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Pratt S. n.d.. Montana Project for Children with Special Health Care Needs [Final report]. Helena, MT: Montana Department of Health and Environmental Sciences, 16 pp.

Annotation: The overall goal of this project was to develop a replicable system of family-centered, community-based case management for children with special health care needs in a frontier State. Targeted communities were under 20,000 in population and served areas at least 50 miles from a level II facility. The project objectives were to: (1) Upgrade case management and assessment skills of local public health nurses; (2) develop family-centered, community-based case management programs that address the needs of the family and the child with special needs; and (3) develop community-based teams that empower families to actively participate in identifying and meeting educational, social, psychological, health, and financial needs for themselves and the child with special needs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB93-158640.

Keywords: Case Management, Chronically Ill, Community-Based Health Care, Education of Health Professionals, Families, Family-Centered Health Care, Public Health Nurses, Rural Populations

Boyer-Chu L, Wooley SF. 2008. Give it a shot!: Toolkit for nurses and other immunization champions working with secondary schools (2nd ed.). Kent, OH: American School Health Association, 62 pp.

Annotation: This manual provides information about vaccine-preventable diseases, ways to market immunizations, ways to provide immunizations in schools, and specific vaccines, including new ones. It is part of a toolkit for school and public health nurses who work with adolescents. Contents include the importance of adolescents receiving immunizations, collaborating with key health providers, partnering with other youth organizations, educating and motivating adolescents and their parents, strategies and tools, striving for compliance, vaccinating at the school site, and media attention. Additional information is provided on diseases and vaccinations for adolescents, resources for more information as well as continuing-education-unit self-study questions that nurses and certified health education specialists may complete and submit for credit. Companion materials on CD-ROM and DVD are available for purchase on the Web site.

Contact: Education Resources Information Center, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20208, Telephone: (202) 219-1385 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Immunization, Manuals, Public health nurses, School health services, School nurses

Byrum L. [2004]. Cavity free in Tennessee: Early childhood caries prevention—A fluoride varnish program for public health nurses. Nashville, TN: Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section, 4 pp.

Annotation: This resource provides an overview of Tennessee's early childhood caries (ECC) prevention program for public health nurses. The program targets regular Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment visits with children at risk for ECC and is available to children and adolescents in all rural regions of Tennessee. The visits provide an opportunity for children to receive screenings, the application of fluoride varnish, and early dental referrals.

Contact: Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section, 710 James Robertson Parkway, Andrew Johnson Tower, Nashville, TN 37243, Telephone: (615) 741-3111 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease prevention, EPSDT, Early childhood caries, Fluorides, Oral health, Protocols, Public health nurses, State programs, Supervision, Tennessee, Young children

Georgetown University Child Development Center. 2000. Site visit report: Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Foster Care Program—San Diego County, CA. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Child Development Center, 29 pp. (Hiscock Collection; related; Meeting the health care needs of children in the foster care system)

Annotation: This September 2000 site visit report describes a foster care child health and disability prevention program in San Diego, California to increase access to and utilization of health care services and resources. Chapters include an overview; background and context of the California Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) foster care program; the program's implementation process and components including coordination of care, management of data and information, funding, family involvement, and cultural competence; and program strengths, challenges and barriers, essential elements, features unique to San Diego County, and future directions. Special topics include the role of public health nurses in foster care and the health and education passport, a set of records on children's medical, psychological, and dental information. The appendices provide information on the site visit interviews and source documents from the program that are available. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, Box 571485, Washington, DC 20057-1485, Telephone: (202) 687-5503 Secondary Telephone: (202) 687-5000 Fax: (202) 687-8899 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Case studies, Child health, Child protective services, Cultural diversity, EPSDT, Foster care, Health services delivery, Medical records, Program evaluation, Public health nurses, State programs

Clark D. 1996 (ca.). Healthy Beginnings [Final report]. Portland, OR: Oregon State Health Division, 19 pp.

Annotation: The Healthy Beginnings project was designed to expand the services currently available in the Babies First! program by adding volunteers and paraprofessionals. This staff administered the Parents As Teachers program, in addition to conducting intensive visits to provide health education, case management, parenting support, education, and advocacy under the direction of the public health nurse. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB99-144701.

Keywords: Community Integrated Service System program, Home Visiting Programs, Home Visiting Services, Home Visiting for At Risk Families, Low Income Population, Paraprofessional Education, Paraprofessional Personnel, Parenting Skills, Preventive Health Care, Public Health Nurses, Training

Institute for Child Health Policy. 1995. Families on the move and public health nurses and Part H: Putting the pieces together. Gainesville, FL: Institute for Child Health Policy, 47 pp., 1 videotape (120 minutes, VHS).

Annotation: This videotape and discussion guide were designed to increase public health nurses' knowledge and understanding of Part H of Public Law 99-457, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Part I of the video, "Families on the Move, "provides basic information about Part H. Part II, "Public Health Nurses and Part H: Putting the Pieces Together," is the edited version of an instructional videoconference that presented the case study of a chronically ill child, his mother, and the public health nurse. The guide includes discussion questions, training options, and instructions for obtaining continuing education credits for the participants. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available for loan. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHI033.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Children with special health care needs, Continuing education, Early intervention, Federal legislation, Public health nurses, Videotapes

Tri-Regional MCH Nursing Network. 1994. Proceedings of the Tri-regional MCH Nursing Network 1993 annual conference: Theme—Health care reform. [San Diego, CA]: Tri-Regional Maternal and Child Health Nursing Network, 63 pp.

Annotation: These proceedings of the 1993 conference include presentations on: the American Health Security Act of 1993, managing care within a budget, the Arizona health care containment system, the Washington Health Services Act of 1993, and public health and public health nursing within health care reform. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Tri-Regional MCH Nursing Conference and Network, San Diego State University Foundation, 5178 College Avenue, San Diego, CA 92182-1900, Telephone: (619) 594-2443 Fax: (619) 594-4570 Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, Conferences, Continuing education, Health care reform, Leadership training, MCH nurses, Managed care, Networking, Public health, Public health nursing, Regional programs, Washington

Roberts R. 1993 (ca.). National and Local Models of Paraprofessional Training and Service Delivery for Families of Children with Special Health Needs [Final report]. Logan, UT: Utah State University, 49 pp.

Annotation: This project analyzed the effectiveness of paraprofessional trained home visitors who met weekly with 50 families under the supervision of public health nurses in rural communities. Successful paraprofessional/professional partnerships provided States with an alternative to the problem of insufficient numbers of professionals to deliver services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB96-181599.

Keywords: Information Services, Children with Special Health care Needs, Children with special health care needs, Early Intervention, Families, Home Visiting Services, Networking, PL 99-457, Paraprofessional Education, Professional Education, Public Health Nurses, Rural Population

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Nursing; and U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy. 1992. Building partnerships: Public health nursing practice and education: Proceedings of an invitational conference for Regions VIII and X. Seattle, WA: U.S.Public Health Service, Region X, 56 pp.

Annotation: This is the proceedings of an invitational conference on the education and training of public health nurses, sponsored by the Public Health Service Regions VIII and X in Spokane, Washington, May 21-23, 1992. The topics of the papers presented include: the state of public health nursing; approaches to educational strategies; basic education; continuing education; barriers related to public health nursing practice and education; and mechanisms to address these barriers. A list of participants and copies of the state action plans for the two regions are appended.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region X, 2201 Sixth Avenue, Room 1036, Mail Stop -01, Seattle, WA 98121-1831, Telephone: (206) 615-2010 Fax: (206) 615-2087 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Conference proceedings, Professional education, Public health nurses

Bryant D. 1989 (ca.). Quality Assurance in Arkansas Maternity Clinics = Arkansas Staff Development Grant [Final report]. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, 24 pp.

Annotation: This project sought to ensure delivery of quality clinical care that is consistent with current prenatal standards. A maternity nurse practitioner was hired to revise public health nurse protocols, develop quality assurance testing protocols for local health departments, establish a management information system as a data base for administrative tracking of clinical quality assurance activities, and conduct inservice training sessions and quarterly clinical conferences for public health nurses in each region. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB91-225532.

Keywords: Continuing Education, Data Bases, Education of Health Professionals, Health Professionals, Laboratories, Public Health Nurses

University of Delaware, College of Nursing, Tri-Regional Education and Networking Development Systems Project. 1989. The public health nurse consultant role and the contemporary health care delivery system. Newark, DE: University of Delaware, 244 pp.

Annotation: This collection of monographs are an outgrowth of a series of continuing education programs for state level public health nurse consultants in Department of Health and Human Services Regions I, II and III. Areas covered include the maternal and child health care delivery system, the nurse consultant's role, and specific issues related to prenatal care, reproductive ethics, ethics in the nursing curriculum, adolescent health, school-based clinics, and home care case management for the medically fragile child. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHC092.

Keywords: Child health, Health services, Maternal health, Nurses, Nursing, Public health, School based clinics

Yura H, Walsh MB, eds. 1988. The nursing process: Assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating—The proceedings of the Continuing Education Series, conducted at the Catholic University of America, March 2 through April 27, 1967. (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 434 pp.

Annotation: These lectures delivered in an annual 8 week course entitled Continuing Education Series for Registered Nurses at the Catholic University of America are designed to keep the nurse informed about trends and progress in nursing and additional sources to utilize in the goal of achieving quality patient care. The clinical areas represented are public health nursing, pediatric nursing, psychiatric nursing, medical-surgical nursing, nursing education, and nursing service administration.

Keywords: Continuing education, Nursing, Nursing administration, Nursing education, Nursing services, Pediatric nursing, Psychiatric nurses, Public health nursing

Konlande MG, ed. 1979. Health of the school-aged child: A nursing conference. [Detroit, MI]: MichiganDepartment of Health, Education and Welfare, Maternal and Child Health Services, Region V; Michigan Department of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Nursing; and Wayne State University, College of Nursing/College of Lifelong Learning, 101 pp.

Annotation: This publication contains the proceedings of a nursing conference held in Detroit, Michigan in 1979, the purpose of which was to provide nurses in public health, ambulatory care and school health, and nurses in education, administration and consultation with an opportunity to explore concepts of change and issues relevant to the promotion of health and health care services for school-aged children. The conference was planned as a celebration of the International Year of the Child.

Keywords: Child health promotion, Child health services, Nurses, Public health nurses, School age children, School health, School health services

Garrett M, comp. 1976. A forty-year history of the Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana State Board of Health, 67 pp.

Haynes U. 1975 . A developmental approach to casefinding with special reference to cerebral palsy, mental retardation, and related disorders. Washington, DC: U.S. Bureau of Community Health Services, 85 pp., development wheel (1975 ed.)

Annotation: This booklet is intended as an aid to nurses in recognizing signs of disease and anomalies in infants. Although the guide is addressed primarily to nurses, other professionals concerned with the health of infants and children may also find it useful. Special attention is given to the incidence of neurological disorders and anomalies in infants and to the factors which help to identify infants at risk. The focus is placed on the vulnerable child, the evolution of basic neurological reflex patterns, and the maturation of the central nervous system. No attempt is made to cover fundamental principles and practices presented in basic texts. A device is included (inside back cover) to assist with assessment of the rate at which a child achieves developmental milestones, and criteria indicated as to whether an index of suspicion exists. A special procedure is suggested for assessing the child's stage of development and behavior when circumstances indicate that particular discretion is needed to avoid parental anxiety.

Keywords: Assessment, Cerebral palsy, Child development disorders, Developmental screening, Diagnosis, Early childhood development, Infant development, Infants, Infants with developmental disabilities, Mental retardation, Neonatal morbidity, Neurologic tests, Nurses, Nursing services, Public health nursing

Lee E, ed. 1962. Proceedings: Institute on Administration in Crippled Children Services: Berkeley, California, June 24-29, 1962. Berkeley, CA: University of California, School of Public Health, California State Department of Public Health, and U.S. Children's Bureau, 126 pp.

Annotation: These proceedings discuss administrative problems in crippled children services (CCS), selling CCS programs, county government and barriers to selling health programs, selling a program in the legislature, program administrator's commodity, legal aspects of standards for medical care goods and services in the Crippled Children Program, standard setting in medical care programs, expenditure controls in a medical care program, estimating program trends, budget presentation, administrative costs in a CCS program, case management for CCS, the responsibility of administration for case management, the role of the public health nurse in case management of CCS cases, supervision and training of personnel, analysis and improvement in health service offices, and evaluation in CCS programs.

Keywords: Administration, Budgeting, Case management, Child health programs, Children with developmental disabilities, Children with special health care needs, County government, Personnel, Program evaluation, Public health nurses, Standards, State legislatures

University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Unit. 1962. A study of functions of state maternal and child health nursing consultants. Ann Arbor, MI: Maternal and Child Health Unit, University of Michigan, 65 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of this study was to gather data that would be descriptive of consultant nurse functions in the special field of maternal and child health which could be used by educational institutions in preparing such consultants and by public health administrators responsible for consultant nursing services. The study addresses the percent of time MCH nursing consultants estimate they spend in various major areas of their program; the percent of time they spend in various consultant functions; the percent of time taken with other functions; the subareas within a given major program that receive the most, some, or no emphasis, and the degree of emphasis among major program areas; which subprogram areas seem to receive maximum emphasis; whether the titles of consultants influence the types of program activities in which they are involved; whether there is a relationship between the title of consultants and the type of program areas in which they work; and geographic variations in program emphasis.

Keywords: Consultants, MCH nurses, Michigan, Pediatric nursing, Public health nursing

Borlick MM. 1961. Guide for public health nurses working with children. Washington, DC: U.S. Children's Bureau, 35 pp. (Children's Bureau publication; no. 392-1961)

Annotation: This pamphlet, developed by the Department of Public health of the District of Columbia and issued by the Children's Bureau, draws together various facets entering into public health nurse work with children. Topics covered include case finding, recording, analysis of families, appraisal of the mental, physical and social development of boys and girls, and the formation of plans for working with families. Guidelines for conferring with parents about their child are also provided. It is a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor, Children's Bureau.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Child health services, Developmental stages, Home visiting, Manuals, Public health nurses

University of Michigan, School of Public Health. 1961. Handicapped children: Problems, programs, services in Michigan . Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, School of Public Health, 96 pp. (Continued education series; no. 93)

Annotation: This publication is a compilation of the papers presented at a conference to provide information needed by local health agencies in order to handle problems brought to their attention through the recognition of the importance of childhood handicapping conditions. The topics discussed are the handicapped as a public health problem, Michigan programs for children with developmental disabilities, cooperative MCH health services for handicapped children, children with cleft lip or palate, prematurity as a cause of childhood mortality and morbidity, hospital care of premature infants, nursing responsibilities for follow up care of premature infants, Michigan programs for premature infants, trends in finding children with eye problems, reading readiness, sight conservation in Michigan, and the Michigan Crippled Children Commission program of medical care for the prevention of blindness in children.

Keywords: Child mortality, Children with developmental disabilities, Children with special health care needs, Cleft lip, Cleft palate, Conferences, Infant morbidity, Infant mortality, MCH services, Michigan, Prematurity, Public health nurses, Public health services, Vision disorders

American Journal of Public Health. 1958 (ca.). Some new approaches to maternity care. Washington, DC: U.S. Children's Bureau, 34 pp. (American Journal of Public Health. 1955-1957; [Children's Bureau publication])

Annotation: This pamphlet contains four articles on maternity care reprinted from the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH). The first article, Public Health Nursing and Parent Education: A Pilot Program of Training for Parent Group Leadership [AJPH, Dec. 1955], discusses a program administered by the New York State Department of Health and the Children's Bureau that provided public health nurses with training for group parent education. The second article, Complete Maternity Care [AJPH, Dec. 1956], discusses the ongoing work of the Family Health Clinic, a five year demonstration project conducted by a team consisting of an obstetrician, a nurse, a social worker, a nutritionist, and a psychologist that was formed to implement and evaluate a holistic approach to maternity care. The third article, Psychological Aspects of Maternity Care [AJPH, Jan. 1957], based on seven years of data collected in Boston and Jerusalem prenatal and well baby clinics, discusses observations about emotional aspects of pregnancy that may help public health workers promote mental health in families. The fourth and final article, New Approaches to Work with Expectant Parent Groups: A Report on a Pilot Leadership Training Program for Nurses [AJPH, Feb. 1957], discusses the educational and training requirements of nurses planning to provide training to expectant parent groups.

Contact: American Public Health Association, 800 I Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001-3710, Telephone: (202) 777-2742 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (202) 777-2534 E-mail: Web Site: $15.00 per article from APHA archivist at

Keywords: Demonstration programs, Maternal health, Maternal mental health, Nursing education, Parent education programs, Peer education, Pilot projects, Public health nurses

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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.