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Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.

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Pennsylvania Department of Health. n.d.. Local governance leads to strong families and strong communities. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Department of Health, 20 pp.

Annotation: This report looks at the philosophy of Pennsylvania's "Strong Families/Strong Communities" campaign, which stresses the importance of local governance and community strategies to state initiatives designed to preserve families and strengthen communities. It provides descriptions of state strategies and programs that involve community action designed to improve child and family outcomes.

Contact: Pennsylvania Department of Health, Health and Welfare Building, 625 Forster Street, Eighth Floor West, Harrisburg, PA 17120, Telephone: (877) 724-3258 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child advocacy, Community based services, Community programs, Families, Family preservation programs, Local initiatives, Outreach

Pittsburgh/Allegheny County Healthy Start. n.d.. Guidebook for healthy mothers, children, families. Pittsburgh, PA: Allegheny County Healthy Start Project, 70 pp.

Annotation: This directory lists a variety of programs and services in the Pittsburgh area that are available to mothers, children, and families. It also contains health tips and fact sheets for infant care. Topics include the following: 1) child health clinics; 2) dental health; 3) family health services; 4) family/home-based support services; 5) family planning services; 6) family support centers; 7) grief support; 8) health and safety programs; and 9) Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Pittsburgh/Allegheny & Fayette County Healthy Start, 400 North Lexington Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA Telephone: (412) 247-1000 Secondary Telephone: (412) 247-4009 Contact Phone: (412) 578-8003 Fax: (412) 578-8325 Contact E-mail: Web Site: Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Case management, Child care services, Community programs, Family centered services, Family planning, Family support services, Infant health, Outreach, Pittsburgh Healthy Start, Social services

Boston Healthy Start Initiative. n.d.. Outline of BHSI's pilot nurturing program presently funded through the Carnegie Foundation known as Connect the DOTS. Boston, MA: Boston Healthy Start Initiative, 33 pp.

Annotation: This manual describes a pilot family nurturing program, in which parents and children attend a series of classes together. In outline form, the manual explains how the pilot program works and how it is implemented, the philosophy and constructs behind the program, the timeline and budget for the program, and an evaluation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Boston Healthy Start Initiative, 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, Second Floor, Boston, MA 02118, Telephone: (617) 534-5395 Secondary Telephone: (617) 534-9799 Contact Phone: (617) 534-7828 Fax: (617) 534-5358 E-mail: Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Boston Healthy Start, Community based services, Community programs, Facilitating services, Family relations, Family support services, Outreach, Parent education programs, Training materials

District of Columbia Healthy Start Project. n.d.. The D.C. Healthy Start Project's peer education/teen theater program: How to start your own peer educator/teen theater program manual. Washington, DC: District of Columbia Healthy Start Project, 34 pp.

Annotation: This manual is designed to help peer educators start their own teen theater program. Through a series of 20–30 minute skits, peer educators are trained to help adolescents better understand a variety of health issues. The manual explains the philosophy of the teen theater program and how to establish such a program. The manual includes skits, activities, and exercises. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: District of Columbia Healthy Start Project, Office of Maternal and Child Health, St. Elizabeth's Campus, Cottage Seven, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20032, Telephone: (202) 645-4174 Contact Phone: (202) 645-5624 Fax: (202) 645-5084 Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent health programs, Adolescent health promotion, Adolescents, District of Columbia Healthy Start, Manuals, Outreach, Peer education, Risk prevention, Theater, Training materials

Milwaukee Healthy Women and Infants Project. n.d.. Equal opportunity: The effective management connection. Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Healthy Women and Infants Project, ca. 200 pp.

Annotation: This manual is designed to help individuals further understand how equal employment laws, policies, and practices affect community outreach programs. There are six modules: 1) management policies and equal opportunity laws; 2) personnel selection; 3) equal opportunity and managing performance; 4) the workplace environment; 5) communicating across cultures; and 6) management perspectives. Each module presents key points and includes practice exercises. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Milwaukee Healthy Women and Infants Project, 40 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 350, Milwaukee, WI 53233, Telephone: (414) 345-4500 Fax: (414) 345-4505 E-mail: Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Communities, Employment, Equal opportunities, Manuals, Milwaukee Healthy Start, Outreach, Personnel, Training materials, Workplace

Great Expectations. n.d.. Parenting manual. New Orleans, LA: Healthy Start/Great Expectations, ca. 150 pp.

Annotation: This training manual is a curriculum in parenting for Great Expectation clients. The first section of the document includes a description of the eight week course; a parenting training schedule; guidelines for group leader or coordinator; ground rules for the participants; a parent pledge; and recruiting suggestions. The remainder of the manual provides resource material and handouts on these topics: orientation; health education; safety; nurturing and self esteem; communication and play; child reporting (types of abuse, types of neglect, mandated reporters, and factors that sometimes lead to abuse or neglect); and discipline. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Great Expectations Foundation, Inc., 4298 Elysian Fields Avenue, Suite B, New Orleans, LA 70122, Telephone: (504) 288-7818 Contact Phone: (504 ) 565-7601 Fax: (504) 288-7328 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge.

Keywords: Adolescent parents, Adolescent pregnancy, Child care, Child development, Communication, Curricula, Discipline, Education, Family planning, Health education, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Louisiana, Nutrition, Outreach, Parenting, Play, Prenatal care, Prevention, Safety, Self-esteem

District of Columbia Healthy Start Project. n.d.. Male Outreach Worker (MOW) case management protocol. Washington, DC: District of Columbia Healthy Start Project, 17 pp.

Annotation: This document gives an overview of the Male Outreach Worker (MOW) program in Washington DC. This program addresses the needs of fathers of infants in the Healthy Start program so that they may contribute positively in the health and well-being of the mother and baby. The document describes process objectives of the program, population characteristics that demonstrate the need for the MOW program, MOW staff responsibilities, recruitment, intervention design, case management, support/curriculum group activities, and MOW and MOW supervisor professional development. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: District of Columbia Healthy Start Project, Office of Maternal and Child Health, St. Elizabeth's Campus, Cottage Seven, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20032, Telephone: (202) 645-4174 Fax: (202) 645-5084 Available at no charge.

Keywords: Case management, District of Columbia, Family support services, Fathers, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Outreach, Prevention programs, Protocols, Social services

n.d.. Indiana's Breastfeeding Promotion Program [Final report]. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana State Board of Health, 29 pp.

Annotation: This project sought to increase the incidence and duration of breastfeeding in the state. The purpose of the project was to develop statewide strategies for breastfeeding promotion. Clients targeted were those least likely to breastfeed. Activities included developing and implementing industry policies that support working, breastfeeding women; conducting a public media campaign and establishing a toll-free hotline; counseling and educating low-income and minority women through WIC and MCH programs; and providing professional education. [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 PB93-196871.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Infants, Low income groups, Minorities, Mothers, Nutrition, Outreach, WIC Program

[2018]. South Carolina oral health 2020: State plan 2015-2020. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 23 pp.

Annotation: This plan presents priorities for oral health in South Carolina during the period 2015–2020. Priorities discussed include strengthening public health infrastructure; improving access to oral health services for vulnerable populations; education and prevention; supporting the integration of public health priorities, as they relate to oral health, into higher education programs' dental education; and policy and outreach. For each priority, detailed recommendations are provided.

Contact: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone: (803) 898-3432 Fax: (803) 898-3323 E-mail: Web Site:

Keywords: Access to health care, Education, Oral health, Outreach, Prevention, Public health, Public policy, South Carolina, State programs

O'Neil M, Sweetland J, Fond M. 2017. Unlocking the door to new thinking: Frames for advancing oral health reform. Washington, DC: FrameWorks Institute, 28 pp. (FrameWorks message memo)

Annotation: This document outlines findings from research on how Americans think about oral health and explains these findings’ implications for communication, outreach, and advocacy. Topics include how the public thinks about oral health and related issues, implications of attitudes toward oral health for advancing an informed public conversation, and communications tools and techniques.

Contact: FrameWorks Institute, 1333 H Street, N.W., Suite 700 West, Washington, DC 20005, E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Barriers, Communication, Community action, Disease prevention, Health care reform, Health disparities, Health promotion, Mass media, Oral health, Outreach, Public policy, Service integration, Sociocultural factors, Socioeconomic factors, Systems development, Teamwork

Creative Associates International. 2016. SDG Youth Action Mapper. Washington, DC: Creative Associates International, 1 v.

Annotation: This mobile app/platform is designed to help youth and others make progress towards the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDB) through mapping, mobilization, and measurement. Topics include ending poverty and hunger, good health, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, renewable energy, good jobs and economic growth, innovation and infrastructure, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption, climate action, life in water and on land, peace and justice, and partnerships. Contents include portals for groups and organizations to document opportunities for taking action and for reporting progress towards SDG goals. A video on how to use the app/platform and a toolkit for organizing communities are also available.

Contact: Creative Associates International, 5301 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20015, Telephone: (202) 966-5804 Contact E-mail: Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Community action, Goals, Information systems, Maps, Mobile application, Multimedia, Online systems, Outreach, Sustainability, Youth

Bruski K. 2016. Children’s Oral Healthcare Access Program [final report]. Costa Mesa, CA: Share Our Selves, 14 pp. plus appendices.

Annotation: This report describes a project to integrate an oral-health-care program into an existing school-based clinic serving students attending a public charter school (kindergarten through grade 8) in Santa Ana, CA. Topics include delivery-system design, interdisciplinary care, client/community education, continuous quality improvement, sustainability, evaluation, and resources and capabilities. Meeting agendas and minutes, a student consent form, and a program brochure and other outreach materials are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Comprehensive health care, Dental care, Final reports, Health services delivery, Interdisciplinary approach, Local initiatives, Model programs, Oral health, Outreach, Program improvement, Quality assurance, School based clinics, Service integration, Systems development, Urban population

Gonzales S, Kwarciany J. 2016. Guide to school-based outreach for health coverage enrollment. Washington, DC: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 29 pp.

Annotation: This guide describes strategies that school-based outreach groups identify as key in their efforts to successfully expand health care coverage. Contents include a review of the value and benefits of school-based outreach, steps for laying the groundwork for outreach efforts, a description of the outreach process based on lessons and experiences from successful school-based outreach programs, and links to online resources and groups who can provide additional information about the work highlighted in the guide.

Contact: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 820 First Street N.E., Suite 510, Washington, DC 20002, Telephone: (202) 408-1080 Fax: (202) 408-1056 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Enrollment, Health insurance, Model programs, Outreach, Schools

[U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services]. 2016. Serving special populations: Rural areas–Fast facts for assisters. [Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services], 5 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for people who assist health care consumers living in rural areas provides information about health insurance eligibility and enrollment barriers and what assisters can do to bolster education and outreach efforts in rural areas. Scenarios and resources are included.

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: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Communication, Community participation, Costs, Family support services, Health insurance, Outreach, Relationships, Resources for professionals, Rural populations, Transportation, Trust

O'Hare WP, Mayol-Garcia Y, Wildsmith E, Torres A. 2016. The invisible ones: How Latino children are left out of our Nation's census count. Bethesda, MD: Child Trends Hispanic Institute and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund,

Annotation: This report identifies issues associated with the undercount of young Hispanic children in the U.S. Census and provides recommendations to improve the accuracy of the count in the next census. Contents include information about the net undercount of young Latino children by state and by county, drivers of the undercount, and strategies to reduce it by 2020. Topics include identifying and pursuing research questions, developing networks that will reach households with young children, raising awareness among stakeholders, targeting outreach to locations with concentrations of Latino families, leveraging government programs that serve children and existing partnerships with local organizations, and reaching out to health professionals and families of preschoolers.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Families, Hispanic Americans, Neighborhoods, Networking, Outreach, Participation, Public private partnerships, Research, Schools, Young children

Lee MA. 2016. Identifying pregnant women for targeted outreach to improve oral health. Farmington, CT: Connecticut Dental Health Partnership, 11 pp. (Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement Project)

Annotation: This report summarizes a study to determine the effectiveness of using administrative data from the HUSKY Program’s medical administrative services organization to identify pregnant women for targeted oral health outreach. HUSKY is Connecticut’s public health coverage program for eligible children, parents, relative caregivers, senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, adults without children, and pregnant women within the income guidelines. The report describes study methods and presents results. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Connecticut Dental Health Partnership, 195 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032, Telephone: (860) 507-2302 Web Site:

Keywords: Connecticut, Health insurance, Low income groups, Oral health, Outreach, Pregnant women, State programs, Statistical data

Minnesota Oral Health Project. 2015–. Crush Cavities!. [no place]: Minnesota Oral Health Project, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help primary care health professionals and others understand the etiology of dental caries and caregivers’ role in preventing caries in infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 21. Contents include information and resources on finding a physician or dentist, getting care when the first tooth erupts, applying fluoride varnish as part of well-child care, practicing good oral hygiene, and consuming healthy foods and drinks. Additional contents include a press release and a governor’s proclamation; public service announcements in English, Hmong, Karen, Lao, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese; and frequently asked questions. A video for parents about fluoride varnish is also available.

Contact: Minnesota Oral Health Project, c/o University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Community based services, Dental care, Fluorides, Health promotion, Infants, Local initiatives, Low income groups, Low literacy materials, Minnesota, Multimedia, Non English language materials, Nutrition, Oral health, Outreach, Preventive health services, Primary care, Public awareness campaigns, Public service announcements, Spanish language materials, Young children

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2015. Children's asthma management: Partnering to improve clinical training. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 2 pp. (Women, children & adolescents)

Annotation: This fact sheet describes the Enhancing Care for Children with Asthma Project, a partnership to improve health outcomes for children with asthma by supporting the implementation of nationally recognized asthma-care guidelines at physician offices, federally qualified community health centers, school-based clinics, and other primary care clinics. Topics include establishing collective focus, using data, reaching providers, and gauging opportunities to improve pediatric asthma management in states.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Children, Disease management, Guidelines, Outreach, Patient care management, Primary care facilities, Program improvement, Public private partnerships

Wilson K. 2015. Improving access to coverage for children with special health care needs in the face of health inequities: Strategies reported by family leadership organizations. Boston, MA: Catalyst Center, the National Center for Health Insurance and Financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, 4 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents findings from interviews with family leadership organization staff in Colorado, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont about health insurance coverage and health care financing and the experiences of children with special health care needs (CSHCN), their families, and their communities. Topics include coverage and financing barriers experienced by families raising CSHCN and strategies used to overcome them, including expanded outreach, language services, and interagency partnerships. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Catalyst Center, the National Center for Health Insurance and Financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, Boston University School of Public Health, Center for Advancing Health Policy and Practice, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02218-2526, Telephone: (617) 638-1930 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Barriers, Children, Families, Family support services, Health care financing, Health insurance, Interagency cooperation, Outreach, Special health care needs, State surveys, Young adults

Dorn S. 2015. Integrating health and human services programs and reaching eligible individuals under the Affordable Care Act: Final report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 30 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of findings from a project to support implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by exploring opportunities for integration and outreach. Contents include a summary of the challenges and prospects for integration. Topics include ways in which ACA changes can help bring eligible individuals into human services programs and ways in which human services programs can aid in identifying and enrolling those newly eligible in health insurance affordability programs, including Medicaid and subsidies available through state health insurance Marketplaces. Additional topics include current integration and outreach efforts at the state and local levels and ways to help consumers make program participation choices as they navigate public benefits programs and the Marketplaces.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 415 F, Washington, DC 20201, Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Eligibility, Health care reform, Health insurance, Integrated information systems, Medicaid, Outreach, Participation, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Service integration, State programs

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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.