, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 789-3500 Fax: (202) 789-6390 E-mail: general@jointcenter.org Web Site: http://www.jointcenter.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Health care delivery, Medical technology, Minorities, Telemedicine, Underserved communities

Wasserman G. 1993. Determinants of Adverse Outcome among Toddlers of Adolescent Mothers [Final report]. New York, NY: Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, 16 pp.

Annotation: This study sought to identify family influences on early childhood development in a sample of high-risk minority children and their mothers. The ways in which maternal personality, parenting and social support impact on the child, and the relative importance of other family members, such as the child's father and/or grandmothers were examined. In general, aspects of family composition and material functioning were found to be better predictors of child outcome than was maternal age. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB94-218633.

Keywords: Adolescent Parents, Adolescents, Adolescents, Blacks, Early Childhood Development, Families, Family Environment, Hispanics, Hispanics, MCH Research, Minorities, Minority Groups, Mother Infant Interaction, Stress, Urban Population, Urban Populations

Guillermo T. 1991 (ca.). Hepatitis B Screening Access for Southeast Asians [Final report]. San Francisco, CA: Asian American Health Forum, 16 pp.

Annotation: Although the U.S. Public Health Service provides for hepatitis B surface antigen screening for pregnant women who are refugees, there is concern among many providers of care to the Asian American community that those eligible for these programs are not aware of or do not have access to the facilities that provide the appropriate care. In addition to the accessibility problem, the large majority of Southeast Asians must also deal with linguistic/cultural, structural, educational, and financial barriers which prevent them from receiving appropriate care. This project addressed these and other issues facing this population. All of the sites participating in this project were chosen for their experience and sensitivity in addressing the special needs of this community. The project's goal was to increase access to hepatitis B screening and immunization for Southeast Asian pregnant women and their newborns. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB96-182902.

Keywords: Access to Health Care, Barriers to Health Care, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Hepatitis B, Immigrants, Immunization, Minorities, Newborns, Pregnant Women, Prenatal Screening, Southeast Asians

Brownstein D. 1991. Washington emergency medical services for children [Final report]. Seattle, WA: Washington Department of EMSC Health, 37 pp.

Annotation: The goals of the project were to: (1) Eliminate excess morbidity and mortality in pediatric emergencies resulting from inadequate knowledge, equipment, and support of prehospital care providers and hospital-based medical personnel; and (2) eliminate excess morbidity and mortality among minority children due to cultural, language, and economic barriers to emergency care. The objective of this project was to address the technical information needs of prehospital and emergency room providers, focusing on trauma, seizures, and drowning. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB96-187042.

Keywords: American Indians, Asians, Data Bases, Data Collection, Drowning, Emergency Medical Services, Immigrants, Migrant Workers, Minorities, Morbidity, Mortality, Trauma

Rassin D. 1991. Acculturation, Psychosocial Predictors, and Breastfeeding [Final report]. Galveston, TX: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 54 pp.

Annotation: The long-term objectives of this project were to increase the incidence and maintenance of breastfeeding in a United States-Mexico border population, to identify the reasons mothers choose to breastfeed, to determine factors important to the maintenance of breastfeeding, and to study infant health and nutritional status as a function of breastfeeding. A number of psychosocial variables were measured to assess their importance in the initiation of breastfeeding. These data were analyzed within ethnic groups by degree of acculturation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB92-136126.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Data Collection, Doula (Breastfeeding Comforter and Facilitator), Ethnicity, Hispanics, Mexicans, Minorities, Mothers, Nutrition

Feliciano C. 1990 (ca.). Pilot Project for the Establishment of a Health Services System for Llorens Torres High-Risk Youth [Final report]. Santurce, PR: Municipality of San Juan, 46 pp.

Annotation: The overall goal of this project was to develop strategies which improved the physical, emotional, and mental health of Llorens Torres high-risk adolescents in San Juan and which can be replicated in other metropolitan areas in Puerto Rico and the United States. The overall objective was to establish an adolescent health promotion, disease prevention, and risk reduction program for Llorens Torres adolescents. Activities included the development of a multiservice, community-based health services system and the establishment of a multidisciplinary health team for the screening, evaluation, and treatment of youth enrolled in the project. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB96-181524.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adolescents and Preventive Health, Community-Based Health Services, Counseling, Data Collection, Health Promotion, High risk adolescents, High risk groups, Interdisciplinary Teams, Minorities, Puerto Ricans, School Dropouts, Schools

Burger J. 1990 (ca.). Evaluating of a Breastfeeding Program in a Low-Income Urban Community = Alameda County Infant Feeding Project [Final report]. Oakland, CA: Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, 233 pp.

Annotation: This project worked with low-income minority women from areas with high infant mortality rates who give birth at a county public hospital. The project's goals were to maintain breastfeeding rates at 3 and 6 months postpartum, document significant factors influencing the decision to breastfeed in this population, and report on the correlation between infant feeding methods and the incidence of infant mortality. The first goal involved staff training, community outreach, and comprehensive breastfeeding counseling. The last two goals involved a study of approximately 2,000 women. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB92-103381.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Infant Morbidity, Low income groups, Minorities, Mothers, Nutrition, Women

Peebles D. 1990 (ca.). Comprehensive Prenatal Care Networks Project [Final report]. Oakland, CA: East Bay Perinatal Council, 124 pp.

Annotation: The goal of this project was to reduce the incidence of low birthweight by ensuring the provision of comprehensive perinatal services to pregnant women with low incomes who are eligible for Medicaid. The project sought to encourage cooperation between public and private sector health care providers and to ensure early and continuous participation in prenatal care by pregnant women. Activities included the development of protocols, management systems, and logistical arrangements that facilitated public and private sector participation in the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB91-225508.

Keywords: Blacks, Infant Morbidity, Infant Mortality, Low Birthweight, Low income groups, Medicaid, Minorities, Prenatal Care

Wesley B. 1990 (ca.). Enhancing Access to Maternity Care Services for Low-Income Women in an Area of High Need [Final report]. Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Department of Health, 39 pp.

Annotation: This project aimed to reduce infant mortality rates by reducing behavioral risk factors. Taking into consideration the literacy level and cultural diversity of the target population, the project's education and outreach initiatives emphasized how to become eligible for and how to use the available service programs. A guidebook on nutrition for pregnant teenagers, a videotape on how to obtain prenatal care, and a prenatal care information booklet were produced. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Barriers to Health Care, Data Collection, Infant Mortality, Low Birthweight, Minorities, Outreach, Pregnant Women, Southeast Asians, Substance Abuse, Uninsured persons, WIC Program, Women

Britton G. 1990. Improving emergency services for children in Wisconsin [Final report]. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services, 84 pp.

Annotation: This project was a broad-based, joint effort of the Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Section and the Wisconsin Pediatric EMS Task Force. Funds from this project were used to employ staff and implement programs which resulted in: (1) Establishment of a mechanism which focused the attention of the EMS system and the general public on the need for improved EMS response to the acutely ill or injured child and his or her family, and on the steps necessary to develop this improved response; (2) identification and description of the incidence, types, causes, prehospital and hospital treatments, and outcomes of pediatric emergencies in Wisconsin; (3) provision of information, education, and training to parents, prehospital EMS personnel, and hospital staffs needed to implement an effective and organized system of EMS for children statewide; (4) development of specialized programs to improve the EMS services provided to children in the Native American and farm populations in Wisconsin; (5) development of specialized programs to assess the need for and the resources required to provide counseling and psychological support services to parents and emergency services personnel in the aftermath of severe pediatric illness or injury; and (6) development of a comprehensive plan for statewide improvement of the emergency medical services provided to the pediatric population. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-198992.

Keywords: Ambulances, American Indians, Counseling, Data Collection, Disabled, Emergency Medical Services, Injuries, Minorities, Rural Populations, Triage

Holgren E. 1989 (ca.). State Program Staff Development Grant/MCH Improvement Project [Final report]. Jackson, MS: Mississippi State Department of Health, 82 pp.

Annotation: The goal of this project was to implement legislation authorizing the Mississippi State Department of Health to establish a regionalized system of perinatal services. The project assisted the State Perinatal Committee in developing a regionalization plan and in disseminating information about the plan to professional and consumer groups. Mechanisms for evaluating the current emergency medical system, including neonatal and maternal transport, were also developed. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB92-103225.

Keywords: Infant Morbidity, Infant Mortality, Low Birthweight, Minorities, Neonatal Mortality

Baxley R. 1989 (ca.). Davidson Project [Final report]. Lexington, NC: Davidson County Health Department, 46 pp.

Annotation: This project's primary goal was to reduce the number of low birthweight babies born to women in Davidson County by reducing both preterm births and intrauterine growth retardation. The focus of the support services was on psychosocial risk factors of preterm labor, such as low self-esteem, poor problem-solving abilities, and financial difficulty. Volunteers were recruited, trained, and matched with pregnant women in need of care. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB92-103357.

Keywords: Advisory Committees, Blacks, Childbirth Classes, Databases, Fetal growth retardation, Financial Difficulty, Growth Retardation, Infant Morbidity, Infant Mortality, Low Birthweight, Minorities, Premature Labor, Substance Abuse, WIC Program

Grossman L. 1989 (ca.). Breastfeeding Promotion in a Low-Income Urban Population [Final report]. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Research Foundation, 33 pp.

Annotation: The goals of this project were to increase the proportion of low-income women who decide to breastfeed and to assist them in nursing successfully and for a prolonged period. The project evaluated data on demographic and other factors associated with the decision to breastfeed within this population, developed and tested interventions to increase breastfeeding, and designed educational materials to increase the proportion of low-income women who decide to breastfeed. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB91-242024.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, High risk groups, Low income groups, Minorities

Cohen H. 1989. Financing Health Care for Chronically Ill and Disabled Children [Final report]. Bronx, NY: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 174 pp.

Annotation: This project analyzed the utilization, expenditures, and financing of health care for children and young adults with three different chronic conditions: autism, hemophilia, and severe mental retardation. The purpose of the study was to collect reliable and accurate national data on low incidence conditions useful for making public policy. Among the many policy concerns that the data addressed, two stood out: access to health care services and an equitable system of financing of those services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB94-106283.

Keywords: Asians, Autism, Blacks, Case Management, Children, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Data Collection, Financing Health Care, Hemophilia, Hispanics, Insurance, Medicaid, Mental Retardation, Minorities, Public Policy, Reimbursement

McAnarney E. 1989. Neonatal Outcome and Weight Gain of Black Adolescents [Final report]. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester, 73 pp.

Annotation: This study investigated the relationship of maternal weight gain and neonatal outcome (primarily birthweight and gestational age) of black adolescent and adult women of lower socioeconomic status. Total weight gain and patterns of weight gain were determined by comparing young adolescents (less than 17 years of age), older adolescents (ages 17–19 years ), and adults (ages 19–30 years) and by controlling for neonatal outcome. Further research suggested from this study consists of both new projects and continued analysis of the data from this study. New projects include those related to adolescent maternal weight gain and neonatal outcome and those related to understanding the high risk of primiparous black adult women having low birthweight and premature infants. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB90-147992.

Keywords: Adolescents, Blacks, Low Birthweight, Maternal Weight Gain, Minorities, Pregnant Women, Prematurity, Primiparity, Women

Stallworth J. 1988 (ca.). Comprehensive Adolescent System of Health Project [Final report]. Columbia, SC: Children's Hospital at Richland Memorial Hospital, 57 pp.

Annotation: This project provided specialized adolescent health services in Columbia, South Carolina, and collected data and information needed in planning statewide adolescent health services. Objectives included integrating project services into existing services and providing an adolescent school health demonstration site which could provide information and data useful to those planning and developing programs, policies, and legislation in South Carolina. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB92-103399.

Keywords: Adolescents, Blacks, Counseling, Data Collection, Family Planning, Minorities, Nurses, Pregnant Adolescents, Referrals, Substance Abuse, Well Child Care

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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.