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Perinatal Periods of Risk Work Group. n.d.. Perinatal Periods of Risk approach: The U.S. urban experience—A new community approach to fetal and infant mortality. [Omaha, NE: CityMatCH], 33 pp.

Annotation: These annotated slides outline a presentation on prevention efforts to improve fetal and infant mortality using an approach, called Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR), developed by the World Health Organization for developing countries and applying concepts to urban efforts in the United States. It highlights five major steps: (1) engaging community partners, (2) mapping feto-infant mortality, (3) focusing on reducing the overall feto-infant mortality rate, (4) examining potential opportunity gaps, and (5) targeting further investigations and prevention efforts. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: CityMatCH, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, 982170 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-2170, Telephone: (402) 552-9500 E-mail: citymch@unmc.edu Web Site: http://www.citymatch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community coordination, Developing countries, Fetal mortality, Infant mortality, International health, Needs assessment, Prevention, Risk assessment, Statistical analysis

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2020. Resources for addressing nutrition in the Title V five-year needs assessments: For state MCH Title V programs. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information on the role of public health nutrition in Title V maternal and child health programs and ways to engage with public health nutritionists while working on the five-year needs assessment. It gives examples of connections between MCH outcomes and nutrition. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: Federal programs, Needs assessment, Nutrition programs, Public health nutrition, Public health nutritionists, Title V programs

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2020. Incorporating nutrition in the Title V five-year needs assessments: For public health nutritionists. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides an overview of Title V needs assessment and of nutrition and Title V. It gives examples of connections between MCH outcomes and nutrition, and how public health nutritionists can participate. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: Federal programs, Needs assessment, Nutrition programs, Public health nutrition, Public health nutritionists, Title V programs

Education Development Center. [2019]. A crosswalk of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program and the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services block grant program needs assessments. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center, 19 pp.

Annotation: This resource is a companion to A Guide to Conducting the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program Statewide Needs Assessment Update. It is designed to be used by MIECHV awardees, but may provide helpful guidance to State Title V MCH Block Grant program leaders. It consists of two parts. Part 1 is a crosswalk of elements of each needs assessment, spelling out the similarities and differences between the two. Part 2 suggests opportunities for coordination.

Contact: Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (617) 969-7100 Fax: (617) 969-5979 E-mail: comment@edc.org Web Site: http://www.edc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Home visiting, Needs assessment, State programs

National MCH Workforc Development Center, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, MCH Navigator. 2019. MCH needs assessment toolkit. Chapel Hill, NC: National MCH Workforc Development Center; Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and MCH Navigator,

Annotation: This toolkit helps state Title V programs to begin to understand the complexity of challenges to the maternal and child health (MCH) system, identify needs, and select priority areas of focus. It provides webinars, trainings, and tools for states to use in each step of the process.

Contact: National MCH Workforce Development Center, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Campus Box 7445, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7445, Telephone: (919) 966-6290 Fax: (919) 966-0458 Web Site: http://mchwdc.unc.edu

Keywords: Child health, Health care systems, Maternal health, Needs assessment, State programs, Title V programs

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2019. Including oral health in the Title V Maternal and Child Health 5-year needs assessment and state action plan. DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 6 pp.

Annotation: This tip sheet provides information about the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant 5-year needs assessment and state action plan and about how oral health program directors and staff and community partners can contribute to the needs-assessment process. The tip sheet explains what the 5-year needs assessment is, how the needs-assessment process works, why oral health should be included in the needs assessment and how to help ensure that it is included, what national and state performance measures are, and where to obtain more information. [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 Available from the website.

Keywords: Block grants, Needs assessment, Oral health, Performance measurement, Title V programs

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2019. Rationale for including oral health in the Title V 5-year needs assessment. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document lists reasons that including oral health in the Title V 5-year needs assessment is important. These reasons include (1) oral health is a vital component of overall health and well-being, (2) access to evidence-based and routine oral-disease-prevention and oral-health-education services reduces health disparities, (3) having good oral health reduces health care costs and is an investment for the future, and (4) oral disease is a fixable problem. For each reason, supporting examples are provided. [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 Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Block grants, Needs assessment, Oral health, Prevention, Title V programs

Education Development Center. 2019. A guide to conducting the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program statewide needs assessment update. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center, 38 pp.

Annotation: This guide is a technical assistance resource for grantees of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program giving recommended steps for conducting a required update to statewide needs assessments. Appendices provide needs assessment resources and templates for the work plan and inventory of existing programs.

Contact: Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (617) 969-7100 Fax: (617) 969-5979 E-mail: comment@edc.org Web Site: http://www.edc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Home visiting, Needs assessment, State programs

Virginia Department of Health, Division of Dental Health. 2017. Bright Smiles for Babies: Virginia Oral Health Partnership for Children. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Division of Dental Health, 1 v.

Annotation: This manual contains information and resources to promote oral health in pregnant women and infants and children from birth to age 3 by providing oral health screenings and risk assessment, education, fluoride varnish applications, and referrals. Contents include an oral health protocol; resources about assessment and fluoride varnish; anticipatory guidance; parent handouts in English and in Spanish; and information about oral health in pregnant women and children, including children with special health care needs. Information about Medicaid reimbursement, resources for supplies, professional policies and guidelines, and forms is also included.

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: Disease prevention, Fluorides, Health promotion, Infants, Oral health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Prevention programs, Resources for professionals, Risk assessment, Screening, Service integration, Special health care needs, State programs, Training materials, Virginia, Young children

Mann R, Mays A. 2017. State ESSA plans to support student health and wellness: A framework for action (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: Healthy Schools Campaign, 29 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance on developing state plans for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in ways that support student health and wellness. Topics include engaging stakeholders in a way that ensures an effective ESSA state plan is developed and implemented; implementing a state accountability system and creating a school report card that supports the health and learning connection; integrating health and wellness into standards, assessments, and a well-rounded education; integrating student learning through staff wellness and professional development; supporting the transition from early childhood programs to elementary school; transferring funding to strengthen ESSA health and wellness programming; the Student Support and Academic Enrichment grant; and looking ahead. For each topic, the document outlines why it's important, what the law says, action steps, and resources. An overview of ESSA is included.

Contact: Healthy Schools Campaign, 175 N. Franklin, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: (312) 419-1810 Fax: (312) 419-1806 Web Site: http://www.healthyschoolscampaign.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Accountability, Adolescent health, Case studies, Child health, Federal initiatives, Financing, Grants, Learning, Needs Assessment, Organizational change, Policy development, School age children, School health programs, Schools, Service integration, Standards, Statewide planning, Students, Transitions

Gracy D, Fabian A, Roncaglione V, Savage K, Redlener I. 2017. Health barriers to learning: The prevalence and educational consequences in disadvantaged children–A review of the literature. New York, NY: Children's Health Fund, 93 pp.

Annotation: This report offers recommendations to strengthen the safety net for children. It describes health barriers to learning, including oral pain and untreated dental caries, and the evidence base for the impact of these barriers on academic success. For each barrier, the report describes the prevalence; the extent of unmet need for services to identify, manage, and treat the barrier; the impact of the barrier on learning; and key points.

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: Academic achievement, Access to health care, Barriers, Child health, Disease management, Learning, Literature reviews, Needs assessment, Prevalence, School readiness, Service integration

Chazin S, Glover J. 2017. A community framework for addressing social determinants of oral health for low-income populations. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 11 pp. (Technical assistance brief)

Annotation: This brief describes a framework for assessing social determinants related to oral health and creating partnerships to improve oral health among children from families with low incomes. Topics include identifying the social determinants of oral health in a community, mapping and mobilizing community resources through partnership, selecting approaches to take action, and evaluating implementation and impact. Contents include example indicators potentially related to oral health, intervention metrics, and how the framework was applied to select an intervention.

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: Case studies, Collaboration, Community coordination, Community participation, Low income groups, Models, Needs assessment, Oral health, Outcome evaluation, Process evaluation, Program planning, Public private partnerships, Relationships, Resource allocation

Lopez M, Hofer K, Bumgarner E, Taylor D. 2017. Developing culturally responsive approaches to serving diverse populations: A resource guide for community-based organizations. Washington, DC: Child Trends; New York, NY: National Center for Children in Poverty, 31 pp.

Annotation: This guide for community based service programs (CBOs) provides tools and resources that can be used or adapted to strengthen CBOs' capacity to provide culturally competent service delivery programs. Topics include defining and understanding cultural competency, choosing interventions for diverse populations, conducting a needs assessment, measurement considerations for diverse populations, collaboration through a diversity lens, work force diversity, and budgeting. Each section discusses existing resources that organizations can use to develop or improve their ability to provide culturally competent programs. Tables within each of the sections provide links to specific resources that correspond to particular needs.

Contact: National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: info@hispanicresearchcentero.rg Web Site: http://www.hispanicresearchcenter.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community based services, Community programs, Cultural competence, Cultural diversity, Culturally competent services, Financing, Measures, Needs assessment, Organizational change, Work force

Oklahoma State Department of Health, Dental Health Services. 2016. Oklahoma oral health needs assessment 2016: Third grade children. Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma State Department of Health, Dental Health Services, 50 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a needs assessment for students in third grade in Oklahoma to produce statewide estimates of oral health status indicators. The needs assessment determined prevalence of dental sealants, untreated dental caries, other caries experience, missing teeth, and need for care. Report contents include information about the research design, results, and a discussion. The appendices contain a letter sent to schools and the return postcard; forms for parental consent, data collection, and results; a description of participant characteristics; and a comparison to national objectives and earlier state assessments.

Contact: Oklahoma State Department of Health, Dental Health Service, 1000 Northeast 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299, Telephone: (405) 271-5502 Fax: (405) 271-5434 Web Site: https://www.ok.gov/health/Community_&_Family_Health/Dental_Health_Service/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Comparative analysis, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Healthy People 2020, Needs assessment, Oklahoma, Oral health, School age children, Screening, State surveys

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2016. State application/annual report. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, multiple items.

Annotation: These applications/annual reports provide data on financial, program, and performance measures for state maternal and child health (MCH) programs. The reports also include a description of the status and activities of each program within the context of its data. Topics include the five-year needs assessment, state-selected priorities, linkage of state priorities to national and state performance and outcome measures, and five-year action plan. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: Applications, Community action, Financing, Goals, Measures, Needs assessment, Program descriptions, Program development, Program evaluation, Program planning, Social Security Act, State MCH programs, Statistical data, Title V

U.S. Department of Education. 2016. Healthy students, promising futures: State and local action steps and practices to improve school-based health. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, 16 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit contains information that details five high impact opportunities for states and local school districts to support communities through collaboration between the education and health sectors, highlighting best practices and key research in both areas. Contents include resources, programs, and services offered by non-governmental organizations.

Contact: U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202, Telephone: (800) 872-5327 Secondary Telephone: (800) 437-0833 Web Site: http://www.ed.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Case management, Collaboration, Communities, Community action, Educational reform, Eligibility, Health care reform, Health education, Health insurance, Health services delivery, Hospitals, Medicaid managed care, Needs assessment, Nutrition, Physical activity, Public private partnerships, Reimbursement, Role, School districts, State government, Students

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, Children's Dental Health Project, and DentaQuest Foundation. 2016. Improving oral health measurement systems: Stakeholder feedback project summary report. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 16 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a project to enlist the advice of advocacy and health professional groups on ways data can help improve the nation's oral health. The report also summarizes recommendations for collecting oral health data on the U.S. population. Contents include background; information about the project process, including participant feedback on the methods and outcomes; and next steps for improving health-measurement systems. A matrix of key oral health measures across the lifespan and a list of participating organizations are also included.

Contact: Children's Dental Health Project, 1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 833-8288 Fax: (202) 331-1432 E-mail: info@cdhp.org Web Site: https://www.cdhp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Data collection, Health status, Measures, Needs assessment, Oral health, Policy development, Population surveillance, Process evaluation, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Surveys, Systems development

Schroeder S, Ahmed A. 2016. Fluoride varnish application among North Dakota family practice physicians & pediatricians: 2016 chartbook. Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 15 pp.

Annotation: This chartbook presents findings from a survey of family physicians and pediatricians in North Dakota conducted to study fluoride-varnish application in clinical practice. Contents include a study overview; methods and response demographics; and findings related to assessment, fluoride-varnish application, referral, and need for education and training.

Contact: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 1301 North Columbia Road Stop 9037, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, Telephone: (701) 777-3848 Fax: (701) 777-6779 E-mail: ruralhealth@med.und.edu Web Site: https://ruralhealth.und.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Infants, Needs assessment, North Dakota, Oral health, Parent education, Preventive health services, Primary care, Referrals, Risk assessment, Service integration, State surveys, Statistical data, Training, Young children

Gale J, Coburn A, Pearson K, Croll Z, Shaler G. 2016. Population health strategies of critical access hospitals. Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Maine Rural Health Research Center, 24 pp. (Briefing paper #36)

Annotation: This paper presents findings from a study to assess the population health strategies and models that critical access hospitals (CAHs) have undertaken, the challenges they have faced, and the factors that have contributed to their successes. Contents include discussion of initiatives and experiences of eight CAHs and how states and others can assist and support CAHs with population health and community health improvement initiatives. Topics include responsiveness to community health needs assessment; strong board and hospital leadership; a well-developed infrastructure; skilled and dedicated staff; an organizational and governance strategy that allows for community partnerships; and a willingness to share responsibility, resources, and credit with community partners.

Contact: University of Southern Maine, Rural Health Research Center, P.O. Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104-9300, Telephone: (207) 780-4430 Secondary Telephone: (207) 780-5646 Fax: (207) 780-4060 Web Site: https://usm.maine.edu/muskie/cutler/mrhrc Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community participation, Hospitals, Leadership, Model programs, Needs assessment, Program improvement, Quality assurance

Martinez A. 2016. Opportunities for school and hospital partnership in the management of chronic health conditions. Atlanta, GA; National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 23 pp.

Annotation: This brief for state health departments highlights examples of school and hospital partnerships to improve children's health, and how state school health and nursing service personnel can support their collaboration. Topics include the importance of school and hospital partnership in managing chronic health conditions in schools, how health department involvement in a hospital community health needs assessment process can help to strengthen school and hospital partnership, and opportunities to strengthen school and hospital partnership through Medicaid. Additional contents include examples of school and hospital partnership in Massachusetts, Ohio, and Texas; and descriptions of key resources.

Contact: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 2200 Century Parkway, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30345, Telephone: (770) 458-7400 Web Site: https://chronicdisease.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Collaboration, Disease management, Hospitals, Medicaid, Needs assessment, Nursing, Public private partnerships, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals, School health services, Schools, State health agencies, State programs, Students

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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.