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Taylor-Osborne CM, Phipps K. 2017. Kansas Head Start Smiles for Life: The oral health of Kansas Head Start children. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, 41 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a statewide oral health survey of children in Head Start in Kansas. Contents include information about the importance of good oral health, strategies to improve oral health and oral health literacy in families, and factors that impact the oral health of young children. It also includes key survey findings and a summary of strategies that can help improve oral health among young children in Kansas.

Contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612-1274, Telephone: (785) 296-5116 Web Site: http://www.kdheks.gov/ohi Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community based services, Dental caries, Head Start, Health status, Kansas, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevention programs, Program improvement, Public private partnerships, Referrals, Screening, State programs, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends, Young children

New Hampshire Oral Health Coalition. 2017. NH oral health baseline survey I: Identifying oral health resources and promising practices in community-based, non-traditional settings. Concord, NH: New Hampshire Oral Health Coalition, 56 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview and summary of an oral health baseline survey, which was conducted during 2015–2016 throughout New Hampshire for the purpose of identifying community-based oral health programs that take place outside traditional dental offices. The report discusses models, including child-focused programs; voucher programs; and programs in dental operatories, medical offices, and senior centers and institutional facilities. The report also provides cross-model comparisons and discusses networks for follow-up care and referral, alignment of reimbursement and services, opportunities for increasing integration between oral health care and overall health care, and lessons learned.

Contact: New Hampshire Oral Health Coalition, 4 Park Street, Concord, NH 03301, Telephone: (603) 415-5550 E-mail: info@nhoralhealth.org Web Site: http://nhoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community programs, Health care delivery, New Hampshire, Oral health, Service integration, Surveys

Hawaii Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2016. Hawaii Smiles 2015: The oral health of Hawaii's children. Honolulu, HI: Hawaii Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 18 pp.

Annotation: This report presents key findings from a state- wide oral-health-screening survey of students in third grade in Hawaii. Topics include tooth decay experience, untreated tooth decay, dental seal- ants, need for urgent oral health care, oral health disparities, and community water fluoridation. The report also describes the importance of good oral health and key strategies to improve oral health, including community-based prevention programs, screening and referral services, and restorative oral health care.

Contact: Hawaii Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 741-A Sunset Avenue, Room 208, Honolulu, HI 96816, Telephone: (808) 733-9022 Fax: (808) 733-9032 Web Site: http://health.hawaii.gov/mchb/home/child-wellness-programs Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community based services, Dental care, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Fluorides, Hawaii, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health status, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevalence, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Referrals, School age children, Screening, State surveys, Statewide planning, Water

Langelier M, Surdu S, Rodat C, Moore J, Kottek A. 2016. Survey of federally qualified health centers to understand participation with dental residency programs and student externship rotations. Rensselaer, NY: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, 100 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes findings from a survey of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) asking questions about the FQHC's participation in dental student externship or dental residency programs and the impact of that participation on recruitment and retention of dentists in the FQHC. Contents include an executive summary and a technical report with the study background, objectives, methods, findings, discussion, limitations, and conclusions. Topics include prevalence and differences in prevalence of oral health services provided to children and/or adults by FQHCs participating in dental residency or student externship programs.

Contact: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, New York Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, SUNY, School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 Web Site: http://www.oralhealthworkforce.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Children, Community health centers, Internship and residency, National surveys, Oral health, Personnel recruitment, Prevalence, Retention, Service learning, Statistical data, Work force

Pourat N, Martinez AE, Crall J. 2015. Better together: Co-location of dental and primary care provides opportunities to improve oral health. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 8 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents findings from a study to assess oral health care capacity in community health centers (CHCs) in California. Topics include the geographic distribution of CHCs with co-located oral health care and primary care; size, productivity, and revenues of co-located sites compared to those without on-site oral health care capacity; and opportunities to improve access to oral health care in CHCs.

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: California, Community health centers, Dental care, Geographic factors, Oral health, Policy development, Primary care, Program improvement, State surveys

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2015. AMCHP family delegate: Health reform and family leaders. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document describes results from a survey of Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs' Family Delegates to assess their knowledge and needs related to health care reform. Topics include delegates' demographics and their Title V role and responsibilities; the impact of health reform on delegates' role and their understanding of health reform and access to information; delegates' learning interests and preferred learning format; and next steps (providing additional information, tools, and resources to Family Delegates to support their engagement in health reform). [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: Community participation, Families, Health care reform, Leadership, Learning, Needs assessment, Parent participation, Surveys, Work force

Shin P, Sharac J, Zur J, Alvarez C, Rosenbaum S. 2014. Assessing the potential impact of state policies on community health outreach and enrollment activities. Washington, DC: George Washington University, Department of Health Policy, Geiger Gibson/RHCN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative, 19 pp. (Policy research brief no. 35)

Annotation: This research brief analyzes the early outreach and enrollment experiences of 606 community health centers across the country under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Using data from a nationwide survey (conducted in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers), the authors discuss their findings on states' ACA-related activities, comparing differences between states that have fully embraced health reform and states that have resisted or rejected key parts of the ACA. Figures and tables present Medicaid expansion and navigator laws by state and provide descriptive comparisons and statistics on the outreach and enrollment activities of survey participants. An analysis of the anticipated impact of ACA is also provided.

Contact: George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, 950 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20052, Telephone: (202) 994-4100 Web Site: http://publichealth.gwu.edu/departments/health-policy Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health centers, Comparative analysis, Health care reform, National surveys, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Research

White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. 2014. Not alone: The first report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. [Washington, DC]: White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, 20 pp.

Annotation: This report presents action steps and recommendations from a federal task force to protect students from sexual violence. Topics include using campus climate surveys to identify problems; preventing sexual assault on campus; responding effectively when a student is sexually assaulted; and improving the federal government's enforcement efforts, and making them more transparent.

Keywords: Community action, Crime prevention, Federal initiatives, Injury prevention, Interpersonal violence, Judicial actions, Policy development, Program improvement, Public private partnerships, Schools, Sexual assault, Students, Surveys, Training, Trauma, Violence prevention

National Network for Oral Health Access. 2014. Survey of school-based oral health programs operated by health centers: Descriptive findings. Denver, CO: National Network for Oral Health Access, 26 pp.

Annotation: This paper presents findings from a national survey and follow-up focus groups on oral health programs located in school-based health centers and operated by health centers. Topics include integrated services, schools and students served, delivery model, months and days of operation, program services and staff, referrals, client sources, financial report frequency, billing, and payers. Additional topics include starting a school-based oral health program, funding start-up capital expenses, promising practices, and future directions.

Contact: National Network for Oral Health Access, 181 East 56th Avenue, Suite 501, Denver, CO 80216, Telephone: (866) 316-4995 Fax: (866) 316-4995 E-mail: info@nnoha.org Web Site: http://www.nnoha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health centers, Financing, Health services delivery, Model programs, National surveys, Oral health, Reimbursement, School based clinics, School health programs, School health services, Service integration

National Network for Oral Health Access. 2014. An analysis of 2013 health center oral health provider recruitment, retention, and job satisfaction survey results. Denver, CO: National Network for Oral Health Access, 45 pp. (Published September 2014. (JMB))

Annotation: This report presents findings from a survey of executive directors, dentists, and dental hygienists working in health centers throughout the United States to assess salaries, job satisfaction, and recruitment and retention strategies. Contents include information about survey distribution and survey response, an analysis, and survey results. The narrative also provides selected tables and figures; additional analyses and the survey instruments are included in the appendices.

Contact: National Network for Oral Health Access, 181 East 56th Avenue, Suite 501, Denver, CO 80216, Telephone: (866) 316-4995 Fax: (866) 316-4995 E-mail: info@nnoha.org Web Site: http://www.nnoha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health centers, Dental hygienists, Dentists, Employment, Job satisfaction, National surveys, Oral health, Recruitment, Retention, Salaries

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program. 2014. Oral health program activities in New Hampshire–2014 update. Concord, NH: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document describes data collection and analysis activities conducted by New Hampshire's state oral health program. Contents include information about the oral health status of students in second and third grade in schools participating in prevention programs, as well as findings on community-based preventive and restorative oral health services provided to children from families with low incomes. Information about adult oral health perceptions, access to oral health services, and oral health status are also included.

Contact: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301-3852, Telephone: (603) 271-4535 Secondary Telephone: (800) 852-3345, ext. 4535 Fax: (603) 271-4506 E-mail: http://business.nh.gov/EmailContact/EmailContact.aspx?a=cdpc&b=Chronic%20Disease%20Prevention%20and%20Control Web Site: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/bchs/oral/index.htm Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community health services, Health status, New Hampshire, Older adults, Oral health, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, School age children, School health programs, Screening, State surveys

New Mexico Department of Health, Office of Policy and Accountability. (2013). New Mexico state health assessment: 2014-2016. [Santa Fe, NM]: New Mexico Department of Health, ca. 180 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes information and processes used to assess the heath of New Mexico’s population and how the information is used in work with communities to develop priorities and plans of action to improve health. Contents include New Mexico demographics; the health system in the state; core documents with state health assessment information; topic specific health planning assessments; community health councils, assessments and health improvement plans; community transformation grant assessment; other assessments related to system improvement; the Community Health Improvement Plan, and future issues. References and appendices are included.

Contact: New Mexico Department of Health, 1190 South Saint Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505, Telephone: (505) 827-2613 Fax: (505) 827-2530 E-mail: doh-webmaster@state.nm.us Web Site: https://nmhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health services, Health care systems, Needs assessment, New Mexico, Public health, State surveys

Bell J, Mora G, Hagan E, Rubin V, Karpyn A. 2013. Access to healthy foods and why it matters: A review of the research . Oakland, CA: PolicyLink; Philadelphia, PA: The Food Trust, 35 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a current picture of the state of the research on food access, examining the relationship between the “food environments” in which people live and their diets, as well as the relationship between food retailing and community economic development. Topics include measuring change over time in terms of better access to healthy food, the role poor access to healthy food contributes to poorer nutrition overall, and how new healthy food retailing contributes to community economic development in tangible, positive ways.

Contact: PolicyLink, 1438 Webster Street, Suite 303, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 663-2333 Fax: (510) 663-9684 E-mail: info@policylink.org Web Site: http://www.policylink.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Research, Community surveys, Food, Food habits, Food supply, Low income groups, Nutrition, Public health nutrition, Racial factors, Rural environment, Socioeconomic factors

Comey J, Tatian PA, Freiman L, Winkler MK, Hayes C, Franks K, Jordan R. 2013. Measuring performance: A guidance document for Promise Neighborhoods on collecting data and reporting results. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, 261 pp.

Annotation: This guidance is designed to help Promise Neighborhoods implementation grantees collect and assemble indicators to benchmark and track progress over time. Contents include an overview of data collection and use, the structure of a data system, indicators, core elements of the case management system, ensuring confidentiality and data security, neighborhood and school climate surveys, and neighborhood- and school-level data.

Contact: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, Promise Neighborhoods, LBJ Building, Room 4W338, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-5970, Telephone: (202) 453-6615 Fax: (202) 401-4123 E-mail: promiseneighborhoods@ed.gov Web Site: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/promiseneighborhoods/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Benchmarking, Case management, Community development, Confidentiality, Data, Data collection, Family support programs, Federal initiatives, Information systems, Measures, Neighborhoods, Outcome and process assessment, School surveys, Schools, Systems development

California Health Workforce Alliance. 2013. Taking innovation to scale: Community health workers, promotores, and the Triple Aim–A statewide assessment of the roles and contributions of California's community health workers: Final report. [no place]: California Health Workforce Alliance, 78 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from an assessment of the level of engagement and roles of community health workers (CHW) among health care safety net providers in California, and their contributions towards the achievement of the Triple Aim objectives (reduced costs, improved patient experience, and improved population health). The report also discusses challenges and opportunities for expansion including recommendations for conducting a statewide CHW campaign; implementing a statewide CHW education, training, and certification infrastructure; and sustainable financing mechanisms. Case studies are also included.

Contact: California Health and Human Services Agency, Office of the Secretary, 1600 Ninth Street, Room 460, Sacramento, CA 95814, Telephone: (916) 654-3454 Web Site: http://www.chhs.ca.gov/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Campaigns, Case studies, Certification, Client satisfaction, Community health workers, Costs, Financing, Paraprofessional education, Program improvement, State surveys, Statewide planning, Training

U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health. 2013. The 2010 Indian Health Service oral health survey of American Indian and Alaska Native preschool children. Rockville, MD: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 26 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a national survey to assess the oral health of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) infants and children ages 1-5. Topics include the significance of tooth decay in AI/AN infants and children and disparities between AI/AN infants and children and those in the U.S. population as a whole. Recommendations for increased prevention, engaging tribes and communities, and interdisciplinary approaches to the problems of oral disease are also discussed.

Contact: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 08N34 A, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (800) 447-3368 E-mail: dentaljobs@ihs.gov Web Site: http://www.ihs.gov/dentistry Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Barriers, Community participation, Dental care, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Interdisciplinary approach, National surveys, Oral health, Population surveillance, Young children

Oklahoma State Department of Health, Dental Health Service. 2012. Oklahoma community water fluoridation plan. Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma State Department of Health, Dental Health Service, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the history of community water fluoridation and its role in improving oral health by reducing tooth decay throughout the country and in Oklahoma. Additional topics include a brief review of federal and state laws and regulations; program management; quality control; and goals, objectives, and action plan elements. Appendices include a logic model for Oklahoma, a chart showing the status of fluoridation in the state, and fact sheets.

Contact: Oklahoma State Department of Health, Dental Health Service, 1000 Northeast 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299, Telephone: (405) 271-5502 Fax: (405) 271-5434 Web Site: https://www.ok.gov/health/Community_&_Family_Health/Dental_Health_Service/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Community based services, Consumer education materials, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Oklahoma, Oral health, Public health, State surveys

Drayton V, Walker D. 2012. National Healthy Start evaluation: Update on evaluation activities, SACIM meeting, July 10, 2012. Bethesda, MD: Abt Associates, 49 slides.

Annotation: These slides summarize findings from a survey of 104 Healthy Start sites that reports on 2010 data. The presentation discusses the logic model and evaluation questions; findings related to core and expanded service components, systems components, and perceived outcomes; and next steps and recommendations.

Contact: Abt Associates Inc., 4800 Montgomery Lane, Suite 600, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 913-0500 Fax: (301) 652-3618 Web Site: http://www.abtassociates.com/index.cfm Available from the website.

Keywords: Community based services, Healthy Start, Infant health, Infant mortality, Maternal health, National surveys, Program evaluation

Texas Department of State Health Services, Office of Program Decision Support. 2012. Oral health surveillance data chart book. Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services, Office of Program Decision Support, 53 pp.

Annotation: This chart book provides national and statewide data on oral health status and trends among residents of Texas. It also describes factors affecting oral health status in the state. Topics include birth defects involving the mouth; oral disease among adults, children, and pregnant women; cancers of the mouth and throat; community water fluoridation; substance abuse among youth; the oral health work force; and access to oral health care services.

Contact: Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Improvement Program, P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1818, Austin, TX 78714-9347, Telephone: (512) 776-2008 Fax: (512) 776-7256 E-mail: dental@dshs.state.tx.us Web Site: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dental/default.shtm Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Adults, Children, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Community based services, Data, Fluorides, Health status, Infants, Oral health, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Risk taking, State surveys, Texas, Trends, Water, Work force

Demissie Z, Brener ND, McManus T, Shanklin SL, Hawkins J, Kann L. 2011-. School health profiles 201_: Characteristics of health programs among secondary schools. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, biennial.

Annotation: This report summarizes a biennial survey of middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers to assess school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, and territories. Topics include school health education requirements and content, physical education and physical activity, practices related to bullying and sexual harassment, school health policies related to tobacco-use prevention and nutrition, school-based health services, family engagement and community involvement, and school health coordination. Maps, questionnaires, and data files are also available.

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: Bullying, Community participation, Family school relations, Health policy, Nutrition, Physical activity, Physical education, Prevention programs, Program coordination, School health education, School health programs, School health services, School safety, Service coordination, Sexual harassment, Statistics, Surveys, Tobacco use, Trends

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.