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Neufeld L, Gero A. [2017]. Adolescent oral health campaign final report: 2016-2017 school year. [Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program], 9 pp.

Annotation: This final report provides information about the Utah Department of Health’s Oral Health Program’s Adolescent Oral Health Campaign during the 2017–2018 school year. The goal of the campaign was to educate middle school and high school students in Utah about oral health and to encourage positive oral health behaviors and increase use of oral health services. Topics include goals and objectives, methods, results, and limitations.

Contact: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 142002, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2002, Telephone: (801) 273-2995 Web Site: http://health.utah.gov/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: , Adolescent health, Final reports, Health behaviors, Health education, High school students, Middle schools, Oral health, State surveys, Students, Utah

National Physical Activity Plan Alliance, Report Card Research Advisory Committee. 2016. The 2016 United States report card on physical activity for children and youth. Columbia, SC: National Physical Activity Plan Alliance, 38 pp., exec. summ. (4 pp.).

Annotation: This document presents the results of a comprehensive evaluation of the physical activity levels and the indicators influencing physical activity of children and youth in the United States. Contents include the methodology, abbreviations and definitions, benefits and guidelines for routine physical activity, and a summary of indicators and grades. Topics include overall physical activity, sedentary behaviors, active transportation, organized sport participation, active play, health-related fitness, family and peers, school, community and the built environment, and government strategies and investments. Data sources and references are included.

Contact: National Physical Activity Plan Alliance, 921 Assembly Street, Suite 212, Columbia, SC 29208, Telephone: (866) 365-5122 Fax: (803) 777-2504 E-mail: info@physcialactivityplan.org Web Site: http://www.physicalactivityplan.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Environmental influences, Health behaviors, Health policy, Physical activity, Statistical data

Woolf SH, Aron L, Chapman DA, Dubay L, Zimerman E, Snellings LC, Hall L, Haley AD, Holla N, Ayers K, Lowenstein C, Waidmann TA. 2016. The health of the states: How U.S. states compare in health status and the factors that shape health–Summary report. Richmond, VA: Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health; Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 53 pp.

Annotation: This report, and accompanying supplemental reports, present findings on the status of Americans' health at the state level, along with the diverse factors associated with health. The report examines how state-level variations in health outcomes correlate with variations in factors thought to shape or influence health (health determinants) from five domains including health behaviors, health systems, economic and social factors, physical and social environmental factors, and public policies and social spending. Contents include research and policy priorities emerging from the analysis. Maps and charts are included.

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: Data analysis, Decision making, Economics, Geographic factors, Health behaviors, Health status, Health systems, Life course, Protective factors, Public policy, Risk factors, Social factors

[Virginia Oral Health Coalition]. [2015]. Oral health matters: Oral health during pregnancy. [Glen Allen, VA: Virginia Oral Health Coalition], 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet for pregnant women provides information about oral health during pregnancy and includes tips for good oral health care. The fact sheet also discusses the importance of primary teeth in infants and young children, finding a dentist, and scheduling dental visits. The fact sheet is printed in English on one side and in Spanish on the other.

Contact: Virginia Health Catalyst, 4200 Innslake Drive, Suite 103, Glen Allen, VA 23060, Telephone: (804) 269-8720 E-mail: info@vahealthcatalyst.org Web Site: https://vahealthcatalyst.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental care, Dental hygiene, Health behaviors, Infants, Nutrition, Oral health, Perinatal health, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. 2014. Using health text messages to improve consumer health knowledge, behaviors, and outcomes: An environmental scan. Rockville, MD: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 34 pp.

Annotation: This environmental scan reviews the current landscape on the effectiveness and acceptance of health text messaging programs. The scan examines the technology context related to cell phone ownership and text messaging use, current evidence on the effectiveness and acceptance of text messaging interventions, and implications for future research and program implementation.

Contact: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 464-4772 Fax: (301) 443-1246 E-mail: ask@hrsa.gov Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Feasibility studies, Health behaviors, Technology, Telecommunication devices

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2014. Strategies for reducing health disparities: Selected CDC-sponsored interventions, United States, 2014. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 63(1, Suppl.):1-48,

Annotation: This supplement highlights selected interventions sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that have been proven effective or show promise in reducing health disparities. Topics include HIV infection, vaccination, motor vehicle injuries, and tobacco use.

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: Access to health care, Barriers, Federal programs, Health behaviors, Intervention, Model programs, Prevention services, Risk factors, Risk taking

Goodwin K. 2014. Smart investments in children's health: 10 state strategies. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 8 pp.

Annotation: This report examines efforts by states to address the risk factors that contribute to poor infant and child health by developing strategies that support healthy behaviors and improve access to quality health care. The report provides an overview of 10 policies that promote early, high quality prenatal care; reduce early elective deliveries; reduce barriers to breastfeeding; promote effective intervention and treatment for children enrolled in Medicaid; promote safe sleep; promote evidence-based home visitation; reduce preventable childhood injuries; promote oral health for pregnant women and infants; and increase child immunization rates.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health, Child health, Health behaviors, Infant health, Policy development, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Risk factors, State MCH programs, Women's health

National Policy and Legal Analysis Network. 2014. Model legislation requiring a safety warning for sugar-sweetened beverages. Oakland, CA: ChangeLab Solutions, 33 pp., plus appendix (14 pp.).

Annotation: This document provides model legislation for states implementing a policy requiring a safety warning on sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) containers and packaging. Contents include model legislation to assist states seeking to increase consumer awareness about the health risks of consuming SSBs and to help them to make informed choices. An accompanying set of evidence-based facts that support the legislation is also available.

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

Keywords: Consumer education, Food labeling, Health behaviors, Health policy, Nutrition, Policy development, Public awareness campaigns, Public policy, Regulations, State legislation, Sugar

Ad Council. 2014. Making a difference: Children's oral health. Washington, DC: Ad Council, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document describes a public service advertising campaign to educate parents and other caregivers about good oral health habits and motivate them to get their children to brush their teeth for 2 minutes, twice a day. Topics include strategic and creative development, campaign launch and public relations, evaluating campaign impact, and key findings.

Contact: Ad Council, Washington DC Office, 1203 19th Street, N.W., Fourth Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 331-9153 Web Site: http://www.adcouncil.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Caregivers, Case studies, Children, Health behaviors, Motivation, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Outcome evaluation, Parents, Public awareness campaigns, Public service announcements

HealthTeacher. 2013. HealthTeacher. Nashville, TN: HealthTeacher,

Annotation: This resource provides health education tools including lessons, interactive presentations, and additional resources to help individuals, schools, and communities integrate health into the classroom. Lessons are aligned to national health education standards. Features also include updates and daily news stories; supplemental interactive tools for engaging students in health topics such as bullying, obesity, and depression; and family newsletters and at-home challenges to reinforce healthy habits at home.

Contact: HealthTeacher, 209 10th Avenue, South, Suite 350, Nashville, TN 37203, Telephone: (800) 514) 1362 E-mail: hello@healthteacher.com Web Site: http://www.healthteacher.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Emotional development, Health behaviors, Health education, Materials for children, Multimedia, Nutrition, Parents, Physical activity, Psychosocial development, Schools

National Policy and Legal Analysis Network. 2013. Sugar-sweetened beverages playbook. Oakland, CA: ChangeLab Solutions, 21 pp. plus 1 poster.

Annotation: This guide presents a 10-strategy path to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption and improve health in communities and states. Contents include an example and a key resource, usually a model policy, for each strategy. Topics include public education campaigns and restrictions on the availability of SSBs. A poster is also available.

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 action, Community health, Consumer education, Health behaviors, Health policy, Legislation, Nutrition, Policy development, Public awareness campaigns, Public policy, Strategic plans, Sugar

Chrisler A, Moore KA. 2012. What works for disadvantaged and adolescent parent programs: Lessons from experimental evaluations of social programs and interventions for children. Washington, DC: Child Trends, 23 pp. (Fact sheet)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about programs that work and do not work to improve outcomes for adolescent parents with low incomes and their children. The fact sheet reviews 20 parenting programs that are geared toward enhancing parents' development, educating them about effective parenting methods, or both. The fact sheet introduces the issue and reports findings for programs in six outcome areas: child outcomes: health; child outcomes: behaviors and development; parent outcomes: reproductive health; parent outcomes: mental health and behaviors; parent outcomes: education, employment, and income; and parenting outcomes. Promising approaches and future research needs are also discussed.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.childtrends.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behaviors, Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Adolescent parents, Child development Parent support programs, Child health, Education, Employment, Family income, High risk groups, Low income groups, Mental health, Parent support services, Parenting skills, Reproductive health, Research

Healthy Kids New Mexico. 2010–. Healthy Kids New Mexico. Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico Department of Health, Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity Program, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help parents and teachers motivate children to eat five or more fruits and vegetables a day, trim screen time to two hours a day, be active for at least one hour a day, and drink plenty of water every day. Contents include tips for parents, activities and lessons for teaching the importance of healthy eating and physical activity and for meeting state benchmarks and standards, a toolkit to help teachers implement the 21 Day Challenge in school, and a document to help parents and teachers track students' progress in altering their eating and physical activity behaviors. The resources are available in English and Spanish. Data on the prevalence and implications of childhood obesity are also provided.

Contact: Healthy Kids New Mexico, New Mexico Department of Health, Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity Program, 810 West San Mateo Road, Suite 200 E, Santa Fe, NM 87505, Telephone: (505) 476-7623 Web Site: http://archive.healthykidsnm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior modification, Children, Curriculum development, Eating, Educational materials, Elementary schools, Health behaviors, Motivation, New Mexico, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Policy development, Spanish language materials, State programs, Statistical data, Students, Teaching

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adolescent and School Health. 2009-. Global school-based student health survey. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, multiple items.

Annotation: This website provides information and resources from a school-based survey conducted primarily among students ages 13-15 to provide data on health behaviors and protective factors among students. Topics include alcohol use; dietary behaviors; drug use; hygiene; mental health; physical health; protective factors; sexual behaviors that contribute to HIV infection, other sexually-transmitted infections, and pregnancy; tobacco use, and violence and unintentional injury. Contents include country reports, data and documentation, and fact sheets; and contact information for country representatives. Background, questionnaires (in English and nonEnglish languages), and related materials are also available from the website.

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: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp Available from the website.

Keywords: Health behaviors, Health status, International health, Non English language materials, Risk factors, School age children, School surveys, Spanish language materials

Woolf SH, Jonas S, Lawrence RS, eds. 2008. Health promotion and disease prevention in clinical practice [2nd ed]. Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins, 644 pp.

Annotation: This book was written to aid clinicians in putting into practice the preventive practices recommended by the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force. The overall theme is reducing disease and the severity of disease by the use of screening tests for early detection, immunization, and counseling about risk factors and personal behavior. Sections of the book deal with gathering information, how to use the information, and putting prevention information into practice. Chapters are organized around specific risk factors, such as tobacco, alcohol and other substance use, exercise, nutrition, weight management, injury prevention, sexually transmitted diseases, family planning, skin cancer, oral health, mental health, immunization and chemoprophylaxis. Each chapter includes references, sources for patient education, and suggested readings. Some illustrations are included.

Contact: Wolters Kluwer Health, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, P.O. Box 1620, Hagerstown, MD 21741, Telephone: (800) 638-3030 Secondary Telephone: (301) 223-23000 Fax: (301) 223-2400 E-mail: customerservice@lww.com Web Site: http://www.lww.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-683-09270-7.

Keywords: Anticipatory guidance, Disease prevention, Health behaviors, Health promotion, Health screening, Immunization, Patient education, Preventive medicine, Risk factors

Greydanus DE, Bashe P, ed. 2004. Caring for your teenager: The complete and authoritative guide. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 606 pp.

Annotation: This book for parents provides practical advice for helping their adolescent children adjust to the changes of adolescence and make good decisions about drugs, alcohol, tobacco, premature sexual activity and other threats to their physical and emotional well-being. The book is divided into four parts: an overview of the changes common to adolescence; the environments of home, school, and the world; safeguarding against the hurdles of adolescence; and setting good health patterns for a lifetime. Topics also include safety and injury prevention, common medical conditions in adolescence, sport and physical activity, and chronic illness or disability. Highlighted information and statistics are presented in tables and boxes throughout the book, and an index is provided.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-533-37996-8.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behaviors, Adolescent health, Adolescent morbidity, Adolescent nutrition, Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Alcohol abuse, Drug abuse, Parent child relations, Parenting skills, Parents, Psychosocial development, Self esteem, Sexually transmitted diseases, Substance abuse

Minnesota Department of Health, Family Health Division, MCH-FAS Prevention. 2004. Women and substance use in the childbearing years: A prevention primer. [Mounds View, MN]: Minnesota Prevention Resource Center, 155 pp.

Annotation: This primer discusses the problem of substance use, including alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, in women and girls in Minnesota, especially during pregnancy; and describes how community education can address this problem, with information about specific groups including African Americans, American Indians, Latinos, and college students. The majority of the primer lists and describes resources in a wide variety of formats tohelp understand and educate others about these problems. Formats include printed materials, videos, Internet resources, resource centers, and services. Addresses of vendors are included. The primer includes eight appendices covering topics such as selecting information, community prevention strategies, recognizing and treating alcohol abuse and addiction, and a calendar of health observances.

Contact: Minnesota Prevention Resource Center, 38460 Lincoln Trail, Box 549, North Branch, MN 55056, Telephone: (651) 674-4085 Secondary Telephone: (877) 935-4426 Fax: (651) 277-4085 E-mail: mprc@cpyf.org Web Site: http://www.emprc.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Addiction, Adolescent females, Alcohol consumption behaviors, Bibliographies, Cigarette smoking, Communities, Depression, Directories, Domestic violence, Mental health, Minnesota, Pregnancy, Prevention, Public health, Risk factors, Sexual abuse, Substance abuse, Women's health

Amara R, Bodenhorn K, Cain M, Carlson R, Chambers J, Cypress D, Dempsey H, Falcon R, Garces R, Garrett, J, Gasper D, Haynes Sanstad K, Holt M, Kirsch S, Kuehn N, Kuiper H, Kyrouz E, Mittman R, Morrison E, Morrison I, Nilsen G, Pascali M, Robertson A, Runde D, Sarasohn-Kahn J, Schmid G, Wilson C, Yu K, and Institute for the Future. 2003. Health and health care 2010: The forecast, the challenge. [2nd ed.]. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 400 pp.

Annotation: This book singles out the trends most likely to influence the course of Americans' health and the state of the American health care delivery system between now and 2010. Chapter 1 presents an overview of a 10-year forecast in health and health care including three different scenarios describing emerging visions of health care in this country. An additional 11 chapters have the following headings: health and the health care forecast, demographic trends and the burden of disease, health care's demand side, health insurance, health care providers, health care workforce, medical technologies, information technologies, health care consumers, public health services, health behaviors, and expanded perspective on health. Statistics are provided in numerous charts and graphs throughout the publication. It contains a glossary and index, and concludes with a flow-chart illustrating the three scenarios presented in the first chapter.

Contact: Jossey-Bass Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Corporate Headquarters, 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, Telephone: (201) 748-6000 Fax: (201) 748-6088 E-mail: info@wiley.com Web Site: http://www.JosseyBass.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-7879-5974-X.

Keywords: Access to health care, Cultural diversity, Demography, Health behaviors, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Health services delivery, Health statistics, Medical technology, Population dynamics, Population growth, Provider participation, Public health services, Socioeconomic factors, Trends

Schietinger H, Sawyer M, Futterman D, Rudy B. 1999. Helping adolescents with HIV adhere to HAART. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau, 74 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of this monograph is to enable clinicians to assist adolescents living with HIV to adhere to the complex regimens of highly active antiretroviral therapies (HAART). It outlines a series of strategies and techniques with which clinicians can tailor antiretroviral regimens to adolescents' individual requirements, address the obstacles to adherence in their lives, provide them with opportunities to practice medicine-taking behaviors, and give them continuing support when they finally initiate HAART. Chapter topics include: creating the context for adherence; the five stages of behavioral change -- precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action and maintenance, and relapse; and recommendations for assisting with adherence to HAART. A list of references as well as a selected bibliography are included. The appendices provide a summary of the principles of HAART; medical treatment with HAART; sample HAART regimens; and contacts for the Adolescent Medicine HIV/AIDS Research Network. The monograph was written for the Adolescent Medicine HIV/AIDS Research Network.

Contact: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 464-4772 Fax: (301) 443-1246 E-mail: ask@hrsa.gov Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behaviors, Adolescent health programs, Adolescents, HIV, Patient care management, Therapeutics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HealthCommWorks. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

Annotation: These toolkits are designed to help health communication professionals craft and defend effective health behavior change messages, develop a strategy for using social media, and create an effective evaluation strategy. Contents include information about the purpose, intended audience, use, and recommended system specifications.

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: Communication skills, Electronic communications, Health behaviors, Health education, Multimedia, Program planning

   

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.