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Kuklish S. n.d.. Combating infant mortality: Perinatal periods of risk analysis–A comparison of 2000-2002 and 2003-2005 birth cohort results. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Women's and Children's Health, 21 pp.

Annotation: This electronic file presents PowerPoint-type slides that describe the Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR) analysis process and findings from a study of a reference group of individuals in Arizona that include a chart of feto-infant death, how different data can lead to potential actions, and changes between the first (2000-2002) and second (2003-2005) cohorts. Data are analyzed according to ethnicity, age, and level of education. It concludes with a statement of which groups and which periods on the prenatal-infancy continuum need to be focused on.

Contact: Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Women's and Children's Health, 150 N. 18th Ave., Suite 320, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Telephone: (602) 364-1400 Fax: (602) 364- 1495 E-mail: sjolans@azdhs.gov Web Site: http://www.azdhs.gov/phs/owch/index.htm Out of print.

Keywords: Arizona, Fetal mortality, Infant mortality, State surveys

Northern Arizona University. 2019. Arizona Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement Project [FY 2019 progress report]. Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona University, 20 pp.

Annotation: This progress report provides a summary of the project activities and accomplishments of the Arizona Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement project during the 1-year project period ending in 2019. The report offers information about project progress (including accomplishments), significant changes during the project period, and project evaluation. The project’s impact is also discussed.

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, Infant health, Oral health, Pregnant women, State programs

Bauman NL, Davidson J. 2017. The reform that can increase dental access and affordability in Arizona. Phoenix, AZ: Goldwater Institute, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses difficulties related to accessing oral health care in Arizona and how licensing mid-level oral health practitioners (dental therapists) to perform routine oral health procedures could make care more accessible and affordable. Topics include the importance of oral health, crossing the border for care, reimbursement rates, dental therapy, dental therapy supervision, and the safety of dental therapy.

Contact: Goldwater Institute , 500 East Coronado Road, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Telephone: (602) 462-5000 Fax: (602) 256-7045 E-mail: info@goldwaterinstitute.org Web Site: http://www.goldwaterinstitute.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Arizona, Dental care, Health care delivery, Health care reform, Models, Oral health, Policy development, State legislation, Underserved communities, Vulnerability, Work force

First Things First. 2016–. Arizona parent kit. Phoenix, AZ: First Things First, multiple items.

Annotation: This kit is designed to help parents meet the challenges of parenting and support the healthy development of their infant or young child. Contents include resources about child development, health and safety, quality child care, and school readiness. Information about the importance of oral health in young children, preventing and treating tooth decay, oral hygiene during pregnancy and infancy, and finding a dentist is included.

Contact: First Things First, 4000 North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85012, Telephone: (602) 771-5100 Secondary Telephone: (877) 803-7234 E-mail: community@firstthingsfirst.org Web Site: http://www.firstthingsfirst.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, Child care, Child development, Child health, Child safety, Childbirth, Consumer education materials, Dental care, Dental caries, Health care utilization, Infant health, Infants, Oral hygiene, Parenting, Pregnancy, Preventive health services, State initiatives, Toddlers, Young children

Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health. 2016. Arizona school-based sealant program (rev.). Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure presents information about the Arizona School-Based Sealant Program, which provides dental sealants to students in second and sixth grades who qualify. The brochure explains what school-based dental sealant pro- grams do and why they are important, provides guidelines for who qualifies for the program, and offers statistical information about the oral health of children in Arizona.

Contact: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 320, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Telephone: (602) 542-1891 Fax: (602) 364-1494 Web Site: http://www.azdhs.gov/prevention/womens-childrens-health/oral-health/ Available from the website.

Keywords: , Arizona, Dental sealants, Low income groups, Low income groups, Oral health, School age children, School health programs, State programs

Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board. 2016. Taking a bite out of school absences: Children's oral health report 2016. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board, 122 pp.

Annotation: This report presents survey results on the prevalence and severity of tooth decay in students in kindergarten in public schools in Arizona. Contents include information about tooth decay and the impact of poor oral health on children, families, and society, with an emphasis on the relationship between oral health and academic achievement. Survey results are presented by domain, including prevalence of decay experience, untreated decay, pain and infection, annual dental visits, and insurance coverage. Comparisons to previous statewide surveys, benchmarks and national data, and regional and county highlights are provided. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board , 4000 North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85012, Web Site: http://azftf.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, Benchmarking, Dental caries, Health insurance, Health status, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevalence, Preventive health services, Risk factors, School readiness, State surveys, Statewide planning, Young children

Arizona Department of Health Services. 2015. Healthy Smiles Healthy Bodies Survey 2015: The oral health of Arizona's kindergarten and third grade children. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services, 6 pp. (Data brief.)

Annotation: This brief summarizes data from a statewide oral health screening of children in kindergarten and third grade attending Arizona’s public schools. Contents include information on the prevalence of tooth decay in the primary and permanent teeth of children in Arizona compared to the general U.S. population and dental sealant prevalence. Topics include oral health disparities in the prevalence of decay experience, untreated decay, and dental sealants. Information about the data source and methods, definitions, and data tables are included.

Contact: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 320, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Telephone: (602) 542-1891 Fax: (602) 364-1494 Web Site: http://www.azdhs.gov/prevention/womens-childrens-health/oral-health/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Arizona, Barriers, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health status, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, Screening, State surveys, Statistical data

First Things First. 2015. The big picture for Arizona's littlest kids. Phoenix, AZ: First Things First, 4 pp.

Annotation: This report provides state-national comparisons on families and young children in Arizona. Contents include the percentage of infants and children from birth to age 5; households with young children; children living in poverty; children being raised by a single parent, an adolescent parent, or grandparents; children from birth to age 17 receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; infants born prematurely or with low birthweight; children who lack health insurance, have untreated tooth decay, or lack needed vaccinations; children ages 3 and 4 who attend preschool; and young children who received developmental or sensory screenings. Information about local and community efforts to strengthen families, support healthier children, and promote early learning are included.

Contact: First Things First, 4000 North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85012, Telephone: (602) 771-5100 Secondary Telephone: (877) 803-7234 E-mail: community@firstthingsfirst.org Web Site: http://www.firstthingsfirst.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, Child health, Early childhood development, Early childhood education, Families, Family health, Family support, Infant health, Infants, Learning, Oral health, Outcome and process assessment, School readiness, Screenings, State surveys, Statistical data, Vulnerability, Young children

Arizona Department of Health Services. 2014–. Training opportunities: Developmental screening and fluoride varnish training. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource for clinicians explains how to receive training and reimbursement for performing developmental screenings and applying fluoride varnish in Arizona. Topics include state certification requirements; training locations, descriptions, schedules, and fees; how to be reimbursed; and instructions for purchasing supplies.

Contact: Arizona Department of Health Services, 150 North 18th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2670, Telephone: (602) 542-1025 Fax: (602) 542-0883 E-mail: piowebmaster@azdhs.gov Web Site: http://www.azdhs.gov/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, Certification, Developmental screening, Fluorides, Infants, Oral health, Preventive health services, Primary care, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals, State programs, Training, Young children

Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health. 2014. EMPOWER: Arizona tooth brushing manual–Fostering healthy smiles in the child care setting for ages 3 and older: Empower standard 7: Oral health. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 22 pp.

Annotation: This manual provides information and resources to support licensed early care and education facilities' efforts to implement a program standard for oral health. The standard gives facilities the option of implementing a toothbrushing program or introducing oral health education in the classroom through teacher-led and age-appropriate activities, while at the same time educating parents.

Contact: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 320, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Telephone: (602) 542-1891 Fax: (602) 364-1494 Web Site: http://www.azdhs.gov/prevention/womens-childrens-health/oral-health/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, Children, Health education, Manuals, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Parents, Program development, Standards

Champany RA. 2014. Administrative barriers for private practice dentists to accepting AHCCCS-enrolled Native Americans into their practice: A report to the Arizona American Indian Oral Health Initiative. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona American Indian Oral Health Initiative, 9 pp.

Annotation: This report examines potential barriers to participation by private practice dentists in the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System. Barriers discussed include those related to reimbursement, practice size, and registration and enrollment. The report also provides findings from stakeholder interviews.

Contact: Arizona American Indian Oral Health Initiative, 1740 West Adams Street, Suite 409, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Telephone: (602) 542-5725 E-mail: hfrias@aaiohi.org Web Site: http://www.aaiohi.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Access to health care, Administration, American Indians, Arizona, Barriers, Dental care, Dentists, Medicaid, Oral health, Program management, Provider participation, Reimbursement, Service delivery systems, State programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2013. Partnering to promote follow-up care for premature infants. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 6 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This document provides a series of case studies on state models to support neonatal intensive care unit follow-up programs. The document also includes national resources for state Title V programs as they continue to develop and support similar programs. Models from the following states are described: Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, For each model, an overview is provided, followed by a discussion of partners and funding and successes and contact information.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, California, Case studies, Colorado, Costs, Family support services, Financing, Health services, Infant health, Iowa, Premature infants, Programs, State initiatives

Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Dental Prevention and Clinical Support Center. 2013. Early childhood caries (ECC) educational materials. Phoenix, AZ: Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, 4 items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help health professionals raise awareness among American Indian parents about ways they can prevent oral disease and promote oral health in infants and toddlers from birth to ages 16 months. Contents include a flyer, a brochure, and two posters. Topics include tooth decay, oral hygiene, nutrition, and the first dental visit.

Contact: Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, 2214 North Central Avenue, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Telephone: (602) 258-4822 Fax: (602) 258-4825 E-mail: info@itcaonline.com Web Site: http://itcaonline.com/ Available from the website.

Keywords: American Indians, Arizona, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Infants, Local initiatives, Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, Toddlers

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 website.

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

Courtot B, Coughlin TA, Lawton E. 2013. Medicaid and CHIP managed care payment methods and spending in 20 states: Final report to the Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 51 pp.

Annotation: This report, which is a companion to the Medicaid and CHIP Risk-Based Managed Care in 20 States report, focuses on 20 states' Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care payment methods and spending. The states are Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The report addresses two research questions: (1) how do the 20 states establish capitation rates in their Medicaid and CHIP managed care programs, and how have their approaches to and policies for rate setting changed over the past decade and (2) how does monthly Medicaid spending for four distinct managed care enrollee populations (adults and children, with and without disabilities) vary among the 20 states? The report introduces the issues and presents the study approach, methods, findings, and a discussion.

Contact: Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 833-7200 Fax: (202) 467-5775 E-mail: http://www.urban.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://www.urban.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Arizona, California, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Connecticut, Costs, Delaware, Disabilities, Florida, Managed care, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medicaid, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, State programs, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin

Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health. 2013. Arizona fluoride varnish program (rev.). Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This letter to parents describes a free fluoride varnish program to prevent dental caries in infants and young children from birth to age 5 in Arizona. The letter describes the problem and how fluoride varnish works, why it is recommended, and how it is applied. Tips on how to keep children's teeth healthy are also included. The letter is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 320, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Telephone: (602) 542-1891 Fax: (602) 364-1494 Web Site: http://www.azdhs.gov/prevention/womens-childrens-health/oral-health/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, Children, Consumer education materials, Dental care, Fluorides, Oral health, Preventive health services, Screening, Spanish language materials, State programs

Martin AB, Torres M, Vyavaharkar M, Chen Z, Towne S, Probst JC. 2013. Rural border health chartbook. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, 37 pp.

Annotation: This document describes the health status of and health care use among people residing on the U.S. side of the entire U.S.-Mexico border. Topics include geographic and ethnic disparities among U.S. border residents and select indicators related to access to care, women's preventive services, oral health, infectious and communicable diseases, and mental health warranting programmatic and policy interventions. Contents include issues among residents in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas, including comparison of indicators by ethnicity (Hispanic vs. non-Hispanic), rurality (rural vs. urban), and proximity to border (border vs. non-border). Data cover the period 2005–2009.

Contact: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, 220 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 204, Columbia, SC 29210, Telephone: (803) 251-6317 Fax: (803) 251-6399 Web Site: http://rhr.sph.sc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, California, Ethnic factors, Geographic factors, Health care disparities, Health care utilization, Health disparities, Health status, New Mexico, Rural populations, State surveys, Texas

Arizona American Indian Oral Health Initiative. 2012. Arizona American Indian oral health initiative: Status report on the formation of a statewide coalition. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona American Indian Oral Health Initiative, 19 pp.

Annotation: in process] This report describes the formation of a coalition to achieve the vision of optimal oral health for all American Indians in Arizona. Contents include information about the coalition's structure, governance, and functioning; funding and sustainability; measures of success; results; benefits; and next steps.

Contact: Arizona American Indian Oral Health Initiative, 1740 West Adams Street, Suite 409, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Telephone: (602) 542-5725 E-mail: hfrias@aaiohi.org Web Site: http://www.aaiohi.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, American Indians, Arizona, Coalitions, Collaboration, Community action, Financing, Health literacy, Oral health, Program development, Public private partnerships, Quality assurance, Statewide planning

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2011. School health programs: Improving the health of our nation's youth—At a glance. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 4 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This report emphasizes the important role schools play in promoting the health and safety of young people and helping them establish life-long healthy habits. It highlights research findings that demonstrate how effective school health programs can reduce risky behavior and improve learning and describes how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) supports and advances coordinated school health programs based on partnerships between schools and community agencies and organizations. Examples of model coordinated school health programs in the states of Mississippi, New Mexico (Albuquerque), and Arizona are provided. A map of the United States shows which states received funding in 2010 for coordinated school health programs.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, Community programs, Community role, Federal programs, Health promotion, Mississippi, New Mexico, Program coordination, Risk reduction, School health programs, Statistics

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2011. Innovative state practices for improving the provision of Medicaid dental services: Summary of eight state reports—Alabama, Arizona, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, and Virginia. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 10 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a review of Alabama’s Medicaid dental program conducted on January 4–8, 2010, to discover practices and program innovations leading to a higher level of oral-health-service use among children in Alabama compared to the national average. The report describes the Smile Alabama initiative, the 1st Look program, Student/Resident Rotations in Community Health, the partnership with the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, and the loan-repayment program.

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: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Alabama, Arizona, Children, Collaboration, Health care delivery, Health care utilization, Maryland, Medicaid, Model programs, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oral health, Rhode Island, State programs, Texas, Virginia

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.