ERIC Number: ED252272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Starting Early: A Guide to Federal Resources in Maternal and Child Health.
Designed to simplify the search for federal government resources on maternal and child health, this guide was prepared for use by health professionals, educators, administrators, and the general public. It describes over 250 print and nonprint (posters, audiovisuals) resources in prenatal, infant, child, and adolescent health. The guide is divided into three sections: (1) maternal and child health; (2) infant, child, and adolescent health; and (3) appendix. Resources are grouped by topic and audience and are listed alphabetically by title within each topical category. Each entry includes information on price and source and a brief annotation. Some materials are available in Spanish. The section on maternal and child health includes materials on women's health, prenatal care, high-risk pregnancies/genetics, and adolescent pregnancy. The section on infant, child, and adolescent health covers the topics of parenting/child development, children with special needs, childhood illness, sudden infant death syndrome, nutrition, day care, child abuse, accident prevention, dental health, adolescent health, assessment and screening of children, and morbidity/mortality. The appendix includes alphabetical indexes by title and by subject; complete ordering information; and lists of important state, regional, and federal contacts in maternal and child health. Also included is a list of Federal Health Information Centers that may provide additional information on particular topics. (CB)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Adolescents, Annotated Bibliographies, Child Abuse, Child Development, Children, Day Care, Dental Health, Disabilities, Diseases, Drug Use, Federal Government, Females, Genetics, Health Education, Health Materials, Medical Evaluation, Mothers, Multilingual Materials, Nutrition, Parenting Skills, Pregnancy, Prenatal Influences, Resource Materials, Spanish, Special Health Problems, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents; Community
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Washington, DC.