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Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.

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U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2016. Immigration detention: Additional actions needed to strengthen management and oversight of detainees in medical care. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 65 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the provision and oversight of medical care, including care for women and children, in immigration detention facilities including care. Topics include the extent to which the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has processes for administering detainee medical care and maintaining cost information for care, monitors and assesses compliance with medical care standards, and oversees processes to obtain and address complaints about detainee medical care.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Compliance, Costs, Immigrants, Medical assistance, Residential facilities, Standards, Women

Illinois State Board of Education, Data Analysis Division. 2015. Dental examination compliance status of kindergarten, second, and sixth grade children in Illinois for school year 2013–2014. Springfield, IL: Illinois State Board of Education, 15 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes statewide dental examination compliance and oral health status of children in kindergarten and second and sixth grades in Illinois. Contents include findings on the level of compliance and noncompliance for all students, public school students, and non- public-school students. Compliance and health- status data are reported for the state as a whole, by county, and by grade level. The report also discusses implications of the data across the state.

Contact: Illinois State Board of Education, 100 N. First Street, Springfield, IL 62777, Telephone: (217) 782-4321 Secondary Telephone: (866) 262-6663 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Compliance, Data, Dental care, Dental sealants, Health examinations, Health status, Illinois, Oral health, School age children, School districts, Schools, State legislation, State surveys, Waivers

Association of University Centers on Disabilities, National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, National Disability Rights Network. 2014-. HCBS advocacy. Silver Spring, MD: Association of University Centers on Disabilities, multiple items.

Annotation: This website provides a platform for the aging and disability communities to post information and resources about the home and community-based services (HCBS) settings rule and steps each state is making to comply with the rule. Contents include resources, dates and deadlines, documents, news, and other information organized by state. Additional contents include official resources and information from the federal government about the HCBS rule including guidance and a settings requirements and compliance toolkit.

Contact: Association of University Centers on Disabilities, 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (301) 588-8252 Fax: (301) 588-2842 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Community based services, Compliance, Disabilities, Federal legislation, Guidelines, Information sources, Medicaid, Networking, Public private partnerships, Transition planning

Schneider D, Rossetti J, Crall, J. 2007. Assuring comprehensive dental services in Medicaid and Head Start programs: Planning and implementation considerations. Los Angeles, CA: National Oral Health Policy Center, 16 pp. (Technical issue brief)

Annotation: This brief presents and discusses alternative delivery models for improving access to required dental services for children enrolled in Medicaid and Head Start. Topics include the relationships between these models or arrangements and federal regulations and policies requiring comprehensive services, the consequences that may arise as a result of implementation of these models, and approaches for ameliorating adverse consequences and securing children’s access to a full range of services.

Contact: UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, University of California, Los Angeles, 10990 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Telephone: (310) 794-2583 Fax: (310) 312-9210 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Compliance, Dental care, EPSDT, Head Start, Medicaid, Oral health, Program improvement

Stanton MW, Dougherty D. 2005. Chronic care for low-income children with asthma: Strategies for improvement. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 11 pp. (Research in action; issue no. 18)

Annotation: This report provides strategies that could help policymakers and purchasers of health care and health insurance improve care for children with asthma. The report discusses patterns of use and underuse of asthma controller medications, the effects of proper use of controller medications, and practices and policies used by managed care organizations and clinics and their effects on quality of care. Ongoing research is discussed, and a conclusion is offered. Supplemental information is presented in boxes throughout the report. References 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: Available at no charge; also available from the website. Document Number: AHRQ Pub. No. 05-0073.

Keywords: Asthma, Child health, Clinics, Cultural competence, Health care, Health insurance, Low income groups, Managed care, Medicaid, Patient compliance, Prescription drugs, Public policy, Research

Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Oral Health. 2005. Proof of school dental examination form. Springfield, IL: Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Oral Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This form is designed to assist school districts, oral health professionals, and parents in documenting the oral health status and service needs of children in kindergarten and second and third grades in Illinois. Topics include the presence of dental sealants, dental caries experience and restoration history, untreated caries, soft tissue pathology, and malocclusion; the need for urgent treatment, restorative care, and preventive care; and other service needs. The form is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Oral Health, 535 West Jefferson Street, Third Floor, Springfield, IL 62761, Telephone: (217) 785-4899 Secondary Telephone: (800) 547-0466 Fax: (217) 524-4201 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Compliance, Dental care, Forms, Health examinations, Illinois, Oral health, Public schools, School age children, School districts, Spanish language materials, State legislation

Rapoff M. 1997. Prevention of Medication Compliance Problems in Children with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: [Final report]. Kansas City, KS: University of Kansas, 26 pp.

Annotation: This study was a randomized, two-group trial of a program to strengthen compliance with medication regimes among children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. The experimental prevention component includes: 1) written and videotaped educational materials aimed specifically at preventing and managing compliance problems; 2) instruction by a nurse practitioner in behavioral strategies for improving compliance; and 3) followup telephone contacts in which these strategies are reinstated. Both the literature and previous research by this research team suggests that a combination of educational and behavioral management strategies can be effective at improving compliance in patients who previously had been noncompliant. [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: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB99-107229.

Keywords: Children with Special Health care Needs, Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, MCH Research, Patient compliance, Preventive Health Care Education, Research, Rheumatic Diseases

Tirado MD. 1996. Tools for monitoring cultural competence in health care: Final report. San Francisco,CA: Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, 98 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a project aimed at developing tools to be used to assess the cultural competency of primary care providers practicing within managed care systems. The project convened expert panels to clarify the dimensions of culturally competent health care practices. Panels included health care professionals who serve Chinese and Latino groups, and patient panels selected from these ethnic groups. Focusing on asthma, diabetes and hypertension, the panelists discussed areas in which misunderstandings may occur that result in the patient's not following the physician's directions, such as language difficulties, dietary habits, or beliefs about illness and treatment. The publication includes many references and suggestions for research.

Contact: Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, 1225 Eighth Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814, Telephone: (916) 448-3234 Fax: (916) 448-3248 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: PIC ID No. 6352.

Keywords: Cultural barriers, Cultural sensitivity, Culturally competent services, Ethnic factors, Health care delivery, Language barriers, Minority groups, Patient compliance, Program evaluation

Krasnegor NA, Epstein L, Johnson SB, Yaffe SJ, eds. 1993. Developmental aspects of health compliance behavior. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 387 pp.

Annotation: This book examines current trends in research in patient compliance among children and adolescents, and it develops four main themes: theory, measurement, prevention, and intervention. The essays underscore that developmental factors affect health compliance behavior in children in a significant way, and it suggests how that idea can be incorporated in intervention and prevention programs. The book also suggests topics for future research.

Contact: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 325 Chestnut Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19160, Telephone: (215) 625-8900 Secondary Telephone: (800) 354-1420 Contact Phone: (800) 926-6579 Fax: (215) 625-2940 Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-8058-1112-5.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescents with special health care needs, Child development, Children with special health care needs, Health behavior, Intervention, Patient compliance, Prevention


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.