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National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health. n.d.. State offices of rural health. [Sterling Heights, MI]: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet explains what a state office of rural health (SORH) is, goals of a SORH, and why SORHs are important. Topics include how SORHs support and build local capacity and draw attention to the challenges and successes in rural health care and how they support coordination and information sharing on rural health issues within state health agencies.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health services delivery, Information dissemination, Public health infrastructure, Role, Rural health, Rural population, Service coordination, State health agencies, State programs, Technical assistance

Segal LM, Martin A. 2017. A funding crisis for public health and safety: State-by-state public health funding and key health facts. Washington, DC: Trust for America's Health, 23 pp. (Issue report)

Annotation: This report examines the status of federal public health funding for states, state public health funding, and key health facts. Topics include an overview of federal funding for states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CDC's Public Health and Prevention Funding for states, Health Resources and Services Administration's funding by state, state public health funding, key health facts, rising epidemics, effective investments to curb crises and cut costs, and recommendations.

Contact: Trust for America's Health, 1730 M Street, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-9870 Fax: (202) 223-9871 E-mail: info@tfah.org Web Site: http://healthyamericans.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community based services, Data analysis, Federal programs, Government financing, Grants, Health statistics, Prevention programs, Public health infrastructure, State programs

Phurisamban R, Gleick P. 2017. Drinking fountains and public health: Improving national water infrastructure to rebuild trust and ensure access. Oakland, CA: Pacific Institute, 13 pp.

Annotation: This paper summarizes epidemiology reports and other evidence of drinking fountain-related health issues to reveal the extent of the problem and explores changes needed to improve the quality and use of this hydration option. Topics include a brief history of water fountains, evidence of contamination at water fountains such as microbial and heavy metal contamination, the Safe Drinking Water Act and national drinking water standards, and guidelines for cleaning and maintaining drinking water fountains. The paper concludes with a discussion of efforts needed to expand the science and practice of ensuring that drinking fountains remain clean, safe, and accessible.

Contact: Pacific Institute, 654 13th Street, Preservation Park, Oakland, CA Telephone: (510) 251-1600 Fax: (510) 251-2203 Web Site: http://www.pacinst.org Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-893790-77-3.

Keywords: Community base services, Environmental exposure, Federal legislation, Guidelines, Policy development, Public health infrastructure, Regulations, Safety, Standards, Water, Water pollution

Sealant Work Group. 2017. Report of the Sealant Work Group: Recommendations & products. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report provides work group recommendations for states to strengthen the ability of school- based dental sealant programs to reach more children, especially those at highest risk for den- tal caries. Contents include recommendations in the following priority areas: promoting evidence- based and promising practices; communicating with families, the community, and school staff; collecting, analyzing, and reporting data; addressing Medicaid and reporting data; and addressing Medicaid and regulatory hurdles. A summary of the recommendations, an infographic, a questions-and-answers document, and a communications plan worksheet are also available.

Contact: Children's Dental Health Project, 1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 833-8288 Fax: (202) 331-1432 E-mail: info@cdhp.org Web Site: https://www.cdhp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Access to health care, Case management, Certification, Children, Communication, Data analysis, Data collection, Dental care, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Licensing, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Policy development, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Program development, Program planning, Public health infrastructure, Regulations, Resources for professionals, School health programs, School health services, Schools, Standards, State health agencies, State programs, Vulnerability, Work force

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2017. National Title V children and youth with special health care needs program profile. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 15 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a snapshot of Title V Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) programs across the United States. Contents include background and history of CYSHCN programs, recent changes affecting CYSHCN programs, and methods and results from an electronic survey of Title V CYSHCN directors to assess key characteristics of each state's CYSHCN program. Topics include program structure and strengths, roles in systems of care, CYSHCN program partnerships, financing of care for CYSHCN populations and emerging issues for CYSHCN programs.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Children with special health care needs, Community based services, Consultation, Cultural competency, Data, Family centered care, Financing, Health care delivery, Health care reform, Health care systems, Health insurance, Leadership, Medicaid managed care, Models, Networking, Pediatric care, Policy development, Program coordination, Program development, Public health infrastructure, Public private partnerships, Quality assurance, Reimbursement, Role, Standards, State MCH programs, Title V programs

National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, and the National Institutes of Health. 2016. Roots of health inequity: A web-based course for the public health workforce. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1 v.

Annotation: This course provides an online learning environment for local public health department staff and others to explore the root causes of inequity in the distribution of disease, illness, and death. Contents include concepts and strategies to address systemic differences in health and wellness that are actionable, unfair, and unjust. Topics include strategically changing organizational culture, engaging community members, and negotiating with political pressures; how values, assumptions, and interests influence public health practice; history and the role of public health and public health practitioners; the root causes of health inequities; and the principles of social justice.

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Continuing education, Cultural competence, Equal opportunities, Public health infrastructure, Work force

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2016. Campaign for Dental Health. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for the public and policymakers provide evidence-based information and tools to promote and protect access to community water fluoridation and other preventive strategies. Contents include a primer on the fluoride debate, answers to fluoridation questions, tools for sustaining or initiating fluoridation in a community, materials to give decision-makers, public education materials, and presentations. Topics include children's oral health and fluoride, communities supporting fluoride, facts about fluoride, fluoride and public health, fluoride in the news, fluoride and access to care, partners, and what the experts say about fluoride. Infographics, posters, and videos are included. Many resources are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 E-mail: fluoride@aap.org Web Site: http://www.ilikemyteeth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Children, Community health services, Fluorides, Multimedia, Oral health, Preventive health services, Public awareness campaign materials, Public health infrastructure, Spanish language materials, Water

Cole P, Henry-Spires D, Spires, MJ. 2016. The next horizon for home visiting: A white paper on policy discussions among stakeholders. Washington, DC: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, Policy Center, 16 pp.

Annotation: This paper documents the joint efforts, thoughts, and calls to action shared by national and state home visiting leaders before and during a policy convening held on February 25, 2016, in Washington, DC, to explore the successes and challenges of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, identify solutions to move the field forward, and discuss the next iteration of advocacy efforts needed to impact reauthorization. Topics include collaboration and integration, infrastructure, enhancing professional development and training, establishing a research and evaluation agenda, funding and infrastructure, compass points for the next horizon of home visiting, keeping families at the center, advocacy, and conclusion. Pre-meeting survey questions, and the meeting agenda and participant list are also available.

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: http://www.zerotothree.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Collaboration, Evaluation, Family centered care, Federal programs, Financing, Home visiting, Legislation, Policy development, Public health infrastructure, Research, Service Integration, Training, Work force

Haworth SM, Griffen AK. 2016. Including people with disabilities: Public health workforce competencies. Silver Spring, MD: Association of University Centers on Disabilities, 61 pp.

Annotation: This document for public health professionals outlines knowledge and practice skills for including people with disabilities in the core public health functions (assessment, policy development, and assurance). Contents include strategies to meet the competencies and examples of how people with disabilities can be successfully included in public health activities. Topics include disability models across the lifespan, methods used to assess health issues for people with disabilities, how public health programs impact health outcomes for people with disabilities, and implementing and evaluating strategies to include people with disabilities in public health programs. The appendices contain a glossary of terms, resources by topic, academic resources, resources for embedding the competencies into a public health curriculum or training, and information about alignment with other public health competencies and standards.

Contact: Association of University Centers on Disabilities, 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (301) 588-8252 Fax: (301) 588-2842 E-mail: aucdinfo@aucd.org Contact E-mail: disabilityinPH@aucd.org Web Site: http://www.aucd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Competence, Disabilities, Inclusion, Learning, Policy development, Public health infrastructure, Quality assurance, Resources for professionals, Work force

Teutsch SM, McCoy MA, Woodbury RB, Welp A, eds; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Committee on Public Health Approaches to Reduce Vision Impairment and Promote Eye Health. 2016. Making eye health a population health imperative: Vision for tomorrow. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 550 pp.

Annotation: This report proposes a population-centered framework to guide action and coordination among stakeholders to improve eye and vision health and health equity in the United States. The report also introduces a model for action that highlights different levels of prevention activities across a range of stakeholders and provides specific examples of how population health strategies can be translated into cohesive areas for action at federal, state, and local levels. Topics include the epidemiology of vision loss and impairment; the impact of vision loss; surveillance and research; the role of public health and partnerships to promote eye and vision health in communities; access to clinical vision services (work force and coverage); a high quality clinical eye and vision service delivery system; and improving diagnosis, rehabilitation, and accessibility.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community action, Eye care, Health care reform, Health disparities, Health insurance, Models, Population surveillance, Prevalence, Prevention services, Program coordination, Public health infrastructure, Public private partnerships, Quality assurance, Research, Service delivery systems, Vision, Vision disorders, Work force

National Governors Association. 2016. Improving state efforts to prepare and respond to public health emergencies. Washington, DC: National Governors Association, 9 pp.

Annotation: This paper provides state governors with actions they can take to improve preparedness for public health emergencies. Topics include understanding legal authority to respond in the event of a public health disaster, establishing and institutionalizing coordination among key players, strengthening internal and external communications, and identifying gaps in baseline capabilities and available resources needed to address these gaps.

Contact: National Governors Association, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001-1512, Telephone: (202) 624-5300 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (202) 624-5313 E-mail: webmaster@nga.org Web Site: http://www.nga.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Crisis intervention, Disaster planning, Legal issues, Program coordination, Public health infrastructure, Resource allocation, Service delivery systems, State government

Sinai Urban Health Institute, Rob Paral and Associates, Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation, Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, and Michael Reese Health Trust. 2016. Oral health in Illinois. Oak Brook, IL: Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation; Naperville, IL: Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation; Chicago, IL: Michael Reese Health Trust, 44 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a statewide oral health assessment in Illinois and offers a blueprint for moving forward to achieve better health for all residents. Topics include the historical and current context of oral health, the oral health of children and adults in Illinois, the capacity of the oral health system, and oral health policy. A data summary is included.

Contact: Oral Health in Illinois, Web Site: http://oralhealthillinois.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Dental care, Health care systems, Health policy, Illinois, Life course, Oral health, Policy development, Population surveillance, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Quality assurance, Statewide planning, Statistical data, Systems development

U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care. 2016. Health center program fact sheet: America's primary care safety net working to address oral health. Rockville, MD: U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes how health centers increase access to oral health care in the communities they serve. Contents include information about oral health services provided and the number of visits and patients served. Topics include activities to increase access to oral health care for underserved populations, modernize the safety net infrastructure and delivery system, improve oral health outcomes, and promote an innovative organizational culture. Links to resources for general information and technical assistance for health centers are also included.

Contact: U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 489-4772 Fax: (301) 480-4098 Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov/about/organization/bureaus/bphc/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community health centers, Comprehensive health care, Oral health, Organizational change, Primary care, Public health infrastructure, Service delivery systems, Technical assistance, Underserved communities

University of California, Los Angeles, First 5 LA, and Children Now. 2016. Strengthening dental care for children utilizing California's federally qualified health centers. Oakland, CA: Children Now, 14 pp.

Annotation: This policy brief provides information about the state of children's oral health in California, an overview of federally qualified health centers' (FQHCs') role in providing primary care and oral health care services to children, and recommendations for expanding the capacity of FQHCs to improve access to quality oral health care for children in California. The brief outlines recommendations for expanding programs to increase co-location of dental and medical clinics at FQHC sites; supporting programs to improve FQHCs' oral health capacity through medical-dental integration; and expanding investments in information technology and personnel to enhance care coordination.

Contact: Children Now, 1212 Broadway, Fifth Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 763-2444 Fax: (510) 763-1974 E-mail: info@childrennow.org Web Site: http://www.childrennow.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, California, Children, Community based services, Community health centers, Dental care, Health care delivery, Medicaid, Oral health, Pediatric care, Policy development, Preventive health services, Primary care, Program coordination, Public health infrastructure, Quality assurance, Service integration, State programs, Statewide planning

Crall JJ, Illum J, Martinez A, Pourat N. 2016. An innovative project breaks down barriers to oral health care for vulnerable children in Los Angeles County. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 7 pp.

Annotation: This policy brief describes a project to improve oral health care for young children at 12 federally qualified health center clinic sites with co-located oral health and primary care services in Los Angeles County, California. Contents include program goals to reduce barriers to obtaining oral health care for infants and young children from birth through age 5 and strategies and interventions to meet program goals. Topics include infrastructure, practice-management technical assistance, training, quality-improvement learning collaboratives, community systems development, and policy analysis. Additional topics include the location and characteristics of participating clinics, the number of visits for children by project year and quarter, and policy implications.

Contact: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1550, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Telephone: (310) 794-0909 Fax: (310) 794-2686 E-mail: chpr@ucla.edu Web Site: http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, California, Clinics, Community health centers, County programs, Dental care, Infants, Local initiatives, Oral health, Policy development, Primary care, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Quality assurance, Service integration, Systems development, Technical assistance, Training, Work force, Young children

U.S. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. 2016. Public health 3.0: A call to action to create a 21st public health infrastructure. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, 39 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes findings from regional dialogues about a renewed approach to public health and presents recommendations for realizing the vision for all communities in the United States. The recommendations are organized in the following five themes: strong leadership and work force; strategic partnerships; flexible and sustainable funding; timely and locally relevant data, metrics, and analytics; and foundational infrastructure. Examples from the following five communities are included: California Accountable Communities for Health; Kansas City, Missouri; Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; Nashville, Tennessee; and Spokane, Washington.

Contact: U.S. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 715-G, Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 690-7694 E-mail: ash@hhs.gov Web Site: https://www.hhs.gov/ash Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Data analysis, Data collection, Equal opportunities, Financing, Health status, Leadership, Local initiatives, Measures, Models, Protective factors, Public health infrastructure, Public private partnerships, Risk factors, Strategic planning, Sustainability, Work force

Oregon Oral Health Coalition, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Health Funders Collaborative. 2016. Strategic plan for oral health in Oregon: Progress report. Salem, OR: Oregon Health Authority, 18 pp.

Annotation: This biennial progress report presents an expert consensus on methods for optimizing oral health in Oregon. Contents include objectives and outcomes for each of three priority areas: infrastructure, prevention and systems of care, and workforce capacity. The report also provides an assessment of progress in each area, highlighting successes and innovative work that has contributed to meeting objectives. It is based on interviews with 50 stakeholders including care providers, insurance providers, public health experts, funders, and state leaders.

Contact: Oregon Health Authority, 500 Summer Street, N.E., E-20, Salem, OR 97301-1097, Telephone: (503) 947-2340 Secondary Telephone: (877) 398-9238 Fax: (503) 947-2341 E-mail: OHPBinfo@state.or.us Web Site: http://www.oregon.gov/oha Available from the website.

Keywords: Health objectives, Measures, Oral health, Oregon, Outcome and process assessment, Prevention, Public health infrastructure, Statewide planning, Systems development, Work force

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2015. Guidelines for state and territorial oral health programs (rev. ed.). Sparks, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3 items.

Annotation: These guidelines help health agency officials and public health administrators develop and operate oral health programs and promote integration of oral health activities into public health systems. Part I provides an overview of oral health disparities and strategies for prevention. It describes the diversity and uniqueness of oral health programs and efforts to increase infrastructure and capacity. Part II is a matrix of state oral health program roles for each of the 10 essential public health services. It includes examples of specific activities for each role and links to selected resources to help states accomplish the activities. An assessment tool is also available.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: info@astdd.org Web Site: http://www.astdd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Guidelines, Models, Oral health, Program development, Public health infrastructure, Public health services, Service coordination, State programs

Idaho Oral Health Alliance. 2015. Idaho oral health action plan 2015–2020. Boise, ID: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program, 25 pp.

Annotation: This document addresses oral health goals and strategies that have been outlined by the state oral health program in collaboration with partners and stakeholders in Idaho. Contents include a description of the collaboration process and collective impact framework; the burden of oral disease in Idaho; areas of strategic priority, including prevention, access to care, and policy and infrastructure. The appendices contain additional information about oral health disparities, definitions, state oral health program roles, and a map of Idaho public health districts and tribes.

Contact: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 83720, 450 West State Street, Boise, ID 83720-0036, Telephone: (800) 926-2588 Web Site: http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/portal/alias__Rainbow/lang__en-US/tabID__3494/DesktopDefault.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, American Indians, Children, Collaboration, Financing, Health disparities, Health objectives, Idaho, Leadership, Older adults, Oral health, Policy development, Population surveillance, Pregnant women, Program development, Public health infrastructure, Service integration, Statewide planning

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. 2015. 2013 national assessment of epidemiology capacity: Findings and recommendations for chronic disease, maternal and child health, and oral health. Atlanta, GA: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, 94 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings on chronic disease, maternal and child health, and oral health program-specific epidemiology capacity from the 2013 core epidemiology capacity assessment and supplemental modules. Contents include methods, key results and conclusions, overall recommendations, and next steps for enhancing epidemiology capacity. Topics include the epidemiology work force, factors associated with substantial capacity, outcomes and individual factors associated with substantial capacity, and work force competency.

Contact: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, 2872 Woodcock Boulevard, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone: (770) 458-3811 Fax: (770) 458-8516 Web Site: http://www.cste.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Data, Epidemiology, Maternal health, Oral health, Public health infrastructure, Trends, Work force

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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.