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Lee J, Schroeder S. 2016. Oral health care service in North Dakota community health centers. Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 5 pp.

Annotation: This brief examines oral health services provided to North Dakota residents by federally funded community health centers (CHCs) and their satellite sites. Contents include information and data on state and CHC population demographics such as income status, health insurance status, and race/ethnicity; sources of CHC revenue; and CHC dental vs. medical costs per visit and per patient.

Contact: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 501 North Columbia Road Stop 9037, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, Telephone: (701) 777-3848 Fax: (701) 777-6779 E-mail: ruralhealth@med.und.edu Web Site: https://ruralhealth.und.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community health centers, Costs, Dental care, Geographic factors, Health care delivery, Low income groups, North Dakota, Oral health, Rural population, State programs, Uninsured persons, Work force

Kenney GM, Alker J, Anderson N, McMorrow S, Long SK, Wissoker D, Clemans-Cope L, Dubay L, Karpman M, Brooks T. 2014. A first look at children's health insurance coverage under the ACA in 2014. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 10 pp. (Health reform monitoring survey)

Annotation: This brief examines findings from the Health Reform Monitoring Survey children's supplement. Topics include changes in health insurance coverage for children and the income distribution of uninsured children and how their access to care and preventive care receipt compares to that of insured children.

Contact: Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 833-7200 Fax: (202) 467-5775 E-mail: http://www.urban.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://www.urban.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Access to health care, Children, Health insurance, Preventive health services, Uninsured persons

Kenney GM, Anderson N, Long SK, Dubay L, McMorrow S, Clemans-Cope L, Karpman M, Wissoker D. 2014. Taking stock: Health insurance coverage for parents under the ACA in 2014. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 11 pp. (Health reform monitoring survey)

Annotation: This brief uses data from the Health Reform Monitoring Survey to examine changes in health insurance coverage for parents living with their dependent children. Topics include distribution of uninsured parents by Medicaid expansion states, by family income, and by region. Geographic and health characteristics of uninsured parents are also discussed.

Contact: Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 833-7200 Fax: (202) 467-5775 E-mail: http://www.urban.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://www.urban.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Family income, Geographic regions, Health insurance, Health status, Medicaid, Parents, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: , Preventive health services, Uninsured persons

Enroll America. 2013. Tips for talking with your patients about their new health coverage options. Washington, DC: Enroll America, 2 pp. (Fact sheet)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information for providers for their uninsured patients about enrolling, identifying next steps, and outlining easy ways to spread the word to patients that new health coverage options are available.

Contact: Enroll America, 1001 G Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 737-6340 E-mail: inquiries@enrollamerica.org Web Site: http://www.enrollamerica.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Enrollment, Health care reform, Health insurance, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Uninsured persons

Enroll America. 2013. Outreach planning 101. Washington, DC: Enroll America, 4 pp. (Outreach guide)

Annotation: This outreach guide provides ideas on how to get started on an outreach plan, tips to keep in mind to plot out strategies and materials, ways to inform people about the new health coverage options, and an outreach worksheet to track success.

Contact: Enroll America, 1001 G Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 737-6340 E-mail: inquiries@enrollamerica.org Web Site: http://www.enrollamerica.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Enrollment, Health care reform, Health insurance, Outreach, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Uninsured persons

Paradise J, Garfield R. 2013. What is Medicaid’s impact on access to care, health outcomes, and quality of care?: Setting the record straight on the evidence. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 12 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief looks at what research shows overall about the difference that Medicaid makes in terms of access to care, health outcomes, and quality of care. Topics include the purpose of health insurance, who Medicaid beneficiaries are, the benefits of being enrolled in Medicaid vs. being uninsured, access to preventive and primary care, access to specialist care, emergency department use, quality of care, health center care, and hospital care.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: http://www.kff.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Emergency room data, Enrollment, Health insurance, Hospitals, Low income groups, Medicaid, Preventive health services, Primary care, Uninsured persons

Wallace SP, Torres JM, Nobari TZ, Pourat N. 2013. Undocumented and uninsured: Barriers to affordable care for immigrant populations. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund; Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 16 pp.

Annotation: This paper reviews the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's exclusion of approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants residing in this U.S. Topics include additional financial pressures on safety-net hospitals, experiences nationally and in California with the needs of undocumented immigrants and their families, strategies for improving coverage and access for undocumented immigrants, and policy lessons from home and abroad.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: info@cmwf.org Web Site: http://www.commonwealthfund.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, California, Case studies, Health insurance, Needs assessment, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, State programs, Trends, Undocumented immigrants, Uninsured persons

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, National Health Law Program. 2013. Health reform and insurance coverage for pregnant women. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, National Health Law Program,

Annotation: This webcast provides information about public and private health insurance options for pregnant women under the Affordable Care Act and before the Affordable Care Act goes into effect. Medicaid, health insurance marketplaces, and Title V programs are discussed. Advocates in Maryland and Georgia describe efforts in these two states related to coverage options for pregnant women.

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: Eligibility, Enrollment, Georgia, Health insurance, Health reform, Legislation, Maryland, Medicaid, Pregnant women, Social Security Act, Title V, State programs, Uninsured persons

Paradise J, Rosenbaum S, Shin P, Sharac J, Alvarez J, Ku L. 2013. Providing outreach and enrollment assistance: Lessons learned from community health centers in Massachusetts. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 5 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This brief outlines Massachusetts community health centers' efforts to provide outreach and enrollment assistance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to low-income, uninsured Americans.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: http://www.kff.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health centers, Enrollment, Health insurance, Low income groups, Massachusetts, Outreach, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, State initiatives, Uninsured persons

Chazin S, Guerra V. 2013. Impact of the Affordable Care Act on charity care programs. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 7 pp. (Policy brief)

Annotation: This policy brief examines options that charity care programs (CCPs) are considering as they take into account the ramifications of the Affordable Care Act on the needs of the uninsured for access to preventive, primary, and specialty care. The brief provides background on the role of CCPs, discusses state Medicaid expansion decisions and the implications for CCPs, and reviews the need to consider shifting demographics and expected declines in the number of uninsured. Case studies are 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: Access to health care, Case studies, Eligibility, Health insurance, Legislation, Low income groups, Medicaid, Preventive health services, Primary care, Programs, State programs, Uninsured persons

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. 2013. Key facts about the uninsured population. Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 9 pp.

Annotation: This brief answers questions about the uninsured, including why people are uninsured, trends in the uninsured, who the uninsured are, access and financial implications of not having coverage, and the likely impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Medicaid and the uninsured. Extensive statistical data is included.

Contact: Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 1330 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (202) 347-5274 E-mail: http://www.kff.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://kff.org/about-kaiser-commission-on-medicaid-and-the-uninsured/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health insurance, Health reform, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Statistical data, Trends, Uninsured persons

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2013. Ready, set, go: ACA basics and outreach and education opportunities. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 1 video (53 min., 25 sec.).

Annotation: This webcast from November 2013 focuses on the health insurance coverage expansions in January 2014 under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It includes a brief overview of the two major pathways to health care coverage for maternal and child populations and looks at strategies and resources for Maternal and Child Health Bureau grantees to help educate families and others about the new insurance options open to them for enrollment beginning on October 1, 2013. Information on the different types of consumer assistance available and a questions and answers segment is included.

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: Audiovisual materials, Health insurance, MCH services, MCH training, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Uninsured persons

Fox HB, McManus MA, Michelman AG. 2013. Many low income older adolescents likely to remain uninsured in 2014. Washington, DC: National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health , 6 pp. (Fact sheet; no. 10)

Annotation: This fact sheet describes the public and private health insurance protection available for low income older adolescents after the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion in January 2014. It provides information on state Medicaid eligibility policies under optional coverage arrangements and discusses issues these older adolescents may fact in securing private coverage through employment and in the exchange.

Contact: National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health , 1615 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-1500 Fax: (202) 429-3557 E-mail: info@thenationalalliance.org Web Site: http://www.thenationalalliance.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Eligibility, Health insurance, Low income groups, Medicaid, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Trends, Uninsured persons, Young adults

Bachrach D, Dutton M. 2013. Connecting consumers to coverage: Foundations learn from the past and look to the future. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 24 pp.

Annotation: This paper presents findings on public health insurance eligibility and enrollment improvement efforts, past foundation investments, and current and historic efforts to streamline eligibility and enrollment processes. Topics include characteristics of an effective eligibility and enrollment process, the mandates and investments under federal health reform intended to improve the consumer experience of applying for or renewing publicly subsidized health insurance coverage, how foundations have supported improvements in the eligibility and enrollment processes for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program in the past and lessons learned from these efforts, and potential foundation investment priorities to ensure full use of the coverage continuum.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community participation, Eligibility, Enrollment, Foundations, Health care reform, Health insurance, Outreach, Uninsured persons

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. 2012. Health coverage of children: The role of Medicaid and CHIP [upd. ed.]. Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 2 pp. (Key facts)

Annotation: This fact sheet summarizes the latest coverage data on the nation's children and examines the key role played by two public health coverage programs, Medicaid and CHIP.

Contact: Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 1330 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (202) 347-5274 E-mail: http://www.kff.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://kff.org/about-kaiser-commission-on-medicaid-and-the-uninsured/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Health care financing, Medicaid, Uninsured persons

National Association of Community Health Centers. 2012. Health wanted: The state of unmet need for primary health care in America. Bethesda, MD: National Association of Community Health Centers, 37 pp.

Annotation: This report, which focuses on the unmet need for primary health care in the United States, discusses why this need exists, contributing factors, and costs and consequences. The report presents community health centers as a solution to this problem and discusses identifying primary care needs, how health centers can meet these needs, the trend toward health centers filling the primary health care gap, and what still needs to be done.

Contact: National Association of Community Health Centers, 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1100W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 347-0400 Web Site: http://nachc.org

Keywords: Access to health care, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Community health centers, Community health services, Costs, Culturally competent services, Geographic factors, Cultural factors, High risk groups, Immigrants, Income factors, Low income groups, Poverty, Primary care, Underserved communities, Uninsured persons

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2012. Children's health insurance: Opportunities exist for improved access to affordable insurance. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 40 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about how the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect the extent to which (1) uninsured children with be eligible for Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or the premium tax credit under ACA; and (2) children will experience a change in eligibility among Medicaid, CHIP, and the premium tax credit under ACA because of income changes. The report also includes information on Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services steps thus far to help states enroll children and related state challenges.

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-12-648.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Children's Health Insurance Program, Eligibility, Enrollment, Health care reform, Income factors, Legislation, Low income groups, Medicaid, Research, State programs, Uninsured persons

Citizens' Committee for Children of New York. 2012. New York City's children and mental health: Prevalence and gap analysis of treatment slot capacity. New York, NY: Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, 29 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information from a study to assess the gap between the need for mental health treatment slots and the number of treatment slots available for children and adolescents throughout New York City. The report discusses the methodology and presents key findings on child and adolescent mental health needs in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island and key findings on capacity and gap analysis. Appendix G of the report, a PowerPoint presentation, is presented in a separate document.

Contact: Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, 105 East 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010, Telephone: (212) 673-1800 Fax: (212) 979-5063 E-mail: info@cccnewyork.org Web Site: http://www.cccnewyork.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent mental health, Behavior problems, Child mental health, Health care delivery, Health care systems, Health insurance, Low income groups, Managed care, Medicaid, Mental health problems, New York, Research, Statistical data, Treatment, Uninsured persons

Meyer BD, Wherry LR. 2012. Saving teens: Using a policy discontinuity to estimate the effects of Medicaid eligibility. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 36 pp. (NBER working paper series no. 18309)

Annotation: This paper uses a policy discontinuity to identify immediate and long-term effects of public health insurance coverage during childhood. The identification strategy employed exploited a unique feature of several early Medicaid expansions that extended eligibility only to children born after September 30, 1983. The authors examined changes in mortality rates by underlying causes of death, distinguishing between deaths due to internal and external causes. They also examined outcomes separately for black children and white children. Topics include the discontinuity in eligibility, research designs, outcomes and data, mortality results, and interpreting the estimates.

Contact: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-5398, Telephone: (617) 868-3900 Fax: (617) 868-2742 E-mail: info@nber.org Web Site: http://www.nber.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Blacks, Children, Eligibility, Health insurance, Medicaid, Mortality, Public policy, Research, Statistical data, Trends, Uninsured persons, Whites

State Health Access Data Assistance Center. 2012. Keeping kids covered: Number of children with health coverage increases during economic downturn—A state-by-state analysis. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 10 pp.

Annotation: This report analyzes recent trends in health insurance coverage for children at the state level between 2008 and 2010, including those enrolled in Medicaid or the state Children's Health Insurance Programs.

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: Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Health insurance, Medicaid, State surveys, Statistical data, Uninsured persons

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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.