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Carter M. n.d.. Continuing Nursing Education: Adolescents: [Final report]. Kansas City, KS: University of Kansas School of Nursing, 12 pp.

Annotation: This grant sponsored a symposium to improve adolescent approaches to health care through providing health professionals with new, innovative, and practical approaches to adolescent health care delivery. Issues addressed were: reaching the adolescent client; the application of physiological, cognitive, emotional, social, and behavioral theories to adolescent health care; and specific adolescent problems such as adolescent pregnancy and parenting, drug abuse, suicide, and body image; and sexuality in the disabled adolescent. Program emphasis was on the team and multi-disciplinary approach to effective adolescent health care delivery. [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: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-196731.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Nurses Physicians Social Workers, Professional education

Cloud H. n.d.. Nutrition Programming for the Chronically Ill/Handicapped Child: [Final report]. Birmingham, AL: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Sparks Center for Developmental and Learning Disorders, 7 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of this project was to conduct a workshop for nutritionists, nurses, physicians, and other health professionals to update knowledge of nutritional needs of chronically ill/handicapped children, identify screening and referral procedures and develop a plan for improving nutrition services through Title V programs in the 13 states comprising Region IV and VI. [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: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-196749.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Nurses, Nutrition, Nutrition screening, Nutritionists, Physicians, Professional education

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine. n.d.. Project Smile. San Antonio, TX: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, 4 modules.

Annotation: This training course for physicians comprises course instruction that includes a brief self-assessment and four modules on early childhood oral health. Module 1 defines early childhood caries (ECC) and discusses ECC prevalence, risk factors, and causes. Module 2 discusses the tooth-eruption sequence, the first oral examination, the benefits of early examinations, and the knee-to-knee oral examination. Module 3 describes the dental caries sequence, white spots, caries severity, and unusual problems. Module 4 addresses culturally sensitive care, ways to prevent ECC, anticipatory guidance, and toothbrushing technique.

Contact: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, Mail Code 7794, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900, Telephone: (210) 567-4550 Contact Phone: (210) 567-0815 Fax: (210) 567-4579 Contact E-mail: presleyt@uthscsa.edu Web Site: http://familymed.uthscsa.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Dentists, Early childhood caries, Family physicians, Oral health, Professional development, Training materials, Young children

Gupta N, Yarbrough C, Vujicic M, Blatz A, Harrison B. 2017. Medicaid fee-for-service reimbursement rates for child and adult dental care services for all states, 2016. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 15 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents findings from an analysis of Medicaid reimbursement rates for oral health care in all states and the District of Columbia. The brief discusses Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement for child and adult services relative to dentists’ fees and private dental insurance reimbursement, as well as other aspects of Medic- aid FFS reimbursement, including reimbursement for adult services in states with extensive adult benefits within their Medicaid programs.

Contact: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Web Site: http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/health-policy-institute Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Dentists, Health care costs, Health insurance, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Physicians, Provider participation, Reimbursement, State programs

American Academy of Family Physicians. 2015. Breastfeeding support and resources toolkit: A healthy start for your youngest patients. Leawood, KS: American Academy of Family Physicians, Multiple items.

Eden J, Berwick D, Wilensky G, eds.; Institute of Medicine, Committee on the Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education. 2014. Graduate medical education that meets the nation's health needs. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 256 pp.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [2012]. Doctors in action: A call to action from the Surgeon General to support breastfeeding. [Atlanta, GA]: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet explains how physicians and other health professionals can support breastfeeding in clinical care practices. It describes how doctors can support their patients' intentions to breastfeed; provide best practices guidelines and breastfeeding support; avoid serving as advertisers for infant formula; develop skilled lactation care teams; and help create health care systems that guarantee continuity of skilled support for lactation between hospitals and health care settings in the community. Included are key actions steps identified by the Surgeon General to support breastfeeding in clinical care and a call for changes in clinical care practices that promote breastfeeding.

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: Breastfeeding promotion, Breastfeeding promotion campaigns, Family support, Health care systems, Lactation management, Physicians, Public health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [2012]. Nurses in action: A call to action from the Surgeon General to support breastfeeding. [Atlanta, GA]: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet explains how nurses can help breastfeeding mothers in clinical care practices. It describes how nurses can support mothers' intentions to breastfeed; promote breastfeeding as a standard of care; seek out opportunities to improve knowledge and skills; develop skilled lactation care teams. and provide breastfeeding support after hospital discharge. Included are key actions steps identified by the Surgeon General to support breastfeeding in clinical care and a call for changes in clinical care practices that promote breastfeeding.

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: Breastfeeding promotion, Breastfeeding promotion campaigns, Family support, Health care systems, Lactation management, Nurse clinicians, Physicians, Public health

Pew Children's Dental Campaign. 2009. Reimbursing physicians for fluoride varnish: A cost-effective solution to improving access. Washington, DC: Pew Center on the States, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet promotes the medical office as an ideal place to deliver a set of preventive services, including oral health assessment, education of parents, anticipatory guidance, and the application of fluoride varnish. It discusses what fluoride varnish is, its importance in fighting early childhood caries, and its cost-effectiveness. The fact sheet includes a map showing states that already have Medicaid funding for oral health screening and fluoride varnish.

Contact: Pew State and Consumer Initiatives, 901 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20004-2008, Telephone: (202) 552-2000 Fax: (202) 552-2299 E-mail: pcs-feedback@pewtrusts.org Web Site: http://www.pewstates.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Fluorides, Oral health, Physicians, Reimbursement, Young children

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2009. Chart stickers. Elk Grove Village, IL: Academy of Pediatrics, 1 p.

Annotation: These stickers are to aid pediatricians to identify caries risk factors to know when to urgently refer patients to an oral health provider, apply fluoride varnish, and provide behavioral/nutritional counseling. Stickers include risk factors, protective factors, physical findings, and high or low risk status and are available in English and Spanish. Multiple copies of the sticker are shown on a single sheet that can be printed on label stock and transferred to patient charts. It is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Oral health, Patient care management, Pediatrics, Physicians, Resources for professionals, Spanish language materials

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health. 2008. Implementing the medical home model in Minnesota: A case study. Washington, DC: Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health, 23 pp.

Annotation: This guide, the first in a series of maternal and child health (MCH) case studies developed through a collaborative effort between the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health, is intended as a tool for teachers of public health, MCH, health policy, and health evaluation, The guide focuses on implementing the medical home model for children with special health care needs in Minnesota. Topics covered include (1) the importance of parents, (2) the importance of physicians, (3) the collaborative team, (4) the importance of funding, and (5) the future. A section on how to use the guide is included. Two appendices are also included, one discussing the medical home concept and the other providing information about meetings related to the case study held in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Contact: Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Ryals 310G, Birmingham, AL 35294-0022, Telephone: (205) 975-0531 Fax: (205) 934-3347 E-mail: jmcdouga@uab.edu Web Site: http://www.atmch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Children with special health care needs, Collaboration, Financing, Medical home, Minnesota, Parents, Physicians, State programs

Marios D, Sterba E, Kretzmann J, Pan R. 2008. A new formula for child health: Doctors + communities = Healthy kids. Evanston, IL: Asset-Based Community Development Institute, 93 pp.

Annotation: This document tells the stories of six very different projects that evolved from Communities and Physicians Together (CPT), a partnership between an academic health center and grassroots community organizations in Sacramento, California, and associated non-profits and professional associations. The purpose of CPT is to teach resident physicians how to effectively partner with communities to improve community health. The story of each project is divided into six subcategories: the community context, the project, overcoming challenges, successes and outcomes, and looking back.

Contact: Asset-Based Community Development Institute, Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy, Center for Civic Engagement, 1813 Hinman Ave., Evanston, IL 60208, Telephone: (847) 491-8711 Fax: (847) 467-4140 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.abcdinstitute.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Communities, Community health services, Community organizations, Health, Physicians, Programs

National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations. 2007. Delivering preventive health care to Hispanics: A manual for providers. (4th ed.). Washington, DC: National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations,

Annotation: This manual contains information on the health status of Hispanics and state-of-the art strategies for preventive health care delivery to Hispanic clients. The manual presents a historical background of the Hispanic community, health status statistics, analysis of Hispanic beliefs and practices about health, strategies for effective patient-provider interaction, models to promote health through community education, a reference guide for health care professionals, and a resource guide of Spanish language health publications.

Contact: National Alliance for Hispanic Health, 1501 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1401, Telephone: (202) 387-5000 Secondary Telephone: (866) 783-2645 Fax: E-mail: Web Site: http://www.hispanichealth.org Various editions available in libraries.

Keywords: Data, Health professionals, Hispanic Americans, Injury prevention, Manuals, Minority groups, Minority health, Pediatricians, Physicians, Prevention, Spanish language materials

University of Illinois Division of Specialized Care for Children with Illinois Academy of Family Physicans, Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Illinois Health Connect. 2007. A medical home primer for community pediatricians and family physicians--The roadmap to a medical home (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: University of Illinois, Division of Specialized Care for Children, 54 pp.

Annotation: This monograph offers primary care physicians suggestions for improving the quality of health care in the medical home they provide to patients and their families. The book describes the concept of a medical home and covers the following topics: parent partnerships, practice assessment, consumer awareness, practice improvements, community resources, medical home reimbursements, and quality improvement teams.

Contact: University of Illinois at Chicago, Division of Specialized Care for Children, 3135 Old Jacksonville Road, Springfield, IL 62704-6488, Telephone: (217) 558-2350 Secondary Telephone: (800) 322-3722 Contact Phone: (217) 793-2340 Fax: (217) 558-0773 Contact Fax: (217) 793-0773 E-mail: dssc@uic.edu Contact E-mail: cnonufer@uic.edu Web Site: http://dscc.uic.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Families, Family physicians, Illinois, Medical home, Pediatric practice, Reimbursement, State initiatives, Title V programs

PennWell. 2006. [Template of letters for dentist-physician communication]. Tulsa, OK: PennWell, 2 items.

Annotation: These sample letters are intended for use by oral health professionals in communicating with medical professionals about a mutual client. One letter communicates information about a client who has been diagnosed with periodontal disease and who is contemplating becoming pregnant; this client may benefit from preconception counseling related to the importance of oral health before and during pregnancy. The other letter communicates information about a client who is pregnant and who has been diagnosed with periodontal disease. The letter alerts the medical professional to the potential increased risk for an adverse pregnancy outcome as a result of elevated systemic mediators of inflammation from the client's periodontal condition. A bibliography of published articles accompanies each letter. These materials, along with a two-page handout titled Helping Patients Understand the Importance of Oral Health Before and During Pregnancy, were developed as implementation tools to accompany the November 2006 issue of Grand Rounds in Oral- Systemic Medicine. The issue focuses on periodontal disease in women of childbearing age.

Contact: PennWell, 1421 S. Sheridan Road, Tulsa, OK 74112, Telephone: (800) 331-4463 Secondary Telephone: (918) 835-3161 E-mail: Headquarters@PennWell.com Web Site: http://www.pennwell.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Dentists, Forms, Oral health, Patient care, Periodontal diseases, Physicians, Pregnant women, Prenatal care

American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. [2005]. The use of medication in treating childhood and adolescent depression: Information for physicians. [No place]: ParentsMedGuide.org, 15 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides physicians with information on the appropriate use of antidepressant medication as a component of a comprehensive treatment program for children and adolescents with depression. The fact sheet includes information about (1) the recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision to require a black box warning for antidepressant medications, (2) the prevalence and impact of child and adolescent depression, (3) an overview of treatment effectiveness of suicidality, (4) what prompted the FDA warning, (5) suicidality in adolescents, (6) recognition and diagnosis of child and adolescent depression, (7) risk factors for suicide, (8) whether talking about suicide signals increased likelihood that a child will hurt him or herself, (9) treating child and adolescent depression, (10) suggestions for physicians when prescribing antidepressant medication to pediatric patients, (11) which medications will carry the warning label, (12) treatment of depression outcome measures, and (13) future directions.

Contact: ParentsMedGuide.org, Web Site: http://www.ParentsMedGuide.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Antidepressant drugs, Attempted suicide, Child health, Depression, Diagnosis, Drug therapy, Mental health, Pediatricians, Physicians, Risk factors, Suicide, Suicide prevention, Treatment

Roat CE. 2005. Addressing language access issues in your practice: A toolkit for physicians and their staff members. San Francisco, CA: California Academy of Family Physicians, 39 pp.

Annotation: This tool kit for physicians and other health professionals in California provides guidance on how to re-design an office practice to provide the best possible care to individuals who speak limited English. Topics covered include identifying patients' language preferences, identifying resources to address language access, and using the right mix of services. The tool kit includes five appendices: (1) making the case: the practical and the policy of language access, (2) sample policy and procedure manual, (3) sample job description, (4) sample interpreter service waiver, and (5) other resources.

Contact: California Academy of Family Physicians, 1520 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109, Telephone: (415) 345-8667 Fax: (415) 345-8668 E-mail: cafp@familydocs.org Web Site: http://www.familydocs.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, California, Communication, Culturally competent services, Health personnel, Language barriers, Limited English proficiency, Physicians

Council on Graduate Medical Education. 2005. Minorities in medicine: An ethnic and cultural challenge for physician training–An update. Rockville, MD: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 60 pp. (Council on Graduate Medical Education seventeenth report)

Annotation: This report summarizes progress on increasing the number and proportion of underrepresented minorities in medicine and strengthening cultural competency in physicians. The report also recommends ways to support the academic pipeline to facilitate minority entry into medical school, strengthen upstream (institutional and policy) efforts in medical training, and ensure cultural competence in medicine and medical education.

Contact: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 464-4772 Fax: (301) 443-1246 E-mail: ask@hrsa.gov Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Cultural competence, Cultural diversity, Graduate education, Literature reviews, Medical education, Medicine, Minority groups, Physicians, Policy development, Program development, Program improvement, Program planning, Training

Docs for Tots and National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. [2004]. What docs should know about ... The impact of teen pregnancy on young children. Washington, DC: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet, which is geared toward physicians, focuses on adolescent pregnancy and its consequences for children. The fact sheet includes discussions of the adolescent pregnancy rate and how it has changed over the past decade, the implications of adolescent pregnancy for child health and development, and the link between adolescent pregnancy and poverty. The fact sheet also provides information about how physicians can help prevent adolescent pregnancy and support adolescents, as well a list of additional resources for physicians. References are included.

Contact: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy = Power to Decide, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 478-8500 Fax: (202) 478-8588 E-mail: campaign@teenpregnancy.org Web Site: http://www.thenationalcampaign.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent parents, Adolescent pregnancy, Child development, Child health, Physicians, Poverty

State University of New York at Albany, School of Public Health, Center for Health Workforce Studies. 2004. A comparison of changes in the professional practice of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives: 1992 and 2000. Rockville, MD: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 227 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on the professional practice of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives. It examines the notion that this practice varies widely across the 50 states and that favorable practice environments for the three professions are strongly associated with larger supplies of practitioners. The report (1) documents changes in professional practice of the three professions between 1992 and 2000, (2) creates new statistical professional practice indices for each of the three professions that more accurately reflect the respective practice environments across the 50 states in 2000, (3) examines the nature of the relationship between the three professions, the professional environment in which they operate, and their physician counterparts, (4) identifies salient factors that are related to changes in the three professions and their physician counterparts, and (5) assesses the extent to which the three professions improved access to care for underserved populations in the 1990s. The report includes eight appendices that contain index calculations, committee and organization lists, field work details, and references. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health occupations, Nurse midwives, Nurse practitioners, Physician assistants, Physicians, Underserved populations

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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.