General Maternal & Child Health
Project Leadership: Effecting Change, One Parent at a Time
Children with special health care needs and their families rely on a complex web of services, systems and programs, yet their voices often go unheard when policies are being developed. With funding from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, Family Voices of California has developed Project Leadership, a training curriculum aimed at increasing the capacity of families to engage in public policy advocacy. The curriculum is designed to accommodate the demanding schedules of families, and also provides ongoing mentoring and support. In the program's first two years, 79 family members around the state completed the training and began participating in committees and planning bodies; testifying at state and local hearings; and telling their stories through the media. To view the publications, click here.
Women's & Infant Health
Health Plan Strategies for Improving Pediatric Preventative Care Webinar Archive
Co-hosted by the National Academy for State Health Policy and NIHCM Foundation with support of the HRSA, this webinar explored health plan strategies for improving pediatric preventative care by promoting Bright Futures guidelines through provider networks and directly to members. To access the presentation, click here.
Child & Adolescent Health
Adolescent Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines
The California Department of Health designed guidelines to assist Adolescent Family Life Program case managers in improving nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating practices of clients. The guidelines include topics for case managers as well as handouts and web resources. All professionals providing nutrition, physical activity, and breastfeeding guidance to adolescents will find them most useful. To learn more, click here.
Adolescence: Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness Webinar Archive
In this session of Grand Rounds, the CDC explored adolescent health and how families, community organization, schools, and government agencies can work together to encourage adolescents to avoid risk and adopt health-promoting behaviors. To access the presentation, click here.