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Washington State Department of Health. n.d.. [Washington] Statement of Work: Interlocal Agreement [Exhibit A, B7, C, E, and F7]. , 33 pp.

Annotation: This Interlocal Agreement is between (1) the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) - Medical Assistance Administration (MAA) [T19] and (2) the Department of Health (DOH) [T5]. It is in 5 Exhibits: Exhibit A (Statement of Work); Exhibit B7 (Agency Responsibilities); Exhibit C (Administrative Match Reimbursable Activities: Outreach and Linkage); Exhibit E (Compensation and Administration); Exhibit F7 (DOH/DSHS-MAA Accounting Procedures). It documents the state of Washington's response to legislation in Title V and Title XIX of the Social Security Act requiring state Title V programs and Medicaid agencies to develop an interagency agreement to work together. The objectives of this agreement are (1) to provide DOH reimbursement for a portion of the expenses incurred when performing Medicaid-related administrative activities as described in the Exhibits, (2) to document responsibilities for implementation of the shared DOH and MAA programs and activities and to assure documented accounting procedures are adhered to and maintained, and (3) to document the delegation of certain administrative duties from the T19 Single State Agency to the DOH and to designate responsibilities of DOH and DSHS in their jointly operated programs and activities.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Document Number: WA.1.1.

Keywords: Cooperative agreements, Interagency cooperation, Medicaid, State MCH programs, State agencies, Washington

Seattle Children's Hospital, Washington State Department of Health, Within Reach. 2017. Starting point guide: Resources for parents of children with special health care needs. Seattle, WA: Seattle Children's Center for Children with Special Needs, 31 pp.

Annotation: This directory provides an overview of resources for families who have children with health conditions or special health care needs in Washington. Topics include tips from parents, legal help, child care and respite care, child growth and development, community health, oral health, family support, financial information, health insurance information, hearing and vision services, information and referral, medical supplies and equipment, mental health, nutrition, recreation programs, school, and transportation. A form for use in case of an emergency is included

Contact: Seattle Children's Center for Children with Special Needs, P.O. Box 5371, M2-16, Seattle, WA 98105, Telephone: (206) 987-3736 Fax: (206) 884-5741 E-mail: cshcn@seattlechildrens.org Web Site: http://www.cshcn.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Child care, Child health services, Children, Community based services, Directories, Families, Family support services, Forms, Infants, Information services, Parents, Referrals, Special health care needs, State programs, Washington

Washington State Department of Health, Oral Health Program and Surveillance and Evaluation Section. 2017. Smile Survey 2015–2016: A report on the oral health of Washington's children. Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Health, Oral Health Program and Surveillance and Evaluation Section, 56 pp.

Annotation: This report presents results from an assessment of oral health among children in Head Start and early learning programs and children in kindergarten and second and third grade in public elementary schools in Washington. Results are compared with 2010 and 2005 Smile Survey results and with Healthy People 2020 objectives and national averages. Topics include oral disease prevalence, decay experience and untreated tooth decay, dental sealants, and oral health disparities.

Contact: Washington State Department of Health, Prevention and Community Health Division, P.O. Box 47890, Olympia, WA 98504-7890, Web Site: http://www.doh.wa.gov/AboutUs/ProgramsandServices/PreventionandCommunityHealth.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Comparative analysis, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Elementary schools, Head Start, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health status, Oral health, Prevalence, Screenings, State surveys, Washington, Young children

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2016. AMCHP case study: Family engagement–State examples. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document describes family engagement as a critical part of Title V maternal and child health (MCH) and children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) programs and highlights ways that states are engaging families. Contents include case study examples in Louisiana, Michigan, and Washington. [Funded 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: Case studies, Cultural diversity, Families, Leadership, Louisiana, Michigan, Participation, Public private partnerships, Role, State programs, Title V programs, Washington

Nasseh K, Yarbrough C, Vujicic M. 2015. Including child dental benefits in medical plans in California had limited impact on premiums. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 8 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief examines the impact of embedding pediatric dental benefits within medical plans on medical plan and stand-alone dental plan (SADP) premiums. Topics include costs to consumers obtaining child dental benefits via medical plans in terms of monthly premiums compared to those obtaining dental benefits via SADPs. The brief also describes dental benefits offered through embedded medical plans compared to those offered through traditional SADPs with respect to services covered and cost-sharing arrangements for preventive services.

Contact: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Web Site: http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/health-policy-institute Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Comparative analysis, Costs, Dental care, Dental insurance, Health care reform, Health insurance, Oral health, Pediatric care, Preventive health services, State legislation, Washington

University of Washington Health Sciences Administration, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit. 2015. The Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP): Prevention & intervention with high-risk mothers and their children. Seattle, WA: Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, 6 pp.

Annotation: This brochure describes a program to prevent and/or reduce the risk of maternal alcohol and drug abuse by providing home visitation and intervention over a 3-year period by trained and supervised case managers. Contents include a description of the program goals, approach, client outcomes, and eligibility criteria. Topics include helping mothers build and maintain healthy independent family lives, assuring that children are in safe and stable homes, and preventing future births of alcohol and drug-exposed children.

Contact: University of Washington Health Sciences Administration, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit, 180 Nickerson Street, Suite 309, Seattle, WA 98109, Telephone: (206) 543-7155 Fax: (206) 685-2903 Contact E-mail: granttm@uw.edu Web Site: http://depts.washington.edu/fadu Available from the website.

Keywords: Alcohol abuse, Alcohol use during pregnancy, Case management, Child safety, Drug abuse, Family support programs, Fetal alcohol effects, High risk children, High risk mothers, Home visiting, Postpartum care, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Program descriptions, Referrals, Risk factors, Substance abuse prevention programs, Substance abuse treatment services, Washington, Women

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2014. Bright Futures and state implementation. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 12 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief provides a history and overview of Bright Futures, a national program to promote children's current and future health through a set of guidelines that aim to improve the quality of health promotion and preventive services for children. The brief discusses the role of Bright Futures in the Affordable Care Act, and provides past and present examples of state health agencies' efforts to implement Bright Futures. Topics include initiation and funding, activities, and lessons learned in Illinois, New York, Virginia, and Washington. Brief descriptions of efforts in Maine, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Oregon are also included, as well as recommendations for states.

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: Adolescents, Bright Futures, Children, Guidelines, Health care reform, Health promotion, Illinois, Infants, National programs, New York, Pediatric care, Preventive health services, Quality assurance, State agencies, Virginia, Washington

Reach Out and Read National Center. 2014. Improving school readiness in Washington state through Reach Out and Read . Boston, MA: Reach Out and Read National Center, 31 pp.

Annotation: This final report describes the school readiness project that took place between March 2009 and February 2014 to integrate the Reach Out and Read program into Washington's state and local school readiness efforts so that vulnerable children are better prepared to learn when they enter kindergarten. The report describes the need for the program, the goals and objectives, methodology, evaluation, results, outcomes, future plans, and sustainability of the project. It also discusses the collaboration that took place and the partnerships formed. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Early childhood development, Medical home, Reading, School readiness, State programs, Washington

Build Initiative. 2014. BUILD/IMLS partnership: Supporting communities through museums and libraries. Boston, MA: Build Initiative, multiple items.

Annotation: This webinar series focuses on efforts to integrate museums and libraries into statewide early childhood systems. Contents include presentations (in .pdf) and recordings on the following topics: tools and methodologies for leveraging strategic connections to local library systems, state government, and early learning organizations and standards; how museums and libraries can be learning resource centers for young children and their families and caregivers; the scope, roles, and functions of state early learning and development systems; and ways to strengthen and work with museums and libraries in intentionally supporting the growth and development of young children and their families and caregivers. State-specific examples from Washington are included.

Contact: Build Initiative, 89 South Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02111, Telephone: (617) 523-6565 E-mail: info@buildinitiative.org Web Site: http://www.buildinitiative.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Early childhood development, Early childhood education, Families, Integrated information systems, Learning disabilities, Libraries, Public health, Public private partnerships, Service delivery systems, State programs, Statewide planning, Washington, Young children

National Academy for State Health Policy. 2014. Supporting high performance in early entry into prenatal care fact sheets. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, Multiple items.

Annotation: This series of fact sheets showcase state policies and programs in four states -- California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington -- that support improvement in early entry into prenatal care. The fact sheets also highlight how federally-qualified health centers in these states are leveraging the state policies and programs to promote early entry into prenatal care as part of a patient-centered medical home.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Community health centers, Early intervention, Illinois, Massachusetts, Medical home, Perinatal services, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Program improvement, Public policy, State programs, Washington

Washington Dental Service Foundation. 2014. The votes are in: Advocating for Medicaid adult dental coverage in Washington. Seattle, WA: Washington Dental Service Foundation, 8 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit describes strategies used to restore the Medicaid adult dental program in Washington. Topics include adapting advocacy materials to suit local needs, working with state policymakers, initiating a media campaign, and using social media tools.

Contact: Medicaid | Medicare | CHIP Services Dental Association , 4411 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., #104, Washington, DC 20008, Telephone: (202) 855-3993 Fax: (202) 248-2315 E-mail: mfoley@medicaiddental.org Web Site: http://www.medicaiddental.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Advocacy, Coalitions, Communication, Information networks, Media campaigns, Medicaid, Oral health, Policy development, Public private partnerships, State programs, Washington

Kaiser Permanente Northwest Oral Health Initiative. 2014. Kaiser Permanente Northwest Oral Health Initiative: Final evaluation. [Oakland, CA]: Kaiser Permanente, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet presents results from an initiative to improve oral health in Oregon and southwest Washington. Contents include information about activities and achievements, return on investment, building a network of services and advocates, and the likely impact of the network. Topics include increasing access to oral health care; implementing policy improvements that support oral health; enhancing oral health education for consumers, public health professionals, and health professionals; creating innovative partnerships for providing oral health care; and reaching diverse populations and communities of color.

Contact: Kaiser Permanente, One Kaiser Plaza, 19th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (415) 987-2223 Secondary Telephone: (800) 556-7677 Web Site: http://www.kaiserpermanente.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Consumer education, Cost effectiveness, Financing, Grants, Health education, Networking, Oral health, Oregon, Policy development, Professional education, Program evaluation, Public private partnerships, Regional planning, State initiatives, Underserved communities, Washington

Washington State Health Care Authoritys. 2013. Medicaid provider guide: Dental-related services. [Olympia, WA]: Washington State Health Care Authority, 87 pp.

Annotation: This manual contains instructions for providers participating in Medicaid's oral health program in Washington. Topics include eligibility, coverage, authorization, and billing and claim forms. Fee schedules are also available.

Contact: Washington State Health Care Authority, Medicaid, P.O. Box 45502, Olympia, WA 98504-2682, Telephone: (800) 562-3022 E-mail: ASKMEDICAID@hca.wa.gov Web Site: http://www.hca.wa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Adolescents, Dental care, Medicaid, Oral health, Pregnant women, Provider participation, Reimbursement, Special health care needs, State programs, Washington

Washington State Health Care Authority. 2013. Medicaid provider guide: Access to Baby and Child Dentistry. [Olympia, WA]: Washington State Health Care Authority, 14 pp.

Annotation: This manual contains instructions for participating in Access to Baby and Child Dentistry, a program to increase access to oral health services for Medicaid-eligible infants and children from birth through age 5 in Washington. Topics include eligibility, coverage, authorization, and billing and claim forms. Fee schedules are also available.

Contact: Washington State Health Care Authority, Medicaid, P.O. Box 45502, Olympia, WA 98504-2682, Telephone: (800) 562-3022 E-mail: ASKMEDICAID@hca.wa.gov Web Site: http://www.hca.wa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Infants, Medicaid, Oral health, Provider participation, Reimbursement, State programs, Washington, Young children

Cavens P. 2013. Successful learning in vulnerable preschool children through improved mental health: Final report. Longview, WA: Child and Adolescent Clinic, 75 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a 2008-2013 project to identify and improve the social and emotional development of vulnerable children in Cowlitz County in Washington State, from pre-birth to age six, so that they were better prepared to learn when they entered school. Contents of the report include a description of the purpose of the project, goals and objectives, methodology, evaluation, results and outcomes, publications and products developed during the project, dissemination and utilization of results, and future plans and sustainability. The appendices include charts, articles, the logic model, and presentations. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Final reports, Infants, Mental health, Psychosocial development, School readiness, Vulnerability, Washington, Young children

Washington State Department of Health, Health Education Resource Exchange. 2013. Guidelines for testing and reporting drug exposed newborns in Washington state. Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Health, Health Education Resource Exchange, 16 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance to hospitals, health care providers and affiliated professionals about maternal drug screening, laboratory testing, and reporting of drug-exposed newborns delivered in Washington State. Contents include indicators for testing, hospital policy, newborn and maternal risk indicators, consent issues for testing, newborn drug testing, management of a newborn with positive drug toxicology, and reporting to Children's Administration. Appendices include references and resources, guidelines for obtaining consent, a sample letter, neonatal abstinence syndrome scoring system, and information on Washington's Children's Administration prenatal substance abuse policy.

Contact: Washington State Department of Health, P.O. Box 47890, Olympia, WA 98504-7890, Telephone: (800) 525-0127 Secondary Telephone: (360) 236-4030 Web Site: http://www.doh.wa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Drug use during pregnancy, Guidelines, Hospital services, Infant health, Neonatal abstinence syndrome, Neonatal screening, Newborn infants, State initiatives, State social service agencies, Substance abusing pregnant women, Substance use screening, Washington

Washington State Board of Health. 2013. Recommended strategies to improve the oral health of Washington residents. Olympia, WA: Washington State Board of Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document for communities, organizations, and agencies presents strategic recommendations that are consistent with Healthy People 2020 for improving the oral health of Washington residents. Topics include supporting policies and programs (health systems); expanding and maintaining access to community water fluoridation; providing school age children with access to dental sealants; incorporating oral health improvement strategies across health professions and systems (interprofessional collaboration); improving the capacity of people to obtain, understand, and use health information (oral health literacy); monitoring trends in oral health indicators (surveillance); and developing health professional policies and programs to serve the needs of underserved populations (work force).

Contact: Washington State Board of Health, 101 Israel Rd. SE, P.O. Box 47990, Olympia, WA 98504, Telephone: (360) 236-4100 Fax: (360) 236-4088 E-mail: wsboh@doh.wa.gov Web Site: http://sboh.wa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community action, Community based services, Dental sealants, Fluorides, Health care systems, Health literacy, Healthy People 2020, Interdisciplinary approach, Oral health, Population surveillance, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Statewide planning, Strategic plans, Underserved communities, Washington, Water, Work force

Pyatt J, Spink D, Alves-Dunkerson J. 2012. Washington State School-Based Sealant and Fluoride Varnish Program guidelines (3rd ed.). Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 63 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines aim to facilitate the implementation of school-based-dental-sealant and school-based-fluoride varnish programs in Washington. Topics include the assessment of populations at risk for dental caries, infrastructure, Medicaid coverage and reimbursement, staffing, policies and procedures, data collection, scheduling, quality assurance, sealant and fluoride varnish guidelines, student referral, and process and outcome evaluation. Information on state laws, memoranda of understanding, checklists, products, and supplies is also provided.

Contact: Washington State Department of Health, Division of Family and Community Health, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 47890, Olympia, WA 98504-7890, Telephone: (360) 236-3518 Fax: (360) 236-2323 E-mail: oral.health@doh.wa.gov Web Site: http://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/OralHealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Comprehensive programs, Dental sealants, Fluorides, Guidelines, Oral health, Preventive health services, School age children, School based clinics, Washington

Alves-Dunkerson J. 2012. Final [report] narrative: HRSA TOHSS grant–Improving access to oral health services for children with special health care needs with minor and moderate chronic conditions in Washington state. [Olympia, WA]: Washington State Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 34 pp.

Annotation: This final report describes a 2007–2011 oral health program in Washington to bring partners together to collaborate in a systemic way to address oral health disparities in children with special health care needs. Topics covered include partnerships; assessment activities; fact sheet and curriculum development, training, presentations, and dissemination; evaluation and sustainability of grant activities; and grant activities analysis. [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: Children with special health care needs, Collaboration, Final reports, Oral health, State initiatives, Washington, Young children

Dettinger J. 2012. Infant mortality among preterm infants by race/ethnicity. Seattle, WA: University of Washington School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Maternal and Child Health, Leadership Program, 14 pp.

Annotation: This slide presentation about infant mortality among preterm infants by race and ethnicity provides statistics about infant mortality in the United States and in Washington state in graphical form. Methods, results, and a discussion are also presented. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: University of Washington, School of Public Health, Box 357230, Seattle, WA 98195-3813, Telephone: (206) 543-1144 Fax: (206) 543-3813 E-mail: publichealth@uw.edu Web Site: http://sph.washington.edu/index.asp Available from the website.

Keywords: Ethnic factors, Infant mortality, Prematurity, Racial factors, Research, State surveys, Statistical data, Washington

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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.