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Sherman B. n.d.. Home-Based Support Services for Chronically Ill Children and Their Families [Final report]. Albany, NY: New York State Department of Health, 35 pp.

Annotation: This project sought to demonstrate that a system of reimbursable, cost-effective, home-based support services can be implemented for families with chronically ill children. The project objectives were to facilitate the provision of home-based care for chronically ill children through the following activities: (1) Developing a regional network of medically skilled respite providers; (2) establishing self-help mutual support groups for chronically ill children and their parents and siblings; (3) training professionals, paraprofessionals, and volunteers; and (4) disseminating project findings and recommendations. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-158699.

Keywords: Arthritis, Asthma, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Congenital Heart Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Families, Feeding Disorders, Hemophilia, Home-Based Health Care, Kidney Disease, Leukemia, Low income groups, Muscular Dystrophy, Nurses, Respiratory Technologies, Respite Care, Sick Kids (Need) Involved People (SKIP), Sickle Cell Disease, Support Groups, Tay-Sachs Disease, Ventilator Dependence

Oklahoma City-County Health Department. n.d.. Keep your baby safe from tobacco smoke. Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure for parents provides information about how to keep infants safe from tobacco smoke. The brochure discusses why tobacco is harmful, the three types of tobacco smoke (smoking, secondhand smoke, and thirdhand smoke), tips to protect infants from the effects of all types of smoke, and the benefits of keeping infants away from smoke.

Contact: Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 921 NorthEast 23rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105, Telephone: (406) 427-8651 E-mail: https://www.occhd.org/about/contact-us Web Site: http://www.occhd.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Bronchitis, Consumer education materials, Costs, Infant health, Otitis media Pneumonia, Passive smoking, Prevention, SIDS, Safety, Smoking

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. n.d.. Health tips for families series. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 13 items.

Annotation: These fact sheets for families in Head Start programs cover a variety of health topics related to children. Topics include active play, health literacy, understanding and using health information, healthy breathing at home (asthma prevention), healthy eating, mental health, oral health, and safety and injury prevention. The materials are available in Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Hmong, Marshallese, Polish, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Yiddish.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Child safety, Consumer education materials, Families, Head Start, Health literacy, Health promotion, Injury prevention, Mental health, Nutrition, Oral health, Physical activity, Play, Smoking, Spanish language materials, Young children

American Lung Association. n.d.. Model policy for school districts: Stock bronchodilators. Washington, DC: American Lung Association, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document is designed to help school districts improve the health and academic outcomes of students with asthma. The document provides a framework for developing policies allowing use of stock bronchodilators in schools. Contents include information about implementing a model policy and creating a protocols and procedures document. A model policy template with definitions and conditions for administering, administering and storing, and obtaining stock bronchodilators is also included.

Contact: American Lung Association, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004, Telephone: (202) 785-3355 Secondary Telephone: (800) 548-8252 Fax: (202) 452-1805 E-mail: info@lungusa.org Web Site: http://www.lungusa.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Asthma, Child health, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Disease management, Models, Policy development, School age children, School districts, School nurses, Schools, Self care

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of the Associate Director for Policy. 2016. State strategies to improve health and control cost within 5 years. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes state strategies for improving population health and controlling costs. Topics include asthma control; tobacco control; and prevention of tooth decay through fluoride varnish, dental sealants, and community water fluoridation.

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: Asthma, Costs, Dental caries, Oral health, Policy development, Prevention, Program improvement, State programs, Tobacco

CDC Foundation. 2016. Health and well-being for all: Accelerating learning about social determinants [Meeting-in-a-box]. Atlanta, GA: CDC Foundation, multiple items.

Annotation: This tool is designed to help health and health care professionals at all stages of professional development explore the determinants underlying health problems faced by patients and communities. It simulates a 6-step process for leading change to improve the community's health. The tool incorporates a big-picture visual with supporting materials including data cards, group dialogue exercises, and facilitator tips to identify and engage collaborators in addressing asthma, obesity, and gang violence. It also includes tips on using the materials, resources for hosting an event, a fact sheet for sharing information about the tool, and a webinar describing it's use.

Contact: CDC Foundation, 600 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 1000, Atanta, GA 30308, Telephone: (404) 653-0790 Secondary Telephone: (888) 880-4CDC Fax: (404) 653-0330 Web Site: http;//www.cdcfoundation.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Behavior change, Collaboration, Facilitated communication, Interpersonal violence, Learning, Obesity, Problem solving, Program improvement, Role playing, Social change, Training

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2016. 6 | 18 Initiative: Accelerating Evidence into Action–State Medicaid & Public Health Convening: Meeting summary. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 20 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes a convening held on February 8–9, 2016, to launch a collaborative engagement with states to help them explore how to translate the evidence on interventions related to controlling asthma, tobacco cessation, and unintended pregnancy prevention into implementation within state Medicaid programs. Contents include pre-convening planning calls, state identified priorities and state convening meeting objectives, an overview of state convening, state team planning summary results, evaluation summary, and next steps. The appendices contain a description of the 6 | 18 Initiative to align evidence-based preventive practices with emerging value-based payment and delivery models, the meeting agenda, the participant list, and the state action plan template.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Collaboration, Contraception, Health care delivery, Learning, Medicaid, Meetings, Models, National initiatives, Peer groups, Policy development, Pregnancy prevention, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Program planning, Reimbursement, State programs, Statewide planning, Teamwork, Tobacco cessation

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

Healthy Schools Campaign. 2015. Addressing the health-related causes of chronic absenteeism: A toolkit for action. Chicago, IL: Healthy Schools Campaign, multiple items.

Annotation: This document focuses on preparing educators—particularly school district decision-makers—with knowledge and practical guidance for creating meaningful change to address health-related chronic absenteeism. Topics include background on chronic absenteeism and student health; identifying community health needs and data sources; and case studies, best practices, and proven school-based interventions to address the health conditions shown to have an especially significant impact on chronic absenteeism. Focus areas are asthma, oral health, behavioral health, food insecurity and acute illness. Additional topics include building effective partnerships and capacity to support student health.

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, Access to health care, Acute care, Asthma, Collaboration, Community action, Disease management, Health care delivery, Hunger, Mental health, Oral health, Policy development, Public private partnerships, School age children, School based management, School districts, Schools, Students, Sustainability

Lorenzo SB. 2014. Asthma in kids and teens: Resources for families (2nd ed., upd.). Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This brief is designed to help families find asthma care, services, and support and websites about asthma in kids and teens. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Asthma, Bibliographies, Child health, Electronic publications, Families, Young children

Schachter A, Sabharwal R, Rein S. 2014. Spotlight on kids: Beacon community efforts to improve pediatric prevention, care, and outcomes. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, 14 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief provides examples of how health information technology (IT)-enabled strategies, partnerships, and tools have been used to improve health care quality and outcomes for children, adolescents, families, and communities. The brief describes community-based strategies aimed at improving pediatric immunization rates, asthma management, public health surveillance, and health promotion and education. The efforts make use of tools and functions such as health information exchange, school portals for shared care plans, immunization and asthma registries, and mobile health programs. The brief concludes with a discussion of policy implications.

Keywords: Adolescents, Asthma, Children, Communities, Families, Health promotion, Health status, Immunization, Mobile health units, Policy development, Population surveillance, Program improvement, Registries, Schools, Technology

Soni A. 2014. The five most costly children's conditions, 2011: Estimates for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized children, ages 0-17. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp. (MEPS statistical brief; no. 434)

Annotation: This statistical brief presents data from the Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey on medical expenditures associated with the five most costly conditions for children ages 0–17 in 2011. Topics include mental disorders, asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, trauma-related disorders, acute bronchitis and upper respiratory infections, and otitis media.

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.

Keywords: Acute diseases, Adolescents, Asthma, Bronchitis, Children, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Costs, Infants, Mental disorders, Otitis media, Pediatric care, Pulmonary disorders, Respiratory diseases, Statistics, Trauma

McDaniel M, Popkin SJ, Berman J, Barahona P, Saxena P, Quint D, Teach SJ. 2014. Making sense of childhood asthma: Lessons for building a better system of care. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 33 pp.

Annotation: This report highlights key findings from a qualitative exploratory study about asthma care for African American and Latino children ages 4-14 from families with low incomes in Washington, DC. Topics include poor housing, the lack of health professionals in low-income neighborhoods, the gap between acute and chronic care, barriers to asthma management, and lessons for improving asthma care and children's asthma outcomes. The appendices contain information about the study sample, recruitment, lessons learned, and focus group and one-on-one interview discussion guides.

Contact: Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 833-7200 Fax: (202) 467-5775 E-mail: http://www.urban.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://www.urban.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Blacks, Children, Chronic diseases and disabilities, Critical care, Disease management, Hispanic Americans, Local initiatives, Low income groups, Pediatric care, Program improvement, Research

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. 2013. Tips for health managers from the Head Start National Center on Health. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 7 items.

Annotation: These fact sheets for Head Start health managers provide information to Head Start staff about child health and wellness priorities. Topics include health literacy, healthy active living, healthy breathing, mental health, oral health, and safety and injury prevention. The fact sheets also provide iformation on how Head Start and child care programs can collaborate with pediatricians to ensure that every has a medical home.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Child health, Child safety, Collaboration, Head Start, Health literacy, Health promotion, Injury prevention, Mental health, Oral health, Physical activity, Play, Primary care, Smoking, Young children

Harty M, Horton K. 2013. Using Medicaid to advance community-based childhood asthma interventions: A review of innovative Medicaid programs in Massachusetts and opportunities for expansion under Medicaid nationwide. Washington, DC: George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy, Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition, 13 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This report reviews community asthma interventions, describes new initiatives under way in Massachusetts to promote community-based asthma prevention for children, and discusses opportunities for state Medicaid programs to incorporate these interventions into Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program programs nationwide. The report also provides information about the prevalence and burden of childhood asthma and discusses existing Medicaid authority to increase community-based asthma intervention.

Contact: George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, 950 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20052, Telephone: (202) 994-4100 Web Site: http://publichealth.gwu.edu/departments/health-policy Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Intervention, Child health, Children's Health Insurance Program, Community programs, Massachusetts, Medicaid, Prevention, State initiatives

Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition. 2013. Ensuring stable and continuous health insurance coverage for children with asthma. Washington, DC: George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy, 5 pp. (Leveraging Affordable Care Act opportunities to improve childhood asthma outcomes)

Annotation: This report provides information about how advocacy organizations can mobilize around Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) provisions to improve health outcomes for children most at risk for asthma. The report describes several ACA provisions and implementation activities that target stability and continuity of health insurance for children, including (1) heath insurance coverage of preventive health services, (2) development of an essential health benefit for all individuals securing insurance through state health insurance exchanges, (3) streamlining enrollment procedures under Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and state exchanges, (4) expanding Medicaid to cover individuals with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty line, and (5) enhanced Medicaid payments to primary care physicians.

Contact: George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, 950 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20052, Telephone: (202) 994-4100 Web Site: http://publichealth.gwu.edu/departments/health-policy Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Asthma, Child health, Children's Health Insurance Program, Enrollment, Health insurance, Health services, High risk children, Legislation, Low income groups, Medicaid, Prevention, Reimbursement, State programs, Treatment

Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition. 2013. Making high-quality clinical care, case management and asthma education available to all children. Washington, DC: George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy, 5 pp. (Leveraging Affordable Care Act opportunities to improve childhood asthma outcomes)

Annotation: This chart describes several Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions and implementation activities that target quality improvement of clinical care, case management and education for children with asthma, including enrolling Medicaid beneficiaries with chronic conditions into a health home; medication management services; educational tools to aid in patient decision-making and patient navigators to assist with linkages to community care; funding to support community and clinical prevention and wellness strategies; and upgrades to school based health centers. the chart also describes potential areas for asthma stakeholder engagement, policy research and development, and advocacy action at the national, state, and local levels.

Contact: George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, 950 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20052, Telephone: (202) 994-4100 Web Site: http://publichealth.gwu.edu/departments/health-policy Available from the website.

Keywords: Health insurance, Access to health care, Asthma, Barriers, Child health, Children, Chronic illnesses and disabilities

Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition. 2013. Continuous exchange of information and monitoring progress, using health information technology. Washington, DC: George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy, 2 pp. (Leveraging Affordable Care Act opportunities to improve childhood asthma outcomes)

Annotation: This chart describes Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) provisions and implementation activities that target health information technology and the exchange of health information, including public reporting of provider performance information; patient safety and health care delivery system research; and new, uniform requirements for health disparities data collection and research. The chart also describes potential areas for asthma stakeholder engagement; policy research and development; and advocacy at the national, state, and local levels.

Contact: George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, 950 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20052, Telephone: (202) 994-4100 Web Site: http://publichealth.gwu.edu/departments/health-policy Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Asthma, Health care delivery, Health care systems, Information, Initiatives, Legislation, Program, Public policy, Research, Safety, Statistical data, Technology

Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition. 2013. Reducing asthma triggers in homes and communities. Washington, DC: George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy, 3 pp. (Leveraging Affordable Care Act opportunities to improve childhood asthma outcomes)

Annotation: This chart describes Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) provisions and implementation activities that aim to reduce asthma triggers in home and community environments, including a grant program to help state improve early childhood home visitation services for families in at-risk communities; development of a uniform national prevention, health promotion, public health, and integrative health care strategy; an educational outreach campaign to raise public awareness about and encourage use of prevention services; and Medicaid covering of smoking-cessation services for pregnant women without cost-sharing. The chart describes potential areas for asthma stakeholder engagement; policy research and development; and advocacy at the national, state, and local levels.

Contact: George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, 950 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20052, Telephone: (202) 994-4100 Web Site: http://publichealth.gwu.edu/departments/health-policy Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Asthma, Child health, Cost sharing, Families, Grants, Health care, Health promotion, High risk groups, Home visiting, Initiatives, Legislation, Medicaid, Outreach, Pregnant women, Prevention, Programs, Public awareness campaigns, Public health, Public policy, Research, Smoking cessation, State programs, Young children

Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition. 2013. Learning what works and increasing knowledge. Washington, DC: George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy, 6 pp. (Leveraging Affordable Care Act opportunities to improve childhood asthma outcomes)

Annotation: This chart describes Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) provisions and implementation activities that target development of evidence-based research, including increased funding for the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission; identification of existing gaps in quality measurement, development of new quality measures, and modification of current measures; a new innovation center within the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services to test novel payment and service-delivery methods; a review of scientific evidence related to the effectiveness, appropriateness, and cost-effectiveness of preventive services that affect health at the population level; and studying the comparative clinical effectiveness of certain health care services and procedures. The chart also describes potential areas for asthma stakeholder engagement; policy research and development; and advocacy at the national, state, and local levels.

Contact: George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, 950 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20052, Telephone: (202) 994-4100 Web Site: http://publichealth.gwu.edu/departments/health-policy Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Asthma, Children's Health Insurance Program, Costs, Financing, Health services, Initiatives, Legislation, Medicaid, Prevention, Prevention, Programs, Public policy, Quality assurance, Research

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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.