General & Maternal Child Health
Updated Interim Guidelines for Healthcare Providers Caring for Infants and Children with Possible Zika Virus Infection.
The CDC has updated its interim guidelines for caring for infants and children with possible Zika virus infection as of Feb. 2016. The guidelines has been expanded to include children up to 18 years old, as well as other new recommendations. To access the guidelines, click here.
Title V National Outcome and Performance Measures Data Query
In order for to make it easier for states to access and interactively explore and compare National Outcome Measures and National Performance Measures data findings from the National Survey of Children's Health, and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, the Child and Adolescent Health Initiative developed an online tool. The data is available by state and numerous subgroups, including those required for the Block Grant, and will be updated as future data becomes available. To access the data, click here.
Implementing Care Coordination in Your Program or Community
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation has released a Care Coordination guide that includes a collection of tools and resources for pediatric clinicians, state agencies, and family advocates looking to implement care coordination. Information on the National Center for Care Coordination Technical Assistance, which provides technical assistance on the Pediatric Care Coordination Curriculum, Care Coordination Measurement Tool, and the Pediatric Integrated Care Survey is also available. To access the guide, click here.
Women & Infant Health
Infants and Toddlers in the District of Columbia: A Statistical Look at Needs and Disparities
This report reviews the challenges facing the District's youngest children and their families. The findings in this report display wide disparities between neighborhoods in terms of development, education, health, and supports. This data was commissioned by the Bainum Family Foundation and produced by Child Trends. To access the PDF, click here.
Twenty States Receive Funding to Improve Newborn Screening and Timeliness
The NewSTEPs 360 Program, a collaboration between the Colorado School of Public Health and the Association of Public Health Laboratories, has selected 20 states that will endeavor to improve newborn screening and save the lives of babies who are born with serious and rare conditions. These states are the initial cohort supported through a HRSA initiative. NewSTEPs 360 aims to improve timeliness measures across the NBS spectrum. The program provides quality improvement training, individualized coaching to the state and the analysis of real time data impacting changes in selected state programs by shortening the timeframe between birth and identification. To read more about the chosen states and their plans, click here.
Child & Adolescent Health
Bullying Prevention Training Course
HRSA has officially launched the online Bullying Prevention Course. This is a self-directed course that features the latest research on bullying prevention and quizzes throughout the course to test your knowledge and ability to earn course credits quickly and easily. Credits are available to a wide variety of bullying prevention stakeholders, including nurses, certified health education specialists, and certified public health professionals. For more information, click here.
Introduction to Child Welfare Funding and How States Use It
Child Trends recently published a report that examines key child welfare financing decisions based on interviews with child welfare agency officials in 10 states (Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin) about the hows, whys, challenges, and successes of their child welfare financing structures and decisions. To view the publication, click here.