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Iowa Department of Public Health. 2020. Improving the oral health of Iowans: I-Smile dental home initiative. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, 2 p.

Annotation: This document provides information about the I-Smile Dental Home Initiative, the goal of which is to help children in Iowa have good oral health beginning at an early age. The document describes what I-Smile coordinators do and discusses the availability of preventive oral health services to children enrolled in Medicaid in Iowa and the increase in the percentage of this population that has received preventive services since the establishment of I-Smile. The state of children’s oral health in Iowa is also discussed.

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: Access to health care, Iowa, Medicaid, Oral health, Prevention, State programs, Young children

Levisohn A. 2020. Iowa's I-Smile Program promotes dental care for children, pregnant women, and adults. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 5 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about Iowa's I-Smile Program. Topics include background, oral health in Iowa at a glance, I-Smile in practice, I-Smile @ School (a division of I-Smile that helps children access oral health care by providing dental screenings, dental sealants, fluoride varnish, and oral health education in elementary and middle schools during the school day), and I-Smile Silver ( a pilot program implemented across 10 Iowa counties to help adults ages 21 and older access oral health care). The report also discusses key takeaways, challenges, and next steps.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adult health, Iowa, Oral health, Prevention, School health, State programs

Davenport N. 2020. Tailoring nutrition services: Development of a cultural toolkit for Iowa WIC staff. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa WIC Program, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes a toolkit developed by the Iowa WIC program to increase WIC staff knowledge of the cultural traditions of WIC clientele. The toolkit includes information to help WIC counselors recognize the food-related practices and beliefs of different cultures. It also provides suggestions for adapting counseling methods based on traditional communication styles and interpersonal behaviors, such as body language, vocal volume, distance, and touch. It provides contact information for obtaining a copy of the toolkit.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa WIC Program, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 281-7689 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/WIC Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant nutrition, Iowa, Maternal nutrition, Nutrition services, State programs, WIC program

Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems. 2019. Optimal community water fluoridation in Iowa: Strategic plan 2018-2023. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, 6 pp.

Annotation: This strategic plan outlines focus areas for the period 2010–2018 that are intended to increase the number of Iowans who have access to optimally fluoridated community water. The focus areas include partnerships, data collection and reporting, communication and policy, and infrastructure and system development. For each focus area, strategies and activities are presented. Outcome measures are also included.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: , Fluoride, Iowa, Oral health, State programs, Statewide planning, Strategic plans

Rodgers T, Schowalter B, Meister S. 2018. Inside I-Smile™. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, annual.

Annotation: This report provides information about I-Smile, Iowa’s oral health program initiative for children. The report offers background information and includes information on I-Smile results; the number of children from birth through age 12 who are Medicaid recipients and who received oral health services in 2005, 2011, and 2016; and additional statistical information related to Medicaid and children’s receipt of oral health services in Iowa.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: , Access to health care, Health services, Iowa, Medicaid, Oral health, State programs, Statistical data

Iowa Department of Public Health. 2018. Silver diamine fluoride protocol. [Des Moines, IA]: Iowa Department of Public Health, 3 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information about silver diamine fluoride (SDF) and how to use it. The document presents background and discusses the efficacy and safety of SDF, requirements for applying it in Iowa, indications and contraindications for application in children and adults, how to apply SDF, and frequency of application for best results.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 281-7689 Secondary Telephone: (866) 227-9878 E-mail: https://www.idph.iowa.gov/Contact-Us Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: , Fluoride, Guidelines, Iowa, Oral health, Prevention, Safety

Iowa Department of Public Health. 2017. I-Smile™ @ School: School-based oral health programs. (Rev. ed.). [Des Moines, IA]: Iowa Department of Public Health, 1 v.

Annotation: This manual outlines expectations of agencies receiving grant funds for school-based dental sealant programs (SBSPs) in Iowa to help them achieve their program goals. It provides an introduction to SBSPs and discusses regulatory guidelines; program requirements; forms, reporting, and recording; and budget and funding information. Sample forms and letters are included.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds

Keywords: Dental sealants, Guidelines, Iowa, Low income groups, Manuals, Oral health, Program development, School health services

Martin AB, Probst JC, Jones KM. 2017. Improving rural oral health: Six states’ response to the United States Department of Health and Human Services oral health strategic framework. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, 15 pp. (Findings brief)

Annotation: This brief explores how six states from different regions of the country (Colorado, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina) have responded to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Oral Health Strategic Framework. For each state, background information is provided, along with a summary of how the state is improving access to oral health care and advancing oral health interprofessional practice.

Contact: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, 220 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 204, Columbia, SC 29210, Telephone: (803) 251-6317 Fax: (803) 251-6399 Web Site: http://rhr.sph.sc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Colorado, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oral health, Pennsylvania, Service Integration, South Carolina, State programs

Iowa Department of Public Health. 2017. Iowa community water fluoridation plan 2017-2021. [Des Moines, IA]: Iowa Department of Public Health, 5 pp.

Annotation: This community water fluoridation plan outlines strategies for ensuring that all Iowans have access to optimally fluoridated water. Objectives and activities are discussed. A logic model setting forth long-term outcomes, short-term outcomes, activities, and inputs is included.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 281-7689 Secondary Telephone: (866) 227-9878 E-mail: https://www.idph.iowa.gov/Contact-Us Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Fluoride, Iowa, Oral health, Prevention, State programs

Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Center. 2017. Iowa oral health environmental scan summary 2016. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems,

Annotation: This report presents information about an environmental scan survey of staff of the Oral Health Center within the Iowa Department of Public Health conducted to determine opportunities for state oral health program growth. The scan was first conducted in 2014 and was repeated in 2016, This report provides results of the 2016 survey, identifies changes that took place between the 2014 and 2016 surveys, and highlights new opportunities for growth.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: Iowa, Oral health, State programs, Surveys

Chickering S, Rodgers T, Kaiser E, Kane D. 2016. School oral health survey reports. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the process and results of the open-mouth survey of students in third grade in Iowa. Topics include the prevalence of untreated tooth decay in children and the impact of untreated tooth decay on a child’s ability to eat, sleep, and learn in school; the role health insurance plays in accessing or obtaining care; and a comparison of oral health status to results from earlier surveys. Contents include survey objectives, methods, results, and a discussion of results.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Data, Dental caries, Health status, Iowa, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, Screening, State surveys, Trends

Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems. 2016. Iowa oral health surveillance plan 2016. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, 16 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information about data available on the oral health of Iowa residents and how these data are disseminated and used to improve oral health. The report describes oral health indicators that are used to measure progress and includes information about data sources. Topics include reducing the percentage of children who have dental caries, increasing the proportion of residents who receive fluoridated water from water systems that meet the proposed national standard, increasing the number of counties with school-based oral health preventive services, providing leadership and support for state and local oral-health-coalition development, and increasing the percentage of older adults who receive oral health services.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: Data sources, Health status, Information dissemination, Iowa, Measures, Oral health, Population surveillance, Statewide planning

University of Iowa, Public Policy Center. 2016. Dental Wellness Plan evaluation. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa, Public Policy Center, multiple items.

Annotation: These reports analyze administrative, health professional, and member survey data from a dental insurance plan for adults ages 19–64 with low incomes in Iowa. Contents include information about the plan's benefit structure and member and health professional incentives, the study populations and methodology, and interim outcomes. Topics include access to care, quality of care, cost, earned benefits, health-professional-network adequacy, health professional attitudes, and member outreach.

Contact: University of Iowa, Public Policy Center, 310 South Grand Avenue, 209 South Quadrangle, Iowa City, IA 52242, Telephone: (319) 335-6800 Fax: (319) 335-6801 Web Site: http://ppc.uiowa.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Client satisfaction, Dental insurance, Dentists, Iowa, Low income groups, Medicaid, Model programs, Oral health, Program evaluation, Provider networks, Provider participation, State programs

Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems. 2016. The burden of oral disease 2016. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, 27 pp.

Annotation: This document reports the burden of oral disease in Iowa through a series of seven fact sheets. Each fact sheet provides a snapshot of the status of oral health and oral disease for the following groups: young children, children, children and youth with special health care needs, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Topics include oral conditions, risk factors that increase the likelihood of developing oral diseases, and protective factors that work to prevent them. Iowa-specific data and oral health programs are also described.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dental care, Disease prevention, Health status, Iowa, Life course, Oral disease, Oral health, Population surveillance, Protective factors, Risk factors, State programs, Statistical data

Chickering S, Meister S. 2016. I-Smile™ @ School: 2015 Report on the Iowa Department of Public Health’s School-Based Sealant Program. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, 4 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the services and impact of a school-based dental sealant program to pre- vent oral disease and improve the oral health of children in Iowa. The program provides students with onsite screening, sealants, fluoride varnish, education, and care-coordination services. Topics include trends in the number of children who were screened, the number of children who received sealants, the number of sealants placed, and the number of counties served. The report also documents the number of cavities averted due to program services and gives an example of a success story.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dental care, Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Financing, Fluorides, Health status, Iowa, Medicaid, Oral health, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Program descriptions, Public private partnerships, Reimbursement, School age children, School health services, Screening, State programs, Statistical data

Chickering S, Rodgers T, Kaiser E, Kane D. 2016. 2016 Iowa third grade oral health survey report. Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery System, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of a survey of 2,470 students in third grade in Iowa. It pres- ents the survey objectives, protocol, and results, including oral health status by economic status and payment sources for oral health care. It also includes a discussion of how to interpret the results.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: Health surveys, Iowa, Oral health, School age children, State surveys, Surveillance

Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems. 2016. The burden of oral disease: Children and youth with special health care needs. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, 2 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the burden of oral disease among children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHN). The report offers background on the topic and discusses risk factors and protective factors for oral disease among CYSHN. Information about the oral health status of children and youth with and without special health care needs in Iowa is presented, and steps being taken in the state to improve access to oral health care for CYSHN are discussed.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents with special health care needs, Iowa, Oral health, Children with special health care needs, Sate programs

Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau. 2015–. Public health supervision of dental assistants. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau,

Annotation: This template can be used to document a collaborative agreement between a dentist and a dental assistant to allow the assistant to provide services to individuals in public health settings before being examined by a dentist.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Dental assistants, Forms, Iowa, Oral health, Public health services, State programs, Supervision

Clary A. 2015. Integrating maternal and child health data systems. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 5 pp.

Annotation: This report presents a comparative analysis of state efforts to integrate maternal and child health (MCH) data sets and provides recommendations for Iowa based on the research. It discusses MCH data included in integrated data systems such as hearing screening; lead screening; immunizations; Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program claims; vital records; newborn blood-spot testing; Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); oral health; and early intervention. The report also addresses integrated MCH data system users and maintenance.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Comparative analysis, Data sources, Integrated information systems, Iowa, Maternal health, Service integration, State initiatives, Systems development

Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems. 2015. Iowa oral health plan 2016–2020. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, 22 pp.

Annotation: This working document provides guidance on strategies for meeting oral health priorities in Iowa. Topics include increasing oral health literacy, expanding care coordination, improving integration of dental and medical care, improving dental team function, and improving transportation. Contents include objectives, stakeholder participation, and activities for each focus area.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: Community action, Coordination, Health literacy, Iowa, Oral health, Program improvement, Service integration, Statewide planning, Strategic plans, Teamwork, Transportation

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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.