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Alabama Medicaid Agency. n.d.. Your guide to patient 1st: Health care close to home. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Medicaid Agency, 24 pp.

Annotation: This brochure describes Patient 1st, Alabama's Medicaid managed care program, and explains how it works. Tips for program participants on how to access health care, including how to obtain referrals and make appointments with health professionals, are provided. The brochure also presents information on participant rights and duties, doctor's office or clinic rules, and emergency room guidelines. Self-care information, such as how and when to call a doctor and how and when to take medicine, is also included.

Contact: Alabama Medicaid Agency, 501 Dexter Avenue, P.O. Box 5624, Montgomery, AL 36103-5624, Telephone: (334) 242-5000 Web Site: http://medicaid.alabama.gov

Keywords: Alabama, Consumer education materials, Medicaid

Smile Alabama!. 2014–. 1st Look Program. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Medicaid Agency, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help primary care physicians reduce dental caries in early childhood by performing dental risk assessments, providing anticipatory guidance, applying fluoride varnish, and referring children to a dental home by age 1. Contents include information about fluoride varnish products and vendors; program participation, certification, and billing; presentation slides and handouts; and educational materials about oral health in infants, young children, and pregnant women. A training course is also available.

Contact: Alabama Medicaid Agency, 501 Dexter Avenue, P.O. Box 5624, Montgomery, AL 36103-5624, Telephone: (334) 242-5000 Web Site: http://medicaid.alabama.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Alabama, Anticipatory guidance, Continuing education, Fluorides, Infants, Medicaid, Medicaid, Oral health, Preventive health services, Primary care, Referrals, Risk assessment, Screening, State programs, Training, Young children

JSI Research and Training Institute. 2014. Engaging community stakeholders to address the social determinants of teen pregnancy. Boston, MA: John Snow, Inc., 5 pp.

Annotation: This case study highlights how state- and community-based organizations in Alabama, New York, and Texas used the root cause analysis (RCA) process to identify the social conditions (risk and protective factors) influencing adolescent pregnancy in their communities and create action plans to address these factors. Topics include using RCA to engage youth and diverse stakeholders, using RCA to develop a strategic plan, lessons learned from the RCA process, and recommendations.

Contact: John Snow, Inc., 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210-1211, Telephone: (617) 482-9485 Fax: (617) 482-0617 E-mail: jsinfo@jsi.com Web Site: http://www.jsi.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Alabama, Case studies, Community action, Community based agencies, New York, Prevention programs, Protective factors, Risk factors, State agencies, Strategic plans, Texas

Alabama Department of Public Health. 2014. Put some brush and floss in your life today. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Department of Public Health, 1 video (1 min.), 4 posters.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help educate people in Alabama about the benefits of healthy teeth and gums. Contents include a video and four posters. Topics include the costs of untreated oral disease; the relationship between oral health and overall health; tooth decay in children; and the importance of toothbrushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups to maintaining good oral health.

Contact: Alabama Department of Public Health, RSA Tower, 201 Monroe Street, Montgomery, AL 36104, Telephone: (334) 206-5300 Secondary Telephone: (800) ALA-1818 Fax: Web Site: http://www.adph.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Alabama, Health promotion, Multimedia, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Public awareness campaigns, State programs

Alabama Department of Public Health. 2013. The oral health of Alabama's kindergarten and third grade children compared to the general U.S. population and Healthy People 2020 targets. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Department of Public Health, 4 pp.

Annotation: This brief provides information on the prevalence of tooth decay in the primary and permanent teeth of students in kindergarten and third grade in Alabama compared to children ages 6–9 in the general U.S. population and to Healthy People 2020 targets. The brief also describes the prevalence of dental sealants. Topics include decay experience, untreated decay, and oral health disparities. Information about the data source and methods, data tables, and definitions are included.

Contact: Alabama Department of Public Health, RSA Tower, 201 Monroe Street, Montgomery, AL 36104, Telephone: (334) 206-5300 Secondary Telephone: (800) ALA-1818 Fax: Web Site: http://www.adph.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Alabama, Barriers, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health status, Oral health, Prevalence, School age children, Screening, State surveys, Statistical data

Alabama Department of Public Health. [2012]. The oral health of Alabama's children, 2010–2012. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Department of Public Health, 8 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information about the oral health status of students in kindergarten and third grade throughout the state of Alabama. Topics include the number of children screened and the percentages of those with dental sealants, tooth decay experience, untreated decay, needing treatment, and needing urgent treatment. Results are stratified by child age, grade, and race/ethnicity; free or reduced price school lunch program level; dental district; and school.

Contact: Alabama Department of Public Health, RSA Tower, 201 Monroe Street, Montgomery, AL 36104, Telephone: (334) 206-5300 Secondary Telephone: (800) ALA-1818 Fax: Web Site: http://www.adph.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Alabama, Barriers, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health status, Oral health, Prevalence, School age children, Screening, State surveys, Statistical data

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2011. Innovative state practices for improving the provision of Medicaid dental services: Summary of eight state reports—Alabama, Arizona, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, and Virginia. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 10 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a review of Alabama’s Medicaid dental program conducted on January 4–8, 2010, to discover practices and program innovations leading to a higher level of oral-health-service use among children in Alabama compared to the national average. The report describes the Smile Alabama initiative, the 1st Look program, Student/Resident Rotations in Community Health, the partnership with the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, and the loan-repayment program.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Alabama, Arizona, Children, Collaboration, Health care delivery, Health care utilization, Maryland, Medicaid, Model programs, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oral health, Rhode Island, State programs, Texas, Virginia

Edwards J, Duchon L, Ellis E, Davis C, Kellenberg R, Bitterman J, Hess C, Weiss A. 2010. Maximizing enrollment for kids: Results from a diagnostic assessment of enrollment and retention in eight states. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 38 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the findings from a diagnostic assessment of the enrollment and retention systems of eight states that participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundations Maximizing Enrollment for Kids Program, a national program aimed to help states increase enrollment and retention of eligible children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program and to promote promising practices among states. The eight states are Alabama, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The paper is organized by the four main areas of states' work and presents strengths, challenges, and opportunities in each area: (1) process improvement and paperwork reduction; (2) data analysis and integration; (3) leadership and agency capacity, coordination, and culture; and (4) consumer, community partner, and stakeholder engagement.

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: Alabama, Child health, Children's Health Insurance Program, Eligibility, Enrollment, Illinois, Louisiana, Low income groups, Massachusetts, Medicaid, New York, Retention, State programs, Uninsured persons, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin

Alabama Department of Children's Affairs. 2010. Alabama children's needs assessment update. [Montgomery, AL]: Alabama Department of Children's Affairs, 322 pp.

Annotation: This needs assessment reflects efforts at the county level to ensure that children and families in Alabama have access to needed services and programs. The assessment begins with a list of 10 desired results for Alabama children, as follows: children are safe; children are healthy; children are ready for school; children are successful in school; children stay out of trouble; children transition successfully to adulthood; families are strong and stable; families are hopeful and positively engaged in their children's development; communities are safe, engaged, and supportive; and communities are thriving. The needs assessment then expands on progress made toward achieving each one.

Contact: Alabama Department of Children's Affairs, 135 South Union Street, Suite 215, Montgomery, AL 36130, Telephone: (334) 353-2700 Fax: (334) 353-2701 E-mail: info@children.alabama.gov Web Site: http://www.children.alabama.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Access to health care, Alabama, Child development, Children, Communities, County programs, Families, Health services, Needs assessments, Parent child relations, Programs, Safety, School readiness, Social services, Transition planning

Alabama Department of Children's Affairs. 2010. Affordable Care Act Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Statewide needs assessment for the state of Alabama. [Montgomery, AL]: Alabama Department of Children's Affairs, 29 pp.

Annotation: This needs assessment identifies (1) at-risk communities in Alabama, (2) home-visiting resources for Alabama families with infants and children from birth through age 5, and (3) gaps in services as they relate to areas of greatest risk vs. locations of home visiting programs in the state. The needs assessment provides an overview of child well-being in Alabama and discusses coordination with other statewide needs assessment and reports. It also includes a statewide data report, a discussion of the approach to identifying at-risk communities, data reports for each at-risk community, and an overview pf the quality and capacity of existing home-visiting programs.

Contact: Alabama Department of Children's Affairs, 135 South Union Street, Suite 215, Montgomery, AL 36130, Telephone: (334) 353-2700 Fax: (334) 353-2701 E-mail: info@children.alabama.gov Web Site: http://www.children.alabama.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Programs, Alabama, Families, Family support programs, Family support services, Home visiting, Infants, Low income groups, Needs assessment, Statistical data, Underserved communities, Young children

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2010. State of Alabama Medicaid dental review. [Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services], 8 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a review of Alabama's Medicaid dental program conducted on January 4-8, 2010, to discover practices and program innovations leading to a higher level of oral health service use among children in Alabama compared to the national average. The report describes the Smile Alabama initiative, the 1st Look program, Student/Resident Rotations in Community Health (SEARCH), the partnership with the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, and the loan repayment program.

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Alabama, Children, Dental care, EPSDT, Oral health, State initiatives, State surveys, Utilization review

VanLandeghem K, Brach K. 2009. Impact of primary care case management (PCCM) implementation in Medicaid and SCHIP. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp. (CHIRI issue brief no. 8)

Annotation: This issue brief summarizes findings from a Child Health Insurance Research Initiative study of the impact of implementing primary care case management (PCCM) systems in Alabama and Georgia. PCCM systems aim to increase the use of well-child and primary care in physicians' offices while decreasing use of specialty care and emergency departments. Policy implications of what was learned from the study are included.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website. Document Number: AHRQ Pub. No. 09-0020.

Keywords: Alabama, Case management, Emergency medical services, Georgia, Health care systems, Primary care, Public policy, Research, State programs, Well child care

O'Neal and Associates. 2009. Alabama 2008-2009 needs assessment survey results. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Department of Children's Affairs, 80 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a needs assessment survey completed by Head Start and migrant and seasonal Head Start workers related to ten areas determined to be a top priority: health care, services for children experiencing homelessness, family/child assistance, child care, family literacy services, children with disabilities and their families, community services, partnerships with local education agencies, Head Start transition and alignment with K-12, and professional development. Individual sections addresses the levels of cooperation, coordination, or collaboration between the Head Start programs and service providers. The report includes an overview of Head Start programs in Alabama; a review of trends and their implications; and final recommendations. The report was used to provide direction for the development of a required strategic plan that will guide the Alabama Head Start State Collaboration Office to support Head Start grantees in meeting requirements of the Head Start Act.

Contact: Alabama Department of Children's Affairs, 135 South Union Street, Suite 215, Montgomery, AL 36130, Telephone: (334) 353-2700 Fax: (334) 353-2701 E-mail: info@children.alabama.gov Web Site: http://www.children.alabama.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Alabama, Early Head Start, Head Start, Needs assessment, Reports, State programs, State surveys, Strategic plans

Borchgrevink A, Snyder A, Gehshan S. 2008. The effects of Medicaid reimbursement rates on access to dental care. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a study to assess the effects of raising Medicaid reimbursement rates on access to oral health care in six states (Alabama, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington) and to compare these states' experiences to California's. Topics include reforms in the six study states to provide dental benefits through state-run Medicaid programs and carve-out programs; common elements of state reforms (catalysts, collaboration, program administration, and consumer education); assessing the impact of increased reimbursement rates; and California reimbursement rates and administrative concerns. The appendix contains a bibliography of studies reviewed.

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: Access to health care, Administrative policy, Adults, Alabama, California, Children, Dental care, Dental insurance, Financing, Medicaid, Michigan, Oral health, Reimbursement, South Carolina, State health care reform, State programs, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington

Southern Institute on Children and Families. 2007. Uninsured children in the South. (3rd. ed.). Columbia, SC: Southern Institute on Children and Families, 84 pp.

Annotation: This report synthesizes a study of available information on the number of children who are uninsured and related policy initiatives to substantially reduce the number of children who are uninsured in 17 southern states and the District of Columbia. Contents include an overview of previous editions of this report and source for the estimates used, Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) policy and eligibility for children and pregnant women in the southern states, a discussion of issue that impede health coverage opportunities for these groups, actions southern states can take to improve the eligibility process, and fact sheets showing estimates of uninsured children and uninsured pregnant women for each state and the District of Columbia. States included are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Appendices include the study methodology, federal poverty levels for family of four from 2003 to 2007, Medicaid enrollment in the southern states from 1997 to 2005. Statistical data are provided in charts and tables throughout the report.

Contact: Southern Institute on Children and Families, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 140, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone: (803) 779-2607 Fax: (803) 254-6301 E-mail: info@thesoutherninstitute.org Web Site: http://www.thesoutherninstitute.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Alabama, Arkansas, Children, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Health insurance, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Medicaid, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pregnant women, SCHIP, South Carolina, Statistics, Tennessee, Texas, Uninsured persons, Virginia, West Virginia

[Perkins J]. 2006. Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment: State innovation leads to improved oral health participation rates. Chapel Hill, NC: National Health Law Program,

Annotation: This report provides an overview of child oral health screening rates and summarizes initiatives to increase children's utilization of oral health care through the Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) program in six states -- Alabama, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Vermont, and Washington. Data are drawn from states' reports of participation rates on the uniform EPSDT reporting form (CMS Form-416) and presented in tables. The data include the percentage of children who received a well-child screen and who received oral health services in 2004 and 2005. Steps that states have taken to implement programs and initiatives designed to increase access to oral health care for children eligible for Medicaid are presented.

Contact: National Health Law Program, North Carolina Office, 101 East Weaver Street, Suite G-7, Carrboro, NC 27510, Telephone: (919) 968-6308 Fax: (919) 968-8855 E-mail: nhelpnc@healthlaw.org Web Site: http://www.healthlaw.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Alabama, Children, EPSDT, Health care utilization, Indiana, North Carolina, Oral health, Program improvement, South Carolina, State initiatives, Utilization review, Vermont, Washington

Andrilla CHA, Lishner DM, Hart LG. 2006. Rural dental practice: A tale of four states. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, 13 pp., plus appendices. (Working paper no.107)

Annotation: This working paper reports the findings of a study investigating rural dentist issues, such as demography, training, practice characteristics, staff, and job satisfaction, in Alabama, California, Maine, and Missouri. The paper highlights the survey methodology, findings, and limitations and discusses responses to issues including work and staffing patterns, vacancy rates, Medicaid participation, and job satisfaction of rural dentists. Perspectives of oral health professionals on issues related to access to care are also discussed. Appendices provide the survey questionnaire for each state, plus state pamphlets presenting statistical data of individual state findings. A summary is also available as a separate document. The summary presents a project overview and provides charts and statistics on dentist demographics, dental hygienist and dental assistant vacancy rates, and dentist participation in Medicaid.

Contact: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Box 354982, Seattle, WA 98195-4982, Telephone: (206) 685-0402 Fax: (206) 616-4768 E-mail: rhrc@fammed.washington.edu Web Site: http://depts.washington.edu/uwrhrc Available from the website.

Keywords: State surveys, Access to health care, Alabama, California, Children, Demography, Dental hygienists, Dentists, Job satisfaction, Maine, Missouri, Oral health, Professional training, Provider participation, Questionnaires, Rural environment, Statistical data, Surveys, Work force

Owens W. 2006. Education is the key to successful newborn screening follow-up, adolescent transitioning to adult care and understanding health care literacy: [Final report]. [Montgomery, AL]: Sickle Cell Foundation of Greater Montgomery, 184 pp., plus appendices.

Annotation: This report describes a three-year project to reach parents of newborns identified at birth as being carriers of sickle cell trait or having sickle cell disease, to provide follow-up counseling and improved access to appropriate educational information and needed care, and to provide continuing education to healthcare providers. The Great Montgomery, Alabama, program also offered services to eliminate significant impediments to adolescents with sickle cell disease and their parents during transition to adult healthcare. Report contents include a description of the project's purpose; issues and background information; an overview of methodologies; goals and objectives; and provides a summary of findings, conclusions, and recommendations. The appendix contains a variety of charts, statistical data, sample letters, surveys and testing documents; and other publications produced during the project. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Sickle Cell Foundation of Greater Montgomery, 3180 U.S. Highway 80 West, P.O. Box 9278, Montgomery, AL 36108, Telephone: (334) 286-9122 Fax: (334) 286-4804

Keywords: Adolescents, Alabama, Children, Final reports, Health literacy, Hemoglobinopathies, Parents, Program descriptions, Sickle cell disease

National Center for Children in Poverty. 2005. Child poverty in states hit by hurricane Katrina. New York, NY: National Center for Children in Poverty, 4 pp. (Child poverty in 21st century America, fact sheet no. 1)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides a portrait of poor children in the Gulf Coast states ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Statistical information is provided on New Orleans and its poverty rates (adult, child, and overall), the Gulf Coast states hit hardest by the hurricane (Louisianna, Mississippi, and Alabama), the characteristics of poor children in these three states, and poverty in the United States. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the fact sheets, as well as in the text. Notes are included.

Contact: National Center for Children in Poverty, 215 West 125th Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10027, Telephone: (646) 284-9600 Fax: (646) 284-9623 E-mail: info@nccp.org Web Site: http://www.nccp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Alabama, Children, Disasters, Louisiana, Mississippi, Poverty

Green RG. 2005. Birmingham Healthy Start impact report. Birmingham, AL: Birmingham Healthy Start, 78 pp., plus appendices.

Annotation: This report describes a Healthy Start program to provide services to reduce infant mortality in Birmingham, Alabama, between 2001 and 2005. The project served mostly African-American and Hispanic women residing in 14 communities representing racial and perinatal disparities including high infant mortality rates, low birthweight, adolescent pregnancy, and adequacy of care. Report sections include an overview, project implementation, project management and governance, project accomplishments, and local evaluation. A variety of forms and tables are included. A CD-ROM containing the report is included as well. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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

Keywords: Alabama, Community based services, Final reports, Healthy Start, Infant health, Infant mortality, Infant mortality, Low birthweight, MCH services, Prevention programs, State programs, Women's health

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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.