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Mann R, Mays A. 2017. State ESSA plans to support student health and wellness: A framework for action (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: Healthy Schools Campaign, 29 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance on developing state plans for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in ways that support student health and wellness. Topics include engaging stakeholders in a way that ensures an effective ESSA state plan is developed and implemented; implementing a state accountability system and creating a school report card that supports the health and learning connection; integrating health and wellness into standards, assessments, and a well-rounded education; integrating student learning through staff wellness and professional development; supporting the transition from early childhood programs to elementary school; transferring funding to strengthen ESSA health and wellness programming; the Student Support and Academic Enrichment grant; and looking ahead. For each topic, the document outlines why it's important, what the law says, action steps, and resources. An overview of ESSA is included.

Contact: Healthy Schools Campaign, 175 N. Franklin, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: (312) 419-1810 Fax: (312) 419-1806 Web Site: http://www.healthyschoolscampaign.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Accountability, Adolescent health, Case studies, Child health, Federal initiatives, Financing, Grants, Learning, Needs Assessment, Organizational change, Policy development, School age children, School health programs, Schools, Service integration, Standards, Statewide planning, Students, Transitions

Aspen Education & Society Program and Council of Chief State School Officers. 2017. Leading for equity: Opportunities for state education chiefs. Washington, DC: Council of Chief State School Officers, 32 pp.

Annotation: This guide defines educational equity and describes actions state education chiefs can take to create a more equitable education system in their state. Topics include setting and communicating an equity vision and measurable targets; focusing on the state education agency; creating accountability for equity; engaging local education agencies and providing tailored differentiated support; allocating resources to achieve fiscal equity; investing in the youngest learners; monitoring equitable implementation of standards and assessments; focusing on teachers and leaders; focusing on conditions of learning (school culture, climate, and social-emotional development); and ensuring families have access to high-quality educational options that align to community needs.

Contact: Council of Chief State School Officers, One Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-1431, Telephone: (202) 336-7000 Fax: (202) 408-8072 E-mail: info@ccsso.org Web Site: http://www.ccsso.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Assessments, Communication, Educational change, Equal opportunities, Family centered services, Leadership, Learning, Measures, Policy development, Program development, Public education, Resource allocation, Schools, Standards, State education agencies, Students, Teachers, Teaching

Hall E. 2017. Identifying a school quality/student success indicator for ESSA: Requirements and considerations. Washington, DC: Council of Chief State School Officers, 12 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements for the inclusion of a school quality or student success indicator (referred to as the "5th indicator), including requirements to ensure that the indicator contributes to a state's system of school and district accountability. Highlights include key factors to consider when identifying, evaluating, and implementing a school quality or student success indicator for inclusion in a state's accountability system. Examples of school quality and student success indicators and research supporting those indicators are included.

Contact: Council of Chief State School Officers, One Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-1431, Telephone: (202) 336-7000 Fax: (202) 408-8072 E-mail: info@ccsso.org Web Site: http://www.ccsso.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Evaluation, Limited English speakers, Measures, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Regulations, School districts, Schools, Students, Systems development

Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Attendance Works, Healthy Schools Campaign. 2017. Framework for action: Addressing chronic absenteeism through ESSA implementation. Chicago, IL: Healthy Schools Campaign, 11 pp.

New Mexico Department of Health. 2016. FY_: Strategic plan. Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico Department of Health, annual.

Annotation: This document outlines a strategic plan to improve population health outcomes of New Mexico residents through an engaged, empowered, and high-performing health work force and simple and effective processes that support health status improvement. Topics include mission and vision; guiding principles; strategic planning process and membership; external trends, events, and other factors affecting the work; strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges; results, priorities, and indicators; and results-based accountability and strategy execution. Strategies and actions include promoting access to person- and community-centered health and wellness by aligning and integrating public health, behavioral health, oral health, and primary care.

Contact: New Mexico Department of Health, 1190 South Saint Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505, Telephone: (505) 827-2613 Fax: (505) 827-2530 E-mail: doh-webmaster@state.nm.us Web Site: https://nmhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Fiscal management, Health care systems, Health promotion, Health status, New Mexico, Outcome and process assessment, Program improvement, Public health agencies, Quality assurance, State programs, Strategic plans, Work force, Work force

Kronstadt J, Meit M, Siegfried A, Nicolaus T, Bender K, Corso L. 2016. Evaluating the impact of national public health department accreditation: United States, 2016. Morbidity and Mortality Weeky Report 65(31):803–806,

Annotation: This evaluation is the first to examine the impacts of the national public health accreditation program on quality improvement, management processes, and accountability. Contents include what is already known about this topic, what is added by the report, and what are the implications for public health practice.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Accreditation, Employee performance appraisal, Management, Measures, National initiatives, Organizational change, Outcome and process assessment, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Public health agencies, Quality assurance, Standards, Work force

National Academy for State Health Policy. 2016. State strategies for promoting children's preventive services. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, multiple items.

Annotation: This series of maps and the accompanying chart illustrate state-specific Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program performance-improvement projects, measures, or incentives promoting children’s preventive services. The series covers managed or accountable care performance-improvement projects; managed care performance measures; metrics or incentives in statewide Medicaid system transformation; other financial incentives; and non-financial incentives. Measures, projects, and incentives fall into the following six categories of services: behavioral health screenings, weight assessment, lead screening, immunizations, preventive oral health services, and well visits for children and adolescents. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Adolescents, Body weight, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Financing, Health care reform, Measures, Medicaid managed care, Medical home, Mental health, Oral health, Preventive health services, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Reimbursement, Screening, State programs, Systems development

Colla CH, Stachowski C, Kundu S, Harris B, Kennedy G, Vujicic M. 2016. Dental care within accountable care organizations: Challenges and opportunities. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 12 pp.

Annotation: This brief examines to what extent accountable care organizations (ACOs) offer oral health care, ACOs' motivations for including or excluding oral health care, the types of oral health services ACOs choose to offer, and the client populations served by ACOs that offer oral health care. The brief also discusses the findings' potential policy implications.

Contact: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Web Site: http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/health-policy-institute Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Children, Dental care, Health services delivery, Model programs, Oral health, Patient care management, Policy development, Primary care, Quality assurance, Reimbursement, Service coordination, Service integration

Center for Mental Health in Schools. 2016. Improving ESSA planning for student and learning supports. Los Angeles, CA: Center for Mental Health in Schools, 7 pp. (Research for school improvement and transformation: Policy notes)

Annotation: This document describes a framework for developing a comprehensive and equitable system to address barriers to student learning and teaching. The framework comprises student and learning supports within the context of a continuum of interconnected subsystems that promote healthy development and prevent problems, intervene early, and treat severe and chronic problems. Contents include how organizational and operational infrastructures can be reworked to enable the development, implementation, and sustainability of the approach.

Contact: Center for Mental Health in Schools, UCLA School Mental Health Project, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563, Telephone: (310) 825-3634 Secondary Telephone: (866) 846-4843 Fax: (310) 206-8716 E-mail: smhp@ucla.edu Web Site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Barriers, Child development, Collaboration, Early intervention, Equal opportunities, Health promotion, Interdisciplinary approach, Learning, Organizational change, Policy development, Program improvement, Program planning, Resource allocation, School districts, Service integration, Standards, Students, Systems development, Teaching

National Down Syndrome Congress. 2016. Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) guide to state plan development decisions and recommendations for advocacy. [Atlanta, GA]: National Down Syndrome Congress, 8 pp.

Annotation: This document provides recommendations for state departments of education related to developing their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) implementation plan. Contents includ recommendations in the areas of accountability, standards and assessments, universal design for learning and teacher qualifications. Links to additional resources are included.

Contact: National Down Syndrome Congress, , 1370 Center Drive, Suite 102, Atlanta, GA 30338, Telephone: (770) 604-9500 Secondary Telephone: (800) 232-NDSC Fax: (770) 604-9898 E-mail: info@ndsccenter.org Web Site: http://www.ndsccenter.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Advocacy, Assessments, Decision making, Educational reform, Learning, Special education, Standards, Statewide planning, Teaching

Coalition for Community Schools, Communities in Schools, Strive Together. 2016. Aligning networks to enable every student to thrive. Washington, DC: Institute for Educational Leadership, Coalition for Community Schools, 6 pp.

Annotation: This document describes progress toward educational equity and opportunities to achieve shared goals by aligning assets and expertise across networks, school districts, and communities. Contents include a unifying concept of student-centered education and five principles for driving the work. Topics include trusting relationships, cross-sector partnerships, purposeful engagement, actionable data, and shared accountability.

Contact: Institute for Educational Leadership, Coalition for Community Schools, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20008-2304, Telephone: (202) 822-8405 X111 Fax: (202) 872-4050 E-mail: ccs@iel.org Web Site: http://www.communityschools.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Barriers, Collaboration, Community action, Data, Education, Equal opportunities, Ethnic groups, Networking, Policy development, Poverty, Public private partnerships, Race, Social support, Trust

Spencer A, Freda B, McGinnis T, Gottlieb L. 2016. Measuring social determinants of health among Medicaid beneficiaries: Early state lessons. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 13 pp.

Annotation: This brief explores state-based efforts to collect and use social determinants of health (SDOH) data including what data health plans and providers are required to collect. Topics include early state efforts to define SDOH and collect information; state efforts to select SDOH measures; using SDOH data at the patient and population level; challenges to collecting, sharing, and using SDOH information; and considerations for advancing SDOH measurement approaches.

Contact: Center for Health Care Strategies, 200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119, Hamilton, NJ 08619, Telephone: (609) 528-8400 Fax: (609) 586-3679 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.chcs.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Data collection, Data linkage, Environmental exposure, Environmental influences, Financing, Health behavior, Low income groups, Measures, Medicaid, Model programs, Outcome and process assessment, Policy development, Reimbursement, Risk assessment, Risk factors, Service delivery systems, Social conditions, Socioeconomic factors, State programs

National Education Association, Education Policy and Practice. 2016. Achieving Great Public Schools: GPS indicators framework. Washington, DC: National Education Association, 11 pp.

Annotation: This chart for policymakers, educators, and advocates presents a framework for evaluating how well states, districts, and schools address areas critical to student success. The chart is designed similarly to a logic model allowing states and districts to visualize the resources, policies, and practices fundamental to achieving student success. Contents include seven criteria representing general areas deemed critical to the success of public schools and students (school readiness, standards and curriculum, conditions of teaching and learning, work force quality, accountability and assessments, family and community engagement, and school funding). Subcriteria (outcomes integral to closing opportunity and achievement gaps and preparing students with skills) are followed by the indicators that determine the extent to which states, districts, and schools address the criteria. Indicators are grouped by resources, policies and practices, and outputs.

Contact: National Education Association, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Suite 216, Washington, DC 20036-3290, Telephone: (202) 833-4000 Fax: (202) 822-7974 Web Site: http://www.nea.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Advocacy, Assessment, Curricula, Evaluation, Financing, Learning, Models, Policy development, Public education, Public schools, Quality assurance, Research, School districts, School readiness, Standards, Students, Teaching, Work force

Fraze T, Colla C, Harris B, Vujicic M. 2015. Early insights on dental care services in accountable care organizations. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 9 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief presents findings from a national survey of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and highlights the extent of oral health care integration within ACOs. Topics include organizational and contractual characteristics, the scope of services provided, and the geographic distribution of ACOs responsible for oral health services.

Contact: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Web Site: http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/health-policy-institute Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Dental care, Financing, Geographic factors, Health services delivery, National surveys, Oral health, Service integration

Abrams M, Nuzum R, Zezza M, Ryan J, Kiszla J, Guterman S. 2015. The Affordable Care Act's payment and delivery system reforms: A progress report at five years. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 15 pp. (Realizing health reform's potential)

Annotation: This brief describes the expansion and reform of health insurance coverage and other Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions intended to resolve underlying problems in how health care is delivered and paid for in the United States, and documents the initial impact of these reforms. Topics include new models for delivering health care, reforming provider payment, and resources for systemwide improvement. Data charts and presentation slides 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: Accountability, Health care reform, Health insurance, Health services delivery, Model programs, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Reimbursement, Service delivery systems, Statistical data

Levi J, Segal LM, Rayburn J, Martin A, Miller AF. 2015. A healthy early childhood action plan: Policies for a lifetime of well-being. Washington, DC: Trust for America's Health, 143 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an analysis of the status of early childhood policies and outlines recommendations for a public health approach to child development. Topics include integrating health and other social support including accountable health communities for children; promoting protective, healthy communities and establishing expert and technical assistance backbone support to help spread and scale programs in every state; and increasing investments in core, effective early childhood policies and programs.

Contact: Trust for America's Health, 1730 M Street, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-9870 Fax: (202) 223-9871 E-mail: info@tfah.org Web Site: http://healthyamericans.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Child development, Child health, Collaboration, Community action, Financing, Health promotion, Model programs, Policy development, Program development, Program improvement, Protective factors, Public private partnerships, Service integration, Social support, State programs, Strategic plans, Young children

U.S. Office of Minority Health. 2015. Report to Congress on minority health activities as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148). Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of Minority Health, 77 pp.

Annotation: This report responds to the reporting requirements of section 10334(a) of the Affordable Care Act and provides an update to Congress on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) programs and activities related to minority health. Contents include background; a summary of minority health activities by agency; and information about coordination, integration, and accountability.

Contact: U.S. Office of Minority Health, The Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 453-2882 Secondary Telephone: (240) 453-2883 Fax: (240) 453-2883 E-mail: info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov Web Site: http://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Coordination, Federal agencies, Federal initiatives, Federal programs, Health care reform, Minority health, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Progress reports, Service integration

American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Pediatric Oral Health Research & Policy Center. 2015. Dental care in accountable care organizations: Insights from 5 case studies. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 27 pp.

Annotation: This report presents case study findings on successes and challenges related to incorporating oral health care into accountable care organizations (ACOs) in Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon, and Southwest Washington. Each case study provides the ACO’s background and market overview and describes payment arrangements and risk-sharing, care coordination, provision of oral health care, challenges to oral health care provision, and results.

Contact: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Web Site: http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/health-policy-institute Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Case studies, Children, Coordination, Dental care, Health services delivery, Model programs, Oral health, Patient care management, Pregnant women, Primary care, Quality assurance, Reimbursement, Service integration, State programs

Build Initiative. 2015. Aligning QRIS and CCR&R goals to support a high quality early learning system. Boston, MA: Build Initiative, 2 items.

Annotation: This brief presents results from surveys and interviews with state leaders on how states have restructured the role and funding of child care resource and referral (CCR&R) agencies to support implementation of quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS). Topics include shared roles for supporting providers to increase capacity for quality, CCR&R roles in QRIS, and primary funding sources for QRIS. Contents include examples from five states (Georgia, Montana, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington) and observations and recommendations. Results from all 35 states and territories surveyed are also available.

Contact: Build Initiative, 89 South Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02111, Telephone: (617) 523-6565 E-mail: info@buildinitiative.org Web Site: http://www.buildinitiative.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Child care, Collaboration, Communication, Early childhood education, Financing, Leadership, Organizational change, Outreach, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Referrals, Relationships, Research, Role, Service delivery systems, Standards, State surveys

Dowd AC, Bensimon EM. 2015. Engaging the "race question:" Accountability and equity in U.S. higher education. New York, NY: Teachers College Press, 240 pp.

Annotation: This book for college faculty, administrators, and student affairs professionals demonstrates what educators need to know and do to take an active role in racial equity work on college and university campuses. The book provides examples of policy and practice for improving equity in postsecondary education, examines the role of individuals and groups in the change process, includes examples of action research tools, and offers other strategies for professional development and organizational change.

Contact: Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, Telephone: (212) 678-3929 E-mail: tcp.cs@aidcvt.com Web Site: https://www.tcpress.com $34.36 ebook; $43.95 paperback; $50.94 bundle (paperback and ebook); $86 hardcover. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-8077-5609-6.

Keywords: Accountability, Case studies, Colleges, Equal opportunities, Leadership, Organizational change, Policy development, Postsecondary education, Program improvement, Racism

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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.