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 Publications and Resources

Zika Corner
 
Local Health Department Response to the Zika Virus: Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead
Umair A. Shah, NACCHO president and executive director of Harris County Public Health in Houston, discusses local health departments' capacity to combat the Zika virus and highlights his department's mosquito and vector control programs. 

General & Maternal Child Health

Achieving a Shared Plan of Care with Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs: An Implementation Guide
Presented by the Lucile Packard Foundation, this implementation guide provides clinicians, Title V Maternal, and Child Health/Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Programs with the practical tools, strategies, and resources needed to begin implementing shared plans of care.

Infant Safe Sleep Laws Table
This Network for Public Health Law Table provides a brief overview of statutory and regulatory provisions related to Sudden Unexpected Infant Death prevention (SUID) in five states. The jurisdictions were selected based on initial research on the comprehensiveness of state legal approaches to SUID prevention. Download the table.

2018 County Health Rankings
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released their annual report on the place-based factors influencing health outcomes.  Among the key findings: rural counties continue to have the highest child poverty rates, and teen birth rates are nearly twice the rate for teens in suburban counties.

Health Care in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: A Six-Month Check-Up After the Storms
On March 19, the Kaiser Family Foundation held a public briefing to examine the status of the recovery on the islands, with a focus on how their health care systems are doing and the likely impact of new Medicaid and disaster relief funding approved by Congress earlier this year. Watch a recording of the briefing.

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Toolbox
Offers information about the latest research and best practices for IECMHC in infant and early childhood settings where consultation occurs, such as home visiting, early care, and education and resources on best practices to help fill the gap in areas where additional guidance is needed to advance the field of IECMHC.

Child & Adolescent Health

How Interagency, Cross-Sector Collaboration Can Improve Care for CSHCN: Lessons from Six State Initiatives
Children and youth with special needs are best served through a coordinated approach across the myriad programs and agencies that touch them. New reports from Health Management Associates highlights how six programs in five states have made progress in overcoming the barriers to that approach. These reports, one California-specific and one national, offer recommendations on how states might foster efforts to improve communication and coordination across programs and reduce fragmentation and duplication of services.