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AIM Partners: Products Developed by Grantmakers in Health (GIH) Bibliography

AIM Partners: Products Developed by Grantmakers in Health (GIH)

Bibliography of Materials from MCHLine®

This bibliography of 68 items is drawn from MCHLine®, the MCH Digital Library online catalog.

The MCH Digital Library focuses on publications from federal and state agencies, from grantees of federal and state agencies, and from professional and voluntary organizations. It contains unique materials on the history of maternal and child health in the United States, policy papers, reports, conference proceedings, manuals, survey instruments, guidelines, and curricula. The library does not collect materials on clinical medicine. Consumer health materials and commercially published materials are collected very selectively.

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Hayes CP. 2016. Increasing access to oral health care in Missouri: One funder's approach. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This issue brief provides information about a multiyear initiative to increase access to oral health care for children and adults in Missouri. Topics include increasing access to oral health services, increasing the number of providers, and expanding insurance coverage and acceptance. Additional topics include establishing the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health, hiring a state dental director, financing data collection, and disseminating and implementing a state oral health plan.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Children, Coalitions, Community participation, Data collection, Financing, Grants, Health insurance, Missouri, Oral health, Public private partnerships, Statewide planning, Work force

Braff-Guajardo E, Hecht K. 2015. Kids and drinking water: A glass half full or half empty?. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 3 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This paper discusses the importance of drinking water for children. Contents include information about the importance of water consumption in preventing chronic disease; obstacles to ensuring that students have access to clean, safe drinking water in schools; drinking water challenges in communities; and opportunities for health funders to increase children’s access to and consumption of free, safe drinking water. Topics include improving access, prioritizing education, funding data collection and research, promoting multisectoral partnerships, and advocating for supportive policies. A policy framework to support healthy development in all children by investing in accessible, safe drinking water is included.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Child health, Child safety, Community role, Environmental health, Environmental pollution, Financing, Fluid intake, Health promotion, Low income groups, Minority groups, Nutrition, Policy development, Public private partnerships, School role, Water

Bachrach D, Dutton M. 2013. Connecting consumers to coverage: Foundations learn from the past and look to the future. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 24 pp.

Annotation: This paper presents findings on public health insurance eligibility and enrollment improvement efforts, past foundation investments, and current and historic efforts to streamline eligibility and enrollment processes. Topics include characteristics of an effective eligibility and enrollment process, the mandates and investments under federal health reform intended to improve the consumer experience of applying for or renewing publicly subsidized health insurance coverage, how foundations have supported improvements in the eligibility and enrollment processes for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program in the past and lessons learned from these efforts, and potential foundation investment priorities to ensure full use of the coverage continuum.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community participation, Eligibility, Enrollment, Foundations, Health care reform, Health insurance, Outreach, Uninsured persons

Pearsall CC. 2013. Equity for all: Entry points to elevate LGBT health. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This report focuses on ways that health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people can be improved. The report introduces the issue and discusses how the Affordable Care Act may help improve access to health care for LGBT people, supporting cultural competence initiatives and policy, and reducing tobacco use (which is more common among LGBT people than among non-LGBT people).

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Cigarette smoking, Cultural competence, Health care reform, Homosexuality, Initiatives, Legislation, Sexuality, Smoking cessation programs, Tobacco use

Perencevich A. 2013. Positive school discipline: Opportunities to promote behavioral health. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 3 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This brief discusses the need for safe and secure schools and the role of school discipline policies such as suspension and expulsion. Topics include ways vulnerable youth are disproportionately affected; negative implications for behavioral health, academic achievement, and life success; and how adopting positive approaches to school discipline can promote social-emotional learning.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Behavior modification, Behavior problems, Discipline, Policy development, Psychosocial development, School age children, School counseling

Pliska ES. 2013. Preventing prematurity. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document, which focuses on preventing premature birth, provides background about the issue and discusses the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials' Healthy Babies Initiative, which aims to help state health officials and their staff improve birth outcomes by reducing infant mortality and prematurity. The article also discusses states' support for policies to reduce premature birth rates and for building awareness of their state's prematurity rates and other maternal and child health issues,state progress toward addressing prematurity and other poor birth outcomes, and roles and opportunities for grantmakers.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Childbirth, Grants, Infant health, Premature infants, Prematurity, Public policy, State programs

Dreisbach N. 2013. Responding to adverse childhood experiences. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 4 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This brief focuses on young children and early traumatic stressors, also known as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), to further understand the pathway leading to heart disease, cancer, and chronic lower respiratory diseases as leading causes of death in the United States. It outlines types of ACEs, a framework for research, and the role of health philanthropy in mitigating childhood adversity in selected examples in several states.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child health, Child neglect, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Maltreated children, Mortality, Trauma, Young children

Dreisbach N. 2013. Teen pregnancy: A winnable battle within reach. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 3 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This brief discusses the role of government and philanthropic funding in decreasing adolescent pregnancy and birth rates across communities in the United States. Remaining challenges are also discussed.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Government role, Philanthropy, Pregnant adolescents, Prevention

Hutson R, Foster L. 2013. The pregnant elephant in the room: The U.S. maternity care crisis. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document focuses on problems with the maternity care system in the United States. Topics include the maternity care crisis, outcomes and quality, implementing the solution, addressing disparities with midwifery care, and the role for health funders.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Childbirth, Costs, Financing, Midwifery, Prenatal care, Racial factors, Reproductive health, Women's health

Simon LP. 2013. The role of evaluation in designing CHOMPERS! and bringing dental care to kids. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document describes CHOMPERS!, an initiative to improve young children's oral health. Topics include implementing the Cavity Free Kids curriculum and using portable equipment in settings where children gather, including preschools and community centers, to provide education and preventive and restorative services. Additional topics include the program's impact on parent knowledge, child practices, and access to care and support; lessons learned; and next steps.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Comprehensive health care, Families, Health education, Mobile health units, Oral health, Program evaluation, Young children

Alexander D, Schor EL. 2012. Conceptualizing best practices for maternal and child health. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document defines the term "best practice" and discusses the best practice continuum, which includes emerging, promising, and best practices in maternal and child health. The document also addresses considerations for philanthropy. A list of 2012 awardees from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs for especially innovative emerging, promising, and best MCH practices is included.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Evaluation, MCH programs, Philanthropy, Public health, Quality assurance, Women's health

Sharpe BR. 2012. Dental hub and spoke project links Kansans in underserved areas to dental care. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document examines ways that oral health leaders can leverage the safety net health care infrastructure to provide services in underserved areas. The document describes a public-private partnership to produce sustainable investments to reduce oral health access barriers and work force shortages in Kansas. Topics include building a network, the Dental Hub and Spoke Model, return on investment, results, and lessons for foundations.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Clinics, Community based services, Kansas, Oral health, Philanthropy, Public private partnerships, Rural environment, Underserved communities, Work force

Grantmakers In Health. 2012. Forging stronger relationships with state Title V agencies. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This issue brief examines how philanthropic organizations might strength their relationships with Title V agencies, given that they often share the strategic vision of helping mothers, children, and families. The ireport summarizes strategic priorities identified during a strategic session convened by Grandmakers in Health in November 2011 titled Promoting Public- Private Collaboration to Improve Maternal and Child Health (sponored by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau). The report outlines seven priorities discussed during the session, and discusses the benefits of collaboration between philanthropy and government agencies. An overview of the Title V program is presented as a sidebar.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Philanthropy, Public private partnerships, State MCH programs, Title V Programs

Williams K. 2012. Health Foundation for Western and Central New York's maternal and child health initiative. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document provides information about the Maternal and Child Health Initiative, which focuses on improving maternal and child health outcomes in western and central New York. The report discusses the initiative's five stages of evolution over the past 3 years, and environmental scan of service providers, a zip code analysis, promising models, community conversations, and next steps.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Communities, Depression, Economic factors, Families, Health services, High risk groups, Infant health, Infant mortality, Initiatives, Low income groups, Mental health, New York, Parents, Poverty, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Prevention, Research, Service delivery, State initiatives, Stress, Women's health

Alexander D, Schor EL. 2012. Improving systems of care for children with special health care needs. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document describes efforts of the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children's Health to improve systems of care for children with special health care needs through a grantmaking and advocacy program it inaugurated in 2009. The report discusses current activities in the areas of care planning, improving families' experiences, strengthening family advocacy, enhancing self-management in child health care, and public policy. Plans for the future are also discussed.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Child health, Children with special health care needs, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Families, Health care systems, Programs, Public policy

Grantmakers in Health. 2012. Medical homes 101. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 4 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This brief provides the 40-year history behind the medical home concept, a team-based health care delivery model led by a physician that provides comprehensive, continuous, and coordinated primary and preventive medical care to patients. The brief discusses the development and expansion of the medical home (also referred to as a health home). the role played in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and how the model is a catalyst for multiple reform efforts related to health care delivery, reimbursement, and primary care.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Health care reform, Health services delivery, History, Medical home, Primary care, Reimbursement

Grantmakers In Health. 2012. Returning the mouth to the body: Integrating oral health and primary care. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 31 pp., exec. summ (4 pp.). (Issue brief no. 30)

Annotation: This issue brief synthesizes key points from a meeting of funders, researchers, and practitioners convened on April 17, 2012, in Washington, DC, to discuss benefits of and challenges and approaches to integrating oral health care and primary care. Topics include the scope of the problem, the case for integration, practical challenges and considerations, practice models for integrating delivery and financing systems, areas for grantmaker investment, and conclusions.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Financing, Oral health, Philanthropy, Primary care, Service delivery systems, Service integration

Grantmakers In Health. 2012. Striving for health equity: Opportunities as identified by leaders in the field. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 29 pp.

Annotation: This paper, which focuses on health and health care inequities, highlights the current state of the health disparities arena; identifies key opportunities for reduction and elimination strategies, including areas of opportunity arising from key health reform provisions; and offers a set of recommendations and options for funders considering taking more actionable steps to support health disparities elimination and reduction efforts. The paper offers definitions of key terms, provides a health-equity framework, and summarizes key themes and recommendations.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Costs, Economic factors, Educational factors, Financing, Geographic factors, Health, Health care reform, High risk groups, Low income groups, Racial factors, Sociocultural factors, Socioeconomic factors, health care

Rough A. 2012. The Partnership to Eliminate Disparities in Infant Mortality. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document provides information about the Partnership to Eliminate Disparities in Infant Mortality, which focuses on eliminating racial inequities contributing to infant mortality in U.S. urban areas. The brief discusses the partnership's activities, actions identified to reduce infant mortality, challenges and impacts, and lessons learned.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Blacks, Communication, Infant mortality, Intervention, Prevention, Programs, Racial factors, Racial factors, Racism, Urban populations

Law J. 2011. An unprecedented health challenge working with border communities. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document provides information about the Paso del Norte Health Foundation's (PDNHF's) work in promoting health and preventing disease in the Paso del Norte region (including far western Texas, southern New Mexico, and northern Chihuahua, Mexico). The fact sheet discusses the region's public health challenge that has arisen as a result of an upsurge in violent crime in the area. Stakeholders' perceptions and PDNHF's response are presented.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Advocacy, Child health, Crime, Disease prevention, Education, Health promotion, Mental health, Mexican Americans, Mexicans, Mexico, New Mexico, Pubic health, Research, Texas, Violence prevention

Grantmakers In Health. 2011. Covering children under the Affordable Care Act: Minding the gaps. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This issue brief focuses on the issue of which children will be covered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and which are vulnerable to being excluded. The paper presents the components of the ACA that are likely to affect coverage for children and discusses employer-sponsored insurance, eligibility variations within families, and children in split families. The federal-state implementation project is also discussed.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Eligibility, Families, Federal legislation, Health insurance, State programs, Uninsured persons

Grantmakers in Health. 2011. Creating a healthier future for our kids, families, and communities. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health,

Annotation: This web page provides links to essays written for Grantmakers in Health's 2011 annual meeting, Creating a Healthy Future for Our Kids, Families, and Communities. The purpose of the meeting was to challenge grantmakers to envision a healthier future for children, families, and communities by working on many fronts. Essay topics touch on prevention, nutrition, philanthropy, micro-lending, the Obama administration's commitment to to creating a healthier future for children and families, and the future.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Chid health, Communities, Families, Nutrition, Philanthropy

Bauer AF. 2011. Disparities in food access and in opportunities for physical activity. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document discusses the causes for the rise in preventable chronic diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers, in Massachusetts and across the country. The article also highlights some of the key factors that have produced this change and the parts of the population that are most affected. Topics include health access and outcomes in Massachusetts, Boston health data, access to and affordability of healthy food, opportunities for physical activity, and encouraging healthy behaviors.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Cardiovascular diseases, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Costs, Diabetes mellitus, Food consumption, Health promotion, Income factors, Massachusetts, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention, Racial factors, Strokes

Grantmakers in Health. 2011. Encouraging multi-sectoral, place-based strategies to support children's healthy development: Meeting report. [Washington, DC]: Grantmakers In Health, 10 pp.

Annotation: This report presents some key issues and themes discussed at the Encouraging Multi-Sectoral, Place-Based Strategies to Support Children's Healthy Development meeting, held in Washington, DC, on April 26, 2011. Topics include why place matters to children, what kind of place-based strategies work, opportunities for funders, and insights from meeting discussions. A description of California's Children's Outcomes Project is included.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Programs, Projects, Financing

Voci K, Dowd S. 2011. Going beyond grants to end health disparities. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document summarizes efforts to reduce health disparities in New England by Culture Insight, an operating program of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. The report describes how this program provides cultural competency and medical interpreter training, as well as consulting and organizational development services to health and human service professionals and their organizations in efforts to reduce health disparities throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, The report describes how the foundation uses the Cultural Insight model to combat unrecognized biases and prejudices, minority patients' attitudes and beliefs, and organizational obstacles. It further explains why this model works, discusses the range of services and reach of the program, and describes the lessons learned.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community programs, Health care disparities, Health status disparities, Model programs, New England, Program improvement

Grantmakers in Health. 2011. Improving women's health from communities to care settings (upd. ed.). Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 18 pp.

Annotation: This report from the 2010 Grantmakers in Health Fall Forum held on November 9-10, 2010, in Washington, DC, aims to look at the challenges facing women and how they shape their health and that of their families, and to stimulate thinking about the part funders can play in changing conditions for the better. The report begins with a brief review of current health statistics and the broader context of women's health and illness, and then summarizes the highlights of the forum. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Access to health care, Environmental influences, Financing, Health insurance, Health policy, Health statistics, Meetings, Quality assurance, Women's health

Fuccillo R. 2011. Integrating primary care and public health: Opportunities for oral health. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document focuses on new and promising collaborations that aim to better manage and prevent oral disease. Topics include cooperation among oral health professionals, primary care health professionals, public health professionals, and other health professionals to address access to oral health care and prevention, and the role of philanthropy in promoting collaboration among grantees, funders, and the broader community.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Disease management, Disease prevention, Oral health, Philanthropy, Primary care, Public private partnerships, Service integration

Grantmakers in Health. 2011. Paying (overdue) attention to bullying prevention. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This issue brief provides an overview of child and adolescent bullying in the United States and describes some of the prevention and intervention programs that have been identified as effective. The brief describes characteristics that are common among those who are bullied; provides statistics that highlight the scope of the problem; discusses the various types of bullying (including cyberbullying); and addresses the negative consequences. The brief also describes efforts taking place at the federal level -- including the White House conference on bullying prevention hosted in March 2011 in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- as well as prevention programs taking place at the state and local levels. Bullying prevention programs in the states of Colorado and Pennsylvania are highlighted.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Bullying, Children, Community programs, Injury prevention, Intervention, Prevention programs, Violence prevention

Anderson B. 2011. Promoting family-centered care for children with special health care needs. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document examines the role of family organizations in providing information and support for children with special health care needs (CSHCN), their families, and their professional partners. Specifically, the document addresses efforts to secure financing for Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HIC) to provide support, information, resources, and training to families of CSHCN and the professionals who serve them; state F2F HIC activities; and what philanthropy can offer. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Families, Family centered care, Family resource centers, Financing, Parent professional relations, Resources for professionals

Grantmakers in Health. 2011. Shedding light on maternal mortality. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 3 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This issue brief discusses maternal mortality in the United States, including its rising rate in recent years and the key disparities in rates based on race/ethnicity and socioeconomic factors. The brief provides statistics and background information, discusses the challenges and possible strategies for reducing maternal mortality rates, and provides examples of methods to help funders improve and promote the health of women and children before, during, and after pregnancy and childbirth.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Ethnic factors, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Mortality rates, Socioeconomic factors, Statistics

Grantmakers in Health. 2011. Supporting children's healthy development: Place DOES matter. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 3 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This issue brief examines how communities where children live contribute to their healthy development. It describes how community-level factors such as education, employment, housing, neighborhood conditions,and access to quality care care -- the social determinants of health -- have a powerful influence on child health outcomes. The brief describes how success can be achieved using place-based approaches to child health outcomes and how investing in intensive place-based strategies is a promising way to tackle the factors that influence individual and community health outcomes. Examples of efforts taking place at the local level are included.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community programs, Education, Employment, Factor analysis, Life course, Local initiatives, Model programs, Neighborhoods, Research, Socioeconomic factors

Grantmakers in Health. 2010. Building capacity for health advocacy at the state and local level. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 24 pp.

Annotation: This paper was prepared in conjunction with a strategy session convened by Grantmakers in Health. The session explored the strategic decisions and challenges faced by health philanthropy in developing advocacy capacity at state and local levels, shared innovative approaches, and identified opportunities for collaborative efforts. The paper examines philanthropy's role in advocacy, describes the various sectors that constitute the field of health advocacy, reviews the types of capacities required to effectively engage in advocacy efforts, summarizes different ways that health funders have sought to facilitate advocacy capacity development, and highlights key issues for future action discussed during strategy sessions.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Financing, Health policy, Philanthropy

Slichta A, Cusick A. 2010. Foundation collaboration: Partnering to improve young children's oral health . Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document provides an overview of efforts in western and central New York to improve oral health outcomes for children through collaboration with community partners. The program, CHOMPERS: Bringing Dental Care to Kids, brings education, prevention, and treatment to places young children already go. Three strategies are outlined: (1) implementing the Cavity Free Kids curriculum, (2) engaging pediatric health professionals to apply fluoride varnish to primary teeth during well-child care check-ups, and (3) bringing treatment services into child care settings through the use of portable dental equipment.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care centers, Collaboration, Community based services, Fluorides, New York, Oral health, Prevention programs, Young children

Grantmakers in Health. 2010. Home visiting: Giving parents and children an early boost. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This issue brief discusses facets of home visiting programs, benefits and challenges of these programs, provides examples of how health funders have supported programs to date, and describes opportunities for continuing support for these efforts. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Family support services, Home visiting, Program descriptions

[Thomas A]. 2010. Intervening early to address children's health disparities. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This issue brief provides information about health disparities that affect children from minority groups and those from families with low incomes. The report addresses the fundamental ways in which disparities are created and sustained across the life course for the purpose of developing interventions, policies, and programs that mitigate the effect of health disparities as children grow older. Topics include diversity of the child population, what is known about disparities, and opportunities for funders. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Child health, Costs, Ethnic factors, Financing, Income factors, Intervention, Low income groups, Programs, Public policy, Racial factors

[Thomas A]. 2010. School as entry points for children's mental health services. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This issue brief provides information about child and adolescent mental health and the provision of mental health services in the school setting. The report also discusses the magnitude of emotional and behavioral problems among children and adolescents, benefits and challenges of providing school-based mental health services, and opportunities for funders. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health, Behavior disorders, Child health, Emotional instability, Financing, Low income groups, School age children, School based clinics

[Thomas A]. 2009. Eastablishing public-private partnerships for maternal and child health. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This issue brief provides information about the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant, established under Title V of the Social Security Act, and about the importance and relevance of the block grant to private funders. The report recaps a dialogue between Grantmakers in Health and Rosalyn Bacon, senior director of the Office of Birth Outcomes in the Georgia Department of Human Resources and Terri Wright, program director for health at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. The report presents these two individuals' perspectives on the connections that Title V creates between services and systems, opportunities for foundations, Title V's flexibility and its limitations, how philanthropic involvement strengthens Title V, and emerging MCH priorities. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Block grants, Children, Children with special health care needs, Families, Financing, Health care systems, Health services, Low income groups, Public health, Public private partnerships, Social Security Act, Title V, State MCH programs

Grantmakers in Health. 2009. It's not just black and white: Health disparities in other racial and ethnic groups. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 3 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This issue focus highlights disparities and health concerns among Hispanics, Asian Americans, and American Indians and provides examples of ways that philanthropic organizations can support efforts to improve health status and outcomes of these populations. Challenges and future considerations are also discussed. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: American Indians, Asian Americans, Ethnic factors, Health, Health status disparities, Hispanics, Racial factors

Thomas A. 2009. Reaching kids: Partnering with preschools and schools to improve children's health. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 41 pp. (Issue brief no. 35)

Annotation: This issue brief highlights the intersections between health and education systems in the United States, including the influences both systems have on children's healthy development across the life course. The brief is based on a Grantmakers In Health (GIH) issue dialogue that took place in May 2009. Themes discussed for health funders and other organizations to consider as they work with preschool- and school-based programs and interventions include the following: 1) improving children's school readiness in early childhood; 2) increasing children's access to health care services within educational settings; 3) encouraging children's healthy eating and active living; 4) coordinating school health services; and 5) increasing communication, linkages, and formal partnerships between schools, families, and other community stakeholders that serve children. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Collaboration, Health care systems, Preschool children, School age children, School health, School linked programs, Service coordination

[Thomas A]. 2009. School-based health centers: Enabling health care access for children and youth "where they are". Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This issue brief provides information about school-based health centers (SBHCs) that provide school-age children and adolescents with access to health care while they are at school. The report discusses the structure of SBHCs, their benefits, financing and sustainability, and challenges and future considerations. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health, Child health, Financing, Low income groups, School age children, School based clinics

Salinsky E, Mitchell F, Politan L. 2008. Connecting the dots: Developing a holistic picture of children's health. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 49 pp. (Issue brief no. 32)

Annotation: This issue brief summarizes background materials compiled for the June 12, 2008 meeting on integrative approaches to improve health and development for young children. Three major categories are presented: (1) improving the quality and coordination of pediatric health care services; (2) addressing social and environmental determinants of health, and (3) supporting cross-sectoral reform initiatives. Additional topics include work to be done within health care in order to ensure that all children have access to comprehensive, coordinated services, the challenge represented by the diffusion of innovation from innovator sites to widespread adoption of new practices, opportunities for forging stronger linkages between the health care sector and other systems that serve young children, and and the ability of health philanthropy to provide accountability for public sector policies and programs.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Child health, Children, Health services delivery, Meetings, Pediatrics, Service integration

Grantmakers in Health. 2008. Critical services for our children: Integrating mental and oral health into primary care. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 27 pp. (Issue brief no. 30)

Annotation: This issue brief summarizes a discussion among grantmakers and health services researchers about improving the pediatric health care system by better integrating oral and mental health services into primary care. The issue brief is based on a Grantmakers in Health Issue Dialogue held on April 17, 2007, that focused on strategies for reducing fragmentation of services and explored opportunities for health funders. Topics include challenges to an integrated children's health system and examples of how health funders are addressing the problems.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Financing, Health care systems, Mental health, Oral health, Primary care, Service integration

Adams T. 2008. Cultivating health literacy at the state and national levels. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document describes initiatives by the state of Missouri to improve the health literacy of its people and discusses the viability of its initiatives as model programs for the rest of the nation.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Health literacy, Missouri, State initiatives

Yee AK. 2008. Improving the health of vulnerable children with medical-legal partnerships. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document describes how medical and legal services partner in the Medical-Legal Partnership for Children (MLPC) program to provide more robust health services - both clinical and legal aid - to commonly under-served children and their families in the Boston area. The fact sheet also discusses evaluation activities of Boston and additional sites that have replicated the MLPC and describes what has been learned so far. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community programs, Family support programs, Legal aid, Low income groups, Model programs, Prevention services

Grantmakers in Health. 2007. Early childhood development: The building blocks of health and well-being. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This issue brief focuses on early childhood development and how risks during this vulnerable period can jeopardize a child's long-term health status, educational progress, and economic future. The report discusses federal efforts to support early childhood development and opportunities for grantmakers in the following areas: supporting families, school readiness, policy and system change.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Early childhood development, Low income groups, Educational attainment, Federal programs, Family support, Public policy, Health, High risk children, Poverty, School readiness

Grantmakers in Health. 2007. Key issues in reauthorization of the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This issue brief briefly describes key issues regarding the reauthorization of the State Children's Health Insurance Program. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal legislation, State Children's Health Insurance Program

Grantmakers in Health. 2007. Promoting children's mental health. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This issue brief provides information on children's mental health, the problem of access to health care for children with mental problems and disorders, the costs of failing to address mental illness in children, and the benefits of receiving treatment for mental problems and disorders. The fact sheet offers information about supporting health professionals, providing mental health services in schools, and enlisting parents and families. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Families, Mental disorders, Mental health, Mental health services, Parents, Prevention, Schools, Treatment

Grantmakers in Health. 2006. Adolescence to adulthood: Crossing the threshold. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This issue brief summarizes dangers and challenges that young people face as they transition towards adulthood and current areas of research and activity being pursued by large foundations and grantmakers. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, MCH research, Research proposals, Risk factors, Youth

Grantmakers in Health. 2006. Behind the smile: How funders can improve oral health. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This issue brief discusses opportunities for grantmakers to address the problem of inadequate oral health, particularly for individuals from low-income and minority populations. Topics include policy and advocacy, the work force, prevention, and the delivery system. A list of resources is also provided.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Health care financing, Low income groups, Minority groups, Oral health

Grantmakers in Health. 2006. More coverage, better care: Improving children's access to health services. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 39 pp. (Issue brief; no. 25)

Annotation: This issue brief follows up on a meeting held in November 2005 that brought together a group of grantmakers, policy analysts, and experts in child health for a discussion about how funders can help improve children's health care coverage and access to health care. The report, which includes an executive summary, is divided into the following main sections: (1) child health, (2) children's access to the health care system, (3) health insurance coverage for children, (4) the delivery of health care for children, (5) philanthropic activities, and (6) conclusions and lessons for grantmakers. References are included.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Funding, Grants, Health care delivery, Health insurance, Public policy

Treanor K, Schwart, A, Kutyla T. 2005. Building a healthier future: Partnering to improve public health. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 26 pp. (Issue brief no. 22)

Annotation: This paper examines how public and private partnerships can improve the public health system by defining public health and its essential services, examining its infrastructure and barriers to efficiency, and exploring the fundamentals of partnership and how partnership acts as a a strategic tool to leverage a communities resources for the improvement of the public health system. The paper provides case studies for illustration of its recommendations.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community programs, Grants, Model programs, Private sector, Public health programs, Strategic plans

Merrell K, Williamson C, Schwartz A, Tillman J. 2005. Improving health access in communities: Lessons for effective grantmaking. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 28 pp.

Annotation: This report highlights the grantmaking lessons learned to date from two large, multiyear programs, one funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and one by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, aimed at encouraging communities with high uninsurance rates to develop strategies for expanding access or health care coverage. Section 1 of the report provides a brief overview of the two initiatives, and the remainder of the report discusses lessons learned for health funders in the areas of community readiness, fidelity to program mission, the role of evaluation, the importance of strong trusting relationships between grantmakers and grantees, the policy environment, and the comparative advantages of local and national funders. The report includes a list of additional resources, a conclusion and references.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Communities, Grants, Health care financing, Health insurance, Initiatives, Low income groups

Langill D, Ingargiola P, Schwartz A, Kutyla T. 2005. In harm's way: Aiding children exposed to trauma. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 30 pp. (Issue brief no. 23)

Annotation: This issue brief synthesizes key points from a day-long dialogue on the role of philanthropy in meeting the needs of children exposed to trauma, both emotional and physical. The dialogue, convened by Grantmakers in Health, was held on May 4, 2005, and included grantmakers, researchers, and policymakers. The issue brief, which includes an executive summary, focuses on the needs of children exposed to trauma, strategies for eary identification and intervention, and ensuring the provision of timely and appropriate services to them and their caregivers. The brief provides (1) an overview of childhood trauma, including the prevalence and causes; (2) an explanation of the effects of childhood exposure to trauma on brain development, as well as on the physical and mental health of children and adolescents; (3) a description of current challenges and efforts to address childhood trauma; (4) identification of different approaches for addressing the mental health needs of children exposed to trauma; and (5) examples of the role of health philanthropy in addressing childhood trauma and improving children's mental health. A conclusion and references are included.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Intervention, Mental health, Philanthropy, Public policy, Trauma

Grantmakers in Health. 2005. Medicaid: Vital to women's health. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about the services Medicaid provides to low-income women. Services discussed include reproductive services, medical and supportive services for women with disabilities, breast and cervical cancer treatment, and long-term care. The fact sheet also discusses impending Medicaid reform and opportunities for grantmakers. A list of sources is included.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Disabilities, Health services, Long term care, Low income groups, Medicaid, Reform, Reproductive health, Treatment, Women's health

Grantmakers in Health. 2004. Addressing maternal depression. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This issue brief provides information about maternal depression. The fact sheet discusses the prevalence of maternal depression, its impact, and treatment. Opportunities for grantmakers in the following areas are also discussed: educating women about maternal depression, promoting screening and treatment, integrating mental health services into programs serving pregnant and parenting women, increasing the availability of peer support for mothers who are experiencing depression, and supporting research on maternal depression. A list of sources is included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Depression, Education, Mental health services, Mothers, Peer support programs, Postpartum depression, Pregnant women, Screening, Treatment, Women's health

Grantmakers in Health. 2004. Creating a healthier future for children: Precaution is prevention. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document focuses on the relationship between environmental exposures and child health. The fact sheet provides an overview of the issue, discusses the economic costs of childhood illness, and explains the precautionary principle, that is, when an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken, even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically. Also included is a sampling of precautionary efforts under way to protect children's health.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Child morbidity, Costs, Disease prevention, Environment, Environmental exposure

Langill D, ed. 2004. Healthy behaviors: Addressing chronic disease at its roots. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 40 pp. (Issue brief no. 19)

Annotation: This issue brief describes the contribution of specific behaviors to the development of chronic disease, provides a framework for designing effective interventions, and profiles the work of health grantmakers in addressing this issue. Specific behaviors addressed include tobacco prevention and cessation, physical activity, and healthy eating. The brief is divided into the following sections: (1) the contribution of behavior to chronic disease, (2) designing effective interventions, (3) lessons from research on tobacco control, (4) current efforts to promote healthy behaviors and prevent chronic disease, (5) opportunities for grantmakers, and (6) conclusion. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the report. The report concludes with a reference list.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior modification, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Disease prevention, Health behavior, Health promotion, Intervention, Tobacco use

Grantmakers in Health. 2004. Selling healthy lifestyles: Using social marketing to promote change and prevent disease. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 30 pp. (Issue brief no. 20)

Annotation: This document incorporates the information and ideas shared at a meeting held on May 20, 2004, to discuss the application of social marketing principles to health promotion and chronic disease prevention with a background paper on social marketing that was prepared for participants. The document begins with an introduction to social marketing concepts and provides a framework for assessing whether social marketing is an appropriate approach to use in addressing a particular issue. Subsequent sections (1) describe the social marketing communications process and techniques, using examples from campaigns developed by health grantmakers and others, (2) describe how social marketing can be used to promote policy change, (3) provide information on communication strategies that can complement social marketing, and (4) present opportunities for grantmakers. The report includes two appendices: (1) using interviews and focus groups and (2) health communications and social marketing resources available on the World Wide Web. A conclusion and references are also included.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Communication, Disease prevention, Grants, Health promotion, Marketing, Public policy

Grantmakers in Health. 2003. Building relationships in health: How philanthropy and government can work together. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 23 pp.

Annotation: This monograph discusses how health philanthropies and government agencies can work together to extend the impact of their individual investments in health systems that deliver high-quality services and promote the health of populations in need. Topics include a description of barriers that can impede partnerships, opportunities for collaboration, alternatives for those interested in partnering across sectors in both formal and informal collaborations, and drawing on lessons learned. Sources used in the preparation of this monograph are provided.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Collaboration, Government programs, Health services delivery, Philanthropy, Public private partnerships

Panares R. 2003. In the right words: Addressing language and culture in providing health care. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 44 pp. (Issue brief no. 18)

Annotation: This report focuses on the challenges and opportunities involved with ensuring language access for the growing number of people who require it. Section topics include recent immigration trends and demographic changes; the effect of language barriers on health outcomes and health care processes; laws and policies regarding the provision of language services to patients, including an overview of public financing mechanisms; strategies for improving language access, including enhancing access in delivery settings, promoting advocacy and policy change, improving interpreter training, and advancing research. Additional topics include roles for foundations in supporting improved language access and examples of current activities.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Cultural diversity, Cultural sensitivity, Demography, Health care delivery, Health care financing, Immigration, Language barriers, Patient care planning

Grantmakers in Health. 2003. Strengthening the public health system for a healthier future. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 48 pp. (Issue brief no. 17)

Annotation: This issue brief synthesizes key points from an expert dialog held November 6, 2002 to examine the status of national and local efforts to maintain the public health system and prepare for the possibility of bioterrorism. Topics include an examination of the role and weaknesses of the nation's public health infrastructure; organizational, workforce and competency capacity; information and data systems; and emergency preparedness in the public health infrastructure. Sections on conclusions and references are also included.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Emergency medical services, Health care delivery, Program evaluation, Public health infrastructure, Public health services, Terrorism

Grantmakers in Health. 2003. Turning the tide: Preserving community mental health services. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 63 pp. (Issue brief no. 16)

Annotation: This issue brief synthesizes key points from an expert dialog held September 19, 2002 to examine the status of community-based services for people with mental disorders and how grantmakers can support mental health intervention and treatment services to children and adults. Section topics include background on the prevalence, impact, treatment, and costs of mental disorders; the demand for and supply of community mental health services; financing and coverage; and reasons for the current crisis. Additional sections provide information on opportunities for grantmakers, conclusions, and references. The appendix contains a chart outlining selected programs supporting community-based mental health services funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community based services, Health services delivery, Local initiatives, Mental disorders, Mental health services, Program descriptions

Grantmakers in Health. 2002. Politive youth development: A pathway to healthy teens. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 44 pp. (Issue brief; no. 15)

Annotation: This issue brief incorporates information and ideas shared during a meeting convened by Grantmakers in Health in June 2002 to examine recent research on youth development and effective approaches for promoting healthy decision making by adolescents. It provides an introduction to positive youth development; describes the characteristics of effective services and programs; reviews the research in this area; and provides examples of programs sponsored by the government, national organizations, and foundations that are intended to support and promote positive youth development.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent health programs, Adolescent health promotion, Meetings, Research reviews, Youth development

Grantmakers in Health. [2001]. Early childhood development: Putting knowledge into action. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 29 pp. (Issue brief; no. 8)

Annotation: This publication reports on a roundtable meeting of grantmakers and national experts discussing trends for improving the health and well-being of young children. This report is divided into the following sections: the continuum of child development, including research on brain development; child and family demographics; indicators of child health and well-being; government and privately-funded programs supporting early childhood development; elements of successful programs and evaluation results; and strategies and opportunities for grantmaker work in early childhood development. A list of sources is provided.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Child development, Child development services, Child health, Early intervention programs, Early intervention services, Federal programs, MCH research, Program descriptions, Program evaluation, Young children

Grantmakers in Health and Children's Dental Health Project. [2001]. Filling the gap: Strategies for improving oral health. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, (Issue brief; no. 10)

Annotation: This issue brief is organized into two sections. Section 1 provides background information on oral disease, including a review of the burden of disease for society's most vulnerable populations (children, older adults, minorities, and families with low incomes), and identification of the unique factors that contribute to the oral health crisis. Section 2 illustrates a number of strategies for improving oral health. It begins by presenting a conceptual framework that categorizes various interventions into three types of efforts: those aimed at improving oral health status, those focused on increasing access to oral health care, and those oriented toward improving and maximizing the impact of public policy. Lastly, the activities of federal and state governments, as well as those of the private and non-profit sectors (including foundations) are highlighted.

Contact: Children's Dental Health Project, 1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 833-8288 Fax: (202) 331-1432 E-mail: info@cdhp.org Web Site: https://www.cdhp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Dental care, Dental insurance, Economic factors, Financial barriers, Fluorides, Foundations, Medicaid, Minority groups, Older adults, Oral health, Outreach, Program descriptions, Provider participation, Research, Socioeconomic factors, State Children's Health Insurance Program

Grantmakers In Health. 2000. Victims of our own success: Will immunization remain the paradigm of effective prevention?. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 18 pp. (Issue brief; no. 4)

Grantmakers in Health. 1999. Prevention and women's health: Making the health care system more responsive to women. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 30 pp. (Issue brief no. 1)

Annotation: This brief gives key points from a dialog between grantmakers and experts in community health, research, and government, including the case for prevention and women's health, 1998 survey data on women's health, the health system's response to women's health care needs, grantmaker activities, and lessons and opportunities for grantmakers.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Prevention, Women's health

Lewin Group. 1996. A guide to community health assessment. New York, NY: Grantmakers in Health, 31 pp.

Annotation: This guide discusses the conceptualization, planning, and implementation of community health assessments, and outlines measures of health status and risk factors, community assets, utilization of resources, health system capacity and responsiveness, and unmet needs and dislocations. Appendices give examples of community health assessments, a glossary, and references. This is part of the publisher's grant maker assistance program.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available at no charge;but only to grant makers or grant funding persons.

Keywords: Assessment, Public health

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.