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National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. n.d.. Nutrition: Selected SPRANS abstracts FY 1988. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 173 pp.

Annotation: This publication provides information about the nutrition component of 107 projects supported by the Office of Maternal and Child Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during 1988. Subjects of the project include prenatal care and risk reduction, systems development, breastfeeding, infant health, child health, adolescent health, chronic illness and disabling conditions, community based, comprehensive services, and training programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Out of print; available for loan.

Keywords: Nutrition, SPRANS

Region IV Network for Data Management and Utilization. 2012. Consensus in Region IV: Woman and infant health indicators for planning and assessment. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Health Services Research Center, 1 v.

Annotation: [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, CB# 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, Telephone: (919) 966-5011 E-mail: contact@schsr.unc.edu Web Site: http://www.schsr.unc.edu Price unknown.

Keywords: Data collection, Health statistics, Infant mortality, Low birthweight, MCH programs, Neonatal mortality, Perinatal health, Perinatal mortality, Region IV, SPRANS, Southern United States, Statistics

Abstinence in Motion (AIM) Project. [2004]. Giving our most vulnerable a first line of defense: The results of the AIM Community-Based Abstinence Education Project for Rural Alabama. [Troy, AL]: Abstinence in Motion (AIM) Project, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the results of the AIM Community-Based Abstinence Education Project for Rural Alabama. The AIM Project is an abstinence education outreach program focusing on rural communities in the state. The report describes the project and discusses (1) how welfare reform and abstinence education work together against child poverty, (2) scientific evaluation of the project, (3) student satisfaction with the project, and (4) reducing welfare payrolls and poverty in rural Alabama. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: AIM Project, Troy Regional Medical Center, 1340 Highway 231 South Suite 1, Troy, AL 36081, Telephone: (334) 670-5261 Fax: (334) 670-5256 E-mail: info@aimproject.com Web Site: http://www.aimproject.com Available at no charge.

Keywords: Abstinence education, Alabama, Child health, Children, Communities, Evaluation, Outreach, Poverty, Rural populations, SPRANS, State projects, Students, Welfare reform, Welfare services

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Government Reform—Minority Staff Special Investigations Division. 2004. The content of federally funded abstinence-only education programs. Washington, DC: Committee on Government Reform Minority Office, U.S. House of Representatives, 22 pp.

Annotation: This report evaluates the content of the most popular abstinence-only curricula used by grantees of the largest federal abstinence initiative, SPRANS (Special Programs of Regional and National Significance) Community-Based Abstinence Education. Included are an executive summary, background on abstinence-only programs, the purpose and methodology of the evaluation, a review of the findings, and a conclusion. Topics include how the majority of abstinence-only curricula contain false and misleading information about (1) the effectiveness of contraceptives, (2) risks of abortion, (3) how abstinence-only curricula blur religion and science, (4) how stereotypes about girls and boys are treated as fact, (5) the risks of sexual activity, and (6) how curricula contain scientific errors.

Contact: U.S. Congress. House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 2157 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515, Telephone: (202) 225-5051 Web Site: http://oversight.house.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Abortion, Abstinence, Adolescent sexuality, Contraception, Contraceptive use, Curricula, Disease prevention, Federal grants, Federal programs, Misinformation, Pregnancy, Program evaluation, SPRANS, Sexuality education, Sexually transmitted diseases

L.A. Care Health Plan. 2002. Integrated services for children with special health care needs: Final report. [Los Angeles, CA]: L.A. Care Health Plan, 28 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the not-for-profit Medicaid managed care L.A. Care Health Plan project, which provides services for children with special health care needs in Los Angeles, California, funded under the Special Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS). The report includes background information; project goals and objectives; methodology, project evaluation; a review of results and outcomes; the publication, dissemination, and utilization of the resulting publication "Special Needs Resource Guide for Families, " in English and Spanish; future plans and project follow-up; and a review of the type and amount of support and resources needed to replicate the program. The project abstract is also included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available for loan.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Medicaid managed care, Parent support services, Program descriptions, Project evaluation, SPRANS, Service coordination, State programs

Athey J, Kavanagh L, Bagley K. 2001. The MCH training program: An evaluation. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 120 pp., exec. summ. (19 pp.).

Annotation: This report describes the evaluation of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Training Program, conducted in two phases. Phase one focused on describing the program's history and development and identifying themes common to the 13 priorities. Phase two, the subject of this report, broadly assesses the program's accomplishments, identifies problems, and provides recommendations focused on program operations and management. The first section of the report briefly defines the 13 long-term interdisciplinary priorities. Chapter topics include the methodology, statistical snapshots, leadership training, supporting faculty, contributing to advances in the field, promoting collaboration, the economics of MCH training, and recommendations. Appendices provide listings of the evaluation project advisors, site-visited projects and their directors, and additional information on interviews with former trainees. The report also includes extensive tables, figures, notes, and a bibliography. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Document Number: ISBN 1-57285-069-8.

Keywords: Cost effectiveness, Economic factors, Interdisciplinary approach, Leadership training, MCH training programs, Needs assessment, Professional training, Program evaluation, Resource allocation, SPRANS, Statistical analysis, Universities

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. 2000-. MCH projects database: Abstracts of active projects 19__. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 1 CD-ROM, 1 manual (93 pp.).

Annotation: This CD-ROM contains the Maternal and Child Health Bureau Projects Database for a fiscal year. The database includes information about all projects funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, that were active in the fiscal year. The user's manual provides background information about the database and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau; technical information including minimum computer specifications, installation instructions, instructions on how to search the database, and how to sort, print, and export data; and appendices which include an acronym key and a list of the keywords used to index the database records. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available for loan.

Keywords: Block grants, CD-ROMs, Databases, Federal grants, MCH programs, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Program descriptions, SPRANS, Software, Title V programs

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2000. Title V: A snapshot of maternal and child health 2000. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 296 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant to States program and provides a national statistical overview of Title V programs. The report includes a listing of the Special Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS) and other federal MCH grants to each state and jurisdiction. The data presented are for FY 98. The bulk of the report consists of a statistical summary for individual states. Each summary includes data about (1) the number of pregnant women, infants, children, and children with special health care needs (CSHCN) who were served by Title V; (2) a full picture of the sources of funding for maternal and child health (MCH); (3) the relative allocation of resources among four levels of service on the MCH pyramid of services; and (4) a selection of performance and outcome measures. The report also describes the electronic reporting package (ERP) used for data collection, and includes the Maternal and Child Health Bureau strategic plan, a list of resource organizations, and a glossary. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Block grants, Child health, Children with special health care needs, Financing, Fiscal management, MCH programs, Maternal health, Outcome and process assessment, Outcome evaluation, Resource allocation, SPRANS, State programs, Statistics, Title V programs

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 1999-. Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau: Report to Congress, fiscal year 19__—,Title V: Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant = Title V improving the health of mothers and children, fiscal year 1996 activities. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, annual.

Annotation: This annual report describes the multifaceted federal and state activities which are supported by Title V of the Social Security Act. It begins with an overview of maternal and child health including the role of the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). Part I presents more detail about demographics, health indicators, and health services and utilization in maternal and child health. Part II describes the activities of the MCHB. Part III discusses the Title V state block grant activities. Part IV deals with Title V Special Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS) and Community Integrated Service Systems (CISS) Projects. Appendices include statistics on infant and maternal health and mortality including the effects of racial factors, prenatal care, and low birthweight. The title of this report varies somewhat from year to year. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Annual reports, Block grants, Child health, Community Integrated Service System program, Community health services, Federal MCH programs, Federal programs, Maternal health, Prenatal care, SPRANS, Service coordination, State programs, Statistics, Title V programs

Institute for Child Health Policy and Johnson K. 1999. Incorporating genetic medicine and technology into practice and service: Conference proceedings, program, and directory. Gainesville, FL: Institute for Child Health Policy, 96 pp.

Annotation: This document is the conference proceedings, program, and directory from the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Invitational Meeting on the topic of genetic medicine and technology held in November, 1999, in Arlington, Virginia. It includes a brief history of the MCHB Genetic Services Branch and a discussion of the National Agenda for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) as part of the Healthy People 2010 objectives. It also provides agendas and summaries of the three meeting tracks whose themes were translating recommendations into action, promotion of the early identification of CSHCN needs through infrastructure development, and improvement and integration of health services for infants and children with genetic conditions. Speaker/staff biographies, a guest directory, a list of MCHB SPRANS genetics projects, and fact sheets on family-centered care for CSHCN and cultural competency are also included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Culturally competent services, Early intervention, Family centered care, Genetic disorders, Genetic services, Genetics, Health services delivery, Healthy People 2010, SPRANS, Technology

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 1998. Report to Congress: Celebrating 60 years of Title V—Fiscal years 1994 and 1995: Title V—Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 118 pp.

Annotation: This report is the annual report of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the U.S. Congress. The report describes the multi-faceted federal and state activities which are supported by Title V of the Social Security Act, and the health status of women of childbearing age, infants, children, and adolescents, especially children with special health needs for whom Title V is designed. It includes an overview of Title V and of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, partnerships with other federal agencies, block grant activities, and activities of Special Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS). [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Block grants, Child health, Federal MCH programs, Federal programs, MCH programs, MCH services, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Maternal health, Public health, SPRANS, State programs, Title V programs

Authier K, Kruse JE. 1998. Medicaid managed care for children with special health care needs: Access to health care services. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, 45 pp.

Annotation: This report is a summation of the activities of year one under a SPRANS grant to describe the transition to Medicaid managed care of Nebraska children with special health care needs. The report begins with an overview of the conversion of Medicaid programs to managed care principles and a discussion of the implications for inclusion of children with special health care needs. The next section describes the introduction of managed care into the Nebraska Medicaid program. The following sections provide detailed recommendations regarding research methodology, emerging themes, and conclusions and recommendations. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 E-mail: dhhs.helpline@nebraska.gov Contact E-mail: Rollie.Snuttjer@hhss.state.ne.us Web Site: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children with special health care needs, Health care delivery, Medicaid managed care, Nebraska, Research methodology, SPRANS

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 1997-. Emergency medical services for children: Abstracts of active projects FY__. Torrance, CA: National Emergency Medical Services for Children Resource Alliance; Washington, DC: Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center, annual.

Annotation: This annual directory lists projects in emergency medical services for children currently funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and summarizes the problems being addressed, goals, methodology, evaluation procedures and experiences to date. Completed projects are also summarized. [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 Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Directories, Emergency medical services for children, Federal MCH programs, SPRANS

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. 1997. 1997 MCHB projects database. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 1 manual (93 pp.).; 1 CD-ROM.

Annotation: This CD-ROM contains the 1997 Maternal and Child Health Bureau Projects Database. The database includes information about all projects funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, that were active in FY 1997 (October 1996-1997). Seven hundred eighty-six projects are described. The user's manual provides background information about the database and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau; technical information including minimum computer specifications, installation instructions, instructions on how to search the database, and how to sort, print, and export data; and appendices which include an acronym key and a list of the keywords used to index the database records. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available for loan.

Keywords: Block grants, CD-ROMs, Databases, Federal grants, MCH programs, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Program descriptions, SPRANS, Software, Title V programs

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 1997. Maternal and Child Health Leadership in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education: Application kit for CFDA 93.110TI—Application guidance, including form PHS-6025-1. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 25 pp.

Annotation: This document explains the Maternal and Child Health Center for Leadership in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education grant application process. It includes Bureau directives, lists specific requirements and program elements for MCH leadership in pediatric physical therapy education, and explains the application process. Appendices include additional instructions and guidelines. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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

Keywords: Adolescents with special health care needs, Applications, Children with special health care needs, Federal grants, Infants with special health care needs, Leadership, MCH training programs, Manuals, Pediatrics, Physical therapy, SPRANS

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 1996-. Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau report to Congress. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau,

Annotation: This report describes the multifaceted federal and state activities that are supported by Title V of the Social Security Act; and the health status of women of childbearing age, infants, children, and adolescents, especially children with special health needs for whom Title V is designed. Included is an overview of Title V and of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, partnerships with other federal agencies, block grant activities, and activities of Special Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS). The 1991 report was titled "Report to Congress on fiscal year 1991 maternal and child health activities and health status: Title V–maternal and child health service block grant." [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHJ021 (1992/93).

Keywords: Block grants, Child health, Federal MCH programs, Federal programs, Maternal health, SPRANS, State programs, Title V programs

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 1996. Maternal and Child Health Graduate Medical Education in Obstetrics/ Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Family Practice in Historically/Predominantly Black Medical Schools. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 33 pp.

Annotation: This document explains how to apply for a federal grant for graduate medical education in obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, and family practice in historically or predominantly black medical schools. It describes the authority and purpose for the grants; program elements and requirements; special considerations; the review process and criteria; the application process; form, project plan, progress report, and abstract instructions; and reporting requirements. Appendices have additional instructions and sample reports. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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

Keywords: Applications, Black colleges, Blacks, Family medicine, Federal grants, Gynecology, MCH training programs, Medical education, Medical schools, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Program descriptions, SPRANS

Langlykke K, Sheahan PM, eds. [1995]. Building partnerships to achieve adolescent health: MCHB adolescent health grantees meeting—1993 proceedings. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 64 pp.

Annotation: These proceedings summarize a 1993 conference for the recipients of grants to promote adolescent health. The grant recipients were funded by the Special Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS) program administered by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau; the conference focused on the potential impact of health care reform on the delivery of health care programs and services for adolescents. The proceedings include presentations on national trends and issues, the impact of reform on adolescent health, and the charge to the workgroups on using collaboration and coordination to achieve the desired outcomes; the proceedings also summarize the workgroup discussions and contain the workgroup summary and closing comments. Appendices include the agenda, participant list, and materials on community coalition building, cultural competence, and desktop computer resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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

Keywords: Adolescent health programs, Adolescent health services, Coalitions, Collaboration, Conference proceedings, Federal grants, Health care reform, Health promotion, MCH programs, Program coordination, Program development, SPRANS

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 1995. Report to Congress on fiscal year 19__ maternal and child health activities and health status: Title V - Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, annual?

Annotation: This report describes the multi-faceted federal and state activities which are supported by Title V of the Social Security Act, and the health status of women of childbearing age, infants, children, and adolescents, especially children with special health needs for whom Title V is designed. It includes an overview of Title V and of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, partnerships with other federal agencies, block grant activities, and activities of Special Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS). The report for FY 1992 and 1993 is titled: Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau report to Congress. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Contact Phone: (301) 443-5720 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available at no charge. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHI048.

Keywords: Block grants, Child health, Federal MCH programs, Federal programs, Maternal health, SPRANS, State programs, Title V programs

Pathfinder Resources. 1994. Lessons learned in developing systems to improve care and quality of life for children with special health needs and their families: Survey of Special Projects of Regional and National Significance/Maternal and Child Health Improvement Projects (SPRANS/MCHIP)—Final report. St. Paul, MN: Pathfinder Resources, 36 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the results of a telephone survey of SPRANS and MCHIP grant recipients to determine their progress toward implementing the Surgeon General's 1987 action agenda to improve the care and the quality of life for children with special health needs and their families. The report covers grantee activities for the preceding five years, with information on: developing systems of care, preparing parents and care providers, community-based care, coalition building, cultural competence, and managing SPRANS. A related title, "Implementing the Surgeon General's Action Agenda," contains the results of a written survey on the same topic.

Keywords: Access to care, Children with special health care needs, Community based services, Culturally competent services, Demonstration programs, Families, Family centered services, Parent education, Professional education, Program development, Program management, Research, SPRANS, Service coordination, Surveys

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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.