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Golden J. 2018. Babies made us modern: How infants brought America into the twentieth century. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press,

Annotation: This book examines how babies shaped American society and culture and led their families into the modern world to become more accepting of scientific medicine, active consumers, open to new theories of human psychological development, and welcoming of government advice and programs. The book also examines the influence of cultural traditions and religious practices upon the diversity of infant lives, exploring the ways class, race, region, gender, and community shaped life in the nursery and household.

Contact: Cambridge University Press, 32 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013-2473, Telephone: 212-924-3900 Secondary Telephone: (914) 937-9600 Fax: 212-691-3239 E-mail: Web Site:

Keywords: Community role, Cultural beliefs, Infants, Regional factors, Religion, Social change, Social factors, Sociocultural factors

O'Connor C. 2017. Working toward well-being: Community approaches to toxic stress. Washington, DC: Center for the Study of Social Policy, Early Childhood LINC Learning Lab on Community Approaches to Toxic Stress, 7 pp.

Annotation: This brief defines toxic stress from a community perspective and presents a framework for a community approach to addressing toxic stress, nested within the broader context of working toward healthy development and well-being. The brief also provides examples of how communities are taking action and recommendations for next steps to promote and further develop comprehensive approaches to toxic stress in communities across the country. Strategies for parents and caregivers; service providers; and multisystem, community partners and policymakers are included.

Contact: Center for the Study of Social Policy, 1575 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 371-1565 Fax: (202) 371-1472 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Child development, Child health, Communication, Communities, Community action, Community based services, Community role, Coordination, Early childhood, Families, Health education, Leadership, Models, Organizational change, Parents, Policy development, Protective factors, Social change, Stress, Systems development, Young children

Roche MK, Blank M, Jacobson R. 2017. Community schools: A whole-child framework for school improvement. Washington, DC: Institute for Educational Leadership, Coalition for Community Schools, 26 pp.

Annotation: This paper proposes community schools as a strategy for school improvement. Topics include what a community school looks like at the school level, how community schools support provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act, and how states can support community schools. Information about community school and initiative exemplars, resources, and partners are included.

Contact: Institute for Educational Leadership, Coalition for Community Schools, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20008-2304, Telephone: (202) 822-8405 X111 Fax: (202) 872-4050 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Coalitions, Collaboration, Community coordination, Community participation, Equal opportunities, Families, Learning, Models, Organizational change, Program improvement, Public private partnerships, Relationships, School districts, Schools, Service integration, Social support, Systems development

CDC Foundation. 2016. Health and well-being for all: Accelerating learning about social determinants [Meeting-in-a-box]. Atlanta, GA: CDC Foundation, multiple items.

Annotation: This tool is designed to help health and health care professionals at all stages of professional development explore the determinants underlying health problems faced by patients and communities. It simulates a 6-step process for leading change to improve the community's health. The tool incorporates a big-picture visual with supporting materials including data cards, group dialogue exercises, and facilitator tips to identify and engage collaborators in addressing asthma, obesity, and gang violence. It also includes tips on using the materials, resources for hosting an event, a fact sheet for sharing information about the tool, and a webinar describing it's use.

Contact: CDC Foundation, 600 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 1000, Atanta, GA 30308, Telephone: (404) 653-0790 Secondary Telephone: (888) 880-4CDC Fax: (404) 653-0330 Web Site: http;// Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Behavior change, Collaboration, Facilitated communication, Interpersonal violence, Learning, Obesity, Problem solving, Program improvement, Role playing, Social change, Training

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

University of Kansas, Work Group for Community Health and Development. 2015–. Community Tool Box. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Work Group for Community Health and Development, multiple items.

Annotation: This website provides resources and tools to assist individuals and groups in working together to build healthier communities. Contents include how-to information for learning a skill, taking action, linking with others, and supporting collective impact. The website is available in English and Spanish. Topics include community assessment; communications to promote interest and participation; developing a strategic plan and organizational structure; leadership and management; analyzing community problems and designing community interventions; implementing promising community interventions; cultural competence and spirituality in community building; organizing effective advocacy; evaluating community programs and initiatives; maintaining quality and rewarding accomplishments; generating, managing, and sustaining financial resources; and social marketing and sustainability of the initiative.

Contact: University of Kansas, Work Group for Community Health and Development, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Dole Center, Room 4082, Lawrence, KS 66045-7555, Telephone: (785) 864-0533 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community action, Community participation, Community role, Databases, Model programs, Non English language materials, Planning, Policy development, Problem solving, Program development, Social change, Spanish language materials, Systems development

Malvin J, Daniel S, Brindis CD. 2015. California's Confidential Health Information Act (SB 138): Implementation readiness among health insurers and health plans. San Francisco, CA: University of California, San Francisco, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, 12 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes a study to identify operational issues and solutions related to the implementation of California's Confidential Health Information Act (Senate Bill 138), a law to address the privacy concerns of individuals insured as dependents on a parent's or partner's health plan. Topics include legal gaps that led to the new legislation, findings from telephone interviews with health insurance carriers and health plans, and an analysis of website content related to privacy practices.

Contact: University of California, San Francisco, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, 513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143-0410, Telephone: (415) 476-5255 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Confidentiality, Health insurance, Organizational change, Policy development, Social change, State legislation, Transition to independent living

U.S. Office of Minority Health. 2015. Promoting healthy choices and community changes: An e-learning program for promotores de salud. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of Minority Health, 1 v.

Annotation: This course for promotores de salud (community health workers) comprises four units about understanding healthy choices, helping people make healthy choices, understanding community change, and helping people make community change. The course can by used by individuals or by groups of individuals. Contents include a video introduction; quizzes; stories; examples; and handouts that summarize each unit including key points, definitions, and questions to consider and discuss. Users can choose to answer the questions at the end of each unit and print a certificate of completion or receive a certificate by email. The units can be completed in sequence or in any order and in whole or in part. The course is available in English and Spanish.

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: Community health workers, Decision making, Health behavior, Hispanic Americans, Social change, Spanish language materials, Training

National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2015. Adaptive leadership and public health. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1 video (5 min., 25 sec.).

Annotation: This video examines adaptive leadership as a practical framework for leading consequential change in the midst of significant market and sociopolitical transformation. Topics include how local health officials and their staff are exploring innovative partnerships with other agencies in health care and beyond and identifying new ways of operating within and influencing the economic and social conditions of the health system.

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Community action, Health care reform, Health systems agencies, Leadership, Local health agencies, Organizational change, Policy development, Political systems, Public private partnerships, Social conditions, Socioeconomic factors, Systems development, Transitions

PolicyLink and University of Southern California, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity. 2014–. National equity atlas. Oakland, CA: PolicyLink, 1 v.

Annotation: This tool provides data on demographic changes and racial and economic inclusion for the largest 150 regions, in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States as a whole. Contents include data summaries that provide a snapshot of how a community is doing on key indicators of demographic change and equity; charts, graphs, and maps; and stories about how local leaders are using equity data to catalyze conversations and implement equitable growth strategies and policies.

Contact: PolicyLink, 1438 Webster Street, Suite 303, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 663-2333 Fax: (510) 663-9684 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Community action, Cultural diversity, Data analysis, Economic factors, Equal opportunities, Geographic regions, Inclusion, Policy development, Racial factors, Social change, Statewide planning, Statistical data

Lombardi J, Mosle A, Patel N, Schumacher R, Stedron J. 2014. Gateways to two generations: The potential for early childhood programs and partnerships to support children and parents together. Washington, DC: Aspen Institute, Ascend, 26 pp.

Annotation: This document explores the two-generation framework, which focuses on creating opportunities for and meeting the needs of vulnerable children and their parents together, and the potential that early childhood development programs have to be gateways for two-generation approaches. Topics include the core components of two-generation approaches (economic supports, education, and social capital); a history of engaging parents in early childhood; the progression of thinking about parents in early childhood development; two-generation approaches in early childhood programs; and state- and community-level initiatives.

Contact: Aspen Institute, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036-1133, Telephone: (202) 736-5800 Fax: (202) 467-0790 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Early childhood development, Economic factors, Education factors, History, Intergenerational programs, Local initiatives, Models, Social change, Social factors, Social support, State programs, Young children

Hanlon C, Heider F. 2014. Bridging health care and early education system transformations to achieve kindergarten readiness in Oregon. Boston, MA: Build Initiative, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report describes how Oregon has leveraged opportunities to support a state-led, fundamental shift in how the health care and early education systems function and align with each other. Topics include why, what, and how Oregon is aligning these two systems, next steps and remaining challenges, and lessons learned. Key transformation milestones, organizational charts, and timelines of key alignment activities are also included.

Contact: Build Initiative, 89 South Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02111, Telephone: (617) 523-6565 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Educational change, Educational reform, Health care reform, Health care systems, Integrated information systems, Kindergarten, Oregon, Organizational change, Service delivery systems, Social change, State initiatives, Systems development, Transitions, Young children

Cashman J, Linehan P, Purcell L, Rosser M, Schultz S, Skalski S. 2014. Leading by convening: A blueprint for authentic engagement. Alexandria, VA: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 101 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines a strategy of partnership that builds connections and fosters authentic engagement through convening and shared leadership. Topics include building engagement, coalescing around issues, ensuring relevant participation, doing the work together, and meeting to co-create tools and learning activities. Tools and learning activities are included.

Contact: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, , 225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone: (703) 519-3800 Fax: (703) 519-3808 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Attitude change, Behavior change, Collaboration, Leadership, Public private partnerships, Relationships, Social learning, Trust

Sorenson D, Brittin J, Frerichs L, Trowbridge M, Huang TT-K. 2014. Moving schools forward: A design recipe for health–Buckingham County primary & secondary school, Dillwyn, VA. Charlottesville, VA: VMDO Architects, 7 pp.

Annotation: This document examines the potential of school architecture and design to promote healthy eating and physical activity behaviors. It describes a mixed-methods evaluation research design that included data collection from students and staff in schools before and after the intervention. Topics include organizational change, children's attitudes toward school, conception of new space, and need for social intervention.

Keywords: Attitudes, Case studies, Collaboration, Facility design and construction, Feasibility studies, Health promotion, Multidisciplinary teams, Obesity, Organizational change, Physical activity, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Public private partnerships, School age children, Schools, Social factors, Students

Salud America! The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children. 2013. Salud America! . [San Antonio, TX]: Salud America! The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children,

Annotation: This web site describes a national online network of researchers, community group leaders, decision-makers, and members of the public to support healthy policy and environmental changes that can help reverse the Latino childhood obesity epidemic. It provides news, research, maps, videos, resources, and successful stories of change in Latino communities across the nation. Topics as they relate to Latino childhood obesity include promoting healthier food in choices in schools and neighborhoods, increasing access to local places and more opportunities to be active, decreasing unhealthy food and beverage advertising, and reducing consumption of sugary drinks.

Contact: Salud America!, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Institute for Health Promotion Research, 7411 John Smith, Suite 1000, San Antonio, TX 78229, Telephone: (210) 562-6500 Fax: (210) 562-6545 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Children, Health behavior, Health promotion, Hispanic Americans, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Policy development, Social change, Weight management

Stroud C, Mainero T, Olson S; Institute of Medicine, Board on Children, Youth, and Families and National Research Council. 2013. Improving the health, safety, and well-being of young adults: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 202 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a meeting about the health, safety, and well-being of individuals as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. Topics include the developmental characteristics and attributes of this age group and its placement in the life course; how well young adults are functioning across relevant sectors including health and mental health, education, labor, justice, the military, and foster care; and how various sectors that intersect with young adults influence their health and well-being. Videos and slides from the workshop presentations and an infographic are also available.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-28562-9.

Keywords: Adolescents, Developmental stages, Life skills, Mental health, Social adjustment, Social change, Young adults

Bandurraga A, Gowen LK, and the Finding Our Way Team. 2013. I bloomed here: A guide for conducting photovoice with youth receiving culturally- and community-based services. Portland, OR: Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures, 4 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides strategies on implementing a photovoice (PV) project. Topics include how to prepare for implementing PV, what materials are needed, strategies for engaging youth in discussions among themselves and with community leaders to effect change, and "photo ethics" issues that need to be reviewed with youth. Additional resources for understanding the principles and concepts of PV are also included.

Contact: Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures, Portland State University, Portland, OR Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Communication, Community based services, Culturally competent services, Media, Social change, Young adults

Sims J, Mohan M, Aboelata MJ. 2013. The role of community culture in efforts to create healthier, safer, and more equitable places: A community health practitioner workbook. Oakland, CA: Prevention Institute, 18 pp.

Annotation: This workbook draws on the experiences and lessons of numerous communities working to advance place-based prevention efforts. It is designed to guide community health practitioners who want to learn more about the role of community culture in environmental change efforts. Contents include a series of best practices emerging from community prevention initiatives and related literature; examples of organizations and initiatives that have placed community culture at the core of their work; key questions and considerations to help practitioners design effective policy, systems, and environmental improvement initiatives that acknowledge and reflect the community's culture; and resources, toolkits, websites, and a glossary that provide further information about the role of community culture.

Contact: Prevention Institute, 221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607, Telephone: (510) 444-7738 Fax: (510) 663-1280 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Community action, Cultural factors, Local initiatives, Model programs, Prevention, Program improvement, Resources for professionals, Social change

Homan MS. 2011. Promoting community change: Making it happen in the real world (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole , 536 pp.

Annotation: This text focuses on teaching students systems theory and practice in promoting community change. Part one looks at the need for community change and considers how community change activities relate to the change agent's professional and personal life. Part two gives direction on how to go about the business of promoting change. Topics include using information and communication technology, learning about the community and its issues, effective communications, planning, getting people involved, raising other resources, and strategies and actions. The third part of the book offers insights into three common arenas of change: enhancing the quality of neighborhoods; increasing the effectiveness of established, formal organizations; and lobbying for change. References and an index conclude the book.

Contact: Cengage Learning, P.O. Box 6904, Florence, KY 41022-6904, Telephone: (800) 354-9706 Fax: (800) 487-8488 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-534-60633-4.

Keywords: Advocacy, Communication skills, Community action, Community participation, Leadership, Social change

Michaud M. 2011. Immigrant media making new voices for community health: Lessons and recommendations from the field. [Madison, WI]: New Routes to Community Health, 43 pp.

Annotation: This report offers guidance on how to use the power of local media making as a tool for improving health initiatives in communities experiencing significant health disparities. Intended for community organizations and those who support social change, the report includes guidelines on creating local media for community health improvement, funding and evaluating local media, and infusing the media with new voices. The report explains the research methods used to compile the guidelines, profiles of participants, and an evaluation checklist for those planning to include community or locally-produced media in their social change initiative. It is available in English and Spanish.

Keywords: Community action, Health status disparities, Local initiatives, Media campaigns, Social change, 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.