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National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health. n.d.. State offices of rural health. [Sterling Heights, MI]: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet explains what a state office of rural health (SORH) is, goals of a SORH, and why SORHs are important. Topics include how SORHs support and build local capacity and draw attention to the challenges and successes in rural health care and how they support coordination and information sharing on rural health issues within state health agencies.

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: Access to health care, Health services delivery, Information dissemination, Public health infrastructure, Role, Rural health, Rural population, Service coordination, State health agencies, State programs, Technical assistance

Strengthen the Evidence for MCH Programs. 2018. ESM review & resources: Evidence-based or informed strategy measures--National survey. Washington, DC: Strengthen the Evidence for MCH Programs, 24 pp.

Annotation: This resource provides a brief introduction to results-based accountability as a way to effectively measure Evidence-based or informed Strategy Measures (ESMs) as part of the 2017/2019 MCH Block Grant submission. It has been designed to start a process of quality improvement in advancing ESMs, both across the nation and in each Title V agency. It also describes sources for technical assistance. Similar reports are available for each individual state and territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.

Contact: Strengthen the Evidence for MCH Programs, National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 3300 Whitehaven St., N.W., Suite 1200A, Washington, DC 20007, Web Site: https://www.mchevidence.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Evidence based health care, Model programs, State CSHCN programs, State MCH programs, Technical assistance, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2017. Pathways to family leadership within AMCHP. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document defines the term "family leader" and describes the roles for family leaders in the Association for Maternal and Child Health Programs' activities. Topics include title, eligibility criteria, selection process, timeline, and duties.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Contact Phone: (202) 775-1472 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Contact E-mail: mjarvix@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community participation, Consultants, Employment, Families, Leadership, Mentors, Parent participation, Parent professional relations, Public private partnerships, Recruitment, Special health care services, State MCH programs, Teaching, Technical assistance, Title V programs, Training, Volunteers, Work force

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Center for Maternal and Infant Health. 2017. W.K. Kellogg Foundation Report: May 2017–The National Preconception Health & Health Care Initiative. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Center for Maternal and Infant Health, 11 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes activities and outcomes from a project to integrate and implement preconception care into clinic and community settings. Contents include information about the project's progress toward meeting the goal and objectives, future plans, and dissemination. Topics include reframing and diversifying messages; launching a consumer-facing campaign; partnering with preconception peer educators; implementing a pregnancy intention screening tool; engaging, training, and providing technical assistance to clinics and health care systems; and catalyzing change by convening meetings. Environment, challenges, opportunities, collaboration and observations are discussed.

Contact: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Center for Maternal and Infant Health, Old Clinic Building, Room 3018, Campus Box 7181, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7181, Telephone: (919) 843-7865 Fax: (919) 843-7865 E-mail: cmih@med.unc.edu Web Site: https://www.mombaby.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinics, Communication, Community based services, Men's health, National initiatives, Organizational change, Outcome and process assessment, Peer education, Preconception care, Prevention programs, Program development, Public awareness campaigns, Public private partnerships, Reproductive health, Screening, Service integration, Technical assistance, Training, Women's health

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Center for Maternal and Infant Health. 2017. The National Preconception Health & Health Care Initiative: W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Report–April 2017. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Center for Maternal and Infant Health, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the impact of a national preconception outreach and education initiative for young men and women and clinicians. Contents include media metrics following the launch of national consumer website and social media platform to increase the visibility of preconception health messages and provide young adults with essential, evidence-based information to improve their health, reduce their risks, and improve birth outcomes. Topics include launch results and analytic snapshot and information about the related grantee and preconception peer educator ambassador programs. Additional contents summarize the impact of a partnership to integrate preconception health into routine clinical care using a learning collaborative, peer-reviewed publications, a website, traditional media, social media, expanded conversations, conferences and webinars, and a national newsletter.

Contact: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Center for Maternal and Infant Health, Old Clinic Building, Room 3018, Campus Box 7181, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7181, Telephone: (919) 843-7865 Fax: (919) 843-7865 E-mail: cmih@med.unc.edu Web Site: https://www.mombaby.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinics, Communication, Community based services, Mass media, Measures, Men's health, National initiatives, Organizational change, Peer education, Preconception care, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Public awareness campaigns, Public private partnerships, Reproductive health, Screening, Service integration, Technical assistance, Training, Women's health

Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2016. At-a-glance: Community water fluoridation. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document presents information on community water fluoridation (CWF) and describes related services provided by the Ohio Department of Health. Topics include technical assistance and resources to promote CWF, fluoridation-assistance programs, monitoring fluoridation quality, Ohio’s fluoridation law, Ohio cities exempt from mandatory fluoridation, the status of CWF in Ohio, and facts about CWF.

Contact: Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 246 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215, Telephone: (614) 466-4180 Fax: (614) 564-2421 E-mail: BCHS@odh.ohio.gov Web Site: http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhPrograms/ohs/oral/oral1.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: , Community based services, Fluorides, Legislation, Ohio, Oral health, State programs, Technical assistance, Water

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development. 2016. Division of MCH Workforce Development strategic plan progress: 2015 highlights. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document highlights progress made by the federal Division of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Workforce Development toward achieving strategic goals in partnership with grantees, national partners, and the MCH field. Topics include financial investment in and expansion of MCH public health activities; the number and geographic reach of training, recruitment, and continuing education activities and the number of current and future MCH professionals trained; the number of technical assistance events provided by grantees and the number of collaborative activities between the division's programs and Title V/MCH-related agencies; innovation; the percentage of former trainees who demonstrate key outcomes; and what's ahead. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2340 Web Site: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/maternal-child-health-initiatives/workforce-training Available from the website.

Keywords: Continuing education, Federal programs, Financing, Grants, MCH programs, Public private partnerships, Strategic plans, Technical assistance, Training, Work force

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, MCH Training Program. 2016. Diversity and cultural competency resources. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document describes federal activities and resources to support diversity and cultural competency within the maternal and child health (MCH) work force. Topics include agency-wide strategic planning to improve health equity; pipeline training program requirements for collecting data on the race and ethnicity of trainees and faculty and the degree to which programs have incorporated cultural and linguistic competence into policies, guidelines, contracts, and training; and resources to support programs in advancing and sustaining cultural and linguistic competence such as technical assistance, peer mentoring, and collaboration.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Cultural competence, Cultural diversity, Culturally competent services, Data collection, Ethnic groups, Goals, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Information dissemination, MCH training programs, Measures, Mentors, Peer groups, Program development, Program improvement, Program planning, Race, Technical assistance, Work force

U.S. Administration for Children and Families and U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. 2016. Demonstrating improvement in the maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting program: A report to Congress. [Washington, DC]: U.S. Administration for Children and Families; [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 39 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the successes of the federal home visiting program's state grantees in serving high-risk populations and substantially expanding home visiting services nationwide. Topics include the extent to which state grantees demonstrated improvements in each of the benchmark areas, technical assistance provided to grantees including the type of assistance provided, and recommendations for legislative or administrative action.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems, Health Resources and Services Administration , 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-8590 E-mail: dwillis@hrsa.gov Web Site: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/maternal-child-health-initiatives/home-visiting Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal legislation, Health care reform, Health services delivery, High risk groups, Home visiting, MCH research, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Program improvement, Quality assurance, State MCH programs, Technical assistance

U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care. 2016. Health center program fact sheet: America's primary care safety net working to address oral health. Rockville, MD: U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes how health centers increase access to oral health care in the communities they serve. Contents include information about oral health services provided and the number of visits and patients served. Topics include activities to increase access to oral health care for underserved populations, modernize the safety net infrastructure and delivery system, improve oral health outcomes, and promote an innovative organizational culture. Links to resources for general information and technical assistance for health centers are also included.

Contact: U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 489-4772 Fax: (301) 480-4098 Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov/about/organization/bureaus/bphc/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community health centers, Comprehensive health care, Oral health, Organizational change, Primary care, Public health infrastructure, Service delivery systems, Technical assistance, Underserved communities

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2016. Newborn screening timeliness: Most states had not met screening goals, but some are developing strategies to address barriers. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 48 pp. (Report to congressional committees)

Annotation: This report examines (1) what is known about the timeliness of newborn screening for heritable conditions, and (2) barriers identified as contributing to screening delays and strategies to address them. Contents include a review of the Department of Health and Human Services' Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children recommended timeframe goals for newborn screening, data provided by states, missing data and variations in data collection, and federal support for activities to improve data for future analysis such as by clarifying data definitions and working with states to help ensure they use the definitions when submitting timeliness data.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: contact@gao.gov Web Site: http://www.gao.gov Available from the website. Document Number: GAO-17-196.

Keywords: Barriers, Benchmarking, Data collection, Measures, Newborn screening, Program improvement, State programs, Statistical data, Technical assistance, Trends

Crall JJ, Illum J, Martinez A, Pourat N. 2016. An innovative project breaks down barriers to oral health care for vulnerable children in Los Angeles County. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 7 pp.

Annotation: This policy brief describes a project to improve oral health care for young children at 12 federally qualified health center clinic sites with co-located oral health and primary care services in Los Angeles County, California. Contents include program goals to reduce barriers to obtaining oral health care for infants and young children from birth through age 5 and strategies and interventions to meet program goals. Topics include infrastructure, practice-management technical assistance, training, quality-improvement learning collaboratives, community systems development, and policy analysis. Additional topics include the location and characteristics of participating clinics, the number of visits for children by project year and quarter, and policy implications.

Contact: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1550, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Telephone: (310) 794-0909 Fax: (310) 794-2686 E-mail: chpr@ucla.edu Web Site: http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, California, Clinics, Community health centers, County programs, Dental care, Infants, Local initiatives, Oral health, Policy development, Primary care, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Quality assurance, Service integration, Systems development, Technical assistance, Training, Work force, Young children

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2016. AMCHP family engagement initiatives. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet highlights the variety of ways that the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs engages families across programs and policy activities. Topics include engaging family leaders as critical elements of the organization infrastructure; developing family leaders and helping them obtain the tools and resources they need to be active participants in the work force; and engaging family leaders in the development of, and a target audience for, program and policy activities.

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: Community participation, Families, Leadership training, Parent participation, Policy development, Professional societies, Program development, State MCH programs, Technical assistance, Title V programs, Work force

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2015. About the Technical Assistance and Analytic Support Program. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 1 p. (Medicaid/CHIP health care quality measures)

Annotation: This fact sheet describes a program to support states in collecting, reporting, and using datafrom three core sets of quality measures in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Topics include technical assistance and analytic support vehicles such as issue briefs, fact sheets, analytic reports, and toolkits; one-on-one support; virtual learning opportunities; and hands-on information and networking opportunities.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Data analysis, Measures, Medicaid, Medical home, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Technical assistance

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development. 2015. MCHB graduate education programs support Title V block grant transformation: Collaboration to advance shared goals. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development, 8 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides an overview of the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau's graduate education training programs. Topics include programs' areas of expertise and efforts to collaborate with state Title V programs to address regional, state, and local maternal and child health needs and priorities through technical assistance, consultation, continuing education and training, and work force and leadership development. Examples of collaborative activities are included.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2340 Web Site: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/maternal-child-health-initiatives/workforce-training Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Collaboration, Continuing education, Developmental disabilities, Federal programs, Graduate education, Leadership, MCH training programs, Multidisciplinary approach, Nutrition, Technical assistance, Work force

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. [2014]. Environmental scan: Best practices for developing and deploying a competency-based training needs assessment. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report documents the results of an environmental scan of best practices for developing and deploying a needs assessment related to current capacity and knowledge of the public health work force and identify gaps in training and technical assistance to better meet the demands of the changing health care climate. Contents include current research and needs assessments conducted since the Affordable Care Act was implemented and interviews from organizations in the field.

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: Competency based education, Health care reform, Model programs, Needs assessment, Public health infrastructure, Research, Technical assistance, Training, Work force

Association of Public Health Laboratories. 2014-. Newborn screening and genetics. Silver Spring, MD: Association of Public Health Laboratories, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource provides information on the role of public health laboratories in genetics testing and newborn screening science and practice. Resources for education, technical assistance and evaluation, training, and quality improvement are also included.

Contact: Association of Public Health Laboratories, 8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 700 , Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (240) 485-2745 Secondary Telephone: (240) 485-2747 Fax: (240) 485-2700 E-mail: scott.becker@aphl.org Web Site: http://www.aphl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Evaluation, Infants, Laboratories, Laboratory techniques, Neonatal screening, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Resources for professionals, Technical assistance, Training

U.S. Food and Nutrition Service. 2014. Smart Snacks in School. U.S. Food and Nutrition Service, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources highlight the Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards. Topics include an overview, regulation and policy, and technical assistance. Contents include a letter from the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and U.S. Secretary of Education, an infographic, a summary of the standards, issue briefs, a television feature, a presentation, a blog, frequently asked questions, and related resources for schools.

Contact: U.S. Food and Nutrition Service, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302, Web Site: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal initiatives, Nutrition, Policy development, Regulations, Resources for professionals, Schools, Standards, Technical assistance

Children's Health Care Quality Measures Core Set Technical Assistance and Analytic Support Program. 2014. Strategies for using vital records to measure quality of care in Medicaid and CHIP programs. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 5 pp. (Technical assistance brief; no. 4)

Annotation: This technical assistance brief discusses strategies for accessing vital records for quality measurement and improvement efforts related maternal and infant health care in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. The brief also gives guidance and describes resources available to states for linking vital records and Medicaid/CHIP data to increase states' capacity to report two measures in the core set of children's health care quality measures: low birth weight rate and Cesarean section rate.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Cesarean section, Children's Health Insurance Program, Data linkage, Low birthweight, Measures, Medicaid, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Quality assurance, Resources for professionals, Technical assistance, Vital statistics

Volk J, Corlette S, Ahn S, Brooks T. 2014. Report from the first year of Navigator Technical Assistance Project: Lessons learned and recommendations for the next year of enrollment. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, Center on Health Insurance Reforms, 19 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes a project to support consumer assisters in five states and discusses some of the most challenging questions assisters sent to policy experts for technical help. Topics include determining household size, calculating income, evaluating eligibility for other coverage, verifying identity and immigration and citizenship status, changing plans, and addressing post-enrollment questions about coverage and benefits. Recommendations are included.

Contact: Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, Center on Health Insurance Reforms, 3300 Whitehaven Street, N.W., Suite 5000, Washington, DC 20007, Telephone: (202) 687-0880 Web Site: http://chir.georgetown.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Consumer education, Consumer protection, Consumer satisfaction, Enrollment, Health care reform, Health insurance, Policy development, State programs, Technical assistance

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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.