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McIntire MS, Mitchell JR. n.d.. Comprehensive health care delivery for children and youth: A combined approach. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project Staff, 7 pp. (Comment series no: 2-1 (41))

Annotation: This paper reports a Children and Youth Project conducted by combining the forces of a medical school and a health department, by maintaining role differentiation in respect to education and service, and by developing a Central Health Record and communication system to develop and increase comprehensive health services for children and youth residing in the target areas of poverty. 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: Adolescent health programs, Child health programs, Children and Youth Projects, Communication, Comprehensive health services, Interagency cooperation, Medical records, Medical schools, Poverty, Program evaluation, Public health agencies, Title V programs

Gedgoud JL, McIntire MS. n.d.. Progress report of a combined approach for children and youth services. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project Staff, 11 pp. (Comment series no: 3-2 (45))

Annotation: This report demonstrates graphically how a combination of a health department and a medical school compress to the national average of all Children and Youth projects. 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: Adolescent health programs Comprehensive health services, Child health programs, Children and Youth Projects, Communication, Interagency cooperation, Medical records, Medical schools, Poverty, Program evaluation, Public health agencies, Title V programs

Children's Aid Society. n.d.. A history of innovation. New York, NY: Children's Aid Society, 1 v.

Annotation: This timeline tracks historic highlights from the Children's Aid Society's (CAS) founding in 1853, tracing changes in poverty in New York City along with the evolution of CAS programs and services. Topics include emigration programs such as the Orphan Train, foster care and adoption programs, lodging houses, industrial schools, convalescent homes, health centers, and farm schools.

Contact: Children's Aid Society, 105 East 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010, Telephone: (212) 949-4800 Secondary Telephone: (212) 949-4936 Fax: (212) 377-4705 Web Site: http://www.childrensaidsociety.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Community programs, Comprehensive programs, History, Homeless persons, New York, Oral health, Poverty, Schools

Oakes J, Maier A, Daniel J. 2017. Community schools: An evidence-based strategy for equitable school improvement. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center and Palo Alto, CA: Learning Policy Institute, 26 pp.

Annotation: This brief examines the research on community schools, with two primary emphases. First, it explores whether the 2015 federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) opens the possibility of investing in well-designed community schools to meet the educational needs of low-achieving students in high-poverty schools. And second, it provides support to school, district, and state leaders as they consider, propose, or implement a community school intervention in schools targeted for comprehensive support. An online research compendium summarizing the referenced studies referenced is also available.

Contact: Learning Policy Institute, 1530 Page Mill Road, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94303, Telephone: (650) 332-9797 Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Barriers, Collaboration, Community based services, Community development, Costs, Federal legislation, Intervention, Leadership, Policy analysis, Poverty, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Public policy, Public private partnerships, Research, Schools, Service integration, Students, Vulnerability

Center for Global Policy Solutions. 2016. Overlooked but not forgotten: Social Security lifts millions more children out of poverty. Washington, DC: Center for Global Policy Solutions, 33 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a study to expand existing research about Social Security's indirect role in lifting children out of poverty by examining the effect on those living in extended households. It documents how the multi-generational impact of Social Security has grown and how it has provided an important and increasing income source across different racial and ethnic groups. Policy implications are included.

Contact: Center for Global Policy Solutions, 1300 L Street, N.W., Suite 975, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 265-5111 Fax: (202) 265-5118 E-mail: info@globalpolicysolutions.org Web Site: http://globalpolicysolutions.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Ethnic factors, Family income, Federal programs, Intergenerational programs, Policy development. , Poverty, Racial factors, Social Security, Trends

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2016. Friends of Children Healthy People 2020 Grant Program for Chapters: Poverty and child health–Goals, outcomes, and future plans. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: American Academy of Pediatrics, 21 pp.

Annotation: This compendium of program summaries describes the approaches of American Academy of Pediatrics' state chapters to develop and implement programs focused on poverty and child health in California, New York City, Oklahoma, and Vermont. Topics include developing and using innovative technologies to address food insecurity, pediatricians promoting food security, ensuring the delivery of health and developmental screening services to young children who are homeless, supporting adolescent parents and their children, and accessing summer meal programs. Each summary includes information about program collaboration, evaluation and measurement, outcomes, barriers and lessons learned, and future plans.

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: Access to health care, Adolescent health, Adolescent parents, Child health, Collaboration, Community action, Community based services, Developmental screening, Food, Health screening, Healthy People 2020, Homeless persons, Low income groups, Model programs, Nutrition, Poverty, Program descriptions, Public private partnerships

Hinton E, Paradise J. 2016. Access to dental care in Medicaid: Spotlight on nonelderly adults. Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 10 pp.

Annotation: This brief examines the oral health of adults with low incomes, dental benefits covered by state Medicaid programs, and access to oral health care for adults with low incomes. The brief explains why adult oral health is important and describes oral disease prevalence in non-elderly adults, use and unmet need, health professional availability and the role of health centers, expanding scope-of-practice and health professional types, and the oral-health-care-delivery system. Selected measures of oral health access by state are also provided. Topics include Medicaid income eligibility limits for parents and childless adults, the percentage of adults with low incomes reporting poor condition of mouth and teeth, and the percentage of children enrolled in Medicaid who received preventive dental visits.

Contact: Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 1330 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (202) 347-5274 E-mail: http://www.kff.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://kff.org/about-kaiser-commission-on-medicaid-and-the-uninsured/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Dental insurance, Health care delivery, Health care utilization, Health status, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Parents, Poverty, State programs

Coalition for Community Schools, Communities in Schools, Strive Together. 2016. Aligning networks to enable every student to thrive. Washington, DC: Institute for Educational Leadership, Coalition for Community Schools, 6 pp.

Annotation: This document describes progress toward educational equity and opportunities to achieve shared goals by aligning assets and expertise across networks, school districts, and communities. Contents include a unifying concept of student-centered education and five principles for driving the work. Topics include trusting relationships, cross-sector partnerships, purposeful engagement, actionable data, and shared accountability.

Contact: Institute for Educational Leadership, Coalition for Community Schools, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20008-2304, Telephone: (202) 822-8405 X111 Fax: (202) 872-4050 E-mail: ccs@iel.org Web Site: http://www.communityschools.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Barriers, Collaboration, Community action, Data, Education, Equal opportunities, Ethnic groups, Networking, Policy development, Poverty, Public private partnerships, Race, Social support, Trust

Bennett KJ, Lin Y-H, Yuen M, Leonhirth D, Probst JC. 2016. Vulnerable rural counties: The changing rural landscape, 2000–2010. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, 21 pp. (Findings brief.)

Annotation: This brief describes demographics of rural America including trends in declining income, population, and health care resources. The brief also explores policy approaches that can serve to ameliorate losses in health care services.

Contact: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, 220 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 204, Columbia, SC 29210, Telephone: (803) 251-6317 Fax: (803) 251-6399 Web Site: http://rhr.sph.sc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Economic factors, Health services, Measures, Policy development, Population dynamics, Poverty, Rural environment, Rural populations, Statistical data, Trends

First Focus. 2015. Big ideas: Pioneering change–Innovative ideas for children and families. Washington, DC: First Focus, 153 pp.

Annotation: This compilation of 14 papers outlines ways to create opportunities for families in poverty. Topics include include emerging two-generation policies, using housing rules to tackle education inequalities for minority children, the costs of raising children, implementing a child allowance program, Roth IRAs and savings accounts for children, community schools and educational equity, higher-education tax spending, coordinating health care with home visits for new families, a policy agenda to expand economic opportunity, immigration decisions and children, systems of care to address the needs of commercially sexually exploited youth, and practices and policies to reduce the burden of childhood asthma.

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

Keywords: Behavior change, Child health, Equal opportunities, Families, Family centered care, Intergenerational programs, Low income groups, Minority groups, Models, Organizational change, Policy development, Poverty, Service delivery, Systems development, Vulnerability, Youth

Children's Defense Fund. 2014. The state of America's children. Washington, DC: Children's Defense Fund, irregular.

Annotation: This series of reports is a compilation and analysis of national and U.S. state-by-state data on child population, child poverty, family structure, family income, housing and homelessness, hunger and nutrition, health, early childhood, education, child welfare, juvenile justice, and gun violence. Changes in key child and national well-being indicators are included.

Contact: Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 628-8787 Secondary Telephone: (800) 233-1200 E-mail: cdfinfo@childrensdefense.org Web Site: http://www.childrensdefense.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Child nutrition, Child welfare, Data, Early childhood development, Education, Ethnic groups, Family characteristics, Gun violence, High risk groups, Population surveillance, Poverty, Trends

DeNavas-Walt C, Proctor BD. 2014. Income and poverty in the United States: 2013. Washington, DC: U.S. Census Bureau; for sale by U.S. Government Printing Office, 61 pp. (Current population reports; P60-249)

Annotation: This report presents data on income and poverty in the United States based on information collected in the 2014 and earlier Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements. The report contains two main sections: one focuses on income and the other on poverty. Each section presents estimates by characteristics such as race, Hispanic origin, nativity, and region. Other topics, such as earnings and family poverty rates are included only in the relevant section.

Contact: U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, Telephone: (301) 763-4748 E-mail: webmaster@census.gov Web Site: http://www.census.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Ethnic factors, Family income, Geographic factors, Poverty, Statistical data, Surveys

Murphey D, Bandy T, Moore KA, Cooper PA. 2014. A fifteen-year (1997-2012) profile of children's overall health: National and state estimates, by family income level. Bethesda, MD: Child Trends, 8 pp.

Annotation: This report provides estimates on the proportion of children reported by parents to be in "very good" or "excellent" health, between 1997 and 2012. The report also examines trends in health status for children from birth to age 17, nationally and across states, and across family income-levels.

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

Keywords: Children, Data, Family income, Health status, Low income groups, Poverty, Research, Trends

Austin Turner M, Edelman P, Poethig E, Aron L with Rogers M, Lowenstein C. 2014. Tackling persistent poverty in distressed urban neighborhoods: History, principles, and strategies for philanthropic investment. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 42 pp.

Annotation: This paper summarizes lessons learned and evolving practice in the field of place-based interventions, and it offers a set of guiding principles for child-focused, place-conscious initiatives focused on persistent, intergenerational poverty. The paper focuses on experience and insights in distressed urban neighborhoods. Contents include a summary of the origins and evolution of place-based anitpoverty initiatives, emerging principles and initiatives, a conceptual framework, and recommendations for philanthropic intervention.

Contact: Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 833-7200 Fax: (202) 467-5775 E-mail: http://www.urban.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://www.urban.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Financial support, Intergenerational programs, Intervention, Local initiatives, Models, Poverty, Urban environment

Anat Shenker Osorio Communications, Center for Community Change, Lake Research Partners. 2014. Messaging for economic justice. Washington, DC: Center for Community Change, 4 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief presents findings of research about delivering effective messages aimed at dismantling the barriers that create and sustain poverty. It lists key principles of effective messaging, words to avoid and to embrace, and examples of messages with varying types of speakers. It briefly summarizes research tasks, including language analysis; listening sessions with African Americans, Latinos, and whites at or below the poverty level; advocate interviews; and a phone survey to test messages to engage the base, persuade the middle, and alienate the opposition.

Contact: Center for Community Change, 1536 U Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009, Telephone: (202) 339-9300 Web Site: http://www.communitychange.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Language barriers, Low income groups, Nonprejudicial language, Poverty, Research

Fisher B, Hanson A, Raden T. 2014. Start early to build a healthy future: The research linking early learning and health. Chicago, IL: Ounce of Prevention Fund, 30 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes research on what children need to get a healthy start at life. Contents include policy and practice recommendations aimed at increasing the impact of early childhood education and development programs on children's health and improving coordination and integration across systems.

Contact: Ounce of Prevention Fund, 33 West Monroe Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60603-6198, Telephone: (312) 922-3863 Fax: (312) 922-3337 E-mail: info@ounceofprevention.org Web Site: http://www.ounceofprevention.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Community coordination, Early childhood development, Early childhood education, Health care systems, Information systems, Integrated information systems, Learning, Low income groups, Poverty, Program coordination, Program improvement, Research, School readiness, School systems, Service coordination, Service delivery systems, Young children

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2014. American Academy of Pediatrics Symposium on Child Health, Resilience and Toxic Stress. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, multiple items.

Annotation: This webcast, held on June 17, 2014, convened federal policymakers, national thought leaders, and partner organizations to discuss the emerging science demonstrating the impact of toxic stress on a child's lifelong health. Topics included an overview of toxic stress and impact on practice; creating system transformation by forging connections between health, poverty, education, and violence programs; key federal agency activities to prevent toxic stress and promote resilience; a call to action; and congressional leadership and networking. Additional resources are also available including the symposium agenda, supplemental resources and materials, a fact sheet, speaker biographies, a press release, a policy statement, and a technical report.

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: Adverse effects, Children, Community action, Lifecourse, Policy development, Poverty, Stress, Stress management, Violence prevention

Isaacs J. 2013. Unemployment from a child's perspective. Washington, DC: First Focus and Urban Institute, 20 pp.

Annotation: This brief, which is part of a series of issue briefs examining he impact of the recession on children, examines unemployment from a child's perspective. It addresses the following questions: How many children are affected by parental unemployment? How does parental job loss affect children? Who are the children of the unemployed? Where do the children of the unemployed live? To what extent are families with children covered by unemployment insurance? The brief also reviews policies affecting the safety net for children of the unemployed.

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

Keywords: Academic achievement, Adolescent attitudes, Child attitudes, Child development, Child health, Children, Ethnic factors, Families, Geographic factors, Health insurance, Low income groups, Parents, Poverty, Programs, Public policy, Racial factors, Statistical data, Unemployment

Save the Children. 2013. Surviving the first day: State of the world's mothers 2013. Westport, CT: Save the Children, annual.

Annotation: This report looks at the first days of life, when mothers and newborns face threats to survival, and highlights approaches that are working to bring essential heath care to hard-to-reach places where most deaths occur. The report also demonstrates how more lives can be saved with additional funding. Topic include progress over the past two decades, why newborns die, the most dangerous places to be born, the continuum of care for mothers and newborns, funding and need, and how to take action.

Contact: Save the Children, 501 Kings Highway East, Fairfield, CT 06825, Telephone: (203) 221-4000 Web Site: http://www.savethechildren.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Developing countries, Financing, Health care, High risk infants, High risk mothers, Infant death, Infant mortality, International health, Newborn infants, Poverty, Prevention programs, Rural population, Trends

Golden O, McDaniel M, Loprest P, Stanczyk A. 2013. Disconnected mothers and the well-being of children: A research report. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 48 pp.

Annotation: This paper presents research findings on the major risks to children’s development, the prevalence of those risks among disconnected families, and the potential consequences for children. It also describes potential interventions to help disconnected families by increasing and stabilizing family income, enhancing parenting skills, supporting children directly, and reaching out to disconnected mothers who are not citizens. Finally, directions for future research are provided.

Contact: Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 833-7200 Fax: (202) 467-5775 E-mail: http://www.urban.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://www.urban.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Families, Life course, Low income groups, Mother child relations, Poverty, Risk factors, Single mothers, Socioeconomic status, Unemployment

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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.