Welcome to the Beginnings Guides
website for pregnancy and parent education materials designed to compliment home visitation programs and to promote health literacy and reflective practice.

It matters what a mother knows. Beginnings Guides are designed to complement counseling during office and home visits for prenatal and parent education and family support.

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In the US, literacy has long  been addressed as an economic issue, a pre-requisite for a productive workforce in a competitive global economy. 

Download of the Week
This 36 page guide to selecting and producing health education materials that work for a particular audience uses the SAM Suitability Assessment of Materials with examples from the Beginnings Pregnancy Guide. The SAM synthesizes mounds of research on adult learning to rate materials on 21 factors known to affect comprehension and usability of information. It produces a a score that is useful for comparing materials under consideration and for evaluating information under development. Click here to download.

Featured Content
Beginnings Guides and Healthy Start Goals
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For Information on The of The Life Skills Progression click here.

I'm always eager to hear about your and with order planning & shipping. We can talk about the content,  health literacy or life.  For detailed informationon, research & development, the evidence base &  evaluation with the Life Skills Progression visit our training and research page.
Sandra Smith, MPH,
For Sandra Smith's Bio please click here

Updated November 22, 2015

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