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Surdu S, Langelier M, Baker B, Wang S, Harun N, Krohl D. 2016. Oral health in Kentucky. Rensselaer, NY: Center for Health Workforce Studies, 235 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes literature and data describing the oral health of Kentucky's population, including the oral health status of different population groups, oral health service delivery in safety net settings, and the supply and distribution of the oral health work force in the state. Other topics include the geographic and demographic characteristics of Kentucky’s population, the history of oral health in Kentucky, the impact of dental insurance on access to and use of oral health services in the state, and oral health professional shortage areas and safety net providers.

Contact: Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, State University of New York, School of Public Health, One University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 E-mail: chws@health.ny.gov Web Site: http://chws.albany.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental insurance, Geographic factors, Health care utilization, Health services delivery, Health status, Kentucky, Oral health, Population surveillance, Work force

Langelier M. 2016. Interviews of oral health stakeholders in Kentucky: An executive summary. Rensselaer, NY: Center for Health Workforce Studies, 26 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes common themes derived from telephone interviews with 28 oral health stakeholders in Kentucky. Common themes discussed include oral health literacy, oral health status, service integration, oral health access, geographic disparities, dental insurance status changes resulting from implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the oral health safety net, school-based and portable oral health programs, the oral health work force, and scope of practice regulations.

Contact: Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, State University of New York, School of Public Health, One University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 E-mail: chws@health.ny.gov Web Site: http://chws.albany.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Dental insurance, Geographic factors, Health care reform, Interviews, Kentucky, Oral health, Regulations, Service integration, Work force

Snyder A, Kaye N, Mention N. 2016. Managed care for Medicaid dental services: Insights from Kentucky. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 18 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes Kentucky’s experience administering a dental benefit through its managed care contract. The brief outlines the evolution of the state’s approach to dental benefits; highlights practices that state officials and managed care plans are taking to ensure health professional network adequacy and enrollee access to care; discusses challenges that the state, managed care organizations, and health professionals have encountered; and suggests potential options that the state could explore as it pursues future improvement.

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: Access to health care, Children, Dental care, Dental insurance, Kentucky, Medicaid managed care, Oral health, Policy development, Pregnant women, Program improvement, Provider participation, Quality assurance, State programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2016. AMCHP case study: Engaging diverse populations–State examples. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 3 pp.

Annotation: This document describes family engagement as a critical part of Title V maternal and child health (MCH) and children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) programs and ways that states are engaging diverse populations. Contents include case study examples in Kentucky and Texas. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Community participation, Cultural diversity, Families, Kentucky, Leadership, Public private partnerships, Role, State programs, Texas, Title V programs

Delta Dental of Kentucky and Kentucky Youth Advocates. 2016. Making Smiles Happen®: 2016 oral health study of Kentucky's children. Jefferson, KY: Kentucky Youth Advocates, 47 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the results of a statewide oral health screening of students in third and sixth grades in public elementary and middle schools in Kentucky and compares them to earlier results. Topics include percentages of students in need of early or urgent oral health care, those with untreated tooth decay, and those with and without dental sealants by race and ethnicity. Additional topics include percentages of students eligible for free or reduced-price school lunch who have experienced a toothache or tooth decay and those who visited the dentist in the past year.

Contact: Making Smiles Happen, Kentucky Youth Advocates, 1101 Bluegrass Parkway, Suite 100, Jefferson, KY 40299, Telephone: (502) 895-8167 E-mail: info@KentuckyOralHealth.com Web Site: http://www.kentuckyoralhealth.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Ethnic groups, Kentucky, Low income groups, Oral health, Racial factors, Screening, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends

State Health Access Data Assistance Center. 2016. Study of the impact of the ACA implementation in Kentucky. Louisville, KY: Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, 5 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a study to evaluate the impact of implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky. The report documents performance in five domains: health insurance coverage, access, cost, quality, and health outcomes. The report also provides preliminary findings from the Kentucky Health Reform Survey. Data sources, methods, and indicators are included.

Contact: Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, 1640 Lyndon Farm Court, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40223, Telephone: (502) 326-2583 Web Site: https://www.healthy-ky.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Health care reform, Kentucky, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Progress reports, Research, State surveys

Stone DN. 2013. The drink pyramid. [Hazard KY]: Stone DN, multiple items.

Annotation: This image and related resources are designed to help teachers, parents, and others promote healthy drink choices for children and adolescents. The resources include curricula for children ages 1–6 and for children and adolescents ages 7–18, containing lesson plans, pre-and post-tests, presentation slides, worksheets, and science experiments.

Contact: D. Nikki Stone, D.M.D., Telephone: (606) 216-1953 E-mail: drinkpyramid@gmail.com Web Site: http://www.drinkpyramid.com/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Kentucky, Materials for children, Nutrition, Oral health, School age children, Teaching, Young children

Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness. [2012]. Healthy Tomorrows Somali Bantu Project final report. Louisville, KY: Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness, 21 pp.

Annotation: This final report summarizes the Healthy Tomorrows Somali Bantu Project, which took place between March 2006 and February 2012 and was developed to increase access to culturally competent healthcare services, health prevention, and health education services and to provide a medical home for families of the Somali Bantu refugee population who have settled in Louisville, KY since the year 2000. The report describes the project goals and objectives; discusses program activities and evaluation measures; presents the results and final outcomes; and addresses futures plans and sustainability. A quick reference guide on the diet, religion, language, and culture of the Somali Bantu refugees is included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 Contact Phone: 502-574-6665 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Contact E-mail: ginger.dereksen@louisvilleky.gov; ryan.irvine@louisvilleky.gov Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Cultural competence, Final reports, Health education, Healthy Tomorrows, Kentucky, Local programs, Minority health, Prevention programs, Refugees

Kentucky Department for Public Health. 2012. Program narrative sections: Targeted oral health service systems grant [final report]. Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Department for Public Health, 21 pp., plus appendices.

Annotation: This final report describes an oral health program in Kentucky to increase children’s access to preventive and restorative oral health treatment. Topics include developing statewide oral health capacity, infrastructure, and an electronic tracking and reporting system for the dental sealant program; designing an evaluation plan; identifying barriers to increasing the number of dentists; and engaging the community in solutions. Contents include descriptions of experiences to date, significant changes, collaboration, program monitoring, and a summary of program results. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Children, Community action, Evaluation, Families, Final reports, Kentucky, Oral health, Parents, State initiatives, Work force

Salinsky E, Doctors JV, ed. 2012. Kentucky: Joining HANDS for a comprehensive system of care. Washington, DC: Pew Center on the States, 10 pp. (Home visiting issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief highlights Kentucky's Joining HANDS for a Comprehensive Systems of Care program, which seeks to incorporate home visiting within comprehensive, integrated early childhood systems that are capable of yielding measurable improvements in the lives of children and families as well as meaningful savings to taxpayers. In addition to providing information about the program, the brief explains what home visiting is and discusses cultivating a systems approach through home visiting.

Contact: Pew State and Consumer Initiatives, 901 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20004-2008, Telephone: (202) 552-2000 Fax: (202) 552-2299 E-mail: pcs-feedback@pewtrusts.org Web Site: http://www.pewstates.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Families, Home visiting, Infants, Kentucky, Programs, Service delivery systems, Service integration, Young children

Quit Now Kentucky. 2012. Tobacco and oral health. Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Department for Public Health, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information on the adverse effects of smoking and using smokeless tobacco products on oral health. Additional topics include oral cancer and cessation services.

Contact: Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of the Secretary, 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40621, Telephone: (800) 372-2973 Secondary Telephone: (800) 627-4702 Web Site: http://chfs.ky.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Kentucky, Oral health, Smokeless tobacco, Smoking cessation, State initiatives, Tobacco use

U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2012. Maternal, infant, and child health. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, (Leading health indicators webinar)

Annotation: This webcast is the third installment of the monthly "Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?" series. The series highlights organizations using evidence-based approaches to address a Healthy People 2020 leading health indicator (LHI) topic. The webcast provides an overview of the March LHI topic—maternal, infant, and child health—and provides information about maternal, infant, and child activities in DHHS's region IV. Also discussed is how the Kentucky Department of Public health, with the help of national, state, and local partners, has successfully combatted rising rates of premature birth.

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

Keywords: Child health, Collaboration, Federal programs, Health promotion, Healthy People 2020, Infant health, Kentucky, Local programs, Premature infants, Prematurity, Prevention, State programs, Trends, Women's health

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Prevention and Quality Improvement. 2011. Public health practice reference. Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, 50 files.

Annotation: This website provides links to all sections of the Kentucky Public Health Practice Reference, January 2011. The reference contains detailed clinically based information to support patient-centered health care in clinic and community settings. In addition, it provides guidelines, protocols, definitions, and actions to help health professionals and local health departments provide population-based services.

Contact: Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of the Secretary, 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40621, Telephone: (800) 372-2973 Secondary Telephone: (800) 627-4702 Web Site: http://chfs.ky.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinics, Communities, Health care, Kentucky, Public health, Reference materials, State programs

McNary L, Plummer A. 2011. A picture of health: A report of Kentucky school districts' health services. Jeffersontown, KY: Kentucky Youth Advocates, 35 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings of a study of school health services offered in Kentucky school districts during the 2008-2009 school year and offers highlights of promising practices across the state. The study addressed physical, oral, and mental health and substance abuse services. Study topics included school health service funding, school health services offered, and types of school health services provided. In addition to the findings, the report presents background and an overview of the school health survey project.

Contact: Kentucky Youth Advocates, 11001 Bluegrass Parkway, Suite 100, Jeffersontown, KY 40299, Telephone: (502) 895-9767 Secondary Telephone: (888) 825-5592 Fax: (502) 895-8225 E-mail: info@kyyouth.org Web Site: http://www.kyyouth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Oral health, Adolescent health, Child health, Financing, Health services, Kentucky, Mental health, School districts, School health, State programs, State surveys, Substance abuse prevention programs

March of Dimes. 2011. Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait: Preventing preterm births through community-based interventions--An implementation manual. White Plains, NY: March of Dimes, 125 pp.

Annotation: This manual guides individuals and organizations in implementing the Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait (HBWW) initiative, a multi-dimensional, community-based approach to preventing preventable preterm births. It is designed for use by perinatal providers across disciplines and organizational settings through development of interdisciplinary, interagency collaborations. It focuses on partnerships and collaborations; provider initiatives; patient support; public engagement; and progress measurement. It also describes lessons learned from a pilot project of the HBWW in Kentucky.

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: Infants, Kentucky, Manuals, Prematurity, Preterm birth, Prevention programs, State initiatives

Every Child Succeeds. 2011. Every child succeeds referral form. [Cincinnati, OH: Cincinnati Children's Hospital], 2 items.

Annotation: This one-page referral form is designed to help community agencies, hospitals, and prenatal clinics arrange professional home visiting services for new and expectant parents, particularly first-time mothers, and their infants. The document is designed to capture information such as demographics, prenatal care initiation, age, income level, language, and need for interpretation services. Separate forms are available for referral to programs in Kentucky and Ohio. The forms are used by Every Child Succeeds (ECS). a voluntary prevention program that operates two evidence-based national models (Healthy Families America® and Nurse Family Partnership®) to promote positive parent-child interaction, healthy child development, and family self-sufficiency.

Contact: Every Child Succeeds, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, ML 3005, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039, Telephone: (513) 636-2830 Fax: (513) 636-2460 E-mail: everychildsucceeds@cchmc.org Web Site: http://www.everychildsucceeds.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Forms, Home visiting, Kentucky, Ohio, Referrals, State initiatives

Kentucky Department for Public Health, Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs. 2010. Title V MCH Block Grant five-year needs assessment [rev. ed.]. Louisville, KY: Kentucky Department for Public Health, Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs, 187 pp.

Annotation: This document discusses Kentucky's Title V maternal and child health (MCH) block grant 5-year needs assessment. Topics include the process for conducting a needs assessment, partnership building and collaboration efforts, strengths and needs of the MCH population groups, MCH program capacity by pyramid levels, selection of state priority needs, and federal and state outcome measures.

Contact: Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs, 982 Eastern Parkway, Louisville, KY 40217, Telephone: (502) 595-4459 Secondary Telephone: (800) 232-1160 Fax: (502) 595-4673 E-mail: CCSHCHWebPage@ky.gov Web Site: http://chfs.ky.gov/ccshcn/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents with special health care needs, Child health, Children with special health care needs, Infant health, Kentucky, Needs assessment, Outcome evaluation, State MCH programs, Women's health

2010. Making the case for maternal and child health programs: Kentucky Homeplace. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials , 4 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes findings from a study of the Kentucky Homeplace program, designed to assist Kentucky residents in need of health care but who lack access to services, especially preventive care. The report provides an overview of the program, which addresses health disparities throughout rural Kentucky, where cancer, diabetes, and heart disease prevalence are high. It summarizes the cost of the program and return on investment, the measures and outcomes of interest, and the key findings from the study. Data taken from the Kentucky Homeplace project database covers the period from July 2001 through October 2009.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Health care disparities, Health status disparities, Kentucky, Prevention, State programs, Studies

Conis E. 2009. Steps to improve oral health in Kentucky. Atlanta, GA: Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, 6 pp. (Health Policy Monitor, Survey no. 13)

Annotation: This document describes a law passed in Kentucky in 2008 that requires families with children ages 5 or 6 who are enrolling in public school for the first time to show proof of an oral health examination. Topics include the legislation's purpose and objectives, incentives and groups affected, and legislators and other stakeholders in Kentucky. The document also describes issues related to the adoption, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the law, as well as expected outcomes.

Contact: Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Grace Crum Rollins Building, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, Web Site: http://www.sph.emory.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Kentucky, Oral health, Screening, State legislation, Young children

Illback RJ, Sanders D, Pennington M, Sanders D, Kilmer A. 2008. Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS): Kentucky's home visiting program for first time parents—Program evaluation findings. Louisville, KY: REACH of Louisville, 34 pp.

Annotation: This report is a compilation of the evaluation research conducted for The Healthy Access Nurturing Development Services program, Kentucky's home-visiting program for first-time parents. Findings from multiple studies, occurring since the program's inception in 1999, are summarized. The report includes a program description and discussions of recipient demographics and service delivery, program outcomes, and comparisons based on home visitor pre-service education.

Contact: Great Kids Inc., 100 North 72 Avenue, Suite 200 , Wausau, WI 54401 , Telephone: 800-906-5581 Secondary Telephone: 626-345-0684 E-mail: jeang@greatkidsinc.net Web Site: http://www.greatkidsinc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child abuse, Families, High risk group, Home visiting, Infant development, Infant health, Kentucky, Low income groups, Mental health, Parenting skills, Prevention, Program evaluation, Research, Substance abuse

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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.