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The Center for Exceptional Families Online Presentations

The Center for Exceptional Families, Arkansas’ Parent Training and Information Center, offers online presentations on topics such as Autism, Dyslexia 101, Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention, Effective Advocacy, Parent Training and Information Centers, Testing and Evaluation Procedures, The 123s of the 504, Transition to Kindergarten, and more. Access the presentations here.


Federally Qualified Health Centers

Federally Qualified Health Centers are community-based health care providers that receive funds from the HRSA Health Center Program to provide primary care services in underserved areas. These centers provide care on a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay and operating under a governing board that includes patients. Learn more about what a health […]


CYSHCN Resource: Family Voices

Family Voices is a national family-led organization of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and disabilities.  They connect a network of family organizations across the United States that provide support to families of CYSHCN.  They promote partnership with families at all levels of health care–individual and policy decision-making levels—in order to improve health care […]


Second-Hand Asbestos Exposure: Effects on Women and Children of Occupational Workers

The Dangers of Second-Hand Asbestos Exposure for Women and Children When one thinks of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, the first thing that comes to mind is most likely occupational hazards. However, occupational workers are not the only people who can be exposed to asbestos. Asbestos fibers when airborne, can stick to clothing and be carried […]


Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Life Course Perspective, Practice, and Leadership

UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and its Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health are now offering a self-directed, open-source, training module series on the life course perspective & leadership. The 5-module series features video interviews, course readings, case studies of organizations in practice, and more! The module topics include: Overview Life Course Perspective; Health Equity & Social Determinants of […]


CYSHCN State Profiles

Compiled by MCH students and short-term trainees taking Dr. Zobeida Bonilla’s course PubH 6613: Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (Fall 2018). The purpose of this course is to examine the principles, programs, policies, and practices associated with identifying and meeting the needs of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) in the United […]


Resource: ACES Training Modules

Adverse childhood experiences (ACES) are preventable. The CDC has shared some training provided by Veto Violence for ACES education. This training will help you understand, recognize, and prevent ACEs. You’ll learn about risk and protective factors, outcomes associated with ACEs, and evidence-based strategies you can use to reduce or eliminate the impact of ACEs and stop […]


Resource: National Survey of Children’s Health October 2018 Fact Sheet

The National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), is funded and directed by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). Data from the 2017 NSCH is now available.  A brief overview of the 2017 NSCH, and new estimates of key child health indicators, are found in the NSCH Fact Sheet. This voluntary […]


Resource: The State of Obesity of Children in the United States

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has created a visual representation tool for the State of Obesity of Children in the United States.  The website has pulled data from the 2016-2017 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) to demonstrate how obesity impacts various states and communities differently. The obesity rate for youth ages 10 to 17 […]


Resource: Mesothelioma Awareness Day

In 2004, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation and community volunteers established Mesothelioma Awareness Day. This September 26th marks the 14th anniversary of the awareness day, which was founded to spread information about this rare cancer and increase funding for research and prevention. Mesothelioma cancer is a rare form of cancer resulting from exposure to the […]