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Project Management Tools - These tools are provided to assist agencies in carrying out the requirements of the Maternal and Child Health services contracts with the Iowa Department of Public Health. The project management tools are located on a password-protected Web site.

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Maternal and Child Health Administrative Manual

This manual has been developed as a guide and reference for implementation of the Maternal and Child Health services contract with the Iowa Department of Public Health. However, the manual may be helpful to others interested in systems development or other maternal and child health activities.

Click here to view the manual (4th Edition)  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Child and Adolescent Reporting System (CAReS) and Women’s Health Information System Manuals

The user’s manual for the Child and Adolescent Reporting System (CAReS) and the Women’s Health Information System have been developed as guides for data entry as required by the Maternal and Child Health services contract with the Iowa Department of Public Health. The CAReS manual is 3MB in size and may take a few minutes to open. The manuals can be saved on the local computer without opening by ‘right clicking’ on the link and selecting ‘save target as’ from the pop-up menu.

Child and Adolescent Reporting System Manual  Adobe Acrobat Logo

2013 CAReS Training

EPSDT Care for Kids Informing and Care Coordination Handbook  Adobe Acrobat Logo

  • The EPSDT Care for Kids Informing and Care Coordination Handbook assists Title V Child Health agencies and their subcontractors in implementing EPSDT Care for Kids informing and care coordination services.

DHS Policy Manual for Screening Centers  This item links to an outside page

  • The Iowa Medicaid Provider Manual for Screening Centers contains basic information concerning Iowa’s Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid). All providers of medical and health services participating as a Medicaid Screening Center use this manual. It includes information on policies, procedures, and billing for this Medicaid program.

Brochure Order Form  Adobe Acrobat Logo

  • This order form is used for placing requests for brochures distributed through ISU Extension. Information is provided through the Healthy Families Line.

Women’s Health Information System Manual (WHIS)  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Domestic Violence Screening Training and Resources

Caregiver Depression Screening Training (CDST)

Iowa Health and Wellness Plan (IHaWP) Training and Resources

Other Links of Interest:

2010 Iowa Child and Family Household Health Survey

Statewide Report (presented September 11, 2012)

Adolescent Health Report (presented October 11, 2012)

Oral Health Report (presented December 18, 2012)

Weight, Eating Habits and Physical Activity Report (presented June 6, 2013)

Introduction for Homeless Documents

Poor health is closely associated with homelessness. However, access to affordable, quality, comprehensive health care services is often unavailable to Iowans who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. Many of our state public health programs are positioned to provide essential health services and advocacy for this vulnerable population. The Iowa Department of Public Health's Inventory of Programs to Assist Homeless Iowans and Contact Information documents represent an effort to communicate the availability of our programs with a variety of state and local agencies that represent those who cannot represent themselves. Please share these materials with your community partners.

2012 MCH/FP Fall Seminar Presentations and Resources

Theme: Opportunities for Public Health in Health Care Reform.

October 16, 2012 Presentations

Gretchen Hageman, IDPH - Including Life Course in the Health Care Reform Conversation  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Barb Khal and Martha Hanley, CHSC - "Establishing New Partnerships to Assure the Needs of CYSHCN Are Met"  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Health Care Reform Panel

Health Care Reform Action Planning (results coming soon)

October 17, 2012 Presentations

Brent Ewig, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) - Federal Perspectives on Health Care Reform  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Practical Applications in Health Care Reform

  • Tricia Nichols- Webster County Health Department
  • Denise Wheeler - Family Planning Involvement
  • Sonni Vierling - 1st Five and Community Utility
  • Binnie LeHew - Domestic Violence Screening  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Advocacy at the Local Level

  • Sandy Kahler (advocacy within a Hospital System)
  • Lori Egan & Lisa Koppin (advocacy within Community Action Agencies)

Advocacy at the National Level - Brent Ewig, AMCHP  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Additional Resources