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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

Southeastern Michigan Health Association, Center for Population Health. 2016. Livingston County's Road to Community Health: Oral health. [Howell, MI]: Livingston County Department of Public Health, 2 pp. (Livingston County's road to community health series, no. 7)

Annotation: This issue examines the oral health status of residents in Livingston County, Michigan, as reported in the community health status assessment, compared to state and national data. Topics include the percentage of residents who did not have a dental visit in the past year, the percentage who did not have dental insurance by income, and recommendations for and use of oral health care services among children.

Contact: Livingston County Department of Public Health, 2300 E Grand River Avenue, Suite 102, Howell, MI 48843, Telephone: (517) 546-9850 Fax: (517) 546-6995 Web Site: https://www.livgov.com/health Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, County programs, Dental care, Dental insurance, Health care utilization, Health status, Local government, Low income groups, Michigan, Needs assessment, Oral health, Preventive health services

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

Libbey P, Miyahara B. 2011. Cross-jurisdictional relationships in local public health: Preliminary summary of an environmental scan. [Princeton, NJ]: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 7 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the results of an environmental scan commissioned by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to gain a better understanding of the issues involved in creating formal collaborative relationships between local health departments residing in different communities. The report examines the types of relationships that currently exist between health departments—how they are structured, how and why they were created, and how well they are working. It also looks at the language used by stakeholders to define and describe these relationships. The report, which is based on information gathered during site visits and in-person visits with key stakeholders, summarizes barriers to improving public health capacity through cross-jurisdictional relationships and highlights considerations towards moving forward with cross-jurisdictional collaboration.

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: Collaboration, Community based services, County health agencies, Local government, Public health infrastructure, Relationships

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

Verdier JM. 1999. The role of local governments in Medicaid managed care: Issues and options. Princeton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 39 pp.

Lee E, ed. 1962. Proceedings: Institute on Administration in Crippled Children Services: Berkeley, California, June 24-29, 1962. Berkeley, CA: University of California, School of Public Health, California State Department of Public Health, and U.S. Children's Bureau, 126 pp.

Annotation: These proceedings discuss administrative problems in crippled children services (CCS), selling CCS programs, county government and barriers to selling health programs, selling a program in the legislature, program administrator's commodity, legal aspects of standards for medical care goods and services in the Crippled Children Program, standard setting in medical care programs, expenditure controls in a medical care program, estimating program trends, budget presentation, administrative costs in a CCS program, case management for CCS, the responsibility of administration for case management, the role of the public health nurse in case management of CCS cases, supervision and training of personnel, analysis and improvement in health service offices, and evaluation in CCS programs.

Keywords: Administration, Budgeting, Case management, Child health programs, Children with developmental disabilities, Children with special health care needs, County government, Personnel, Program evaluation, Public health nurses, Standards, State legislatures

   

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.