Nurse Home Visitation Program Reduces Readmissions, Emergency Department Visits, Child Abuse, and Foster Home Placements for Medically Fragile Infants
Bridge to the Future provides nursing home visits to low-income families with medically fragile infants who have been discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit, thus ensuring a smooth transition to long-term care in the home.
Practice-Based Teams of Clinicians and Development Experts Enhance Access to Care and Improve Parenting Skills and Knowledge Among Children and Their Families
Healthy Steps for Young Children (Healthy Steps) is a national initiative that encourages use of clinician-childhood development expert teams in physician offices to promote the use of timely preventive care; parent education and support; and other interventions to address the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of children from birth to age 3.
Home Visits Using Reflective Approach Improve Functional Health Literacy Among Low-Income Pregnant Women and New Parents
Reflective questions and conversations integrated into home visitation programs increased the health literacy of low-income pregnant women and new parents, thus empowering them to better manage their family's health and medical care.
Tools, Education, and Technical Assistance Encourage Child Care Sites to Adopt Strategies That Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Young Children
A statewide collaborative initiative targeting six key sectors promotes policy and practice changes in child care settings, leading to the widespread adoption of strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity.
Home Visit for All Newborns To Assess Risk of Child Maltreatment Improves Parenting Skills, Reduces Medical Emergencies, and Generates Positive Return on Investment
Nurses come to the home of families with newborns to perform a comprehensive assessment of risk factors and provide education and support, leading to better connections to community resources, improved parenting skills, higher quality and safety in the home environment, and significantly fewer infant medical emergencies.
Safe Sleep for Your Baby: Ten Ways to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (General Outreach)
This tool is part of the Back to Sleep campaign, an effort to educate families and caregivers about putting healthy infants on their backs to sleep to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This tool explains ways to reduce the risk of SIDS and provide a safe sleep environment for infants.
An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding For American Indian and Alaska Native Families
This 15-page booklet provides information about breastfeeding to help American Indian and Alaska Native women.
Period of PURPLE Crying®: A New Way To Understand Your Baby's Crying
The Period of PURPLE Crying® is the phrase used to describe the point when babies cry more than any other time in their life. This Web site was developed by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) to educate parents about the normalcy of infant crying and the dangers of shaking an infant.
As part of the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, the KidsHealth Web site provides parents, kids, and teens with easy-to-understand information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
Now That You've Tested Positive For Group B Strep (GBS), Learn How to Help Protect Your Baby
This fact sheet provides information for pregnant women who have tested positive for Group B Strep (GBS) on how to protect their babies during pregnancy, when their water breaks or labor begins, and after the baby is born.