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Displaying records 21 through 40 (51 total).

Warren K. 2005. Mobile TEEN Center [impact report]. Mobile, AL: Mobile County Health Department, ca. 150 pp.

Annotation: This impact report describes a Healthy Start program to provide services to adolescents in Mobile County, Alabama. The report covers the period 2001-2005. The purpose of the project is to reduce infant mortality by reducing adolescent pregnancy through the establishment of a teen center. The report provides an overview of racial and ethnic disparities focused on by the project and discusses outreach and client recruitment, project management and governance, project accomplishments, project impact, local evaluations, fetal and infant mortality review, products, and project data. Supplemental materials such as copies of brochures and billboard displays and a Healthy Start interviewer guide are included. The report is provided in CD-ROM format as well as print format. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Teen Center, P.O. Box 2867, 248 Cox Street, Mobile, AL 36604, Telephone: (251) 694-3954 Fax: 251-694-5037 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.mobileteencenter.org

Keywords: Final reports, Adolescent pregnancy, Alabama, Community programs, Ethnic factors, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Low income groups, Outreach, Prevention programs, Racial factors, Recruitment

Abstinence in Motion (AIM) Project. [2004]. Giving our most vulnerable a first line of defense: The results of the AIM Community-Based Abstinence Education Project for Rural Alabama. [Troy, AL]: Abstinence in Motion (AIM) Project, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the results of the AIM Community-Based Abstinence Education Project for Rural Alabama. The AIM Project is an abstinence education outreach program focusing on rural communities in the state. The report describes the project and discusses (1) how welfare reform and abstinence education work together against child poverty, (2) scientific evaluation of the project, (3) student satisfaction with the project, and (4) reducing welfare payrolls and poverty in rural Alabama. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: AIM Project, Troy Regional Medical Center, 1340 Highway 231 South Suite 1, Troy, AL 36081, Telephone: (334) 670-5261 Fax: (334) 670-5256 E-mail: info@aimproject.com Web Site: http://www.aimproject.com Available at no charge.

Keywords: Abstinence education, Alabama, Child health, Children, Communities, Evaluation, Outreach, Poverty, Rural populations, SPRANS, State projects, Students, Welfare reform, Welfare services

Pernice C, Bergman D. 2004. State experience with enrollment caps in separate SCHIP programs. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 pp.

Annotation: This paper describes state experience with enrollment caps in State Children's Health Insurance Programs (SCHIPs). It includes an overview; a description of federal requirements; a description of state policies and procedures for the following states: Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, and Utah; a discussion of challenges and considerations for states; and a conclusion.

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: Alabama, Child health, Colorado, Enrollment, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, State children's health insurance programs, Utah

Alabama Medicaid Agency. 2004. Provider Contract between the Alabama Medicaid Agency and the Alabama Department of Public Health [Amendment to Original Contract]. , 3 pp.

Annotation: This Provider Contract.is between (1) the Alabama Medicaid Agency ("Medicaid") [T19] and (2) the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) [T5]. It documents the state of Alabama'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 objective of this agreement is to amend the original T5/T19 provider contract regarding EPSDT services (care coordination).

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: AL.1.3.

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

Alabama Medicaid Agency. 2004. Medical home health literacy: Bringing health to life--A resource guide for Alabama physicians. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Medicaid Agency, 1 CD.

Annotation: This interactive training CD provides guidelines and resources to support physicians in creating a medical home for their patients, especially children and adults with special health care needs. A library of downloadable resources for patient education, practice management, and more is included.

Contact: Alabama Medicaid Agency, 501 Dexter Avenue, P.O. Box 5624, Montgomery, AL 36103-5624, Telephone: (334) 242-5000 Web Site: http://medicaid.alabama.gov

Keywords: Alabama, Continuing education, Educational materials, Medical home, State initiatives

Alabama Medicaid Agency. 2004. [Alabama] State Plan Under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, State of Alabama, Cooperative Arrangements With Other Agencies, AL 13-014. , 3 pp.

Annotation: This Provider Contract is between the Alabama Medicaid Agency ("Medicaid") [T19] and State Health and Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies, Title V Grantees, Title XIX Statewide Family Planning Project, and participating providers. It documents the state of Alabama'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.

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: AL.2.3.

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

Alabama Medicaid Agency. 2004. Memorandum of Agreement Between the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Medicaid Agency for the Alabama Infant Mortality and Morbidity Initiative. , 3 pp.

Annotation: This Memorandum of Understanding is between the State of Alabama, Department of Public Health and the Alabama Medicaid Agency. It documents the state of Alabama'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. It focuses on the Alabama Infant Mortality and Morbidity Initiative (AIMMI).

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: AL.3.3.

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

VanLandeghem K, Bronstein J, Brach C. 2003. Children's dental care access in Medicaid: The role of medical care use and dentist participation. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp. (CHIRI issue brief no. 2)

Annotation: This issue brief reports on children's access to oral health care in the Alabama and Georgia Medicaid programs before these states implemented efforts to improve dentist participation in Medicaid. Topics include children enrolled in Medicaid were more likely to receive oral health care, what oral health services were most frequently used, and whether medical care use or the number of participating dentists was associated with greater oral health care use. Statistics, definitions, study methodology, and resources are also provided.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website. Document Number: AHRQ Pub. No. 09-0032.

Keywords: Access to health care, Alabama, Children, Dental care, Georgia, Medicaid, Oral health, Provider participation

Wertelecki W. 2003. South Alabama Integrated Health Services for Genetic Conditions: Final report. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, 2 v.

Annotation: This final report describes a project to demonstrate improvements in the integration of health services, in a three county area of Alabama, for infants and young children with spina bifida, facial clefts, and multiple congenital anomalies identified through a birth defect surveillance system. Topics include mainstreaming genetics knowledge, identifying and eliminating barriers to access to health care. linking children to medical homes, use of technology for tracking and follow up through a database system containing all pertinent information needed to measure the morbidity and mortality of infants enrolled in the project, and statewide cultural competency training for health care providers. Report sections include the purpose of the project and relationship to other title V maternal and child health programs, goals and objectives, methodology, evaluation, results and outcomes, dissemination and utilization of results, future plans and follow up, and type and amount of support and resources needed to replicate the program. An annotation and keywords are also provided along with a resource notebook of publications and products produced during the project. [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: Access to health care, Alabama, Community health services, Community programs, Congenital abnormalities, Databases, Final reports, Genetic screening, Infants, Medical home, Service integration, Young children

Murdock M. 2002. Assessment of regional continuing education needs: A report of survey findings. Birmingham, AL: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatric Pulmonary Center, 48 pp.

Annotation: This report includes survey findings from an assessment of regional continuing education needs conducted by the University of Alabama Pediatric Pulmonary Center. The report includes a description of respondents and their employing agencies; a description of expressed needs for and interest in continuing education; respondent-identified barriers to pursuing continuing education; ability to utilize and preferences for various continuing education delivery modes; psychometric properties of the measuring instrument; and limitations, recommendations, and conclusions. Statistical information is presented in tables throughout the report. The report includes two appendices: a copy of the cover letter and questionnaire sent to respondents and a table of missing data.

Contact: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatric Pulmonary Center, Children's Hospital, 1600 Seventh Avenue, South, Birmingham, AL 35233, Telephone: (205) 939-9583 Web Site: https://www.uab.edu/medicine/peds/ppc Available from the website.

Keywords: Alabama, Barriers, Child health, Continuing education, Pediatric pulmonology, Surveys

Green RG. 2002. Birmingham Healthy Start impact report. Birmingham, AL: Birmingham Healthy Start, 82 pp.

Annotation: This report highlights the accomplishments on the goals, objectives, activities, and other achievements made during Phase II of the Healthy Start program in Birmingham, Alabama from September 1997 through May 2001. The first section discusses service initiation in outreach, tracking, and client recruitment intervention; case management and care coordination; education and training; and consortium activities. The second section discusses service accomplishments and outlines goals, strategies, and activities relating to infant mortality reduction. Section three reviews mentoring activities to other Healthy Start projects and non-Healthy Start agencies and organizations. Sections four and five outlines consortium and collaboration establishment and maintenance, and their impact on the program. The sixth section discusses other Healthy Start components such as management and governance, sustainability, the role of local government, and lessons learned. Local evaluation report are also included in this section. Attachments include tables summarizing project period objectives, strategies and activities, and accomplishments; participant data; major services data; and performance measures. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Birmingham Healthy Start, 3013 27th Street, North, Birmingham, AL 35207, Telephone: (205) 324-4133 Fax: (205) 322-5662

Keywords: Alabama, Final reports, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Local initiatives, MCH services, Maternal health, Prenatal care, Prevention programs, Statistical data

Alabama Medicaid Agency. 2001. Finding the solution to the problem: Dental access for Alabama's children—Alabama dental summit 2001 conference proceedings. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Medicaid Agency, 48 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the proceedings of the oral health summit held on December 6–7, 2001, in Montgomery, Alabama. The purpose of the summit was to discuss the gaps in the dental care infrastructure, barriers to good oral health, and the development of specific recommendations to incorporate into the state's strategic oral health plan. The proceedings include summaries of seven presentations, information on the workgroup facilitators, and workgroup summaries and recommendations in the areas of legislative and regulatory change, identification of funding resources, building public awareness, and surveillance and monitoring system development. The proceedings provide state dental statistics and county profiles. The appendices include progress measurements, the Alabama Oral Health Strategic Plan, the policy team roster, a list of the members of the Oral Health Coalition of Alabama, and an additional section containing detailed statistics on dental professionals and shortages by county in Alabama. [Funded in part 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: Access to health care, Alabama, Children, Conference proceedings, Dental care, Medicaid, Oral health, Statistics

De Vivo V. 2001. Mobile TEEN (Teens Empowered through Education and Nurturing) Center: Healthy Start Initiative final report. Mobile, AL: Mobile County Health Department, ca. 140 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a Healthy Start program to provide services to adolescents in Mobile County, Alabama. It covers the project period September 1, 1997 - June 30, 2001. The purpose of the project is to reduce infant mortality by reducing adolescent pregnancy through the establishment of a teen center. The report discusses the purpose of the project, goals and objectives, methodology, evaluation, results and outcomes, publications and products, dissemination and utliization of results, future plans and follow-up, and type and amount of support and resources needed to replicate. Appendices contain a participant interview guide, data collection forms, and project publications including project brochures, a family support procedure manual, and other materials. [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

Keywords: Final reports, Adolescent pregnancy, Alabama, Community programs, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Low income groups, Prevention programs

Zimmerman B, Schwalberg R, Gallagher J, Harking MA, Sines E. 2000. Title V roles in coordinating care for children with special health care needs. Washington, DC: Health Systems Research, ca. 100 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the results of a national study, conducted for the National Policy Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN), of the Title V roles in coordinating care for CSHCN. The study was conducted in two phases, a written survey and follow-up telephone interviews with selected respondents. The study explored two levels of care coordination activities: the client level, where assistance in care coordination is provided to individual children and families; and the systems level, where coordination efforts are focused on linking and integrating policies and programs. The report organizes the results as follows: concepts of care coordination; methodology; client-level coordination services; systems-level care coordination services; interpretation and implications of findings; and references. Appendices include: A. National survey instrument; B. Interview protocol; and C. Contact information for highlighted states. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Alabama, Arkansas, Children with special health care needs, Colorado, EPSDT, Florida, Health care financing, Idaho, Iowa, Managed care, Medicaid, National surveys, Service coordination, Social Security Act, Title V, State children's health insurance program, State programs, Utah, Wisconsin

Brindis C, Kirkpatrick R, Macdonald T, VanLandeghem K, Lee S. 1999. Adolescents and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP): Healthy options for meeting the needs of adolescents. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs; San Francisco, CA: University of California, San Francisco, Policy Information and Analysis Center for Middle Childhood and Adolescence and National Adolescent Health Information Center, 88 pp.

Annotation: This publication summarizes key findings and themes from interviews about the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) conducted in 1998 in 12 states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Utah, and Wisconsin. Findings from the interviews are divided into nine sections, each dealing with major issues for adolescents under CHIP. These sections are benefit packages, outreach and enrollment, assuring access to care, confidentiality, adolescents with special needs, school-based/school-linked health centers, quality assurance, evaluation, and linkages to other health and social service programs. Appendices include names and titles of interview respondents, respondents priority issues for adolescence, summary of CHIP programs/plans for surveyed states, and resources on CHIP and adolescents. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health, Adolescents, Adolescents with special health care needs, Alabama, California, Children, Colorado, Confidentiality, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Interviews, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Outreach, Reports, School linked programs, Social Security Act, Title XXI, State health insurance programs, Title V programs, Utah, Wisconsin

Fender LM, Panagides-Busch M, Schulzinger R. 1999. The Child Health Insurance Program: Early implementation in six states. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research, 1 v.

Annotation: This report gives the results of a study, commissioned by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the Office of the Secretary, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), conducted to look at the implementation of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in designated states. The study was designed to understand and document the decisions in six states regarding the: planning process; key factors affecting the program design in the initial plans submitted to HHS; CHIP program design as a separate State-initiated program, a Medicaid expansion. or a combination; choice of income eligibility levels; parameters of State-initiated health insurance programs implemented prior to CHIP; and implementation of specific features of their CHIP programs during the early months. ASPE intended this report to be shared with other states. The time period being investigated is, in general, fall and winter of 1998/99. The six states chosen for the case studies were Alabama, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Oregon.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Policy Information Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Room 415F, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 690-6445 Secondary Telephone: (202) 690-7858 Fax: (202) 401-6228 E-mail: pic@hhs.gov Web Site: http://aspe.hhs.gov/pic Available from the website. Document Number: PIC ID No. 6308.

Keywords: Alabama, Case studies, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Oregon, State Children's Health Insurance Program

U.S. General Accounting Office. 1997. Health insurance for children: Declines in employment-based coverage leave millions uninsured; state and private programs offer new approaches. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 11 pp.

Annotation: This testimony discusses 1) recent trends in children's health insurance coverage, particularly in employment-based coverage; 2) the increasing role of Medicaid in insuring children and possible interactions with private insurance; and 3) some small-scale but innovative state and private efforts to provide coverage for uninsured children.

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/T-HEHS-97-105.

Keywords: Alabama, Child health, Florida, Health care reform, Health insurance, Medicaid, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, State health insurance programs

Healthy Start National Resource Center. 1997. Requests for proposals (RFPs) collected from the Healthy Start sites. Arlington, VA: Healthy Start National Resource Center, ca. 400 pp.

Annotation: This manual is a compendium of requests for program proposals (RFPs) by Healthy Start sites from community health providers, and several examples of actual proposals. The proposals cover a variety of adolescent, outreach, and client services. The RFPs contain detailed guidelines that describe what should be included in a proposal. [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 at no charge.

Keywords: Adolescent programs, Alabama, Consortia, Enhanced clinical services, Great Expectations, Hawaii, Healthy Start, Illinois, Louisiana, Many Healthy Start Sites, Outreach, Requests for proposals, Risk prevention, Texas

Healthy Start National Resource Center. 1997. Policies and procedures collected from the Healthy Start sites. Arlington, VA: Healthy Start National Resource Center, ca. 700 pp.

Annotation: This manual is a compendium of administrative and management procedures and policies from various Healthy Start sites. Policies cover such subject areas as personnel, community development, finance, and employee operations. Other material includes procedures for performing a fetal/infant mortality review (FIMR), an overview of an outreach and tracking model, and work statements from select programs. [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 at no charge.

Keywords: Administrative policy, Alabama, Consortia, Facilitating services, Great Expectations, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Louisiana, Many Healthy Start Sites, Outreach, Pennsylvania, Personnel, Risk prevention, Training materials

Healthy Start National Resource Center. 1997. Case management policies and procedures collected from the Healthy Start sites. Arlington, VA: Healthy Start National Resource Center, ca. 500 pp.

Annotation: This is a compendium of case management and care coordination policies and procedures from Healthy Start Project sites in New Orleans, Louisiana and Birmingham, Alabama. Sections on nutrition and substance abuse are included. The New Orleans case management material focuses on high-risk groups and contains general administrative policies and forms. The Birmingham material contains encounter/assessment forms and procedures. [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 Price unknown.

Keywords: Administrative policy, Alabama, Case management, Healthy Start, High risk groups, Home visiting, Louisiana, Many Healthy Start Sites, Outreach, Procedures, Risk prevention

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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.