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National HPV Vaccination Roundtable. 2018. Cancer prevention through HPV vaccination: An action guide for dental health care providers. Atlanta, GA: National HPV Vaccination Roundtable, 8 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about how oral health professionals can help prevent cancer by referring patients for the human papillomavirus vaccination. The guide describes the problem and a solution. It also outlines steps for oral health professionals for preventing cancer, referring patients, collaborating with others, and creating a pro-immunization environment.

Contact: National HPV Vaccination Roundtable, 250 Williams Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30303, Web Site: http://hpvroundtable.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Human papillomavirus, Oral health, Prevention, Referral, Collaboration

Hales N, Hokenmaier SC, Lewis C, Parekh S, Tai KL, Truss M. 2016. Maryland comprehensive cancer control plan [upd.]. [Baltimore, MD]: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Family Health Administration, 89 pp.

Annotation: This document presents a plan for reducing the burden of cancer in Maryland. Contents include goals, objectives, and strategies related to the primary prevention of cancer; high burden of cancers in Maryland; and cancer survivorship, palliative care, and hospice care. Information about the Maryland Cancer Collaborative, terms and acronyms, surveillance and data used in the plan, and special topics in cancer control is included.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Center for Cancer Prevention and Control, 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-6500 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx Web Site: https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/cancer/Pages/home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Disease prevention, Maryland, Oral health, Palliative treatment, Prevention services, Screening, Statewide planning, Strategic plans, Therapeutics

Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice in partnership with the American College of Physicians and the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health . 2016. Oral health and HPV. Philadelphia, PA: American College of Physicians, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes human papillomavirus (HPV) and how it is linked to oral health. Topics include how oral HPV can be prevented, the warning signs of oral HPV, and how oral HPV can be treated. Questions to ask a primary care health professional and additional resources are included. The fact sheet is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: American College of Physicians, 190 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572, Telephone: (215) 351-2400 Secondary Telephone: (800) 523-1546 Web Site: https://www.acponline.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Disease prevention, Human papillomavirus, Oral cancer, Oral health, Patient care management, Primary care, Risk factors, Spanish language materials

Indiana State Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2016. Indiana oral health surveillance report: 2016. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana State Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 3 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information on oral health metrics for Indiana residents categorized by age. Topics include the oral health status of infants, children, adolescents, and adults and the proportion of each cohort that has visited the dentist or has received a preventive intervention. Data on access to fluoridated community water systems and on deaths from oral and pharyngeal cancers for all ages are also included.

Contact: Indiana State Department of Health, Oral Health Home, 2 N. Meridian Street, Section 7-G, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Telephone: (317) 233-1325 Secondary Telephone: (800) 433-0746 Fax: (317) 233-7001 E-mail: oralhealth@isdh.state.in.us Web Site: http://www.in.gov/isdh/18695.htm Available from the website.

Keywords: Health status, Indiana, Infants, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Intervention, Oral cancer, Oral health, Population surveillance, Preventive health services, State surveys, Statistical data

National Cancer Institute. 2016. Research-tested intervention programs (RTIPs). Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute, multiple items.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes an online, searchable database designed to provide program planners and public health practitioners with easy and immediate access to evidence-based cancer control interventions and program materials. Contents include key features, criteria for inclusion, and program review process. Featured program areas include breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening; diet and nutrition; HPV vaccination; informed decision making; obesity; physical activity; sun safety; public health genomics; survivorship/supportive care; and tobacco control.

Contact: National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20892-8322, Telephone: (800) 422-6237 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (301) 402-0555 E-mail: cancergovstaff@mail.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.cancer.gov Available from the website. Document Number: NIH Pub. No. 12-7617.

Keywords: Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Colon cancer, Decision making, Disease prevention, Family support programs, Genomics, Human papillomavirus, Informed consent, Nutrition, Obesity, Online databases, Peer support programs, Physical activity, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Risk factors, Screening, Smoking, Sun exposure, Survivors, Tobacco use, Vaccines

Jeronimo J, Castle PE, Temin S, Denny L, Gupta V, Kim JJ, Luciani S, Murokora D, Ngoma T, Qiao Y, Quinn M, Sankaranarayanan R, Sasieni P, Schmeler KM, Shastri SS. 2016. Secondary prevention of cervical cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology resource-staffed clinical practice guidelines. Journal of Global Oncology [published online before print October 28, 2016],

Annotation: This guideline for health professionals, public health authorities, policymakers, and laypersons in all settings offers guidance on secondary prevention of cervical cancer. Contents include key recommendations for screening; triage; and treatment of women with precursor lesions. Recommendations for special populations, such as women who are HIV positive, immunosuppressed, pregnant, postpartum, or women who have had hysterectomies are also addressed. Topics include developing infrastructure for HPV testing, diagnosis, and treatment in settings without current mass screening; cost and policy implications, guideline implementation, and future directions.

Contact: American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2318 Mill Road, Suite 800, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone: (571) 483-1300 Fax: (703) 299-1044 E-mail: asco@asco.org Web Site: http://www.asco.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Cervical cancer, DNA testing, Diagnosis, Disease prevention, Human papillomavirus, International health, Medical treatment, Oral cancer, Oral health, Postpartum women, Pregnant women, Primary care, Triage, Women's health

Women's Preventive Services Initiative. 2016. Final report to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration: Recommendations for preventive services for women (abridged report). Washington, DC: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 33 pp.

Annotation: This document presents recommendations for women's preventive health care services. Topics include breast cancer screening for average-risk women, breastfeeding services and supplies, screening for cervical cancer, contraception and contraceptive counseling, screening for gestational diabetes mellitus, screening for human immunodeficiency virus, screening for interpersonal and domestic violence, counseling for sexually transmitted infections, and well-woman preventive visits.

Contact: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 409 12th Street S.W., P.O. Box 96920, Washington, DC 20090-6920, Telephone: (202) 638-5577 Secondary Telephone: (202) 863-2518 E-mail: resources@acog.org Web Site: http://www.acog.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, Cervical cancer, Contraception, Counseling, Domestic violence, Gestational diabetes, Guidelines, HIV screening, Health screening, Health services delivery, Interpersonal violence, Preventive health services, Sexually transmitted diseases, Women's health

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health. 2016. Betel quid with tobacco (gutka). Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about the use and health effects of betel quid, a combination of betel leaf, areca nut, and slaked lime. Topics include betel quid and gutka (betel quid with tobacco) use by men and women and by region. Health issues associated with the use of betel quid and gutka such as precancerous conditions, cancer, reproductive health problems, and nicotine addiction are also discussed.

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

Keywords: Cancer, Drug effects, Nicotine, Oral health, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Reproductive health, Risk factors, Smokeless tobacco, Tobacco use

National Cancer Institute. 2015–. Adolescents and young adults with cancer. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources provide information about cancer in adolescents and young adults ages 15–39. Topics include types of cancers in young people, finding a doctor and hospital, treatment choices, coping and support, after treatment, and organizations serving adolescents and young adults. Reports, research, literature, and a quiz are also available.

Contact: National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20892-8322, Telephone: (800) 422-6237 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (301) 402-0555 E-mail: cancergovstaff@mail.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.cancer.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Cancer, Consumer education materials, Disease management, Family support services, Financial support, Peer support programs, Research, Resources for professionals, Special health care needs, Young adults

Clifford S, Austin C. 2015. Betel nut. Hillsborough, NC: Orange County Health Department, 1 p.

Annotation: This handout provides information about the potentially harmful effects of chewing betel nut, including increased risk for cancer and gum disease. The handout addresses risk associated with combining betel nut and tobacco and risks for chewing betel nut for pregnant women and children. The handout also includes information about the importance of talking with a doctor and dentist about betel nut use and early cancer detection and provides phone numbers for information about oral health care in North Carolina. The handout is available in English, Burmese, and Karen.

Contact: Orange County Health Department, P.O. Box 8181, Hillsborough, NC 27278, Telephone: (919) 732-8181 Contact Phone: (919) 245-2387 Contact E-mail: sclifford@orangecountync.gov Web Site: http://www.orangecountync.gov/departments/health Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Cancer, Children, Early intervention, Gingivitis, Non English language materials, North Carolina, Oral health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Risk factors, Substance use, Tobacco use

Orange County Health Department. 2015. Betel nut provider guide: The importance of screening for betel (areca) nut. Hillsborough, NC: Orange County Health Department, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document for health care professionals provides guidance on screening for betel (areca) nut use. Topics include what betel nut is and how it used, who is likely to chew betel nut, how to tell if someone chews betel nut, and why it is important to talk to patients about betel nut. Additional topics include adverse health effects of betel nut use for oral health and pregnancy outcomes, and what health professionals can do. Sample screening questions are included.

Contact: Orange County Health Department, P.O. Box 8181, Hillsborough, NC 27278, Telephone: (919) 732-8181 Web Site: http://www.orangecountync.gov/departments/health Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Communication, Culturally competent services, Drug effects, Nicotine, Oral health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Risk factors, Smokeless tobacco, Substance use screening, Tobacco use

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2014. The HPV vaccine: Access and use in the U.S.. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 5 pp.

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2014. Missed opportunities to prevent cervical cancer: Strategies to increase HPV vaccination. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 3 pp. (Fact sheet: Women, children and adolescents)

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 2014. Human papillomavirus vaccination 2014. Washington, DC: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 24 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit contains materials to help obstetricians, gynecologists, and their staff communicate with clients about the importance of receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Contents include guidance on HPV vaccination recommendations and how to integrate the vaccine into routine care, frequently asked questions for clients, a physician script, coding information, and a vaccine information statement. Tips for talking with parents about HPV vaccine are included.

Contact: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 409 12th Street S.W., P.O. Box 96920, Washington, DC 20090-6920, Telephone: (202) 638-5577 Secondary Telephone: (202) 863-2518 E-mail: resources@acog.org Web Site: http://www.acog.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Communication, Disease prevention, Human papillomavirus, Preventive health services, Resources for professionals, Vaccines, Women's health services

Senerchia S, ed; Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership; Black Women's Health Imperative; Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan; Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies; National Council of La Raza; and Society for Public Health Education. 2014. Reach for health equity: Racial and ethnic approaches to community health–A look at how six minority-serving national organizations are working to decrease health disparities. Washington, DC: Society for Public Health Education, 71 pp.

Annotation: This document describes the experiences of six national organizations that serve minority communities (MNOs) to design and implement health equity projects that would work towards closing the health disparity gap in at least one of the following racial and ethnic minority groups: African Americans/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Latino/Hispanic American, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. The MNOs focused on reducing disparities in one or more of the following health priority areas: breast and cervical cancer screening and management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, tobacco use, and infant mortality. Contents include data on health disparities for racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States, information about collaborative efforts and the impact of collaborative and unique organizational effects, and descriptions of the MNO projects.

Contact: Society for Public Health Education, 10 G Street, N.E., Suite 605, Washington, DC 20002, Telephone: (202) 408-9804 Fax: (202) 408-9815 E-mail: info@sophe.org Web Site: http://www.sophe.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Breast cancer, Cardiovascular diseases, Cervical cancer, Collaboration, Diabetes mellitus, Disease prevention, Equal opportunities, Ethnic groups, Health status, High risk groups, Infant mortality, Minority health, Public health, Screening, Tobacco use

American Dental Association Council on Access, Prevention, and Interprofessional Relations. 2014. Proceedings of the November 18–20, 2013 Prevention Summit: Advancing America's Oral Health. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes proceedings of a summit held on November 18–20, 2013, in Chicago, IL, to develop a national framework for action on preventing oral disease. Contents include an overview of summit outcomes and activities by day, planning group members, purpose, objectives, and sponsors. Topics include the financing and economics of oral health; oral health conditions including oral cancer, periodontal disease, facial injuries, and dental caries; prevention strategies; stakeholder group perspectives; and integrated approach. Materials provided at the summit are also available.

Contact: American Dental Association, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Community action, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Injuries, Oral cancer, Oral health, Participation, Periodontal diseases, Planning, Service integration, Sustainability

Community Preventive Services Task Force. 2013. Improving oral health. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Community Guide Branch, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources provide evidence-based recommendations and findings about what works to improve public oral health. Strategies are reviewed and interventions outlined in three key areas: (1) prevention of dental caries, (2) prevention of oral and pharyngeal cancers, and (3) prevention of oral and facial injuries. Recommendations for community water fluoridation and school-based dental-sealant programs are included.

Contact: Community Preventive Services Task Force, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Community Guide Branch, 1600 Clifton Road, N.E., MSE69, Atlanta, GA 30329, Telephone: (404) 498-6595 E-mail: communityguide@cdc.gov Web Site: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/task-force/community-preventive-services-task-force-members Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Community based services, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Fluorides, Health promotion, Injuries, Oral health, Prevention services, Program evaluation, School age children, School based clinics, Water

Philadelphia Child Death Review Teams. 2013. Child death review report 2009-2010. [Philadelphia, PA]: Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Medical Examiner's Office, 41 pp.

Annotation: This report describes and discusses child deaths that occurred in Philadelphia in 2009 and 2010 and that were reviewed by the Philadelphia Child Death Review Team. The report provides background and an overview of child deaths reviewed during the period and discusses infant deaths, natural deaths, unintentional injury deaths, and intentional injury deaths.

Contact: Philadelphia Department of Public Health, 1401 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19102, Telephone: (215) 686-45200 Fax: (215) 686-5212 Web Site: http://www.phila.gov/health/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Cancer, Child abuse, Child death, Child death review, Cause of death, Child neglect, Drowning, Firearm injuries, Infant death, Intentional injuries, Poisoning, SIDS, Unintentional injuries

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities. 2013. Hispanics in Maryland: Health data and resources. Balitmore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, 16 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the health of Maryland's Hispanic population. The report includes data highlights; basic information about this population; and information about social and economic well-being, economic characteristics, mortality, access to health care, health risk and protective factors, cancer, chronic disease, HIV and infectious diseases, maternal and infant health, and mental health. It is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, 201 West Preston Street, Room 500, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-7117 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx Web Site: http://dhmh.maryland.gov/mhhd/Pages/home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Cancer, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Economic factors, Ethnic factors, HIV, Health, Hispanic Americans, Infant health, Maryland, Mental heath, Minority groups, Mortality, Protective factors, Racial factors, Risk factors, Spanish language materials, State surveys, Statistical data, Women's health

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities. 2013. American Indians and Alaska Natives in Maryland: Health data and resources. Balitmore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, 11 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the health of Maryland's Native American and Alaska Native population. The report includes data highlights; basic information about this population; and information about social and economic well-being, economic characteristics, mortality, access to health care, health risk and protective factors, cancer, chronic disease, HIV and infectious diseases, maternal and infant health, and mental health.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, 201 West Preston Street, Room 500, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-7117 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx Web Site: http://dhmh.maryland.gov/mhhd/Pages/home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Alaska natives, Cancer, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Economic factors, Ethnic factors, HIV, Health, Hispanic American Indians, Infant health, Maryland, Mental health, Minority groups, Mortality, Protective factors, Racial factors, Risk factors, State surveys, Statistical data, Women's health

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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.