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Massachusetts Department of Public Health. n.d.. Violence prevention initiatives. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 5 pp.

Annotation: This directory lists violence prevention initiatives of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. These include injury control, women's health, adolescent violence, school health, early intervention services, and statistical surveillance. Each of the 15 programs is described briefly and a contact person is listed, with telephone number.

Contact: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 624-6000 Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-6001 Web Site: http://www.mass.gov/dph/

Keywords: Massachusetts, State programs, Violence prevention

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Family Health Services. n.d.. SCIPP: Statewide comprehensive injury prevention program. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health,

Annotation: This former SPRANS grantee earmarked injury in Massachusetts and aimed to help state agencies to integrate injury prevention in ongoing state services. SCIPP developed an educational package containing five clusters for prevention activities; the entire package is entitled SAFESTATE. Cluster subjects are SAFEHOME, SAFECHILD, SAFE DAYCARE, SAFESCHOOL and SAFETEEN. Each kit contains administrative and programmatic materials, a leader's guide, suggested training, intervention ideas, and a variety of resource listings. Other products have included pamphlets, flyers on topics such as automobile child restraints and safety and residential tips.

Contact: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Injury Prevention and Control Program, 250 Washington Street, Fourth Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 624-5413 Contact Phone: (617) 727-1246 E-mail: cindy.rogers@state.ma.us Web Site: http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eohhs2terminal&L=5&L0=Home&L1=Government&L2=Departments+and+Divisions&L3=Department+of+Public+Health&L4=Programs+and+Services+A+-+J&sid=Eeohhs2&b=terminalcontent&f=dph_com_health_injury_g_ipcp_about&csid=Eeohhs2 Price unknown.

Keywords: Adolescents, Advocacy, Child care, Children, Curricula, Data, Education, Evaluation, Injury prevention, Massachusetts, Population surveillance, Program development, Residential injuries, Resources for professionals, Schools, State programs

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U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2014. Foster children: Additional federal guidance could help states better plan for oversight of psychotropic medications administered by managed care plans. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 48 pp.

Annotation: This report updates the December 2011 report published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office on foster children in selected states that were prescribed psychotropic medications at rates higher than nonfoster children in Medicaid in 2008. The current report examines instances of foster children being prescribed psychotropic medications in the following five states: Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, and Texas. The report assesses the extent that documentation supported the use of psychotropic medications, describes states' policies related to psychotropic medication, and assesses the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' actions since GAO's 2011 report.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: contact@gao.gov Web Site: http://www.gao.gov Available from the website. Document Number: GAO-14-362.

Keywords: Drugs, Federal initiatives, Florida, Foster children, Massachusetts, Medicaid managed care, Mental health services, Michigan, Oregon, Policy analysis, State programs, Texas, Utilization review

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Simons D, Hendricks T, Lipper J, Pires SA. 2014. Intensive care coordination using high-quality wraparound for children with serious behavioral health needs: State and community profiles. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 61 pp.

Annotation: This document profiles the various ways that U.S. states and communities are structuring, implementing, and evaluating intensive care coordination (ICC) using the wraparound approach for children and youth with significant mental health conditions. The document defines wraparound as a structured approach to service planning and care coordination for individuals with complex needs that is built on a system of care and adheres to specified procedures. Contents include the evidence base for wraparound and information on established, evolving, and emerging ICC/wraparound programs.

Contact: Center for Health Care Strategies, 200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119, Hamilton, NJ 08619, Telephone: (609) 528-8400 Fax: (609) 586-3679 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.chcs.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Colorado, Community programs, Coordination planning, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mental health, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Patient care, Pennsylvania, Program coordination, Rhode Island, Service coordination, State programs, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Youth

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Jones CA. 2014. Uplifting the whole child: Using wraparound services to overcome social barriers to learning. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center; Cambridge, MA: Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy, 17 pp. (Roadmap to expanding opportunity: Evidence on what works in education)

Annotation: This paper describes wraparound services (defined as student and family supports integrated with and often delivered in schools) to address social and non-academic barriers to student learning. Contents include background, a summary of three case studies (in New York City, Tulsa, and California Healthy Start), five key features of a high-quality wraparound services model that could be implemented across Massachusetts, and a statewide cost projection. The report concludes with a discussion of policy considerations.

Contact: Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, 15 Court Square, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 426-1228 Web Site: http://www.massbudget.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Barriers, Costs, Educational reform, Family support services, Health services delivery, Learning, Local initiatives, Massachusetts, Policy development, Program models, Service integration, Social factors, State initiatives, Students

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National Academy for State Health Policy. 2014. Supporting high performance in early entry into prenatal care fact sheets. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, multiple items.

Annotation: [in process] This series of fact sheets showcase state policies and programs in four states -- California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington -- that support improvement in early entry into prenatal care. The fact sheets also highlight how federally-qualified health centers in these states are leveraging the state policies and programs to promote early entry into prenatal care as part of a patient-centered medical home.

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: California, Community health centers, Early intervention, Illinois, Massachusetts, Medical home, Perinatal services, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Program improvement, Public policy, State programs, Washington

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Ferry GA, Ireys HT, Foster L, Devers KJ, Smith L. 2013. How are CHIPRA demonstration states approaching practice-level quality measurement and what are they learning?. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp. (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Evaluation highlight no. 1)

Annotation: This report discusses early accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned from four states (Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania) that are pursuing practice-level quality measurements aimed at improving child health care under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program. The report describes the states’ efforts to select meaningful measures, adapt health plan and state-level measures for practice-level reporting, and use technology to collect measurement data.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Suite 2000, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (800) 358-9295 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the web site.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Data collection, Demonstration programs, Maine, Massachusetts, Measures, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Program evaluation, Quality assurance, State programs

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Harty M, Horton K. 2013. Using Medicaid to advance community-based childhood asthma interventions: A review of innovative Medicaid programs in Massachusetts and opportunities for expansion under Medicaid nationwide. Washington, DC: George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy, Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition, 13 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This report reviews community asthma interventions, describes new initiatives under way in Massachusetts to promote community-based asthma prevention for children, and discusses opportunities for state Medicaid programs to incorporate these interventions into Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program programs nationwide. The report also provides information about the prevalence and burden of childhood asthma and discusses existing Medicaid authority to increase community-based asthma intervention.

Contact: George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, 950 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20052, Telephone: (202) 994-4100 Web Site: http://publichealth.gwu.edu/departments/health-policy Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Intervention, Child health, Children's Health Insurance Program, Community programs, Massachusetts, Medicaid, Prevention, State initiatives

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Pires SA, Stroul BA, and Hendricks T (Ed.). 2013. Making Medicaid work for children in child welfare: Examples from the field. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 63 pp.

Annotation: This document discusses Medicaid strategies that emerged from a project conducted by the Center for Health Care Strategies to explore strategies used in selected states to improve Medicaid for children in child welfare. The document also presents case studies highlighting the experiences of Arizona, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New Jersey and concludes with a discussion of cross-state observations and lessons learned.

Contact: Center for Health Care Strategies, 200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119, Hamilton, NJ 08619, Telephone: (609) 528-8400 Fax: (609) 586-3679 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.chcs.org Available from the web site.

Keywords: Arizona, Child health, Child welfare, High risk children, Massachusetts, Medicaid, Michigan, New Jersey, State programs

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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 web site.

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

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