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Murphy, C., Cohen, S., Lambiaso, B., Chavez, S. . 2018. Early childhood data in action: Stories from the field. Boston, MA: National Institute for Children's Health Quality; Washington, DC: Center for the Study of Social Policy, 37 pp.

Annotation: This document provides case studies on how communities are using their early childhood data to tailor more effective interventions and yield better results. The case studies include: (1) Indianola, MS: organizing the community around the collective goal of having children ready to learn when entering kindergarten; (2) Ventura, CA: improving the quality of early childhood services, focusing on the overall family experience and engaging a consultant to help work with neighborhood partners to achieve data-driven change; and (3) Philadelphia, PA: informing critical public policy decisions by using data to decide which neighborhoods would get new pre-kindergarten slots under a new funding stream.

Contact: National Institute for Children's Health Quality, 30 Winter Street, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 391-2700 Secondary Telephone: (866) 787-0832 Fax: (617) 391-2701 E-mail: info@nichq.org Web Site: http://www.nichq.org Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Data, Early childhood education, Local programs, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Program improvement, Young children

Mississippi State Department of Health Office of Oral Health . [2016]. Mississippi state oral health plan 2016-2021. Jackson, MS: Mississippi State Department of Health Office of Oral Health , 28 pp.

Annotation: This plan discusses the burden of oral disease in Mississippi and plans for addressing oral health issues in the state in three core areas: improving the oral health infrastructure, reducing the prevalence of oral disease, and addressing shortages in the oral health work force. For each core area, goals, objectives, and strategies are provided. Key findings related to demographics, educational attainment, poverty, access to care, sexual health, birth outcomes, and chronic disease factors are presented.

Contact: Mississippi State Department of Health, 570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive, Jackson, MS 39216, Telephone: (601) 576-7400 Secondary Telephone: (866) 458-4948 Web Site: http://www.msdh.state.ms.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Prevention, Access to health care, Mississippi, Oral health, Program development, State programs, Work force

Mississippi State Department of Health. 2015. Mississippi fact sheet: Community water fluoridation and oral health [rev.]. [Jackson, MS]: Mississippi State Department of Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet outlines the importance of good oral health and the role community water fluoridation can play in preventing tooth decay. Topics include statistics on oral health in children and adults in Mississippi, the percentage of the population receiving optimally fluoridated drinking water in Mississippi in comparison to other states, the cost of water fluoridation relative to treatment costs, and public funding for programs.

Contact: Mississippi State Department of Health, Division of Dental Services, Box 1700, Jackson, MS 39215-1700, Telephone: (601) 576-7500 Secondary Telephone: (866) 458-4948 Fax: (601) 576-8190 Web Site: http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/41,0,151.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Children, Community based services, Fluorides, Mississippi, Oral health, State programs, Water

Mississippi First, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, Women's Foundation of Mississippi. 2014. Sexuality education in Mississippi: Progress in the magnolia state. New York, NY: Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, 38 pp.

Niehaus V, Davis C. 2013. Scope of practice for dental hygienists in Mississippi. St. Paul, MN: Network for Public Health Law, 6 pp. (Laws governing practice of dental hygienists)

Annotation: This issue brief provides answers to frequently asked questions related to dental hygiene scope of practice in Mississippi. Topics include requirements, the process for amending the requirements, and legislation in other states.

Contact: Network for Public Health Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, Telephone: (651) 695-7749 Fax: (651) 695-7749 Web Site: https://www.networkforphl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental hygienists, Mississippi, Oral health, State legislation, Supervision

Jackson County Prenatal Task Force. 2013. 2013 strategic action plan. Jackson, MI: Jackson County Prenatal Task Force, 6 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines goals, outcome measures, and strategies to reduce infant mortality and improve infant health in Jackson County, Mississippi. Contents include data on infant mortality, adolescent and unintended pregnancy, racial disparities, prenatal care, smoking during pregnancy, infant death due to positional asphyxia, and infant sleep position and environment. The plan presents strategies to improve women's sexual health and experience of care before, during, and after pregnancy, as well as strategies to reduce the number of infant deaths due to positional asphyxia.

Contact: Jackson County Prenatal Task Force, One Jackson Square, 9th Floor, Jackson, MI Telephone: (517) 780-7306 Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community action, County programs, Fetal death, Goals, Infant care, Infant death, Infant health, Infant mortality, Local initiatives, Measures, Mississippi, Prenatal care, Program development, Program improvement, Strategic plans

Mississippi State Department of Health. 2012. Mississippi Seals Program. Jackson, MS: Mississippi State Department of Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource provides information on efforts to provide oral-health-related prevention services, including screenings, fluoride-varnish applications, and dental sealants, to students in Mississippi schools. It describes dental sealants, how the program works and who is eligible, and how schools and oral health professionals can get involved. A program flyer, enrollment forms for schools and providers, a parental consent form, and an oral health evaluation results form are also included.

Contact: Mississippi State Department of Health, Division of Dental Services, Box 1700, Jackson, MS 39215-1700, Telephone: (601) 576-7500 Secondary Telephone: (866) 458-4948 Fax: (601) 576-8190 Web Site: http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/41,0,151.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental sealants, Fluorides, Forms, Health screening, Mississippi, Oral health, Prevention programs, School age children, School based clinics, State programs

Center for Mississippi Health Policy. 2011. Year two report: Assessing the impact of the Mississippi Healthy Students Act. Jackson, MS: Center for Mississippi Health Policy, 48 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the impact of implementing regulations aimed at preventing childhood obesity in Mississippi by improving nutrition, physical activity, and health education in public schools. The report focuses on findings from research examining the relationship between students' fitness and academic performance, onsite reviews of the nutrition environment in schools, surveys of parents and school officials, and interviews with key legislators. Policy implications are included.

Contact: Center for Mississippi Health Policy, Plaza Building , 120 North Congress Street, Suite 700, Jackson, MS 39201, Telephone: (601) 709-2133 Fax: (601) 709-2134 E-mail: info@mshealthpolicy.com Web Site: http://mshealthpolicy.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Mississippi, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Physical fitness, Policy development, Prevention programs, School age children, School health education, School health programs, State regulations

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2011. School health programs: Improving the health of our nation's youth—At a glance. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 4 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This report emphasizes the important role schools play in promoting the health and safety of young people and helping them establish life-long healthy habits. It highlights research findings that demonstrate how effective school health programs can reduce risky behavior and improve learning and describes how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) supports and advances coordinated school health programs based on partnerships between schools and community agencies and organizations. Examples of model coordinated school health programs in the states of Mississippi, New Mexico (Albuquerque), and Arizona are provided. A map of the United States shows which states received funding in 2010 for coordinated school health programs.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 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/nccdphp Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, Community programs, Community role, Federal programs, Health promotion, Mississippi, New Mexico, Program coordination, Risk reduction, School health programs, Statistics

Children's Defense Fund. 2011. Data driven decisions: Separating fact from fiction in building early care and education systems. Washington, DC: Children's Defense Fund,

Annotation: This web page presents information from a 2-day institute that brought together early childhood teams from Mississippi, Oklahoma, and South Carolina to discuss ways to effectively develop their states' early childhood data systems. The web page provides information about the purpose of the meeting as well as links to the meeting agenda, presenters, and presentations.

Contact: Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 628-8787 Secondary Telephone: (800) 233-1200 E-mail: cdfinfo@childrensdefense.org Web Site: http://www.childrensdefense.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Conference proceedings, Early childhood development, Early childhood education, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Program coordination, Public policy, South Carolina, State programs, Statistical data, Young children

Mississippi Department of Health. [2010]. The oral health of Mississippi's third grade children. Jackson, MS: Mississippi Department of Health, 37 pp.

Annotation: This report presents key findings from an oral health survey of students in third grade in Mississippi public schools. Contents include information on children's oral health status, trends in children's oral health, and factors that contribute to poor oral health in the state. Topics include oral health care, lack of care, lack of care based on income, racial disparities, dental sealants, and dietary habits. Information on the survey methodology, data tables, references, and definitions is included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Mississippi State Department of Health, Division of Dental Services, Box 1700, Jackson, MS 39215-1700, Telephone: (601) 576-7500 Secondary Telephone: (866) 458-4948 Fax: (601) 576-8190 Web Site: http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/41,0,151.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health status, Mississippi, Nutrition, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, Screening, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends

Center for Mississippi Health Policy. [2010]. Building Mississippi's systems of care: An interagency solution for Mississippi's children. Jackson, MS: Center for Mississippi Health Policy, 3 items.

Annotation: These three resources (a report, an issue brief, and an executive summary) provide an assessment of Mississippi's system of care for children and families. The report includes an overview of findings, a discussion of the methodology, a summary, a discussion of the existing statute, and findings. The findings section is divided into three categories: (1) parents, families, and youth; (2) the three components of the statutory system of care, and (3) system of care partners. The issue brief provides an overview of the assessment and includes an explanation of what a system of care is, a discussion of the development of Mississippi's system, an assessment of the current system, key findings, and recommendations. The executive summary briefly summarizes the information contained in the report and offers detailed recommendations.

Contact: Center for Mississippi Health Policy, Plaza Building , 120 North Congress Street, Suite 700, Jackson, MS 39201, Telephone: (601) 709-2133 Fax: (601) 709-2134 E-mail: info@mshealthpolicy.com Web Site: http://mshealthpolicy.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Assessment, Child health, Families, Health care systems, Mississippi, State initiatives

Long VG. 2010. CATCH Kids Pontotoc Expansion Project: [Final report]. Tupelo, MS: CATCH Kids, 22 pp.

Annotation: This final report describes a project developed and implemented to address the problem of accessibility and availability and quality medical and dental care for disadvantaged children in Pontotoc County, Mississippi from March 2005 through February 2010. Goals and objectives are described, along with outlines of methodology, evaluation, and results/outcomes. Additional information is provided on publications or products developed along with future plans and followup. Appendices include data on needs assessment results, area demographics, and a sample form and survey. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Children, Dental care, Final reports, Mississippi, Vulnerability

Mississippi State Department of Health. 2010. State Oral Health Program. [Jackson, MS]: Mississippi State Department of Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document describes the purpose, goals, and accomplishments of a program to protect and promote the oral health of all Mississippians. Topics include the oral health status of children including children enrolled in Head Start, adults, and pregnant women; planning, policy development, and collaboration among individuals and communities; and population-based oral health services such as community water fluoridation, fluoride varnish programs, oral health education, school-based dental sealant programs, safety-net services, and emergency preparedness.

Contact: Mississippi State Department of Health, Division of Dental Services, Box 1700, Jackson, MS 39215-1700, Telephone: (601) 576-7500 Secondary Telephone: (866) 458-4948 Fax: (601) 576-8190 Web Site: http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/41,0,151.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Children, Head Start, Mississippi, Oral health, Pregnant women, Prevention programs, Program descriptions, State programs

Mississippi State Department of Health. 2010. Make a Child's Smile. Jackson, MS: Mississippi State Department of Health, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource provides information on efforts to provide preventive oral health services and access to care for children enrolled in Mississippi Head Start programs. Topics include how the program works and how to participate. A parental consent form, dental history form, and oral health evaluation form are also included.

Contact: Mississippi State Department of Health, Division of Dental Services, Box 1700, Jackson, MS 39215-1700, Telephone: (601) 576-7500 Secondary Telephone: (866) 458-4948 Fax: (601) 576-8190 Web Site: http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/41,0,151.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Forms, Head Start, Health services, Mississippi, Oral health, Prevention programs, Screening, State programs, Young children

Mississippi State Department of Health, Office of Oral Health. [2008]. Head Start dental survey, 2007–2008. [Jackson, MS]: Mississippi State Department of Health, Office of Oral health, 8 pp.

Annotation: This report presents information on oral health screenings conducted in MIssissippi Head Start classrooms to assess the oral health status of children ages 3-5. Topics include methods; sample characteristics and demographics; and child oral health status by race and ethnicity, age, and sex. A summary of key findings, conclusions, and references are also provided.

Contact: Mississippi State Department of Health, Division of Dental Services, Box 1700, Jackson, MS 39215-1700, Telephone: (601) 576-7500 Secondary Telephone: (866) 458-4948 Fax: (601) 576-8190 Web Site: http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/41,0,151.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Head Start, Health screening, Health status, Mississippi, Oral health, State surveys, Young children

Southern Institute on Children and Families. 2007. Uninsured children in the South. (3rd. ed.). Columbia, SC: Southern Institute on Children and Families, 84 pp.

Annotation: This report synthesizes a study of available information on the number of children who are uninsured and related policy initiatives to substantially reduce the number of children who are uninsured in 17 southern states and the District of Columbia. Contents include an overview of previous editions of this report and source for the estimates used, Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) policy and eligibility for children and pregnant women in the southern states, a discussion of issue that impede health coverage opportunities for these groups, actions southern states can take to improve the eligibility process, and fact sheets showing estimates of uninsured children and uninsured pregnant women for each state and the District of Columbia. States included are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Appendices include the study methodology, federal poverty levels for family of four from 2003 to 2007, Medicaid enrollment in the southern states from 1997 to 2005. Statistical data are provided in charts and tables throughout the report.

Contact: Southern Institute on Children and Families, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 140, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone: (803) 779-2607 Fax: (803) 254-6301 E-mail: info@thesoutherninstitute.org Web Site: http://www.thesoutherninstitute.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Alabama, Arkansas, Children, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Health insurance, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Medicaid, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pregnant women, SCHIP, South Carolina, Statistics, Tennessee, Texas, Uninsured persons, Virginia, West Virginia

Mississippi Department of Health. 2006. State of Mississippi oral health plan 2006-2010. [Jackson, MS]: Mississippi Department of Health, 26 pp.

Annotation: This report presents a comprehensive statewide approach to improving the oral health of families residing in Mississippi. The 5-year plan ensures multiple strategies for improving oral health, including community-water-fluoridation programs, school-based prevention programs, oral health education, and increased access to oral health care. Goals are identified within three broad categories: assessment, policy development, and assurance. Action steps for meeting each goal include information on lead organizations, partners, national health objectives, strategies, timelines, and outcomes.

Contact: Mississippi State Department of Health, Division of Dental Services, Box 1700, Jackson, MS 39215-1700, Telephone: (601) 576-7500 Secondary Telephone: (866) 458-4948 Fax: (601) 576-8190 Web Site: http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/41,0,151.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Children, Health promotion, Mississippi, Oral health, Program improvement, State programs, Statewide planning

Maynard RA, Trenholm C, Devaney B, Johnson A, Clark MA, Homrighausen J, Kalay E. 2005. First-year impacts of four Title V, Section 510 Abstinence Education Programs. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research, 144 pp.

Annotation: This report, prepared for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, presents first-year impact findings of four selected programs that have received Title V, Section 510 Abstinence Education Program Funds since 1998. The four programs are My Choice, My Future in Powhatan, Virginia; ReCapturing the Vision in Miami, Florida; Teens in Control in Clarksdale, Mississippi; and Families United to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (FUPTP) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This report examines the extent to which the programs affected the level and nature of health, family life, and sex education services youth received during the first year after enrolling in the program, and it provides estimates of the first-year impacts of the Title V, Section 510 programs on intermediate outcomes that may be related to teen sexual activity and other risk-taking behavior. These outcomes include measures of views on abstinence, adolescent sex, and marriage; peer influences and relations; self-concept, refusal skills, and communications with parents; perceived consequences of adolescent and nonmarital sex; and expectations to abstain from sexual intercourse. Statistical data are presented in tables and figures throughout the report. Information on the study design and methodology is provided in addition to a discussion section and references. Appendices include support figures and tables, outlines of curricula used by the study programs, and survey questions.

Contact: Mathematica Policy Research, P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393, Telephone: (609) 799-3535 Fax: (609) 799-0005 E-mail: info@mathematica-mpr.com Web Site: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Abstinence, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescents, Case studies, Community programs, Family life education, Federal programs, Florida, Mississippi, Prevention, Program descriptions, Program evaluations, Risk taking, Sexuality education, Statistics, Surveys, Virginia, Wisconsin

National Center for Children in Poverty. 2005. Child poverty in states hit by hurricane Katrina. New York, NY: National Center for Children in Poverty, 4 pp. (Child poverty in 21st century America, fact sheet no. 1)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides a portrait of poor children in the Gulf Coast states ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Statistical information is provided on New Orleans and its poverty rates (adult, child, and overall), the Gulf Coast states hit hardest by the hurricane (Louisianna, Mississippi, and Alabama), the characteristics of poor children in these three states, and poverty in the United States. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the fact sheets, as well as in the text. Notes are included.

Contact: National Center for Children in Poverty, 215 West 125th Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10027, Telephone: (646) 284-9600 Fax: (646) 284-9623 E-mail: info@nccp.org Web Site: http://www.nccp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Alabama, Children, Disasters, Louisiana, Mississippi, Poverty

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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.