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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. 2014. Designed for addiction: How the tobacco industry has made cigarettes more addictive, more attractive to kids and even more deadly. Washington, DC: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, 42 pp., exec. summ. (6 pp.).

Annotation: This report describes key ways in which tobacco companies design and manipulate their products to attract new youth smokers, create and sustain addiction, mislead consumers to think that they are reducing their risk of disease, and make it more difficult for users to quit.

Contact: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids, 1400 Eye Street, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 296-5469 Fax: (202) 296-5427 Web Site: http://www.tobaccofreekids.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Consumer education, Consumer protection, Drug addiction, Industry, Marketing, Nicotine, Tobacco, Product safety, Research, Risk assessment

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

Vujicic M, Yarbrough C. 2014. Young adults most likely age group to purchase dental benefits in health insurance marketplace. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 5 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief addresses the likelihood of individuals purchasing dental benefits (plans) in the health insurance marketplaces for specific age groups. It describes the number of individuals in each age group that selected a medical plan and a dental plan in the 36 states operating through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace, as well as the number of individuals under age 18 in California that selected a dental plan. The brief summarizes findings on the number of individuals that selected dental benefits within the health insurance marketplaces by age group and the total number of medical plans and dental plans selected in the health insurance marketplaces by age group.

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: Age groups, Consumers, Dental insurance, Enrollment, Health insurance programs, Individualized health plans, Market research, Oral health

Yarbrough C, Vujicic M, Nasseh K. 2014. Medicaid market for dental care poised for major growth in many states. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 10 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief provides findings from a study to measure growth in the Medicaid market by comparing the potential increase in the number of adults and children with Medicaid dental benefits to pre-Medicaid expansion levels in select states. Topics include the potential increase due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the number of adults with Medicaid dental benefits by state and the potential increase due to the ACA in the number of adults with Medicaid dental benefits in states where dental benefits are offered as a "value-add" in managed care programs. The brief also examines the potential percentage change in the number of children with Medicaid by state.

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: Adults, Children, Comparative analysis, Dental insurance, Health care reform, Market research, Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Oral health, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, State programs, Statistical data

Nasseh K, Vujicic M. 2014. Are Medicaid and private dental insurance payment rates for pediatric dental care services keeping up with inflation?. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 8 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief examines the extent to which Medicaid fee-for-service reimbursement and private dental insurance charges for children's oral health services kept up with inflation during the period 2003–2013. Contents include weighted average Medicaid fee-for-service reimbursement and private dental insurance charges for pediatric oral health services, adjusted for overall inflation and for dental services inflation, by state.

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: , Children, Comparative analysis, Costs, Dental care, Dental insurance, Health services delivery, Market research, Medicaid, Oral health, Reimbursement, State programs, Statistical data, Trends

Institute of Medicine, Committee on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention. 2012. Measuring progress in obesity prevention: Workshop report. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 144 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes presentations and discussions from an Institute of Medicine workshop held in March 2011 to explore measurement and methodology in obesity prevention. Report topics include an overview of issues related to measurement in two key areas: (1) physical activity and the built environment and (2) food and nutrition policies and environments; measures, data sources, and methods that relate to both of these environments and that may help researchers and policymakers assess progress in obesity prevention; marketing strategies, public health campaigns, and data on marketing exposure; state and local policy efforts; and ethnic, geographic, and other disparities in obesity prevalence.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-22239-6.

Keywords: Economic factors, Environmental influences, Ethnic factors, Geographic factors, Marketing, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention, Public awareness campaigns, Public health, Public policy, Racial factors, Research, Statistical data

Sims J, Mikkelsen L, Gibson P, Warming E. 2011. Claiming health: Front-of-package labeling of children's food. Oakland, CA: Prevention Institute, 10 pp.

Annotation: This report examines whether the front-of-package (FOP) labels on grocery store products marketed to children promote foods that are healthful. Topics include nutritional content, caloric sweeteners, and whole food ingredients in children's products containing FOP labeling; products that failed to meet nutrient criteria; and artificial food dyes in study products. Recommendations and conclusions are also presented.

Contact: Prevention Institute, 221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607, Telephone: (510) 444-7738 Fax: (510) 663-1280 E-mail: prevent@#preventioninstitute.org Web Site: http://www.preventioninstitute.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Food labeling, Health promotion, Market research, Nutrients, Nutrition policy

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2011. Ethical issues in interventions for childhood obesity. Preventing Chronic Disease: Public health research, practice, and policy 8(5):A91-A117,

Annotation: This journal issue includes articles that are related to ethical issues in interventions to prevent and control childhood obesity. Topics include protecting children from harmful food marketing, policy approaches, weight bias, children with special health care needs, public vs individual rights in childhood obesity interventions, the ethical basis for promoting nutritional health in public schools, ethical family interventions, state requirements and recommendations.

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. Document Number: ISSN 1545-1151.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Children with special health care needs, Civil rights, Ethics, Families, Health promotion, Human rights, Intervention, Marketing, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention, Public policy, Research, School heath, Social bias

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2010. Direct-to-consumer genetic tests: Misleading test results are further complicated by deceptive marketing and other questionable practices—Testimony. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 29 pp.

Annotation: This testimony before the House of Representative's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, summarizes findings from an investigation conducted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the reliability of test results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests and the marketing and advertising used to sell these products. Included is a full description of the study conducted by GAO in 2006 and the results of their findings.

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.

Keywords: Consumer protection, Federal initiatives, Genetic predisposition, Investigations, Marketing, Research, Testing

Kleiner MM, Park KW. 2010. Battles among licensed occupations: Analyzing government regulations on labor market outcomes for dentists and hygienists. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 42 pp. (NBER working paper series no. 16560)

Annotation: This paper focuses on the labor market implications of government requirements related to tasks that dental hygienists are allowed to perform and to dentists’ supervision of dental hygienists’ work. Topics include the evolution of licensing for dentists and hygienists, the legal conditions governing permissible tasks for hygienists that impact both occupations, and the conflict that has arisen over the allocation of work and supervision of tasks.

Contact: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-5398, Telephone: (617) 868-3900 Fax: (617) 868-2742 E-mail: info@nber.org Web Site: http://www.nber.org $5.

Keywords: Dental hygienists, Dentists, Economics, Licensing, Market research, Oral health, Regulations, Work force

FrameWorks Institute. 2010. Talking about children's mental health. Washington, DC: FrameWorks Institute, (This toolkit was developed by the FrameWorks Institute with funding from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. (JMB))

Annotation: This toolkit is a compendium of research on how Americans think about children's mental health, and how to increase public support for policies and programs that support children's mental health. Contents include a a summary of research findings that provides advocates and experts with a communications map for improving the public's understanding of children's mental health and the value of solutions that scientists and policy leaders seek to advance. A variety of framing tools are also provided to help advocates understand and apply the research findings and recommendations on how to talk about children's mental health.

Contact: FrameWorks Institute, 1333 H Street, N.W., Suite 700 West, Washington, DC 20005, E-mail: info@FrameWorksInstitute.org Web Site: http://www.FrameWorksInstitute.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child advocacy, Child mental health, Communication, Market research, Policy development, Public opinion, Public relations

Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care. 2010. Opening a school-based health center in Colorado: A how-to manual. Denver, CO: Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care, 46 pp.

Annotation: This manual is intended to serve as a guide for school administrators, health professionals, parents of school-age children, and other stakeholders who wish to address the preventive and primary health care needs of students in their communities by opening a school-based health center in Colorado. Topics include community planning; business plan overview and market analysis with needs assessment; the following aspects of a business plan: governance and management structure, operations, financial pro forma and sustainability, and marketing; data collection, reporting, and evaluation; and coalition building and advocacy.

Contact: Colorado Association of School-Based Health Centers, 1801 Wiliams Street, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80218, Telephone: (303) 399-6380 Fax: (303) 350-4296 E-mail: info@casbhc.org Web Site: http://www.casbhc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Advocacy, Child health, Coalitions, Colorado, Communities, Evaluation, Financing, Manuals, Market research, Marketing, Needs assessment, Prevention, Primary care, School health, State programs, Statistical data, Students

McGinnis JM, Gootman JA, Kraak VI, eds.; Committee on Food Marketing and the Diets of Children and Youth. 2006. Food marketing to children and youth: Threat or opportunity?. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 516 pp.

Annotation: This book reviews scientific studies designed to assess the influence of marketing on the nutritional beliefs, choices, practices, and outcomes for children and youth. Chapter topics include health, diet, and eating patterns; food and beverage marketing; the influence of marketing on the diets and diet-related health of children and youth; and public policy issues in food and beverage marketing. Findings, recommendations, and next steps are summarized at the conclusion. References are provided at the end of each chapter. Appendices include a list of acronyms, a glossary, a literature review, statistical tables and more references, as well as an agenda of a workshop program held January 27, 2005 and biographical sketches of committee members and staff.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-309-09713-4.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent nutrition, Child health, Child nutrition, Diet, Food consumption, Food habits, Literature reviews, Market research

Insight Market Research and Consulting. 2005. Oklahoma Children's Oral Health Coalition Oral Health Forum market research study: Executive summary. Oklahoma City, OK: Insight Market Research and Consulting, 57 pp.

Annotation: This executive summary describes a study to evaluate the effectiveness of the 2003 Children's Oral Health Forum in creating better oral health care opportunities for children in Oklahoma. Specifically, the study addressed the problems and barriers that lead to inadequate access to oral health care among children in Oklahoma, and existing and potential solutions to overcoming these problems. Issues are described in the following areas: workforce and provider, community resources, and legislative and education. The survey methodology is described, conclusions are offered, and statistical information is provided throughout the report.

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

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Child health, Market research, Oklahoma, Oral health, State surveys, Surveys

Schoenberg J, Salmond K, Fleshman P. 2004. Weighing in: Helping girls be healthy today, healthy tomorrow. New York, NY: Girl Scout Research Institute, 33 pp. (Research review)

Annotation: This report identifies key research trends for children and adolescents in the areas of health, nutrition, and physical activity as they relate to child obesity and weight issues. The report also focuses on gender and cultural issues in the research, especially with regard to girls' body image. The main social environments in which girls participate are explored, as is the role of media and marketing. Conclusions and next steps, references, and resources are included.

Contact: Girl Scouts of the USA, 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018-2798, Telephone: (800) 478-7248 Secondary Telephone: (212) 852-8000 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.girlscouts.org $3.50, plus shipping and handling; also available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent females, Adolescent health, Body image, Child health, Cultural factors, Female children, Marketing, Mass media, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Research, Trends

James G. 2000. Winning in the women's health care marketplace: A comprehensive plan for health care strategists. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 271 pp.

Annotation: This book outlines a a systematic approach for creating a health program that will gain the attention and loyalty of the emerging women's health care market. The book offers practical strategies in three areas that impact a woman's choice of health care providers: (1) education and information; (2) convenient diagnostic and clinical services; and (3) sensitive treatment by health care providers. The book also contains information about the fundamentals of retail health care trends and an overview of the market and legislative factors that focus on women's health.

Contact: Jossey-Bass Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Corporate Headquarters, 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, Telephone: (201) 748-6000 Fax: (201) 748-6088 E-mail: info@wiley.com Web Site: http://www.JosseyBass.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-7879-4444-0.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care costs, Health care delivery, Managed care, Market research, Marketing, Medicare, Women's health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care. 1994. Managed care market area self-assessment tool for federally qualified health centers. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Primary Health Care, 72 pp.

Annotation: This book is designed to assist federally qualified health centers in conducting an environmental analysis of their market area in order to more fully participate in managed care. Sections cover the characteristics of communities served, consumer preferences, trends in health care delivery, traditional partners, market position of managed care plans/networks, and alternatives for integration. Each section contains a brief discussion, suggested sources of information, a series of questions, and an action plan. Appendices include a patient satisfaction survey; a list of state, regional, and national organizations; and managed care organization performance indicators.

Keywords: Communities, Community surveys, Consumer surveys, Health care delivery, Managed care, Market research, Program evaluation, Resource centers, Trends

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service. [1993?]. Promoting healthy diets and active lifestyles to lower-ses adults: Market research for public education. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, 99 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the findings of a study that was undertaken to understand better how members of the hard-to-reach American public perceive health and the role of diet, exercise, and weight control in the prevention of certain chronic diseases. The market research techniques of focus group discussions and analysis of commercial market data on media use and leisure practices were used to gather data that could be applied to the design of health communication programs. The final chapter of the report discusses the implications of the market research for public education programs.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-0257 Secondary Telephone: (877) 696-6775 Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov

Keywords: Community based services, Consumer education, Diet, Exercise, Health education, Health promotion, Market research, Nutrition, Nutrition education, Socioeconomic status, Weight management

Debus M. [1989?). Methodological review: A handbook for excellence in focus group research. Washington, DC: Academy for Educational Development, 65 pp.

Annotation: This handbook is designed to provide practical guidelines for the correct use of focus groups research and to suggest modifications to developing countries. The author provides an overview of qualitative research, and discusses when to use individual depth interviews and when to use focus groups. She also discusses setting up focus group research, developing the topic guide, group discussion techniques, the focus group moderator, moderating a focus group, special problems that occur in focus groups, and the focus group report. This is available in English, French, and Spanish.

Contact: FHI 360 , 359 Blackwell Street, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701, Telephone: (919) 544-7040 Contact Phone: (202) 862-1900 Fax: (919) 544-7261 E-mail: communicationsmail@aed.org Web Site: http://www.fhi360.org $10.00; prepayment required.

Keywords: Developing countries, Focus groups, Manuals, Market research, Non English language materials, Qualitative evaluation, 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.