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County, City, and Community Agencies Support Childcare Centers and Parents in Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity Habits of Preschoolers 7/16/2014
Local government agencies and nonprofit groups improved the nutrition and physical activity practices of childcare centers by refurbishing a local park, training staff on healthy eating and exercise, and planting gardens at each center.
Nursing Students Provide Free Doula Care to Underserved Women, Leading to Fewer Preterm Deliveries, Low Birthweight Babies, and Cesarean Sections 7/16/2014
Nursing students provide free doula care to underserved women, leading to fewer preterm births, low birthweight babies, and cesarean sections, and generating high levels of patient satisfaction.
Practice-Based Teams of Clinicians and Development Experts Enhance Access to Care and Improve Parenting Skills and Knowledge Among Children and Their Families 7/16/2014
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.
Tools, Education, and Technical Assistance Encourage Schools to Adopt Strategies That Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Youth 7/16/2014
A statewide collaborative initiative targeting six key sectors promotes policy and practice changes in schools, leading to the widespread adoption of strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity, including improvements in the nutritional quality of school meals.
Community Pediatricians Use Software to Diagnose and Manage Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Leading to Improvements in Symptoms 7/2/2014
Pediatricians in community practice use computer software and a manual to diagnose and manage attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, leading to significant improvements in symptoms.
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Implementing the Promoting Healthy Development Survey (PHDS) 6/18/2014
These three manuals help State officials, physican practices, and health systems implement, score, and report findings from the Promoting Healthy Development Survey (PHDS).
Improving Asthma Care for Children Toolkit: Best Practices in Medicaid Managed Care 6/18/2014
This toolkit provides strategies to improve asthma care tested by a diverse group of health plans serving Medicaid consumers.
Promoting Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency: Self-Assessment Checklist For Personnel Providing Services and Supports to Individuals and Families Affected by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Other Infant Death (SIDS/ID) 5/7/2014
This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural diversity and cultural competence when working with individuals and families affected by sudden infant death syndrome and other infant death.
Transitioning Newborns From NICU to Home: A Resource Toolkit 4/9/2014
This toolkit for hospitals provides information and resources to improve safety when newborns transition home from the neonatal intensive care unit.
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. 

Last updated: July 16, 2014.