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Health Nexus

This organization provides resources, consultation, networking opportunities, and training to help organizations and individuals develop and implement prevention and health promotion strategies. Health Nexus’ focus areas include: early child development, chronic disease prevention, and health equity, as well as community and organizational capacity and inclusion.

Native American Children and Youth Well-Being Indicators: A Strengths Perspective

The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)

This paper provides the evidence from literature and qualitative and quantitative research methods to initiate other projects on Native American strengths-based initiatives.

Program Practices for Promoting the Social Development of Young Children and Addressing Challenging Behavior

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

This fact sheet provides evidence-based program practices and describes a comprehensive model of universal, secondary, and indicated prevention and intervention practices.

Screening for Social Emotional Concerns: Considerations in the Selection of Instruments

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention (TACSEI)

This document provides a brief overview of the use of screening.

Building Medical Homes in State Medicaid and CHIP Programs

National Academy for State Health Policy

With support from The Commonwealth Fund, this paper summarizes the work in the states and provides state policymakers with examples of promising practices, lessons learned and ideas they can adapt

Evaluating Early Care and Education Programs: A Review of Research Methods and Findings

Erickson Institute Herr Research Center for Children and Social Policy

This report presents a detailed review of the most notable recent or ongoing research studies that examine the relationship between early care and education (ECE) program participation and child de