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Resource Library:

Gathered Tools for Providers

Beyond the tools and resources that the MHN has developed specifically for its membership in San Bernardino County, the Network has gathered other publicly available resources to help providers in optimal service delivery for families accessing the maternal health system. 

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Browse the Resource Library for Assessments, Tip Sheets, Toolkits and More!

Handouts and resources to share with families are also included in the library. 

1-2-3 Don’t Shake Me Brochure

View this brochure on how to make your CRYing Plan. This brochure discusses 3 steps parents can plan to handle when your child is crying. This brochure also goes over injuries, signs, and symptoms parents to look out for abusive head trauma/shaken baby syndrome.

Topic(s):

Parenting Tips, Shaken Baby Syndrome

Resource Type:

Brochure, Pamphlet

10 Questions to ask yourself before you use marijuana

This FAQ sheet discusses some of the effects of marijuana use on adult health and includes information on pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Topic(s):

Substance Use

Resource Type:

Fact Sheet

3 Key Ways DADS Can Help Baby Sleep Safe (English)

One-sheet handout with 3 tips dads need to know for how to ensure safe sleep for their babies.

Topic(s):

Fatherhood, Safe Sleep

Resource Type:

Tip Sheet

3 Key Ways DADS Can Help Baby Sleep Safe (Spanish)

One-sheet handout with 3 tips dads need to know for how to ensure safe sleep for their babies.

Topic(s):

Fatherhood, Safe Sleep

Resource Type:

Tip Sheet

5 Strategies to Strengthen Marketing of Local Health Department Recruiting Efforts

NACCHO is pleased to present this new resource to help facilitate efforts to expand and improve the public health workforce and attract the next generation of public health professionals. The 5 Strategies to Strengthen Marketing of Local Health Department Recruiting Efforts is designed to provide tangible ideas for promoting health departments as a great place to work and getting job openings in front of viable candidates. It provides actionable information, helpful links, and real-world examples from local health departments and private sector recruitment efforts.

Topic(s):

Workforce Development

Resource Type:

Toolkit, Guide

5P’s Substance Use Disorder Screening Tool

The 5 P's Integrated Screening Tool is a quick, non-threatening, and effective screening tool for pregnant persons that asks about use of alcohol and drugs as well as depression, violence, and tobacco. It provides clear guidelines for use and follow up recommendations.

Topic(s):

Substance Use

Resource Type:

Assessment, Screening Tool

A Blueprint for Improving Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes Under Medicaid

As federal and state policymakers seek to improve maternal and perinatal health outcomes, policies such as community-based models and an extension of 12-month postpartum coverage have been implemented. The Medicaid program will serve an important role in implementing these innovative changes, including evaluation of health outcomes, assessment of the economic impact, and establishment of strategies to support sustainability. This blueprint aims to support and imporve maternal and infant health outcomes under the program.

Topic(s):

Medicaid

Resource Type:

Toolkit

ABC's of Safe Sleep for Dads

Educational video of fathers discussing the ABCs of infant safe sleep for all parents. Informs viewers on how to practice and tell others how to keep sleep for babies safe and peaceful.

Topic(s):

Safe Sleep, Fatherhood

Resource Type:

Video

Addressing Mental Health in
BIPOC Communities: Key Cultural
Considerations for MCH Webinar Slides (04.08.21)

Presnted by Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP). This webinar aims to increase understanding of the cultural context for mental health programming and service delivery in underserved communities as well as identify a strategy for addressing mental health in underserved communities.

Topic(s):

Mental Health, Indigenous populations, Black/African American Families

Resource Type:

Presentation Slides, Training/Webinar

Advancing Racial Equity Discussion Guide

This guide is to be used in conjunction with viewing the webinar series and includes a webinar summary, pre- and post-webinar questions, an activity and resources for each webinar in the series. Primarily designed for public health students and professionals, this guide can be used by anyone interested in having meaningful discussions about racism and racial equity.

Topic(s):

Health Equity

Resource Type:

Training/Webinar, Guide

Advice on Co-sleeping with your baby

Some parents choose to share a bed or other sleep surface with their babies. This site provides advice on how to co-sleep more safely. It includes a brief video and PDF downloads.

Topic(s):

Safe Sleep

Resource Type:

Website, Video

American College of Surgeon's (ACS) Intimate Partner Violence Toolkit

The American College of Surgeon's (ACS) Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Toolkit has been developed for ACS members and includes information on the risks of IPV, and how to recognize IPV in your colleagues, patients, and yourself. It also includes information on how to determine if one is in danger and how to plan for safety, what the current laws are around IPV, and how to get help. This toolkit will continue to be enhanced with additional resources added over time.

Topic(s):

Domestic violence, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

Resource Type:

Toolkit

Baby Safety Month Toolkit

Several tools from the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) to help your organization spread the word using different strategies. Rather than choosing to focus energy and resources on one or the other, they recommend using a combination to connect with stakeholders, customers and parents to further the message.

Topic(s):

Baby Safety

Resource Type:

Website

Be The Spark: Spark Sickle Cell Understanding Brochure

This brochure is designed to build a foundation of sickle cell knowledge, deepening the understanding of sickle cell disease and how it can affect your body. This brochure can help a reader, EXPLORE what sickle cell is, UNDERSTAND the impact hemoglobin Sickle has on the body, LEARN MORE about available treatment options to discuss with your doctor, & EXPERIENCE a stronger partnership with your care team. These topics can help to reinforce and build on your sickle cell knowledge, allowing you to spark more meaningful conversations with your care team.

Topic(s):

Sickle Cell

Resource Type:

Brochure

Bedsharing more safely

An infographic that provides considerations and things to remember when bedsharing with your baby

Topic(s):

Baby Safety, Safe Sleep

Resource Type:

Tip Sheet, Info sheet, Infographic

Benefits of Healthy Birth Spacing

Benefits of birth spacing list compiled by Contra Costa County Health.

Topic(s):

Birth Spacing

Resource Type:

Website

Best Practices for Convening a Community Advisory Board

This infographic highlights key considerations for health care systems on how to successfully convene and maintain a consumer advisory board.

Topic(s):

Community Organizing

Resource Type:

Infographic

Birth Spacing Toolkit

The Birth Spacing Toolkit provides information to parents about the importance of waiting at least 18 to 24 months after a live birth before attempting the next pregnancy. Shorter intervals between pregnancies are associated with high-risk pregnancies and births. Also included with this toolkit are guidelines for making the most of the materials within the toolkit. Most of which can be used as part of strategies already used to communicate with the people, groups and communities served.

Topic(s):

Birth Spacing

Resource Type:

Website, Toolkit

Black Birthing Bill of Rights

The Black Birthing Bill of Rights is a resource for every black person that engages in maternity care. The NAABB wants each black woman and birthing person to know their rights and to have the tools to confidently exercise these rights. The Bill of Rights also serves as guidance for government programs, hospitals, maternity providers and others as they transform their policies, procedures, and practices to meet the needs of Black birthing people.

Topic(s):

Black/African American Families, Health Equity, Reproductive Health

Resource Type:

Infographic, Website

Black Community Education Toolkit - COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative

Many Black families and individuals have concerns and questions about COVID vaccinations. The AD Council COVID collaborative have created a toolkit to make it easy to educate your community members about COVID-19 vaccines.

Topic(s):

Black/African American Families, COVID-19

Resource Type:

Toolkit

Black Mammas Matter Alliance: 2024 Black Maternal Health Week Toolkit

BMMA has created this social media toolkit as a resource to assist all campaign participants with amplifying BMHW24 across networks and channels. The theme below will highlight the widespread restrictions on abortion care access coupled with rising cases of criminalization due to pregnancy loss which continues to widen the gaps of adverse maternal and birth outcomes in the U.S.

Topic(s):

Black/African American Families

Resource Type:

Toolkit

Black Maternal Health Equity Campaign Social Media Toolkit

The Perinatal Equity Initiatives (PEI) of Riverside and San Bernardino counties have partnered to launch a maternal health equity campaign to increase awareness of the growing number of maternal and infant mortality in the Black community. The campaign’s theme is Rallying Around Sisters: Redefining and Strengthening the Village, intentionally chosen to highlight the importance of community in combating the alarming statistics related to Black maternal and infant mortality.

Topic(s):

Perinatal Equity Initiative (PEI)

Resource Type:

Social Media Toolkit, Toolkit

Black Women, Birthing People, and Maternal Mental Health Fact Sheet

Almost 40% of Black mothers and birthing people experience MMH conditions. Compared to white women, Black women are twice as likely to experience MMH conditions but half as likely to receive treatment. This Fact Sheet discusses how social determinants of health impact Black people, includes information about Black-women led organizations addressing maternal health, and identifies barriers to care as well as strategies to overcome these barriers.

Topic(s):

Black/African American Families, Mental Health, Perinatal Equity Initiative (PEI)

Resource Type:

Fact Sheet

BreastfeedLA: Breastfeeding and Lactation Advocacy 101 Toolkit

Created by BreastfeedLA, this Breastfeeding and Lactation Advocacy toolkit has several goals:
-To be a resource for breastfeeding advocates so that they can better serve breastfeeding and & lactating parents and families;
-To educate parents and families about their rights and how to advocate for themselves;
-To serve as a resource for employers and community organizations who employ lactating parents and individuals;
-To serve as a resource for policy makers to enact policies that better serve breastfeeding and lactating individuals and families.

Topic(s):

Patient Rights, Breastfeeding/Lactation

Resource Type:

Toolkit

Build a Healthy Eating Routine for Your Baby (Birth to Age 2)

Infographic guide to giving your child a healthy nutritional start from infancy to 2 years old. To find more information, this infographic is part of a larger webpage full of resources that will help you learn more about the Dietary Guidelines for healthy eating across the lifespan from birth to older adulthood.

Topic(s):

Nutrition

Resource Type:

Infographic, Guide

Build on Your Sickle Cell Knowledge: What Causes Sickling?

This infographic explores what causes sickling in sickle cell and how it affects the body.

Topic(s):

Sickle Cell

Resource Type:

Info sheet

Building Patient-Provider Trust to Help Patients Navigate a Biased System

Center for Health Care Strategies, October, 2022: This tool aims to help providers better understand the impact of their own bias and to better serve patients and families of color. It also includes a handout for patients and families on preparing for medical appointments, which can support effective engagement with providers.

Topic(s):

Perinatal Equity Initiative (PEI), Black/African American Families

Resource Type:

Toolkit

Building Your Perinatal Care Team E-Book

Check out this new e-book and supporting materials developed to educate mothers, birthing people, and healthcare stakeholders about the diverse range of healthcare workers who offer support through a range of reproductive and sexual health events such as pregnancy, infertility, loss, and the postpartum period. These materials are culturally appropriate, trauma-informed, and gender inclusive. We created this resource to offer informational support during a time that can be overwhelming for people and their families.

Topic(s):

Prenatal Care, Pregnancy journey

Resource Type:

Guide, Toolkit

CDC Breastfeeding Tools and Resources

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) is committed to increasing breastfeeding rates throughout the United States and to promoting and supporting optimal breastfeeding practices toward the ultimate goal of improving the public’s health.

Topic(s):

Breastfeeding/Lactation

Resource Type:

Website

California Black Birth Justice Agenda: Unifying the Vision for Systemic Change

The California Black Birth Justice Agenda seeks to amplify and uplift coordinated, strategic actions to advance birth justice for Black Californians, and subsequently Californians of all races and ethnicities. This agenda is a tool and a call to action for everyone–including our policymakers, health systems, health insurance plans, community-based organizations, professional associations, and more.

Topic(s):

Black/African American Families, Health Equity

Resource Type:

Toolkit, Guide

California Preterm Birth Initiative

The California Preterm Birth Initiative conducts and funds transdisciplinary research across the reproductive life course to probe risk and resilience factors and to identify promising interventions that can turn the curve on the preterm birth epidemic.

Topic(s):

Preterm Birth

Resource Type:

Fact Sheet

Caring for Your Baby at Night and When Sleeping: A guide for parents

Guide for parents on how to safely care for oneself, so they can properly care for their baby throughout the night.

Topic(s):

Safe Sleep

Resource Type:

Guide

Center for Health Care Strategies: Health Literacy Fact Sheets

These health literacy fact sheets can help stakeholders understand, assess, and improve health literacy practices. The fact sheets define health literacy, highlight its important connection to health equity, and outline ways to measure and improve limited health literacy through written communications, patient-provider dialogue, and enhanced organizational practices.

Topic(s):

Health Literacy

Resource Type:

Fact Sheet

Clinical Guidance for treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and their Infants 2018

This clinical guide was by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA) and provides comprehensive, national guidance for optimal management of pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder. This guide can help healthcare professionals and patients determine the most clinically appropriate action for a particular situation and informs individualized treatment decisions.

Topic(s):

Substance Use

Resource Type:

Guide

Co-Sleeping and SIDS: A guide for health professionals

Infographic for healthcare professionals on the statistics behind SIDS and safe sleep. Educates healthcare professionals on how to guide their patients through safe co-sleeping practices.

Topic(s):

Safe Sleep

Resource Type:

Guide

Co-sleeping with your baby

Infographic that uses visuals to represent the dangers of co sleeping and preventative measures parents can take when bed sharing.

Topic(s):

Safe Sleep

Resource Type:

Info sheet

Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support Resources Library

NACCHO's Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support Resources Library is a compilation of resources to advance the continuation of breastfeeding during the first 1,000 days.

Topic(s):

Breastfeeding/Lactation

Resource Type:

Website

Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support: A Blueprint for Communities

This Blueprint, developed with a public health lens, aims to increase local capacity to implement community-driven approaches to support chest/ breastfeeding, centered on the needs of populations disproportionately impacted by structural barriers that leads to low rates of breastfeeding. The goal of this resource is to ensure that chest/breastfeeding support services are continuous, accessible, and coordinated, and that community spaces are consistently supportive of chest/breastfeeding families. It is intended for any local-level organization and individual that interacts with pregnant and postpartum families. This document provides seven recommendations to establish CoC and strengthen the landscape of support for chest/breastfeeding within communities. These recommendations are categorized into two themes: improvements within the community infrastructure and capacity building of the lactation workforce.

Topic(s):

Breastfeeding/Lactation

Resource Type:

Toolkit

Coping With Crying Brochure

When your baby won't stop crying, it can be very upsetting. Know that it is normal for your baby to cry. The average newborn cries two to three hours a day, and sometimes more. Sometimes it may seem like your baby never stops crying, and all parents find it hard to cope with crying. It may seem like your baby cries more than others, but ALL babies cry a lot. Reference this brochure for steps on how to soothe your baby.

Topic(s):

Parenting Tips

Resource Type:

Brochure

Creating Circles of Support

A manual for service providers supporting women's mental health in pregnancy and postpartum.

Topic(s):

Mental Health

Resource Type:

Guide

Dads and Depression Fact Sheet

Learn the research behind the causes, risk factors, and impacts of paternal depression with this fact sheet.

Topic(s):

Fatherhood, Mental Health

Resource Type:

Fact Sheet

Dad’s Toolkit: 0-3 Months

The Genesee County Fatherhood Initiative provides a variety of programs and services for fathers, including parenting classes, support groups, and financial assistance. This toolkit helps support fathers navigate breastfeeding.

Topic(s):

Breastfeeding/Lactation, Fatherhood

Resource Type:

Toolkit

Dealing with the Effects of Trauma—A Self-Help Guide

This publication, supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, offers valuable insights into the potential connection between traumatic experiences and the challenging symptoms individuals may face. It provides guidance on identifying and understanding the impact of trauma on mental health and offers practical, safe strategies for symptom relief and healing. The project's collaboration with mental health consumers ensures that the content is informed by real-world experiences and tailored to empower individuals on their path to recovery.

Topic(s):

Mental Health, Trauma

Resource Type:

Guide

Depression and Anxiety During and After Pregnancy (English)

This brochure is meant to help mothers and birthing people, families, and their advocates understand the signs of maternal depression and the interdependence between caregiver-child health and well-being.

Topic(s):

Mental Health, Maternal Health

Resource Type:

Brochure

Depression and Anxiety During and After Pregnancy (Spanish)

This brochure is meant to help mothers and birthing people, families, and their advocates understand the signs of maternal depression and the interdependence between caregiver-child health and well-being.

Topic(s):

Mental Health, Maternal Health

Resource Type:

Brochure

Domestic Violence Toolkit (Oregon State Department of Human Services)

This toolkit was created to be used as a guide to help guide conversations and to educate around the topic of domestic violence. This toolkit is filled with tools to navigate Domestic Violence situations, resources, and more.

Topic(s):

Domestic violence

Resource Type:

Toolkit, Guide

Early Childhood Mental Health Toolkit

The Mental Health Colorado foundation created this toolkit to help families, community advocates, Early Childhood Councils, early childhood professionals, and local leaders work together to assess, identify, prioritize, and fund early childhood mental health supports. Our organization is committed to helping advocates implement mental health strategies to support young children and their families across Colorado. This toolkit will give you an overarching plan for addressing early childhood mental health and promoting strategies in your community. It contains resources and steps you can use to ensure every child has a path to success.

Topic(s):

Mental Health, Early Childhood

Resource Type:

Toolkit

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) - English

The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale was developed to screen postpartum women for depression in an outpatient setting. It is a 10 question screen that takes about 3-5 minutes to complete, and is easy to score. The EPDS asks the patient how she has been feeling over the last seven days. It has been validated for use during both pregnancy and the post-partum period. It has been translated into 23 languages.

Topic(s):

Mental Health

Resource Type:

Assessment, Screening Tool

Elimination of Non-medically Indicated (Elective) Deliveries Before 39 Weeks Gestational Age toolkit

The CMQCC Early Elective Delivery Task Force worked collaboratively with the March of Dimes and the California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Division, to create the Elimination of Non-medically Indicated (Elective) Deliveries Before 39 Weeks Gestational Age toolkit.

Topic(s):

Labor and Delivery

Resource Type:

Toolkit

Equitable Donor Milk Access Blueprint

The Blueprint addresses the pressing issue of inequitable access to donor milk, which can have a profound impact on the health and well-being of vulnerable infants and their families. By providing evidence-based strategies and solutions, the Blueprint encourages healthcare providers, policymakers, and funders to implement sustainable and inclusive practices to support equitable access to donor milk.

Topic(s):

Breastfeeding/Lactation

Resource Type:

Guide, Toolkit

Every Mother Counts Maternal Health Advocacy Toolkit

This toolkit is an introduction to advocacy and the tools that can be used to push for change in communities to advance maternal health and health equity. This guide provides background information on the U.S. maternal health crisis, effective solutions, and tools to help make change and reach local policymakers. Change takes time, but progress is possible. The movement for maternal health and birth justice is crucial.

Topic(s):

General Health, Maternal Mortality, Advocacy

Resource Type:

Toolkit

Father Friendly Check-Up™

The National Fatherhood Initiative has developed this assessment for providers and organizations to use to assess the father-friendliness of your organization and gain access to strategic planning guides and case studies of how others have used the Father Friendly Check-Up.

Topic(s):

Fatherhood

Resource Type:

Assessment

Fatherly.com

A website dedicated to providing information, advice, and content specifically geared towards fathers and fathers-to-be. The website covers a wide range of topics related to parenting, fatherhood, and family life, including articles, guides, and advice on topics such as pregnancy, child development, parenting tips, product recommendations, and lifestyle content. Fatherly aimed to support and engage with modern dads and promote their active involvement in their children's lives.

Topic(s):

Fatherhood

Resource Type:

Website

Fathers Can Support Breastfeeding Brochure

Brochure with tips and tricks on how fathers can be prepared to help with breastfeeding.

Topic(s):

Fatherhood, Breastfeeding/Lactation

Resource Type:

Brochure

FindTreatment.gov

The confidential and anonymous resource for those seeking treatment for mental and substance use disorders in the United States and its territories. Enter address, city, zip code, or facility to find a locagtion nearby.

Topic(s):

Substance Use, Mental Health

Resource Type:

Website

For Dads: Substance Abuse Resource

This page offers tips and practices for fathers struggling with substance abuse themselves, or for those seeking strategies to talk with their children about drugs and alcohol. Each bullet point on this website explores different resources related to tips and best practices regarding substance abuse.

Topic(s):

Substance Use, Fatherhood

Resource Type:

Website

GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder-7)

This easy-to-use self-administered patient questionnaire is used as a screening tool and severity measure for generalised anxiety disorder (GAD).

Topic(s):

Mental Health

Resource Type:

Assessment, Screening Tool

Guide for Integrating Mental Health Care into Obstetric Practice

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed a Guide for Integrating Mental Health Care into Obstetric Practice. It provides strategies for operationalizing mental health screening, assessment, treatment, referral, monitoring, and follow-up in obstetric practices.

Topic(s):

Mental Health

Resource Type:

Website, Guide

Happy Dads. Healthy Babies. Infant Vitality Toolkit

This free Infant Vitality Toolkit helps men learn how to be the best dads they can be to help their babies grow, learn and thrive. It discusses topics such as Career & Life Planning, Dads & Child Support, Dads Role in Breastfeeding, and more.

Topic(s):

Fatherhood, Breastfeeding/Lactation

Resource Type:

Toolkit, Website

Health Connect One: Changing the Narrative: The Doula Medicaid Reimbursement Storybook (2023)

Health Connect One created a storybook that highlights the experiences of doulas and their challenges with reimbursement. The storybook features firsthand accounts from doulas across the United States, detailing their experiences with insurance companies, Medicaid, and other challenges they face in their work.

Topic(s):

Doulas

Resource Type:

Guide

Healthy Relationship Toolkit

The Healthy Relationship Toolkit, explores many of the different types of relationships we have as adults and pays particular attention to intimate partner relationships. The toolkit allows providers an opportunity to explore the onset and impact of abuse within a relationship - exploring both overt abuse and coercive and controlling behaviour. The toolkit goes on to provide the opportunity to discuss consent and how to ask for help if have experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence.

Topic(s):

Domestic violence, Healthy relationships

Resource Type:

Toolkit

Hospital Action Guide for Respectful and Equity-Centered Obstetric Care

The purpose of the Hospital Action Guide is two-fold. First, it will help hospital teams including physicians, nurses, quality improvement leaders, and obstetric champions understand the drivers of inequities in maternal care and deepen the understanding of how and why racism, discrimination, and implicit bias are root causes of maternal inequities. Second, the Hospital Action Guide will provide hospital maternity teams with a sample of equity-centered tools and resources that go beyond California’s Implicit Bias Training and may translate into real change in culture and patient care.

Topic(s):

Health Equity

Resource Type:

Guide, Website

How We Can Protect Our Children: SecondHand Smoke Brochure

This CDC brochure equips you with the knowledge and tools to protect your children from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. Learn how even small amounts of smoke exposure can impact their health, and discover strategies to create a smoke-free haven for your loved ones. Breathe easy, knowing you're giving your kids the healthiest start possible!

Topic(s):

Substance Use

Resource Type:

Brochure

How to Keep Your Breast Pump Kit Clean

Comprehensive handout with easy-to-digest text and graphics outlining the proper steps to keep a breast pump kit clean to help prevent contamination and protect a baby from infection.

Topic(s):

Breastfeeding/Lactation

Resource Type:

Info sheet, Guide

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Toolkit

The Improving Health Care Response to Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (HDP) toolkit was developed by the HDP Task Force to support timely recognition and response to maternal hypertension and preeclampsia. This version updates the 2014 California Department of Public Health and CMQCC Preeclampsia Toolkit and contains expanded content to cover all HDP.

Topic(s):

Perinatal Health Conditions, Preeclampsia

Resource Type:

Website, Toolkit

Improving Health Care Response to Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy and Postpartum Toolkit

The Improving Health Care Response to Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy and Postpartum Toolkit was developed by the Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy and Postpartum Task Force as a resource for obstetrics, primary care and emergency medicine providers who interact with women during prenatal care or the postpartum period.

Topic(s):

Postpartum, General Health

Resource Type:

Toolkit

Improving Health Care Response to Obstetric Hemorrhage Toolkit

The CMQCC OB Hemorrhage Task Forc developed the Improving Health Care Response to Obstetric Hemorrhage toolkit to help obstetrical providers, clinical staff, hospitals and healthcare organizations develop methods within their facilities for timely recognition and an organized, swift response to hemorrhage.

Topic(s):

Postpartum

Resource Type:

Toolkit

Improving Health Care Response to Preeclampsia: A California Toolkit to Transform Maternity Care

The primary aim of Improving Health Care Response to Preeclampsia: A California Toolkit to Transform Maternity Care is to guide and support obstetrical providers, clinical staff, hospitals and healthcare organizations to develop methods within their facilities for timely recognition and an organized, swift response to preeclampsia.

Topic(s):

Perinatal Health Conditions

Resource Type:

Toolkit

Improving Health Literacy for More Equitable Health Outcomes

This infographic defines health literacy and its importance to improving health outcomes and lowering health care costs. It also highlights ways health care organizations can better support the people and communities they serve with clear, effective health information. For additional insights on improving health literacy practices, view the health literacy fact sheets, developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies.

Topic(s):

Health Equity, Health Literacy

Resource Type:

Infographic

Improving Health Literacy for More Equitable Health Outcomes

This infographic defines health literacy and its importance to improving health outcomes and lowering health care costs. It also highlights ways health care organizations can better support the people and communities they serve with clear, effective health information. For additional insights on improving health literacy practices, view the health literacy fact sheets, developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies.

Topic(s):

Health Equity

Resource Type:

Infographic

Improving Hospital Breastfeeding Support Implementation Toolkit

This toolkit contains information about breastfeeding promotion in the inpatient setting, designed to assist health care organizations and hospital teams in planning and implementing performance improvement projects. The approach described in this toolkit can be modified to the specific circumstances and goals for breastfeeding support across a variety of settings. This resource is not intended as a prescriptive manual on how to implement breastfeeding support programs, rather it describes the experience from the perspective of a large health care system and provides tactics and tools to facilitate the process.

Topic(s):

Breastfeeding/Lactation

Resource Type:

Toolkit

Improving Pediatric Care Through Patient and Family Engagement Assessments

This tool emphasizes the significance of patient and family engagement assessments in evaluating existing strategies and understanding the care experience. It provides practical considerations for pediatric care teams, including securing long-term funding, dedicating staff time, and obtaining leadership support. The tool offers insights on selecting appropriate assessment methods, with applicability to providers serving patients of all ages.

Topic(s):

Quality of Care

Resource Type:

Toolkit, Guide

Inclusive Communication
Surrounding Childbirth, Lactation,
and Infant Feeding

These PowerPoint slides are part of a breastfeeding curriculum prepared by the American Academy of Pediatrics on Inclusive Communication Surrounding Childbirth, Lactation, and Infant Feeding.

Topic(s):

Breastfeeding/Lactation

Resource Type:

Presentation Slides

Incorporating Community-Based Doulas into Medicaid: State and Plan Considerations to Encourage Doula Participation

Doulas are trained professionals who provide emotional, physical, and informational support during the prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum periods of pregnancy. Doulas are shown to improve health outcomes for the pregnant person and their infant, including reducing high-risk pregnancies, low birthweight babies, and rates of cesarean sections, as well as increasing breastfeeding initiation rates.

Topic(s):

Doulas, Medicaid

Resource Type:

Fact Sheet

Increasing Access, Quality, and Equity in Postpartum Care in Medicaid and CHIP: A Toolkit for State Medicaid and CHIP Agencies

This toolkit provides practical information to help state Medicaid and CHIP agencies maximize the use of existing authorities to increase postpartum care access, quality, and equity for Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries. The toolkit also includes a strategy checklist and suggestions for partnering with Medicaid and CHIP managed care plans (MCPs) to implement QI strategies.

Topic(s):

Mental Health

Resource Type:

Toolkit

Increasing Capacity to Address Health, Justice, & Equity Through Partnerships: A Guide to Help Health Centers, Domestic Violence Programs, & Civil Legal Aid Organizations Address & Prevent Intimate Partner Violence, Human Trafficking, & Exploitation

This guide aims to assist Health Centers, Domestic Violence Programs, and Civil Legal Aid Organizations in tackling and preventing Intimate Partner Violence, Human Trafficking, and Exploitation.

Topic(s):

Human trafficking, Domestic violence

Resource Type:

Guide

Inland Empire Breastfeeding Resources (English and Spanish)

This comprehensive document is intended to help you locate breastfeeding clinics and resources in the Inland Empire that will fit your needs. For more information on breastfeeding resources, visit wic.sbcounty.gov.

Topic(s):

Breastfeeding/Lactation

Resource Type:

Info sheet, Local resources

Interactive Support Map (Directory)

Connect with knowledgeable providers near you that support in various perinatal support areas (mental health, physical health, birth prep, etc)

Topic(s):

Mental Health

Resource Type:

Website, Directory

La salud mental de las mamás es muy importante: Habla sobre la depresión y la ansiedad durante el embarazo y despues del parto

Esta tarjeta postal es parte de la iniciativa “La salud mental de las mamás es muy importante” del Programa Nacional de Educación de Salud Materna e Infantil (NCMHEP, por sus siglas en inglés) del Instituto Nacional de Salud Infantil y Desarrollo Humano. El NCMHEP es una alianza de más de 30 asociaciones, organizaciones y agencias federales dedicadas a la salud materna e infantil. La tarjeta postal ofrece información a las personas que están preocupadas por algún ser querido que podría tener señales de depresión y ansiedad relacionadas con el embarazo.

Topic(s):

Mental Health, Spanish Resources

Resource Type:

Tip Sheet

Learning About Challenges and Helping to Support Breastfeeding (LATCH) Tool

The LATCH Tool was created by the Winter 2022 Healthy Start Breastfeeding Cohort. The tool is designed for lactation counselors, case managers, and others who work with mothers throughout the continuum of care. The tool looks at each phase of the continuum (preconception, pregnancy, birth, fourth trimester, and postpartum/motherhood) and identifies potential risk factors, protective factors, questions to ask, and potential interventions that can be taken to support breastfeeding – with space for notes.

Topic(s):

Breastfeeding/Lactation

Resource Type:

Toolkit

Lifeline for Moms Perinatal Mental Health Tool Kit TM

ACOG recognizes the importance of educational tools to help ob-gyns and other women’s health care professionals address perinatal mental health conditions. To this end, ACOG is sharing the Lifeline for Moms Perinatal Mental Health Tool KitTM, developed by the UMass Chan Medical School and reviewed by members of ACOG’s Maternal Mental Health Expert Work Group, to provide actionable information, algorithms, and clinical pearls to support detection, assessment, and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Topic(s):

Mental Health

Resource Type:

Website, Toolkit

Love Heals, Never Hurts: Because love shouldn't hurt. Teen Dating Violence Toolkit

The Center for Prevention of Abuse (CFPA), in collaboration with organizations such as Love Is Respect, Let’s Be Real and Break the Cycle, are uniting communities around the world to educate and raise awareness about teen dating violence, the warning signs of abusive relationships and what we can do to protect ourselves. Statistics show many teens are impacted by toxic relationships each year. This toolkit is aimed to educate and inform students about how love should heal and never hurt.

Topic(s):

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

Resource Type:

Toolkit

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week Social Media Toolkit (2024)

The blue dot is the national symbol for maternal mental health survivorship, support, and solidarity. The blue dot symbol is owned by the community and is free for anyone to use.

The Purpose of #MMHWeek2024 Toolkit is to: Raise awareness of maternal mental health disorders, Proliferate the blue dot as the symbol of solidarity and support, Combat stigma and shame

Topic(s):

Mental Health

Resource Type:

Social Media Toolkit

Maternal Sleep Toolkit

This toolkit provides providers with ways to help patients who suffer from sleeplessness (including pharmaceutical means); including a course of action plan, common etiologies, and multiple screening tools for unhealthy maternal sleeping patterns. This toolkit includes resources for patients as well, such as a Pregnancy Bedtime Checklist and a “prescription” request form to give to their doctor.

Topic(s):

Sleep

Resource Type:

Toolkit

Menu of Maternal Mental Health Prevention and Treatment Options

A resource for obstetric care providers and patients. The Policy Center recently refreshed their "Menu of Prevention and Treatment Options for Maternal Mental Health" to reflect the latest evidence-based interventions and treatments. This comprehensive resource is designed for use by obstetricians, midwives, and family practice providers who provide maternity care, however, can be referred to by patients and other treating providers, as well. The menu serves as a tangible tool that can be printed and utilized during discussions with patients who screen positive or are at risk for maternal mental health disorders.

Topic(s):

Mental Health

Resource Type:

Screening Tool, Assessment

Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ)

The Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) is a 15-item self-report screening instrument that can be used to identify clients most likely to have bipolar disorder. The MDQ assists in identifying bipolar disorder and distinguishing it from other mood disturbances in clinical populations.

Topic(s):

Mental Health

Resource Type:

Assessment, Screening Tool

Mother & Baby Substance Exposure Toolkit

This toolkit introduces best practices to support and improve the quality of care for substance exposed mothers and newborns. Throughout the toolkit, the terms mother or maternal or she or her are used in reference to the birthing person. We recognize not all birthing people identify as mothers or women. We believe all birthing people are equally deserving of patient-centered care that helps them attain their full potential and live authentic, healthy lives.

Topic(s):

Substance Use

Resource Type:

Website, Toolkit

Myth vs. Fact: Safe Sleep for Infants

This fact sheet created by the National Institute for Children's Health Qaulity adresses common myths and facts related to SUID, SIDS, and creating a safe sleep environment from the National Institutes of Health and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Topic(s):

Baby Safety, Safe Sleep

Resource Type:

Fact Sheet

National Harm Reduction Coalition: Training Guide: Pregnancy and Substance Use - A harm reduction toolkit (English and Spanish - 2022)

This toolkit was created by the National Harm Reduction Coalition, this information is intended for use by pregnant and parenting people who use drugs, their loved ones, and their service providers. Their goal is to promote the overall health and well-being of pregnant people who use substances and their families. For many people, upon finding out they are pregnant, they may wonder about reducing or stopping their use. It is important to know that there are many steps that can be taken, related to substance use or not, to have a healthy pregnancy.

Topic(s):

Substance Use

Resource Type:

Toolkit

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Quick-Screen

The NIDA Quick Screen-ASSIST is a two-part screening tool. The NIDA Quick Screen 9 consists of one stem question and then assesses use of: 1) alcohol, 2) tobacco products, 3) prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons, and 4) illegal drugs.

Topic(s):

Substance Use

Resource Type:

Assessment, Screening Tool

National Psychiatric Consultation Line (for Medical Prescribers)

For Medical Prescribers Only!! -- Provider Resource

Free, expert consultation line. Connected with a perinatal psychiatrist within 24 hours who can provide advice on diagnosis, treatment, and medication management for preconception, and pregnant and postpartum women. NOT an emergency hotline.

877-499-4773

Topic(s):

Mental Health

Resource Type:

Hotline/Helpline

Our Postpartum Pact: Couple's Questionnaire

The Postpartum Pact provides an excellent opportunity for the couple to sit down together and review their previous experience with postpartum depression and/or prepare for an upcoming postpartum period. If you have experienced postpartum depression and are concerned about how you might feel after a subsequent pregnancy, or, if you have a history of depression at any time in your life and want to prepare emotionally for an upcoming birth, it will be helpful to go over this pact with your partner.

Topic(s):

Mental Health, Healthy relationships

Resource Type:

Screening Tool, Assessment

PEI Outreach and Education Resources

Through targeted information and education campaigns, the Communications and Outreach Unit develops outreach and educational materials to heighten public awareness about the Perinatal Equity Initiative (PEI) and provide communications technical assistance to local health departments and funded agencies.

Topic(s):

Mental Health, Perinatal Equity Initiative (PEI)

Resource Type:

Website

Pamphlet - SAMHSA Culture Card A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness: American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

A guide intended to provide basic information and enhance cultural competence for service providers who provide or coordinate services in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.

Topic(s):

Indigenous populations, Health Equity

Resource Type:

Guide

Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)

This easy to use patient questionnaire is a self-administered version of the PRIME-MD diagnostic instrument for common mental disorders. The PHQ-9 is the depression module, which scores each of the nine DSM-IV criteria as "0" (not at all) to "3" (nearly every day). It has been validated for use in primary care. It is not a screening tool for depression but it is used to monitor the severity of depression and response to treatment. However, it can be used to make a tentative diagnosis of depression in at-risk populations - eg, those with coronary heart disease or after stroke.

Topic(s):

Mental Health

Resource Type:

Assessment, Screening Tool

Perinatal Anxiety Screening Scale (PASS)

The PASS is a valid and reliable 31-item self-report instrument designed to screen for problematic anxiety in antenatal and postpartum women. It differentiates between high and low risk for presenting with an anxiety disorder by measuring four domains that address specific symptoms of anxiety as they present in perinatal women.

Topic(s):

Mental Health

Resource Type:

Screening Tool, Assessment

Perinatal Mental Health Patient Safety Bundle

The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health has developed a patient safety bundle on perinatal mental health conditions to support best practices that make birth safer. Perinatal mental health conditions refer to mood, anxiety, and anxiety-related disorders occurring during pregnancy or within a year of delivery. The bundle includes introductory videos, perinatal mental health condition implementation details and resources, and more.

Topic(s):

Mental Health

Resource Type:

Website

Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit

Resources and facts about mental health for individuals considering pregnancy, currently pregnant, or postpartum as well as practitioners.

Topic(s):

Mental Health

Resource Type:

Website, Fact Sheet, Training/Webinar

Planning for Pregnancy Tool

A tool for those who are planning a pregnancy that will tell you all you need to know about how to improve the health of your future pregnancy and child/ren. Posed as a short quiz, just answer the questions honestly and get a list tailored to areas of care you should focus on in addition to resources that may help.

Topic(s):

Family planning, Pregnancy journey

Resource Type:

Website

Policy Center for Maternal Mental Health Fact Sheet

The Policy Center released a 2-page printable Maternal Mental Health (MMH) fact sheet. The fact sheet gives an overview of MMH facts on prevalence, risk factors, disparities, and more. Download and share this resource.

Topic(s):

Mental Health

Resource Type:

Fact Sheet

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