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Green G. n.d.. Systems development project integrated cost reporting system for Children and Youth projects: System users' documentation–Appendix to: Comment series no. 21—Calculating the cost of delivering health care in children and youth projects–A conceptual model and a case study. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project, ca. 75 pp. (Comment series no.: 0-4 (21))

Annotation: This appendix to Comment Series no. 21 includes specimen reports, data collection documents with instructions, and sample instructions. These are designed for personnel involved in the data collection process for generating cost data to assist in the application of cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness studies in health care delivery and planning new health care facilities and programs for Children and Youth Program projects. This paper is part of the documentation and assessment of the effect of P.L. 89-97, Title II. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Children and Youth Projects, Comprehensive health care, Cost effectiveness, Data collection, Health care delivery

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Genetic Services Branch. n.d.. Rules for the road: A handbook for consumers in leadership roles. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Genetic Services Branch,

Annotation: This handbook captures the values and beliefs of health care consumers in leadership positions in human services organizations. The handbook, which is available online only and may be printed, sets forth principles to help guide health care consumers as they assume leadership positions and provides guidance or negotiating issues that may come with their new roles. The handbook delineates eight fundamentals for practice and discusses each of them.

Contact: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 464-4772 Fax: (301) 443-1246 E-mail: ask@hrsa.gov Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumers, Health care, Leadership, Service delivery systems

National Quality Measures Clearinghouse. n.d.. Tutorials on quality measures. Rockville, MD: National Quality Measures Clearinghouse, multiple items.

Annotation: These tutorials provide an introduction to the field of quality measurement and how best to use resources available from the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse. Topics include quality care measures related to health care delivery and to population health; desired attributes, uses, selection, and validity of clinical quality measures; and finding care-coordination measures.

Contact: National Quality Measures Clearinghouse , Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality , 540 Gaither Road, Suite 2000 , Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: (301) 427-1364 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Health care delivery, Measures, Public health, Quality assurance, Service coordination, Training

CrossBear S, LeGore S. n.d.. Family involvement in child-serving systems and the need for cross-system collaboration. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 10 pp.

Annotation: This brief reviews what has been accomplished to date in the development of the family voice in all child-serving systems including substance abuse, mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, trauma support, education, and primary care. The review indicates what needs to occur to create true cross-systems collaboration supporting family involvement, so that youth and their families can fully access the service and supports they need to obtain and maintain optimum health.

Contact: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (877) SAMHSA-7 Secondary Telephone: (877) 726-4727 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.samhsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Child welfare, Collaboration, Families, Family centered care, Health care systems, Interagency cooperation, Parent professional relations, Service coordination, Service delivery systems

DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. 2020. Fast-track to teledentistry: Removing barriers to care while maximizing overall health. Boston, MA: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 19 pp. (White paper)

Annotation: This paper provides information on the benefits of teledentistry and how to make it more accessible. It discusses the impact of not receiving oral health care, new uses of and approaches to teledentistry, potential savings for states from increasing the use of teledentistry, and the promise of teledentistry. What states can do to make it easier for health systems, hospitals, and safety net clinics to adopt teledentistry initiatives is also discussed, including expanding the workforce, updating reimbursement policies, enhancing legal clarity, and making it easier for health professionals to share patient information.

Contact: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: http://www.dentaquestpartnership.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care delivery, Initiatives, Legislation, Oral health, Reimbursement, Service delivery systems, Teledentistry

California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine. 2020. Using teledentistry to maintain services and contact with patients during the time of COVID-19 physical distancing. Elk Grove, CA: California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine, 7 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about using teledentistry during the time of COVID‐19 physical distancing. Topics include the impact of physical distancing, system considerations, components of a care system for the era of COVID-19, workflow, and optimizing in-person visits. The guide also discusses the advantages of an “all-in-one” teledentistry system containing multiple components that are linked and integrated (e.g., registration, consent, schedule, messaging, live video).

Contact: California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine, 9700 West Taron Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757, Telephone: 916-686-7300 Web Site: http://dentalmedicine.cnsu.edu/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care delivery, Oral health, Service integration, Teledentistry, Telemedicine

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases. 2020. Framework for healthcare systems providing non-COVID-19 clinical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 file.

Annotation: The purpose of this document is to provide health care systems with information about delivering non-COVID-19-related health care during the time of COVID-19. The document provides background information and key considerations for health care delivery, with links to additional information. A table that lays out a framework for delivering health care by potential for patient harm and degree of community transmission, including examples, is provided.

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: Disease transmission, Health care delivery, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Protocols, Safety, Virus diseases

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases. 2020. Guidance for dental settings: Interim infection prevention and control guidance for dental settings during the COVID-19 response. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 file.

Annotation: This document provides interim infection prevention and control guidance for oral health settings during the time of COVID-19. Topics include background, patient management, facility considerations, equipment considerations, administrative control and work practices, engineering controls, hygiene, universal source controls, using personal protective equipment, sterilizing and disinfection, considerations for additional precautions or strategies for treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, considerations for use of test-based strategies to inform patient care, monitoring and managing staff, and education and training.

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: Disease transmission, Health care delivery, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Protocols, Safety, Virus diseases

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2020. Non-emergent, elective medical services, and treatment recommendations. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document provides recommendations for limiting health services that can be deferred, such as non-emergent, elective, and preventive health services for patients of all ages during the time of COVID-19. An overview is presented, and the following key considerations for providing care are offered: current and projected COVID-19 cases in the community and region; ability to implement telehealth, virtual check-ins, and/or remote monitoring; supply of personal protective equipment available at the practice location and in the region; staffing availability; medical office/ambulatory service location capacity; testing capability in the community; health and age of each individual patient and their risk for severe disease resulting from COVID-19 infection; and urgency of the treatment or service.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease transmission, Health care delivery, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Protocols, Safety, Virus diseases

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 2020. Dentistry workers and employers. Washington, DC: U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 1 file.

Annotation: This document provides guidance for those who work in the field of dentistry and their employers on control and prevention of COVID-19. The document provides background on the situation as well as information on the following topics: elimination, engineering controls, administrative controls, safe work practices, personal protective equipment (PPE) (with guidelines for treating well patients and those with suspected or confirmed COVID-19). Flexibility related to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) PPE requirements and prioritization of PPE during the time of COVID-19 are discussed, along with differences between OSHA prevention guidance and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations.

Contact: U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Information and Consumer Affairs, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room N-3647, Washington, DC 20210, Telephone: (202) 523-1452 Fax: Web Site: http://www.osha.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease transmission, Health care delivery, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Protocols, Safety, Virus diseases

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2020. Promoting oral health. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 4 pp. (Bright Futures implementation tip sheet)

Annotation: This tip sheet provides information about promoting oral health among children and adolescents. It offers background on the importance of oral health for child and adolescent development and discusses oral health services that children and adolescents should receive. Also discussed are making the most of oral health supervision visits by using the Bright Futures Tool & Resource Kit and age-specific guidance from health supervision visits. A table summarizing anticipatory guidance by developmental stage is included, along with resources for more information. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Disease prevention, Health care delivery, Health promotion, Oral health

National Rural Health Association. 2020. Compendium of rural oral health best practices. Kansas City, MO: National Rural Health Association, 26 pp.

Annotation: This compendium presents programs designed to improve access to high-quality oral health care in rural communities and shares best practices related to providing oral health services in these communities. The compendium is divided into topic areas: workforce development and training, care integration, telehealth, clinical, and policy and national models. Each topic area highlights specific programs and provides information on the program purpose, a program summary, and information on the program's efficacy and impact.

Contact: National Rural Health Association, 521 East 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110, Telephone: (816) 756-3140 Fax: (816) 756-3144 E-mail: mail@NRHArural.org Web Site: http://www.ruralhealthweb.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care delivery, Oral health, Programs, Public policy, Rural population, Telemedicine, Training

HealthEfficient. 2020. TOHF integrative collaborative practice assessment. Albany, NY: HealthEfficient, 9 pp.

Annotation: This assessment for dental offices or clinics provides space to answer questions about approaches to providing care, integration of oral health care and medical care, collaboration, and communication among health professionals and between health professionals and patients. Questions about referral practices are also included.

Contact: HealthEfficient, 911 Central Avenue, #330, Albany, NY 12206, Telephone: (518) 589-3060 Web Site: https://healthefficient.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Health care delivery, Oral health, Questionnaires, Service integration

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation. 2020. Improving oral health outcomes by integrating medical and dental care. Denver, CO: Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, 1 web resource.

Annotation: This toolkit is intended for medical practices in Colorado, including community health centers, clinics, school-based health centers, and hospital systems, interested in integrating a dental hygienist into a medical team to offer up to the full scope of dental hygiene services. The toolkit addresses startup and implementation, including hiring a dental hygienist, building a dental space, and integrating the hygienist into the practice. Also addressed is the implementation phase, which involves creating and implementing models of care. Examples of care-delivery models are included. Although much of the content is specific to Colorado, particularly for topics such as billing, contracting, and rules and regulations, many parts of the toolkit are also applicable in other states.

Contact: Delta Dental of Colorado, 4582 South Ulster Street, Suite 800, Denver, CO 80237, Telephone: (800) 233-0860 E-mail: customer_service@ddpco.com Web Site: http://www.deltadentalco.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Colorado, Dental hygienists, Health care delivery, Oral health, Service integration, State programs

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2020. Request for Information: A Blueprint for Change: Guiding Principles for Advancing the System of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) and Families . Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 8 pp.

Annotation: This document requests input on a blueprint designed to inform programs and policy at the community, state, and federal levels on how systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) can be operationalized in the key areas of health equity, access to services and supports, family/child well-being and quality of life, and financing of services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents with special health care needs, Children with special health care needs, Health care systems, Public health services, Service delivery systems

U.S. HIV/AIDS Bureau. [2019]. Integration of oral health and primary care technical assistance toolkit. Rockville, MD: U.S. HIV/AIDS Bureau, 34 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit focuses on improving the oral health of people with HIV by integrating oral health care into primary care. The toolkit provides background information about the oral health status of those with HIV. It offers a brief overview of the components of integration and models of oral health care delivery. Each component, including best practices, is discussed, and links to relevant resources are included. The toolkit also addresses how to build and sustain oral-health-care delivery over time.

Contact: U.S. HIV/AIDS Bureau, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 09SWHO3, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-1993 Web Site: http://hab.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: HIV, Health care delivery, Oral health, Primary care, Service integration

American Academy of Pediatrics, Bright Futures™. 2019. Bright Futures™ preventive services quality improvement measures (upd. ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Bright Futures™, 2 pp. (Bright Futures implementation tip sheet)

Annotation: This document provides information about quality improvement (QI) measures that reflect components of the Bright Futures™ guidelines. The list combines nationally endorsed measures and measures tested in, or adopted from, previous QI preventive services projects. Contents include measures for infancy and early childhood, middle childhood and adolescence, and office-based system measures for both groups. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Bright Futures™ at AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-7785 E-mail: BrightFutures@aap.org Web Site: https://brightfutures.aap.org/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child development, Child health, Health promotion, Infant health, Measures, Organizational change, Pediatric care, Preventive health services, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Service delivery systems

Glassman P. 2019. Improving oral health using telehealth-connected teams and the virtual dental home system of care: Program and policy considerations. Boston, MA: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 14 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on the potential of telehealth, combined with new preventive and behavior support science, delivery systems, payment incentives, and policy environments, to improve oral health. It reviews changes taking place in the general health and oral health care systems as well as national recommendations that have been proposed in response to these changes. The report also describes the legal and regulatory environment needed to create and use telehealth-connected teams, equipment and software requirements, and considerations for incorporating telehealth into dental practices and community-based oral health care systems. In addition, it describes the concept of disruptive innovation and the future role that telehealth may play in the delivery or oral health services.

Contact: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: http://www.dentaquestpartnership.org

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care delivery, Oral health, Service integration, Telemedicine, Prevention

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and Pacific Island Health Officers Association . 2019. Current status and strategies to improve oral health program infrastructure and capacity in the US affiliated Pacific Islands: A needs assessment and technical assistance project--Executive summary. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 5 pp.

Annotation: This executive summary focuses on a project conducted to amass information about oral health program infrastructure and capacity, strengths, gaps, and needs in the U.S-affiliated Pacific islands. The summary discusses approaches and methods and presents selected findings in the following areas: oral health needs, public oral-health-care-delivery sites, funding for oral health programs and services, workforce, policy mandates, and partnerships and collaboration. The summary also identifies opportunities and next steps.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: info@astdd.org Web Site: http://www.astdd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Acess to health care, Financing, Health care delivery, Oral health, Pacific Islands, Program developments

U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care. 2018. Health center program fact sheet: America's primary care safety net working to address oral health. Rockville, MD: U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes how health centers increase access to oral health care in the communities they serve. Contents include information about oral health services provided and the number of visits and patients served. Topics include activities to increase access to oral health care for underserved populations, modernize the safety net infrastructure and delivery system, improve oral health outcomes, and promote an innovative organizational culture. Links to resources for general information and technical assistance for health centers are also included.

Contact: U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 489-4772 Fax: (301) 480-4098 Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov/about/organization/bureaus/bphc/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community health centers, Comprehensive health care, Oral health, Organizational change, Primary care, Public health infrastructure, Service delivery systems, Technical assistance, Underserved communities

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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.