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Washington State Department of Health, Oral Health Program and Surveillance and Evaluation Section. 2017. Smile Survey 2015–2016: A report on the oral health of Washington's children. Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Health, Oral Health Program and Surveillance and Evaluation Section, 56 pp.

Annotation: This report presents results from an assessment of oral health among children in Head Start and early learning programs and children in kindergarten and second and third grade in public elementary schools in Washington. Results are compared with 2010 and 2005 Smile Survey results and with Healthy People 2020 objectives and national averages. Topics include oral disease prevalence, decay experience and untreated tooth decay, dental sealants, and oral health disparities.

Contact: Washington State Department of Health, Prevention and Community Health Division, P.O. Box 47890, Olympia, WA 98504-7890, Web Site: http://www.doh.wa.gov/AboutUs/ProgramsandServices/PreventionandCommunityHealth.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Comparative analysis, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Elementary schools, Head Start, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health status, Oral health, Prevalence, Screenings, State surveys, Washington, Young children

Oklahoma State Department of Health, Dental Health Services. 2016. Oklahoma oral health needs assessment 2016: Third grade children. Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma State Department of Health, Dental Health Services, 50 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a needs assessment for students in third grade in Oklahoma to produce statewide estimates of oral health status indicators. The needs assessment determined prevalence of dental sealants, untreated dental caries, other caries experience, missing teeth, and need for care. Report contents include information about the research design, results, and a discussion. The appendices contain a letter sent to schools and the return postcard; forms for parental consent, data collection, and results; a description of participant characteristics; and a comparison to national objectives and earlier state assessments.

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: Comparative analysis, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Healthy People 2020, Needs assessment, Oklahoma, Oral health, School age children, Screening, State surveys

Hossain S, Michelson K. 2016. 2015–2016 Oral health status of Utah's children. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 33 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a statewide oral health screening of 2,000 students in first through fourth grades in 47 elementary schools to measure the extent of untreated tooth decay, caries experience, prevalence of dental sealants, and need for oral health care. Additional topics include dental insurance coverage, time since last dental visit, unmet needs, and disparities in care. The report also contains a comparison of Utah’s oral health status with national goals, the study methodology, information about access to care by race and ethnicity, program resources, a list of participating schools, and the parent questionnaire.

Contact: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 142002, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2002, Telephone: (801) 273-2995 Web Site: http://health.utah.gov/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Comparative analysis, Dental caries, Dental insurance, Disparities in health care, Health status, Oral health, Prevalence, School age children, State surveys, Utah

Kann L, Olsen EO, McManus T, Harris WA, Shanklin SL, Flint KH, Queen B, Lowry R, Chyen D, Whittle L, Thornton J, Lim C, Yamakawa Y, Brenner N, Zaza S. 2016. Sexual identify, sex of sexual contacts, and health-related behaviors among students in grades 9–12: United States and selected sites, 2015. MMWR Surveillance Summaries 65(9):1–202,

Annotation: This report summarizes results for 118 health-related behaviors plus obesity, overweight, and asthma by sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts from the 2015 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 25 state surveys, and 19 large urban school district surveys conducted among students in grades 9–12. Contents include a description of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, survey methodology, and survey results for the prevalence of health-risk behaviors among sexual minority students compared with nonsexual minority students. Recommendations for reducing disparities in health-risk behaviors among sexual minority students are also included.

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: Adolescent health, Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Comparative analysis, Health behavior, Health surveys, Individual characteristics, Minority groups, National surveys, Population surveillance, Prevalence, Risk factors, Risk taking, School districts, School surveys, Sex factors, Sexual behavior, Sexual health, Sexual identity, Sexual partners, State surveys, Statistical data, Urban population

Yarbrough C, Vujicic M, Nasseh K. 2015. More dental benefits options in 2015 health insurance marketplaces. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 18 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief compares dental benefits offerings in 2015 to the offerings in 2014, focusing on the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM) and select state-based marketplaces. Topics include dental benefits offered within medical plans and stand-alone dental plans and the amount of information available to consumers when they are shopping for dental benefits through the FFM. The brief concludes with a discussion of the findings' policy implications.

Contact: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Web Site: http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/health-policy-institute Available from the website.

Keywords: Comparative analysis, Dental insurance, Federal health insurance programs, Oral health, Policy analysis, State health insurance programs, Statistical data

Phipps KR, Ricks TL. 2015. The oral health of 1–5 year old American Indian and Alaska Native children: Results of the 2014 IHS Oral Health Survey. Rockville, MD: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 9 pp. (Indian Health Service data brief)

Annotation: This brief presents findings from a national survey to assess the oral health status of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children ages 1–5. Contents include information on the prevalence of tooth decay in the primary and permanent teeth of AI/AN children ages 1–5 in 2014 at both the national and Indian Health Service Area level, as well as trends in the oral health of this population since 2010. The brief also describes the prevalence of dental sealants on a primary molar tooth among this population.

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: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Comparative analysis, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health status, National surveys, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevalence, Statistical data, Trends, Young children

Nasseh K, Yarbrough C, Vujicic M. 2015. Including child dental benefits in medical plans in California had limited impact on premiums. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 8 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief examines the impact of embedding pediatric dental benefits within medical plans on medical plan and stand-alone dental plan (SADP) premiums. Topics include costs to consumers obtaining child dental benefits via medical plans in terms of monthly premiums compared to those obtaining dental benefits via SADPs. The brief also describes dental benefits offered through embedded medical plans compared to those offered through traditional SADPs with respect to services covered and cost-sharing arrangements for preventive services.

Contact: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Web Site: http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/health-policy-institute Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Comparative analysis, Costs, Dental care, Dental insurance, Health care reform, Health insurance, Oral health, Pediatric care, Preventive health services, State legislation, Washington

Oh J, Yearwood S, Leonard L. 2015. Oral health of Rhode Island children. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings on the oral health status of children in third grade in Rhode Island. Contents include school sampling, data management and analysis, screening methods, screening participation, demographic characteristics of children, and oral health outcomes. Topics include tooth decay, dental sealants, impact of race and ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. The report also provides a comparison of the results to Healthy People 2020 objectives and to results from earlier surveys. Recommendations are included.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Fax: (401) 222-4415 Web Site: http://www.health.ri.gov/programs/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Comparative analysis, Dental care, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health status, Healthy People 2020, Oral health, Preventive health services, Rhode Island, School age children, Screening, State surveys, Statistical data

Blumenthal D, Malphrus E, McGinnis JM, eds; Institute of Medicine, Committee on Core Metrics for Better Health at Lower Cost. 2015. Vital signs: Core metrics for health and health care progress. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 380 pp.

Annotation: This report presents a set of core measures for health and health care and describes how their focused implementation can contribute to reducing the burden of measurement on clinicians; enhance transparency and comparability; and improve health outcomes nationwide. Contents include a summary of issues, options, and successful strategies with respect to advancing measurement and enhancing collaborative efforts around measurement in the four domains of healthy people, quality of care, costs of care, and people’s engagement in health and health care. The evidence is distilled into detailed findings throughout the report. Recommendations describe key goals for advancing measurement and are accompanied by specific strategies that stakeholders should undertake in implementing the recommendation.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-32493-9.

Keywords: Barriers, Comparative analysis, Costs, Measures, Policy development, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Treatment outcome

Clary A. 2015. Integrating maternal and child health data systems. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 5 pp.

Annotation: This report presents a comparative analysis of state efforts to integrate maternal and child health (MCH) data sets and provides recommendations for Iowa based on the research. It discusses MCH data included in integrated data systems such as hearing screening; lead screening; immunizations; Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program claims; vital records; newborn blood-spot testing; Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); oral health; and early intervention. The report also addresses integrated MCH data system users and maintenance.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Comparative analysis, Data sources, Integrated information systems, Iowa, Maternal health, Service integration, State initiatives, Systems development

Hawaii State Department of Health, Family Health Services Division. 2015. Hawaii oral health: Key findings. [Honolulu, HI]: Hawaii State Department of Health, Family Health Services Division, 18 pp.

Annotation: This report presents key findings on the oral health status of and access to oral health care for residents of Hawaii, and strategies for improving oral health. Topics include oral health problems, dental visits in the past year, emergency department visits for oral health-related reasons, work force, and community water fluoridation. Contents include data stratified by age and income group, and comparisons of state and national data.

Contact: Hawaii Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Branch, 741-A Sunset Avenue, Room 208, Honolulu, HI 96816, Telephone: (808) 733-9022 Fax: (808) 733-9032 Web Site: http://health.hawaii.gov/mchb Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Children, Comparative analysis, Dental care, Hawaii, Health status, Oral health, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Health care utilization, Public health infrastructure, State surveys, Statistical data, Work force

Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program. 2015. Texas third grade oral health basic screening survey results. Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program, 1 p.

Annotation: This document presents findings from a public-school-based screening survey to collect oral health data consistent with national standards. Topics include percentages of students in third grade with untreated tooth decay, dental sealants, and urgent need for oral health care. Comparisons from two statewide samples against Healthy People 2020 goals are included.

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: Comparative analysis, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Elementary schools, Health objectives, Needs assessment, Oral health, Population surveillance, Preventive health services, School age children, Screening, State surveys, Texas

Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program. 2015. Texas oral health and the National Survey of Children's Health. Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program, 1 p.

Annotation: This document presents select results from the National Survey of Children's Health on the percentages of infants, children, and adolescent (from birth to age 17) in Texas who received preventive oral health care in the past year. The data are stratified by poverty status and type of insurance for the state and for the United States as a whole.

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, Children, Comparative analysis, Dental care, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Infants, Low income groups, National surveys, Oral health, Preventive health services, State surveys, Statistical data, Texas

Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program. 2015. Texas oral health and Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document presents findings on the relationship between preventive oral health care use and health behaviors among students in grades 9-12 in Texas. Contents include the percentage of students lacking dental visits within the past year by age; race/ethnicity; risk-taking behavior (drinking soda, tobacco use, marijuana use); and healthy behavior (physical activity and good school grades).

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: Academic achievement, Access to health care, Adolescents, Age factors, Children, Comparative analysis, Dental care, Ethnic factors, Health behavior, Health care disparities, Health care utilization, National surveys, Nutrition, Oral health, Preventive health services, Risk taking, State surveys, Statistical data, Texas, Tobacco, Young adults

Build Initiative. 2014-. QRIS compendium. Boston, MA: Build Initiative, 1 v.

Annotation: This searchable, web-based compendium is designed to promote thoughtful design, analysis, and ongoing improvement in early care and education systems building. The website provide details on quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) in every state, territory, and region/locality. Users can develop comparative matrices across states and regions/localities that include multiple QRIS elements, review one or more elements across states and regions/localities or across particular features of a QRIS, produce full state/region/local QRIS profiles, obtain historical information about key policies within a state/region/local QRIS, and find resource documents that can provide guidance on particular features of a 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: Child care, Comparative analysis, Databases, Early childhood education, Policy analysis, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Systems development

National Partnership for Women and Families. 2014. Expecting better: A state-by-state analysis of laws that help new parents (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: National Partnership for Women and Families, 75 pp.

Annotation: This report documents workers' rights under state laws and the progress that states have made in promoting the economic security of expecting and new parents. It also includes a snapshot of state policies that more broadly assist family caregivers -- both parents and workers overall -- in addressing the needs of their children and other family members.

Contact: National Partnership for Women and Families, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20009, Telephone: (202) 986-2600 Fax: (202) 986-2539 E-mail: info@nationalpartnership.org Web Site: http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer Available from the website.

Keywords: Comparative analysis, Family support, Parental leave, Policy, Policy analysis, Reports, State initiatives, State legislation, Working parents

Child Trends. 2014. World family map 2014: Mapping family change and child well-being outcomes (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Child Trends, 67 pp.

Annotation: This report provides indicators of family well-being worldwide. Topics include family structure, socioeconomics, processes, and culture. The report also includes an essay on union stability and early childhood health in developing countries, as well as a brief analysis of psychological distress among children and adolescents ages 9-16 in the European Union.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.childtrends.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Comparative analysis, Cultural factors, Data, Educational factors, Families, Geographic factors, International health, Socioeconomic factors, Trends

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

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2014. Medicaid: Demographics and service usage of certain high-expenditure beneficiaries. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 43 pp.

Burwick A, Zaveri H, Shang L, Boller K, Daro D, Strong DA. 2014. Costs of early childhood home visiting: An analysis of programs implemented in the Supporting Evidence-based Home Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment Initiative. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research, 43 pp., plus appendices.

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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.