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Larsen B. n.d.. Activity analysis III: The duality aspect of linear programming. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project, 24 pp. (Study series no.: 0-3 (28))

Annotation: This paper is part of a series on activity analysis to give the conceptual and methodological framework necessary for the application of activity analysis to health care problems in general, and to the management of Children and Youth Program projects in particular. In this first paper in the series the general linear programming problem is formulated, and a number of possible applications in the health care field are suggested. The specific purpose of this paper is to serve as a supplement to the other expositions of the problem, focusing on the duality aspect of linear programming. This paper is part of the documentation and assessment of the effect of P.L. 89-97, Title II. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescent health programs, Child health programs, Children and Youth Projects, Comprehensive health care, Federal MCH programs, Statistical analysis

Dahl T. n.d.. Activity analysis I: The formulation of a linear programming problem. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project, 26 pp. (Comment series no.: 9-5 (16))

Annotation: This paper discusses the general formulation of a linear programming problem, the diet problem, the transportation problem, and other applications. These tools are applied to use as a simplified way for planners and administrators to describe a production process or addressee an input-output problem and attempt to solve it for known constraints. A list of related references is included. This is part of a series to document and asses the effect of P.L. 89-97, Title II. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Administration, Adolescent health programs, Child health programs, Children and Youth Projects, Comprehensive health care, Statistical analysis

Larsen B. n.d.. An introduction to factor analysis. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project, 31 pp. (Quantods series no.: 1-9 (7))

Larsen B, Larsen W. n.d.. Project performance: An analysis by ranks. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project, 29 pp. (Quantods series no.: 2-10 (9))

Annotation: This paper presents a method of comparative composite scoring of project performance for use in the Children and Youth Program. Seven proxy indicators measuring project performance in health care delivery for comprehensive health care projects are used. By means of a transformation procedure, individual performance measures are converted into a single score measuring composite project performance. This paper is 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, Evaluation methods, Federal MCH programs, Measures, Statistical analysis

Larsen B, Larsen W. n.d.. Ranking of reporting performance among Children and Youth Projects. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project, 21 pp. (Quantods series no.: 2-11 (10))

Annotation: This paper is an analysis focusing on the completeness, consistency, and timeliness of reports submitted for Children and Youth Program grant continuation. This is intended as an administrative tool for identification of areas where action can be most effectively applied toward replanning, reorganizing, reallocation of resources, redirection, and modified supervision of ongoing services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescent health programs, Child health programs, Children and Youth Projects, Evaluation methods, Federal MCH programs, Measures, Reports, Statistical analysis

Larsen B. n.d.. Factor analysis and index construction in health services research. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project, 15 pp. (Quantods series no.: 2-11 (11))

Annotation: This paper introduces the concept of factor analysis and index construction to address the need for a common scientific language in the social sciences, particularly if interdisciplinary research is to be effective. The contents address factor analysis, factor loadings, factor scores, and a numerical example. This paper is part of the documentation and assessment 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, Federal MCH programs, Statistical analysis

Larsen B, Larsen W. n.d.. A rank order method for assessing the Children and Youth Program. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project, 15 pp. (Quantods series no.: 2-11 (12))

Larsen B. n.d.. Activity analysis V: Equilibrium conditions in the general linear programming model. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project, 10 pp. (Quantods series no.: 3-5 (13))

Larsen B. n.d.. Quantitative methods of evaluation: Verification and accuracy analysis. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project, 13 pp. (Quantods series no.: 3-7 (14))

Larsen B. n.d.. Determinants of migration in low income areas. Minneapolis, MN: [School of Public Health, University of Minnesota], Systems Development Project, 10 pp. (Quantods series no.: 1-9 (6))

Annotation: This paper discusses potential motivations for itnernal migration. The results presented in this paper apply to a group of 20 low income areas, specifically to the geographical target areas associated with a sample of 20 Children and Youth program comprehensive health care services delivery projects. The analysis is based on data extracted from the Quarterly Summary Reports for this program. This paper is 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, Federal MCH programs, Statistical analysis

Perinatal Periods of Risk Work Group. n.d.. Perinatal Periods of Risk approach: The U.S. urban experience—A new community approach to fetal and infant mortality. [Omaha, NE: CityMatCH], 33 pp.

Annotation: These annotated slides outline a presentation on prevention efforts to improve fetal and infant mortality using an approach, called Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR), developed by the World Health Organization for developing countries and applying concepts to urban efforts in the United States. It highlights five major steps: (1) engaging community partners, (2) mapping feto-infant mortality, (3) focusing on reducing the overall feto-infant mortality rate, (4) examining potential opportunity gaps, and (5) targeting further investigations and prevention efforts. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: CityMatCH, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, 982170 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-2170, Telephone: (402) 552-9500 E-mail: citymch@unmc.edu Web Site: http://www.citymatch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community coordination, Developing countries, Fetal mortality, Infant mortality, International health, Needs assessment, Prevention, Risk assessment, Statistical analysis

Holtzman R, Edelstein B, Frosh M. 2016. State oral health plan comparison tool [upd. ed.]. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 3 items.

Annotation: This database provides an overview of state oral health plans in states funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s State-Based Oral Disease Prevention Program as well as in other states. The online tool facilitates cross-state comparisons in 24 distinct content areas and links to the exact language from the state plan that corresponds to a given content area. Original state oral health plans can also be accessed so that changes over time in individual states can be explored.

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: Data analysis, Databases, Oral health, State programs, Statistical data, Strategic plans

Kann L, Olsen EO, McManus T, Harris WA, Shanklin SL, Flint KH, Queen B, Lowry R, Chyen D, Whittle L, Thornton J, Lim C, Yamakawa Y, Brenner N, Zaza S. 2016. Sexual identify, sex of sexual contacts, and health-related behaviors among students in grades 9–12: United States and selected sites, 2015. MMWR Surveillance Summaries 65(9):1–202,

Annotation: This report summarizes results for 118 health-related behaviors plus obesity, overweight, and asthma by sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts from the 2015 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 25 state surveys, and 19 large urban school district surveys conducted among students in grades 9–12. Contents include a description of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, survey methodology, and survey results for the prevalence of health-risk behaviors among sexual minority students compared with nonsexual minority students. Recommendations for reducing disparities in health-risk behaviors among sexual minority students are also included.

Contact: 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 Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Comparative analysis, Health behavior, Health surveys, Individual characteristics, Minority groups, National surveys, Population surveillance, Prevalence, Risk factors, Risk taking, School districts, School surveys, Sex factors, Sexual behavior, Sexual health, Sexual identity, Sexual partners, State surveys, Statistical data, Urban population

Yarbrough C, Vujicic M, Nasseh K. 2015. More dental benefits options in 2015 health insurance marketplaces. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 18 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief compares dental benefits offerings in 2015 to the offerings in 2014, focusing on the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM) and select state-based marketplaces. Topics include dental benefits offered within medical plans and stand-alone dental plans and the amount of information available to consumers when they are shopping for dental benefits through the FFM. The brief concludes with a discussion of the findings' policy implications.

Contact: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Web Site: http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/health-policy-institute Available from the website.

Keywords: Comparative analysis, Dental insurance, Federal health insurance programs, Oral health, Policy analysis, State health insurance programs, Statistical data

Phipps KR, Ricks TL. 2015. The oral health of 1–5 year old American Indian and Alaska Native children: Results of the 2014 IHS Oral Health Survey. Rockville, MD: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 9 pp. (Indian Health Service data brief)

Annotation: This brief presents findings from a national survey to assess the oral health status of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children ages 1–5. Contents include information on the prevalence of tooth decay in the primary and permanent teeth of AI/AN children ages 1–5 in 2014 at both the national and Indian Health Service Area level, as well as trends in the oral health of this population since 2010. The brief also describes the prevalence of dental sealants on a primary molar tooth among this population.

Contact: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 08N34 A, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (800) 447-3368 E-mail: dentaljobs@ihs.gov Web Site: http://www.ihs.gov/dentistry Available from the website.

Keywords: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Comparative analysis, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health status, National surveys, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevalence, Statistical data, Trends, Young children

Wall T, Vujicic M. 2015. Emergency department use for dental conditions continues to increase. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 12 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief reports findings on trends in visits to emergency departments for oral health care for the period 2006 through 2012. Topics include visits and charges broken down by patient age and primary payer, and policy implications.

Contact: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Web Site: http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/health-policy-institute Available from the website.

Keywords: Data analysis, Dental care, Emergency room data, Financing, Health care utilization, Hospital emergency services, Oral health, Policy development, Statistical data, Trends

Oh J, Yearwood S, Leonard L. 2015. Oral health of Rhode Island children. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings on the oral health status of children in third grade in Rhode Island. Contents include school sampling, data management and analysis, screening methods, screening participation, demographic characteristics of children, and oral health outcomes. Topics include tooth decay, dental sealants, impact of race and ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. The report also provides a comparison of the results to Healthy People 2020 objectives and to results from earlier surveys. Recommendations are included.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Fax: (401) 222-4415 Web Site: http://www.health.ri.gov/programs/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Comparative analysis, Dental care, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health status, Healthy People 2020, Oral health, Preventive health services, Rhode Island, School age children, Screening, State surveys, Statistical data

Boat TF, Wu JT, eds; Institute of Medicine, Committee to Evaluate the Supplemental Security Income Disability Program for Children with Mental Disorders. 2015. Mental disorders and disabilities among low-income children. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 520 pp.

Annotation: This report reviews previously unreleased data on the rates of mental disorders and disabilities among low-income children from the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and from Medicaid. Contents include background and context of the SSI disability benefit program for children, clinical characteristics of selected mental disorders, prevalence of selected mental disorders, and results from a 10-year multistate analysis of Medicaid service encounter and pharmacy claims data (Medicaid MAX study).

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. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-37685-3.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Data analysis, Federal programs, Infants, Low income groups, Medicaid, Mental health, Prevalence, Special health care needs, Statistical data, Supplemental Security Income, Trends

Hawaii State Department of Health, Family Health Services Division. 2015. Hawaii oral health: Key findings. [Honolulu, HI]: Hawaii State Department of Health, Family Health Services Division, 18 pp.

Annotation: This report presents key findings on the oral health status of and access to oral health care for residents of Hawaii, and strategies for improving oral health. Topics include oral health problems, dental visits in the past year, emergency department visits for oral health-related reasons, work force, and community water fluoridation. Contents include data stratified by age and income group, and comparisons of state and national data.

Contact: Hawaii Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Branch, 741-A Sunset Avenue, Room 208, Honolulu, HI 96816, Telephone: (808) 733-9022 Fax: (808) 733-9032 Web Site: http://health.hawaii.gov/mchb Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Children, Comparative analysis, Dental care, Hawaii, Health status, Oral health, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Health care utilization, Public health infrastructure, State surveys, Statistical data, Work force

Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program. 2015. Texas oral health and the National Survey of Children's Health. Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program, 1 p.

Annotation: This document presents select results from the National Survey of Children's Health on the percentages of infants, children, and adolescent (from birth to age 17) in Texas who received preventive oral health care in the past year. The data are stratified by poverty status and type of insurance for the state and for the United States as a whole.

Contact: Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Improvement Program, P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1818, Austin, TX 78714-9347, Telephone: (512) 776-2008 Fax: (512) 776-7256 E-mail: dental@dshs.state.tx.us Web Site: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dental/default.shtm Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Children, Comparative analysis, Dental care, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Infants, Low income groups, National surveys, Oral health, Preventive health services, State surveys, Statistical data, Texas

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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.