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Williams JR, ed., Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, Comprehensive Child Care Project Staff. n.d.. Mount Zion survey: Housing, nutrition, education. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project , 17 pp. (Comment series no: 1-5 (37))

Annotation: This paper reports a survey to make the Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, Comprehensive Child Care Project Staff knowledgeable and able to support all expressions of concern with substantive information. The survey among a sample of project families attempted to delineate the family's housing situation in regard to space, safety and sanitation; the nutritional status in regard to availability of food, shopping practices and dietary intake; and the children's educational placement and experiences in school and the parents' perception of the schools. The survey is also designed to document the adequacy and effectiveness of existing social services and agencies in the community to deal with these problems. This paper is produced as part of the documentation and assessment of the effect of P.L. 89-97, Title V. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Children and Youth Projects, Comprehensive health care, Educational factors, Federal MCH programs, Housing, Nutritional status, Program evaluation, Social services, Surveys, Title V programs

Ruderman M. 2020. Children's vision and eye health: A snapshot of current national issues (2nd ed.). Chicago, IL: National Center for Children's Vision & Eye Health at Prevent Blindness, 47 pp.

Annotation: This report is a compilation of research, survey data, and best practices that outlines the landscape for children's vision and eye health in the United States. Contents include information about the prevalence and impact of vision disorders in U.S. children, receipt of vision screening for infants and children from birth through age 17, and state approaches to ensuring children's vision and eye health. Additional topics include vision screening rates and requirements by state, pediatric vision benefits available under the Affordable Care Act, what is included in a strong vision health system of care, and model children's vision legislation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Prevent Blindness America, 211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: (800) 331-2020 E-mail: info@preventblindness.org Web Site: http://www.preventblindness.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Children, Costs, Health care reform, Health insurance, Health status, Policy development, Prevalence, Preventive health services, Primary care, Reimbursement, Research, Screening, Service integration, Standards, State programs, State surveys, Statistical data, Systems development, Vision, Vision disorders

Horowitz A, HealthEfficient. 2020. TOHF knowledge assessments. Albany, NY: HealthEfficient, 52 pp.

Annotation: This questionnaire about oral-health-related practices and attitudes for different types of health professionals, such as pediatricians, obstetricians, dental hygienists, and nurses, is intended for use in developing continuing education and programs for professionals to improve the oral health of the public. Questions cover practices related to providing oral health care to infants, young children, and pregnant women; providing oral health education, and communicating with patients.

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

Keywords: Child health, Oral health, Pregnant women, Questionnaires, Surveys

Phipps KR, Ricks TL, Mork NP, Lozon TL. 2020. The oral health of 13-15 year old American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) dental clinic patients: A follow-up report to the 2013 survey. Rockville, MD: U.S. Indian Health Service, 7 pp. (Indian Health Service data brief)

Annotation: This report provides follow-up information about a 2019–2020 survey on the oral health of 13–15-year-old American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) dental clinic patients. A summary of what's new in the report since the last survey was conducted in 2013–2014 is provided, and background information on oral health among this population is included. Additional information is presented in three main areas: (1) oral health of AI/AN adolescents over the past two decades, (2) oral health disparities in AI/AN adolescents compared with U.S. adolescents overall, and (3) percentage of AI/AN adolescents, including those enrolled in Medicaid, who had a dental visit in the past year compared with U.S. adolescents overall.

Contact: U.S. Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Web Site: https://www.ihs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health, Alaska Natives, Medicaid, Oral health, Pacific Islanders, Surveys, Surveys, Trends

March of Dimes. 2020. Nowhere to go: Maternity care deserts across the U.S.. White Plains, NY: March of Dimes, 25 pp.

Annotation: This report builds upon the 2018 report and continues to identify counties where a woman’s access to maternity health services may be limited or absent. It describes policy solutions and actions; gives summary data about maternity care deserts with a map showing each county in the U.S. and its level of access to maternity care; characteristics of maternity care deserts; information about and maps of hospitals, birth centers, providers, midwives and doulas; health insurance coverage; perinatal regionalization and risk-appropriate levels of care; and the covid-19 pandemic and access to maternity care.

Contact: March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605, Telephone: (914) 997-4488 Secondary Telephone: Web Site: http://www.marchofdimes.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to care, Infant health, Maternal health, Perinatal health, Pregnant women, State surveys, Statistics

Keating K, Daily S, Cole P, Murphey D, Pina G, Ryberg R, Moron L, and Laurore J. 2019-. State of babies yearbook. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, annual.

Annotation: This yearbook compares national and state-by-state data on the well-being of infants and toddlers, in the areas of good health, strong families, and positive early learning experiences. The book also describes the indicator selection and ranking process, and giving advocates the tools to connect data to policy.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: http://www.zerotothree.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Early childhood education, Families, Health, Infants, State surveys, Statistics, Toddlers

Syephens K, YOung M, Parrish J. 2019. Early dental visits increase: Alaska CUBS, 2009-2017. State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin; no. 3, 1 p.

Annotation: This bulletin presents trends pertaining to the age at which children in Alaska are first seen by a dentist during the period 2009–2017 and describes early childhood oral health care during the period 2015–2017. The information is based on the Childhood Understanding Behaviors Survey, a population-based survey that collects self-reported health information from mothers of 3-year-old children in Alaska. Methods are described, and a discussion and results are provided. Statistical data on level of oral health care received by 3-year-old children by region and on timing of first dental visit in the state are included.

Contact: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, 350 Main Street, Room 404, P.O. Box 110601, Juneau, AK 99811-0601, Telephone: (907) 465-3030 Fax: (907) 465-3068 Web Site: http://dhss.alaska.gov/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Alaska, Oral health, State programs, Statistical data, Surveys, Young children

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2019. Data quality evaluation of the dental fluorosis clinical assessment data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2004 and 2011-2016. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 25 pp. (Vital and Health Statistics; Series 2, Data evaluation and methods research; no. 183)

Annotation: This report provides a review of 1999–2004 and 2011–2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) dental fluorosis clinical assessment data. The report discusses methods related to NHANES oral health data, NHANES dental fluorosis clinical assessment, dental examiners, fluorosis clinical assessment, quality-assurance procedures, response and completion rates, and data evaluation. The report also provides results in the following categories: rater variability, agreement between dental and reference examiners in categorizing dental fluorosis, prevalence of dental fluorosis, assessing biologicial plausibility of prevalence estimates, impact of oversampling in NHANES, and impact of geographic variation in water fluoridation levels.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: nchsquery@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs Available from the website. Document Number: PHS 2019-1383.

Keywords: Oral health, Fluoride, Research, Statistical data, Surveys

Surdu S, Langelier M, Dhar S, Stufflebeam M with Keough L. 2019. Consumer survey of barriers to and facilitators of access to oral health services. Albany, NY: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, 75 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a survey conducted to evaluate factors that consumers identify as impacting their access to oral health services and to explore differences in utilization of oral health services by demographically distinct population groups. The report presents findings from the literature review and results of the study. Results are divided into the following categories: characteristics of survey respondents, perceived need for oral health services, utilization of oral health services among those indicating a need for such services, access to oral health services among those indicating a need for such services, and factors influencing utilization of oral health services among those indicating a need for such services.

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: Health care utilization, Oral health, Access to health care, Research, Surveys

Phipps KR, Ricks, TL, Mork NP, Lozon TL. 2019. The oral health of American Indian and Alaska Native children aged 1-5 years: Results of the 2018-19 IHS oral health survey. Rockville, MD: U.S. Indian Health Service, 10 pp. (Indian Health Service data brief)

Annotation: This data brief focuses on the oral health of American Indian and Alaska Native children ages 1–5. The brief presents information on the prevalence of early childhood caries, untreated tooth decay, and dental sealants in the primary teeth of this population in 2018–2019 and assesses trends since the 2010 survey was conducted. The results of the 2018–2019 survey are presented as five key findings. For each finding, statistical data are included. Implications of the results are also discussed.

Contact: U.S. Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Web Site: https://www.ihs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: , Alaska natives, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Early Childhood caries, Native Americans, Oral health, Statistical data, Surveys

Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Health Promotion Risk Reduction. 2019. Pennsylvania oral health surveillance plan 2019-2024. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Department of Health, 21 pp.

Annotation: This report includes information about the Pennsylvania oral health surveillance plan, the purpose of which is to provide a source of reliable and valid information for monitoring oral health status in the state. Topics include a framework for a state-oral-health surveillance system, oral health indicators, data sources, resources, data dissemination and use, privacy and confidentiality, and evaluation.

Contact: Pennsylvania Department of Health, Health and Welfare Building, 625 Forster Street, Eighth Floor West, Harrisburg, PA 17120, Telephone: (877) 724-3258 Web Site: http://www.health.pa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Oral health, Pennsylvania, State programs, State surveys, Statistical data

National Network for Oral Health Access. 2019. Integration of oral health and primary care practice: Integrated models survey results--Embedded dental providers. [Denver, CO]: National Network for Oral Health Access, 31 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines results from a survey of health centers on different models of medical and dental integration that the National Network for Oral Health Access conducted in 2019. The survey gathered information from health centers about how oral health professionals are being utilized in medical settings. Results are presented in the following categories: general integration, embedded oral health professionals, and focus groups. The survey is included.

Contact: National Network for Oral Health Access, 181 East 56th Avenue, Suite 501, Denver, CO 80216, Telephone: (866) 316-4995 Fax: (866) 316-4995 E-mail: info@nnoha.org Web Site: http://www.nnoha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Focus groups, Oral health, Service integration, Surveys

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. 2019. West Virginia Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement Project [FY 2016 progress report]. Charleston, WV: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, 53 pp.

Annotation: This progress report provides a summary of the project activities and accomplishments of the West Virginia Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement project during the 1-year project period ending in 2015. The report includes information about the Marshall University community and school oral health team’s contribution to West Virginia’s perinatal population oral health survey during the period 2014–2015. It discusses methodology and provides an evaluation and preliminary findings of the 2014 survey. [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: Infant health, Oral health, Pregnant women, State programs, Statistical data, Surveys, West Virginia

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. 2019. The oral health of Missouri's third grade children compared to the general U.S. populaiton. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 5 pp. (Data brief)

Annotation: This data brief provides information from a statewide oral health survey of third grade children attending Missouri’s public schools conducted to assess the oral health status of Missouri third grade children compared with their counterparts nationwide. Topics include prevalence of decay experience and untreated decay, prevalence of dental sealants, oral health disparities, and data sources and methods. Statistical data is presented in charts throughout the brief.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 1730 East Elm, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6041 E-mail: info@dhss.mo.gov Web Site: http://www.dhss.mo.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Missouri, State surveys, Oral health, School age children, Statistical data

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program. 2018. Idaho 2017 Smile Survey report. Boise, ID: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program, 28 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes findings on the oral health of children in third grade in Idaho. Topics include active tooth decay, caries experience, restorative dental service needs, fluorosis, and oral health service history.Statistical information is presented in charts throughout the document. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: Dental caries, Dental sealants, Idaho, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, State surveys, Statistical data

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

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

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

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

Calanan R, Elzinga-Marshall G, Gry D, Payne E, Mauritson K. 2018. Tooth be told: Colorado's basic screening survey—Children's oral health screening: 2016-17. Denver, CO: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environmenty, 33 pp.

Annotation: This report presents data from a survey of students in kindergarten and third grade in Colorado that included an oral health screening conducted during the 2016–2017 school year. The report provides an introduction to the survey and a summary of main findings; a description of the methodology; and results categorized by caries experience, untreated decay, treatment urgency, and sealants. Trends in oral health outcomes and in oral health disparities by race/ethnicity and school-level socioeconomic status are presented.

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: Colorado, Ethnic factors, Oral health, Racial factors, School age children, Socioeconomic factors, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends

C. S. Mott Children's Hospital, National Poll on Children's Health. 2018. Delayed start to dental visits: Parents need provider prompt. Ann Arbor, MI: C. S. Mott Children's Hospital, National Poll on Children's Health, 2 pp. (Mott Poll Report 31(2). February 19, 2018)

Annotation: This document provides information from the C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, which asked parents of children from birth to age 5 about their beliefs and experiences related to when to start dental visits. The document summarizes responses, provides report highlights, and presents information on the difference in parents’ responses if their child’s physician or a dentist suggested an age to start dental visits vs. if the physician or a dentist did not make such a suggestion. Implications of the findings are discussed.

Contact: C. S. Mott Children's Hospital, National Poll on Children's Health, University of Michigan Division of General Pediatrics, 300 North Ingalls Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5040, Telephone: (855) 277-5404 E-mail: NPCH@med.umich.edu Web Site: http://mottnpch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Dental anxiety, Dental care, Oral health, Prevention, Statistical data, Surveys, Young children

Fish-Parcham C. 2018. Treating pain is not enough: Why states' emergency dental benefits fall short. Washington, DC: Families USA, 12 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This document presents information from a survey conducted by Families USA of 14 states that cover emergency-only oral health services. Selected topics include what can be learned from states that offer emergency-only coverage, how responding states’ dental benefits differ, states in which managed-care plans provide adults with extra offerings, costs to states of paying for emergency department visits when appropriate oral health services are not available, the limited availability of alternative oral health care resources for adults, and the inadequacy of emergency-only dental care for individuals with serious medical conditions.

Contact: Families USA, 1225 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 628-3030 Fax: (202) 347-2417 E-mail: info@familiesusa.org Web Site: http://www.familiesusa.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Dental insurance, Emergency medical services, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Oral health care, State programs, Surveys

Phipps K. 2018. The oral health of Michigan's 3-5 year old Head Start children compared to 3-5 year old children in the general U. S. population. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 5 pp. (2018 MI Head Start Smiles data brief)

Annotation: This brief provides information from the 2017 Michigan Head Start Smiles survey, a statewide oral health survey of preschool children enrolled in Head Start in Michigan. The brief provides information about prevalence of tooth decay experience, prevalence of untreated decay, need for treatment, and oral health disparities. Tables presenting statistical data are included.

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: Head Start, Low income groups, Michigan, Oral health, State programs, Statistical data, Surveys, 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.