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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. n.d.. Model program and curriculum in alcohol and other drug abuse for pediatric medical students, residents, and faculty: Instructor's guide. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,, 193 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of this Instructor's Manual is to assist individuals interested in conducting alcohol and other drug teaching sessions with pediatric medical students, residents, and/or faculty. The content are based on the work with medical students, residents, and faculty within The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Instructor's Manual contains six major sections: (1) Introduction; (2) The John Hopkins Pediatric Substance Abuse Curriculum (PSAC); (3) Developing the Program at Your Institution; (4) Teaching Strategies; (5) Substance Abuse Education Modules; and (6) Substance Abuse Educational Resources. Also provided are educational resources that can provide materials or resources to assist in conducing alcohol and other drug teaching sessions.

Keywords: Curricula, Manuals, Substance abuse

U.S. Indian Health Service. n.d.. Indian health manual: Professional services—Dental. Rockville, MD: U.S. Indian Health Service, 1 v.

National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention. 2020. Parent interview guidance. Washington, DC: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, 465 pp. (National Center guidance report)

Annotation: This document describes the value of interviewing childbearing parents/families after the death of an infant, challenges, and steps in the process, including the parental interviewer; locating and contacting families; confidentiality, consent, and ethical considerations; conducting the interview; alternative methods; bereavement support and resources, and self-care. Appendices include sample position descriptions for interviewers, protocols, handouts and forms. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, c/o Michigan Public Health Institute, 1115 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (800) 656-2434 Secondary Telephone: (517) 614-0379 Fax: (517) 324-6009 E-mail: info@childdeathreview.org Web Site: https://www.ncfrp.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Bereavement, Child death review, Infant death review committees, Interviews, Manuals

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Ethics Unit. 2019. Good decision making in real time: Public health ethics training for local health departments–Student's manual. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 94 pp.

Annotation: This training manual for state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments focuses on addressing ethical issues that arise in the practice of public health. Contents include an overview of public health ethics with case studies in public health on current topics. The overview introduces public health ethics and distinguishes it from clinical and research ethics. It offers a guide for addressing challenges such as the case-based approach and stakeholder analysis. It also explores the overlap between law and ethics. Each case contains relevant scientific and regulatory background information and questions for discussion. A facilitator's manual is also available.

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.

Keywords: Case studies, Health agencies, Manuals, Professional ethics, Public health, Training

Bhoopathi V, Jacob M, Reusch C. 2019. Oral health advocacy toolkit: Strategies and resources for dental schools and dental hygiene programs. Philadelphia, PA Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, 48 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit explains what advocacy is and discusses key components of advocacy: creating a culture of advocacy, understanding the decision-making process, setting advocacy goals, knowing your audiences, choosing allies, building coalitions, developing effective messages, finding and presenting data, identifying modes and messengers, framing messages, establishing a media presence, meeting with decision-makers, mobilizing supporters, and managing an advocacy campaign. It also includes tools that can be used to apply the components.

Contact: Temple University, Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, 3223 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, Web Site: https://dentistry.temple.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Campaigns, Manuals, Oral health, Statistical data

Family Voices. 2019. Family engagement in systems (FES) toolkit: A compilation of strategies and resources. Albuquerque, NM: Family Voices, 4 v.

Annotation: This FES toolkit is designed to inspire and support child- and family-serving organizations working to engage families and family-led organizations in systems-level initiatives. It is designed to work with the Family Engagement in Systems Assessment (FESAT) tool to be used to assess and improve family engagement. It provides strategies in the domains of commitment, transpoarency, representation, and impact. Related documents include the Family Engagement in Systems Assessment Tool (FESAT), a user's guide, and a score sheet.

Contact: Family Voices, P.O. Box 37188, Albuquerque, NM 87176, Telephone: (505) 872-4774 Secondary Telephone: (888) 835-5669 Fax: (505) 872-4780 Web Site: http://www.familyvoices.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Families, Family centered care, Family centered services, Manuals, Parent participation

Szekely A, Gebhard B. 2019. Infants and toddlers in the policy picture: A self-assessment toolkit for states. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 65 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit is intended to help state policy leaders and advocates assess the current status of services for infants, toddlers, and their families, and to set priorities for improvement. A user-friendly format allows users to easily access state information from national sources, assess how their state compares to other states, and gather stakeholder input. Topics include an overview, good health, strong families, positive early learning experiences, and collaboration and system building. Additional resources include stakeholder survey questions in an editable Excel format, family survey template as PDF and Survey Monkey templates in English and Spanish, and a list of suggested stakeholders for completing the self-assessment checklist.This toolkit is intended to help state policy leaders and advocates assess the current status of services for infants, toddlers, and their families, and to set priorities for improvement. A user-friendly format allows users to easily access state information from national sources, assess how your state compares to other states, and gather stakeholder input.

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 education, Families, Infants, Manuals, Program development, Program evaluation, Public health services, Public policies, Toddlers

Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Maternal, Child, and Family Health. 2018. School-Based Dental Sealant Program Manual . [Columbus, OH]: Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Maternal, Child, and Family Health, 47 pp.

Annotation: This manual provides professional recommendations and states’ expectations for school-based dental sealant programs under the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). Contents include local program operations, regulatory compliance, compliance with ODH policies, sealant program eligibility, sample program forms, clinical materials and methods, retention checks, Medicaid billing and collection, reimbursement guidelines, health professional enrollment, filing claims, performance benchmarks and performance standards, reporting, ODH program reviews, and compliance with other ODH requirements. The appendices contain sample forms, records, letters, and other practice-related materials.

Contact: Ohio Department of Health, 246 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215, Telephone: (614) 466-3543 Web Site: http://www.odh.ohio.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental sealants, Forms, Guideline adherence, Manuals, Ohio, Oral health, Parents, Resources for professionals, School based clinics, State programs

Doherty M, Bingham D, Kislak R, Kolo S, Barzel R, Holt K, eds. 2018. Safety net dental clinic manual (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center,

Annotation: This manual is designed to help dental clinic staff with all aspects of clinic development and ongoing operations. Chapter topics include essential elements, facilities and staffing, finances, administrative operations, quality management, and clinical operations. Links to sample policies, efficiency tips, professional standards, supply lists, floor plans, design tips, equipment photographs, customizable budget worksheets, funding strategies, quality-improvement plans, fact sheets, and websites are included. [Partially funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org

Keywords: Adults, Dental care, Dental clinics, Manuals, Oral health, Professional training, Program management

James Bell Associates. 2018. Formative evaluation toolkit: A step-by-step guide and resources for evaluating program implementation and early outcomes. Washington, DC: U.S. Children's Bureau, 65 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit, which is primarily intended for child welfare agencies and professionals to use in partnership with their evaluators, introduces the concept of formative evaluation, a method for evaluating programs during early implementation in order to inform program improvement and assess readiness for rigorous summative evaluation.

Contact: U.S. Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families , , 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Eighth Floor , Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: Fax: E-mail: Web Site: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Child welfare, Manuals, Program evaluation

Bonato S. 2018. Searching the grey literature: A handbook for searching reports, working papers, and other unpublished research. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, Medical Library Association, 278 pp.

Annotation: This book describes grey literature and its values; databases for grey literature; searching for dissertations/theses, unpublished clinical trials, conference proceedings, papers, and posters; repositories for grey literature; search checklist; using Google; developing a search plan; and keeping current with emerging trends and learning tools.

Keywords: Literature reviews, Manuals

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Primary Care and Health Access, Office of Oral Health. 2017. Fluoride varnish training manual for Massachusetts health care professionals. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Primary Care and Health Access, Office of Oral Health, 13 pp.

Annotation: This manual is designed to help health professionals implement fluoride-varnish applications for infants, children, and adolescents ages 6 months to 21 years who are enrolled in Massachusetts’ Medicaid program. Contents include office-based and online training options; steps for establishing and using fluoride varnish in the office; a template for documenting the oral examination, procedure and post-procedure, and risk factors for dental caries; facts on fluoride-varnish application; coding, reimbursement, and claim submission; and information for caregivers about fluoride varnish.

Contact: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 250 Washington Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 624-6060 Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992 Fax: (617) 624-6062 Web Site: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Clinical coding, Consumer education materials, Dental care, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Infants, Manuals, Massachusetts, Medicaid, Oral health, Preventive health services, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals, Risk assessment, State programs, Training, Young adults

Iowa Department of Public Health. 2017. I-Smile™ @ School: School-based oral health programs. (Rev. ed.). [Des Moines, IA]: Iowa Department of Public Health, 300 pp.

Annotation: This manual outlines expectations of agencies receiving grant funds for school-based dental sealant programs (SBSPs) in Iowa to help them achieve their program goals. It provides an introduction to SBSPs and discusses regulatory guidelines; program requirements; forms, reporting, and recording; and budget and funding information. Sample forms and letters are included.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds

Keywords: Dental sealants, Guidelines, Iowa, Low income groups, Manuals, Oral health, Program development, School health services

Virginia Department of Health, Division of Dental Health. 2016. [Public health dental clinics] manual of operations. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Division of Dental Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This reference manual provides information about operating a dental public health program in Virginia. Topics include patient care, community program operations, dental sealant program operations, professional development, and resources. Contents include agreements, guidelines, plans, procedures, protocols, standards, surveys, trainings, and videos. Some resources are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program, 109 Governor Street, Ninth Floor, Richmond, VA 23219, Telephone: (804) 864-7775 Fax: (804) 864-7783 Web Site: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Administrative policy, Dental clinics, Manuals, Oral health, Program descriptions, Protocols, Public health dentistry, Resources for professionals, Spanish language materials, Virginia

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health. 2016. Maryland Mighty Tooth: Dental sealant guidelines and operations manual. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 57 pp.

Annotation: This manual helps school-based dental sealant program personnel design new programs and evaluate and update existing ones. Contents include an introduction to the Maryland Mighty Tooth Dental Sealant Program, outcomes and evaluation, and best practices; an overview of information and administrative protocols; a summary of how to operate effective community programs; a discussion of tooth-surface selection, materials, and application techniques; an overview of assessment and data collection; lists of relevant health curricula, training programs, and reports; site reviews; and information about technical assistance.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 201 West Preston Street, Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-5300 Secondary Telephone: (800) 735-2258 Fax: (410) 333-7392 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx Web Site: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/oralhealth/Pages/home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental sealants, Guidelines, Manuals, Maryland, Oral health, School age children, School based clinics, State programs

Fletcher A. 2015. Changing lives, saving lives: A step-by-step guide to developing exemplary practices in healthy eating, physical activity and food security in afterschool programs (2nd ed.). Sacramento, CA: Center for Collaborative Solutions, Healthy Behaviors Initiative, 158 pp.

Annotation: This guide for after school program directors, members of leadership teams, site directors, and partners provides a step-by-step approach to developing exemplary practices in healthy eating, physical activity, and food security. The guide examines each practice in terms of what it means; why it matters; and how it can be embedded into, expanded upon, and deepen current work. Examples from learning centers, including their successes and the challenges they had to overcome, are provided throughout. The guide also includes progress indicators for assessing where a program and or site is at any given point in time as they move from starting out in this process to reaching exemplary levels.

Contact: Center for Collaborative Solutions, 1337 Howe Avenue, Suite 210, Sacramento, CA 95825, Telephone: (916) 567-9911 Fax: (916) 567-0776 E-mail: ccs@ccscenter.org Web Site: http://ccscenter.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, After school programs, Child health, Communities, Families, Financing, Food consumption, Hunger, Learning, Low income groups, Manuals, Model programs, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention, Program development, Schools

Hilfiker S, Robison S, Petti MA, Miller B, eds. 2015. Health literacy online (2nd ed.). Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource provides guidance on why and how to design health websites and other digital health-information tools for all users. Topics include what we know about users with limited literacy skills, writing actionable content, displaying content clearly on the page, organizing content and simplifying navigation, engaging users, and testing your site with users with limited literacy skills. A printable checklist of strategies, an overview of user research, and an annotated bibliography are included.

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, Design, Guidelines, Health education, Information dissemination, Interactive media, Internet, Low literacy, Manuals, Online systems, Oral health

Mahadevan R, Chazin S. 2015. Medicaid oral health performance improvement projects: A how-to-manual for states. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 34 pp.

Annotation: This manual for state Medicaid agency staff provides guidance on developing and implementing oral-health-performance-improvement projects (PIPs). Topics include selecting the PIP topic, identifying the population, defining the PIP aim, selecting performance measures, establishing the data-collection plan, planning the intervention, implementing the intervention and improvement strategies, analyzing data to interpret PIP results, and planning for sustained improvement. A customizable template and a manual for health plans are also available.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Children's health insurance programs, Manuals, Medicaid managed care, Oral health, Program development, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Program planning, Quality assurance, State programs

Mahadevan R, Chazin S. 2015. Medicaid oral health performance improvement projects: A how-to-manual for health plans. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 51 pp.

Annotation: This manual for health plan staff provides guidance on developing and implementing Medicaid oral-health-performance-improvement projects (PIPs). Topics include selecting the PIP topic, identifying the population, defining the PIP aim, selecting performance measures, establishing the data-collection plan, planning the intervention, implementing the intervention and improvement strategies, analyzing data to interpret PIP results, and planning for sustained improvement. A customizable template and a manual for state Medicaid agency staff are also available.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Children's health insurance programs, Manuals, Medicaid managed care, Oral health, Program development, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Program planning, Quality assurance, State programs

Mahadevan R, Chazin S. 2015. Medicaid oral health performance improvement projects: A template. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 15 pp.

Annotation: This document for state Medicaid agency staff describes an approach for developing and implementing oral-health-performance-improvement projects (PIPs). Contents include a template that can be customized for the planning, implementation, and evaluation phases of an oral health PIP. The appendices contain tools for health plans and a glossary of terms. Accompanying manuals for states and health plans provide guidance on completing the template and pursuing activities in each phase.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Children's health insurance programs, Manuals, Medicaid managed care, Oral health, Program development, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Program planning, Quality assurance, State programs

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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.