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Lorenzo SB, Wilhite BC. 2017. Health and health care for all: Resources for families (2nd ed., upd.). Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This brief presents resources for finding care, services and support and websites about health and health care for all families. Resources about the health of specific population groups are included. [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: Access to health care, American Indians, Barriers, Bibliographies, Blacks, Cultural barriers, Electronic publications, Ethnic factors, Families, Health care disparities, Health status disparities, Hispanic Americans, Hotlines, Minority groups, Racial factors, Women

Schmit S, Walker C. 2016. Disparate access: Head Start and CCDBG data by race and ethnicity. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 30 pp.

Annotation: This brief highlights state-level data by race and ethnicity about differential access to Head Start preschool, Early Head Start, and Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)-funded child care. Contents include background on eligibility and funding of Head Start and CCDBG, racial and ethnic diversity of young children, and young children in poverty; data on the percentage of eligible children served by program, race/ethnicity, and state; and potential policy implications and data gaps.

Contact: Center for Law and Social Policy, 1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 906-8000 Fax: (202) 842-2885 E-mail: http://www.clasp.org/about/contact Web Site: http://www.clasp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Block grants, Child care, Child development, Early Head Start, Early childhood education, Early intervention, Ethnic groups, Federal programs, Head Start, Infants, Low income groups, Service delivery, Statistics, Toddlers, Young children

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, MCH Training Program. 2016. Diversity and cultural competency resources. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document describes federal activities and resources to support diversity and cultural competency within the maternal and child health (MCH) work force. Topics include agency-wide strategic planning to improve health equity; pipeline training program requirements for collecting data on the race and ethnicity of trainees and faculty and the degree to which programs have incorporated cultural and linguistic competence into policies, guidelines, contracts, and training; and resources to support programs in advancing and sustaining cultural and linguistic competence such as technical assistance, peer mentoring, and collaboration.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Cultural competence, Cultural diversity, Culturally competent services, Data collection, Ethnic groups, Goals, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Information dissemination, MCH training programs, Measures, Mentors, Peer groups, Program development, Program improvement, Program planning, Race, Technical assistance, Work force

Delta Dental of Kentucky and Kentucky Youth Advocates. 2016. Making Smiles Happen®: 2016 oral health study of Kentucky's children. Jefferson, KY: Kentucky Youth Advocates, 47 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the results of a statewide oral health screening of students in third and sixth grades in public elementary and middle schools in Kentucky and compares them to earlier results. Topics include percentages of students in need of early or urgent oral health care, those with untreated tooth decay, and those with and without dental sealants by race and ethnicity. Additional topics include percentages of students eligible for free or reduced-price school lunch who have experienced a toothache or tooth decay and those who visited the dentist in the past year.

Contact: Making Smiles Happen, Kentucky Youth Advocates, 1101 Bluegrass Parkway, Suite 100, Jefferson, KY 40299, Telephone: (502) 895-8167 E-mail: info@KentuckyOralHealth.com Web Site: http://www.kentuckyoralhealth.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Ethnic groups, Kentucky, Low income groups, Oral health, Racial factors, Screening, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends

Coalition for Community Schools, Communities in Schools, Strive Together. 2016. Aligning networks to enable every student to thrive. Washington, DC: Institute for Educational Leadership, Coalition for Community Schools, 6 pp.

Annotation: This document describes progress toward educational equity and opportunities to achieve shared goals by aligning assets and expertise across networks, school districts, and communities. Contents include a unifying concept of student-centered education and five principles for driving the work. Topics include trusting relationships, cross-sector partnerships, purposeful engagement, actionable data, and shared accountability.

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: Accountability, Barriers, Collaboration, Community action, Data, Education, Equal opportunities, Ethnic groups, Networking, Policy development, Poverty, Public private partnerships, Race, Social support, Trust

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry. 2016. Nebraska state oral health assessment & dental disease burden report. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry, 57 pp

Annotation: This document reviews the history of oral health in Nebraska, compares current disease status with national trends, describes needs and existing resources, and identifies areas of focus for overcoming disparities. Topics include public policy and the oral health work force, improving disease surveillance, increasing access to care, enhancing community-based prevention, and elevating public education and oral health promotion.

Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 Web Site: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/dental_index.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Community based services, Ethnic groups, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health objectives, Health promotion, Health status, Life course, Low income groups, Measures, Nebraska, Needs assessment, Oral health, Policy development, Population surveillance, Pregnant women, Public health education, State programs, Statewide planning, Tobacco use, Vulnerability, Work force

Wilson K. 2015. Reducing health insurance inequities among Latino families raising children with special health care needs. Boston, MA: Catalyst Center, the National Center for Health Insurance and Financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides an overview of policies, including provisions of the Affordable Care Act, that help reduce the uninsurance rate among Latinos and narrow inequities in coverage. Topics include efforts to address coverage inequities experienced by Latino families as a whole and also those of Latino children with complex care needs for whom uninsurance may be particularly damaging to health. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Catalyst Center, the National Center for Health Insurance and Financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, Boston University School of Public Health, Center for Advancing Health Policy and Practice, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02218-2526, Telephone: (617) 638-1930 E-mail: mcomeau@bu.edu Web Site: http://cahpp.org/project/the-catalyst-center Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Ethnic groups, Families, Health care reform, Health insurance, Hispanic Americans, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Special health care needs, Young adults

Minnesota Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Section. 2015. Infant mortality reduction plan for Minnesota: A partnership between the Minnesota Department of Health and the residents of Minnesota. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Section, 69 pp.

Annotation: This document for stakeholders in the private, public, academic, or non-profit sectors outlines a strategic plan to address the infant mortality problem in Minnesota, particularly persistent racial and ethnic disparities in poor birth outcomes. Contents include background and key findings on the sources of long-standing disparities in infant mortality, particularly among American Indians and African Americans, and perspectives on what changes could be made in systems, policies, and practices to improve birth outcomes. Additional contents include broad recommendations to further reduce infant mortality in the state; vision, goals, and objectives; and a call to action.

Contact: Minnesota Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Section, P.O. Box 64882, St. Paul, MN 55164-0882, Telephone: (651) 201-3760 Fax: (651) 201-3590 Web Site: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/program/mch/index.cfm Available from the website.

Keywords: American Indians, Barriers, Blacks, Community action, Ethnic groups, Health care disparities, Infant mortality, Minnesota, Racial discrimination, Statewide planning, Strategic plans

Center for Social Inclusion. 2015. Removing barriers to breastfeeding: A structural race analysis of First Food. New York, NY: Center for Social Inclusion, 18 pp.

Annotation: This report outlines the barriers to breastfeeding that communities of color face, along with policy and practice recommendations to address racial inequity in First Food. The report highlights structural barriers that women face during pregnancy, at the hospital, and in their first weeks and months at home after the baby is born—including access to Baby-Friendly hospitals and certified lactation consultants.

Contact: Center for Social Inclusion, 150 Broadway, Suite 303, New York, NY 10038, Telephone: (212) 248-2785 E-mail: info@thecsi.org Web Site: http://www.centerforsocialinclusion.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Breastfeeding, Case Studies, Environmental influences, Ethnic groups, Infant health, Mothers, Nutrition, Policy development, Public policy

Barrett M, Breen N, Casale C, Fingar K, Gomez M, Heslin K, Moy E, Velasco J, Wilson-Frrederick S. 2015. 2014 national healthcare quality and disparities report: Chartbook on Hispanic health care. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 116 pp.

Annotation: This report commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Black and Minority Health (Heckler Report), highlights progress for Hispanics on priorities of the Heckler Report, summarizes trends in health care for Hispanic populations related to access to health care and National Quality Strategy priorities, and presents information on health care received by residents of the U.S.-Mexico border. Topics include cancer; diabetes; HIV/AIDS; injury prevention; maternal, infant, and child health; mental health; oral health; and respiratory diseases.

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: Access to health care, Ethnic groups, Health care disparities, Hispanic Americans, Measures, Program improvement, Progress reports, Quality assurance, Rural health, Trends

New Mexico Department of Health, Office of Injury Prevention. 2015. New Mexico: Sexual violence free–A statewide strategic plan for the primary prevention of sexual violence 2015–2020. Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico Department of Health, Office of Injury Prevention, 66 pp.

Annotation: This document for agencies, organizations, universities, community coalitions, policymakers, prevention professionals, and other individuals interested in reducing the burden of sexual violence in New Mexico provides a framework for moving primary prevention forward. Contents include background on sexual violence and active consent, the causes and costs of sexual violence and how to prevent it, societal factors that contribute to sexual assault, priority populations, the system for responding to sexual violence in New Mexico, and a summary of progress. Methods, results, focus groups with a subset of priority populations, conclusion, and goals and objectives are included.

Contact: New Mexico Department of Health, 1190 South Saint Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505, Telephone: (505) 827-2613 Fax: (505) 827-2530 E-mail: doh-webmaster@state.nm.us Web Site: https://nmhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Costs, Ethnic groups, Injury prevention, Minority groups, New Mexico, Primary prevention, Risk factors, Rural populations, Sexual assault, Strategic plans, Violence prevention, Women

Feder K, Lee MA. 2015. The impact of family on children's dental care. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Health Foundation and Connecticut Voices for Children, 8 pp.

Annotation: This infographic presents findings from a study to determine the effect of family decisions about insurance coverage and preventive oral health care on the likelihood that children from different racial/ethnic groups will receive preventive oral health care. Contents include the percentage of children enrolled in HUSKY A (Medicaid) in Connecticut who received preventive oral health care by race/ethnicity, factors that increased children’s likelihood of receiving preventive oral health care, the impact of each factor on the likelihood that children will receive preventive oral health care, and the impact of all three factors on the likelihood that children will receive preventive oral health care. Topics include continuous coverage, receipt of well child care, and parents who received preventive oral health care. Steps to ensure that families have access to and use oral health care are also described.

Contact: Connecticut Health Foundation, 100 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT 06103, Telephone: (860) 724-1580 Fax: (860) 724-1589 E-mail: info@cthealth.org Web Site: http://www.cthealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Children, Connecticut, Ethnic groups, Health care disparities, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Parent education, Preventive health services, Service integration, State programs

[Connecticut Coalition to Improve Birth Outcomes]. 2015. Connecticut plan to improve birth outcomes. [no place: Connecticut Coalition to Improve Birth Outcomes], 87 pp.

Annotation: This document provides recommendations and strategies for improving birth outcomes in Connecticut. Contents include the list of organizations represented on the Connecticut Coalition to Improve Birth Outcomes and how they used policy analysis tools to identify priorities and recommendations, and the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network that supports the strategies outlined in the plan. Topics include addressing socioeconomic factors, making the healthy choices the easy choice, protecting individuals, implementing evidence-based interventions in clinical settings, and providing individual or public educational messages and support. Information about the perinatal landscape, emerging issues, and suggestions for using the plan are also included.

Contact: Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT 06510-9755, Telephone: (203) 777-2386 Fax: (203) 787-6584 E-mail: contactus@cfgnh.org Web Site: http://www.cfgnh.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Coalitions, Collaboration, Connecticut, Ethnic groups, Health disparities, Infant mortality, Infants, Low birthweight, Networking, Outcome and process assessment, Perinatal care, Pregnant women, Preterm birth, Program improvement, Service integration, Statewide planning, Systems development

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2015. State profiles for women's health. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation,

Annotation: This interactive map and dashboard offers the latest national and state-specific data on women’s health in the United States via state profiles. Users can hover over a state in the map to see key facts for women on demographics, health coverage and access to care, sexual health, or pregnancy. Click on a state to see a dashboard of charts with state-specific data on women’s health, including insurance and Medicaid coverage, poverty, mental health, HIV, cancer, pregnancy, abortions, and use of preventive services. Many indicators provide health care information for women of different racial and ethnic groups. The profiles draw from multiple sources. Each chart can be downloaded.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: http://www.kff.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Data, Ethnic groups, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Low income groups, Medicaid, Mental health, Pregnancy, Preventive health services, Sexual health, Women's health

Children's Defense Fund. 2014. The state of America's children. Washington, DC: Children's Defense Fund, irregular.

Annotation: This series of reports is a compilation and analysis of national and U.S. state-by-state data on child population, child poverty, family structure, family income, housing and homelessness, hunger and nutrition, health, early childhood, education, child welfare, juvenile justice, and gun violence. Changes in key child and national well-being indicators are included.

Contact: Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 628-8787 Secondary Telephone: (800) 233-1200 E-mail: cdfinfo@childrensdefense.org Web Site: http://www.childrensdefense.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Child nutrition, Child welfare, Data, Early childhood development, Education, Ethnic groups, Family characteristics, Gun violence, High risk groups, Population surveillance, Poverty, Trends

Paniagua FA. 2014. Assessing and treating culturally diverse clients: A practical guide [4th ed]. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 391 pp. (Multicultural aspects of counseling series; v. 4)

Annotation: This book defines concepts and provides general guidelines for assessing and treating multicultural populations and provides specific guidelines for populations of African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and American Indians. It also deals with issues of prevention, epidemiology, and guidelines for accurately interpreting data from culturally biased measures.

Contact: Sage Publications, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218, Telephone: (805) 499-9774 Secondary Telephone: (800)818-7243 Fax: (805) 499-0871 E-mail: order@sagepub.com Web Site: http://www.sagepub.com Available in libraries. Document Number: Item No. 54964.

Keywords: Assessment, Cultural barriers, Cultural diversity, Cultural sensitivity, Ethnic groups, Evaluation, Outreach, Patient care, Therapeutics, Training materials

Valencia A. 2014. Healthy Smiles, Healthy Growth, 2013–2014: Assessing the oral health status and body mass index of third grade children in Illinois. Chicago, IL: Chicago Community Oral Health Forum, 28 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from an assessment of the oral health and weight status of children in third grade in Illinois. Contents include information about the survey methods, oral health disparities, growth disparities, and conclusions. Results are compared to results from earlier surveys.

Contact: Heartland Alliance, Oral Health Forum, 1100 W. Cermak, Suite 518, Chicago, IL 60608, Telephone: (773) 491-2632 Web Site: https://www.heartlandalliance.org/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Ethnic groups, Growth monitoring, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health status, Illinois, Low income groups, Needs assessment, Obesity, Oral health, Preventive health services, School age children, School based management, Screenings, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count. 2014. Race for results: Building a path to opportunity for all children. Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count, 32 pp. (KIDS COUNT policy report)

Annotation: This report explores the intersection of children, race, and opportunity. Features include the Race for Results index, which compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state levels. Topics include 12 indicators that measure a child's success in each stage of life, from birth to adulthood, in the areas of early childhood; education and early work; family supports; and neighborhood context. Policy recommendations are included.

Contact: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count, 701 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: (410) 547-6600 Fax: (410) 547-6624 Web Site: http://www.aecf.org/MajorInitiatives/KIDSCOUNT.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Education, Ethnic groups, Family support, Infants, Measures, Neighborhoods, Policy development, Race, Racial groups, Work force, Young children

My Brother's Keeper Task Force. 2014. My Brother's Keeper Task Force report to the president. Washington, DC: Executive Office of the President, 61 pp.

Annotation: This report describes progress on a national initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color. The report outlines the building blocks for success across key life stages and presents initial recommendations and areas of opportunity for each of the key milestones. The focus areas include entering school ready to learn, reading at grade level by third grade, graduating from high school ready for college and career, completing postsecondary education or training, entering the work force, reducing violence, and providing a second chance. Cross-cutting areas of opportunity that span all focus areas are also discussed.

Contact: White House, Executive Office of the President, Web Site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Adolescent males, Barriers, Cultural factors, Economic factors, Ethnic factors, Graduation, Juvenile justice, Learning, Life course, Men, Minority groups, Reading, School to work transition, Social factors, Violence prevention, Work family issues, Work force, Young adults

Ventura SJ, Hamilton BE, Mathews TJ. 2014. National and state patterns of teen births in the United States, 1940-2013. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 33 pp. (National vital statistics reports; v. 63, no. 4)

Annotation: This report presents trends from 1940 through 2013 in national birth rates for adolescents, with particular focus on births to adolescents ages 15-19 and for the period since 1991. The percent changes in rates for 1991-2012 and for 2007-2012 are presented for the United States and for states. Preliminary data for 2013 are shown where available. Contents include tabular and graphical descriptions of the trends in adolescent birth rates by age group, race, and Hispanic origin. Topics include first and repeat births, health outcomes, and comparisons of rates for the United States and other developed countries.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: nchsquery@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescents, Birth rates, Comparative analysis, Ethnic groups, Pregnancy outcome, Statistical analysis, 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.