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U.S. Indian Health Service. n.d.. Indian health manual: Professional services—Dental. Rockville, MD: U.S. Indian Health Service, 1 v.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Consumer Affairs. 2020. Vaporizers, e-cigarettes, and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Rockville, MD: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Consumer Affairs, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource describes types, ingredients, and components of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) including vaporizers, vape pens, hookah pens, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), and e-pipes. Additional topics include what ENDS look like; statistics about ENDS use; FDA regulation of ENDS; manufacturing ENDS and e-liquids; nicotine warning statement; retail sales of ENDS, e-liquids, or their components or parts made or derived from tobacco; vape shops that mix e-liquids or modify products; importing ENDS and e-liquids; and reporting adverse experiences and product violations.

Contact: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Consumer Affairs, , 5600 Fishers Lane , Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 463-6332 Fax: (301) 443-9767 E-mail: consumerinfo@fda.hhs.gov Web Site: http://www.fda.gov/consumer/default.htm Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Consumer protection, Drug administration routes, Federal agencies, Nicotine, Public health, Regulations, Smoking

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 2019. NICHD strategic plan 2020. Rockville, MD: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 44 pp.

Annotation: This strategic plan was developed to guide the institute’s activities over the next five years. It proposes key scientific and public health priorities to advance research, methods to enhance scientific stewardship, and goals to support innovation in management practices and accountability. Areas covered include (1) understanding the molecular, cellular, and structural basis of development; (2) promoting gynecologic, andrologic, and reproductive health; (3) setting the foundation for healthy pregnancies and livelong wellness; (4) improving child and adolescent health and transition to adulthood; and (5) advancing safe and effective therapeutics and devices for pregnant ad lactating women, children, and people with disabilities.

Contact: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 3006, Rockville, MD 20847, Telephone: (800) 370-2943 Secondary Telephone: (888) 320-6942 Fax: (866) 760-5947 Web Site: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/Pages/index.aspx Available from the website. Document Number: NIH Pub. Number: 19-HD-8091.

Keywords: Child health, Federal agencies, Human development, Strategic plans

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2018. HHS strategic plan and Secretary's strategic initiatives: Strategic plan FY 2018–2022. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, multiple items.

Annotation: This strategic plan provides priorities, accomplishments, and next steps that are tracked and updated frequently, reinforcing the strategic plan’s function as a living, vital document that serves a genuine management purpose. The plan addresses 5 strategic goals: (1) reform, strengthen, and modernize the nation's healthcare system; (2) protect the health of Americans where they live, learn, work, and play; (3) strengthen the economic and social well-being of Americans across the lifespan; (4) foster sound, sustained advances in the sciences; and (5) promote effective and efficient management and stewardship.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-0257 Secondary Telephone: (877) 696-6775 Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal agencies, Strategic plans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2017. Availability, outcomes, and federal support related to pediatric trauma care. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 34 pp.

Annotation: This report describes what is known about the availability of trauma centers for children and the outcomes for children treated at different types of facilities. The report also examines how, if at all, federal agencies are involved in supporting pediatric trauma care and how these activities are coordinated. Topics include the location of high-level pediatric trauma centers, the percentage of children who live within 30 miles of a high-level pediatric trauma center, and how well such centers work to lower mortality. Additional topics include federal interagency coordination to support hospital-based pediatric trauma care activities and training and resources available to physicians and nurses for pediatric trauma care. Examples are included.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: contact@gao.gov Web Site: http://www.gao.gov Available from the website. Document Number: GAO-17-334.

Keywords: Access to health care, Emergency medical services for children, Federal agencies, Health care delivery, Injuries, Interagency cooperation, Outcome and process assessment, Pediatric care, Pediatric hospitals, Training, Trauma care, Trauma centers, Work force

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2016. Blueprint for children: How the next president can build a foundation for a healthy future. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 58 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines a vision for what the federal government can do to improve the lives of children. Contents include a child health policy agenda followed by specific recommendations for each of the relevant federal agencies and departments. Recommendations for administrative and congressional actions and funding priorities are included.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Child health, Family centered care, Federal agencies, Financing, Health insurance, Health services, Legislation, Pediatric care, Policy development, Strategic plans

National Institutes of Health. [2015]. NIH-wide strategic plan: Fiscal years 2016-2020. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, 46 pp.

Annotation: This strategic plan describes how the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to achieve four objectives: (1) advance opportunities in biomedical research; (2) foster innovation by setting NIH priorities; (3) enhance scientific stewardship; and (4) excel as a federal science agency by managing for results.

Keywords: Federal agencies, Medical research, National Institutes of Health, Strategic plans

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2015. Prenatal drug use and newborn health: Federal efforts need better planning and coordination. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office,

Annotation: This report provides information on how federal agencies have addressed opioid use by pregnant women and neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Topics include federally funded research, federal programs, and other federal agency efforts related to prenatal opioid use or NAS; gaps identified by federal agency officials and experts in efforts to address prenatal opioid use or NAS; and how federal efforts to address prenatal opioid use or NAS are planned and coordinated.

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

Keywords: Analgesic drugs, Federal agencies, Infant health, Newborn infants, Prenatal influences, Prevention, Program coordination, Program development, Program planning, Referrals, Research, Screening, Substance use

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2015. Federal funding profiles. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 1 v.

Annotation: This web map contains selected federal public health funding data for the United States and U.S. territories. The tool allows users to access data for fiscal year 2014, and information related to the activities of public health agencies around the country.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Data sources, Federal programs, Financing, Public health agencies

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. 2015. HHS action plan to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities: Implementation progress report 2011–2014. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 32 pp.

Annotation: This document reports the nation’s progress toward addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. The report outlines the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) disparities action plan goals and strategies, describes a sample of the specific actions being taken across HHS agencies to reduce these disparities, and highlights major accomplishments to date.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 415 F, Washington, DC 20201, Web Site: http://aspe.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Community action, Federal agencies, Federal initiatives, Goals, Health care disparities, Health objectives, Progress reports

U.S. Office of Minority Health. 2015. Report to Congress on minority health activities as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148). Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of Minority Health, 77 pp.

Annotation: This report responds to the reporting requirements of section 10334(a) of the Affordable Care Act and provides an update to Congress on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) programs and activities related to minority health. Contents include background; a summary of minority health activities by agency; and information about coordination, integration, and accountability.

Contact: U.S. Office of Minority Health, The Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 453-2882 Secondary Telephone: (240) 453-2883 Fax: (240) 453-2883 E-mail: info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov Web Site: http://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Coordination, Federal agencies, Federal initiatives, Federal programs, Health care reform, Minority health, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Progress reports, Service integration

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of MCH Workforce Development. [2014]. Division of MCH Workforce Development: 2012–2020 strategic plan. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development, 8 pp.

Annotation: This strategic plan includes goals, strategies, activities and performance measures to support efforts of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau's Division of MCH Workforce Development to assure that all children, youth, and families will live and thrive in healthy communities served by a quality workforce that helps assure their health and well-being.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2340 Web Site: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/maternal-child-health-initiatives/workforce-training Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal MCH programs, Federal agencies, Strategic plans, Training, U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Work force

U.S. Social Security Administration. 2014. Agency strategic plan. [Baltimore, MD]: U.S. Social Security Administration, annual.

Annotation: This report presents the Social Security Administration's (SSA's) strategic plan for several fiscal years. The report includes a message from the commissioner, the SSA's mission and values, the SSA's programs and responsibilities, agency organizations, and strategic goals and objectives.

Contact: U.S. Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235, Telephone: (800) 772-1213 Secondary Telephone: (800) 325-0778 Web Site: http://www.ssa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal agencies, Federal programs, Social Security Administration, Social security, Strategic plans

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. 2014. NIDCR strategic plan 2014–2019. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 54 pp.

Annotation: This resource presents the mission of and strategic plan for the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. The document discusses four strategic plan goals: (1) support the best science to improve dental, oral, and craniofacial health; (2) enable precise and personalized oral health care through research; (3) apply rigorous multidisciplinary research approaches to overcome disparities and inequalities in dental, oral, and craniofacial health; and (4) ensure that a strong research work force is dedicated to improving dental, oral, and craniofacial health.

Contact: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, Telephone: (866) 232-4528 E-mail: nidcrinfo@mail.nih.gov Web Site: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal agencies, Oral health, Research, Strategic plans

Sebelius K. 2014. HHS Secretary's efforts to improve children's health care quality in Medicaid and CHIP. [Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services], 54 pp. (Report to Congress)

Annotation: This report provides information on the status of the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Service's (DHHS's) efforts to improve the quality of care provided to children eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Topics include DHHS's efforts to improve the quality of care as well as the direction and stability of the health care coverage provided to children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP, the status of voluntary reporting by states utilizing the initial core quality measurement set, a summary of findings from public comment and stakeholder reviews, and the secretary's recommendations for improving the quality of care for children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Children's Health Insurance Program, Federal MCH programs, Federal agencies, Low income groups, Medicaid

National Institutes of Health, Office of Disease Prevention. 2014. Charting the course: The Office of Disease Prevention strategic plan 2014–2018. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, Office of Disease Prevention, 29 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines the six priority areas of the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) for fiscal years 2014-2018. Topics include monitoring investments in prevention research and assessing progress and results, identifying areas for investment or expanded effort, promoting the use of the best available methods and supporting the development of better methods, promoting collaborative projects and facilitating coordination of such projects, identifying and promoting the use of evidence-based interventions, promoting the conduct of implementation and dissemination research, and increasing the visibility of prevention research. Information about ODP offices, programs, and partnerships is included.

Contact: National Institutes of Health, Office of Disease Prevention, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 2B03, MSC 7523, Bethesda, MD 20892-7523, Telephone: (301) 496-1508 Fax: (301) 480-7660 Web Site: http://prevention.nih.gov Available from the website. Document Number: NIH Pub. No. 14-8011.

Keywords: Disease prevention, Federal agencies, Research, Strategic plans

Crosse M. 2014. Federal autism activities: Funding and coordination efforts. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 12 pp.

Annotation: This statement updates the November 2013 report published by the U.S. Government Accountabilty Office on federal autism activities. Topics include the extent to which federal agencies fund potentially duplicative autism research and the extent to which the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee and agencies coordinate and monitor federal autism activities. The report presents an analysis of agencies' data and documents, and interviews with federal agency officials. Recommendations are included.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: contact@gao.gov Web Site: http://www.gao.gov Available from the website. Document Number: GAO-14-613T.

Keywords: Autism, Federal agencies, Federal initiatives, Federal programs, Government financing, MCH research, Policy analysis, Program coordination

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of the Associate Director for Policy. 2014. Using evaluation to inform CDC's policy process. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 22 pp.

Annotation: This document for public health professionals provides information on using evaluation to inform the policy process. Topics include identifying where you are in the policy process and focusing on evaluation, using logic models to describe policy efforts, gathering credible evidence, justifying conclusions, ensuring use of findings and sharing lessons learned, and using evaluation to inform the specific domains of the policy process. Examples are included.

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: Evaluation methods, Federal agencies, Health policy, Models, Policy development, Process evaluation, Public health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of the Associate Director for Policy. 2014. Overview of CDC's policy process. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 7 pp.

Annotation: This document for public health professionals summarizes domains of the policy process. Topics include what policy is and the process by which it is conceptualized, developed, adopted, and evaluated. Topics include problem identification, policy analysis, strategy and policy development, policy enactment, policy implementation, stakeholder engagement and education, and evaluation.

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: Federal agencies, Health policy, Policy analysis, Policy development, Public health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health. 2014. 30 achievements in women's health in 30 years (1984-2014). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 37 pp.

Annotation: This document describes significant achievements in women's health since the establishment of the Department of Health and Human Services' Coordinating Committee on Women's Health in 1984. It also lists other offices on women's health at the federal level, and gives descriptions of agencies and offices related to women's health.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 712E, Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (800) 690-7650 Fax: (202) 205-2631 Web Site: http://www.womenshealth.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Anniversaries, Federal agencies, History, Women's health

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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.