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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

Lombardi J, Harding JF, Connors MC, Friednam-Krauss AH, Dichter H, Ponder K, Sells J, Wolfe RB, Tarrant K, Scott-Little C, Maxwell KL, Jordan E, King C, Mathias D. 2016–. Rising to the challenge: Building effective systems for young children and families, a BUILD e-book. Boston, MA: Build Initiative, multiple items.

Annotation: This e-book highlights lessons learned from the initial implementation of a federal initiative to support states in their efforts to align, coordinate, and improve the quality of existing early learning and development programs across multiple funding streams that support children from birth through age five. Contents include experience, trends, and reflections captured through interviews with state leaders. Topics include state systems building through governance, local systems building through coalitions, early learning-health connections, trends and innovations in early childhood education work force development, reform in vision and practice, improving systems of learning through the use of child standards and assessments, integrated data strategies, and the impact of the initiative on state Quality Rating Improvement Systems (QRIS).

Contact: Build Initiative, 89 South Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02111, Telephone: (617) 523-6565 E-mail: info@buildinitiative.org Web Site: http://www.buildinitiative.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Assessments, Child health, Coalitions, Data, Early childhood development, Early childhood education, Federal initiatives, Financing, Learning, Program coordination, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Service coordination, Service delivery systems, Standards, State government, Systems development, Trends, Work force

U.S. Department of Education. 2016. Healthy students, promising futures: State and local action steps and practices to improve school-based health. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, 16 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit contains information that details five high impact opportunities for states and local school districts to support communities through collaboration between the education and health sectors, highlighting best practices and key research in both areas. Contents include resources, programs, and services offered by non-governmental organizations.

Contact: U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202, Telephone: (800) 872-5327 Secondary Telephone: (800) 437-0833 Web Site: http://www.ed.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Case management, Collaboration, Communities, Community action, Educational reform, Eligibility, Health care reform, Health education, Health insurance, Health services delivery, Hospitals, Medicaid managed care, Needs assessment, Nutrition, Physical activity, Public private partnerships, Reimbursement, Role, School districts, State government, Students

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatits, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health. 2016. Anti-bullying policies and enumeration: An infobrief for local education agencies. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4 pp.

Annotation: This brief for local education agency staff describes enumeration in the context of anti-bullying policies, referring to any specific listing of traits or characteristics of students that could be the basis of bullying. Topics include support for and concerns about enumeration, research on the effectiveness of enumerating anti-bullying policy, and key considerations and actions for effective implementation of all anti-bullying policies.

Contact: National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatits, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop K-29, Atlanta, GA 30341-3724, Telephone: 800-232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth Available from the website.

Keywords: Bullying, Local government, Policy development, Public policy, Research, School districts, State legislation, Students

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

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States. 2015. State profiles fiscal year 2014: A portrait of sexuality education and abstinence-only-until-marriage programs in the states. New York, NY: Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States,

Annotation: These resources for advocates, educators, policymakers, public health professionals, parents, youth, and community stakeholders comprise profiles of sexuality education and abstinence-only-until-marriage programs in the United States. Topics include federal funding by state, total federal spending on abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, sexuality and HIV/STD education policies by state, and descriptions of evidence-based and comprehensive approaches to pregnancy-, STD-, HIV/AIDS-prevention and sexuality education programs.

Contact: Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, 90 John Street Suite 402, New York, NY 10038, Telephone: (212) 819-9770 Fax: (212) 819-9776 E-mail: siecus@siecus.org Web Site: http://www.siecus.org Available from the website.

Keywords: AIDS, Abstinence, Federal MCH programs, Government financing, HIV, Model programs, Prevention programs, Sexual health, Sexuality education, Sexually transmitted diseases, State MCH programs

National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk. 2015. Creating and maintaining good relationships between juvenile justice and education agencies. Washington, DC: National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk, 3 pp.

Annotation: This tip sheet is designed to assist state and local justice and education agency administrators in creating strong working relationships that make high-quality education programs within juvenile justice settings possible. Topics include the importance of working together, the biggest challenges to good relationships, and working together toward a meaningful and sustainable partnership.

Contact: National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk, American Institutes of Research, Washington, DC Web Site: http://www.neglected-delinquent.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Collaboration, Criminal justice system, Educational programs, Juvenile justice, Local government, Public private partnerships, Relationships, Resources for professionals, State departments of education, Sustainability

Michigan Oral Health Coalition. 2015. Grassroots advocacy toolkit: 2015/2016 legislative session. Lansing, MI: Michigan Oral Health Coalition, 12 pp.

Annotation: This document for oral health advocates provides information on how to effectively communicate and engage in the political process in Michigan. Contents include contact information for key legislative committees, strategies for meeting with legislators and policymakers, tips for a successful legislative or administrative visit, other ways to connect with legislators, and a budget timeline for the state. Sample campaign letter and testimony templates and a legislator feedback form are also included.

Contact: Michigan Oral Health Coalition, 106 W. Allegan Street, Suite 310, Lansing, MI 48933, Telephone: (517) 827-0466 Fax: (517) 381-8008 Web Site: http://www.mohc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Communication, Community action, Decision making, Health policy, Legislation, Michigan, Oral health, Policy development, Public awareness campaign materials, Relationships, Resources for professionals, State government

Plaza C, Arons A, Rosenthal J, Heider F. 2014. Financing prevention: How states are balancing delivery system and public health roles. Oakland, CA: ChangeLab Solutions, National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity, 43 pp. (This report was prepared for ChangeLab Solutions by the National Academy for State Health Policy with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. ChangeLab Solutions holds the copyright. National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN) is a project of ChangeLab Solutions. (JMB))

Annotation: This report explores efforts in eight states to support community-based prevention activities through delivery system and payment reform design innovation. Topics include public health, delivery system reform, and the Affordable Care Act; mechanisms to align the delivery system and community-based prevention; and lessons from states' experiences. The appendices contain profiles of efforts in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, and Vermont.

Contact: ChangeLab Solutions, 2201 Broadway, Suite 502, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 302-3380 Web Site: http://changelabsolutions.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community based services, Financing, Government role, Health care delivery, Health care reform, Health policy, Policy development, Prevention programs, Prevention services, Reimbursement, Service delivery systems, State initiatives

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2014. Early elective delivery. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 7 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief defines early elective delivery (EED) as a public health concern and describes the role of state health agencies in reducing EEDs. Topics include rates of labor induction, cesarean section, and EEDs; policy options and national initiatives; data collection and reporting; and examples from states.

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: Cesarean section, Childbirth, Data collection, Government role, Induced labor, National initiatives, Policy development, State agencies

Georgia Health Policy Center, National Network of Public Health Institutes. 2013–. Leading through health system change: Planning tool. Atlanta, GA: Georgia Health Policy Center, 1 v.

Annotation: This collaborative planning tool is designed to help state and local health departments understand and apply adaptive thinking to health care reform with the goal of improving population health. Contents include a series of three guided practices that can be used by an individual or a team. The interactive tool includes prompting questions and sample courses of action, but allows the user to present their own questions and solutions. An introductory video is also available from the website.

Contact: Georgia Health Policy Center, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3992, Atlanta, GA 30302-3992, Telephone: (404) 413-0314 Fax: (404) 413-0316 E-mail: ghpc@gsu.edu Web Site: http://ghpc.gsu.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Evaluation, Health care reform, Local government, Policy analysis, Program improvement, Program planning, Research, State health agencies, Technical assistance

Petit MR. 2012. Homeland insecurity (4th ed.). Washington, DC: Every Child Matters Education Fund, 25 pp.

Annotation: This report provides data on the key issues of health, child abuse, school readiness, child care, after school, and poverty. It focuses on the importance of federal programs for children and how proposed changes will affect them.

Contact: Every Child Matters Education Fund, 1023 15th Street, NW, Suite 401 , Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 223-8177 Fax: (202) 223-8499 E-mail: info@everychildmatters.org Web Site: http://www.everychildmatters.org Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-9790866-0-4.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child advocacy, Child health, Children, Costs, Federal government, Government role, Poverty, State programs, Taxes

National Governors Association. 2012. Governor's role in aligning early education and K–12 reforms: Challenges, opportunities, and benefits for children. Washington, DC: National Governors Association, 12 pp.

Annotation: This paper describes opportunities for state governors to bring state agencies together and develop a coordinated strategy to align early childhood education (ECE) and K–12 policies so they better serve all children, starting at birth. Contents include an analysis of what ECE and K–12 goals, approaches, and reform strategies have in common and how they differ and action steps that promote greater alignment of ECE and K–12 reforms in key areas. Topics include leadership and governance, learning standards, child assessments, accountability, teacher/leader preparation and professional development, and resource allocation and reallocation.

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: Accountability, Assessments, Early childhood education, Educational reform, Leadership, Learning, Policy development, Program coordination, Resource allocation, Standards, State government, Training

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. 2011. Online services for key low-income benefit programs: What states provide online with respect to SNAP, TANF, child care assistance, Medicaid, and CHIP. Washington, DC: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 42 pp.

Annotation: This paper focuses on state information available online for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, child care assistance, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program. The paper presents an overview of findings related to what online information these programs provide and a list of links, organized by state.

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 Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Children's Health Insurance Program, Costs, Government financing, Low income groups, Medicaid, Public assistance, State programs, Supplemental food programs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2011. Oral health: Preventing cavities, gum disease, tooth loss, and oral cancers (rev. ed.). Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 items.

Annotation: These documents provide an overview of the burden of oral disease in the United States and federal and state efforts to address the problem. Topics include the efforts of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support state-based programs, monitor oral health status, provide education and share expertise, support prevention science and new approaches, guide infection control in dentistry, and prevent oral cancer. Stories and description of state programs that can serve as examples are included.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Families, Government role, Health status, Infection control, Oral health, State programs

Zero to Three. 2009. Infant and toddlers in the economic stimulus: Planning tools for states. Washington, DC: Zero to Three,

Annotation: This resource provides an audio conference call that focuses on planning tools for states in using the economic stimulus funds to benefit infants, toddlers, and their families. The conference call provides an overview of the possible uses of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds for young children and features resources from Zero to Three, the National Center for Children in Poverty, and the Education Counsel. The resource also includes a downloadable document containing a menu of planning tools and resources to aid states in accepting and administering the new funds.

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: Families, Government financing, Health care reform, Infants, Multimedia, State programs, Statewide planning, Toddlers

Takach M. 2008. Community health centers and health reform: Highlights from a National Academy for State Health Policy Forum. Portland, ME:National Academy for State Health Policy, 14 pp.

Annotation: This report arises from a discussion at a forum hosted by the National Academy for State Health Policy on May 5, 2008. Addressing state health policy makers, it examines how federally qualified health centers can fit into states' health care reform plans and help achieve state reform goals related to access, quality, and cost. It focuses on identifying and enrolling individuals in need of insurance, and assuring access, quality, and medical homes.

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: Community based services, Community health centers, State government, State health care reform

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adolescent and School Health. 2006, 2000, 1994. School health policies and programs study: Questionnaires. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adolescent and School Health,

Annotation: These questionnaires are designed to assess school health policies and programs at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. Components include health education, physical education and activity, health services, mental health and social services, nutrition services and foods and beverages available at school, healthy and safe school environment, physical school environments, faculty and staff health promotion, and family and community involvement in schools.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp Available from the website.

Keywords: Food service, Health education, Health policy, Health services, Local government, Physical education, Policies, Programs, Questionnaires, Schools, State government, Survey tools, Teachers

Mann C, Rudowitz JD, Rudowitz R. 2005. Financing health coverage: The State Children's Health Insurance Program experience. Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 22 pp. (Issue paper)

Annotation: This issue brief explores three sets of issue associated with the State Children's Health Insurance Program's (SCHIP) funding structure: (1) efforts to control and make federal funding more predictable limits the flexibility of a funding structure that responds to program needs, (2) inequities and problems targeting funds are unavoidable when distributing capped federal funding to states through a pre-set formula, and (3) while attempts to fix distributional problems can provide some help, they also make the funding system more complex and hard to manage. The brief provides background, describes SCHIP basic structure, discusses financing issues, and offers conclusions. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the report. The report includes one appendix that summarizes SCHIP legislative history.

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 at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Financing, Government financing, State Children's Health Insurance Program

Institute for Child Health Policy. [2004]. State and federal funding formulas for State Child Health Insurance Programs: Coverage options for children. Gainesville, FL: Institute for Child Health Policy, 7 pp. (Focus on child health policy)

Annotation: This report presents information about access to health insurance programs for children from low-income families in light of deficits and declines in federal funding. Specifically, the report focuses on changes in the State Children's Health Insurance Program's (SCHIP's) coverage. The report provides a brief history of SCHIP, discusses the program's growth and then its ensuing recent decline, touches on federal funding for the program and enrollment freezes implemented in response to state and federal funding deficits, discusses how the freezes may impact children, and offers a conclusion. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the report. The report concludes with a list of references.

Contact: Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida, 1329 SW 16th Street, Room 5130 , Gainesville, FL 32608, Telephone: (352) 265-7220 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (352) 265-7221 Web Site: http://www.ichp.ufl.edu/ichp Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Costs, Eligibility, Enrollment, Families, Government financing, Low income groups, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Uninsured persons

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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.