General & Maternal Child Health
Hepatitis C Public Health Detailing Kit
The National Association of County & City Health Officials developed the Hepatitis C Public Health Detailing Kit. The kit is a collection of tools and resources health departments can use to implement public health detailing as a strategy to increase healthcare provider awareness and uptake of effective practices for HCV screening, diagnosis, as well as linkage to care and treatment.
Disability in America
The Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities has studied disability patterns in America for 30 years. These maps ae based on demographic data collected through the American Community Survey and cover disability rates, as well as the status of people with disabilities such as poverty and employment.
Enhancing Family Engagement through Quality Improvement
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation published a fact sheet for family engagement and family-centered care. The resource offers lessons, tips, tools and resources from the project for programs, organizations, practices, and health care organizations.
How to Build an Effective and Scalable Population Health Program
Unite Us released a publication that explores how to design and build an effective and scalable population health program by focusing on defining program goals, selecting a population, technology infrastructure, community partners, and tracking outcomes.
Personalized Well-Visit Planner
The Well-Visit Planner was developed to improve well-child care for children 4 months to 6 years old. The information in this tool is based on recommendations established by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The tool allows parents to create custom guides for upcoming well-care appointments. The guides are created by combining key issues and top priorities specific to each family.
Child & Adolescent Health
Understanding the Effectiveness of Programs for Expectant and Parenting Teens
The Office of Adolescent Health is funding the Positive Adolescent Futures study, which includes three evaluations of programs that serve expectant and parenting teens. The fact sheet describes the programs being evaluated, the impact study designs, the primary outcomes the study will use to test program effectiveness and the impact study data sources.
Improving the Relationship Between Primary Care Pediatricians and Specialists
New commentary in The Journal of Pediatrics reflects on the need to improve interactions between primary care pediatricians and specialists, and offers potential solutions to improve care delivery. The article touches on issues such as access, communication, care coordination, and family-centered care.
Child Licensing Database
Child Care Aware of America launched the Child Care Licensing Database as a response to the 2014 reauthorization of the Child Care Development Block Grant, which required all states to strengthen their licensing standards. Features of this tools include data from state licensing manuals and analysis of each state's child care regulatory alignment with child care practices.
Reducing HIV and Other STDS Among Adolescents
The School-Based Health Alliance, Advocates for Youth, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, and the National Coalition of STD Directors, released the first newsletter in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Expanding Partnerships and Disseminating HIV Prevention initiative. The issue includes information about youth partnership in sexual education, sexual health services, and Safe and Supportive Clinic Environments (a workshop conducted at the 2017 National-School Based Health Convention).
Legislation and Policy in MCH
State Approaches to Addressing Health Disparities
The National Conference of State Legislatures released this archived webinar, which explains why state policymakers might consider addressing health disparities, and explores state policy and examples.
Improving Systems of Care for CYSHCN and Autism Spectrum Disorder
This archived webinar explores the barriers to systems of care for child and youth with special health care needs and with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and strategies states can implement to improve systems.
Advancing State Policies for Infants and Toddlers
Zero to Three published an issue brief that describes the experiences of Indiana, Oregon, and Vermont in working to develop and act on cross-sector infant-toddler policy priorities. The brief offers recommendations for other states interested in engaging in similar processes.
Women's and Infant Health
Sending a Loud and Clear Message on Safe Sleep to Communities
The National Institute for Children's Health Quality published a blog post that highlights the Virginia Department of Health's efforts to create safer sleep environments for infants.