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Opioid Dependence in Pregnancy: An Evidence Based Toolkit: This evidence-based toolkit focuses on opioid dependence in pregnancy and is an important resource for anyone providing obstetrical and primary care.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Risk Factors for CVD among Women of Reproductive Age (18-44 years)

Webinar - Recommendations for Use of ARV Drugs in Pregnant Women

Opiod Abuse, Dependence, and Addiction in Pregnancy: ACOG opinion released in May 2012

Cutural Competency for Healthcare Professionals: Free, online accreditate training - visit Think Cultural Health

Cultural Competence Education for Student in Medicine and Public HealthContemporary Practices in Early Intervention for Children Birth to Five: CPEI provides training for early intervention and early childhood service providers in comprehensive, evidence-based early childhood intervention practices.

Resources from CDC on Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Congenital CMV Infection:CMV is the most common congenital (present at birth) viral infection in the U.S. Each year, about 5,500 (1 in 750) children in this country are born with or develop disabilities that result from congenital CMV infection.

Lawton Rhea Chiles Center for Mothers and Babies: Educational opportunities, resources and research.

The March of Dimes Compendium on Preterm Birth:  Free continuing education credits for health professionals about detecting patients at risk for early delivery and assess behaviors that trigger premature birth.

Training Portal for Maternal and Child Health Providers -The MCH Navigator project was launched by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) in early 2010 to address the professional development needs of the field.

SUIDS/SIDS Online Training: The National SUIDS/SIDS Resource Center has complied an excellent listing of online provider training for the issue of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome/Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.  This resource includes training for physicians, nurses and pharmacists in a variety of areas, including prevention and bereavement and cultural competency.  Also available are educational materials for patients and families.

Core Competencies in Breastfeeding Care and Services - The US Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) has announced the publication of the revised “Core Competencies in Breastfeeding Care and Services for All Health Professionals.” The document can be downloaded HERE.

Bringing Immunity To Every Community - The course is available for free and provides 2.5 contact hours.  To view and/or take the online course, go to

Tool-kits and Special Reports

AAP Expands Guidelines for Infant Sleep Safety and SIDS Risk Reduction: Click for updated statement and policy report.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Pregnancy Outcomes: A study published in the November 2011 edition of the British Medical Journal studies the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome with consideration of maternal characteristics and assisted reproductive technology.  Click here to see the study.

New Toolkit Supports Preemie Follow-Up Care: "Follow-Up Care of the Premature Infant" toolkit aims at improving quality and continuity of care for preterm infants, while fostering communication between NICU staff and outpatient healthcare providers. This is a collaboration between the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) and MedImmune.

FASD Prevention Tool Kit for Women’s Health Care Providers: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), in collaboration with CDC, has developed the “Drinking and Reproductive Health: A Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention Tool Kit”.

Obstetric Hemorrhage Toolkit: "Improving Response to Obstetric Hemorrhage"  The Toolkit is available:

Elective Delivery <39 Weeks Toolkit: "Elimination of Non-medically Indicated (Elective) Deliveries Before 39 Weeks Gestational Age Toolkit"

is available at<39 Weeks.

Impact of Maternal Flu Vaccination on Infant Hospitalization: A study published December 15th in Clinical Infectious Diseases to review the study online, CLICK HERE.

Second Hand Smoke and Exposure in Children - A study published in the journal Pediatrics - access the study online - click here.

Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD)   See resources here:

Visit Research and Data Page for research and data (national, state and local) information

Educational Opportunities for Providers

Practioner Resource Guide - Florida State University Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy offers resources and guides related to infant and early childhood mental health. Visit them at

Make the Link - New online course from Florida Certification Board has been developed to help professionals understand the issue of Prenatal Substance Exposure.  This is a FREE course, online and at your own pace.  CEU’s available see flyer HERE to learn more.  

Opioid and Pain Management CEU’s from National Institute of Health and National Institute on Drug Abuse - CME courses provide practical guidance for physicians and other clinicians in screening pain patients for substance use disorder risk factors before prescribing, and in identifying when patients are abusing their medications.

Zero to Three- Website with many resources for providers to give to parents.

Featured Provider Resource

The National

Preconception/Interconception Care Clinical Toolkit

designed to help primary care providers, their colleagues and their practices incorporate preconception health into the routine care of women of childbearing age.

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