Resources

Interactive E-Handout for Safe Sleep Conversations

This interactive E-handout helps families learn about safe sleep practices. Health professionals can sit with families and click through the pages where they’ll find different sleep scenes and environments. A series of prompts and pop-ups show what is and is not safe and inspire learning conversations. Families can also access the handout at home and use it to teach their friends and families about safe sleep.

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Opportunities for Medicaid to Transform Pediatric Care for Young Children to Promote Health, Development, and Health Equity

Covering one half of young children birth to five, Medicaid (and Medicaid-CHIP programs) plays a critical role in improving young children’s health and developmental outcomes and assisting the families who support their healthy development. This document provides a common framework and specific opportunities for states and their partners working to improve Medicaid for young children.

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Implicit Bias Resource Guide

Recognizing and addressing biases is a critical step towards eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity. In this brief, you’ll find three resources to support your work to address your own implicit biases: seven steps we can all take to minimize implicit bias; A Q&A with health experts about how to recognize and address implicit bias; and a selection of stories shared with NICHQ about the many ways bias has affected individuals.

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Maternal Depression: First Steps

This issue brief will help mothers, families and family advocates understand the signs of maternal depression, the interdependence between caregiver-child health and well-being, and provides guidance on how mothers can connect with their pediatricians to get the help they need to heal.

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Data-for-Equity Research Brief

Child care is unaffordable for the majority of working parents, especially for low-income and black and Hispanic working parents. This research brief provides insight and analysis about the challenges families face in affording childcare, which can underpin inequities in early childhood health and development.

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Metrics for Early Childhood Systems: A National Scan

This report provides the results of a national scan of metrics used by early childhood systems and initiatives to assess the well-being of young children and their families. Along with a detailed list of all metrics scanned, the report includes observations and recommendations about the state of early childhood data, an overview of common challenges, and recommendations about the most important opportunities to advance measurement and data use in the field of early childhood development and care.

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Early Childhood Data in Action

Three case studies from communities leveraging data to improve early childhood outcomes. Specifically, readers will uncover how to develop a culture of data collection, build local capacity, and use data to inform critical public policy decisions.

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