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Colorado Health Institute and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. 2018. Family matters in oral health. Denver, CO: Colorado Health Institute, 5 pp.

Annotation: This report describes an analysis comparing oral health data for children and adolescents ages 1–14 in Colorado whose parents or other caregivers had a dental visit with those whose parents or caregivers did not have a dental visit. The report provides an overview of child oral health in the state. It also discusses findings of the analysis in the following categories: (1) effect of adult oral health care utilization on children’s oral health and (2) geographic disparities. Steps toward improving children’s oral health in Colorado are also presented.

Contact: Colorado Health Institute, 303 E. 17th Avenue, Suite 930, Denver, CO 80203, Telephone: (303) 831-4200 Web Site: http://www.coloradohealthinstitute.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Colorado, Geographic factors, Oral health, State surveys, Statistical data

Public Counsel. 2017. Assuring equitable funding of services for children with developmental disabilities. Palo Alto, CA: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, 100 pp.

Annotation: This report analyzes purchase of services authorization data for race, ethnic, and language group disparities for infants, children, and youth from birth to age 21 in California; discusses possible root causes; and makes recommendations for addressing the disparities. Contents include background, 25 years of research studies on service disparities, data reporting requirements and compliance, study methodology and approach, a summary of findings, detailed results, recommendations, conclusion, and next steps.

Contact: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, 400 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 340, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Telephone: (650) 497-8365 E-mail: info@lpfch.org Web Site: http://www.lpfch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to care, Adolescents, Barriers, California, Children, Developmental disabilities, Ethnic factors, Financing, Geographic factors, Infants, Language, Legal issues, Policy analysis, State legislation

Surdu S, Langelier M, Baker B, Wang S, Harun N, Krohl D. 2016. Oral health in Kentucky. Rensselaer, NY: Center for Health Workforce Studies, 235 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes literature and data describing the oral health of Kentucky's population, including the oral health status of different population groups, oral health service delivery in safety net settings, and the supply and distribution of the oral health work force in the state. Other topics include the geographic and demographic characteristics of Kentucky’s population, the history of oral health in Kentucky, the impact of dental insurance on access to and use of oral health services in the state, and oral health professional shortage areas and safety net providers.

Contact: Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, State University of New York, School of Public Health, One University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 E-mail: chws@health.ny.gov Web Site: http://chws.albany.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental insurance, Geographic factors, Health care utilization, Health services delivery, Health status, Kentucky, Oral health, Population surveillance, Work force

Langelier M. 2016. Interviews of oral health stakeholders in Kentucky: An executive summary. Rensselaer, NY: Center for Health Workforce Studies, 26 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes common themes derived from telephone interviews with 28 oral health stakeholders in Kentucky. Common themes discussed include oral health literacy, oral health status, service integration, oral health access, geographic disparities, dental insurance status changes resulting from implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the oral health safety net, school-based and portable oral health programs, the oral health work force, and scope of practice regulations.

Contact: Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, State University of New York, School of Public Health, One University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 E-mail: chws@health.ny.gov Web Site: http://chws.albany.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Dental insurance, Geographic factors, Health care reform, Interviews, Kentucky, Oral health, Regulations, Service integration, Work force

Lesley B. 2016. The racial generation gap and the future of our children. Washington, DC: First Focus, 28 pp.

Annotation: This report highlights five demographic trends that illustrate challenges and opportunities for children. Topics include a declining federal investment in children, a growing difference between the share of the population younger than 18 that is a racial or ethnic minority compared to those who are 65 and older, a growing child population in geographic regions with the poorest outcomes in child well-being, growth in minority voters who are highly supportive of children's programs, and changing gender roles and growing support among younger men for children's issues.

Contact: First Focus, 1400 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 657-0670 Fax: (202) 657-0671 Web Site: http://www.firstfocus.net Available from the website.

Keywords: Age factors, Barriers, Child health, Children, Equal opportunities, Federal aid, Geographic factors, Health disparities, Minority groups, Population growth, Racial factors, Role, Trends

Lee J, Schroeder S. 2016. Oral health care service in North Dakota community health centers. Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 5 pp.

Annotation: This brief examines oral health services provided to North Dakota residents by federally funded community health centers (CHCs) and their satellite sites. Contents include information and data on state and CHC population demographics such as income status, health insurance status, and race/ethnicity; sources of CHC revenue; and CHC dental vs. medical costs per visit and per patient.

Contact: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 501 North Columbia Road Stop 9037, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, Telephone: (701) 777-3848 Fax: (701) 777-6779 E-mail: ruralhealth@med.und.edu Web Site: https://ruralhealth.und.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community health centers, Costs, Dental care, Geographic factors, Health care delivery, Low income groups, North Dakota, Oral health, Rural population, State programs, Uninsured persons, Work force

Schroeder S. 2016. Dental workforce in rural and urban North Dakota. Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet explores issues related to oral health care access in North Dakota. Topics include the dentist-to-population ratio in North Dakota compared to ratios in neighboring states responsible for graduating a majority of the dentists practicing in North Dakota; the number of dentists per county and the percentage of counties with zero, one, two to four, or five or more dentists; the percentage of dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants practicing in urban vs. rural areas of the state; and the percentage of dental professional graduates by graduation year.

Contact: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 501 North Columbia Road Stop 9037, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, Telephone: (701) 777-3848 Fax: (701) 777-6779 E-mail: ruralhealth@med.und.edu Web Site: https://ruralhealth.und.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dental care, Geographic factors, North Dakota, Oral health, Rural population, State surveys, Statistical data, Work force

Pinderhughes H, Davis RA, Williams M. 2016. Adverse community experiences and resilience: A framework for addressing and preventing community trauma. Oakland, CA: Prevention Institute, 34 pp., exec. summ (6 pp.)

Annotation: This paper explores trauma at the population level and how it impacts efforts to prevent violence and improve other aspects of community health. The paper also presents a framework for addressing and preventing trauma at the community level. Topics include the community environment, the production of trauma from violence, community strategies to address community violence, elements of a resilient community, and promoting community resilience.

Contact: Prevention Institute, 221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607, Telephone: (510) 444-7738 Fax: (510) 663-1280 E-mail: prevent@#preventioninstitute.org Web Site: http://www.preventioninstitute.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community action, Culturally competent services, Economic factors, Emotional trauma, Geographic factors, Health promotion, Models, Prevention programs, Resilience, Social conditions, Social support, Sociocultural factors, Standards, Trauma, Trauma care, Violence prevention

Woolf SH, Aron L, Chapman DA, Dubay L, Zimerman E, Snellings LC, Hall L, Haley AD, Holla N, Ayers K, Lowenstein C, Waidmann TA. 2016. The health of the states: How U.S. states compare in health status and the factors that shape health–Summary report. Richmond, VA: Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health; Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 53 pp.

Annotation: This report, and accompanying supplemental reports, present findings on the status of Americans' health at the state level, along with the diverse factors associated with health. The report examines how state-level variations in health outcomes correlate with variations in factors thought to shape or influence health (health determinants) from five domains including health behaviors, health systems, economic and social factors, physical and social environmental factors, and public policies and social spending. Contents include research and policy priorities emerging from the analysis. Maps and charts are included.

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: Data analysis, Decision making, Economics, Geographic factors, Health behaviors, Health status, Health systems, Life course, Protective factors, Public policy, Risk factors, Social factors

Truong Q. 2016. Place matters: Perceived neighborhood safety and social support during childhood and its impact on mental health in Philadelphia–A GIS analysis of children's population health needs and resources. Philadelphia, PA: Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation at Friends Center and the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, 34 pp., exec. summ. (7 pp.)

Annotation: This report presents an analysis of children's population health needs and resources in Philadelphia. Contents include findings from statistical and spatial (mapping) analyses to better understand the effects of modifiable neighborhood characteristics on mental health and a proposed method for using population-level risk factors to assess service need and adequacy of community resources.

Contact: Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation at Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, Web Site: http://www.scattergoodfoundation.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to care, Children, Cultural sensitivity, Geographic factors, Health care utilization, Health services delivery, Labeling, Mental disorders, Mental health, Neighborhoods, Protective factors, Research methodology, Risk factors, Social support, Trust

Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center. 2016. 2016 Minnesota adolescent sexual health report. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, 5 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the sexual health of adolescents in Minnesota. Contents include adolescent pregnancy and birth statistics for the period 1990–2014, including information about trends in adolescent pregnancy and birth, national comparison, and subsequent births. Additional topics include geographic and racial/ethnic disparities in adolescent pregnancy, birth, and sexually transmitted infections; sexual orientation; and adverse childhood experiences.

Contact: University of Minnesota, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, Department of Pediatrics, 717 Delaware Street, S.E., 3rd Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2959, Telephone: (612) 626-2134 Fax: (612) 6264-0997 Web Site: https://www.pediatrics.umn.edu/divisions/general-pediatrics-and-adolescent-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescents, Childbirth, Ethnic factors, Geographic factors, Health disparities, Minnesota, Risk taking, Sexual health, Sexually transmitted diseases, Statistical data, Trends

Fraze T, Colla C, Harris B, Vujicic M. 2015. Early insights on dental care services in accountable care organizations. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 9 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief presents findings from a national survey of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and highlights the extent of oral health care integration within ACOs. Topics include organizational and contractual characteristics, the scope of services provided, and the geographic distribution of ACOs responsible for oral health services.

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

Keywords: Accountability, Dental care, Financing, Geographic factors, Health services delivery, National surveys, Oral health, Service integration

Pourat N, Martinez AE, Crall J. 2015. Better together: Co-location of dental and primary care provides opportunities to improve oral health. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 8 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents findings from a study to assess oral health care capacity in community health centers (CHCs) in California. Topics include the geographic distribution of CHCs with co-located oral health care and primary care; size, productivity, and revenues of co-located sites compared to those without on-site oral health care capacity; and opportunities to improve access to oral health care in CHCs.

Contact: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1550, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Telephone: (310) 794-0909 Fax: (310) 794-2686 E-mail: chpr@ucla.edu Web Site: http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Community health centers, Dental care, Geographic factors, Oral health, Policy development, Primary care, Program improvement, State surveys

PolicyLink and University of Southern California, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity. 2014–. National equity atlas. Oakland, CA: PolicyLink, 1 v.

Annotation: This tool provides data on demographic changes and racial and economic inclusion for the largest 150 regions, in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States as a whole. Contents include data summaries that provide a snapshot of how a community is doing on key indicators of demographic change and equity; charts, graphs, and maps; and stories about how local leaders are using equity data to catalyze conversations and implement equitable growth strategies and policies.

Contact: PolicyLink, 1438 Webster Street, Suite 303, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 663-2333 Fax: (510) 663-9684 E-mail: info@policylink.org Web Site: http://www.policylink.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Community action, Cultural diversity, Data analysis, Economic factors, Equal opportunities, Geographic regions, Inclusion, Policy development, Racial factors, Social change, Statewide planning, Statistical data

DeNavas-Walt C, Proctor BD. 2014. Income and poverty in the United States: 2013. Washington, DC: U.S. Census Bureau; for sale by U.S. Government Printing Office, 61 pp. (Current population reports; P60-249)

Annotation: This report presents data on income and poverty in the United States based on information collected in the 2014 and earlier Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements. The report contains two main sections: one focuses on income and the other on poverty. Each section presents estimates by characteristics such as race, Hispanic origin, nativity, and region. Other topics, such as earnings and family poverty rates are included only in the relevant section.

Contact: U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233, Telephone: (301) 763-4748 E-mail: webmaster@census.gov Web Site: http://www.census.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Ethnic factors, Family income, Geographic factors, Poverty, Statistical data, Surveys

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

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

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

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

Krueger J. 2014. Policy options to increase access to oral health care and improve oral health by expanding the oral health workforce. St. Paul, MN: Network for Public Health Law, 17 pp. (Oral health care: Science and law brief)

Annotation: This brief for policymakers, public health professionals, and community members outlines concerns for oral health and explores policy options to increase access to oral health care and improve health by expanding the oral health work force. Topics include the shortage of oral health care professionals; expanding the role of community dental health coordinators, community health workers, dental hygienists, and dental therapists; addressing Medicaid reimbursement; encouraging oral health education and care in the primary care setting; targeting recruitment to address geographic and cultural gaps; expanding geographic reach of existing work force; and data collection to support and evaluate policies to improve oral health.

Contact: Network for Public Health Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, Telephone: (651) 695-7749 Fax: (651) 695-7749 Web Site: https://www.networkforphl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Allied health personnel, Cultural factors, Data collection, Dental care, Geographic factors, Health education, Health status, Medicaid, Oral health, Policy development, Primary care, Recruitment, Reimbursement, Work force

Isaacs J. 2013. Unemployment from a child's perspective. Washington, DC: First Focus and Urban Institute, 20 pp.

Annotation: This brief, which is part of a series of issue briefs examining he impact of the recession on children, examines unemployment from a child's perspective. It addresses the following questions: How many children are affected by parental unemployment? How does parental job loss affect children? Who are the children of the unemployed? Where do the children of the unemployed live? To what extent are families with children covered by unemployment insurance? The brief also reviews policies affecting the safety net for children of the unemployed.

Contact: First Focus, 1400 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 657-0670 Fax: (202) 657-0671 Web Site: http://www.firstfocus.net Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Adolescent attitudes, Child attitudes, Child development, Child health, Children, Ethnic factors, Families, Geographic factors, Health insurance, Low income groups, Parents, Poverty, Programs, Public policy, Racial factors, Statistical data, Unemployment

Mount St. Mary's College. 2013. The report on the status of women and girls in California. Los Angeles, CA: Mount St. Mary's College, 61 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on key areas that are impacting the health and well being of women in the state of California, including poverty, employment status, technology, the media, changing demographics, leadership, women in the military, and mental and physical health. The research and statistics highlight trends and insights on why gender gaps continue to exist within the state. Data on racial and ethnic health disparities is included, along with figures that compare statistical data in the state of California with national averages. Data on obesity, infant mortality, substance abuse, breastfeeding, and other health-related variables are interspersed throughout the report, which is intended to inspire college students at Mount St. Mary's College to affect change.

Contact: Mount St. Mary's College, Doheny Campus, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007, Telephone: (213) 477-2500 Web Site: http://www.msmc.la.edu/ Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Gender, Geographic factors, Health status disparities, State surveys, Statistical data, Women's health

Carver L, Cheung K, Revels M, Dawkins-Lyn N, Krol D. 2013. Innovations that address socioeconomic, cultural, and geographic barriers to preventive oral health care. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 31 pp. (Synthesis report)

Annotation: This report focuses on oral health innovations that integrate service delivery and work force models to reduce or eliminate socioeconomic, geographic, and cultural barriers to care. Topics include implementing multiple strategies to increase the number of children from families with low incomes who access preventive care and also to engage families and communities in investing in and prioritizing oral health.

Contact: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 50 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540-6614, Telephone: (877) 843-7953 Fax: Web Site: http://www.rwjf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Attitudes, Children, Cultural barriers, Geographic barriers, Low income groups, Model programs, Oral health, Prevention services, Service integration, Socioeconomic factors, Work force

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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.