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Hynes M. 2014. Don't call them dropouts: Understanding the experiences of young people who leave high school before graduation. Washington, DC: America's Promise Alliance, 71 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from interviews and surveys of young people across the United States about what leads to leaving school before graduation. Contents include findings on the relationship between interrupted enrollment and family violence and abuse; school safety; violence in the neighborhood; personal and family health challenges; unsupportive or unresponsive school policies; family abandonment (death, incarceration, other events); family absence; instability of place (residential mobility, school mobility, homelessness); school salience; peer influence and support; and school and community support.

Contact: America's Promise Alliance, 1101 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 657-0600 Fax: (202) 657-0601 E-mail: info@americaspromise.org Web Site: http://www.americaspromise.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Adolescents, Adverse effects, Educational attainment, Graduation, Life course, National surveys, Resilience, Risk factors, School attendance, School dropouts, School failure, Social support, Supported employment

Salganifoff A, Ranji U, Beamesderfer A, Kurani N. 2014. Women and health care in the early years of the Affordable Care Act: Key findings from the 2013 Kaiser Women's Health Survey. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 45 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a national survey of women (ages 18-64) about their health and health care experiences. The survey was conducted in fall and early winter 2013, just before the Affordable Care Act's major coverage expansion began. Topics include coverage, access, and affordability; connections to care; and use of preventive care including differences for women who are uninsured, those who have low incomes, and women from minority groups. The report also examines the use of reproductive and sexual health services among women (ages 15-44) and discusses implications.

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: Access to health care, Health care reform, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Low income groups, Minority groups, National surveys, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Women's health

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2014. The health and well-being of children: A portrait of states and the nation 2011-2012. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 108 pp.

Annotation: This chartbook presents indicators of the health and well-being of children, the supportive and risk factors in the family environment, and aspects of the neighborhood that may support or threaten families and children. The indicators present basic information on the health status and risk and protective factors experienced by children on the national level, and show the subpopulations who are at particular risk in each area, highlighting those differences that are statistically significant. This is followed by a presentation of key indicators on the state level for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. A technical appendix at the end of the book presents summary information about the survey methodology and sample in summary form. Infographics are also available from the website.

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: Child health, Families, Health status, National surveys, Neighborhoods, Protective factors, Risk factors, Statistical data

National Network for Oral Health Access. 2014. Survey of school-based oral health programs operated by health centers: Descriptive findings. Denver, CO: National Network for Oral Health Access, 26 pp.

Annotation: This paper presents findings from a national survey and follow-up focus groups on oral health programs located in school-based health centers and operated by health centers. Topics include integrated services, schools and students served, delivery model, months and days of operation, program services and staff, referrals, client sources, financial report frequency, billing, and payers. Additional topics include starting a school-based oral health program, funding start-up capital expenses, promising practices, and future directions.

Contact: National Network for Oral Health Access, 181 East 56th Avenue, Suite 501, Denver, CO 80216, Telephone: (866) 316-4995 Fax: (866) 316-4995 E-mail: info@nnoha.org Web Site: http://www.nnoha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health centers, Financing, Health services delivery, Model programs, National surveys, Oral health, Reimbursement, School based clinics, School health programs, School health services, Service integration

National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2014. Staying resilient in hard times: Local programs and services for women, children, youth, and families. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 8 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This research brief presents findings from a survey to determine local health department (LHD) best practices for preserving services and programs to meet the needs of pregnant women, infants, children, and adolescents in light of economic downturn and changing health care system landscape. The brief focuses on the constellation of programs and services provided by LHDs and the overlap of those programs and services with health care services covered as essential benefits under the Affordable Care Act. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: City health agencies, County health agencies, Health care reform, Health services delivery, MCH research, Model programs, National surveys, Organizational change, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

National Network for Oral Health Access. 2014. An analysis of 2013 health center oral health provider recruitment, retention, and job satisfaction survey results. Denver, CO: National Network for Oral Health Access, 45 pp. (Published September 2014. (JMB))

Annotation: This report presents findings from a survey of executive directors, dentists, and dental hygienists working in health centers throughout the United States to assess salaries, job satisfaction, and recruitment and retention strategies. Contents include information about survey distribution and survey response, an analysis, and survey results. The narrative also provides selected tables and figures; additional analyses and the survey instruments are included in the appendices.

Contact: National Network for Oral Health Access, 181 East 56th Avenue, Suite 501, Denver, CO 80216, Telephone: (866) 316-4995 Fax: (866) 316-4995 E-mail: info@nnoha.org Web Site: http://www.nnoha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health centers, Dental hygienists, Dentists, Employment, Job satisfaction, National surveys, Oral health, Recruitment, Retention, Salaries

Medicaid-CHIP State Dental Association, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Oral Health Program Quality, Policy, and Financing. 2014. 2013 national profile of state Medicaid and CHIP dental screening: Program report–Pregnant women CDT level data: Medicaid program calendar year–2013. Washington, DC: Medicaid-CHIP State Dental Association, 27 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT Code) used to report preventive oral health services for pregnant women on state Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) claims. Contents include information derived from a national survey of Medicaid and CHIP oral health programs for calendar year 2013, organized by state.

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: Children's Health Insurance Program, Data collection, Dental care, Health services delivery, Medicaid, National surveys, Oral health, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Reimbursement, Screening, State programs

Phipps KR, Ricks TL, Blahut P. 2014. The oral health of 6–9 year old American Indian and Alaska Native children compared to the general U.S. population and Healthy People 2020 targets. Rockville, MD: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 5 pp. (Indian Health Service data brief)

Annotation: This brief presents findings from a national survey to assess the oral health status of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in kindergarten through third grade. Contents include information about the prevalence of tooth decay in the primary and permanent teeth of AI/AN students in kindergarten through third grade compared to those in the general U.S. population and to targets for Healthy People 2020. The brief also provides information about the prevalence of dental sealants.

Contact: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 08N34 A, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (800) 447-3368 E-mail: dentaljobs@ihs.gov Web Site: http://www.ihs.gov/dentistry Available from the website.

Keywords: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Comparative analysis, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health status, Healthy People 2020, National surveys, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevalence, School age children, Statistical data

Phipps KR, Ricks TL, Blahut P. 2014. The oral health of 13–15 year old American Indian and Alaska Native children: Compared to the general U.S. population and Healthy People 2020 targets. Rockville, MD: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 6 pp. (Indian Health Service data brief)

Annotation: This brief presents findings from a national survey to assess the oral health status of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) adolescents ages 13–15. Contents include information on the prevalence of tooth decay in the permanent teeth of AI/AN adolescents compared to the prevalence in their counterparts in the general U.S. population and to Healthy People 2020 targets. The brief also describes the prevalence of dental sealants.

Contact: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 08N34 A, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (800) 447-3368 E-mail: dentaljobs@ihs.gov Web Site: http://www.ihs.gov/dentistry Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Comparative analysis, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health status, Healthy People 2020, National surveys, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevalence, Statistical data

Rohde F. 2013. Dental expenditures in the 10 largest states, 2010. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5 pp. (MEPS statistical brief; no. 415)

Annotation: This fact sheet presents estimates based on data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey—Household Component (MEPS-HC) on the use, costs, and sources of payment for oral health care expenditures for the 10 largest (per capita) states, and it compares the results to the national average. Highlights from the findings, the data source, definitions of expenditures, and an overview of the MEPS-HC are included.

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.

Keywords: Costs, Health care utilization, National surveys, Oral health, Statistical data

Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health. 2013. National profile of children with special health care needs and autism spectrum disorders: Key findings from the 2009/10 NS-CSHCN and 2011/12 NSCH. Portland, OR: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, 3 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes key findings on children with special health care needs and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) from the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH). and the 2009/10 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN). It explains what autism spectrum disorders are; discusses the impact of health system performance on families who have children with ASD; and assesses to what extent children with ASD are receiving the minimum quality of care based on measures derived from the national surveys. The report also discusses the extent to which home, school, and neighborhood environments influence CSHCN with ASD. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, E-mail: info@cahmi.org Web Site: http://www.cahmi.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Autism, Children with special health care needs, Developmental disabilities, National surveys, Reports

Heberlein M, Brooks T, Alker J, Artiga S, Stephens J. 2013. Getting into gear for 2014: Findings from a 50-state survey of eligibility, enrollment, renewal, and cost-sharing policies in Medicaid and CHIP, 2012-2013. Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 79 pp.

Annotation: This annual report focuses on Medicaid eligibility and enrollment policies and procedures. It also outlines changes states will need to make in the coming year to implement the Medicaid provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Topics include Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program eligibility for families and individuals, harnessing technology to simplify processes and enhance systems, enhancing consumer assistance and simplifying enrollment and renewal processes, and keeping coverage affordable with nominal cost-sharing requirements. Trend and state-by-state tables are included. Video and materials from the January 23, 2013, public briefing, are also available from the website.

Contact: Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 1330 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (202) 347-5274 E-mail: http://www.kff.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://kff.org/about-kaiser-commission-on-medicaid-and-the-uninsured/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Comparative analysis, Data, Health care reform, Medicaid, National surveys, Reports

Declercq ER, Sakala C, Corry MP, Applebaum S, Herrlich A. 2013. Listening to Mothers III: New mothers speak out–Report of national surveys of women's childbearing experiences. New York, NY: Childbirth Connection, 89 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings on women's postpartum experiences from birth into the second year of the child's life. The report is based on responses of women ages 18-45 who gave birth to single infants in a U.S. hospital in 2011-2012 and who completed an initial survey in 2011-2012 and a follow-up survey in early 2013. Contents focus on major topics of the follow-up survey including maternal well-being; child well-being; family and relationships; employment, maternity leave, child care, and health insurance; and women's views about the quality of maternity care and engaging in maternity care. The report also looks at subgroup differences among white non-Hispanic, black non-Hispanic, and Hispanic women, as well as women covered by private insurance and Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program. Trends across surveys are also examined.

Contact: National Partnership for Women and Families, Childbirth Connection Programs, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20009, E-mail: info@childbirthconnection.org Web Site: http://www.childbirthconnection.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Childbirth, National surveys, Personal narratives, Postpartum women, Trends, Women's health

Anderson NJ, Neuwirth SJ, Lenardson JD, Hartley D. 2013. Patterns of care for rural and urban children with mental health problems. Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Edmund S. Muskie Institute of Public Affairs, Maine Rural Health Research Center, 30 pp. (Working paper no. 49)

Annotation: This working paper examines the differences in access to mental health care service and treatment for children in rural and urban settings based on data from a 2002-2008 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. The paper highlights significant patterns based on differences in demographic characteristics, risk factors, rates of poverty, health coverage, mental health impairment, and other variables, and discusses policy implications based on the findings. Included are comparisons in the use of prescriptions drugs, diagnoses for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and the supply of mental health providers in rural versus urban settings.

Contact: Edmund S. Muskie Institute of Public Affairs, University of Southern Maine, PO Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104, Telephone: (207) 780.4430 Fax: (207) 780-4417 E-mail: muskieweb@usm.maine.edu Web Site: http://muskie.usm.maine.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to care, Child mental health, Comparative analysis, Data, Diagnosis and Intervention, National surveys, Reports, Rural health, Urban health

Institute of Medicine, Committee on Quality Measures for the Healthy People Leading Health Indicators. 2013. Toward quality measures for population health and the leading health indicators. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 120 pp.

Annotation: This report identifies measures of quality for the 12 Leading Health Indicator (LHI) topics and 26 Leading Health Indicators in Healthy People 2020 (HP2020), the current 10-year agenda for improving the nation's health. It addresses data reporting and analytical capacities that must be available to capture the measures and for demonstrating the value of the measures to improving population health. The report also provides recommendations for how the measures can be used across sectors of the public health and health care systems. The six priority areas (also known as drivers) are population health metrics and information technology; evidence-based practices, research, and evaluation; systems thinking; sustainability and stewardship; policy; and workforce and education.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-28557-5.

Keywords: Health care systems, Healthy People 2020, Measures, National surveys, Population surveillance, Public health, Research, Strategic plans

Collins SR, Rasmussen PW, Garber T, Doty MM. 2013. Covering young adults under the Affordable Care Act: The importance of outreach and Medicaid expansion. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 15 pp. (Tracking trends in health system performance)

Annotation: This report summarizes key findings from the 2013 Commonwealth Fund Health Insurance Tracking Survey of young adults to help determine the extent to which men and women ages 19-29 are concerned about their own health coverage and are aware of the insurance options available to them. Topics include: awareness and enrollment on parents' health plans; percentages of uninsured young adults; health insurance marketplaces; incomes and eligibility for Medicaid and subsidies; and potential premiums and tax credits. Charts and statistics indicate levels of awareness among young adults related to various aspects of health coverage; trends based on demographics, poverty status, education level, and political affiliation, and the premium amounts and tax credits that young people will receive under ACA 2014, based on their income levels.

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: Health insurance, Health reform, National surveys, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Statistics, Trends, Young adults

Caldwell J, Berdahl T. 2013. Trends in well-child visits: United States, 2002-2009. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp. (MEPS statistical brief no. 419)

Annotation: This data brief describes trends in well-child visits between 2002-2009 based on the household component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC). The brief presents highlights from the survey, including trends in the percentage of children who have well-child care visits based on race and ethnicity, income level, and health insurance status.

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.

Keywords: Child health, Data, National surveys, Preventive health services, Trends, Well child care

Jordan E, Szrom J, Colvard J, Cooper H, DeVooght K. 2013. Changing the course for infants and toddlers: A survey of state child welfare policies and initiatives. Bethesda, MD: Child Trends; Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 65 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a national survey of states and the District of Columbia about policies and practices that guide child welfare agencies' work in addressing the needs of maltreated infants and toddlers. It provides information about the survey; summarizes results related to assessment and services, infants and toddlers in foster care and their families (including post-permanency care for this population); training in early childhood development and developmentally appropriate practice; and data collection and analysis. An executive summary, an index of state policies and practices to support the development of young children, and a brief document about understanding and meeting the needs of birth parents are also available.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.childtrends.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Child abuse, Child neglect, Child welfare, Foster care, Infants, Maltreated children, National surveys, Needs assessment, State surveys, Training, Young children

National Governors Association. 2013. 2012 maternal and child health update: The changing environment of Medicaid/CHIP coverage for children and improving birth outcomes. Washington, DC: National Governors Association, 4 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief summarizes data gathered by the National Governor's Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices through a 2012 survey that focused on the changing maternal and child health environment for states. With an emphasis on Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage for children, the brief highlights key findings on Medicaid and CHIP populations enrolled in managed care, the method of payment for medical homes in 2012, and the MCH initiatives that states and territories are involved in.

Contact: National Governors Association, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001-1512, Telephone: (202) 624-5300 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (202) 624-5313 E-mail: webmaster@nga.org Web Site: http://www.nga.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Data, MCH programs, Medicaid, National surveys, State programs, Statistics

Bethell C, Gombojav N, Stumbo S, Brown C, Blumberg S, Carle A, Newacheck PW. 2013. Using the National Health Interview Survey and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to assess the use and impact of complementary and alternative medicine among children in the United States: A meta-data methods key issues report. Portland, OR: Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health, 29 pp.

Annotation: This report describes key methodological aspects and issues to consider when using the 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data files and the linked file of the 2007 NHIS and the 2008 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to evaluate use and impact of complementary and alternative medicine among children in the United States. Topics include weighting, sample size and limits of the linked data sets, validity evaluation, and variable construction using currently available population-based data files. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health, Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, E-mail: info@cahmi.org Web Site: https://childhealthdata.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Alternative medicine, Child health, Data, National surveys, Research methodology, Treatment effectiveness evaluation, Utilization review

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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.