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Displaying records 21 through 40 (117 total).

Zero to Three. 2013. State policy action team meeting: Moving an infant-toddler policy agenda. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 24 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the proceedings from a May 2013 meeting of teams from five states to discuss strategies for developing and moving forward on an infant-toddler policy agenda. Participants explored innovative state models and strategies for developing and moving an infant policy agenda; assist other states in their efforts to establish an infant-toddler policy agenda; and promote relationships and continued collaborative work among participants. Topics explored during the meeting included policy development, outreach to families, professional development systems integration, coordinated screening and referral systems, effective communication, data systems, and quality improvement,

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: Collaboration, Family support services, Illinois, Infant health, Infants, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Model programs, New Jersey, Outreach, Pennsylvania, Policy development, Quality assurance, Screening, Service integration, State initiatives, Young children

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

Courtot B, Coughlin TA, Lawton E. 2013. Medicaid and CHIP managed care payment methods and spending in 20 states: Final report to the Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 51 pp.

Annotation: This report, which is a companion to the Medicaid and CHIP Risk-Based Managed Care in 20 States report, focuses on 20 states' Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care payment methods and spending. The states are Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The report addresses two research questions: (1) how do the 20 states establish capitation rates in their Medicaid and CHIP managed care programs, and how have their approaches to and policies for rate setting changed over the past decade and (2) how does monthly Medicaid spending for four distinct managed care enrollee populations (adults and children, with and without disabilities) vary among the 20 states? The report introduces the issues and presents the study approach, methods, findings, and a discussion.

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: Adults, Arizona, California, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Connecticut, Costs, Delaware, Disabilities, Florida, Managed care, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medicaid, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, State programs, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin

Bethel L. 2012. Targeted Oral Health Services Systems: Massachusetts' final [report] project narrative. [Boston, MA]: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 10 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a project to increase access to oral health prevention and treatment services for children eligible for Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and other underserved children, including those with special health care needs. Topics include the development, implementation, and promotion of preventive oral health programs in school-based health centers; a restorative referral and case-management oral health program; and implementing the Massachusetts Oral Health Action Plan for children and adolescents with special health care needs. The report provides information on program accomplishments, program impact, and lessons learned. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 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, Final reports, Health services delivery, Low income groups, Massachusetts, Medicaid, Oral health, State initiatives, Young children

Pond B, Lambert M, Viano M, Lambert L. 2012. Linking medical home and children's mental health: Listening to Massachusetts families. Boston, MA: Parent/Professional Advocacy League, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about linking the medical home and children's mental health services in Massachusetts. The report discusses the challenges that families with a child with mental health needs face, families' needs related to accessing and coordinating care, finding resources, and the role of schools.

Contact: Parent/Professional Advocacy League, 45 Bromfield Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (866) 815-8122 Fax: (617) 542-7832 E-mail: info@ppal.net Web Site: http://www.ppal.net Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health, Adolescents with special health care needs, Child health, Children with special health care needs, Families, Massachusetts, Medical home, Mental health, School role, Service coordination, State programs

Fitzgerald EL. 2012. A quality improvement initiative to develop and implement an infant feeding strategy for Healthy Start. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Dissertation Publishing, 158 pp.

Annotation: This dissertation describes a project to improve perinatal case manager knowledge and self-efficacy to promote breastfeeding among black women participating in Healthy Start, a national program to improve birth outcomes, using quality improvement methods. The dissertation describes the development of the training program and an infant feeding toolkit and the evaluation of the learning by the case managers who used the training program. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Blacks, Breastfeeding promotion, Healthy Start, Infant nutrition, Local programs, Massachusetts, Mothers, Training programs

Woods ER. [2011]. Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children: Community Asthma Initiative. (Boston, MA): Children's Hospital Boston, 38 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a Healthy Tomorrows Program in Boston, Massachusetts, to reduce the impact and burden of asthma on the lives of children and their families. Program elements include case management to ensure families have access to services they need; home visiting to asses environmental barriers and provide one-on-one education; and community education to increase the capacity of school personnel, health care, child care, and other providers of services to support families in asthma management. Report contents include a summary of project accomplishments, a description of barriers to progress and strategies to overcome them, progress on specific goals and objectives, project staffing, technical assistance needs, linkages established, future plans, and more. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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

Keywords: Asthma, Child health, Children, Families, Family support, Final reports, Healthy Tomorrows, Local MCH programs, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. 2011. Public health dental hygienist toolkit. [Boston, MA]: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This toolkit for registered dental hygienists in Massachusetts contains information and resources about providing preventive oral health services in public health settings. Contents include a series of presentations on a variety of topics related to developing a public health dental hygiene practice; resources to assist in maintaining safe, efficient, and effective infection control for preventive services in a variety of public health settings; recommendations for dental sealants and sealant programs and other sealant program resources; and information about reimbursement for services administered in a public health setting by Medicaid. [The information contained in this toolkit is based on current literature in the year 2010, and should be used as a resource only.]

Contact: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 250 Washington Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 624-6060 Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992 Fax: (617) 624-6062 Web Site: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental sealants, Infection control, Massachusetts, Medicaid, Oral health, Preventive health services, Public health dental hygienists, Resources for professionals, State initiatives, Training

Bauer AF. 2011. Disparities in food access and in opportunities for physical activity. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document discusses the causes for the rise in preventable chronic diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers, in Massachusetts and across the country. The article also highlights some of the key factors that have produced this change and the parts of the population that are most affected. Topics include health access and outcomes in Massachusetts, Boston health data, access to and affordability of healthy food, opportunities for physical activity, and encouraging healthy behaviors.

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: Access to health care, Cardiovascular diseases, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Costs, Diabetes mellitus, Food consumption, Health promotion, Income factors, Massachusetts, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention, Racial factors, Strokes

Massachusetts Coalition for Oral Health. 2011. Reaching new heights in health with school-based oral health programs. [Boston, MA]: Massachusetts Coalition for Oral Health, 24 pp.

Annotation: This paper addresses the role of school-based oral health programs in improving the oral health of Massachusetts’ children by increasing access and removing barriers to care for all children. Topics include the prevalence of oral disease in children; preventing oral disease with community water fluoridation, topical fluoride, and dental sealants; the role of school health professionals; and types of school-based oral health programs. Additional topics include program types, billing for services, informed consent, client health records, referrals, infection control, and cessation of operation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Massachusetts Coalition for Oral Health, Telephone: (617) 735-1594 E-mail: MyAlluk@aol.com Web Site: https://www.masscoalitionfororalhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Disease prevention, Massachusetts, Oral health, Program descriptions, School age children, School based clinics, School health services, State initiatives

Better Oral Health for Massachusetts Coalition. 2010. Oral health plan for Massachusetts 2010–2015. [Boston, MA]: Better Oral Health for Massachusetts Coalition, 21 pp.

Annotation: This paper presents a plan to improve oral health for all Massachusetts residents by enhancing assessment and surveillance of oral health needs and programs. It also advocates for policies that improve oral health; expanding prevention efforts to improve oral health, especially among the state’s most vulnerable residents; and strengthening the oral health work force and making services more accessible to underserved residents and communities.

Contact: Better Oral Health for Massachusetts Coalition, 40 Court Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 988-2263 E-mail: info@betteroralhealthmass.org Web Site: http://www.betteroralhealthmass.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Massachusetts, Oral health, State plans, Strategic plans, Work force

Edwards J, Duchon L, Ellis E, Davis C, Kellenberg R, Bitterman J, Hess C, Weiss A. 2010. Maximizing enrollment for kids: Results from a diagnostic assessment of enrollment and retention in eight states. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 38 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the findings from a diagnostic assessment of the enrollment and retention systems of eight states that participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundations Maximizing Enrollment for Kids Program, a national program aimed to help states increase enrollment and retention of eligible children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program and to promote promising practices among states. The eight states are Alabama, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The paper is organized by the four main areas of states' work and presents strengths, challenges, and opportunities in each area: (1) process improvement and paperwork reduction; (2) data analysis and integration; (3) leadership and agency capacity, coordination, and culture; and (4) consumer, community partner, and stakeholder engagement.

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, Children's Health Insurance Program, Eligibility, Enrollment, Illinois, Louisiana, Low income groups, Massachusetts, Medicaid, New York, Retention, State programs, Uninsured persons, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin

Lyman DR, Holt W, Dougherty RH. 2010. State case studies of infant and early childhood mental health systems: Strategies for change. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 28 pp.

Annotation: The study analyzes efforts in Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island to conduct early identification and intervention strategies for children with developmental and mental health problems. The report focuses on strategies states have used to make infant and early childhood mental health systems more comprehensive and the process of change. It highlights different approaches, such as using frequent mental health screening tools in Medicaid's Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment program to improve the health of low-income children.

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: Child behavior, Child mental health, Children with developmental disabilities, Children with special health care needs, Colorado, EPSDT, Early intervention, Indiana, Low income groups, Massachusetts, Model programs, Rhode Island, Screening, State initiatives

Holt W. 2010. The Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project: Supporting mental health treatment in primary care. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 18 pp. (Case study: High performing health care organization, vol. 41)

Annotation: This paper presents information about the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP), which provides timely telephonic psychiatric and clinical guidance to primary care health professionals treating children with mental health problems. The paper offers background on the problem of insufficient access to child psychiatry, describes MCPAP, and discusses the target population and how MCPAP works, how it was developed and implemented, financing and sustainability, result and next steps, and lessons learned.

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, Child health, Financing, Massachusetts, Mental health, Primary care, Programs

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2010. Massachusetts community health center dental program directory. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 47 pp.

Annotation: This directory lists community health center dental programs in Massachusetts to help improve access for residents who may have difficulty obtaining oral health services. It provides information specific to each program including location, telephone number, website, language spoken, hours of operation, whether the program is accepting new clients, services, and population served. The directory also include information on the state health insurance program (MassHealth) and dental terminology (anatomy, problems, procedures and treatments, and personnel).

Contact: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 250 Washington Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 624-6060 Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992 Fax: (617) 624-6062 Web Site: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Community health centers, Community health services, Dental care, Massachusetts, Oral health, Preventive health services, State programs

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2009. Growing healthy smiles in the child care setting: Implementing a tooth brushing program to promote oral health and prevent tooth decay. [Boston, MA]: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 14 pp.

Annotation: This guide is designed to help child care providers in Massachusetts comply with a regulation to assist children with toothbrushing. It reviews the causes of tooth decay, risk factors, and prevention strategies; discusses the importance of toothbrushing and provides tips on safely implementing a toothbrushing program; and offers resources on other toothbrushing programs and oral health teaching tools and lessons for young children. [Note: Contains dated information on using fluoridated toothpaste.]

Contact: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 250 Washington Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 624-6060 Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992 Fax: (617) 624-6062 Web Site: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care workers, Dental hygiene, Health policy, Massachusetts, Oral health, Prevention programs, Regulations, State legislation, Young children

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2009. The status of oral disease in Massachusetts: A great unmet need 2009. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 96 pp.

Annotation: This report for decision-makers and oral health stakeholders summarizes information on the burden of oral disease in Massachusetts. The report addresses the burden of oral disease throughout the lifespan and, specifically, within certain populations. Additional topics include state and national objectives, prevention, and work force and capacity.

Contact: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 250 Washington Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 624-6060 Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992 Fax: (617) 624-6062 Web Site: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Health services delivery, Health status, Massachusetts, Oral health, Population surveillance, State surveys, Statistics, Work force

Flieger SP, Doonan MT. 2009. Putting the mouth back in the body: Improving oral health across the commonwealth. [Waltham, MA]: Massachusetts Health Policy Forum, 46 pp. (Issue brief no. 36)

Annotation: This issue brief describes the oral health status of Massachusetts residents as well as future policy directions to improve oral health in the state. Topics include addressing improvements to the MassHealth oral health program, innovative fluoride and dental sealant programs for children, the oral health needs of vulnerable seniors, opportunities for integration and capacity enhancements in the work force, and policy advancements at the state and national levels.

Contact: Massachusetts Health Policy Forum, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, MS 035, Waltham, MA 02454, Telephone: (781) 736-3940 E-mail: mhpf@brandeis.edu Web Site: http://masshealthpolicyforum.brandeis.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Children, Conferences, Health care financing, Health services delivery, Massachusetts, Oral health, Program planning, Statewide planning, Work force

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Program. 2009. Maternal and child health epidemiology. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health, 1 CD.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. [2008]. Fluoride mouthrinse: A safe and effective way to prevent tooth decay. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet discusses a fluoride mouth rinse program in school as one way to deliver oral health services to prevent tooth decay in children. The content addresses the following questions: what is the public health issue, what is fluoride, what is the impact of fluoride mouthrinse, is fluoride mouthrinse safe, and what is Massachusetts doing. The fact sheet is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 250 Washington Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 624-6060 Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992 Fax: (617) 624-6062 Web Site: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Fluorides, Massachusetts, Oral health, Preventive health services, School age children, Schools, Spanish language materials, State initiatives

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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.