Special Projects

At McMillen Health, we not only provide health education for all ages, but we also work with other organizations on their special projects. With our top notch education staff, health literacy expert, and multimedia specialists, we are able to assist with small and large scale projects. Below are a few of the projects we have had the opportunity to be a part of.

Do you have a special project that you would like to discuss with us?

Contact: info@mcmillenhealth.org

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Community Report

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Community Report

McMillen Health received a grant from the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation to determine current community resources for babies born narcotics dependent and steps for developing comprehensive maternal education. View the NAS Community Report

Breathe: Healthy Steps to Living Tobacco Free

Breathe: Healthy Steps to Living Tobacco Free

McMillen Health received funding support from the Indiana State Department of Health to develop a comprehensive secondhand smoke curriculum and resources to be used with Head Starts and other early childhood education centers. Short videos were also developed for the project, which you can view here.

Oral Health Curriculum for Dominican Republic Women and Children

Oral Health Curriculum for Dominican Republic Women and Children

McMillen Health worked with a pediatrician in the Dominican Republic and Compassion International to learn more about the oral health needs of women and children in the DR. An interactive teaching flip chart was developed for use in parent education for those who work with families in need.

Healthy Baby Teeth for Children with Special Needs

Healthy Baby Teeth for Children with Special Needs

Videos, an educational flip chart, and digital parent handouts (available for purchase in our Brush store) were developed to help parents of children with special needs understand the importance of oral health. Funding for development of these resources was provided by AWS Foundation.

Opioid Parent Handout

Opioid Parent Handout

Download this free handout McMillen Health developed on the dangers of opioid abuse for youth.  The American Academy of Pediatrics has stated youth dependence on opioids is a pediatric public health crisis.  By helping parents understand this risk, we can help to prevent addiction.

Johns Hopkins Asthma Education

Johns Hopkins Asthma Education

McMillen Health has contracted with Johns Hopkins to write and illustrate a children’s book on asthma as well as an educational flip chart for home visitors. Parent handouts will accompany the flip chart.

Varied Abilities Days

Varied Abilities Days

We received a grant from AWS to provide days throughout the year dedicated only to individuals with special needs. Days have been designated for youth and adults.

Babies Love

Babies Love

McMillen Health and Healthier Moms and Babies received a grant to develop a mobile site to reduce infant mortality in the 46806 zip code in Fort Wayne, IN. The site is user friendly and tailored to a teen audience. Referrals from the website will be connected to a live representative from Healthier Moms and Babies to assist with any questions they may have.  Learn more by visiting: babieslove.org.

Dental Trade Alliance Tribal Nation's Project

Dental Trade Alliance Tribal Nation's Project

McMillen Health received a grant from the Dental Trade Alliance to develop educational oral health materials for Arizona’s tribal nations. Materials are used on reservations to educate families on the importance of good oral hygiene at a young age to prevent decay. View the children’s book here (for sale in our Brush store) and the short videos here.

Health Education Center in India

Health Center in India

The city of Chandigarh, India sent experts to McMillen Health in June 2017, to learn how the Center operates and the plans they will need to open a similar center in India. We will continue to work with them as they develop the health education facility.

Indiana School Nurse Manual

Indiana School Nurse Manual

This project was created as a manual for Indiana School Nurses to use as a guide in the K-12 setting. Funding for the research and development was provided by the Indiana Department of Education.

Parkview Nutrition Videos

Parkview Nutrition Videos

We contracted with Parkview Health and Reidenbach Nutrition to translate educational nutrition videos to Burmese and Spanish, allowing nutrition focused education to reach a larger population.