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San Francisco Department of Public Health. 2020. Summary, FAQ, and additional guidance for Health Directive 2020-09c: Required best practices for dental health care (upd.ed.). San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Department of Public Health, 12 pp. (Guidance)

Annotation: This directive provides guidance for oral health care in San Francisco, California, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Requirements, physical distancing protocol checklists, and strategies to reduce COVID-19 transmission in oral health settings are included. The directive includes a summary and answers to frequently asked questions.

Contact: San Francisco Department of Public Health, 101 Grove Street, Room 311, San Francisco, CA 94102, Telephone: (415) 554-2666 Fax: (415) 554-2665 E-mail: health.commission.dph@sfdph.org Web Site: http://www.sfdph.org/dph/default.asp Available from the website.

Keywords: City government, County government, Disease transmission, Guidelines, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Safety, Virus diseases

National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2015. Building an ethics infrastructure in local health departments. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for accreditation coordinators and local health department (LHD) practitioners outlines steps to advance public health ethics at LHDs. Topics include why it's important to understand and promote public health ethics, considerations for establishing an ethics committee, and Public Health Accreditation Board ethics requirements.

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accreditation, City health agencies, County health agencies, Ethics, Local government, Policy development, Public health infrastructure

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2014. Building a formal ethics infrastructure at local health departments. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 14 pp.

Annotation: This report outlines six recommendations for how local health departments should create infrastructure to address ethical issues that arise in public health practice. The appendices contain an in-depth summary of the process used to the develop the recommendations and examples of formal ethics infrastructures.

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: City health agencies, County health agencies, Ethics, Local government, Policy development, Public health infrastructure

National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2012. Roadmap to a culture of quality improvement: A guide to leadership and success in local health departments. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 16 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance to local health departments (LHDs) on progressing through six phases or levels of quality improvement (QI) integration until a culture of QI has been reached and can be sustained. For each phase, the document presents common organizational characteristics and incremental strategies for transitioning to the next stage. The document also describes six foundational elements of a QI culture that LHDs should cultivate over time.

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org

Keywords: City health agencies, County health agencies, Evolution, Leadership, Learning, Local government, Organizational change, Outcome and process assessment, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Quality assurance, Sustainability, Systems development, Transitions

Bosland J. 2005. Strengthening America's families: An agenda for municipal leaders. Washington, DC: National League of Cities, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, 42 pp.

Annotation: This paper focuses on municipal leaders' role in strengthening American's families. Part 1 of the paper discusses how mayors, city council members, and other key city leaders can help mobilize, organize, and lead family-strengthening efforts focused on local families and the neighborhoods in which they live. Part 2 offers a set of strategies for launching and sustaining efforts to strengthen families. Part 3 looks more closely at some specific things city leaders can do to help create important connections for families. The paper contains a wide range of practical ideas for how municipal action can strengthen families.

Contact: National League of Cities, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 550, Washington, DC 20004-1763, Telephone: (877) 827-2385 Fax: E-mail: Web Site: http://www.nlc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, City government, Communities, Community programs, Domestic violence, Early childhood development, Education, Employment programs, Families, Family support, Health, Housing, Local government, Neighborhoods, Nutrition, Safety, School age child care

Strombino DM, Koontz A, Silver GB, Allston AA, Grason HA. 2002. Accountability and quality improvement for perinatal health. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 8 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of this report is to describe accountability and quality improvement functions undertaken by local health departments. Topics include four essential public health functions for pregnant women and infants: (1) assessing and monitoring health status to identify and address problems; (2)ensuring public accountability for pregnant women's and infants' well-being; (3) ensuring the capacity and competency of the perinatal health work force; and (4) ensuring access to comprehensive, quality systems of care. Statistical information is provided in map and chart formats. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E4143, Baltimore, MD 21205, Telephone: (410) 502-5450 Fax: (410) 502-5831 Web Site: http://www.jhsph.edu/wchpc Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, City health agencies, County health agencies, Local government, MCH services, Perinatal health, Personnel, Quality assurance, Statistical data, Women's health

Lovato N, ed. 1999. The DC family services guide. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 40 pp.

Annotation: This directory lists organizations that offer services for children and families in the District of Columbia. Organizations are listed in nine categories: (1) advocacy, (2) community development, (3) District of Columbia Government, (4) education, (5) health care, (6) religious, (7) resource center, (8) social services and (9) other. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Photocopy available at no charge.

Keywords: Advocacy, City government, Community development, Directories, District of Columbia, Education, Family resource centers, Family support services, Health services, Religious organizations, Resource materials, Social services

   

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.