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Community Preventive Services Task Force. 2016. Promoting health equity. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources provide evidence-based recommendations and findings about what works to promote health equity in the community. Topics include education programs and policies, culturally competent health care, and housing programs and policies. Presentation and promotional materials are included.

Contact: Community Preventive Services Task Force, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Community Guide Branch, 1600 Clifton Road, N.E., MSE69, Atlanta, GA 30329, Telephone: (404) 498-6595 E-mail: communityguide@cdc.gov Web Site: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/task-force/community-preventive-services-task-force-members Available from the website.

Keywords: Cultural competence, Early childhood education, Low income groups, After school programs, Child development centers, Community based programs, Community development, Community health centers, Consumer education materials, Culturally competent services, Education, Educational attainment, Equal opportunities, Financial support, Health care delivery, Health education, Health promotion, Housing, Kindergarten, Patient education materials, Public policy, Recruitment, Research, Retention, School based clinics, Training, Translation, Work force

Langelier M, Surdu S, Rodat C, Moore J, Kottek A. 2016. Survey of federally qualified health centers to understand participation with dental residency programs and student externship rotations. Rensselaer, NY: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, 100 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes findings from a survey of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) asking questions about the FQHC's participation in dental student externship or dental residency programs and the impact of that participation on recruitment and retention of dentists in the FQHC. Contents include an executive summary and a technical report with the study background, objectives, methods, findings, discussion, limitations, and conclusions. Topics include prevalence and differences in prevalence of oral health services provided to children and/or adults by FQHCs participating in dental residency or student externship programs.

Contact: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, New York Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, SUNY, School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 Web Site: http://www.oralhealthworkforce.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Children, Community health centers, Internship and residency, National surveys, Oral health, Personnel recruitment, Prevalence, Retention, Service learning, Statistical data, Work force

National Network for Oral Health Access. 2014. An analysis of 2013 health center oral health provider recruitment, retention, and job satisfaction survey results. Denver, CO: National Network for Oral Health Access, 45 pp. (Published September 2014. (JMB))

Annotation: This report presents findings from a survey of executive directors, dentists, and dental hygienists working in health centers throughout the United States to assess salaries, job satisfaction, and recruitment and retention strategies. Contents include information about survey distribution and survey response, an analysis, and survey results. The narrative also provides selected tables and figures; additional analyses and the survey instruments are included in the appendices.

Contact: National Network for Oral Health Access, 181 East 56th Avenue, Suite 501, Denver, CO 80216, Telephone: (866) 316-4995 Fax: (866) 316-4995 E-mail: info@nnoha.org Web Site: http://www.nnoha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health centers, Dental hygienists, Dentists, Employment, Job satisfaction, National surveys, Oral health, Recruitment, Retention, Salaries

Abt Associates and the National Academy for State Health Policy. 2014. Peer-to-peer technical assistance for state Title V maternal and child health programs on implementation of the Affordable Care Act: Toolkit. Bethesda, MD: Abt Associates; Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 35 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit is designed to assist state maternal and child health and children with special health care needs program staff in implementing the Affordable Care Act. Topics include eligibility, enrollment, and retention; design of benefits and coverage; and design and support for development of systems of care. Contents include information about potential roles for Title V program staff, questions to consider, action steps, state examples, and resource descriptions.

Contact: Abt Associates Inc., 4800 Montgomery Lane, Suite 600, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 913-0500 Fax: (301) 652-3618 Web Site: http://www.abtassociates.com/index.cfm

Keywords: Eligibility, Employee benefits, Enrollment, Health care reform, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Retention, State MCH programs, Systems development

Dorn S, Isaacs S, Minton S, Huber E, Johnson P, Buettgens M, Wheaton L. 2013. Overlapping eligibility and enrollment: Human services and health programs under the Affordable Care Act. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 51 pp.

Annotation: This paper investigates opportunities for program integration and coordination in states that implement Medicaid expansion. The analysis shows how human services programs could benefit from linkages with insurance affordability programs and how health programs could benefit from linkages with human services programs. The appendices provide a framework for analyzing strategies that link programs to facilitate eligibility determination, enrollment, and retention; a program-by-program comparison of eligibility requirements and methods; a description of the microsimulation methodology; and additional results.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 415 F, Washington, DC 20201, Web Site: http://aspe.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Data linkages, Eligibility determination, Enrollment, Health care reform, Health insurance, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Program coordination, Retention, State programs

Edwards J, Duchon L, Ellis E, Davis C, Kellenberg R, Bitterman J, Hess C, Weiss A. 2010. Maximizing enrollment for kids: Results from a diagnostic assessment of enrollment and retention in eight states. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 38 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the findings from a diagnostic assessment of the enrollment and retention systems of eight states that participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundations Maximizing Enrollment for Kids Program, a national program aimed to help states increase enrollment and retention of eligible children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program and to promote promising practices among states. The eight states are Alabama, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The paper is organized by the four main areas of states' work and presents strengths, challenges, and opportunities in each area: (1) process improvement and paperwork reduction; (2) data analysis and integration; (3) leadership and agency capacity, coordination, and culture; and (4) consumer, community partner, and stakeholder engagement.

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: Alabama, Child health, Children's Health Insurance Program, Eligibility, Enrollment, Illinois, Louisiana, Low income groups, Massachusetts, Medicaid, New York, Retention, State programs, Uninsured persons, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin

Brown A, Flattau J. 2009. Promising practices for the recruitment and retention of culturally diverse students and faculty into maternal and child health training programs: Updated literature review. [Washington, DC]: Altarum, 54 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau's MCH Training Program and the need for increased diversity in the MCH work force. It presents findings from a review of the published academic literature, policy statements, toolkits, and other relevant document on promising practices to recruit and retain underrepresented students and faculty into a wide range of health professional programs. The report describes the types of criteria used to assess institutional diversity, strategies used to plan and implement recruitment and retention activities, and evidence of the effectiveness of these programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Altarum Institute, 3520 Green Court, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, Telephone: (734) 302-4600 Secondary Telephone: (800) 879-6505 Fax: (734) 302-4991 Web Site: http://www.altarum.org/contact Available from the website.

Keywords: Cultural diversity, Literature reviews, MCH training programs, Professional training, Programs, Recruitment, Retention, Students

Morrow B, Horner D. 2007. Harnessing technology to improve Medicaid and SCHIP enrollment and retention practices. Santa Monica, CA: Children's Partnership; Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 23 pp. (E-health snapshot)

Annotation: This report is geared toward policymakers at the national and state levels, child and health advocates, and foundatioins and corporations interested in investing in using technology to remove impediments to Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) enrollment and retention. The report (1) analyzes the value of applying technology solutions to Medicaid and SCHIP enrollment and retention problems, (2) reviews the Medicaid and SCHIP enrollment and retention policy goals that can be achieved through the use of technology, (3) scans available technology solutions that can help reach those policy goals, and (4) lays out state and federal steps to put these technological innovations into place in Medicaid and SCHIP. A conclusion is included.

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: Enrollment, Medicaid, Public policy, Retention, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Technology

Besculides M, Zaveri H, Hanson C. 2007. Wisewoman best practices toolkit: Lessons learned from selected projects. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica, 132 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit, which is intended primarily for Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN) projects and their local sites, provides guidance, resources, and technical tools to help WISEWOMAN programs serve women. The practices described address recruitment and engagement of program participants, lifestyle intervention delivery, facilitation and maintenance of behavior change, and participant retention in the program. The toolkit also lists strategies to assist WISEWOMAN projects in recruiting and retaining local sites and in facilitating local site adoption of the described practices.

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: Evaluation, Manuals, Programs, Recruitment, Retention, Screening, Service integration, Women's health

Shulman S, Rosenbach M, Kuo S. 2006. SCHIP at 10: A synthesis of the evidence on retention—Final report. Cambridge, MA: Mathematica Policy Research, 42 pp.

Annotation: This paper synthesizes the available evidence on disenrollment rates and reasons for disenrollment to produce estimates of State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) retention rates. The paper develops a conceptual framework depicting pathways to disenrollment and retention within SCHIP, including reasons for disenrollment. The paper also summarizes the evidence on state SCHIP policies that influence retention. The paper includes an executive summary, a discussion, a conclusion, and references. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report. The paper includes two appendices: (1) state retention policies and (2) major findings on retention from selected studies.

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: Enrollment, Retention, State Children's Health Insurance Program

Merrill A, Rosenbach M. 2006. SCHIP and Medicaid: Working together to keep low-income children insured—Final report. Cambridge, MA: Mathematica Policy Research, 37 pp.

Annotation: This study examines State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) enrollment and reenrollment patterns in six states over a 3-year period covering federal fiscal years 1999 to 2001. The study provides evidence on SCHIP retention, paying particular attention to how SCHIP and traditional Medicaid work together to provide continuous public health insurance coverage. The paper examines how enrollment patterns vary by state policies and whether retention in public insurance increased over time as many states implemented policy changes and administrative simplifications. The paper, which includeds an executive summary, provides background, describes the study methods, and offers results and implications. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the paper. The paper includes one appendix: background tables on SCHIP programs.

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: Enrollment, Health insurance, Low income groups, Medicaid, Public policy, Retention, State Children's Health Insurance Program, State programs

Hill I, Courtot B, Barreto P, Wade E. [2005]. A healthy start for the Los Angeles Healthy Kids program: Findings from the first evaluation case study. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 48 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from the first evaluation case study for the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program, a program implemented in July 2003 that provides health insurance coverage for children from birth through age 5 in families with incomes below 300 percent of the federal poverty level who are ineligible for Medi-Cal or Healthy Families. The report provides a program overview and background and discusses outreach, enrollment, and retention; benefits; cost sharing; crowd out; and financing. Three appendices are included: (1) key informants, (2) Healthy Kids advisory group members, and (3) outreach and enrollment contractors.

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: California, Child health, Eligibility, Enrollment, Families, Health insurance, Infant health, Low income groups, Outreach, Retention, State programs, Young children

Redmond P. 2005. Medicaid and SCHIP retention in challenging times: Strategies from managed care organizations. Washington, DC: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 14 pp.

Annotation: This paper profiles some of the projects undertaken by managed care organizations (MCOs) to improve retention of eligible beneficiaries in Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) once they are enrolled, and why MCOs should help facilitate retention. The paper also discusses the obstacles to developing a successful retention project, as well as strategies for overcoming these obstacles. Also addressed are state procedural solutions, implementing state requirements, and MCOs' proactive steps. A conclusion is included, as well as one appendix: recommended steps to involve MCOs in efforts to improve retention of eligible children in Medicaid and SCHIP.

Contact: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 820 First Street N.E., Suite 510, Washington, DC 20002, Telephone: (202) 408-1080 Fax: (202) 408-1056 E-mail: center@cbpp.org Web Site: http://www.cbpp.org

Keywords: Children, Eligibility, Managed care organizations, Medicaid, Retention, State Children's Health Insurance Program

Briones-Jones M, Van Horne V. 2004. Racial and ethnic diversity in health services research: Pockets of progress but a long way to go. Washington, DC: AcademyHealth, 56 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses a group of qualitative and quantitative studies undertaken to explore how to increase diversity in the field of health services research (HSR). The report addresses the following questions: (1) Are there barriers to underrepresented students entering the field, and, if so, what are they? (2) What are HSR programs doing to address barriers, and what are "best practices" for student recruitment, retention, and placement? (3) Would the creation of a fellowship have a significant impact, over time, on increasing the number of underrepresented students choosing HSR as a career? And (4) what are possible major components of a national strategy promoting HSR as a viable career option to students, especially underrepresented students? The report is divided into the following sections: (1) the project, (2) interviews, (3) focus groups, (4) online survey, (5) diversity initiatives in medicine and public health, (6) best practices, and (7) next steps and conclusion. References are included.

Contact: AcademyHealth, 1150 17th Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 292-6700 Fax: (202) 292-6800 E-mail: info@academyhealth.org Web Site: http://www.academyhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Cultural barriers, Cultural diversity, Ethnic factors, Focus groups, Health care services, Interviews, Minority groups, Racial factors, Recruitment, Research, Retention, Students, Surveys

Testa K, Mohamadi L, Horner D, Lazarus,W, Richards J, Finocchio, L. 2003. Children falling through the health insurance cracks: Early observations and promising strategies for keeping low-income children covered by Medi-Cal and Healthy Families. Oakland, CA: The 100 Percent Campaign, 51 pp.

Annotation: This report describes an examination of whether and why children fall through the cracks of health insurance after enrollment and what promising strategies exist for keeping children covered in California. Section topics include how Medi-Cal and Healthy Families work in California; what is known about children losing coverage; and recommendations for keeping children covered. The appendices provide information on the report methodology and flowcharts on program processes for continuing coverage. Also included are an executive summary, conclusions, and endnotes.

Contact: 100 Percent Campaign, 1212 Broadway, Fifth Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (916) 443-1680 Fax: (916) 443-1204 E-mail: info@100percentcampaign.org Web Site: http://www.100percentcampaign.org/index.htm Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: California, Children, Enrollment, Health insurance, Low income groups, Outreach, Program evaluation, Retention, State initiatives, State programs

Hill I, Lutzky AW. 2003. Is there a hole in the bucket?: Understanding SCHIP retention. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 23 pp. (Assessing the new federalism occasional paper; no. 67)

Annotation: This report discusses findings from a study on state efforts to enroll and retain children in the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The report discusses challenges states have faced, explores the availability of data to analyze these issues, provides an initial analysis of the effects of alternative policies and implementation strategies, and raises questions for further study. Study methodology, findings related to SCHIP eligibility redetermination processes and outcomes, and implications of the findings for future federal and state policy related to SCHIP retention are discussed. Data are presented in tables throughout the report. The report concludes with references.

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 at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Eligibility, Enrollment, Health care financing, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Research methodology, Retention, State children's health insurance program

Lake, Snell, Perry, and Associates. 2003. Retaining eligible children and families in Medicaid and SCHIP: What we know so far. [Columbia, SC: Covering Kids and Families], 51 pp.

Annotation: This review was undertaken to help inform states, grantees, and others working on retention in Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program by condensing the insights from many different studies and various experts into one document. In addition to reviewing studies, the authors of the review conducted interviews with many of these studies' authors. The review, which includes a strategic summary, also contains detailed findings, which are divided into the following sections: (1) the scope of the challenge, (2) why retention matters, (3) barriers to understanding the challenge, (4) why eligible children lose coverage, (5) ideas for improvement, (6) communications strategies on retention, and (7) gaps in knowledge. The review also includes a list of sources.

Keywords: Barriers, Children, Communication, Eligibility, Health insurance, Literature reviews, Medicaid, Retention, State Children's Health Insurance Program

Early Head Start National Resource Center. 1999. Early Head Start home-based program option: Recruiting, training, and retaining qualified staff. Washington, DC: Early Head Start National Resource Center, 12 pp. (Technical assistance paper no. 2)

Annotation: This booklet describes the Early Head Start Home-based program option. The booklet provides an overview of home visiting, including its advantages and disadvantages. The booklet also offers information on recruiting qualified staff, professional development and training, and staff retention. A program profile section offers snapshots of home visiting in action in three Early Head Start programs. The booklet concludes with a list of resources.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-943657-43-1.

Keywords: Early Head Start, Home visiting, Manuals, Professional personnel, Recruitment, Retention

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Service. 1994. Recruitment Strategies for Public Health/Community Nutritionists Workshop: Final report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Service, 45 pp.

Stokes DJ, Quilty JF Jr, eds. 1985. NHSC/MCH Residents' Meeting: October 22-24, 1984, Columbus, Ohio. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Health Care Delivery and Assistance, 68 pp.

Annotation: This document contains the proceedings of the National Health Service Corps/Maternal and Child Health Residency Program meeting, October 22-24,1984, in Columbus. Ohio. Speakers focus on the philosophy, administration and program of the Corps, as well as the status of residency programs. Congress created the National Health Service Corps in 1970 to provide health manpower resources to communities and populations, both urban and rural, which cannot otherwise recruit and retain health care providers. The NHSC/MCH Residency Program assigns career nurse, social work and dietitian officers of the U.S. Public Health Service to states to acquire the skills, knowledge and relationships necessary for success in this area.

Keywords: Conference proceedings, Health occupations, Health services, Ohio, Professional personnel, Recruitment, Retention

   

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.