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Williams JR, ed., Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, Comprehensive Child Care Project Staff. n.d.. Mount Zion survey: Housing, nutrition, education. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project , 17 pp. (Comment series no: 1-5 (37))

Annotation: This paper reports a survey to make the Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, Comprehensive Child Care Project Staff knowledgeable and able to support all expressions of concern with substantive information. The survey among a sample of project families attempted to delineate the family's housing situation in regard to space, safety and sanitation; the nutritional status in regard to availability of food, shopping practices and dietary intake; and the children's educational placement and experiences in school and the parents' perception of the schools. The survey is also designed to document the adequacy and effectiveness of existing social services and agencies in the community to deal with these problems. This paper is produced as part of the documentation and assessment of the effect of P.L. 89-97, Title V. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Children and Youth Projects, Comprehensive health care, Educational factors, Federal MCH programs, Housing, Nutritional status, Program evaluation, Social services, Surveys, Title V programs

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Maternal Child Health Work Force Development. 2018. Sustaining diversity and health equity efforts in maternal and child health training programs. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 1 video (16:23 minutes).

Annotation: In this podcast leaders from two (Tulane University and University of Minnesota) of eight programs who participated in the 2017 diversity and health equity learning collaborative explore how to meaningfully engage trainees and how to institutionalize and sustain their efforts. A transcript, an overview and case studies are also available.

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: Cultural competence, Cultural diversity, Culturally competent services, Health care disparities, Health status disparities, MCH training programs, Video recordings, Work force

Vermont Department of Health, Dental Health Services. 2017. Keep Smiling Vermont: The oral health of Vermont's children: 2016-2017. Burlington, VT: Vermont Department of Health, Dental Health Services, 26 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a summary of key survey findings on the oral health of children in Vermont as well as information on the following topics: (1) the Tooth Tutor School-Linked Dental Seal- ant Program, (2) key strategies to improve oral health, and (3) survey methods. Data tables and figures are included.

Contact: Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT 05402, Telephone: (802) 863-7497 Secondary Telephone: (800) 464-4343 Fax: (802) 865-7554 Web Site: http://healthvermont.gov/family/dental/services.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Health status, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, State surveys, Statistical data, Vermont

Radley DC, McCarthy D, Hayes SL. 2017. Aiming higher: Results from the Commonwealth Fund scorecard on state health system performance–2017 edition. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, annual.

Annotation: This report ranks states on more than 40 indicators of health system performance in five broad areas: health care access, quality, avoidable hospital use and costs, health outcomes, and health care equity. It also compares and evaluates trends across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Adults, Children, Dental care, Equal opportunities, Health care reform, Health care systems, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Health status, Infants, Measures, Morbidity, Mortality, Obesity, Oral health, Preventive health services, Smoking, State initiatives, Statistics, Systems development, Trends

Lorenzo SB, Wilhite BC. 2017. Health and health care for all: Resources for families (2nd ed., upd.). Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This brief presents resources for finding care, services and support and websites about health and health care for all families. Resources about the health of specific population groups are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, American Indians, Barriers, Bibliographies, Blacks, Cultural barriers, Electronic publications, Ethnic factors, Families, Health care disparities, Health status disparities, Hispanic Americans, Hotlines, Minority groups, Racial factors, Women

Weinstein JN, Geller A, Baciu A, Negussio Y, eds; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States. 2017. Communities in action: Pathways to health equity. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 530 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the evidence on the status of health disparities and the research examining the underlying conditions that lead to poor health and health inequities. It also examines and shares examples of solutions implemented in several communities. Topics include the need to promote health equity, the state of health disparities in the United States, the root cause of health inequity, the role of communities in promoting health equity, examples of communities tackling health inequity, policies to support community solutions, partners in promoting health equity in communities, and community tools to promote health equity.

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.

Keywords: Collaboration, Communities, Community action, Community based services, Equal opportunities, Health disparities, Health promotion, Health status, Policy development, Public private partnerships

Probst JC, Jones KM. 2017. Trends in rural children's health and access to care. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, 2 items. (Findings brief)

Annotation: This brief presents findings from a study that used three waves of the National Survey of Children's Health (2003, 2007, 2011-12) to create a portrait of the changing status of rural and urban children across the 2003–2013 decade. It focuses on the demographics of rural children, their financial access to care, reported use of care, and parentally-reported health status. A companion volume, Disparities in Access to Oral Health Care Among Rural Children: Current Status and Models for Innovation, explores trends in children's oral health across the same time frame. A fact sheet is also available.

Contact: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, 220 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 204, Columbia, SC 29210, Telephone: (803) 251-6317 Fax: (803) 251-6399 Web Site: http://rhr.sph.sc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Financing, Health care disparities, Health care utilization, Health status, Low income groups, Rural population, Trends, Urban population

Courtemanche C, Marton J, Ukert B, Yelowitz A, Zapata D. 2017. Early effects of the Affordable Care Act on health care access, risky health behaviors, and self-assessed health. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 71 pp. (NBER working paper; no. 23269)

Annotation: This paper analyzes data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System on the impact of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) 2014 provisions on a variety of outcomes related to health care access, risky health behaviors, and self-assessed health. The paper provides estimates of the overall effect of the ACA on these outcomes and examines differential impacts resulting from state heterogeneity with respect to the choice to expand Medicaid via the ACA.

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: Access to health, Adults, Health behavior, Health care reform, Health insurance, Health status, Medicaid, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Population surveillance, State programs

Chen A, Wilson D. 2017. How Medicaid expansion benefits maternal and child health. Washington, DC: National Health Law Program, 5 pp.

Annotation: This brief explains how the Affordable Care Act (ACA), through Medicaid expansion and expanded Medicaid coverage criteria for children, has improved maternal and child health (MCH). Topics include the impact of expanded coverage for women of reproductive age, particularly for preconception and interconception health care, and eligibility criteria for children ages 6 to 19 on MCH.

Contact: National Health Law Program, 1441 I Street, N.W., Suite 1105, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 289-7724 E-mail: nhelp@healthlaw.org Web Site: http://www.healthlaw.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Children, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Health care reform, Health insurance, Health status, Maternal health, Maternal health services, Medicaid, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Preconception care, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Reproductive health, Women's health

Washington State Department of Health, Oral Health Program and Surveillance and Evaluation Section. 2017. Smile Survey 2015–2016: A report on the oral health of Washington's children. Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Health, Oral Health Program and Surveillance and Evaluation Section, 56 pp.

Annotation: This report presents results from an assessment of oral health among children in Head Start and early learning programs and children in kindergarten and second and third grade in public elementary schools in Washington. Results are compared with 2010 and 2005 Smile Survey results and with Healthy People 2020 objectives and national averages. Topics include oral disease prevalence, decay experience and untreated tooth decay, dental sealants, and oral health disparities.

Contact: Washington State Department of Health, Prevention and Community Health Division, P.O. Box 47890, Olympia, WA 98504-7890, Web Site: http://www.doh.wa.gov/AboutUs/ProgramsandServices/PreventionandCommunityHealth.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Comparative analysis, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Elementary schools, Head Start, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health status, Oral health, Prevalence, Screenings, State surveys, Washington, Young children

Taylor-Osborne CM, Phipps K. 2017. Kansas Head Start Smiles for Life: The oral health of Kansas Head Start children. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, 41 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a statewide oral health survey of children in Head Start in Kansas. Contents include information about the importance of good oral health, strategies to improve oral health and oral health literacy in families, and factors that impact the oral health of young children. It also includes key survey findings and a summary of strategies that can help improve oral health among young children in Kansas.

Contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612-1274, Telephone: (785) 296-5116 Web Site: http://www.kdheks.gov/ohi Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community based services, Dental caries, Head Start, Health status, Kansas, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevention programs, Program improvement, Public private partnerships, Referrals, Screening, State programs, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends, Young children

Bogard K, Murry VM, Alexander C eds. 2017. Perspectives on health equity & social determinants of health. Washington, DC: National Academy of Medicine, 259 pp.

Utah Children. 2016. Measures of child well-being in Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Children, annual.

Annotation: This annual statistical summary provides information on the health, education, safety, and economic security of children in Utah. The introduction includes general demographic information about the state and presents a long-range view of what factors contribute to a family's well-being. Analytical essays are included for each category of data reviewed and the statistics are presented in tables by county with state totals. This publication continues "Key Facts," which was published between 1990 and 1994.

Contact: Voices for Utah Children, 747 East South Temple, Suite 100, Salt Lake City, UT 84102, Telephone: (801) 364-1182 Secondary Telephone: (877) 445-2447 Fax: (801) 364-1186 E-mail: karen@utahchildren.org Web Site: http://www.utahchildren.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Child safety, Children, Data, Demographics, Education, Family economics, Health status, Socioeconomic factors, Utah

United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association. 2016. America's health rankings: A call to action for individuals and their communities–Health of women and children report. Minnetonka, MN: United Health Foundation, 179 pp.

Annotation: This report applies a model of health to rank states across 60 measures related to the health and well-being of women of reproductive age, infants, and children. The model reflects that determinants of health directly influence health outcomes and includes a health outcomes category and the following four categories of health determinants: behaviors, community and environment, policy, and clinical care. The report presents findings on the health of women and children between and within states, healthy communities for children, racial disparities in measures of mortality, and variations in smoking. State summaries are also provided.

Contact: United Health Foundation, 9900 Bren Road East, Minnetonka, MN 55343, Telephone: (952) 936-3068 E-mail: unitedhealthfoundationinfo@uhc.com Web Site: http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Environmental influences, Health behavior, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health status, Infant health, Measures, Public policy, Racial factors, Trends, Women's health

New Mexico Department of Health. 2016. FY_: Strategic plan. Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico Department of Health, annual.

Annotation: This document outlines a strategic plan to improve population health outcomes of New Mexico residents through an engaged, empowered, and high-performing health work force and simple and effective processes that support health status improvement. Topics include mission and vision; guiding principles; strategic planning process and membership; external trends, events, and other factors affecting the work; strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges; results, priorities, and indicators; and results-based accountability and strategy execution. Strategies and actions include promoting access to person- and community-centered health and wellness by aligning and integrating public health, behavioral health, oral health, and primary care.

Contact: New Mexico Department of Health, 1190 South Saint Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505, Telephone: (505) 827-2613 Fax: (505) 827-2530 E-mail: doh-webmaster@state.nm.us Web Site: https://nmhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Fiscal management, Health care systems, Health promotion, Health status, New Mexico, Outcome and process assessment, Program improvement, Public health agencies, Quality assurance, State programs, Strategic plans, Work force, Work force

Chickering S, Rodgers T, Kaiser E, Kane D. 2016. School oral health survey reports. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the process and results of the open-mouth survey of students in third grade in Iowa. Topics include the prevalence of untreated tooth decay in children and the impact of untreated tooth decay on a child’s ability to eat, sleep, and learn in school; the role health insurance plays in accessing or obtaining care; and a comparison of oral health status to results from earlier surveys. Contents include survey objectives, methods, results, and a discussion of results.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Data, Dental caries, Health status, Iowa, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, Screening, State surveys, Trends

Hossain S, Michelson K. 2016. 2015–2016 Oral health status of Utah's children. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 33 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a statewide oral health screening of 2,000 students in first through fourth grades in 47 elementary schools to measure the extent of untreated tooth decay, caries experience, prevalence of dental sealants, and need for oral health care. Additional topics include dental insurance coverage, time since last dental visit, unmet needs, and disparities in care. The report also contains a comparison of Utah’s oral health status with national goals, the study methodology, information about access to care by race and ethnicity, program resources, a list of participating schools, and the parent questionnaire.

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: Access to health care, Comparative analysis, Dental caries, Dental insurance, Disparities in health care, Health status, Oral health, Prevalence, School age children, State surveys, Utah

Love HL, Soleimanpour S, Schelar E, Even M, Carrozza M, Grandmont J. 2016. Children's health and education mapping tool. Washington, DC: School-Based Health Alliance, 1 v.

Annotation: This tool contains county-level information on child health, education, and socioeconomic status that can be searched, mapped, downloaded, and compared to national averages. Users can also map, filter, and display key characteristics of public school and school-based health center locations. A user manual and video tutorials are provided.

Contact: School-Based Health Alliance, 1010 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 638-5872 Secondary Telephone: (888) 286-8727 Fax: (202) 638-5879 E-mail: info@nasbhc.org Web Site: http://www.sbh4all.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Data, Education, Information systems, Integrated information systems, Maps, School based clinics, Schools, Socioeconomic status

California Pan-Ethnic Health Network. 2016. Taking a bite out of oral health inequities: Promoting equitable oral health policies for communities of color. Oakland, CA: California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, 11 pp.

Annotation: This brief highlights oral health disparities within communities of color in California. Topics include oral health disparities, the impact of oral health inequities (oral health and children, oral health and employment, and oral health and chronic conditions), and causes of oral health inequities (lack of access to affordable care, absence of a culturally and linguistically competent work force, and social and environmental inequities). It also provides policy recommendations (improve access to and quality of oral health care, ensure that there is a culturally competent work force, and engage in efforts to improve underlying socioeconomic inequities).

Contact: California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, 1221 Preservation Park Way, Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 832-1160 Fax: (510) 832-1175 E-mail: info@cpehn.org Web Site: http://www.cpehn.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, California, Children, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Environmental influences, Equal opportunities, Health care disparities, Health status disparities, Oral health, Policy development, Social factors, State surveys, Work force

Chazin S. 2016. Guiding innovations to improve the oral health of adult Medicaid beneficiaries. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 11 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents findings from a survey and small group consultation with Medicaid oral health stakeholders and thought leaders to identify areas of need and promising practices for improving oral health access and outcomes. The brief describes the following five areas of opportunity for innovation in adult oral health coverage and care: the Medicaid oral health business model, return on investment models for oral health coverage and care, consumer outreach and engagement, work force and training, and oral-health-care access and delivery. Several innovations delivered via mobile devices are described.

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: Access to health care, Adults, Barriers, Health care delivery, Health status, Low income groups, Medicaid, Models, Oral health, Program improvement, Service delivery systems

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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.