Health Publications

The Health Information Group has developed health communication print materials on a wide variety of topics: health supervision, public policy, oral health, nutrition, physical activity, mental health, and vulnerable populations (including Medicaid beneficiaries). Through projects such as the Bright Futures initiative, it is estimated that over 4 million copies of our materials have been disseminated to professionals and families.

Recent Materials

State MCH-Medicaid Coordination: A Review of Title V and Title XIX Interagency Agreements (2nd edition)

Written and developed by the Health Information Group and the MCH Library, this seminal handbook looks at how Title V programs complement Medicaid by (1) providing gap-filling services to enrollees, (2) assisting in the identification of potentially eligible beneficiaries, and (3) creating an infrastructure in communities to ensure that the capacity exists to support the delivery of quality health care services for women and children. Group faculty currently provide technical assistance to states who are revising their MCH-Medicaid interagency agreements.

What to Expect & When to Seek Help

These four developmental tools offer a framework for providers and families to begin a conversation together about how best to support healthy social and emotional development in children and teens. The tools gently encourage families who have questions or concerns about their child's development to "check it out" -- and offer a number of tips for when, where, and how to seek help through local, State, or national resources.

Written in family-friendly language, the tools may be used by families and child development professionals in a range of disciplines, including health, education, child care, and family services. The companion Referral Tool and the guide to Locating Community-Based Services to Support Children and Families are tailored to help providers and families connect with the specific resources they need.

Well-Child Care: A Bright Futures Pocket Guide for Pediatric Providers

Developed by the Health Information Group and Bright Futures at Georgetown University, this pocket guide is a companion to the Well-Child Care curriculum for Pediatric Providers. Chapters in the pocket guide correspond to the six online core modules including the major components of a pediatric preventive health visit - Health History, Physical Examination, Screening and Risk Assessment, Screening with Laboratory Tests, Immunizations, and Health Education/ Anticipatory Guidance. Four other chapters correspond to modules addressing special interest topics - Development/Behavioral Health, Oral Health, Documentation, and Cultural Competence.

DC HealthCHECK and HealthCHECK Provider Education System educational and outreach materials

The Health Information Group developed a series of printed materials, including a two-sided "back-to-school" flyer for school health officials, a postcard for providers promoting the Provider Education System, a postcard for families promoting the Healthy Smiles dental service initiative, and a 5-panel brochure with Well-Child check-up information for families in English on one side and Spanish on the reverse. The content for each piece was adjusted to match the literacy and professional level of each intended audience, while the design of each publication was coordinated with the graphic design of the DC HealthCHECK Web site to tie the program's efforts together under a single "identity package."

Helping Baby Back to Sleep

Developed by the National Sudden and Unexpected Infant/Child Death and Pregnancy Loss Resource Center and the Health Information Group, this publication discusses the importance of placing babies on their back to sleep to lower the risk of SIDS. Separate versions of the publication were developed in English and in Spanish.