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Henderson AM. n.d.. New England genetics group: Summary 1983-1986—Buzzards Bay report. Buzzards Bay, MA: New England Regional Genetics Group, 31 pp.

Annotation: This report of the New England Regional Genetics Group includes a review of their administration/organization and the projects they have administered. Reports are submitted for the following completed projects: External Quality Control of Pregnancy AFP; New England Regional Myelodysplasia Nurse Clinicians; Development of a Cytogenetic Quality Assurance Program; Prevalence of Common Birth Defects in New England; Evaluation of Satellite/Regional Clinics; Fragile-X Syndrome Project; New England Regional Speakers' Bureau; Genetics Digest; and Teratogen Exposure Registry and Surveillance. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: NERGG, Inc., P.O. Box 920288, Needham, MA 02492, Telephone: (781) 444-0126 Fax: (781) 444-0127 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: New England, Regional genetics networks

Magrab P. n.d.. Networking and Community-Based Services for Children with Special Needs: [Final report]. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Medical Center, 45 pp.

Annotation: This project sought to achieve comprehensive, coordinated, community-based services for children with special health needs and their families through improved collaboration among parents and public and private agencies at all levels within the service delivery system. Activities included maintaining a network of States, facilitating coalitions within States, brokering technical assistance, organizing conferences, and developing materials on topics such as the financing of services, service provision to culturally diverse groups, rural services, and collaboration between mental health professionals and other health care providers. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB93-147130.

Keywords: Child Care, Chronically Ill, Collaboration of Care, Community-Based Health Care, Families, Family-Based Health Care, Financing, Grandparents, Medicaid, Networks, Parent Support Groups, Parents, Rural Population

Nelson R. n.d.. CHSC Parent Partnership Project: [Final report]. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa , 46 pp.

Annotation: This project sought to strengthen family-centered care for Iowa children with special health care needs by expanding parent participation in CHSC services development, by creating a statewide parent consultant network, and by enhancing community opportunities for parents to meet with one another and with professionals in a family-oriented experience. Program plans included an annual statewide issues forum; a regional parent consultant network composed of 2 parents from each of the 13 CHSC service regions; and family enrichment weekends designed to bring together parents and children for discussion, reflection, and recreation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB93-146777.

Keywords: Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Developmental disabilities, Families, Family-Centered Health Care, Parent Networks, Parent-Professional Communication, Parents

Anderson B. n.d.. Collaboration Among Parents and Health Professionals (CAPP) [Final report]. Boston, MA: Federation for Children with Special Needs, 66 pp.

Annotation: This project worked with the Technical Assistance for Parent Programs Project and the U.S. Office of Special Education Resources in order to increase and enhance parent involvement in the health care of children with disabilities and special health needs. The project sought to (1) prepare parents to assume an integral role in the health care of their children with disabilities; (2) promote effective communication and collaboration among health care professionals and parents in order to enhance health services for children; and (3) develop a national support system to ensure that parents have access to essential information and peer support. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB93-152940.

Keywords: 99-457 Financing Intervention, Early Association for the Care of Children's Health (ACCH) Parent Networks, Health Professionals, L, Parent Education Parent Professional Communication Peer Support P, Parents

Pettigrew A. n.d.. Pediatric Intensive Care Network of Northern and Central California [Final report]. Santa Cruz, CA: Pediatric Intensive Care Network of Northern and Central California, 69 pp.

Annotation: The overall goal of this project was to develop a regional network of Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU's) to assure that critically ill and injured children have adequate access to high quality intensive care and that such services are provided efficiently and economically with maximum use of scarce and expensive resources and personnel. Activities included: supporting the development of the Pediatric Intensive Care Nurses' Network and the Respiratory Care Practitioners' Network of Northern and Central California and working with these Networks to promote a multi-disciplinary team approach to pediatric critical care; planning and presenting regional educational programs related to pediatric critical care for community hospitals, physicians, nurses and other health professionals; and collecting and analyzing data on pediatric critical care resources, referral patterns, utilization, and characteristics of children receiving intensive care in PICU 's and community hospitals. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB91-242065.

Keywords: Critically Ill Children, Injured Children, Intensive Care, Networks

Boynes S, Davis L, Adams G, Mills M, Deutchman M. 2017. MORE Care: Narrowing the rural interprofessional oral health care gap. Westborough, MA: DentaQuest Institute, 35 pp., exec. summ. (10 pp.)

Annotation: This paper provides information about initiating interprofessional networks that integrate and coordinate person-centered oral health care in rural communities. Topics include oral health as a national issue with rural implications, interprofessional practice and the oral-systemic health connection, creating networks and a learning collaborative, state offices of rural health and medicaloral expanded care initiation, and challenges and opportunities for innovation. Examples from Colorado, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina are included.

Contact: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Colorado, Community based services, Dental care, Health care delivery, Information systems, Oral health, Pennsylvania, Program coordination, Provider networks, Rural environment, Rural health, Rural populations, Service integration, South Carolina, State initiatives, Systems development, Technology, Work force

University of Iowa, Public Policy Center. 2016. Dental Wellness Plan evaluation. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa, Public Policy Center, multiple items.

Annotation: These reports analyze administrative, health professional, and member survey data from a dental insurance plan for adults ages 19–64 with low incomes in Iowa. Contents include information about the plan's benefit structure and member and health professional incentives, the study populations and methodology, and interim outcomes. Topics include access to care, quality of care, cost, earned benefits, health-professional-network adequacy, health professional attitudes, and member outreach.

Contact: University of Iowa, Public Policy Center, 310 South Grand Avenue, 209 South Quadrangle, Iowa City, IA 52242, Telephone: (319) 335-6800 Fax: (319) 335-6801 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Client satisfaction, Dental insurance, Dentists, Iowa, Low income groups, Medicaid, Model programs, Oral health, Program evaluation, Provider networks, Provider participation, State programs

McKee C. 2016. Medicaid managed care final regulations and reproductive care. Washington, DC: National Health Law Program, 7 pp. (Issue brief no. 5)

Annotation: This brief reviews implementation requirements governing access to reproductive health services in Medicaid managed care. Topics include network adequacy and access to services, travel time and distance standards, timely availability of services, direct access to providers, information requirements, and utilization controls. Recommendations for states are also included.

Contact: National Health Law Program, 1441 I Street, N.W., Suite 1105, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 289-7724 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Health care utilization, Health services delivery, Medicaid managed care, Provider networks, Regulations, Reproductive health, Standards, Third party payers, Women's health

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

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

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

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

Bruner C, Cardenas'Chaisson A. 2015. Collaborative models with a focus upon pediatric practice and child health . Boston, MA: Learning Collaborative on Health Equity and Young Children, 9 pp.

Annotation: This document describes learning collaboratives and learning communities/networks designed to improve child health through innovation and diffusion activities with practitioner leaders in the field.

Contact: Build Initiative, 89 South Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02111, Telephone: (617) 523-6565 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Collaboration, Diffusion of innovation, Health personnel, Learning, Provider networks

Odeh M. [2014]. Ensuring adequate marketplace provider networks: What's needed for children. Washington, DC: First Focus, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document addresses the adequacy of provider networks in ensuring that all children have access to health services, including oral health services. The document discusses what constitutes adequate provider networks for children and discusses how such networks can be developed and assessed.

Contact: First Focus, 1400 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 657-0670 Fax: (202) 657-0671 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Children, Health care reform, Provider networks

Washington Dental Service Foundation. 2014. The votes are in: Advocating for Medicaid adult dental coverage in Washington. Seattle, WA: Washington Dental Service Foundation, 8 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit describes strategies used to restore the Medicaid adult dental program in Washington. Topics include adapting advocacy materials to suit local needs, working with state policymakers, initiating a media campaign, and using social media tools.

Contact: Medicaid | Medicare | CHIP Services Dental Association , 4411 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., #104, Washington, DC 20008, Telephone: (202) 855-3993 Fax: (202) 248-2315 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Advocacy, Coalitions, Communication, Information networks, Media campaigns, Medicaid, Oral health, Policy development, Public private partnerships, State programs, Washington

Mitts L. 2013. Principles for consumer-friendly value-based insurance design. Washington, DC: Families USA, 6 pp.

Annotation: This brief explains value-based insurance design and high-value care, and it outlines the key elements that value-based insurance should include.

Contact: Families USA, 1225 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 628-3030 Fax: (202) 347-2417 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education, Decision making, Evaluation, Family centered services, Health insurance, Health services delivery, Measures, Provider networks, Quality assurance

National Infant and Toddler Child Care Initiative, Early Head Start National Resource Center at Zero to Three. [2011]. Developing a statewide network of infant and toddler specialists: Technical assistance manual for states and territories. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 36 pp.

Annotation: This manual focuses on developing statewide networks of infant/toddler specialists (ITSNs) who can work directly with the childcare workforce to increase their skills and knowledge. The manual explores the issues that have contributed to the interest in statewide infant/toddler specialist networks; provides a framework for a step-by-step approach to create a network; emphasizes the importance of linking the network to other programs, quality initiatives, and consultant networks; and provides examples and resources for states that are developing, implementing, and evaluating an ITSN. The appendices include examples from state programs in Ohio, North Carolina, and New Jersey, along with a sample ITSN action plan.

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: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Infants, Manuals, Program development, Provider networks, State programs, Technical assistance, Toddlers

Stavrakos JC, Summerville G, Johnson LE. 2009. Growing what works: Lessons learned from Pennsylvania's Nurse-Family Partnership Initiative. Philadelphia, PA: Public/Private Ventures, 42 pp.

Annotation: This report, which focuses on the Pennsylvania Nurse-Family Partnership Initiative, provides lessons for policymakers and funders interested in bringing proven models of home visiting to a statewide scale. The report emphasizes the importance of capitalizing on the unique advantage of geographic proximity to build a network of sites. Topic include (1) reasons to replicate the nurse family partnership, (2) bringing the nurse-family partnership to scale in Pennsylvania, and (3) lessons learned.

Contact: Public/Private Ventures, 2000 Market Street, Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Telephone: (215) 557-4400 Secondary Telephone: (215) 557-4411 Fax: (215) 557-4469 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Community programs, Families, Financing, Home visiting, Initiatives, Model programs, Nurses, Pennsylvania, Provider networks, Public policy, State programs

The Children's Partnership. 2008. Meeting the health care needs of California's children: The role of telemedicine (2nd ed.). Santa Monica, CA: The Children's Partnership, 16 pp. (Digital opportunity for youth, no. 3)

Annotation: This issue brief informs leaders and the public of how telemedicine can address the health care needs of children in California, particularly children from families with low incomes who live in medically underserved areas. Contents include (1) an overview of the benefits of telemedicine for children and families, health systems, and communities; (2) the challenges associated with the adoption of telemedicine; and (3) recommendations for ensuring that telemedicine reaches its potential in meeting the health care needs of California's most vulnerable children. The use of telemedicine is illustrated in the following areas: emergency and critical care, oral health, vision screening, mental health, telepharmacy, children with special health care needs, home health care, child abuse evaluations, supporting families, disease management, language translation, supporting rural health professionals and providing medical education, and caring for children where they are located.

Contact: Children's Partnership, 1351 Third Street Promenade, Suite 206, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1321, Telephone: (310) 260-1220 Fax: (310) 260-1921 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, California, Child health, Health care delivery, Information networks, Medical technology, Oral health, Primary care, Telemedicine, Underserved communities

Borchgrevink A, Snyder A, Gehshan S. 2008. Increasing access to dental care in Medicaid: Does raising provider rates work?. Oakland, CA: California HealthCare Foundation, 6 pp., plus 36 printed slides. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief examines the results of state efforts to increase Medicaid rates for dentists, while also overhauling administrative processes and working to forge stronger ties with oral health professionals and other stakeholders. Topics include the results of the reforms and whether states' efforts to improve administration and outreach mattered as much as the rate increases in improving access to Medicaid dental care. Background research and conclusions, the importance of reimbursement, events leading to state Medicaid reforms, and the circumstances surrounding California's reform efforts are discussed. Tables present selected state-level data on dental reforms and their effects on service use and provider participation; changes in Medicaid dental payments and utilization; and Medicaid fee-for-service reimbursement rates for dental examinations.

Contact: California HealthCare Foundation, 1438 Webster Street, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 238-1040 Fax: (510) 238-1388 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Administrative policy, California, Children, Health care reform, Medicaid, Oral health, Provider networks, Provider participation, Reimbursement, State programs, Statistical data, Utilization review

Redmond-Neal A, Hlava MMK, ed. 2005. ASIST thesaurus of information science, technology, and librarianship (3rd ed.). Medford, NJ: Information Today, 272 pp., 1 CD-ROM. (ASIST monograph)

Annotation: This thesaurus includes terms used in the field of information science, technology, and librarianship. Prefatory materials explain its use, its development, and a list of facets; the terms are displayed alphabetically, hierarchically, and in a rotated list. A CD-ROM containing an electronic version of the print thesaurus as well as Data Harmony's Theasurus Master software is also available.

Contact: Information Today, 143 Old Marlton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055-8750, Telephone: (609) 654-6266 Secondary Telephone: (800) 300-9868 Fax: (609) 654-4309 E-mail: Web Site: $49.94 for book only; 79.95 for book with CD-ROM. Document Number: ISBN 1-57387-243-X (book); 1-57387-244-X (book with CD-ROM).

Keywords: CD-ROMs, Information networks, Information services, Information sources, Thesauri

Booth M, Brown T, Richmond-Crum M. 2004. Dialing for help: State telephone hotlines as vital resources for parents of young children. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 11 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief looks at how toll-free hotlines are used to provide families with the support and guidance they need to raise healthy children. Topics covered include (1) a brief history of maternal and child health (MCH) toll-free lines, (2) elements of their operation, (3) a parent tests the lines, (4) opportunities to expand toll-free lines, and (5) enhancing coordination among states. The brief also includes an abstract, as well as state-specific information presented as sidebars. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the report. The report concludes with a table listing MCH toll-free lines and a description of the methodology.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Families, Hotlines, Information networks, Parents, Referrals, State programs

U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2003. Communicating health: Priorities and strategies for progress—Action plans to achieve the health communications objectives in Healthy People 2010. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, ca. 100 pp.

Annotation: This document describes for researchers, teachers, practitioners, policymakers, and organizations action plans on the general strategies and specific steps they can take in support of six of the objectives of the Healthy People 2010 program. The six objectives address these topics: Internet access in the home, improvement of health literacy, research and evaluation of health communication programs, disclosure of information to assess the quality of health Web sites, centers for excellence in health communication, and healthcare providers' communication skills. The appendix provides examples of stakeholders involved in technology diffusion and Internet action initiatives.

Contact: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL100, Rockville, MD 20852, Fax: (240) 453-8282 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Consumer education, Health education, Health literacy, Healthy People 2010, Information networks, Information sources, Internet, Program evaluation, Strategic plans, Technology transfer, World Wide Web

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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.