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Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. n.d.. Quit to win. Bethesda, MD: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 1 poster (11 x 17 inches).

Great Expectations/Healthy Start. n.d.. Prenatal education curriculum. New Orleans, LA: Great Expectations/Healthy Start, ca. 150 pp.

Annotation: This study guide consists of a series of brief training sessions on various aspects of prenatal and infant care. Curricula topics include the following: 1) anatomy and physiology of pregnancy; 2) breastfeeding; 3) alcohol, smoking, and drug abuse; 4) personal hygiene; 5) sexually transmitted diseases; 6) contraception/family planning; and 7) domestic violence. [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 Fax: (504) 288-7328 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Alcohol use during pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Contraception, Curricula, Domestic violence, Educational materials, Great Expectations/New Orleans Healthy Start, Infant care, Infant health, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Prenatal care, Prenatal education, Prenatal nutrition, Sexually transmitted diseases, Smoking, Substance dependence, Training materials

Spack J. n.d.. Reducing Children's Exposure in Family Day Care Settings to Environmental Tobacco Smoke: [Final report]. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Health Research Institute, 29 pp.

Annotation: Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) has been proven harmful to those who live with smokers, especially infants and children. This project worked with three culturally diverse, lower socioeconomic status communities to develop appropriate materials to educate family day care providers, parents, and children about the importance of a smoke-free environment. In addition, the project built local community networks to continue this commitment after the project was completed. [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 PB93-198380.

Keywords: Preschoolers, Caregivers, Child care, Family child care, Parents, Respiratory Illnesses, Smoking

Iowa Department of Public Health, Sudden Infant Death Program. n.d.. Face up to SIDS. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Sudden Infant Death Program, 3 items.

Annotation: These three brochures contain information on SIDS prevention. The first brochure, for parents, defines SIDS, provides tips on how to reduce the chance that an infant will die from SIDS, and presents facts about SIDS. The second brochure provides similar information but geared toward child care providers, and the third provides similar information but geared toward grandparents.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 281-7689 Secondary Telephone: (866) 227-9878 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Passive smoking, Prevention, SIDS. Infant death, Safety, Sleep position, Smoking, Smoking while pregnant

Oklahoma City-County Health Department. n.d.. Keep your baby safe from tobacco smoke. Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure for parents provides information about how to keep infants safe from tobacco smoke. The brochure discusses why tobacco is harmful, the three types of tobacco smoke (smoking, secondhand smoke, and thirdhand smoke), tips to protect infants from the effects of all types of smoke, and the benefits of keeping infants away from smoke.

Contact: Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 921 NorthEast 23rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105, Telephone: (406) 427-8651 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Bronchitis, Consumer education materials, Costs, Infant health, Otitis media Pneumonia, Passive smoking, Prevention, SIDS, Safety, Smoking

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. n.d.. Health tips for families series. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 13 items.

Annotation: These fact sheets for families in Head Start programs cover a variety of health topics related to children. Topics include active play, health literacy, understanding and using health information, healthy breathing at home (asthma prevention), healthy eating, mental health, oral health, and safety and injury prevention. The materials are available in Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Hmong, Marshallese, Polish, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Yiddish.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Child safety, Consumer education materials, Families, Head Start, Health literacy, Health promotion, Injury prevention, Mental health, Nutrition, Oral health, Physical activity, Play, Smoking, Spanish language materials, Young children

American Dental Hygienists' Association. n.d.. Oral health nutrition. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 1 p.

Annotation: This document provides information about oral health and nutrition. The document describes foods that help to build healthy teeth and gums including foods that provide calcium, B vitamins, vitamins C and D, iron and protein, and magnesium and zinc. The document also explains the role of dental hygienists in providing oral health education and establishing a tobacco cessation program.

Contact: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (312) 440-8900 Fax: (312) 440-1806 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental hygienists, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Nutrition, Oral health, Patient education, Smoking cessation, Tobacco use

Georgia Tobacco Use Prevention Program. [2018]. Tobacco cessation resource toolkit for oral health providers. Atlanta, GA: Georgia Tobacco Use Prevention Program, 25 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit is intended to assist oral health professionals in Georgia with helping their patients, especially pregnant women, quit smoking. It provides information about why smoking during pregnancy is harmful and how oral health professionals can contribute to helping women quit. The toolkit provides information about the 5As protocol (ask, advise, assess, assist, arrange) for helping patients quit smoking and offers detailed guidelines for how to implement the protocol with patients in a short timeframe. A table explaining how to use diagnostic codes to apply for reimbursement for tobacco-cessation counseling is included.

Contact: Georgia Tobacco Use Prevention Program, Georgia Department of Public Health, 2 Peachtree Street, NW, 15th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303-3186, Web Site:

Keywords: Counseling, Georgia, Oral health, Pregnant women, Smoking cessation, State programs

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2018. Addressing tobacco in dental settings: A resource for dental professionals. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document, which is geared toward oral health professionals, focuses on screening and counseling for tobacco use and exposure during dental visits. The document explains why addressing tobacco use and exposure is important and provides guidelines for how to screen and provide counseling in 1–3 minutes using the "5As" protocol: ask, advise, assess, assist, arrange.Tobacco and oral health facts are also provided.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Counseling, Health screening, Oral health, Smoking cessation, Tobacco use

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2017. Focus on prevention: Strategies and programs to prevent substance use. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 59 pp.

Annotation: This guide aims to help groups and communities move from concerns about abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs to practical ways to get the word out about prevention. It provides a brief discussion and starting points for these focus topics: the strategic prevention framework, prevention theory, risk and protection, community needs, strategies that work, issues and audiences, community partners, connecting with your audience, social marketing, media and social media, and evaluation. A suggested event timeline and sample materials are provided to help develop a successful news conference, and a list of substance abuse prevention resources is included. A Spanish language version is also available from the publisher.

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: Single copies available at no charge. Document Number: DHHS Pub. no. (SMA) 10-4120.

Keywords: Alcohol abuse, Communities, Drug abuse, Evaluation, Media campaigns, Prevention, Protective factors, Risk factors, Smoking, Spanish language materials

Radley DC, McCarthy D, Hayes SL. 2017. Aiming higher: Results from the Commonwealth Fund scorecard on state health system performance–2017 edition. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, annual.

Annotation: This report ranks states on more than 40 indicators of health system performance in five broad areas: health care access, quality, avoidable hospital use and costs, health outcomes, and health care equity. It also compares and evaluates trends across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Adults, Children, Dental care, Equal opportunities, Health care reform, Health care systems, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Health status, Infants, Measures, Morbidity, Mortality, Obesity, Oral health, Preventive health services, Smoking, State initiatives, Statistics, Systems development, Trends

Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office on Smoking and Health. 2017. Know the Risks: E-cigarettes & young people. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, multiple items.

Annotation: This website provides information about the risks electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use poses to youth and young adults, as well as resources for expanding and sharing knowledge about e-cigarettes and their impact on young people. Contents include the Surgeon General's report on the use of e-cigarettes by youth and young adults and information about the role of parents, health care professionals, and others in preventing harm and reducing young people's exposure to e-cigarettes. Resources include a fact sheet focusing on trends and heath risks, a quiz, a parent tip sheet, a health care provider conversation card, and responses to frequently asked questions. The fact sheet, tip sheet, and conversation card are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, Tower Building, Plaza Level 1, Room 100, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 276-8853 Fax: (240) 453-6141 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adverse effects, Beliefs, Communication, Consumer education materials, Disease prevention, Federal initiatives, Marketing, Public awareness campaign materials, Risk factors, Smoking, Spanish language materials, Tobacco, Trends, Young adults

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2017. Giving more babies a healthy start in life: An Anthem Foundation & March of Dimes collaboration to reduce preterm births. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes national and state initiatives to scale up and implement programs that encourage and facilitate first trimester prenatal care and help at-risk mothers commit to behaviors that reduce the numbers of low birthweight infants. Topics include a group prenatal care model called CenteringPregnancy®, smoking cessation programs, quality improvement initiatives related to the elimination of early elective deliveries, and Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait Community Programs®.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Childbirth, Collaboration, Community based programs, Community based services, Evidence based medicine, Financing, Health behavior, Health promotion, High risk infants, High risk mothers, High risk pregnancy, Low birthweight, Models, National initiatives, Peer support programs, Prenatal care, Preterm birth, Prevention programs, Smoking cessation

World Health Organization. 2017. WHO monograph on tobacco cessation and oral health integration. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization,

Annotation: This monograph provides information about systematic reviews of the association between tobacco use and oral diseases and potential benefits of tobacco-use cessation on oral health outcomes. For each systematic review, the methodology, results, and a discussion are presented. The monograph also includes policy recommendations related to integrating brief tobacco interventions into oral health programs in primary care.

Contact: World Health Organization, 20, Avenue Appia, Geneva, Switzerland , Telephone: (+ 41 22) 791 21 11 Fax: (+ 41 22) 791 3111 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Oral health, Public policy, Research, Service integration, Smoking cessation, Tobacco use

Smiles for Children. 2017. Smoking and pregnancy. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: of smoking during pregnancy. It lists health problems for both pregnant women and their infants that smoking during pregnancy are linked to. The brochure also discusses the link between smoking and gum disease and provides information about the benefits of quitting smoking either before or during pregnancy. In addition, the brochure explains the importance of receiving regular oral health care and how to find a dental home. The brochure is written in simple language, with English on one side and Spanish on the other.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218, Telephone: (804) 864-7000 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Spanish language materials, Consumer education materials, Infant health, Low literacy materials, Non English language materials, Oral health, Pregnant women, Smoking cessation, Smoking during pregnancy

Oregon Health Authority. 2016. E-cigarette primer. [Salem, OR]: Oregon Health Authority, 3 pp.

Annotation: This document describes electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), the potential health risks associated with the use of e-cigarettes by adolescents and adults, the lack of evidence for and marketing of e-cigarettes as smoking cessation tools, and related policy initiatives in Oregon.

Contact: Oregon Health Authority, 500 Summer Street, N.E., E-20, Salem, OR 97301-1097, Telephone: (503) 947-2340 Secondary Telephone: (877) 398-9238 Fax: (503) 947-2341 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Consumer protection, Environmental exposure, Local initiatives, Marketing, Nicotine, Oregon, Poisoning, Policy development, Product safety, Smoking, State agencies, State initiatives

National Conference of State Legislatures. 2016. Alternative nicotine products / electronic cigarettes [upd.]. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource provides information about actions taken to regulate the sale and use of electronic vaporizing products. Contents include a summary of policies from states and territories that prohibit sales of electronic cigarettes or vaping/alternative tobacco products to minors. Information from states that have passed legislation but are waiting for governor's action is also provided. The content is updated as new laws are adopted.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer protection, Nicotine, Public policy, Regulation, Smoking, State initiatives

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. 2016. Electronic cigarettes (upd.). Berkeley, CA: Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, multiple items.

Annotation: This website presents information and resources about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Contents include fact sheets about e-cigarette aerosol and trends in electronic smoking device (ESD) policy adoption. Topics include progress in keeping ESDs out of smokefree environments; federal, state, and local laws regulating e-cigarette use; the components of a typical e-cigarette; science on secondhand vapor; false claims and misleading advertising; and public support for e-cigarette laws.

Contact: Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Suite J, Berkeley, CA 94702, Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Consumer protection, Legislation, Marketing, Nicotine, Prevention, Regulations, Smoking

National Institute on Drug Abuse. 2016. DrugFacts: Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) (rev.). Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource describes how electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) work, how e-cigarettes compare to conventional cigarettes, the use of e-cigarettes by youth, and the lack of evidence on the effectiveness of e-cigarettes as smoking-cessation aids.

Contact: National Institute on Drug Abuse, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5213, MSC 9561, Bethesda, MD 20892-9561, Telephone: (301) 443-1124 Secondary Telephone: Fax: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Drug administration routes, Nicotine, Regulations, Research, Smoking, Young adults

U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Consumer Affairs. 2016. Vaporizers, e-cigarettes, and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Rockville, MD: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Consumer Affairs, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource describes types, ingredients, and components of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) including vaporizers, vape pens, hookah pens, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), and e-pipes. Additional topics include what ENDS look like; statistics about ENDS use; FDA regulation of ENDS; manufacturing ENDS and e-liquids; nicotine warning statement; retail sales of ENDS, e-liquids, or their components or parts made or derived from tobacco; vape shops that mix e-liquids or modify products; importing ENDS and e-liquids; and reporting adverse experiences and product violations.

Contact: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Consumer Affairs, , 5600 Fishers Lane , Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 463-6332 Fax: (301) 443-9767 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Consumer protection, Drug administration routes, Federal agencies, Nicotine, Public health, Regulations, Smoking

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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.