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 Publications and Resources

General & Maternal Child Health

Recommendations for Well-Woman Care – A Well-Woman Chart
The Women's Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI) Well-Woman Chart serves as a tool for providers to guide them through a well-woman visit. The chart includes clinical prevention service recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Bright Futures, and WPSI.

Contraceptive Access: How Do the States Measure Up?
Sustainable Development Goals USA released a report that ranks the states on their progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Data on contraceptive deserts are included as a measure in goal five.

Health Systems Transformation in MCH

State Strategies for Using Shared Plans of Care to Improve Care Coordination
This report from the National Academy for State Health Policy identifies approaches and strategies states can use to promote the use of shared plans of care as part of care coordination, highlighting initiatives from four states.

Child & Adolescent Health

Data Released on National Survey of Children's Health
Data from the combined 2016-2017 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) are now available at the Data Resource Center (DRC). The DRC is a project of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The NSCH is funded and directed by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Firearm Homicide and Suicide Rates in Large Metro Areas and the Nation
A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzes firearm homicides and firearm suicides for 2012–2013 and 2015–2016 in the 50 most populous U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). Among the findings: Firearm homicide rates in large MSAs and the nation have risen back to rates similar to those seen during 2006–2007; and firearm suicide rates for all ages have continued to rise nationally and in large MSAs. 

Noting that firearm injuries were the underlying cause in 87 percent of youth homicides and 42 percent of youth suicides, the CDC pointed to a suite of technical packages to help states and communities prevent violence based on the best available evidence:

A Sourcebook on Medicaid's Role in Early Childhood
The Child and Family Policy Center released this resource on using Medicaid financing to promote the health and development of low-income young children. Topics include high-performing medical homes, developmental screening, home visiting, reimbursement rates, and measurement.

Include American Indians and Alaska Natives in ACES Research
A blog from Child Trends contends there is a lack of comprehensive data about American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) adverse childhood experiences (ACES) because AI/AN data are typically grouped in an "other" category, if at all, in studies, and discusses how to include those populations.