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Institute for Family-Centered Care. n.d.. Focus group on ACTG 076: Summary report. Bethesda, MD: Institute for Family-Centered Care, 10 pp.

Annotation: This summary report is from a focus group convened to discuss issues related to the use of ACTG 076 to treat HIV-infected pregnant women. The chief issues covered are: women's attitudes about health care providers and the health care system; information and informed decision making; and counseling and testing. Implications, conclusions and recommended are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Institute for Patient and Family-Centered Care, 7900 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 405, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 652-0281, ext. 16 Fax: (301) 652-0186 E-mail: institute@ipfcc.org Web Site: http://www.familycenteredcare.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Attitudes, Counseling, HIV, HIV infected patients, Pediatric HIV, Pregnant women, Testing, Treatment outcome, Treatment refusal

Casamassimo P, Holt K, eds. 2016. Bright Futures: Oral health—Pocket guide (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 90 pp.

Annotation: This pocket guide offers health professionals an overview of preventive oral health supervision during five developmental periods: prenatal, infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. It is designed to help health professionals implement specific oral health guidelines during these periods. For each period, information about family preparation, risk assessment, interview questions, screening, examination, preventive procedures, anticipatory guidance, measurable outcomes, and referrals is discussed. [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: Adolescents, Assessment, Bright Futures, Children, Dental care, Disease prevention, Guidelines, Health promotion, Infants, Injury prevention, Oral health, Outcome and process assessment, Postpartum care, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Referrals, Resources for professionals, Screening

Tappin K. 2015. Inequities in maternal and child health: An analysis of policy, practice, and social determinants over the life-course. Greenbelt, MD: Mid Atlantic Health Policy Research Consortium, 43 pp.

Annotation: This paper examines the social determinants experienced over the life course and their influence on adverse birth outcomes for black women in Maryland. Contents include background on Maryland and data on maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes in Baltimore City, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, and on the Eastern Shore; vital statistics data on the health of mothers and infants in Maryland; and a set of proposals to strengthen Maryland's policies and programs around MCH.

Contact: Health Policy Research Consortium, CTIS, 6401 Golden Triangle Drive, Suite 310, Greenbelt, MD 20770, Telephone: (301) 375-2021 Fax: (240) 582-7846 E-mail: info@hprc.info Web Site: http://hprc.info Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Blacks, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Infants, Life course, MCH programs, MCH research, MCH services, Maryland, Mothers, Outcome and process assessment, Policy development, Pregnant women, Program development, Racial discrimination, Racial factors, Racism, Sociocultural factors, Socioeconomic factors, State programs, Statistical data, Women

[Connecticut Coalition to Improve Birth Outcomes]. 2015. Connecticut plan to improve birth outcomes. [no place: Connecticut Coalition to Improve Birth Outcomes], 87 pp.

Annotation: This document provides recommendations and strategies for improving birth outcomes in Connecticut. Contents include the list of organizations represented on the Connecticut Coalition to Improve Birth Outcomes and how they used policy analysis tools to identify priorities and recommendations, and the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network that supports the strategies outlined in the plan. Topics include addressing socioeconomic factors, making the healthy choices the easy choice, protecting individuals, implementing evidence-based interventions in clinical settings, and providing individual or public educational messages and support. Information about the perinatal landscape, emerging issues, and suggestions for using the plan are also included.

Contact: Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT 06510-9755, Telephone: (203) 777-2386 Fax: (203) 787-6584 E-mail: contactus@cfgnh.org Web Site: http://www.cfgnh.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Coalitions, Collaboration, Connecticut, Ethnic groups, Health disparities, Infant mortality, Infants, Low birthweight, Networking, Outcome and process assessment, Perinatal care, Pregnant women, Preterm birth, Program improvement, Service integration, Statewide planning, Systems development

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2014. The Healthy Babies Initiative resources and case studies. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources describe state initiatives focused on improving birth outcomes. Contents include fact sheets, issue briefs, and case studies of prevention initiatives and programs that have had a positive economic impact. Topics include smoking cessation for women, maternal and infant disparities, infant mortality, prematurity and low birth weight, early elective deliveries, preconception and interconception care, nutrition and gestational diabetes, training, home visiting, newborn screening, medical home, family planning, breastfeeding, safe sleep, and life course.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Economic factors, Infants, MCH programs, Pregnancy outcome, Pregnant women, Prevention programs, Program improvement, Resources for professionals, State initiatives

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2014. ASTHO Healthy Babies Initiative. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials,

Annotation: This resource provides information to help state and territorial health agencies address the goal of decreasing prematurity in the United States. The resources are categorized in two ways: by life stage, including Preconception, Prenatal, Birth to 28 Days, and First Year; and by scope of resources, including Policy Resources, Community Resources, Organizational Resources, Health IT Resources, Healthcare Provider Resources, and Self-Management Resources.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant care, MCH programs, Policy development, Preconception care, Pregnancy outcome, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Prevention programs, Program improvement, Resources for professionals, State initiatives

Virginia Department of Health, Office of Family Health Services. 2014. Virginia's 2015 Maternal and Child Health Block Grant (Title V): Executive summary. Richmond, VA; Virginia Department of Health, Office of Family Health Services, 11 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines a plan for maternal and child health services and services for children with special health care needs using Title V funds in Virginia. Topics include needs assessment priorities, planned activities, health status and health system capacity indicators, national and state performance measures, and outcome measures.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, Office of Family Health Services, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218, Telephone: (804) 864-7660 Web Site: http://www.vahealth.org Out of print.

Keywords: Block grants, Children, Health status, Infants, Measures, Needs assessment, Outcome and process assessment, Pregnant women, Program management, Service delivery systems, Special health care needs, State MCH programs, Statewide planning, Title V programs, Virginia, Women's health

Mocan N, Raschke C, Unel B. 2013. The impact of mothers' earnings on health inputs and infant health. National Bureau of Economic Research, 54 pp. (NBER working paper series no. 19434)

Annotation: This paper investigates the impact of mothers’ earnings on birth weight and gestational age of infants. It also analyzes the impact of earnings on mothers’ consumption of prenatal medical care, and their propensity to smoke and drink during pregnancy. Study methodology and findings are described.

Contact: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-5398, Telephone: (617) 868-3900 Fax: (617) 868-2742 E-mail: info@nber.org Web Site: http://www.nber.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Alcohol use during pregnancy, Pregnancy outcome, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Smoking during pregnancy, Socioeconomic factors, Working mothers

National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. 2013. 2012 impact report: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. Alexandria, VA: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a retrospective look at the work of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) in 2012. Contents include program spotlights, donor recognition, a financial summary, and information about HMHB leadership. Topics include partnerships, premature infant health, perinatal nutrition, using technology and new media for maternal and child health, and oral health education.

Contact: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, 4401 Ford Avenue, Suite 300***OPERATIONS MOVED TO ZERO TO THREE*** 5/5/2015, Alexandria, VA 22302, Telephone: (703) 837-4792 Fax: (703) 664-0485 E-mail: info@hmhb.org Web Site: http://www.hmhb.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Coalitions, Fiscal management, Health education, Infants, Leadership, MCH programs, Mass media, Nutrition, Oral health, Outcome evaluation, Perinatal health, Pregnant women, Prematurity, Technology, Women

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2012. Forging a comprehensive initiative to improve birth outcomes and reduce infant mortality: Policy and program options for state planning. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 92 pp.

Annotation: This compendium is a collection of recommendations for states to address infant mortality, supplemented by action steps, examples, and case studies. Topics include implementing health-promotion efforts; improving access to health care for women before, during, and after pregnancy; and ensuring health care quality for all women and infants. The compendium also discusses implementing maternal-risk screening for all women of reproductive age, enhancing service integration for all women and infants, developing data systems to understand and inform efforts, and promoting social equity.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant mortality, Perinatal health, Policy, Pregnancy outcome, Pregnant women, Program improvement, Statewide planning, Women

National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. 2012. Powerhouse nutrients for optimal growth and development: Evidence based guidelines for optimum growth and development. Alexandria, VA: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, (Maternal and child health webinar series: Webinar 12)

Annotation: This webinar reviews the importance of major nutrients in pregnancy outcomes and infant cognitive and neurological development. Focusing on three of the major nutrients -- folic acid, vitamin D and omega-3 DHA -- the presenter provides evidence-based guidelines on appropriate levels of intake and identifies the health benefits during pregnancy and lactation and upon infant visual, social, cognitive, and psychomotor development. The presenter discusses the best sources for major nutrients and offers guidelines on food safety for pregnant women.

Contact: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, 4401 Ford Avenue, Suite 300***OPERATIONS MOVED TO ZERO TO THREE*** 5/5/2015, Alexandria, VA 22302, Telephone: (703) 837-4792 Fax: (703) 664-0485 E-mail: info@hmhb.org Web Site: http://www.hmhb.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Guidelines, Infant development, Maternal nutrition, Multimedia, Nutrition education, Nutrition research, Pregnant outcome, Pregnant women

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2010. Diabetes and pregnancy: Gestational diabetes. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12 pp.

Annotation: This booklet was developed for women who have been diagnosed with diabetes during pregnancy and want to learn how to take care of themselves during and after pregnancy. Topics include what gestational diabetes is, how it can affect the health of mom and baby, and how it can be controlled. A log for monitoring blood sugar and diet is included.

Contact: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Gestational diabetes, Low literacy materials, Pregnancy complications, Pregnancy outcome, Pregnant women, Self care, Women's health promotion

Alletto MM, Fraser M, Ewig B. 2009. The power of prevention for mothers and children: The cost effectiveness of maternal and child health interventions. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 9 pp.

Annotation: This brief summarizes effective and efficient interventions provided by state maternal and child health (MCH) programs to improve the lives of mothers, children, and families, and that merit increased national investment. Topics include the Title V MCH Block Grant program; improving birth outcomes and maternal health; breastfeeding promotion; smoking cessation for pregnant women and mothers; newborn screening; ensuring childhood immunizations; Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) for all children; early childhood programs; children's access to a medical home; preventing childhood injury; promoting adolescent health; adolescent pregnancy prevention and family planning services; and screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Breastfeeding promotion, Child health, Cost effectiveness, EPSDT, Families, Immunization, Injury prevention, Maternal health, Medical home, Neonatal screening, Pregnancy outcome, Pregnant women, Prevention services, Preventive health services, Sexually transmitted diseases, Smoking cessation, Smoking during pregnancy

Stone C, Mueller L. 2009. Association between WIC enrollment during pregnancy and low birth weight outcomes in Connecticut. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, 13 pp.

Annotation: This study evaluates the association between enrollment by pregnant women in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and birth weight outcomes in the state of Connecticut. The study is based on data collected from singleton birth records in the state and corresponding records among women enrolled in the state's HUSKY A public insurance program. The report presents data on nine risk factors for low birth weight controlled in the research model: Race/ethnicity, maternal age, education level, marital status, parity, previous lost pregnancy, prenatal care initiation, maternal medical risk factors, and tobacco use during pregnancy. The results -- reported in the form of birth weight outcomes -- are based on the enrollment of pregnant women at least 12 weeks prior to giving birth.

Contact: Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134-0308, Telephone: (860) 509-8000 E-mail: webmaster.dph@po.state.ct.us Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/dph Available from the website.

Keywords: Connecticut, Low birthweight infants, Pregnancy outcome, Pregnant women, Public health programs, Research, State programs, WIC Program

CityMatCH. 2008. The AMCHP/CityMatCH Action Learning Collaborative: Building state and local capacity to help women of reproductive age achieve healthy weight before, during and after pregnancy. Omaha, NE: CityMatCH,

Annotation: This archived webcast from March 20, 2008 discusses patterns of women's weight gain before, during, and after pregnancy and how these patterns are associated with poor pregnancy and birth outcomes and contribute to long term negative health outcomes for women and their children. Speakers describe the Action Learning Collaborative and how it has worked to promote a healthy weight in women of reproductive age. Eight multidisciplinary teams from state and local health departments described how they formed effective partnerships, determined activities appropriate for their communities and states, and the lessons learned from their experiences. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: CityMatCH, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, 982170 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-2170, Telephone: (402) 552-9500 E-mail: citymch@unmc.edu Web Site: http://www.citymatch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Gestational weight gain, Pregnancy outcome, Pregnant women, Reproductive health, Women's health

Indiana Perinatal Network. 2008. How to have a healthy baby: Six lessons learned in Indiana. [Indianapolis, IN]: Indiana Perinatal Network, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet offers guidance to help expectant mothers have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Based on lessons learned from a review of infant deaths throughout the state of Indiana, the fact sheet includes guidelines to help expectant and new parents (1) begin prenatal care early on; (2) avoid smoking; (3) watch weight gain during pregnancy; (4) recognize the signs of preterm labor and what to do about it; (5) pay attention to fetal movement; and (6); practice safe sleep habits to reduce the risk of sudden infant death. One side of the fact sheet is in English and the other side is in Spanish.

Contact: Indiana Perinatal Network, 1991 East 56th Street , Indianapolis, IN 46220, Telephone: (317) 924-0825 Fax: (317) 924-0831 E-mail: ipn@indianaperinatal.org Web Site: http://www.indianaperinatal.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Guidelines, Indiana, Infant death, Infants, Perinatal health, Pregnancy outcome, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Prevention programs, SIDS, Spanish language materials, State initiatives

National Research Council, Committee on the Impact of Pregnancy Weight on Maternal and Child Health. 2007. Influence of pregnancy weight on maternal and child health: Workshop report. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 116 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a workshop convened in May 30-31, 2006 to review U.S. trends in maternal weight (prior to, during, and after pregnancy) among different populations of women; examine the emerging research findings related to the complex relationship of biological, behavioral, psychological, and social interactions that affect maternal and pregnancy weight on maternal and child health outcomes; and discuss interventions that use this relationship to promote appropriate weight during pregnancy and postpartum. Additional topics include short- and long-term maternal and child health outcomes, approaches to promoting appropriate maternal weight, and emerging themes. Each of the seven sections in the report contains a summary and references. The appendix includes the workshop agenda and the list of participants. Statistical information is provided in charts and graphs throughout the report.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-309-10406-8; ISBN 13: 978-0-309-10406-7 .

Keywords: Conferences, Gestational weight gain, Infant health, Maternal health, Pregnancy, Pregnancy outcome, Pregnant women, Racial factors, Socioeconomic factors, Statistical data, Weight management, Women's health

Edelstein BL, VanLandeghem K. 2006. Public and private-sector efforts to improve the oral health of pregnant women: Policies, programs, and practices (Final draft). No place: No publisher, 28 pp.

Annotation: This paper describes a sampling of policies, programs, and practices in the public and private sectors that typify how some agencies have built upon the putative relationship between periodontal disease during pregnancy and unfavorable birth outcomes. This review provides information on how academics, insurers, state governments, policy organizations, professional societies, practitioners, and others have featured this oral-systemic connection in their efforts to address the oral health of pregnant women. This paper was commissioned for the "Research to Policy and Practice: Periodontal Health and Birth Outcomes" forum held on December 11-12, 2006, in Washington, DC.

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: MCH research, Oral health, Periodontal diseases, Pregnancy complications, Pregnancy outcome, Pregnant women

Guendelman S. 2006. Assessing the stress/preterm-low birthweight relationship [Final report]. [Berkeley, CA: University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health], 18 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a project conducted from 2002-2006 in Southern California to: (1) examine occupational, socio-demographic, family and lifestyle stressors, maternal perceived stress, and levels of placental secretions of corticotropin-releasing hormones and their relationship to preterm delivery and low birthweight; and (2) investigate whether antenatal leave may be a beneficial intervention for reducing adverse pregnancy outcomes, particularly in higher-risk subgroups. Report contents include a description of the aim of the study; background and significance; study design, sampling, measures, and data collection procedures; main findings and statistical techniques employed; and a discussion and interpretation of findings. A list of products produced during the study as well as references are also provided.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Final reports, Low birthweight, MCH research, Pregnancy, Pregnancy outcome, Pregnant women, Preterm birth, Stress

Emanuel I. 2002. Maternal birthweight and reproductive outcomes: Final report. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, Department of Epidemiology, 8 pp.

Annotation: This final report describes a retrospective cohort study to investigate intergenerational relationships between the mother's birthweight and suboptimal birth outcomes in the mother's child such as infant low birthweight, preterm birth, infant respiratory distress syndrome, need for a cesarean section, gestational diabetes mellitus, or preeclampsia. Comparisons were made between four ethnic groups: non-Hispanic whites, African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics. The report provides a statement of the problem, research objectives, study design and methods, findings, policy implications, suggestions for future research, and a listing of presentations and publications arising from the research. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Blacks, Cesarean section, Ethnic factors, Final reports, Gestational diabetes, Hispanic Americans, Infant health, Low birthweight, MCH research, Newborn infants, Preeclampsia, Pregnancy outcome, Pregnant women, Preterm birth, Respiratory instability

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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.