Family & Community Engagement
Level of Family Engagement Level Tool
A new issue brief from Family Voices provides a framework, featuring four domains and specific criteria, that organizations can use to measure and improve the level of family engagement in their work.
Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
Online training series aims to help practitioners apply U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations in clinical settings through interactive patient scenarios, videos, knowledge checks, tips, and resources.
Health Center Program Compliance Manual
This manual from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration provides a consolidated resource to assist health centers in understanding and demonstrating compliance with Health Center Program requirements.
General & Maternal Child Health
Countering the Production of Health Inequities: Ensuring the Opportunity for Health for All
This report from Prevention Institute examines determinants of health, such as environment, housing, public safety, education, employment, income, and access to healthcare, and the ways they affect groups including rural residents. Features policy recommendations, community examples, and possible solutions to health inequities.
Burden of Disease Among U.S. States
Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association examined state-level data on factors affecting health, life expectancy, and mortality and found that, while overall death rates declined between 1990 and 2016, the likelihood of dying young increased in some states.
Child & Adolescent Health
Power Through Choices: Equipping Youth to Succeed
Power Through Choices is an education and skills-building curriculum from the Healthy Teen Network, designed with and for youth living in foster care and other out of-home care settings, to help reduce risks related to teen pregnancy, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections.
Report on the Number and Characteristics of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
About one in 59 eight -year-olds in 11 selected communities were identified as having autism in 2014, according to a report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Surveillance Summary from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The estimate is higher than the previous estimate in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, and the report notes that identification is important, because children identified early with autism and connected to services are more likely to reach their fullest potential."