Skip Navigation

Strengthening the evidence for maternal and child health programs

Search Results: MCHLine

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.


Displaying records 1 through 20 (1,223 total).

American Academy of Pediatrics. n.d. . Tips to promote social-emotional health among young children. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 4 pp.

Annotation: This tip sheet provides advice to help promote the social and emotional health of young children. It includes separate tips for parents, pediatricians, and early education and child care providers. Links to additional resources produced by the American Academy of Pediatrics 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: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child mental health, Emotional development, Health supervision, Social interaction, Young children

Hansen KA, Kaufmann RK, Saifer S. n.d.. Education and the culture of democracy: Early childhood practice. Washington, DC: Children's Resources International, 132 pp. (Step by Step: A program for children and families)

Annotation: This book provides a framework for understanding the relationship between early childhood education and the capacity to function effectively in a democracy. It offers guidance, examples, methods, and language to help prepare young children to grow within the culture of democracy. Topics include education and democracy; the child-centered classroom; creating a plan for the child-centered classroom; equality; skills, talent, and creativity; encouragement of positive behavior; development of healthy habits; communication with other children, parents, and others; family and community involvement, and the transition to elementary school.

Contact: Children's Resources International, 2801 New Mexico Avenue, N.W., Suite 1020, Washington, DC 20007, E-mail: pcoughlin@childrensresources.org Document Number: ISBN 1-889544-02-7.

Keywords: Child behavior, Communication, Communities, Early childhood development, Early childhood education, Elementary school children, Families, Parents, Preschool children, Young children

American Optometric Association. n.d.. Ready for school: Understanding the difference between vision screenings and vision examinations. St. Louis, MO: American Optometric Association, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for parents provides information about the difference between vision screenings and vision examinations and explains why it is important for young children to receive comprehensive vision and eye examinations conducted by a doctor before they start school. The fact sheet explains the essential elements of a comprehensive eye examination used to ensure that learning is maximized through good vision.

Contact: American Optometric Association, 243 North Lindbergh Boulevard, First Floor , St. Louis, MO 63141, Telephone: (314) 991-4100 Secondary Telephone: (800) 365-2219 Fax: (314) 991-4101 Web Site: http://www.aoanet.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Consumer education materials, Eye diseases, Screening, Vision, Vision disorders, Vision screening, Vision tests, Young children

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine. n.d.. Project Smile. San Antonio, TX: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, 4 modules.

Annotation: This training course for physicians comprises course instruction that includes a brief self-assessment and four modules on early childhood oral health. Module 1 defines early childhood caries (ECC) and discusses ECC prevalence, risk factors, and causes. Module 2 discusses the tooth-eruption sequence, the first oral examination, the benefits of early examinations, and the knee-to-knee oral examination. Module 3 describes the dental caries sequence, white spots, caries severity, and unusual problems. Module 4 addresses culturally sensitive care, ways to prevent ECC, anticipatory guidance, and toothbrushing technique.

Contact: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, Mail Code 7794, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900, Telephone: (210) 567-4550 Contact Phone: (210) 567-0815 Fax: (210) 567-4579 Contact E-mail: presleyt@uthscsa.edu Web Site: http://familymed.uthscsa.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Dentists, Early childhood caries, Family physicians, Oral health, Professional development, Training materials, Young children

Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Program. n.d.. Help for families when an infant or young child dies. Hackensack, NJ: Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Program, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure is designed for coroners or medical examiners to give to families of an infant or a young child who has died suddenly. It outlines the roles of the professionals that may be involved in investigating the death, gives time estimates for the investigation process, and lists national resources. It can be used for all manners of sudden pediatric deaths. A sample of this brochure is available online; agencies can order a customized version that includes their local information. It is available in three versions: coroner only, medical examiner only, and coroner/medical examiner combined.

Contact: Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Foundation, 549 Pompton Avenue, Suite 197, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009, Telephone: (800) 620-SUDC Secondary Telephone: (973) 239-4849 Fax: (973) 559-6191 E-mail: info@sudc.org Web Site: http://www.sudc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Coroners, Death scene investigation, Infants, Medical examiners, Role, Sudden death, Young children

Douglass J. n.d.. Discussing oral health with parents of children who have dental cavities. [Arlington, VA: Head Start Resource Center], 3 pp.

Annotation: This handout for oral health professionals discusses motivational interviewing as a means to communicate with parents about the importance of children visiting the dentist for screening and dental care. It provides questions to encourage discussion about parent's oral health goals for their children, exchanging information about their child's dental health, and how to achieve oral health goals for their child.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Oral health, Parent education, Patient care management, Resources for professionals, Young children

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: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov 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

Maryland Department of Health. n.d.. Tips for good oral health during pregnancy/Tips for good oral health during infancy. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: These tip sheets for pregnant women and new parents provide information about how to keep the mouth healthy during pregnancy and in infancy and early childhood. The pregnancy tip sheet discusses practicing good oral hygiene, eating healthy foods, getting oral health care, and practicing other healthy behaviors. The safety of receiving oral health care during pregnancy and coverage through Maryland Medicaid are also discussed. The infant tip sheet discusses how to keep infants and children cavity free. The pregnancy tip sheet is on one side of the page and the infant tip sheet is on the back of the pregnancy sheet. The tip sheets are available in English and in Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-6500 Secondary Telephone: (877) 463-3464 Web Site: http://www.dhmh.maryland.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: , Consumer education materials, Dental care, Infant health, Maryland, Oral health, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials, State initiatives, Young children

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health. n.d.. Brushing is fun! Guidelines for toothbrushing in North Carolina child care programs—Infant and toddler classrooms (tooth eruption to 3rd birthday)--Steps for group toothbrushing in preschool classrooms. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health; Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 4 pp.

American Academy of Pediatrics, Bright Futures. 2020. Recommendations for preventive pediatric health care [upd.]. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2 pp.

Annotation: These recommendations for health professionals represent a consensus by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Bright Futures about the periodicity of health care services for infants, children, and adolescents. The recommendations emphasize the importance of continuity of care in comprehensive health supervision, including oral health supervision, and the need to avoid fragmentation of care.

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: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Comprehensive health care, Health supervision, Infants, Oral health, Pediatric care, Preventive health services, Young adults

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. 2020. Share the love in February; It's National Children's Dental Health Month. Itasca, IL: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 1 video (58 sec.).

Annotation: This video provides information about the importance of good oral health for young children and how to promote oral health for this population. Topics including providing oral health education, using fluoridated toothpaste and helping children brush their teeth in the classroom, advising parents to brush a child’s teeth with fluoridated toothpaste in the morning and before bed, talking to parents about food choices that promote oral health, and advising parents to seek care for their child from a dentist or dental hygienist.

Contact: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (888) 227-5125 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/ncechw Available from the website.

Keywords: Head Start, Health care utilization, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Prevention, Videotapes, Young children

Iowa Department of Public Health. 2020. Improving the oral health of Iowans: I-Smile dental home initiative. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, 2 p.

Annotation: This document provides information about the I-Smile Dental Home Initiative, the goal of which is to help children in Iowa have good oral health beginning at an early age. The document describes what I-Smile coordinators do and discusses the availability of preventive oral health services to children enrolled in Medicaid in Iowa and the increase in the percentage of this population that has received preventive services since the establishment of I-Smile. The state of children’s oral health in Iowa is also discussed.

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

Keywords: Access to health care, Iowa, Medicaid, Oral health, Prevention, State programs, Young children

Healthiest State Initiative. 2020. 5 2 1 0 Healthy Choices Count: Action guide--Early care, education, after-school. Des Moines, IA: Healthiest State Initiative, 15 pp.

Annotation: This guide is part of the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count Program, an evidenced-based prevention framework to promote healthy habits. The guide discusses how early care and education sites can adopt a whole child approach to wellness and education by providing healthy foods in the classroom and cafeteria and creatively increasing physical activity throughout the day. The guide explains why the 5-2-1-0 method works and presents 10 strategies for success. It also discusses how to implement the program in an early care or education site in five steps: engage, register, implement, share, and check in. zzz

Contact: Healthiest State Initiative, 301 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309, Telephone: (515) 650-6854 Web Site: http://www.iowahealthieststate.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Nutrition, Physical activity, Preschool children, Prevention, School health programs, Young children

Healthiest State Initiative. 2020. 5 2 1 0 Healthy Choices Count: Action guide--Health care. Des Moines, IA: Healthiest State Initiative, 15 pp.

Annotation: This guide for health professionals is part of the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count Program, an evidence-based prevention framework to promote healthy habits. The guide discusses how health professionals can use the 5-2-1-0 method to help children stay healthy. It explains how health professionals can implement the program in five steps: engage, register, implement, share, and check in. zzz

Contact: Healthiest State Initiative, 301 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309, Telephone: (515) 650-6854 Web Site: http://www.iowahealthieststate.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Health programs, Nutrition, Physical activity, Prevention, School age children, Young children

Center on Media and Child Health. 2020. Family digital wellness guide: What parents need to know about media and their child. Boston, MA: Center on Media and Child Health, 38 pp.

Annotation: This guide gives an overview of children's stages of development and and gives science-based guidance on how each one relates to the media they use. Chapters cover infants and toddlers, preschoolers, school age children, tweens, and teens. It is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Center on Media and Child Health, Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, Telephone: (617) 355-2000 Fax: (617)730-0004 E-mail: cmch@childrens.harvard.edu Web Site: http://www.cmch.tv Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescents, Child development, Children, Consumer education materials, Educational materials, Infant development, Infants, Interactive media, Spanish language materials, Technology, Toddlers, Young children

Kane M, Balaley M, Wheat J, Halle T. 2020. Addressing adversity and supporting families and staff for success in Early Head Start-child partnerships. Bethesda, MD: Child Trends, 7 pp.

Annotation: This resource first defines childhood adversity, and briefly describes how adversity experienced in childhood does (or does not) affect outcomes later in life. Next, it provides an overview of research on the effects that Early Head Start (EHS) and Head Start (HS) have on participating children and families who have experienced adversity. It then shifts to discussing adversity that EHS-CCP staff may have experienced and the effects of their experiences on their work with children, using a case study to illustrate approaches for supporting staff. The resource also highlights work that the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (one of the six grantees involved in Child Trends’ study) has done to support staff who have experienced adversity and facilitate their work with children and families.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.childtrends.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Early Head Start, Trauma, Young children

National Academy for State Health Policy. 2020. National standards for CYSHCN one-pagers showcase most utilized domains. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 1 web resource.

Annotation: The National Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) define the core components of a comprehensive, coordinated, and family-centered system of care for CYSHCN. These one-pagers highlight the five most utilized National Standards domains, including identification and assessment, access to care, transition to adult care, medical homes, and community-based services and supports. The downloadable one-pagers include standards language, relevant quality measures, and examples of state implementation.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents with special health care needs, Children with special health care needs, Standards, Young adults

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. 2020. Understanding the dental periodicity schedule and oral exam: A guide for Head Start staff . Itasca, IL: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 7 pp.

Annotation: This guide is designed to help Head Start program staff understand what a dental periodicity schedule is. The guide provides background on the Head Start program performance standard that addresses an oral exam, describes elements of an oral exam, and offers information on the timing of oral exams and who can conduct them. zzz

Contact: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (888) 227-5125 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/ncechw Available from the website.

Keywords: Head Start, Health screening, Infant health, Low income groups, Oral health, Prevention, Young children

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child . 2020. Connecting the brain to the rest of the body: Early childhood development and lifelong health are deeply intertwined. Cambridge, MA: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, 2 items. (Working paper no. 15; In brief)

Annotation: These resources discuss the interaction of biological systems in the body, effects of excessive and persistent adversity early in life, the sensitivity of the brain's developing circuits, effects of early, frequent activation of the immune system, effects of the combination of stress and inflammation, and implications for policy and practice.

Contact: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, 50 Church Street, Fourth Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138, Telephone: (617) 496-0578 E-mail: developingchild@harvard.edu Web Site: http://www.developingchild.harvard.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Biological sciences, Public policies, Young children

Pediatrics Supporting Parents Learning Community. 2020. Core practices, strategies, and resources for supporting social emotional development in pediatric care. Boston, MA: National Institute for Children's Health Quality, 26 pp.

Annotation: This packet provides the best strategies for participating practices so pediatric providers across the country can benefit from their learning from a quality improvement framework with 18 pediatric primary care practices to test and refine strategies to improve their effectiveness in fostering patients’ social and emotional development from birth to age 3. These core practices and strategies serve as a roadmap for the participating pediatric providers and includes additional resources developed as part of this initiative or identified as useful. The document summaries strategies for each core element and lists additional resources. Sample forms are included.

Contact: National Institute for Children's Health Quality, 30 Winter Street, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 391-2700 Secondary Telephone: (866) 787-0832 Fax: (617) 391-2701 E-mail: info@nichq.org Web Site: http://www.nichq.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Emotional development, Model programs, Parent professional relations, Pediatric care, Pediatrics, Quality improvement, Social development, Young children

    Next Page »

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.