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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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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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New Mexico Aging and Long-term Services Department, the Brain Injury Unit. n.d.. In harm's way: Traumatic brain injury in young children. Santa Fe: NM: New Mexico Health Department, Aging and Long-Term Services Department, 1 CD.

Annotation: This video presentation provides information for Head Start providers to help improve their recognition and awareness of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the role they can play in identifying TBIs in young children and helping these children learn. Topics covered include the importance of early identification and effects of delayed diagnosis, failures in identification, shaken baby syndrome and normal infant crying; common signs and systems of TBI in children; addressing undiagnosed TBI; addressing known TBIs; and prevention. A definition of TBI, its causes, and rate of incidence are also addressed. Additional materials include descriptions of New Mexico state brain injury services and the Brain Injury Association of New Mexico; important resources; and a list of common signs and symptoms of TBI. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.]

Contact: New Mexico Health Department, Aging and Long-Term Services Department, 2550 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505, Telephone: (505) 476-4799 Secondary Telephone: (866) 451-2901 Fax: (505) 476-4805 Web Site: http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us

Keywords: Brain injuries, Diagnosis, Early childhood education, Intervention, New Mexico, Prevention, State initiatives, Trauma, Young children

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Children's Partnership. 2015. Your child has dental coverage!. Santa Monico, CA: Children's Partnership, 3 items.

Annotation: This series of 3 fact sheets is designed to help families navigate their children’s dental coverage in Covered California and Medi-Cal. Topics include differences in Medi-Cal dental coverage in Los Angeles County, Sacramento County, and the rest of the state. The fact sheets are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Children's Partnership, 1351 Third Street Promenade, Suite 206, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1321, Telephone: (310) 260-1220 Fax: (310) 260-1921 E-mail: frontdoor@childrenspartnership.org Web Site: http://www.childrenspartnership.org Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Consumer education materials, Families, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Local initiatives, Oral health, Preventive health services, Spanish language materials, State initiatives

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Bernstein T, Streitwieser A, Stroebel C, Smyth S, Brown G, Rigney MK. 2015. Reducing environmental exposures in child care facilities: A review of state policy. Washington, DC: Environmental Law Institute, 140 pp.

Annotation: [in process] This report for policy makers, agency officials, non-governmental organizations and associations, and others who work to promote quality child care and advance children's health provides information about laws, regulations, and programs to address indoor environmental contaminants in child care facilities. Contents include an overview of how policies address indoor environmental quality issues in licensed child care facilities and, for each issue, examples of policy strategies for states to consider including notable non-regulatory initiatives that are being implemented by state agencies. Topics include carbon monoxide alarms; mold and dampness; building ventilation and temperature; pesticides, lead-based paint; asbestos; other chemical exposures (cleaning, renovation, and consumer products); facility site/location; and state non-regulatory activities (education, assistance and incentives to advance best practices). The appendix provides information about where to find state statutes and regulations online.

Contact: Environmental Law Institute, 1730 M Street, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 939-3800 Web Site: http://www.eli.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care centers, Child health, Environmental exposure, Facility design and construction, Hazardous materials, Health education, Model programs, Policy development, Regulations, State initiatives, State legislation

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West Virginia Department of Education, Office of Early Learning and Office of Data Management and Analysis. [2014]. West Virginia school readiness profile 2013. [Charleston, WV]: West Virginia Department of Education, 134 pp.

Annotation: This report details the types of programmatic and child outcome data available to county collaborative early childhood teams to assist them in establishing school readiness goals at the local level. The report highlights the collaborative work of the West Virginia Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Resources, and Head Start programs, focusing on outputs supportive of a comprehensive approach to early childhood education. Data on kindergarten entry health data and potential uses for the data are included.

Contact: West Virginia Department of Education, Office of Early Learning, Building 6, Room 603, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, WV 25305-0330, Telephone: (304) 558-9994 Fax: (304) 558-1834 Web Site: http://wvde.state.wv.us/oel Available from the website.

Keywords: State initiatives, Child health, Collaboration, Data, Early childhood education, School readiness, West Virginia, Young children

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Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. [2014]. Evidence-based approaches for promoting oral health. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2 pp. (Action sheets for evidence-based public health)

Annotation: This document describes state options, opportunities, and resources for implementing evidence-based oral health interventions. Contents include a summary of select recommendations from the Community Preventive Services Task Force; information about partnerships, issues and considerations, and action steps for translating the recommendations into public health practice and policy; and state experiences.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community action, Community based services, Dental sealants, Fluorides, Oral health, Policy development, Preventive health services, Program planning, Public health, Public private partnerships, State initiatives, Water

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U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [2014]. State oral health action plans. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Multiple items.

Annotation: These documents describe state plans for achieving the goals of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Oral Health Initiative. Topics include type of delivery system, participating providers, activities, other oral health improvement initiatives, data measurement, reimbursement strategies, efforts related to dental sealants, collaboration with dental schools or dental hygiene schools and plans to expand dental school or dental hygiene program collaboration, electronic dental records, technical assistance, and materials and websites. A template to assist state programs in developing action plans is also available.

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: http://cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Community action, Federal initiatives, Medicaid, Oral health, State programs, Statewide planning

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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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