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AIM Partners: Products Developed by the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Bibliography

AIM Partners: Products Developed by the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM)

Bibliography of Materials from MCHLine®

This bibliography of 70 items is drawn from MCHLine®, the MCH Digital Library online catalog. It includes selected materials published in the last ten years that discuss guidelines and standards of care for children with special health care needs.

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 Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2017. Giving more babies a healthy start in life: An Anthem Foundation & March of Dimes collaboration to reduce preterm births. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes national and state initiatives to scale up and implement programs that encourage and facilitate first trimester prenatal care and help at-risk mothers commit to behaviors that reduce the numbers of low birthweight infants. Topics include a group prenatal care model called CenteringPregnancy®, smoking cessation programs, quality improvement initiatives related to the elimination of early elective deliveries, and Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait Community Programs®.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Childbirth, Collaboration, Community based programs, Community based services, Evidence based medicine, Financing, Health behavior, Health promotion, High risk infants, High risk mothers, High risk pregnancy, Low birthweight, Models, National initiatives, Peer support programs, Prenatal care, Preterm birth, Prevention programs, Smoking cessation

Battani K, Custer T, Hastings A, Holt K, Marrazzo I, Wells J. 2016. Pregnancy & oral health in the ACA era: How are expectant moms faring?. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1 video (1 hour, 31 min.).

Annotation: This webinar, held on September 27, 2016, discussed ways to connect women to oral health coverage and care during pregnancy. Topics included dental insurance options, such as coverage through Medicaid; strategies to integrate oral screenings and referrals into prenatal care; and efforts to educate pregnant women about the importance of oral health care and connect them to services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental insurance, Health care reform: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Health education, Medicaid, Oral health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Referrals, Screening, Service integration, State programs

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2016. Preventing childhood obesity in Michigan's classrooms: A collaboration between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and statewide partners. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 4 pp. (Fact sheet)

Annotation: This fact sheet describes Building Healthy Communities, a school-based prevention program in Michigan to help children adopt healthy habits at a young age by providing access to healthy food, health education, physical education, and physical activity. Contents include a description of the program's development and implementation process, outcomes, and next steps. Topics include partnering organization efforts to pool funding, resources, and expertise to engage elementary schools and expand to middle and high schools throughout the state.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Behavior modification, Children, Collaboration, Curriculum, Elementary schools, Health behavior, Health promotion, High schools, Michigan, Middle schools, Nutrition education, Nutrition services, Obesity, Outcome and process assessment, Physical activity, Physical education, Prevention programs, Program descriptions, Public private partnerships, School health education, School health programs, State programs, Statewide planning

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2015. Children's asthma management: Partnering to improve clinical training. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 2 pp. (Women, children & adolescents)

Annotation: This fact sheet describes the Enhancing Care for Children with Asthma Project, a partnership to improve health outcomes for children with asthma by supporting the implementation of nationally recognized asthma-care guidelines at physician offices, federally qualified community health centers, school-based clinics, and other primary care clinics. Topics include establishing collective focus, using data, reaching providers, and gauging opportunities to improve pediatric asthma management in states.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Children, Disease management, Guidelines, Outreach, Patient care management, Primary care facilities, Program improvement, Public private partnerships

Santoro K, Schmidt ER. 2015. Health plan approaches to child injury prevention. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 9 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief for health plans discusses the National Action Plan for Child Injury Prevention, highlights the prevalence and cost of injuries, shares examples of current health plan child injury prevention activities, and describes opportunities for future action. Topics include informing health care professionals about the toll of injuries, encouraging physicians to use Bright Futures and provide age-appropriate injury prevention guidance to families, support evidence-based prevention practices, and promote the use of and access to safety devices.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Anticipatory guidance, Child health promotion, Child safety, Children, Costs, Foundations, Injuries, Injury prevention, Model programs, Prevalence, Program planning, Third party payers, Unintentional injuries

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2015. Reducing neonatal abstinence syndrome in Tennessee. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 2 pp. (Women, children & adolescents)

Annotation: This fact sheet highlights partnerships to address the neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) epidemic in Tennessee. Topics include efforts to expand a community-based program to assist mothers with substance abuse problems and ensure a drug-free and safe home for their newborns; provide start-up costs for a regional detox center for women addicted to prescription drugs; research the effectiveness of detox from opiate drugs during pregnancy, and the long-term effect of detox treatment on NAS rates in the state; and establish a hospital-based NAS treatment process.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Drug addiction, Drug use during pregnancy, Financing, Neonatal abstinence syndrome, Newborn infants, Opiates, Postpartum care, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Prevention program, State initiatives, Substance abuse treatment, Tennessee

Santoro KL. 2014. Born too early: Improving maternal and child health by reducing early elective deliveries. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 10 pp. (NIHCM Foundation issue brief)

Annotation: This brief discusses the health risks and costs associated with early elective deliveries (EED),federal and national initiatives to support full-term pregnancies, and health plan and health plan foundation approaches to reducing EED. Topics include the potential negative health consequences of EED; average payments for maternal and newborn care and payment reform; and hospital, provider, patient, and member education initiatives. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Cesarean section, Childbirth, Costs, Federal initiatives, Foundations, Health education, Health plans, Induced labor, Intervention, National initiatives, Pregnant women, Program improvement, Reimbursement

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2014. Missed opportunities to prevent cervical cancer: Strategies to increase HPV vaccination. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 3 pp. (Fact sheet: Women, children and adolescents)

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation and Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2014. Neonatal abstinence syndrome: Strategies for states and health plans. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources, from a webinar held on July 16, 2014, highlight strategies for preventing and treating neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Contents include a recording of the speaker's presentations (1 hour, 27 min., 23 sec.), the webinar agenda and speaker biographies, and related materials. Topics include recent trends in opioid abuse and NAS, with an overview of federally-led prevention efforts; the impact of rising NAS rates across the states, including implications for Medicaid and examples of state-level action; a health plan-led initiative to improve care coordination and social support for pregnant women in treatment for addiction; and the latest in NAS treatment, and an assessment of where public and private investments would be most beneficial.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Analgesic drugs, Collaboration, Drug addiction, Drug effects, Federal initiatives, Health care systems, Model programs, Neonatal abstinence syndrome, Newborns, Opiates, Pregnant women, Prevention programs, Public private partnerships, State MCH programs, Substance abuse treatment

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2014. Preventing early childhood obesity in North Carolina. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 2 pp. (Promising practices: Women, children and adolescents)

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2013. Community partnerships to prevent childhood obesity in Florida. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 2 pp. (Promising practices: Women, children and adolescents)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about community partnerships in Florida working to prevent childhood obesity. The fact sheet focuses on the Embrace a Healthy Florida initiative, which addresses the causes of childhood obesity by collaborating with communities to engage in meaningful childhood obesity-prevention activities and programs. The fact sheet presents categories in which the initiative awards grants (research, practice, and policy) with a focus on the policy category and specifically highlights the community-engagement and grant-making process. Topics include building community capacity, leaders in community change, measuring success, community change, and lessons learned.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Collaboration, Communities, Florida, Grants, Initiatives, Leadership, Obesity, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Public policy, Research

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2013. Expanding nutritional counseling to prevent childhood obesity. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, multiple items.

Annotation: This webinar, held on December 12, 2013, discusses strategies for improving nutritional guidance for children and adolescents. Contents include 1 video, along with the webcast agenda, speaker biographies, presentation slides, and additional resources. Topics include the importance of good nutrition in childhood; a brief overview of federal efforts to support improvements; the origins of the Healthy Generation Benefit pilot, a multi-sector partnership to provide effective nutrition support for children who are overweight; and a health plan experience participating in the pilot, with considerations for providing coverage for nutritional counseling. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Multimedia, Adolescents, Body weight, Children, Federal initiatives, Financing, Nutrition counseling, Pilot projects, Program improvement, Public private partnerships

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2013. Preventing bullying in schools through partnerships (upd. ed.). Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 2 pp. (Promising practices: Women, children, and adolescents)

Annotation: This updated policy brief provides information about the Highmark Foundation bullying-prevention initiative within its Highmark Healthy High 5 project. The brief describes how Highmark worked to help schools in a 49-county area of Pennsylvania implement the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Bullying, Children, Mental health, Pennsylvania, Prevention, Programs, Public health, Schools, State initiatives

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law. 2013. The health of children in foster care: Making improvements through Medicaid and the law. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation,

Annotation: This webinar, held on April 16, 2013, focuses on opportunities to improve the health of children in foster care. Topics include trends in the health of children in foster care, including their unmet needs and disproportionate cost to Medicaid; a review of a successful state and private sector partnership to improve services for the foster population through Medicaid managed care; and laws that promote the health of children and youth who are in or aging out of foster care, including the Affordable Care Act. The web site archives the agenda, speaker biographies, resources, and presentations.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Foster care, Foster children, Health care delivery, Medicaid managed care

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2012. Creating safer schools and healthier children: A model bullying prevention program. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1 video (90 min.).

Annotation: This webinar shares how the Highmark Foundation and its coalition of leaders in bullying prevention enabled implementation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in 240 schools across the Foundation's Pennsylvania service region. Topics include the impact of the Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Coalition, a cost benefit analysis of bullying prevention, and insights related to program replication. Resources available from the webcast site include the meeting agenda, speaker biographies, presentations, and additional resources. An evaluation survey and an archive of the webinar are also available.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Bullying, Case studies, Model programs, Pennsylvania, Prevention programs, School age children

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2012. Delivering improvements in infant mortality rates. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 2 pp. (Promising practices: Women, children and adolescents)

Annotation: This fact sheet highlights promising practices aimed at reducing the infant mortality rate in the state of Tennessee. It provides estimates on annual costs associated with poor birth outcomes and describes statewide programs that have shown promise in reducing adverse birth outcomes. The fact sheet highlights two promising partnership programs: (1) The BLUES (Building Lasting Unshakable Expectations into Successes) project, a program that combines socio-emotional counseling with medical care for expectant mothers; and (2) STORC (Solutions to Obstetrics in Rural Counties), a telemedicine initiative that connects at-risk pregnant women in isolated areas with physician specialists. The fact sheet is part of a promising practices series that recognizes emerging and promising programs or policies in maternal and child health.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant mortality, Model programs, Prevention, State programs, Tennessee

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2012. Fostering healthy families through stable housing: The role of the health care system. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 3 pp. (Fact sheet: Women, children and adolescents)

Annotation: This fact sheet discusses where children experiencing housing instability and homelessness access health care and what health plans and health plan foundations can do to support healthy, affordable housing. It also examines what health plans and health plan foundations are already doing in this area. Additional contents include information about children in the foster care system and a list of resources. A webinar on this topic, held on July 26, 2012, is also available from the website.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Foster children, Foundations, Health care systems, Health plans, Homeless persons, Housing, Multimedia

Santoro KL, Speedling CM, Schoenman J, Myers C. 2012. Health plan approaches to preconception health. Washington DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 9 pp. (NIHCM Foundation issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief reports the activities of health plans and foundations that are addressing preconception health. The brief examines the role of private health plans and their philanthropic foundations in promoting preconception health, including the motivations for their interest in preconception care and their strategies to increase access to preconception care and document how these approaches are reaching women of childbearing age. The brief concludes with a summary of remaining barriers, along with potential strategies for overcoming the barriers and promoting preconception health. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Health insurance, Health promotion, Philanthropy, Preconception care, Women's health

Santoro KL, Speedling CM. 2012. Investing in the future health care workforce. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 11 pp. (NIHCM Foundation issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief summarizes factors impacting the health care work force and highlights health-plan-foundation efforts to ensure that a stable number of physicians and other health professionals continue to practice in their communities. Topics include training opportunities for dentists and support for community dental clinics. The brief concludes by examining opportunities for foundations to impact the supply of health professionals and access to health care in the future. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community based services, Foundations, Health insurance, Public health infrastructure, Work force

National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation. 2011. Building a stronger evidence base for employee wellness programs. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 20 pp. (Meeting brief)

Annotation: This report summarizes discussion from a National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation meeting held in May 2010 to develop an agenda to guide the future research needed to encourage and help employers and other program adopters to implement evidence-based wellness programs. The report addresses research that is still needed, ways to improve program evaluations and develop a more robust and accessible body of evidence, and opportunities to move the agenda forward. What is meant by employee wellness programs and what is already known about them is also discussed.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Employee assistance programs, Employer initiatives, Health, Program evaluation, Programs, Research

National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation. 2011. Oral health opportunities for health plans and foundations. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines opportunities for health plans and foundations to improve oral health in children and other vulnerable populations. Topics include oral health provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and implications of the Institute of Medicine’s report, Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Children, Foundations, Health insurance, Legislation, Oral health, Program improvement

National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation. 2011. Partnering to promote health equity for adolescents. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation,

Annotation: This site hosts an archived webinar from May 25, 2011, that explores how health plans and health plan foundations can support health equity for adolescents through provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Topics include coordinated federal government efforts aimed at eliminating barriers to health care access and health insurance coverage, health disparities, health literacy, the "Teen 2xtreme" social media program, and a case study of social determinants of health in communities throughout Minnesota. The site contains the webinar archive, the agenda, speaker biographies, presentations, and additional resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health services, Adolescents, Case studies, Federal programs, Health care disparities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Minnesota

National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation. 2011. Partnering to promote healthy babies. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 2 pp. (Promising practices: Women, children and adolescents)

Annotation: This fact sheet from the Promising Practices: Women, Children and Adolescents program provides an overview of the text4baby mobile service, including examples of the role of health plans in promotion, enrollment, evaluation, expansion, and outreach.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Collaboration, Consumer education materials, Electronic mail, Health promotion, MCH programs, Maternal health, Pregnant women, Prenatal education

Santoro KL. 2011. Protecting confidential health services for adolescents and young adults: Strategies and considerations for health plans. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 14 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief reviews the importance of access to confidential health services for adolescents and young adults, the legal protections in place to ensure confidential care delivery for them, and health insurance system barriers and other challenges to delivering that confidential care. The brief then presents several opportunities for health insurers to ensure that their billing processes are protecting adolescents’ and young adults’ access to confidential care. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Confidentiality, Health insurance, Health services, Young adults

NIHCM Foundation. 2011. The business case for breastfeeding: Strategies for health plans. [Washington, DC]: NIHCM Foundation, 9 files.

Annotation: This webinar, held on October 25, 2011, explored ways health plans and businesses can promote breastfeeding. Topics included supporting breastfeeding benefits for everyone, breastfeeding for infants in the neonatal intensive care unit, and promising practices at work. Archived content includes the webinar agenda, speaker biographies and presentations, evaluation, and additional resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Lactation, Multimedia, Work family issues, Working mothers

Santoro K, Speedling C. 2011. The case for investing in youth health literacy: One step on the path to achieving health equity for adolescents. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 16 pp. (NIHCM Foundation issue brief)

Annotation: This brief explores strategies proposed by the federal government to eliminate disparities and work toward health equity, including specific strategies to improve adolescent health literacy relevant to health plans and foundations. Contents include information on recent research on where adolescents access health information, the credibility of the information, and their comprehension of the information. The brief also provides examples of health-plan and health-plan foundation efforts to improve adolescent health literacy by disseminating newsletters and websites, funding projects, supporting the use of social media, and educating heath professionals. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Barriers, Equal opportunities, Foundations, Health behavior, Health literacy, Health planning, Program improvement

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. [2010]. Promising Practices in Maternal and Child Health Program. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation,

Annotation: The Promising Practices in Maternal & Child Health (MCH) Program is dedicated to facilitating program replication and new collaborations between health plans and other MCH stakeholders, especially those working in communities and in the public sector. This web site provides a searchable database for promising practices programs funded by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, fact sheets, and MCH searchable databases resources from other groups, such as the National Association of County and City Health Officials Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Toolkit; the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs' Innovation Station; and CityMatCH's Life Course Toolbox. The full web site also includes information on news, research, publications, conferences and webinars, awards, grants, and links to relevant topics in MCH, prevention, and wellness.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Databases, Directories, MCH programs, Maternal health, Model programs, Program descriptions

National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, Children's Safety Network. 2010. Bullying prevention: Strategies to support statewide collaboration. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation,

Annotation: This webinar brought together public and private sector stakeholders to share outcomes and lessons learned from the Highmark Healthy High 5 Bullying Prevention Institute, which has implemented the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in schools across Pennsylvania. Topics include strategies to implement the population-wide public health initiative to spur national behavior and culture change and ultimately prevent school-based bullying across the United States. The webinar archive (presentation slides with audio) and additional resources are available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Bullying, Conference proceedings, Prevention programs, School health programs, Sociocultural factors, Strategic planning, Violence prevention

Diaz A, Bilchik S, Kreipe R, Brown J, English A. 2010. Creating healthy opportunities: Conversations with adolescent health experts. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 20 pp.

Annotation: This is a collection of interviews with five experts in the field of adolescent health. The interviews -- conducted by public radio performer Karen Brown -- focus on planning effective programs for adolescents based on lessons learned about their physical, mental, and emotional development. Included are interviews with the following health experts: (1) Angela Diaz, MD, MPH, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine; (2) Shay Bilchik, JD, Founder and Director, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University Public Policy institute; 3) Richard Kreipe, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Golisano Children's Hospital; (4) Jane Brown, Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication; and Abigail English, Director, Center for Adolescent Health and the Law. This paper was commissioned by the Partners in Program Planning for Adolescent health (PIPPAH) initiative. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Adolescent health programs, Adolescent mental health, Health promotion, Interviews, Model programs

National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation. 2010. Effective government and private sector initiatives to address childhood obesity . Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation,

Annotation: This webinar, held on September 9, 2010, and sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and WellPoint, Inc., brought together several sectors that interact with children and their parents, including health plans, primary care health professionals, government leaders, and community organizations, to share innovative programs and explore strategies to address the childhood obesity epidemic. The speakers discusses federal government priorities and strategies to address the problem, pediatric obesity and primary care, Maine's experience, and WellPoint's approach. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Communities, Health care, Maine, Obesity, Prevention, Primary care, Programs

Santoro K, Peabody H. 2010. Identifying and treating maternal depression: Strategies and considerations for health plans. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 27 pp. (NIHCM Foundation issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief reviews the prevalence of maternal depression, health risks of untreated depression, and economic consequences of depression and its associated health complications. Additionally, the brief provides recommendations and tools for health care providers to identify and treat maternal depression and shares opportunities for health plans to promote a comprehensive approach to early identification and treatment of maternal depression.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Depression, Maternal health, Maternal mental health, Mental health services, Mothers, Postpartum depression, Pregnant women, Screening, Treatment

Buerlein J, Peabody H, Santoro K. 2010. Improving access to perinatal oral health care: Strategies and considerations for health plans. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation and Children's Dental Health Project, 15 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief explores how oral health practices and use of oral health care among pregnant women may affect a woman’s overall health, her birth outcomes, and her children’s oral health. The brief reviews guidelines and statements, explains barriers that limit the use of perinatal oral health care, and describes opportunities for health plans to remove barriers to ensure that all pregnant women have access to oral health care during pregnancy. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dental care, Oral health, Perinatal care, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Women's health

National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation. 2010. Investing in early childhood: Partnerships to implement home visiting programs. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation,

Annotation: This webinar, held on October 26, 2010, brought together public and private sector stakeholders to explore how partnering to invest in early childhood reaps benefits for children and families and will ultimately benefit all of society. Presenters included Dr. Audrey Yowell, Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau; Veronica Creech and Peggy Hill, Nurse-Family Partnership; and Katie Eyes, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. Archived content includes the agenda, speaker biographies, presentations, evaluation, and additional resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Home visiting, Multimedia, Public private partnerships, Young children

Santoro K, Schoenman J, Schmidt E, Sheppard M. 2010. Preventing adolescent injury: The role of health plans. [Newton, MA]: Childrens Safety Network; [Washington, DC]: National Institute for Health Care Management , 6 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes why health plans would want to invest in injury prevention and how they can help prevent adolescent injury, thereby reducing injury-related mortality and health care spending for adolescents. The brief discusses the magnitude of the problem, consequences and cost of injuries, risk factors, challenges, savings opportunities, and opportunities for health plans to make a difference. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Costs, Families, High risk adolescents, Injury prevention, Risk factors, Risk taking

National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation. 2010. Preventing prematurity: Opportunities for health plans. [Washington, DC]: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation,

Annotation: This webinar convened health plans and leaders in the maternal and child health community who shared innovative programs and explored strategies to reduce preterm birth and the associated costs. Representatives from the March of Dimes, United Healthcare, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, and Text4Baby discussed health plan strategies to reduce prematurity. Topics included (1) challenges of preventing late preterm births, (2) a blueprint for transforming maternity care, (3) innovative strategies for health plans to become involved in Text4Baby, (4) United Healthcare strategies to prevent prematurity, and (5) models to impact low birthweight and infant mortality. The Web site provides the agenda, speaker biographies, PowerPoint presentations, an online evaluation survey, and an audio archive.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Infant mortality, Low birthweight, MCH services, Multimedia, Prematurity, Preterm birth, Prevention, Programs

National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation. 2009. Identifying and treating maternal depression: Strategies and considerations for health plans. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation,

Annotation: This webinar, held on December 9, 2009, explores the prevalence of maternal depression and the current state of screening for perinatal and postpartum depression. It includes a discussion of the recent recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) for the treatment of women with depression during pregnancy. The webinar also addresses the role of primary care providers in identifying and managing postpartum depression and highlights a current health plan program that helps to identify and manage depression during pregnancy. The site includes meeting materials, speaker presentations, and a video of the webinar.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Depression, Maternal health, Maternal mental health, Mental health services, Mothers, Postpartum depression, Pregnant women, Screening, Treatment

National Institute for Health Care Management. 2009. Improving early identification and treatment of adolescent depression: Considerations and strategies for health plans. [Washington, DC]: National Institute for Health Care Management,

Annotation: This webinar, held on August 26, 2009, explores the current state of adolescent mental health, with a particular focus on adolescent depression. It also discussed the current guidelines, including the recent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation, and reviewed effective screening tools for primary care providers to identify depression among adolescents and provide appropriate treatment or referral. The session also highlighted current health plan efforts to implement mental health checkups, develop a system of referrals in the primary care practice to facilitate better treatment of mental health issues, and create reimbursement mechanisms for these services. The Web site provides an agenda, speaker biographies, presentations, an evaluation form, and a video archive.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent mental health, Depression, Multimedia

Santoro K, Murphy B, Pirani H, Chickley N. 2009. Increasing access to health insurance for children and families: Innovative health plan outreach and enrollment efforts. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 18 pp (Issue brief)

Annotation: This brief examines innovative health plan efforts to increase enrollment in Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program as well as to create and market more affordable private insurance coverage options. The brief also examines the increasing role of health plan philanthropic foundations in efforts to promote access to insurance. Topics include health plan efforts to improve outreach and enrollment, health plan philanthropic foundations and community coverage efforts, and health plan efforts to increase affordable private insurance options. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Access to health care, Child health, Costs, Enrollment: Medicaid, Foundations, Health insurance, Low income groups, Outreach, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Uninsured persons

Halfon N. 2009. Life course health development: A new approach for addressing upstream determinants of health and spending. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation Foundation, 2 pp. (Expert voices)

Annotation: This essay describes how the life course health development (LCHD) model, which views health as a developmental process that takes place throughout the human life span, can be used to help reduce health risks, develop more effective health promotion strategies, and reduce health costs. It explains how health risk factors during the early years influence health trajectories and how early interventions during critical periods in health development can transform children's lives. The emphasis is on targeting upstream determinants of health upon which families, physicians, and communities can exert influence in efforts to prevent costly health treatment in later life.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Age factors, Child health, Human development, Life course, Models, Prevention, Program development, Program improvement, Risk factors

American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, National Business Group on Health, American Academy of Pediatrics, and National Institute for Health Care Management. 2009. Medical homes for children. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau,

Annotation: This webcast, which was conducted on April 21, 2009, highlights the importance of how children uniquely benefit from the medical home, shares current efforts to implement the medical home across multiple stakeholder groups, and seeks to spur future collaborative efforts in support of the medical home. The webcast can be viewed in various formats, including video + slides + captioning, presentation slides, transcript (html or pdf), or audio only. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Multimedia, Chid health, Collaboration, Medical home, Primary care, World wide web

Evans D. 2009. Recommended adolescent health care utilization: How social marketing can help. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 14 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This paper examines ways in which social marketing can help promote adolescents' use of recommended health care services. The paper explores the following topics: (1) application of social marketing theory and techniques to health care, (2) social marketing to change adolescent behavior, (3) examples of successful social marketing campaigns for adolescents, and (4) social marketing challenges and opportunities to promote adolescent health care utilization. Examples of recent adolescent social marketing campaigns that used new media are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Community programs, Health care utilization, Marketing, Mass media

Ginsburg S, Foster S, Santoro K, Schoenman J, eds. 2009. Strategies to support the integration of mental health into pediatric primary care. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 36 pp. (Issue paper)

Annotation: This paper provides an overview of research advances and policy trends that support integration of mental health into primary care and explores various strategies primary care providers and health plans can employ to achieve more coordinated and integrated mental health care in the pediatric primary care setting. Topics include the mental health landscape and strategies to improve early identification and treatment for children in primary care. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Care coordination, Child health, Early Intervention, Mental health, Primary care, Public policy, Research, Treatment, Trends

National Institute for Health Care Management. 2008. Encouraging adolescents' use of recommended health care. [Washington, DC]: National Institute for Health Care Management,

Annotation: This webcast, held on August 28, 2008, focuses on encouraging adolescents' use of recommended health care services. Topics include adolescent utilization of preventive health services, the Vermont Youth Health Improvement Initiative, how social marketing can help with adolescent health care, and mobile technology applications to improve adolescent health. Speakers included Nancy Chockley, founding president and CEO of the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM); Kathryn Santoro, program manager at NIHCM Foundation; Harvinder Sareen, director of clinical programs at WellPoint's HealthCare Quality and Innovations, Comprehensive Solutions; Suzanne Rives, a quality improvement consultant with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont; and Doug Evans, director of the Public Health Communication & Marketing program and professor in the department of Prevention and Community Health.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Health services, Initiatives, Marketing, Prevention, Technology, Vermont

National Institute for Health Care Management. 2008. Pediatric mental health care: Strategies to integrate early identification and treatment into primary care. [Washington, DC]: National Institute for Health Care Management,

Annotation: This webinar, held on December 4, 2009, focused on strategies to integrate early identification and treatment of mental problems and disorders into primary care. Topic include the current state of children's mental health care, using the Bright Futures Guidelines to promote mental health, an attention deficit disorder management program for children in primary care, and the South Dakota Children's Mental Health Initiative. Speakers included Nancy Chockley, founding president and CEO of the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM); Kathryn Santoro, program manager at NIHCM Foundation; James M. Perrin, professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and director of the Division of General Pediatrics and the Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy at the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Attention deficit disorder, Child health, Early intervention, Health care, Health promotion, Mental health, Primary care, Programs, Service integration, South Dakota, Treatment

Marcell AV, Jacobson MS, Copperman NM, Klein JD, Santoro K, Pirani H, Chockley N, Murphy B, Schoenman J, eds. 2008. Prevention of adult cardiovascular disease among adolescents: Focusing on risk factor reduction. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 47 pp. (Issue paper)

Annotation: This monograph examines preventable factors that lead to cardiovascular disease (CVD) by emphasizing how health problems in childhood and adolescence directly affect cardiovascular health through the lifespan. Topics include (1) recommendations on the delivery of CVD-related services as part of the adolescent health visit, (2) CVD, (3) tobacco, and (4) strategies to address CVD and tobacco use. Resources on adolescent risk factor reduction for future chronic disease are included. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Cardiovascular diseases, Child health, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Health promotion, Health supervision, Prevention, Risk factors, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco use

Schoenman J, Chockley N, Murphy B. 2008. Understanding the uninsured: Tailoring policy solutions for different subpopulations. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 19 pp. (NIHCM issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief uses 2006 data from the 2007 Current Population Survey to estimate the size of the uninsured population in four categories: (1) eligible for public programs but not enrolled, (2) lower income (<200% of the federal poverty level (FPL)), (3) middle income (200-399% of FPL), and (4) higher income (at least 400% of FPL). The brief also provides additional refinement of these segmenation groups by parental status and consider the impact of life transitions on insurance status, focusing on young adults and the near elderly. In addition, the brief presents a range of policy options that have been proposed or implemented to extend coverage to these subgroups. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the brief. A list of sources is included.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Eligibility, Enrollment, Health insurance, Health insurance programs, Income factors, Low income groups, Older adults, Poverty, Public policy, Transitions, Uninsured persons, Young adults

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2007. Childhood obesity: Harnessing the power of public and private partnerships. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials; Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 22 pp.

Annotation: This report describes leading collaborations between state health agencies and private health plans in addressing childhood obesity. The report profiles three distinct cases of such partnerships and briefly discusses a fourth case involving different but related public and private collaborators.For each case study, the authors conducted in-depth interviews with key representatives from a large health plan in the state and the state health agency to learn about the factors that contributed to the success of these collaborations, as well as the challenges that were encountered. The report begins with an executive summary, an introduction, and a description of the approach. The following collaborations are then profiled: (1) Healthy Choices -- Massachusetts, (2) Highmark Health High 5 Health eTools for Schools -- Pennsylvania, and (3) BlueCross Walking Works for School -- Tennessee. The next section of the report is a table with information on the three programs. Finally, the report considers plural partnerships with a look at successful collaborations in North Carolina. A conclusion, a technical appendix, and references are included.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Child health, Collaboration, Interviews, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Obesity, Pennsylvania, State programs, Tennessee

National Institute for Health Care Management. 2007. Filling in the cracks: Public and private strategies to extend health insurance to children and families. [Washington, DC]: National Institute for Health Care Management,

Annotation: This webinar, held on October 31, 2007, focuses on public and private strategies to extend health insurance to children and families. Topics include the state of the Children's Health Insurance Program, state health reforms and the implications for children and families, a health plan's commitment to expand coverage for the uninsured, and business and philanthropy efforts to increase access for children and families. Speakers included Nancy Chockley, founding president and CEO of the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM); Kathryn Santoro, program manager at NIHCM Foundation; James M. Perrin, professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and director of the Division of General Pediatrics and the Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy at the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Families, Health insurance, Low income groups, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Uninsured persons

Hughes D, Kreger M, Kushner K, Pirani H, Surie D. 2007. Reducing health disparities among children: Strategies and programs for health plans. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 28 pp. (Issue paper)

Annotation: This paper provides an overview of health disparities, including the importance and limitations of health insurance to address these disparities, concluding with current health plan efforts focused on eliminating health care barriers and improving the cultural competence of health care delivery. Topics also include the roots of health disparities, health disparities among children, case studies in asthma and obesity, and solutions and strategies. The final section offers a summary and conclusions. The appendix contains selected resources on maternal and child health disparities. Endnotes conclude the paper. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Asthma, Barriers, Child health, Children, Cultural competence, Ethnic factors, Health insurance, MCH research, Obesity, Racial factors, Strategic planning

National Institute for Health Care Management [Research and Educational] Foundation. 2006. Closing the gaps in health care for adolescents and young adults. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management [Research and Educational] Foundation,

Annotation: This conference Web site provides information and materials used in the forum on transitioning from adolescence to adulthood held in Washington, DC, January 10, 2006. Topics include the transition from adolescence to adulthood and how unique problems exist for health care access and delivery, preventive programs, and the needs of special populations such as children and adolescents with special health care needs, chronic conditions, and racial disparities. Contents include the conference agenda, speaker biographies, presentation slides (in. pdf format), information about the sponsoring and funding agencies, a list of additional resources, and an evaluation form. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health, Adolescents with special health care needs, Children with special health care needs, Conferences, Health services delivery, Racial factors, Transitions

National Institute for Health Care Management. 2006. Strategies and challenges to reduce disparities and ensure culturally competent maternal and child health care. [Washington, DC]: National Institute for Health Care Management,

Annotation: This archived webinar, held on October 30, 2006, discusses maternal and child health and the role of private insurance and Medicaid/SCHIP; existing public-private collaborations as a model for future efforts; and how health plans are implementing innovative efforts to reduce disparities and increase cultural competency. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Child health, Health care disparities, Health insurance, Maternal health, Multimedia

Brindis C, Mulye TP, Park MJ, Irwin CE. 2006. Young people's health care: A national imperative. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 24 pp. (Issue paper)

Annotation: This report focuses on how to address the specific health requirements of young adults (ages 19-24) and how these requirements' differ from adolescents' (ages 15-18) by presenting data on young adults' and adolescents' health status and health care access and utilization. The report is divided into four parts: (1) overview of young adult health issues and social influences; (2) implications for the delivery and financing of health care for young adults; (3) innovative efforts to address health care coverage of young adults; and (4) selected resources on young adult health. Six examples of state, county, and local level programs are outlined. Statistical information is provided in charts and figures. References conclude the report.[Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Case studies, Community programs, Health care financing, Health care utilization, Health services delivery, MCH research, Socioeconomic factors, Statistics, Young adults

VanLandeghem K, Hess CA. 2005. Children's mental health: An overview and key considerations for health system stakeholders. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 24 pp. (Issue paper)

Annotation: This issue paper provides an overview and highlights of key considerations for health system efforts to promote and improve the mental health of children and adolescents. The paper offers resources for health professionals, health plans, and policymakers in addressing the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and their families. The paper, which includes an executive summary, provides background, discusses financing mental health services and building support systems, and describes selected national initiatives focused on children's mental health. One appendix provides evidence and issues for specific mental health treatments for children and adolescents. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the paper. Endnotes and selected resources for additional information are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Families, Financing, Health care systems, Initiatives, Mental health, Public policy, Treatment

Shartzer A, Ange E, Finan T. 2005. Children's mental health: New developments in policy and programs. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management, 16 pp. (Action brief)

Annotation: This brief summarizes information from a forum funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau held in Washington, DC in May, 2004 at which participants shared information on new policies at the federal and state levels as well as on programs, research, and evidence-based efforts, and successful prevention and treatment options for children's mental health needs. Summaries of the opening presentations are provided, along with discussion of various case studies, a review of health plan and provider initiatives, and programs and strategies for prevention and treatment. Initiatives include Bright Futures in Practice: Mental Health, best practices in autism spectrum disorders and depression, behavioral case management, and Offspring Depression Prevention Program. Other programs and topics described include improving primary care services for children with ADHD, the Challenging Horizons Program (a school-based mental health program), and adolescent depression and the Columbia University TeenScreen Program. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Autism, Case studies, Child mental health, Community programs, Conferences, Depression, Federal programs, Initiatives, Mental health services, Program descriptions, Psychosocial development, State programs

Lee J, Shartzer A. 2005. Health plans emerging as pragmatic partners in fight against obesity. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 50 pp.

Annotation: The report describes obesity initiatives in health plans across the country and features essays on the obesity problem contributed by thinkers among a cross-section of stakeholders. The report provides information on prevalence and trends as well as the health and economic impact of obesity. It also addresses current issues in the prevention and treatment of obesity. The report, which includes an executive summary, also discusses findings and includes sidebar discussions on Medicare and Medicaid, obesity-related prescription drug treatments, employers and health plans weighing benefits and risks of weight-loss surgery, and expert panel recommendations. Statistical information is presented in tables and figures throughout the report. References are included. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Initiatives, Managed care, Medicaid, Medicare, Obesity, Prescription drugs, Prevention, Surgery, Treatment, Trends, Weight loss

Poole VH, Kushner K. 2005. Women's health prevention and promotion. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 45 pp. (Issue paper)

Annotation: This paper provides an overview of data on selected conditions influencing women's morbidity and mortality, discusses disease prevention and detection, and presents recent guidelines. Sections review broad categories of diseases and conditions, health behaviors, special issues related to prenatal care and sexually transmitted diseases, programs and initiatives, and conclusions and future directions. References are provided. Appendices include U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations and a resource table of programs and initiatives in women's health providing program names, descriptions, and contact information. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Cardiovascular diseases, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Initiatives, Mental health, Nutrition, Prenatal care, Program descriptions, Sexually transmitted diseases, Smoking, Women's health

Kushner K, Ange E. 2005. Women's health: Successes and challenges in prevention and promotion. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 13 pp. (Action brief)

Annotation: This brief provides an overview of a forum held December 14, 2004 to share information on policies and programs on women's health at the federal and state level; research and evidence-based efforts; and successful prevention and treatment options. The first section of the brief includes overview of women's health in public sector initiatives such as Healthy People 2010, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and women's health, smoking prevention and cessation. Selected health plan initiatives are outlined including Anthem's Healthy Woman program, Highmark's array of programs, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, and Wellpoint. A chart of additional sources for more information is provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Conferences, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Healthy People 2010, Initiatives, Program descriptions, Women's health

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation and National Committee for Quality Health Care. 2003. Accelerating quality improvement in health care: Strategies to speed the diffusion of evidence-based innovations—Proceedings from a conference. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 27 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the proceedings of a conference convened to explore (1) why the slow diffusion of many health care and medical innovations persists and (2) how to accelerate the adoption of clinical technologies and health service innovations that have been shown to improve the quality and/or cost effectiveness of health care. The report, which includes an executive summary, focuses on the following issues: (1) devices and drugs: obstacles to timely product uptake, (2) innovation in the hospital and at the bedside, (3) innovation in public health, prevention, and disease management, (4) the imperative of information technology and e-health, and (5) better quality through informed consumer choice. The report also includes synopses of three papers commissioned for the conference. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the report. The appendix lists conference faculty with contact information.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Conference proceedings, Consumers, Cost effectiveness, Diffusion of innovation, Disease management, Disease prevention, Health care, Hospitals, Information systems, Internet, Management, Medical devices, Medical research, Prescription drugs, Prevention, Public health, Technology

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2003. Accelerating the adoption of preventive health services: Building new partnerships and community commitment—Proceedings from a conference. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 31 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the proceedings of a conference held in Washington, DC on September 26-27, 2002. The conference explored (a) the confluence of forces responsible for the underuse of many preventive health services, (b) the current science and evidence on the value of preventive care; and (c) ways the adoption and use of preventive health services might be accelerated. Speakers and attendees included personnel from health plans, employers, medical groups, government, academia, benefits consulting firms, and the public health community. The report outlines strategies introduced by the employer, health plan, federal government, state government, and provider and consumer sectors. The appendices include information about the CDC Guide to Community Preventive Services, a list of conference faculty, Medicare and preventive care services, and resources and links to government agencies; organizations; selected books, reports, issue briefs, and papers, and selected articles.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Conferences, Disease prevention, Health agencies, Prevention programs, Prevention services, Preventive health services, Preventive medicine, Public health agencies, Strategic plans

National Institute for Health Care Management. 2003. Celebrating a decade of difference. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management, 16 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provides information about the National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation (NIHCM). The brochure discusses the contributions NIHCM has made over the past decade, the link it provides between the private and public sectors, and its directions for the future. It also includes a comprehensive list of NIHCM's conferences, forums, and publications. The brochure includes color photos.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Brochures, Education, Foundations, Health, Management, Private sector, Research

Kibbe D, Offner R. 2003. Childhood obesity: Advancing effective prevention and treatment—An overview for health professionals. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation , 44 pp. (Issue paper)

Annotation: This issue paper for health professionals focuses on childhood obesity and provides an overview of prevalence and trends, health and economic impacts, and current treatment and prevention options. A resource list highlighting numerous health care, school, and community initiatives is provided along with statistical information in tables and graphs throughout the paper. References are provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Case studies, Child health, Children, Health promotion, Initiatives, Obesity, Prevention, Professional education

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2001. Coordinating efforts on childhood obesity. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1 v.

Annotation: This participant's binder includes materials pertaining to the Coordinating Efforts on Childhood Obesity conference held in Washington, DC, October 2, 2001. Conference topics include: national strategies concerning issues of childhood obesity and implications for long-term health; using behavioral change and other processing to prevent and treat childhood obesity; what health plans can do through programs to address childhood obesity; and how clinics are approaching and treating childhood obesity. Binder contents include an agenda; presentation materials; a section of miscellaneous reports, fact sheets, and journal articles; miscellaneous information; meeting faculty biographies; an attendee list; and organizational information for the National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. The binder also includes brochures for the HealthWorks! program, an issue of Bright Notes, and draft correspondence. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Behavior modification, Child health, Obesity, Prevention programs, Primary care, Program descriptions

National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation. 2001. Perspectives on Implementing Bright Futures. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 1 v.

Annotation: This binder includes materials pertaining to the Perspectives on Implementing Bright Futures conference, held Tuesday, April 24, 2001 in Washington, DC. The binder includes the following sections: (1) agenda; (2) background and context; (3) health plans adaptations of Bright Futures; (4) practitioner and family adaptations of Bright Futures; (5) state and federal efforts using Bright Futures; (6) faculty biographies; (7) participant list; and (8) organizational information.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org

Keywords: Adolescent health, Bright Futures, Child health, Conferences, Federal government, Federal initiatives, Health supervision, State government

Chung A. 2001. Perspectives on implementing Bright Futures. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 12 pp. (Action brief)

Annotation: This brief summarizes key issues and discussions from the forum held as part of a series entitled "Bright Futures and Managed Care" held in April 2001 to discuss efforts to disseminate, implement, and evaluate the Bright Futures program and materials. Topics include an overview of program goals and implementation strategies; health plan adaptations of Bright Futures; practitioner and family adaptations; a review of state and federal efforts using Bright Futures; and suggestions for advancing implementation through partnerships between states; health care provider training, and assuring uniformity of guidelines. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Bright Futures, Conferences, Family support services, Guidelines, Professional training, Program planning

National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation. 2000. Getting kids covered: How are we doing? How can we do better?. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, 8 pp. (Bright Futures and managed care action brief; no. 5)

Annotation: This action brief reports on a forum of health plan managers, federal, state, and local Medicaid and CHIP officials, outreach organizations and other child health experts that examined efforts to provide health insurance to welfare families and those who have left welfare. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Price unknown.

Keywords: Bright Futures, Medicaid, Outreach, Public private partnerships, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Transitions, Welfare reform

National Institute for Health Care Management. 1998-. Bright Futures and managed care: Action brief. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management, irregular.

Annotation: This serial publication is produced to support semiannual forums on the Bright Futures program and managed care. These forums will discuss key issues in promoting children's health. The briefs provide summaries of the focus for each session. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Child health, Conferences, Guidelines, Health supervision, Managed care

National Institute for Health Care Management. 1998-. Bright Futures and managed care: Child health update. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management, irregular.

National Institute for Health Care Management. 1998. Outreach: Private and public sector efforts that work. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management, 8 pp. (Bright Futures and managed care action brief; no. 2)

National Institute for Health Care Management. 1996. Assuring quality of care for children in Medicaid managed care: EPSDT in a time of changing policy. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management, 37 pp. (Hiscock Collection; related)

Annotation: This white paper is based on an October 18, 1995, meeting held in Washington, D.C., of federal and state health officials and health plan representatives. The meeting focused on the delivery of quality health services to children through the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) program as principles of Medicaid managed care are applied to them. The report describes the attributes of EPSDT and Medicaid managed care and identifies areas of concern where they overlap. Included in the report are perspectives from the U.S. Health Care Financing Administration, state governments, and health plans on the delivery of EPSDT services. The focus is on developing systems to collect data and assure the delivery of quality services.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Contact Phone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org $15.00.

Keywords: Child health, Children with special health care needs, EPSDT, Early intervention programs, Federal government, Health insurance, Health insuring organizations, Health services delivery, Medicaid managed care, Policy development, Private sector, Quality assurance, State government

National Institute for Health Care Management. 1994. Meeting rural health care needs through integrated delivery systems: A videoconference and policy roundtable. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management, 68 pp.

Annotation: This volume contains the proceedings of a July 15, 1994, videoconference held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC. The conference focused on ways that rural area health care systems can improve the coordination, financing, and delivery of services. Telecommunications connected speakers in Arkansas, Iowa, and Washington State with participants on Capitol Hill. The participants considered programs in those states that had built on existing infrastructures and that feature coordinated systems and managed care. A panel discussion of these programs is provided. Appendixes include summaries of two background papers, information about the participants, and a list of organizations represented at the conference. Videotapes of the conference are also available.

Keywords: Access to health care, Arkansas, Communities, Conference proceedings, Health care delivery, Iowa, Managed care, Rural population, Service integration, Washington

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.