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Dale D. n.d.. How to make citizen involvement work: Strategies for developing clout. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Citizen Involvement Training Program,

Contact: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Citizen Involvement Training Program, 381 Hills South, Room 381, Amherst, MA 01003, Telephone: (413) 545-2038 $10.00 plus $2.50 postage.

Keywords: Community participation

Center for Mental Health in Schools. n.d.. A sampling of outcome findings from interventions relevant to addressing barriers to learning. Los Angeles, CA: Center for Mental Health in Schools, ca. 150 pp. (Technical assistance sampler)

Annotation: The purpose of this report is to provide technical assistance to individuals working to improve student performance in American public schools. Examples of specific techniques that address barriers to student learning and data to support these techniques are highlighted within this document. Areas covered include (1) enhancing classroom-based efforts to enable learning, (2) providing student and family assistance, (3) responding to and preventing crises, (4) supporting transitions, (5) increasing home involvement in schooling, and (6) outreach for greater community involvement and support. [Support in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: Academic achievement, Barriers, Community participation, Knowledge level, Learning, Mental health, Parent participation

National Child Traumatic Stress Network and Center for Resilient Families. n.d.. A guide to forming advisory boards for family-serving organizations. Minneapolis, MN: Center for Resilient Families, 12 pp.

Annotation: This document presents things to think about as an organization considers how an advisory board might enhance the values it provides. Topics include goals, types of boards (families only, families and providers), size of the board, board terms, member recruitment, preparing and orienting board members, structuring meetings, and empowering family partners.

Contact: Center for Resilient Families, Institute for Translation Research, University of Minnesota, 1100 Washington Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55415, Available from the website.

Keywords: Advisory committees, Community participation, Family relations

Chazin S, Glover J. 2017. A community framework for addressing social determinants of oral health for low-income populations. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 11 pp. (Technical assistance brief)

Annotation: This brief describes a framework for assessing social determinants related to oral health and creating partnerships to improve oral health among children from families with low incomes. Topics include identifying the social determinants of oral health in a community, mapping and mobilizing community resources through partnership, selecting approaches to take action, and evaluating implementation and impact. Contents include example indicators potentially related to oral health, intervention metrics, and how the framework was applied to select an intervention.

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: Case studies, Collaboration, Community coordination, Community participation, Low income groups, Models, Needs assessment, Oral health, Outcome evaluation, Process evaluation, Program planning, Public private partnerships, Relationships, Resource allocation

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2017. Pathways to family leadership within AMCHP. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document defines the term "family leader" and describes the roles for family leaders in the Association for Maternal and Child Health Programs' activities. Topics include title, eligibility criteria, selection process, timeline, and duties.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Contact Phone: (202) 775-1472 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Contact E-mail: mjarvix@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community participation, Consultants, Employment, Families, Leadership, Mentors, Parent participation, Parent professional relations, Public private partnerships, Recruitment, Special health care services, State MCH programs, Teaching, Technical assistance, Title V programs, Training, Volunteers, Work force

Roche MK, Blank M, Jacobson R. 2017. Community schools: A whole-child framework for school improvement. Washington, DC: Institute for Educational Leadership, Coalition for Community Schools, 26 pp.

Annotation: This paper proposes community schools as a strategy for school improvement. Topics include what a community school looks like at the school level, how community schools support provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act, and how states can support community schools. Information about community school and initiative exemplars, resources, and partners are included.

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: Adolescents, Children, Coalitions, Collaboration, Community coordination, Community participation, Equal opportunities, Families, Learning, Models, Organizational change, Program improvement, Public private partnerships, Relationships, School districts, Schools, Service integration, Social support, Systems development

U.S. Office of Head Start. 2016. Head Start approach to school readiness: Overview. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource defines school readiness and provides frameworks for understanding school readiness, and outlines goals and core strategies to promote school readiness in Head Start programs. Additional contents include frequently asked questions applicable to agencies serving preschoolers and/or infants and toddlers and those serving infants and toddlers only. Information about ways programs can establish goals for school readiness and take steps to achieve them are also available.

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: Child development, Child health, Community programs, Emotional development, Families, Head Start, Infant health, Infants, Language development, Learning, Parent participation, Psychosocial development, School readiness, Young children

National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety. 2016. NCCSHS 19th annual meeting: The Every Student Succeeds Act–What does it mean for student achievement, health and safety? [participant folder]. [no place]: National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety, 1 v.

Annotation: This binder contains materials from a meeting of federal agency and national nongovernmental organization staff held on May 20, 2015, in Rockville, Maryland, to discuss the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and what it means for student achievement, health, and safety. Contents include the agenda, speaker biographies, a list of meeting participants, and a list of organizations participating in National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety (NCCSHS); handouts; small group discussion materials; and background materials. Topics include ESSA provisions intended to support safe and healthy students and how other federal agency program align with those provisions, the ESSA appropriations process including the development of regulations and provision of technical assistance to states for implementing the regulations, and high impact opportunities for connecting health and education. [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 Single photocopies available at no charge.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Collaboration, Community participation, Federal initiatives, Health promotion, Meetings, Nutrition, Physical education, Program coordination, Public policy, Public private partnerships, Relationships, School age children, School health education, School health programs, School health services, School safety

National Children's Oral Health Foundation. 2016. #MySmileMatters national youth engagement plan. Charlotte, NC: National Children's Oral Health Foundation, 11 pp.

Annotation: This document presents a model for helping adolescents and adults integrate oral health advocacy, learning, and teaching opportunities into their schools and communities. Contents include activities to increase oral health literacy by changing beliefs, activities to change oral health habits by changing behavior, and activities to affect whole populations by changing the environment. The plan also outlines steps for adolescents and youth groups to become members of the #MySmileMatters Youth Movement, a national initiative to engage adolescents in oral health and wellness.

Contact: National Children's Oral Health Foundation, 4108 Park Road, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC 28209, Telephone: (704) 350-1600 Secondary Telephone: (800) 559-9838 Fax: (704) 350-1333 E-mail: info@ncohf.org Web Site: http://www.ncohf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Behavior change, Beliefs, Community action, Community participation, Health behavior, Learning, Models, National initiatives, Oral health, Policy development, Schools, Strategic plans, Teaching, Youth

DentaQuest Foundation. 2016. Community toolkit: Preserving and implementing water fluoridation in your community. Boston, MA: DentaQuest Foundation, multiple items.

Annotation: This toolkit presents strategies for implementing community water fluoridation (CWF) or preventing a rollback attempt. Contents include information and resources for assessing community readiness, talking about CWF, finding community champions, talking to policymakers, and addressing opposition to CWF. Links to websites and other resources about fluoridation, sample messages, talking points, a focus group guide, a worksheet for identifying champions, and a sample organizational support letter are provided.

Contact: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: http://www.dentaquestpartnership.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Communities, Community health services, Community participation, Consumer education materials, Fluorides, Oral health, Policy development, Preventive health services, Program development, Resources for professionals, Water

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2016. AMCHP case study: Engaging diverse populations–State examples. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 3 pp.

Annotation: This document describes family engagement as a critical part of Title V maternal and child health (MCH) and children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) programs and ways that states are engaging diverse populations. Contents include case study examples in Kentucky and Texas. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Community participation, Cultural diversity, Families, Kentucky, Leadership, Public private partnerships, Role, State programs, Texas, Title V programs

Wyatt R, Laderman M, Botwinick L, Mate K, Whittington J. 2016. Achieving health equity: A guide for health care organizations. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement , 45 pp.

Annotation: This paper provides a framework for health care organizations to improve health equity in the communities they serve. Topics include making health equity a strategic priority, developing structure and processes to support health equity work, deploying specific strategies to address the multiple determinants of health on which health care organizations can have a direct impact, decreasing institutional racism within the organization, and developing partnerships with community organizations to improve health and equity. The paper also describes practical issues in measuring health equity, presents a case study of the Henry Ford Health System, and includes a self-assessment tool for health care organizations to assess their current state related to each component of the framework.

Contact: Institute for Healthcare Improvement , 20 University Road, Seventh Floor , Cambridge , MA 02138, Telephone: (617) 301-4800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 787-0831 Fax: (617) 301-4830 E-mail: info@ihi.org Web Site: http://www.ihi.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community participation, Discrimination, Equal opportunities, Health care delivery, Health disparities, Health systems agencies, Inclusion, Measures, Organizational change, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Self evaluation, Social bias

[U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services]. 2016. Serving special populations: Rural areas–Fast facts for assisters. [Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services], 5 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for people who assist health care consumers living in rural areas provides information about health insurance eligibility and enrollment barriers and what assisters can do to bolster education and outreach efforts in rural areas. Scenarios and resources are included.

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: Access to health care, Barriers, Communication, Community participation, Costs, Family support services, Health insurance, Outreach, Relationships, Resources for professionals, Rural populations, Transportation, Trust

Gale J, Coburn A, Pearson K, Croll Z, Shaler G. 2016. Population health strategies of critical access hospitals. Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Maine Rural Health Research Center, 24 pp. (Briefing paper #36)

Annotation: This paper presents findings from a study to assess the population health strategies and models that critical access hospitals (CAHs) have undertaken, the challenges they have faced, and the factors that have contributed to their successes. Contents include discussion of initiatives and experiences of eight CAHs and how states and others can assist and support CAHs with population health and community health improvement initiatives. Topics include responsiveness to community health needs assessment; strong board and hospital leadership; a well-developed infrastructure; skilled and dedicated staff; an organizational and governance strategy that allows for community partnerships; and a willingness to share responsibility, resources, and credit with community partners.

Contact: University of Southern Maine, Rural Health Research Center, P.O. Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104-9300, Telephone: (207) 780-4430 Secondary Telephone: (207) 780-5646 Fax: (207) 780-4060 Web Site: https://usm.maine.edu/muskie/cutler/mrhrc Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community participation, Hospitals, Leadership, Model programs, Needs assessment, Program improvement, Quality assurance

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2016. AMCHP family engagement initiatives. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet highlights the variety of ways that the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs engages families across programs and policy activities. Topics include engaging family leaders as critical elements of the organization infrastructure; developing family leaders and helping them obtain the tools and resources they need to be active participants in the work force; and engaging family leaders in the development of, and a target audience for, program and policy activities.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community participation, Families, Leadership training, Parent participation, Policy development, Professional societies, Program development, State MCH programs, Technical assistance, Title V programs, Work force

Hayes CP. 2016. Increasing access to oral health care in Missouri: One funder's approach. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This issue brief provides information about a multiyear initiative to increase access to oral health care for children and adults in Missouri. Topics include increasing access to oral health services, increasing the number of providers, and expanding insurance coverage and acceptance. Additional topics include establishing the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health, hiring a state dental director, financing data collection, and disseminating and implementing a state oral health plan.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Children, Coalitions, Community participation, Data collection, Financing, Grants, Health insurance, Missouri, Oral health, Public private partnerships, Statewide planning, Work force

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health. 2016. Roles of family staff or consultants within Title V MCH and CYSHCN programs. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 7 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses various roles, and activities within these roles, of families who are in paid positions as staff or consultants to state Title V maternal and child health (MCH) and children and youth special health care needs (CYSHCN) programs. Topics include roles for family engagement in the Title V Block Grant guidance; depth of engagement (family roles along a continuum); roles and activities by level of engagement (input, partnership, service provision, policy-level leadership); and family engagement in Title V needs assessment activities.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community participation, Consultants, Employment, Families, Leadership, Mentors, Needs assessment, Parent participation, Parent professional relations, Policy development, Public private partnerships, Quality assurance, Special health care services, State MCH programs, Title V programs, Training, Work force

Lopez ME, Caspe M, McWilliams L. 2016. Public libraries: A vital space for family engagement. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Family Research Project™, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report calls for libraries to join together with schools and community organizations to establish a system of family engagement that extends throughout a child’s life, supports children and families, and prepares children for success. The report defines family engagement and explains why families matter for children's healthy development and positive feelings toward learning, why libraries matter for family engagement, and ways libraries can encourage family engagement. Examples are included.

Contact: Global Family Research Project™, Third Sector New England, 89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111, E-mail: info@GlobalFRP.org Web Site: http://www.GlobalFRP.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Child development, Community action, Families, Learning, Literacy, Participation, Public libraries, Systems development

University of Kansas, Work Group for Community Health and Development. 2015–. Community Tool Box. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Work Group for Community Health and Development, multiple items.

Annotation: This website provides resources and tools to assist individuals and groups in working together to build healthier communities. Contents include how-to information for learning a skill, taking action, linking with others, and supporting collective impact. The website is available in English and Spanish. Topics include community assessment; communications to promote interest and participation; developing a strategic plan and organizational structure; leadership and management; analyzing community problems and designing community interventions; implementing promising community interventions; cultural competence and spirituality in community building; organizing effective advocacy; evaluating community programs and initiatives; maintaining quality and rewarding accomplishments; generating, managing, and sustaining financial resources; and social marketing and sustainability of the initiative.

Contact: University of Kansas, Work Group for Community Health and Development, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Dole Center, Room 4082, Lawrence, KS 66045-7555, Telephone: (785) 864-0533 E-mail: workgroup@ku.edu Web Site: http://communityhealth.ku.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community action, Community participation, Community role, Databases, Model programs, Non-English-Language materials, Planning, Policy development, Problem solving, Program development, Social change, Spanish language materials, Systems development

Demissie Z, Brener ND, McManus T, Shanklin SL, Hawkins J, Kann L. 2015. School health profiles: Characteristics of health programs among secondary schools. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 191 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a biennial survey of middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers to assess school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, and territories. Topics include school health education requirements and content, physical education and physical activity, practices related to bullying and sexual harassment, school health policies related to tobacco-use prevention and nutrition, school-based health services, family engagement and community involvement, and school health coordination. Maps, questionnaires, and data files are also available.

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: Bullying, Community participation, Family school relations, Health policy, Nutrition, Physical activity, Physical education, Prevention programs, Program coordination, School health education, School health programs, School health services, School safety, Service coordination, Sexual harassment, Statistics, Surveys, Tobacco use, Trends

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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.