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Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems. 2019. Optimal community water fluoridation in Iowa: Strategic plan 2018-2023. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, 6 pp.

Annotation: This strategic plan outlines focus areas for the period 2010–2018 that are intended to increase the number of Iowans who have access to optimally fluoridated community water. The focus areas include partnerships, data collection and reporting, communication and policy, and infrastructure and system development. For each focus area, strategies and activities are presented. Outcome measures are also included.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: , Fluoride, Iowa, Oral health, State programs, Statewide planning, Strategic plans

Hales N, Hokenmaier SC, Lewis C, Parekh S, Tai KL, Truss M. 2016. Maryland comprehensive cancer control plan [upd.]. [Baltimore, MD]: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Family Health Administration, 89 pp.

Annotation: This document presents a plan for reducing the burden of cancer in Maryland. Contents include goals, objectives, and strategies related to the primary prevention of cancer; high burden of cancers in Maryland; and cancer survivorship, palliative care, and hospice care. Information about the Maryland Cancer Collaborative, terms and acronyms, surveillance and data used in the plan, and special topics in cancer control is included.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Center for Cancer Prevention and Control, 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-6500 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx Web Site: https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/cancer/Pages/home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Disease prevention, Maryland, Oral health, Palliative treatment, Prevention services, Screening, Statewide planning, Strategic plans, Therapeutics

McManus M, Beck D, White P. 2016. State Title V health care transition: Performance objectives and strategies–Current snapshot and suggestions. Washington, DC: Center for Health Care Transition Improvement, 6 pp. (Report; no. 1)

Annotation: This report examines state Title V action plans for fiscal year 2016 and summarizes objectives and strategies for increasing the percentage of adolescents with and without special health care needs who receive services necessary to make transitions to adult health care. It also contains suggestions for states to consider as they refine and update their transition objectives and evidence-informed strategies as part of their state action plans. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Got Transition™/Center for Health Care Transition Improvement, National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, 1615 M Street, N.W., Suite 290, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-1500 Fax: (202) 429-3957 E-mail: info@GotTransition.org Web Site: http://gottransition.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Community action, Statewide planning, Strategic plans, Title V programs, Transition planning, Transition to independent living

Michigan Oral Health Coalition, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 2016. Michigan state oral health plan. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 37 pp.

Annotation: This document is intended to guide policymakers, health professionals, community members, and other stakeholders as they work together to improve oral health across the state of Michigan through 2020. Contents include goals, objectives, and suggested strategies that can be used to ensure that by 2020 all residents will have the knowledge, support, and care they need to achieve optimal oral health. Topics include professional integration, health literacy, access to oral health care, and monitoring implementation of the state oral health plan.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 201 Townsend Street, Box 30195, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4911_4912_6226---,00.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community action, Goals, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health status, Interdisciplinary approach, Michigan, Oral health, Population surveillance, Service integration, Statewide planning, Strategic plans, Work force

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2016. AMCHP strategic plan 2016–2018. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1 p.

Annotation: This document presents the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs' vision, mission, values, goals, and objectives for the three year period 2016–2018. Topics include increasing the capacity of states and territories to use evidence to drive policy and program design to improve maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes and health equity, developing a flexible and skilled work force, influencing the alignment of resources at the federal and state levels to improve and increase support for MCH, and increasing investments in MCH 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: Equal opportunities, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Policy development, Professional societies, Program development, Program improvement, State MCH programs, Strategic planning, Work force

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

South Dakota Oral Health Coalition. 2015. Oral health plan for South Dakota 2015–2020. [Pierre, SD]: South Dakota Department of Health, 12 pp.

Annotation: This document provides a framework for achieving improvements in population oral health in South Dakota. Contents include an introduction and description of the development process; mission, vision, and guiding principles; and plan summary. Topics include education and awareness, prevention, access, and innovation in best practice.

Contact: South Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 600 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501-2536, Telephone: (605) 773-3361 Secondary Telephone: (800) 733-2301 Web Site: http://doh.sd.gov/prevention/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Disease prevention, Model programs, Oral health, Program improvement, Public health education, Quality assurance, South Dakota, Statewide planning, Strategic plans

Federal Partners in Transition Strategic Planning Committee. 2015. The 2020 federal youth transition plan: A federal interagency strategy. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, 32 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines a plan to enhance federal interagency coordination, to develop compatible goals to improve outcomes for youth with disabilities in transition, and to help agencies approach transition in a more integrated way that will lead to improved outcomes by 2020. Contents include definitions, history, and assumptions; a shared vision and the compatible outcome goals used to frame coordination across federal agencies and respective programs, the approach, examples of current federal cross-systems initiatives that support compatible outcome goals, and policy priorities that will inform work going forward.

Contact: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20210, Telephone: (202) 693-7880 Secondary Telephone: (866) 633-7365 Fax: (202) 693-7888 E-mail: infoDEP@dol.gov Web Site: http://www.dol.gov/odep Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Disabilities, Federal programs, Program improvement, School to work transition, Service integration, Special health care needs, Strategic plans, Transition planning, Transition to independent living, Young adults

Connecticut Department of Public Health. 2015. Statewide health care facilities and services plan: 2014 supplement. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, 191 pp.

Annotation: This document provides a blueprint for health care delivery in Connecticut and a resource guide for health care facilities and services planning. Topics include the current health care environment; acute care facilities, use, and trends; at-risk and vulnerable populations and unmet needs; current initiatives to address unmet health care needs among vulnerable populations; and recommendations and next steps.

Contact: Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134-0308, Telephone: (860) 509-8000 E-mail: webmaster.dph@po.state.ct.us Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/dph Available from the website.

Keywords: Connecticut, Health care delivery, Health facilities, Health services delivery, Public health, Resources for professionals, Statewide planning, Strategic plans

Minnesota Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Section. 2015. Infant mortality reduction plan for Minnesota: A partnership between the Minnesota Department of Health and the residents of Minnesota. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Section, 69 pp.

Annotation: This document for stakeholders in the private, public, academic, or non-profit sectors outlines a strategic plan to address the infant mortality problem in Minnesota, particularly persistent racial and ethnic disparities in poor birth outcomes. Contents include background and key findings on the sources of long-standing disparities in infant mortality, particularly among American Indians and African Americans, and perspectives on what changes could be made in systems, policies, and practices to improve birth outcomes. Additional contents include broad recommendations to further reduce infant mortality in the state; vision, goals, and objectives; and a call to action.

Contact: Minnesota Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Section, P.O. Box 64882, St. Paul, MN 55164-0882, Telephone: (651) 201-3760 Fax: (651) 201-3590 Web Site: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/program/mch/index.cfm Available from the website.

Keywords: American Indians, Barriers, Blacks, Community action, Ethnic groups, Health care disparities, Infant mortality, Minnesota, Racial discrimination, Statewide planning, Strategic plans

Chazin S, Maul A. 2015. Moving from goal to impact: A quality improvement approach to advancing children's oral health in Medicaid. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 12 pp.

Annotation: This brief for states describes a stepwise approach to meeting goals for improving use of oral health services improvement for children enrolled in Medicaid. It describes critical elements of the strategic-planning process, drawing from state experiences. A template that Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs can use to create a state oral health action plan is included.

Contact: Center for Health Care Strategies, 200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119, Hamilton, NJ 08619, Telephone: (609) 528-8400 Fax: (609) 586-3679 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.chcs.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Health care utilization, Medicaid, Oral health, Program improvement, Program planning, Quality assurance, State programs, Strategic plans

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 2015. Federal health IT strategic plan 2015–2020. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Secretary, 50 pp.

Annotation: This plan describes how the federal government views the health information technology (health IT) landscape and articulates federal values and priorities. It also identifies government actions that will be most impactful in the future. Topics include the federal health IT vision and mission, principles, and goals for improving health and well-being and progressing to a person-centered infrastructure; how health IT helps users manage systemic transformation; federal efforts to modernize the nation's health IT infrastructure; strategic plan development and implementation; and measurement and reporting.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-0257 Secondary Telephone: (877) 696-6775 Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Confidentiality, Consumer protection, Federal initiatives, Health care delivery, Health information, Measures, Public health infrastructure, Standards, Strategic planning, Systems development, Technology

Every Woman Every Child. 2015. The global strategy for women's, children's and adolescents' health (2016–2030). New York, NY: Every Woman Every Child, 103 pp.

Annotation: This document for the global community provides guidance on safeguarding women, children, and adolescents and upholding their human rights to the highest attainable standard of health. Topics include health challenges, the health equity gap within and between countries, guiding principles and objectives, targets, action areas, and an operational framework.

Contact: Every Woman Every Child, United Nations Foundation, 801 Second Avenue, Suite 900, New York, NY 10017, Web Site: http://www.everywomaneverychild.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Barriers, Child health, Community action, Government action, Infant health, International health, Role, Safety, Strategic planning, Women's health

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 2015. Connecting health and care for the nation: A shared nationwide interoperability roadmap–Final version 1.0. [Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services], 166 pp.

Annotation: This document proposes critical actions that the public and private sector need to take to advance toward an interoperable health information technology (IT) ecosystem. Topics include the current context, the federal health IT strategic plan; guiding principles; business and technical requirements for a learning health system; process for updating the roadmap; rules of engagement and governance; supportive business, clinical, cultural, and regulatory environments; privacy and security protections for health information; certification and testing to support adoption and optimization of health IT products; core technical standards and functions; and tracking progress and measuring success.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-0257 Secondary Telephone: (877) 696-6775 Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Community action, Confidentiality, Evaluation, Federal initiatives, Information systems, Measures, Organizational change, Role, Standards, Strategic planning, Systems development, Technology

Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems. 2015. Iowa oral health plan 2016–2020. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, 22 pp.

Annotation: This working document provides guidance on strategies for meeting oral health priorities in Iowa. Topics include increasing oral health literacy, expanding care coordination, improving integration of dental and medical care, improving dental team function, and improving transportation. Contents include objectives, stakeholder participation, and activities for each focus area.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: Community action, Coordination, Health literacy, Iowa, Oral health, Program improvement, Service integration, Statewide planning, Strategic plans, Teamwork, Transportation

Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems. 2015. Iowa oral health environmental scan summary 2014. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, 9 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes results from environmental scans completed by state oral health program staff and oral health stakeholders outside the program to identify opportunities for improving oral health in Iowa. Contents include questions and results in the following topic areas: community water fluoridation, coordination of oral health stakeholders, oral health data, oral health and its integration within health reform and health initiatives, and interventions or policy changes that would increase access to oral health care for underserved populations. Stakeholder comments are also included.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health status, Iowa, Oral health, Policy development, Program improvement, Service integration, State programs, State surveys, Statewide planning, Strategic plans

Association of State Public Health Nutritionists Maternal and Child Health Council. 2014. MCH nutrition success stories. Johnstown, PA: Association of State Public Health Nutritionists, 5 items.

Annotation: This resource focuses on state agency efforts to promote good nutrition in the maternal and child health population. Contents include information about projects to train home visit staff to be lactation consultants in New Hampshire, a shared meals initiative in Oregon, developing and implementing an early care and education nutrition and physical activity strategic plan in Kentucky, increasing nutrition counseling skills in New Hampshire, and supporting systems and environmental change programs in California. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of State Public Health Nutritionists, P.O. Box 1001, Johnstown, PA 15907-1001, Telephone: (814) 255-2829 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (814) 255-6514 Web Site: http://www.asphn.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Child care, Child health, Collaboration, Health promotion, Home visiting, Infant health, Maternal health, Nutrition, Organizational change, Program improvement, Public health nutritionists, State MCH programs, Strategic planning, Systems development, Training

[Building Bright Futures]. 2014. Vermont's early childhood action plan. [Williston, VT: Building Bright Futures], 64 pp.

Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. 2014. Action Alliance framework for successful messaging. Washington, DC: Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource is designed to help people messaging about suicide to develop messages that are strategic, safe, positive, and make use of relevant guidelines and best practices. Topics include why and how the framework was developed including background research, why it is important, and how it is unique; principles of effective communications, key planning steps, and tips for messaging strategically; message "don'ts," tips for messaging safely, and how safety fits into the framework; ways to be positive, tips for conveying a positive narrative, and how positive narrative fits into the framework; and guidelines for specific types of messaging. Additional resources and examples that illustrate the framework are included.

Contact: National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, 1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20007, Telephone: (202) 572-3784 E-mail: info@ActionAllianceforSuicidePrevention.org Web Site: http://actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Mass media, Planning, Public health education, Research, Safety, Strategic plans, Suicide

U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency and American Red Cross. 2014. National strategy for youth preparedness education. Washington, DC: U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, 24 pp.

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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.