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John Snow, Inc. 2016. Fostering effective integration of behavioral health and primary care in Massachusetts: Year 1 report. Boston, MA: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, 39 pp.

Annotation: This report synthesizes the activities of 10 primary care and behavioral health organizations with established integration programs in Massachusetts to identify success factors, barriers, challenges, and opportunities for change. Contents include a description of grantee organizations followed by a description of findings related to how they defined success for their integration efforts, perceptions of the critical components of integrated programs, common barriers to integration, and measures used to assess programs. The evaluation framework, a list of the process and outcome data elements collected by grantees, and grantee profiles are appended.

Contact: John Snow, Inc., 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210-1211, Telephone: (617) 482-9485 Fax: (617) 482-0617 E-mail: jsinfo@jsi.com Web Site: http://www.jsi.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Behavior disorders, Behavior problems, Data collection, Demonstration grants, Evaluation methods, Health care delivery, Massachusetts, Measures, Mental health, Model programs, Outcome and process assessment, Primary care, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Service integration

Glassman P, Harrington M, Namakian M. 2016. Report of the virtual dental home demonstration: Executive summary–Improving the oral health of vulnerable and underserved populations using geographically distributed telehealth-connected teams. San Francisco, CA: University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Pacific Center for Special Care, 16 pp., exec. summ. (4 pp.).

Annotation: This document summarizes results from a 6-year demonstration of a system for improving the oral health of groups in the United States that do not receive oral health care on a regular basis and that have high rates of untreated oral disease. The report describes a model that reaches people who do not regularly visit dental offices by bringing services to them using geographically distributed, telehealth-connected teams to provide the essential ingredients of a dental home. Contents include an overview of the system, major accomplishments, lessons learned, and future directions.

Contact: University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Pacific Center for Special Care, 155 5th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, E-mail: pglassman@pacific.edu Web Site: http://www.pacificspecialcare.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Demonstration programs, Dental care, Geographic regions, Health care delivery, Oral health, Special health care needs, Teamwork, Telemedicine, Underserved communities

Anglin G, Hossain M. 2015. How are CHIPRA quality demonstration states using quality reports to drive health care improvements for children?. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 7 pp. (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Evaluation highlight no. 11)

Annotation: This document describes state reports on the core set of children's health care quality measures for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program and how they were used to drive quality improvement at the state and practice levels. The document also describes the policy and programmatic changes that occurred as a result. Conclusions and implications 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: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Demonstration programs, Medicaid, Medical records, Program improvement, Quality assurance, State programs

Ireys H, Zickafoose J, Petersen D, Christensen A, Burton R, Devers K. 2015. National evaluation of the CHIPRA quality demonstration grant program: Final report. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 46 pp.

Annotation: This report provides insights into best practices and replicable strategies for improving children's health care quality based on a national evaluation of a demonstration grant program to learn about ways to improve the quality of health care, including oral health care, for children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Contents include a synthesis of selected findings contained in the products produced by the national evaluation, observations about the structure of the grant program itself, and key lessons learned while conducting the evaluation.

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: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health services, Children's Health Insurance Program, Demonstration programs, Medicaid, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Quality assurance

Petersen D, Ireys H, Ferry G, Foster L. 2014. How are CHIPRA quality demonstration states working together to improve the quality of health care for children?. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp. (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Evaluation highlight no. 6)

Annotation: This document is sixth in a series that presents descriptive and analytic findings from the national evaluation of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program. It illustrates how states are using partnerships to improve the quality of children’s health care. Topics include strategies that states are using to create and maintain cross-state relationships and the benefits and challenges of partnering.

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: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Demonstration programs, Health care systems, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Quality assurance, State programs

Ferry G, Ireys H, Peterson D, Zickafoose J. 2014. How are CHIPRA quality demonstration states designing and implementing caregiver peer support programs?. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp., suppl. (1 p.). (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Evaluation highlight no. 7)

Zakrajsek JS, Eby DW, Molnar LJ, St. Louis R, Zanier N. 2014. Evaluating Just Get It Across: A parent-directed demonstration program to increase young teen seat belt use. Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 43 pp., plus appendices.

Hossain M, Coughlin R, Zickafoose J. 2014. CHIPRA quality demonstration states help school-based health centers strengthen their medical home features. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp. (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Evaluation highlight no. 8)

Annotation: This document is the eighth in a series that presents descriptive and analytic findings from the national evaluation of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program. The document focuses on a joint CHIPRA quality demonstration project in Colorado and New Mexico in which the quality improvement goals include integrating the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) approach into school-based health centers (SBHCs). The document describes what motivated the states and SBHCs to adopt the PCMH approach, actions they are taking to strengthen SBHCs' medical home features, changes in the states' health care policies that are relevant to SBHCs being recognized as PCMHs, and what other states can do if they are interested in supporting SBHCs in their efforts to become medical homes.

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: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Colorado, Demonstration programs, Medical home, New Mexico, Policy development, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Quality assurance, School based clinics, State programs

Albritton E, Petersen D, Edmunds M. 2014. How are CHIPRA quality demonstration states supporting use of care coordinators?. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 8 pp. (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Evaluation highlight no. 9)

Annotation: This document focuses on how six states (Alaska, Idaho, Massachusetts, Oregon, Utah, and West Virginia) are using grant funds to support practices' use of care coordinators by providing training, technical assistance, and/or funding as practices implement client-centered medical home models. Topics include state-level requirement, care coordinator approach, funding source, hiring responsibility, employer, and hours worked.

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: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Demonstration programs, Program coordination, Program evaluation, Quality assurance, State programs

Albritton E, Edmunds M, Thomas V, Peterson D, Ferry G, Brach C, Bergofsky L. 2014. Engaging stakeholders to improve the quality of children's health care. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 40 pp. (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Implementation guide no. 1)

Annotation: This guide is designed to help state officials and other program administrators engage and partner with stakeholders in initiatives to improve the quality of child health care. The guide describes a five-step approach to engage stakeholders. Topics include defining the goals, scope, and institutional home of the stakeholder engagement process; determining who to engage; building the stakeholder group structure; convening and disseminating; and assessing the quality and results of the engagement.

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: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Demonstration programs, Group processes, Participation, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Quality assurance, State programs

Foster L. 2014. How are CHIPRA quality demonstration states testing the Children's Electronic Health Record Format?. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 7 pp. (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Evaluation highlight no. 10)

Annotation: This document is the 10th in a series that presents findings from the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program. It focuses on the roles of two states -- North Carolina and Pennsylvania --to test the Children's Electronic Health Record (EHR) Format (the Format) to improve the quality of health care for children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. Contents include key messages, background, findings, conclusion, and implications. Topics include how well the Format's requirements support the provision of primary care to children and how readily the requirements can be incorporated into existing EHRs.

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: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Demonstration programs, Medicaid, Medical records, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Program improvement, Quality assurance, State programs

Ferry GA, Ireys HT, Foster L, Devers KJ, Smith L. 2013. How are CHIPRA demonstration states approaching practice-level quality measurement and what are they learning?. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp. (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Evaluation highlight no. 1)

Annotation: This report discusses early accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned from four states (Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania) that are pursuing practice-level quality measurements aimed at improving child health care under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program. The report describes the states’ efforts to select meaningful measures, adapt health plan and state-level measures for practice-level reporting, and use technology to collect measurement data.

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: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Data collection, Demonstration programs, Maine, Massachusetts, Measures, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Program evaluation, Quality assurance, State programs

Burton R, Hill I, Devers KJ. 2013. How are CHIPRA demonstration states working to improve adolescent health care?. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp. (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Evaluation highlight no. 3)

Annotation: This report discusses barriers states participating in the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 Quality Demonstration Grant Program have encountered in their efforts to improve adolescent health care, identifies strategies to address these barriers, and suggests actions states can take to enhance adolescent health care. The purpose of this program is to identify effective, replicable strategies for enhancing the quality of health care for children. The report provides background, presents findings, and discusses implications. Key messages from the report are also presented.

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: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Children's Health Insurance Program, Demonstration programs, Health care systems, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Quality assurance, State programs

McMorrow S, Christensen A, Natzke B, Devers K, Peters R. 2013. How are states and evaluators measuring medical homeness in the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program?. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp. (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Evaluation highlight no. 2)

Annotation: This document presents preliminary statistics on the extent to which demonstration practices in six states exhibit the attributes of a medical home. Topics include characteristics of medical home assessment tools, domains and topics on the index used to evaluate the demonstration projects, and the distribution of baseline scores across 63 intervention practices.

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: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Demonstration programs, Measures, Medical home, Program evaluation, Quality assurance, State programs, Statistical data

Lallemand NC, Richardson E, Devers K, Simpson L. 2013. How the CHIPRA quality demonstration elevated children on state health policy agendas. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp. (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Evaluation highlight no. 4)

Annotation: This document is the fourth in a series that presents descriptive and analytic findings from the national evaluation of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Program. It provides examples of activities in five states (Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Oregon) and how they used the CHIPRA quality demonstration grants to elevate children's health care issues on their states' health policy agendas.

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: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Demonstration programs, Health policy, Program evaluation, Quality assurance, State programs

Foster L. 2013. How are CHIPRA quality demonstration states encouraging health care providers to put quality measures to work?. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp. (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Evaluation highlight no. 5)

Annotation: This document is the fifth in a series that presents interim findings from the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Program. It compares and contrasts two projects that use quality measures to drive quality improvement including a pay-for-performance program in Pennsylvania that encourages health systems to use electronic health records and a state-led learning collaborative in South Carolina that encourages primary care practices to be more quality-oriented.

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: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Demonstration programs, Measures, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Quality assurance, State programs

Randall T. 2010. The outreach sourcebook: Rural health care services outreach program. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, 90 pp.

Annotation: This report describes Rural Health Outreach Demonstration Grant projects throughout the states and the U.S. Territories of Palau and the Virgin Islands. The core requirement for all demonstration projects was the formation of a consortium by three or more local institutions to address the problems of local health care and health education. Approximately two-thirds of the projects were aimed at women, children, or adolescents. Rural minorities were the target of approximately half the projects. The demonstration projects offered a variety of services in a variety of settings, including local health departments, tribal organizations, community and migrant-worker health centers, mental health organizations, community action agencies, universities, and emergency service organizations. Entries are arranged alphabetically by state and include contact information; the nature of health care in the area served; the participating organizations; and the challenges, achievements, and failures of the projects.

Contact: Rural Health Information Hub, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 501 North Columbia Road Stop 9037, Room 4520, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, Telephone: (800) 270-1898 E-mail: info@ruralhealthinfo.org Web Site: https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health services, Allied health occupations, Child health services, Community health services, Demonstration programs, Directories, Health programs, Health services, Maternal health services, Minority health, Outreach, Rural health

Malouin RA, Merten SL. 2010. Measuring medical homes: Tools to evaluate the pediatric patient- and family-centered medical home. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: National Center for Medical Home Implementation, 43 pp.

Annotation: This monograph presents tools to identify, recognize, and evaluate a practice as a pediatric medical home. Content addresses the concept of the patient- and family-centered medical home, measurement, tools, and future directions. Information on the background and purpose of each tool is provided, along with a description of its development and use. Appendices include the characteristics of the family medicine model, components of the advanced medical home model, joint principles of the patient-centered medical home, and guidelines for demonstration projects. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health, Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, E-mail: info@cahmi.org Web Site: https://childhealthdata.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Demonstration programs, Evaluation methods, Family medicine, Measures, Medical home, Pediatric care, Theoretical models

Genetic Alliance. 2010. Community centered family health history collaboration across communities: How do you make research community-specific and universally-relevant?. Washington, DC: Genetic Alliance, 58 pp. (Monograph series no. 4)

Annotation: This monograph evaluates the effectiveness of the family health history toolkit titled Does It Run in the Family? developed to help individuals create customized booklets where families can collect health history information to be shared with relatives and health professionals. The monograph focuses on the usability and utility of the toolkit, reporting on the research conducted to assess its effectiveness, the steps taken within various communities to integrate the toolkit, and the key findings from the evaluation process. The monograph reports on the toolkit's accessibility and sustainability (including its ability to be customized and integrated into other programs and services); discusses the collaborative process used as part of the demonstration project; and addresses some of the challenges encountered. A copy of the family health history questionnaire (together with instructions for its use), a healthcare card for providers, and additional resources are included.

Contact: Genetic Alliance, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 404, Washington, DC 20008-2369, Telephone: (202) 966-5557 Secondary Telephone: (800) 336-GENE Fax: (202) 966-8553 E-mail: info@geneticalliance.org Web Site: http://www.geneticalliance.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Family health, Collaboration, Communities, Consumer education materials, Demonstration programs, Evaluation, Health promotion, Medical history, Models, Research

Manski R, Chen H, Chenette R, Manski M, Coller S. 2010. State dental sealant demonstration project, 2009-2010. Baltimore, MD: University of Maryland [at Baltimore], Dental School, 138 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a demonstration project designed to assess the status of oral health among third grade school children in Maryland public schools and reduce the prevalence of dental caries. Report contents include descriptions of program accomplishments, recommendations for a statewide dental sealant initiative, and a dental sealant financial model.

Contact: University of Maryland at Baltimore, Dental School, 650 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 706-7461 Fax: (410) 706-0406 Web Site: http://www.dental.umaryland.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Demonstration programs, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Maryland, Oral health, Prevention services, School age children, State programs

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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.