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Atkeson A, Roth E. 2022. Community health workers and oral health: Creating an integrated curriculum in Kansas. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 4 pp.

Annotation: This brief provides information about how Kansas is using community health workers (CHWs) to expand oral health education and care in the state. Topics include an introduction to CHWs in Kansas, incorporating oral health into each core competency of the CHW training curriculum developed by the Kansas Community Health Worker Coalition, and reimbursement and certification of CHWs in the state. Information on the state of oral health for children and adults in Kansas is also included.

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: Community health, Community health aids, Health education, Kansas, Oral health, State programs

Honsberger K, Tanga AM, Eichner H. 2020. Identification and screening of social determinants of health among children with special health care needs in Medicaid. Itasca, IL: National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home, 7 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet discusses the relationship between social determinants of health (SDOH) and children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and gives case studies from North Carolina, Kansas and Oregon to describe how these states have used screenings and administrative data to identify and assess SDOH in order to better support CYSHCN.

Contact: National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-7605 Secondary Telephone: (800) 433-9016, ext. 7605 Web Site: https://medicalhomeinfo.aap.org/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents with special health care needs, Children with special health care needs, Kansas, Managed care, Medicare, North Carolina, Oregon, Social factors, State initiatives

Dental Quality Alliance, Implementation and Evaluation Committee. 2020. Dental Quality Alliance: Medicaid quality improvement learning academy--Report from the DQA Implementation and Evaluation Committee. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 11 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the Medical Quality Improvement Learning Academy pilot project, created to address challenges in oral health care systems, identify opportunities for improvement, and develop and test interventions in states. The report describes the process of developing the project and discusses goals and outcomes for each selected state (Kansas, Missouri, and Ohio). It also presents lessons learned in the following areas: quality improvement infrastructure, stakeholder relationships, team commitment and collaboration, state selection, testing-improvement strategies, and state-federal partnerships.

Contact: American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: (312) 440-7494 E-mail: info@ada.org Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Oral health, Quality improvement, State initiatives

Kansas Bureau of Family Health. 2018. Kansas maternal & child health service manual. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, 147 pp.

Annotation: This manual was developed for use by the workforce delivering services to women, infants children, youth, and their families. It provides an overview of maternal and child health (MCH) services in Kansas, including standards and the roles of local agency grantees and training requirements and opportunities. Additional chapters cover the MCH background; social determinants and health disparities; MCH administrative grant management; women/maternal and perinatal/infant health; MCH home visiting services; special health care needs satellite office guidance; and MCH definitions. An appendix of MCH resources is included.

Contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S.W. Jackson, Suite 540, Topeka, KS 66612-1367, Telephone: (785) 296-0461 Fax: (785) 368-6368 Web Site: http://www.kdheks.gov

Keywords: Adolescents, Child health, Children, Families, Health services, Infants, Kansas, Maternal health, State programs, Title V programs, Women

Taylor-Osborne CM, Phipps K. 2017. Kansas Head Start Smiles for Life: The oral health of Kansas Head Start children. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, 41 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a statewide oral health survey of children in Head Start in Kansas. Contents include information about the importance of good oral health, strategies to improve oral health and oral health literacy in families, and factors that impact the oral health of young children. It also includes key survey findings and a summary of strategies that can help improve oral health among young children in Kansas.

Contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612-1274, Telephone: (785) 296-5116 Web Site: http://www.kdheks.gov/ohi Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community based services, Dental caries, Head Start, Health status, Kansas, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevention programs, Program improvement, Public private partnerships, Referrals, Screening, State programs, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends, Young children

2015. The Kansas oral health plan 2015–2017. [Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment; and Oral Health Kansas], 8 pp.

Annotation: This document presents priorities for achieving improved oral health in Kansas. Topics include financing, oral health literacy, system collaboration, and work force. Contents include four goals with supporting objectives and strategies. The objectives are assigned lead organizations to develop measures for monitoring progress, create action plans, engage other partners, and coordinate communication across goal areas.

Keywords: Access to health care, Collaboration, Community based services, Dental care, Disease prevention, Financing, Health literacy, Kansas, Oral health, Preventive health services, Service integration, Statewide planning, Work force

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2013. Children's health insurance: Information on coverage of services, costs to sonsumers, and access to care in CHIP and other sources of insurance. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 52 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a baseline comparison of coverage and costs to consumers in separate Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) plans and benchmark plans in select states; describes how coverage and costs might change in 2014; and describes how access to care by CHIP children compares to other children nationwide. Examples are provided from five states: Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, New York, and Utah.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: contact@gao.gov Web Site: http://www.gao.gov Available from the website. Document Number: GAO-14-40.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, New York, Utah, Case studies, Families, Health care financing, State programs

Cohlmia C, Weno K. 2013. 2013 burden of oral disease in Kansas: An assessment of oral health status in Kansas. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, 54 pp.

Annotation: This document describes the overall importance of oral health and summarizes information about the oral health status of children, adolescents, adults, and older adults in Kansas, as well as oral health care use among these groups in the state. The document also describes key preventive initiatives and discusses oral health disparities.

Contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612-1274, Telephone: (785) 296-5116 Web Site: http://www.kdheks.gov/ohi Available from the website.

Keywords: Community based services, Dental care, Health care utilization, Health status, Kansas, Oral health, Oral health care disparities, Oral health disparities, Population surveillance, Preventive health services, Statistical data, Trends, Work force

Ferguson J. [2012]. Kansas sealant plan. Topeka, KA: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, 56 pp.

Annotation: This document provides an overview of demographics and barriers to oral health in Kansas and describes the role of state oral health programs and policy in improving oral health and oral health care in the state. Topics include Kansas's school-based dental sealant program infrastructure, needs assessment, outcomes, evaluation, sustainability, and expansion. Sample forms, the evaluation survey, and a sample contract are included.

Contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612-1274, Telephone: (785) 296-5116 Web Site: http://www.kdheks.gov/ohi Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental sealants, Kansas, Oral health, Preventive health services, Program evaluation, Schools, Screening, State programs, Statewide planning, Sustainability, Work force

United Methodist Health Ministry Fund. 2012-. High 5 for mom and baby. Hutchinson, KS: United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource provides information on the importance of breastfeeding and the role of hospitals in breastfeeding success. It describes a program to encourage adoption of five evidence based maternity care practices that have been found to increase breastfeeding rates. Contents include current breastfeeding rates in Kansas, participating hospitals, endorsements, a hospital application agreement and form, and program logos and branding materials.

Contact: United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, P.O. Box 1384, 100 East First, Hutchinson, KS 67504-1384, Telephone: (800) 369-7191 Secondary Telephone: (316) 662-8586 E-mail: healthfund@healthfund.org Web Site: http://www.healthfund.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Evidence based medicine, Health promotion, Hospital accreditation, Infant health, Kansas, Maternal health, Model programs, State programs

Kansas Bureau of Oral Health. 2012. Kansas TOHSS final report. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, 8 pp.

Annotation: This final report describe a 4-year project in Kansas dedicated to improving the oral health of children with special health care needs (CSHCN). Topics include collaboration among oral health professionals and networks for CSHCN, education, professional training, preventive services, and the creation of a referral hub for restorative treatment. Contents include a description of goals and objectives and a summary of materials developed for the project. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Collaboration, Final reports, Kansas, Oral health, State initiatives, Young children

Sharpe BR. 2012. Dental hub and spoke project links Kansans in underserved areas to dental care. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document examines ways that oral health leaders can leverage the safety net health care infrastructure to provide services in underserved areas. The document describes a public-private partnership to produce sustainable investments to reduce oral health access barriers and work force shortages in Kansas. Topics include building a network, the Dental Hub and Spoke Model, return on investment, results, and lessons for foundations.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Clinics, Community based services, Kansas, Oral health, Philanthropy, Public private partnerships, Rural environment, Underserved communities, Work force

Weno K, Kimminau KS, Nazir N. 2012. Smiles across Kansas 2012: A survey of the oral health of Kansas children. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, 40 pp.

Annotation: This report presents results from a statewide survey to assess the prevalence of dental caries in and preventive services for children in Kansas and the oral health services available to them. The survey collected information from students in third grade in 65 schools across the state. Topics include dental caries, dental restorations, dental sealants, access to care, insurance status, and frequency of dental visits. A discussion and recommendations, data-summary tables, a list of participants, survey forms, and references are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612-1274, Telephone: (785) 296-5116 Web Site: http://www.kdheks.gov/ohi Available from the website.

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

Weno KA. 2011. Kansas oral health plan 2011–2014. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and the Environment, Bureau of Oral Health and Oral Health Kansas, 16 pp.

Annotation: This report outlines objectives, strategies, and activities of a statewide plan to improve oral health in Kansas. Topics include education, advocacy, and work force. The report also addresses relevant Healthy People 2020 oral health objectives.

Contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612-1274, Telephone: (785) 296-5116 Web Site: http://www.kdheks.gov/ohi Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Community action, Health objectives, Kansas, Oral health, Statewide planning

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. 2011. Regional oral health summit final report: The role of public-private partnerships in improving oral health. Rockville, MD: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 52 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a summit held on September 13, 2011, in Kansas City, Kansas, to facilitate a discussion on oral health and to leverage resources to optimally support federal and regional oral health priorities to advance public-private partnerships. Contents include the role of federal agencies in improving access to care and a discussion of issues and potential actions for strengthening public-private partnerships in each of four states (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska). The report also discusses key challenges, significant populations affected, individual roles in addressing the issue, additional resources that may be needed, and actions that the group can take to ensure that efforts continue.

Contact: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 464-4772 Fax: (301) 443-1246 E-mail: ask@hrsa.gov Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Conference proceedings, Families, Federal agencies, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oral health, Public private partnerships, State initiatives

Kimminau K, Wellever A. 2011. Mapping the rural Kansas dental workforce: Implications for population oral health. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, 40 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a shortage of primary care dentists and Extended Care Permit dental hygienists in certain rural areas of Kansas, taking into account where people live, how they travel, and where professionals practice. The report maps oral health professional coverage and identifies gaps in coverage. A summary of key findings to inform oral-health-work-force policy is included.

Contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612-1274, Telephone: (785) 296-5116 Web Site: http://www.kdheks.gov/ohi Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Kansas, Oral health, Rural population, State initiatives, State surveys, Statistical data, Work force

Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health. 2010–. School sealant program. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed for use by oral health professionals and others participating in a school-based dental sealant program in Kansas. Contents include an educational brochure in English and Spanish; forms for documenting preventive oral health services including oral hygiene instruction, screening, cleaning, fluoride treatment, and dental sealants, as well as instructions for follow-up; and a map of and contact information for clinics serving students from families with low incomes who have documented needs.

Contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612-1274, Telephone: (785) 296-5116 Web Site: http://www.kdheks.gov/ohi Available from the website.

Keywords: Data collection, Dental sealants, Fluorides, Forms, Kansas, Oral health, Preventive health services, Referrals, Resources for professionals, School age children, Schools, Screening, Spanish language materials, State programs

American Academy of Pediatrics' Kansas Chapter, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Safe Kids Kansas, SIDS Network of Kansas. 2010-. Safe Sleep Kansas. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource provides information on safe sleep for health professionals, parents, and other caregivers in Kansas. Contents include a video titled Safe Sleep (in English and Spanish) and a booklet titled Safe Sleep for Babies: Alone, on the Back and in a Crib. The resource also provides information on preparing for baby, bringing baby home, making the crib safe, special care, and choosing high quality child care.

Contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S.W. Jackson, Suite 540, Topeka, KS 66612-1367, Telephone: (785) 296-0461 Fax: (785) 368-6368 Web Site: http://www.kdheks.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Campaigns, Infant death, Infant equipment, Kansas, Primary prevention, SIDS, Safety, Sleep position, Spanish language materials, State initiatives, Unintentional injuries

Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Office of Oral Health. 2010. Kansas school oral health screening initiative. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Office of Oral Health,

Annotation: These materials are designed for use by oral health professionals and school nurses in providing annual oral health screenings for students entering kindergarten through 12th grade in Kansas. Data collected from the screenings yield information on untreated oral health problems, urgent care needs, previous treatment received, and whether dental sealants have been placed on a child’s or an adolescent’s teeth. Contents include a program brochure, a toolkit, forms, reports, and instructions for submitting screening data. Information about the state statute mandating the program and a calibration-training course are also provided. Parental notification forms are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Oral Health, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612-1274, Telephone: (785) 296-5116 Contact Phone: (785) 291-3683 Web Site: http://www.kdheks.gov/ohi Available from the website.

Keywords: Forms, Kansas, Oral health, Parental consent, Referrals, School age children, School health services, Screening, Spanish language materials, State programs

Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Family Health . 2010. Needs assessment for maternal, infant and early childhood home visiting program. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Family Health , 82 pp.

Annotation: This mandatory document is the first step in the state of Kansas' multi-step process to identify high risk communities for home visiting services and assess the state's capacity to provide services in high risk communities. The document contains information that is supplemental to the Kansas grant under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. Included are community and state data reports; a report on the quality and capacity of existing home visiting programs; a report on the state capacity to provide substance use disorder treatment services; and a summary of results and plans to address unmet needs. The document describes the Kansas program as one that envisions child development within socio-ecological and life course development frameworks.

Contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau for Children, Youth, and Families, 1000 S.W. Jackson, Suite 220, Topeka, KS 66612-1274, Telephone: (785) 291-3368 Secondary Telephone: (800) 332-6262 Web Site: http://www.kdheks.gov/bfh/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: High risk groups, Home visiting, Kansas, Legislation, Life course, Models, Needs assessment, State MCH programs

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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.