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Boynes S, Davis L, Adams G, Mills M, Deutchman M. 2017. MORE Care: Narrowing the rural interprofessional oral health care gap. Westborough, MA: DentaQuest Institute, 35 pp., exec. summ. (10 pp.)

Annotation: This paper provides information about initiating interprofessional networks that integrate and coordinate person-centered oral health care in rural communities. Topics include oral health as a national issue with rural implications, interprofessional practice and the oral-systemic health connection, creating networks and a learning collaborative, state offices of rural health and medicaloral expanded care initiation, and challenges and opportunities for innovation. Examples from Colorado, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina are included.

Contact: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: https://www.carequest.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Colorado, Community based services, Dental care, Health care delivery, Information systems, Oral health, Pennsylvania, Program coordination, Provider networks, Rural environment, Rural health, Rural populations, Service integration, South Carolina, State initiatives, Systems development, Technology, Work force

Washington Dental Service Foundation. 2014. The votes are in: Advocating for Medicaid adult dental coverage in Washington. Seattle, WA: Washington Dental Service Foundation, 8 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit describes strategies used to restore the Medicaid adult dental program in Washington. Topics include adapting advocacy materials to suit local needs, working with state policymakers, initiating a media campaign, and using social media tools.

Contact: Medicaid | Medicare | CHIP Services Dental Association , 4411 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., #104, Washington, DC 20008, Telephone: (202) 855-3993 Fax: (202) 248-2315 E-mail: mfoley@medicaiddental.org Web Site: http://www.medicaiddental.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Advocacy, Coalitions, Communication, Information networks, Media campaigns, Medicaid, Oral health, Policy development, Public private partnerships, State programs, Washington

The Children's Partnership. 2008. Meeting the health care needs of California's children: The role of telemedicine (2nd ed.). Santa Monica, CA: The Children's Partnership, 16 pp. (Digital opportunity for youth, no. 3)

Annotation: This issue brief informs leaders and the public of how telemedicine can address the health care needs of children in California, particularly children from families with low incomes who live in medically underserved areas. Contents include (1) an overview of the benefits of telemedicine for children and families, health systems, and communities; (2) the challenges associated with the adoption of telemedicine; and (3) recommendations for ensuring that telemedicine reaches its potential in meeting the health care needs of California's most vulnerable children. The use of telemedicine is illustrated in the following areas: emergency and critical care, oral health, vision screening, mental health, telepharmacy, children with special health care needs, home health care, child abuse evaluations, supporting families, disease management, language translation, supporting rural health professionals and providing medical education, and caring for children where they are located.

Contact: Children's Partnership, 1351 Third Street Promenade, Suite 206, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1321, Telephone: (310) 260-1220 Fax: (310) 260-1921 E-mail: frontdoor@childrenspartnership.org Web Site: http://www.childrenspartnership.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, California, Child health, Health care delivery, Information networks, Medical technology, Oral health, Primary care, Telemedicine, Underserved communities

Redmond-Neal A, Hlava MMK, ed. 2005. ASIST thesaurus of information science, technology, and librarianship (3rd ed.). Medford, NJ: Information Today, 272 pp., 1 CD-ROM. (ASIST monograph)

Annotation: This thesaurus includes terms used in the field of information science, technology, and librarianship. Prefatory materials explain its use, its development, and a list of facets; the terms are displayed alphabetically, hierarchically, and in a rotated list. A CD-ROM containing an electronic version of the print thesaurus as well as Data Harmony's Theasurus Master software is also available.

Contact: Information Today, 143 Old Marlton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055-8750, Telephone: (609) 654-6266 Secondary Telephone: (800) 300-9868 Fax: (609) 654-4309 E-mail: custserv@infotoday.com Web Site: http://www.infotoday.com $49.94 for book only; 79.95 for book with CD-ROM. Document Number: ISBN 1-57387-243-X (book); 1-57387-244-X (book with CD-ROM).

Keywords: CD-ROMs, Information networks, Information services, Information sources, Thesauri

Booth M, Brown T, Richmond-Crum M. 2004. Dialing for help: State telephone hotlines as vital resources for parents of young children. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 11 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief looks at how toll-free hotlines are used to provide families with the support and guidance they need to raise healthy children. Topics covered include (1) a brief history of maternal and child health (MCH) toll-free lines, (2) elements of their operation, (3) a parent tests the lines, (4) opportunities to expand toll-free lines, and (5) enhancing coordination among states. The brief also includes an abstract, as well as state-specific information presented as sidebars. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the report. The report concludes with a table listing MCH toll-free lines and a description of the methodology.

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: Children, Families, Hotlines, Information networks, Parents, Referrals, State programs

U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2003. Communicating health: Priorities and strategies for progress—Action plans to achieve the health communications objectives in Healthy People 2010. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, ca. 100 pp.

Annotation: This document describes for researchers, teachers, practitioners, policymakers, and organizations action plans on the general strategies and specific steps they can take in support of six of the objectives of the Healthy People 2010 program. The six objectives address these topics: Internet access in the home, improvement of health literacy, research and evaluation of health communication programs, disclosure of information to assess the quality of health Web sites, centers for excellence in health communication, and healthcare providers' communication skills. The appendix provides examples of stakeholders involved in technology diffusion and Internet action initiatives.

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

Keywords: Communication, Consumer education, Health education, Health literacy, Healthy People 2010, Information networks, Information sources, Internet, Program evaluation, Strategic plans, Technology transfer, World Wide Web

Wei-Choo C. 2002. Information management for the intelligent organization: The art of scanning the environment. (3rd ed.). Medford, NJ: Information Today, 325 pp. (ASIS monograph series)

Annotation: This book is designed to help information managers and practitioners gain an understanding of how an organization may manage its information processes more quickly in order to increase its capacity to learn and adapt. The book takes a introductory look at organizations, information management, and managers and then discusses concepts such as environmental scanning, online databases, and managing information sources.

Contact: Information Today, 143 Old Marlton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055-8750, Telephone: (609) 654-6266 Secondary Telephone: (800) 300-9868 Fax: (609) 654-4309 E-mail: custserv@infotoday.com Web Site: http://www.infotoday.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-57387-018-8.

Keywords: Information networks, Information services, Information sources, Information systems, Management, Organizations

Choo CW. 2002. Information management for the intelligent organization. (3rd ed.). Medford, NJ: Information Today, 325 pp.

Annotation: This book is designed to help information managers and practitioners gain an understanding of how an organization may manage its information processes more quickly in order to increase its capacity to learn and adapt. The book takes a introductory look at organizations, information management, and managers and then discusses concepts such as environmental scanning, online databases, and managing information sources. References, a subject index, and a name index are also provided.

Contact: Information Today, 143 Old Marlton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055-8750, Telephone: (609) 654-6266 Secondary Telephone: (800) 300-9868 Fax: (609) 654-4309 E-mail: custserv@infotoday.com Web Site: http://www.infotoday.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1573870579.

Keywords: Information networks, Information services, Information sources, Information systems, Management, Organizations

Nielsen J, Tahir M. 2002. Homepage usability 50 websites deconstructed. Indianapolis, IN: New Riders Publishing, 336 pp.

Annotation: This book is written specifically for the technical or nontechnical Web designer about homepage usability and the needs of the customer. It is written in two parts: (1) a general guidelines for homepages and statistics about homepage designs; and (2) 50 examples of individual homepages and their usability issues. Guideline topics include content writing, links, navigation, searching, shortcuts, design, graphics, and animation. The design statistics section discusses page sizes, frames, logos, site maps, frequent features such as "about us" and "contact info," graphics and multimedia, advertising, and typography. There is a concluding section of specific homepage design recommendations.

Contact: New Riders, Peachpit, 1249 Eighth Street, Berkley, CA 94710, Telephone: (800) 428-5331 E-mail: customer-service@informit.com Web Site: http://www.peachpit.com/imprint/index.aspx?st=61074 $39.99 . Document Number: ISBN 0-7357-1102-X.

Keywords: Design, Graphic design, Guidelines, Information networks, Internet, Technology, World Wide Web

Curtis D, ed. 2002. Attracting, educating, and serving remote users through the Web. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman, 269 pp. (A how-to-do-it manual for librarians; no. 114)

Annotation: This book is designed to help libraries effectively help remote users, who pose special challenges and who are becoming an increasingly large proportion of library users. The book is divided into the following chapters: (1) reaching out -- the library's new role, (2) getting to know remote users, (3) presenting the virtual library, (4) providing electronic reference services, (5) maximizing current awareness and document delivery services, (6) providing library instruction to remote users, (7) integrating library resources into online instructions, (8) supporting the remote user of licensed resources, and (9) fundraising and public relations in an electronic environment. An index concludes the book.

Contact: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 50 East Huron, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (866) 672-6657 E-mail: info@neal-schuman.com Web Site: http://www.neal-schuman.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-55570-436-0.

Keywords: Educational materials, Information networks, Information services, Internet, Library services, Outreach, Service delivery, World Wide Web

Johnson and Johnson Associates. 2001. Technology Opportunities Program, 1996 and 1997projects. Washington, DC: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 81 pp. (Evaluation report)

U.S. General Accounting Office. 2001. Electronic government: Better information needed on agencies' implementation of the Government Paperwork Elimination Act. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 36 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the status of implementation plans by federal agencies of the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA). It includes a letter to the chairman of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs outlining the results and recommendations and a copy of slides of the presentation to the same committee in August 2001. Topics include the background of the GPEA; objectives, scope, and methodology; the time line of major GPEA events; overall status of plans of federal departments and agencies; concerns about agency GPEA plans; and conclusions and recommendations for executive action.

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-01-1100.

Keywords: Federal government, Federal initiatives, Information networks

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. 2001. Information for health: A strategy for building the National Health Information Infrastructure. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, 51 pp.

Annotation: This report outlines a vision and process for building the National Health Information Infrastructure (NHII), a comprehensive, knowledge-based health-support system encompassing tools such as clinical practice guidelines, educational resources for the public and health professionals, geographic information systems, health statistics at all levels of government, and many forms of communication among users. The report is divided into five chapters: (1) introduction; (2) the NHII in brief; (3) technical and functional building blocks of the NHII; (4) contributing activities and programs; and (5) leadership as the cornerstone of implementation. An appendix contains an interim report on the NHII. An executive summary, recommendations, endnotes, references, and an appendix of workgroup members are included in the report.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 2402, Hyattsville, MD 20782-2003, Telephone: (301) 458-4200 Fax: (301) 458-4022 E-mail: msg1@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.ncvhs.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Information networks, Information resources, National programs, Public health infrastructure, Strategic plans, Technology

Nielsen J. 2000. Designing Web usability: The practice of simplicity. Indianapolis, IN: New Riders Publishing, Macmillan Technical Publications, 418 pp.

Annotation: This book explains designing an Internet or intranet Web site with emphasis on the site's usability. Chapter topics are (1) page design, (2) content design, (3) site design, (4) intranet design, (5) accessibility for users with disabilities, (6) international use, (7) predictions for the future, and (8) simplicity in Web design.

Contact: New Riders, Peachpit, 1249 Eighth Street, Berkley, CA 94710, Telephone: (800) 428-5331 E-mail: customer-service@informit.com Web Site: http://www.peachpit.com/imprint/index.aspx?st=61074 $45.00. Document Number: ISBN 1-56205-810-X.

Keywords: Computers, Design, Information dissemination, Information networks, Internet

Srikantaiah TK, Koenig M, eds. 2000. Knowledge management for the information professional. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 598 pp.

Annotation: This book provides a broad definition of knowledge management and how it has evolved. It also discusses the learning environment needed to support a knowledge network and the information technology components it depends on. In addition, this book discusses how knowledge management is implemented and provides examples of how it is practiced. A discussion of knowledge management and its use in the health sciences is also included. The appendices of this publication include a course syllabus, a bibliography, and an example of a thematic model.

Contact: Association for Information Science and Technology, 1320 Fenwick Lane, Suite 510, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (301) 495-0900 Fax: (301) 495-0810 E-mail: asis@asis.org Web Site: http://www.asist.org Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-57387-079-X.

Keywords: Information networks, Information services, Knowledge management, Technology

Conte C, Anderson G, Druker D, Gattuso J, Krinsky R, Sparrow J. 1999. Society and information infrastructure: The next generation—Conference report. Washington, DC: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program, 57 pp.

Annotation: This conference report is about how society is changing in its use of information technology and how the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (TIIAP) projects have been at the forefront of the changes. It highlights emerging societal and technology trends. Conference session topics included technology trends; evolving community networks; creating new locations for service delivery; networking and the transmission of sensitive information; workable mechanisms for meeting community needs; networks and accessing services from the home; moving from information access to analysis; network technologies and organizational change; and an update on TIIAP's progress.

Keywords: Community agencies, Conferences, Information networks, Low income groups, Nonprofit organizations, Telecommunications

Eng TR, Gustafson DH, eds. and Science Panel on Interactive Communication and Health. 1999. Wired for health and well being: The emergence of interactive health communication. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 177 pp.

Bartfai N, Frechtling J, Silverstein G, Snow K, Somers L. 1999. Collected case study evaluations: Issues in rural communities, issues in urban communities, issues in sustainability. Washington, DC: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 353 pp. (Case study report)

Frechtling J, Lockwood J, Silverstein G, Somers L, Tuss P. 1999. Evaluation of the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program for the 1994 and 1995 grant years. Washington, DC: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, ca. 130 pp. (Evaluation report)

Wright G. [1998]. Family Empowerment and Service Coordination on the Information Superhighway [Final report]. Lincoln, NE: Center on Children, Families, and the Law, 46 pp.

Annotation: The overall aim of this project was to establish and evaluate the Nebraska Network for Children and Families (NNCF). This project: (1) Established the management structure, including a project management committee and a community-based, multicultural project advisory committee; (2) established the NNCF system and recruited and trained parent and professional users; (3) developed family-centered, culturally competent information resources pertinent to health care reform, the service delivery system, and parenting or caring for children with special health care needs; and (4) demonstrated that NNCF participation enhanced professional leadership toward family-centered, culturally competent, community-based care. NNCF was made Internet accessible. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Children with Special Health care Needs, Communication Systems, Electronic Bulletin Boards, Electronic Mail, Families, Health Care Reform, Information Networks, Online Systems, Parent Networks

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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.