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Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program. n.d.. Healthy Montana Mouths toolkit for medical providers. Helena, MT: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 1 website.

Annotation: This toolkit for primary care health professionals includes forms for referring a child or pregnant woman for oral health care, handouts for parents outlining steps for keeping their child’s mouth healthy, a form to help dental office staff meet women’s oral health needs, and an oral-health-risk assessment tool. Also included is information about fluoride application in primary care and a diabetes toolkit intended to enhance the integration of oral health care into primary care.

Contact: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 111 North Sanders Street, Helena, MT 59620, Telephone: (406) 444-5622 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Diabetes mellitus, Fluoride, Oral health, Pregnant women, Prevention, Primary care, Resources for professionals, Service integration

Sanchez D, Plotnock D. 2019. A deep dive into the connection between oral health and behavioral health. Washington, DC: Families USA, 4 pp. (Fact sheet)

Annotation: This report discusses the relationship between oral health and behavioral health and the consequences that lack of awareness about the importance of oral health and access to comprehensive oral health care can have for people living with chronic conditions, including diabetes and heart and lung diseases, and for those with behavioral health conditions. The connection between oral health and mental health is discussed, along with the importance of improving oral health coverage and integrating overall health care, mental health care, and oral health care.

Contact: Families USA, 1225 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 628-3030 Fax: (202) 347-2417 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavioral medicine, Cardiovascular diseases, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Diabetes mellitus, Health insurance, Mental health, Oral health, Service integration

National Birth Defects Prevention Network. 2017. National birth defects prevention month. Houston, TX: National Birth Defects Prevention Network, multiple items.

Annotation: These materials and resources are designed to assist state program staff and others interested in promoting birth defects prevention during "January is Birth Defects Prevention Month." Contents include fact sheets, pamphlets, and posters about birth defects, preconception health, infections and immunizations, and healthy lifestyle. Topics include what you should know about birth defects, including congenital heart defects; folic acid and fetal alcohol syndrome; toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus, and tips on preventing infections during pregnancy; and diabetes, smoking, and domestic violence. The resources are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: National Birth Defects Prevention Network, 1321 Upland Drive, Suite 1561, Houston, TX 77043, E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Congenital abnormalities, Gestational diabetes, Preconception care, Prevention, Public awareness campaigns, Reproductive health, Spanish language materials

Women's Preventive Services Initiative. 2016. Final report to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration: Recommendations for preventive services for women (abridged report). Washington, DC: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 33 pp.

Annotation: This document presents recommendations for women's preventive health care services. Topics include breast cancer screening for average-risk women, breastfeeding services and supplies, screening for cervical cancer, contraception and contraceptive counseling, screening for gestational diabetes mellitus, screening for human immunodeficiency virus, screening for interpersonal and domestic violence, counseling for sexually transmitted infections, and well-woman preventive visits.

Contact: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 409 12th Street S.W., P.O. Box 96920, Washington, DC 20090-6920, Telephone: (202) 638-5577 Secondary Telephone: (202) 863-2518 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, Cervical cancer, Contraception, Counseling, Domestic violence, Gestational diabetes, Guidelines, HIV screening, Health screening, Health services delivery, Interpersonal violence, Preventive health services, Sexually transmitted diseases, Women's health

Anderson B, Buta K, Crane D, Deming S, Erzuah NAA, Farrell C, Jacobson J, Johnston JW, Scorcia-Wilson T. 2016. 2016 Michigan assessment of blood pressure and diabetes screening practices among oral health professionals. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 20 pp., exec. summ. (2 pp.)

Annotation: This report presents findings from a survey of dentists in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio to assess practices related to client screening for high blood pressure (BP) and diabetes and referrals to primary care health professionals. Topics include the geographic representation of respondents based on zip codes; the respondents' role in practice, type of practice, and number of years in practice; and comparison of screening for high BP and diabetes based on years in service, comfort level with screening, and parameters for referral. Recommendations for next steps are included. A summary report is also available.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 201 Townsend Street, Box 30195, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site:,1607,7-132-2942_4911_4912_6226---,00.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Blood pressure determination, Diabetes, High blood pressure, Oral health, Referrals, Risk assessment, Screening, Work force

Bolin JN, Bellamy G, Ferdinand AO, Kash B, Helduser, eds. 2015. Rural Healthy People 2020: A companion document to Healthy People 2020. College Station, TX: Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center, 2 v.

Annotation: This report provides a guide and benchmark on the current state of rural health priorities and disparities and serves as a roadmap for updating federal and state leaders on rural health priorities identified through the national Rural Healthy People 2020 survey. Volume one addresses each of the ten top-ranked rural health priorities and includes reviews of relevant literature, updated for those topics previously identified as priorities in Rural Healthy People 2010, and models for practice that rural practitioners can use to support community and regional programs. Volume two addresses priorities 11-20.

Contact: Southwest Rural Health Research Center, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Department of Health Policy and Management, 1266 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-1266, Telephone: (979) 862-4238 Fax: (979) 458-0656 Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-4951-5242-9.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Child health, Community health services, Diabetes, Health care disparities, Health objectives, Health promotion, Healthy People 2020, Heart diseases, Literature reviews, Maternal health, Mental health, National initiatives, Nutrition, Physical activity, Rural populations, Strokes, Substance abuse, Tobacco use

University of California, San Francisco, Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital. 2015. Share the love, share the water. San Francisco, CA: University of California, San Francisco, Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital, 1 video (3 min.).

Annotation: This video is designed to encourage families to drink water. The video also provides information about avoiding beverages containing sugar to prevent diseases such as diabetes and dental caries.

Contact: University of California, San Francisco, Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital, Department of Medicine, UCSF-SFGH Box 1364, 1001 Potrero Avenue, Building 10, W13, San Francisco, CA 94110, Telephone: (415) 206-5277 Fax: (415) 206-7880 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Dental caries, Diabetes, Disease prevention, Families, Nutrition, Oral health, Spanish language materials, Sugar, Water

Shields L, Guey-Shiang T, eds. 2015. CDAPP sweet success: Guidelines for care. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Health, Center for Family Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division, 1 v.

Annotation: This state program guide for the California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program contains these chapters: (1) overview; (2) preconception and interconception care for preexisting diabetes; (3) medical management and education for preexisting diabetes during pregnancy; (4) medical management and education for gestational diabetes mellitus; (5) impact of maternal diabetes on fetal development and neonatal care; (6) exercise; (7) medical nutrition therapy; (8) breastfeeding; (9) behavioral and psychosocial components of care; and (10) cultural competency. The program website contains additional program information and professional and consumer information including materials in Spanish.

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Gestational diabetes, Maternal Nutrition, Maternal health, Nutrition education, Pregnancy, Prenatal care, Spanish language materials

Endocrine Society. 2014-. A successful approach to managing pediatric adult transitions of care. Chevy Chase, MD: Endocrine Society, multiple items.

Annotation: These toolkits are designed to help health professionals manage pediatric-to-adult transitions of care for their clients with various chronic endocrine conditions including growth hormone deficiency and type 1 diabetes. Topics include assessing client skills, client self-assessment, recommended approach to planning for pediatric practices, and recommended approach to receiving a new client. Forms, clinical summaries, client fact sheets, dosing guides, and and other resources are included. Toolkits for childhood cancer, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and Turner syndrome are forthcoming.

Contact: Endocrine Society, 2055 L Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 971-3636 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health services, Adolescents, Assessment, Children, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Diabetes mellitus, Disease management, Endocrine diseases, Forms, Pediatric care, Resources for professionals, Special health care needs, Transition planning

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. 2014. Gestational diabetes mellitus: Screening. Rockville, MD: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, multiple items.

Annotation: This web site provides the current recommendation, evidence reports, clinical summaries, consumer fact sheet, and comparative effectiveness review for screening asymptomatic pregnant women after 24 weeks for gestational diabetes mellitus.

Contact: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: (301) 427-1584 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Gestational diabetes, Literature reviews, MCH research, Pregnant women, Screening

Lorenzo SB. 2014. Diabetes in kids and teens: Family resource brief (upd.). Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This brief is designed to help families find diabetes care, services, and support and websites about diabetes in kids and adolescents. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Bibliographies, Child health, Children, Diabetes mellitus, Electronic publications, Families

National Diabetes Education Program. 2014. Did you have gestational diabetes when you were pregnant? What you need to know [rev. ed.]. [Bethesda, MD]: National Diabetes Educational Program, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for consumers provides information about gestational diabetes and about what women who had this condition while pregnant can do to reduce the chances that they or their child will get diabetes later in life. The fact sheet provides action steps for women (including getting tested for diabetes, eating healthy foods and being more active) and for the whole family.

Contact: National Diabetes Education Program, One Diabetes Way, Bethesda, MD 20841-9692, Telephone: (301) 496-3583 Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: NIH Publication No. 12-6019; NDEP-88.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Child health, Consumer education materials, Diabetes mellitus, Families, Gestational diabetes, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Pregnancy, Prevention, Screening tests, Women's health

Rodgers P, Williams Bennett P, Frisch DR, Ball WL, Chous P, Gerson J, Primo S, Furnari W, Gillis M, Novak K, Taylor G. 2014. Working together to manage diabetes: A guide for pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, and dentistry. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health; Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 69 pp.

Annotation: This guide shows how pharmacists, podiatrists, optometrists, and dentists can work collaboratively with each other, as well as with other members of the health care team, to prevent or treat diabetes. Contents include an introduction to team care; tips on communicating with clients; sections about the dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, and podiatry professions; and links to related resources.

Contact: National Diabetes Education Program, One Diabetes Way, Bethesda, MD 20841-9692, Telephone: (301) 496-3583 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Dentistry, Diabetes, Multidisciplinary teams, Optometry, Patient care teams, Pharmacy, Prevention, Resources for professionals, Teamwork

Senerchia S, ed; Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership; Black Women's Health Imperative; Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan; Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies; National Council of La Raza; and Society for Public Health Education. 2014. Reach for health equity: Racial and ethnic approaches to community health–A look at how six minority-serving national organizations are working to decrease health disparities. Washington, DC: Society for Public Health Education, 71 pp.

Annotation: This document describes the experiences of six national organizations that serve minority communities (MNOs) to design and implement health equity projects that would work towards closing the health disparity gap in at least one of the following racial and ethnic minority groups: African Americans/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Latino/Hispanic American, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. The MNOs focused on reducing disparities in one or more of the following health priority areas: breast and cervical cancer screening and management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, tobacco use, and infant mortality. Contents include data on health disparities for racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States, information about collaborative efforts and the impact of collaborative and unique organizational effects, and descriptions of the MNO projects.

Contact: Society for Public Health Education, 10 G Street, N.E., Suite 605, Washington, DC 20002, Telephone: (202) 408-9804 Fax: (202) 408-9815 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Breast cancer, Cardiovascular diseases, Cervical cancer, Collaboration, Diabetes mellitus, Disease prevention, Equal opportunities, Ethnic groups, Health status, High risk groups, Infant mortality, Minority health, Public health, Screening, Tobacco use

Cohen K, Barzaga CE. 2014. Diabetes mellitus and oral health: Ignoring the evidence may be a costly mistake. Pomona, CA: Center for Oral Health, 7 pp.

Annotation: This brief explores the relationship between conditions in the oral cavity and systemic diseases and, specifically, periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus. Topics include the prevalence of periodontitis in adults in the United States and related costs, the impact of periodontal therapy on general health, access to oral health care services for adults with low incomes, and recommendations for policymakers and administrators at the federal and state level.

Contact: Center for Oral Health, 309 East Second Street, Pomona, CA 91766-1854, Telephone: (909) 469-8300 Fax: (510) 380-6637 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Costs, Dental insurance, Diabetes mellitus, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Policy development, State programs

National Institutes of Health, Office of Disease Prevention. 2013. NIH Consensus Development Conference on Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, 31 pp. (NIH consensus development conference statements; 29(1))

Annotation: This document provides health professionals, patients, and the general public with an assessment of currently available data on diagnosing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The document provides an overview of GDM and how health professionals screen for it; a discussion of the controversy over screening, diagnosis, and treatment; and information from a consensus development conference held on March 4-6, 2013, to assess available evidence.

Contact: National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, Telephone: (301) 496-4000 Secondary Telephone: (301) 402-9612 Fax: (301) 496-0017 E-mail: NIHInfo@OD.NIH.GOV Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Diagnosis, Treatment, Evidence, Gestational diabetes, Research, Screening, Statistical data

New York State Department of Health. 2013. Children with diabetes: A resource guide for families and schools. Albany, NY: New York State Department of Health, 100 pp.

Annotation: This resource guide provides practical tools and information for families of children with diabetes. Topics include an overview of diabetes in children, general diabetes information, type 1 diabetes in children, type 2 diabetes in children, reducing risk for type 2 diabetes in children, a team approach to caring for children with diabetes, diabetes team roles and responsibilities, managing diabetes while away from home, special considerations, and diabetes considerations and the law.

Contact: New York State Department of Health, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237, Telephone: (866) 881-2809 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Diabetes mellitus, Families, Health care, High risk children, Legislation, Prevention, Risk factors

Anderson KL, Olson S, and Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice. 2013. Leveraging culture to address health inequalities: Examples from Native communities—Workshop summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 91 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a workshop convened in November 2012 to discuss the sizable health inequities affecting Native American, Alaska Native, First Nation, and Pacific Islander populations and the potential role of culture in helping to reduce those inequities. This report summarizes the presentations and discussion of the workshop and includes case studies that examine programs aimed at diabetes prevention and management and cancer prevention and treatment programs.

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: Web Site: $36, plus shipping and handling; also available from the website, after registration. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-29256-6.

Keywords: Minority health, Alaska natives, American Indians, Barriers, Cancer, Cultural factors, Diabetes mellitus, Disease prevention, Health status disparities, Pacific Islanders, Prevention services, Preventive health services, Socioeconomic factors

Sachs N, McGarity TO, Steinzor R, Simpson A, Shudtz M. 2012. Protecting the public from BPA: An action plan for federal agencies. Washington, DC: Center for Progressive Reform, 33 pp. (White paper #1202)

Annotation: This white paper, which is intended to assist federal agencies in moving forward with Bisphenol-A(BPA) regulation and to provide the public with a more informative and safer consumer environment, outlines various short- and long-term regulatory options for protecting the public from health risks that BPA poses. The paper describes a two-prong approach, with the first phase focusing on immediate information collection and dissemination and the second including regulatory controls, standards, and protections to be promulgated as soon as missing information becomes available. The paper also discusses the current state of BPA, including known risks and regulatory safeguards; existing international, state, and local BPA controls, and regulatory efforts at the federal level.

Contact: Center for Progressive Reform, 455 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., #150-513, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 747-0698 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Cardiovascular disease, Chemicals, Child health, Cognitive development, Diabetes, Endocrine diseases, Environmental exposure, Health, Infant health, Prevention, Public health, Reproductive health, Sexuality

Expert Panel on Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents. 2012. Integrated guidelines for cardiovascular health and risk reduction in children and adolescents: The report of the expert panel. Bethesda, MD: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 202 pp., summ. (73 pp.).

Annotation: This report is from a panel of experts convened by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to establish a new approach for guideline development on promoting cardiovascular health (CV) and identifying and managing specific CV risk factors from infancy through young adulthood. Topics include the state of the science, screening for risk factors, nutrition and diet, physical activity, tobacco exposure, high blood pressure, lipids and lipoproteins, overweight and obesity, diabetes mellitus and other conditions, risk factor clustering, perinatal factors, inflammatory markers, an integrated CV health schedule, and implications of the guidelines.

Contact: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center, P.O. Box 30105, Bethesda, MD 20824-0105, Telephone: (301) 592-8573 Secondary Telephone: (240) 629-3255 Fax: (301) 592-8563 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: NIH Publication No. 12-7486.

Keywords: , Adolescent health, Blood pressure disorders, Cardiovascular diseases, Child health, Diabetes mellitus, Guidelines, Health promotion, Infant health, Nutrition, Physical activity, Research, Risk factors, Screening, Tobacco use

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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.