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Oral Health America. [2014]. NSTEP® (National Spit Tobacco Education Project). Chicago, IL: Oral Health America, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes a national project to reach out to and educate children and adolescents about the dangers of smokeless (spit) tobacco use. Topics include the program's history and partners, a slogan contest, public service announcements, and educational materials.

Contact: Oral Health America, 180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601, Telephone: (312) 836-9900 Contact Phone: 312-836-9900 Fax: (312) 836-9986 E-mail: info@oralhealthamerica.org Contact E-mail: brittany.wright@oralhealthamerica.org Web Site: http://www.oralhealthamerica.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Consumer education, National initiatives, Oral health, Program descriptions, Public awareness campaigns, Smokeless tobacco, Sports, Tobacco use, Young adults

TeethFirst!. 2014–. TeethFirst! campaign materials. [Providence, RI: Rhode Island KIDS COUNT; Rhode Island Oral Health Commission], multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help health professionals and community organizations increase awareness about the importance of the age one dental visit. Contents include a poster, brochures, activity sheets, and videos to share with patients and clients. Topics include oral health in infants, young children, and pregnant women; finding a dentist; dental insurance; and reimbursement. The materials are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: TeethFirst!, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, One Union Station, Providence, RI 02903, Telephone: (401) 351-9400 Fax: (401) 351-1758 E-mail: info@TeethFirstRI.org Web Site: http://www.teethfirstri.org Available at no charge; also available from the web site.

Keywords: Dental care, Dental caries, Dental insurance, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Infants, Multimedia, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Parent education, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Professional training, Program descriptions, Public awareness campaigns, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals, Rhode Island, Spanish language materials, State programs, Young children

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health. 2014. Best practices for comprehensive tobacco control programs. [Atlanta, GA]: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 141 pp.

Annotation: This guide is designed to help states plan and establish comprehensive tobacco control programs. It describes an integrated programmatic structure for implementing interventions proven to be effective and provides the recommended level of state investment to reach these goals and to reduce tobacco use in each state. On the basis of evidence of effectiveness documented in the scientific literature and the experiences of state and local programs, the guide identifies the most effective population-based approaches with the following overarching components: state and community interventions, mass-reach health communication interventions, cessation interventions, surveillance and evaluation, infrastructure administration and management.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Comprehensive programs, Intervention, Model programs, Population surveillance, Program descriptions, Program evaluation, Program management, Public health infrastructure, Smoking cessation, State programs, Tobacco

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. 2014. North Carolina Program on Health Literacy. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, multiple items.

Annotation: This program is designed to further health literacy collaborations among university disciplines (medicine, nursing, public health, dentistry, pharmacy, and education), community organizations, and others to improve health outcomes. Program services include continuing medical education, patient education materials and patient decision aids, curriculum development, health care system quality improvement, and grant writing assistance. Information about program members, literacy assessment instruments, health communication aids, teaching aids, and a toolkit are available on the website.

Contact: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, CB# 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, Telephone: (919) 966-5011 E-mail: contact@schsr.unc.edu Web Site: http://www.schsr.unc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Continuing education, Curriculum development, Health literacy, Interdisciplinary approach, Oral health, Program descriptions, Program improvement, Resources for professionals

American Academy of Pediatrics and National Academy for State Health Policy. 2014. State CHIP fact sheets. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 102 pp.

Annotation: These fact sheets provide information on the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for each state. Contents include data on enrollment and participation rates, the Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) eligibility levels, benefits offered and cost sharing requirements, as well as information about enrollment and renewal simplifications, and quality measures and other general program characteristics.

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: Children's Health Insurance Program, Costs, Data, Eligibility, Enrollment, Measures, Participation, Program descriptions, Quality assurance, State programs

American Dental Association. 2014. Action for Dental Health: Year one–2014: A report to Congress. [Chicago, IL]: American Dental Association, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report describes progress toward meeting the goals of the American Dental Association's Action for Dental Health, an initiative to remove barriers to good oral health in communities. Programmatic descriptions include providing care to people with untreated oral disease, strengthening and expanding the public/private safety net, and bringing disease prevention and education into communities.

Contact: American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: (312) 440-7494 E-mail: info@ada.org Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: National initiatives, Barriers, Collaboration, Community based services, Dental societies, Disease prevention, Health care delivery, Interdisciplinary approach, Oral health, Program descriptions, Progress reports, Public health education

Kilburn MR, ed. 2014. Programs that work, from the Promising Practices Network on Children, Families and Communities. Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation, 534 pp. (RAND tool)

Annotation: This document contains summaries of effective programs and practices for improving child, youth, and family outcomes. Contents include primary evidence criteria; lists of programs by age of child and by type of setting, service, and outcome addressed; and descriptions of programs reviewed for the period 2000 to 2014. Each description includes information on outcome areas, indicators, topic areas, and evidence level (proven or promising); program participants; evaluation methods and key findings; probable implementers and implementation detail; funding; issues to consider; example sites; contact information; resources; and a bibliography.

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.

Keywords: Children, Families, Model programs, Outcome and process assessment, Program descriptions, Program evaluation, Youth

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2014. Friends of Children Healthy People 2020 Grant Program for Chapters: Adolescent health summaries–Goals, outcomes, and future plans. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: American Academy of Pediatrics, 27 pp.

Annotation: This compendium of program summaries describes the approaches of American Academy of Pediatrics' state chapters to promote adolescent health in California, Maine, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. Topics include a partnership to eliminate bias and increase safety for sexual minority youth; an adolescent medicine learning collaborative; a public private partnership to connect youth transitioning out of foster care to an adolescent/young adult-friendly medical home; a project to provide comprehensive adolescent health screening; and medical-legal partnerships to foster healthy transitions. Each summary includes information about program collaboration, evaluation and measurement, outcomes, barriers and lessons learned, and future plans.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Barriers, Collaboration, Community action, Foster care, Healthy People 2020, Medical home, Model programs, Program descriptions, Public private partnerships, Screening, Transitions

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry. 2014. Oral Health Access for Young Children Program. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to assist organizations in applying for funding to address oral health disparities affecting infants, children, and adolescents (from birth to age 14) and their families in Nebraska by providing oral health preventive services and education. Contents include the request for applications, the application cover letter, the application form, and a memorandum of agreement template. A document containing responses to written questions is also available.

Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 Web Site: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/dental_index.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Dental care, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Financing, Fluorides, Health education, Nebraska, Oral health, Preventive health services, Program descriptions, Program evaluation, Public private partnerships, Referrals, Screening, Service coordination, State programs

Society for Public Health Education. [2013]. Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment (SCRIPT®). Washington, DC: Society for Public Health Education,

Annotation: These resources are designed to assist health professionals in help pregnant women quit smoking. Program components include a guide that outlines a self-evaluation process to help build women's smoking cessation success over a seven-day period, a DVD that provides testimonials from pregnant smokers and demonstrates behavioral skills to quit smoking, comprehensive counseling to help pregnant smokers quit or significantly reduce smoking during pregnancy, and counseling and encouragement to establish a non-smoking home. The website also provides information about a one-day workshop designed to train health professionals to promote, implement, and evaluate SCRIPT® as part of routine prenatal care.

Contact: Society for Public Health Education, 10 G Street, N.E., Suite 605, Washington, DC 20002, Telephone: (202) 408-9804 Fax: (202) 408-9815 E-mail: info@sophe.org Web Site: http://www.sophe.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Health education, Model programs, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Program descriptions, Smoking cessation, Smoking during pregnancy, Training

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program. 2013–. The Missouri Oral Health Preventive Services Program (PSP). [Jefferson City, MO]: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for health professionals and community volunteers describe a systems approach to population-based oral disease prevention in MIssouri. Contents include a brochure, a report, and two videos (5- and 17-minutes) on community-based services to reduce tooth decay in children. Topics include program components and steps to community implementation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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, Community based services, Fluorides, Missouri, Oral health, Prevention services, Program descriptions, Referrals, Screening, State programs, Training

Cohen J, Oser C, Quigly K, Stark DR. 2013. Nurturing change: State strategies for improving infant and early childhood mental health. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 24 pp.

Annotation: This policy brief outlines selected promising strategies states have employed to address infant and early childhood mental health (I-ECMH) access, delivery, financing, evidence base, and systems-level issues across the promotion, prevention, and treatment continuum. Actionable models and policy strategies, as well as strategic questions to consider in planning for I-ECMH are provided. The strategies are from California, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

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: Case studies, Infants, Mental health, Program descriptions, State initiatives, Young children

Baker S, Rich L, Wojnarowski M, Meehan P. 2013. Implementing successful school-based health centers: Lessons from the Chicago Elev8 Initiative. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 8 pp. (Chapin Hall discussion paper)

Annotation: This brief highlights strategies that can improve the working relationship between school-based health centers (SBHC), schools, and communities to strengthen their ability to meet challenges to sustainability and success. Topics include different, changing, and competing priorities and practices; aligning incentives; a review of the Elev8 Initiative in Chicago; Elev8 centers and health activities; successful structures and strategies used to support collaboration, and an overview of challenges.

Contact: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 1313 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, Telephone: (773) 753-5900 Fax: (773) 753-5940 Web Site: http://www.chapinhall.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Child health programs, Collaboration, Program descriptions, School age children, School based clinics, School health services

Salinsky E, Doctors JV, ed. 2013. Massachusetts: Developing capacity for data-driven home visiting programs in Massachusetts. Philadelphia, PA: Pew Charitable Trusts, 18 pp. (State home visiting promising practices brief series, no. 2)

Annotation: This report discusses the Healthy Families Massachusetts home visiting program and its approach in building data collection and analysis capacity. The data system supports service delivery, facilitates performance and outcome monitoring, fosters quality improvement, and helps cultivate political support for home visiting services.

Contact: Pew Charitable Trusts, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1700, Philadelphia, PA 19103-7077, Telephone: (215) 575-9050 Fax: (215) 575-4939 E-mail: info@pewtrusts.org Web Site: http://www.pewtrusts.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Data collection, Home visiting, Massachusetts, Program descriptions, Program evaluation, State programs

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program. 2013. Using the FIMR process for improving birth and life course outcomes. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 1 video (60 min.).

Annotation: This one-hour webinar discusses the National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) Program as well as the Baltimore City FIMR program called B'more for Healthy Babies. Topics include data trends from Baltimore, Maryland, on fetal and infant mortality; efforts undertaken to reduce the number of deaths in the state; studies on program elements to raise awareness of behaviorally modifiable actions in premature or low birthweight deliveries, sleep related infant deaths, and substance use by pregnant women or new parents; creating and maintaining partnerships in communities and neighborhoods, as well as identifying stress and mental health issues in women during preconception, pregnancy, or postpartum periods. The addition of life course theory elements into the FIMR program and outcomes is also discussed.

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: Case studies, Fetal mortality, Infant mortality, Life course, Maryland, Program descriptions, State programs

National Healthy Start Association. (2012). Saving our nation's babies: The impact of the federal Healthy Start Initiative (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: National Healthy Start Association, 59 pp.

Annotation: This publication provides an overview of the history of the Healthy Start Initiative for the past 20 years and provides program descriptions for the 105 projects across the country. Topics highlighted include leadership training, regional roundtables, infant mortality, racism/health disparities, and fatherhood involvement.

Contact: National Healthy Start Association, 1325 G Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 296-2195 E-mail: info@nationalhealthystart.org Web Site: http://www.nationalhealthystart.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal programs, Healthy Start, History, Infant health, Infant mortality, Maternal health, Prenatal care, Prevention programs, Program descriptions

Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center. 2012. Helping to improve the care of ill and injured children: The Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center. Washington, DC: Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provides information about the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Children National Resource Center (NRC). The brochure explains how NRC services complement those of the federal EMS for Children program and the National Emergency Medical Services for Children Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC). Topics include technical assistance, partnerships and collaboration, communications, meetings and awards, staff support, and the Family Advisory Network. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (301) 244-6300 Fax: (301) 244-6301 E-mail: emscinformation@childrensnational.org Web Site: http://www.emscnrc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Emergency medical services for children, Program descriptions, Resource centers

Crespin M, Eichenbaum A, Madormo C. 2012. Partnering to Seal-A-Smile: A report on the success of Wisconsin school-based dental sealant programs. Milwaukee, WI: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 70 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of Wisconsin’s Seal-a-Smile program, including highlights of the program’s expansion and findings from data collected annually from 2005 to 2010, as well as data collected from other school-based programs. Topics include dental caries rates, children served, dental-sealant-retention rates, and other measures.

Contact: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 620 South 76th Street, Suite 120, Milwaukee, WI 53214, Telephone: (414) 292-4000 Secondary Telephone: (414) 337-4561 Fax: (414) 231-4972 Web Site: http://www.chawisconsin.org/oral-health.php?pg=13 Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental sealants, Oral health, Prevention services, Program descriptions, School age children, School based clinics, School health services, State programs, Wisconsin

Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin. 2012. Making Milwaukee smile: A report on efforts to improve the oral health of Milwaukee children 2011. Milwaukee, WI: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a 3-year project to reduce the number of children with urgent oral health needs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; increase participation in school-based oral health programs; and increase the role of primary care health professionals in addressing oral disease in the city. The project placed oral health care coordinators in schools and trained health professionals to perform oral health risk assessments, provide anticipatory guidance, and apply fluoride varnish. Report contents include a summary of the project’s development process, objectives, and evaluation methods; demographics and key findings; and project participants’ success stories.

Contact: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 620 South 76th Street, Suite 120, Milwaukee, WI 53214, Telephone: (414) 292-4000 Secondary Telephone: (414) 337-4561 Fax: (414) 231-4972 Web Site: http://www.chawisconsin.org/oral-health.php?pg=13 Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Children, Community programs, Disease prevention, Oral health, Professional training, Program descriptions, School health programs, Service coordination, State programs, Wisconsin

Iowa Department of Public Health. 2012. Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant: State narrative for Iowa—Application for 2013, annual report for 2011. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, 137 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information on the Title V Block Grant maternal and child health (MCH) services application for Iowa for 2013 and reports on program activities for 2011. Contents include the needs assessment for MCH services in Iowa; an overview of state capacity and organization to provide services; priorities, performance, and program activities; the budget outline; reporting forms; performance and outcome measure detail sheets; a glossary; and appendices and state supporting documents. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 281-7689 Secondary Telephone: (866) 227-9878 E-mail: https://www.idph.iowa.gov/Contact-Us Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health services, Health services delivery, Iowa, MCH services, Maternal health services, Needs assessment, Program descriptions, State programs

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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.