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National Center for Health Statistics. 2016. Health, United States 20__. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, annual.

Annotation: This annual report presents an overview of national trends in health statistics. Contents include charts with information on selected measures of life expectancy and mortality, fertility and natality, morbidity, disability measures, health risk factors, measures of health and disease prevalence, prevention, health insurance, use and access, and personal health care expenditures. The report also contains trend tables organized around four major subject areas: health status and determinants, use of health resources, health care resources, and health care expenditures and payers. Previous editions and related data products are available from the website.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: contactcenter@gpo.gov Web Site: http://www.gpo.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Costs, Data, Health care utilization, Health objectives, Health statistics, Measures, Risk factors, Trends

Chiang RJ. 2016. A guide for incorporating health & wellness into school improvement plans. Atlanta, GA: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 30 pp.

Annotation: This guide for public health agencies and other partners the purpose and role of improvement plans in schools and districts. The guide also outlines opportunities to incorporate health and wellness-related goals and aligned activities into school improvement plans and provides examples from schools and districts that have done it.

Contact: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 2200 Century Parkway, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30345, Telephone: (770) 458-7400 Web Site: https://chronicdisease.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Educational objectives, Goals, Health objectives, Planning, Program improvement, Public private partnerships, School districts, Schools, Systems development

Holicky A. 2016. Florida's burden of oral disease surveillance report (upd.). Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 62 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes information on the burden of oral disease in Florida, highlights oral health disparities associated with specific populations, and describes resources and programs for improving oral health. Topics include state and national objectives, the societal and economic impact of oral disease, risk and protective factors, work force capacity and diversity, and use of oral health care.

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: Access to health care, Adolescents, Children, Disease prevention, Florida, Health disparities, Health objectives, Health services delivery, Health status, Infants, Life course, Low income groups, Older adults, Oral health, Population surveillance, Pregnant women, Prevalence, Program improvement, Protective factors, Risk factors, Special health care needs, State initiatives, State programs, Statistical data, Work force

Oregon Oral Health Coalition, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Health Funders Collaborative. 2016. Strategic plan for oral health in Oregon: Progress report. Salem, OR: Oregon Health Authority, 18 pp.

Annotation: This biennial progress report presents an expert consensus on methods for optimizing oral health in Oregon. Contents include objectives and outcomes for each of three priority areas: infrastructure, prevention and systems of care, and workforce capacity. The report also provides an assessment of progress in each area, highlighting successes and innovative work that has contributed to meeting objectives. It is based on interviews with 50 stakeholders including care providers, insurance providers, public health experts, funders, and state leaders.

Contact: Oregon Health Authority, 500 Summer Street, N.E., E-20, Salem, OR 97301-1097, Telephone: (503) 947-2340 Secondary Telephone: (877) 398-9238 Fax: (503) 947-2341 E-mail: OHPBinfo@state.or.us Web Site: http://www.oregon.gov/oha Available from the website.

Keywords: Health objectives, Measures, Oral health, Oregon, Outcome and process assessment, Prevention, Public health infrastructure, Statewide planning, Systems development, Work force

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry. 2016. Nebraska state oral health assessment & dental disease burden report. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry, 57 pp

Annotation: This document reviews the history of oral health in Nebraska, compares current disease status with national trends, describes needs and existing resources, and identifies areas of focus for overcoming disparities. Topics include public policy and the oral health work force, improving disease surveillance, increasing access to care, enhancing community-based prevention, and elevating public education and oral health promotion.

Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 Web Site: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Dental-Health.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Community based services, Ethnic groups, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health objectives, Health promotion, Health status, Life course, Low income groups, Measures, Nebraska, Needs assessment, Oral health, Policy development, Population surveillance, Pregnant women, Public health education, State programs, Statewide planning, Tobacco use, Vulnerability, Work force

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. 2015–. Well-Ahead Louisiana: Oral health. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are part of a statewide initiative aimed at improving the health and wellness of Louisiana residents. Topics include preventing and controlling oral disease, partnering with community and professional organizations to improve oral health, providing oral health education, promoting community water fluoridation, promoting school-based and school-linked dental sealant programs, and maintaining an oral-health-surveillance system to monitor the burden of oral disease. Contents include data on dental visits by gender, age, race, income, and education; tools for finding oral health care; and oral-health-education resources for adults and older adults, school nurses and teachers, and oral health professionals and non-oral-health professionals.

Contact: Louisiana Department of Health, Center for Community and Preventive Health, 628 North Fourth Street, P.O. Box 629, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629, Telephone: (225) 342-8093 Web Site: http://dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/414 Available from the website.

Keywords: Community based services, Dental care, Dental sealants, Disease management, Fluorides, Health care utilization, Health education, Health objectives, Health promotion, Health services delivery, Life course, Louisiana, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Public private partnerships, Resources for professionals, Schools, State initiatives, Statistical data, Water

Idaho Oral Health Alliance. 2015. Idaho oral health action plan 2015–2020. Boise, ID: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program, 25 pp.

Annotation: This document addresses oral health goals and strategies that have been outlined by the state oral health program in collaboration with partners and stakeholders in Idaho. Contents include a description of the collaboration process and collective impact framework; the burden of oral disease in Idaho; areas of strategic priority, including prevention, access to care, and policy and infrastructure. The appendices contain additional information about oral health disparities, definitions, state oral health program roles, and a map of Idaho public health districts and tribes.

Contact: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 83720, 450 West State Street, Boise, ID 83720-0036, Telephone: (800) 926-2588 Web Site: http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/portal/alias__Rainbow/lang__en-US/tabID__3494/DesktopDefault.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, American Indians, Children, Collaboration, Financing, Health disparities, Health objectives, Idaho, Leadership, Older adults, Oral health, Policy development, Population surveillance, Pregnant women, Program development, Public health infrastructure, Service integration, Statewide planning

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

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

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

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

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. 2015. HHS action plan to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities: Implementation progress report 2011–2014. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 32 pp.

Annotation: This document reports the nation’s progress toward addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. The report outlines the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) disparities action plan goals and strategies, describes a sample of the specific actions being taken across HHS agencies to reduce these disparities, and highlights major accomplishments to date.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 415 F, Washington, DC 20201, Web Site: http://aspe.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Community action, Federal agencies, Federal initiatives, Goals, Health care disparities, Health objectives, Progress reports

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

U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2014. Healthy People 2020 leading health indicators: Progress update. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes progress toward achieving national health objective targets for 26 leading health indicators (LHIs). Contents include the number and percentage of LHIs meeting or exceeding their Healthy People 2020 targets, and those that are improving, showing little or no detectable change, or getting worse. Topics include access to health services; clinical preventive services; environmental quality; injury and violence; maternal, infant, and child health; mental health; nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; oral health; reproductive and sexual health; social determinants; substance abuse; and tobacco. Information about the data sources is included.

Contact: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL100, Rockville, MD 20852, Fax: (240) 453-8282 E-mail: odphpinfo@hhs.gov Web Site: https://health.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Data sources, Health objectives, Healthy People 2020, National initiatives, Progress reports

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center. 2014. Making the link between health and school readiness. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, 41 pp.

Annotation: This tool describes the link between health and school readiness to help Head Start programs design school-readiness goals that incorporate health strategies, including oral health strategies. Topics include how program leaders can use the tool, links between health and the Child Development and Early Learning Framework domains, other school readiness goals, and health services that impact school readiness.

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: Early Head Start, Educational objectives, Goals, Head Start, Health services, Infants, Learning activities, Pregnant women, Program planning, School readiness, Young children

World Health Organization, United National Children's Fund. 2014. Every newborn: An action plan to end preventable deaths. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, 55 pp.

Annotation: This action plan is based on epidemiology, evidence, and global and country learning, setting a framework to end preventable newborn deaths and stillbirths by 2035. Topics include information on existing commitments, rights, and the current situation; effective interventions for improving the health of newborns across the continuum of care; vision and goals; strategic objectives and principles; impact framework, coverage targets, measures of success, milestones, and core indicators; research priorities and coordination; and actions by constituency. A summary of the action plan process is included. The executive summary is available in English, French, and Spanish.

Contact: Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, World Health Organization, 20 avenue Appia, CH-1211, Geneva, Switzerland Telephone: +41 22 791 2595 Fax: +41 22 791 5854 E-mail: pmnch@who.int Web Site: http://www.who.int/pmnch/en Available from the website.

Keywords: Community action, Early intervention, Fetal death, Health objectives, International health, Models, Neonatal screening, Newborn infants, Primary prevention

Hazel WA. 2014. A healthy Virginia: Health care report. [Richmond, VA: Virginia Governor's Office], 32 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the governor's plan to increase access to health care in Virginia. Topics include planning for medical and behavioral health services, covering children, supporting enrollment in the federal marketplace, informing people about their health care options, making dependent coverage affordable for state employees with low incomes, providing comprehensive dental coverage to pregnant women, prioritizing the health of veterans, winning a State Innovation Model grant, creating behavioral health homes, and reducing prescription drug and heroin abuse. Contents include information about the importance of each topic and related goals, background, strategies for success, timeline, and measures of achievement.

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: Access to health care, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Dental insurance, Drug abuse, Enrollment, Health care delivery, Health care reform, Health insurance, Health objectives, Information dissemination, Low income groups, Measures, Medicaid, Mental health, Pregnant women, Program improvement, State programs, Statewide planning, Virginia

Indiana State Department of Health, Oral Health Home. 2014. Indiana oral health plan 2012. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana State Department of Health, Oral Health Home, 35 pp.

Annotation: This document identifies four broad goals to help improve the oral health of residents of Indiana. Topics include decreasing disease and improving the use of information, partnerships, and operations and policies. Contents include information about prevalence and incidence, influencing factors, workforce, and programs. A comparison of goals to Healthy People 2020 is 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: Health objectives, Health status, Incidence, Indiana, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevalence, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Protective factors, Risk factors, State programs, Statewide planning, Statistical data, Strategic plans, Work force

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health. 2014. South Carolina surveillance plan: State-based oral disease prevention program. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health, 27 pp.

Annotation: This purpose of this document is to provide an integrated state-specific system to monitor oral disease and risk factors, to describe the burden of oral disease in South Carolina, and to support program planning and policy development. Topics include goals and objectives of the surveillance plan; logic model; stakeholders; key oral health indicators under surveillance; databases; the data collection process, target population, and timeline; workforce data analysis; the target audience and methods for data dissemination; and conclusion.

Contact: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone: (803) 898-3432 Web Site: https://www.scdhec.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Data analysis, Data collection, Goals, Health objectives, Health status, Oral health, Policy development, Population surveillance, Program planning, Risk factors, South Carolina, State programs, Statewide planning, Strategic plans

Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program. [2013]. 2013 plan. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 11 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines a plan to promote and improve oral health in Ohio. Contents include goals, strategies, population targets, and annual program targets. Topics include access to community oral-disease-prevention programs, access to oral health care, and oral health policy as an essential component of public health policy.

Contact: Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 246 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215, Telephone: (614) 466-4180 Fax: (614) 564-2421 E-mail: BCHS@odh.ohio.gov Web Site: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/oral-health-program/welcome-to Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community based services, Community programs, Disease prevention, Goals, Health objectives, Health policy, Health promotion, Ohio, Oral health, Prevention programs, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Statewide planning

Connecticut Coalition for Oral Health. [2013]. Oral health improvement plan for Connecticut 2013–2018. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 8 pp.

Annotation: This document is designed to help health professionals, policymakers, and other stakeholders promote optimal oral health for all Connecticut residents. The document identifies key priorities. The document also presents goals, objectives, and strategies for increasing oral health literacy, promoting the value of good oral health, ensuring that oral health needs are met by a competent work force, ensuring a strong and sustainable oral health infrastructure, raising awareness and educating the public and decision-makers about the science and efficacy of policies that may improve oral health, and implementing or enforcing existing policies.

Contact: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, P.O. Box 340308, Hartford, CT 06134-0308, Telephone: (860) 509-7382 Fax: (860) 509-7853 E-mail: linda.ferraro@ct.gov Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3125&q=388844&dphNav_GID=1601 Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Connecticut, Goals, Health literacy, Health objectives, Health promotion, Oral health, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Public policy, Statewide planning, Work force

Michigan Department of Community Health, Oral Health Program. 2013. Burden of oral disease in Michigan 2013. [Lansing, MI]: Michigan Department of Community Health, Oral Health Program, 58 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the status of oral health in Michigan and establishes a documented burden of disease, disparities in disease and access, and comparisons between Michigan and national data. Topics include national and state oral health objectives, the burden of oral diseases, risk and protective factors for oral diseases, oral health service provision, and programs and practices.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Capitol View Building, 201 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Comparative analysis, Health objectives, Health status, Michigan, Oral health, Population surveillance, Protective factors, Risk factors, Service delivery, State programs, Statistical data

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. 2013. Colorado's 10 winnable battles: Oral health. Denver, CO: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document discusses the importance of providing access to preventive oral health care and interventions for people in Colorado. Contents include data on the percentage of parents reporting that their child (ages 1–5) first went to the dentist by age 1, the percentage of children in third grade with dental sealants, and the percentage of the population served by community water systems with optimally fluoridated water. Additional topics include progress toward meeting oral health goals and initiatives to eliminate oral disease in the state.

Contact: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive, South, Denver, CO 80246, Telephone: (303) 692-2000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 886-7689 E-mail: cdphe.information@state.co.us Web Site: https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Colorado, Dental care, Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Health care utilization, Health objectives, Infants, Oral health, Preventive health services, School age children, State initiatives, Statistical data, Young children

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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.