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New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Special Child Health and Early Intervention Services. n.d.. Sickle cell disease: A family guide (3rd ed.). Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Special Child Health and Early Intervention Services, 28 pp.

Annotation: This guide, intended primarily for parents of children with sickle cell disease, includes information on how to manage this disease. The guide is divided into the following sections: (1) acknowledgements, (2) dedication, (3) how to use this guide, (4) introduction, (5) emergency telephone numbers, (6) warning signs, (7) common questions, (8) medical care, (9) new approaches to treatment, (10) daily living, (11) medical words, (12) sickle cell disease on the Internet, (13) sickle cell treatment centers, (14) directory of sickle cell treatment centers in New Jersey, and (15) directory of genetic counseling centers in New Jersey.

Keywords: Child health, Genetic counseling, Internet, Medical terminology, New Jersey, Patient care management, Patient education materials, Sickle cell disease, Therapeutics

American Dental Hygienists' Association. n.d.. Oral health nutrition. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 1 p.

Annotation: This document provides information about oral health and nutrition. The document describes foods that help to build healthy teeth and gums including foods that provide calcium, B vitamins, vitamins C and D, iron and protein, and magnesium and zinc. The document also explains the role of dental hygienists in providing oral health education and establishing a tobacco cessation program.

Contact: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (312) 440-8900 Fax: (312) 440-1806 Web Site: http://www.adha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental hygienists, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Nutrition, Oral health, Patient education, Smoking cessation, Tobacco use

U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2016–. Guide to improving patient safety in primary care settings by engaging patients and families. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, multiple items.

Annotation: This guide for primary care health professionals provides four strategies they can adopt to improve patient safety, as well as materials to support adoption. Topics include supporting adoption of teach-back, a technique to ensure health care professionals that they have explained medical information clearly so that patients and their families understand what is communicated to them; helping patients and their families prepare for and become more fully engaged in their medical appointments; engaging with patients and caregivers to create a complete and accurate medical list for addressing medication reconciliation and management issues; and the warm handoff, a transfer of care from one clinician to another, where the handoff occurs in front of the patient and family. Contents include implementation guides, interactive learning modules, posters and handouts, fact sheets, sample processes and procedures, staff checklists, and videos.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Family centered care, Health literacy, Participation, Patient care, Physician patient relations, Prevention programs, Primary care, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Resources for professionals, Role, Safety programs

Community Preventive Services Task Force. 2016. Promoting health equity. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources provide evidence-based recommendations and findings about what works to promote health equity in the community. Topics include education programs and policies, culturally competent health care, and housing programs and policies. Presentation and promotional materials are included.

Contact: Community Preventive Services Task Force, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Community Guide Branch, 1600 Clifton Road, N.E., MSE69, Atlanta, GA 30329, Telephone: (404) 498-6595 E-mail: communityguide@cdc.gov Web Site: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/task-force/community-preventive-services-task-force-members Available from the website.

Keywords: Cultural competence, Early childhood education, Low income groups, After school programs, Child development centers, Community based programs, Community development, Community health centers, Consumer education materials, Culturally competent services, Education, Educational attainment, Equal opportunities, Financial support, Health care delivery, Health education, Health promotion, Housing, Kindergarten, Patient education materials, Public policy, Recruitment, Research, Retention, School based clinics, Training, Translation, Work force

Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice in partnership with the American College of Physicians and the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health . 2016. Oral health and HPV. Philadelphia, PA: American College of Physicians, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes human papillomavirus (HPV) and how it is linked to oral health. Topics include how oral HPV can be prevented, the warning signs of oral HPV, and how oral HPV can be treated. Questions to ask a primary care health professional and additional resources are included. The fact sheet is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: American College of Physicians, 190 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572, Telephone: (215) 351-2400 Secondary Telephone: (800) 523-1546 Web Site: https://www.acponline.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Disease prevention, Human papillomavirus, Oral cancer, Oral health, Patient care management, Primary care, Risk factors, Spanish language materials

Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice in partnership with the American College of Physicians and the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health . 2016. Oral health and diabetes. Philadelphia, PA: American College of Physicians, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes how diabetes is linked to oral health. Topics include common oral health problems related to diabetes, including gum disease, oral thrush, and dry mouth; warning signs of oral health problems related to diabetes and how they are diagnosed and treated; and how to prevent complications of diabetes. Questions to ask a primary care health professional and additional resources are included. The fact sheet is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: American College of Physicians, 190 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572, Telephone: (215) 351-2400 Secondary Telephone: (800) 523-1546 Web Site: https://www.acponline.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Consumer education materials, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Disease prevention, Oral health, Patient care management, Primary care, Risk factors, Spanish language materials

TeethFirst!. 2016. Good dental health: A partnership between you & me. Providence, RI: TeethFirst!, 8 pp.

Annotation: This flip book for health professionals to share with parents and other caregivers covers the basics of good oral health in infants and young children. Each page is double-sided and designed as a teaching tool. The patient-facing pages feature clear, simple text (in English and Spanish) and pictures and illustrations to educate families. On the back of the patient-facing pages are helpful conversation guidelines (in English) for health professionals. The flip book also includes a chart to help health professionals establish self-management goals for families to work on at home.

Contact: TeethFirst!, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, One Union Station, Providence, RI 02903, Telephone: (401) 351-9400 Fax: (401) 351-1758 E-mail: info@TeethFirstRI.org Web Site: http://www.teethfirstri.org Available at no charge.

Keywords: Dental caries, Disease prevention, Family centered care, Health education, Health promotion, Infants, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Patient education materials, Preventive health services, Spanish language materials, Young children

Young Invincibles. 2016. #HealthyAdulting resource toolkit. Washington, DC: Young Invincibles, 12 pp.

Annotation: This document for young adults ages 18 to 34 contains information on health insurance. Topics include the Affordable Care Act, what's available to young adults, how tax credits work, and what's included in preventive care.

Contact: Young Invincibles, 1411 K Street, N.W., Fourth Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 734-6519 E-mail: questions@younginvincibles.org Web Site: http://younginvincibles.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Health care reform, Health insurance, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Preventive health services, Tax credits, Young adults

Families USA and National Council of La Raza. 2015. Health insurance basics: Key words and phrases you need to know. Washington, DC: Families USA, 8 pp.

Annotation: This brochure for consumers explains health insurance terms. Topics include costs such as premiums, deductibles, copayments, co-insurance, and out-of-pocket limits; rules about how to get health care; and tips for choosing a health insurance plan. The brochure is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Families USA, 1225 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 628-3030 Fax: (202) 347-2417 E-mail: info@familiesusa.org Web Site: http://www.familiesusa.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Costs, Health care reform, Health insurance, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Spanish language materials

Family Voices, IMPACT. 2015. Well Visit Planner media toolkit. Albuquerque, NM: Family Voices, IMPACT, multiple items.

Annotation: This toolkit is designed to help families raise awareness about the Well-Visit Planner™, a tool to help parents of children ages four months to 6 years learn about and plan for their child's next preventive care visit. Contents include handouts in English and Spanish, sample articles, videos, presentations, social media content, and web buttons. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Family Voices, IMPACT, 3701 San Mateo Boulevard, N.E., Suite 103, Albuquerque, NM 87110, Telephone: (505) 872-4774 Secondary Telephone: (888) 835-5669 Fax: (505) 872-4780 Web Site: http://www.fv-impact.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Families, Mass media, Patient care planning, Pediatric care, Preventive health services, Spanish language materials, Special health care needs, Young children

Baer R, Bowser EK, de la Cruz C, Horky S, Lorenzo SB, Marshall J, Miney A, Panzera A, Schladant M, Toro M. 2014. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Resources for families (upd.). Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This brief is designed to help families find resources about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and learn more about the ACA and how it will affect them. The brief includes resources to help families learn more about their health coverage options under the ACA and find health insurance and health care. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Directories, Families, Health care reform, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Families USA and Children's Dental Health Project. 2014. Buying children's dental coverage through the marketplace. Washington, DC: Families USA, 7 pp. (What you need to know about health insurance)

Annotation: This guide for families uses frequently asked questions to explain the children’s dental benefit (a provision of the Affordable Care Act) and how it works. Topics include guidance on buying coverage through a state marketplace, eligibility, covered services, the difference between dental coverage sold separately vs. as part of a medical plan, premiums, deductibles, copayments, co-insurance, out-of-pocket limits, and consumer protections. Information on financial assistance, coverage requirements, and buying coverage for adults is also included.

Contact: Families USA, 1225 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 628-3030 Fax: (202) 347-2417 E-mail: info@familiesusa.org Web Site: http://www.familiesusa.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Consumer education materials, Consumer protection, Costs, Dental insurance, Eligibility determination, Families, Financing, Health care reform, Oral health, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, State programs

National Association of Neonatal Nurses. 2014. Baby steps to home. Glenview, IL: National Association of Neonatal Nurses, 234 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance for nurses and parents preparing for an infant's discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit. Contents include information and references for nurses and modifiable documents that can be printed and handed to parents following discussion about their infant's condition. The parent-focused content is available in English and Spanish. Topics include common issues and diagnoses that parents may encounter while their infant is in the NICU, questions to ask their infant's health professional, and after-discharge tips.

Contact: National Association of Neonatal Nurses, 4700 West Lake Ave., Glenview, IL 60025, Telephone: (800) 451-3795 Secondary Telephone: (847) 375-3660 Fax: (888) 477-6266 E-mail: info@nann.org Web Site: http://www.nann.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Spanish language materials, Infants, Neonatal intensive care units, Nursing, Parent education, Patient discharge

Center for Health Care Strategies. 2013. Health literacy fact sheets. Lawrenceville, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 12 pp.

Annotation: This series of fact sheets help clinicians, patient advocates, and other stakeholders improve care for individuals with low health literacy. The fact sheets define health literacy; describe ways to identify low health literacy; provide strategies to improve print and oral communication for low-literate consumers; provide information about the intersection of health literacy and culture; and highlight key policies relating to health literacy.

Contact: Center for Health Care Strategies, 200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119, Hamilton, NJ 08619, Telephone: (609) 528-8400 Fax: (609) 586-3679 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.chcs.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer educatio, Cultural factors, Health behavior, Health literacy, Health services delivery, Literacy education, Low literacy, Patient education materials, Resources for professionals

Oskouian R, Romano-Clarke G. 2013. A pediatric guide to children's oral health flip chart and reference guide (rev. ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Oral Health Initiative, 1 v.

Annotation: These resources feature pictures and speakers’ notes to help pediatricians counsel clients about oral health and fluoride varnish. The resources include a flip chart and a reference guide in English and Spanish, as well as a presentation. Topics include primary teeth, early childhood caries, feeding, nonnutritive sucking, fluoride modalities, toothbrushing, and flossing. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Children's Oral Health Initiative, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (866) 843-2271 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4779 E-mail: oralhealth@aap.org Web Site: https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Oral-Health/Pages/Oral-Health.aspx $54.95, nonmembers; $43.95 for members; plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-58110-824-8.

Keywords: Child health, Dental hygiene, Early childhood caries, Educational materials, Fluorides, Oral health, Parent education, Patient education, Resources for professionals, Spanish language materials, Young children

National Cancer Institute. 2009. What you need to know about: Oral cancer [rev. ed.]. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute, 50 pp. (What you need to know about)

Annotation: This booklet is about oral cancer. The booklet tells about treatment, nutrition, reconstruction and rehabilitation, and taking part in research studies. The booklet also has lists of questions to ask the doctor.

Contact: National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20892-8322, Telephone: (800) 422-6237 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (301) 402-0555 E-mail: cancergovstaff@mail.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.cancer.gov Available at no charge (order online at https://cissecure.nci.nih.gov/ncipubs/detail.aspx?prodid=P032); also available from the website. Document Number: P032.

Keywords: Consumer education, Mouth diseases, Oral cancer, Oral health, Patient education materials

Abrams MA, Dreyer BP, eds. 2009. Plain language pediatrics: Health literacy strategies and communication resources for common pediatric topics. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 337 pp.

Annotation: This book provides a framework for implementing a plain language approach to communication between health care staff and patients in the office. Part one explores limited health literacy, including the scope of the problem, how it affects children in particular, and how health care providers can address and overcome health literacy issues with patients and their caregivers. Part two of the book provides a series of 25 reproducible patient education handouts in both English and Spanish. Sample topics of handouts include asthma, bronchiolitis, fever, influenza, oral health, smoking, and temper tantrums. Provided with the handouts are techniques and professional guidance for health care providers to incorporate plain language about each topic into their daily practice.

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 $54.95 for non-members, $49.95 for members, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-58110-265-9.

Keywords: Communication skills, Health literacy, Language barriers, Literacy education, Patient care management, Physician patient relations, Resources for professionals, Spanish language materials

Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Division of Health Care Financing. 2006. Healthy teeth for mom and me: Oral health provider training. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Division of Health Care Financing,

Annotation: These program materials are designed for use in providing on-site training to health professionals in promoting maternal oral health and preventing early childhood caries. Topics include conducting oral health risk assessments to identify individuals in need of preventive or restorative oral health services, making referrals, educating pregnant adolescents on the importance of good oral health, linking maternal oral health to birth outcomes, and applying fluoride varnish, if indicated. Contents include a letter to health professionals; background information on early-childhood-caries prevention in health systems; outcome objectives; presentation slides; risk assessment, anticipatory guidance, and fluoride varnish manuals; sample oral-health-education materials; a list of resources; and selected articles. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Health Care Access and Accountability, One West Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703, Telephone: (608) 266-1865 Web Site: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/dhcaa/index.htm Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease prevention, Early childhood caries, Fluorides, Health promotion, Infants, Maternal health, Oral health, Patient education materials, Pregnant adolescents, Resources for professionals, Training materials, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care, Preconception and Prenatal Care Committee. 2006. X-ray tests and pregnancy. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet answers questions about how x-ray procedures may affect a woman's pregnancy and the developing child. It explains how the lead drape can be used to protect the baby from radiation during the procedure and offers possible alternatives to x-rays.

Contact: Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care, McConnell Hall, 1010 Mound Street, Madison, WI 53715, Telephone: (608) 417-6060 Fax: 608/267-6089 E-mail: wapc@perinatalweb.org Web Site: http://www.perinatalweb.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Fetus, Injury prevention, Patient education materials, Pregnancy, Pregnant women

Swanson S, Bennett E, and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Center for Children with Special Needs. 2005. Patient and family education materials development kit. Seattle, WA: Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Center for Children with Special Needs, 55 pp.

Annotation: This manual provides health care professionals with information, work sheets, and forms needed to develop and evaluate resources for patient and family education. It includes ways to make print material easier to read, a list of simple words for medical jargon and information on using readability formulas and using written materials effectively in patient teaching.

Contact: Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, 4800 Sand Point Way, N.E., P.O. Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98105, Telephone: (206) 987-2000 Secondary Telephone: (206) 987-2280 Contact Phone: (206) 527-5731, ext. 2 Contact Fax: (206) 527-5705 Contact E-mail: hcoope@chmc.org Web Site: http://www.seattlechildrens.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Families, Low literacy materials, Patient education materials, Writing

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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.