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An Unreasonable Expectation? . August 2, 2011.

Proposals To Forbid First-Dollar Coverage For Medicare Beneficiaries. August 2, 2011.

Different Takes: What's Next For Medicare Cost Controls? Vladeck And Wilensky Offer Their Views. August 1, 2011.

The Questionable Lure Of Free Long-Term Care Placement Services (Guest Opinion). July 28, 2011.

Why IPAB Is Essential -- A Timely Review (Guest Opinion) . July 28, 2011.

Washington's Rebate Tax Would Be Paid By Seniors (Guest Column) . July 25, 2011.

As The CLASS Act Comes Under Fire, The British Propose A New Model for National Long-Term Care Insurance (Guest Opinion). July 20, 2011.

It's Not Just The Money: Cost Control In Cancer Care (Guest Opinion) . July 15, 2011.

Medicaid's Moment (Guest Opinion) . July 13, 2011.

A Medicare Reform Model Everyone Can Love (Guest Opinion). July 8, 2011.

Are You Better Off With Medicaid Than No Insurance? A Landmark Study Says Yes (Guest Opinion). July 7, 2011.

Why It's Okay That EHR Adoption Will Fall Behind 2011 Goals (Guest Opinion). July 6, 2011.

Letter To The Editor: Hospices Are Serving A Critical Need. July 5, 2011.

Medicaid: Extending The Enhanced Federal Match Makes Sense (Guest Opinion) . June 30, 2011.

The Most Commonsensical And Hopeless Reform Idea Ever (Guest Opinion) . June 27, 2011.

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Characteristics of Uninsured Adult Males by Race and Ethnicity (Ages 19 to 64 Years) July 1, 2014. Shondelle Wilson-Frederick, Ph.D.; Minh Wendt, Ph.D.; Rashida Dorsey, Ph.D., M.P.H.; and Munira Gunja, M.P.H..  New

The Uninsured at the Starting Line: Findings from the 2013 Kaiser Survey of Low-Income Americans and the ACA February 7, 2014. Rachel Garfield, Rachel Licata and Katherine Young.

Explaining Health Care Reform: Risk Adjustment, Reinsurance, and Risk Corridors January 23, 2014. Kaiser Family Foundation.

JAMA Forum: The End of the Beginning for the Affordable Care Act January 13, 2014. Larry Levitt, MPP.

An Introduction to Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility and Enrollment Performance Measures January 13, 2014. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Health Care on a Budget: The Financial Burden of Health Spending by Medicare Households January 13, 2014. Juliette Cubanski, Christina Swoope, Anthony Damico and Tricia Neuman.

Health and Access to Care and Coverage for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals in the U.S. January 8, 2014. Usha Ranji, Adara Beamesderfer, Jennifer Kates and Alina Salganicoff .

ER & Inpatient Indicators By Zip Code In Montgomery County 2008-2010 September 2012. MCDHHS/PHS.

Asian American Health Initiative FY12 Annual Report September 2012. DHHS Asian American Health Program.

Health Reform Symposium: A Summary of Proceedings and Recommendations March 17, 2011. Primary Care Coalition.

Montgomery Rx. March 15, 2011. Montgomery County Government.

Maryland Hospital Performance Evaluation Guide. February 10, 2011. Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC).

Maryland Medicaid eHealth Statistics | Medicaid Eligibility Report Tool. 2011. Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Maintained by The Hilltop Institute.

Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County: Annual Report 2008. January 16, 2009. Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County.

The Role of Obesity in Cancer Survival and Recurrence - Workshop Summary. April 3, 2012. Institute of Medicine, The National Academies of Science.

Cancer Facts and Figures 2011 June 17, 2011. American Cancer Society.

Montgomery County Latino Cancer Survey: A Survey of Cancer Screening and Behavioral Risk Factors Among Latinos in Montgomery County, Maryland in Summer 2005 December 2006. Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Cancer Report 2008. Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund Program (CRF Program), Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

2009 Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey. June 2010. Maryland State Department of Education.

Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States. July 24, 2009. Reported by Laura Kettel Khan, PhD(1); Kathleen Sobush, MS, MPH(2); Dana Keener, PhD(3); Kenneth Goodman, MA(3); Amy Lowry, MPA(2); Jakub Kakietek, MPH(3); Susan Zaro, MPH(3).

Montgomery County, MD Demographics: Data and Maps. 2004. Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Families, and Youth.

The Children's Agenda: Boldly Fitting the Pieces Together. March 2000. Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Families, and Youth.

The Children's Agenda--Building Brighter Futures in Montgomery County, Maryland: 2007 Data Book. Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Families, and Youth.

African-American and Latino Child Well-Being in Montgomery County, MD: Indicators from the 2000 Census Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Families, and Youth.

Report of Findings 1999-2000, Montgomery County Maryland Child Fatality Review Team.

HM Overview 3-28-14 March 28, 2014. DHHS.

HM Overview 1-17-14 January 17, 2014. DHHS.

Transforming Health and Health Care: Focus on Maryland - An AcademyHealth Symposium Exploring the Role of Health January 16, 2014. Bruce Steinwald, Margo Edmunds, and Gerry Fairbrother.

HM Overview 10-14-13 October 16, 2013. DHHS.

2013 County Health Rankings: Summary of Key Findings for Montgomery County March 20, 2013. DHHS.

Montgomery County LHIC report summarizing year-one accomplishments with CHRC grant February 26, 2013. DHHS.

Parents Call for More Sesame Street Breastfeeding Segments Like 1977 With Buffy Sainte-Marie August 17, 2012. ICTMN Staff .

HM Obesity Meeting August 22, 2012 Handout Packet August 17, 2012. DHHS.

HM Obesity Meeting August 22, 2012 Agenda August 17, 2012. DHHS.

HM Behavioral Health Meeting August 21, 2012 Agenda August 17, 2012. DHHS.

HM Behavioral Health Meeting August 21, 2012 Handout Packet August 17, 2012. DHHS.

HM Obesity Meeting August 22, 2012 Invitation Packet August 10, 2012. DHHS.

HM Behavioral Health Meeting August 8, 2012 Draft Minutes August 10, 2012. DHHS.

HM Behavioral Health Meeting August 21, 2012 Invitation Packet August 10, 2012. DHHS.

HM Behavioral Health Meeting July 24, 2012 FINAL Minutes August 9, 2012. DHHS.

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Prevalence of Diagnosed Diabetes in Maryland Adults by County, 2002-2006 (Five-Year Average). Office of Chronic Disease Prevention.

Montgomery County Worker Health and Safety Initiative. April 28, 2010. Montgomery County Government.

School lunch debit card payment systems are associated with lower Nutrition and higher calories January 30, 2014. David R. Just and Brian Wansink.

Public health takes on obesity: A route to better health January 28, 2014. American Public Health Association.

ACSM American Fitness Index: Actively Moving America to Better Health. June 12, 2013. ACSM.

Healthy Vending CHART October 16, 2012. DHHS, OPSG.

Regulation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages September 27, 2012. Thomas Farley, M.D., M.P.H., David R. Just, Ph.D., and Brian Wansink, Ph.D..

Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation. May 8, 2012. Institute of Medicine, The National Academies of Science.

Obesity Crisis Takes National Spotlight as IOM and Partners Issue Films, Book, and New Report. April 23, 2012. Institute of Medicine, The National Academies of Science.

Nutrition and Healthy Aging in the Community - Workshop Summary. March 20, 2012. Institute of Medicine, The National Academies of Science.

Presidential Active Lifestyle Award: Activity + Nutrition (PALA+). March 12, 2012. PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL ON FITNESS, SPORTS & NUTRITION.

Measuring Progress in Obesity Prevention - Workshop Report. February 23, 2012. Institute of Medicine, The National Academies of Science.

Maryland health centers take more personalized approach to weight loss February 1, 2012. By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 January 31, 2011. U.S. Dept of Agriculture and U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Serivces.

Remarks by the President and First Lady at the Signing of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. December 13, 2010. The White House, Office of the Press Secretary.

Healthy Vending Guide, Appendix B. Cheat Sheet for Vending Items October 2010. Nemours Foundation, Health and Preventive Services.

Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity. September 1, 2009. Insitutes of Medicine, The National Academies of Science.

Maryland Medical Assistance Family Planning Program. January 1, 2012. DHMH.

The 5th Annual AAHP Heart Health Screening and Eduation Event January 19, 2012. African American Health Program, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) January 13, 2014. PEPFAR.

Montgomery County HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet December 2010. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

Tuberculosis Fact Sheet June 2010. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

The Profiles Project: How the Washington, DC Suburbs Respond to HIV/AIDS - Montgomery County, MD: Response to HIV/AIDS - Benchmarking Report April 2010. Mosaica: The Center for Nonprofit Development and Pluralism.

HIV-1 and Breastfeeding in the United States August 17, 2012. Kristen M. Little, Dale J. Hu and Ken L. Dominguez.

Effects of breastfeeding and low sugar-sweetened beverage intake on obesity prevalence in Hispanic toddlers August 17, 2012. Jaimie N Davis, Shannon E Whaley, and Michael I Goran .

Breastfeeding Among Minority Women: Moving From Risk Factors to Interventions August 17, 2012. Donna J. Chapman* and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla.

The effect of maternity leave length and time of return to work on breastfeeding. August 17, 2012. Ogbuanu C, Glover S, Probst J, Liu J, Hussey J..

Well Fed: Moving Breastfeeding from Personal Choice to Public Health Issue August 17, 2012. The Office of Minority Health.

National Breastfeeding Month 2012 August 17, 2012. United States Breastfeeding Committee.

Breastfeeding Report Card 2012, United States: Outcome Indicators August 17, 2012. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Breastfeeding Report Card--United States, 2012 August 17, 2012. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Maryland PRAMS Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Reports March 8, 2011. Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Family Health Administration, Center for Maternal and Child Health .

Where Are We on the Diffusion Curve? Trends and Drivers of Primary Care Physicians' Use of Health Information Technology January 28, 2014. Anne-Marie J. Audet, David Squires, and Michelle M. Doty.

Behavioral Health Barometer, 2013 February 6, 2014. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Behavioral Health Barometer: Maryland February 6, 2014. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

DHMH Continuity of Care Advisory Panel Final Report January 24, 2014. Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Mental Health Surveillance Among Children in the United States, 2005-2011. May 17, 2013. CDC - MMWR.

Behavioral Health Data Profile. August 8, 2012 August 8, 2012. DHHS.

Behavioral Health Glossary of Terms. Aug 8, 2012 August 8, 2012. DHHS.

Mental Illness Self-Management Through Wellness Recovery Action Planning April 13, 2011. Judith Cook Ph.D..

State-level Indicators for Social-emotional Development February 2011. Elizabeth A. Isakson, Leslie Davidson, Louisa Higgins, and Janice L. Cooper.

RAND report: The War Within Preventing Suicide in the U.S. Military 2011. Rajeev Ramchand, Joie Acosta, Rachel M. Burns, Lisa H. Jaycox, Christopher G. Pernin.

Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors among Adults: 2008 and 2009 December 21, 2010. SAMHSA.

Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Young Children in the Child Welfare System September 2010. Janice L. Cooper, Patti Banghart, Yumiko Aratani.

The Mental and Emotional Well-Being of Children: A Portrait of States and the Nation 2007 Data Used: 2007 National Survey of Children's Health June 2010. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration.

HealthReform: What Are the Implications for Behavioral Health? May 2010. SAMHSA.

Mental Health, United States, 2010. March 2010. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

National Expenditures for Mental Health Services and Substance Abuse Treatment, 1986-2005 2010. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Life expectancy in most US counties falls behind world's healthiest nations June 15, 2011. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) .

Visualizing Mortality History. December 7, 2010. Hans Rosling, BBC.

Highest and lowest life expectancy by county and sex (US), 1989-2009. April 2009. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

Center for Preventive Health Services, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. April 2007. Chronic Diseases and Their Risk Factors: A Statewide Perspective, 2005 Data.

Maryland Vital Statistics Reports Maryland Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, Vital Statistics Administration.

65+ in the United States: 2010 July 1, 2014. Loraine A. West, Samantha Cole, Daniel Goodkind, and Wan He.  New

Nursing Home Compare. 2010. Medicare.gov.

A Report on the Needs of Low Income Seniors: Montgomery County, Maryland. June 2002. Aging and Disability Services.

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Policy Center . December 16, 2010.

Prevention Status Reports January 28, 2014. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Refugee Health Program Fact Sheet December 2010. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

Injuries in Maryland: 2006 Statistics on Injury-Related Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations and Deaths. Office of Health Policy and Planning, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The Health Consequences of Smoking--50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2014 January 29, 2014. Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H..

Asthma in Maryland, 2011 August 2011. Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Family Health Administration, Maryland Asthma Control Program.

Drug and Alcohol Intoxication Deaths in Maryland, 2007-2011 February 10, 2013. Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Epidemic: Responding To America’s Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis April 21, 2011. White House.

State Estimates of Drunk and Drugged Driving December 9, 2010.

Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits Involving Pharmaceutical Misuse and Abuse by Older Adults November 25, 2010. SAMHSA.

Substate Estimates from the 2006-2008 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health July 26, 2010. SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health..

Binge Drinking in Young Adults: Data, Definitions, and Determinants. January 2009. Kelly E. Courtney and John Polich.

Monitoring the Future: NATIONAL RESULTS ON ADOLESCENT DRUG USE 2009. National Institute on Drug Abuse.

2007 Maryland Adolescent Survey. September 15, 2008. Maryland State Department of Education.

Diagnosis and Screening for Obesity-Related Conditions Among Children and Teens Receiving Medicaid -- Maryland, 2005-2010. April 11, 2014. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Healthy Food Access Portal July 1, 2014. Healthy Food Access Portal Advisory Committee.  New

Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Resource Center July 1, 2014. Million Hearts Initiative - CDC.  New

The health hazards of sitting January 31, 2014. Bonnie Berkowitz and Patterson Clark.

Healthfinder.gov, Live well. Learn how.. March 12, 2012. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Sign Up for Free Smoking Cessation Classes!!! January 19, 2012. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

APPENDIX C. Strategic Directions and Examples of CDC-Recommended Evidence- and Practice-Based Strategies Table June 15, 2011. CDC Community Transformation Grant FOA.

5 Lessons on Integrating Family Planning and Maternal Health January 30, 2014. Sirina Keesara, Grace Lesser.

Women’s Health Care Chartbook | Key Findings from the Kaiser Women’s Health Survey May 13, 2011. Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation.

WOMEN IN AMERICA | Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being March 2011. U. S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration and Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget.

A Portrait of Women & Girls in the Washington Metropolitan Area 2010. Washington Area Women's Foundation.

Report on the Status of Women in Montgomery County June 7, 2007. Montgomery County Commission for Women.

Montgomery County Self Sufficiency Standard 2008 September 2008. Montgomery County, Maryland Community Action Board.

Map the Meal Gap 2011: Food Insecurity and Food Cost in the U.S. | Montgomery County Maryland. March 2011. Feeding America.

The Almanac of Hunger and Poverty in America 2010: Maryland July 2010. Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest) .

Income and Assets of Medicare Beneficiaries, 2013 - 2030 January 13, 2014. Gretchen Jacobson, Jennifer Huang, Tricia Neuman and Karen E. Smith.

2005-2009 Montgomery County Households with Public Assistance Income February 10, 2011. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

A Regional Portrait of Homelessness May 11, 2011. Metropilitan Washington Council of Governments.

2005-2009 Montgomery County Homeowner Vacancy Rate February 10, 2011. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

2005-2009 Montgomery County Renters Spending 30% or More of Household Income on Rent February 10, 2011. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

Minimum Wages and the Distribution of Family Incomes December 30, 2013. Arindrajit Dube.

2005-2009 Montgomery County Median Household Income February 10, 2011. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

2005-2009 Montgomery County Per Capita Income February 10, 2011. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity: The Source for News, Ideas, and Action | Maryland Results August 7, 2012. Spotlight on Poverty.

Self-Sufficiency Standard for 2012 February 2012. Diane M. Pearce PhD, for Maryland Community Action Partnership.

2005-2009 Montgomery County Children Living Below Poverty Level February 10, 2011. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

2005-2009 Montgomery County Families Living Below Poverty Level February 10, 2011. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

2005-2009 Montgomery County People 65+ Living Below Poverty Level February 10, 2011. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

2005-2009 Montgomery County People Living Below Poverty Level February 10, 2011. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

Child Care Demographics, 2009 2009. Maryland Committee for Children and the Montgomery County Child Care Resource and Referral Center.

2005-2009 Montgomery County People 25+ with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher February 10, 2011. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

Medicaid Per Enrollee Spending: Variation Across States February 6, 2014. Katherine Young, Robin Rudowitz and Rachel Garfield .

Medicaid Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act: Understanding the Numbers January 31, 2014. Samantha Artiga and Robin Rudowitz.

Key Findings from the Field: Early Experience with ACA Enrollment in Maryland and Nevada January 30, 2014. The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

Ready or Not 2010: Protecting the Public's Health from Disease, Disasters, and Bioterrorism. December 2010. Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Social Determinants of Health--2010 Progress Report: Promoting Health Equity through Social Initiatives. 2010. Adventist HealthCare Center on Health Disparities.

AAHP Strategic Plan 2009-2014: Toward Health Equity. June 8, 2009. African American Health Program.

Child Welfare Outcomes Report Data by State. March 9, 2011. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth & Families.

Child Maltreatment 2009. December 2010. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children & Families.

Explore the 2010 census. February 9, 2011. The Washington Post.

2005-2009 Montgomery County Population Over Age 65 February 9, 2011. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

2005-2009 Montgomery County Persons per Square Mile February 9, 2011. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

2005-2009 Montgomery County Population Under Age 18 February 9, 2011. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

Mapping America: Every City, Every Block. December 2010. The New York Times.

Forecasts: Population, Jobs & Households. 2009. Montgomery County Planning Department, Research and Technology Center .

A Demographic Profile of the Youth Population October 19, 2007. Montgomery County Planning Department, Research and Technology Center Ed. Pamela Zorich and Lisa Madigan Tate.

Maryland State Data Center (SDC) Maryland Department of Planning .

Making Connections Network. Louisville, KY.

2005-2009 Montgomery County Workers Who Drive Alone to Work February 9, 2011. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

2005-2009 Montgomery County Mean Travel Time to Work February 9, 2011. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

2005-2009 Montgomery County Workers Commuting by Public Transportation February 9, 2011. Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.