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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. 2017. SuperTracker: My foods. My fitness. My health.. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, 1 v.

Annotation: This tool incorporates the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition's Presidential Champions program and uses gamification, the application of points and achievements to non-game context, to inspire youth and adults to engage in physical activity and to monitor progress toward their own health goals. Users can determine what and how much to eat; track their food intake, physical activity, and weight; and personalize their experience by setting individual goals, journaling, and receiving virtual coaching.

Contact: U.S. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 1034, Alexandria, VA 22302-1594, Telephone: (703) 305-7600 Fax: (703) 305-3300 E-mail: infocnpp@cnpp.usda.gov Web Site: http://www.cnpp.usda.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Dietary assessment, Dietary guidelines, Electronic journals, Food consumption, Food habits, Food preferences, Games, Goals, Health promotion, Life course, Motivation, Nutrition, Physical activity, Weight

American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight and Kognito. 2016. Change Talk™: Changing the conversation about childhood obesity. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight, 1 v.

Annotation: This website and mobile application are designed to help pediatricians and other health care professionals lead conversations with parents and children about healthy weight. It provides a virtual practice environment in which health care professionals learn to apply motivational interviewing techniques. Professionals practice helping the virtual child and family identify motivation for change, and support them to implement modifications to their diet, screen time habits, and exercise routines.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-4000 E-mail: obesity@aap.org Web Site: https://ihcw.aap.org/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior change, Body weight, Children, Decision making, Exercise, Families, Goals, Health behavior, Interviews, Mobile applications, Motivation, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Role playing

California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program. 2015. California nutrition and physical activity guidelines for adolescents. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health, 1 v.

Annotation: These guidelines are designed to assist case managers in improving the nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating practices of adolescent clients. Topics include adolescent nutrition, infant feeding, nutrition and physical activity screen, calcium, iron, folate and folic acid, fruits and vegetables, body image and disordered eating, weight management, physical activity, and vegetarianism. Contents include handouts for motivational counseling and education with adolescents.

Contact: California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program, MS 8305, P.O. Box 997420, Sacramento, CA 95899-7420, Telephone: (866) 241-0395 Fax: (916) 650-0305 E-mail: mchinet@cdph.ca.gov Web Site: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MCAH/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, California, Case management, Counseling, Dietary guidelines, Food consumption, Food habits, Health education, Motivation, Nutrition, Physical activity, Screening

Alliance for a Healthier Generation. 2015. #Commit2Ten toolkit. New York, NY: Alliance for a Healthier Generation, 15 pp.

Annotation: This document for schools and out-of-school-time sites describes resources and tools to help get kids moving for 10 more minutes every day. Contents include information about quality physical education in schools, active spaces, active learning, recess and play, and employee wellness. Concepts and tips for instruction and for modifying activities are included. The document is part of a public awareness campaign to create sustainable changes and increase physical activity in year-round.

Contact: Alliance for a Healthier Generation, c/o The Clinton Foundation, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, 42nd Floor, New York, NY 10020, Telephone: (888) KID-HLTH E-mail: info@HealthierGeneration.org Web Site: https://www.healthiergeneration.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Learning, Motivation, Physical activity, Physical education, Play, Public awareness campaigns, Resources for professionals, School health

Georgia State University School of Public Health. 2015. SafeCare®. Atlanta, GA: Georgia State University School of Public Health, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document describes SafeCare, an evidence-based, parent-training curriculum for parents of infants and children from birth to age 5 who are at-risk for or have been reported for child neglect or physical abuse. Topics include the evidence-base, cost-benefit, cost of implementation of SafeCare; the structure of the parent child/infant interaction, health, home safety, and family engagement skills modules; certification and support including the role of the home visitor, coach, and trainer; and implementation planning and sustainability.

Contact: Georgia State University School of Public Health, Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development, 14 Marietta Street, N.W., Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30303, Web Site: http://healthy.gsu.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child neglect, Cost effectiveness, Costs, Early childhood development, Home visiting, Infants, Model programs, Motivation, Parent child relations, Parent education, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Program planning, Safety, Sustainability, Training, Young children

Ad Council. 2014. Making a difference: Children's oral health. Washington, DC: Ad Council, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document describes a public service advertising campaign to educate parents and other caregivers about good oral health habits and motivate them to get their children to brush their teeth for 2 minutes, twice a day. Topics include strategic and creative development, campaign launch and public relations, evaluating campaign impact, and key findings.

Contact: Ad Council, Washington DC Office, 1203 19th Street, N.W., Fourth Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 331-9153 Web Site: http://www.adcouncil.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Caregivers, Case studies, Children, Health behaviors, Motivation, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Outcome evaluation, Parents, Public awareness campaigns, Public service announcements

Bedard Holland S. 2013. Motivational interviewing. Glen Allen, VA: Virginia Oral Health Coalition, 1 v.

Annotation: This presentation describes techniques to communicate the importance of prevention and good oral health. Contents include a description of motivational interviewing including what it is, when it can be used, and reasons to use it. Topics include stages of change and why they are important, developing a relationship and understanding client frame of reference, presenting new information and positive action steps. Other topics include presenting a menu of options, determining action steps and making a plan, discussing potential challenges and solutions, and providing ongoing support. Cultural competence, beliefs that may impact oral health, and strategies for overcoming resistance are also addressed

Contact: Virginia Health Catalyst, 4200 Innslake Drive, Suite 103, Glen Allen, VA 23060, Telephone: (804) 269-8720 E-mail: info@vahealthcatalyst.org Web Site: https://vahealthcatalyst.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior modification, Beliefs, Communication skills, Cultural competence, Disease prevention, Health behavior, Interviews, Methods, Motivation, Oral health

Alliance for a Healthier Generation. 2013. Fit for a healthier generation: A video series to move you and yours. New York, NY: Alliance for a Healthier Generation, 6 items.

Annotation: This series of six videos is designed to assist parents, teachers, out-of-school time staff, and anyone who works with youth integrate bursts of physical activity into daily routines. Each video showcases a fitness celebrity who takes 3 to 5 minutes to lead kids in a series of stretches, exercises, and activities to increase their heart rate.

Contact: Alliance for a Healthier Generation, c/o The Clinton Foundation, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, 42nd Floor, New York, NY 10020, Telephone: (888) KID-HLTH E-mail: info@HealthierGeneration.org Web Site: https://www.healthiergeneration.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Health promotion, Motivation, Physical activity

Ad Council and Partnership for Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives. 2012–. 2MIN2X. Arlington, VA: Partnership for Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources aim to motivate parents to take action to reduce their child’s risk for oral disease. Contents include public service announcements (PSAs) that communicate the importance of brushing twice a day for 2 minutes each time. The PSAs also feature activities that children can do such as watching a video, singing, or playing a video game. Additional resources provide information for parents on teaching children how to brush, visiting a dentist, flossing every day, and using fluoride. A weekly toothbrushing checklist and mobile app are included. Content is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Partnership for Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives, Dental Trade Alliance, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 220, Arlington, VA 22203, Telephone: (703) 379-7755 E-mail: contact@healthymouthshealthylives.org Web Site: http://www.healthymouthshealthylives.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Health behavior, Health education, Motivation, Multimedia, Oral health, Parenting, Public awareness campaigns, Public service announcements, Spanish language materials

Wolniak KM, Neishi KM, Rude JD, Gebhardt Z. 2012. The state of our nation's youth: 2012-2013. Alexandria, VA: Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, 70 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a 2012 survey of young people (ages 14-23) that focused on identifying factors that are thought to be contributing to the decreasing number of students completing college today (for example, accessibility to college education and the affordability of college). Key findings are presented in the following categories: factors for a successful life; views on family and relationships; spending time outside of school and work; staying in touch and aware; facing challenges; outlook on politics and the future of the country; high schools; college preparation and enrollment; and employment and careers. Summaries of the survey findings describe differences based on the status of the student (whether they were in high school or had graduated) and how engaged and involved they were in school. The report also discuses career aspirations and the current employment status of young people. A description of the research methodology used and a complete list of data tables is included.

Contact: Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, 99 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone: (703) 684-9444 Fax: (703) 684-9445 E-mail: association@horatioalger.org Web Site: http://www.horatioalger.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Education, Educational attainment, Factors, Motivation, Research, Statistics, Surveys, Young adults, Youth

Healthy Kids New Mexico. 2010–. Healthy Kids New Mexico. Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico Department of Health, Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity Program, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help parents and teachers motivate children to eat five or more fruits and vegetables a day, trim screen time to two hours a day, be active for at least one hour a day, and drink plenty of water every day. Contents include tips for parents, activities and lessons for teaching the importance of healthy eating and physical activity and for meeting state benchmarks and standards, a toolkit to help teachers implement the 21 Day Challenge in school, and a document to help parents and teachers track students' progress in altering their eating and physical activity behaviors. The resources are available in English and Spanish. Data on the prevalence and implications of childhood obesity are also provided.

Contact: Healthy Kids New Mexico, New Mexico Department of Health, Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity Program, 810 West San Mateo Road, Suite 200 E, Santa Fe, NM 87505, Telephone: (505) 476-7623 Web Site: http://archive.healthykidsnm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior modification, Children, Curriculum development, Eating, Educational materials, Elementary schools, Health behaviors, Motivation, New Mexico, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Policy development, Spanish language materials, State programs, Statistical data, Students, Teaching

Basch CE. 2010. Healthier students are better learners: A missing link in school reforms to close the achievement gap. New York, NY: Campaign for Educational Equity, 107 pp. (Equity matters: Research review no. 6)

Annotation: This research review focuses on educationally relevant health disparities that can impede motivation and the ability to learn among urban minority youth. It explores the evidence linking health and academic achievement and discusses strategies to help schools implement health programs that would reduce health disparities. It also discusses the importance of emphasizing health as a fundamental part of elementary and secondary education and examines national, state, and local responsibilities in supporting school health. The review focuses on the following seven health factors that disproportionately affect the educational opportunities and outcomes of urban minority youth: vision, asthma, breakfast, physical activity, teen pregnancy, aggression and violence, and inattention and hyperactivity. Proven and promising practices are discussed.

Contact: Campaign for Educational Equity, Columbia University Teachers College, Box 219, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027, Telephone: (212) 678-3291 E-mail: equity@tc.edu Web Site: http://www.tc.edu/equitycampaign Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Barriers, Health education, Health status, Learning, Minority health, Motivation, School age children, Schools health, Urban health

Douglass J. 2010. Improving oral health in Head Start: Parent engagement and motivational interviewing. Arlington, VA: Head Start Resource Center, 47 pp.

Annotation: This document contains presentation slides from a webinar presented to the National Head Start State Collaboration Office Network on November 1, 2010. The content focuses on the use of parent engagement and motivational interviewing to improve oral health among children in Head Start. Topics include an overview of Head Start’s oral health policy and sample tools and models from states.

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: Family centered services, Head Start: Families, Interviews, Methods, Motivation, Oral health, Parent participation, Program improvement, Resources for professionals

Migrant Health Promotion. 2010. Supervision manual for Promotur(a) de Salud programs. Weslaco, TX: Migrant Health Promotion, 25 pp.

Annotation: This manual was developed to provide basic guidelines to supervisors of Promotor y Promotora de Salud programs, which use lay health educators to provide health information in migrant communities. The manual provides general information and information on hiring and supervision, training and motivation, and how to handle challenges. Sample forms and templates are also included. The manual is available in English and Spanish.

Keywords: Hispanic Americans, Community health workers, Health services, Leadership. Health education, Manuals, Motivation, Peer education, Prevention, Programs, Spanish language materials, Supervision, Training

Bailey D, Taylor P, Zaichkin J, eds. 2002. Smoking cessation during pregnancy: Guidelines for intervention. Olympia, WA: Maternal and Child Health, Washington State Department of Health, 56 pp.

Annotation: This booklet provides clinicians with information about how to conduct a brief (5-15 minute) intervention with pregnant women to help women stop smoking, if they are ready to quit. The goals of the intervention described in the booklet are to understand the woman's position on smoking during pregnancy, the importance she places on quitting, and her confidence in her ability to succeed. The booklet also provides information on resources that clinicians can offer to women who want to quit smoking as well as information on use and prescription of smoking-cessation pharmaceutical aids during pregnancy. Topics discussed in the booklet include (1) stages of change and motivational interviewing, (2) provider scripts for motivating the client, (3) anticipating and managing problems, (4) provider script for managing relapse, and (5) pharmacotherapy. The booklet includes four appendices (1) Medicaid smoking cessation counseling benefit, (2) the 5 Rs (relevance, risks, rewards, roadblocks, repetition), (3) tobacco cessation resources, and (4) additional reading.

Contact: Washington State Department of Health, Office of Maternal and Child Health, P.O. Box 47835, Olympia, WA 98504-7835, Telephone: (360) 236-3502 Fax: (360) 236-2323 E-mail: mch.support@doh.wa.gov Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Infant health, Intervention, Motivation, Prescription drugs, Smoking cessation, Smoking during pregnancy, Women's health

Center for Mental Health in Schools. 1999. Educational reform to address barriers to learning: Restructuring student support services and enhancing school-community partnerships. Los Angeles, CA: Center for Mental Health in Schools, 32 pp. (Center report)

Annotation: This report provides an overview of why and how policy makers should expand the focus of school reform to encompass a reframing and restructuring of education support programs and services and school-community partnerships. The body of the report discusses barriers to learning and what schools have done to overcome them. Appendices discuss restructuring all student support services in both the school and community, school-community partnerships, and restructuring a school board's committees. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Center for Mental Health in Schools, UCLA School Mental Health Project, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563, Telephone: (310) 825-3634 Secondary Telephone: (866) 846-4843 Fax: (310) 206-8716 E-mail: smhp@ucla.edu Web Site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Community participation, Educational change, Educational programs, Learning, Motivation, Policy analysis, Schools, Students

   

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.