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Edelstein BL, Perkins J, Vargas CM. 2020. The role of law and policy in increasing the use of the oral health care system and serivces. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 99 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information to increase awareness about the role law and policy play in improving oral health and focuses on state, tribal, and local settings. Topics include financing oral health care, the government’s role in the oral health workforce, challenges in accessing available oral health care, recommendations for additional research, and emerging trends and issues.

Contact: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL100, Rockville, MD 20852, Fax: (240) 453-8282 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Government role, Laws, Local government, Oral health, Public policy, Regulations, State legislation

U.S. Department of Education. 2016. Healthy students, promising futures: State and local action steps and practices to improve school-based health. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, 16 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit contains information that details five high impact opportunities for states and local school districts to support communities through collaboration between the education and health sectors, highlighting best practices and key research in both areas. Contents include resources, programs, and services offered by non-governmental organizations.

Contact: U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202, Telephone: (800) 872-5327 Secondary Telephone: (800) 437-0833 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Case management, Collaboration, Communities, Community action, Educational reform, Eligibility, Health care reform, Health education, Health insurance, Health services delivery, Hospitals, Medicaid managed care, Needs assessment, Nutrition, Physical activity, Public private partnerships, Reimbursement, Role, School districts, State government, Students

Network for Public Health Law. 2015. Water fluoridation: Issue brief. St. Paul, MN: Network for Public Health Law, 9 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes the water-fluoridation process, the public health impact of water fluoridation, and the legal framework governing water fluoridation. Topics include the complementary roles that federal, state, and local governments play in implementing water fluoridation.

Contact: Network for Public Health Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, Telephone: (651) 695-7749 Fax: (651) 695-7749 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health services, Fluorides, Government role, Oral health, Preventive health services, Regulations, Water

Kelly RL. 2015. Kelly report 2015: Health disparities in America. Washington, DC: Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly, 143 pp.

Annotation: This report frames the discourse on public health and efforts to advance the development of effective strategies to improve health outcomes in minority communities. Contents include commentaries and reports on improving access to care and diversity in care; medical innovation and digital health; and equity, outcomes, and health disparities. Topics include breast cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke, childhood obesity, child nutrition and food scarcity, childhood asthma, colorectal cancer, diabetes, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, lupus, mental health, oral health, and sleep disparities. Recommendations for achieving health equity are included.

Keywords: Barriers, Cultural diversity, Government role, Minority groups, Minority health, Outcome and process assessment, Program development, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Work force

Every Woman Every Child. 2015. The global strategy for women's, children's and adolescents' health (2016–2030). New York, NY: Every Woman Every Child, 103 pp.

Annotation: This document for the global community provides guidance on safeguarding women, children, and adolescents and upholding their human rights to the highest attainable standard of health. Topics include health challenges, the health equity gap within and between countries, guiding principles and objectives, targets, action areas, and an operational framework.

Contact: Every Woman Every Child, United Nations Foundation, 801 Second Avenue, Suite 900, New York, NY 10017, Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Barriers, Child health, Community action, Government action, Infant health, International health, Role, Safety, Strategic planning, Women's health

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: Web Site: Available from the website.

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

ASCD. 2014. Whole school whole community whole child: A collaborative approach to learning and health. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 13 pp.

Annotation: This document presents a model for collaboration and action across communities, across schools, and across sectors to meet the needs and reach the potential of each child. Topics include the need for greater alignment, integration, and collaboration between education and health to improve each child's cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development; combining and building on elements of the traditional coordinated school health approach and the whole child framework; and developing joint or collaborative policies, processes, and practices.

Contact: ASCD, 1703 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311-1714, Telephone: (703) 578-9600 Secondary Telephone: (800) 933+2723 Fax: (703) 575-5400 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community role, Educational reform, Government role, Health status, Learning, Models, Multidisciplinary teams, National initiatives, Policy development, School age children, School role, Service integration

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: 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

Hernandez DJ, Napierala JS. 2014. Mother's education and children's outcomes: How dual-generation programs offer increased opportunities for America's families. New York, NY: Foundation for Child Development, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report documents the need for dual-generation strategies for families with low income and education levels to assure strong educational outcomes and upward economic mobility. The report describes the following three components of a comprehensive dual-generation strategy: high-quality early childhood education (pre-kindergarten through third grade); sectoral job training leading to a certificate, credential, or degree for high-wage/high-demand jobs; and wrap-around family and peer support services. Additional topics include results of an analysis of 13 economic, education, and health indicators, which highlight disparities in the well-being experienced by children with four different levels of mother's education. Opportunities for federal, state, and local governments are included.

Contact: Foundation for Child Development, 295 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor, New York, NY 10017, Telephone: (212) 867-5777 Fax: (212) 867-5844 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Child health, Early childhood education, Educational attainment, Family support services, Government role, Intergenerational programs, Low income groups, Mothers, Statistical data, Vocational education, Work force

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2014. Early elective delivery. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 7 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief defines early elective delivery (EED) as a public health concern and describes the role of state health agencies in reducing EEDs. Topics include rates of labor induction, cesarean section, and EEDs; policy options and national initiatives; data collection and reporting; and examples from states.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Cesarean section, Childbirth, Data collection, Government role, Induced labor, National initiatives, Policy development, State agencies

Dreisbach N. 2013. Teen pregnancy: A winnable battle within reach. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 3 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This brief discusses the role of government and philanthropic funding in decreasing adolescent pregnancy and birth rates across communities in the United States. Remaining challenges are also discussed.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Government role, Philanthropy, Pregnant adolescents, Prevention

Petit MR. 2012. Homeland insecurity (4th ed.). Washington, DC: Every Child Matters Education Fund, 25 pp.

Annotation: This report provides data on the key issues of health, child abuse, school readiness, child care, after school, and poverty. It focuses on the importance of federal programs for children and how proposed changes will affect them.

Contact: Every Child Matters Education Fund, 1023 15th Street, NW, Suite 401 , Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 223-8177 Fax: (202) 223-8499 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-9790866-0-4.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child advocacy, Child health, Children, Costs, Federal government, Government role, Poverty, State programs, Taxes

National Association of Local Boards of Health. 2012. The governance functions [The six functions of public health governance]. [Kimberly, WI]: National Association of Local Boards of Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document presents a model of six functions for which a public health governing entity is responsible. Topics include policy development, resource stewardship, legal authority, partner engagement, continuous improvement, and oversight.

Contact: National Association of Local Boards of Health, 563 Carter Court, Suite B, Kimberly, WI 54136, Telephone: (920) 560-5644 Fax: (920) 882-3655 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Accreditation, Governing boards, Government programs, Government role, Health policy, Legal responsibility, Local government, Policy development, Program improvement, Public health, Public private partnerships

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Brookings Institution. 2011. Work and family. Princeton, NJ: Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 3 items. (The future of children; v. 21, no. 2, Fall 2011)

Annotation: This issue of The Future of Children examines a variety of work-family conflicts and assess their effects both on the well-being of American employees and their families and on the productivity of American employers. The authors also suggest approaches to help working parents meet the challenges of work-family conflict. The issue includes articles on the following topics: work and families; changing families, changing workplaces; policies to assist parents with young children; families with school-age children; children with health problems; families and elder care in the twenty-first century; workplace flexibility; the government's role in work-family conflict; and international perspectives on work-family policies.

Contact: Future of Children, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 267 Wallace Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, Telephone: (609) 258-5894 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-9814705-7-3.

Keywords: Children with special heath care needs, Employment, Families, Government role, Older adults, Public policy, School age children, Working mothers, Working parents, Young children

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2011. An introduction to the federal agencies and their roles in oral health. Sparks, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 1 video (38 min., 35 sec.), 1 presentation (60 slides). (New member orientation)

Annotation: This webinar, held on October 27, 2011, provides an overview of the role of federal agencies in oral health. Topics include an overview of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS’s) regional offices and divisions and the oral health goals and activities within the divisions. Also discussed are the roles of DHHS’s Indian Health Service, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Federal agencies, Federal programs, Government role, Multimedia, Oral health

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2011. Oral health: Preventing cavities, gum disease, tooth loss, and oral cancers (rev. ed.). Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 items.

Annotation: These documents provide an overview of the burden of oral disease in the United States and federal and state efforts to address the problem. Topics include the efforts of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support state-based programs, monitor oral health status, provide education and share expertise, support prevention science and new approaches, guide infection control in dentistry, and prevent oral cancer. Stories and description of state programs that can serve as examples are included.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Families, Government role, Health status, Infection control, Oral health, State programs

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: 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

CityMatCH. 2010. History, highlights and hope: Shattering the U.S. infant mortality glass ceiling. Omaha, NE: CityMatCH, (Emerging issues in maternal and child health)

Annotation: This website contains an audiorecording and presentation slides from a webinar held on June 17, 2010, to discuss the history of U.S. efforts to reduce infant mortality and what can and should be done to eliminate remaining racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality. It describes some advances and successes in reducing infant mortality; current and emerging science, research, and vision for the future; and the role of local public health and community organizations in infant mortality reduction efforts. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: CityMatCH, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, 982170 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-2170, Telephone: (402) 552-9500 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Barriers, Community role, Government role, History, Infant mortality, Local initiatives, Sociocultural factors

Morgan MA, Lifshay J. 2006. Community engagement in public health. Martinez, CA: Contra Costa Health Services, 8 pp.

Annotation: This paper introduces a conceptual framework for community engagement in public health. It presents the Ladder of Community Participation as a way to illustrate a range of approaches that can be used to engage communities around both traditional and emerging public health issues. The paper highlights examples of Contra Costa Health Services' community engagement practices and, based on lessons learned, offers suggestions to help other local health departments enhance their own activities.

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site:

Keywords: Community action, Community coordination, Community health services, Community participation, Community programs, Community role, Local government, Models, Outreach, Public health infrastructure

Wargo J, Wargo LE. 2002. The state of children's health and environment 2002: Common sense solutions for parents and policymakers. [Princeton, NJ]: Children's Health Environmental Coalition, 71 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses trends in children's health and their exposure to mixtures of synthetic chemicals in air, water, food, soil, and consumer products, and the lack of government monitoring or regulation. Chapter topics include asthma and air quality; birth defects, developmental disabilities, and neurotoxic chemicals; childhood cancer and the environment; principles for legal reform; and a guide for parents and others. Numerous charts, tables, and graphs present statistical data on child health and environmental quality measures.

Contact: Healthy Child Healthy World, 12300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 320, Los Angeles, CA 90025, Telephone: (310) 820-2030 Fax: (310) 820-2070 Web Site: $18.00, including shipping and handling; also available from the website.

Keywords: Air pollution, Asthma, Cancer, Chemicals, Child development disorders, Child health, Congenital abnormalities, Developmental disabilities, Environmental health, Environmental pollution, Government role, Regulation, Statistics

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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.