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State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. n.d.. [State of Connecticut:] Memorandum of Understanding between Department of Public Health and (Name of Managed Care Organization). , 4 pp.

Annotation: This Memorandum of Understanding is between (1) the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) and (2) the CYSHCN Regional Medical Home Support Centers (CT has contracted with 5 Managed Care Organizations). It documents the state of Connecticut'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 objective of this agreement is to recognize shared goals and to establish methods of coordination and cooperation to ensure that children and youth served by the Regional Medical Home Support Centers who are enrolled in Connecticut's HUSKY, Part A managed care program receive timely and comprehensive health care services under the EPSDT program.

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: CT.2.2.

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

Honigfeld L, Dworkin P. 2018. Investing in child health to ensure equity, population health, and long term cost savings: Opportunities in state health care reform. Farmington, CT: Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, 3 pp. (Issue brief; no. 62)

Annotation: This issue brief addresses value based payment as an important model in health care reform for children's services and offers recommendations for including children's health in health care reform efforts. Efforts in Connecticut are described.

Contact: Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, 270 Farmington Avenue, Suite 367, Farmington, CT 06032, Telephone: (860) 679-1519 Fax: (860) 679-1521 E-mail: info@chdi.org Web Site: http://www.chdi.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Children, Connecticut, Costs, Health care reform, Health equity, State programs

Connecticut Department of Public Health. 2018. Oral health improvement plan for Connecticut 2019-2024. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, 22 pp.

Annotation: This plan, the goal of which is to guide state and community programs in their efforts to improve the oral health of all Connecticut residents, has four focus areas: prevention, access to and utilization of oral health care, integration of oral health services and general health services, and data collection and analysis. The plan outlines 16 objectives under the four focus areas, offers suggested strategies, and lists potential partners. The state of oral health in Connecticut is also addressed.

Contact: Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134-0308, Telephone: (860) 509-8000 E-mail: webmaster.dph@po.state.ct.us Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/dph Available from the website.

Keywords: , Access to health care, Community programs, Connecticut, Data analysis, Data collection, Health care utilization, Oral health, Prevention, State programs

Connecticut State Dental Association. 2017. Connecticut cares about oral health: An oral health curriculum (rev. ed.). Southington, CT: Connecticut State Dental Association, multiple files.

Annotation: This packet is designed to help educators integrate oral health education into Connecticut's school health curricula. The packet comprises 6 lesson modules for educating students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 about oral health and healthy behaviors. Each module lists objectives, questions, and related subject areas and can be used individually or in combination with recommended supportive activities and classroom materials. The revised online curriculum has modules for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grade 1, grades 2-3, grades 4-5, and grades 6-8.

Contact: Connecticut State Dental Association, 835 West Queen Street, Southington, CT 06489, Telephone: (860) 378-1800 Fax: (860) 378-1807 Web Site: http://www.csda.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Connecticut, Curricula, Oral health, Preschool education, School age children, School health education, State initiatives, Young children

Lee M. 2017. Connecticut’s Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement Project: Pregnancy risk assessment monitoring system data for evaluation. New Haven, CT: Connecticut Voices for Children, 11 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) and how PRAMS data can be used for evaluating the Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement project in Connecticut. Topics include births and maternal oral health and health care in Connecticut. Contents include PRAMS questions on maternal oral health, oral health care for mothers by health insurance status, and implications and alternatives for project evaluation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Connecticut Voices for Children, 33 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06510, Telephone: (203) 498-4240 Fax: (203) 498-4242 E-mail: voices@ctvoices.org Web Site: http://www.ctvoices.org

Keywords: Connecticut, Health care utilization, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Population surveillance, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Program evaluation, Risk assessment, State programs, State surveys

Connecticut Dental Health Partnership. 2017. Dental care for pregnant women in HUSKY A. Farmington, CT: Connecticut Dental Health Partnership, 11 pp. (Connecticut's Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement Project)

Annotation: This report describes a study that estimated the impact of the Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement Project on oral health services utilization by pregnant women in Connecticut’s HUSKY Program, the state’s health care coverage program that provides low-cost or free comprehensive coverage for families or single adults with low incomes. The report provides background about Medicaid eligibility, the Medicaid dental benefit, managed care, and perinatal outreach in Connecticut. The report also discusses study methods, data, and the analytic approach and presents results. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Connecticut Dental Health Partnership, 195 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032, Telephone: (860) 507-2302 Web Site: https://www.ctdhp.com/default.asp

Keywords: Connecticut, Dental care, Health care utilization, Low income groups, Managed care, Medicaid, Oral health, Perinatal care, Pregnant women, State programs

Connecticut Department of Public Health. 2017. Dental sealants save teeth!. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document for parents provides information about how dental sealants can protect teeth from decay. Topics include what dental sealants are, which teeth should be sealed, how sealants are applied, whether decay can occur underneath sealants, how long sealants last, how sealants feel, and how Connecticut residents can get dental sealants. Other tips for preventing tooth decay are included. The document is available in Chinese, Creole, English, French, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Contact: Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134-0308, Telephone: (860) 509-8000 E-mail: webmaster.dph@po.state.ct.us Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/dph Available from the website.

Keywords: , Connecticut, Consumer education materials, Dental decay, Dental hygiene, Dental sealants, Health promotion, Non English language materials, Oral health, Prevention, Spanish language materials, State initiatives

Connecticut Department of Social Services. 2016. CTDHP provider office perinatal survey. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Social Services, 1 p.

Annotation: This document for health professionals comprises questions about oral health care services for pregnant women that their offices may or may not provide. Topics include preventive and restorative services, urgent and emergency care, local anesthesia, X-rays, and restrictions related to treating pregnant women. [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: Connecticut, Dental care, Oral health, Perinatal health, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, State surveys

Poerio D. 2016. Children’s Oral Healthcare Access Program [final report]. East Hartford, CT: Integrated Health Services, 16 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a project to expand a school-based health center oral health program in East Hartford, CT. Topics include delivery-system design, interdisciplinary care, client/community education, continuous quality improvement, sustainability, evaluation, and resources and capabilities. The appendices include parent permission forms for screening and treatment in English and Spanish, a program brochure, a referral list and forms, and a sterilization log. The process, out- come, 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: Comprehensive health care, Connecticut, Dental care, Final reports, Health services delivery, Interdisciplinary approach, Local initiatives, Model programs, Oral health, Program improvement, Quality assurance, School based clinics, Service integration, Spanish language materials, Systems development, Urban population

Connecticut Voices for Children. 2016. Independent performance monitoring in the HUSKY Program: Ensuring accountability for scarce state dollars. New Haven, CT: Connecticut Voices for Children, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document reports on aspects of Connecticut’s publicly funded HUSKY Program performance and quality based on findings from independent performance monitoring. Topics include continuity of health insurance coverage and enrollment changes, maternal health and birth outcomes for new families, enrollment and preventive health services use in early childhood, trends in health services access and use, the impact of a federally funded project on maternal and infant oral health services, and data-quality improvement.

Contact: Connecticut Voices for Children, 33 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06510, Telephone: (203) 498-4240 Fax: (203) 498-4242 E-mail: voices@ctvoices.org Web Site: http://www.ctvoices.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Connecticut, Early childhood, Enrollment, Evaluation, Financing, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Medicaid, Oral health, Outcome and process assessment, Pregnancy, Preventive health services, Program improvement, Quality assurance, State MCH programs, Trends

Lee M, Iverson S. 2016. Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement Project: Monitoring the HUSKY Program's capacity for caring for pregnant women and infants. New Haven, CT: Connecticut Voices for Children, 11 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a study to determine the impact of the Perinatal Infant and Oral Health Quality Improvement Project (PIOHQIP) on access to care for pregnant women and infants in Connecticut’s HUSKY Program. Contents include an overview of PIOHQIP and information about the study methods, including subjects, instruments, data, analytical approach, and limitations. Tables provide information on the project-implementation schedule; survey respondents; changes in health care use among pregnant women, new mothers, and infants; and changes in health professional practice. The survey instrument is included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Connecticut Voices for Children, 33 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06510, Telephone: (203) 498-4240 Fax: (203) 498-4242 E-mail: voices@ctvoices.org Web Site: http://www.ctvoices.org

Keywords: Access to health care, Connecticut, Health care delivery, Health care utilization, Infants, Medicaid, Oral health, Perinatal heath, Pregnant adolescents, Pregnant women, Program improvement, Quality assurance, State MCH programs, State surveys

Lee MA. 2016. Identifying pregnant women for targeted outreach to improve oral health. Farmington, CT: Connecticut Dental Health Partnership, 11 pp. (Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement Project)

Annotation: This report summarizes a study to determine the effectiveness of using administrative data from the HUSKY Program’s medical administrative services organization to identify pregnant women for targeted oral health outreach. HUSKY is Connecticut’s public health coverage program for eligible children, parents, relative caregivers, senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, adults without children, and pregnant women within the income guidelines. The report describes study methods and presents results. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Connecticut Dental Health Partnership, 195 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032, Telephone: (860) 507-2302 Web Site: https://www.ctdhp.com/default.asp

Keywords: Connecticut, Health insurance, Low income groups, Oral health, Outreach, Pregnant women, State programs, Statistical data

Connecticut Department of Public Health. 2015. Statewide health care facilities and services plan: 2014 supplement. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, 191 pp.

Annotation: This document provides a blueprint for health care delivery in Connecticut and a resource guide for health care facilities and services planning. Topics include the current health care environment; acute care facilities, use, and trends; at-risk and vulnerable populations and unmet needs; current initiatives to address unmet health care needs among vulnerable populations; and recommendations and next steps.

Contact: Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134-0308, Telephone: (860) 509-8000 E-mail: webmaster.dph@po.state.ct.us Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/dph Available from the website.

Keywords: Connecticut, Health care delivery, Health facilities, Health services delivery, Public health, Resources for professionals, Statewide planning, Strategic plans

Lee MA, Feder K. 2015. Dental services for children and parents in HUSKY program in 2013: Utilization is improved over 2008 but unchanged from 2012. New Haven, CT: Connecticut Voices for Children, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about coverage continuity and oral health care use over time by young children under age 3, school-age children and adolescents (ages 6 to 14), and pregnant women enrolled in the HUSKY program in Connecticut. Topics include provider reimbursement for oral health services in the HUSKY program, program enrollment, and oral health services received (any care, preventive care, treatment, dental sealants). The report also compares service use rates among children and pregnant women enrolled in HUSKY A (Medicaid) vs. HUSKY B (Children's Health Insurance Program) and describes the relationship between race or ethnicity and use of care.

Contact: Connecticut Voices for Children, 33 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06510, Telephone: (203) 498-4240 Fax: (203) 498-4242 E-mail: voices@ctvoices.org Web Site: http://www.ctvoices.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children's Health Insurance Program, Connecticut, Dental care, Dental insurance, Enrollment, Health care disparities, Health care reform, Health care utilization, Medicaid, Oral health, Preferred provider organizations, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Provider participation, Reimbursement, School age children, State programs, Statistical data, Trends, Young children

Lee MA, Feder K, Langer S. 2015. Coverage continuity in the HUSKY program increases children's preventive medical and dental care utilization. New Haven, CT: Connecticut Voices for Children, 5 pp.

Annotation: This report examines how the length of time that children are enrolled in the Medicaid program in Connecticut affects their access to preventive well-child and preventive oral health care. Topics include care use by months enrolled and recommendations for ensuring ongoing coverage for children.

Contact: Connecticut Voices for Children, 33 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06510, Telephone: (203) 498-4240 Fax: (203) 498-4242 E-mail: voices@ctvoices.org Web Site: http://www.ctvoices.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Connecticut, Dental care, Dental insurance, Enrollment, Health care utilization, Medicaid, Oral health, Preventive health services, State programs, Statistical data

Feder K, Lee MA. 2015. The impact of family on children's dental care. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Health Foundation and Connecticut Voices for Children, 8 pp.

Annotation: This infographic presents findings from a study to determine the effect of family decisions about insurance coverage and preventive oral health care on the likelihood that children from different racial/ethnic groups will receive preventive oral health care. Contents include the percentage of children enrolled in HUSKY A (Medicaid) in Connecticut who received preventive oral health care by race/ethnicity, factors that increased children’s likelihood of receiving preventive oral health care, the impact of each factor on the likelihood that children will receive preventive oral health care, and the impact of all three factors on the likelihood that children will receive preventive oral health care. Topics include continuous coverage, receipt of well child care, and parents who received preventive oral health care. Steps to ensure that families have access to and use oral health care are also described.

Contact: Connecticut Health Foundation, 100 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT 06103, Telephone: (860) 724-1580 Fax: (860) 724-1589 E-mail: info@cthealth.org Web Site: http://www.cthealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Children, Connecticut, Ethnic groups, Health care disparities, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Parent education, Preventive health services, Service integration, State programs

[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

Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2014–. Smoking and oral health quit kit information. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help oral health professionals in Connecticut screen and counsel their clients who use tobacco products. Contents include a letter that provides information about an evidence-based approach to eliminate tobacco use (the 5 A's), resources and tools, and cessation counseling reimbursement for professionals who participate in the state Medicaid/HUSKY Health programs. Additional contents include questions and answers about the state quit line, a quit line wallet card, information about treatment methods, a quit tips note sheet, and a poster with tips from former smokers. The wallet cards and posters are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, P.O. Box 340308, Hartford, CT 06134-0308, Telephone: (860) 509-7382 Fax: (860) 509-7853 E-mail: linda.ferraro@ct.gov Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3125&q=388844&dphNav_GID=1601 Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Connecticut, Consumer education, Counseling, Medicaid, Oral health, Preventive health services, Provider participation, Referrals, Resources for professionals, Screening, Smoking cessation, Spanish language materials, State programs, Tobacco use

Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate, and Connecticut Child Fatality Review Panel. 2014. Alert: Unsafe sleep related deaths are the leading cause of preventable deaths of infants in Connecticut. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Office of Governmental Accountability, Office of the Child Advocate, 8 pp.

Annotation: This public health alert outlines infant fatalities and unsafe sleep conditions in Connecticut and provides recommendations for prevention. Contents include risk factors associated with infant fatality including sudden unexplained or undetermined infant death, case examples, and a definition of an unsafe sleep-related infant fatality. Additional content includes information on how often infants die from unsafe sleeping conditions; the most common unsafe sleep environments in fatality cases; infant fatalities over time and trends; and the Connecticut Department of Children and Families' role in infant death prevention and policy development. The alert includes recommendations for policymakers, in-home service providers, child care providers, pediatricians, and hospitals, and safe sleep guidelines for parents.

Contact: Connecticut Office of Governmental Accountability, Office of the Child Advocate, 999 Asylum Avenue, 1st Floor, Hartford, CT 06105, Telephone: (860) 566-2106 Secondary Telephone: (800) 994-0939 Fax: (860) 566-2251 E-mail: oca@ct.gov Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/oca Available from the website.

Keywords: Child death review, Connecticut, Infant death, Infant mortality, Policy development, Protective factors, Public awareness materials, Risk factors, SIDS, Safety, Sleep position, State programs, Trends

Perez-Escamilla R, Meyers J. 2014. Preventing childhood obesity: Maternal-child life course approach. Farmington, CT: Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, 31 pp. (IMPACT)

Annotation: This report reviews evidence supporting implementing child obesity prevention strategies based on the maternal-child life course approach. Topics include cumulative caloric imbalance and childhood obesity, periconceptional nutrition, weight gain during pregnancy, maternal smoking during pregnancy, breastfeeding, complementary feeding, development of food taste preferences in the infancy period, weight gain during the first year of life, and toddler and preschool nutrition. Contents include a summary of the science and implications for policy and practice, initiatives in Connecticut to reduce child obesity risk factors among children under age 3, and recommendations for action.

Contact: Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, 270 Farmington Avenue, Suite 367, Farmington, CT 06032, Telephone: (860) 679-1519 Fax: (860) 679-1521 E-mail: info@chdi.org Web Site: http://www.chdi.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Connecticut, Food habits, Gestational weight gain, Infant feeding, Infants, Life course, Model programs, Obesity, Policy development, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Prevention programs, Risk factors, State initiatives, Weight, Young children

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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.