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Center for Mental Health in Schools. n.d.. A sampling of outcome findings from interventions relevant to addressing barriers to learning. Los Angeles, CA: Center for Mental Health in Schools, ca. 150 pp. (Technical assistance sampler)

Annotation: The purpose of this report is to provide technical assistance to individuals working to improve student performance in American public schools. Examples of specific techniques that address barriers to student learning and data to support these techniques are highlighted within this document. Areas covered include (1) enhancing classroom-based efforts to enable learning, (2) providing student and family assistance, (3) responding to and preventing crises, (4) supporting transitions, (5) increasing home involvement in schooling, and (6) outreach for greater community involvement and support. [Support in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Center for Mental Health in Schools, UCLA School Mental Health Project, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563, Telephone: (310) 825-3634 Secondary Telephone: (866) 846-4843 Fax: (310) 206-8716 E-mail: smhp@ucla.edu Web Site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Barriers, Community participation, Knowledge level, Learning, Mental health, Parent participation

Mathematica Policy Research and Public Health Institute. 2015. Promoting maternal and child health through health text messaging: An evaluation of the Text4baby program—Final report. Rockville, MD: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 73 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from an evaluation to assess the implementation and effectiveness of Text4baby, a free text messaging program for pregnant women and new mothers with an infant up to age one. The program is designed to improve maternal and child health among underserved populations in the United States. Topics include awareness, participation, health information knowledge, and behavior among women receiving prenatal care from four community health centers. The evaluation also addressed the role of the public-private partnership and lessons learned about the use of text messaging to provide health information during pregnancy.

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: Community health centers, Health behavior, Health promotion, Infant health, Knowledge level, Maternal health, Mobile applications, Outreach, Participation, Preconception care, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Program evaluation, Public awareness campaigns

Yarbrough C, Nasseh K, Vujicic M. 2014. Key insights on dental insurance decisions following the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 21 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief presents public awareness about and knowledge of the Affordable Care Act's pediatric dental insurance provision, the consumer experience when shopping for dental insurance within the health insurance marketplaces, and consumer preferences related to medical and dental insurance. Contents include information about the data source and methods, results, and a discussion.

Contact: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Web Site: http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/health-policy-institute Available from the website.

Keywords: Attitudes, Consumer satisfaction, Consumer surveys, Dental insurance, Knowledge level, Market research, Oral health, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Yarbrough C, Nasseh K, Vujicic M. 2014. Key differences in dental care seeking behavior between Medicaid and non-Medicaid adults and children. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 21 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief describes adult Medicaid beneficiaries' understanding of the dental benefits available to them and, where applicable, to their children. The brief also describes oral health knowledge and oral-health-care-seeking behavior, comparing outcomes among adult Medicaid beneficiaries with outcomes among those enrolled in other health insurance plans.

Contact: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Web Site: http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/health-policy-institute Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer surveys, Dental insurance, Health behavior, Knowledge level, Market research, Medicaid, Oral health, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Berger A, Manlove J, Wildsmith E, Peterson K, Guzman L. 2012. What young adults know - and don't know - about women's fertility patterns: Implications for reducing unintended pregnancies. Washington, DC: Child Trends, 6 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This research brief describes the level of "fertility awareness knowledge" -- defined as being able to identify the point during a woman’s menstrual cycle when she is able to become pregnant—among a sample of unmarried young adults in the United States between the ages of 18 and 29. The brief summarizes key findings on the levels of women's fertility awareness knowledge based on differences in gender, race/ethnicity, education, age, receipt of sex education or sexual health care, and sexual experience. The brief is based on an analysis of survey data from the National Survey of Reproductive and Contraceptive Knowledge to describe the level of fertility awareness knowledge, together with in-depth interviews with fifty young, urban, minority women who had used natural family planning methods. Included are graphs and charts indicating the percentage of survey participants with accurate knowledge of fertility awareness.

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

Keywords: Fertility, Knowledge level, National surveys, Research, Sexuality education, Young women

United States Breastfeeding Committee. 2010. Core competencies in breastfeeding care and services for all health professionals (rev. ed.). Washington, DC: United States Breastfeeding Committee, 8 pp.

Annotation: This report presents core competencies in breastfeeding care and service that provide health professionals with a guideline and framework to integrate evidence-based breastfeeding knowledge, skills, and attitudes into their standard health care deliver practices. The report presents the minimum knowledge, skills, and attitudes that all health professionals need to have in order to provide care that protects, promotes, and supports breastfeeding and also presents a more comprehensive list of core competencies in these three areas. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: United States Breastfeeding Committee, 2025 M Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 367-1132 Fax: (202) 367-2132 E-mail: office@usbreastfeeding.org Web Site: http://www.usbreastfeeding.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Attitudes, Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Competence, Knowledge level

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, Center for Healthier Communities. 2010. Pre-natal providers' oral health knowledge doesn't equal behavior. [San Diego, CA]: Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, Center for Healthier Communities, 1 p. (Community health brief)

Annotation: This brief presents findings from a survey of obstetrician-gynecologists and certified nurse-midwives to compare the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to oral health as part of prenatal care. Contents include background, training in oral health care during residency, differences in knowledge and behavior among recent and earlier graduates, and barriers in translating oral health knowledge into practice.

Contact: Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, 3020 Children's Way, San Diego, CA 92123, Telephone: (858) 576-1700 Web Site: https://www.rchsd.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Attitude change, Barriers, Behavior change, Comparative analysis, Gynecologists, Internship and residency, Knowledge level, Nurse-midwives, Obstetricians, Oral health, Prenatal care, Research, Training

Kimminau KS. 2009. Project Ready Smile: Evaluation status report. [Merriam, KS: REACH Healthcare Foundation], 36 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from an evaluation of Project Ready Smile. The project provides oral health screening, preventive care services (e.g., fluoride varnish), education, referral, and care for infants and young children from birth to age 5 enrolled in selected early childhood centers that serve low-income, minority, and under-insured families in five counties in the Kansas City metropolitan area and in one additional county, Allen County. Report topics include evaluation objectives and activities, participant demographics, insurance and oral health status, referral and follow-up, and parent knowledge. Comparisons of Head Start and non-Head Start sites, children with and without dental caries, and parental knowledge and oral health status between first and second screenings are included. Results from satisfaction surveys of dentists and early childhood care centers are also discussed.

Contact: REACH Healthcare Foundation, 6700 Antioch Road, Suite 200, Merriam, KS 66204, Telephone: (913) 432-4196 Secondary Telephone: (866) 866-8805 Web Site: http://www.reachhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care centers, Client satisfaction, Dental caries, Dental insurance, Head Start, Health status, Kansas, Knowledge level, Local programs, Oral health, Parents, Program evaluation, Reports, Young children

Nazarian BL, Epstein SG, Allen D, Fluet C, Glader LJ, Sadof M. 2008. Preparing for practice: Addressing special health care needs in pediatric residency programs. Boston, MA: New England SERVE, 44 pp.

Annotation: This monograph describes a 2006-2007 study that looks at the knowledge and skill pediatricians bring to the care of children with special health care needs. It surveys five pediatric residency training programs in Massachusetts. Five domains frame the results of the study: family centered care, communicating with families, medical home, coordinating care, and advocacy and financing. Appendices contain survey materials. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: New England SERVE, 101 Tremont Street, Suite 812, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 574-9493 Fax: (617) 574-9608 Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health services, Children with special health care needs, Internship and residency, Knowledge level, Massachusetts, Pediatrics, Professional training, Quality assessment, Service coordination, Service delivery system

Young KT, Davis K, Schoen C. 1996. The Commonwealth Fund survey of parents with young children. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 132 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the results of a survey taken of 2,000 families with children under three to determine how the health care system can help them insure the health and development of their children. The introduction describes the purpose and methodology of the survey, and presents and discusses the findings on these topics: early hospital discharge patterns, the promotion of breast feeding, the provision of information regarding early childhood development, parents' access to pediatric information and services, stress factors affecting child rearing, the role of parental emotional and mental health, financial pressures, and the parents' preparedness for parenting. Appendices provide profiles of selected parents; and survey charts, highlights, and data tables.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Contact Phone: (212) 535-0400 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: info@cmwf.org Web Site: http://www.commonwealthfund.org Available in libraries.

Keywords: Child rearing, Early childhood development, Family characteristics, Family economics, Financial support, Knowledge level, Length of stay, Parenting skills, Parents, Physician parent relations, Statistics, Surveys, Young children

U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Health Services Administration. 1977. Forward plan for the Health Services Administration: F.Y. 1979-83. [Washington, DC]: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Health Services Administration, 164 pp.

Annotation: This document provides an overview of the basic missions, plan themes, and highlights of program emphasis for the Health Services Administration. The topics discussed are health care financing, improving the health care system, prevention, quality assurance, knowledge development, management, and tracking and evaluation. Programmatic plans for the Bureau of Community Health Services, Indian Health Service, Bureau of Medical Services, and Bureau of Quality Assurance are included.

Keywords: Bureau of Community Health Services, Bureau of Medical Services, Bureau of Quality Assurance, Evaluation, Health Resources and Services Administration, Health care financing, Health care systems, Indian Health Service, Knowledge level, Management, Prevention, Quality assurance, Strategic plans

Rosenstock IM, Childs B, Simopoulos AP. 1975. Genetic screening: A study of the knowledge and attitudes of physicians. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences, 89 pp.

   

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.