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Lovejoy A. 2015. Bridging state policies for children and families. Leawood, KH: Alliance for Early Success, 15 pp.

Annotation: This paper presents state policy recommendations for improving health, family, and learning outcomes for vulnerable young children. The recommendations center on three key approaches: universal, family-centered, and outcome-focused. Contents are organized around the following themes: all families need support and benefit from access to formal and informal resources; some families need additional help to ensure the conditions that enable children to thrive; adopting strengths-based, family-centered approaches to support adults and children shifts the locus of prevention and intervention from individuals to families and informs higher-impact solutions; and accountability measures that focus on outcomes can be used to promote a culture of innovation, inquiry, and continuous improvement. Examples from the field are included.

Contact: Alliance for Early Success, P.O. Box 6756, Leawood, KS 66206, Telephone: (913) 642-3490 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Child health, Early childhood development, Family centered care, Family support, Health policy, Learning, Outcome and process assessment, Policy development, State initiatives, Universal health care, Vulnerability, Young children

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health. 2014. Case study: The effect of expanding cessation coverage–The Massachusetts Medicaid cessation benefit. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document describes a program in Massachusetts to provide cessation benefits through Medicaid and its impact on smoking prevalence, hospitalizations, and return on investment. Topics include the health burden and costs of tobacco use, recommended interventions, key features of Massachusetts' cessation program, opportunities to offer cessation benefits to all smokers, and the role of state public health officials in cessation efforts.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Cost effectiveness, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Massachusetts, Medicaid, Smoking cessation, State initiatives, Tobacco use, Treatment effectiveness evaluation, Universal health care


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.