Information Resources

MCH Library: Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Resources

Knowledge Path & Briefs

Resources help health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and researchers learn more about children and youth with special health care needs and their families, integrate what they know into their work in new ways to improve care, for program development, and locate training resources and information to answer specific questions. The knowledge path includes information on:

  • Tools for health care practices
  • Training
  • Improving state systems and services
  • Research and finding data and statistics
  • Journal articles, reports, and other materials

The knowledge path is accompanied by a resource brief for families and a resource brief for schools and early childhood programs.

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Realizing the Dream for Californians Eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Report Series

NAHIC’s Claire Brindis with associates at the UCSF Phillip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, and UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, has authored reports that highlight health issues of teens and young adults who are eligible for or have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and provides potential solutions to improve health access and outcomes. DACA provides temporary work authorization and relief from deportation for certain undocumented youth immigrants. State policymakers are considering options to expand health coverage to all Californians, including “DACA eligibles.”

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Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

New Journal

The first issue of Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning will be published Spring 2015. This is the first major journal dedicated to pre-service and continuing education of health professionals involved in health promotion and public health.

  • It will advance pedagogy through contributions in: Curriculum and course/program design, assessment, and administration relevant to teaching and learning.
  • Will include works addressing the art and science of teaching and learning and how it contributes to the formation and ongoing development of the health promotion professional working in any site and with a range of populations.
  • Content will be relevant to faculty in professional preparation and to instructors or trainers who provide continuing professional education, in the broad arena of public health, health promotion and disease prevention.
  • The call for reviewers and manuscript portal will open in mid-June.

Let us know if you want to be notified when the portal opens.

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Impacting Process: Quality Improvement in MCH Training

Online Learning Tool

Impacting Process: Quality Improvement in MCH Training is comprised of 5 sessions for those who desire to learn about quality improvement (QI) and work in:

  • MCH leadership education and training programs
  • Title V programs
  • Official health agencies

The series will define QI, emphasize the importance of it in healthcare settings, and present relevant tools for applying knowledge and skills in practice. Developed for implementation in group settings, it may be completed individually as a self-study. Information regarding continuing education will be posted as soon as it is available.

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EPSDT Coverage through Medicaid for Children and Adolescents

Guide for States

States, health care providers, and others will better understand the scope of services that are covered under EPSDT so that they may realize its goals and provide the best possible child and adolescent health benefit through their Medicaid programs. The guide compiles EPSDT policy guidance that CMS has issued over the years into a single document. It was produced by CMS with the National Health Law Program, under subcontract to NORC at the University of Chicago.

EPSDT - A Guide for States: Coverage in the Medicaid Benefit for Children and Adolescents (614kb)

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Got Transition: From Pediatric to Adult Health Care

Redesigned Website

The site includes an interactive health provider section that corresponds to the three Six Core Elements’ practice settings. It also includes a set of frequently asked transition questions developed by and for youth/young adults and families. In addition, the site contains new information for researchers and policymakers and a robust listing of transition resources.

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Training and Educational Resources

Lessons Learned from Open Enrollment: How MCHB Grantees Are Supporting Families Webinar

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

Learn about MCHB grantees' experiences in implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Speakers will present maternal and child health population enrollment data from the first open enrollment period and highlight the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) New Jersey and SHIELDS for Families’ efforts to educate and support families to access and understand the value of health insurance. Successes and challenges will also be described.

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An Intensive Review and Update of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

August 2 to 6, 2014
Washington, DC

This conference, a comprehensive review of pediatric emergency medicine is designed for emergency medicine physicians, pediatricians, family physicians, hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other allied health professionals. It is sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the AAP Section on Emergency Medicine, and the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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CityMatCH Year 8 CityLeaders

August 2014 through April 2015
Applications due: Friday, June 27, 2014

In this 8-month emerging and mid-level MCH leaders training program, CityLeaders will engage in an intensive training program on core MCH Leadership Competencies and experience professional growth with the support of a senior MCH mentor. Successful applicants must commit to attending an introductory August conference call and an onsite training at the CityMatCH Urban MCH Leadership conference in September.

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Undergraduate Education for Public Health Summit

Saturday, November 15, 2014
New Orleans, LA

This 4th annual summit as the theme “Leading and Developing Successful Undergraduate Public Health Programs.” It will bring together public health educators, professionals, and students involved or interested in undergraduate public health education, and will feature presenters representing academic institutions with undergraduate public health programs, Council on Education for Public Health-accredited schools and programs of public health, and organizations working closely with undergraduate public health education initiatives.

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Funding Opportunities

HRSA – Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center Program

June 30, 2014

The purpose of the AYAH Program is to promote the comprehensive healthy development, health, safety and well-being of adolescents and young adults and address their major health issues by strengthening the capacity of state Title V MCH programs, as well as of public health and clinical health professionals, to better serve these population groups. The AYAH Program is a Special Projects of Regional or National Significance activity that functions in the environment of the transformed Title V MCH Block Grant Program.

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HRSA – Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement National Learning Network

June 30, 2014

The purpose of the Network is to coordinate the development and testing of an evidence-informed strategic framework that can inform statewide health care systems transformation. This knowledge will guide systems change to more efficiently and effectively respond to the oral health needs of pregnant women and infants most at risk. The Network will:

  1. Assist in efforts to strengthen partnership and collaboration.
  2. Enhance knowledge transfer between participants.
  3. Provide a secure data tracking workspace.
  4. Articulate a clear, comprehensive strategic framework.
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CMS – Connecting Kids to Coverage AI/AN Grants

June 30, 2014

These grants will support outreach strategies aimed at increasing enrollment of eligible AI/AN children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), emphasizing activities tailored to communities where AI/AN children and families reside and enlisting community leaders and programs that serve eligible children and families. They will fund activities designed to help families understand new application procedures and health coverage opportunities, including Medicaid, CHIP and coverage through the health insurance marketplace.

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AAPD – Healthy Smiles Healthy Children Access to Care Grants

August 18, 2014 (letter of intent)

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children is committed to supporting community-based initiatives providing Dental Homes to children whose families cannot afford dental care. Grants are 1-year matching grants of up to $20,000, supporting community-based initiatives in the United States that provide dental care and ultimately serve as a Dental Home to underserved/limited access children.

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NIH – Nutrition Obesity Research Centers

October 25, 2014 (letter of intent)
November 25, 2014 (application)

Organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated and existing program of nutrition and/or obesity research are invited to apply. The NORC program supports and enhances the national research effort in nutrition and obesity. NORCs support primary research-related activities:

  1. Research Core services
  2. Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) program
  3. Enrichment program

Activities pursued by NORC are designed to enhance the efficiency, productivity, effectiveness and multidisciplinary nature of research in nutrition and obesity.

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