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 Publications & Resources

Health Systems Transformation in MCH
 
Interactive Title V and Medicaid/CHIP Worksheets
The Catalyst Center created two interactive worksheets for Title V program staff, family leaders and other stakeholders. The worksheets provide an overview of Title V, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Each worksheet includes resources to find and insert state-specific information to help demonstrate the importance of Title V, Medicaid and CHIP for children with special health care needs. The worksheets were created as companion materials to the Catalyst Center's Public Insurance Programs and Children with Special Health Care Needs: A Tutorial on the Basics of Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program


 Child and Adolescent Health
 
Student Reports on Bullying
The National Center for Education Statistics published a report that utilizes results from the 2015 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey. The data shows the relationship between bullying victimization and other variables of interest such as the reported presence of guns, drugs and alcohol at school; select-security measures; student criminal victimization; personal fear; avoidance behaviors; fighting and weapon-carrying at school.

Tobacco Product Use by Adults and Youth in the United States
The New England Journal of Medicine published a paper that includes initial data on adult and youth tobacco use from the Population Assessment on Tobacco and Health Study. The study found that 9 percent of youth reported using tobacco in the past 30 days, with cigarettes and e-cigarettes being the most common combination for youth.

Children's Hospitals Photo Exhibit
The Children's Hospital Association developed a photo exhibit, presented by Huggies, that celebrates children's hospitals' commitment to the health of all children. From healthy children to those who have rare and complex medical conditions, all children benefit from family-centered clinical care, highly trained pediatricians, revolutionary research and community health programs provided together and only in America's children's hospitals.

Care Planning for Children with Special Needs
In November 2016, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, in partnership with Family Voices and the Catalyst Center, hosted a webinar on care planning for children with special health care needs. The questions and answers from the webinar and related content, which includes an example of a shared plan of care and links to the webinars, are now available.

Dating Matters: Interactive Guide on Informing Policy
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the Dating Matters Guide to Informing Policy. One important component of a comprehensive approach to teen dating violence prevention is ensuring that the best available data, evidence and practice are included in policy development, implementation and evaluation.  This resource provides a framework for evaluating teen dating violence prevention and related policies and synthesizing the information to inform policy.
 
 
Legislation & Policy in MCH        
 
The Role of Title V in Developmental Screening
The National Academy for State Health Policy recently published a guidance on developmental/mental health screening, referral/care-coordination and state-level program evaluation via the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Red Light, Green Light: State Child Care Assistance Policies 2016
This annual report from the National Women's Law Center covers child care assistance policies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report reveals that families in 31 states benefited from at least one key policy that it covers. While this finding is promising, the improvements in child care made by states were modest, and access to care and availability remain challenging.
 
Women's & Infant Health
 
Folic Acid for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: Preventive Medication
The United States Preventative Services Task Force published a public recommendation statement for women who are planning or capable of pregnancy. The task force recommends that all women who are planning or capable of pregnancy should take a daily supplement containing 0.4 to 0.8 milligrams of folic acid.
 
Reproductive Justice and Public Health
CityMatCH hosted a webinar focused on the important public health topic of reproductive justice. The webinar provided the history and background of the reproductive justice movement and provides detailed information on the sexual and reproductive justice framework. The recording of the webinar is now available.