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National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. n.d.. Health tips for families series. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 13 items.

Annotation: These fact sheets for families in Head Start programs cover a variety of health topics related to children. Topics include active play, health literacy, understanding and using health information, healthy breathing at home (asthma prevention), healthy eating, mental health, oral health, and safety and injury prevention. The materials are available in Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Hmong, Marshallese, Polish, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Yiddish.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Child safety, Consumer education materials, Families, Head Start, Health literacy, Health promotion, Injury prevention, Mental health, Nutrition, Oral health, Physical activity, Play, Smoking, Spanish language materials, Young children

The Children's Oral Health Institute. n.d.. Lessons in a lunch box: Healthy teeth essentials & facts about snackstm. Owings Mills, MD: The Children's Oral Health Institute,

Annotation: This lunch box provides parents with information about oral health and healthy eating choices and practices. The lunch box is illustrated with drawings that promote good oral health and good nutrition and contains a “Dental Care in a Carrot” case made to include a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, and a rinse cup. Ordering information; downloadable files, including a description of the program, a 5-day lesson guide for teachers, and an outline of the lessons; a video about the program; and other supplemental materials are available on the website. The lunch box is also available in Braille.

Contact: Children's Oral Health Institute, 9199 Reisterstown Road, Suige 203A, Owings Mills, MD 21117, Telephone: (866) 508-7400 Fax: (410) 356-8574 E-mail: info@mycohi.org Web Site: http://www.mycohi.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Curricula, Educational materials, Health literacy, Oral health, Prevention, School health programs

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2022. CMS framework for health equity 2022-2032. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 39 pp.

Annotation: This framework describes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) plan to incorporate health equity and efforts to address health disparities as a foundational element across all its work. The framework discusses five priority areas: expand the collection, reporting, and analysis of standardized data; assess causes of disparities within CMS programs, and address inequalities in policies and operations to close gaps; build capacity of health care organization and the workforce to reduce health and health care disparities; advance language access, health literacy, and the provision of culturally tailored services; and increase all forms of accessibility to health care services and coverage.

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: Access to health care, Federal programs, Health equity, Health literacy, Policy, Statistical data

Health Research for Action. 2021-. Oral health literacy toolkit. San Francisco, CA: California Oral Health Technical Assistance Center, 1 website.

Annotation: This toolkit for oral health professionals provides an overview of oral health literacy and why it matters, as well as tools for improving dental practices’ ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Resources include a guidebook, a dental-practice-assessment checklist, a tip sheet explaining the teach-back method, a brochure explaining what to expect during a dental visit, and an oral-health-literacy action plan for dental practices.

Contact: California Oral Health Technical Assistance Center, University of California, San Francisco, 707 Parnassus Avenue, Box 0758, San Francisco, CA Web Site: https://oralhealthsupport.ucsf.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Brochures, Communication skills, Guidelines, Health literacy, Oral health

Michigan Oral Health Coalition, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 2020. Michigan state oral health plan. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 37 pp.

Annotation: This oral health plan is intended to guide policymakers, health professionals, community members, and other stakeholders as they work together to improve oral health across the state of Michigan through 2020. It focuses on three main areas: professional integration, health literacy, and increased access to oral health care. It also provides an overview of the status of oral health in Michigan and discusses development of the plan and monitoring its implementation.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 201 Townsend Street, Box 30195, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4911_4912_6226---,00.html Available from the website.

Keywords: , Access to health care, Health literacy, Michigan, Oral health, Prevention, Service integration, State programs

Olson S, Wojtowicz A, Rapporteurs; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Roundtabl on Health Literacy. 2019. Integrating oral and general health through health literacy practices: Proceedings of a workshop. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 102 pp.

Annotation: These proceedings summarize presentations and discussions from a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop held on December 6, 2018. Topics include integration of oral health care, primary care, and health literacy; systems thinking, integration, and health literacy as a catalyst; health literacy and care integration; exploring pathways to integration; developing a research agenda for integration; and reflections on the workshop.

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: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: , Health literacy, Oral health, Primary care, Research, Service integration

Maryland Dental Action Coalition. 2018. Maryland oral health plan 2018–2023. Columbia, MD: Maryland Dental Action Coalition, 35 pp.

Annotation: This plan is a guide for improving the oral health of all Marylanders. The plan focuses on access to oral health care, oral disease and injury prevention, and oral health literacy and education. A discussion of the implementation of the plan, oral health status in Maryland, and accomplishments in 2011–2017 are included. An overview of the Maryland Dental Action Committee is provided.

Contact: Maryland Dental Action Coalition, 10015 Old Columbia Road, Suite B-215, Columbia, MD 21046, Telephone: (410) 312-5456 E-mail: info@mdac.us Web Site: http://www.mdac.us Available from the website.

Keywords: , Access to health care, Disease prevention, Education, Health literacy, Injury prevention, Oral health

Virginia Department of Health. 2018. A healthy mouth for people with special health care needs. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This brochure for people with special health care needs (SHCN) provides information to promote good oral health. It offers tips for promoting oral health, including maintaining good oral hygiene practices, finding a dentist who will treat people with SHCN, and planning dental visits. The brochure is written in simple language.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218, Telephone: (804) 864-7000 E-mail: questions@vdh.virginia.gov Web Site: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental care, Low literacy materials, Oral health, Children with special health care needs, Access to health care, Prevention

Atchison KA, Rozier RG, Weintraub JA. 2018. Integration of oral health and primary care: Communication, coordination, and referral. Washington, DC: National Academy of Medicine, 12 pp.

Annotation: This paper discusses challenges in integrating oral health care and primary care for populations with low health literacy. The paper provides background on the issues and focuses on weaknesses in the areas of communication, coordination, and referral. Topics include referral networks, risk management, clinical referral guidelines, performance measures, electronic tools and integrated health records, interprofessional education and collaborative practice, research, and demonstration programs.

Contact: National Academy of Medicine, 500 5th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, E-mail: NAMedicine@nas.edu Web Site: http://nam.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Health literacy, Oral health, Primary care, Program coordination, Referrals, Service coordination, Service integration

Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council. 2018. 2019-2020 update to the Texas state health plan. Austin, TX: Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council, 58 pp.

Annotation: This update to the Texas state health plan, which provides guidance on how to achieve a high-quality, efficient health system that serves the needs of all Texans, focuses on health literacy, availability of clinical training sites, oral health, and trauma care. Each section of the update discusses improving access to health care, ensuring quality in the health care system, and strengthening the system by ensuring a robust health care work force.

Contact: Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council, Texas Department of State Health Services, P.O Box 149347, Austin, TX 78714-9347, Web Site: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/chs/shcc/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health literacy, Oral health, Quality assurance, State programs, Texas

MainHealth. [2017]. Dental care during pregnancy. Portland, ME: Before the First Tooth, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provides information about how pregnant women can care for their own and their infant’s mouths and teeth during pregnancy and after birth. The brochure explains why it is safe and important to get oral health care during pregnancy and offers tips on how to care for an infant’s first teeth. The brochure is written in simple language. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: From the First Tooth / Before the First Tooth, c/o MaineHealth, 110 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 662-6296 E-mail: info@fromthefirsttooth.org Web Site: http://www.fromthefirsttooth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental care, Infant health, Low literacy materials, Oral health, Pregnant women

Before the First Tooth. [2017]. Pregnancy and dental health: What you need to know. Portland, ME: Before the First Tooth, 2 pp.

Annotation: This postcard provides information about what pregnant women need to know about oral health during pregnancy. Topics include morning sickness, changes in the mouth, the importance of healthy eating, and oral health during pregnancy. The postcard is written in simple language. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: From the First Tooth / Before the First Tooth, c/o MaineHealth, 110 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 662-6296 E-mail: info@fromthefirsttooth.org Web Site: http://www.fromthefirsttooth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Low literacy materials, Nutrition, Oral health, Pregnant women

American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health. 2017. Pediatricians love babies and they love baby teeth!. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health, 3 items.

Annotation: These resources provide information to help parents of infants ask their pediatrician about how they can partner to ensure that the infant’s mouth is healthy. The resources discuss how to care for an infant’s teeth before they erupt. The resources are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 E-mail: fluoride@aap.org Web Site: http://www.ilikemyteeth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Family centered care, Health literacy, Infants, Multimedia, Oral health, Parent professional relations, Pediatric care, Preventive health services, Primary care, Spanish language materials

American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health. 2017. Your teens may think that they don't need you anymore, but they'll always need their teeth!. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health, 3 items.

Annotation: These resources for parents provide guidance on helping adolescents make decisions that affect their oral health and overall health. Topics include toothbrushing, flossing, visiting the dentist, eating healthy foods, avoiding tobacco, and drinking water with fluoride. The resources are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 E-mail: fluoride@aap.org Web Site: http://www.ilikemyteeth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Consumer education materials, Decision making, Dental caries, Health behavior, Health literacy, Multimedia, Oral health, Preventive health services, Spanish language materials

Smiles for Children. 2017. Smoking and pregnancy. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: of smoking during pregnancy. It lists health problems for both pregnant women and their infants that smoking during pregnancy are linked to. The brochure also discusses the link between smoking and gum disease and provides information about the benefits of quitting smoking either before or during pregnancy. In addition, the brochure explains the importance of receiving regular oral health care and how to find a dental home. The brochure is written in simple language, with English on one side and Spanish on the other.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218, Telephone: (804) 864-7000 E-mail: questions@vdh.virginia.gov Web Site: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Spanish language materials, Consumer education materials, Infant health, Low literacy materials, Non English language materials, Oral health, Pregnant women, Smoking cessation, Smoking during pregnancy

Virginia Department of Health. 2017. Baby teeth care: Birth to 2 years of age. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This tip sheet for parents and other caregivers provides information about how to care for primary teeth in infants and young children from birth through age 2. The tip sheet, which is written in simple language, discusses why primary teeth are important, what causes decay in primary teeth, how to clean an infant’s or young child’s primary teeth, and when to wean an infant from a bottle. Other topics addressed are how to keep primary teeth healthy and what to avoid. The tip sheet is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218, Telephone: (804) 864-7000 E-mail: questions@vdh.virginia.gov Web Site: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental caries, Infants, Low literacy materials, Non English language materials, Oral health, Prevention, Spanish language materials, Weaning, Young children

Virginia Department of Health. 2017. Brushing your child's teeth: Children six months and older. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This tip sheet for parents and other caregivers provides information about how to care for primary teeth in infants and children ages 6 months and older. The tip sheet discusses when to start brushing a child’s teeth, how to teach a child to brush his or her teeth, the proper way to brush a child’s teeth, how many times a day to brush a child’s teeth, and how often a child’s toothbrush should be replaced. The tip sheet is written in simple language and is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218, Telephone: (804) 864-7000 E-mail: questions@vdh.virginia.gov Web Site: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental hygiene, Infant health, Low literacy materials, Oral health, Spanish language materials, Young children, Consumer education materials

Virginia Department of Health. 2017. Fluoride varnish: For children age six months and older. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This brochure for parents provides information about fluoride varnish for children ages 6 months and older. The brochure discusses what fluoride varnish is and what it does, whether it is safe, how it is applied, and how long its effects last. A photograph showing fluoride being applied to an infant’s teeth is included. The brochure is written in simple language and is available in English and in Spanish.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218, Telephone: (804) 864-7000 E-mail: questions@vdh.virginia.gov Web Site: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Non English language materials, Fluoride, Infant health, Low literacy materials, Oral health, Prevention, Young children

Rhode Island Oral Health Commission and Rhode Island Department of Health. 2017. Optimal oral health for all Rhode Islanders: Rhode Island oral health plan, 2017-2021. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, 47 pp.

Annotation: This oral health plan for Rhode Island focuses on five goals: (1) improving access to oral health care for all state residents, (2) informing oral health policy and advocacy, (3) integrating the oral health care and overall health care systems, (4) increasing oral health literacy, and (5) sustaining the oral health work force. For each goal, objectives, recommendations, and strategies are provided. The plan also discusses the burden of oral disease in Rhode Island.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Three Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Web Site: http://www.health.state.ri.us Available from the website.

Keywords: , Access to health care, Advocacy, Health literacy, Oral health, Policy development, Rhode Island, State initiatives

Kentucky Department for Public Health, Kentucky Oral Health Program. 2017. Strategic plan: Oral health in Kentucky--2017 strategic plan on oral health. Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Department for Public Health, Division of Maternal and Child Health, 58 pp.

Annotation: This strategic plan provides information about ensuring the best possible oral health for Kentuckians by collaborating to build oral health equity in Kentucky through access to oral health care, education, workforce readiness, and effective use of resources. Topics include a survey of individuals interested in oral health in the state, data collection and metrics, dentistry as a business, interprofessional collaboration, prevention, oral health literacy, policy, emerging issues, and goals and action items. Maps showing the distribution of general dentists and dentists who accept Medicaid in Kentucky are included.

Contact: Kentucky Department for Public Health, Oral Health Program, 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40621, Telephone: (502) 564-3246 Web Site: http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/mch/cfhi/oralhealth.htm Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Collaboration, Data collection, Health education, Health literacy, Health promotion, Kentucky, Oral health, Prevention, Public policy, State materials, Surveys

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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.