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Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. n.d.. [Colorado] Interagency Agreement. , 18 pp.

Annotation: This Interagency Agreement is between (1) the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing [T19] and (2) the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) [T5]. It documents the state of Colorado's response to legislation in Title V and Title XIX of the Social Security Act requiring state Title V programs and Medicaid agencies to develop an interagency agreement to work together. The Interagency Agreement includes an amendment dated 12/29/2014 that lists additional definitions, a list of public health programs covered by the agreement, programs included in Colorado's health systems and health care services, and health facilities emergency medical services information.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Document Number: CO.1.2 .

Keywords: Colorado, Cooperative agreements, Interagency cooperation, Medicaid, State MCH programs, State agencies

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. n.d.. [Colorado] HIPAA Business Associate Interagency Memorandum of Understanding. , 9 pp.

Annotation: This Memo of Understanding (MOU) describes an Interagency Agreement effective in 2004 between the Colorado Departments of Health Care Policy and Financing and of Public Health and the Environment regarding the sharing of protected health information as per HIPAA Privacy Rules. Provisions of the agreement include obligations of the parties regarding permitted uses and disclosures; safeguards; reporting; access to protected information; amendments; accounting rights; minimum necessary access; data ownership; retention of protected information; audits, inspection, and enforcement; and safeguards. Additional provisions include termination clauses, no waiver of immunity, defense, disclaimer, certification, amendment, assistance in litigation or administration proceedings, no third party beneficiaries, interpretation, survival of certain terms, representatives and notice, and availability of funds. The attachment sets forth additional terms in uses, disclosures, subcontractors, receipts, and restrictions on use of data.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Document Number: CO.2.2.

Keywords: Colorado, Cooperative agreements, Interagency cooperation, Medicaid, State MCH programs, State agencies

Colorado Health Institute and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. 2018. Family matters in oral health. Denver, CO: Colorado Health Institute, 5 pp.

Annotation: This report describes an analysis comparing oral health data for children and adolescents ages 1–14 in Colorado whose parents or other caregivers had a dental visit with those whose parents or caregivers did not have a dental visit. The report provides an overview of child oral health in the state. It also discusses findings of the analysis in the following categories: (1) effect of adult oral health care utilization on children’s oral health and (2) geographic disparities. Steps toward improving children’s oral health in Colorado are also presented.

Contact: Colorado Health Institute, 303 E. 17th Avenue, Suite 930, Denver, CO 80203, Telephone: (303) 831-4200 Web Site: http://www.coloradohealthinstitute.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Colorado, Geographic factors, Oral health, State surveys, Statistical data

Calanan R, Elzinga-Marshall G, Gry D, Payne E, Mauritson K. 2018. Tooth be told: Colorado's basic screening survey—Children's oral health screening: 2016-17. Denver, CO: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environmenty, 33 pp.

Annotation: This report presents data from a survey of students in kindergarten and third grade in Colorado that included an oral health screening conducted during the 2016–2017 school year. The report provides an introduction to the survey and a summary of main findings; a description of the methodology; and results categorized by caries experience, untreated decay, treatment urgency, and sealants. Trends in oral health outcomes and in oral health disparities by race/ethnicity and school-level socioeconomic status are presented.

Contact: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive, South, Denver, CO 80246, Telephone: (303) 692-2000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 886-7689 E-mail: cdphe.information@state.co.us Web Site: https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe Available from the website.

Keywords: Colorado, Ethnic factors, Oral health, Racial factors, School age children, Socioeconomic factors, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends

Boyes S, Davis L, Adams G, Mills M, Deutchman M. 2017. MORE Care: Narrowing the rural interprofessional oral health care gap. Westborough, MA: DentaQuest Institute, 35 pp., exec. summ. (10 pp.)

Annotation: This paper provides information about initiating interprofessional networks that integrate and coordinate person-centered oral health care in rural communities. Topics include oral health as a national issue with rural implications, interprofessional practice and the oral-systemic health connection, creating networks and a learning collaborative, state offices of rural health and medical-oral expanded care initiation, and challenges and opportunities for innovation. Examples from Colorado, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina are included.

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: Collaboration, Colorado, Community based services, Dental care, Health care delivery, Information systems, Oral health, Pennsylvania, Program coordination, Provider networks, Rural environment, Rural health, Rural populations, Service integration, South Carolina, State initiatives, Systems development, Technology, Work force

Martin AB, Probst JC, Jones KM. 2017. Improving rural oral health: Six states’ response to the United States Department of Health and Human Services oral health strategic framework. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, 15 pp. (Findings brief)

Annotation: This brief explores how six states from different regions of the country (Colorado, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina) have responded to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Oral Health Strategic Framework. For each state, background information is provided, along with a summary of how the state is improving access to oral health care and advancing oral health interprofessional practice.

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

Keywords: Access to health care, Colorado, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oral health, Pennsylvania, Service Integration, South Carolina, State programs

Colorado Center for Health and Environmental Data. [2016]. Colorado oral health surveillance system plan 2016-2020. Denver, CO: Colorado Center for Health and Environmental Data, 20 pp.

Major E. 2016. School Based Comprehensive Oral Health Services Grant Program final report. Frisco, CO: Summit Community Care Clinic, 17 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a project to provide access to preventive and restorative oral health care, demonstrate a decrease in dental caries incidence, show an increase in oral health literacy, and create a financially sustainable oral health program for children in Summit County, CO. Topics include delivery-system design, interdisciplinary care, client/community education, continuous quality improvement, sustainability, evaluation, and resources and capabilities. Appendices include a memorandum of understanding, enrollment and send-home forms, a permission form in English and Spanish, a screening survey tool, a student quiz, and a list of advisory board members. 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: Colorado, Comprehensive health care, Dental care, Final reports, Financing, Health services delivery, Interdisciplinary approach, Local initiatives, Model programs, Oral health, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Rural population, School districts, Service integration, Spanish language materials, Systems development

Sherer E. 2016. School Based Comprehensive Oral Health Services Grant Program final report. Denver, CO: University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing, 15 pp. plus appendix.

Annotation: This report describes a community health center–university partnership to establish accessible, affordable, high-quality oral health care for students by operationalizing a mobile dental van on school property. 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, a memorandum of understanding, a presentation, informed consent forms, and marketing and outreach materials. 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: Colorado, Community health centers, Comprehensive health care, Dental care, Final reports, Health services delivery, Interdisciplinary approach, Local initiatives, Mobile health units, Model programs, Oral health, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Rural population, Service integration, Systems development, University affiliated programs

Finkelstein D, Petersen D, Schottenfeld L, Hula L, McGlone M. 2016. Promoting physical activity among low-income children in Colorado: Family perspectives on barriers and opportunities. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from focus groups and surveys with parents and children in low-income households and interviews with community stakeholders to gather information about the barriers that families with low incomes face when trying to support children's physical activity. Topics include the types of activities children are doing to be physically active, what parents and children value about physical activity, the challenges parents and children face in their personal lives and their communities that make it difficult to support children's physical activity, and what communities can do to make it easier for children to be active. The appendices contain the study methodology, parent and youth survey results, focus group guides, parent and child surveys, and community stakeholder interview guide.

Contact: Mathematica Policy Research, P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393, Telephone: (609) 799-3535 Fax: (609) 799-0005 E-mail: info@mathematica-mpr.com Web Site: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Children, Colorado, Families, Focus groups, Interviews, Low income groups, Physical activity, Surveys

Oral Health Colorado. 2015. Smart mouths, smart kids: Improving dental health for Colorado students. Nederland, CO: Oral Health Colorado, 1 v.

Annotation: This toolkit provides information and resources on assessing the feasibility of initiating school- linked oral health services and designing and building a sustainable school oral health pro- gram. Contents include resources for generating ideas, assessing community needs, creating a budget, developing a business plan, providing a rationale for activities, framing an idea, build- ing a program, and maintaining and sustaining a successful school oral health program. The toolkit also includes a data application (a targeted and focused electronic health record) that can be used to monitor children’s oral health status over time.

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: Access to health care, Barriers, Colorado, Community based services, Dental care, Low income groups, Minority groups, Oral health, Preventive health services, Relationships, Rural population, School aged children, School linked programs, State programs, Sustainability

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2015. Opportunities and strategies for improving preconception health through health reform: Advancing collective impact for improved health outcomes. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 8 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief explores how states can capitalize on the opportunities presented by health reform to improve birth outcomes, particularly through preconception health. It highlights state Title V maternal and child health programs, particularly programs in three states (Michigan, Oklahoma, and Oregon) that participated in an action learning collaborative and are working to strengthen partnerships to implement preconception health activities, enhance preventive care for women, explore financing options for preconception care services, and use data to inform policy and program development. Delaware and Colorado also are featured as states that are working toward improved access to preconception care.

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

Keywords: Access to health care, Collaboration, Colorado, Data, Delaware, Financing, Health care reform, Learning, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, Policy development, Preconception care, Preventive health services, Program development, Program improvement, Public private partnerships, State MCH programs, Title V programs, Women's health

Delta Dental of Colorado. 2014–. Cavities Get Around [Las caries se propagan]. Denver, CO: Delta Dental of Colorado, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help health professionals and others raise public awareness about ways to prevent tooth decay and promote oral health in infants and young children. Topics include the importance of primary teeth, limiting consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), and giving children water between meals and at bedtime. Contents include a partner toolkit (written in English and Spanish) containing campaign brand standards, facts and tips on child oral health, radio spots, infographics, logos, and an SSB policy. The resources also discuss children’s health insurance coverage and finding oral health care. .

Contact: Delta Dental of Colorado, 4582 South Ulster Street, Suite 800, Denver, CO 80237, Telephone: (800) 233-0860 E-mail: customer_service@ddpco.com Web Site: http://www.deltadentalco.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Colorado, Consumer education materials, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Families, Fluid intake, Infants, Multimedia, Nutrition, Oral health, Parents, Policy development, Public awareness campaign materials, Public awareness campaigns, Public broadcasting, Public health education, Public service announcements , Spanish language materials, State initiatives, Young children

Hossain M, Coughlin R, Zickafoose J. 2014. CHIPRA quality demonstration states help school-based health centers strengthen their medical home features. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp. (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Evaluation highlight no. 8)

Annotation: This document is the eighth in a series that presents descriptive and analytic findings from the national evaluation of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program. The document focuses on a joint CHIPRA quality demonstration project in Colorado and New Mexico in which the quality improvement goals include integrating the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) approach into school-based health centers (SBHCs). The document describes what motivated the states and SBHCs to adopt the PCMH approach, actions they are taking to strengthen SBHCs' medical home features, changes in the states' health care policies that are relevant to SBHCs being recognized as PCMHs, and what other states can do if they are interested in supporting SBHCs in their efforts to become medical homes.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Colorado, Demonstration programs, Medical home, New Mexico, Policy development, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Quality assurance, School based clinics, State programs

McManus MA, Fox HB. 2014. Lack of comparability between CHIP and ACA qualified health plans. Washington, DC: National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health , 34 pp. (Fact sheet; no. 11)

Annotation: This fact sheet compares benefits and cost-sharing requirements in separate non-Medicaid Children's Health Insurance Programs (CHIPs) and child-only qualified health plans available to families with low and moderate incomes in five geographically representative states -- Colorado, Georgia, Oregon, Texas, and West Virginia -- that enroll all or almost all of CHIP-eligible children in separate programs. Contents include a brief summary of each state's current CHIP eligibility levels for its separate CHIP programs, type of CHIP benefit package, and type of health insurance exchanges. Additional topics include coverage for 28 mandatory and optional service categories defined under the CHIP statute.

Contact: National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health , 1615 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-1500 Fax: (202) 429-3557 E-mail: info@thenationalalliance.org Web Site: http://www.thenationalalliance.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Colorado, Comparative analysis, Cost sharing, Eligibility, Georgia, Health care reform, Individualized health plans, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oregon, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, State programs, Texas, West Virginia

Simons D, Hendricks T, Lipper J, Pires SA. 2014. Intensive care coordination using high-quality wraparound for children with serious behavioral health needs: State and community profiles. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 61 pp.

Annotation: This document profiles the various ways that U.S. states and communities are structuring, implementing, and evaluating intensive care coordination (ICC) using the wraparound approach for children and youth with significant mental health conditions. The document defines wraparound as a structured approach to service planning and care coordination for individuals with complex needs that is built on a system of care and adheres to specified procedures. Contents include the evidence base for wraparound and information on established, evolving, and emerging ICC/wraparound programs.

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: Children, Colorado, Community programs, Coordination planning, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mental health, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Patient care, Pennsylvania, Program coordination, Rhode Island, Service coordination, State programs, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Youth

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Oral Health Unit. 2014. Children's oral health in Colorado. Denver, CO: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Oral Health Unit, 4 pp. (Maternal and child health issue brief; no. 10)

Annotation: This brief describes progress in meeting Healthy People 2020 goals for reducing untreated tooth decay and reducing dental caries experience among children in kindergarten and third grade in Colorado. Topics include why children's oral health is an issue; social and economic health disparities; behaviors, environments, and systems that support good oral health in children; and the importance of dental visits by age 1.

Contact: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Maternal and Child Health Program, Prevention Services Division, Telephone: (303) 692-2503 Web Site: http://www.mchcolorado.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Colorado, Healthy People 2020, Oral health, Prevention services, School age children, Dental care, State surveys, Statistical data

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. 2014. Colorado Head Start oral health screening 2013–2014. [Denver, CO]: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 7 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information from a statewide oral health screening of children in Head Start in Colorado to assess the prevalence of dental caries experience, untreated tooth decay, treatment urgency, and children who have dental homes. Contents include a description of the participants and results, information about Healthy People 2020 targets, and conclusions. Demographic characteristics and statistical data are included.

Contact: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive, South, Denver, CO 80246, Telephone: (303) 692-2000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 886-7689 E-mail: cdphe.information@state.co.us Web Site: https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe Available from the website.

Keywords: Colorado, Dental caries, Head Start, Health status, Healthy People 2020, Oral health, Screening, State surveys, Young children

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

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

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

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

Prater W, Alker J. 2013. Aligning eligibility for children: Moving the stairstep kids to Medicaid. Melo Park, CA: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Kaiser Family Foundation, 11 pp.

Annotation: This brief examines how the transition of children from the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to Medicaid after the Affordable Care Act goes into effect will affect children, families, and states. The brief offers an introduction to the issue and and overview (including the number of children affected, how children and families will be affected, benefits, cost sharing, enrollment and renewal procedures, access to care, fiscal impact on states, and administrative efficiency). The brief also discusses lesson learned from New York and Colorado from their early transition of coverage (including how children have transitioned, how families have been notified about changes, how delivery systems have affected alignment, and how providers were engaged in the process). Other models used to coordinate CHIP and Medicaid are also discussed.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: http://www.kff.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Colorado, Costs, Eligibility, Enrollment, Families, Health care delivery, Health care reform, Infants, Legislation, Low income groups, Medicaid, New York, Program coordination, State programs, Statistical data, Transition

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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.