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Virginia's Bright Futures Story

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February 15, 2006

Virginia adopted Bright Futures as the state child health standard, and the state has continued to champion Bright Futures through policy, training, education and outreach, collaborations, and service delivery.

Using Bright Futures in Public Health Efforts to Promote Child Health: Findings from Six Case Studies

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January 15, 2006

The Bright Futures for Infants, Children, and Adolescents Initiative was launched to improve the quality of health services for children through health promotion and disease prevention.

Child Health USA 2005

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December 22, 2005

Released by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Child Health USA 2005 is an annual report on the health status and service needs of America's children.

Overweight and Physical Activity Among Children: A Portrait of States and the Nation 2005

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December 22, 2005

Using data from the groundbreaking National Survey of Children’s Health, this chartbook reports on the prevalence of overweight children, as well as the levels of physical activity among children and their families at the national and state levels.

The Health and Well-being of Children in Rural Areas: A Portrait of a Nation 2005

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December 22, 2005

This publication takes advantage of the groundbreaking National Survey of Children's Health, conducted for the first time in 2003, to assess the health and well-being of children in urban, large rural, and small rural areas on a national level.

Non-emergency Medical Transportation and the Transportation Disadvantaged: A Critical Lack of Access to Needed Medical Care

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December 22, 2005

Millions of Americans cannot get to routine medical appointments. Being transportation-disadvantaged reduces access to essential health care services.

The Oral Health of Children: A Portrait of States and the Nation, 2005

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December 22, 2005

In a chartbook for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HSR highlights the major findings of the National Survey of Children’s Health on children’s oral health.

Women’s Health USA 2005

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December 15, 2005

Since 2002, HSR has produced the annual report sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau and Office of Women’s Health on the health status of women in the United States.

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Providing Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

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October 22, 2005

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Providing Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) examines the relative costs and benefits of providing transportation to non-emergency medical care for individuals who miss or delay health care appointments because of transportation issues.

Promising Approaches and Lessons Learned for Preventing or Reducing Early Childhood Caries: Summary of a Workshop

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September 15, 2005

Although childhood tooth decay is highly preventable, this condition is one of the most common chronic diseases among American children, particularly those living in poverty.

Pennsylvania Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Needs and Capacity Assessment

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August 15, 2005

HSR conducted a needs and capacity assessment for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, focusing on the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) service system and the needs of MCH populations, including children with special health care needs.

Preventing Early Childhood Caries: Lessons from the Field

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May 1, 2005

Altarum's for-profit subsidiary, Health Systems Research, Inc. (HSR) recently co-authored an article titled, "Preventing Early Childhood Caries: Lessons from the Field," in the journal Pediatric Dentistry.

Simulating the Response of a Rural Acute Health-care Delivery System to a Bioterrorist Attack

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December 22, 2004

This paper demonstrates the applicability of discrete event simulation to planning the response of a rural acute health care delivery system to a bioterrorist attack.

Simulating the Allocation of Organs for Transplantation

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December 22, 2004

The demand for donated organs greatly exceeds supply and many candidates die awaiting transplantation.

Using Models and Data to Support Optimization of the Military Health System: A Case Study in an Intensive Care Unit

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December 22, 2004

Optimizing health care delivery – improving processes to reduce impediments to care – is an important goal of the Military Health System. Models and data can be effective tools to assist managers in achieving this goal.

Drilling for Results: The Quest for Objective Exercise Evaluations

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December 22, 2004

In March 2004, the Texas Institute for Health Policy Research (TIHPR), a nonprofit health policy think-tank in Austin, Texas, in collaboration with Altarum, began developing quantifiable exercise metrics for the Texas Department of Health (TDH).

Women’s Health USA 2004

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December 15, 2004

Since 2002, HSR has produced the annual report sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Women’s Health on the health status of women in the United States.

Child Health USA 2004

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December 15, 2004

Since 1998, HSR has worked with the Health Resources and Services Administration to produce Child Health USA, an annual report on the health status and service needs of children in the United States.

Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General

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October 15, 2004

Health Systems Research, Inc. (HSR) was commissioned by the Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) to help edit, coordinate, produce, write, and design Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Surgeon General's Report, which was released in October 2004.

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The Business Case for Expanding Opportunity and Equity in Texas

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If current gaps in education, health, and income don’t narrow among people of color in Texas, the future economic stakes are high.

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