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Hallstrom BJ. n.d.. Utilization of nursing personnel: A task specific approach. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project , 14 pp. (Comment series no: 0-7 (30))

Annotation: This paper seeks to establish a theoretical rationale for task delegation of nursing personnel based on the concept of independent and delegated functioning. Preliminary findings from a study of how a sample of projects are utilizing nursing and other personnel in performance of selected tasks is also presented, along with their view as to ideal utilization of personnel for performing these tasks, and the consensus of their judgment as to the type, whether independent or delegated, each task is deemed to be. Such task analysis is discussed as the first step in developing the criteria for interchangeability of personnel and delegation of tasks, and for optimal utilization of personnel within comprehensive health care programs. This paper is produced as part of the documentation and assessment of the effect of P.L. 89-97, Title V. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Children and Youth Projects, Nurses, Personnel management, Program evaluation, Title V programs

Barzel R, Holt K, Kolo S, Siegal M, eds. 2018. School-based dental sealant programs (2nd. ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 1 v.

Annotation: This curriculum is designed to provide schoolbased dental sealant program (SBSP) staff with an understanding of the history, operations, and principles of SBSPs funded by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). Contents include guidelines for infection control and information about tooth selection and assessment for sealants; the sealant-application process; and SBSP operations, with an emphasis on requirements that apply to programs funded by ODH. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Curricula, Dental sealants, Distance education, Ohio, Oral health, School based management, School health programs, School personnel

ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families. 2016. Reflective practice and program development (upd.). Washington, DC: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, multiple items.

Annotation: This web resource presents information on reflective supervision and leadership and lists resources for Zero to Three members.

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: Leadership, Personnel management, Supervision

Witgert KE, Kinsler S, Dolatshahi J, Hess C. 2014. Strategies for supporting expanded roles for non-clinicians on primary care teams. Portland, OR: National Academy for State Health Policy, 30 pp.

Annotation: This paper outlines strategies for and examples of Medicaid financing of non-clinician services in fee-for-service, managed care, medical home or health home, and accountable care organization settings. The paper also describes training curricula and methods to help non-clinicians develop new skills as part of a care team and the accompanying workflow redesign required for teams to function effectively. Topics include training non-clinicians to improve practice efficiency, manage clients' specific health conditions, and work effectively in a client-centered medical home.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Financing, Medicaid, Medical home, Multidisciplinary teams, Patient care management, Personnel, State programs, Teamwork, Work force

Wisconsin Public Health Association and Medical College of Wisconsin. 2014. WISHeS: Wisconsin Improving School Health Services Project. Kimberly, WI: Wisconsin Public Health Association, multiple items.

Annotation: This manual is designed to help school districts improve the health services they provide to students. Contents include a school-health-services assessment tool; injury and illness protocols; sample policies and procedures for emergency nursing services, concussion management, managing and preventing acute reactions to foods in the school setting, and medication administration; and nurse procedures. The manual also contains instructions for unlicensed assistive personnel on hand hygiene, oral care, feeding, transfers, and diapering for students who need such care at school.

Contact: Wisconsin Public Health Association, 563 Carter Court, Suite B, Kimberly, WI 54136, Telephone: (920) 882-3650 Contact Phone: (414) 875-7257 E-mail: Contact E-mail: teresa@badgerbay,co Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Disease management, Disease prevention, Mobile applications, Nursing services, Oral health, Patient care management, Patient care planning, Protocols, School based management, School districts, School health services, School nurses, School personnel, Special health care needs, Training

American Hospital Association, Committee on Performance Improvement. 2014. Managing an intergenerational workforce: Strategies for health care transformation. Chicago, IL: American Hospital Association, Health Research and Educational Trust, 46 pp.

Annotation: This report identifies approaches and initiatives to help leaders deploy strategies and competencies essential to developing the future health care work force. Topics include the characteristics of four generations in the work force and their impact on the health care industry, strategies to support health care transformation, and creating high-performing teams. Case studies and examples of intergenerational management strategies are included. The future work force is also discussed.

Contact: American Hospital Association, Health Research and Educational Trust, 155 North Wacker, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: (800) AHA-2626 Secondary Telephone: (312) 422-2600 Fax: (312) 422-4568 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Health care delivery, Health care reform, Health care systems, Hospitals, Intergenerational programs, Personnel management, Systems development, Teamwork, Trends, Work force

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care. 2013. Stepping stones to caring for our children: National health and safety performance standards–Guidelines for early care and education programs: Protecting children from harm (3rd ed.). Denver, CO: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care, 151 pp.

Annotation: This booklet contains 138 standards to advance the quality and safety of early care and education environments. It is a companion to Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards -- Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd edition (CFOC3). The booklet comprises a subset of the standards contained in CFO3, including new and updated standards on safe sleep, handling and feeding of human milk, introducing solid foods to infants, monitoring children's development, unimmunized children, preventing expulsions, and availability of drinking water. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education, University of Colorado Denver, 13120 East 19th Avenue, Mail Stop F541, P.O. Box 6511, Aurora, CO 80045, Telephone: (800) 598-5437 (598-KIDS) Fax: (303) 724-0960 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Child care centers, Children with special health care needs, Facilities, Health promotion, Learning activities, Management, Nutrition, Out of home care, Personnel, Safety, Spanish language materials, Standards

Bingham D, Compton R, Doherty M, Goldsmith D, Kaminski S, Ohrenberger K, and Illumina Interactive. 2013. Safety net solutions dental practice management series. Westborough, MA: DentaQuest Institute, 1 v.

Annotation: This learning series consists of seven modules designed to provide an overview of the main components of practice management for a safety net dental program. Module topics address billing and collection processes, fee schedules and sliding fee scale rates, financial and productivity goals, front desk customer service, crucial roles of front desk staff, managing chaos, and strategic patient scheduling.

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

Keywords: Clinic administration, Dental care, Management, Oral health, Personnel, Reimbursement, Service delivery systems

Lombardo MM, Eichinger RW. 2009. For your improvement: A development and coaching guide—For: Learners, supervisors, managers, mentors, and feedback givers. (5th ed.). Minneapolis, MN: Lominger Limited, 580 pp.

Annotation: This book is intended to assist those individuals in leadership positions in the workplace to improve supervisory and mentoring skills. The book covers skills in three areas: core competencies, performance dimensions, and career stallers and stoppers. For each skill, the book presents characteristics of those who are unskilled, skilled, or who use the skill excessively; a list of causes of difficulties with that skill; and a list of 10 remedies for the difficulties. The introduction provides a general structure for working on any of the skills and the appendix contains personal development plan worksheets.

Keywords: Employee performance appraisal, Leadership training, Mentors, Personnel management, Planning, Resource materials, Staff development, Supervisors

Barzel R, Holt K, Siegal M. 2008. Clinical operations for safety net dental clinics. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 1 v.

Annotation: This curriculum is designed to help safety net dental clinic staff improve efficiency and quality of care, meet patients' needs, and set up an infrastructure that is conducive to these activities. The series of six modules provide detailed guidelines for developing a policies and procedures manual, developing a staff handbook, and recruiting and retaining staff. The modules also present information on the importance of health records, including their vital role in malpractice cases, and on how to efficiently purchase, stock, and track supplies. In addition, the modules contain detailed information on effective appointment scheduling and on how to handle hazardous substances and plan for emergencies in the clinic setting. The modules include both national information and information specific to Ohio.

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Curricula, Dental clinics, Distance education, Fees and charges, Medical records, Medical records management, Ohio, Oral health, Patient care management, Personnel, Work force

Home Visiting Forum. [2004]. What makes supervision work: Recommendations from the home visiting field. [St. Louis, MO]: Parents as Teachers National Center, 22 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes information from focus groups conducted by the Home Visiting Forum training group. Participants of the focus groups were supervisors in national home visiting programs. The report discusses supervisor needs and home visitor needs in the areas of supportive management, training and professional development, coherent program design, supervisor experience, community linkages, structure and communication, salary and compensation, facilities and support, evaluation, and access to mental health services for clients in the programs.

Contact: Parents as Teachers, 2228 Ball Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146, Telephone: (314) 432-4330 Secondary Telephone: (866) 728-4968 Fax: (314) 432-8963 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Home visiting, Personnel management, Research, Supervision

U.S. General Accounting Office. 2000. Human capital: Key principles from nine private sector organizations. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 31 pp.

Giesecke J, ed. 1997. Practical help for new supervisors (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 115 pp.

Annotation: This book addresses basic supervisory skills for newly promoted librarians. Some topics it includes are running meetings, interviewing, performance appraisals, communication skills, conflict resolution, and managing time.

Contact: American Library Association, 50 East Huron, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (800) 545-2433 Secondary Telephone: (888) 814-7692 Contact Phone: (800) 545-2433 ext. 5036 Fax: (312) 944-3897 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: Order no. 3467-6-2025.

Keywords: Communication skills, Conflict resolution, Management, Personnel management, Supervision

Dunphy L. 1996 (ca.). Healthy Families Alexandria [Final report]. Falls Church, VA: Northern Virginia Family Service, 22 pp. (xxx)

Annotation: This project targeted first-time mothers in the City of Alexandria who were eligible for medicaid and who had personal or transient risk factors that may predispose them to abusing or neglecting their children. This 3-year project: (1) Ensured adequate prenatal care as prescribed by the clients' medical provider or by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; (2) ensured well-child care and advance optimal child development; (3) improved new mothers' knowledge of child care needs and child behavior; (4) enhanced parent-child interaction, bonding, and parenting skills; and (5) prevented child abuse and neglect among enrollees. [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 Contact Fax: xxx E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB99-144743.

Keywords: Access to Health Care, Case Management, Child Abuse Prevention, Child Neglect, Community Integrated Service System program, Hispanics, Home Visiting Programs, Home Visiting Services, Home Visiting for At Risk Families, Language Barriers, Minority Groups, Paraprofessional Personnel, Parent Child Interaction, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Prenatal Care, Prenatal Care, Screening, Well Child Care

Baird SC, Sylvester J. 1983. Role delineation and verification for entry-level positions in community dietetics: Summary and final documents. Chicago, IL: American Dietetic Association, 103 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of this study was to delineate the acceptable role for entry level community dietetics personnel. The products of this study are statements of major and specific performance responsibilities for each level of practice, statements of requisite knowledge for each level of practice, and a correlation of specific performance responsibilities with knowledge statements.

Contact: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, Telephone: (800) 877-1600 Secondary Telephone: (312) 899-0400 Contact Phone: (800) 746-0775 Web Site: $10.00.

Keywords: Dietetic technicians, Dietitians, Job descriptions, Personnel management

Blanchard KH, Johnson S. 1983. The one minute manager. New York, NY: Berkley Books, 111 pp.

U.S. Health Services and Mental Health Administration, Maternal and Child Health Service, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1970. Recommendations and participant lists of the National Conference of Maternity and Infant Care Projects, January 5, 6, 7, 1970, Washington, D.C.. [Rockville, MD]: Maternal and Child Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education, 42 pp.

Annotation: These proceedings discuss Maternity and Infant Care projects from the standpoint of administrative structure and responsibility, professional health and community health personnel, records and reporting, program evaluation, responsibilities of departments of obstetrics and pediatrics to community and health departments, delivery of prenatal and dental services, patient education delivery, family planning, obstetric anesthesia, fetal intensive care, neonatal intensive care, relationships between obstetrics and pediatrics, pediatric responsibility for the at-risk and non at-risk infant, and pregnant adolescents. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Maternity and Infant Care Projects, Anesthesia, Conferences, Dental care, Family planning, Federal MCH programs, High risk infants, Infant care, Infants, Medical personnel, Medical records, Neonatal intensive care, Obstetrical care, Obstetrics, Patient education, Pediatrics, Pregnant adolescents, Prenatal care, Professional personnel, Program evaluation, Program management

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Public Health, Department of Maternal and Child Health. 1969. Community focused social services: Workshop. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Maternal and Child Health, 74 pp.

Annotation: The papers from this workshop discuss diagnosis as the first step in providing casework services, application of family centered casework skills to community diagnosis and treatment, effective utilization of personnel in delivery of services, Atlanta Adolescent Pregnancy Program, an approach to a community health program, and whether evaluation is a tool or tyranny.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Community based services, Community health services, Evaluation, Georgia, Personnel management, Social work

Weckwerth VE. 1967. The interchangeability of skills. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project, 12 pp. (Comment series no.: 7-8 (3))

Annotation: This paper discusses what legal barriers exist which constrain health care workers from doing a job, what documentation exists that the skills of workers can interchange or substitute for others, and what attempts are being made to substitute skills in terms of other than human delivery and new disciplines. This paper is part of the documentation and assessment of the effect of P.L. 89-97, Title II. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: .Comprehensive health care, Adolescent health programs, Child health programs, Children and Youth Projects, Federal MCH programs, Health personnel, Personnel management

Corson JJ, Paul RS. 1966. Men near the top: Filling key posts in the federal service. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press, 189 pp. (Committee for Economic Development, Supplementary Paper, no. 20)

Annotation: This book concerns career people in the federal government who hold civilian posts at the supergrade level, just beneath the top political appointees. The problem in recruiting, training, and planning to replace vacancies in this category is discussed. This book describes the top-level civil servant and his work, those who provide managerial support, their work, how people get to these positions, getting and keeping competent people in these positions, and developing the talent required.

Keywords: Federal agencies, Federal government, Personnel, Personnel management, Personnel needs, Recruitment

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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.