Alaska DHSS Perinatal News Update: Healthy Native Babies materials available
Dear Healthy Native Babies Project Friends and Colleagues:
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is pleased to announce that the Healthy Native Babies Project Workbook Packet is now ready for distribution. The Workbook Packet includes updated versions of the Workbook and Toolkit along with Healthy Action for Native Babies handout. These materials have all been revised based on feedback received from training sessions held in 2006, 2007 and 2009. The Workbook is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide for health professionals, social workers, community organizers and anyone working in Native communities. The easy-to-read, informative text outlines the facts of SIDS, how to reduce the risk, strategies for reaching communities, and action steps to reduce the risk of SIDS. The Toolkit disk allows individuals to design culturally appropriate and regionally specific materials, such as posters, flyers, postcards and brochures. In addition, there are phrases translated into Native languages as well as photographs of Native families taken across the country to assist communities in delivering customized outreach materials.
The Workbook Packet can be ordered, free of charge, via the toll-free line at 1-800-370-2943 or online at http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs_details.cfm?from=&pubs_id=5733.
A Facilitator’s Packet, with training guides, presentations and activities, and an Online Self-Study Module will be available in 2012 to provide additional resources to those working in Native communities.
We encourage you to take advantage of these free resources! Please use these materials to spread the message of increasing the number of Healthy Native Babies!