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Children’s Partnership and the Pacific Center for Special Care. 2019. From pilot to systems change: Integrating the virtual dental home into California's system of oral health care for children. Los Angeles, CA: Children's Partnership , 6 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief provides information about the effectiveness of the viritual dental home (VDH) in meeting the oral health care needs of California’s children who are underserved. The brief summarizes the evolution of policies that have supported the spread of the VDH throughout communities in California and broadly identifies what is needed to integrate this model into California’s oral health care delivery system to improve access to oral health care services for children and families in the state.

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, Child health, Low income groups, Oral health, Public policy, State programs

California Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program. 2018. California oral health plan 2018-2028. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program, 42 pp.

Annotation: This plan provides background about oral health and oral disease in California, the need for action, the state’s commitment to improving oral health, and the process of developing the plan. It discusses strategic frameworks and public health concepts that shaped the plan; state and local oral health programs and services; next steps; and goals, objectives, and strategies. A conceptual model of the plan process is included.

Contact: California Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program, MS Code 8305, P.O. Box 997377, MS 0500, Sacramento, CA 95899-7377, Telephone: (916) 558-1784 E-mail: mchinet@cdph.ca.gov Web Site: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DCDIC/CDCB/Pages/OralHealthProgram/OralHealthProgram.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Communities, Local programs, Oral health, Prevention, State programs

Center for Oral Health. 2018. Sacramento Smiles: Evaluation of the Early Smiles Sacramento Program. Pomona, CA: Center for Oral Health, 16 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings of a 1-year evaluation of the Center for Oral Health’s Early Smiles Sacramento program, a community-based effort that provides oral health care to children from families with low incomes in Sacramento County, CA. Findings are based on program data collected during the period September 2016 to October 2017. The report provides background about oral health in Sacramento County and a description of the program and its objectives, reach, and impact. The program’s plans for future work are also discussed.

Contact: Center for Oral Health, 309 East Second Street, Pomona, CA 91766-1854, Telephone: (909) 469-8300 Fax: (510) 380-6637 E-mail: info@tc4oh.org Web Site: http://www.centerfororalhealth.org

Keywords: Access to health care, California, Community programs, Local programs, Low income groups, Oral health, Prevention

Murphy, C., Cohen, S., Lambiaso, B., Chavez, S. . 2018. Early childhood data in action: Stories from the field. Boston, MA: National Institute for Children's Health Quality; Washington, DC: Center for the Study of Social Policy, 37 pp.

Annotation: This document provides case studies on how communities are using their early childhood data to tailor more effective interventions and yield better results. The case studies include: (1) Indianola, MS: organizing the community around the collective goal of having children ready to learn when entering kindergarten; (2) Ventura, CA: improving the quality of early childhood services, focusing on the overall family experience and engaging a consultant to help work with neighborhood partners to achieve data-driven change; and (3) Philadelphia, PA: informing critical public policy decisions by using data to decide which neighborhoods would get new pre-kindergarten slots under a new funding stream.

Contact: National Institute for Children's Health Quality, 30 Winter Street, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 391-2700 Secondary Telephone: (866) 787-0832 Fax: (617) 391-2701 E-mail: info@nichq.org Web Site: http://www.nichq.org Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Data, Early childhood education, Local programs, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Program improvement, Young children

Public Counsel. 2017. Assuring equitable funding of services for children with developmental disabilities. Palo Alto, CA: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, 100 pp.

Annotation: This report analyzes purchase of services authorization data for race, ethnic, and language group disparities for infants, children, and youth from birth to age 21 in California; discusses possible root causes; and makes recommendations for addressing the disparities. Contents include background, 25 years of research studies on service disparities, data reporting requirements and compliance, study methodology and approach, a summary of findings, detailed results, recommendations, conclusion, and next steps.

Contact: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, 400 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 340, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Telephone: (650) 497-8365 E-mail: info@lpfch.org Web Site: http://www.lpfch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to care, Adolescents, Barriers, California, Children, Developmental disabilities, Ethnic factors, Financing, Geographic factors, Infants, Language, Legal issues, Policy analysis, State legislation

Gadgil M, Jackson R, Rosenblatt N, Aleemuddin A, Peck C, Bates J. 2017. Status of oral health in California: Oral disease burden and prevention 2017. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health, 68 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes information on the burden of oral disease in California. It discusses national and state objectives for oral health, the burden of oral disease and oral health disparities in California, risk and protective factors for oral disease, oral health services, access to oral health services, and oral health professionals in the state.

Contact: California Department of Public Health, Sacramento, CA Telephone: (916) 558-1784 Web Site: http://www.cdph.ca.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to care, California, Health services, Oral health, State programs

Byrne JV, Lee PA. 2017. Health disparities in the Medi-Cal population: Dental visits during pregnancy. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Public Health and California Department of Health Care Services, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet focuses on oral health during pregnancy among women in California. It discusses the importance of good oral health during pregnancy and provides statistics on rates of oral health visits during pregnancy for women ages 15 and older as well as for those who have private health insurance and those who participate in Medi-Cal.

Contact: California Department of Public Health, Sacramento, CA Telephone: (916) 558-1784 Web Site: http://www.cdph.ca.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to care, California, Ethnic factors, Oral health, Pregnant women, Racial factors, State surveys

California Pan-Ethnic Health Network. 2016. Taking a bite out of oral health inequities: Promoting equitable oral health policies for communities of color. Oakland, CA: California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, 11 pp.

Annotation: This brief highlights oral health disparities within communities of color in California. Topics include oral health disparities, the impact of oral health inequities (oral health and children, oral health and employment, and oral health and chronic conditions), and causes of oral health inequities (lack of access to affordable care, absence of a culturally and linguistically competent work force, and social and environmental inequities). It also provides policy recommendations (improve access to and quality of oral health care, ensure that there is a culturally competent work force, and engage in efforts to improve underlying socioeconomic inequities).

Contact: California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, 1221 Preservation Park Way, Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 832-1160 Fax: (510) 832-1175 E-mail: info@cpehn.org Web Site: http://www.cpehn.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, California, Children, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Environmental influences, Equal opportunities, Health care disparities, Health status disparities, Oral health, Policy development, Social factors, State surveys, Work force

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. 2016. Most children with Medicaid in four states are not receiving required dental services. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, 29 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the extent to which children enrolled in Medicaid in four states (California, Indiana, Louisiana, and Maryland) received pediatric oral health services in 2011 and 2012. The report also describes barriers and strategies to increase access in these states. Contents include background, methodology, findings, recommendations, and conclusions. Topics include the percentage of children who did not receive required oral health services and percentage of those who did not receive all required oral health services, policies that may limit children's ability to receive required services, shortages of dentists who participate in Medicaid, and challenges in educating families about the importance of oral health care.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, c/o U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Affairs, Cohen Building, Room 5541, 330 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-1343 Fax: (202) 260-8512 E-mail: paffairs@oig.hhs.gov Web Site: http://oig.hhs.gov Available from the website. Document Number: OEI-02-14-00490.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, California, Children, Dental care, EPSDT, Health care utilization, Health services delivery, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Medicaid, Oral health, Parent education, Policy development, State programs, Utilization review, Work force

Barzaga C. 2016. Children’s Oral Healthcare Access Program [final report]. Pomona, CA: Center for Oral Health, 19 pp. plus appendices.

Annotation: This report describes a project to implement comprehensive oral health services in two school-based health centers operating in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Topics include delivery-system design, interdisciplinary care, client/community education, continuous quality improvement (CQI), sustainability, evaluation, and resources and capabilities. Appendices include the CQI plan, integration report, operations manual, and spatial analysis. A break-even analysis and process, outcome, and impact indicators/minimal data set are also provided. [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: California, Comprehensive health care, Dental care, Final reports, Health services delivery, Interdisciplinary approach, Local initiatives, Model programs, Oral health, Program improvement, Quality assurance, School based clinics, School districts, Service integration, Systems development, Urban population

Anastos E. 2016. Children’s Oral Healthcare Access Program [final report]. Lemon Grove, CA: Lemon Grove School District, 16 pp. plus attachments.

Annotation: This report describes a project to build a dental clinic and provide comprehensive oral health services to students attending a combined elementary and middle school (kindergarten through eighth grade) in Lemon Grove, CA. Topics include delivery-system design, interdisciplinary care, client/community education, continuous quality improvement, sustainability, evaluation, and resources and capabilities. Appendices include an announcement about the clinic opening, sample forms in English and Spanish, a needs-assessment cover letter and survey, a program brochure, and a memorandum of under- standing between the university and the school district. The process, outcome, and impact indicators/minimal data set is also provided. [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: California, Comprehensive health care, Dental care, Elementary schools, Facility design and construction, Final reports, Health services delivery, Interdisciplinary approach, Local initiatives, Middle schools, Model programs, Oral health, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Rural population, School based clinics, Service integration, Spanish language materials, Systems development

Bruski K. 2016. Children’s Oral Healthcare Access Program [final report]. Costa Mesa, CA: Share Our Selves, 14 pp. plus appendices.

Annotation: This report describes a project to integrate an oral-health-care program into an existing school-based clinic serving students attending a public charter school (kindergarten through grade 8) in Santa Ana, CA. Topics include delivery-system design, interdisciplinary care, client/community education, continuous quality improvement, sustainability, evaluation, and resources and capabilities. Meeting agendas and minutes, a student consent form, and a program brochure and other outreach materials are included. [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: California, Comprehensive health care, Dental care, Final reports, Health services delivery, Interdisciplinary approach, Local initiatives, Model programs, Oral health, Outreach, Program improvement, Quality assurance, School based clinics, Service integration, Systems development, Urban population

Bruski K. 2016. Children’s Oral Healthcare Access Program (COHAP) [final report]. Suisun City, CA: Solano Coalition for Better Health, 45 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a coalition-led project to integrate comprehensive oral health services into an existing school-based health center in the Vallejo City Unified School District in California. Topics include delivery-system design, interdisciplinary care, client/community education, continuous quality improvement (CQI), sustainability, evaluation, and resources and capabilities. The project logic model, marketing tools, classroom-education materials, a performance-improvement-committee definition and plan, an appointment agreement and no show-policy, a CQI plan, and process and outcome data elements are included. [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: California, Comprehensive health care, Dental care, Final reports, Health services delivery, Interdisciplinary approach, Local initiatives, Model programs, Oral health, Program improvement, Quality assurance, School districts, Service integration, Systems development, Urban population

Mariani M, Velazquez L, Kattlove J. 2016. Healthy mouth, healthy start: Improving oral health for young children and families through early childhood home visiting. Santa Monica, CA: Children's Partnership, 11 pp.

Annotation: This brief examines how oral health is incorporated into the early childhood home visiting models that serve the largest number of young children in California: Healthy Families America, Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, Welcome Baby, and Early Head Start (home-based option). It makes the case for increasing efforts to promote oral health care in home-visiting programs and strengthening the relationship between the home-visiting community and the oral health community. The brief also articulates recommendations for next steps that home-visiting programs can take to continue addressing oral health disparities among young children and pregnant women.

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: Access to health care, California, Dental care, Early Head Start, Early intervention, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health education, Health promotion, Home visiting, Infants, Low income groups, Model programs, Oral health, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Relationships, State programs, Young children

Jones E, Schwartz T. 2016. Policy considerations for California following the 2014 reversal of the Medicaid "Free Care Rule". Oakland, CA: California School-Based Health Alliance, 15 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes opportunities for schools to improve children's access to health services and to better integrate school health services within the broader health care delivery system. Topics include a brief history of federal Medicaid policy, an overview of how schools obtain reimbursement for health care services, implementation of Medicaid policy change in California, and recommendations for policymakers to maximize the impact of change on children's access to health care services.

Contact: California School-Based Health Alliance, 1203 Preservation Park Way, Suite 302, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 268-1260 Fax: (510) 268-1318 Web Site: https://www.schoolhealthcenters.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, California, Health care delivery, Medicaid, Reimbursement, School age children, School based clinics, School health services, Service integration, State programs

University of California, Los Angeles, First 5 LA, and Children Now. 2016. Strengthening dental care for children utilizing California's federally qualified health centers. Oakland, CA: Children Now, 14 pp.

Annotation: This policy brief provides information about the state of children's oral health in California, an overview of federally qualified health centers' (FQHCs') role in providing primary care and oral health care services to children, and recommendations for expanding the capacity of FQHCs to improve access to quality oral health care for children in California. The brief outlines recommendations for expanding programs to increase co-location of dental and medical clinics at FQHC sites; supporting programs to improve FQHCs' oral health capacity through medical-dental integration; and expanding investments in information technology and personnel to enhance care coordination.

Contact: Children Now, 1212 Broadway, Fifth Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 763-2444 Fax: (510) 763-1974 E-mail: info@childrennow.org Web Site: http://www.childrennow.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, California, Children, Community based services, Community health centers, Dental care, Health care delivery, Medicaid, Oral health, Pediatric care, Policy development, Preventive health services, Primary care, Program coordination, Public health infrastructure, Quality assurance, Service integration, State programs, Statewide planning

Crall JJ, Illum J, Martinez A, Pourat N. 2016. An innovative project breaks down barriers to oral health care for vulnerable children in Los Angeles County. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 7 pp.

Annotation: This policy brief describes a project to improve oral health care for young children at 12 federally qualified health center clinic sites with co-located oral health and primary care services in Los Angeles County, California. Contents include program goals to reduce barriers to obtaining oral health care for infants and young children from birth through age 5 and strategies and interventions to meet program goals. Topics include infrastructure, practice-management technical assistance, training, quality-improvement learning collaboratives, community systems development, and policy analysis. Additional topics include the location and characteristics of participating clinics, the number of visits for children by project year and quarter, and policy implications.

Contact: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1550, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Telephone: (310) 794-0909 Fax: (310) 794-2686 E-mail: chpr@ucla.edu Web Site: http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, California, Clinics, Community health centers, County programs, Dental care, Infants, Local initiatives, Oral health, Policy development, Primary care, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Quality assurance, Service integration, Systems development, Technical assistance, Training, Work force, Young children

First 5 Contra Costa Children and Families Commission, Healthy+Active Before 5. 2015–. Sugar Bites. Concord, CA: First 5 Contra Costa Children and Families Commission, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are part of a public-awareness campaign aimed at preventing the development of chronic diseases by encouraging parents to choose water for their young child instead of drinks that are high in sugar. The resources focus on reducing children’s risk for obesity, tooth decay, and type 2 diabetes by reducing their consumption of flavored milk, juice drinks, soda, and sports drinks. Contents include brochures, posters, videos, and web graphics. The resources are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: First 5 Contra Costa Children and Families Commission, 1485 Civic Court, Suite 1200, Concord, CA 94520, Telephone: (925) 771-7300 Web Site: http://www.first5coco.org Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Consumer education materials, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Fluid intake, Food consumption, Local initiatives, Multimedia, Nutrition, Obesity, Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, Resource materials, Risk factors, Spanish language materials, Sugar, Water, Young children

Children's Partnership. 2015. Your child has dental coverage!. Santa Monica, CA: Children's Partnership, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet is designed to help families navigate their child’s dental coverage in Covered California and Medi-Cal. Topics include what services are covered, where to learn about dental coverage, and how to find a dentist. 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

Children's Partnership and the Pacific Center for Special Care. 2015. The virtual dental home. Santa Monico, CA: Children's Partnership, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document describes the Virtual Dental Home, a system that combines technological advances with work force innovations to bring oral health care to children where they already spend time, such as at schools and Head Start sites. Topics include barriers to accessing oral health care among children in California, how the system works, client satisfaction and quality of care, and economic benefits. The document also provides information about efforts to advance state policy changes and educate stakeholders about how they can implement the Virtual Dental Home in their communities.

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: Access to health care, California, Children, Dental care, Medical home, Model programs, Oral health, Policy development, Statewide planning, Sustainability, Systems development, Technology, Work force

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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.