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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2018. HHS strategic plan and Secretary's strategic initiatives: Strategic plan FY 2018–2022. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, multiple items.

Annotation: This strategic plan provides priorities, accomplishments, and next steps that are tracked and updated frequently, reinforcing the strategic plan’s function as a living, vital document that serves a genuine management purpose. The plan addresses 5 strategic goals: (1) reform, strengthen, and modernize the nation's healthcare system; (2) protect the health of Americans where they live, learn, work, and play; (3) strengthen the economic and social well-being of Americans across the lifespan; (4) foster sound, sustained advances in the sciences; and (5) promote effective and efficient management and stewardship.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-0257 Secondary Telephone: (877) 696-6775 Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal agencies, Strategic plans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. 2016. Women's preventive services: Required health plan coverage guidelines. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration,

Annotation: This website provides information about required health plan coverage guidelines for women's preventive services under the Affordable Care Act. It includes a table listing type of preventive service, guidelines for health insurance coverage, and frequency of coverage. Preventive service types listed include well-woman visits, gestational diabetes screening, human papillomavirus testing, counseling for sexually transmitted infections, counseling and screening for human immune-deficiency virus, contraceptive methods and counseling, and screening and counseling for interpersonal and domestic violence.

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: Contraception, Counseling, Domestic violence, Gestational diabetes, HIV screening, Health care reform, Health insurance, Health services, Human papillomavirus, Interpersonal violence, Legislation, Prevention, Reproductive health, Screening, Sexually transmitted infections, Testing, Women's health

National Cancer Institute. 2016. Research-tested intervention programs (RTIPs). Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute, multiple items.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes an online, searchable database designed to provide program planners and public health practitioners with easy and immediate access to evidence-based cancer control interventions and program materials. Contents include key features, criteria for inclusion, and program review process. Featured program areas include breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening; diet and nutrition; HPV vaccination; informed decision making; obesity; physical activity; sun safety; public health genomics; survivorship/supportive care; and tobacco control.

Contact: National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20892-8322, Telephone: (800) 422-6237 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (301) 402-0555 E-mail: cancergovstaff@mail.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.cancer.gov Available from the website. Document Number: NIH Pub. No. 12-7617.

Keywords: Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Colon cancer, Decision making, Disease prevention, Family support programs, Genomics, Human papillomavirus, Informed consent, Nutrition, Obesity, Online databases, Peer support programs, Physical activity, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Risk factors, Screening, Smoking, Sun exposure, Survivors, Tobacco use, Vaccines

National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2015. Guide to HPV resources for local health departments. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 12 pp.

Annotation: This guide describes educational and communication tools that can be adapted for human papillomavirus vaccination (HPV) campaigns in local health departments and used in HPV project planning. Contents include brochures, continuing education webinars, fact sheets, guidance documents, infographics, letters and opinions, public service announcements, toolkits, video and audio communications, and websites. The guide includes resources for health care professionals to learn about HPV, the benefits of HPV vaccination, tips for talking to parents and adolescents, and strategies to increase vaccination rates. Resources to increase parents' and adolescents' awareness and knowledge about the HPV vaccine and HPV-related cancers are also included.

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, City health agencies, Communication, County health agencies, Human papillomavirus, Preventive health services, Program planning, Public awareness campaigns, Public health education, Resources for professionals, Vaccines, Young adults

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2014. Use of selected clinical preventive services to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents: United States, 1999–2011. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 63(2, Suppl.):1–107,

Annotation: This supplement to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report examines the use of selected clinical preventive services for infants, children, and adolescents in the United States. Topics include breastfeeding counseling; screening for hearing loss and provision of follow-up services; screening for developmental delays, lead poisoning, vision impairment, and hypertension; vaccination against human papillomavirus; tobacco use and tobacco cessation counseling and medication; screening for chlamydia infection; and provision of reproductive health services. Additional topics include the potential benefits of selected services, the challenges related to their underuse, and effective collaborative strategies to improve 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. Document Number: ISSN 1546-0738.

Keywords: Adolescents, Breastfeeding, Children, Chlamydia infections, Clinics, Counseling, Developmental screening, Health care utilization, Health services delivery, Hearing screening, Human papillomavirus, Hypertension, Infants, Lead poisoning screening, Oral health, Prenatal care, Prevention services, Reproductive health, Smoking cessation, Tobacco use, Vision screening

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 2014. Human papillomavirus vaccination 2014. Washington, DC: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 24 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit contains materials to help obstetricians, gynecologists, and their staff communicate with clients about the importance of receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Contents include guidance on HPV vaccination recommendations and how to integrate the vaccine into routine care, frequently asked questions for clients, a physician script, coding information, and a vaccine information statement. Tips for talking with parents about HPV vaccine are included.

Contact: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 409 12th Street S.W., P.O. Box 96920, Washington, DC 20090-6920, Telephone: (202) 638-5577 Secondary Telephone: (202) 863-2518 E-mail: resources@acog.org Web Site: http://www.acog.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Communication, Disease prevention, Human papillomavirus, Preventive health services, Resources for professionals, Vaccines, Women's health services

Martinez K, Franics K, Poirier JM, Brown Jr. LD, Wang M. 2013. A blueprint for using data to reduce disparities/disproportionalities in human services and behavioral health care. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research, 40 pp.

Annotation: This blueprint describes a framework and multistep process to reduce disparities and disproportionalities in human services and behavioral health care. The steps discussed include (1) readiness, (2) community engagement, (3) identification, (4) assessment, (5) intervention, (6) evaluation/continuous quality improvement, (7) replication, and (8) sustainability. A case study in a hypothetical community is included.

Contact: American Institutes for Research, 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20007, Telephone: (202) 944-5400 Secondary Telephone: (877) 334-3499 Fax: (202) 403-5454 E-mail: center@air.org Web Site: http://www.air.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Quality assurance, Access to health care, Communities, Data, Statistical data, Community programs, Cultural competence, Cultural factors, Ethnic factors, Human services, Intervention, Prevention, Program evaluation, Racial factors, Racism, Treatment

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [2010]. Strategic plan: Fiscal years 2010-2015. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 126 pp.

Annotation: This strategic plan for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service' for fiscal years 2010-2015 discusses five strategic goals: (1) strengthen health care; (2) advance scientific knowledge and innovation; (3) advance the health, safety, and well-being of the American people; (4) increase efficiency, transparency, and accountability of DHHS programs; and (5) strengthen the nation's health and human services infrastructure and work force. Each chapter on a specific goal presents strategic goals and objectives for the major functions of DHHS. Primary strategies for accomplishing DHHS's goals are included.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-0257 Secondary Telephone: (877) 696-6775 Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal programs, Health, Health agencies, Health care, Health care systems, Health personnel, Health services, Health services delivery, Human services, Safety, Strategic plans, Work force

Goode TD. 2009. Promoting cultural diversity and cultural competency: Self-assessment checklist for personnel providing services and supports to children with disabilities and special health needs and their families [rev. ed.]. Washington, DC: Georgetown University, Center for Child and Human Development, 4 pp.

Annotation: This self-assessment checklist, which is geared for personnel providing services and supports to children with disabilities and special health care needs and their families, is designed to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural diversity and cultural competence in human service settings. The checklist provides concrete examples of the kinds of values and practices that foster such an environment. The checklist includes questions in the following categories: (1) physical environment, materials, and resources; (2) communication styles; and (3) values and attitudes. Information about how to use the checklist is also provided.

Contact: Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, Box 571485, Washington, DC 20057-1485, Telephone: (202) 687-5503 Secondary Telephone: (202) 687-5000 Fax: (202) 687-8899 E-mail: gucdc@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://gucchd.georgetown.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Cultural diversity, Cultural sensitivity, Culturally competent services, Disabilities, Families, Guidelines, Health personnel, Human services, Questionnaires

Goode TD. 2009. Promoting cultural diversity and cultural competency: Self-assessment checklist for personnel providing behavioral health services and supports to children, youth, and their families [rev. ed.]. Washington, DC: Georgetown University, Center for Child and Human Development, 4 pp.

Annotation: This self-assessment checklist, which is geared for personnel providing services and supports to children with disabilities and special health care needs and their families, is designed to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural diversity and cultural competence in human service settings. The checklist provides concrete examples of the kinds of values and practices that foster such an environment. The checklist includes questions in the following categories: (1) physical environment, materials, and resources; (2) communication styles; and (3) values and attitudes. Information about how to use the checklist is also provided.

Contact: Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, Box 571485, Washington, DC 20057-1485, Telephone: (202) 687-5503 Secondary Telephone: (202) 687-5000 Fax: (202) 687-8899 E-mail: gucdc@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://gucchd.georgetown.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Cultural diversity, Cultural sensitivity, Culturally competent services, Disabilities, Families, Guidelines, Health personnel, Human services, Questionnaires

Goode TD. 2009. Promoting cultural diversity and cultural competency: Self-assessment checklist for personnel providing services and supports in early intervention and early childhood settings [rev. ed.]. Washington, DC: Georgetown University, Center for Child and Human Development, 7 pp.

Annotation: This self-assessment checklist, which is geared for personnel providing services and supports in early intervention and early childhood settings, is designed to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural diversity and linguistic competency. The checklist includes questions in the following categories: (1) physical environment, materials, and resources; (2) communication styles; and (3) values and attitudes. Information about how to use the checklist is also provided.

Contact: Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, Box 571485, Washington, DC 20057-1485, Telephone: (202) 687-5503 Secondary Telephone: (202) 687-5000 Fax: (202) 687-8899 E-mail: gucdc@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://gucchd.georgetown.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Children with special health care needs, Cultural diversity, Cultural sensitivity, Culturally competent services, Disabilities, Early intervention, Families, Guidelines, Health personnel, Human services, Questionnaires, Young children

Butler AS, Clayton EW, eds; Committee on a Comprehensive Review of the HHS Office of Family Planning Title X Program; Institute of Medicine. 2009. A review of the HHS Family Planning Program: Mission, management, and measurement of results. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 468 pp., brief (4 pp.).

Annotation: This report examines the goals, management and administration, and program evaluation system of theTitle X family planning program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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: Department of Health and Human Services, Family planning programs, Federal programs, Program evaluation

Rich J, Corbin T, Bloom S, Rich L, Evans S, and Wilson A. 2009. Healing the hurt: Trauma-informed approaches to the health of boys and young men of color. Los Angeles, CA: California Endowment, 83 pp.

Annotation: This report looks at the effects of trauma on the health of boys and young men of color (Hispanic and African American) over the course of their lifespan and explores ways in which poor health outcomes might be prevented or mitigated. Included are definitions of trauma and trauma theory; a review of the science related to trauma and brain development; a discussion of trauma as a social determinant; and possible applications of trauma knowledge to community prevention and system change efforts. Included is a detailed description of the Sanctuary Model -- an evidence-supported method for creating a culture in which healing from psychologically and socially traumatic experiences can be addressed. A list of selected references is included, along with an appendix of trauma experts in the state of California.

Contact: California Endowment, Greater Los Angeles Program Office, 1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Telephone: (800) 449-4149 Fax: E-mail: Web Site: http://www.calendow.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent males, Blacks, Culturally competent services, Ethnic factors, Hispanic Americans, Human development, Life course, Male children, Mental health, Minority health, Prevention programs, Racial factors, Socioeconomic factors, Trauma, Young men

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2007. Strategic plan FY 2007-2012. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 189 pp.

Annotation: This report describes U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) goals and strategies to improve health care, promote and protect the public's health, enhance human services, advance the research and development in its fields, and address emerging health threats to the United States. Appendices include program evaluations, performance indicators, plans, and organizational descriptions.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-0257 Secondary Telephone: (877) 696-6775 Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal agencies, Health objectives, Public health services, Strategic plans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Sales G. 2006-. Taxonomy of human services. Los Angeles, CA: I211 LA County,

Annotation: This taxonomy provides a method and terminology to index and access information about community resources based on the services they provide and the target populations they serve. The Web site provides multiple ways to search, print, and download all or portions of the taxonomy; a list of recent changes to the taxonomy; and resources to aid in using the taxonomy including publications, training materials, a FAQ (frequently asked questions) page, and a listserv/online discussion group.

Contact: 211 LA County, P.O. Box 726, San Gabriel, CA 91778, Telephone: (800) 339-6993 Secondary Telephone: (800) 660-4026 Fax: (626) 442-6940 E-mail: Webmaster@211LA.org Web Site: http://www.211la.org Portions available from the website; full access requires a subscription (price varies).

Keywords: Human services, Information systems, Thesauri

National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services. 2004-2011. The 20__ report to the Secretary: Rural health and human service issues. [Washington, DC]: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, varies.

Annotation: This report series presents an overview of important issues affecting health and human service delivery in rural communities: workforce and community development, creating viable patient-centered medical homes in rural areas, and serving at-risk children. The report analyzes each issue and provides recommendations to address them.

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: Access to health care, Children, Families, Health care delivery, Human services, Oral health, Parents, Primary care, Rural health, Rural population, Service coordination

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2004. Strategic plan FY 2004-2009. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 193 pp.

Annotation: This report describes eight strategic outcome goals and objectives for investment in accomplishing the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) mission to protect and improve the health and well-being of the American public for fiscal years 2004-2009. Goals include (1) reduce the major threats to the health and well-being of Americans; (2) enhance the ability of the nation's health care system to effectively respond to bioterrorism and other public health challenges; (3) increase the percentage of the nation's children and adults to have access to health care services, and expand consumer choices; (4) enhance the capacity and productivity of the nation's health science research enterprise; (5) improve the quality of health care services; (6) improve the economic and social well-being of individuals, families, and communities, especially those most in need; (7) improve the stability and healthy development of our nation's children and youth; and (8) achieve excellence in management practices. The introduction provides background information on the Department of Health and Human Services, the development of this plan, and a description of the mission, vision, goals, and core values of the department. The goals section provides detail on the strategies for accomplishing goals and objectives. The appendices include performance plan linage and success indicators, coordination elements, external factors, data challenges and responses, program evaluations, resources supporting the plan, a schedule for initiating actions, management tools used in support of program goals, the department's organization, and a matrix of programs that support HHS strategic objectives.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-0257 Secondary Telephone: (877) 696-6775 Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Budgets, Department of Health and Human Services, Federal agencies, Federal programs, Health objectives, National programs, Public health services, Strategic plans

Morse A. 2003. Language access: Helping non-English speakers navigate health and human services. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 24 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information on how language gaps can negatively impact health and human services delivery and on federal guidelines for providing services to limited-English proficient individuals. The report includes an overview of immigrant families, information on federal law and enforcement, and details on state programs and promising practices. Two appendices cover federal law and policy on this issue and an Office of Management and Budget report to Congress. Statistics are presented in tables throughout the report. The report concludes with a reference list.

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 at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Culturally competent services, Families, Federal government, Health care delivery, Human services, Immigrants, Language barriers, Limited English speakers, State programs

U.S. General Accounting Office. 2003. Child welfare: Most states are developing statewide information systems, but the reliability of child welfare data could be improved. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 66 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on the following issues: (1) states' experiences in developing child welfare information systems and the Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS') role in assisting in their development, (2) factors that affect the reliability of data that states collect and report on children served by their welfare agencies, and DHHS's role in ensuring the reliability of those data, and (3) practices that child welfare agencies use to overcome challenges associated with the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System's (SACWIS's) development and data reliability. Four appendices include the scope and methodology, state SACWIS stages of development, comments from DHHS, and General Accounting Office (GAO) contacts and acknowledgments. Statistical information is presented in tables and figures throughout the report. The report concludes with a bibliography and a list of related GAO products.

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-03-809.

Keywords: Child welfare agencies, Data, Data collection, Department of Health and Human Services, Information systems

Longhi D, Kohlenberg E. 2003. Early achievements in service integration: What we can learn from No Wrong Door startups. Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Research and Data Analysis Division, 105 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes process findings on how the first "No Wrong Door" (NWD) startups are faring. NWD is a vision of human services in which clients get fully coordinated, comprehensive services no matter where or how they enter the system. The report, which includes an executive summary, is divided into the following chapters: (1) general findings, (2) the No Wrong Door design, (3) new workfirst startups, (4) NWD troubled youth startups, (5) NWD disability crises startups, and (6) conclusions and issues for further steps in service integration. Some information is provided in figures throughout the report. The report includes four appendices: NWD recommendations, a guidance memo, a coordinated services charter, and a PowerPoint presentation called "Families and Communities Together."

Contact: Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Research and Data Analysis Division, P.O. Box 45204, Olympia, WA 98504-5204, Telephone: (360) 902-0707 Fax: (360) 902-0705 E-mail: ellswnm@dshs.wa.gov Web Site: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/rda Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Comprehensive health care, Disabilities, Families, High risk adolescents, Human services, Service coordination, State initiatives, Washington

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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.