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Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Primary Care and Rural Health and Oral Health Task Force. 2009. Creating a healthier Missouri: A statewide oral health plan. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, 55 pp.

Annotation: This plan identifies Missouri's most critical oral health challenges and presents strategies for improving oral health education, access to care, work force development, and public policy issues. Contents include an executive summary; background on the status of oral health in the state; focus areas including education and community awareness, access to care, work force and training, and public policy; and an outline of the implementation plan. Goals and strategies are provided for each of the focus areas.

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, Children, Missouri, Oral health, Public policy, State programs, State surveys, Strategic plans, 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.

Baran N, Litton LJ. 2008. Helping battered women and their children: A guide for domestic violence advocates on the co-occurence of domestic violence and child maltreatment. Washington, DC: Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, 76 pp.

Annotation: This report, which is a companion to the Manual for Domestic Violence Advocates: Negotiating Programs Administered Through the Missouri Department of Social Services, is geared toward domestic violence advocates. The document provides information about (1) complexities of cases in which domestic violence and child maltreatment are present, (2) resources needed to respond effectively to child maltreatment, (3) fostering cross-system collaboration to increase the safety of abused mothers and their children, (4) guidelines on how to respond when either the adult victim or the batterer is responsible for child abuse or neglect, and (5) finding ways to help battered mothers who maltreat their children. Topics covered include co-occurence of domestic violence and child maltreatment; confidentiality, information sharing, and mandatory reporting; tools, resources, and strategies; and cultural competence, bias, and diversity.

Contact: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, University of Nevada, P.O. Box 8970, Reno, NV 89507, Telephone: (775) 784-6012 Fax: (775) 784-6628 E-mail: staff@ncjfcj.org Web Site: http://www.ncjfcj.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Child abuse, Collaboration, Confidentiality, Cultural competence, Domestic violence, Maltreated children, Missouri, Mothers, Safety

Adams T. 2008. Cultivating health literacy at the state and national levels. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document describes initiatives by the state of Missouri to improve the health literacy of its people and discusses the viability of its initiatives as model programs for the rest of the nation.

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: Collaboration, Health literacy, Missouri, State initiatives

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Region VII. 2008. Missouri's Early Periodic Screening and Diagnosis and Treatment Program dental services management review: March 31 - April 3, 2008, site visit—Final report. [Baltimore, MD]: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Region VII, 25 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the efforts Missouri has made to address the rate of children's utilization of oral health services in the state and makes recommendations on actions that the state can take to increase utilization rates. Contents include background on the evaluation process; the scope of the review; an introduction to the state's oral health services for children; and review descriptions, concerns, and recommendations and responses.

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, Children, Dental care, EPSDT, Health care utilization, Missouri, Oral health, State surveys

Southern Institute on Children and Families. 2007. Uninsured children in the South. (3rd. ed.). Columbia, SC: Southern Institute on Children and Families, 84 pp.

Annotation: This report synthesizes a study of available information on the number of children who are uninsured and related policy initiatives to substantially reduce the number of children who are uninsured in 17 southern states and the District of Columbia. Contents include an overview of previous editions of this report and source for the estimates used, Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) policy and eligibility for children and pregnant women in the southern states, a discussion of issue that impede health coverage opportunities for these groups, actions southern states can take to improve the eligibility process, and fact sheets showing estimates of uninsured children and uninsured pregnant women for each state and the District of Columbia. States included are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Appendices include the study methodology, federal poverty levels for family of four from 2003 to 2007, Medicaid enrollment in the southern states from 1997 to 2005. Statistical data are provided in charts and tables throughout the report.

Contact: Southern Institute on Children and Families, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 140, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone: (803) 779-2607 Fax: (803) 254-6301 E-mail: info@thesoutherninstitute.org Web Site: http://www.thesoutherninstitute.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Alabama, Arkansas, Children, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Health insurance, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Medicaid, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pregnant women, SCHIP, South Carolina, Statistics, Tennessee, Texas, Uninsured persons, Virginia, West Virginia

Missouri Coalition for Oral Health. 2007. ASTDD - CSHCN report: Missouri Coalition for Oral Health [final report]. [Columbia, MO]: Missouri Coalition for Oral Health, 10 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the oral health forum held on July 21, 2006, in Columbia, Missouri, for children with special health care needs. Report contents include an overview of the planning process, a summary of the forum discussions, an outline of the forum evaluation comments, budget information, and notes on potential barriers to implementing the action plan. The action plan is attached as a chart outlining steps, goals, needs, activities, timelines, outcomes, partners, and implementation notes. Also attached is the forum agenda, a participant list, and discussion group outlines. [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, Barriers, Children with special health care needs, Conferences, Missouri, Oral health, State initiatives, Strategic plans

Missouri Department of Social Services, State Technical Assistance Team. 2007. Preventing child deaths in Missouri: The Missouri Child Fatality Review Program annual report for 2006. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Child Fatality Review Program, Missouri Department of Social Services, 89 pp.

Annotation: This annual report for 2006 provides information about the Missouri Child Fatality Review Program.The report is divided into four sections. Section 1 provides information about the program, confidentiality issues, different categories of child fatalities, a summary of findings related to infant deaths in Missouri in 2006, fetal and infant mortality review in Missouri, and sudden unexpected infant deaths. Section 2 focuses on motor vehicle fatalities and unintentional suffocation or strangulation. Section 3 focuses on homicides, fatal child abuse and neglect, suicides, the practical application of child death review, and prevention findings. Section 4 includes seven appendices on the following topics: autopsies; mandated activities for child fatalities; the process for child fatality review; Missouri incident child fatalities by county and by age, sex, and race; definitions; and death certificate manner of death.

Contact: Missouri Child Fatality Review Program, Missouri Department of Social Services, 221 West High Street, P.O. Box 1527, Jefferson City, MO 65102-1527, Telephone: (800) 487-1626 Web Site: http://www.dss.mo.gov/stat/mcfrp.htm Available from the website.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child neglect, Confidentiality, Homicide, Infant death, Missouri, Motor vehicle injuries, SIDS, State programs, Strangulation, Suffocation, Suicide

Missouri Coalition for Oral Health. [2006]. Missouri action plan: Children with special health care needs. [Columbia, MO]: Missouri Coalition for Oral Health, 15 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a forum held in July 2006 to address the oral health services access needs of children with special health care needs in Missouri. Contents include a list of attendees, a summary of discussion, an action plan outline, forum follow-up additions to the CSHCN action plan, and budget information. A sample invitation and registration form are provided along with a chart outlining the forum planning process and a list of products developed during the project.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: info@astdd.org Web Site: http://www.astdd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Children, Children with special health care needs, Missouri, Oral health, Provider participation

Andrilla CHA, Lishner DM, Hart LG. 2006. Rural dental practice: A tale of four states. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, 13 pp., plus appendices. (Working paper no.107)

Annotation: This working paper reports the findings of a study investigating rural dentist issues, such as demography, training, practice characteristics, staff, and job satisfaction, in Alabama, California, Maine, and Missouri. The paper highlights the survey methodology, findings, and limitations and discusses responses to issues including work and staffing patterns, vacancy rates, Medicaid participation, and job satisfaction of rural dentists. Perspectives of oral health professionals on issues related to access to care are also discussed. Appendices provide the survey questionnaire for each state, plus state pamphlets presenting statistical data of individual state findings. A summary is also available as a separate document. The summary presents a project overview and provides charts and statistics on dentist demographics, dental hygienist and dental assistant vacancy rates, and dentist participation in Medicaid.

Contact: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Box 354982, Seattle, WA 98195-4982, Telephone: (206) 685-0402 Fax: (206) 616-4768 E-mail: rhrc@fammed.washington.edu Web Site: http://depts.washington.edu/uwrhrc Available from the website.

Keywords: State surveys, Access to health care, Alabama, California, Children, Demography, Dental hygienists, Dentists, Job satisfaction, Maine, Missouri, Oral health, Professional training, Provider participation, Questionnaires, Rural environment, Statistical data, Surveys, Work force

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. 2006. Systems of health approach to oral health: Missouri Oral Health Preventive Services Program. [Jefferson City, MO]: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 7 pp.

Annotation: This document describes Missouri's Oral Health Preventive Services Program (PSP), a community-based systemic approach to population-based prevention of oral disease, and examines its basic structures (community and program organization, education, screening, and clinical preventive services). Topics include defining community-based coalitions, roles and responsibilities (state role, community role), and program procedures and processes (participant community criteria, service site identification and preparation, preparatory activities, and services).

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6010 E-mail: info@health.mo.gov Web Site: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Coalitions, Community coordination, Community role, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Health care systems, Missouri, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevention services, Program descriptions, State programs, Systems development

Ciano C, Horen N, Kagen EB, Mayer R. 2006. Promoting resiliency in children, families, and communities: Missouri Bright Futures Spring Workshop 2006. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, multiple items.

Annotation: These materials are from a series of workshops held in April and May 2006 in Missouri to provide hands-on tools for promoting resilience in children, families, and communities. Contents include presentation slides, the workshop agenda, presenter biographies, and exercise descriptions and handouts. Topics include the Comprehensive System Management Team; family engagement and family involvement; informed consent and issues of confidentiality; facilitated referrals and individualized care planning; Bright Futures and systems of care; using Bright Futures tools in practice; and next steps in implementing structures, processes, and leadership to serve the social and emotional needs of all children. A description of the workshop series is also available.

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: Bright Futures, Child health, Child mental health, Collaboration, Health care systems, Health supervision, Missouri, Resilience, State initiatives, Systems development

Veatch D. 2005. [Missouri] final report: Follow-up activities to EHS/HS state/territorial oral health forums. [Butler, MO: Missouri Head Start Collaboration Office], 5 pp.

Annotation: This final report describes activities conducted in follow-up to the oral health forum held on March 18–19, 2003, in Jefferson City, Missouri. The report defines five issues identified by the Missouri State Head Start Collaboration Office and the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health to address in the delivery of oral health services for children and families enrolled in Early Head Start and Head Start: infrastructure, financing, education and prevention, data and surveillance, and work force. Information about expected outcomes, revisions, immediate outcomes, and future activities is provided. Budget explanations, a brief review of the need for additional resources, and facilitator and strategic planning tools used to help guide the process are also presented. [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: Conferences, Early Head Start, Final reports, Head Start, Missouri, Oral health, State initiatives

Wooldridge J, Kenney G, Trenholm C, Dubay L, Hill I, Kim M, Moreno L, Sommers A, Zuckerman S. 2005. Congressionally mandated evaluation of the State Children's Health Insurance Program: Final report to Congress. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research, 67 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from the Congressionally mandated evaluation of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The study focused mainly on SCHIP programs in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Louisianna, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Texas. The report, which includes an executive summary, is divided into three main sections: (1) background, (2) findings, and (3) summary. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report. The report includes references and two appendices: (1) supplemental tables and (2) enabling legislation for the SCHIP evaluation.

Contact: Mathematica Policy Research, P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393, Telephone: (609) 799-3535 Fax: (609) 799-0005 E-mail: info@mathematica-mpr.com Web Site: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Program evaluation, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Texas

Dean C. 2005. Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start: Impact report. St. Louis, MO: SIDS Resources, Bootheel Healthy Start, 25 pp., plus appendices.

Annotation: This report describes the activities and outcomes of a 2001-2005 Healthy Start project in five counties of rural Missouri to enhance the community's perinatal service system and to reduce infant mortality and racial disparities in infant health. Report contents include an overview of racial and ethnic disparities in the area served by the project and project implementation including outreach, client recruitment and case management, interconceptional care, depression screening and referral, health education and training, local health system action plans, consortium activities, and collaboration and coordination. Other project topics include issues of sustainability; project accomplishments; project impact on the community, state, the role of local government; and project evaluation. Accompanying materials include forms, fact sheets, booklets, and other printed materials used during the project. Sample products are provided along with forms on a photo CD. Additional budget and project forms are provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Bootheel Healthy Start, 127 East Malone, PO Box 1369, Sikeston, MO 63801, Telephone: (573) 472-4949 Secondary Telephone: (888) 317-4949 Fax: (573) 472-4955 E-mail: info@mbrcinc.org Web Site: https://www.mbrcinc.org/pages.aspx?PageID=1

Keywords: Depression screening, Ethnic factors, Final reports, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Missouri, Prevention programs, Project descriptions, Racial factors, Rural population, Socioeconomic factors

Craig J. 2005. Impact report: Kansas City Healthy Start. Kansas City, MO: Kansas City Healthy Start, 155 pp., plus appendices.

Annotation: This report describes a Healthy Start program to provide health care services to women and infants to reduce African American low birth weight infants and infant mortality in the Kansas City metropolitan area from 2000-2004. Report sections include an overview of racial and ethnic disparities in the project area, project implementation, management and governance, and project accomplishments. Additional sections include a copy of the local evaluation and a fetal and infant mortality review. A list of products produced during the project is provided as well as detailed data tables and figures. Samples of printed project materials are included in a separate envelope. Also included is a manual for program management offering guidelines on measuring progress through objectives and discusses profiles of pregnant women and infant caregivers served by Kansas City Healthy Start (KCHS). Topics also include outreach workers, the elements of the Healthy Start teams report, a review of birth and project outcomes, consumer satisfaction, surveys of the the KCHS management team and Maternal and Child Health Coalition (MCHC) Membership, and proposed recommendations. Copies of training and evaluation reports (funded in part under STH-29C045) from 2002 to 2005 are included as well as a copy of the MCHC Membership survey results. [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: Blacks, Final reports, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Low birth weight, Missouri, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Prevention programs, Program descriptions

[Beavers RJ]. 2005. St. Louis Healthy Start: [Impact reports]. St. Louis, MO: Missouri Chapter, March of Dimes, ca. 70 pp., plus appendices.

Annotation: This report describes the St.Louis Healthy Start project, administered by the March of Dimes, during the period July 1, 2001, through May 31, 2005. The program targeted all pregnant women in the three zip codes that had the poorest birth outcomes in the St. Louis area. Special emphasis was placed on reaching out and recruiting women early in pregnancy. Topics include (1) racial and ethnic disparity focus, (2) project implementation, (3) project management and governance, (4) project accomplishments, (5) project impact, (6) local evaluation, (7) fetal infant mortality review, (8) products, and (9) project data forms.A CD-ROM and supplemental materials for consumers are included. [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, Healthy Start, Infant health, Infant mortality, Low birthweight, Missouri, Poverty, Prenatal care, Prevention, Racial factors, Women's health

[Price SK]. 2005. Women's Wellness Initiative: Impact Report. [St. Louis, MO]: SIDS Resources, Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start, 59 pp., plus appendices.

Annotation: This report describes the Women's Wellness Initiative of Missouri Bootheel Healthy Start, an effort by SIDS Resources, Inc., to promote the mental health and well-being of women during and around the time of pregnancy in a rural area of southeast Missouri, including Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, and Scott counties, during the period July 1, 2001, through May 31, 2005. Topics include (1) overview of racial and ethnic disparities focused on by project, (2) project implementation, (3) project management and governance, (4) project accomplishments, (5) project impact, (6) local evaluation, (7) fetal and infant mortality review, (8) products, and (9) project data. A local evaluation report, a CD-ROM, peer volunteer training materials, and other related materials are included. [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: Ethnic factors, Final reports, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Low birthweight, Mental health, Missouri, Poverty, Racial factors, Reproductive health, Rural populations, Women's health

CityMatCH. 2005. Maternal depression/women's mental health. Omaha, NE: CityMatCH,

Annotation: This Webcast on maternal depression and women's mental health was held on May 26, 2005. The Webcast includes three presentations: The first presentation, on postpartum depression, presented by Laura Miller, M.D., provides an overview of the topic. The second presentation, on maternal depression and women's mental health, presented by Lisa Kean, R.N., B.S.N., discusses the Healthy Kids Home Visitation Program in Phelps/Maries County, Missouri. The third presentation, on the Maternal Depression Project/ East Baton Rouge Parish, presented by Becky Decker, L.C.S.W., provides information about the program. The webcast has been archived as is no longer posted on the site. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: CityMatCH, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, 982170 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-2170, Telephone: (402) 552-9500 E-mail: citymch@unmc.edu Web Site: http://www.citymatch.org

Keywords: Depression, Home visiting, Louisiana, Mental health, Missouri, Postpartum depression, Prevention, Programs, Treatment, Women's health

Kacirek R. [2004]. Enhancing Child Health Outcomes for Children with Special Healthcare Needs (ECHO): Final report. Kansas City, MO: Children's Benefit Service for Families, 32 pp.

Annotation: This final report describes a project in Kansas City, Missouri, to increase access to quality health care for children with special health care needs (CSHCN). Report sections include the project purpose, goals and objectives, evaluation, results and outcomes (positive and negative), publications and products, future plans and follow up, type and amount of support and resources needed to replicate the project, and dissemination and utilization of the results. Topics include gaps in access to healthcare involving children with special health care needs, including lack of enrollment in public programs, lack of information about what services are available, and gaps in health insurance; developing coordinated services for CSHCN; a description of primary goals identified to increase access and reduce gaps in services; and creating information services to raise public awareness of some of the challenges facing CSHCN. The report also includes an abstract, an annotation, and list of equipment purchased for 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, Barriers, Child health, Children with special health care needs, Final reports, Health insurance, Health promotion, MCH research, Missouri, Program descriptions, Service coordination

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