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Outreach Programs and Strategies Bibliography

Outreach Programs and Strategies

Bibliography of Materials from MCHLine®

This bibliography of 14 items is drawn from MCHLine®, the MCH Digital Library online catalog. It includes selected materials published in the last ten years that describe outreach programs and training materials and guidelines for outreach workers, particularly activities in state children's health insurance programs.

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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Enroll America. 2013. Outreach planning 101. Washington, DC: Enroll America, 4 pp. (Outreach guide)

Annotation: This outreach guide provides ideas on how to get started on an outreach plan, tips to keep in mind to plot out strategies and materials, ways to inform people about the new health coverage options, and an outreach worksheet to track success.

Contact: Enroll America, 1001 G Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 737-6340 E-mail: inquiries@enrollamerica.org Web Site: http://www.enrollamerica.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Enrollment, Health care reform, Health insurance, Outreach, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Uninsured persons

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program. 2013. Promoting healthy smiles through education and prevention. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure describes a program to assess the oral health status of school-age children and to implement a public health intervention to reduce tooth decay. The fact sheet describes the following program components: surveillance and screening, education, prevention, and referral. Additional topics include community responsibilities, the benefits of fluoride, and fluoride varnish characteristics and application. Educational materials, screening forms, oral health supplies, training, and technical assistance are also discussed.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6010 E-mail: info@health.mo.gov Web Site: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease prevention, Fluorides, Health services delivery, Missouri, Oral health, Prevention services, Program descriptions, School age children, Schools, State programs, Surveillance

Health Outreach Partners. [2012]. National outreach guidelines for underserved populations. Oakland, CA: Health Outreach Partners, 13 pp.

Annotation: The ten guidelines presented in this document are grouped into three broad categories: person-focused, community-focused, and program-focused. Under each guideline, several possible strategies for implementation are suggested. Guideline topics include access to care, health education, outreach-centered case management, behavioral health support, clinical outreach, eligibility assistance, community-based outreach, advocacy, community collaboration, and program planning and evaluation. The guidelines and accompanying strategies are intended to provide direction for how to most effectively use outreach to increase access to and utilization of comprehensive primary health care services in underserved communities.

Contact: Health Outreach Partners, 405 14th Street, Suite 909, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 268-0091 Fax: (510) 268-0093 E-mail: http://outreach-partners.org/contact Web Site: http://outreach-partners.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Community based services, Community health services, Guidelines, Outreach, Underserved communities

DentaQuest Foundation. 2012. An electronic compendium of resources for building oral health coalitions. Westborough, MA: DentaQuest Foundation, 50 pp.

Annotation: This compendium is intended to serve professionals in building community-based coalitions dedicated to improving oral health. The compendium organizes the literature into three broad categories: (1) the role of community-based coalitions in health promotion, (2) how to build a successful coalition, and (3) case studies of successful coalitions. Topics include assessing needs and resources, best practice guidelines, establishing collaborations, communications and conflict, management and leadership, media outreach, planning and implementation, and policy development and research. The citations in the compendium link to free, full-text publications crossing the fields of communication, management practice, oral health, prevention, psychology, public health education, and public policy.

Contact: DentaQuest Institute, 2400 Computer Drive, Westborough, MA 01581, Telephone: (508) 329-2280 Secondary Telephone: (508) 329-2250 E-mail: info@dentaquestinstitute.org Web Site: https://www.dentaquestinstitute.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Coalitions, Community role, Health promotion, Manuals, Oral health, Resources for professionals

Gomez OC, Day L, Artiga S. 2011. Connecting eligible immigrant families to health coverage and care: Key lessons from outreach and enrollment workers. Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 15 pp. (Issue paper)

Annotation: This report identifies the role of Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for immigrant families; describes the key barriers that lawfully-residing immigrant families face in accessing health coverage; and presents community-based strategies that have proven successful in overcoming these barriers. The report is based on findings from four focus groups that were conducted during July and August 2011 with outreach workers who serve immigrant communities in California, the District of Columbia, and Florida.

Contact: Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 1330 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (202) 347-5274 E-mail: http://www.kff.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://kff.org/about-kaiser-commission-on-medicaid-and-the-uninsured/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Health status disparities, Access to health care, Barriers, Children's Health Insurance Program, Community programs, Enrollment, Health care reform, Immigrants, Medicaid

Dworkin P, Bogin J, Carey M, Duplessis K, Honigfeld L, Hernandez R, Hughes M. 2010. How to develop a statewide system to link families with community resources: A manual for replication of the Help Me Grow System. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 23 pp.

Annotation: This replication manual offers guidance for exploring, creating, and/or enhancing a system to connect children with or without risk for developmental or behavioral problems with community resources. It is based on Connecticut's Help Me Grow initiative to assist families, primary care practices, and other community-based providers in identifying developmental or behavioral concerns in children from birth through age 8. Contents include general guidance on framing the issue; administrative oversight; outreach to primary care practices; the call center, resource inventory, and data collection; community involvement; and evaluation. The manual also provides descriptions of Help Me Grow replication sites. A brief and presentation are also available.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: info@cmwf.org Web Site: http://www.commonwealthfund.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Cognitive development, Community based services, Community coordination, Community health services, Early childhood development, Emotional development, Family support, High risk children, Local programs, Screening, State programs

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. 2010. Wisconsin's BadgerCare Plus program: Moving forward on health reform amid a recession. Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides a brief overview of Wisconsin's BadgerCare Plus Program, a 3-year-old initiative that merged the state's three distinct Medicaid programs for children, parents, and pregnant women into a single comprehensive health coverage program. The fact sheet discusses health coverage in Wisconsin, key components of the program, outreach and enrollment simplification, financing, impact of the economic recession, and lessons for state and national health care reform.

Contact: Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 1330 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (202) 347-5274 E-mail: http://www.kff.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://kff.org/about-kaiser-commission-on-medicaid-and-the-uninsured/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Enrollment, Financing, Health care reform, Health insurance, Low income groups, Medicaid, Outreach, Parents, Pregnant women, State programs, Wisconsin

Idala D, Roddy T, Milligan C, Sommers A, Boddie-Willis C, Clark A, Dorn S. 2009. Using information from income tax forms to target Medicaid and CHIP outreach: Preliminary results of the Maryland Kids First Act. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 8 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief highlights Maryland's early efforts to use income tax returns to identify children who are potentially eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) but who are not enrolled in the programs. The brief examines the benefits and drawbacks of this strategy as well as mechanisms for maximizing its effectiveness. Topics include Maryland's Kids First Act (legislation directing the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to use the state's personal income tax system to target outreach efforts to children who might be eligible for Medicaid or CHIP); preliminary efforts; data-sharing issues; Kids First and federal action; and lessons learned.

Contact: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 50 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540-6614, Telephone: (877) 843-7953 Fax: Web Site: http://www.rwjf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Eligibility, Enrollment, Family income, Federal programs, Legislation, Low income groups, Maryland, Medicaid, Outreach, State Children's Health Insurance Program, State programs, State programs, Taxes

Isaacs SL, Colby DC, eds. 2009. To improve health and health care, Volume XII: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation anthology. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 252 pp.

Annotation: This book provides information about the programs funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In particular, the book focuses on the foundation's work to expand health insurance coverage and to impact philanthropy and public policy more generally. Other topics include research on health insurance, Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program, the Catholic Social Services outreach project, improving health care in rural America, community-based dental education, helping former prisoners re-enter society, and pediatric asthma.

Contact: Jossey-Bass Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Corporate Headquarters, 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, Telephone: (201) 748-6000 Contact Phone: (415) 433-1740 Fax: (201) 748-6088 E-mail: info@wiley.com Web Site: http://www.JosseyBass.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-470-32506-3.

Keywords: Asthma, Child health, Community programs, Education, Foundations, Health insurance, Medicaid, Oral health, Prisoners, Public policy, Rural health, State Children's Health Insurance Program

Simpson L, Fairbrother G, Touschner J, Guyer J. 2009. Implementation choices for the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 33 pp.

Annotation: This paper provides information about the process of implementing the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA). The paper focuses on two areas: (1) outreach and enrollment and (2) quality of care; and makes recommendations for each. Topic include opportunities in CHIPRA, overview, and implementation choices for CHIPRA providers.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: info@cmwf.org Web Site: http://www.commonwealthfund.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Enrollment, Health care delivery, Low income groups, Outreach, State Children's Health Insurance Program

U.S. Congress, Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 2009. Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007: Report. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office,

Annotation: This document from the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, reports on the hearing and deliberations of Senate Bill S.1858, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007, to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish grant programs to provide for education and outreach on newborn screening and coordinated followup care once newborn screening has been conducted, to reauthorize programs under part A of title XI of such Act, and for other purposes. Contents include the purpose and need for the legislation, a summary, a history of the legislation and votes in the Committee, explanations of the bill and Committee views, provides a cost estimate, reviews the application of law to the Legislative Branch, provides a regulatory impact statement and a section-by-section analysis, and changes in existing law. Related information on the bill's summary and status and full-text are also provided on the Web site.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: contactcenter@gpo.gov Web Site: http://www.gpo.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Congressional committees, Costs, Federal legislation, Neonatal screening, Newborn infants

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2009. Folic acid outreach: Reaching Hispanic populations. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau,

Annotation: This webcast, held on February 19, 2007, focuses on folic acid outreach for Hispanic populations. Topics include (1) health communications research on how to communicate effectively with Hispanic women and (2) how to reach this population. Speakers included Johannie Escarne, public health analyst; Adriana K Griffen, Director of Health Promotions and Partnerships, National Council on Folic Acid; Alina L. Flores, Health Education Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities; and Emilia Gianfortoni, Coordinator, National Council of La Raza, Institute for Hispanic Health. [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: Communication, Cultural competence, Folic acid, Hispanic Americans, Outreach, Prevention, Reproductive health, Women's health

Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau. 2008–. I-Smile™. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau, multiple items.

Annotation: These materials are part of outreach activities for I-Smile, Iowa’s dental home initiative for children. Contents include brochures and posters (in English and Spanish). A program description, information about care coordination and support for families and school oral health screening, activity pages for children, tips and tools for parents, and public service videos are also available from the website. Some of the materials are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Dental hygiene, Iowa, Materials for children, Multimedia, Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, Spanish language materials, State initiatives, Young children

Pavetti L, Maloy K, Schott L. 2002. Promoting Medicaid and food stamp participation: Establishing eligibility procedures that support participation and meet families' needs—Final report. Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research, 148 pp.

Annotation: This report, geared primarily toward policymakers, describes a study conducted to (1) identify state and local strategies for increasing participation in the Food Stamp Program, Medicaid, and the State Children's Heath Insurance Program (SCHIP), (2) examine the ways in which the procedures used to determine eligibility support or impede access to benefits, and (3) identify the challenges faced by organizations charged with administering these programs at the state and local levels. The report synthesizes findings from visits to 15 sites in 12 states. Statistics are presented in tables throughout the report. The report concludes with a list of references.

Contact: Mathematica Policy Research, P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393, Telephone: (609) 799-3535 Fax: (609) 799-0005 E-mail: info@mathematica-mpr.com Web Site: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com $10.50, plus shipping and handling of $1.80; also available from the website.

Keywords: Eligibility, Families, Food stamp program, Low income groups, Medicaid, Outreach, Participation, Public policy, State children's health insurance program, Statistics

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.