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Sealant Work Group. 2017. Report of the Sealant Work Group: Recommendations & products. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report provides recommendations for states to strengthen the ability of school-based dental sealant programs to reach more children, especially those at high risk for dental caries. Contents include recommendations in the following priority areas: promoting evidence-based and promising practices; communicating with families, the community, and school staff; collecting, analyzing, and reporting data; addressing Medicaid and reporting data; and addressing Medicaid and regulatory hurdles. A summary of the recommendations, an infographic, a questions-and-answers document, and a communications plan worksheet are also available.

Contact: Children's Dental Health Project, 1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 833-8288 Fax: (202) 331-1432 E-mail: info@cdhp.org Web Site: https://www.cdhp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Access to health care, Case management, Certification, Children, Communication, Data analysis, Data collection, Dental care, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Licensing, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Policy development, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Program development, Program planning, Public health infrastructure, Regulations, Resources for professionals, School health programs, School health services, Schools, Standards, State health agencies, State programs, Vulnerability, Work force

Oregon Health Authority, Oral Health Program. 2016. Certification for local school dental sealant programs. Portland, OR: Oregon Health Authority, 6 pp.

Annotation: This document presents the final text rule requiring local school-based dental sealant programs (SBSPs) in Oregon to be certified by the Oregon Health Authority before they can provide dental sealants. Contents include guidance on the requirements for certification, the application process for certification and recertification, monitoring of SBSPs, and decertification or pro- visional certification for programs that are out of compliance. Information about certification and clinical training is also available.

Contact: Oregon Health Authority, Oral Health Program, 800 N.E. Oregon Street, Suite 850, Portland, OR 97232, Telephone: (971) 673-0348 Secondary Telephone: (971) 673-0372 Fax: (971) 673-0240 E-mail: oral.health@state.or.us Web Site: https://public.health.oregon.gov/PreventionWellness/oralhealth/Pages/index.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Administrative policy, Certification, Dental sealants, Health services delivery, Oral health, Oregon, Preventive health services, Regulations, School age children, School districts, School health programs, Schools, Standards, State legislation, Training

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. 2016. Professional services fluoride varnish program policy. [Baton Rouge, LA]: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, 2 pp. (Informational bulletin 16-7)

Annotation: This document for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants describes professional recommendations and the rationale for applying fluoride varnish to the teeth of infants and young children ages 6 months through 5 years as part of the first dental visit. The document also provides information about training and certification prerequisites and coding for fluoride-varnish-application reimbursement in Louisiana.

Contact: Louisiana Department of Health, 628 North Fourth Street, P.O. Box 629, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629, Telephone: (225) 342-9500 Fax: (225) 342-5568 Web Site: http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinical coding, Certification, Fluorides, Infants, Louisiana, Oral health, Primary care, Reimbursement, State programs, Training, Young children

Jack L, Grim M, Wilson K, eds. 2015. The health education specialist: A companion guide for professional excellence (7th ed.). Whitehall, PA: National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, 256 pp.

Annotation: This book competencies and subcompetencies that can be used to assess health education knowledge at the entry and advanced level.

Contact: National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, , 1541 Alta Drive, Suite 303, Whitehall, PA 18052-5642, Telephone: (484)223-0770 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-3248 Fax: (484) 223-0799, (800) 813-0727 E-mail: admin@nchec.org Web Site: http://www.nchec.org $60.00 plus shipping and handling.

Keywords: Certification, Competence, Continuing education, Health education, Professional standards review, Professional training, Resources for professionals, Self assessment, Work force

National Academy for State Health Policy. 2015. State community health worker models. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 1 v.

Annotation: This interactive map highlights state activity to integrate community health workers (CHWs) into evolving health care systems in key areas such as financing, education and training, certification, and state definitions, roles, and scopes of practice. The map includes enacted state CHW legislation and provides links to state CHW associations and other leading organizations working on CHW issues in states.

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: Associations, Certification, Community based services, Community health workers, Education, Financing, Health care systems, Organizations, Role, Service integration, State legislation, Training

Arizona Department of Health Services. 2014–. Training opportunities: Developmental screening and fluoride varnish training. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource for clinicians explains how to receive training and reimbursement for performing developmental screenings and applying fluoride varnish in Arizona. Topics include state certification requirements; training locations, descriptions, schedules, and fees; how to be reimbursed; and instructions for purchasing supplies.

Contact: Arizona Department of Health Services, 150 North 18th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2670, Telephone: (602) 542-1025 Fax: (602) 542-0883 E-mail: piowebmaster@azdhs.gov Web Site: http://www.azdhs.gov/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, Certification, Developmental screening, Fluorides, Infants, Oral health, Preventive health services, Primary care, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals, State programs, Training, Young children

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Oral Health Program. 2014. West Virginia Cavity Free by Three: Fluoride varnish manual for health care providers. Charleston, WV: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Oral Health Program, 32 pp.

Annotation: This manual is designed to help primary care health professionals and others reduce the rate of dental caries in infants and young children ages 6 to 36 months in West Virginia. Contents include

Contact: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Oral Health Program, 350 Capitol Street, Room 427, Charleston, WV 25301, Telephone: (304) 558-5388 Web Site: https://dhhr.wv.gov/oralhealth/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Consumer education materials, Dental care, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Infants, Medicaid, Oral health, Parent education, Preventive health services, Primary care, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals, Risk assessment, Screening, State programs, Training, West Virginia, Young children, and parent-education materials. , coding and billing, information about the implementation strategy (training and certification protocol) for caries risk assessment, fluoride-varnish application, and facilitation of the age 1 dental visit, training resources

California Health Workforce Alliance. 2013. Taking innovation to scale: Community health workers, promotores, and the Triple Aim–A statewide assessment of the roles and contributions of California's community health workers: Final report. [no place]: California Health Workforce Alliance, 78 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from an assessment of the level of engagement and roles of community health workers (CHW) among health care safety net providers in California, and their contributions towards the achievement of the Triple Aim objectives (reduced costs, improved patient experience, and improved population health). The report also discusses challenges and opportunities for expansion including recommendations for conducting a statewide CHW campaign; implementing a statewide CHW education, training, and certification infrastructure; and sustainable financing mechanisms. Case studies are also included.

Contact: California Health and Human Services Agency, Office of the Secretary, 1600 Ninth Street, Room 460, Sacramento, CA 95814, Telephone: (916) 654-3454 Web Site: http://www.chhs.ca.gov/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Campaigns, Case studies, Certification, Client satisfaction, Community health workers, Costs, Financing, Paraprofessional education, Program improvement, State surveys, Statewide planning, Training

University of Colorado Boulder, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence. 2012–. Blueprints for healthy youth development. Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Boulder, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, multiple items.

Annotation: This registry provides information about evidence-based positive youth development programs designed to promote the health and well-being of children and adolescents. Contents include surveys for matching children's strengths and needs to specific programs based on outcome areas, risk and protective factors, and developmental stage; the program review criteria fact sheet, checklist, and standard; a searchable database that provides each program's name, target population, financing strategies, rating (promising or model program), benefits and costs, impact, and summary; instructions for nominating a program; related publications; and other resources.

Contact: University of Colorado Boulder, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, 483 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-4083, Telephone: (303) 492-1032 Fax: (303) 492-2151 E-mail: blueprints@colorado.edu Web Site: https://cspv.colorado.edu/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescents, Behavior problems, Certification, Child development, Children, Databases, Developmental stages, Health promotion, Information sources, Mental health, Model programs, Needs assessment, Prevention programs, Program planning, Protective factors, Registries, Research, Resources for professionals, Risk factors, Surveys, Violence prevention

Oregon Health Authority, Oral Health Unit and Oregon Oral Health Coalition. 2012. First Tooth Train the Trainer Program. Wilsonville, OR: Oregon Oral Health Coalition, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document describes a program to reduce early childhood caries in Oregon by implementing preventive oral health services for infants and children using a train-the-trainer model. The intended audience is regional oral health champions who will provide training to local health professionals, oral health professionals, and other community providers with a stake in improving the oral health of infants and young children from birth through age 5. Contents include information about trainer prerequisites, benefits, and requirements; successful program completion; and ongoing support.

Contact: Oregon Oral Health Coalition, P.O. Box 3132, Wilsonville, OR 97070, Telephone: (971) 224-3018 Fax: (971) 224-1323 Web Site: http://www.orohc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Certification, Community based services, Continuing education, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Oral health, Oregon, Preventive health services, Primary care, Program descriptions, State programs, Technical assistance, Training, Young children

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare. 2009-. Mental health first aid USA. Washington, DC: National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare,

Annotation: This interactive 12-hour course is designed to help communities better understand mental illness and respond to psychiatric emergencies. Topics include the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems; the prevalence of various mental health disorders and the need for reduced stigma in communities; a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care; and evidence-based professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.

Contact: National Council for Behavioral Health, 1400 K Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 684-7457 E-mail: communications@thenationalcouncil.org Web Site: http://www.thenationalcouncil.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Certification, Community based services, Health education, Mental health, Public health, Substance use behavior, Training

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. 2006. Oral health training 101. [Columbia, SC]: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 48 pp.

Annotation: This course is designed to help early childhood and child care professionals prevent oral disease in young children and their families by promoting healthy habits. Contents for trainers include information about child care certification, a course outline, tips for conducting the training, a slide presentation and accompanying notes, key oral health messages, and an overview of available educational materials. Additional resources include a pre-test with answer key, a post-test and evaluation, training report form, a form for ordering oral health training materials, resources for oral health-related products such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, and information about toothbrushing in the child care center.

Contact: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone: (803) 898-3432 Fax: (803) 898-3323 E-mail: info@dhec.sc.gov Web Site: http://www.scdhec.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Certification, Child care centers, Child care workers, Educational materials, Oral health, Oral hygiene, South Carolina, Staff development, State programs, Training materials, Young children

Lipson K, Fishman E, Boozang P, Bachrach D. 2003. Rethinking recertification: Keeping eligible individuals enrolled in New York's public health insurance programs. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 48 pp.

Annotation: This report addresses the question of whether a stringent recertification process is necessary for New York's public health insurance programs to prevent significant numbers of families from retaining benefits for which they have become ineligible through changes to their incomes or household size. The report is divided into the following sections: (1) about the authors, (2) executive summary, (3) background, (4) study approach, (5) study methodology, (6) findings, (7) discussion and policy implications, (8) conclusion: how to reduce disenrollment at recertification. The report includes tables and figures. The report concludes with four attachments containing supplementary material.

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 at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Certification, Economic factors, Eligibility, Families, Low income groups, New York, Public policy, State health insurance programs

Gallagher JJ, Coleman P. 1990. Professional organizations' role in meeting the personnel demands of Part H, P.L. 99-457. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carolina Institute for Child and Family Policy, 41 pp.

Annotation: This document reports on a study of ten professional associations focusing on their plans for additional certification standards to include service to infants and toddlers related to the requirements of the Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986, Part H (P. L. 99-457, Part H), the kinds of training initiatives their association was planning, and what they were doing about existing personnel shortages.

Keywords: Certification, Children with special health care needs, Early intervention, Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986, Federal legislation, Health professionals, Part H

McCarthy J. 1988. State certification of early childhood teachers: An analysis of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report presents data collected in December 1987 and January 1988 through a telephone survey of state certification officials and early childhood specialists and from a review of documents provided by state certification offices and other information. It discusses the patterns of certification found and the implications of recent changes. Overall, teacher certification is found to be in a state of rapid change.

Contact: National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 232-8777 Secondary Telephone: (800) 424-2460 Fax: (202) 328-1846 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.naeyc.org $5.00 plus shipping and handling.

Keywords: Certification, Early childhood educators, State government

Rooks J, Haas JE, eds. 1986. Nurse-midwifery in America. Washington, DC: American College of Nurse-Midwives Foundation, 16 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses what a certified nurse-midwife is, progress, contributions and problems in the field, the role of the Federal Trade Commission, and factors contributing to and hindering the successful practice of nurse-midwifery.

Contact: American College of Nurse-Midwives, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (240) 485-1800 Secondary Telephone: (888) MID-WIFE (643-9433) Fax: (240) 485-1818 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.midwife.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Certification, Childbirth, Nurse midwives

Kontos S, Fiene R. 1985. Penn State/OCYF day care project: Final report of a pilot study. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University; Springfield, VA: distributed by ERIC Document Reproduction Service, 17 pp. (ERIC reports)

Annotation: This report examines the methodology used to ascertain the compliance of child care centers with Pennsylvania's health and safety requirements and program criteria. The Office of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF) uses the Child Development Program Evaluation Licensing Scale (CPDE) to test for health and safety compliance. This test has no components that evaluate the quality of the services provided. This report compares the results of CDPE against results from the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS) and the Caregiver Observation Form and Scale (COFS) to test for a correlation between high scores on the CPDE and quality child care services. The report also analyzes the results to determine if there were predictors between high scores and quality child development programs.

Contact: Education Resources Information Center, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20208, Telephone: (202) 219-1385 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.eric.ed.gov Available from the website. Document Number: ERIC ED 255 290.

Keywords: Certification, Child care, Evaluation, Family child care, Health and safety, Pennsylvania, Quality assurance

U.S. Children's Bureau, Industrial Division. 1940. Trend of child labor 1937 to 1939. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 17 pp. (Serial no. R 1058)

Matthews EN. 1930. Children in fruit and vegetable canneries: A survey in seven states. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 227 pp. (Bureau publication (United States. Children's Bureau); no. 198)

Woodbury HS. 1924. Administration of child labor laws: Part 5—Standards applicable to the administration of employment-certificate systems. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 227 pp. (Bureau publication (United States. Children's Bureau); no. 133)

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