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Panhandle Healthy Start Initiative. n.d.. Partners for a Healthy Baby mentoring and supervision curriculum. Tallahassee, FL: Panhandle Healthy Start Initiative, 9 pp.

Annotation: This document is an outline of the content and methodology of the mentoring and supervision curriculum used to train leadership individuals in home visiting. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Florida Panhandle Healthy Start, 1339 East Lafayette Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Telephone: (850) 922-1300 Fax: (850) 922-1352 E-mail: mgraham@mailer.fsu.edu Price unknown.

Keywords: Curricula, Florida, Healthy Start, Home visiting, Infant mortality, Infants, Mentors, Pregnant women, Prevention programs, Supervision, Training materials

Dimperio D. n.d.. Interconceptional Support of Women at High Risk for Low Birthweight [Final report]. Gainesville, FL: North Central Florida Maternal and Infant Care Project, 36 pp.

Annotation: The goal of this project was to reduce the incidence of low birthweight by improving the preconceptional health of women who were at high risk for delivering a low birthweight infant. High-risk women were identified at delivery and were followed for 2 years. Client services were then provided by community health workers, who made home visits and developed a risk reduction plan for each client. Intervention protocols were developed for each risk factor and involved referral to the appropriate resource, followup to ensure client compliance, and reinforcement of professional counseling or supplemental teaching. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-196848.

Keywords: Community-Based Health Services, Florida, High risk groups, High risk mothers, High risk pregnancy, Indigent Patients, Infant Mortality, Intervention, Low Birthweight, WIC Program

Florida Department of Health. 2018. MCH block grant. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Health,

Annotation: This web page gives links to the latest MCH block grant and state snapshot. It also links to these 2015 MCH needs assessment topic briefs: Adequate Health Insurance Coverage [pdf; 365kb] Adolescent Well-Visit [pdf; 211kb] Black-White Disparities in Infant Mortality [pdf; 247kb] Black-White Disparities in Maternal Mortality [pdf; 473kb] Breastfeeding [pdf; 233kb] Bullying [pdf; 307kb] Developmental Screening [pdf; 607kb] Household Secondhand Smoke [pdf; 473kb] Injury Prevention [pdf; 418kb] Oral Health [pdf; 406kb] Perinatal Regionalization [pdf;466kb] Physical Activity [pdf; 217kb] Safe Sleep Behaviors [pdf; 241kb] Substance Exposed Newborns [pdf; 491kb] Well-Woman Care [pdf; 523kb]

Contact: Florida Department of Health, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, FL 32399, Telephone: (850) 245-4147 Fax: (850) 487-4574 Web Site: http://www.doh.state.fl.us

Keywords: Child health, Florida, MCH programs, Maternal health, State programs, Title V programs

Vracar C, Holicky A, Wahby J, Janga D. 2016. Oral health status of Florida's third grade children 2013–2014. [Tallahassee, FL]: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report presents oral health screening results for students in third grade in public elementary schools in Florida. Contents include the screening survey methodology, demographic characteristics of participating students, and key findings on to Healthy People 2020 goals, limitations, and recommendations is also included. Additional contents include consent and screening forms; a parent letter and questionnaire; and information about other indicators including toothache, last dental visit, reason for last dental visit, need for care, reason for not seeking care, health insurance, and dental insurance.

Contact: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A14, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1724, Telephone: (850) 245-4333 Web Site: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/community-health/dental-health/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Elementary schools, Florida, Health status, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, Screening, State surveys

Vracar C, Holicky A, Wahby J, Calhoun J. 2016. Oral health status of Florida's Early Head Start and Head Start children 2014–2015. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Health, 21 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes results from a statewide survey of young children enrolled in Early Head Start and Head Start centers in Florida. Topics include dental caries experience, untreated tooth decay, and dental sealants. The appendices contain the consent and questionnaire forms for parents, a screening form, a screening results letter to parents, and information about other indicators from the parent questionnaire including toothache, last dental visit, follow-up care, reason for last dental visit, and dental insurance. [Survey funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A14, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1724, Telephone: (850) 245-4333 Web Site: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/community-health/dental-health/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Dental caries, Dental insurance, Dental sealants, Early Head Start, Florida, Head Start, Health status, Oral health, Population surveillance, Preventive health services, Screening, State surveys, Statistical data, Young children

Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program. 2016. 2013–2014 workforce survey of dentists report. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Health, 48 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes findings from a statewide survey of dentists in Florida. It identifies the supply of dentists practicing in Florida and examines factors related to dental practice location and career plans. The appendix provides findings on the characteristics of licensed dentists not practicing in the state, information about the survey methodology, and data figures and tables.

Contact: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A14, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1724, Telephone: (850) 245-4333 Web Site: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/community-health/dental-health/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dentists, Florida, Oral health, State surveys, Statistical data, Work force

Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program. 2016. 2013–2014 workforce survey of dental hygienists. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Health, 35 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes findings from a statewide survey of the dental hygiene work force in Florida. Contents include information about licensed dental hygienists practicing in Florida (demographics, professional education, practice characteristics, productivity, retention and attrition). Findings on the characteristics of licensed hygienists not practicing in the state, information about the survey methodology, and data figures and tables are also provided.

Contact: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A14, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1724, Telephone: (850) 245-4333 Web Site: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/community-health/dental-health/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dental hygienists, Florida, Oral health, State surveys, Statistical data, Work force

Holicky A. 2016. Florida's burden of oral disease surveillance report (upd.). Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 62 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes information on the burden of oral disease in Florida, highlights oral health disparities associated with specific populations, and describes resources and programs for improving oral health. Topics include state and national objectives, the societal and economic impact of oral disease, risk and protective factors, work force capacity and diversity, and use of oral health care.

Contact: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A14, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1724, Telephone: (850) 245-4333 Web Site: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/community-health/dental-health/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Children, Disease prevention, Florida, Health disparities, Health objectives, Health services delivery, Health status, Infants, Life course, Low income groups, Older adults, Oral health, Population surveillance, Pregnant women, Prevalence, Program improvement, Protective factors, Risk factors, Special health care needs, State initiatives, State programs, Statistical data, Work force

Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program. [2015]. Dental sealants keep children healthy & ready to learn. [Tallahassee, FL]: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 1 p.

Annotation: This infographic provides information about dental caries (tooth decay) in school-age children and how dental sealants prevent decay and reduce costs in Florida. Contents include the percentage of students in third grade who have untreated decay, the number and cost of caries-related emergency department visits, the costs of sealants vs. fillings, and the potential return on investment. Information about state programs that provide preventive oral health services is included.

Contact: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A14, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1724, Telephone: (850) 245-4333 Web Site: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/community-health/dental-health/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Dental care, Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Florida, Oral health, Preventive health services, School age children, State programs, Statistical data

Florida Institute for Health Innovation. 2014. Florida pediatric emergency department visits for preventable oral health conditions: 2012. West Palm Beach, FL: Florida Institute for Health Innovation, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides data on pediatric emergency department use for preventable oral conditions in Florida. Contents include data on visits and charges by payor and by age, the percentage of visits by payor, the top five reasons for oral health-related visits by infants and toddlers, and the top five primary diagnoses for oral health visits by infants and toddlers. Policy recommendations are included.

Contact: Florida Institute for Health Innovation, 2701 N. Australian Avenue, Suite 204, West Palm Beach, FL 33407, Web Site: http://www.flhealthinnovation.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Data, Dental caries, Florida, Health care utilization, Hospital emergency services, Oral health, Policy development, Population surveillance, State surveys, Young children

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2014. Foster children: Additional federal guidance could help states better plan for oversight of psychotropic medications administered by managed care plans. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 48 pp.

Annotation: This report updates the December 2011 report published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office on foster children in selected states that were prescribed psychotropic medications at rates higher than nonfoster children in Medicaid in 2008. The current report examines instances of foster children being prescribed psychotropic medications in the following five states: Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, and Texas. The report assesses the extent that documentation supported the use of psychotropic medications, describes states' policies related to psychotropic medication, and assesses the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' actions since GAO's 2011 report.

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-14-362.

Keywords: Drugs, Federal initiatives, Florida, Foster children, Massachusetts, Medicaid managed care, Mental health services, Michigan, Oregon, Policy analysis, State programs, Texas, Utilization review

Hillsborough County [Community] Violence Prevention Collaborative. 2014. 2014-2015 strategic plan. [Tampa, FL]: Hillsborough County, 68 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines a public health approach to preventing violence in Hillsborough County, FL. Topics include national best practices and lessons learned for preventing violence, efforts to identify and prioritize risk and protective factors for decreasing community violence and increasing a sense of safety among youth in Hillsborough County, and successful intervention and enforcement strategies.

Contact: Hillsborough County, Community Violence Prevention Collaborative, County Center, 26th Floor, 601 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL Telephone: (813) 274-6789 E-mail: vpc@hillsboroughcounty.org Web Site: http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/index.aspx?NID=3222 Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, County programs, Florida, Injury prevention, Law enforcement, Local initiatives, Protective factors, Public health, Public private partnerships, Risk factors, Safety programs, Strategic plans, Violence prevention

Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida. (2013). Safe infant sleep: Sleep right, sleep tight. Tallahassee, FL: Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida,

Annotation: This website provides information and resources from a campaign to educate new and expectant parents and others in Florida about safe infant sleep. Contents include a video for Healthy Start and Healthy Families home visitors, hospitals, birthing centers, doctors’ offices, and others; a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) for television and radio broadcast; a print ad; and four handouts to address specific parent-identified barriers to practicing safe sleep. The PSA and handouts are available in English, Spanish, and Creole.

Contact: Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, 111 North Gadsden Street, Suite 200, Tallahassee, FL 32301-1507, Telephone: (850) 921-4494 Fax: (850) 921-9070 Web Site: http://www.ounce.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Campaigns, Florida, Multimedia, Non English language materials, Primary prevention, Public service announcements, SIDS, Safety, Sleep position, Spanish language materials, State initiatives

Figlio DN, Guryan J, Karbownik K, Roth J. 2013. The effects of poor neonatal health on children's cognitive development. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 55 pp. (NBER working paper series no. 18846)

Annotation: This paper discusses the results of a study on children born in Florida from 1992 to 2002, and the effect of birth weight on cognitive development from kindergarten through middle school. Study methodology is reviewed and results are discussed in the following categories: heavier versus lighter twins; testing; results by grade; differences by genetics, gender, maternal race, ethnicity and immigrant status; and family socioeconomic status. Topics also include birth weight discordance, school quality and the effect of birth weight on test scores, and birth weight gaps at kindergarten entry. A bibliography and statistical data conclude the paper.

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.

Keywords: Cognitive development, Florida, Learning, Low birthweight, Newborn infants, School readiness, State surveys, Statistical data, Young children

CityMatCH, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, National Healthy Start Association, EveryWoman Southeast. 2013. Putting the life course concept into practice: Lessons from the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1 video (60 min., 29 sec.). (A lifecourse theory to practice webinar)

Annotation: This webinar, broadcast June 6, 2013, discusses the life course theory and the capacity of the approach to address health inequalities for African American women as experienced by the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, The Magnolia Project. It also discusses strategies for integrating the life course approach into a community-based program, and describes challenges and opportunities to integrating this approach into daily practice.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Blacks, Case studies, Florida, Health care disparities, Health status disparities, Healthy Start, Life cycle, Women's health

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2013. Community partnerships to prevent childhood obesity in Florida. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 2 pp. (Promising practices: Women, children and adolescents)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about community partnerships in Florida working to prevent childhood obesity. The fact sheet focuses on the Embrace a Healthy Florida initiative, which addresses the causes of childhood obesity by collaborating with communities to engage in meaningful childhood obesity-prevention activities and programs. The fact sheet presents categories in which the initiative awards grants (research, practice, and policy) with a focus on the policy category and specifically highlights the community-engagement and grant-making process. Topics include building community capacity, leaders in community change, measuring success, community change, and lessons learned.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Collaboration, Communities, Florida, Grants, Initiatives, Leadership, Obesity, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Public policy, Research

Courtot B, Coughlin TA, Lawton E. 2013. Medicaid and CHIP managed care payment methods and spending in 20 states: Final report to the Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 51 pp.

Annotation: This report, which is a companion to the Medicaid and CHIP Risk-Based Managed Care in 20 States report, focuses on 20 states' Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care payment methods and spending. The states are Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The report addresses two research questions: (1) how do the 20 states establish capitation rates in their Medicaid and CHIP managed care programs, and how have their approaches to and policies for rate setting changed over the past decade and (2) how does monthly Medicaid spending for four distinct managed care enrollee populations (adults and children, with and without disabilities) vary among the 20 states? The report introduces the issues and presents the study approach, methods, findings, and a discussion.

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: Adults, Arizona, California, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Connecticut, Costs, Delaware, Disabilities, Florida, Managed care, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medicaid, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, State programs, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin

Florida Public Health Institute. [2012]. Florida oral health access: Public policy solutions to address wellness and healthcare spending. [Lake Worth, FL]: Florida Public Health Institute, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet presents oral health as a serious health issue, challenges in access to oral health care, and policy solutions. Additional contents include data on the numbers and percentages of children and adults who were eligible for Medicaid oral health services and those who used these services as well as the numbers and percentages of adults who visited a dentist or clinic in the past year and those who did not, by income group.

Contact: Florida Institute for Health Innovation, 2701 N. Australian Avenue, Suite 204, West Palm Beach, FL 33407, Telephone: (561) 838-4444 Fax: (561) 838-4495 Web Site: http://flhealthinnovation.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Children, Costs, Florida, Health care utilization, Medicaid, Oral health, State surveys, Statistical data

Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program. 2012. State Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Targeted Oral health Services Systems (TOHSS) Grant Program: Final [report] project narrative, 2007-2011. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 16 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a project in Florida to increase age 1 dental visits for children at high risk for oral disease and improve access to oral health services for children with special health care needs. The report includes an overview of the need for improved oral health access; describes significant changes, experiences, and collaborative activities related to the project; and discusses project sustainability. [Funded 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: Access to health care, Children with special health care needs, Collaboration, Final reports, Florida, Oral health, Young children

VanLandeghem K, Schor EL. 2012. New opportunities for integrating and improving health care for women, children, and their families. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund; Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 13 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief highlights the efforts of state Title V maternal and child health (MCH) programs and their partners in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, and Vermont to integrate public and private health care services for women and children with low incomes and their families. The brief outlines the roles and strategies of state agencies and shows how these programs have already begun to improve children's health and reduce health care costs. Topics include new opportunities for public-private partnerships; how state MCH programs can promote service integration; engaging key stakeholders, including families; building systems to service children with special health care needs; providing or paying for care coordination; developing standards and promoting quality; and lessons for other states.

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

Keywords: Child health, Children with special health care needs, Colorado, Costs, Families, Financing, Florida, Health care systems, Health services, Low income groups, MCH programs, Ohio, Program coordination, Service coordination, State programs, Title V programs, Vermont, 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.