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Campaign to Save our Mothers and Babies. n.d.. 10 strategies for Illinois to have healthy babies. Chicago, IL: Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition,

Annotation: This fact sheet lists and describes ten strategies that can help increase the health of babies in the state of Illinois. Increasing access to family planning education and affordable health care across the life span; ensuring the quality of prenatal and general healthcare; offering maternity/paternity paid leave; developing comprehensive systems of care; maintaining effective and efficient health data systems; ending discriminatory policies and practices; and advocating for community development improvements are among the strategies outlined.

Contact: Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition, 1256 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642, Telephone: (312) 491-8161 Fax: (312) 491-8171 E-mail: ilmaternal@ilmaternal.org Web Site: http://www.ilmaternal.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Health promotion, Illinois, Infant health, Prevention programs, State programs

Illinois Department of Public Health. 2017. Public health intervention: Use of silver diamine fluoride for arresting dental caries. Springfield, IL: Illinois Department of Public Health, 3 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information about silver diamine fluoride (SDF) and how it can be used to arrest dental caries. Topics include background information, indications for use of SDF in children and adults, information about clinical applications and safety, and clinical protocols.

Contact: Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Oral Health, 535 West Jefferson Street, Third Floor, Springfield, IL 62761, Telephone: (217) 785-4899 Secondary Telephone: (800) 547-0466 Fax: (217) 524-4201 Web Site: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/prevention-wellness/oral-health

Keywords: Fluoride, Illinois, Oral health, Prevention, Safety

Illinois Department of Public Health. 2017. Antiobiotic stewardship toolkit for dental providers. Sringfield, IL: Illinois Department of Public Health, 33 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit provides dentists with resources to support judicious use of antibiotics in outpatient settings as part of the Illinois Precious Drugs & Scary Bugs Campaign. The toolkit is organized around four core elements set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: commitment, action for policy and practice, tracking and reporting, and education and expertise.

Contact: Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Oral Health, 535 West Jefferson Street, Third Floor, Springfield, IL 62761, Telephone: (217) 785-4899 Secondary Telephone: (800) 547-0466 Fax: (217) 524-4201 Web Site: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/prevention-wellness/oral-health

Keywords: Antibiotics, Illinois, Oral health, Prescription drugs, Public awareness campaigns, Dentists, State programs

George C, Rojek M, Luetkemeier M. 2017. Influencing the dental workforce in Illinois: A case study of the Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation Pipeline Project. Oak Brook, IL: Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation, 66 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the impact of the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation Pipeline Project—a multi-year initiative funding two Illinois public dental schools, with the goals of increasing the number of dentists who provide oral health care to all children and who work in underserved communities. The report focuses on how well the project met its goals and also outlines implications for future efforts. Topics include findings, the program’s influence on students, students’ learning experience, extramural sites’ experience, implementation, and sustainability.

Contact: Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation, 1200 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 301, Oak Brook, IL 60523, Telephone: (630) 571-2555 Secondary Telephone: (630) 571-2556 Web Site: http://www.ilchf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental schools, Illinois, State programs, Low income groups, Oral health, Personnel

Illinois Department of Public Health. 2017. Oral health during pregnancy in Illinois. Springfield, IL: Illinois Department of Public Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information on why good oral health during pregnancy is important for both women and their infants, as well as on the safety of receiving oral care health during pregnancy. Information about teeth cleaning and gum disease during pregnancy and oral heath coverage for Medicaid participants in Illinois during pregnancy is included, along with statistical data on oral health during pregnancy in Illinois and nationwide.

Contact: Illinois Department of Public Health, 525-535 West Jefferson Street, Springfield, IL 60603, Web Site: http://www.dph.illinois.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Illinois, Infants, Medicaid, Oral health, Pregnant women, State programs, Statistical data

Illinois Department of Public Health. 2017. Precious drugs and scary bugs: Antibiotic stewardship toolkit for dental providers. Springfield, IL: Illinois Department of Public Health, 33 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit provides Illinois dentists with resources to support appropriate antibiotic prescribing as part of the Illinois Precious Drugs & Scary Bugs Campaign. The toolkit is organized around four core elements of outpatient antibiotic stewardship: (1) commitment—demonstrate dedication to optimizing antibiotic prescribing and patient safety, (2) action for policy and practice—implement a practice change to improve antibiotic prescribing, (3) tracking and reporting—monitor antibiotic-prescribing practices, and (4) education and expertise—provide patients and health professionals with educational resources. Resources for more information are included.

Contact: Illinois Department of Public Health, 525-535 West Jefferson Street, Springfield, IL 60603, Web Site: http://www.dph.illinois.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: , Antibiotics, Illinois, Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, Resource materials, State initiatives

Sinai Urban Health Institute, Rob Paral and Associates, Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation, Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, and Michael Reese Health Trust. 2016. Oral health in Illinois. Oak Brook, IL: Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation; Naperville, IL: Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation; Chicago, IL: Michael Reese Health Trust, 44 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a statewide oral health assessment in Illinois and offers a blueprint for moving forward to achieve better health for all residents. Topics include the historical and current context of oral health, the oral health of children and adults in Illinois, the capacity of the oral health system, and oral health policy. A data summary is included.

Contact: Oral Health in Illinois, Web Site: http://oralhealthillinois.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Dental care, Health care systems, Health policy, Illinois, Life course, Oral health, Policy development, Population surveillance, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Quality assurance, Statewide planning, Statistical data, Systems development

Kane D, and Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Office of the Inspector General. 2015. Report to the governor and the general assembly. Chicago, IL: Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, 283 pp.

Annotation: This document reports on investigations of misconduct, misfeasance, malfeasance, and violations of rules, procedures, or laws by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services employees, foster parents, service providers, and contractors with the Department. The document includes a special report on sleep-related infant deaths where parents were investigated by child protection services despite the absence of either drug or alcohol abuse or other blatant disregard.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child protective services, Illinois, Infant mortality, SIDS, Sleep environment, Sleep position, State agencies

Illinois State Board of Education, Data Analysis Division. 2015. Dental examination compliance status of kindergarten, second, and sixth grade children in Illinois for school year 2013–2014. Springfield, IL: Illinois State Board of Education, 15 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes statewide dental examination compliance and oral health status of children in kindergarten and second and sixth grades in Illinois. Contents include findings on the level of compliance and noncompliance for all students, public school students, and non- public-school students. Compliance and health- status data are reported for the state as a whole, by county, and by grade level. The report also discusses implications of the data across the state.

Contact: Illinois State Board of Education, 100 N. First Street, Springfield, IL 62777, Telephone: (217) 782-4321 Secondary Telephone: (866) 262-6663 Web Site: https://www.isbe.net Available from the website.

Keywords: Compliance, Data, Dental care, Dental sealants, Health examinations, Health status, Illinois, Oral health, School age children, School districts, Schools, State legislation, State surveys, Waivers

Valencia A. 2014. Healthy Smiles, Healthy Growth, 2013–2014: Assessing the oral health status and body mass index of third grade children in Illinois. Chicago, IL: Chicago Community Oral Health Forum, 28 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from an assessment of the oral health and weight status of children in third grade in Illinois. Contents include information about the survey methods, oral health disparities, growth disparities, and conclusions. Results are compared to results from earlier surveys.

Contact: Heartland Alliance, Oral Health Forum, 1100 W. Cermak, Suite 518, Chicago, IL 60608, Telephone: (773) 491-2632 Web Site: https://www.heartlandalliance.org/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Ethnic groups, Growth monitoring, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health status, Illinois, Low income groups, Needs assessment, Obesity, Oral health, Preventive health services, School age children, School based management, Screenings, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2014. Bright Futures and state implementation. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 12 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief provides a history and overview of Bright Futures, a national program to promote children's current and future health through a set of guidelines that aim to improve the quality of health promotion and preventive services for children. The brief discusses the role of Bright Futures in the Affordable Care Act, and provides past and present examples of state health agencies' efforts to implement Bright Futures. Topics include initiation and funding, activities, and lessons learned in Illinois, New York, Virginia, and Washington. Brief descriptions of efforts in Maine, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Oregon are also included, as well as recommendations for 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: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Bright Futures, Children, Guidelines, Health care reform, Health promotion, Illinois, Infants, National programs, New York, Pediatric care, Preventive health services, Quality assurance, State agencies, Virginia, Washington

Simons D, Hendricks T, Lipper J, Pires SA. 2014. Intensive care coordination using high-quality wraparound for children with serious behavioral health needs: State and community profiles. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 61 pp.

Annotation: This document profiles the various ways that U.S. states and communities are structuring, implementing, and evaluating intensive care coordination (ICC) using the wraparound approach for children and youth with significant mental health conditions. The document defines wraparound as a structured approach to service planning and care coordination for individuals with complex needs that is built on a system of care and adheres to specified procedures. Contents include the evidence base for wraparound and information on established, evolving, and emerging ICC/wraparound programs.

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: Children, Colorado, Community programs, Coordination planning, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mental health, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Patient care, Pennsylvania, Program coordination, Rhode Island, Service coordination, State programs, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Youth

National Academy for State Health Policy. 2014. Supporting high performance in early entry into prenatal care fact sheets. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, Multiple items.

Annotation: This series of fact sheets showcase state policies and programs in four states -- California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington -- that support improvement in early entry into prenatal care. The fact sheets also highlight how federally-qualified health centers in these states are leveraging the state policies and programs to promote early entry into prenatal care as part of a patient-centered medical home.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Community health centers, Early intervention, Illinois, Massachusetts, Medical home, Perinatal services, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Program improvement, Public policy, State programs, Washington

HealthConnect One, Illinois Department of Human Services, University of Illinois School of Public Health. 2013. Illinois breastfeeding blueprint: A plan for change. [no city, IL]: HealthConnect One, Illinois Department of Human Services, University of Illinois School of Public Health, 32 pp.

Annotation: This document, which is focused on the importance of breastfeeding and breastfeeding promotion, describes a plan for changing breastfeeding practices in Illinois. The document discusses the evidence base for breastfeeding, including benefits for mothers, psychosocial benefits, and benefits for families and communities. Illinois breastfeeding data are also presented.

Contact: Illinois Breastfeeding Blueprint, E-mail: http://www.ilbreastfeedingblueprint.org/pages/contact_us/12.php Web Site: http://www.ilbreastfeedingblueprint.org Available from the website.

Keywords: State surveys, Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Communities, Families, Illinois, Infant health, Mental health, Statistical data, Women's health

Dworsky A, Napolitano L, Barisik E, Reddy S, Simon M. 2013. The Demoiselle-2-Femme (D2F) pregnancy prevention program evaluation: Findings from the first baseline survey. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the results of a baseline survey completed by 241 girls, primarily African American, in grade 9 through 11 who are participating in a federally funded evaluation of the Demoiselle-2-Femme signature after-school program in Chicago, Illinois. The purpose of the evaluation is to estimate the effects of program participation on a number of key behavioral outcomes, including sexual activity, unprotected sex, and adolescent pregnancy. The report presents background; describes the program; and discusses study design and methods; student characteristics; relationships with adults; attitudes, feelings, and knowledge about sexual behavior; sexual behavior and prior pregnancy; dating violence; tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use; and educational expectations.

Contact: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 1313 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, Telephone: (773) 753-5900 Fax: (773) 753-5940 Web Site: http://www.chapinhall.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent females, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescent sexuality, Alcohol consumption behavior, Blacks, Community programs, Dating, Educational attainment, Illinois, Interpersonal violence, Marijuana, Prevention, Relationships, Smoking, Substance abuse

Zero to Three. 2013. State policy action team meeting: Moving an infant-toddler policy agenda. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 24 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the proceedings from a May 2013 meeting of teams from five states to discuss strategies for developing and moving forward on an infant-toddler policy agenda. Participants explored innovative state models and strategies for developing and moving an infant policy agenda; assist other states in their efforts to establish an infant-toddler policy agenda; and promote relationships and continued collaborative work among participants. Topics explored during the meeting included policy development, outreach to families, professional development systems integration, coordinated screening and referral systems, effective communication, data systems, and quality improvement,

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: http://www.zerotothree.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Family support services, Illinois, Infant health, Infants, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Model programs, New Jersey, Outreach, Pennsylvania, Policy development, Quality assurance, Screening, Service integration, State initiatives, Young children

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2013. Region V Infant Mortality Summit. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 70 files.

Annotation: This website provides information about the 2013 Region V Infant Mortality Summit, held March 21-22, 2013 in Chicago, IL. Summit topics include coordinating, planning, implementing, and sharing cross state and regional efforts directed at reducing infant mortality; identifying similarities and differences across states to better understand data trends and reporting, health status of at-risk populations, contributing factors, and interventions that show promising results; identifying opportunities for leveraging resources and maximizing investments; identifying needs and provide technical assistance to state maternal and child health (MCH) and children with special health care needs (CSHCN) programs; and defining an organization framework for continued collaboration and successful program replication. The website provides links to the summit agenda, materials from sessions, summit goals and objectives, summaries and team updates, videorecordings from plenary sessions, and provides links to background and state infant and infant mortality resources.

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: Audiovisual materials, Child health, Collaboration, Conference proceedings, Illinois, Indiana, Infant health, Infant mortality, Initiatives, Low income groups, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Prevention, Region V, Resource materials, State programs, Wisconsin

Kemmerer D. 2013. Illinois MIECHV continuous quality improvement. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information about the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) for the state of Illinois. The document includes an overview of the program; a description of the continuous quality improvement (CQI) system, plan, and related strategies to advance efficient and effective program delivery and to achieve strategic program goals, a discussion of the CQI process, and lessons learned.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: http://www.zerotothree.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Early childhood development, Home visiting programs, Illinois, Infants, Mothers, Prevention, Quality assurance, State programs, Young children

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2013. Children's health insurance: Information on coverage of services, costs to sonsumers, and access to care in CHIP and other sources of insurance. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 52 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a baseline comparison of coverage and costs to consumers in separate Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) plans and benchmark plans in select states; describes how coverage and costs might change in 2014; and describes how access to care by CHIP children compares to other children nationwide. Examples are provided from five states: Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, New York, and Utah.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: contact@gao.gov Web Site: http://www.gao.gov Available from the website. Document Number: GAO-14-40.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, New York, Utah, Case studies, Families, Health care financing, State programs

Arc of Illinois, Family-to-Family Health Information and Education Center. 2012. Tools for schools: Related services and accommodations for children with special needs. Homewood, IL: Arc of Illinois, Family-to-Family Health Information and Education Center, 8 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance for families with a child or adolescent with special health care needs about health examinations required for students entering kindergarten, fifth grade, and ninth grade, as well as for students enrolling in Illinois schools for the first time. Topics include transportation, toileting, and school lunch accommodations; administration of medications and medical treatments during the school day; therapies and adaptive equipment; and assistive technology. Resources on immunizations and health insurance are provided. The document is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Arc of Illinois, Family to Family Health Information Center, 20901 LaGrange Road, Suite 209, Frantfort, IL 60423, Telephone: (815) 464-8247 Secondary Telephone: (866) 931-1110 Fax: (815) 464-5292 E-mail: info@thearcofil.org Web Site: http://familyvoicesillinois.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents with special health care needs, Children with special health care needs, Health examinations, Illinois, School age children, School readiness, Spanish language materials

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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.