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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

Byrne J. 2017. Perinatal and infant oral health community of practice: Quality improvement toolkit. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program, multiple items. (Version 3: April 10, 2017)

Annotation: This toolkit provides guidance on assessing the effectiveness of a project to improve the delivery of oral health care services provided to pregnant women, infants, and young children by integrating oral health care into primary care. Contents include worksheets and guides for identifying, planning, implementing, and interpreting the effectiveness of a quality-improvement project. Topics include plan, do, study, act cycles and process mapping. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: California Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program, MS Code 8305, P.O. Box 997377, MS 0500, Sacramento, CA 95899-7377, Telephone: (916) 558-1784 E-mail: mchinet@cdph.ca.gov Web Site: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DCDIC/CDCB/Pages/OralHealthProgram/OralHealthProgram.aspx

Keywords: Organizational change, Data collection, Forms, Infant health, Infants, Oral health, Perinatal health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Program improvement, Qualitative evaluation, Quality assurance, Quantitative evaluation, Records management

O'Connor C. 2017. Working toward well-being: Community approaches to toxic stress. Washington, DC: Center for the Study of Social Policy, Early Childhood LINC Learning Lab on Community Approaches to Toxic Stress, 7 pp.

Annotation: This brief defines toxic stress from a community perspective and presents a framework for a community approach to addressing toxic stress, nested within the broader context of working toward healthy development and well-being. The brief also provides examples of how communities are taking action and recommendations for next steps to promote and further develop comprehensive approaches to toxic stress in communities across the country. Strategies for parents and caregivers; service providers; and multisystem, community partners and policymakers are included.

Contact: Center for the Study of Social Policy, 1575 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 371-1565 Fax: (202) 371-1472 E-mail: info@cssp.org Web Site: http://www.cssp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Child development, Child health, Communication, Communities, Community action, Community based services, Community role, Coordination, Early childhood, Families, Health education, Leadership, Models, Organizational change, Parents, Policy development, Protective factors, Social change, Stress, Systems development, Young children

Roche MK, Blank M, Jacobson R. 2017. Community schools: A whole-child framework for school improvement. Washington, DC: Institute for Educational Leadership, Coalition for Community Schools, 26 pp.

Annotation: This paper proposes community schools as a strategy for school improvement. Topics include what a community school looks like at the school level, how community schools support provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act, and how states can support community schools. Information about community school and initiative exemplars, resources, and partners are included.

Contact: Institute for Educational Leadership, Coalition for Community Schools, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20008-2304, Telephone: (202) 822-8405 X111 Fax: (202) 872-4050 E-mail: ccs@iel.org Web Site: http://www.communityschools.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Coalitions, Collaboration, Community coordination, Community participation, Equal opportunities, Families, Learning, Models, Organizational change, Program improvement, Public private partnerships, Relationships, School districts, Schools, Service integration, Social support, Systems development

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

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Center for Maternal and Infant Health. 2017. W.K. Kellogg Foundation Report: May 2017–The National Preconception Health & Health Care Initiative. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Center for Maternal and Infant Health, 11 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes activities and outcomes from a project to integrate and implement preconception care into clinic and community settings. Contents include information about the project's progress toward meeting the goal and objectives, future plans, and dissemination. Topics include reframing and diversifying messages; launching a consumer-facing campaign; partnering with preconception peer educators; implementing a pregnancy intention screening tool; engaging, training, and providing technical assistance to clinics and health care systems; and catalyzing change by convening meetings. Environment, challenges, opportunities, collaboration and observations are discussed.

Contact: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Center for Maternal and Infant Health, Old Clinic Building, Room 3018, Campus Box 7181, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7181, Telephone: (919) 843-7865 Fax: (919) 843-7865 E-mail: cmih@med.unc.edu Web Site: https://www.mombaby.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinics, Communication, Community based services, Men's health, National initiatives, Organizational change, Outcome and process assessment, Peer education, Preconception care, Prevention programs, Program development, Public awareness campaigns, Public private partnerships, Reproductive health, Screening, Service integration, Technical assistance, Training, Women's health

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Center for Maternal and Infant Health. 2017. The National Preconception Health & Health Care Initiative: W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Report–April 2017. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Center for Maternal and Infant Health, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the impact of a national preconception outreach and education initiative for young men and women and clinicians. Contents include media metrics following the launch of national consumer website and social media platform to increase the visibility of preconception health messages and provide young adults with essential, evidence-based information to improve their health, reduce their risks, and improve birth outcomes. Topics include launch results and analytic snapshot and information about the related grantee and preconception peer educator ambassador programs. Additional contents summarize the impact of a partnership to integrate preconception health into routine clinical care using a learning collaborative, peer-reviewed publications, a website, traditional media, social media, expanded conversations, conferences and webinars, and a national newsletter.

Contact: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Center for Maternal and Infant Health, Old Clinic Building, Room 3018, Campus Box 7181, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7181, Telephone: (919) 843-7865 Fax: (919) 843-7865 E-mail: cmih@med.unc.edu Web Site: https://www.mombaby.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinics, Communication, Community based services, Mass media, Measures, Men's health, National initiatives, Organizational change, Peer education, Preconception care, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Public awareness campaigns, Public private partnerships, Reproductive health, Screening, Service integration, Technical assistance, Training, Women's health

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2017. Assessing prevention capacity & implementing change: An evidence-informed and evidenced-based bullying prevention capacity assessment and change package. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 45 pp.

Annotation: This document presents two tools: the Bullying Prevention Capacity Assessment and the Change Package. The assessment was created to help state health departments (SHDs) and others working to prevent bullying to assess where their efforts are in relation to best practices in bullying prevention and to help guide the implementation of effective bullying prevention activities and programs. The change package examines evidence-informed and evidence-based drivers that build organizational strength to effect change and strategies that support prevention efforts. An appendix presents a review of the evidence on bullying prevention.

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: Bullying, Evidence-based practice, Model programs, Organizational change, Prevention programs

Byrne J. 2017. Perinatal and infant oral health community of practice: Quality improvement toolkit. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program, multiple items. (Version 3: April 10, 2017)

Annotation: [in process]

Contact: California Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program, MS Code 8305, P.O. Box 997377, MS 0500, Sacramento, CA 95899-7377, Telephone: (916) 558-1784 E-mail: mchinet@cdph.ca.gov Web Site: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DCDIC/CDCB/Pages/OralHealthProgram/OralHealthProgram.aspx

Keywords: Organizational change, Data collection, Forms, Infant health, Infants, Oral health, Perinatal health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Program improvement, Qualitative evaluation, Quality assurance, Quantitative evaluation, Records management

Menschner C, Maul A. 2016. Key ingredients for successful trauma-informed care implementation. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 12 pp. (Advancing trauma-informed care)

Annotation: This brief provides a framework for implementing organizational and clinical policy changes across the health care sector to address trauma. It highlights program and payment reforms at the payer and health system levels, as well as at the state and federal level to support the adoption of trauma-informed care approaches. Examples of adult- and child-focused treatment models are included.

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: Health care systems, Models, Organizational change, Policy development, Reimbursement, Trauma care, Treatment

U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2016. TeamSTEPPS®. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 1 v.

Annotation: This curriculum is designed to optimize patient care by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals, including frontline staff. Contents include an instructor manual, short case studies, and videos illustrating teamwork opportunities and successes. Topics include change management, coaching, and implementation. Supporting materials include a pocket guide and evaluation tools. Additional resources for applying rapid response systems; using simulation in training; enhancing safety for patients with limited English proficiency; and modules for developing and optimizing team knowledge and performance in dental, long-term care, and medical offices are available.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Communication skills, Health care systems, Multimedia, Organizational change, Patient care, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Resources for professionals, Teamwork, Training materials

Tewarson H, Isasi F, Kennedy H. 2016. The future of Medicaid transformation: A practical guide for states. Washington, DC: National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices, 99 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit for states provides guidance on designing statewide transformation of their Medicaid programs using the federal authorities of either State Plan Amendments or Section 1115 demonstrations. The steps in the toolkit address fundamental building blocks for effectively designing and negotiating Medicaid transformation proposals that can be modified as needed to address new developments at the state or federal level. A sample work plan and concept paper template are included.

Contact: National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices, Hall of the States, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001-1512, Telephone: (202) 624-5300 Fax: (202) 624-5313 E-mail: webmaster@nga.org Web Site: http://www.nga.org/cms/center Available from the website.

Keywords: Health care reform, Medicaid, Organizational change, Program planning, State programs, Statewide planning

Kronstadt J, Meit M, Siegfried A, Nicolaus T, Bender K, Corso L. 2016. Evaluating the impact of national public health department accreditation: United States, 2016. Morbidity and Mortality Weeky Report 65(31):803–806,

Annotation: This evaluation is the first to examine the impacts of the national public health accreditation program on quality improvement, management processes, and accountability. Contents include what is already known about this topic, what is added by the report, and what are the implications for public health practice.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Accreditation, Employee performance appraisal, Management, Measures, National initiatives, Organizational change, Outcome and process assessment, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Public health agencies, Quality assurance, Standards, Work force

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2016. State Medicaid & CHIP profiles. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources highlight changes and improvements in state Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs to improve access to and quality of health care for individuals and families with low incomes. Topics include expanded coverage for adults; innovation in eligibility, enrollment, and renewal processes and systems; coordination of application and enrollment processes; and messaging and policies to ensure no wrong door to coverage.

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

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Eligibility, Enrollment, Health care reform, Health insurance, Information dissemination, Life course, Low income groups, Medicaid, Organizational change, Outcome and process assessment, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Policy development, Service coordination, State programs, Systems development, Trends

Wyatt R, Laderman M, Botwinick L, Mate K, Whittington J. 2016. Achieving health equity: A guide for health care organizations. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement , 45 pp.

Annotation: This paper provides a framework for health care organizations to improve health equity in the communities they serve. Topics include making health equity a strategic priority, developing structure and processes to support health equity work, deploying specific strategies to address the multiple determinants of health on which health care organizations can have a direct impact, decreasing institutional racism within the organization, and developing partnerships with community organizations to improve health and equity. The paper also describes practical issues in measuring health equity, presents a case study of the Henry Ford Health System, and includes a self-assessment tool for health care organizations to assess their current state related to each component of the framework.

Contact: Institute for Healthcare Improvement , 20 University Road, Seventh Floor , Cambridge , MA 02138, Telephone: (617) 301-4800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 787-0831 Fax: (617) 301-4830 E-mail: info@ihi.org Web Site: http://www.ihi.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community participation, Discrimination, Equal opportunities, Health care delivery, Health disparities, Health systems agencies, Inclusion, Measures, Organizational change, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Self evaluation, Social bias

Segal LM, De Biasi A, Lieberman DA, Olson G, Ilakkuvan V. 2016. Blueprint for a healthier America 2016: Policy priorities for the next administration and Congress. Washington, DC: Trust for America's Health, 185 pp.

Annotation: This document presents a vision for a healthier America, the problem and need for action, guiding principles, and strategies for improving public health and health systems. Topics include prioritizing wide-scale implementation of the most effective approaches for improving health in communities around the country, achieving a health care system prepared for emergencies, and prioritizing major health topics.

Contact: Trust for America's Health, 1730 M Street, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-9870 Fax: (202) 223-9871 E-mail: info@tfah.org Web Site: http://healthyamericans.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community based services, Coordination, Financing, Health care systems, Health care utilization, Health policy, Organizational change, Policy development, Preventive health services, Program improvement, Public private partnerships

Center for Mental Health in Schools. 2016. Improving ESSA planning for student and learning supports. Los Angeles, CA: Center for Mental Health in Schools, 7 pp. (Research for school improvement and transformation: Policy notes)

Annotation: This document describes a framework for developing a comprehensive and equitable system to address barriers to student learning and teaching. The framework comprises student and learning supports within the context of a continuum of interconnected subsystems that promote healthy development and prevent problems, intervene early, and treat severe and chronic problems. Contents include how organizational and operational infrastructures can be reworked to enable the development, implementation, and sustainability of the approach.

Contact: Center for Mental Health in Schools, UCLA School Mental Health Project, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563, Telephone: (310) 825-3634 Secondary Telephone: (866) 846-4843 Fax: (310) 206-8716 E-mail: smhp@ucla.edu Web Site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Barriers, Child development, Collaboration, Early intervention, Equal opportunities, Health promotion, Interdisciplinary approach, Learning, Organizational change, Policy development, Program improvement, Program planning, Resource allocation, School districts, Service integration, Standards, Students, Systems development, Teaching

U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care. 2016. Health center program fact sheet: America's primary care safety net working to address oral health. Rockville, MD: U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes how health centers increase access to oral health care in the communities they serve. Contents include information about oral health services provided and the number of visits and patients served. Topics include activities to increase access to oral health care for underserved populations, modernize the safety net infrastructure and delivery system, improve oral health outcomes, and promote an innovative organizational culture. Links to resources for general information and technical assistance for health centers are also included.

Contact: U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 489-4772 Fax: (301) 480-4098 Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov/about/organization/bureaus/bphc/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community health centers, Comprehensive health care, Oral health, Organizational change, Primary care, Public health infrastructure, Service delivery systems, Technical assistance, Underserved communities

Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission. 2015. Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP. Washington, DC: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, 165 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on aspects of Medicaid's mission to ensure access to high-quality health services and the program's future as a major health care payer driving health system change toward value. Topics include using Medicaid supplemental payments to drive delivery-system reform, Medicaid coverage of dental benefits for adults, the intersection of Medicaid and child welfare, behavioral health in the Medicaid program, and the use of psychotropic medications among Medicaid beneficiaries.

Contact: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, 1800 M Street, N.W., Suite 360 South, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 350-2000 Fax: (202) 273-2452 E-mail: macpac@macpac.gov Web Site: http://www.macpac.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Costs, Financing, Health care reform, Health services delivery, Medicaid, Medications, Mental health, Oral health, Organizational change, Pregnant women, Reimbursement, Systems development

Malvin J, Daniel S, Brindis CD. 2015. California's Confidential Health Information Act (SB 138): Implementation readiness among health insurers and health plans. San Francisco, CA: University of California, San Francisco, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, 12 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes a study to identify operational issues and solutions related to the implementation of California's Confidential Health Information Act (Senate Bill 138), a law to address the privacy concerns of individuals insured as dependents on a parent's or partner's health plan. Topics include legal gaps that led to the new legislation, findings from telephone interviews with health insurance carriers and health plans, and an analysis of website content related to privacy practices.

Contact: University of California, San Francisco, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, 513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143-0410, Telephone: (415) 476-5255 Web Site: http://healthpolicy.ucsf.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Confidentiality, Health insurance, Organizational change, Policy development, Social change, State legislation, Transition to independent living

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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.