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U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2011. Innovative state practices for improving the provision of Medicaid dental services: Summary of eight state reports—Alabama, Arizona, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, and Virginia. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 10 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a review of Alabama’s Medicaid dental program conducted on January 4–8, 2010, to discover practices and program innovations leading to a higher level of oral-health-service use among children in Alabama compared to the national average. The report describes the Smile Alabama initiative, the 1st Look program, Student/Resident Rotations in Community Health, the partnership with the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, and the loan-repayment program.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Alabama, Arizona, Children, Collaboration, Health care delivery, Health care utilization, Maryland, Medicaid, Model programs, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oral health, Rhode Island, State programs, Texas, Virginia

Richardson A, Chandra A, Martin LT, Setodji CM, Hallmark BW, Campbell NF, Hawkins SA, Grady P. 2011. Effects of soldiers' deployment on children's academic performance and behavioral health. Santa Monica, CA: Rand, 146 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the association between parental deployment and student achievement scores among children in North Carolina and Washington between 2002 and 2008. It also presents findings from interviews conducted with teachers, counselors, and administrators from elementary, middle, and high school regarding how deployment of active duty, reserve, and national guard soldiers has affected children's academic and related behavioral and health outcomes. The report offers recommendations on how to better support these children.

Contact: Rand Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407-3208, Telephone: (310) 393-0411 Fax: 310-393-4818 E-mail: correspondence@rand.org Web Site: http://www.rand.org Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-8330-5181-3.

Keywords: Family support, Academic achievement, Child behavior, Child health, Children, Military, North Carolina, Parents, State surveys, Washington

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section. 2011. Strategic plan for July 2011 to June 2012. [Raliegh, NC]: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 14 pp.

Annotation: This document provides oral health information as part of the overall 2011–2012 strategic plan for improving the health of North Carolina citizens. Topics include eliminating disparities in oral health by using best practices to reduce oral diseases through prevention, education, and health promotion services; monitoring the public’s oral health; and promoting access to oral health care. Additional information is provided on community-based work force coverage, program goals and strategies, action steps and data and evaluation, and outcomes and measures of progress.

Contact: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 2001 Mail Service Center, 5505 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27699-2001, Telephone: (919) 855-4800 Fax: (919) 870-4805 Web Site: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Goals, North Carolina, Oral health, Outcome evaluation, Program descriptions, Public health dentistry, State programs, Strategic plans

Francisco VT, Cook GB, Sienkiewicz HC, Benhammou M, Langston K, Poillot-Micca M, Wilson S, Sanderson M, Matula D, Tant C. 2011. Promoting community engagement for systems improvement for children and youth with special health care needs: An action planning guide for community-based initiatives (rev. ed.). Greensboro, NC: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Community Leadership and Mobilization Research Team; Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Children and Youth Branch, 102 pp.

Annotation: This monograph describes the Innovative Approaches (IA) initiative to put North Carolina children, including children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families on a positive trajectory to success. It discusses improvement for community-wide systems of care that will effectively meet the needs of families of CYSHCN resulting in increased family satisfaction with services received and improved outcomes for this population. Topics include action planning, gathering background data and information about CYSHCN and their families, preparing the action plan, prioritizing systems change, and documenting progress and promoting renewal.

Contact: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Health Education, 437 HHP Building,, P.O. Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-617, Telephone: (336) 334-5532 Fax: (336) 256-1158 E-mail: maloten2@uncg.edu Web Site: http://uncg.edu/phe

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Community based services, Family centered services, North Carolina, Program planning, Special health care needs, State programs

Appalachian State University. 2011. North Carolina nursing history. [Boone, NC]: Appalachian State University,

Annotation: This site provides information on the history of nursing from the Civil War to the present in North Carolina. The web site contains a video and timeline entitled "A Century of Caring." Also provided is an electronic copy of the book by Mary Lewis Wyche entitled "The History of Nursing in North Carolina", published in 1938.

Contact: Appalachian State University, Department of Nursing, ASU Box 32151, Boone, NC 28608-2151, Web Site: http://nursing.appstate.edu/ Available from the website.

Keywords: History, North Carolina, Nursing, State programs

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health Women's Integrated Systems for Health (WISH). 2011. Integrating behavioral health services for women of reproductive age into community-based health systems. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, 1 video (48 min., 40 sec.). (Webinar #3 of 6)

Annotation: This webinar focuses on the North Carolina Center of Excellence for Integrated Care at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Topics include the need for integrating medical and behavioral health care services in the state, whether the care is delivered in an office, clinic, hospital, or mental health agency; and how partnerships across many different care providers and systems support the implementation of comprehensive, evidence-based and best practice care that address issues around access, coordination and “reattaching” the head to the body. This program is available for continuing education credits. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, 170 Rosenau Hall, CB #5400, 135 Dauer Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400, E-mail: sphcomm@listserv.unc.edu Web Site: http://www.sph.unc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Collaboration, Continuing education, Distance education, MCH training programs, Mental health, North Carolina, Program descriptions, Service integration, Women's health

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, Women's Integrated Systems for Health (WISH). 2011. The impact of violence on substance abuse and the mental health and physical health of adolescents and young women. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, 1 video (60 min.). (Webinar #5 of 6)

Annotation: This webinar discusses the impact of domestic violence and sexual violence on the mental and physical health of adolescents and women of childbearing age in North Carolina. Topics include national indicators of child maltreatment; partner or sexual violence prevalence; statistical differences in reporting statistics; child and adolescent experience with sexual or physical violence victimization and risk of health problems; violence and pregnancy; developing partnerships; and approaches for identifying women with these experiences and integrating care. This program is available for continuing education credits. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, 170 Rosenau Hall, CB #5400, 135 Dauer Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400, E-mail: sphcomm@listserv.unc.edu Web Site: http://www.sph.unc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Audiovisual materials, Chronic disease, Continuing education, Crisis intervention, Distance education, Domestic violence, MCH training programs, Mental health, North Carolina, Physical abuse, Pregnancy, Screening, Sexual abuse, Substance abuse, Women's health

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section. [2010]. 2008-2009 annual report: North Carolina Oral Health Section. [Raleigh, NC]: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 5 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the activities of the North Carolina Oral Health Section in planning and providing a statewide science-based oral health program. Program services include oral health education and screening for children, as well as for the adults who influence their health, to reduce tooth decay and promote oral health. Five program areas are described: disease prevention, access to care, monitoring systems, health education and promotion, and residency training in dental public health. A map of North Carolina shows program providers and services by county.

Contact: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 2001 Mail Service Center, 5505 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27699-2001, Telephone: (919) 855-4800 Fax: (919) 870-4805 Web Site: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Internship and residency, North Carolina, Oral health, Population surveillance, State programs, Statewide planning

Special Care Dentistry Advisory Group. 2010. Special care oral health services: A North Carolina commitment—Session Law 2009-100. [Raleigh, NC]: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 26 pp.

Annotation: This report examines oral health care options for populations in North Carolina requiring special care dentistry and suggests ways to improve these services. Topics include consumer issues, provider and payer issues, and system issues. Recommendations are provided in the areas of advocacy, professional development, reimbursement, clinical program expansion, and health services research.

Contact: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 2001 Mail Service Center, 5505 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27699-2001, Telephone: (919) 855-4800 Fax: (919) 870-4805 Web Site: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental care, Needs assessment, North Carolina, Oral health, Provider participation, Reimbursement, Special health care services, health services delivery

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2010. School health programs: Stories from the field. [Atlanta, GA]: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet highlights successful school health programs supported with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the states of Wisconsin, North Carolina, and California. The programs include (1) Wisconsin's Coordinated School Health Program, which has developed and supported initiatives to reduce tobacco use and increase physical activity and healthy eating among students, their families, and school staff; (2) the North Carolina Healthy Schools Initiative which supported development and implementation of school policies to advance the state's youth antismoking campaign; and (3) the California Department of Education's School Health Connections Program (in collaboration with the state Department of Health Services) to conduct state- and local-level leadership institutes designed to help build, promote, and sustain school health programs.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Model programs, North Carolina, School health, State initiatives, Wisconsin

Kotch J. 2010. Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program: [Connecting the Dots]. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 23 pp.

Annotation: This final report describes a 2005-2010 project to improve the social, emotional, and behavioral health of out-of-home child care preschool children in Cleveland County, North Carolina and to facilitate a successful entry in to kindergarten. Contents include a description of the project purpose, goals and objectives, methodology, a brief section on evaluation, and results and outcomes. Additional information is provided on publications and products developed during the project, dissemination and utilization of results, and future plans and followup. [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: Behavioral development, Child care, Early childhood development, Final reports, Mental health, North Carolina, Preschool children, Social development, Young children

Nurse-Family Partnership. 2010. Public-private partnerships for greater impact on maternal and child health outcomes: Nurse-Family Partnership and "the Blues" in the Carolinas. Denver, CO: Nurse-Family Partnership, 22 pp.

Annotation: This power point presentation explains how the Nurse Family Partnership's home visitation program can improve maternal and child health outcomes. It provides an overview of the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program; discusses research findings about its effectiveness in terms of health outcomes and monetary benefits; and looks at NFP program implementation and outcomes in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. The presentation also addresses new federal funding for state home visitation programs and discusses emerging issues and trends related to improved maternal and child health outcomes. The various presenters are from the Nurse Family Partnership and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Contact: Nurse-Family Partnership, 1900 Grant Street, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80203, Telephone: (303) 327-4240 Secondary Telephone: (866) 864-5226 Fax: (303) 327-4260 E-mail: info@nursefamilypartnership.org Web Site: http://www.nursefamilypartnership.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Evidence, Families, Family centered services, Home visiting, MCH programs, North Carolina, Nurse practitioners, Outcome evaluation, South Carolina, State programs

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2010. State of North Carolina Medicaid dental review. [Baltimore, MD]: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 8 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a review of North Carolina's Medicaid dental program conducted on February 22-26, 2010, to identify practices and program innovations leading to a higher level of oral health service use among children in North Carolina compared to the national average. The report describes the Task Force on Dental Care for Children, the Into the Mouths of Babes program, the North Carolina Dental Home Initiative, the Zero Out All Early Childhood Tooth Decay project, safety net dental clinics, and the loan repayment program.

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: Access to health care, Children, Dental care, EPSDT, North Carolina, Oral health, State surveys, Utilization review

Snyder A. 2009. Increasing access to dental care in Medicaid: Targeted programs for four populations. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 34 pp.

Annotation: This policy brief describes strategies that several states have used to address the oral health needs of Medicaid beneficiaries, including young children, pregnant women, people with developmental disabilities, and people living in rural areas. The brief also examines ways that California’s state agencies (including Denti-Cal, the state’s Medicaid dental program), dental associations, and universities have explored these issues, and additional steps the state might take to build on its efforts.

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: Access to health care, California, Case studies, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oral health, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Pregnant women, Provider participation, Rhode Island, Rural population, Special health care services, State initiatives, Wisconsin, Young children

Klein S, McCarthy D. 2009. North Carolina's ABCD program: Using community care networks to improve the delivery of childhood developmental screening and referral to early intervention services. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 27 pp.

Annotation: This report profiles the activities of three community care networks that used varied approaches to accomplish the aims of North Carolina's Assuring Better Child Health and Development program, which seeks to improve the delivery of childhood developmental screening and referral to early intervention services. The report provides background information about the importance of identifying and treating disabilities and delays early in a child's life, describes the program and its target population, discusses program development and implementation, and provides information about financing and sustainability, results, lessons learned, and future directions.

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 health, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Costs, Developmental disabilities, Early childhood development, Early intervention, Financing, Health care delivery, Infant development, North Carolina, Screening, State programs, Treatment

American Academy of Pediatrics, Healthy Child Care America, Child Care and Health Partnership. 2009. Developmental screenings in early childhood systems: Summary report. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Healthy Child Care America, 9 pp.

Annotation: This summary report provides information from the meeting, Developing Screening in Early Childhood Systems, held on March 25, 2009, in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The goal of the meeting was to strategize new ways to reach out to children and families in the community and child care settings to promote high-quality developmental screening in the context of the medical home. Topics include the American Academy of Pediatrics' developmental screening initiatives and the medical home; implementations of developmental screening in the early childhood setting; review and discussion of national trends; New Mexico's, North Carolina's, and Rhode Island's experiences; and challenges and next steps. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Healthy Child Care America, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (888) 227-5409 Fax: (847) 228-7320 E-mail: childcare@aap.org Web Site: http://www.healthychildcare.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Communities, Developmental screening, Families, Health systems, Initiatives, Medical home, New Mexico, North Carolina, Rhode Island, State initiatives, Trends, Young children

Haupt K. 2008. [North Carolina] progress report: Follow-up activities to EHS/HS State/Territorial oral health forums. [Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Oral Health Section], 2 pp.

Annotation: This report describes follow-up activities to an Early Head Start and Head Start oral health forum held in North Carolina. Contents include activities proposed, activities accomplished, immediate outcomes, additional follow-up activities planned, the need for resources to accomplish additional activities, and a budget explanation. [Funded in part 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, Early Head Start, Final reports, Head Start, North Carolina, Oral health, State initiatives

Conwell LJ, Neuman M, Gold MR. 2008. State efforts to address the Healthy People 2010 goal to eliminate health disparities: Two case studies--Report. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report describes approaches by North Carolina and Washington states in identifying and eliminating disparities in health and health care. Contents are provided in three sections. Section one provides an overview of both cases and context as well as describing the methods and emerging themes of the study. Section two focuses on the North Carolina program, Healthy Carolinians, with topics including political will, forging local partnerships, harnessing data at the local level, and social strategy used in meeting state health objectives. The third section describes Washington's efforts beginning with the Governor's Interagency Council on Health Disparities. It also provides information on political will in creating the the Joint Select Committee on Health Disparities and working with the Governor's Council, creating and analyzing the knowledge base to identify and prioritize health topics, the Healthy People Program, and the social strategy in developing the action plans to eliminate disparities. Appendices include a conceptual framework, sample briefing documents, and a scoring worksheet.

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: Barriers, Case studies, Ethnic factors, Health objectives, Health services delivery, Healthy People 2010, North Carolina, Racial factors, Socioeconomic factors, State initiatives, Washington

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Section. 2008. North Carolina preconception health strategic plan: September 2008-September 2013. [Raleigh, NC]: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Women's and Children's Health Section, 35 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the importance of preconception health and describes North Carolina's strategic plan to help ensure that women in the state receive quality preconception care. The report describes how the 5-year preconception health strategic plan will improve the health of women and babies, address health disparities, increase access to care, and decrease the financial burden to families and taxpayers as a result of preterm births and birth defects (the leading causes of infant mortality in North Carolina). The report explains how the strategic plan was developed and discusses its framework, goals, and strategies. It also describes state initiatives to improve women's health during their childbearing years and discusses the history of preconception health in North Carolina. The appendix provides both quantitative and qualitative data on women of reproductive age who reside in the state.

Contact: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Women's and Children's Health Section, 1929 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1916, Telephone: (919) 707-5700 Fax: (919) 870-4827 E-mail: WCH.Info@ncmail.net Web Site: http://wch.dhhs.state.nc.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Data, North Carolina , Preconception care, State MCH programs, State initiatives, Strategic plans, Women's health

Ruffin J, Pettiford B. [2007]. Healthy Start - Northeastern North Carolina Baby Love Plus: Family violence program—Impact report. Raleigh, NC: Women's and Children's Health Section, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, 221 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a Healthy Start program in five rural Northeastern North Carolina counties from June 2002 through May 2006 to address and reduce family violence during and around the time of pregnancy. Topics include enhancing perinatal family violence screening and intervention, improving the referral network between local health departments and are family violence programs, improving case management of prenatal clients experiencing physical or emotional violence, enhancing perinatal outreach and client recruitment efforts, improving multidisciplinary health education, and training around family violence and women's support issues, and enhancing community commitment to eradicating family violence. Contents include a description of family violence during pregnancy in the area, a summary of goals and objectives and methodology, service coordination, and program evaluation. Results and outcomes are outlined. Appendices include sample materials developed during the project such as survey instruments and summarized answers, focus group questions and answers, sample forms used to collect data, sample policies and procedures, and sample outreach materials. . [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: Final reports, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, MCH research, North Carolina, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Prevention programs, Program descriptions, Screening, Underserved populations, Violence 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.