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Davidson GB. n.d.. Toward the control of lead poisoning in children: A cost/benefit analysis. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project Staff, 46 pp. (Study series no.: 1-6 (9a))

Annotation: This paper evaluates the general worth of a specified lead poisoning control program confined to the Children and Youth Projects' child population only. The sensitivity of the cost/benefit model to the assumptions of the paper as well as to the input data considered is considered. The expected benefit of the proposed lead poisoning control program is compared to the expected cost. This paper is part of the documentation and assessment of the effect of P.L. 89-97, Title V. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescent health programs, Child health programs, Children and Youth Projects, Cost effectiveness, Federal MCH programs, Lead poisoning, Lead poisoning prevention programs, Title V programs

Green G. n.d.. Systems development project integrated cost reporting system for Children and Youth projects: System users' documentation–Appendix to: Comment series no. 21—Calculating the cost of delivering health care in children and youth projects–A conceptual model and a case study. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project, ca. 75 pp. (Comment series no.: 0-4 (21))

Annotation: This appendix to Comment Series no. 21 includes specimen reports, data collection documents with instructions, and sample instructions. These are designed for personnel involved in the data collection process for generating cost data to assist in the application of cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness studies in health care delivery and planning new health care facilities and programs for Children and Youth Program projects. This paper is part of the documentation and assessment of the effect of P.L. 89-97, Title II. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Children and Youth Projects, Comprehensive health care, Cost effectiveness, Data collection, Health care delivery

Larsen B. n.d.. A generalization of the volume effect and its application in cost-effectiveness analysis. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project, 36 pp. (Comment series no.: 9-6 (18))

Annotation: This paper discusses the problems of the Children and Youth Program projects in obtaining cost reporting data to provide comparable data for inter-project comparisons and for comparisons of a specific project to an image of itself of theoretical perfection. This is part of a series to document and asses the effect of P.L. 89-97, Title II. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Administration, Adolescent health programs, Child health programs, Children and Youth Projects, Comprehensive health care, Cost effectiveness, Economics, Program evaluation

Ran T, Chattopadhyay SK, and the Community Preventive Services Task Force. 2016. Economic evaluation of community water fluoridation: A Community Guide systematic review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 50(6):790-796,

Annotation: This article presents findings from a systematic review of studies about the effectiveness of community water fluoridation (CWF) on reducing dental caries. Topics include the benefits of CWF and its cost. Contents include information about context, evidence acquisition and evidence synthesis, and a discussion.

Contact: Community Preventive Services Task Force, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Community Guide Branch, 1600 Clifton Road, N.E., MSE69, Atlanta, GA 30329, Telephone: (404) 498-6595 E-mail: communityguide@cdc.gov Web Site: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/task-force/community-preventive-services-task-force-members Available from the website.

Keywords: Community based services, Cost effectiveness, Fluorides, Oral health, Preventive health services, Research, Water

Crespin M, Gross-Panico M. 2016. Improving oral health with school-based sealant programs. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene 14(6):52–55,

Annotation: This self-study course for oral health professionals focuses on the role of school-based dental sealant programs (SBSPs) in reducing dental caries incidence and addressing children’s oral health needs. Topics include the effectiveness of sealants in caries prevention, defining SBSPs, SBSPs’ success in reducing caries incidence, and challenges in implementing SBSPs and strategies for overcoming these challenges.

Contact: Belmont Publications, CE Department, 3621 Harbor Boulevard, Suite 265, Santa Ana, CA 92704, Telephone: (714) 825-0988 $22.

Keywords: Children, Continuing education, Cost effectiveness, Dental care, Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Oral health, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, School health services

Weno K. 2015. Statement on the evidence supporting the safety and effectiveness of community water fluoridation. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 pp.

Annotation: This statement focuses on the safety and benefits of community water fluoridation (CWF). Contents include evidence showing that CWF programs are an effective, cost-saving, and safe intervention for preventing tooth decay and promoting oral health across the lifespan. The effectiveness of CWF compared with other methods of fluoride delivery is discussed, along with the return on investment of CWF, both for families and for the health care system as a whole. Risks that may accompany CWF are addressed.

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: Community based services, Cost effectiveness, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Life course, Oral health, Safety, Water

Children's Dental Policy. 2015. States stalled on dental sealant programs. Philadelphia, PA: Pew Charitable Trusts, 25 pp. (See also Unique no. 34455 (initial report card))

Annotation: This report presents findings from a survey of dental directors and state dental boards to assess progress on four benchmarks reflecting the reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of state school-based dental sealant programs (SBSPs). Topics include the extent to which SBSPs are serving high-need schools, whether dental hygienists are allowed to place sealants in SBSPs without a dentist’s prior exam, whether states collect data and participate in a national database, and the proportion of students receiving sealants across the state. State fact sheets are also available.

Contact: Pew Charitable Trusts, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1700, Philadelphia, PA 19103-7077, Telephone: (215) 575-9050 Fax: (215) 575-4939 E-mail: info@pewtrusts.org Web Site: http://www.pewtrusts.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Cost effectiveness, Data collection, Dental sealants, Measures, Oral health, Outreach, Population surveillance, Preventive health services, School age children, School health programs, State programs, State surveys, Work force

Virginia Home Visiting Consortium. 2015. Home visiting helps Virginia's investments work better. Harrisonburg, VA: Virginia Home Visiting Consortium, 6 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information about the costs and benefits of high quality home visiting programs for families with children from birth to age 5 in Virginia. Topics include the impact of home visiting on student performance, family health, and community economic well-being.

Contact: Virginia Home Visiting Consortium, James Madison University, The Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services, Harrisonburg, VA , Telephone: (540) 568-5251 Fax: (540) 568-6409 E-mail: homevisitingconsortium.jmu.edu Web Site: http://www.homevisitingva.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Cost effectiveness, Early childhood development, Family health, Financing, Home visiting, Prenatal care, Preventive health services, Quality assurance, School readiness, State MCH programs, Virginia, Young children

Bachrach D, Boozang P, Glanz D. 2015. States expanding Medicaid see significant budget savings and revenue gains: Early data shows consistent economic benefits across expansion states. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, State Health Reform Assistance Network, 10 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the budget impact of Medicaid expansion in a sample of eight states from all regions of the country. The report documents state budget implications for fiscal year (FY) or calendar year (CY) 2014 and projected savings for FY/CY 2015 in several categories of expenditures.

Contact: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 50 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540-6614, Telephone: (877) 843-7953 Fax: Web Site: http://www.rwjf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Cost effectiveness, Health care reform, Medicaid, State programs

Burbank M, Evans M, Hosterman L, Leung-Strle P. 2015. Mandating paid maternity leave for America's working mothers: Improving the health and economic stability of families. Johnstown, PA: Association of State Public Health Nutritionists, 4 pp.

Annotation: This policy brief highlights the research on health benefits that paid maternity leave can provide to mothers and their families. The brief urges policymakers to strengthen the economic stability of the country by creating a national mandatory, paid maternity leave policy.

Contact: Association of State Public Health Nutritionists, P.O. Box 1001, Johnstown, PA 15907-1001, Telephone: (814) 255-2829 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (814) 255-6514 Web Site: http://www.asphn.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Cost effectiveness, Policy development

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health. 2015. Community water fluoridation. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about the safety and benefits of community water fluoridation (CWF) in preventing tooth decay and its complications in children and adults. Topics include the effectiveness of CWF in reducing disparities and saving costs and the use of fluoride nationally and internationally

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health, 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/OralHealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Children, Community role, Cost effectiveness, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Oral health, Preventive health services, Public health, Water

Georgia State University School of Public Health. 2015. SafeCare®. Atlanta, GA: Georgia State University School of Public Health, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document describes SafeCare, an evidence-based, parent-training curriculum for parents of infants and children from birth to age 5 who are at-risk for or have been reported for child neglect or physical abuse. Topics include the evidence-base, cost-benefit, cost of implementation of SafeCare; the structure of the parent child/infant interaction, health, home safety, and family engagement skills modules; certification and support including the role of the home visitor, coach, and trainer; and implementation planning and sustainability.

Contact: Georgia State University School of Public Health, Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development, 14 Marietta Street, N.W., Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30303, Web Site: http://healthy.gsu.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child neglect, Cost effectiveness, Costs, Early childhood development, Home visiting, Infants, Model programs, Motivation, Parent child relations, Parent education, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Program planning, Safety, Sustainability, Training, Young children

AASA: The School Superintendents Association, Alliance for Excellent Education, American Association of University Women, American Psychological Association, American School Counselor Association, Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, Council For Exceptional Children, Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality, National Education Association, National PTA. 2015. Safe, healthy, and ready to learn: Policy recommendations to ensure children thrive in supportive communities free from violence and trauma. San Francisco, CA: Futures Without Violence, 38 pp.

Annotation: This report for policymakers, a component of a national campaign to address childhood exposure to violence and trauma, explores policy solutions to help children, families, and communities health and thrive. Topics include investing early in parents and young children; helping schools promote positive school climates, be trauma sensitive, and raise achievement; training child-serving professionals about preventing and responding to youth violence and trauma; preventing violence and trauma; improving intra- and inter-governmental coordination and alignment; increasing the availability of trauma-informed services for children and families; and increasing public awareness and knowledge of childhood violence and trauma.

Contact: Futures Without Violence, 100 Montgomery Street, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129-1718, Telephone: (415) 678-5500 Fax: (415) 529-2930 E-mail: info@futureswithoutviolence.org Web Site: http://futureswithoutviolence.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Child safety, Cost effectiveness, Evaluation, Learning, Model programs, Policy development, Public policy, Public private partnerships, Reform, Trauma, Violence prevention

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 2015. Cost savings to Medicaid from the Maternal infant Program due to reduction in preterm birth rate. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 1 p. (Return on investment fact sheet series, volume 1, issue 1)

Annotation: This fact sheet describes the cost effectiveness of a program to supplement medical (prenatal and infant) care for Medicaid-eligible mothers in Michigan. Topics include how the program works, the program's effectiveness in reducing preterm birth, how much the program's prenatal services cost, how much preterm birth costs, and Medicaid's potential return on investment from the reduction in preterm and very preterm births and other savings..

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Capitol View Building, 201 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs Available from the website.

Keywords: Cost effectiveness, Costs, High risk mothers, Infant health, Medicaid, Prenatal care, Preterm birth, State MCH programs, Women's health

Burwick A, Zaveri H, Shang L, Boller K, Daro D, Strong DA. 2014. Costs of early childhood home visiting: An analysis of programs implemented in the Supporting Evidence-based Home Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment Initiative. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research, 43 pp., plus appendices.

Zaveri H, Burwick A, Maher E. 2014. Home visiting: The potential for cost savings from home visiting due to reductions in child maltreatment. Seattle, WA: Casey Family Programs, 9 pp.

Annotation: This report examines four home visiting models (Healthy Families America, Nurse Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, and Safe Care augmented) to find evidence that the programs reduce child maltreatment. It gives data on the cost per family of the four programs and reports on evidence that some of the programs did reduce child maltreatment and were cost effective.

Contact: Casey Family Programs, 2001 Eighth Avenue, Suite 2700, Seattle, WA 98121, Telephone: (206) 282-7300 Fax: (202) 282-3555 E-mail: http://www.casey.org/ContactUs/EmailUs/?email=pbagnpghf@pnfrl.bet&officename=Casey%20Family%20%20Programs Web Site: http://www.casey.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child neglect, Child protective services, Cost effectiveness, Home visiting

Olson S, Bogard K, rapporteurs; Institute of Medicine, Board on Children, Youth, and Families; National Research Council. 2014. Considerations in applying benefit-cost analysis to preventive interventions for children, youth, and families: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 82 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses a wide range of issues about benefit-cost analysis, including the level of research rigor that should be met before results from an evaluation are used to estimate or predict outcomes in a cost-benefit analysis; best practices and methodologies for costing prevention interventions; prevention outcomes that currently lend themselves to monetization; processes and methodologies that should be used when linking prevention outcomes to avoided costs or increased revenues; and best methods for handling risk and uncertainty in estimates.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu $36.00; available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-30105-3.

Keywords: Children, Comparative analysis, Cost effectiveness, Costs, Families, Intervention, Prevention programs, Youth

Virginia Commonwealth University, Center on Society and Health. 2014. Education: It matters more to health than ever before. Richmond, VA: Virginia Commonwealth University, Center on Society and Health, 7 pp. (Issue brief)

Virginia Commonwealth University, Center on Society and Health. 2014. Why education matters to health: Exploring the causes. Richmond, VA: Virginia Commonwealth University, Center on Society and Health, 9 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief provides an overview of what research shows about the links between education and health alongside the perspectives of residents of a disadvantaged urban community in Richmond, Virginia.

Contact: Virginia Commonwealth University, Center on Society and Health, 830 East Main Street, Suite 5035, P.O. Box 980212, Richmond, VA 23296-0212, Telephone: (804) 628-2462 Web Site: http://societyhealth.vcu.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Cost effectiveness, Data linkage, Education, Health status, Local programs, Minority health, Virginia

Pickett OK. 2014. Cost effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis in MCH: Resource brief (upd. ed.). Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This brief is designed to help policymakers and program administrators make decisions about funding services and programs in maternal and child health (MCH). Contents include current, high-quality resources about cost effectiveness analysis and cost-benefit analysis in MCH. In addition, the brief provides links to discussions of effective programs and evidence-based practices that achieve health and wellness goals but that are not analyzed in terms of costs for the benefits achieved. [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: Cost benefit analysis, Cost effectiveness, Costs, Decision making, Financing, MCH programs, Model programs, Resources for professionals

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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.