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Archived Culturally Responsive Maternity Care Clinic Enhances Access to Care for Expectant Refugee Mothers and Their Children 8/27/2014
A hospital-based maternal/child health clinic enhances access to comprehensive, culturally competent prenatal and pediatric care for refugee families, leading to less anxiety among expectant mothers and better attendance at scheduled appointments.
Hospital-Based Postpartum Support Group Reduces Depression and Increases Life Satisfaction 8/13/2014
A 10-week, hospital-based support group offers information, education, and support to women suffering from postpartum depression, leading to reduced incidence of depression and increased life satisfaction.
Prenatal and Postpartum Behavioral Counseling Significantly Reduces Health Risks in African-American Women 8/13/2014
An inperson and telephone-based behavior counseling program for pregnant African-American women at six prenatal care clinics significantly reduced health risks from baseline to 10 weeks postpartum.
Technology-Facilitated Education and Consultations With Lactation Specialists Triple Breastfeeding Rates Among Low-Income Minority Women in Primary Care Clinics 8/13/2014
Obstetrics/gynecology clinics offered electronic medical record–facilitated education, counseling, and support from a lactation consultant to low-income minority women, leading to a threefold increase in breastfeeding rates.
Palliative Care Program Honors Parent Wishes and Provides Support, Generating Positive Feedback From Families Facing Loss of Baby 7/30/2014
A neonatal palliative care program supports and arranges needed services for families who experience the loss of a baby, generating very positive anecdotal feedback from those served.
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Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum for Primary Care Providers 8/13/2014
The set of courses, available online or for download, is designed to enhance the role of primary care clinicians in the promotion of oral health for all age groups through the development and dissemination of high-quality educational resources.
Act Against AIDS 4/23/2014
The Act Against Aids Web site provides resources aimed at reducing complacency about HIV/AIDS and reducing the risk of HIV infection among at-risk populations. 
Depression During and After Pregnancy Fact Sheet 1/15/2014
This tool answers common questions about depression during and after pregnancy.
Detecting and Treating Thyroid Nodules and Cancer Before, During, and After Pregnancy: A Patient's Guide 8/28/2013
This patient guide is based on clinical guidelines written to help physicians who are evaluating and treating various types of thyroid dysfunction in women before, during, and after their pregnancy.
Patient Guide to the Management of Maternal Hyperthyroidism Before, During and After Pregnancy 8/28/2013
This patient guide is based on clinical guidelines written to help physicians who are evaluating and treating various types of thyroid dysfunction in women before, during, and after their pregnancy.

Last updated: August 27, 2014.