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Academy of General Dentistry. n.d.. A state advocacy toolkit. Chicago, IL: Academy of General Dentistry, 6 pp.

Annotation: This document for oral health professionals provides information and resources about advocating for oral health and oral health care access in states. Topics include becoming aware, being educated, and informed; building grassroots support; building coalitions; reaching out to legislators; testifying before state boards or legislatures; and attending or hosting town hall meetings and fundraisers. A link to additional resources for facilitating advocacy in government, public, and professional relations is also provided.

Contact: Academy of General Dentistry, 560 W. Lake Street, Sixth Floor, Chicago, IL 60661-6600, Telephone: (888) 243-3368 Fax: (312) 335-3443 Web Site: http://www.agd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Coalitions, Community action, Fundraising, Legislation, Oral health, Policy development, Public awareness campaigns, Statewide planning

Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition. 2019. Check-up on oral health: A call to action. Milwaukee, WI: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information about the importance of oral health throughout the lifespan, the economic costs of oral disease and oral health disparities, and efforts to improve access to preventive oral health services in Michigan. Topics include gains made in increasing access statewide through the expansion of Healthy Kids Dental, a public-private partnership between the Michigan Department of Community Health and Delta Dental; maintenance of dental benefits for adults enrolled in Medicaid; community water fluoridation; and dental sealants.

Contact: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 620 South 76th Street, Suite 120, Milwaukee, WI 53214, Telephone: (414) 292-4000 Secondary Telephone: (414) 337-4561 Fax: (414) 231-4972 Web Site: http://www.chawisconsin.org/oral-health.php?pg=13 Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Barriers, Children, Coalitions, Community action, Dental sealants, Fluorides, Health care disparities, Infants, Life course, Medicaid, Michigan, Older adults, Oral health, Policy development, Preventive health services, Public private partnerships, State programs, Statewide planning, Water, Wisconsin

Roche MK, Blank M, Jacobson R. 2017. Community schools: A whole-child framework for school improvement. Washington, DC: Institute for Educational Leadership, Coalition for Community Schools, 26 pp.

Annotation: This paper proposes community schools as a strategy for school improvement. Topics include what a community school looks like at the school level, how community schools support provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act, and how states can support community schools. Information about community school and initiative exemplars, resources, and partners are included.

Contact: Institute for Educational Leadership, Coalition for Community Schools, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20008-2304, Telephone: (202) 822-8405 X111 Fax: (202) 872-4050 E-mail: ccs@iel.org Web Site: http://www.communityschools.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Coalitions, Collaboration, Community coordination, Community participation, Equal opportunities, Families, Learning, Models, Organizational change, Program improvement, Public private partnerships, Relationships, School districts, Schools, Service integration, Social support, Systems development

Lombardi J, Harding JF, Connors MC, Friednam-Krauss AH, Dichter H, Ponder K, Sells J, Wolfe RB, Tarrant K, Scott-Little C, Maxwell KL, Jordan E, King C, Mathias D. 2016–. Rising to the challenge: Building effective systems for young children and families, a BUILD e-book. Boston, MA: Build Initiative, multiple items.

Annotation: This e-book highlights lessons learned from the initial implementation of a federal initiative to support states in their efforts to align, coordinate, and improve the quality of existing early learning and development programs across multiple funding streams that support children from birth through age five. Contents include experience, trends, and reflections captured through interviews with state leaders. Topics include state systems building through governance, local systems building through coalitions, early learning-health connections, trends and innovations in early childhood education work force development, reform in vision and practice, improving systems of learning through the use of child standards and assessments, integrated data strategies, and the impact of the initiative on state Quality Rating Improvement Systems (QRIS).

Contact: Build Initiative, 89 South Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02111, Telephone: (617) 523-6565 E-mail: info@buildinitiative.org Web Site: http://www.buildinitiative.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Assessments, Child health, Coalitions, Data, Early childhood development, Early childhood education, Federal initiatives, Financing, Learning, Program coordination, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Service coordination, Service delivery systems, Standards, State government, Systems development, Trends, Work force

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2016–. The 6 | 18 Initiative: Accelerating evidence into action. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple items.

Annotation: This website provides resources from a national initiative to engage health care purchasers, payers, and providers in collaborating with the public health community to improve health and control health care costs. Topics include high-burden health conditions and associated interventions that prevent chronic and infectious diseases by increasing coverage, access, use, and quality; and how to align evidence-based preventive practices with emerging value-based payment and delivery models. Contents include a fact sheet and evidence summaries on reducing tobacco use, controlling high blood pressure, preventing health care-associated infections, controlling asthma, preventing unintended pregnancy, and controlling and preventing diabetes.

Contact: 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 Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Coalitions, Collaboration, Consumers, Disease prevention, Health care delivery, Health care reform, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Infectious diseases, Intervention, Models, National initiatives, Preventive health services, Public private partnerships, Quality assurance, Reimbursement, Relationships, Third party payers

Hester J, Auerbach J, Seeff L, Wheaton J, Brusuelas K, Singleton C. 2016. CDC's 6 | 18 Initiative: Accelerating evidence into action. Washington, DC: National Academy of Medicine, 10 pp.

Annotation: This paper describes a national initiative to engage health care purchasers, payers, and providers in collaborating with the public health community to rapidly accelerate implementation of 18 evidence-based interventions targeting six high-burden conditions. Topics include the conceptual framework of prevention, the criteria and process for selecting the six conditions and 18 interventions, and how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is building new relationships with health care purchasers, payers, and providers to support implementation efforts. The paper concludes with recommendations for assessing the initiative's success and for building on the relationships that are being created.

Contact: National Academy of Medicine, 500 5th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, E-mail: NAMedicine@nas.edu Web Site: http://nam.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Coalitions, Collaboration, Disease prevention, Health care reform, Intervention, Models, National initiatives, Preventive health services, Public private partnerships, Relationships

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health. 2016. Michigan state oral health plan implementation progress report. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes successful activities and initiatives to improve oral health in Michigan. Contents include success stories about the oral health surveillance system, the Boyne city water fluoridation vote, connecting oral health to diabetes management, the Michigan Oral Health Coalition mini-grant program, increasing age 1 dental visits, the Healthy Kids Dental expansion, the Seal! Michigan Dental Sealant Program, donated dental services, an older adult oral health assessment pilot, and strengthening oral health programs.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 201 Townsend Street, Box 30195, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4911_4912_6226---,00.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Children, Coalitions, Dental sealants, Disease management, Fluorides, Grants, Infants, Michigan, Older adults, Oral health, Population surveillance, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Progress reports, State programs, Statewide planning, Water

Hayes CP. 2016. Increasing access to oral health care in Missouri: One funder's approach. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This issue brief provides information about a multiyear initiative to increase access to oral health care for children and adults in Missouri. Topics include increasing access to oral health services, increasing the number of providers, and expanding insurance coverage and acceptance. Additional topics include establishing the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health, hiring a state dental director, financing data collection, and disseminating and implementing a state oral health plan.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Children, Coalitions, Community participation, Data collection, Financing, Grants, Health insurance, Missouri, Oral health, Public private partnerships, Statewide planning, Work force

[Connecticut Coalition to Improve Birth Outcomes]. 2015. Connecticut plan to improve birth outcomes. [no place: Connecticut Coalition to Improve Birth Outcomes], 87 pp.

Annotation: This document provides recommendations and strategies for improving birth outcomes in Connecticut. Contents include the list of organizations represented on the Connecticut Coalition to Improve Birth Outcomes and how they used policy analysis tools to identify priorities and recommendations, and the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network that supports the strategies outlined in the plan. Topics include addressing socioeconomic factors, making the healthy choices the easy choice, protecting individuals, implementing evidence-based interventions in clinical settings, and providing individual or public educational messages and support. Information about the perinatal landscape, emerging issues, and suggestions for using the plan are also included.

Contact: Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT 06510-9755, Telephone: (203) 777-2386 Fax: (203) 787-6584 E-mail: contactus@cfgnh.org Web Site: http://www.cfgnh.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Coalitions, Collaboration, Connecticut, Ethnic groups, Health disparities, Infant mortality, Infants, Low birthweight, Networking, Outcome and process assessment, Perinatal care, Pregnant women, Preterm birth, Program improvement, Service integration, Statewide planning, Systems development

Varda DM. 2014-. PARTNER: Program to Analyze, Record, and Track Networks to Enhance Relationships. Denver, CO: University of Colorado Denver, 1 v.

Annotation: This tool allows people and organizations that work together as a network to measure and monitor collaborative activity over time. Using social network analysis, network measures indicate progress of collaboration by assessing which partners are involved, the ways that partners exchange resources, and provide a better understanding of the amount of effort required to sustain a collaborative. Additionally, outcome measures related to the process of collaboration can be determined. The tool can be purchased for varying amounts depending on the type of organization purchasing it and the amount of technical assistance desired.

Contact: University of Colorado Denver, School of Public Affairs, P.O. Box 173364, Campus Box 142, Denver, CO 80217-3364, Telephone: (303) 315-2228 Fax: (303) 315-2229 E-mail: spa@ucdenver.net Contact E-mail: partnertool@ucdenver.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Coalitions, Collaboration, Measures, Networking, Outcome and process assessment, Public private partnerships, Relationships, Surveys, Sustainability

Washington Dental Service Foundation. 2014. The votes are in: Advocating for Medicaid adult dental coverage in Washington. Seattle, WA: Washington Dental Service Foundation, 8 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit describes strategies used to restore the Medicaid adult dental program in Washington. Topics include adapting advocacy materials to suit local needs, working with state policymakers, initiating a media campaign, and using social media tools.

Contact: Medicaid | Medicare | CHIP Services Dental Association , 4411 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., #104, Washington, DC 20008, Telephone: (202) 855-3993 Fax: (202) 248-2315 E-mail: mfoley@medicaiddental.org Web Site: http://www.medicaiddental.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Advocacy, Coalitions, Communication, Information networks, Media campaigns, Medicaid, Oral health, Policy development, Public private partnerships, State programs, Washington

Shak L, Mikkelsen L, Gratz-Lazarus R, Schneider N. 2013. What's good for health is good for business: Engaging the business community in prevention efforts. Oakland, CA: Prevention Institute, 16 pp.

Annotation: This resource guide is designed to support community prevention leaders as they develop coalitions and engage local businesses in prevention efforts to improve employee and resident access to healthy food, physical activity, and tobacco-free environments. The guide highlights examples of fruitful public health business partnerships, explores the basis for their success, and provides insights on how to replicate these successes elsewhere. Topics include engaging with businesses in the community, determining who to engage within the business community, building relationships and recruiting businesses, making the case to businesses, working in partnership with business stakeholders, and sustaining business involvement.

Contact: Prevention Institute, 221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607, Telephone: (510) 444-7738 Fax: (510) 663-1280 E-mail: prevent@#preventioninstitute.org Web Site: http://www.preventioninstitute.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Business, Coalitions, Collaboration, Communities, Community programs, Costs, Financing, Food, Health, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention, Public health, Smoking

National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. 2013. 2012 impact report: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. Alexandria, VA: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a retrospective look at the work of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) in 2012. Contents include program spotlights, donor recognition, a financial summary, and information about HMHB leadership. Topics include partnerships, premature infant health, perinatal nutrition, using technology and new media for maternal and child health, and oral health education.

Contact: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, 4401 Ford Avenue, Suite 300***OPERATIONS MOVED TO ZERO TO THREE*** 5/5/2015, Alexandria, VA 22302, Telephone: (703) 837-4792 Fax: (703) 664-0485 E-mail: info@hmhb.org Web Site: http://www.hmhb.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Coalitions, Fiscal management, Health education, Infants, Leadership, MCH programs, Mass media, Nutrition, Oral health, Outcome evaluation, Perinatal health, Pregnant women, Prematurity, Technology, Women

Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center. 2013. Coalition building toolbox (rev. ed.). Silver Spring, MD: Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center, multiple items.

Annotation: This toolbox provides information about what coalitions are and their role for Emergency Medical Services for Children projects. The toolbox provides links to resources for health professionals, database searches, example practices, and resources for families and caregivers. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (301) 244-6300 Fax: (301) 244-6301 E-mail: emscinformation@childrensnational.org Web Site: http://www.emscnrc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Coalitions, Collaboration, Emergency medical services for children, Health services, Resource materials

Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County. [2012]. Healthy Start: Reducing health disparities–Improving birth outcomes in Chester County 1996-2009. Chester PA: Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the impact of the Chester County, Pennsylvania, Healthy Start program on participating mothers and children during the period 1996-2009. Topics include the evaluation methodology, efforts to reach women in most need, conditions impacting infant health, and efforts to prevent poor birth outcomes and provide access to health care. Data and estimated costs savings are included. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County, 30 West Barnard Street, Suite1, P.O. Box 2747, West Chester, PA 19380-0990, Telephone: (610) 344-5370 Fax: (610) 344-5279 E-mail: mchc@ccmchc.org Web Site: http://www.ccmchc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Coalitions, Community based services, Cost effectiveness, Data, Healthy Start, Infant health, Infant mortality, Local initiatives, Maternal health, Pennsylvania, Program evaluation

Oral Health Colorado. [2012]. Promoting oral health in Colorado communities: A marketing communications and advocacy toolkit. [no place]: Oral Health Colorado, 64 pp.

Annotation: These tools and resources are designed to help coalitions strengthen oral health policy and create a healthier norm in communities and statewide in Colorado. Topics include legislative advocacy and communicating about oral health. Contents include fact sheets on fluoride, dental insurance, and social media; and a sample news release and op-ed.

Contact: Oral Health Colorado, P.O. Box 1335, Nederland, CO 80466, Telephone: (303) 258-3339 E-mail: deborah@oralhealthcolorado.org Web Site: http://www.oralhealthcolorado.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Coalitions, Colorado, Communication, Communities, Oral health, State initiatives, State legislation

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. [2012]. Oral health coalitions & community advocates: A key element of state oral health infrastructure. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for oral health coalition members and community advocates presents key recommendations for enhancing the ability of state and local programs to fulfill critical roles. Contents include elements of state oral health infrastructure and how coalition members and community advocates can support state oral health infrastructure and capacity building.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: info@astdd.org Web Site: http://www.astdd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Coalitions, Community action, Oral health, Policy development, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, State programs

DentaQuest Foundation. 2012. An electronic compendium of resources for building oral health coalitions. Westborough, MA: DentaQuest Foundation, 50 pp.

Annotation: This compendium is intended to serve professionals in building community-based coalitions dedicated to improving oral health. The compendium organizes the literature into three broad categories: (1) the role of community-based coalitions in health promotion, (2) how to build a successful coalition, and (3) case studies of successful coalitions. Topics include assessing needs and resources, best practice guidelines, establishing collaborations, communications and conflict, management and leadership, media outreach, planning and implementation, and policy development and research. The citations in the compendium link to free, full-text publications crossing the fields of communication, management practice, oral health, prevention, psychology, public health education, and public policy.

Contact: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: http://www.dentaquestpartnership.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Coalitions, Community role, Health promotion, Manuals, Oral health, Resources for professionals

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2012. Handbook on planning, evaluating, and improving collaboration for oral health programs. Sparks, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 44 pp.

Annotation: This handbook provides a framework and strategies for planning, evaluating, and improving collaborations to effectively and efficiently address complex oral health issues. Topics include determining a shared purpose, raising collaboration literacy, mapping communities of practice, monitoring stages of development, assessing levels of integration and interprofessional collaboration, and developing a communication plan to share findings. The appendix contains an overview of evaluation concepts, and an accompanying workbook presents a sequence of steps and worksheets. Information on how to use the handbook and workbook is also provided.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: info@astdd.org Web Site: http://www.astdd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Coalitions, Collaboration, Communication, Evaluation, Manuals, Oral health, Planning

Shulman J, Cappelli DP, Coon P, Payne HW, Reinecke S. 2012. Texas Oral Health Coalition's oral health plan for the state of Texas 2012-2015. Midland, TX: Texas Oral Health Coalition, 61 pp.

Annotation: This document details the steps taken by the Texas Oral Health Coalition to produce a state oral health plan, reviews the state's oral health efforts, and recommends programs and priorities to improve the oral health of people living in Texas. The plan is organized around the core functions of public health including monitoring and surveillance, research, communications, preventive strategies, state infrastructure, evaluation, partnerships, and policy development. Each core function has four sections: background, existing activity at the state level, gaps, and action items.

Contact: Texas Oral Health Coalition, TX Telephone: (432) 413-8843 Fax: (432) 689-7507 Web Site: http://txohc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Coalitions, Oral heath, Statewide planning, Texas

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