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U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development. 2017. Resource guide: Building a bright future for all–Success in early learning programs and elementary school for immigrant families. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, 55 pp.

Annotation: This guide is designed to assist state and local efforts to support immigrant children from birth through the elementary grades and promote educational equity and opportunity for all children. Contents include a glossary and background; legal guidelines; tips for early learning programs, elementary schools, and educators; and information about education and supportive service programs and resources. The second section of the guide is a handbook for parents on topics such as why quality early learning matters, tips on immunizations, information about civil rights and program eligibility, tips for addressing barriers, and opportunities for parents and guardians.

Contact: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Washington, DC Telephone: (202) 401-0831 Secondary Telephone: (202) 401-7888 E-mail: opepd.ppss@ed.gov Web Site: https://ed.gov/about/offices/list/opepd/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Children, Civil rights, Early childhood education, Elementary education, Elementary schools, Eligibility, Equal opportunities, Guardianship, Immigrants, Learning, Legal issues, Parents, Spanish language materials

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health. 2017. Managing chronic health conditions in schools: The role of the school nurse. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes the role of school nurses in improving student academic achievement and decreasing absenteeism by helping students with chronic health conditions manage their condition. Topics include providing direct care such as giving children medications, providing case management, and advocating for students and their families to help them get the resources and support they need.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health, 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/NCCDPHP/dph Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Case management, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Disease management, Elementary schools, Families, Family support services, Health services delivery, Homeless persons, Program coordination, Role, School age children, School nurses, Students

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

McLanahan S, Currie JM, Haskins R, Kearney M, Rouse CE, Sawhill I. 2017. Social and emotional learning. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 2 items. (The future of children; vol. 27, no. 1, Spring 2017)

Annotation: This issue of Future of Children examines the state of the science on social and emotional learning (SEL) intervention and assessment, and related policy issues in education. The eight articles describe how to support SEL in schools and explore how SEL in schools might impact policy questions in education. Topics include SEL as a public health approach to education; SEL interventions in early childhood; promoting social and emotional competencies in elementary school; SEL programs for adolescents; SEL-focused after-school programs; SEL and equity in school discipline; SEL and teachers; and social-emotional assessment, performance, and standards.

Contact: Future of Children, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 267 Wallace Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, Telephone: (609) 258-5894 E-mail: foc@princeton.edu Web Site: http://www.futureofchildren.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Adolescents, After school programs, Assessment, Child development, Competency based education, Discipline, Elementary schools, Emotional development, Intervention, Learning, Policy analysis, Psychosocial development, Standards, Teaching, Young children

Stark DR. 2016. Equity starts early: How chiefs will build high-quality early education. Washington, DC: Council of Chief State School Officers, 22 pp.

Annotation: This document for chief state school officers focuses on ways to prioritize and strengthen early learning opportunities and outcomes as an essential mechanism for closing the achievement gap and strengthening student outcomes through college and career. Contents include five action steps that chiefs can use to leverage the value of early childhood education for their state's public education system. Topics include engaging families and communities in early learning; connecting early childhood programs and elementary schools; accelerating improvement and innovation in early childhood programs; building a high performing early childhood work force; and increasing investment to provide quality, voluntary early childhood education for all children. Examples of state leadership are included.

Contact: Council of Chief State School Officers, One Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-1431, Telephone: (202) 336-7000 Fax: (202) 408-8072 E-mail: info@ccsso.org Web Site: http://www.ccsso.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community action, Diffusion of innovation, Early childhood development, Early childhood education, Elementary schools, Equal opportunities, Families, Leadership, Learning, Program improvement, Public education, Systems development, Work force, Young children

Vracar C, Holicky A, Wahby J, Janga D. 2016. Oral health status of Florida's third grade children 2013–2014. [Tallahassee, FL]: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report presents oral health screening results for students in third grade in public elementary schools in Florida. Contents include the screening survey methodology, demographic characteristics of participating students, and key findings on to Healthy People 2020 goals, limitations, and recommendations is also included. Additional contents include consent and screening forms; a parent letter and questionnaire; and information about other indicators including toothache, last dental visit, reason for last dental visit, need for care, reason for not seeking care, health insurance, and dental insurance.

Contact: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A14, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1724, Telephone: (850) 245-4333 Web Site: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/community-health/dental-health/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Elementary schools, Florida, Health status, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, Screening, State surveys

Anastos E. 2016. Children’s Oral Healthcare Access Program [final report]. Lemon Grove, CA: Lemon Grove School District, 16 pp. plus attachments.

Annotation: This report describes a project to build a dental clinic and provide comprehensive oral health services to students attending a combined elementary and middle school (kindergarten through eighth grade) in Lemon Grove, CA. Topics include delivery-system design, interdisciplinary care, client/community education, continuous quality improvement, sustainability, evaluation, and resources and capabilities. Appendices include an announcement about the clinic opening, sample forms in English and Spanish, a needs-assessment cover letter and survey, a program brochure, and a memorandum of under- standing between the university and the school district. The process, outcome, 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: California, Comprehensive health care, Dental care, Elementary schools, Facility design and construction, Final reports, Health services delivery, Interdisciplinary approach, Local initiatives, Middle schools, Model programs, Oral health, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Rural population, School based clinics, Service integration, Spanish language materials, Systems development

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2016. Preventing childhood obesity in Michigan's classrooms: A collaboration between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and statewide partners. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 4 pp. (Fact sheet)

Annotation: This fact sheet describes Building Healthy Communities, a school-based prevention program in Michigan to help children adopt healthy habits at a young age by providing access to healthy food, health education, physical education, and physical activity. Contents include a description of the program's development and implementation process, outcomes, and next steps. Topics include partnering organization efforts to pool funding, resources, and expertise to engage elementary schools and expand to middle and high schools throughout the state.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Behavior modification, Children, Collaboration, Curriculum, Elementary schools, Health behavior, Health promotion, High schools, Michigan, Middle schools, Nutrition education, Nutrition services, Obesity, Outcome and process assessment, Physical activity, Physical education, Prevention programs, Program descriptions, Public private partnerships, School health education, School health programs, State programs, Statewide planning

Hawaii State Department of Education. 2016. Memorandum of agreement between Hawaii Dental Association and Hawaii Department of Education. Honolulu, HI: Hawaii State Department of Education, 4 pp.

Annotation: This memorandum of agreement between the Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) and Hawaii Public Policy Advocates describes terms and conditions under which the Hawaii Dental Association is allowed to provide presentations to students in grades 1 and 2 in Hawaii public elementary schools. Contents include start and end dates and names and positions of personnel authorized to access DOE schools. Topics include providing information on dental hygiene, including providing demonstrations of and opportunities for students to practice correct technique; oral health awareness; and access to free oral health services.

Contact: Hawaii State Department of Education, Honolulu, HI 96813, Telephone: (808) 586-3230 E-mail: doe_info@hawaiidoe.org Web Site: http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Elementary schools, Hawaii, Oral health, Prevention programs, Public private partnerships, School health services, Students, Teaching

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health. 2016. 2014-2015 school health dental screening surveillance report. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information from an oral health screening survey of students in 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, and 10th grades from 89 schools in Nebraska conducted in 2014–2015. The survey had two primary objectives: (1) measure participation of schools that were providing required oral health screenings and (2) assess oral health status among a convenience sample of Nebraska schoolchildren. The report discusses surveillance methods, limitations, and results. Characteristics of respondents are presented, and recommendations are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 E-mail: dhhs.helpline@nebraska.gov Web Site: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us

Keywords: Elementary schools, Health screening, High schools, Middle schools, Nebraska, Oral health, Population surveillance, State surveys

Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, Center for Sex Education. 2015–. School health sex education kit. Morristown, NJ: Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, Center for Sex Education, multiple items.

Annotation: This kit of 10 manuals provides lesson plans on sexuality topics for students in grades 3–12. Contents include the following titles: Changes, Changes, Changes: Great Methods for Puberty Education; Game On! The Ultimate Sexuality Education Gaming Guide; Great Mentoring: Positive Conversations with Young People about Sexual Decisions; Let's Erase Bullying; Making Sense of Abstinence; Positive Images: Teaching About Contraception and Sexual Health; Sex Ed 101; Sex Ed in the Digital Age; Teaching Safer Sex; and Unequal Partners: Teaching about Power, Consent, and Healthy Relationships.

Contact: Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, Center for Sex Education, 196 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960, Telephone: (973) 387-5161 E-mail: info@sexedstore.com Web Site: http://www.sexedcenter.org $499 (full set); manuals also available individually.

Keywords: Curricula, Elementary education, Elementary schools, High schools, Middle schools, Sexual health, Sexuality education, Students, Teaching

Salud America!. 2015. Health navigators in elementary schools increase Latinos' access to health services. [San Antonio, TX: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Institute for Health Promotion Research], 8 pp. (Health equity success story)

Annotation: This document describes a partnership model between a local health department and a school district to eliminate barriers to health care among Latinos by embedding bilingual, bicultural health navigators in elementary schools. Topics include efforts to build awareness, frame the issue, educate and mobilize partners, debate and frame policy, make change happen, and implement an equitable and sustainable program. A video is also available.

Contact: Salud America!, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Institute for Health Promotion Research, 7411 John Smith, Suite 1000, San Antonio, TX 78229, Telephone: (210) 562-6500 Fax: (210) 562-6545 E-mail: saludamerica@uthscsa.edu Web Site: http://salud-america.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Hispanic Americans, Access to health care, Coordination, Culturally competent services, Elementary schools, Financing, Medicaid, Model programs, Parents, Program descriptions, School districts, School health services, State programs, Students, Teachers

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

South Dakota Department of Health, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2014. 2014 oral health survey of South Dakota children. Pierre, SD: South Dakota Department of Health, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 31 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the oral health status and oral health care needs of children in third grade in South Dakota. Topics include the importance of oral health, tooth decay experience, untreated decay, dental sealants, need for oral health care, dental insurance coverage, and time since last dental visit. Contents include key survey findings, oral health resources in South Dakota, information about the survey methods, and data tables. A letter to parents, screening form, consent form, and parent questionnaire are also included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: South Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 600 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501-2536, Telephone: (605) 773-3361 Secondary Telephone: (800) 733-2301 Web Site: http://doh.sd.gov/prevention/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dental care, Dental caries, Dental insurance, Dental sealants, Elementary schools, Health status, Oral health, Population surveillance, Preventive health services, School age children, Screening, South Dakota, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health. 2014. School health index: A self-assessment and planning guide—Elementary school. Atlanta, GA: Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1 v.

Annotation: This guide provides step-by-step instructions for creating a school health improvement plan. The guide is designed to help communities identify the strengths and weaknesses of school policies and programs for promoting health and safety; develop an action plan for improving student health and safety; and involve teachers, parents, students, and other community members in improving school policies, programs, and services. Contents include instructions for site coordinators, eight self-assessment modules, and an action planning component. Topics include school health and safety policies and environment; health education; physical education and other physical activity programs; nutrition services; school health services; school counseling, psychological, and social services; health promotion for staff; and family and community involvement.

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: Assessment, Community action, Community participation, Elementary schools, Environmental health, Family school relations, Health promotion, Nutrition, Physical activity, Physical education, Policy development, Program development, Program improvement, Program planning, Safety, School age children, School counseling, School health, School health education, School health services, Social services, Students

Booker WJ, Grant LE. 2014. Improving oral health literacy: Teaching primary school students through the Lessons in a Lunch Box program. Dallas, TX: Procter and Gamble Company, 1 v.

Annotation: This course for oral health professionals outlines steps for implementing the Lessons in a Lunch Box program, a strategy to address health literacy with elementary school students and their families. Contents include an overview of health literacy, information on how to present the program and register schools for the program, and resources. Topics include routine oral health maintenance, oral disease prevention, healthy eating, and careers in dentistry. Continuing education credits are available.

Contact: Procter and Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH Telephone: (800) 543-2577 Web Site: http://www.dentalcare.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Continuing education, Disease prevention, Elementary schools, Health literacy, Health promotion, Oral health, Preventive health services, Resources for professionals, School age children, School health services, Training

Regional School Unit 40/Maine School Administrative District 40, School Health Services. 2014. [Fluoride varnish permission slip]. Union, ME: Regional School Unit 40/Maine School Administrative District 40, School Health Services, 1 p.

Annotation: This form describes a program to provide oral health screening and fluoride-varnish applications to students in kindergarten through grade 6. Topics include what fluoride varnish is, why it is recommended for children, safety, how it is applied to teeth, and how long it lasts. Space is provided for parents to write their child’s teacher's name; their child's name, address, age, grade, gender, home phone, and allergies; and whether they would like their child to participate in the program.

Keywords: Elementary schools, Fluorides, Low income groups, Oral health, Parental consent, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, School age children, School health services

Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health. 2013–. Tooth Tutor Dental Access Program. Burlington, VT: Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource describes a program to help families, oral health professionals, elementary school nurses, Head Start staff, and others ensure that every child has access to preventive, restorative, and continuous oral health care. Contents include information about screening and oral health education in the classroom. TV and radio ads and videos about finding a dentist, what a dental visit looks like, and toothbrushing are also available.

Contact: Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT 05402, Telephone: (802) 863-7497 Secondary Telephone: (800) 464-4343 Fax: (802) 865-7554 Web Site: http://healthvermont.gov/family/dental/services.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Elementary schools, Head Start, Health education, Oral health, Referrals, School age children, Screening, State programs, Vermont, Young children

Phillips M, Mauldin J, Simpson N, Whitaker B. 2013. Needs assessment of school-based dental sealant capacity and priority populations in Arkansas. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 21 pp.

Annotation: This report identifies elementary schools in which 50 percent or more of students are eligible for free and reduced lunch (defined as high-risk) and existing dental sealant programs in Arkansas. Topics include the number of high-risk schools by county, the number of students in high-risk schools by county, high-risk schools with sealant programs, and high-risk schools by county with available dental offices.

Contact: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 4815 West Markham, Slot 18, Little Rock, AR 72205, Telephone: (501) 661-2240 Secondary Telephone: (501) 661-2000 Fax: (501) 661-2055 Web Site: http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/oralhealth/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Arkansas, Children, Dental sealants, Elementary schools, Needs assessment, Oral health, Risk assessment, School health programs, Statewide planning, Statistical data

Indiana State Department of Health. 2013. The oral health of Indiana's third grade children compared to the general U.S. third grade population. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana State Department of Health, Oral Health Home, 4 pp. (Data brief)

Annotation: This brief presents information on the prevalence of tooth decay experience and untreated decay in the primary and permanent teeth of students in third grade in Indiana compared to the general U.S. third grade population. It also describes the prevalence of dental sealants. Information about demographic and socioeconomic factors, data source and methods, and definitions are also included.

Contact: Indiana State Department of Health, Oral Health Home, 2 N. Meridian Street, Section 7-G, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Telephone: (317) 233-1325 Secondary Telephone: (800) 433-0746 Fax: (317) 233-7001 E-mail: oralhealth@isdh.state.in.us Web Site: http://www.in.gov/isdh/18695.htm Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Elementary schools, Health status, Health status, Indiana, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevalence, Preventive health services, School age children, State surveys, Statistical data

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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.