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The Office of Epidemiology and Research, Division of Research supports two types of extramural Maternal and Child Health (MCH) research projects. The two extramural MCH research projects supported are the R40 MCH Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (FIRST) Program (MCH FIRST Program) and the R40 MCH Secondary Data Analysis Research (SDAR) Program (MCH SDAR Program). The R40 FIRST and SDAR Programs are competed annually.
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Steinman LE, Bradford V, Quinn E, et al. Examining the Washington State breastfeeding-friendly policy development process using the Advocacy Coalition Framework. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.1007/s10995-016-2154-2. PMID: 27497602 .
Dore RA, Zosh JM, Hirsh-Pasek K, Golinkoff RM. Plugging Into Word Learning: The Role of Electronic Toys and Digital Media in Language Development. In: Blumberg FC, Brooks PJ, eds. Cognitive Development in Digital Contexts. London: Elsevier; 2017:75-91.
Bradford VA, Walkinshaw LP, Steinman L, et al. Creating environments to support breastfeeding: the challenges and facilitators of policy development in hospitals, clinics, early care and education, and worksites. Matern Child Health J. 2017 Dec;21(12):2188-2198.
Greenwood CR, Carta JJ, Walker D, Watson-Thompson J, Gilkerson J, Larson AL, Schnitz A. Conceptualizing a Public Health Prevention Intervention for Bridging the 30 Million Word Gap. Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev. 2017;20(1):3-24.