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Group Sessions and Automated Phone Counseling Help Overweight Children in Low-Income Families Improve Health-Related Behaviors, Quality of Life, and Body Mass Index 4/9/2014
Small-group discussions and automated, interactive phone calls over a 12-week period helped low-income parents promote healthier behaviors in their overweight children, leading to reductions in body mass index and improvements in health-related quality of life.
Periodic, Nurse-Initiated Telephone Contact Provides Quality Followup Care to Infants With Lung Disease in Rural Areas 4/9/2014
A nurse specialist maintains regular telephone contact with the primary caregivers and health care providers of premature infants with chronic lung disease who are discharged from the hospital.
Physician “Prescriptions” Written During Medical Visit and “Filled” by Onsite Volunteers Connect Low-Income Families to Vital Community Resources 4/9/2014
Physicians in inner-city care settings identify the resource needs of low-income families and write “prescriptions” that these families take to a help desk where college student volunteers connect them to needed resources. The program has successfully connected most clients to these resources, leading to high levels of satisfaction and improved health and well-being.
Remote Assessment and Treatment via Telemedicine Combined With Onsite Case Management Enhance Access to Mental Health Services for Low-Income and Minority Students 4/9/2014
In collaboration with several community partners, the University of Texas Medical Branch provides remote mental health assessment and treatment services via videoconferencing technology and onsite case management to low-income, minority, and other students and parents in seven school-based primary care clinics in the Galveston Independent School District.
Updated Child Abuse Experts Provide Videoconference-Enabled Consultations to Providers in Remote Emergency Departments and Clinics, Leading to More Accurate Diagnosis 3/26/2014
Using interactive videoconferencing, the University of California at Davis provides 24-hour child abuse evaluation and consultation services to underserved rural areas and also provides monthly child abuse training to health care providers in these areas.
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Identifying Children and Families at Risk 3/26/2014
This Web page from the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) program offers tools and resources to help States identify families and children at risk. 
Young Child Risk Calculator 3/26/2014
The Young Child Risk Calculator shows how many young children in a State face selected risk factors associated with poor health, school, and developmental outcomes.
National Survey of Children's Health: Data Resource Center 2/12/2014
This data query tool provides immediate access to the National Survey of Children's Health data, as well as resources and assistance for interpreting and reporting findings.
Aquí para Tí/Here for You: Teen Parenting Toolkit 1/15/2014
The Teen Parenting Toolkit provides parents with relevant information and tips on how to relate to teens and guide them to adulthood.
Promoting Cultural and Linguistic Competency: Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Settings 1/15/2014
This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural diversity, cultural competence, and linguistic competence in early childhood settings.

Last updated: April 09, 2014.