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Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin. [2017]. Healthy smiles for mom and baby "promising practice": Jefferson County Health Department and the Community Dental Clinic. Milwaukee, WI: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 2 pp. (Healthy Smiles for Mom and Baby "promising practice")

Annotation: This resource describes a promising practice for integrating oral health into the primary-health-care-delivery system by creating a formal referral process between local public health departments and oral health professionals. Topics include inputs, activities, aims and measures, impact, collaboration and integration, sustainability, and lessons learned. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 620 South 76th Street, Suite 120, Milwaukee, WI 53214, Telephone: (414) 292-4000 Secondary Telephone: (414) 337-4561 Contact Phone: (414) 337-4563 Fax: (414) 231-4972 Web Site: http://www.chawisconsin.org/oral-health.php?pg=13 Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Dental care, Health care utilization, Measures, Models, Oral health, Policy development, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Primary care, Program development, Referrals, Safety, Service integration, Sustainability

Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness. 2017. Home visiting programs: Reviewing evidence of effectiveness. Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 3 pp. (OPRE report #2017-30)

Annotation: This fact sheet describes a systematic review of home visiting research to determine which home visiting program models have sufficient evidence to meet U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) criteria for an "evidence-based early childhood home visiting service delivery model." The brief also summarizes the evidence of effectiveness for the 20 program models that met DHHS criteria. Topics include favorable and sustained program impacts on primary and secondary outcome measures and whether or not the model has been replicated.

Contact: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W., Seventh Floor West, Washington, DC 20447, Web Site: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Early childhood development, Family support programs, Home visiting, Maternal health, Measures, Model programs, Outcome evaluation, Parenting, Research, School readiness, Sustainability, Young children

Talib Z, Palsdottir B, Briggs M, Clithero A, Cobb NM, Marjadi B, Preston R, Williams S. 2017. Defining community-engaged health professional education: A step toward building the evidence. Washington, DC: National Academy of Medicine, 4 pp. (Discussion paper)

Annotation: This paper describes the lack of published literature analyzing learning taking place in and with communities that has a demonstrated value to that community and the factors attributable to it, and efforts to build the evidence by establishing a common definition for community-engaged health professional education that is relevant to all health professionals in all disciplines in all settings or context. Contents include elements of the definition. Topics include sustainable community-academic partnerships; collaborative design, delivery, and evaluation; and next steps for building the evidence.

Contact: National Academy of Medicine, 500 5th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, E-mail: NAMedicine@nas.edu Web Site: http://nam.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Equal opportunities, Evaluation, Goals, Health occupations, International health, Leadership, Learning, Policy development, Professional education, Public private partnerships, Strategic plans, Sustainability, Training, Underserved communities, Work force

Carter NL, Lowe E, with American Association for Community Dental Programs and the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2016. Seal America: The prevention invention (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 1 v.

Annotation: This manual is designed to assist health professionals in launching and sustaining school-based dental sealant programs (SBSPs). In addition to offering a step-wise approach for planning and implementing SBSPs, the manual addresses issues related to referring students with unmet oral health needs to a dental clinic or office. Health professionals working in established SBSPs may also find the manual of interest as they work to improve specific aspects of their programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Model programs, Oral health, Preventive health services, Program improvement, Program planning, Referrals, School age children, Schools, Sustainability

Snyder JE. 2016. Community health workers: Roles and responsibilities in health care delivery system reform. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report reviews health services research findings on community health workers (CHWs) and considers key challenges for CHWs to improve health care delivery, including oral health care delivery. Topics include major roles for CHWs in the health care system, a national profile of CHWs, evidence on the clinical impact of CHWs, the policy impact potential for CHW interventions, opportunities for reimbursement through Medicaid, and state and health care innovation models.

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: Allied health personnel, Barriers, Community health aides, Community role, Culturally competent services, Financing, Health care delivery, Health care reform, Home health aides, Low income groups, Medicaid, Minority groups, Oral health, Patient care teams, Policy development, Preventive health services, Program improvement, Reimbursement, Service delivery systems, Standards, Sustainability, Training, Work force

Lowe E, Barzel R, Holt K. 2016. Integrating sustainable oral health services into primary care in school-based health centers: A framework. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 1 v.

Annotation: This framework offers ideas for school-based health centers (SBHCs) to consider when integrating sustainable comprehensive oral health services into primary care to improve the quality of oral health care of school-age children and adolescents. The framework presents a description of six levels of integration to help SBHCs evaluate their current level of integration and 10 key elements to more fully integrate sustainable comprehensive oral health services into primary care in SBHCs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Comprehensive health care, Health services delivery, Models, Oral health, Primary care, Program improvement, Quality assurance, School age children, School based clinics, Service integration, Sustainability

Creative Associates International. 2016. SDG Youth Action Mapper. Washington, DC: Creative Associates International, 1 v.

Annotation: This mobile app/platform is designed to help youth and others make progress towards the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDB) through mapping, mobilization, and measurement. Topics include ending poverty and hunger, good health, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, renewable energy, good jobs and economic growth, innovation and infrastructure, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption, climate action, life in water and on land, peace and justice, and partnerships. Contents include portals for groups and organizations to document opportunities for taking action and for reporting progress towards SDG goals. A video on how to use the app/platform and a toolkit for organizing communities are also available.

Contact: Creative Associates International, 5301 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20015, Telephone: (202) 966-5804 Contact E-mail: JacquiD@creativedc.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Community action, Goals, Information systems, Maps, Mobile application, Multimedia, Online systems, Outreach, Sustainability, Youth

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2016. Family engagement in state Title V maternal and child health (MCH) and children with special health care needs (CYSHCN) programs: Results from a survey–Executive summary. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 11 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes findings from a nationwide survey of maternal and child health (MCH) and children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) directors about family engagement policies and practices in Title V-funded programs. The findings provide a snapshot of strategies to support meaningful family engagement, effective and innovative practices, and areas of need for improvement and technical assistance. Topics include creating a culture of family engagement, levels of family engagement, roles of family staff or consultants, family members employed as staff, sustaining and diversifying family engagement, and evaluating family engagement. An overview of the survey development and response, programmatic definitions of family, and a discussion of the results is included. A series of briefs that detail the results in specific areas are also available. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: Cultural diversity, Evaluation, Families, Leadership, National surveys, Participation, Public private partnerships, Role, State programs, Sustainability, Title V programs

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

Administration for Community Living and Office of Women's Health. 2016. The community guide to adult oral health program implementation. Washington, DC: Administration for Community Living, 60 pp.

Annotation: This document provides step-by-step guidance for groups working at state and local levels to launch or enhance an oral health program for older adults and people with disabilities. Contents include tips, case studies, interactive tools, and other sources of support for creating cost-effective, sustainable programs. Topics include replicating and expanding an existing program, designing and implementing a new program, recognizing the connection between oral health and overall health, and interprofessional collaboration to serve adults’ oral health needs. A corresponding database of community-based oral health programs is also available.

Contact: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 330 C Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 401-4634 Secondary Telephone: (800) 677-1116 E-mail: https://www.acl.gov/contact Web Site: https://www.acl.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Aging, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Collaboration, Community based services, Financing, Independent living, Interdisciplinary approach, Life course, Needs assessment, Older adults, Online databases, Oral health, Program development, Program evaluation, Program planning, Public private partnerships, Resources for professionals, Sustainability

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program. [2015]. Pay for prevention: Oral health services at NH WIC. Concord, NH: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 1 p.

Annotation: This poster presentation describes a partnership between the state oral health program, public health dental hygienists, and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) staff at three sites in New Hampshire to provide on-site preventive oral health services to pregnant women and children enrolled in WIC. The goal of the project was to determine if this service-delivery model could be sustained without supplementary grants. Topics include background on clinical needs, barriers to care, current research, project services, project costs, and first-year findings.

Contact: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301-3852, Telephone: (603) 271-4535 Secondary Telephone: (800) 852-3345, ext. 4535 Fax: (603) 271-4506 E-mail: http://business.nh.gov/EmailContact/EmailContact.aspx?a=cdpc&b=Chronic%20Disease%20Prevention%20and%20Control Web Site: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/bchs/oral/index.htm Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Evaluation, Health services delivery, Infants, Model programs, New Hampshire, Oral health, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, State MCH programs, Sustainability, WIC program, Young children

Kansas Initiative for Developmental Ongoing Screening. 2015–. KIDOS toolkit. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment; University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships and Research, multiple items.

Annotation: This toolkit for communities provides guidance and resources for examining and improving developmental screening child find and referral systems. The toolkit is arranged in the following four phases of action: generate ideas and dialogue (convene and orient), initiate action (assess), organizing for impact (plan), and sustain action and impact (act and review). Each phase includes a series of recommended activities. The activities are accompanied by concept overviews, exercises, recommended readings, and other resources to assist community implementation teams. Users can browse the toolkit and select resources that best fit the community's needs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S.W. Jackson, Suite 540, Topeka, KS 66612-1367, Telephone: (785) 296-0461 Fax: (785) 368-6368 Web Site: http://www.kdheks.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Community action, Developmental screening, Early childhood development, Infants, Information systems, Program development, Program improvement, Program planning, Referrals, Sustainability, Young children

National Center for Medical Home Implementation. 2015. Building your medical home: An introduction to pediatric primary care transformation. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Division of Children with Special Needs, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource provides direction, resources, and tools to pediatric medical home clinicians and practices seeking to advance their knowledge and understanding of the medical home concept as it relates to practice transformation. Contents include resources and strategies for starting medical home transformation, integrating key functions of a medical home into practice, and sustaining changes. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Medical Home Implementation, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-7605 Secondary Telephone: (800) 433-9016, ext. 7605 Web Site: https://medicalhomeinfo.aap.org/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Health care reform, Medical home, Model programs, Resources for professionals, Service integration, Sustainability

Children's Partnership and the Pacific Center for Special Care. 2015. The virtual dental home. Santa Monico, CA: Children's Partnership, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document describes the Virtual Dental Home, a system that combines technological advances with work force innovations to bring oral health care to children where they already spend time, such as at schools and Head Start sites. Topics include barriers to accessing oral health care among children in California, how the system works, client satisfaction and quality of care, and economic benefits. The document also provides information about efforts to advance state policy changes and educate stakeholders about how they can implement the Virtual Dental Home in their communities.

Contact: Children's Partnership, 1351 Third Street Promenade, Suite 206, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1321, Telephone: (310) 260-1220 Fax: (310) 260-1921 E-mail: frontdoor@childrenspartnership.org Web Site: http://www.childrenspartnership.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, California, Children, Dental care, Medical home, Model programs, Oral health, Policy development, Statewide planning, Sustainability, Systems development, Technology, Work force

Hester JA, Stange PV, Seeff LC, Davis JB, Craft CA. 2015. Toward sustainable improvements in population health: Overview of community integration structures and emerging innovations in financing. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 pp. (CDC public health policy series no. 2)

Annotation: This report discusses opportunities for and challenges to establishing effective, sustainable, community-focused delivery and payment models to improve population health. Topics include evolving community-level population health delivery models; key functions, opportunities, and challenges of a community integrator; and the concept of a balanced portfolio as a crucial component in developing a sustainable financial model.

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: Community based services, Financing, Health services delivery, Model programs, Program development, Program improvement, Reimbursement, Service integration, Sustainability

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

Oral Health Colorado. 2015. Smart mouths, smart kids: Improving dental health for Colorado students. Nederland, CO: Oral Health Colorado, 1 v.

Annotation: This toolkit provides information and resources on assessing the feasibility of initiating school- linked oral health services and designing and building a sustainable school oral health pro- gram. Contents include resources for generating ideas, assessing community needs, creating a budget, developing a business plan, providing a rationale for activities, framing an idea, build- ing a program, and maintaining and sustaining a successful school oral health program. The toolkit also includes a data application (a targeted and focused electronic health record) that can be used to monitor children’s oral health status over time.

Contact: Oral Health Colorado, P.O. Box 1335, Nederland, CO 80466, Telephone: (303) 258-3339 E-mail: deborah@oralhealthcolorado.org Web Site: http://www.oralhealthcolorado.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Colorado, Community based services, Dental care, Low income groups, Minority groups, Oral health, Preventive health services, Relationships, Rural population, School aged children, School linked programs, State programs, Sustainability

Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. 2015. Partner. Build. Grow. An action guide for sustaining child development and prevention approaches. Washington, DC: Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, multiple items.

Annotation: This guide provides school administrators, program directors, civic leaders, and other stakeholders with tools to improve the sustainability of school-based approaches that promote students’ cognitive, social, and emotional health and educational success. Contents include practical steps for integrating evidence-based student supports into state and local systems. The guide breaks down policy advocacy steps into four interconnected prongs (mapping assets, building an action team, connecting with the policy environment, and communications) for mobilizing key allies, developing an action plan based on existing resources, accessing viable financing and regulatory strategies, and exploring communications strategies.

Contact: Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, 2175 K Street, N.W., Suite 200, Room 213, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 994-4895 E-mail: chhcs@gwu.edu Web Site: http://www.healthinschools.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Advocacy, Cognitive development, Communications, Communities, Community action, Financing, Mental health, Policy development, Regulations, School health, Schools, Service integration, Students, Sustainability

Tomasik J, Fleming C. 2015. Lessons from the field: Promising interprofessional collaboration practices. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 59 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes findings from a project to explore, explain, and disseminate practices for effective interprofessional collaboration and the supports required to sustain them over time. Contents include lessons learned, guiding principles that describe the elements necessary to create and sustain an environment and culture of interprofessional collaboration, and a series of case studies to highlight specific practices that have been effective for the organizations that participated in the project.

Contact: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 50 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540-6614, Telephone: (877) 843-7953 Fax: Web Site: http://www.rwjf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Interdisciplinary approach, Multidisciplinary teams, Sustainability

Georgia State University School of Public Health. 2015. SafeCare®. Atlanta, GA: Georgia State University School of Public Health, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document describes SafeCare, an evidence-based, parent-training curriculum for parents of infants and children from birth to age 5 who are at-risk for or have been reported for child neglect or physical abuse. Topics include the evidence-base, cost-benefit, cost of implementation of SafeCare; the structure of the parent child/infant interaction, health, home safety, and family engagement skills modules; certification and support including the role of the home visitor, coach, and trainer; and implementation planning and sustainability.

Contact: Georgia State University School of Public Health, Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development, 14 Marietta Street, N.W., Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30303, Web Site: http://healthy.gsu.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child neglect, Cost effectiveness, Costs, Early childhood development, Home visiting, Infants, Model programs, Motivation, Parent child relations, Parent education, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Program planning, Safety, Sustainability, Training, Young children

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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.