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Payne E, Garcia S, Minkovitz C, Grason H, Strobino D. 2017. Strengthen the evidence base for maternal and child health programs: NPM 3–Risk-appropriate perinatal care [NPM 3 brief]. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 3 pp.

Annotation: This brief identifies evidence-informed strategies that state Title V programs may consider implementing to increase the percentage of very low birth weight (<1500 gm) infants born in hospitals with a level III or higher neonatal intensive care unit. Contents include information about the methods and results of the evidence review, key findings, and implications. The full review is also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E4143, Baltimore, MD 21205, Telephone: (410) 502-5450 Fax: (410) 502-5831 Web Site: http://www.jhsph.edu/wchpc Available from the website.

Keywords: Block grants, Childbirth, Evidence-based practice, High risk pregnancy, Hospitals, Infant mortality, Intervention, Literature reviews, Low birthweight, Measures, Model programs, Neonatal intensive care units, Newborn infants, Perinatal care, Policy development, Program planning, Protective factors, Regional medical centers, Regional planning, Resources for professionals, State MCH programs, Systems development, Title V programs

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health. 2016-. Resource guide. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health, irregular.

Annotation: The Resource Guide to Health Disparities Resources is an easy-to-use guide published by the Office of Minority Health. This guide lists phone numbers and addresses to OMH regional coordinators, Public Health Service minority liaisons, Federal information centers and clearinghouses, and national organizations, categorized by target population. There is also a section on minority colleges.

Contact: U.S. Office of Minority Health Resource Center, P.O. Box 37337, Washington, DC 20013-7337, Telephone: (800) 444-6472 Secondary Telephone: (301) 251-1432 Fax: (301) 251-2160 E-mail: info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov Web Site: http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=1&lvlid=3 Available from the website.

Keywords: American Indians, Asian Americans, Asian language materials, Blacks, Directories, Federal agencies, Health services, Hispanic Americans, Minority health, Organizations, Pacific Islanders, Public health services, Resource centers, Resource materials, Spanish language materials, State agencies

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2016. National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center [fact sheet]. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes the purpose and services of the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Children, Infants, Maternal health, Oral health, Pregnant women, Resource centers

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions. 2014. Paying for primary care and behavioral health services provided in integrated care settings. Washington, DC: SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, multiple items.

Annotation: These worksheets are designed to help clinic managers, integrated care project directors, and billing/coding staff at community mental health centers and community health centers identify available current procedural terminology (CPT) codes they can use in their state to bill for services related to integrated primary and behavioral health care. The worksheets link CPT codes with state-specific diagnostic codes and associated professional credentials needed to submit a successful, payable claim. Links to instructional videos covering a range of billing and coding topics and an archived webinar on billing for integrated health services are also available.

Contact: SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, 1701 K Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006, E-mail: integration@thenational council.org Web Site: http://www.integration.samhsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health centers, Medicaid, Mental health services, Primary care, Regulations, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals, Service integration, State programs, Training

Coalition for Healthier Schools. [2013]. Healthy purchasing for healthy schools: A guidance memo. Albany, NY: Healthy Schools Network, 20 pp.

Annotation: This document is designed to help organizations and education policymakers make decisions to reduce the presence of toxic chemicals in schools. Contents include guidance on purchasing products, equipment, and services that have reduced adverse effects on human health and on the environment, as well as costs. Topics include cleaning supplies, office equipment, interior wall and ceiling paints, office supplies, art supplies, and furniture. The document is customizable. Posters and guidelines for child care are also included as appendices.

Contact: Healthy Schools Network, 773 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, Telephone: (518) 462-0632 Fax: (518) 462-0433 E-mail: info@healthyschools.org Web Site: http://www.healthyschools.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care centers, Community action, Costs, Environmental exposure, Environmental health, Hazards, Policy development, Prevention, Resources for professionals, Risk factors, School age children, Schools

Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health. 2013. Child health data for Title V needs assessment (rev.). Portland, OR: Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes state, regional, and national data available from the Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health and how this data can be used to compile mandatory statewide Title V needs assessments. The fact sheet includes a summary of the needs assessment process and describes how the center can help during each of six steps. It lists the survey sources for the data; describes the interactive online query system; and outlines state priorities identified in the 2010-15 Title V needs assessment.

Contact: Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health, Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, E-mail: info@cahmi.org Web Site: https://childhealthdata.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Data, Needs assessment, Resource centers, Statistics, Surveys, Title V programs

Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center. 2012. Helping to improve the care of ill and injured children: The Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center. Washington, DC: Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provides information about the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Children National Resource Center (NRC). The brochure explains how NRC services complement those of the federal EMS for Children program and the National Emergency Medical Services for Children Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC). Topics include technical assistance, partnerships and collaboration, communications, meetings and awards, staff support, and the Family Advisory Network. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (301) 244-6300 Fax: (301) 244-6301 E-mail: emscinformation@childrensnational.org Web Site: http://www.emscnrc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Emergency medical services for children, Program descriptions, Resource centers

Child Care Aware of America. 2012. Parent services spearheaded by child care resource and referral agencies. Arlington, VA: National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, Child Care Aware of America, 12 pp. (White paper)

Annotation: This white paper provides an overview of how the nation's Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) support parents in finding and selecting quality care for their families as well as other services offered to parents. It discusses the need for consumer education about state policies concerning child care requirements; addresses the challenges that parents face in selecting quality child care; and describes the array of resources and services provided by CCR&Rs. The paper also describes how Child Care Aware of America supports the work of CCR&Rs, and summarizes the results of its nationwide parenting poll.

Contact: National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, 1515 North Courthouse Road, 11th Floor, Arlington, VA 22201, Telephone: (703) 341-4100 Secondary Telephone: (800) 424-2246 Fax: (703) 341-4101 E-mail: info@naccrra.net Web Site: http://www.naccrra.net Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Child care services, Guidelines, Parent support services, Referrals, Resource centers

National Center for Family / Professional Partnerships. 2012. Family-to-family health information centers. Albuquerque, NM: National Center for Family / Professional Partnerships, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes family-to-family health information centers (F2F HICs), statewide initiatives that assist families of children and youth with special health care needs or disabilities and the professionals who serve them, and summarizes populations served, most frequently requested information, and the impacts of F2F HICs. It includes data from June 2010 through May 2011. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Families, Family centered services, Family support services, Resource centers

National Center for Family / Professional Partnerships. 2012. Empowering parents in a time of change: Discovering the leader within--2012 activities sharing notebook. Albuquerque, NM: National Center for Family Professional Partnerships, 77 pp.

Annotation: This document describes what family-to-family health information centers (F2F HICs) are and describes activities that each state HIC has undertaken to assist families of children with special health care needs. For each activity there is a description of the activity, the problem addressed, how the activity was developed, its impact or outcome, and feedback received. It also contains a chart of additional grants/funding the centers have used and a list of national resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Community programs, Families, Family centered services, Family support services, Resource centers

Edwards L. 2012. Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals oral health program tool kit: Implementing school-based sealant programs in Louisiana. [Baton Rouge, LA]: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Center for Community and Preventive Health, 33 pp.

Annotation: This document is designed to help federally-qualified health centers in Louisiana implement school-based dental sealant programs. Topics include applying for a license to operate portable and mobile dental equipment, infection control recommendations and standards, and information required in the consent form for student participation in the program. Information about Medicaid reimbursement is also provided.

Contact: Louisiana Department of Health, Center for Community and Preventive Health, 628 North Fourth Street, P.O. Box 629, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629, Telephone: (225) 342-8093 Web Site: http://dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/414 Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health centers, Dental care, Dental sealants, Infection control, Licensing, Louisiana, Mobile health units, Oral health, Parent consent, Preventive health services, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals, School age children, School based clinics, Screening, Standards, State programs

Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Office of Maternal and Child Health. 2011. Philadelphia breastfeeding resource handbook, 2011. Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Department of Public Health, 32 pp.

Annotation: This directory provides an extensive array of resources in the Philadelphia area in order to provide guidance and assistance to women in helping them make informed choices about how to feed their baby and where to get information they need to breastfeed successfully. It includes books, videos, organizations, and courses, and covers many different aspects of breastfeeding including equipment, milk banks, and special situations.

Contact: Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health, 1101 Market Street, Ninth Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107, Telephone: (215) 685-5225 Contact Phone: (215) 685-6825 Fax: (215) 685-5257 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.phila.gov/health/mcfh/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Directories, Lactation, Lactation management, Pennsylvania, Resource centers, Resource materials

Center for Law and Social Policy and Zero to Three. 2011. Charting progress for babies in child care: Policy framework (upd. ed.). Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy and Zero to Three, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document sets forth four key principles that establish the foundation of supports that all infants and young children in child care need, as well as 15 recommendations that state child care licensing, quality, and subsidy policies should address. It is part of a multi-year effort to identify state policies that support the healthy development of infants and young children in child care settings and to build an online resource to help states implement these policies.

Contact: Center for Law and Social Policy, 1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 906-8000 Fax: (202) 842-2885 E-mail: http://www.clasp.org/about/contact Web Site: http://www.clasp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care centers, Infants, Licensing, Out of home care, Policy development, Resources for professionals, State legislation, Young children

Anderson B. 2011. Promoting family-centered care for children with special health care needs. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document examines the role of family organizations in providing information and support for children with special health care needs (CSHCN), their families, and their professional partners. Specifically, the document addresses efforts to secure financing for Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HIC) to provide support, information, resources, and training to families of CSHCN and the professionals who serve them; state F2F HIC activities; and what philanthropy can offer. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Families, Family centered care, Family resource centers, Financing, Parent professional relations, Resources for professionals

CFI Group. 2010. Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau: 2010 resource center customer satisfaction survey. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 65 pp.

Annotation: This document describes the results of a survey conducted to evaluate the customer satisfaction of end users of 38 resource centers in order to obtain information about the overall services provided by resource centers and to determine general information about the population served by the resource centers. The document points out areas of greatest satisfaction and areas where improvements can be made.

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

Keywords: Consumer satisfaction, Federal initiatives, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Resource centers, Surveys

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. 2009. National Poison Prevention Week 2009: [Promotional materials]. [Rockville, MD: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 10 items.

Annotation: This site hosts resources related to poisoning prevention and national poison prevention week including: information on calling a poison center, poison center locations, tips for successful event planning, a press release template, a proclamation guide, instructions on how to write a public service announcement, snapshots of successful events, and additional facts on poisons and poison safety.

Contact: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 464-4772 Fax: (301) 443-1246 E-mail: ask@hrsa.gov Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Campaigns, Poison control centers, Poisoning, Resource centers, Safety

Eiken S, Galantwicz S, Stubbs A. 2006. Innovative strategies for strengthening family to family health information and education centers. Cambridge, MA: Research and Policy Division, Thomson Medstat, 33 pp.

Annotation: This document describes strategies in these areas: developing partnerships to increase organizational capacity and outreach, enhancing communication with families, developing culturally appropriate strategies to serve a diverse audience, facilitating the transition to adulthood, and ensuring sustainability through multiple funding sources. The appendix lists family to family health care information centers by state.

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: Children with special health care needs, Family resource centers, Family support services, Information services, Children with developmental disabilities, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Community organizations, Families, Health education

U.S. General Accounting Office. 2004. HHS bioterrorism preparedness programs: States reported progress but fell short of program goals for 2002. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 45 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the extent to which states completed 2002 cooperative agreement requirements for two programs: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Health Preparedness and Response for Bioterrorism Program and the Health Resources and Services Administration's National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program. The report also addresses whether states identified any factors that hindered implementation of the two programs. Some information is presented in tables throughout the report. The report includes a "results in brief section"; the remainder of the report is a series of PowerPoint slides.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: contact@gao.gov Web Site: http://www.gao.gov Available from the website. Document Number: GAO-04-360R.

Keywords: Bioterrorism, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cooperative agreements, Disaster planning, Emergencies, Federal programs, Health Resources and Services Administration, Program evaluation, State programs

Schafer P. 2002. Baltimore City Healthy Start: Healthy Start impact report. Baltimore, MD: Baltimore City Healthy Start, 82 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a Healthy Start program in Baltimore, Maryland from 1997 to 2001 to reduce infant mortality and improve pregnancy outcomes through the continued implementation of outreach, case management and care coordination, and family resource centers. Report contents include descriptions of service initiation; accomplishments; mentoring; consortium and collaboration; consortium program impact; and other Healthy Start components including management and governance, sustainability, the role of local government, lessons learned, local evaluation, fetal and infant mortality review, and project data. Also provided are tables for major services offered (by year), performance measures for various models used, and a demographic and statistical data form for the project area. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Baltimore City Healthy Start, 2521 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218, Telephone: (410) 396-7318 Fax: (410) 366-2825 E-mail: info@baltimorehealthystart.org Web Site: http://www.baltimorehealthystart.org/

Keywords: Data, Family resource centers, Final reports, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Local initiatives, Maryland, Prenatal care, Prevention programs, Program descriptions

McMurray-Avila M. 2001. Organizing health services for homeless people: A practical guide (2nd ed.). Nashville, TN: National Health Care for the Homeless Council, 358 pp.

Annotation: This guidebook addresses issues in the development and operation of the national Healthcare for the Homeless (HCH) program projects, integrating the provision of health care with other services to meet social and economic needs of people without homes. Part one begins with an overview describing the interaction of homelessness and health, how people become homeless, and who is most vulnerable to it. Part two describes how the HCH program developed in response to the health problems and access barriers faced by the homeless. Covered in part three are basic recommendations related to planning, organizational structure, and governance for starting up a new HCH project. Part four discusses service delivery based on the experience of current HCH projects. Part five offers ideas about tools that organizations need to operate effectively. Part six focuses on education and advocacy; tools vital for maintaining current gains. The appendices provide references on homelessness and health; organizations and resource centers; nonprofit organization resources; resource development information and resources; and health center resources. The book concludes with an index.

Contact: National Health Care for the Homeless Council, P.O. Box 60427, Nashville, TN 37206-0427, Telephone: (615) 226-2292 Fax: (615) 226-1656 E-mail: council@nhchc.org Web Site: http://www.nhchc.org Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-9711650-9-2.

Keywords: Access to health care, Government programs, Health care services, Homeless persons, Homelessness, Program descriptions, Resource centers, Service delivery, Social programs, Social services

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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.