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Lesley B. 2016. The racial generation gap and the future of our children. Washington, DC: First Focus, 28 pp.

Annotation: This report highlights five demographic trends that illustrate challenges and opportunities for children. Topics include a declining federal investment in children, a growing difference between the share of the population younger than 18 that is a racial or ethnic minority compared to those who are 65 and older, a growing child population in geographic regions with the poorest outcomes in child well-being, growth in minority voters who are highly supportive of children's programs, and changing gender roles and growing support among younger men for children's issues.

Contact: First Focus, 1400 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 657-0670 Fax: (202) 657-0671 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Age factors, Barriers, Child health, Children, Equal opportunities, Federal aid, Geographic factors, Health disparities, Minority groups, Population growth, Racial factors, Role, Trends

Olson M, Chaffin J, Chudy N, Yang A. 2014. 2013: Healthy smiles/healthy growth—Wisconsin's third grade children. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Oral Health Program, 40 pp.

Annotation: This report presents key findings on oral health and growth status from a survey of students in third grade in Wisconsin public schools. Results are compared to results from earlier surveys. Topics include treated tooth decay, untreated decay, dental caries experience, urgency of need for oral health care, dental sealants, and body mass index for age (underweight, healthy weight, overweight, and obese).

Contact: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Oral Health Program, Division of Public Health, P.O. Box 2659, Madison, WI 53701-2659, Fax: (608) 266-3483 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Body weight, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Growth, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, State surveys, Wisconsin

O'Hare W. 2011. The changing child population of the United States: Analysis of data from the 2010 Census. Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation, 25 pp. (KIDS COUNT working paper)

Annotation: This report provides an overview of changes in the U.S. child population based on the first data released from the 2010 census. The report provides a review of national-level changes in the number of children historically, with a specific focus on the 2000 to 2010 period relative to changes over the past century, followed by an examination of changes in the racial composition of the child population. The report then examines state-level changes and the size and racial composition of the child population. The report also highlights some changes in large cities from 2000 to 2010. Finally, the report discusses key implications.

Contact: Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: (410) 547-6600 Fax: (410) 547-6624 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Population growth, Racial factors, Statistical data, Trends, Urban populations

Amara R, Bodenhorn K, Cain M, Carlson R, Chambers J, Cypress D, Dempsey H, Falcon R, Garces R, Garrett, J, Gasper D, Haynes Sanstad K, Holt M, Kirsch S, Kuehn N, Kuiper H, Kyrouz E, Mittman R, Morrison E, Morrison I, Nilsen G, Pascali M, Robertson A, Runde D, Sarasohn-Kahn J, Schmid G, Wilson C, Yu K, and Institute for the Future. 2003. Health and health care 2010: The forecast, the challenge. [2nd ed.]. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 400 pp.

Annotation: This book singles out the trends most likely to influence the course of Americans' health and the state of the American health care delivery system between now and 2010. Chapter 1 presents an overview of a 10-year forecast in health and health care including three different scenarios describing emerging visions of health care in this country. An additional 11 chapters have the following headings: health and the health care forecast, demographic trends and the burden of disease, health care's demand side, health insurance, health care providers, health care workforce, medical technologies, information technologies, health care consumers, public health services, health behaviors, and expanded perspective on health. Statistics are provided in numerous charts and graphs throughout the publication. It contains a glossary and index, and concludes with a flow-chart illustrating the three scenarios presented in the first chapter.

Contact: Jossey-Bass Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Corporate Headquarters, 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, Telephone: (201) 748-6000 Fax: (201) 748-6088 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-7879-5974-X.

Keywords: Access to health care, Cultural diversity, Demography, Health behaviors, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Health services delivery, Health statistics, Medical technology, Population dynamics, Population growth, Provider participation, Public health services, Socioeconomic factors, Trends

Oglesby A, Harrington DA, eds. [1972]. Workshops on speech pathology and audiology in public health: Proceedings [of a conference held] March 1-3 and May 17-19, 1971. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 116 pp.

Annotation: These proceedings discuss the introduction of public health content into the training of speech and hearing specialists, the introduction of speech and hearing content into the training of public health specialists, the relationship between training programs and service programs, review of programs of Title V of the Social Security Act, current trends in legislation, program consultation in public health, changing concepts in the delivery of health care, current trends and utilization of health manpower, overpopulation, early detection and care of handicapping conditions, national health insurance, and principles of evaluation of public health services.

Keywords: Conferences, Evaluation, Federal legislation, Health insurance, Health personnel, Population growth, Public health, Public health education, Public health services, Screening tests, Social Security Act, Title V, Speech pathologists


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.