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Talib Z, Palsdottir B, Briggs M, Clithero A, Cobb NM, Marjadi B, Preston R, Williams S. 2017. Defining community-engaged health professional education: A step toward building the evidence. Washington, DC: National Academy of Medicine, 4 pp. (Discussion paper)

Annotation: This paper describes the lack of published literature analyzing learning taking place in and with communities that has a demonstrated value to that community and the factors attributable to it, and efforts to build the evidence by establishing a common definition for community-engaged health professional education that is relevant to all health professionals in all disciplines in all settings or context. Contents include elements of the definition. Topics include sustainable community-academic partnerships; collaborative design, delivery, and evaluation; and next steps for building the evidence.

Contact: National Academy of Medicine, 500 5th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, E-mail: NAMedicine@nas.edu Web Site: http://nam.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Equal opportunities, Evaluation, Goals, Health occupations, International health, Leadership, Learning, Policy development, Professional education, Public private partnerships, Strategic plans, Sustainability, Training, Underserved communities, Work force

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. 2017. SuperTracker: My foods. My fitness. My health.. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, 1 v.

Annotation: This tool incorporates the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition's Presidential Champions program and uses gamification, the application of points and achievements to non-game context, to inspire youth and adults to engage in physical activity and to monitor progress toward their own health goals. Users can determine what and how much to eat; track their food intake, physical activity, and weight; and personalize their experience by setting individual goals, journaling, and receiving virtual coaching.

Contact: U.S. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 1034, Alexandria, VA 22302-1594, Telephone: (703) 305-7600 Fax: (703) 305-3300 E-mail: infocnpp@cnpp.usda.gov Web Site: http://www.cnpp.usda.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Dietary assessment, Dietary guidelines, Electronic journals, Food consumption, Food habits, Food preferences, Games, Goals, Health promotion, Life course, Motivation, Nutrition, Physical activity, Weight

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2016. State application/annual report. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, multiple items.

Annotation: These applications/annual reports provide data on financial, program, and performance measures for state maternal and child health (MCH) programs. The reports also include a description of the status and activities of each program within the context of its data. Topics include the five-year needs assessment, state-selected priorities, linkage of state priorities to national and state performance and outcome measures, and five-year action plan. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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

Keywords: Applications, Community action, Financing, Goals, Measures, Needs assessment, Program descriptions, Program development, Program evaluation, Program planning, Social Security Act, State MCH programs, Statistical data, Title V

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2016. Winnable battles final report. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 pp.

Annotation: This report describes public health priorities with large-scale impact on health, known effective strategies to address them, and progress towards meeting targeted goals. Contents include visual representations of progress and data trends, as well as summaries of federal contributions associated with each of the following topic areas: tobacco; nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; food safety; health care-associated infections; motor vehicle injuries; adolescent pregnancy; and HIV.

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: Adolescent pregnancy, Food safety, Goals, HIV, Health, Infections, Motor vehicle safety, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention, Tobacco use, Treatments, Trends

Michigan Oral Health Coalition, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 2016. Michigan state oral health plan. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 37 pp.

Annotation: This document is intended to guide policymakers, health professionals, community members, and other stakeholders as they work together to improve oral health across the state of Michigan through 2020. Contents include goals, objectives, and suggested strategies that can be used to ensure that by 2020 all residents will have the knowledge, support, and care they need to achieve optimal oral health. Topics include professional integration, health literacy, access to oral health care, and monitoring implementation of the state oral health plan.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 201 Townsend Street, Box 30195, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4911_4912_6226---,00.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community action, Goals, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health status, Interdisciplinary approach, Michigan, Oral health, Population surveillance, Service integration, Statewide planning, Strategic plans, Work force

Creative Associates International. 2016. SDG Youth Action Mapper. Washington, DC: Creative Associates International, 1 v.

Annotation: This mobile app/platform is designed to help youth and others make progress towards the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDB) through mapping, mobilization, and measurement. Topics include ending poverty and hunger, good health, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, renewable energy, good jobs and economic growth, innovation and infrastructure, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption, climate action, life in water and on land, peace and justice, and partnerships. Contents include portals for groups and organizations to document opportunities for taking action and for reporting progress towards SDG goals. A video on how to use the app/platform and a toolkit for organizing communities are also available.

Contact: Creative Associates International, 5301 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20015, Telephone: (202) 966-5804 Contact E-mail: JacquiD@creativedc.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Community action, Goals, Information systems, Maps, Mobile application, Multimedia, Online systems, Outreach, Sustainability, Youth

Rogan E, Bradley E. 2016. Investing in social services for states' health: Identifying and overcoming the barriers. New York, NY: Milbank Memorial Fund, 38 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a study to identify the root causes for states not making overall budget and policy decisions that optimize their population's health; identify, describe, and categorize innovative state-level strategies addressing the health of populations; and propose policy principles that promote upstream health improvement strategies for states' populations. Topics include multisector involvement and commitment, gaining political will, flexibility in tailoring programs to a state's context, commitment to payment reforms to align incentives with broader health goals, and evidence to initiate and sustain programs. The state site visit discussion guide and output from the root cause brainstorm are included as appendices.

Contact: Milbank Memorial Fund, 645 Madison Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10022-1095, Telephone: (212) 355-8400 Fax: (212) 355-8599 E-mail: mmf@milbank.org Web Site: http://www.milbank.org Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-887748-82-7.

Keywords: Decision making, Financing, Goals, Health care reform, Health promotion, Health status, Policy development, State initiatives, State programs

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

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

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

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

Chiang RJ. 2016. A guide for incorporating health & wellness into school improvement plans. Atlanta, GA: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 30 pp.

Annotation: This guide for public health agencies and other partners the purpose and role of improvement plans in schools and districts. The guide also outlines opportunities to incorporate health and wellness-related goals and aligned activities into school improvement plans and provides examples from schools and districts that have done it.

Contact: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 2200 Century Parkway, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30345, Telephone: (770) 458-7400 Web Site: http://www.chronicdisease.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Educational objectives, Goals, Health objectives, Planning, Program improvement, Public private partnerships, School districts, Schools, Systems development

American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight and Kognito. 2016. Change Talk™: Changing the conversation about childhood obesity. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight, 1 v.

Annotation: This website and mobile application are designed to help pediatricians and other health care professionals lead conversations with parents and children about healthy weight. It provides a virtual practice environment in which health care professionals learn to apply motivational interviewing techniques. Professionals practice helping the virtual child and family identify motivation for change, and support them to implement modifications to their diet, screen time habits, and exercise routines.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-4000 E-mail: obesity@aap.org Web Site: https://ihcw.aap.org/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior change, Body weight, Children, Decision making, Exercise, Families, Goals, Health behavior, Interviews, Mobile applications, Motivation, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Role playing

Maryland Dental Action Coalition. 2016. Setting goals for oral health during pregnancy. [Columbia, MD]: Maryland Dental Action Coalition, 1 p. (Healthy teeth healthy kids)

Annotation: This checklist for home visitors and their clients in Maryland is designed to help them establish goals for oral health during pregnancy. Topics include making a dentist appointment, going to the dentist, brushing with fluoridated toothpaste, flossing once a day, drinking more tap water, drinking less soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages, and eating more fruits and vegetables. The checklist is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Contact: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 201 West Preston Street, Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-5300 Secondary Telephone: (800) 735-2258 Fax: (410) 333-7392 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx Web Site: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/oralhealth/Pages/home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Goals, Home visiting, Maryland, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Spanish language materials, Spanish language materials

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

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program. 2015. Many Communities, Many Needs, Many Opportunities Idaho Oral Health Summit May 18–19, 2015. Boise, ID: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document presents the objectives and agenda for a summit held on May 18–19, 2015, in Boise, Idaho, to build a network to improve oral health in Idaho. Topics include opportunities for networking and leveraging of resources in local communities and across the state, education and training on best practices in collaboration, grassroots leadership and action for improving oral health for all in Idaho, and goals and strategies of the 2015–2020 Idaho Oral Health Action Plan.

Contact: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 83720, 450 West State Street, Boise, ID 83720-0036, Telephone: (800) 926-2588 Web Site: http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/portal/alias__Rainbow/lang__en-US/tabID__3494/DesktopDefault.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community action, Conferences, Dental hygienists, Goals, Idaho, Leadership, Model programs, Networking, Oral health, Program improvement, Statewide planning, Training

American Dental Association. [2014]. Action for Dental Health: Dentists making a difference. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 4 pp.

Annotation: This report outlines key initiatives aimed at preventing oral disease and reducing the proportion of children and adults with untreated oral disease. Contents include an overview of each initiative and related goals. Topics include preventing oral disease, providing oral health education and care, and strengthening and expanding the public/private oral health safety net.

Contact: American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: (312) 440-7494 E-mail: info@ada.org Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Collaboration, Community coordination, Dentistry, Financing, Goals, Health care utilization, Healthy People 2020, Oral health, Outreach, Prevention programs, Public private partnerships, Sustainability, Work force

New York State Department of Health. 2014. Oral health plan for New York State. [Albany, NY]: New York State Department of Health, 41 pp.

Annotation: This document presents goals, objectives, and strategies for improving and achieving optimal oral health for all in New York. Contents include an overview of oral health and priority areas of opportunity for reducing oral disease and related risk factors and for promoting oral health. Information about earlier efforts to address children's oral health and work force shortages in rural areas is included.

Contact: New York State Department of Health, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237, Telephone: (866) 881-2809 E-mail: dohweb@health.state.ny.us Web Site: http://www.health.ny.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Disease prevention, Goals, Health objectives, Health promotion, Infection control, New York, Oral health, Prevalence, Risk factors, Rural population, Statewide planning, Statewide planning, Work force

Women Deliver. 2014. Invest in girls and women: Everybody wins–The path ahead to sustainable development. New York, NY: Women Deliver, 19 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit presents specific tasks and goals related to maternal and newborn health, family planning and reproductive health, women's health, education, and equality, with the aim of providing global partners with a course of action to advocate for the health and well-being of girls and women. Contents include infographics, data points, and key messages to make the case for investing in girls and women.

Contact: Women Deliver, 584 Broadway, Suite 306, New York, NY 10012, Telephone: (646) 695-9100 Fax: (646) 695-9145 E-mail: info@womendeliver.org Web Site: http://www.womendeliver.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent females, Advocacy, Child health, Data, Education, Family planning, Female children, Goals, International health, Maternal health, Reproductive health, Women's health

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center. 2014. Making the link between health and school readiness. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, 41 pp.

Annotation: This tool describes the link between health and school readiness to help Head Start programs design school-readiness goals that incorporate health strategies, including oral health strategies. Topics include how program leaders can use the tool, links between health and the Child Development and Early Learning Framework domains, other school readiness goals, and health services that impact school readiness.

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: Early Head Start, Educational objectives, Goals, Head Start, Health services, Infants, Learning activities, Pregnant women, Program planning, School readiness, Young children

[Building Bright Futures]. 2014. Vermont's early childhood action plan. [Williston, VT: Building Bright Futures], 64 pp.

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2014. Leading change 2.0: Advancing the behavioral health of the nation 2015-2018. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 34 pp.

Florida Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Section. 2014. Oral health for pregnant women and children. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Section, 5 pp. (2015 Title V needs assessment: MCH topic briefs)

Annotation: This brief presents data and information about oral health for pregnant women and children. The brief describes why pregnant women's and children's oral health is a public health issue, the magnitude of the issue of oral disease in pregnant women and children, trends, national and state goals, current state programs and initiatives, public health strategies and practices, and state health agency capacity. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Florida Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Section, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A13, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1721, Telephone: (850) 245-4465 Fax: (850) 245-4047 Web Site: http://www.floridahealth.gov/%5C/programs-and-services/womens-health/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Goals, Needs assessment, Oral health, Pregnant women, Public health infrastructure, State MCH programs, State initiatives, Statistical data, Trends, Work force

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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.