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AIM Partners: Products Developed by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Bibliography

AIM Partners: Products Developed by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

Bibliography of Materials from MCHLine®

This bibliography of 51 items is drawn from MCHLine®, the MCH Digital Library online catalog. It includes selected materials published primarily in the last ten years.  

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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National Conference of State Legislatures. 2017. Children's health insurance program overview. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 1 v.

Annotation: This website provides information about the history and current status of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), including information about coverage for pregnant women. State examples and additional resources about federal and state CHIP policy are also included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Federal initiatives, Legislation, Policy development, Pregnant women, State programs

National Conference of State Legislatures. 2017. Oral health care in rural America. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 2 pp. (Legisbrief; v. 35, no. 38)

Annotation: This document offers information about the oral health status of individuals living in rural areas. It provides an overview of the topic, information about action that states and the federal government have taken to improve the oral health of this group, and key facts.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal programs, Oral health, Rural populations, State programs

National Conference of State Legislatures. 2016. Alternative nicotine products / electronic cigarettes [upd.]. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource provides information about actions taken to regulate the sale and use of electronic vaporizing products. Contents include a summary of policies from states and territories that prohibit sales of electronic cigarettes or vaping/alternative tobacco products to minors. Information from states that have passed legislation but are waiting for governor's action is also provided. The content is updated as new laws are adopted.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer protection, Nicotine, Public policy, Regulation, Smoking, State initiatives

Johnson T, Goodwin K. 2016. Improving lifetime oral health: Policy options and innovations. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 11 pp.

Annotation: This brief highlights targeted state policy options for improving oral health for children, adolescents, and adults and system-level reforms to improve oral health care and reduce its cost for everyone. Topics include assessing and screening in primary care settings, expanding access to school-based prevention and care, raising awareness about healthy behaviors, expanding coverage for adults with low incomes, ensuring an adequate oral health work force, improving oral health care access for pregnant women, coordinating primary care and oral health, expanding access to providers through teledentistry, understanding the state role in community water fluoridation, and maximizing data.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Children, Costs, Financing, Health care reform, Health care systems, Life course, Low income groups, Oral health, Policy development, Pregnant women, Program improvement, State legislation

Skinner E. 2016. Legislators from 22 states discuss oral health policies. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources summarize discussions about state oral health policy options from a session for state policymakers held on August 8, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois. Contents include the agenda and presentations about teledentistry, integrating primary care and oral health, public health and oral health policy, and direct access and work force models.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dentistry, Models, Oral health, Policy development, Primary care, Service integration, State initiatives, Work force

Skinner E. 2016. Oral health care and coverage during pregnancy. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 2 pp. (Legisbrief; v. 24, no. 48)

Annotation: This brief for policymakers provides information about the effects of oral disease on pregnant women and infants and state actions to prevent disease and reduce costs. The brief examines insurance coverage for care, including publicly funded coverage and reimbursement rates; dental expenditures; and where to find state-specific statistics on health status and coverage rates. The brief also discusses state strategies to help pregnant women receive care and provisions in the Affordable Care Act, such as public education and tobacco-cessation services.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Costs, Dental care, Dental insurance, Federal initiatives, Medicaid, Oral health, Policy development, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Reimbursement, Smoking cessation, State legislation

National Conference of State Legislatures. 2015. Children's oral health. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource examines children’s oral health and the role that state legislators can play in improving it. Topics include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, access to services, work force issues, and prevention and awareness.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Medicaid, Oral health, State programs, Work force

Farquhar D. 2014. An analysis of state health impact assessment legislation. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes state legislation and statutes that address healthy community design. Specifically, the report discusses the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) as a decision-making tool and how HIAs have been incorporated into state laws and policies. Contents include the six basic steps of HIAs and key considerations in framing HIA legislation. Topics include what criteria to use when determining if an HIA should be done, how to determine the scope of health issues that will be included, whether to create mandates or incentives for using HIAs, and how the studies will be funded. State practice examples are also included.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Financing, Health policy, Outcome and process assessment, Policy development, Public policy, State legislation

Goodwin K. 2014. Smart investments in children's health: 10 state strategies. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 8 pp.

Annotation: This report examines efforts by states to address the risk factors that contribute to poor infant and child health by developing strategies that support healthy behaviors and improve access to quality health care. The report provides an overview of 10 policies that promote early, high quality prenatal care; reduce early elective deliveries; reduce barriers to breastfeeding; promote effective intervention and treatment for children enrolled in Medicaid; promote safe sleep; promote evidence-based home visitation; reduce preventable childhood injuries; promote oral health for pregnant women and infants; and increase child immunization rates.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health, Child health, Health behaviors, Infant health, Policy development, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Risk factors, State MCH programs, Women's health

Comlossy M. 2013. Oral health overview: Health care safety-net toolkit for legislators. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 11 pp.

Annotation: This brief for legislators provides information about the role of state policy in improving access to oral health care. Topics include oral health disparities, barriers to good oral health, the oral health safety net, work force, state policy options, and federal action. State examples related to oral health literacy, water fluoridation, insurance coverage and provider participation, and addressing work force shortages are included.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Dental insurance, Federal initiatives, Financing, Fluorides, Health care disparities, Health literacy, Health policy, Oral health, Policy development, Provider participation, State legislation, Water, Work force

National Conference of State Legislatures. 2011. Early childhood 101. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures,

Annotation: This archived webinar from January 28, 2011 describes what states are doing to promote early childhood development and school readiness. It shares trends, policy approaches, and ideas for legislators and outlines what resources are available.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Early childhood development, Legislation, Multimedia, Resources for professionals, School readiness, Trends

National Conference of State Legislatures. 2011. Health reform and abortion coverage in the insurance exchanges. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures,

Annotation: This report discusses insurance coverage of abortion in state insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act which was enacted in March 2010. The report includes links to the Special Rules (Section 1303) of the act and to the related White House executive order, which contain the new provisions. State laws that restrict insurance coverage for abortion in insurance exchanges (created after the enactment of the Affordable Care Act) are listed, and, for each state, a link to the specific legislation is provided. States that had laws restricting insurance coverage for abortion before enactment of the act are also listed, with links to specific legislation.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Abortion, Federal legislation, Health care reform, Health insurance, State health care reform, State legislation

National Conference of State Legislatures. 2011. Healthy People and maternal and child health. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures,

Annotation: This web page provides information about the Healthy People 2020 national agenda is it relates to maternal and child health (MCH). Links are provided to the agenda itself, to state and territorial Healthy People plans, and the Healthy People resources. The page also lists Healthy People 2020's overarching goals and its MCH-related topic areas.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health, Child health, Costs, Healthy People 2020, Infant health, Initiatives, National programs, Prevention, Resource materials, Women's health, Young children

National Conference of State Legislatures. 2011. HPV vaccine: State legislation and statutes. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures,

Annotation: This set of web pages provide information about state activity surrounding the issue of whether girls should be be required to be vaccinated against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Information is included on causes and symptoms of HPV, the nature of the debate, and available vaccinations. State actions related to this issue are presented, and links to resources are provided.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent females, Adolescent health, Cervical cancer, Human papillomavirus, Immunization, Prevention, Reproductive health, State legislation, Women's health

National Conference of State Legislatures. 2011. Policy options for expanding the oral health workforce: NCSL Legislative Summit–Aug. 11, 2011. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 2 items.

Annotation: This webcast, held on August 11, 2011, discussed policy options for ensuring that children receive optimal oral health care. One topic included is state initiatives to increase the number of dentists and establish a new category of mid-level oral health professionals.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental care, Legislation, Oral health, Quality assurance, State initiatives, Work force

Winterfeld A, Shinkle D, Morandi L. 2011. Reversing the trend in childhood obesity: Policies to promote healthy kids and communities. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 37 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes state legislation related to healthy eating, physical activity, healthy community design, and access to healthy food. The first broad category -- healthy eating and physical activity -- focuses on nutrition and physical activity/physical education issues, primarily in schools, and is divided into the following topics: school nutrition, nutrition education, body mass index (BMI) measurement for students, diabetes screening at school, insurance coverage for obesity prevention, school wellness, physical activity or physical education in school, taxes and tax credits, and task forces, commissions, studies, and other special programs. The second broad category—healthy community design and access to healthy food—focuses on changes in the built environment, including land use, transportation and agricultural topics, that can create more walkable/bikeable communities and increase access to healthy food through changes in infrastructure and procurement policies. Included are state-by-state comparisons indicating whether or not states have enacted legislation (and what type of legislation) related to specific aspects of childhood obesity prevention efforts.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org $25.00 for non-members, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-58024-617-0.

Keywords: Child health, Health promotion, Obesity, Policy, Prevention, Reports, State legislation

National Conference of State Legislatures. 2011. States implement health reform: Oral health. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes a variety of provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act related to children’s oral health, including those that address coverage and access, prevention, oral health infrastructure and surveillance, and the oral health work force. Additional information is provided on state roles in implementation.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Health care services, Health insurance, Oral health, Public health infrastructure, State initiatives, Work force

National Conference of State Legislatures. [2010]. Cyberbullying. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures,

Annotation: This resource lists state legislation enacted 2006-2010 that addresses cyberbullying including links to full bill text. A definition of cyberbullying and additional resources are included.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Bullying, Prevention, Public policy, State legislation

National Conference of State Legislatures. 2010. How states are addressing bullying: From the schoolyard to cyberspace. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures,

Annotation: This webinar focuses on state efforts to prevent bullying. It features a conversation with Assistant Deputy Secretary Kevin Jennings from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, who shares his vision for addressing bullying in schools. He provides an overview of the problem and discusses legislative efforts and policy aimed at preventing it. The webinar includes representatives from states who share their own experiences in efforts to form effective policies that address various forms of bullying, including cyberbullying. The webinar is co-sponsored by National Council of State Legislator's (NCSL) Legislative Education Staff Network (LESN) and the Legislative Health Staff Network (LHSN).

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Bullying, Multimedia, Policy development, Public policy, School safety, State initiatives, Violence prevention

Foreman M, Saenz M. 2010. Preventing teen suicide. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 2 pp. (LegisBrief; v. 18, no. 25)

Annotation: This brief provides background information on adolescent suicides and suicide attempts in the United States and discusses state and federal prevention plans, programs, and initiatives. The brief includes statistics on the scope of the problem; behaviors that place adolescents at greater risk of suicide; and state and federal legislation and action aimed at suicide prevention. The brief also includes a list of factors that protect against suicide according to The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention released in 2001 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A chart displays suicide rates among people ages 10 to 24 by race/ethnicity and gender for the period 2002-2006.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Attempted suicide, Mental health, Statistics, Suicide, Suicide prevention

National Conference of State Legislatures. 2010. State policies on sex education in schools. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures,

Annotation: This page gives a summary of state requirements for sexuality education in schools, summarizes 2010 legislation on this topic, and links to related resources, including a LegisBrief of the same title which is available for purchase.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: School health education, Sexuality education, State legislation

National Conference of State Legislatures. 2010. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Denver, Co: National Conference of State Legislatures,

Annotation: This resource summarizes state laws related to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Topics include definitions of SIDS; guidance for coroners or medical examiners and protocols for autopsies; expert participation in child fatality review committees and SIDS advisory councils; education and counseling programs; data collection or research on SIDS; and special training about SIDS for child care personnel, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and law enforcement officials [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant death, Infant mortality, SIDS, State initiatives, State legislation

National Conference of State Legislatures and Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2009. Setting state health policy priorities in tough budget times. [Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau],

Annotation: This webcast discusses setting state priorities in the face of tight budgets. The webcast focuses on a collaborative effort among several national professional membership organizations funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) to foster collaboration among state policymakers and help them identify steps they can take together to improve the health of women, children, and families. The webcast also highlights the response of a consortium of AIM partners to challenges faced by states trying to support maternal and child health programs and set priorities, as well as the national dialogue on health care reform. The site provides video, presentation slides, transcripts, and an audio file. (AIM is a consortium of MCHB grantees.) [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Child health, Collaboration, Costs, Families, Health care reform, MCH programs, Public policy, State program, Women's health

National Center for Healthy Housing and National Conference of State Legislatures . 2009. State laws related to healthy homes. Columbia, MD: National Center for Healthy Housing,

Annotation: This Web site provides users with links to the provisions of state codes that are directly related to healthy homes. The purpose of the site is to help states and localities in their efforts to ensure that buildings are well constructed and to reduce the likelihood of harmful environmental conditions in homes.

Contact: National Center for Healthy Housing, 10320 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 500 , Columbia, MD 21044, Telephone: (410) 992-0712 Secondary Telephone: (877) 312-3046 Fax: (443) 539-4150 E-mail: info@nchh.org Web Site: http://www.nchh.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Building codes, Environmental health, Fire prevention, House fires, Housing, Lead poisoning, Prevention, State legislation

Herman M. 2006. Child psychiatrist shortage looms. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 2 pp. (LegisBrief; v. 14, no. 17)

Annotation: This fact sheet summarizes the shortage of child psychiatrists, the factors that contribute to the shortage, and some state and federal activities that seek to fill the increased need for child mental health services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org $3.50.

Keywords: Access to care, Adolescent psychiatrists, Child psychiatrists, Federal programs, State programs, Work force

Cohen J, Onunaku N, Clothier S, Poppe J. 2005. Helping young children succeed: Strategies to promote early childhood social and emotional development. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures; Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 20 pp. (Early childhood research and policy report)

Annotation: This brief defines early childhood social-emotional development; describes what can happen when children face emotional and behavioral problems; and outlines what actions can be taken at the state level to support healthy social-emotional development in babies and young children. It also highlights state and community efforts to improve early childhood social and emotional development through promotion, prevention, and treatment approaches. Topics also include skills that support school readiness, behaviors that warrant concern, strategies to enhance child development, barriers to implementing early childhood mental health services, and the role of policymakers in developing initiatives and services. Examples are cited from programs in Wisconsin, Vermont, Massachusetts, Kentucky, North Carolina, Illinois, Florida, Ohio, and federal referral requirements under current legislation. Additional print and organizational resources are provided along with endnotes.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org $10.00; also available from the Zero to Three website. Document Number: ISBN 1-58024-427-0.

Keywords: Barriers, Child health promotion, Child mental health, Early childhood development, Early intervention, Emotional development, Health policy, Infants, Mental health services, Policy development, School readiness, Social development, State programs, Young children

Oliver L, Park HG. 2004. Maternal and child health: A snapshot for state legislatures. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 36 pp.

Annotation: This booklet provides information to legislators and legislative staff to gain a better understanding of issues, resources, and programs related to maternal and child health. Topics include access to health care and financing issues, barriers, racial factors, infant mortality and low birthweight, prenatal care, breastfeeding, newborn screening, public health nurse home visitation, children's health, and women's health and reproductive health. The appendix highlights selected Healthy People 2010 objectives for maternal and child health. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-58024-337-1.

Keywords: Access to health care, Breastfeeding, Child health, Health care financing, Health insurance, Infant health, Legislation, Maternal health, Prenatal care, Reproductive health, Women's health

Morse A. 2003. Language access: Helping non-English speakers navigate health and human services. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 24 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information on how language gaps can negatively impact health and human services delivery and on federal guidelines for providing services to limited-English proficient individuals. The report includes an overview of immigrant families, information on federal law and enforcement, and details on state programs and promising practices. Two appendices cover federal law and policy on this issue and an Office of Management and Budget report to Congress. Statistics are presented in tables throughout the report. The report concludes with a reference list.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Culturally competent services, Families, Federal government, Health care delivery, Human services, Immigrants, Language barriers, Limited English speakers, State programs

Gehshan S, Straw T. 2002. Access to oral health services for low-income people: Policy barriers and opportunities for intervention for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. [Denver, CO]: National Conference of State Legislatures, Forum for State Health Policy Leadership, 25 pp.

Annotation: This paper reviews policy barriers to accessing oral health care for people with low incomes and describes opportunities for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to address these barriers. The paper identifies barriers in the areas of supply, distribution, and practice patterns of dentists; federal and state policies and programs; dental education; research; leadership; advocacy; and public education. Areas for RWJF involvement identified in the paper include defining the problem, developing solutions, and building support. The appendix offers information on the study activities and methodologies.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Barriers, Children, Dentists, Low income groups, Oral health, Personnel, Program evaluation

National Conference of State Legislatures. 2002. Protecting democracy: States respond to terrorism. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 2 pp.

Annotation: This series of four fact sheets addresses different ways in which the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks have affected health care in the United States. Each two-page fact sheet discusses the ways states have responded to the attacks and provides contacts for more information. "Children's Mental Health and Terrorism" describes reactions that many children may be suffering from as a result of the attacks and lists federal resources that have been made available to hardest hit areas for mental health funding in the wake of the attacks. "The Public Health Role in Fighting Terrorism" discusses what needs to be done and what is being done to prepare the public health system to deal with possible future attacks. "Terrorism and the Health Workforce" describes the type of health workforce needed to combat a disaster involving mass casualties. "Vaccines to Protect Against Terrorism" describes anthrax and smallpox and their respective vaccines and discusses the availability of those vaccines.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Federal initiatives, Immunization programs, Mental health, Public health, Terrorism

Kenny HA. 2002. Reaching uninsured children through Head Start and School Lunch programs. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 40 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a brief examination of health insurance enrollment outreach initiatives that are occurring at the state and local levels linked through Head Start and school lunch programs. Chapter topics include the basic concept of program linkage; how targeted outreach linkage works; funding issues; potential challenges and benefits; and profiles from selected state programs. The appendices include survey information and selected state case studies. A glossary of acronyms and a list of additional resources are also provided. Statistical information is represented in figures and tables throughout the report.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 158024212X.

Keywords: Enrollment, Head Start, Health insurance, Medicaid, Outreach, School linked programs, School lunch programs, State children's health insurance programs, State programs

Alcalde,G. 2001. Exploring a new option: Section 1115 demonstration waivers under the state children's health insurance program. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 35 pp.

Annotation: This report provides background information on Section 1115 demonstration projects under the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and provides general guidance for states that may consider this new alternative. Information current as of January 31, 2001 is presented and examples are included from states that have submitted proposals to the Health Care Financing Administration. The report outlines the research and demonstration project requirements for states and describes the projects already underway in seven states; California, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. Appendix A outlines the experience with Section 1115 waivers in the Medicaid program, gives examples, and presents a chart of project status for each state (as of December 2000). Appendix B provides contact information for demonstration projects.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-58024-172-7.

Keywords: California, Demonstration programs, Health Care Financing Administration, Health care financing, Medicaid, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Program descriptions, Rhode Island, State Children's Health Insurance Programs, State programs, Wisconsin

Starr J, Terrill CF, King M. 2001. Funding traumatic brain injury services. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 33 pp.

Annotation: This brief offers an overview of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its effect on individuals and society, particularly in the need for and use of a variety of health and assistive services. It is designed to serve as a guide for states to identify resources and funding streams to help address the range of associated issues. Topics discussed include defining TBI; outlining legislative concerns; determining how prevalent TBI is in the United States in relation to other chronic illnesses and conditions; and identifying legislation and funding sources covering TBI. The appendix contains state-by-state information about federal and state spending on TBI, data collected in a study conducted by the Brain Injury Association of America Inc. in 1999. Statistical information is presented in charts, graphs, and tables throughout the report. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-58024-184-0.

Keywords: Brain injuries, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Federal legislation, Health care financing, Health services, Injuries, Special health care needs, State legislation, Statistics, Trauma

Steinberg D. 2000. Expanding health coverage to working families: State options. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 21 pp.

National Governors' Association, National Conference of State Legislatures . 1999-. State children's health insurance program annual report. Washington, DC: National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices and National Conference of State Legislatures, annual.

Annotation: This annual report provides information about state efforts to implement the Children's Health Insurance Program, Title XXI of the Social Security Act of 1997. It is a resource designed for use by policymakers, state agency officials, researchers, and advocates. Its contents include a state-by-state summary of implementation results and a brief description of that state's program. Tables and figures at the end of the report show all states' data.

Contact: National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices, Hall of the States, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001-1512, Telephone: (202) 624-5300 Contact Phone: (202) 624-5300 Fax: (202) 624-5313 E-mail: webmaster@nga.org Web Site: http://www.nga.org/cms/center Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-55877-325-8 (1999) 1-55877-312-6 (1998).

Keywords: Annual reports, Child health services, Special health care services, State Children's Health Insurance Program, State health insurance programs

Fox-Grage W, King M, Gehshan S, Starr J, Bradley C. 1999. CHIP and children with special health care needs. Washington, DC: National Conference of State Legislatures, 47 pp.

Annotation: This report provides background information about children with special health care needs (CSHN) and describes states' options for addressing those needs under the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). To assist state legislators who want to use the flexibility of Title XXI to improve services for CSHN, the report describes the following strategies: providing supplemental benefits; arranging for specialists to be included under the CHIP plan; expanding eligibility criteria to assist additional families; defining "medical necessity" more broadly; modifying cost-sharing requirements; and addressing quality assurance issues. Appendices include details about programs in Connecticut, Florida, and North Carolina; public health care programs for low income children; and lists of state and national contacts. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-58024-074-7.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Connecticut, Florida, Low income groups, Model programs, North Carolina, Public health services, Reports, Social Security Act, Title XXI, State CSHCN programs, State Children's Health Insurance Program, State legislatures

Tweedie J, Christian S, Gorginsky S, Reichert D, Brown A. 1998. Meeting the challenges of welfare reform: Programs with promise. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 98 pp.

Annotation: This book contributes to the learning process about welfare reform by sharing program innovations and analyses to help states realize their goals for a new welfare that helps recipients find and keep jobs that enable them to support their families without welfare. The chapters discuss meeting the challenges of welfare reform; finding and creating jobs for welfare recipients; preparing recipients for work; child care; providing transportation in a work-based system; ensuring the well-being of children under welfare reform; and overseeing welfare reform: accountability, financing, and devolution.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Contact Phone: (303) 830-2054 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-55516-758-6.

Keywords: Accountability, Child care, Child welfare, Employment, Employment programs, Financing, Training, Transportation, Welfare reform

Forum for State Health Policy Leadership. 1997. Current state health policy issues: Highlights from the First Annual Workshop of the Forum for State Health Policy Leadership. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report presents highlights from the First Annual Workshop of the Forum for State Health Policy Leadership: Current State Health Policy Issues, held in Dallas, Texas, on January 23, 1997. The objectives of the workshop were to (1) prepare participants to deal in a more informed manner with vexing health policy issues facing them during their legislative session, (2) allow the legislators to meet their counterparts in other states and forge new relationships, and (3) discuss future educational and technical assistance needs and directions. The report includes an introduction to the forum and a discussion of what legislators need to know about Medicaid and about five critical state health policy issues. The report includes two appendices: faculty biographical sketches and a participants list.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Education, Health policy, Medicaid, Public policy, State legislatures, Technical assistance, Texas

Smith SL, Fairchild M, Groginsky S. 1997. Early childhood care and education: An investment that works. Washington, DC: National Conference of State Legislatures, 108 pp.

Annotation: This guidebook highlights recent legislative efforts to expand early child care and education, promote the development of young children, and meet a wide variety of state policy goals. Designed to help legislative institutions in separate jurisdictions further examine the cross-jurisdictional impact of state early childhood care and education policies, it creates a framework for considering early care and education from the perspective of a broad range of public policy jurisdictions including the economy, education, welfare, juvenile justice, health, and family support. The first chapter presents the rationale for policymakers to take a closer look at early care and education both within and beyond their own policy fields, defines the three major early care and education service systems, and presents an overview of the relevant research. Subsequent chapters present the best information to date about the effect of early child care and education policy on education, economic development, welfare reform, health, program regulation, juvenile justice, and family support. Each chapter addresses the rationale for considering early childhood services in a seemingly different policy debate and provides examples of actual state legislative approaches that integrate early childhood services within each committee jurisdiction.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org $25.00. Document Number: ISBN 1-55516-650-4.

Keywords: Child care, Child care services, Early childhood education, Family child care, Policy analysis, Policy development, Public policy

National Conference of State Legislatures, Health Care Program. 1997. Health care legislation 19__. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, annual.

Annotation: This annual compilation summarizes laws and resolutions pertinent to maternal and child health issues passed by the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Topics include: access, accidents/safety, coordination, data/quality, emergency medical services, environmental hazards, financing, immunization, injury prevention, insurance/managed care, legal/ethical issues, Medicaid, minority health, newborn screening, nutrition, oral health, pharmaceuticals, prenatal care/infant mortality, prevention and primary care, providers, school health, special health needs/diseases, substance abuse (maternal and infants), and women's health. Appendices list the states' bill numbers. This publication was previously called "Maternal and Child Health Legislation" and "Health Care Legislation: With a Special Focus on Maternal and Child Health and Primary Care."

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Contact Phone: (303) 830-2054 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Contact E-mail: www.books@ncsl.org Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org $25.00 plus shipping and handling.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child abuse, Child care, Child care policy, Child health, Health education, Immunization, Injuries, Lead poisoning, Maternal health, Medicaid, Minority health, Neonatal screening, State legislation

National Governors' Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, and American Public Welfare Association. 1996r. Analysis of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 conference agreement for H.R. 3734 (P.L. 104-193). [Online]. Washington, DC: National Governors' Association, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report provides commentary on the conference agreement for the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PL 104-193). For each of the major provisions of the act, the report explains its intent and clarifies the states' responsibilities for implementing it. The act itself makes modifications to welfare services within these topical areas: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), child care, Medicaid, social services, benefits for immigrants, supplemental security income (SSI), child protection, the Food Stamp program, child nutrition, electronic benefit transfer systems, and child support enforcement.

Contact: National Governors Association, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001-1512, Telephone: (202) 624-5300 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (202) 624-5313 E-mail: webmaster@nga.org Web Site: http://www.nga.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Block grants, Child abuse, Child care, Child nutrition, Child support, Federal legislation, Food Stamp Program, Immigrants, Prevention programs, Social services, Supplemental security income, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Time limited benefits, Welfare reform

King MP, Christian SM. 1996-. Medicaid survival kit. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 265 pp.

Annotation: This resource manual is designed to help state legislators (1) understand the maze of laws, regulations, programs, and policies that make up the Medicaid program, and (2) cope with their role in public health care financing. The authors describe the existing Medicaid program and the populations it serves (mothers and children, the elderly, and people with disabilities or chronic conditions), options available to states, and what some states are doing to contain costs and increase the efficiency of health care delivery under Medicaid. Specific topics include federal issues, health centers and other community-based providers, pharmaceuticals, managed care, and private insurance reform. Additional resources are also listed. Updates are provided periodically. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Contact Phone: (303) 830-2054 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Contact E-mail: www.books@ncsl.org Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Health care financing, Manuals, Medicaid

Perez K, Wright B. 1995-1997. Health care legislation 1994/95: With a special focus on maternal and child health and primary care. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, annual.

Annotation: This annual compilation summarizes laws and resolutions pertinent to maternal and child health issues passed by the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Topics include: access, accidents/safety, coordination, data/quality, emergency medical services, environmental hazards, financing, immunization, injury prevention, insurance/managed care, legal/ethical issues, Medicaid, minority health, newborn screening, nutrition, oral health, pharmaceuticals, prenatal care/infant mortality, prevention and primary care, providers, school health, special health needs/diseases, substance abuse (maternal and infants), and women's health. Appendices list the states' bill numbers. This publication was previously called "Maternal and Child Health Legislation."

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Contact Phone: (303) 830-2054 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Contact E-mail: www.books@ncsl.org Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child abuse, Child care, Child care policy, Child health, Health education, Immunization, Injuries, Lead poisoning, Maternal health, Medicaid, Minority health, Neonatal screening, State legislation

National Conference of State Legislatures. 1995- . Adolescent health issues: State actions, 19__. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, annual?

Annotation: This serial report presents summaries of laws and resolutions passed by the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The dates of coverage vary; the first edition covers 1992–94, the next covers 1995 (the year prior to publication). The report includes a topical presentation of state actions and provides a state-by-state summary; it also includes a resource list of national organizations to contact for more information, and a directory of state adolescent health coordinators. Topics covered include abstinence and sexuality education, community health services, contraception and family planning, HIV and AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases, insurance, Medicaid, mental health, pregnancy and parenting, school health and school-based health services, substance abuse, tobacco, and miscellaneous issues. For each year, other topics pertaining to adolescent health are included in two related publications: "Maternal and Child Health Legislation" and "Legislative Summary: Children, Youth and Family Issues."

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Contact Phone: (303) 830-2054 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Contact E-mail: www.books@ncsl.org Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescent health, State legislation, State policy

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, National Governors' Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 1993-. Looking forward: The role of state policymakers in promoting healthy families. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, irregular.

Annotation: This set of three-ringed binders contains conference materials for the "Looking Forward" conference, which is held periodically. The conference focuses on the state role in national health care reform, promotion of healthy families, and financing in the public and private sector. Later volumes address rural health, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), Medicaid, and trends in the private market. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 Contact Phone: (703) 525-7802 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://www.mchlibrary.org Available for loan.

Keywords: Child health, Conferences, Families, Financing, Government financing, Health care reform, Maternal health, Private sector, State legislatures

King MP. 1993. Healthy kids: State initiatives to improve children's health. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 59 pp.

Annotation: This publication addresses several major public policy topics related to improving children's health, including providing insurance coverage for more low-income children, expanding and improving Medicaid programs, financing services for children with special health needs, improving immunization rates, and addressing adolescent health issues. For each topic, highlights of state programs illustrate a variety of approaches to the common issues. An additional section briefly highlights individual state efforts concerning access to care for minority populations, early intervention programs for high-risk families, and emergency medical services. The publication includes a resource list of organizations and annotated bibliography of publications that provide additional information. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Contact Phone: (303) 830-2054 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Children with special health care needs, Immunization, Insurance, Medicaid, State programs

Wright B. 1993. What legislators need to know about traumatic brain injury. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 52 pp.

Annotation: This report addressed to state legislators reviews the public policy aspects of traumatic brain injury, including the services such patients require; what federal assistance is available; what private insurance coverage applies; how states finance and deliver services to people with traumatic brain injuries; and how long-term care is handled. There is also a resources list of organizations that work in this area.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Contact Phone: (303) 830-2054 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Contact E-mail: www.books@ncsl.org Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Costs, Critical care, Injury prevention, Injury severity, Insurance, Legislation, State government, Trauma care, Traumatic brain injuries, Treatment

King MP. 1991-1995. Maternal and child health legislation. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, annual.

Annotation: This annual compilation summarizes laws and resolutions pertinent to maternal and child health issues passed by the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Topics include: access, accidents/safety, adolescent health, coordination, emergency medical services, financing, health education, immunization, injury prevention, insurance, lead poisoning, Medicaid, minority health, newborn screening, nutrition, oral health, prenatal care/infant mortality, prevention, providers, school health, special health care needs/diseases/chronic conditions, substance abuse (maternal and infants), treatment/services, and women's health. Appendices list the states' bill numbers, and provide a glossary and list of acronyms. Since 1992, the authorship has varied from year to year. In 1996 the name of this publication was changed to "Health Care Legislation 19__ with a Special Focus on Maternal and Child Health and Primary Care."

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Contact Phone: (303) 830-2054 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child abuse, Child care, Child care policy, Child health, Health education, Immunization, Injuries, Lead poisoning, Maternal health, Medicaid, Minority health, Neonatal screening, State legislation

Sonnier C. 1991. Implementing early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities (P.L. 101-476, Part H). Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 34 pp.

Annotation: This report informs state legislators about the federal Part H program that provides funds to plan and implement early intervention services for children from birth through the age of two years and their families. It discusses the costs and benefits of early intervention, policy considerations, and financing the services.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Contact Phone: (303) 830-2054 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Early intervention, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part H

Craig RT. 1990. What legislators need to know about children's mental health. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 48 pp.

Annotation: This report provides background information on programming and financing systems for children with emotional disturbances for legislators making decisions on child mental health in their states. It is organized in a question-answer format and discusses these topics: defining emotional disturbances; outlining services needed by children with emotional disturbances; reviewing roles of federal, state, local, and private funding sources; and reviewing existing state programs. It ends with a list of state information sources, child mental health information sources, and a glossary.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Contact Phone: (303) 830-2054 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Contact E-mail: www.books@ncsl.org Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 1-55516-688-1 .

Keywords: Affective disorders, Child mental health, Federal grants, Financing, Health services delivery, Medicaid, Mental health agencies, Mental health services, State mental health agencies

King MP. 1988. Saving lives and money: Preventing low birthweight. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 42 pp.

Annotation: This publication addresses the issue of low birthweight and what state legislatures can do to reduce its incidence, with an emphasis on ensuring prenatal care. The text describes low birthweight and why it occurs, why legislators should be concerned about it, what legislators can do to help reduce its incidence, federal assistance programs available to states, cost-effectiveness of prenatal care, recent state activities to reduce low birthweight and infant mortality rates, and how states are paying for expanded prenatal care.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Contact Phone: (303) 830-2054 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Low birthweight, Premature infants, State plans, State programs

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.