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Great Expectations. n.d.. Parenting manual. New Orleans, LA: Healthy Start/Great Expectations, ca. 150 pp.

Annotation: This training manual is a curriculum in parenting for Great Expectation clients. The first section of the document includes a description of the eight week course; a parenting training schedule; guidelines for group leader or coordinator; ground rules for the participants; a parent pledge; and recruiting suggestions. The remainder of the manual provides resource material and handouts on these topics: orientation; health education; safety; nurturing and self esteem; communication and play; child reporting (types of abuse, types of neglect, mandated reporters, and factors that sometimes lead to abuse or neglect); and discipline. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Great Expectations Foundation, Inc., 4298 Elysian Fields Avenue, Suite B, New Orleans, LA 70122, Telephone: (504) 288-7818 Contact Phone: (504 ) 565-7601 Fax: (504) 288-7328 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge.

Keywords: Adolescent parents, Adolescent pregnancy, Child care, Child development, Communication, Curricula, Discipline, Education, Family planning, Health education, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Louisiana, Nutrition, Outreach, Parenting, Play, Prenatal care, Prevention, Safety, Self-esteem

American Lung Association. n.d.. Model policy for school districts: Stock bronchodilators. Washington, DC: American Lung Association, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document is designed to help school districts improve the health and academic outcomes of students with asthma. The document provides a framework for developing policies allowing use of stock bronchodilators in schools. Contents include information about implementing a model policy and creating a protocols and procedures document. A model policy template with definitions and conditions for administering, administering and storing, and obtaining stock bronchodilators is also included.

Contact: American Lung Association, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004, Telephone: (202) 785-3355 Secondary Telephone: (800) 548-8252 Fax: (202) 452-1805 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Asthma, Child health, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Disease management, Models, Policy development, School age children, School districts, School nurses, Schools, Self care

White P, Schmidt A, McManus M, Irwin CI Jr. 2018. Incorporating health care transition services into preventive care for adolescents and young adults: A toolkit for clinicians. Washington, DC: Got Transition; San Francisco, CA: Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center, 18 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit for clinicians provides suggested questions and anticipatory guidance specific to adolescents' transition to adult health care, and is meant to be used alongside Bright Futures. It covers early adolescence (11-14 years) through early adulthood (22-25 years), and includes transition and preventive health care guidance. It is aimed at the entire health care team. It is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Got Transition™/Center for Health Care Transition Improvement, National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, 1615 M Street, N.W., Suite 290, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-1500 Fax: (202) 429-3957 E-mail: Web Site:

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Coordination, Pediatric care, Self care, Spanish language materials, Transition planning, Transitions, Young adults

American College of Rheumatology, Lupus Foundation of America. 2017. Be Fierce. Take Control™. Atlanta, GA: American College of Rheumatology; Washington, DC: Lupus Foundation of America, multiple items.

Annotation: This public health campaign website was launched with the goal of educating and empowering young African American and Latino women (including those ages 15-18), who are most at-risk for developing lupus, to be aware of it signs and symptoms. The campaign uses the web, social media, digital advertising, and audience engagement to reach young women and educate them about the signs and symptoms of lupus. The campaign website also provides tools and resources such as the Lupus Foundation of America’s “Could it Be Lupus?” interactive questionnaire so those with possible symptoms can learn how to take that next step and talk to their health care provider.

Contact: Lupus Foundation of America, 2000 L Street, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 349-1155 Secondary Telephone: (800) 558-0121 Fax: (202) 349-1156 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Advocacy, African Americans, Autoimmune diseases, Early intervention programs, Empowerment, Ethnic factors, Hispanic Americans, Lupus erythematosus, Prevention programs, Public awareness campaigns, Reproductive health, Risk factors, Self care, Women's health

American College of Physicians, Got Transition/Center for Health Care Transition Improvement, Society of General Internal Medicine, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. 2016. Pediatric to adult care transitions initiative [toolkit]. Philadelphia, PA: American College of Physicians, multiple items.

Annotation: These disease/condition-specific tools were developed by internal medicine subspecialties to assist physicians in transitioning young adults with chronic diseases/conditions into adult care settings. Contents include sets of tools containing the following customized elements (at a minimum): transition readiness assessment, medical summary/transfer record, and self-care assessment. Sets of tools are available for the following subspecialties and diseases: general internal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, nephrology, and rheumatology. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: American College of Physicians, 190 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572, Telephone: (215) 351-2400 Secondary Telephone: (800) 523-1546 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Coordination, Medical records, Pediatric care, Self care, Special health care services, Transition planning, Young adults

Wyatt R, Laderman M, Botwinick L, Mate K, Whittington J. 2016. Achieving health equity: A guide for health care organizations. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement , 45 pp.

Annotation: This paper provides a framework for health care organizations to improve health equity in the communities they serve. Topics include making health equity a strategic priority, developing structure and processes to support health equity work, deploying specific strategies to address the multiple determinants of health on which health care organizations can have a direct impact, decreasing institutional racism within the organization, and developing partnerships with community organizations to improve health and equity. The paper also describes practical issues in measuring health equity, presents a case study of the Henry Ford Health System, and includes a self-assessment tool for health care organizations to assess their current state related to each component of the framework.

Contact: Institute for Healthcare Improvement , 20 University Road, Seventh Floor , Cambridge , MA 02138, Telephone: (617) 301-4800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 787-0831 Fax: (617) 301-4830 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Community participation, Discrimination, Equal opportunities, Health care delivery, Health disparities, Health systems agencies, Inclusion, Measures, Organizational change, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Self evaluation, Social bias

National Center for Cultural Competence. 2016. Cultural & linguistic competence health practitioner assessment. Washington, DC: National Center for Cultural Competence, 1 v.

Annotation: This self-guided learning activity is designed to enhance the delivery of high-quality services for diverse patient/client populations and promote cultural and linguistic competence as essential approaches to address disparities in health and health care. Users who complete the assessment receive scores, including scores compared to a norming sample, in the following three areas: knowledge of culturally and linguistically diverse populations, adapting practice for culturally and linguistically diverse patient populations, and promoting the health of culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Users also receive a customized set of related professional development and educational resources based on their responses. The report can be downloaded and saved.

Contact: National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, P.O. Box 571485, Washington, DC 20057-1485, Telephone: (202) 687-5387 Secondary Telephone: (800) 788-2066 Fax: (202) 687-8899 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication skills, Cultural competence, Health care delivery, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health promotion, Patient care, Self evaluation

Brega AG, Barnard J, Mabachi NM, Weiss BD, DeWalt DA, Brach C, Cifuentes M, Albright K, West DR. 2015. Health literacy universal precautions toolkit (2nd ed.). Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 164 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit provides guidance to support primary care practices in addressing health literacy. Contents include 21 tools addressing the following 4 domains: spoken communication, written communication, self-management and empowerment, and supportive systems. Additional contents include resources such as sample forms, PowerPoint presentations, and worksheets that practices may use or revise to suit their needs. A companion guide presents advice based on the implementation experiences of diverse primary care practices.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: AHRQ Publication no. 15-0023-EF.

Keywords: Communication, Empowerment, Forms, Health care systems, Health literacy, Patient care, Primary care, Resources for professionals, Self care, Social support

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Pfizer, Unity Consortium. 2015. THRIVE (Teen Health Resources, Information and Vaccine Education). Deerfield, IL: Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine,

Annotation: This app is designed to empower parents to begin a dialogue with their adolescent or young adult on important health topics, and help manage their own health. Features include a library of health and wellness topics to help parents have discussions with their teen or young adult. The app also provides parents with conversation starters for difficult or sensitive topics; health exams and preventive health information including vaccinations and well-visits; risk-oriented behavior, such as drinking, smoking, or sexual health; social media; and more.

Contact: Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, 111 Deer Lake Road, Suite 100, Deerfield, IL 60015, Telephone: (847) 753-5226 Fax: (847) 480-9282 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Communication, Mobile applications, Parents, Self care, Transition planning, Young adults

Cooley WC, Cheetham T. 2015. Integrating young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities into your practice: Tips for adult health care providers. Washington, DC: Center for Health Care Transition Improvement, 3 pp. (Practice resource; no. 3)

Annotation: This resource offers tips for preparing the office and staff for caring for young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Topics include recommended transition actions that can be taken prior to the initial visit, during the visit, and after the visit. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Got Transition™/Center for Health Care Transition Improvement, National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, 1615 M Street, N.W., Suite 290, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-1500 Fax: (202) 429-3957 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Developmental disabilities, Health care delivery, Intellectual development, Patient care planning, Self care, Special health care needs, Transition planning, Young adults

U.S. Office of Minority Health. [2014]. My coverage, my care: Making health insurance work for me. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of Minority Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource provides information about health insurance coverage, how to obtain it, and how to use it. Topics include enrolling in health insurance, understanding coverage, common terms, free preventive services, the value of health insurance, finding a provider, primary care vs. emergency care, preparing for the first doctor visit and following up, and finding a local clinic. Information about putting health first, screenings for all ages, healthy eating, staying active, quitting smoking, and getting a flu shot is also included. Additional contents include training tools, fact sheets, resources for educators and federally recognized tribal members, information for older and young adults, a video series, and information about getting help in a language other than English.

Contact: U.S. Office of Minority Health, The Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 453-2882 Secondary Telephone: (240) 453-2883 Fax: (240) 453-2883 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Consumer health, Enrollment, Health care utilization, Health education, Health insurance, Health literacy, Multimedia, Non English language materials, Self care, Training materials

Antosh AA, Blair M, Edwards K, Goode T, Hewitt A, Izzo M, Johnson DR, Raynor O, Riddle I, Shanley JL, Walker R, Wehmeyer M. 2014. A comprehensive approach to transition. Silver Spring, MD: Association of University Centers on Disabilities, 21 pp.

Bensen R, Steidtmann D, Vaks Y. 2014. A Triple Aim approach to transition from pediatric to adult health care for youth with special health care needs. Palo Alto, CA: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, 8 pp. (Issue brief)

Nash R. 2014. Preparing adolescents for self-care: A transition toolkit for Iowa's community health centers. Urbandale, IA: Iowa Primary Care Association, 47 pp.

Copeland ME. 2014. Taking action: A mental health recovery self-help educational program. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 155 pp.

Annotation: This curriculum is a self-care and recovery educational program for state, county, and local behavioral health delivery systems; for-profit and not-for-profit organizations; volunteer groups; support groups; peer support groups; and peer-run programs. Its purpose is to implement educational programs in self-help concepts, skills, and strategies for adults with mental health issues and/or for adults with mental health issues who also may have substance use issues. The goal of the project is to promote wellness, stability, recovery, and life transformation. Contents include information about program administration, curriculum implementation, facilitator training, and descriptions of sessions.

Contact: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (877) SAMHSA-7 Secondary Telephone: (877) 726-4727 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Curricula, Educational programs, Health behavior, Health education, Mental health, Peer education, Peer support programs, Self care, Substance use behavior, Training

Center for Health Care Transition Improvement. 2014. Sample self-care assessment for young adults. Washington, DC: Center for Health Care Transition Improvement, 1 p. (Six core elements of health care transition 2.0)

Ramos-Gomez F. 2014. The art of perinatal and infant oral health. New York, NY: Colgate Oral Health Network for Professional Education and Development, 1 v.

Annotation: This course for physicians, general dentists, and other health professionals focuses on best practices for improving oral health outcomes in infants and young children. Topics include implementing the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's steps for infant oral health care and the rationale for and impact of Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) for infants and young children from birth to age 5. Information about self-management goals for caregivers is included.

Contact: Colgate Oral Health Network for Professional Development and Education, Colgate-Palmolive, 300 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022, Telephone: (800) 226-5428 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Continuing education, Dental care, Dental caries, Disease management, Goals, Infants, Models, Oral health, Pediatric care, Perinatal care, Professional training, Protocols, Risk assessment, Self care, Young children

Quinonez RB, Boggess K. 2013–. Prenatal oral health program (pOHP). Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, and School of Medicine, 1 v.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help prenatal primary care professionals and oral health care teams implement and deliver preventive oral health services to women, including those who are pregnant. Contents include videos, guidelines, a referral form and follow-up report card, and a periodicity table. Additional resources for new mothers and pregnant women—including videos on oral health care for pregnant women and infants, a self-evaluation, and a provider locator—are also available in English and Spanish.

Contact: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Manning Drive and Columbia Street, CB #7450, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7450, Telephone: (919) 537-3737 Fax: (919) 966-7992 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Continuing education, Forms, Multimedia, Oral health, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Prevention services, Self evaluation, Spanish language materials, Training

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [2012]. Pre-existing diabetes and pregnancy: Potential effects of uncontrolled diabetes. [Atlanta, GA]: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 p.

Annotation: This chart is intended for women who have diabetes and want to get pregnant. It provides information on the potential effects of uncontrolled diabetes before and during pregnancy. Tips on controlling blood sugar to help prevent problems and links to additional resources on diabetes and pregnancy are 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: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Congenital abnormalities, Infants, Preconception, Pregnancy in diabetics, Self care, Women

National Diabetes Education Program. 2011-. Diabetes HealthSense. Bethesda, MD: National Diabetes Education Program,

Annotation: These resources are designed to help people prevent or manage diabetes. Contents include tracking tools, printable documents, online and inperson programs, videos and podcasts, presentations, mobile applications, and websites. Topics include eating healthy, being active, managing weight, coping with stress and emotions, setting goals, stopping smoking, preventing diabetes-related health problems, and checking blood glucose. The resources can be searched by topic, age, type of resource, or language (English, Spanish, and Vietnamese). Resources are are also available for people with diabetes or prediabetes, and those at risk for diabetes; family members, friends, or caregivers; health professionals; teachers or school health professionals; community health workers; and community organizations. A community health promotion toolkit is also available.

Contact: National Diabetes Education Program, One Diabetes Way, Bethesda, MD 20841-9692, Telephone: (301) 496-3583 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Asian language materials, Behavior modification, Diabetes, Health behavior, Health promotion, Multimedia, Non English language materials, Self care, Spanish language materials

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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.