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2016. youth.gov. ,

Annotation: This U.S. government website is designed to help communities create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Contents include youth facts, funding information, and tools for assessing community assets, generating maps of local and federal resources, searching for evidence-based youth programs, and keeping up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.

Keywords: Access to care, Adolescent health promotion, Adolescent services, Assessment, Collaboration, Financial support, Model programs, Resources for professionals

Community Preventive Services Task Force. 2016. Promoting health equity. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources provide evidence-based recommendations and findings about what works to promote health equity in the community. Topics include education programs and policies, culturally competent health care, and housing programs and policies. Presentation and promotional materials are included.

Contact: Community Preventive Services Task Force, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Community Guide Branch, 1600 Clifton Road, N.E., MSE69, Atlanta, GA 30329, Telephone: (404) 498-6595 E-mail: communityguide@cdc.gov Web Site: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/task-force/community-preventive-services-task-force-members Available from the website.

Keywords: Cultural competence, Early childhood education, Low income groups, After school programs, Child development centers, Community based programs, Community development, Community health centers, Consumer education materials, Culturally competent services, Education, Educational attainment, Equal opportunities, Financial support, Health care delivery, Health education, Health promotion, Housing, Kindergarten, Patient education materials, Public policy, Recruitment, Research, Retention, School based clinics, Training, Translation, Work force

National Cancer Institute. 2015–. Adolescents and young adults with cancer. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources provide information about cancer in adolescents and young adults ages 15–39. Topics include types of cancers in young people, finding a doctor and hospital, treatment choices, coping and support, after treatment, and organizations serving adolescents and young adults. Reports, research, literature, and a quiz are also available.

Contact: National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20892-8322, Telephone: (800) 422-6237 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (301) 402-0555 E-mail: cancergovstaff@mail.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.cancer.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Cancer, Consumer education materials, Disease management, Family support services, Financial support, Peer support programs, Research, Resources for professionals, Special health care needs, Young adults

Institute of Medicine, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. 2015. Supporting family and community investments in young children globally: Workshop in brief. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 8 pp.

Annotation: This brief summarizes a workshop held on July 27–29, 2015, to examine topics related to supporting family and community investments in young children globally. Topics include discussions among participating researchers, policymakers, program practitioners, funders, young influencers, and other experts from 19 countries about how best to support family and community investments across areas of health, education, nutrition, social protection, and other service domains.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-38088.

Keywords: Child protective services, Education, Family support services, Financial support, Health services, International health, Nutrition services, Social support services, Young children

DentaQuest Foundation. 2014. Paths to prevention. Boston, MA: DentaQuest Foundation, 43 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the role of consumers, health professionals, communities, funders, policymakers, and philanthropists in addressing the challenges of making good oral health a priority. Topics include prevention and public health infrastructure, oral health literacy, medical and dental collaboration, metrics for improving oral health, financing models, and strengthening the oral-health-care-delivery system.

Contact: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: http://www.dentaquestpartnership.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Financial support, Financing, Foundations, Health care delivery, Health literacy, Measures, Networking, Oral health, Public health infrastructure, Public private partnerships

Austin Turner M, Edelman P, Poethig E, Aron L with Rogers M, Lowenstein C. 2014. Tackling persistent poverty in distressed urban neighborhoods: History, principles, and strategies for philanthropic investment. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 42 pp.

Annotation: This paper summarizes lessons learned and evolving practice in the field of place-based interventions, and it offers a set of guiding principles for child-focused, place-conscious initiatives focused on persistent, intergenerational poverty. The paper focuses on experience and insights in distressed urban neighborhoods. Contents include a summary of the origins and evolution of place-based anitpoverty initiatives, emerging principles and initiatives, a conceptual framework, and recommendations for philanthropic intervention.

Contact: Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 833-7200 Fax: (202) 467-5775 E-mail: http://www.urban.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://www.urban.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Financial support, Intergenerational programs, Intervention, Local initiatives, Models, Poverty, Urban environment

Carpluk W. 2013. Championing success: Business organizations for early childhood investments. Washington, DC: America's Promise Alliance, ReadyNation, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the actions of four distinct types of organizations related to their investment in early childhood programs: state chambers of commerce, ACCE Metro Cities Council members, state business roundtables, and smaller local chambers of commerce. The report discusses extent of support, types of support, early childhood topics, and framing for early childhood policy initiatives.

Contact: ReadyNation, c/o America's Promise Alliance, 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 657-0600 E-mail: info@ReadyNation.org Web Site: http://www.readynation.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Early childhood programs, Financial support, Financing, Initiatives, Public policy, Young children

Georgia State University school of Public Health, Center for Leadership in Disability. 2013. Autism plan for Georgia. Atlanta, GA: Georgia State University school of Public Health, Center for Leadership in Disability, 29 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines a plan for improving access to comprehensive, coordinated health care and related services for children, youth, and adults with autism spectrum disorder and related developmental disabilities in Georgia. The plan addresses the following ten areas of activity: early identification and screening; referral and diagnosis; medical, behavioral health, and dental services; family support; early intervention and preschool services; elementary and secondary education; community services and supports; transition from youth to adult systems; adult services and supports; and emergency preparedness and first responders. For each area, the report provides a definition, quality indicators (problem statements and data drivers), and recommendations (objectives). The report also describes foundational supports considered in developing the recommendations including work force, awareness, informational resources, finances, and policy. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Georgia State University School of Public Health, Center for Leadership in Disability, 75 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 514, Atlanta, GA 30303, Telephone: (404) 413-1281 Fax: (404) 413-1012 E-mail: cld@gsu.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Autism, Community based services, Comprehensive health care, Diagnosis, Disaster planning, Early intervention, Educational objectives, Family centered care, Family support services, Financial planning, Georgia, Health care delivery, Life course, Policy development, Program coordination, Referrals, Screening, Special health care needs, State programs, Systems development, Transition planning, Work force

Geurink K. 2008. Summary of Head Start oral health follow-up activities from ASTDD 2006-2007 funding. New Bern, NC: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3 pp.

Annotation: This report presents information on activities conducted by 10 states that received funding in 2006 and 2007 as a follow-up to state oral health action plans developed at Head Start oral health forums held since 2000. The report includes a list of sample activities conducted; a chart showing how many states conducted each type of activity, amounts of additional or matching funds received, and which organizations contributed the funds; and information about the need for additional resources. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Collaboration, Community action, Financial support, Head Start, Oral health, Program budgeting, Public private partnerships, State initiatives

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2008. Highlights of a forum: Ensuring opportunities for disadvantaged children and families. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 45 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes discussions held on June 25, 2008, concerning the role of government in assisting low-income families, income supports and low-income families, early care and education for low-income children, education for disadvantaged children, health care and low-income children and families, and the long-term fiscal challenges faced by the federal government in providing assistance to disadvantaged children and families. Appendices include two presentations addressing the role of federal spending on children and families to ensure the nation's future, and the changing roles of children in an aging society.

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: Budgets, Education, Federal agencies, Federal government, Financial support, Low income groups, Public policy

Geurink K. 2006. Summary of Head Start oral health follow-up activities from ASTDD 2004-2005 funding. New Bern, NC: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3 pp.

Annotation: This report presents information on activities conducted by 16 states that received funding in 2004 and 2005 from the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) as a follow-up to state Head Start oral health action plans developed at forums held since 2000. The report includes a list of sample activities conducted; a chart showing how many states conducted each type of activity, amounts of additional or matching funds received, and which organizations contributed the funds; and information about the need for additional resources. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Collaboration, Community action, Financial support, Head Start, Oral health, Program budgeting, Public private partnerships, State initiatives

Tomorrows Child Michigan SIDS. 2005. Little book of big ideas. Lansing, MI: Tomorrow's Child Michigan SIDS, 23 pp.

Annotation: This booklet serves as a guide on how to support Michigan Baby Walks, a fundraiser to support Tomorrow's Child/Michigan SIDS, an organization dedicated to advancing community efforts that prevent infant death and providing education that promotes infant well-being and grief support to those affected by an infant death. The booklet includes ideas on how to raise money; reach friends, families, and communities; and maintain support, among other topics. The booklet also provides background about the organization and presents personal stories.

Contact: Tomorrow's Child Michigan SIDS, 612 West Lake Lansing Road, Suite 800 , East Lansing, MI 48823, Telephone: (517) 485-7437 Secondary Telephone: (800) 331-7437 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.tomorrowschildmi.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Bereavement, Communities, Education, Families, Financial support, Fundraising, Grief, Infant death, Infant health, Michigan, Personal narratives, Prevention, Programs, SIDS

Adams G, Snyder K, Tout K. 2003. Essential but often ignored: Child care providers in the subsidy system. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 80 pp. (Assessing the new federalism occasional paper; no. 63)

Annotation: This report examines subsidy policies and practices that can shape the experiences of child care providers serving subsidized children and highlighting the variation in those policies across sites. Data was gathered and analyzed from subsidy agency administrators, key child care caseworkers, parents, and providers in 17 sites across 12 states in 1999 as part of the Urban Institute's Assessing the New Federalism case study project. Topics include pay amounts, from whom the payments are received, how timely and reliable the payments are, and other factors that shape interactions with the subsidy system. Appendices include the study methodology, provider focus group participants, and a study of payments in three scenarios. Notes and references conclude the report.

Contact: Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 833-7200 Fax: (202) 467-5775 E-mail: http://www.urban.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://www.urban.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care services, Child care workers, Financial support, Low income groups, Program evaluation, Social policy, Working parents

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. 2003. Caring for kids: School-based dental care—Spreading smiles through schools. Washington, DC: The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, 8 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes Caring for Kids, a multi-site national grant program established by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop sustainable mental and oral health care for young people by locating them in school-based health centers. The brief describes the crisis in oral health care for children, including problems resulting from high costs and limited access. It also discusses solutions, such as providing oral health care in schools, ensuring financial security for school-based oral health services, and tracking program results.

Contact: Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, 2175 K Street, N.W., Suite 200, Room 213, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 994-4895 E-mail: chhcs@gwu.edu Web Site: http://www.healthinschools.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Case studies, Child health, Child health, Community programs, Costs, Dental care, Financial support, Grants, Low income groups, Oral health, School based clinics, School dentistry, School health services, Young children

Field MJ, Behrman RE, eds.; Board on Health Sciences Policy, Committee on Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Children and Their Families. 2003. When children die: Improving palliative and end-of-life care for children and their families. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 490 pp.

Annotation: This book examines what is known about the needs of children who are dying, as well as the needs of their families; the extent to which these needs are being met; and what can be done to provide more competent, compassionate, and consistent care. The book offers recommendations for involving the child and parents in treatment decisions, strengthening the organization and delivery of services, hospice care, reducing financial barriers to care, developing support programs for bereaved families, training health professionals, ethical and legal issues; and expanding the knowledge base to guide clinicians and families. Nine appendices provide information on study origins and activities, prognostication scores, assess health-related quality of life in end-of-life care, bereavement experiences, end-of-life care in emergency medical services, education in pediatric palliative care, a description of a New York state demonstration project, and committee biographical statements. The book also includes a summary, a list of reviewers, a reference list, and an index.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-309-08437-7.

Keywords: Bereavement, Child death, Ethics, Families, Family support, Fetal death, Financial barriers, Health care delivery, Hospice services, Infant death, Palliative treatment, Parent professional relations, Professional training, Terminal care, Terminal illness

Gill BP, Dembosky JW, Caulkins JP. 2002. A "noble bet" in early care and education: Lessons from one community's experience. Santa Monica, CA: Rand, 146 pp. (RAND education)

Annotation: This report summarizes the Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) of Allegheny County, PA, early care and education (ECE) services to at-risk children from birth through age five; describes the program's organizational history; analyzes and explains critical weaknesses that hindered ECI's ability to succeed; and articulates lessons to inform the design and implementation of future large-scale reform initiatives, whether in ECE or in other areas of social services. Topics include a description of the ECI program; a brief history of the initiative; the ECI theory of action; ECI services: demand, supply, and incentives; program costs; sustainability and the strategy to secure state funding; and lessons for the future, alternative models, and public-policy implications. The appendix includes program cost models. Figures and tables illustrate statistics throughout the book and references are included.

Contact: Rand Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407-3208, Telephone: (310) 393-0411 Fax: 310-393-4818 E-mail: correspondence@rand.org Web Site: http://www.rand.org Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-8330-3162-7.

Keywords: Case studies, Child care, Community based services, Community programs, Costs, Early childhood education, Financial support, Infants, Low income groups, Models, Pennsylvania, Program descriptions, Young children

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. 1999. Get organized: A guide to preventing teen pregnancy. Washington, DC: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 3 v.

Contact: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy = Power to Decide, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 478-8500 Contact Phone: (202) 261-5591 Fax: (202) 478-8588 E-mail: campaign@teenpregnancy.org Web Site: http://www.thenationalcampaign.org Available at no charge.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescent pregnancy, Business, Community participation, Fathers, Financial support, Media campaigns, Needs assessment, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Religious organizations, School linked programs

Young KT, Davis K, Schoen C. 1996. The Commonwealth Fund survey of parents with young children. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 132 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the results of a survey taken of 2,000 families with children under three to determine how the health care system can help them insure the health and development of their children. The introduction describes the purpose and methodology of the survey, and presents and discusses the findings on these topics: early hospital discharge patterns, the promotion of breast feeding, the provision of information regarding early childhood development, parents' access to pediatric information and services, stress factors affecting child rearing, the role of parental emotional and mental health, financial pressures, and the parents' preparedness for parenting. Appendices provide profiles of selected parents; and survey charts, highlights, and data tables.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Contact Phone: (212) 535-0400 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: info@cmwf.org Web Site: http://www.commonwealthfund.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Child rearing, Early childhood development, Family characteristics, Family economics, Financial support, Knowledge level, Length of stay, Parenting skills, Parents, Physician parent relations, Statistics, Surveys, Young children

U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. 1995. Simulation hearing on obtaining federal and state assistance: Hearing. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 49 pp. (104th Congress, 1st Session; Serial no. 104-8)

Annotation: These hearings contain testimony given before the committee by Margaret Dunkle, the Director of the Policy Exchange, Institute for Educational Leadership. In her testimony, she had the committee members engage in role playing; they were asked to imagine that they were members of a low income family applying for support from federal, state, and local programs. The process highlighted areas where the eligibility criteria for the programs can be complementary or contradictory to one another and pointed out situations where program revisions could be made to improve the delivery of services.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: contactcenter@gpo.gov Web Site: http://www.gpo.gov Price unknown. Document Number: ISBN 0-16-047125-7.

Keywords: Access to care, Congressional hearings, Federal programs, Financial support, Low income groups, Program improvement, Role playing, State programs

U.S. General Accounting Office. 1993. Child support assurance: Effect of applying state guidelines to determine fathers' payments. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 45 pp.

Annotation: This report to the Secretary-designate of Health and Human Services, Donna Shalala, provides an empirical analysis of child support guidelines. Congressional efforts to remedy the high incidence of poverty among children living in single-parent families have focused on tighter child support enforcement laws, and particularly on a system, child support assurance, intended to make child support payments a more reliable source of income for these children. The objectives of the report's child support guidelines analysis were to examine the income of young non-custodial fathers and the burden on them of paying the entire minimum assured benefit, and to illustrate how many of these fathers would be required to pay the minimum assured benefit under typical state child support guidelines. Supporting data and studies are contained in the appendices.

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/HRD 93-26.

Keywords: Fathers, Financial support, Single parents

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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.