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Segal LM, Martin A. 2017. A funding crisis for public health and safety: State-by-state public health funding and key health facts. Washington, DC: Trust for America's Health, 23 pp. (Issue report)

Annotation: This report examines the status of federal public health funding for states, state public health funding, and key health facts. Topics include an overview of federal funding for states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CDC's Public Health and Prevention Funding for states, Health Resources and Services Administration's funding by state, state public health funding, key health facts, rising epidemics, effective investments to curb crises and cut costs, and recommendations.

Contact: Trust for America's Health, 1730 M Street, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-9870 Fax: (202) 223-9871 E-mail: info@tfah.org Web Site: http://healthyamericans.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community based services, Data analysis, Federal programs, Government financing, Grants, Health statistics, Prevention programs, Public health infrastructure, State programs

Lombardi J, Harding JF, Connors MC, Friednam-Krauss AH, Dichter H, Ponder K, Sells J, Wolfe RB, Tarrant K, Scott-Little C, Maxwell KL, Jordan E, King C, Mathias D. 2016–. Rising to the challenge: Building effective systems for young children and families, a BUILD e-book. Boston, MA: Build Initiative, multiple items.

Annotation: This e-book highlights lessons learned from the initial implementation of a federal initiative to support states in their efforts to align, coordinate, and improve the quality of existing early learning and development programs across multiple funding streams that support children from birth through age five. Contents include experience, trends, and reflections captured through interviews with state leaders. Topics include state systems building through governance, local systems building through coalitions, early learning-health connections, trends and innovations in early childhood education work force development, reform in vision and practice, improving systems of learning through the use of child standards and assessments, integrated data strategies, and the impact of the initiative on state Quality Rating Improvement Systems (QRIS).

Contact: Build Initiative, 89 South Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02111, Telephone: (617) 523-6565 E-mail: info@buildinitiative.org Web Site: http://www.buildinitiative.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Assessments, Child health, Coalitions, Data, Early childhood development, Early childhood education, Federal initiatives, Financing, Learning, Program coordination, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Service coordination, Service delivery systems, Standards, State government, Systems development, Trends, Work force

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States. 2015. State profiles fiscal year 2014: A portrait of sexuality education and abstinence-only-until-marriage programs in the states. New York, NY: Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States,

Annotation: These resources for advocates, educators, policymakers, public health professionals, parents, youth, and community stakeholders comprise profiles of sexuality education and abstinence-only-until-marriage programs in the United States. Topics include federal funding by state, total federal spending on abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, sexuality and HIV/STD education policies by state, and descriptions of evidence-based and comprehensive approaches to pregnancy-, STD-, HIV/AIDS-prevention and sexuality education programs.

Contact: Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, 90 John Street Suite 402, New York, NY 10038, Telephone: (212) 819-9770 Fax: (212) 819-9776 E-mail: siecus@siecus.org Web Site: http://www.siecus.org Available from the website.

Keywords: AIDS, Abstinence, Federal MCH programs, Government financing, HIV, Model programs, Prevention programs, Sexual health, Sexuality education, Sexually transmitted diseases, State MCH programs

National Governors Association, Health Care Sustainability Task Force. 2014. NGA Health Care Sustainability Task Force report. Washington, DC: National Governors Association, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report identifies legislative and regulatory actions to reduce barriers to innovation and support state health care initiatives. Contents include recommendations in four areas: federal support of state health care innovations, Medicare-Medicaid enrollees, long-term services and supports, and payment and delivery reforms. The following topics are addressed within each of the four key areas: financial sustainability, flexibility, federal investment, payment for performance outcomes, accountability and transparency, and multi-payer strategy.

Contact: National Governors Association, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001-1512, Telephone: (202) 624-5300 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (202) 624-5313 E-mail: webmaster@nga.org Web Site: http://www.nga.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Legislation, Financing, Government role, Health care delivery, Health care reform, Health services, Regulations, Sustainability

Plaza C, Arons A, Rosenthal J, Heider F. 2014. Financing prevention: How states are balancing delivery system and public health roles. Oakland, CA: ChangeLab Solutions, National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity, 43 pp. (This report was prepared for ChangeLab Solutions by the National Academy for State Health Policy with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. ChangeLab Solutions holds the copyright. National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN) is a project of ChangeLab Solutions. (JMB))

Annotation: This report explores efforts in eight states to support community-based prevention activities through delivery system and payment reform design innovation. Topics include public health, delivery system reform, and the Affordable Care Act; mechanisms to align the delivery system and community-based prevention; and lessons from states' experiences. The appendices contain profiles of efforts in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, and Vermont.

Contact: ChangeLab Solutions, 2201 Broadway, Suite 502, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 302-3380 Web Site: http://changelabsolutions.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community based services, Financing, Government role, Health care delivery, Health care reform, Health policy, Policy development, Prevention programs, Prevention services, Reimbursement, Service delivery systems, State initiatives

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

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

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

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

Frost JJ, Zolna MR, Frohwirth L. 2014. Contraceptive needs and services, 2012 update. New York, NY: Guttmacher Institute, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report provides estimates of contraceptive needs and services in the United States and of the impact that publicly-funded clinic services in particular have on preventing unintended pregnancy. Estimates are made for the national and state levels. The report highlights the national-level findings and trends, and includes summary tables of national and state data.

Contact: Guttmacher Institute, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, Telephone: (212) 248-1111 Secondary Telephone: (800) 355-0244 Fax: (212) 248-1951; Washington, D.C. Office (202) 223-5756 E-mail: guttmacher@guttmacher.org Web Site: http://www.guttmacher.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinics, Contraception, Data, Family planning, Government financing, Needs assessment, Preventive health services, Trends

Prevention Research Center in St. Louis. 2012-. LEAD-public health project (Local Evidence for Affecting Decisions about Public Health). St. Louis, WA: Washington University St. Louis, 1 v.

Annotation: This website describes a project to examine the use of, barriers to, and methods for enhancing evidence-based programs and policies (EBPP) in local health departments. Contents include the project goals, dates, and target audience; implications for research and practice; project staff, partners, and funders; and a list of related publications and presentations. A series of issue briefs on topics such as workforce development, leadership, organizational culture, relationships and partnerships, and financial practices are included. The website also contains the national survey instrument, an information brief, and the case study qualitative survey guide.

Contact: Prevention Research Center in St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis, 621 N. Skinker Boulevard, Campus Box 1006, St. Louis, MO 63130, Telephone: (314) 935-0121 E-mail: prcstl@wustl.edu Web Site: http://prcstl.wustl.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Administration, Case studies, Evidence based medicine, Financing, Local government, Model programs, National surveys, Policy development, Public health agencies, Research, Work force

Alan Guttmacher Institute. 2012. Contraceptive services. New York, NY: Alan Guttmacher Institute, 4 pp. (In brief)

Annotation: This fact sheet summarizes statistics on the reproductive health and contraceptive service utilization of U.S. women. Trends in public funding of reproductive health services, particularly Title X-funded programs, as well as a cost-benefit discussion of publicly funded family planning programs are included. Demographic characteristics such as race and marital status are included along with frequency data on sexual activity, contraceptive methods, and pregnancy. A discussion of where women obtain contraceptive services is also included.

Contact: Guttmacher Institute, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, Telephone: (212) 248-1111 Secondary Telephone: (800) 355-0244 Contact Phone: (800) 825-0061 Fax: (212) 248-1951; Washington, D.C. Office (202) 223-5756 E-mail: guttmacher@guttmacher.org Web Site: http://www.guttmacher.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to care, Contraception, Family planning, Government financing, Health care financing, Public Health Service Act, Sexual behavior, Statistics, Title X, Trends, Unplanned pregnancy

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2012. Prevention and Public Health Fund: Activities funded in fiscal years 2010 and 2011. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 126 pp.

Annotation: This report describes, for fiscal years 2010 and 2011, (1) the Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies and activities for which Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) allocations were made, (2) the process and criteria HHS used to allocate PPHF funds, and (3) HHS reporting of the outcomes of activities receiving PPHF funding. The report reviews agency documents, including budget justifications, funding announcements, data on PPHF allocations and awards of PPHF-funded grants, contracts, and interagency agreements; examined agency websites; and interviewed HHS officials.

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-12-788.

Keywords: Financing, Government programs, Public health

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. 2011. Online services for key low-income benefit programs: What states provide online with respect to SNAP, TANF, child care assistance, Medicaid, and CHIP. Washington, DC: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 42 pp.

Annotation: This paper focuses on state information available online for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, child care assistance, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program. The paper presents an overview of findings related to what online information these programs provide and a list of links, organized by state.

Contact: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 820 First Street N.E., Suite 510, Washington, DC 20002, Telephone: (202) 408-1080 Fax: (202) 408-1056 E-mail: center@cbpp.org Web Site: http://www.cbpp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Children's Health Insurance Program, Costs, Government financing, Low income groups, Medicaid, Public assistance, State programs, Supplemental food programs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Moss K, Valentine A, Kates J, Boortz K, Wexler A. 2010. The U.S. government's efforts to address global maternal, newborn, and child health: The Global Health Initiative and beyond. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 23 pp. (U.S. global health policy)

Annotation: This report examines the role of the United States government in improving maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) around the globe, including the emphasis placed on these issues by the Obama Administration's Global Health Initiaitive. The report provides an overview of international efforts, including a detailed look at the U.S. government's response to global maternal and child health challenges. It also reviews U.S. funding trends for global maternal and child health, U.S. agencies' activities in related areas, and U.S. participation in international multilateral efforts. Key policy issues surrounding the future of U.S. involvement are also discussed. Appendices include a glossary of global maternal and child health terms and acronyms; international statistics on the causes of maternal, newborn, and child mortality; descriptions of key approaches and interventions to improve global maternal and child health; a list of global efforts by country; and funding efforts by country and region related to maternal, newborn, and child nutrition.

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: Child health, Disease prevention, Federal initiatives, Government financing, Government role, Health policy , Health promotion, Health statistics, Infant health, International health, Maternal health, Newborn infants

Zero to Three. 2009. Infant and toddlers in the economic stimulus: Planning tools for states. Washington, DC: Zero to Three,

Annotation: This resource provides an audio conference call that focuses on planning tools for states in using the economic stimulus funds to benefit infants, toddlers, and their families. The conference call provides an overview of the possible uses of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds for young children and features resources from Zero to Three, the National Center for Children in Poverty, and the Education Counsel. The resource also includes a downloadable document containing a menu of planning tools and resources to aid states in accepting and administering the new funds.

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: Families, Government financing, Health care reform, Infants, Multimedia, State programs, Statewide planning, Toddlers

Herbst CM, Tekin E. 2008. Child care subsidies and child development. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 45 pp. (NBER working paper series no. 14474)

Annotation: This paper assesses the impact of child care subsidy receipt on a wide range of child development outcomes (such as reading and math scores, behavior, and psychomotor skills). The paper provides an overview of the child care subsidy policy and previous research on child care, discusses data sources and the conceptual framework and econometric model, and provides results and conclusions.

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: Child behavior, Child care, Child development, Government financing, Low income groups, Motor skills, Public policy

Mann C, Rudowitz JD, Rudowitz R. 2005. Financing health coverage: The State Children's Health Insurance Program experience. Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 22 pp. (Issue paper)

Annotation: This issue brief explores three sets of issue associated with the State Children's Health Insurance Program's (SCHIP) funding structure: (1) efforts to control and make federal funding more predictable limits the flexibility of a funding structure that responds to program needs, (2) inequities and problems targeting funds are unavoidable when distributing capped federal funding to states through a pre-set formula, and (3) while attempts to fix distributional problems can provide some help, they also make the funding system more complex and hard to manage. The brief provides background, describes SCHIP basic structure, discusses financing issues, and offers conclusions. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the report. The report includes one appendix that summarizes SCHIP legislative history.

Contact: Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 1330 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (202) 347-5274 E-mail: http://www.kff.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://kff.org/about-kaiser-commission-on-medicaid-and-the-uninsured/ Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Financing, Government financing, State Children's Health Insurance Program

Institute for Child Health Policy. [2004]. State and federal funding formulas for State Child Health Insurance Programs: Coverage options for children. Gainesville, FL: Institute for Child Health Policy, 7 pp. (Focus on child health policy)

Annotation: This report presents information about access to health insurance programs for children from low-income families in light of deficits and declines in federal funding. Specifically, the report focuses on changes in the State Children's Health Insurance Program's (SCHIP's) coverage. The report provides a brief history of SCHIP, discusses the program's growth and then its ensuing recent decline, touches on federal funding for the program and enrollment freezes implemented in response to state and federal funding deficits, discusses how the freezes may impact children, and offers a conclusion. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the report. The report concludes with a list of references.

Contact: Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida, 1329 SW 16th Street, Room 5130 , Gainesville, FL 32608, Telephone: (352) 265-7220 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (352) 265-7221 Web Site: http://www.ichp.ufl.edu/ichp Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Costs, Eligibility, Enrollment, Families, Government financing, Low income groups, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Uninsured persons

Committee on the Ryan White CARE Act: Data for Resource Allocation, Planning, and Evaluation. 2004. Measuring what matters: Allocation, planning, and quality assessment for the Ryan White CARE Act. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 302 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a study conducted by the Institute of Medicine about issues related to the allocation of Ryan White Care Amendment (RWCA) funds. Specifically, the purposes of the study were (1) to assess whether reported HIV cases are adequate, reliable, and sufficiently accurate for inclusion in formula grants under Title I and II of RWCA and to make recommendations for the improvement of HIV reporting systems, (2) to identify data and tools for assessing a community's severity of need and how that information can be used in allocation decisions, and (3) to identify available health outcome and other data that can be used to measure the quality of and access to RWCA-funded services. The report (1) provides an overview of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, financing of HIV/AIDS care, the legislative history of RWCA, and its current structure; (2) provides background on public health and HIV/AIDS surveillance and provides context for how surveillance data are used in the allocation formulas; (3) evaluates the potential for data on HIV cases to be incorporated into the Title I and II allocation formulas; (4) examines data and methods for estimating the severity of need and related resource needs, (5) reviews measures that can be used to assess the quality of HIV/AIDS care provided by the RWCA, and (6) summarizes the committee's findings and recommendations. Six appendices include financial resources of states for HIV/AIDS reporting, analyses of the sensitivity of the formula allocations to underlying changes to input data, and other information. Statistical information and other information is presented in tables and figures throughout the report. Each chapter includes references.

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 0-309-09115-2.

Keywords: AIDS, Communities, Costs, Data, Government financing, Government programs, HIV, Health services, Population surveillance, Public health, Resource allocation

Gold RB, Richards CL, Ranj, UR, Salganicoff A. 2004. Medicaid: A critical source of support for family planning in the United States. Washington, DC: Alan Guttmacher Institute and Kaiser Family Foundation, 12 pp. (Women's issue brief: An update on women's health policy)

Annotation: This brief provides an overview and analysis about the important role that Medicaid plays in financing family planning services to low-income women across the nation. The brief reviews the extent to which women of reproductive age rely on Medicaid for their care; the special status that family planning has long had under Medicaid; the range of services covered under the term family planning; the 21 state-initiated Medicaid family planning expansions to provide increased eligibility; and the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of subsidized family planning in reducing unintended pregnancies and births, as well as abortions, especially among adolescents and unmarried women. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the brief. The brief also includes a list of references.

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: Access to health care, California, Case studies, Family planning, Government financing, Health care financing, Low income groups, Medicaid, Women, Women's health

Solomon J. 2004. Helping families enrolled in Medicaid get prescription drugs. Lawrenceville, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 7 pp. (Resource paper)

Annotation: This resource paper aims to assist community-based organizations that are working with families on Medicaid who have problems obtaining prescription drugs. The paper offers an overview of regulations as well as specific questions organizations can use to assess the prescription drug benefits and a family's knowledge of how to navigate the publicly financed health care system. Topic covered include (1) Medicaid prescription drug rules, (2) how should prior authorization work and what goes wrong, (3) what can CKF-AI projects do?, and (4) conclusions. The paper also includes a brief list of resources.

Contact: Center for Health Care Strategies, 200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119, Hamilton, NJ 08619, Telephone: (609) 528-8400 Fax: (609) 586-3679 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.chcs.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community based services, Families, Government financing, Health care systems, Low income groups, Medicaid, Prescription drugs

Adams G, Snyder K. 2003. Child care subsidy policies and practices: Implications for child care providers. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 10 pp. (New Federalism: Issues and Options for States; series A, no. A-57)

Annotation: This brief, based on interviews and site visits in 17 sites in 1999, examines voucher subsidy policies and practices that can shape the experiences of providers serving subsidized children -- particularly those practices and experiences that affect how much a provider receives in payment and a provider's overall experience with the subsidy system.

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 at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Child care workers, Government financing, Interviews, Low income groups

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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.