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Search For: Keyword: State initiatives

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. n.d.. Bringing it together: Head Start-state collaboration projects. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, 67 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an introduction to the Head Start-State Collaboration Projects, which involve Head Start in state planning and policy making efforts that affect low income children and families. It includes some fact sheets on the Collaboration Projects, project profiles and contact list, legislation regarding Head Start-State Collaboration Projects, and an excerpt from the report of the Advisory Committee on Head Start Quality and Expansion.

Contact: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W., Washington, DC 20447, Telephone: (202) 401-9215 Secondary Telephone: (800) 422-4453 Web Site: http://www.acf.hhs.gov Price unknown.

Keywords: Collaboration, Early childhood education, Family support, Head Start, Low income groups, Policy development, Program descriptions, Public private partnerships, State initiatives, Statewide planning

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Wayne State University, Merrill-Palmer Institute. n.d.. Project F.I.T.: Family-focused infant and toddler transagency training. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University, Merrill-Palmer Institute, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document for parents and professionals provides an overview of Project F.I.T., family-focused infant and toddler transagency training. This program was designed in response to P.L. 99-457, Part H, for the purpose of supporting professionals in their efforts to more fully understand and meet the needs of infants, toddlers, and their families. Service coordination and collaboration among professionals across agencies comprise a central emphasis in this training.

Contact: Merrill-Palmer Skillman Institute, Wayne State University, 71-A East Ferry , Detroit, MI 48202, Telephone: (313) 872-1790 Fax: (313) 875-0947 E-mail: mpsi@wayne.edu Web Site: http://mpsi.wayne.edu/ Price unknown.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Developmental disabilities, Early intervention, Federal legislation, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Infants with special health care needs, Michigan, Part H, State initiatives, Training

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Arkansas Oral Health Coalition. n.d.. Bylaws of the Arkansas Oral Health Coalition: Smiles–AR, U.S.. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 6 pp.

Annotation: This document presents the bylaws of the Arkansas Oral Health Coalition, a nonprofit, voluntary organization representing oral health interests throughout Arkansas. The purpose of the coalition is to provide leadership to formulate and promote oral health policy, increase awareness of oral health issues, and assist in initiatives to prevent and control oral diseases. Broad topics include membership, officers, executive committee, meetings, finances, amendments, and dissolution.

Contact: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 4815 West Markham, Slot 18, Little Rock, AR 72205, Telephone: (501) 661-2595 Secondary Telephone: (501) 661-2000 Fax: (501) 661-2055 Web Site: http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/oralhealth/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Arkansas, Coalitions, Interagency cooperation, Oral health, State initiatives

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Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health. n.d.. Receipt of preventive dental care by Medicaid recipients during pregnancy: Iowa 2005-2009. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document presents data and trends on receipt of preventive oral health care during pregnancy among Medicaid beneficiaries in Iowa as well as strategies for improvement. Topics include prenatal care coordination and collaboration with pediatric oral health professionals. Data and trends are presented by race and ethnicity, age, and education.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309, Telephone: (800) 383-3826 Web Site: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/hpcdp/family_health.asp Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Dental care, Iowa, Medicaid, Oral health, Pregnant women, Prevention services, Service coordination, State initiatives, Statistical data

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New York State Department of Health, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. n.d.. Making it work toolkit. Albany, NY: New York State Department of Health, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, multiple items.

Annotation: These toolkits for consumers and employers provide information to address the challenges of low income wage earners returning to work while continuing to breastfeed. Contents include five individual toolkits. A toolkit for mothers provides information on how to talk with supervisors, coworkers, and child care providers and how to store and handle breast milk, as well as checklists, tips, sample schedules, and food ideas. A toolkit for family members explains the role grandparents and partners play while dispelling myths that can be held by others, and how to give support and care for a breastfed infant. Additional toolkits are designed to help employers comply with state and federal laws; offer guidance for mothers and employers on interpreting the laws and resources; and provide sample letters and policies.

Contact: New York State Department of Health, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237, Telephone: (866) 881-2809 E-mail: dohweb@health.state.ny.us Web Site: http://www.health.ny.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Employer initiatives, Legislation, Low income groups, New York, State programs, Supported employment, Workplace health promotion

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National Academy for State Health Policy. 2014-. Toolbox for advancing children's coverage through health reform implementation. Portland, OR: National Academy for State Health Policy, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help states address some of the challenges they may face in maintaining and advancing children's coverage while implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Contents include fact sheets, presentations, webinars, websites, and other resources that provide information on relevant research and examples of state policy actions. Topics include private sector coverage (employer-sponsored insurance, individual insurance, marketplaces and the Small Business Health Options Program); public sector coverage (Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program); timeline for ACA implementation; access to coverage (outreach and consumer assistance, eligibility and enrollment, and affordability); benefits; network adequacy; and retention and churn.

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, Barriers, Children, Health care reform, Health insurance, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Policy development, Research, State initiatives, State programs

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National Conference of State Legislatures. 2014-. Alternative nicotine products / electronic cigarettes. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource provides information about actions taken in recent years to regulate the sale and use of electronic vaporizing products. Contents include a summary of policies from states that currently prohibit sales of electronic cigarettes or vaping/alternative tobacco products to minors. Information from states that have passed legislation but are waiting for governor's action is also provided. The content is updated as new laws are adopted.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer protection, Nicotine, Public policy, Regulation, Smoking, State initiatives, Tobacco use cessation products

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Matthews H, Schmit S. 2014. What state leaders should know about Early Head Start. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 12 pp.

Annotation: This paper reviews key aspects of how the Early Head Start (EHS) program works. Each section includes topics for state leaders to consider, such as how other state systems relate to a particular aspect of EHS or what types of policy changes and partnership states could effect to ensure better coordination between EHS and other state programs.

Contact: Center for Law and Social Policy, 1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 906-8000 Fax: (202) 842-2885 E-mail: http://www.clasp.org/about/contact Web Site: http://www.clasp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Early Head Start, Federal programs, Infants, Leadership, Oral health, Policy development, Pregnant women, Public private partnerships, State initiatives, Systems development, Young children

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National Partnership for Women and Families. 2014. Expecting better: A state-by-state analysis of laws that help new parents (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: National Partnership for Women and Families, 75 pp.

Annotation: This report documents workers' rights under state laws and the progress that states have made in promoting the economic security of expecting and new parents. It also includes a snapshot of state policies that more broadly assist family caregivers -- both parents and workers overall -- in addressing the needs of their children and other family members.

Contact: National Partnership for Women and Families, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20009, Telephone: (202) 986-2600 Fax: (202) 986-2539 E-mail: info@nationalpartnership.org Web Site: http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer Available from the website.

Keywords: Comparative analysis, Family support, Parental leave, Policy, Policy analysis, Reports, State initiatives, State legislation, Working parents

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Gross BJ, Turner W, Machledt D. 2014. Advocate's guide to MAGI (upd.). Washington, DC: National Health Law Program, 71 pp., plus appendices.

Annotation: This document describes the modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) methodology for evaluating eligibility for health care affordability program applicants and enrollees. It also provides guidance on implementing and governing the methodology. Topics include Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) populations and eligibility categories subject or exempted from MAGI, determination of countable income, household composition in the marketplace vs. Medicaid/CHIP, household scenarios, MAGI conversion for Medicaid and CHIP, state options for the transition to MAGI-based eligibility systems, and MAGI and the single streamlined application. An accompanying webinar, The World According to MAGI, covers the ins-and-outs of the rules by working through hypothetical family scenarios.

Contact: National Health Law Program, 1441 I Street, N.W., Suite 1105, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 289-7724 E-mail: nhelp@healthlaw.org Web Site: http://www.healthlaw.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Applications, Children, Eligibility determination, Families, Family income, Federal initiatives, Health care reform, Health insurance, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, State programs

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