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Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health. 2017. Protect your baby from tooth decay. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure for parents provides information about how to keep infants’ and young children’s teeth healthy. Other topics include the importance of primary teeth; what fluoride varnish is, how it helps prevent tooth decay, how it is applied, whether it is safe, and what happens after it is applied; and how much toothpaste to use for infants and young children. The brochure is available in English and in Spanish.

Contact: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 4815 West Markham, Slot 18, Little Rock, AR 72205, Telephone: (501) 661-2240 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, Consumer education materials, Dental Hygiene, Dental decay, Fluoride, Health promotion, Oral health, Prevention, Spanish language materials, State initiatives

Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health. 2016–. Fluoride varnish. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource for physicians, nurses, and other licensed health professionals in Arkansas describes fluoride varnish and its role in preventing dental caries in children. The resource also provides information about the safety and benefits of fluoride varnish and state certification requirements for applying it.

Contact: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 4815 West Markham, Slot 18, Little Rock, AR 72205, Telephone: (501) 661-2240 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, Children, Fluorides, Medicaid, Oral health, Preventive health services, Primary care, Screening, State programs, Training

Chazin S, Mahadevan R. 2014. Care at birth and beyond: Analysis of high-volume Medicaid pediatric and obstetric practices. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 47 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the characteristics, quality of care, and quality improvement activities of Medicaid-contracted pediatric and obstetric practices in the fee-for-service or primary care case management delivery systems in Iowa, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania. Although drawn from the experiences of just three states, the study findings presented in the report suggest opportunities for quality improvement in Medicaid pediatric and obstetric care in states across the country. Measures reported by states and pediatric preventive care scores (compared to national averages) are displayed in exhibit tables, and key data findings from individual states are presented as spotlights.

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: Arkansas, Case management, Comparative analysis, Iowa, Measure, Medicaid, Obstetrical care, Pediatrics, Pennsylvania, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Service delivery systems, State initiatives, data

Infant Mortality Action Group. 2013. Infant Mortality Action Group 2011-2012 action plan: Reduce infant mortality. [Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Department of Health], 30 pp.

Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health. 2013. Office of Oral Health surveillance plan. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 26 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the Arkansas Office of Oral Health surveillance system, which drives the objectives and activities within the Arkansas Office of Oral Health and is used to measure the prevalence of selected indicators that determine the state of oral health in Arkansas. The report discusses the purpose, objectives, and activities of the surveillance system; oral health data sources and indicators, data-security procedures, and the population; and Healthy People 2020 indicators.

Contact: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 4815 West Markham, Slot 18, Little Rock, AR 72205, Telephone: (501) 661-2240 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, Data, Data sources, Healthy People 2020, Oral health, Population surveillance, Statewide planning, Statistical data

Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health. 2013. The burden of oral disease in Arkansas. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 72 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the oral disease burden in Arkansas and highlights groups and regions in the state at highest risk for oral health problems. It discusses strategies to prevent these problems and to provide access to oral health care. Comparisons are made between data for Arkansas and national data. Healthy People 2020 objectives that relate to oral health in Arkansas are also discussed.

Contact: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 4815 West Markham, Slot 18, Little Rock, AR 72205, Telephone: (501) 661-2240 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: Access to health care, Arkansas, Child health, Data, Ethnic factors, Health services, Healthy People 2020, Low income groups, Oral health, Oral health education, Prevention, Programs, Racial factors, State surveys

Phillips M, Mauldin J, Simpson N, Whitaker B. 2013. Needs assessment of school-based dental sealant capacity and priority populations in Arkansas. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 21 pp.

Annotation: This report identifies elementary schools in which 50 percent or more of students are eligible for free and reduced lunch (defined as high-risk) and existing dental sealant programs in Arkansas. Topics include the number of high-risk schools by county, the number of students in high-risk schools by county, high-risk schools with sealant programs, and high-risk schools by county with available dental offices.

Contact: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 4815 West Markham, Slot 18, Little Rock, AR 72205, Telephone: (501) 661-2240 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, Children, Dental sealants, Elementary schools, Needs assessment, Oral health, Risk assessment, School health programs, Statewide planning, Statistical data

Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health. 2013. Arkansas state dental sealant plan (rev.). Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 21 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines a plan to promote the placement of dental sealants for children throughout the state of Arkansas. Contents include information about previous sealant efforts, a needs assessment, and the revision of the state sealant program. Additional topics include infrastructure, funding, and environment; the evaluation plan; and sustainability.

Contact: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 4815 West Markham, Slot 18, Little Rock, AR 72205, Telephone: (501) 661-2240 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, Children, Dental sealants, Oral health, Program development, State programs, Statewide planning

Arkansas Oral Health Coalition. [2012]. Arkansas oral health plan 2012–2015. [Little Rock, AR]: Arkansas Oral Health Coalition, 33 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines a series of recommendations and strategies to promote oral health in Arkansas. The steps involve federal, state, and local initiatives. Priorities, accomplishments, and recommendations and strategies are presented within the following four focus areas: education, access, prevention, and policy.

Contact: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 4815 West Markham, Slot 18, Little Rock, AR 72205, Telephone: (501) 661-2240 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: Access to health care, Arkansas, Health promotion, Oral health, Prevention programs, Public policy, State programs, Strategic plans

Henderson M, Kaye N. 2012. Policies for care coordination across systems: Lessons from ABCD III. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 28 pp.

Annotation: This paper examines the care-coordination experiences of five states (Arkansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Oregon) that have developed pilot projects as part of Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD III) to improve care coordination for young children with or at risk for developmental delays. The paper examines common themes and policy levers that could help improve care coordination between primary care health professionals and other systems, such as systems of educational, social, or vocational services, for individuals of all ages, with a focus on policies as they relate to the cross-system care coordination being advanced in ABCD III. Topics include policies to pay for care coordination, policies supporting systemic communication, and policies supporting and sustaining quality and measurement of cross-system coordination.

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: Arkansas, Child health, Communication, Costs, Early childhood development, Financing, Health care systems, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pilot projects, Primary care, Public policy, Quality assurance, Service coordination, State programs, Young children

Mouden LD, Holt A. 2011. Oral health in Arkansas. [Little Rock, AR]: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 24 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes what is known about oral health among Arkansans. It also addresses racial disparities, and discusses prevention strategies, access to care, and relevant public health issues. Comparisons are made to national data and to Healthy People 2020 goals when appropriate.

Contact: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 4815 West Markham, Slot 18, Little Rock, AR 72205, Telephone: (501) 661-2240 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: Access to health care, Adolescents, Adults, Arkansas, Children, Disease prevention, Health status, Older adults, Oral health, Public policy, State initiatives, Statistics

Hanlon C, Rosenthal J. 2011. Improving care coordination and service linkages to support healthy child development: Early lessons and recommendations from a five-state consortium. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 39 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes selected activities and interventions in the five states (Arkansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Oregon) that are part of the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD III) learning collaborative. Through ABCD III, the states are developing and testing models that can improve coordination of early childhood services in their states and provide models for others. The report includes a description of each state's project, discusses key early lessons, and provides early recommendations.

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: Intervention, Arkansas, Child development, Child health, Early childhood development, High risk groups, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Service delivery systems, Services coordination, State programs, Young children

Mouden LD, Holt A, Amerine C. [2010]. AR Smiles: Arkansas oral health screening, 2010. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 12 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from oral health screenings of students in third grade in Arkansas public schools. Topics include dental caries experience, untreated caries, dental sealants, and referral for care. The report contains tables and graphs illustrating distributions overall, by race, and by public health region.

Contact: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 4815 West Markham, Slot 18, Little Rock, AR 72205, Telephone: (501) 661-2240 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, Children, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Oral health, School age children, Screenings, State surveys

Arkansas Department of Health. 2010. Narrative for Arkansas home visiting needs assessment: Supplemental information request. [Little Rock, AR]: Arkansas Department of Health, 17 pp.

Annotation: This narrative report provides supplemental data relevant to home visiting in Arkansas. Topics include (1) a state data report, (2) a definition of community and a justification for chosen communities at risk, (3) data for communities at risk, (4) home visiting capacity in communities at risk, (5) capacity for substance abuse treatment within the state and within communities at risk, and (6) a summary of the needs assessment results.

Contact: Arkansas Department of Health, 4815 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205, Telephone: (501) 661-2000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 462-0599 Web Site: http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: State MCH programs, Arkansas, Communities, High risk groups, Home visiting, Needs assessment, Statistical data, Substance abuse, Treatment

Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health. 2009. Super Tooth saves the day. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 2 items (flyer and brochure).

Annotation: This document provides information about how dental sealants can help prevent tooth decay. The document explains what dental sealants are and how they prevent decay. Other tips for promoting good oral health in children (drinking fluoridated water and visiting the dentist regularly) are included. The document also includes information about health insurance coverage for dental sealant application in Arkansas. A companion document, Super Tooth Says Seal Those Teeth provides more detailed information about how dental sealants are applied and other tips for promoting good oral health in children and adolescents.

Contact: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 4815 West Markham, Slot 18, Little Rock, AR 72205, Telephone: (501) 661-2240 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, Consumer education materials, Dental decay, Dental sealants, Health promotion, Oral health, Prevention, State initiatives

Center for Mental Health in Schools. 2008. Integration of schools and mental health systems: An overview of the state grants from the U.S. Department of Education program. Los Angeles, CA: Center for Mental Health in Schools, 33 pp.

Annotation: This report, which is the first in a series being prepared by the Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, focuses on summarizing the work of eight state-level programs funded by the Department of Education's grant program, Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems. Summaries include projects funded in 2005 (Arkansas, Ohio, Maryland), 2006 (Illlinois, Utah), and 2007 (Michigan, South Carolina, Delaware). [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Center for Mental Health in Schools, UCLA School Mental Health Project, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563, Telephone: (310) 825-3634 Secondary Telephone: (866) 846-4843 Fax: (310) 206-8716 E-mail: smhp@ucla.edu Web Site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Arkansas, Delaware, Federal programs, Grants, Illinois, Maryland, Mental health, Michigan, Ohio, Schools, South Carolina, State programs, Utah

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Region VI. 2008. Arkansas EPSDT review report, dental services—March 11-13, 2008, site visit: Final report. [Baltimore, MD]: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Region VI, 12 pp.

Annotation: This report addresses key areas of the Arkansas Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment program, including informing, periodicity schedules, accessibility, diagnosis and treatment services, support services, coordination of care, utilization, and data collection, analysis, and reporting. Contents include background on the evaluation process; the scope of the review; an introduction to the state's dental services for children; and a review of descriptions, concerns, and recommendations and responses.

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: Access to health care, Arkansas, Children, Dental care, EPSDT, Health care utilization, Oral health, State surveys

Southern Institute on Children and Families. 2007. Uninsured children in the South. (3rd. ed.). Columbia, SC: Southern Institute on Children and Families, 84 pp.

Annotation: This report synthesizes a study of available information on the number of children who are uninsured and related policy initiatives to substantially reduce the number of children who are uninsured in 17 southern states and the District of Columbia. Contents include an overview of previous editions of this report and source for the estimates used, Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) policy and eligibility for children and pregnant women in the southern states, a discussion of issue that impede health coverage opportunities for these groups, actions southern states can take to improve the eligibility process, and fact sheets showing estimates of uninsured children and uninsured pregnant women for each state and the District of Columbia. States included are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Appendices include the study methodology, federal poverty levels for family of four from 2003 to 2007, Medicaid enrollment in the southern states from 1997 to 2005. Statistical data are provided in charts and tables throughout the report.

Contact: Southern Institute on Children and Families, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 140, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone: (803) 779-2607 Fax: (803) 254-6301 E-mail: info@thesoutherninstitute.org Web Site: http://www.thesoutherninstitute.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Alabama, Arkansas, Children, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Health insurance, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Medicaid, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pregnant women, SCHIP, South Carolina, Statistics, Tennessee, Texas, Uninsured persons, Virginia, West Virginia

Mouden L. 2007. Future Smiles Dental Clinic: State Oral Health Collaborative Systems (SOHCS) grant—Final narrative report. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes efforts to increase access to oral health care for a target population of children in the Little Rock, Arkansas, school district with funding from the State Oral Health Collaborative Systems grant for the period 2004–2007. The report contains information on the purpose, goals and objectives, methods, evaluation, work plan, and regional and national significance of the Future Smiles project. Selected topics include establishing a dental clinic, developing a steering committee, providing comprehensive preventive (screenings and dental sealants) and restorative oral health services in the school-based setting, and providing education for children and their parents on the importance of optimal oral health. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: Arkansas, Children, Community coordination, Dental care, Dental sealants, Elementary schools, Final reports, Health education, Oral health, Preventive health services, School age children, Screening, Service coordination

Arkansas Department of Health. 2007. Progressing toward a healthier Arkansas... Healthy People 2010 health status report. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, 34 pp.

Annotation: This report provides insights into health disparities within the state of Arkansas. The report discusses access to care; cancer; diabetes; family planning, heart disease, HIV infection; injury; maternal, infant, and child health; nutrition; physical activity; tobacco use; and patterns and trends in disparities. For each topic area, key indicators are presented, along with the national target and the current status of whites, blacks, and Latinos for that topic area. Also included is a summary of current efforts of programs within the Arkansas Department of Health to address disparities within each topic area. The report concludes with a general summary including an overall picture of disparities and a brief discussion of trends.

Contact: Arkansas Department of Health, 4815 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205, Telephone: (501) 661-2000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 462-0599 Web Site: http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Arkansas, Cancer, Child health, Diabetes, Family planning, HIV infection, Healthy People 2010, Heart disease, Infant health, Maternal health, Nutrition, Physical activity, Racial factors, Smoking, State programs, Trends

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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.