A New Way to Talk About the Social Determinants of Health- This resource from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides resources and tools to create effective messaging around the social determinants of health to diverse stakeholder groups.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) - serves as the premier professional membership organization dedicated to the improvement of women's health. The organization continues to produce practice guidelines and other educational material.
The American Academy of Pediatrics Technical Report: Mediators and Adverse Effects of Child Poverty in the United States- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a research-supported technical report that examines the mediators associated with the long-recognized adverse effects of child poverty on families. This technical report draws on research from a number of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, psychology, economics and epidemiology to describe the present state of knowledge regarding poverty's negative impact on children's health and development.
The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals- this resource serves to bring together health care professionals across disciplines and specialties for evidence-based training and network building. A wide range of topics are discussed, including adolescent health and healthy pregnancy.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Severe Maternal Morbidity in the United States- According to the CDC, maternal morbidity includes physical and psychologic conditions that result from or are aggravated pregnancy and have an adverse effect on a woman's health. The most severe complications of pregnancy, generally referred to as severe maternal mortality (SMM), affect more than 50,000 women in the United States every year.
Debunking the "Bathroom Bill" Myth- GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) serves as a guide for health professionals and journalists covering stories related to LBGT nondiscrimination, in collaboration with a coalition of state and national LBGT advocacy organizations.
Expanding Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act
The Expanding Coverage MAC Learning Collaborative is providing a forum for states and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to translate the Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility and enrollment standards and processes required by the Affordable Care Act into program design options. Products developed or used by the Collaborative include cost sharing, premiums, and premium assistance, eligibility and verification, hospital presumptive eligibility, Medicaid and CHIP renewals, and single streamlined application guidance.
FAQs for DC Employers with Existing Paid Family or Medical Leave Policies
Health Resources and Services Administration MCH Life Course Teaching Resources- The Life Course Model offers a strategic approach to minimize health disparities in infant and child health by addressing their deeper social and environmental root causes. Integrating the model across HRSA-supported maternal and child health training and research programs in an ongoing process. Resources available include integrating life course, meeting archives, discipline-specific materials, neurological and related disorders, and pediatric pulmonology.
How Doula Care Can Advance the Goals of the Affordable Care Act- This resource explains how doula care meets all aims of the Affordable Care Act and explains how the widespread availability of doula care could significantly reduce cesarean rates, and increased access to community-based doula programs could reduce health disparities.
Paid Parental Leave in the United States: What the Data Tells about Access, Usage, and Economic, and Health Benefits- This paper was prepared by the Institute for Women's Policy Research as a part of a series of Scholars' Papers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau
National Conference of State Legislatures- this resource provides information on California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island's policies for paid family leave. All three states fund their programs employee-paid payroll taxes and are administered through their respective disability programs.
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office of Adolescent Health
Trends in Teen Pregnancy and Childbearing- Serves as a resource that displays the statistics for teen pregnancy and variation in teen pregnancies across populations.
National Partnership for Women and Families: Resources on Families and Paid Leave- The National Partnership for Women and Families provides various information the Family and Medical Leave Act, paid leave and paid sick days.
Mental Health Parity, United States Department of Labor- this resource provides all information related to the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. Resources include Final Rule, fact sheets, publications, and videos.
Medicaid Expansion & Criminal Justice-Involved Populations: Opportunities for the Healthcare for the Homeless Community- The National Health Care for the Homeless Council designed a policy brief intended to outline the changes in Medicaid eligibility affecting the criminal justice population, summarize the process improvements being made to enrollment, provide a brief overview of the health status of the population, and recommend steps to communities might take to maximize the opportunities afford by the expansion of Medicaid.
Raising of America-a multi-media, public engagement and education initiative translating recent scientific findings on the effects of children's environments at birth and throughout childhood on life-long health and well-being.
- Raising of America: Activist Toolkit- This toolkit also addresses important issues by acknowledging that paid family and medical leave is needed in order to help children thrive in the United States.
Robert Wood Johnson Social Determinants of Health- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supports research and initiatives that are bringing forth new insights into the social and economic factors which most affect health, and empowering communities to take action.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) - serves as a resource for the Caring for Every Child's Mental Health Campaign to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health.
- Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Services and Support through Systems of Care- Originally published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in honor of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day on May 5, 2016, this report illustrates how serving children and adolescents within a system of care increases access to behavioral health services and supports and improves outcomes.
- Finding Help, Finding Hope- This archived video resource was recorded during SAMSA's National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day on May 5, 2016. This one hour video features youth and family leaders, educators, law enforcement officials, and behavioral health professionals discussing how communities can work together to improve access to behavioral health services and supports for children, youth, and youth adults.
Severe Maternal Morbidity, New York City, 2008-2012, Final Report- this resource has been prepared by the New York City Health Department's Bureau of Maternal, Infant, and Reproductive Health and Fund for Public Health in New York. This report details findings of the city's first-ever surveillance of severe maternal morbidity (SMM), or life-threatening complications during delivery. It explains how SMM cases are identified; describes the overall trends and leading indicators of SMM; examines SMM by maternal characteristics, place-based indicators and prenatal and delivery characteristics; and estimates direct medical costs associated with SMM. The press release of the report can be found here.
WHO Recommendations for Prevention and Treatment of Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia- this resource from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides information to health professionals on pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, postpartum hypertension, labor in the presence of presence of pre-eclampsia, and HELLP (haemoloysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelet count) syndrome.