Skip Navigation

Strengthening the evidence for maternal and child health programs

Search Results: MCHLine

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.


Displaying records 1 through 20 (32 total).

Center for Health Care Strategies. 2016. Advancing oral health through the Women, Infants, and Children Program: A New Hampshire project. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 6 pp. (Profile)

Annotation: This brief describes a pilot project to integrate preventive oral health care for women with low incomes and children from families with low incomes through local sites of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in New Hampshire. The brief also explores alternative channels for bringing oral health care and education to populations with low incomes. Topics include administrative procedures, technology, capacity, funding, lessons learned, and next steps.

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: Children, Consumer education, Dental care, Health education, Infants, Low income groups, New Hampshire, Oral health, Pilot projects, Policy development, Preventive health services, Program development, Service integration, State initiatives, WIC Program, Women

Deming S. 2015. Final report for Phase I Tobacco Dependence Treatment Through Dental Providers Project for 2014–15. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a pilot project to reduce tobacco use and improve oral health by training oral health professionals on recommended guidelines for tobacco dependence treatment. Contents include information about the participating dental clinics, reimbursements for clients receiving tobacco dependence interventions, administrative support activities, project outcomes, and next steps. Training pretest, mid, and posttest surveys results; and final report numbers and comments are included.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 201 Townsend Street, Box 30195, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4911_4912_6226---,00.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Final reports, Forms, Intervention, Michigan, Oral health, Pilot projects, Program descriptions, Reimbursement, Smoking cessation, State programs, Tobacco use, Training

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry. 2013. Oral Health Access for Young Children Program: Final report. [Lincoln, NE]: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry, 36 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from an evaluation of a pilot program to assess the oral health needs of children and families in Nebraska, and provide preventive oral health services. Contents include a program overview and summaries for each of fifteen regional and community partners who helped to administer and implement the program across the state. The summaries include data on the number and distribution of dentists and dental hygienists; the number of children seen, client visits, fluoride varnish treatments, clinic hours, community sites, and staff involved; satisfaction and referral rates; racial ethnic and age distributions; oral health status (unhealthy gums, need further care, early childhood caries); and access to oral health care (dental home, Medicaid, no dental insurance). Lessons learned, recommendations, and opportunities are also discussed. The program model and forms are provided as appendices.

Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 Web Site: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Dental-Health.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Final reports, Grants, Health status, Local initiatives, Nebraska, Needs assessment, Oral health, Pilot projects, Program evaluation, Public private partnerships, Rural population, State surveys, Statistical data, Urban population, Young children

Glassman P, Harrington M, Namakian M. 2013. California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development Health Workforce Pilot Project #172: Report and evaluation. San Francisco, CA: University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Pacific Center for Special Care, 13 pp.

Annotation: This policy brief presents findings from a demonstration project to train allied oral health professionals to perform new duties in community settings. The brief describes the trainees, dentists, and sites; the curriculum and training; and the evaluation process and results. Topics include patients, procedures, and visits; project features; satisfaction surveys; and an economic analysis.

Contact: University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, Telephone: (415) 929-6400 Fax: (415) 929-6654 Web Site: http://dental.pacific.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Process evaluation, California, Community based services, Dental assistants, Dental hygienists, Economic factors, Evaluation, Health care delivery, Oral health, Pilot projects, State initiatives, Training, Treatment effectiveness evaluation, Work force

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2013. Expanding nutritional counseling to prevent childhood obesity. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, multiple items.

Annotation: This webinar, held on December 12, 2013, discusses strategies for improving nutritional guidance for children and adolescents. Contents include 1 video, along with the webcast agenda, speaker biographies, presentation slides, and additional resources. Topics include the importance of good nutrition in childhood; a brief overview of federal efforts to support improvements; the origins of the Healthy Generation Benefit pilot, a multi-sector partnership to provide effective nutrition support for children who are overweight; and a health plan experience participating in the pilot, with considerations for providing coverage for nutritional counseling. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Multimedia, Adolescents, Body weight, Children, Federal initiatives, Financing, Nutrition counseling, Pilot projects, Program improvement, Public private partnerships

Henderson M, Kaye N. 2012. Policies for care coordination across systems: Lessons from ABCD III. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 28 pp.

Annotation: This paper examines the care-coordination experiences of five states (Arkansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Oregon) that have developed pilot projects as part of Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD III) to improve care coordination for young children with or at risk for developmental delays. The paper examines common themes and policy levers that could help improve care coordination between primary care health professionals and other systems, such as systems of educational, social, or vocational services, for individuals of all ages, with a focus on policies as they relate to the cross-system care coordination being advanced in ABCD III. Topics include policies to pay for care coordination, policies supporting systemic communication, and policies supporting and sustaining quality and measurement of cross-system coordination.

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: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Arkansas, Child health, Communication, Costs, Early childhood development, Financing, Health care systems, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pilot projects, Primary care, Public policy, Quality assurance, Service coordination, State programs, Young children

National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. 2011-. Healthy Beginnings for Babies. Alexandria, VA: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, 4 items.

Annotation: These resources include a description of a community partners pilot project in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Florida to increase well-baby visits and vaccinations during the first year of life. Additional contents include a resource guide to help families prepare for well-baby visits. Topics include what to expect at each visit, suggestions for questions to ask health professionals, and space to take notes and keep track of important milestones. The guide is available in English and Spanish. A poster is also available.

Contact: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, 4401 Ford Avenue, Suite 300***OPERATIONS MOVED TO ZERO TO THREE*** 5/5/2015, Alexandria, VA 22302, Telephone: (703) 837-4792 Fax: (703) 664-0485 E-mail: info@hmhb.org Web Site: http://www.hmhb.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community action, Consumer education materials, Immunization, Infant health, Infants, Pilot projects, Preventive health services, Public awareness campaigns, Public private partnerships, Spanish language materials, Vaccines, Well child care

NORC at the University of Chicago. 2011. Evaluation of the Public Health Accreditation Board beta test. Bethesda, MD: NORC at the University of Chicago, 21 pp. (Brief report)

Annotation: This report summarizes key findings and recommendations from the evaluation of a beta test to pilot the main processes of public health department accreditation and the draft standards and measures from the perspective of the health department applicant (beta site), site visitor, and Public Health Accreditation Board staff. Major revisions to the accreditation process and standards and measures are described at the end of the summary.

Contact: NORC at the University of Chicago, 4350 East West Highway, Eighth Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 634-9300 Fax: (301) 634-9301 Web Site: http://www.norc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accreditation, Management, Measures, Organizational change, Outcome and process assessment, Pilot projects, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Public health agencies, Quality assurance, Standards, Work force

Hanlon C. 2010. Linking children to services: Building on community assets to pilot test improvement strategies. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 19 pp.

Annotation: This paper focuses on how the states of Arkansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Oregon -- through their participation in the third Assuring Better Child Development project learning consortium (ABCD III) -- are building on existing local partnerships and assets to organize community pilots to improve coordination among providers serving low income children and their families. The paper provides an overview of the ABCD III project goals and describes the preliminary lessons that have emerged from participating states, including new federal opportunities to bolster community partnerships that will improve service linkages for children with or at high risk of developmental delay. Models that exemplify state and community collaboration and preliminary lessons learned are provided.

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: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Collaboration, Community programs, Consortia, High risk children, Pilot projects, Program improvement, Service integration, State programs

Martens J, Thompson BK, eds. 2009. FIMR/HIV pilot project: Overview and lessons learned. [Omaha, NE]: CityMatCH, 45 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the FIMR/HIV Pilot Project (FHPP), the goal of which was to adapt the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review process in order to identify and address missed opportunities for perinatal HIV prevention and treatment in pilot sites. The report discusses perinatal HIV, the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR), the FIMR/HIV prevention methodology, FHPP, and the experiences of three pilot sites (Baton Rouge, Louisianna; Detroit, Michigan; and Jacksonville, Florida).

Contact: CityMatCH, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, 982170 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-2170, Telephone: (402) 552-9500 E-mail: citymch@unmc.edu Web Site: http://www.citymatch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community programs, Florida, HIV, HIV, HIV infected patients, HIV screening, Infant mortality, Louisiana, Michigan, Perinatal health, Pilot projects, Pregnancy, Prevention, Treatment

Pease A, Cowan S. 2007. 6+1: A child survival intervention for accessing the social networks of priority groups. Christchurch, New Zealand: Education for Change, 34 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a pilot project that sought to entrust young parents in New Zealand with empowering their communities to understand and use available knowledge to reduce infant mortality, improve infant health, and create a better future. The report presents the project's guiding principles; describes the project; and presents methods, results, and a discussion.

Contact: Change for Our Children, P.O. Box 36406, Christchurch, NZ 8146, Telephone: (03) 379-6686 Fax: (03) 353-9269 E-mail: http://www.changeforourchildren.co.nz/contact/enquiry_form Web Site: http://www.changeforourchildren.co.nz Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-9582884-0-8 (print); 978-0-9582884-1-5 (pdf).

Keywords: Breastfeeding promotion, Communities, Education, Infant development, Infant health, Infant mortality, International health, Low income groups, Parents, Pilot projects, Pregnancy, Prenatal care, Prevention, Reproductive health, SIDS, Safety, Secondhand smoke, Sleep position, Smoking, Smoking cessation

Paulsell D, Mekos D, Del Grosso P, Banghart P, Nogales R. 2006. The Enhanced Home Visiting pilot project: How Early Head Start programs are reaching out to kith and kin caregivers—Final interim report. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research, 82 pp.

Annotation: This interim report descibes the early implementation experiences of Early Head Start Enhanced Home Visiting pilot projects. The report is based on site visits to participating programs after approximately 1 year of pilot operation, as well as on information collected by programs on the characteristics of children, families, and caregivers enrolled in the pilot. The report, which includes an executive summary, also discusses pilot program design; characteristics of children, families, and caregivers; delivery of services during the first year of implementation; and early implementation lessons. References are included. Statistical information is presented in tables throughout the report.

Contact: Mathematica Policy Research, P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393, Telephone: (609) 799-3535 Fax: (609) 799-0005 E-mail: info@mathematica-mpr.com Web Site: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Community programs, Early Head Start, Families, Home visiting, Infants, Pilot projects, Service delivery, Young children

Project on State-Level Child Outcomes. [2005]. Welfare reform and children: A synthesis of impacts in five states. Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, 80 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on the question of whether and how pilot welfare reform programs launched in five states -- Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, and Minnesota -- affected children's developmental outcomes. The report synthesizes results from experimental studies in the five states looking first at adult economic outcomes that the programs aimed to change and then turning to aspects of young children's lives -- including child care and home environment -- that may also have been changed by the programs. Finally, the report focuses on how children themselves were affected by the programs. The report includes an executive summary and a conclusion. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report and in appendices. Endnotes are included.

Contact: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W., Washington, DC 20447, Telephone: (202) 401-9215 Secondary Telephone: (800) 422-4453 Web Site: http://www.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Child development, Children, Connecticut, Economic factors, Families, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Parents, Pilot projects, State programs, Welfare reform, Young children

Partap A, Mathieson K. 2005. Healthy Child Care Arizona: Oral health pilot training evaluation. [Phoenix, AZ]: Arizona Center for Community Pediatrics, 14 pp.

Annotation: This report describes an evaluation of the Healthy Child Care Arizona oral health pilot training held on September 18, 2004, in Tucson, Arizona, for individuals working in Head Start or child care centers. The training was designed to teach participants about the causes of tooth decay and how to prevent it, the relationship between tooth decay and general health, how to choose snacks that promote oral health, why children need to visit the dentist before their first birthday, and how to help parents access oral health care. The report presents results of the evaluation, discusses participants' satisfaction with the training, discusses follow-up with participants and barriers to oral health promotion, and offers conclusions. Statistical information is presented in tables and figures throughout the report. Appendices include a pretest and post-test and a planning and follow-up data collection form. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Arizona, Child care workers, Head Start, Oral health, Pilot projects, Program evaluation, State programs, Training

Burghardt J, Gleason P, Sinclair M, Cohen R, Hulsey L, Milliner-Waddell J. 2004. Evaluation of the National School Lunch Program Application/Verification Pilot Projects: Volume I—Impacts on deterrence, barriers, and accuracy. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research, 96 pp.

Annotation: This report, the first of two volumes, presents the results of an evaluation of two approaches tested in the National School Lunch Program Application/Verification Pilot Projects. Topics include the impacts of upfront documentation and graduated verification methods on deterrence of ineligible families, barriers for eligible families, and accuracy among certified students in school lunch programs. The report, which includes an executive summary and a summary of findings, is divided into the following sections: (1) study background, (2) characteristics of the pilot and comparison districts, and (3) impacts of the pilot project. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report. The report concludes with a list of references.

Contact: Mathematica Policy Research, P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393, Telephone: (609) 799-3535 Fax: (609) 799-0005 E-mail: info@mathematica-mpr.com Web Site: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com $8.25, plus shipping and handling; also available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Child nutrition programs, Data, Eligibility determination, National programs, Pilot projects, Program evaluation, School food services, School lunch programs

Burghardt J, Gleason P, Sinclair M, Cohen R, Hulsey L, Milliner-Waddell J. 2004. Evaluation of the National School Lunch Program Application/Verification Pilot Projects: Volume II—Data collection, study methods and supplementary tables on certification impacts. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research, 96 pp.

Annotation: This report, the second of two volumes, presents the results of an evaluation of two approaches tested in the National School Lunch Program Application/Verification Pilot Projects: upfront documentation and verification. This volume provides a detailed description of the methods used to conduct the study, and presents tabulations that supplement and extend the analyses reported in Volume 1. It is divided into the following sections: (1) comparison site selection and recruitment, (2) sample design and sample selection, (3) survey data collection, (4) comparing planned and actual sample sizes and precision, (5) updating meal price status, (6) survey weighting procedures and population estimates, (7) weighting methodology, (8) impact and analysis estimation methods, and (9) supplementary tabulation. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report. The report also includes an evaluation postcard and references.

Contact: Mathematica Policy Research, P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393, Telephone: (609) 799-3535 Fax: (609) 799-0005 E-mail: info@mathematica-mpr.com Web Site: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com $13.75, plus shipping and handling; also available from the website.

Keywords: Child nutrition programs, Data collection, Data collection, National programs, Pilot projects, Program evaluation, Research methods, School food services, School lunch programs, Surveys

Center for Health Care Strategies. 2004. Improving developmental screening: One child at a time. Lawrenceville, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 26 pp.

Annotation: This summary and case study describe a pilot project by Molina Healthcare of Michigan to improve Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) rates and early childhood developmental screening at 11 provider practices using the Best Clinical and Administrative Practices (BCAP) framework. Sample materials from the project, called Baby Steps Toward Health, include outreach materials on well-child visits for parents and provider education materials about EPSDT components, proper documentation, coding, and referral sources for children with developmental delays. A chart outlining the Medicaid well-child check-ups timeline: birth to 21 is also provided.

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

Keywords: Case studies, Child development, Children, Developmental screening, EPSDT, Michigan, Pilot projects, Program descriptions

Center for Health Care Strategies. 2004. Molina Healthcare of Michigan's step-by-step improvement in early childhood assessment: Case study. Lawrenceville, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 6 pp.

Annotation: This brief outlines a pilot program "Baby Steps Towards Health" to increase Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) visits for children from birth to age three in Michigan by creating a link between the member, practitioner, and health plans as well as increasing parent involvement. Section topics include an introduction to the program; an overview of intervention roles; project aims, measures, and changes; outreach roles; and summaries of overall program results and program expansion.

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: Assessment, Case studies, Collaboration, EPSDT, Infants, MCH programs, Michigan, Physician patient relations, Pilot projects, Screening, Young children

Braveman P, Marchi K, Sarnoff R, Egerter S, Rittenhouse D, Salganicoff A. 2003. Promoting access to prenatal care: Lessons from the California experience. Washington, DC: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 69 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the importance of prenatal care and explores the impact of the Medicaid eligibility expansions and systems improvements on early prenatal coverage and access to care in California over the past two decades. Chapter topics include an overview and background of the importance of obtaining prenatal care, trends of prenatal care use and coverage in California during 1980-1999, a survey of California's maternity population, improving early access to Medicaid coverage in California, a review of non-insurance barriers to early prenatal care, and conclusions and policy recommendations for improving access to prenatal care. A reference list and technical appendix providing a general description of the data sources, study samples, variables, and analysis plans used are provided. Statistical data are provided in chart formats throughout the report.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington, DC Office/Public Affairs Center, 1330 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (202) 347-5274 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.kff.org/about/bjcc/bjcc_floor.cfm Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Access to prenatal care, Barriers, California, Health insurance, Medicaid, Pilot projects, Prenatal care, Program descriptions, State surveys, Statistical data

Buzby JC, Guthrie JF, Kantor LS. 2003. Evaluation of the USDA fruit and vegetable pilot program: Report to Congress. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Services, 24 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an early review of the United States Department of Agriculture's Fruit and Vegetable Pilot Program, in which the program provided fresh and dried fruit and fresh vegetables free to children in 107 elementary and secondary schools. The report includes a summary, an overview of the program, a description of the evaluation plan, and evaluation findings. Three appendices include legislative language of the program, program schools, and program data. Statistical information is presented in tables throughout the report. The report also contains a bibliography.

Contact: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, 1800 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-5831, Telephone: (202) 694-5050 E-mail: infocenterers.usda.gov Web Site: http://www.ers.usda.gov $25.50; also available from the website. Document Number: EFAN 03-006.

Keywords: Adolescent nutrition, Child nutrition, Elementary schools, Evaluation, Fruit, Nutrition programs, Pilot projects, Secondary schools, Vegetables

    Next Page »

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.