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Center for Mental Health in Schools. n.d.. Technical assistance sampler on: Using technology to address barriers to learning. Los Angeles, CA: Center for Mental Health in Schools, 75 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the use of technology to overcome barriers to learning. Topics include information systems management, multimedia aids to facilitate intervention, in situ and distance learning, and model programs and guides. A list of additional references is also included. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Center for Mental Health in Schools, UCLA School Mental Health Project, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563, Telephone: (310) 825-3634 Secondary Telephone: (866) 846-4843 Fax: (310) 206-8716 E-mail: smhp@ucla.edu Web Site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Education, Information systems, Intervention, Learning, Mental health, Model programs, Technology

Gates A. n.d.. Interagency Home Care Model for Ventilator Assisted Individuals in Louisiana: [Final report]. New Orleans, LA: Children's Hospital, 17 pp.

Annotation: This project developed a model for care and services, a services resource network and coordinated education and training resources. The project worked with over 40 families, published a book, Homeward Bound: Resources for Living at Home with a Chronically Ill Child, and produced training videotapes for health care providers. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-152957.

Keywords: Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Dependence, Home-Based Health Care, Technology, Ventilator Dependence

Kaufman J. n.d.. A Model for Home and Community Care for Children who are Technology Assisted [Final report]. Baltimore, MD: Children's Medical Services , 13 pp.

Annotation: This project developed a model for public/private sector collaboration in the financing and case management of home care for technology-assisted children. The project also developed a methodology for educating professionals in case management for family-centered care; identified and analyzed options to hospitalization; and provided family-centered case management services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-158269.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Community based care, Financing, Home care, Technology dependent, Ventilator dependent

Perrin J. n.d.. Home Care for Chronically Ill Children: Policy Analysis [Final report]. Boston, MA: Massachusetts General Hospital, Wang Ambulatory Care Center, 171 pp.

Annotation: The goal of this project was to improve the knowledge base from which policymakers and program directors make decisions regarding implementation of community-based and home-based services for children with long-term health care needs. Strategies included a literature review, a review of current innovative home and community-based programs, and the dissemination of findings and recommendations by means of publications and a state-of-the-art conference. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB94-106358.

Keywords: Children, Chronically Ill, Community-Based Health Services, Data Collection from, Home-Based Health Care, Primary Care Centers, Technology Dependence

Cooper L. n.d.. Demonstration Project to Develop a Pediatric Service Coordination Model [Final report]. Cleveland, OH: MetroHealth Medical Center, 34 pp.

Annotation: The goal of this project was to enable families to provide home-centered care for their special needs children, when home was the best option, by establishing a service delivery system. This system: (1) Promoted the availability and accessibility of comprehensive quality services that address physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and developmental needs; (2) encouraged continuity and coordination of care among all components of the child and family's interdisciplinary team; (3) promoted communication among caregivers; and (4) was reimbursable, accountable, and responsive to changing needs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-161891.

Keywords: 99-457, Chronically Ill, Coordination of Health Care, Families, Family-Centered Health Care, Home-Based Health Care, Interdisciplinary Teams, Interdisciplinary Teams, L, P, Pediatric Care Providers, Technology Dependence

Erikson C. 2017. Health workforce research centers: Key findings 2013–2016. Washington, DC: George Washington University, Health Workforce Institute, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of how the collective work of six health work force research centers has contributed to a better understanding of critical health work force challenges. The report describes the establishment of the centers, the evolving health work force configuration, job growth and career paths in middle- and low-skill health occupations, and work force strategies to increase access to quality health care. Topics include the effect of system-level transformations on team roles and human resources, emerging occupations, expanded roles, supply and demand, training needs, career pathways, team models and staffing arrangements, the role of technology in improving access to health care, and the relationship between training location and other factors influencing supply and utilization.

Contact: George Washington University, Health Workforce Institute, 2176 K Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 994-3423 Web Site: http://www.gwhwi.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Careers, Educational change, Evolution, Health occupations, Models, Policy development, Professional education, Professional training, Quality assurance, Research, Role, Teamwork, Technology, Work force

Boyes S, Davis L, Adams G, Mills M, Deutchman M. 2017. MORE Care: Narrowing the rural interprofessional oral health care gap. Westborough, MA: DentaQuest Institute, 35 pp., exec. summ. (10 pp.)

Annotation: This paper provides information about initiating interprofessional networks that integrate and coordinate person-centered oral health care in rural communities. Topics include oral health as a national issue with rural implications, interprofessional practice and the oral-systemic health connection, creating networks and a learning collaborative, state offices of rural health and medical-oral expanded care initiation, and challenges and opportunities for innovation. Examples from Colorado, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina are included.

Contact: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: http://www.dentaquestpartnership.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Colorado, Community based services, Dental care, Health care delivery, Information systems, Oral health, Pennsylvania, Program coordination, Provider networks, Rural environment, Rural health, Rural populations, Service integration, South Carolina, State initiatives, Systems development, Technology, Work force

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and Children's Dental Health Project. 2017. Making oral health count: Toward a comprehensive oral health measurement system. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 11 pp. (Measurement report)

Annotation: This issue brief outlines strategies for a comprehensive and well-aligned system of oral health measurement. Topics include aligning measurement priorities, improving quality and accessibility of data, supporting development and implementation of oral health outcome measures, and encouraging the development and deployment of health information technology that supports oral health integration and value-based care.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: info@astdd.org Web Site: http://www.astdd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Measures, Oral health, Statistical data, Health services, Technology

Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health. 2016. AZSmiles Enhanced Dental Teams (EDTs). Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help health professionals and others use affiliated practices, teledentistry, and other team-based strategies to provide oral health care to underserved communities. Contents include toolkits on building partnerships and providing training and oral health education; information about dental sealant, fluoride mouthrinse, and fluoride-varnish programs; and sources of online continuing education.

Contact: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 320, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Telephone: (602) 542-1891 Fax: (602) 364-1494 Web Site: http://www.azdhs.gov/prevention/womens-childrens-health/oral-health/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Continuing education, Dental care, Health care delivery, Oral health, Preventive health services, Primary care, Program development, Resources for professionals, Service integration, Teamwork, Technology, Training, Underserved communities

Glassman P. 2016. Teledentistry: Improving oral health using telehealth-connected teams. San Francisco, CA: University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 14 pp.

Annotation: This report reviews changes in general-health-care- and oral-health-care-delivery systems and national recommendations for adapting to these changes, including developing telehealth technology to deliver oral health services. The report reviews telehealth modalities and oral-health-care-delivery systems that use telehealth technologies, the legal and regulatory environment needed to create and use telehealth-connected teams, equipment and software requirements, considerations for incorporating telehealth in dental practices and community-based-oral-health-care-delivery systems, and the role of telehealth technologies in the future of oral-health-services delivery.

Contact: University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, Telephone: (415) 929-6400 Fax: (415) 929-6654 Web Site: http://dental.pacific.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Health care systems, Legal issues, Oral health, Regulations, Service delivery, Systems development, Teamwork, Technology transfer, Telecommunications

Langelier M, Rodat C, Moore J. 2016. Case studies of 6 teledentistry programs: Strategies to increase access to general and specialty dental services. Rensselaer, NY: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, 100 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from six case studies of organizations using teledentistry across the United States. Contents include background on the facilitators of telehealth and teledentistry, the benefits of teledentistry, a description of teledentistry modalities, the history and current use of teledentistry services, a description of the project methods and findings, and elaboration on common themes. The appendices contain the case study briefs and protocol and a table describing regulation of teledentistry by state.

Contact: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, New York Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, SUNY, School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 Web Site: http://www.oralhealthworkforce.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Case studies, Costs, Financing, Health care utilization, Low income groups, Model programs, Oral health, Regulations, Research, Rural populations, Service coordination, Technology, Telemedicine, Training, Underserved communities, Work force

Zero to Three. 2015–. Text4baby. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource provides health tips timed to a woman’s stage of pregnancy or an infant’s age. The service enables pregnant women and new mothers to get health information delivered regularly to their mobile phones by text message. Messages focus on topics such as nutrition, safe sleep, breastfeeding, oral health, and tobacco use. The program also connects women to public clinics and support services for prenatal and infant care. Messages are available in English and Spanish. A mobile application is also available.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: http://www.zerotothree.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education, Health services delivery, Infant health, Mobile applications, Parent education, Perinatal health, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials, Technology

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

Altarum Institute. 2015. Reducing the burden of childhood dental disease in Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI: Altarum Institute, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes a program to optimize children's oral health care in Michigan by increasing the number of children receiving preventive care and advancing care practices in both the health community and the oral health community. Topics include targeting preventive services to children at high risk for dental caries, improving processes and tools for health professionals, implementing a statewide quality-monitoring program, and integrating health-information technology.

Contact: Altarum Institute, 3520 Green Court, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, Telephone: (734) 302-4600 Secondary Telephone: (800) 879-6505 Fax: (734) 302-4991 Web Site: http://www.altarum.org/contact Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Collaboration, Dental care, Health care delivery, Michigan, Oral health, Preventive health services, Program improvement, Public private partnerships, Quality assurance, Statewide planning, Systems development, Technology

Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation. 2015. Enhancing health professions education through technology: Building a continuously learning health system. New York, NY: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, 15 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes recommendations from a conference held on April 9–12, 2015, in Arlington, Virginia to outline best practices for health professions schools and health care organizations related to using existing and emerging technologies to enhance health professions and promote continuous learning.

Contact: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, 44 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065, Telephone: (212) 486-2424 Fax: (212) 644-0765 E-mail: info@macyfoundation.org Web Site: http://www.josiahmacyfoundation.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Health occupations, Learning, Model programs, Professional education, Technology

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

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

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Health literacy and consumer-facing technology: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 122 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes presentations and discussions of a public workshop on health literacy, new technology, and health. Topics include health literacy and the use of technology to inform health decision making, sharing health information via technology, or examples of health literacy best practices as they apply to the use of technology for health decisions.

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 978-0-309-37690-7.

Keywords: Decision making, Health literacy, Information dissemination, Model programs, Technology

Langelier M, Moore J, Baker BK, Mertz E. 2015. Case studies of 8 federally qualified health centers: Strategies to integrate oral health with primary care. Rensselaer, NY: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, 84 pp.

Annotation: This report presents case studies of eight federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) across the United States. It describes findings from a project conducted to understand the barriers and facilitators to integration of oral health services into primary care in FQHCs as well as to understand FQHCs’ use of different types of oral health professionals to provide access to oral health services within their delivery systems. The report also identifies useful technologies that enable service integration in FQHCs.

Contact: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, New York Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, SUNY, School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 Web Site: http://www.oralhealthworkforce.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Case studies, Oral health, Primary care, Service delivery systems, Service integration, Technology, Work force

Bouri N, Minton K, Jolani N, Rubin S. 2014. Riding the mobile wave: What local health departments need in order to adopt social media and mobile health technologies for emergency preparedness. Baltimore, MD: UPMC Center for Health Security; Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 41 pp., exec. summ. (5 pp.).

Annotation: This document reports findings from a study to determine what organizational factors local health department staff perceive as necessary to support their use of social media and mobile health technologies for emergency preparedness. Contents include the study methods, findings, and recommendations for policy and practice. Topics include in-house capacity, leadership support and policies, legal and security issues, and audiences. Case studies are also included.

Contact: UPMC Center for Health Security, 621 E. Pratt Street, Suite 210, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: (443) 573-3304 Fax: (443) 573-3305 Web Site: http://www.upmchealthsecurity.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Confidentiality, Disaster planning, Health agencies, Legal issues, Local agencies, Policy analysis, Policy development, Research, Social media, Technology

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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.