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Healthy Schools Campaign. 2015. Addressing the health-related causes of chronic absenteeism: A toolkit for action. Chicago, IL: Healthy Schools Campaign, multiple items.

Annotation: This document focuses on preparing educators—particularly school district decision-makers—with knowledge and practical guidance for creating meaningful change to address health-related chronic absenteeism. Topics include background on chronic absenteeism and student health; identifying community health needs and data sources; and case studies, best practices, and proven school-based interventions to address the health conditions shown to have an especially significant impact on chronic absenteeism. Focus areas are asthma, oral health, behavioral health, food insecurity and acute illness. Additional topics include building effective partnerships and capacity to support student health.

Contact: Healthy Schools Campaign, 175 N. Franklin, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: (312) 419-1810 Fax: (312) 419-1806 Web Site: http://www.healthyschoolscampaign.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Access to health care, Acute care, Asthma, Collaboration, Community action, Disease management, Health care delivery, Hunger, Mental health, Oral health, Policy development, Public private partnerships, School age children, School based management, School districts, Schools, Students, Sustainability

National Collaborative on Education and Health Working Group on Chronic Absenteeism. 2015. Addressing the health-related reasons of chronic absenteeism. Chicago, IL: Healthy Schools Campaign, 6 items.

Annotation: This toolkit focuses on preparing educators -- particularly school district decision makers -- with knowledge and practical guidance for creating meaningful change to address health-related chronic absenteeism. Topics include understanding student health needs, addressing the health-related reasons students are absent, building effective partnerships to support student health, and building capacity. A case study on partnering to ensure students have access to school health services is included.

Contact: Healthy Schools Campaign, 175 N. Franklin, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: (312) 419-1810 Fax: (312) 419-1806 Web Site: http://www.healthyschoolscampaign.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Collaboration, Community action, Data sources, Environmental influences, Health status, Learning, Needs assessment, Organizational change, Policy development, Program planning, Public private partnerships, School attendance, School districts, Students, Sustainability

American Dental Association. [2014]. Action for Dental Health: Dentists making a difference. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 4 pp.

Annotation: This report outlines key initiatives aimed at preventing oral disease and reducing the proportion of children and adults with untreated oral disease. Contents include an overview of each initiative and related goals. Topics include preventing oral disease, providing oral health education and care, and strengthening and expanding the public/private oral health safety net.

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: Access to health care, Collaboration, Community coordination, Dentistry, Financing, Goals, Health care utilization, Healthy People 2020, Oral health, Outreach, Prevention programs, Public private partnerships, Sustainability, Work force

Varda DM. 2014-. PARTNER: Program to Analyze, Record, and Track Networks to Enhance Relationships. Denver, CO: University of Colorado Denver, 1 v.

Annotation: This tool allows people and organizations that work together as a network to measure and monitor collaborative activity over time. Using social network analysis, network measures indicate progress of collaboration by assessing which partners are involved, the ways that partners exchange resources, and provide a better understanding of the amount of effort required to sustain a collaborative. Additionally, outcome measures related to the process of collaboration can be determined. The tool can be purchased for varying amounts depending on the type of organization purchasing it and the amount of technical assistance desired.

Contact: University of Colorado Denver, School of Public Affairs, P.O. Box 173364, Campus Box 142, Denver, CO 80217-3364, Telephone: (303) 315-2228 Fax: (303) 315-2229 E-mail: spa@ucdenver.net Contact E-mail: partnertool@ucdenver.edu Web Site: https://publicaffairs.ucdenver.edu/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Coalitions, Collaboration, Measures, Networking, Outcome and process assessment, Public private partnerships, Relationships, Surveys, Sustainability

Gonzalez-Camastra L, Epp P, Morgan S, Shefrin A, Sandman D. 2014. School-based health centers in New York state: Ensuring sustainability and establishing opportunities for growth. New York, NY: New York State Health Foundation, 30 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the transition of Medicaid reimbursements from a fee-for-service methodology to one that involves managed care organizations and the impact of the transition on the viability of school-based health centers in New York. Contents include a brief history of school-based health centers and who and where they serve, and where they are located; service provision and staffing; cost of service and implications for public health and students' academic performance; sources of financing and sponsorship; recommendations for ensuring sustainability; and opportunities for growth.

Contact: New York State Health Foundation, 1385 Broadway, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10018, Telephone: (212) 664-7656 Fax: (212) 421-6029 E-mail: info@NYSHealth.org Web Site: http://www.nyshealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Financing, Medicaid managed care, New York, Reimbursement, School based clinics, State initiatives, Sustainability

Rural Assistance Center. 2014. Rural care coordination toolkit. Grand Forks, ND: Rural Assistance Center, 71 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit contains seven modules that are designed to help professionals identify and implement a care coordination program. Topics include an overview of care coordination and issues specific to rural care coordination; care coordination program models and their characteristics; implementation considerations for each model; strategies to ensure program sustainability; program evaluation frameworks, data sources, and objectives and measures; methods for sharing program results, and examples of programs that have been implemented in rural communities.

Contact: Rural Health Information Hub, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 501 North Columbia Road Stop 9037, Room 4520, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, Telephone: (800) 270-1898 E-mail: info@ruralhealthinfo.org Web Site: https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Care coordination, Information dissemination, Model programs, Program development, Program evaluation, Rural environment, Rural health, Sustainability

National Governors Association, Health Care Sustainability Task Force. 2014. NGA Health Care Sustainability Task Force report. Washington, DC: National Governors Association, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report identifies legislative and regulatory actions to reduce barriers to innovation and support state health care initiatives. Contents include recommendations in four areas: federal support of state health care innovations, Medicare-Medicaid enrollees, long-term services and supports, and payment and delivery reforms. The following topics are addressed within each of the four key areas: financial sustainability, flexibility, federal investment, payment for performance outcomes, accountability and transparency, and multi-payer strategy.

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: Legislation, Financing, Government role, Health care delivery, Health care reform, Health services, Regulations, Sustainability

American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Peers for Progress; National Council of La Raza. 2014. Peer support in health: Evidence to action–An expert panel of the National Peer Support Collaborative Learning Network. Leawood, KS: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Peers for Progress, 47 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes discussions from a national conference held on November 12–13, 2013, in Washington, DC, to discuss current strengths and future needs in the field of peer support. Contents include key findings, background and review of the evidence, and key features of peer support. Topics include conceptual and strategic issues, program development, evaluation of peer support, organizational and system issues, and program sustainability. Recommendations and areas for future work are included.

Contact: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Peers for Progress, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 440, Leawood, KS 66211-2672, Telephone: (800) 274-2237 Secondary Telephone: (913) 906-6000 Fax: (913) 906-6095 Web Site: http://peersforprogress.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community based services, Community health aides, Conference proceedings, Evaluation, Evidence based medicine, Financing, Health care delivery, International programs, Model programs, Peer counseling, Peer education, Peer groups, Peer support programs, Program development, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Public health programs, Quality assurance, Service delivery systems, Service integration, Sustainability, Systems development

Children's Dental Health Project. 2014. Dental sealants: Proven to prevent tooth decay–A look at issues impacting the delivery of state and local school-based sealant programs. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 21 pp. plus appendices.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of program designs and key issues in school-based dental sealant programs (SBSPs). Topics include factors that may facilitate or hinder program financing, impact, and sustainability. The report describes the efforts of five states (Illinois, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and Wisconsin) with longstanding SBSPs and provides recommendations for promoting children's oral health through such programs. Appendices include survey forms of pre-tested questions for state and local oral health and dental sealant programs.

Contact: Children's Dental Health Project, 1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 833-8288 Fax: (202) 331-1432 E-mail: info@cdhp.org Web Site: https://www.cdhp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Dental sealants, Financing, Health promotion, Health services delivery, Oral health, Prevention programs, School based clinics, State programs, Surveys, Sustainability

Antonishak J, Finley C, Suellentrop K. 2014. Implementing an evidence-based pregnancy prevention program for youth in out-of-home care: Lessons learned from five implementing agencies. Washington, DC: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report offers guidance and promising practices for implementing the adapted Making Proud Choices (MPCs) curriculum for youth in out-of-home care. Contents include lessons learned from implementation of the program in the following five geographically- and organizationally-diverse teams: Alameda County (California), Hawaii, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. Topics include creating partnerships, identifying gaps and special needs, measuring fidelity, and sustainability.

Contact: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy = Power to Decide, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 478-8500 Fax: (202) 478-8588 E-mail: campaign@teenpregnancy.org Web Site: http://www.thenationalcampaign.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, California, Hawaii, Measures, Minnesota, Model programs, North Carolina, Prevention programs, Public private partnerships, Residential care, Rhode Island, Sustainability

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health . 2014. Sustainability and Community Mobilization. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health , multiple items.

Annotation: This website provides a toolkit of resources to help programs achieve sustainability. The toolkit contains a framework that outlines eight key sustainability factors; an assessment tool that, when completed, highlights sustainability efforts and identifies where increased efforts are needed; a resource guide designed to help programs develop their own concepts of sustainability and create sustainability strategies; and an e-learning module that synthesizes all the sustainability resources. Links to additional resources on collaboration development, strategic communication, and dissemination are also included.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 453-2846 E-mail: oah.gov@hhs.gov Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah Available from the website.

Keywords: Distance education, Program planning, Resources for professionals, Sustainability, Training

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health . 2014. Building sustainable programs: The framework. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health , 12 pp.

Annotation: This document provides a framework on sustainability for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health grantees. Topics include identifying sustainability resources, a concept of sustainability, creating an action strategy, assessing the environment, being adaptable, securing community support, integrating programs and services into local infrastructures, building a team of leaders, creating strategic partnerships, and securing diverse financial opportunities.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 453-2846 E-mail: oah.gov@hhs.gov Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Community action, Financing, Planning, Program development, Public health infrastructure, Service integration, Sustainability, Teamwork

American Dental Association Council on Access, Prevention, and Interprofessional Relations. 2014. Proceedings of the November 18–20, 2013 Prevention Summit: Advancing America's Oral Health. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes proceedings of a summit held on November 18–20, 2013, in Chicago, IL, to develop a national framework for action on preventing oral disease. Contents include an overview of summit outcomes and activities by day, planning group members, purpose, objectives, and sponsors. Topics include the financing and economics of oral health; oral health conditions including oral cancer, periodontal disease, facial injuries, and dental caries; prevention strategies; stakeholder group perspectives; and integrated approach. Materials provided at the summit are also available.

Contact: American Dental Association, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Community action, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Injuries, Oral cancer, Oral health, Participation, Periodontal diseases, Planning, Service integration, Sustainability

Grummon A, Hampton K, Oliva A, Brindis C, Patel A. 2014. Water works: A guide to improving water access and consumption in schools to improve health and support learning. [Oakland, CA: California Food Policy Advocates], 72 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance on implementing a comprehensive program to increase access to safe, appealing, low-cost drinking water sources in schools. Topics include the importance of improving access to and consumption of water in schools, gathering support and building a team, serving safe and appealing water, enhancing and sustaining a water program, monitoring progress and making improvements, and funding a water program. Ideas, materials, and resources for increasing water consumption within the school community, including resources for evaluating the impact of the water program, are provided.

Contact: California Food Policy Advocates, 436 14th Street, Suite 1220, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 433-1122 Fax: (510) 433-1131 Web Site: http://cfpa.net Available from the website.

Keywords: Financing, Fluid intake, Learning, Oral health, Program evaluation, Program planning, Public private partnerships, Resources for professionals, School age children, Schools, Students, Sustainability, Teamwork, Water

Bayne A, Knudson A, Garg A, Kassahun M. 2013. Promising practices to improve access to oral health care in rural communities. Bethesda, MD: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, 6 pp. (Rural evaluation brief)

Annotation: This issue brief presents findings from a literature review of oral health programs and lessons learned from seven Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program (Section 330A) grantees. Topics include program models, resources needed to support programs, program evaluation and sustainability strategies, and implications for communities. The brief also shares approaches and tools.

Contact: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, 4350 East West Highway, Suite 800, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 634-9300 Secondary Telephone: 301-951-5070 E-mail: info@NORC.org Web Site: http://www.norc.org/Research/Departments/Pages/public-health-research/walsh-center-rural-health-analysis.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Evaluation, Model programs, Model programs, Oral health, Rural populations, Sustainability

National Institute for Children's Health Quality. 2013. Collaborative action now to defeat obesity (CAN DO) playbook. Boston, MA: National Institute for Children's Health Quality, 1 v.

Annotation: This self-directed guide is designed to teach individuals and teams how to apply evidence-based strategies to address obesity prevention in settings that influence health including schools, clinics, hospitals, and communities. Contents include strategies for change preceded by an introduction to quality improvement, and a section on sustainability and spread. Topics include forming an effective team and making a clear plan, creating a consistent message, developing a system for assessing weight status and health behaviors, deploying a customized healthy weight plan for all individuals, aligning resources to build community capacity, and influencing polices that enable exercise and healthy eating. An online community connected to the playbook lets participants share ideas, get help, and network with others about improving their community’s health.

Contact: National Institute for Children's Health Quality, 30 Winter Street, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 391-2700 Secondary Telephone: (866) 787-0832 Fax: (617) 391-2701 E-mail: info@nichq.org Web Site: http://www.nichq.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Body weight, Community based services, Health promotion, Local initiatives, Multidisciplinary teams, Networking, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention programs, Program improvement, Program planning, Public health, Quality assurance, Sustainability

GBSM. 2013. Oral health 2014: Delaware–An oral health literacy strategic communications plan. Dover, DE: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, 24 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of an oral health literacy campaign in Delaware, describes the campaign's communications approach, and discusses sustainability and next steps. Contents include information about the campaign's mission; successes; challenges; impact; and strategic levers, goals, and objectives. Additional topics include campaign strategies, collaborative structure, critical partners, stakeholders, target audiences, research, message platform, branding and identity, tactics, action steps, written materials, interactive tools, mass media, and grassroots community outreach. Information about funding and costs, measures of success, and a conclusion are also provided.

Contact: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, Jesse Cooper Building, 417 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901, Telephone: (302) 744-4554 Fax: (302) 661-7229 Web Site: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsm/ohphome.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Delaware, Health literacy, Mass media, Oral health, Program development, Public awareness campaigns, State initiatives, Sustainability

Ferguson J. [2012]. Kansas sealant plan. Topeka, KA: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, 56 pp.

Annotation: This document provides an overview of demographics and barriers to oral health in Kansas and describes the role of state oral health programs and policy in improving oral health and oral health care in the state. Topics include Kansas's school-based dental sealant program infrastructure, needs assessment, outcomes, evaluation, sustainability, and expansion. Sample forms, the evaluation survey, and a sample contract are included.

Contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612-1274, Telephone: (785) 296-5116 Web Site: http://www.kdheks.gov/ohi Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental sealants, Kansas, Oral health, Preventive health services, Program evaluation, Schools, Screening, State programs, Statewide planning, Sustainability, Work force

Center for Public Health Systems Science. 2012–. Program sustainability assessment tool. St. Louis, MO: Washington University in St. Louis, Center for Public Health Systems Science, 1 v.

Annotation: This tool is designed to help programs assess their current capacity for sustainability across a range of specific organizational and contextual factors. The tool provides questions that programs can answer to help them assess their strengths and challenges and gain insights into how to engage in sustainability planning. Questions are divided into the following categories: political support, funding stability, partnerships, organizational capacity, program evaluation, program adaptation, communications, and strategic planning.

Contact: Washington University in St. Louis, Center for Public Health Systems Science, Campus Box 1009, 700 Rosedale Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63112, Telephone: (314) 935-3365 E-mail: cphss@wustl.edu Web Site: http://cphss.wustl.edu/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Community action, Program development, Program improvement, Program planning, Resources for professionals, Sustainability, Technical assistance

National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2012. Roadmap to a culture of quality improvement: A guide to leadership and success in local health departments. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 16 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance to local health departments (LHDs) on progressing through six phases or levels of quality improvement (QI) integration until a culture of QI has been reached and can be sustained. For each phase, the document presents common organizational characteristics and incremental strategies for transitioning to the next stage. The document also describes six foundational elements of a QI culture that LHDs should cultivate over time.

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org

Keywords: City health agencies, County health agencies, Evolution, Leadership, Learning, Local government, Organizational change, Outcome and process assessment, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Quality assurance, Sustainability, Systems development, Transitions

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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.