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Hagan JF Jr. 2019. Making Bright Futures work: How evidence, the periodicity schedule, and the Bright Futures guidelines impact practice. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrrics, 1 video (58 min.).

Annotation: This video reviews new clinical content in the Bright Futures Guidelines and the associated Periodicity Schedule, and discusses how to use evidence to decide on content for your practice's health supervision visits and how to identify strategies, tools, and resources to maximize efficiency for health promotion and preventive services.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Anticipatory guidance, Child development, Child health, Communities, Disease prevention, Emotional development, Evidence based medicine, Families, Guidelines, Health promotion, Health screening, Health supervision, Infant development, Infant health, Injury prevention, Mental health, Nutrition, Oral health, Pediatric care, Perinatal health, Physical activity, Preventive health services, Protective factors, Psychosocial development, Safety, Sexual health, Standards, Videos, Weight management

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2018. Bright Futures tool and resource kit (2nd ed.). Itasca, IL: Amercan Academy of Pediatrics,

Annotation: This companion to the most current edition of the Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents, the national standard for well-child care provides updated forms and materials relate to preventive health supervision and health screening for infants, children, and adolescents. These include pre-visit questionnaires, visit documentation forms, parent and patient handouts, supplemental education handouts, and medical screening reference tables.

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

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Anticipatory guidance, Child development, Child health, Communities, Disease prevention, Emotional development, Families, Guidelines, Health promotion, Health screening, Health supervision, Infant development, Infant health, Injury prevention, Mental health, Nutrition, Oral health, Pediatric care, Perinatal health, Physical activity, Preventive health services, Professional resources, Protective factors, Psychosocial development, Safety, Sexual health, Standards, Weight management

Hagan JF, Shaw JS, Duncan PM, eds. 2017. Bright Futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents–Pocket guide (4th ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 123 pp.

Annotation: This pocket guide summarizes recommendations for promoting the healthy development of infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 21, as well as standards for health supervision visits. Topics include lifelong health for families and communities, family support, health for children and adolescents with special health care needs, development, mental health, weight, nutrition, physical activity, oral health, use of social media, and safety and injury prevention. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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 $16.95, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-61002-082-4.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Anticipatory guidance, Child development, Child health, Communities, Disease prevention, Emotional development, Families, Guidelines, Health promotion, Health screening, Health supervision, Infant development, Infant health, Injury prevention, Mental health, Nutrition, Oral health, Pediatric care, Perinatal health, Physical activity, Preventive health services, Protective factors, Psychosocial development, Safety, Sexual health, Standards, Weight management

Compton R, Doherty M, Foley M, Kaminski S, Lieberman M, Monopoli M, Whitaker ME. 2016–. DentaQuest disease management series. Westborough, MA: DentaQuest Institute, multiple items.

Annotation: This course provides guidance on implementing a prevention-focused approach to managing dental caries and periodontal disease in a practice-based setting. The course comprises eight 30- to 40-minute modules. Topics include dental caries risk assessment, perinatal oral health care, managing dental caries in infants and young children from birth to age 5 and throughout the life span, and transitioning a traditional oral health practice to a prevention-focused practice.

Contact: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: http://www.dentaquestpartnership.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Children, Continuing education, Dental caries, Disease management, Infants, Learning, Oral health, Perinatal health, Preventive health services, Protective factors, Risk assessment, Training

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2016. 2015 annual report on the quality of care for children in Medicaid and CHIP. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 42 pp.

Annotation: This report shows the progress made by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and states to systematically measure and report on the quality of care that children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) receive. Contents include information about state-specific findings on quality and access in Medicaid and CHIP and monitoring and improving care for children enrolled in managed care. Topics include primary care access and preventive care, management of acute and chronic conditions, childhood obesity, oral health care, prenatal and postpartum care, and adolescent well care.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health, Child health, Children's Health Insurance Program, Federal programs, High risk children, Managed care, Measures, Medicaid, Nutrition, Oral health, Perinatal health, Preventive health services, Primary care, Program improvement, Progress reports, Quality assurance, State programs

Connecticut Department of Social Services. 2016. CTDHP provider office perinatal survey. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Social Services, 1 p.

Annotation: This document for health professionals comprises questions about oral health care services for pregnant women that their offices may or may not provide. Topics include preventive and restorative services, urgent and emergency care, local anesthesia, X-rays, and restrictions related to treating pregnant women. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Connecticut, Dental care, Oral health, Perinatal health, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, State surveys

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2016. 2015 annual report on the quality of care for children in Medicaid and CHIP: Chart pack. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 75 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes state reporting on the quality of health care service for children covered by Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) during the fiscal year. which generally covers care delivered during the calendar year. Contents include detailed analyses of state performance on publicly reported measures. Topics include the child core set, primary care access and preventive care, perinatal care, care of acute and chronic conditions, behavioral health care, oral health services, and trends in state performance. Reference tables and additional resources are also included. The information presented is abstracted from the Annual Secretary's Report on the Quality of Care for Children in Medicaid and CHIP.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Acute care, Adolescent health, Child health, Children's Health Insurance Program, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, High risk children, Measures, Medicaid, Mental health, Oral health, Perinatal care, Perinatal health, Preventive health services, Primary care, Program improvement, Progress reports, Quality assurance, State programs, Statistical data, Trends

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2016. 2015 annual report on the quality of care for adults in Medicaid: Chart pack. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 42 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes state reporting on the quality of health care furnished to adults covered by Medicaid during the fiscal year, which generally covers care delivered in the calendar year. Contents include detailed analyses of state performance on publicly-reported measures. Topics include the adult core set, primary care access and preventive care, perinatal care, care of acute and chronic conditions, and behavioral health care. Reference tables and additional resources are also included. The information presented is abstracted from the Annual Secretary's Report on the Quality of Care for Adults in Medicaid.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Acute care, Adults, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, High risk groups, Low income groups, Measures, Medicaid, Mental health, Perinatal care, Preventive health services, Primary care, Program improvement, Progress reports, Quality assurance, State programs, Statistical data

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

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

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

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

Geisinger ML. 2016. Healthy mouth, healthy mom, healthy baby: Optimal oral health care before, during and after pregnancy. Dallas, TX: Procter and Gamble Company, 1 v.

Annotation: This continuing education course reviews the scientific evidence on oral health and pregnancy and describes best practices for oral health care of women before, during, and after pregnancy. Topics include epidemiology and etiology of gingivitis and periodontitis in pregnant women, epidemiology and etiology of preterm birth and low birthweight infants, risk factors for preterm birth, potential mechanisms for interaction between oral inflammation and preterm birth, and standards of perinatal oral health care. Additional resources for health professionals, including fact sheets for prenatal health professionals and oral health professionals, are available.

Contact: Procter and Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH Telephone: (800) 543-2577 Web Site: http://www.dentalcare.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Resources for professionals, Assessment, Consumer education materials, Continuing education, Dental care, Dentistry, Intervention, Oral health, Perinatal health, Postpartum care, Preconception care, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Preventive health services, Safety, Standards

Zero to Three. 2015–. Text4baby. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource provides health tips timed to a woman’s stage of pregnancy or an infant’s age. The service enables pregnant women and new mothers to get health information delivered regularly to their mobile phones by text message. Messages focus on topics such as nutrition, safe sleep, breastfeeding, oral health, and tobacco use. The program also connects women to public clinics and support services for prenatal and infant care. Messages are available in English and Spanish. A mobile application is also available.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: http://www.zerotothree.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education, Health services delivery, Infant health, Mobile applications, Parent education, Perinatal health, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials, Technology

Massachusetts Health Quality Partners. 2015. 2016 perinatal care recommendations (rev.). Watertown, MA: Massachusetts Health Quality Partners, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document provides a core set of perinatal clinical care guidelines for the general population. Contents include guidelines for the first prenatal visit (6 to 12 weeks) and at each subsequent prenatal visit (13 to 42 weeks). Topics include initial and interval history; psychosocial assessment; physical examinations; immunizations; laboratory evaluation and additional testing; oral health; genetic counseling, screening, and testing; general counseling, education, and discussion; and the postpartum visit.

Contact: Massachusetts Health Quality Partners, 42 Pleasant Street, Suite 3, Watertown, MA 02472, Telephone: (617) 600-4621 Fax: (617) 393-3433 E-mail: info@mhqp.org Web Site: http://www.mhqp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Guidelines, Perinatal health, Perinatal services, Postpartum care, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Preventive health services

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

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

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

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

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

National Academy for State Health Policy. 2014. Supporting high performance in early entry into prenatal care fact sheets. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, multiple items.

Annotation: This series of fact sheets showcase state policies and programs in four states -- California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington -- that support improvement in early entry into prenatal care. The fact sheets also highlight how federally-qualified health centers in these states are leveraging the state policies and programs to promote early entry into prenatal care as part of a patient-centered medical home.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Community health centers, Early intervention, Illinois, Massachusetts, Medical home, Perinatal services, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Program improvement, Public policy, State programs, Washington

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Perinatal Oral Health Program. 2014. During pregnancy, the mouth matters: A guide to Michigan perinatal oral health. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 22 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about reducing infant mortality and promoting perinatal oral health in Michigan. It discusses a statewide perinatal oral health initiative, an infant-mortality-reduction plan, the national and local landscapes, and transmission of cariogenic bacteria. It also includes guidance for perinatal care health professionals and oral health professionals, a visual guide for common oral health conditions, and referral resources to assist in facilitating oral health care for pregnant women.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Capitol View Building, 201 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Forms, Infant mortality, Infants, Michigan, Oral health, Perinatal care, Perinatal health, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Referrals, State programs

Georgia Department of Public Health, Division of Maternal & Child Health Section. 2013. Recommended guidelines for perinatal care in Georgia (rev.). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Department of Public Health, Division of Maternal & Child Health Section, 56 pp.

Annotation: This document provides standard-of-practice recommendations for perinatal health care professionals in Georgia. It is also intended to be a blueprint for the State Perinatal Health Care System, a system to improve the quality of reproductive health care for women and perinatal health care for pregnant women and infants. Topics include strategy for action, preconception and interconception health care, antepartum care, intrapartum care, postpartum care, and perinatal infection.

Contact: Georgia Department of Public Health, Two Peachtree Street, N.W., 15th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303-3186, Telephone: (404) 657-2700 Web Site: http://dph.georgia.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Consultation, Georgia, Guidelines, Health care systems, Hospitals, Infant health, Infection control, Newborn infants, Perinatal care, Perinatal health, Perinatal services, Postpartum care, Preconception care, Pregnant women, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Reproductive health, Women's health

Virginia Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, Virginia Rural Health Resource Center, Virginia Rural Health Association. 2013. Virginia's state rural health plan. [Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity], 41 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines an action plan to enhance health care systems throughout rural Virginia. Contents include an analysis of health status in rural areas and strategies for improving health outcomes with a focus on development in areas beyond health care service delivery. Topics include obesity and associated behaviors and diseases, mental and behavioral health, oral health, cancer, perinatal issues, and lung disease.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, Office of Health Equity, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218-2448, Telephone: (804) 864-7435 Secondary Telephone: (800) 694-7439 Fax: (804) 864-7440 Web Site: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/omhhe Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Cancer, Health care systems, Health services delivery, Health status, Lung diseases, Mental health, Obesity, Oral health, Perinatal health, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Rural health, Rural population, State initiatives, Virginia, Work force

Shaefer SJM, Buckley K, eds. 2012. Voices from the community: Cross cultural expressions of grief at the loss of an infant. Washington, DC: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, National Fetal Infant Morality Review Program, 74 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes a series of panel discussions conducted by the Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs at four National Fetal-Infant Mortality Review Program annual conferences in 1998, 2001, 2004, and 2007. The content is drawn from the panelists' personal experiences with and professional expertise in the cultural traditions that may affect a family's expression of grief and loss. Topics include history and culture, general bereavement customs, service delivery issues, recommendations for practice, and implications for providers. Cultures and religions described include African American, specific tribes of American Indians, Hispanic/Latino, Chinese, Hmong, Iranian, Jewish, Muslim, and deaf and hard-of-hearing, [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Fetal-Infant Mortality Review Program, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 409 12th Street, S.W.***DEFUNCT***, Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: (202) 863-2587 E-mail: nfimr@acog.org Web Site: http://www.nfimr.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Cultural factors, Culturally competent services, Ethnic groups, Grief, Infant death, Perinatal bereavement, Religion, Service delivery

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2012. Eliminating disparities in perinatal health technical assistance workshop. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 1 video (90 min.).

Annotation: This webinar, broadcast January 10, 2012, provides an orientation to the application process and a review of the Healthy Start program requirements, as well as the Healthy Start role in addressing disparities in perinatal health and reducing infant death rates. Additional topics include key measures and the Healthy Start logic model, core interventions, perinatal and postpartum depression, interconception care for women, evaluation and performance measures, and coordination with state Title V agencies.

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: Audiovisual materials, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Maternal health services, Perinatal health, Preconception care, Pregnant women, Program descriptions, Program evaluation

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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.