Wednesday, November 21, 2007

New National Sudden Infant Death Resource Center

The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health at Georgetown University is pleased to announce the new National Sudden Infant Death Resource Center (NSIDRC), funded by a 3-year cooperative agreement with the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).

NSIDRC is co-located with the Maternal and Child Health Library and draws on the library's extensive resource capacities and public health perspective. The new NSIDRC will continue the work of the National SIDS/Infant Death Resource Center, serving as a central source of information on sudden infant death (including sudden infant death syndrome, miscarriage, stillbirth and other sudden infant deaths), on bereavement, and on promoting healthy outcomes for infants from the prenatal period through the first year of life and beyond.

The website provides access to this information in an easy-to-use format. Searchable databases and special issues of the MCH Alert with a focus on infant mortality will be available soon.

NSIDRC is also accessible by calling (866) 866-7437 (toll-free) or (202) 687-7466 (local), or by e-mailing

Friday, November 16, 2007

How to Quit Smoking Fact Sheet in 16 Languages

The Inova Health System, along with other hospitals in the DC Metro area, has recently gone smoke-free. A related fact sheet, "How to Quit Smoking" is available from Health Information Translations, a fabulous resource sponsored by several institutions including Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center.

"How to Quit Smoking" is available in 16 languages including Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese Brazilian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

The fact sheets are in .pdf format and include the foreign language and the English translation. Fact sheets are also copyright free so you may make additional copies as needed! Woohoo!