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Barzel R, Holt K, Kolo S, Siegal M, eds. 2018. School-based dental sealant programs (2nd. ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 1 v.

Annotation: This curriculum is designed to provide schoolbased dental sealant program (SBSP) staff with an understanding of the history, operations, and principles of SBSPs funded by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). Contents include guidelines for infection control and information about tooth selection and assessment for sealants; the sealant-application process; and SBSP operations, with an emphasis on requirements that apply to programs funded by ODH. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Curricula, Dental sealants, Distance education, Ohio, Oral health, School based management, School health programs, School personnel

Public Health Learning Network. 2018. Strategic workforce action agenda. Washington DC: National Network of Public Health Institutes, 11 pp.

Annotation: This action agenda examines major public health systems challenges and issues, how current workforce development approaches are responding to these challenges, what needs to change, and how workforce development approaches can improve.

Contact: National Network of Public Health Institutes, 1515 Poydras Street, Suite 1200, New Orleans, LA 70112, Telephone: (888)996-6744 Secondary Telephone: (504)301-9820 Fax: (504) 301-9820 Web Site: http://www.nnphi.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Continuing education, Health personnel, Public health, Service delivery systems, Training, Work force

Public Health Learning Navigator. 2018. Quality standards for training and design version 1.0: Online learning edition. Washington, DC: National Network of Public Health Institutes, 3 pp.

Annotation: This document provides standards and indicators in the areas of training setup, learning and application, and user interface.

Contact: National Network of Public Health Institutes, 1515 Poydras Street, Suite 1200, New Orleans, LA 70112, Telephone: (888)996-6744 Secondary Telephone: (504)301-9820 Fax: (504) 301-9820 Web Site: http://www.nnphi.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Continuing education, Health personnel, Public health, Standards, Training

Alperin M, Uden-Holman TM, Rodgers KC, eds. 2017. U.S. Public Health Learning Network: Innovative competency-based training for the public health workforce. Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 3(1, Suppl.):5S–87S,

Annotation: This supplement comprises 15 articles focused on the work of the U.S. Public Health Learning Network (PHLN). Contents include commentaries, a reflective piece, descriptive best practices, and original research that describe the work of the regional public health training centers (PHTCs), local performance sites, and National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training, which comprise the PHLN. Topics include recommendations for successful implementation of Public Health 3.0 principles, the role that practice-based experiences such as internships and field placements have on public health students, the role of the PHLN in strengthening the public health work force, and the major areas of activity of the PHTC program.

Contact: Sage Publications, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218, Telephone: (805) 499-9774 Secondary Telephone: (800)818-7243 Fax: (805) 499-0871 E-mail: order@sagepub.com Web Site: http://www.sagepub.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Health personnel, Learning: Training, Public health, Role, Teaching, Work force

George C, Rojek M, Luetkemeier M. 2017. Influencing the dental workforce in Illinois: A case study of the Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation Pipeline Project. Oak Brook, IL: Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation, 66 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the impact of the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation Pipeline Project—a multi-year initiative funding two Illinois public dental schools, with the goals of increasing the number of dentists who provide oral health care to all children and who work in underserved communities. The report focuses on how well the project met its goals and also outlines implications for future efforts. Topics include findings, the program’s influence on students, students’ learning experience, extramural sites’ experience, implementation, and sustainability.

Contact: Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation, 1200 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 301, Oak Brook, IL 60523, Telephone: (630) 571-2555 Secondary Telephone: (630) 571-2556 Web Site: http://www.ilchf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental schools, Illinois, State programs, Low income groups, Oral health, Personnel

Snyder JE. 2016. Community health workers: Roles and responsibilities in health care delivery system reform. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report reviews health services research findings on community health workers (CHWs) and considers key challenges for CHWs to improve health care delivery, including oral health care delivery. Topics include major roles for CHWs in the health care system, a national profile of CHWs, evidence on the clinical impact of CHWs, the policy impact potential for CHW interventions, opportunities for reimbursement through Medicaid, and state and health care innovation models.

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: Allied health personnel, Barriers, Community health aides, Community role, Culturally competent services, Financing, Health care delivery, Health care reform, Home health aides, Low income groups, Medicaid, Minority groups, Oral health, Patient care teams, Policy development, Preventive health services, Program improvement, Reimbursement, Service delivery systems, Standards, Sustainability, Training, Work force

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health. 2016. Summary of infection prevention practices in dental settings: Basic expectations for safe care. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 43 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes basic infection-prevention recommendations for all oral health care settings. Contents include information about the fundamental elements needed to prevent transmission of infectious agents and the importance of routine risk assessment. Topics include administrative measures, infection-prevention education and training, personnel safety, program evaluation, standard precautions, and water quality. The appendices contain a checklist for assessing overall policies and practices and for direct observation of personnel and patient-care practices; recommendations; and references and resources organized by topic area. A mobile application and a Spanish version of the document are also available.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health, 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/OralHealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Spanish language materials, Dental care, Dental offices, Disease prevention, Health facilities, Infection control, Mobile health units, Oral health, Personnel, Professional Education, Program evaluation, Risk assessment, Safety, Standards, Training

Langelier M, Surdu S, Rodat C, Moore J, Kottek A. 2016. Survey of federally qualified health centers to understand participation with dental residency programs and student externship rotations. Rensselaer, NY: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, 100 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes findings from a survey of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) asking questions about the FQHC's participation in dental student externship or dental residency programs and the impact of that participation on recruitment and retention of dentists in the FQHC. Contents include an executive summary and a technical report with the study background, objectives, methods, findings, discussion, limitations, and conclusions. Topics include prevalence and differences in prevalence of oral health services provided to children and/or adults by FQHCs participating in dental residency or student externship programs.

Contact: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, New York Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, SUNY, School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 Web Site: http://www.oralhealthworkforce.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Children, Community health centers, Internship and residency, National surveys, Oral health, Personnel recruitment, Prevalence, Retention, Service learning, Statistical data, Work force

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatits, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health. 2015–. Parent engagement in schools. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to assist parents and school staff in working together to support and improve the learning, development, and health of children and adolescents. Contents include fact sheets for school districts and school administrators, teachers and other school staff, and parents and families. A strategy guide for state and local education agencies on selecting and implementing parent engagement strategies specific to HIV/STD prevention and a facilitator's guide for staff development are also included.

Contact: National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatits, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop K-29, Atlanta, GA 30341-3724, Telephone: 800-232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Child development, Child health, Family support, Health behavior, Learning, Parents, Protective factors, School age children, School districts, School personnel, Schools, Social support, Students, Teachers

Bruner C, Cardenas'Chaisson A. 2015. Collaborative models with a focus upon pediatric practice and child health . Boston, MA: Learning Collaborative on Health Equity and Young Children, 9 pp.

Annotation: This document describes learning collaboratives and learning communities/networks designed to improve child health through innovation and diffusion activities with practitioner leaders in the field.

Contact: Build Initiative, 89 South Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02111, Telephone: (617) 523-6565 E-mail: info@buildinitiative.org Web Site: http://www.buildinitiative.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Collaboration, Diffusion of innovation, Health personnel, Learning, Provider networks

Glassman P, Harrington M, Namakian M. 2014. The virtual dental home: Improving the oral health of vulnerable and underserved populations using geographically distributed telehealth-enabled teams (upd.). San Francisco, CA: University of the Pacific, Pacific Center for Special Care, 8 pp. (Policy brief)

Annotation: This brief describes the virtual dental home, a model program in California that uses telehealth technology to provide oral health care services to underserved populations outside traditional dental offices (e.g., in Head Start programs, elementary schools, residential care settings, nursing homes). Topics include what the virtual dental home is and how it works. Additional contents include findings on the number of patients seen, total visits and the percentage of those needing referral to a dental office by type of site; findings from an associated demonstration project to test expanded practice procedures; satisfaction survey results; an economic analysis; and conclusions.

Contact: Pacific Center for Special Care, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 2155 Webster Street, Suite 409, San Francisco, CA 94115, Telephone: (415) 929-6400 Web Site: http://dental.pacific.edu/Community_Involvement/Pacific_Center_for_Special_Care_(PCSC).html Available from the website.

Keywords: Allied health personnel, California, Children, Dental assistants, Dental hygienists, Model programs, Oral health, Telemedicine, Underserved communities, Work force

Wisconsin Public Health Association and Medical College of Wisconsin. 2014. WISHeS: Wisconsin Improving School Health Services Project. Kimberly, WI: Wisconsin Public Health Association, multiple items.

Annotation: This manual is designed to help school districts improve the health services they provide to students. Contents include a school-health-services assessment tool; injury and illness protocols; sample policies and procedures for emergency nursing services, concussion management, managing and preventing acute reactions to foods in the school setting, and medication administration; and nurse procedures. The manual also contains instructions for unlicensed assistive personnel on hand hygiene, oral care, feeding, transfers, and diapering for students who need such care at school.

Contact: Wisconsin Public Health Association, 563 Carter Court, Suite B, Kimberly, WI 54136, Telephone: (920) 882-3650 Contact Phone: (414) 875-7257 E-mail: WPHA@badgerbay.co Contact E-mail: teresa@badgerbay,co Web Site: http://www.wpha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Disease management, Disease prevention, Mobile applications, Nursing services, Oral health, Patient care management, Patient care planning, Protocols, School based management, School districts, School health services, School nurses, School personnel, Special health care needs, Training

Network for Public Health Law. 2014. Dental auxiliary scope of practice laws [Pathways to improved access to dental health services]. St. Paul, MN: Network for Public Health Law, multiple items.

Annotation: These fact sheets for public health professionals, policymakers, and others provide data on oral health in the 50 states and the District of Columbia and describe laws governing the respective services provided by members of the oral health work force. Each state fact sheet, titled Pathways to Improved Access to Dental Health Services, describes indicators of oral and dental health and how the state compares with the nation on these indicators. The fact sheets also describe the scope of practice for allied dental personnel in the state such as what the practice includes, what services cannot be performed, supervision requirements, and the body responsible for oversight.

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, Dental care, Dental hygienists, Health status, Licensing, Medicaid, Oral health, Policy development, Regulations, Reimbursement, State legislation, Work force

American Hospital Association, Committee on Performance Improvement. 2014. Managing an intergenerational workforce: Strategies for health care transformation. Chicago, IL: American Hospital Association, Health Research and Educational Trust, 46 pp.

Annotation: This report identifies approaches and initiatives to help leaders deploy strategies and competencies essential to developing the future health care work force. Topics include the characteristics of four generations in the work force and their impact on the health care industry, strategies to support health care transformation, and creating high-performing teams. Case studies and examples of intergenerational management strategies are included. The future work force is also discussed.

Contact: American Hospital Association, Health Research and Educational Trust, 155 North Wacker, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: (800) AHA-2626 Secondary Telephone: (312) 422-2600 Fax: (312) 422-4568 Web Site: http://www.hret.org/hret_app/index.jsp Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Health care delivery, Health care reform, Health care systems, Hospitals, Intergenerational programs, Personnel management, Systems development, Teamwork, Trends, Work force

Action for Healthy Kids. 2014. Game On: An Every Kid Healthy tool. Chicago, IL: Action for Healthy Kids, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes an online program that provides best practices and resources for creating a school wellness program with the ultimate goal of becoming certified as a healthy school. Contents include steps for energizing school staff, students, and families. Topics include gathering a team, assessing and tracking progress, creating a multi-year plan, finding challenges, building awareness, revising district policy, and receiving recognition.

Contact: Action for Healthy Kids, 600 W. Van Buren Street, Suite 720, Chicago, IL 60607-3758, Telephone: (800) 416-5136 Fax: (312) 212-0098 E-mail: info@actionforhealthykids.org Web Site: https://www.actionforhealthykids.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Awards, Families, Health promotion, Model programs, Physical activity, Policy development, Program planning, Resources for professionals, School age children, School districts, School health programs, School personnel, Schools, Students

Willoughby B. (2013). A guide for administrators, counselors and teachers: Responding to hate and bias at school. Montgomery, AL: Teaching Tolerance, 41 pp.

Annotation: This book, primarily for school administrators, also helps teachers, staff, counselors, and students find guidance in responding to a bias incident or hate crime. The guide is divided into three sections: before, during, and after a crisis occurs. Topics include assessing the school climate with an eye towards defusing tension, preventing escalation, and avoiding problems; key points to consider when responding to a bias or hate incident; and addressing long-term planning and capacity building for the future, including development of social and emotional skills.

Contact: Teaching Tolerance, c/o Southern Poverty Law Center , 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104, Telephone: (334) 956-8200 Fax: (334) 956-8488 E-mail: http://www.tolerance.org/contact-us Web Site: http://www.tolerance.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Crisis intervention, Emergencies, Hate crime, Needs assessment, School counseling, School health services, School personnel, School violence

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care. 2013. Stepping stones to caring for our children: National health and safety performance standards–Guidelines for early care and education programs: Protecting children from harm (3rd ed.). Denver, CO: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care, 151 pp.

Annotation: This booklet contains 138 standards to advance the quality and safety of early care and education environments. It is a companion to Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards -- Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd edition (CFOC3). The booklet comprises a subset of the standards contained in CFO3, including new and updated standards on safe sleep, handling and feeding of human milk, introducing solid foods to infants, monitoring children's development, unimmunized children, preventing expulsions, and availability of drinking water. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education, University of Colorado Denver, 13120 East 19th Avenue, Mail Stop F541, P.O. Box 6511, Aurora, CO 80045, Telephone: (800) 598-5437 (598-KIDS) Fax: (303) 724-0960 E-mail: info@nrckids.org Web Site: http://nrckids.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Child care centers, Children with special health care needs, Facilities, Health promotion, Learning activities, Management, Nutrition, Out of home care, Personnel, Safety, Spanish language materials, Standards

Bingham D, Compton R, Doherty M, Goldsmith D, Kaminski S, Ohrenberger K, and Illumina Interactive. 2013. Safety net solutions dental practice management series. Westborough, MA: DentaQuest Institute, 1 v.

Annotation: This learning series consists of seven modules designed to provide an overview of the main components of practice management for a safety net dental program. Module topics address billing and collection processes, fee schedules and sliding fee scale rates, financial and productivity goals, front desk customer service, crucial roles of front desk staff, managing chaos, and strategic patient scheduling.

Contact: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: https://www.carequest.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinic administration, Dental care, Management, Oral health, Personnel, Reimbursement, Service delivery systems

Aquino E, Bristol TE, Crowe V, DesGeorges J, Heinrich P. 2012. Powerful partnerships: A handbook for families and providers working together to improve care. Boston, MA: National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality , 24 pp.

Annotation: This guide is intended to help family members and healthcare professionals who are working together to improve care for children with special healthcare needs. It includes information and guidance on how to get the most out of this potentially powerful partnership between families and health providers. Section one provides a framework for improvement, including an overview of learning collaboratives and a model for improvement; section two serves as a guide for parents; and section three provides guidelines for health professionals.

Contact: National Institute for Children's Health Quality, 30 Winter Street, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 391-2700 Secondary Telephone: (866) 787-0832 Fax: (617) 391-2701 E-mail: info@nichq.org Web Site: http://www.nichq.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Collaboration, Families, Health personnel, Health services delivery

Coburn-Snyder H, ed. 2012. Family services school community tool kit [rev. ed.]. New York, NY: Autism Speaks, 106 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit is designed to assist families of children with autism and members of the school community in understanding and supporting students with autism. It offers an introduction to physical, medical, and other challenges for children with autism or Asperger's Syndrome; information for the many types of school service personnel; educating students with autism; and supporting learning in the student with autism. Resources and appendices include web, print, and video resources.

Contact: Autism Speaks, 1 East 33rd Street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10016, Telephone: (212) 252-8584 Fax: (212) 252-8676 E-mail: contactus@autismspeaks.org Web Site: http://www.autismspeaks.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Autism, Children with special health care needs, Community role, Family support services, Resources for professionals, School health, School personnel, Special education, Students

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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.