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Gurr M, Saris T, Jequier E, Zock P, Diplock A, Asp N, Nicolaidis S, Conning D, Hardman A, Konig K. 1998. Healthy lifestyles: Nutrition and physical activity. Washington, DC: International Life Science Institute, 59 pp, (ILSI Europe concise monograph series).
This report provides current information on the relationship between nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. It includes an overview of concepts that play a role in health status. Individual chapters based on research studies cover the following topics: dietary fat and energy balance; dietary fat and coronary heart disease; antioxidant nutrients; dietary fiber; fluid intake; alcohol consumption and health; physical activity; and oral health. A glossary of dietary and health terms is included.
Keywords: Nutrition assessment, Fats, Cardiovascular diseases, Vitamins, Fiber, Fluid intake, Alcoholic consumption behavior, Physical activity, Oral health, Europe
Clayton S, Brindis C, Hamor J, Raiden-Wright H, Fong C. 2000. Investing in adolescent health: A social imperative for California's future. San Francisco, CA: University of California, San Francisco, National Adolescent Health Information Center, 97 pp, exec summ (8 pp).
California Adolescent Heath Collaborative 555 12th Street, 10th Floor Oakland, CA 94607 Telephone: (510) 285-5712Fax: (510) 285-5597E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.californiateenhealth.orgAvailable from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHN029 (report), MCHN028 (executive summary).
Telephone: (510) 285-5712Fax: (510) 285-5597E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.californiateenhealth.orgAvailable from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHN029 (report), MCHN028 (executive summary).
This report presents a plan, by the California Adolescent Health Collaborative (ACH), to improve the health of adolescents in California. The report covers three main topics: (1) understanding adolescent health and the issues; (2) eight recommendations for improving adolescent health; and (3) strategies for seven outcome areas--injury prevention; mental health and suicide; nutrition and physical activity ; alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections; oral health; and environmental and occupational health. Reference are included. An executive summary is available separately. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, California, Healthy People 2010, Health promotion, Prevention, Adolescent behavior, Injury prevention, Suicide prevention, Mental health, Nutrition, Physical activity, Tobacco use, Drug use behavior, Oral health, Adolescent pregnancy, Occupational safety and health, Environmental health, Adolescents
Partnership for Prevention. 2000. Nine high impact actions Congress can take to prevent disease and promote health. Washington, DC: Partnership for Prevention, 44 pp.
Partnership for Prevention 1015 18th Street, N.W., Suite 300 Washington, DC 20036 Telephone: (202) 833-0009Fax: (202) 833-0113E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.prevent.org
Telephone: (202) 833-0009Fax: (202) 833-0113E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.prevent.org
This report describes the results of a study to identify policies that would have the greatest potential to prevent the most disease, injury, and premature death in the United States. The nine policies identified are in the priority areas of tobacco addiction, alcohol use, violence, oral health, physical activity, and clinical preventive services. The report includes a discussion of the context of prevention programs and the value of setting priorities, impacts of the nine suggested policies on health, the approach taken by this project, conclusions, and next steps. The appendices include details of each of the nine policies suggested, a catalog of policies considered for study, estimates of lives that would be saved in one year by the suggested policies, and lists of advisory committee members and experts interviewed in the preparation of this report.
Keywords: Preventive health services, Health policy, Health promotion, Mortality, Costs, Tobacco use, Alcohol abuse, Violence, Oral health, Physical activity, Strategic plans, Advocacy
Special Olympics. 2001. Promoting health for individuals with mental retardation: A critical journey barely begun. Washington, DC: Special Olympics, 24 pp.
Dr. Mark Wagner Special Olympics 1133 19th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20036-3604 Telephone: (202) 628-3630Secondary Telephone: (800) 700-8585Fax: (202) 824-0200E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.specialolympics.orgAvailable at no charge.
Telephone: (202) 628-3630Secondary Telephone: (800) 700-8585Fax: (202) 824-0200E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.specialolympics.orgAvailable at no charge.
This report discusses the health needs of people with mental retardation (MR) and makes recommendations for addressing those needs. The report also describes the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program, which provides health assessment, health services, referral services, and health screening for Special Olympics athletes. It discusses oral health, vision, hearing, and obesity screening, as well as training for health professionals who serve people with MR.
Keywords: Mental retardation, Health promotion, Physical activity, Oral health, Sports, Screening, Vision screening, Hearing screening
Horwitz SM, Kerker BD, Owens PL, Zigler E. 2001. The health status and needs of individuals with mental retardation. New Haven, CT: Yale University, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, School of Medicine, and Department of Psychology, 175 pp.
This report reviews the definition and prevalence of mental retardation (MR) and examines the physical health conditions, ocular impairments, mental health disorders, and oral health needs of persons with MR. The report discusses the health care services that are accessible to this population. Recommendations for improving the health of individuals with MR are also presented.
Keywords: Mental retardation, Health promotion, Oral health, Mental health, Vision, Hearing, Physical activity, Access to health care
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. 2001. Bright Futures: Family tip sheets. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 25 pp.
Bright Futures at Georgetown University Box 571272 Washington, DC 20057-1242 Telephone: (202) 784-9772Fax: (202) 784-9777E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.brightfutures.org/georgetown.htmlAvailable from the website.
Telephone: (202) 784-9772Fax: (202) 784-9777E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.brightfutures.org/georgetown.htmlAvailable from the website.
This booklet is designed to provide families with easy-to-read information on children's health, developmental changes, and well-being. It is divided into the four stages of development: infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. For each developmental stage, there are six pages of information on topics such as health professional visits, social development, safety, eating, physical activity, oral health, and education, as well as information specific to the developmental stage. The booklet's pages are black and white reproducible masters that can be copied for further distribution; color pages can also be downloaded from the Bright Futures Web site. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Keywords: Infant development, Early childhood development, Child development, Adolescent development, Nutrition, Oral health, Physical activity, Mental health, Psychosocial development, Educational materials, Bright Futures, Physical activity, Child health supervision, Adolescents
Story M, Holt K, Sofka D, eds. 2002. Bright Futures nutrition: Family fact sheets. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 8 items.
Bright Futures at Georgetown University Box 571272 Washington, DC 20057-1242 Telephone: (202) 784-9772Fax: (202) 784-9777E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.brightfutures.org/georgetown.htmlAvailable from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCH00100.
Telephone: (202) 784-9772Fax: (202) 784-9777E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.brightfutures.org/georgetown.htmlAvailable from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCH00100.
These fact sheets provide information on children's nutrition for families and include responses to questions about oral health, physical activity, safety procedures, and food consumption. There is a fact sheet that briefly explains the Bright Futures program and describes the materials, and a fact sheet for the following age ranges: birth–5 months, 6–11 months, 1–2 years, 3–4 years, 5–7 years, 8–10 years, and 11–21 years. The fact sheets are available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Keywords: Infants, Children, Adolescents, Health supervision, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Mothers, Oral health, Physical activity, Safety, Spanish language materials
McDonough JE, Gibbs BK, Scott-Harris JL, Kronebusch K, Navarro AM, Taylor K. 2004. A state policy agenda to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 87 pp.
Commonwealth Fund One East 75th Street New York, NY 10021 Telephone: (212) 606-3800Fax: (212) 606-3500E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.commonwealthfund.orgAvailable at no charge; also available from the website.
Telephone: (212) 606-3800Fax: (212) 606-3500E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.commonwealthfund.orgAvailable at no charge; also available from the website.
This report provides state policymakers with a menu of policy interventions that have been implemented to address disparities in minority health and health care. The report focuses on states' roles in advancing the disparities- elimination policy agenda. The report, which includes an executive summary, contains the following main sections: (1) key themes and findings from the state disparities agenda; (2) state infrastructure and capacity; and (3) health conditions and issues (asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, immunization, infant mortality, injury prevention, mental health, obesity, physical activity, tobacco use, and oral health). Statistical information is presented in tables throughout the report.
Keywords: Minority health, Interventions, Public policy, Health care delivery, Health services, State programs, Economic factors, Racial factors, Asthma, Cancer, Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes mellitus, HIV, AIDS, Immunization, Infant mortality, Injury prevention, Mental health, Obesity, Physical activity, Tobacco use, Oral health, Children, Infants
Wood B, Bean G, Baber K, Bujno L, Laflamme D, Kiely M. 2005. Supporting New Hampshire youth, moving toward a healthier future: New Hampshire's Adolescent Health Strategic Plan. Concord, NH: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, 53 pp, exec summ (8 pp).
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal and Child Health 29 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03301 Telephone: (603) 271-4517Secondary Telephone: (800) 852-3345, x4517Fax: (603) 271-4519Website: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/bchs/mch/index.htmAvailable from the website.
Telephone: (603) 271-4517Secondary Telephone: (800) 852-3345, x4517Fax: (603) 271-4519Website: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/bchs/mch/index.htmAvailable from the website.
This strategic plan provides the foundation for a synchronized and integrated framework to improve adolescent health in New Hampshire and efficiently and effectively allocate resources. The strategic plan discusses (1) development during adolescence, (2) adolescent health snapshots (including issues such as socioeconomic status and health, access to health care services, oral health, mental health, and physical activity), (3) guiding principles, (4) recommendations and objectives, and (5) national and state resources. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the plan. The plan includes five appendices: (1) technical notes, (2) critical health objectives, (3) risk and protective factors in the lives of adolescents, (4) the Search Institute's list of developmental assets, and (5) reference list.
Keywords: Strategic plans, State initiatives, Statewide planning, Adolescent health, Adolescent development, Access to health care, Oral health, Mental health, Physical activity, Nutrition, Eating disorders, Underserved communities, Injury, Financing, New Hampshire
Genesee County Health Department. . Give your child a healthy start. Flint, MI: Genesee County Health Department, 1 v.
Genesee County Health Department 630 South Saginaw Street Flint, MI 48502 Telephone: (810) 257-3612Fax: (810) 257-3147Website: http://www.gchd.us/
Telephone: (810) 257-3612Fax: (810) 257-3147Website: http://www.gchd.us/
This curriculum for expectant parents enrolled in Healthy Start presents information about pregnancy and childbirth. The curriculum provides information for parents under the following categories: (1) taking care of yourself (easing discomfort, physical changes during pregnancy, depression, food and nutrition, stress, physical activity, care after birth, and family planning), (2) taking care of your infant ( physical development, premature infants, feeding, brain development, bonding, developmental milestones, baby care, crying, and oral health), (3) medical issues (infection and sexually transmitted diseases, alcohol and drug use during pregnancy, low birthweight, and shaken baby syndrome), and (4) safety (domestic abuse and violence, mildew and mold, fire safety, home safety, safe sleep, day care, and care safety). A brochure, a guide to services, and two newsletter issues are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Keywords: Healthy Start, Curricula, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Consumer education materials, Depression, Nutrition, Physical activity, Family planning, Infant health, Infant development, Oral health, Bonding, Prematurity, Crying, Infection, Sexually transmitted diseases, Alcohol use during pregnancy, Drug use during pregnancy, Low birthweight, Shaken baby syndrome
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