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Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services. 2016. Delaware oral health toolkit. Dover, DE: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help health, civic, and community-service organizations make oral health a priority. Contents include information about the burden of oral disease and the need for oral health care in Delaware and a step-by-step guide to developing oral health activities, including best practices, tips for goal setting, referral protocols, team training, monitoring, and evaluation. Additional contents include a presentation, educational brochures, an evaluation and referral worksheet, a resource guide, and sample articles.

Contact: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, Jesse Cooper Building, 417 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901, Telephone: (302) 744-4554 Fax: (302) 661-7229 Web Site: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsm/ohphome.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Delaware, Oral health, Public awareness campaign materials, Resources for professionals, State initiatives

Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services. 2015. Meeting summary: Delaware Oral Health 2015 Forum. Dover, DE: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes a meeting focused on oral health equity, systems of care, and oral health literacy and attended by representatives from health organizations and community agencies on May 8, 2015, in Dover, DE. Topics include innovative initiatives from across the country and how these activities can be applied locally. Information about individual and organizational strategies for advancing oral health is included.

Contact: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, Jesse Cooper Building, 417 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901, Telephone: (302) 744-4554 Fax: (302) 661-7229 Web Site: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsm/ohphome.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Collaboration, Consumer education, Delaware, Health literacy, Meetings, Oral health, Public health education, Public private partnerships, State initiatives, Systems development

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

Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services. 2014. Delaware oral health plan 2014: Goals and objectives. Dover, DE: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines a vision, goals, and recommended actions for achieving optimal oral health in Delaware. Topics include prevention, education, and treatment.

Contact: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, Jesse Cooper Building, 417 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901, Telephone: (302) 744-4554 Fax: (302) 661-7229 Web Site: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsm/ohphome.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Collaboration, Delaware, Disease prevention, Financing, Health promotion, Oral health, Policy development, Population surveillance, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Public private partnerships, Quality assurance, Service integration, Statewide planning, Work force

Kids Count in Delaware. 2013. Kids Count in Delaware issue brief: Oral health. Newark, DE: Kids Count in Delaware, 8 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief examines and describes oral health, focusing on children in Delaware. Topics include demographics, tooth decay, preventive care, young children needing treatment, oral health care during pregnancy, access to care, and preventive measures such as fluoridated water and dental sealants. The brief concludes with a discussion about assessing progress and improving children’s oral health.

Contact: Kids Count in Delaware, University of Delaware, Center for Community Research and Service, 297 Graham Hall, Newark, DE 19716, Telephone: (302) 831-6780 Fax: (302) 831-4225 E-mail: kids-count@udel.edu Web Site: http://www.ccrs.udel.edu/kids-count Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Delaware, Demographics, Dental care, Disease prevention, Oral health, Pregnant women, School age children, State initiatives, Statistical data, Young children

Courtot B, Coughlin TA, Lawton E. 2013. Medicaid and CHIP managed care payment methods and spending in 20 states: Final report to the Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 51 pp.

Annotation: This report, which is a companion to the Medicaid and CHIP Risk-Based Managed Care in 20 States report, focuses on 20 states' Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care payment methods and spending. The states are Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The report addresses two research questions: (1) how do the 20 states establish capitation rates in their Medicaid and CHIP managed care programs, and how have their approaches to and policies for rate setting changed over the past decade and (2) how does monthly Medicaid spending for four distinct managed care enrollee populations (adults and children, with and without disabilities) vary among the 20 states? The report introduces the issues and presents the study approach, methods, findings, and a discussion.

Contact: Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 833-7200 Fax: (202) 467-5775 E-mail: http://www.urban.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://www.urban.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Arizona, California, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Connecticut, Costs, Delaware, Disabilities, Florida, Managed care, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medicaid, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, State programs, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin

Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services. 2013. Delaware smiles: The oral health of Delaware's children. Dover, DE: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, 47 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings on the oral health status of children in third grade in Delaware, as well as on oral health disparities. Topics include decay experience, untreated tooth decay, needing oral health care, dental sealants, and dental visits. Findings are stratified by the child's eligibility for the National School Lunch Program and compared to Healthy People 2020 objectives. The report also contains information about resources and strategies to improve the oral health of children in Delaware. The appendices contain information about survey methods, data tables, the consent form, the screening form, and the parent questionnaire. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, Jesse Cooper Building, 417 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901, Telephone: (302) 744-4554 Fax: (302) 661-7229 Web Site: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsm/ohphome.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Comparative analysis, Delaware, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health status, Healthy People 2020, Low income groups, Oral health, School age children, Screening, State surveys

GBSM. 2013. Oral health 2014: Delaware–An oral health literacy strategic communications plan. Dover, DE: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, 24 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of an oral health literacy campaign in Delaware, describes the campaign's communications approach, and discusses sustainability and next steps. Contents include information about the campaign's mission; successes; challenges; impact; and strategic levers, goals, and objectives. Additional topics include campaign strategies, collaborative structure, critical partners, stakeholders, target audiences, research, message platform, branding and identity, tactics, action steps, written materials, interactive tools, mass media, and grassroots community outreach. Information about funding and costs, measures of success, and a conclusion are also provided.

Contact: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, Jesse Cooper Building, 417 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901, Telephone: (302) 744-4554 Fax: (302) 661-7229 Web Site: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsm/ohphome.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Delaware, Health literacy, Mass media, Oral health, Program development, Public awareness campaigns, State initiatives, Sustainability

Delaware Division of Public Health, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services. 2012. First Smile Delaware. Dover, DE: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are aimed at improving oral health literacy and behaviors throughout Delaware. Contents include tips for preventing dental caries during pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood and lists of dentists by city, zip code, and specialty. Client education cards and brochures for parents are also available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, Jesse Cooper Building, 417 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901, Telephone: (302) 744-4554 Fax: (302) 661-7229 Web Site: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsm/ohphome.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Delaware, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Educational materials, Infants, Oral health, Pregnant women, Public awareness campaigns, Spanish language materials, State initiatives

Phillips A, Riddle I, Sands M. 2011. Connecting the dots: A guide to finding services for children and adults with disabilities and special health care needs in Delaware (2nd ed.). Newark, DE: University of Delaware, Center for Disabilities Studies; [New Castle, DE]: Delaware Family Voices, Family to Family Health Information Center, 40 pp.

Annotation: This guide is designed to help individuals with a newly-diagnosed condition or special health care need and their family members find available supports and services in Delaware. It contains suggestions for where to begin a search for information and services; resources (state agencies, first steps resources, and next steps resources); definitions of medical and disability-related terms and acronyms; and family stories. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Delaware Family Voices, 61 Corporate Circle, Rooms 135 and 136, New Castle, DE 19720, Telephone: (877) 235-3588 Secondary Telephone: (302) 221-5360 Fax: (302) 324-4441 (Must put ATTN: Delaware Family Voices) Web Site: http://www.delawarefamilytofamily.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Delaware, Families, Family centered care, Family support, Health services, Infants, Special health care needs, State programs

Gabor V, Mantinan K, Rudolph K, Morgan R, Longjohn M. 2010. Challenges and opportunities related to implementation of child care nutrition and physical activity policies in Delaware: Findings from focus groups with child care providers and parents. Washington, DC: Altarum Institute, 59 pp.

Annotation: This report contains the findings and recommendations offered following the conclusion of a focus group study with child care center directors, child care home providers, and parents of children in child care centers across the state of Delaware. The purposes of the study, conducted in partnership with Nemours Health and Prevention Services and Delaware's Office of Child care Licensing and Child and Adult Care Food Program, were (1) to learn how child care providers and parents are responding to Delaware’s comprehensive nutrition and physical activity standards for child care facilities and (2) to understand what child care providers need to do to achieve compliance with nutrition and physical activity standards and to develop a set of recommendations to address these needs. Included in the report are a list of the questions presented to focus group participants; a summary of the focus group study findings; and recommendations related to the state guidelines and their implementation by child care providers.

Contact: Altarum Institute, 3520 Green Court, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, Telephone: (734) 302-4600 Secondary Telephone: (800) 879-6505 Fax: (734) 302-4991 Web Site: http://www.altarum.org/contact Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Child care centers, Child care workers, Delaware, Focus groups, Guideline adherence, Licensing, Program improvement, Recommendations, Standards, State programs, Studies

Delaware Healthy Mother and Infant Consortium. 2010. The birth of change: Healthy mothers. Healthy infants. [Dover, DE]: Delaware Healthy Mother and Infant Consortium, 37 pp. (Annual progress report)

Annotation: This annual progress report of the Delaware Healthy Mother & Infant Consortium provides information about the organization's efforts to reduce infant mortality in Delaware and improve the health of infants and of women of childbearing age. The report provides infant mortality background and discusses what the consortium has accomplished, its plans for the future, the family practice team model, preconception care, access to care, the statewide education campaign, cultural competence, fetal and infant mortality review, the pregnancy risk assessment monitoring system, the registry for improved birth outcomes, and information on the Center for Family Health Research and Epidemiology.

Contact: Delaware Healthy Mother and Infant Consortium, Dover, DE Web Site: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/chca/imdhmichome.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to care, Cultural competence, Delaware, Education, Families, Infant health, Infant mortality, Pregnancy, Pregnancy outcome, Prenatal care, Prevention, Public awareness campaigns, Reproductive health, State initiatives, Women's health

Delaware Department of Education, Head Start State Collaboration Office. 2010. 2010 needs assessment. Dover, DE: Delaware Department of Education, Head Start State Collaboration Office, 233 pp.

Annotation: This document presents findings on needs, strengths, and challenges related to Delaware’s early childhood programs at the state, local, and organizational (program) levels organized by priority areas. It includes an assessment of systems and services and collaboration and coordination among agencies and organizations that provide services to families with low incomes. It also discusses homelessness, coordination with local education agencies, and oral health services.

Contact: Delaware Department of Education, John G. Townsend Building, 401 Federal Street, Suite #2, Dover, DE 19901-3639, Telephone: (302) 735-4000 Fax: (302) 739-4654 E-mail: dedoe@doe.k12.de.us Web Site: http://www.doe.state.de.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Delaware, Head Start, Low income groups, Needs assessment, Service coordination, State programs, Statistical data, Young children

Vishnubhakta V. 2010. Perinatal Periods of Risk analysis. Dover, DE: Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, 49 pp.

Annotation: This report provides details of feto-infant mortality in Delaware during 2001-2005, as the second of five steps in the Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR) analysis. It describes the PPOR process, discusses how the data are calculated, and presents tables of data in numerous categories.

Contact: Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Jesse Cooper Building, 417 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901, Telephone: (302) 744-4700 Secondary Telephone: (888) 459-2943 Fax: (302) 739-6659 E-mail: dhssinfo@state.de.us Web Site: http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Delaware, Fetal mortality, Infant mortality, Prevention, Risk assessment, State surveys

Center for Mental Health in Schools. 2008. Integration of schools and mental health systems: An overview of the state grants from the U.S. Department of Education program. Los Angeles, CA: Center for Mental Health in Schools, 33 pp.

Annotation: This report, which is the first in a series being prepared by the Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, focuses on summarizing the work of eight state-level programs funded by the Department of Education's grant program, Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems. Summaries include projects funded in 2005 (Arkansas, Ohio, Maryland), 2006 (Illlinois, Utah), and 2007 (Michigan, South Carolina, Delaware). [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Center for Mental Health in Schools, UCLA School Mental Health Project, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563, Telephone: (310) 825-3634 Secondary Telephone: (866) 846-4843 Fax: (310) 206-8716 E-mail: smhp@ucla.edu Web Site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Arkansas, Delaware, Federal programs, Grants, Illinois, Maryland, Mental health, Michigan, Ohio, Schools, South Carolina, State programs, Utah

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Region III. 2008. Delaware EPSDT review report, dental services: March 2008, site visit—Final report. [Baltimore, MD]: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Region III, 11 pp.

Annotation: This report describes efforts Delaware has made to address the rate of children's utilization of oral health services in the state and to make recommendations on actions that the state can take to increase these rates. Contents include background on the evaluation process; the scope of the review; an introduction to the state's oral health services for children; and review descriptions, concerns, and recommendations and responses.

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: Access to health care, Children, Delaware, Dental care, EPSDT, Health care utilization, Oral health, State surveys

Bartoshesky LE. 2008. Delaware Newborn Screening Program: Practitioner's manual. Dover, DE: Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, ca. 150 pp.

Annotation: This manual for heath professionals provides information about Delaware's newborn screening program. The manual provides background information about newborn screening and about the program, lists staff and contact information, provides information about disorders that are screened for in the state, and offers screening form information, newborn screening program requirements, and specimen timing and specimen collection information.

Contact: Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Jesse Cooper Building, 417 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901, Telephone: (302) 744-4700 Secondary Telephone: (888) 459-2943 Fax: (302) 739-6659 E-mail: dhssinfo@state.de.us Web Site: http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Delaware, Disorders, Neonatal screening, State programs

Southern Institute on Children and Families. 2007. Uninsured children in the South. (3rd. ed.). Columbia, SC: Southern Institute on Children and Families, 84 pp.

Annotation: This report synthesizes a study of available information on the number of children who are uninsured and related policy initiatives to substantially reduce the number of children who are uninsured in 17 southern states and the District of Columbia. Contents include an overview of previous editions of this report and source for the estimates used, Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) policy and eligibility for children and pregnant women in the southern states, a discussion of issue that impede health coverage opportunities for these groups, actions southern states can take to improve the eligibility process, and fact sheets showing estimates of uninsured children and uninsured pregnant women for each state and the District of Columbia. States included are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Appendices include the study methodology, federal poverty levels for family of four from 2003 to 2007, Medicaid enrollment in the southern states from 1997 to 2005. Statistical data are provided in charts and tables throughout the report.

Contact: Southern Institute on Children and Families, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 140, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone: (803) 779-2607 Fax: (803) 254-6301 E-mail: info@thesoutherninstitute.org Web Site: http://www.thesoutherninstitute.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Alabama, Arkansas, Children, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Health insurance, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Medicaid, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pregnant women, SCHIP, South Carolina, Statistics, Tennessee, Texas, Uninsured persons, Virginia, West Virginia

Cullen A, Giles T, Rosenthal J. 2006. Evaluating community-based child health promotion programs: A snapshot of strategies and methods. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 74 pp.

Annotation: This report is intended to provide practical information that community groups and states can use to develop evaluation components of community-based projects that focus on children's health promotion. The report is based on a meeting convened in Newark, Delaware, in June 2005 for the purpose of identifying and sharing evaluation methods. The report provides a snapshot of seven projects nationwide and is divided into four sections: (1) evaluation design, (2) evaluation processes and partnerships, (3) evaluation outcomes, and (4) evaluation dissemination. Each section provides an overview, elaborates on key themes, and provides information about tools that are available for use. The report includes three appendices: a list of project participants, project summaries, and a list of Delaware participants.

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, Community programs, Delaware, Health promotion, Program evaluation

Arthur HE. 2006. [Delaware final report]: Follow-up activities to EHS/HS State/Territorial oral health forums. Dover, DE: Delaware Division of Public Health, 4 pp.

Annotation: This final report outlines follow-up activities to a Head Start oral health forum held on June 3, 2005, in Dover, Delaware. Topics include proposed activities and how they relate to the oral health action plan, activities accomplished, immediate outcomes, additional activities planned, and the need for additional resources. [Funded in part 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: Children, Conferences, Delaware, Early Head Start, Final reports, Head Start, Oral health, State initiatives

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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.