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Great Expectations. n.d.. Parenting manual. New Orleans, LA: Healthy Start/Great Expectations, ca. 150 pp.

Annotation: This training manual is a curriculum in parenting for Great Expectation clients. The first section of the document includes a description of the eight week course; a parenting training schedule; guidelines for group leader or coordinator; ground rules for the participants; a parent pledge; and recruiting suggestions. The remainder of the manual provides resource material and handouts on these topics: orientation; health education; safety; nurturing and self esteem; communication and play; child reporting (types of abuse, types of neglect, mandated reporters, and factors that sometimes lead to abuse or neglect); and discipline. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Great Expectations Foundation, Inc., 4298 Elysian Fields Avenue, Suite B, New Orleans, LA 70122, Telephone: (504) 288-7818 Contact Phone: (504 ) 565-7601 Fax: (504) 288-7328 E-mail: arichard@greatexp.org Web Site: Available at no charge.

Keywords: Adolescent parents, Adolescent pregnancy, Child care, Child development, Communication, Curricula, Discipline, Education, Family planning, Health education, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Louisiana, Nutrition, Outreach, Parenting, Play, Prenatal care, Prevention, Safety, Self-esteem

Great Expectations. n.d.. Great Expectations adolescent services. New Orleans, LA: Great Expectations, 7 pp.

Annotation: This pamphlet describes the adolescent center services of Great Expectations. It includes the center policy, purpose, goals and a description of the services offered for pregnant adolescents, adolescents at risk, and parenting adolescents. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Great Expectations Foundation, Inc., 4298 Elysian Fields Avenue, Suite B, New Orleans, LA 70122, Telephone: (504) 288-7818 Contact Phone: (504) 897-1049 Fax: (504) 288-7328 E-mail: arichard@greatexp.org Web Site: Available at no charge.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent health services, Adolescent mothers, Adolescent parents, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescents, Healthy Start, Louisiana, adolescent center services

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. 2016. Most children with Medicaid in four states are not receiving required dental services. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, 29 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the extent to which children enrolled in Medicaid in four states (California, Indiana, Louisiana, and Maryland) received pediatric oral health services in 2011 and 2012. The report also describes barriers and strategies to increase access in these states. Contents include background, methodology, findings, recommendations, and conclusions. Topics include the percentage of children who did not receive required oral health services and percentage of those who did not receive all required oral health services, policies that may limit children's ability to receive required services, shortages of dentists who participate in Medicaid, and challenges in educating families about the importance of oral health care.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, c/o U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Affairs, Cohen Building, Room 5541, 330 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-1343 Fax: (202) 260-8512 E-mail: paffairs@oig.hhs.gov Web Site: http://oig.hhs.gov Available from the website. Document Number: OEI-02-14-00490.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, California, Children, Dental care, EPSDT, Health care utilization, Health services delivery, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Medicaid, Oral health, Parent education, Policy development, State programs, Utilization review, Work force

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. 2016. Professional services fluoride varnish program policy. [Baton Rouge, LA]: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, 2 pp. (Informational bulletin 16-7)

Annotation: This document for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants describes professional recommendations and the rationale for applying fluoride varnish to the teeth of infants and young children ages 6 months through 5 years as part of the first dental visit. The document also provides information about training and certification prerequisites and coding for fluoride-varnish-application reimbursement in Louisiana.

Contact: Louisiana Department of Health, 628 North Fourth Street, P.O. Box 629, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629, Telephone: (225) 342-9500 Fax: (225) 342-5568 Web Site: http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Certification, Fluorides, Infants, Louisiana, Oral health, Primary care, Reimbursement, State programs, Training, Young children

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2016. AMCHP case study: Family engagement–State examples. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document describes family engagement as a critical part of Title V maternal and child health (MCH) and children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) programs and highlights ways that states are engaging families. Contents include case study examples in Louisiana, Michigan, and Washington. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Cultural diversity, Families, Leadership, Louisiana, Michigan, Participation, Public private partnerships, Role, State programs, Title V programs, Washington

Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health. 2016. School dental sealant programs: At a glance. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana Department of Public Health, Office of Public Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This infographic provides information about school-based dental sealant programs. It includes statistical information, recommendations for action, and information about the Louisiana Seals Smiles program.

Contact: Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health, 628 North Fourth Street, P.O. Box 629, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629, Telephone: (225) 342-8093 Web Site: http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/subhome/16 Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental sealants, Oral health, Louisiana, Oral health, School health services, Statistical data

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. 2015–. Well-Ahead Louisiana: Oral health. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are part of a statewide initiative aimed at improving the health and wellness of Louisiana residents. Topics include preventing and controlling oral disease, partnering with community and professional organizations to improve oral health, providing oral health education, promoting community water fluoridation, promoting school-based and school-linked dental sealant programs, and maintaining an oral-health-surveillance system to monitor the burden of oral disease. Contents include data on dental visits by gender, age, race, income, and education; tools for finding oral health care; and oral-health-education resources for adults and older adults, school nurses and teachers, and oral health professionals and non-oral-health professionals.

Contact: Louisiana Department of Health, Center for Community and Preventive Health, 628 North Fourth Street, P.O. Box 629, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629, Telephone: (225) 342-8093 Web Site: http://dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/414 Available from the website.

Keywords: Community based services, Dental care, Dental sealants, Disease management, Fluorides, Health care utilization, Health education, Health objectives, Health promotion, Health services delivery, Life course, Louisiana, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Public private partnerships, Resources for professionals, Schools, State initiatives, Statistical data, Water

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. 2015. Dental benefit plan manager: Systems companion guide. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, 190 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance to Medicaid-contracted dental benefit plan managers on submitting encounters (records of procedures and services provided to Medicaid recipients enrolled in the plan) to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. Topics include responsibilities, transaction instructions, denial edit codes and descriptions, electronic data interchange certification and testing, data management of file and encounter submissions, continuous quality improvement, data assessment, adjustment process, and Medicaid administrative retroactive enrollment correction process.

Contact: Louisiana Department of Health, 628 North Fourth Street, P.O. Box 629, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629, Telephone: (225) 342-9500 Fax: (225) 342-5568 Web Site: http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Contract services, Dental care, Dental insurance, Fiscal management, Louisiana, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Provider networks, Quality assurance, Service delivery systems, State programs

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2014. 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P). Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about preterm birth (PTB) rates and racial disparities in PTB in the United States, the use of 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P) to prevent PTB, and the role of state and territorial health agencies in promoting access to 17P. Contents include state examples of 17P interventions in Louisiana, North Carolina, and Ohio. The fact sheet also discusses costs, quality, and other challenges related to the availability of and access to 17P.

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: Access to health care, Barriers, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Pharmaceutical fees, Pregnant women, Preterm birth, Preventive medicine, State agencies

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

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Center for Community and Preventive Health, Oral Health Program. [2013]. Louisiana Seals Smiles: School-based dental sealant program manual. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Center for Community and Preventive Health, Oral Health Program, 39 pp.

Annotation: This manual provides information on implementing a dental sealant program in communities and schools in Louisiana. Topics include program history, school-based vs. school-linked programs, planning and promoting a program, retention checks and follow-up, evaluation, and budget. Forms for clinic operation, data collection, and evaluation are included in the appendices.

Contact: Louisiana Department of Health, Center for Community and Preventive Health, 628 North Fourth Street, P.O. Box 629, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629, Telephone: (225) 342-8093 Web Site: http://dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/414 Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental sealants, Louisiana, Oral health, Prevention programs, School age children, School health programs, State programs

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, Louisiana Assembly on School-Based Health Care. 2012. Principles, standards, and guidelines for school-based health centers in Louisiana. [Baton Rouge, LA]: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, Louisiana Assembly on School-Based Health Care, 26 pp.

Annotation: This document presents principles and values of Louisiana school-based health centers; lists standards for these centers; and provides guidelines in the areas of administration, medical and clinical services, and behavioral and mental health care. A table indicates essential and preferred services for elementary, middle, and high schools. An appendix lists topics for which Louisiana school-based health centers should have written RN clinical guidelines and a second appendix lists required contents of emergency kits to be kept at all these centers.

Contact: Louisiana Department of Health, Adolescent School Health Program: School-Based Health Centers, Benson Towers, 1450 Poydras Street, Room 2060, New Orleans, LA 70112, Telephone: (504) 568-8164 Fax: (504) 568-8200 E-mail: Faith Boudreax@la.gov Web Site: http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?ID=255 Available from the website.

Keywords: Guidelines, Louisiana, School based clinics, Standards

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2012. Regions IV and Region VI Infant Mortality Summit. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau,

Annotation: This website provides information about the 2012 Region IV & Region VI Infant Mortality Summit, held on January 12 and 13 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The summit was the launching point for a collaborative and multi-state initiative that aims to improve infant health outcomes and reduce infant mortality and prematurity across the nation, particularly among disparate populations. The website provides links to the summit agenda and materials from sessions, describes the summit goals and objectives, and provides links to related infant and child health 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: Child health, Collaboration, Conference proceedings, Infant health, Infant mortality, Initiatives, Louisiana, Low income groups, Prevention, Resource materials, State programs

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2012. Texas and Louisiana: Healthy Start for more infants. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 10 pp.

Annotation: This report presents case studies from Texas and Louisiana that illustrate innovative approaches that states are employing to help ensure that more children get a healthy start in life. The report provides background information on the complications often resulting from premature birth and discusses the essential features of Texas's Healthy Babies Initiative and Louisiana's Birth Outcomes Initiative. Resources for more information about the programs are provided.

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: Child health, Infant health, Initiatives, Louisiana, Premature infants, Prematurity, Prenatal care, Pregnant women, Preterm birth, Prevention, State programs, Texas

Edwards L. 2012. Implementing school-based sealant programs in federally qualified health centers in Louisiana. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Center for Community and Preventive Health, Oral Health Program, 33 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance on collaborating and partnering to implement school-based dental sealant programs in federally qualified health centers in Louisiana. Topics include applying for a license to operate portable and mobile dental equipment, infection control recommendations and standards, and information required in the consent form for student participation in the program.

Contact: Louisiana Department of Health, Center for Community and Preventive Health, 628 North Fourth Street, P.O. Box 629, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629, Telephone: (225) 342-8093 Web Site: http://dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/414 Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community health centers, Dental sealants, Interagency cooperation, Louisiana, Mobile health units, Oral health, Prevention programs, Public private partnerships, School age children, School based clinics, Standards, State programs

Edwards L. 2012. Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals oral health program tool kit: Implementing school-based sealant programs in Louisiana. [Baton Rouge, LA]: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Center for Community and Preventive Health, 33 pp.

Annotation: This document is designed to help federally-qualified health centers in Louisiana implement school-based dental sealant programs. Topics include applying for a license to operate portable and mobile dental equipment, infection control recommendations and standards, and information required in the consent form for student participation in the program. Information about Medicaid reimbursement is also provided.

Contact: Louisiana Department of Health, Center for Community and Preventive Health, 628 North Fourth Street, P.O. Box 629, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629, Telephone: (225) 342-8093 Web Site: http://dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/414 Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health centers, Dental care, Dental sealants, Infection control, Licensing, Louisiana, Mobile health units, Oral health, Parent consent, Preventive health services, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals, School age children, School based clinics, Screening, Standards, State programs

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and National Academy for State Health Policy. 2011. Maximizing enrollment: Streamlining enrollment in health coverage programs. [Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy], 1 video (6 min.).

Annotation: This webcast provides information about the Maximizing Enrollment program in Louisiana. Maximizing Enrollment is an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that seeks to help Louisiana and seven other states enroll more eligible children in government health insurance programs. The webcast discusses how the program works and the needs of Louisiana families and provides the perspectives of parents whose children are enrolled in Medicaid.

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: Child health, Eligibility, Enrollment, Families, Louisiana, Low income groups, Medicaid, Poverty, State Children's Health Insurance Program, State programs, Uninsured persons

Edwards J, Duchon L, Ellis E, Davis C, Kellenberg R, Bitterman J, Hess C, Weiss A. 2010. Maximizing enrollment for kids: Results from a diagnostic assessment of enrollment and retention in eight states. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 38 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the findings from a diagnostic assessment of the enrollment and retention systems of eight states that participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundations Maximizing Enrollment for Kids Program, a national program aimed to help states increase enrollment and retention of eligible children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program and to promote promising practices among states. The eight states are Alabama, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The paper is organized by the four main areas of states' work and presents strengths, challenges, and opportunities in each area: (1) process improvement and paperwork reduction; (2) data analysis and integration; (3) leadership and agency capacity, coordination, and culture; and (4) consumer, community partner, and stakeholder engagement.

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: Alabama, Child health, Children's Health Insurance Program, Eligibility, Enrollment, Illinois, Louisiana, Low income groups, Massachusetts, Medicaid, New York, Retention, State programs, Uninsured persons, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin

Garg R. 2010. Oral health in Louisiana: A document on the oral health status of Louisiana's population. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Oral Health Program, 68 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the burden of oral disease in Louisiana also providing detailed information on oral health among all different age groups of the population. It also highlights groups and regions in the state that are at the highest risk of oral health problems, discusses strategies to prevent these conditions and provides access to dental care. Contents include a review of national and state objectives on oral health, disease burden and unmet needs among children and adults in Louisiana, disparities among various groups, the societal impact of oral disease and other health conditions, risk and protective factors affecting oral diseases, and a review of the provision of dental services in the state.

Contact: Louisiana Department of Health, 628 North Fourth Street, P.O. Box 629, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629, Telephone: (225) 342-9500 Fax: (225) 342-5568 Web Site: http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Children, Dental care, Louisiana, Oral health, Pregnant women, State surveys, Statistical data, Work force

Children's Health Fund and National Center for Disaster Preparedness. 2009. Legacy of shame: The on-going public health disaster of children struggling in post-Katrina Louisiana (rev. ed.). [New York, NY]: Children's Health Fund, 20 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on high-risk, low-income families suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The report provides key findings from the Gulf Coast Child and Family Health study, a longitudinal study of 1,082 randomly sampled Gulf Coast households displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The report also provides background, discusses health care delivery provided by the Children's Health Fund/LSU Baton Rouge Children's Health Project, and provides recommendations.

Contact: Children's Health Fund, 215 West 125th Street, Suite 301 , New York, NY 10027, Telephone: (212) 535-9400 Web Site: http://www.childrenshealthfund.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Disasters, Health care delivery, Homelessness, Louisiana, Low income groups, Poverty, Public health, Underserved communities

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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.