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Handgun Control Inc., and Center to Prevent Handgun Violence. n.d.. We have a comprehensive program to combat gun violence. Washington, DC: Handgun Control, Inc., and Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, 1 p.

National Conference of State Legislatures. 2017. Children's health insurance program overview. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 1 v.

Annotation: This website provides information about the history and current status of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), including information about coverage for pregnant women. State examples and additional resources about federal and state CHIP policy are also included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Federal initiatives, Legislation, Policy development, Pregnant women, State programs

Phurisamban R, Gleick P. 2017. Drinking fountains and public health: Improving national water infrastructure to rebuild trust and ensure access. Oakland, CA: Pacific Institute, 13 pp.

Annotation: This paper summarizes epidemiology reports and other evidence of drinking fountain-related health issues to reveal the extent of the problem and explores changes needed to improve the quality and use of this hydration option. Topics include a brief history of water fountains, evidence of contamination at water fountains such as microbial and heavy metal contamination, the Safe Drinking Water Act and national drinking water standards, and guidelines for cleaning and maintaining drinking water fountains. The paper concludes with a discussion of efforts needed to expand the science and practice of ensuring that drinking fountains remain clean, safe, and accessible.

Contact: Pacific Institute, 654 13th Street, Preservation Park, Oakland, CA Telephone: (510) 251-1600 Fax: (510) 251-2203 Web Site: http://www.pacinst.org Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-893790-77-3.

Keywords: Community base services, Environmental exposure, Federal legislation, Guidelines, Policy development, Public health infrastructure, Regulations, Safety, Standards, Water, Water pollution

Oakes J, Maier A, Daniel J. 2017. Community schools: An evidence-based strategy for equitable school improvement. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center and Palo Alto, CA: Learning Policy Institute, 26 pp.

Annotation: This brief examines the research on community schools, with two primary emphases. First, it explores whether the 2015 federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) opens the possibility of investing in well-designed community schools to meet the educational needs of low-achieving students in high-poverty schools. And second, it provides support to school, district, and state leaders as they consider, propose, or implement a community school intervention in schools targeted for comprehensive support. An online research compendium summarizing the referenced studies referenced is also available.

Contact: Learning Policy Institute, 1530 Page Mill Road, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94303, Telephone: (650) 332-9797 Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Barriers, Collaboration, Community based services, Community development, Costs, Federal legislation, Intervention, Leadership, Policy analysis, Poverty, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Public policy, Public private partnerships, Research, Schools, Service integration, Students, Vulnerability

U.S. Office of Head Start. 2016–. Head Start policy and regulations. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for Head Start agencies that provide services to children and families describe program performance standards and the requirements set forth in the Head Start Act of 2007. Topics include program governance, financial and administrative requirements, administrative procedures, and definitions. Information about program operations including oral health services are provided. Additional resources for grantees include information memoranda, program instructions, and information about fiscal regulations.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Administration, Community based services, Community programs, Comprehensive programs, Costs, Early childhood education, Early intervention programs, Educational programs, Federal legislation, Fiscal management, Head Start, Health programs, Oral health, Prevention programs, Program budgeting, Program coordination, Program development, Program management, Psychosocial development, Regulations, Standards, Young Children

Cole P, Henry-Spires D, Spires, MJ. 2016. The next horizon for home visiting: A white paper on policy discussions among stakeholders. Washington, DC: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, Policy Center, 16 pp.

Annotation: This paper documents the joint efforts, thoughts, and calls to action shared by national and state home visiting leaders before and during a policy convening held on February 25, 2016, in Washington, DC, to explore the successes and challenges of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, identify solutions to move the field forward, and discuss the next iteration of advocacy efforts needed to impact reauthorization. Topics include collaboration and integration, infrastructure, enhancing professional development and training, establishing a research and evaluation agenda, funding and infrastructure, compass points for the next horizon of home visiting, keeping families at the center, advocacy, and conclusion. Pre-meeting survey questions, and the meeting agenda and participant list are also available.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: http://www.zerotothree.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Collaboration, Evaluation, Family centered care, Federal programs, Financing, Home visiting, Legislation, Policy development, Public health infrastructure, Research, Service Integration, Training, Work force

Piekarz E, Schermbeck R, Young SK, Leider J, Ziemann M, Chriqui JF. 2016. School district wellness policies: Evaluating progress and potential for improving children's health eight years after the federal mandate–Volume 4. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute for Health Research and Policy, 184 pp.

Annotation: This monograph reports key findings from a comprehensive, ongoing, nationwide evaluation of written school district wellness policies. Contents include data from school years 2006–2007 through 2013–2014, the first eight years following the required implementation data for wellness policies. Topics include background on the federal requirement for school district wellness policies, methodology for assessing policy strength and district characteristics, comprehensiveness and strength of wellness policies, key findings of wellness policy provisions, and future research needs.

Contact: University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute for Health Research and Policy, 1747 West Roosevelt Road, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60608-1264, Telephone: (312) 996-7222 Secondary Telephone: (866) 757-4507 Fax: (312) 996-2703 E-mail: IHRPinfo@uic.edu Web Site: http://www.ihrp.uic.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal legislation, Health policy, Nutrition education, Physical activity, Physical education, Policy development, Regulations, Research, School districts, School food services, Trends

U.S. Administration for Children and Families and U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. 2016. Demonstrating improvement in the maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting program: A report to Congress. [Washington, DC]: U.S. Administration for Children and Families; [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 39 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the successes of the federal home visiting program's state grantees in serving high-risk populations and substantially expanding home visiting services nationwide. Topics include the extent to which state grantees demonstrated improvements in each of the benchmark areas, technical assistance provided to grantees including the type of assistance provided, and recommendations for legislative or administrative action.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems, Health Resources and Services Administration , 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-8590 E-mail: dwillis@hrsa.gov Web Site: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/maternal-child-health-initiatives/home-visiting Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal legislation, Health care reform, Health services delivery, High risk groups, Home visiting, MCH research, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Program improvement, Quality assurance, State MCH programs, Technical assistance

Wiener R, Goldstein M. 2016. Advancing equity through ESSA: Strategies for state leaders. Washington, DC: Council of Chief State School Officers and Aspen Institute, Education and Society Program, 36 pp.

Annotation: This document for state leaders presents a framework for advancing equity in education through the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act. The framework identifies eight equity priorities and illustrates how states could leverage the federal law to improve equity in opportunity and outcomes for all students. Topics include closing funding gaps, improving low-performing schools, increasing access to effective teachers and leaders, supporting English learners, increasing access to advanced coursework, addressing disproportionate discipline practices, addressing students' social-emotional learning needs, and improving access to high-quality instructional materials.

Contact: Council of Chief State School Officers, One Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-1431, Telephone: (202) 336-7000 Fax: (202) 408-8072 E-mail: info@ccsso.org Web Site: http://www.ccsso.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Educational change, Equal opportunities, Federal legislation, Leadership, Learning, Mental health, Program improvement, Psychosocial development, Quality assurance, Students, Teaching

Skinner E. 2016. Oral health care and coverage during pregnancy. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 2 pp. (Legisbrief; v. 24, no. 48)

Annotation: This brief for policymakers provides information about the effects of oral disease on pregnant women and infants and state actions to prevent disease and reduce costs. The brief examines insurance coverage for care, including publicly funded coverage and reimbursement rates; dental expenditures; and where to find state-specific statistics on health status and coverage rates. The brief also discusses state strategies to help pregnant women receive care and provisions in the Affordable Care Act, such as public education and tobacco-cessation services.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Costs, Dental care, Dental insurance, Federal initiatives, Medicaid, Oral health, Policy development, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Reimbursement, Smoking cessation, State legislation

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

U.S. Office of Minority Health. 2015. Tracking CLAS. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of Minority Health, 1 v.

Annotation: This map tracks efforts to promote or implement culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS). Contents include state legislation pertaining to CLAS training for health professionals and state-sponsored activities for implementing the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care.

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: Culturally competent services, Federal initiatives, Language, Professional training, Standards, State legislation

Association of University Centers on Disabilities, National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, National Disability Rights Network. 2014-. HCBS advocacy. Silver Spring, MD: Association of University Centers on Disabilities, multiple items.

Annotation: This website provides a platform for the aging and disability communities to post information and resources about the home and community-based services (HCBS) settings rule and steps each state is making to comply with the rule. Contents include resources, dates and deadlines, documents, news, and other information organized by state. Additional contents include official resources and information from the federal government about the HCBS rule including guidance and a settings requirements and compliance toolkit.

Contact: Association of University Centers on Disabilities, 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (301) 588-8252 Fax: (301) 588-2842 E-mail: aucdinfo@aucd.org Web Site: http://www.aucd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Community based services, Compliance, Disabilities, Federal legislation, Guidelines, Information sources, Medicaid, Networking, Public private partnerships, Transition planning

National Institute of Mental Health, Office of Autism Research Coordination. 2014. Report to Congress on activities related to autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities under the Combating Autism Act of 2006 and Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2011 (FY2010–FY2012). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 104 pp.

Annotation: This annual report, required by public law, describes progress and expenditures made in autism spectrum disorder (ASD)-related research and services activities across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation. Topics include progress and expenditures; prevalence of ASD; average age of diagnosis; average age for intervention; average time between screening, diagnosis, and intervention; effectiveness and outcomes of interventions; and adult services and supports. The appendices contain a list of acronyms, a summary of the previous report, and related publications.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20201, E-mail: iaccpublicinquiries@mail.nih.gov Web Site: http://iacc.hhs.gov/ Available from the website. Document Number: DHHS 14-8012.

Keywords: Autism, Costs, Early intervention, Family support services, Federal legislation, Interagency cooperation, Prevalence, Research, Screening, Treatment outcome

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2014. The U.S. government and international family planning and reproductive health: Statutory requirements and policies. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 3 pp.

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2013. Combating Autism Act: HHS agencies responded with new and continuing activities, including oversight. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 36 pp.

Annotation: This report describes how U.S. Department of Health and Services (HHS) agencies responded Combating Autism Act of 2006 (CAA) by establishing some new autism activities and continuing others. Included are descriptions of activities carried out in response to the CAA by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Office of Autism Coordinating Committee (OACC). The appendices list funding amounts (in millions of dollars) provided for autism activities within each of the HHS agencies and also provides funding amounts awarded to individual grantees (organized by type of program) for the period 2008-2011. A description of autism and the challenges in diagnosing this developmental disability are included in the background information.

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: Accountability, Autism, Federal agencies, Federal legislation, Regulation, Reports

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2013. Summary of the Affordable Care Act [rev. ed.]. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 12 pp. (Focus on health reform)

Annotation: This document summarizes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) as signed into law on March 23, 2010 and changes made to the law by subsequent legislation. It focuses on provisions to expand coverage, control health care costs, and improve the health care delivery system. Information is divided into the following sections: individual mandate, employer requirements, expansion of public programs, premium and cost-sharing subsidies to individuals, premium subsidies to employers, tax changes related to health insurance or financing health reform, health insurance exchanges, benefit design, changes to private insurance, state role, cost containment, improving quality/health system performance, prevention and wellness, long-term care, and other investments.

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: Federal health insurance programs, Federal legislation, Health care reform, Health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Access to health care, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Comlossy M. 2013. Oral health overview: Health care safety-net toolkit for legislators. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 11 pp.

Annotation: This brief for legislators provides information about the role of state policy in improving access to oral health care. Topics include oral health disparities, barriers to good oral health, the oral health safety net, work force, state policy options, and federal action. State examples related to oral health literacy, water fluoridation, insurance coverage and provider participation, and addressing work force shortages are included.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Dental insurance, Federal initiatives, Financing, Fluorides, Health care disparities, Health literacy, Health policy, Oral health, Policy development, Provider participation, State legislation, Water, Work force

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2012. Report to the Congress on the prevention and reduction of underage drinking. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 884 pp.

Annotation: This report to Congress summarizes the status of the latest scientific research on adolescent alcohol use. It describes the characteristics and consequences of underage alcohol use and outlines the federal government's comprehensive efforts to address this problem. In addition, the report contains individual state reports required by the Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act. These reports provide information on state-supported prevention and enforcement activities, programs, and policies.

Contact: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (877) SAMHSA-7 Secondary Telephone: (877) 726-4727 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.samhsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Alcohol consumption attitudes, Alcohol consumption behavior, Federal programs, Legislation, Prevention, Public policy, Research, State programs

Moehling CM, Thomasson MA. 2012. Saving babies: The contribution of Sheppard-Towner to the decline in infant mortality in the 1920s. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 34 pp. (NBER working paper series no. 17996)

Annotation: This paper examines a program that provided matching grants to states to fund maternal and infant care education initiatives and the reduction in infant mortality that occurred in the United States during the early twentieth century. The goal of the paper is to disentangle the effect of the Promotion of the Welfare and Hygiene of Maternity and Infancy Act (more commonly known as the Sheppard-Towner Act) on infant mortality from its preexisting downward trend. The authors assess the impact of Sheppard-Towner grants and public health expenditure measures on infant mortality as well as the impact of specific state activities such as nurse visits, conferences, literature, public health centers, and classes for midwives. Background information on infant mortality and the Children's Bureau, a description of the data and methods, results, and references are included.

Contact: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-5398, Telephone: (617) 868-3900 Fax: (617) 868-2742 E-mail: info@nber.org Web Site: http://www.nber.org Available from the website after registration.

Keywords: Federal programs, History, Infant care, Infant mortality, Legislation, Maternal health services, Public health education, Research, State initiatives

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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.