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Maine Department of Human Services, Division of Maternal and Child Health. n.d.. A profile of a school-based health center in Maine. [Augusta, ME]: Maine State Department of Human Services, Division of Maternal and Child Health, 1 videotape (VHS, 1/2 inch, 15:18 minutes)

Annotation: This videotape profiles the school-based health center at Foxcroft Academy in Dover, Maine. It shows adolescents and adults discussing kids' lives and problems, describes the mixed community reception to the health center, discusses the benefits of continuity for those without other access to health care, and profiles services available to students and teachers.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Maine, School based clinics, Videotapes

From the First Tooth. 2019. Periodicity schedule & alternatives for pediatric preventive oral health in primary care. Portland, ME: From the First Tooth, 1 p. (From the First Tooth and Fluoride: 4 by 4)

Annotation: This document includes a periodicity schedule and alternatives for pediatric oral health care provided in primary care settings in Maine, based on MaineCare reimbursement limitations. Services are organized by age of the child (ages 6 months to 5 years) and include parent education, oral evaluation, fluoride application, and referral to a dentist. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: From the First Tooth / Before the First Tooth, c/o MaineHealth, 110 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 662-6296 E-mail: info@fromthefirsttooth.org Contact E-mail: COTES4@mainehealth.org Web Site: http://www.fromthefirsttooth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Fluorides, Infants, Maine, Oral health, Parent education, Pediatric care, Preventive health services, Primary care, Referrals, Reimbursement, Screening, Service integration, State programs, Young children

MaineHealth. [2017]. Perinatal oral health assessment. Portland, ME: Before the First Tooth, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information for health professionals about how to administer a perinatal oral health assessment for pregnant women during the initial appointment. Topics include advising pregnant women about oral health care, oral health questions to ask pregnant women, and insurance status. The document also defines “dental caries” and “dental abscess” and provides signs to look for to determine whether pregnant women may have either or both. Photographs illustrating how to conduct a visual examination are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: From the First Tooth / Before the First Tooth, c/o MaineHealth, 110 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 662-6296 E-mail: info@fromthefirsttooth.org Web Site: http://www.fromthefirsttooth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Health insurance, Health screening, Maine, Oral health, Pregnant women, State programs

Mainehealth. [2017]. The importance of oral health care during pregnancy. Portland, ME: Before the First Tooth, 1 p.

Annotation: This document for health professionals provides information about the importance and safety of oral health during pregnancy and survey results from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System in Maine. Statistics are provided for the percentage of women who did not receive education about oral hygiene while pregnant and who did not have their teeth cleaned while pregnant. Also included is information about ways that Before the First Tooth, Maine’s perinatal infant and oral health quality-improvement initiative, can help practices adopt best practice approaches to integrating oral health into prenatal care. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: From the First Tooth / Before the First Tooth, c/o MaineHealth, 110 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 662-6296 E-mail: info@fromthefirsttooth.org Web Site: http://www.fromthefirsttooth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Maine, Oral health, Pregnant women, Service integration, State programs, Statistical data, Surveys

MaineHealth. 2017. Oral health during pregnancy. Portland, ME: Before the First Tooth, 1 p.

Annotation: This infographic summarizes results of a survey focusing on oral health during pregnancy administered to oral health professionals (dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants) in Maine in 2016. It provides information about the percentage of respondents who agreed that women should receive preventive oral health care and that it is safe to take X-rays during pregnancy. The infographic also provides information on the percentage of respondents who use the prenatal visit to provide anticipatory guidance about oral health care to pregnant women and respondents who believe there are restrictions on providing oral health treatment to pregnant women. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: From the First Tooth / Before the First Tooth, c/o MaineHealth, 110 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 662-6296 E-mail: info@fromthefirsttooth.org Web Site: http://www.fromthefirsttooth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Maine, Oral health care, Pregnant women, State health agencies, Statistical data, Surveys

Market Decisions Research and Hart Consulting. 2015. 2016 statewide shared community health needs assessment [rev.]. Augusta, ME: MaineGeneral Health, 262 pp.

Annotation: This report contains quantitative health data and qualitative stakeholder survey data on health issues affecting people in Maine. Contents include population and demographic profiles and overall findings for the state. Additional contents include information on socioeconomic status; general health and mortality; access to and quality of health care including oral health care;chronic diseases; environmental health; immunization and infectious disease; intentional and unintentional injury and occupational health; pregnancy and birth outcomes; children with special health care needs; mental health; physical activity, nutrition, and weight; public health emergency preparedness; substance abuse; tobacco use; and stakeholder input. County summaries are also available.

Contact: MaineGeneral Health, 35 Medical Center Parkway, Augusta, ME 04330, Telephone: (855) 464-4463 (4MGH INFO) Web Site: https://www.mainegeneral.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Health status, Maine, Needs assessment, Population surveillance, Public health services, State surveys, Statistical data

Maine Children's Alliance. 2014. Health coverage for Maine families with children in 2014. Augusta, ME: Maine Children's Alliance, 11 pp. (Health policy brief)

Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program. 2013. Dental clinics and services for low income persons in Maine (upd. ed.). Augusta, ME: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 31 pp.

Annotation: This directory to assist health and social service professionals and their clients in locating dentists in Maine. Contents include lists of clinics and health centers organized by county; lists of state-funded assistance programs including MaineCare and regional offices; and other resources such as American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal programs, state agencies and organizations, rural and community health centers, statewide resources, and preventive dental hygiene programs.

Contact: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 11 State House Station, Key Plaza, Fifth Floor, Augusta, ME 04333, Web Site: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/population-health/odh Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Children, Dental care, Directories, Financing, Low income groups, Maine, Oral health, Special health care needs, State programs, Work force

Nazare S, Pied D. 2013. Oral health maps: A series of maps describing professional and prevention resources, Maine, 2011-2012. [Augusta. ME]: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, multiple items.

Annotation: These maps provide a picture of oral health resources in Maine. The maps display data on the number and density of licensed dentists and dental hygienists by county of practice, safety net dental clinics, schools funded to provide fluoride mouthrinse and dental sealants, and public water systems providing optimally fluoridated water. Maps showing independent dental hygienist practices and public health dental hygienists providing school-linked services while using public health supervision are also included.

Contact: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 11 State House Station, Key Plaza, Fifth Floor, Augusta, ME 04333, Web Site: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/population-health/odh Available from the website.

Keywords: Data, Dental sealants, Fluorides, Maine, Maps, Oral health, Prevention programs, School health services, State programs, Work force

Ferry GA, Ireys HT, Foster L, Devers KJ, Smith L. 2013. How are CHIPRA demonstration states approaching practice-level quality measurement and what are they learning?. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp. (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Evaluation highlight no. 1)

Annotation: This report discusses early accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned from four states (Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania) that are pursuing practice-level quality measurements aimed at improving child health care under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program. The report describes the states’ efforts to select meaningful measures, adapt health plan and state-level measures for practice-level reporting, and use technology to collect measurement data.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Data collection, Demonstration programs, Maine, Massachusetts, Measures, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Program evaluation, Quality assurance, State programs

Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 2013. Oral health in Maine. Augusta, ME: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 63 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information on the burden of oral diseases in children and adults in Maine, including data on access to care, prevalence of oral diseases and oral-health-related risk behaviors, and the oral health work force in the state. The report also addresses the oral disease burden in specific population groups, such as children with special health care needs, children enrolled in MaineCare (Maine’s Medicaid program), pregnant women, and adults ages 65 and older. Comparisons are made to national data when possible and to Healthy People 2010 objectives.

Contact: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 11 State House Station, Key Plaza, Fifth Floor, Augusta, ME 04333, Web Site: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/population-health/odh Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children with special health care needs, Data, Healthy People 2010, Low income groups, Maine, Medicaid, Older adults, Oral health, Pregnant women, Risk factors, State programs

Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Oral Health Program. 2012. Guidelines for mobile/portable dental care programs working in school administrative units. Augusta, ME: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Oral Health Program, 6 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines are designed for evaluating proposals for establishing school-based oral health programs. The guidelines focus on helping to ensure the health and safety of all students who receive services provided by mobile and portable oral health programs in school-based settings and on helping to ensure that such services are coordinated and documented.

Contact: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 11 State House Station, Key Plaza, Fifth Floor, Augusta, ME 04333, Web Site: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/population-health/odh Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental care, Guidelines, Maine, Mobile health units, Oral health, School health programs, State programs

Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Maine CDC Oral Health Program. 2012. Final report, targeted state MCH oral health service systems grant. Augusta, ME: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Population Health, Oral Health Program, 10 pp., plus appendices.

Annotation: This report describes Maine’s Kids Oral Health Partnership, which focuses on oral health training for professionals who serve young children. Topics include educating, building awareness, and integrating oral health into existing health-delivery systems, as well as enabling non-oral-health professionals to recognize and understand oral diseases and conditions and to provide anticipatory guidance, preventive interventions, and referral for improved oral health and oral health access. Report contents include an introduction to the project and its goals, outcomes by objective, and a summary of efforts to sustain the work. [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: Final reports, Health services delivery, Maine, Oral health, Professional training, State initiatives, Young children

Center for Health Workforce Studies. 2012. Oral health in Maine: A background report. Rensselaer, NY: Center for Health Workforce Studies, 132 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a study of oral health needs and the oral health work force in Maine. The report is based on information collected during a literature review about oral health in Maine and in the United States. Topics include the oral health of Maine’s population; financing; service providers, including providers working in safety net and school-based programs; and the oral health work force (dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and denturists).

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, Health care financing, Health services delivery, Maine, Needs assessment, Oral health, State surveys, Trends, Work force

Gradie MI. 2012. Oral health care in Maine: Report in response to resolves 2011 chapter 92 (LD1105). Augusta, ME: MCD Public Health, 28 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a state-legislature-mandated review of oral health care needs in Maine. Topics include (1) existing public and private financial resources for oral health care, (2) limitations on access to care, (3) sustainability of public financing for care, (4) actual and projected work force needs, (5) effects of changes surrounding care, and (6) policy models from other states and countries found effective in addressing work force shortages.

Contact: Maine State Legislature, Office of Policy and Legal Analysis, Cross State Office Building, 13 State House, Room 215, Augusta, ME 04330, Telephone: (207) 287-1670 Fax: (207) 287-1275 Web Site: http://www.maine.gov/legis/opla/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Health care financing, Maine, Needs assessment, Oral health, Provider participation, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends, Work force

Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability. 2012. Child development services: Implementing comprehensive program management, encouraging responsible stewardship of resources, and developing data to support management decisions could improve efficiency and cost effectiveness. Augusta, ME: Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, 73 pp. (exec. summ. 3 pp.).

Annotation: This report examines the management of Maine's Child Development Services, which provides services to children with disabilities from birth through age five in accordance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), focusing on costs and fiscal management of the program. It discusses oversight, funding and budget, program reporting, processes and controls, delivering services, and cost analysis, and makes recommendations for management and legislative actions.

Contact: Maine State Legislature, Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, Cross State Office Building, 82 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, Telephone: (207) 287-1901 Web Site: http://www.maine.gov/legis/opega/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Maine, Program evaluation, Special education, State programs, Young children

Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of MaineCare Services. 2011. Improving MaineCare dental access for Maine children: Annual report to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services. [Augusta, ME]: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of MaineCare Services, 21 pp.

Annotation: This report was issued to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services in response to a legislative initiative to ensure that children enrolled
in the state Medicaid program, MaineCare, have the same access to oral health care as do children with private dental insurance. Contents include a letter to the committee from the MaineCare program director, information and statistics on oral health care issues in the state, a discussion of outreach efforts to members of MaineCare and oral health professionals, and a description of partnerships to increase children’s access to oral health care.

Contact: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of MaineCare Services, 442 Civic Center Drive, 11 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0011, Telephone: (207) 287-9202 Secondary Telephone: (800) 606-0215 Web Site: http://www.maine.gov/bms/index.shtml Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Low income groups, Maine, Medicaid, Oral health, State programs, Statistics

Maine Families, Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Project. 2011. Maine state plan (Upd. ed.). [Augusta, ME]: Maine Department of Health and Human Services Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Project, 114 pp.

Annotation: This state plan for Maine's maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting program identifies the state's at-risk communities; describes the program's goals and objective; presents the proposed home visiting model and an explanation of how it meets the needs of identified communities; describes the program implementation plan, the plan for meeting legislatively managed benchmarks, the plan for program administration, and the plan for continuous quality improvement; and discusses technical assistance needs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, 221 State Street, Augusta, ME 04333, Telephone: (207) 287-3707 Secondary Telephone: (800) 606-0215 Fax: (207) 287-3005 E-mail: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/contactus.shtml#program_questions Web Site: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Early childhood development, Families, High risk groups, Home visiting, Infant development, Infant health, Legislation, Low income groups, Maine, Parent child relations, Parenting skills, Parents, Pregnant women, Prevention, State programs, Young children

Maine Dental Access Coalition. 2011. Oral health for young children: Everybody's business [proceedings]. [Augusta, ME]: Maine Dental Access Coalition, 10 items.

Annotation: These presentations and handouts designed for health professionals and oral health professionals are from a conference held on May 6, 2011, in Northport, Maine, to address oral health in young children. Topics include behavior change, effective communication, oral health during pregnancy, fluoride, the Head Start Dental Home Initiative, and oral health services for children.

Contact: Maine Dental Access Coalition, 11 Parkwood Drive, Augusta, ME 04330, Telephone: (207) 622-7566 E-mail: MDAC@mcd.org Web Site: http://www.mainedentalaccess.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Communication, Conferences, Fluorides, Head Start, Health behavior, Maine, Oral health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, State initiatives

National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation. 2010. Effective government and private sector initiatives to address childhood obesity . Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation,

Annotation: This webinar, held on September 9, 2010, and sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and WellPoint, Inc., brought together several sectors that interact with children and their parents, including health plans, primary care health professionals, government leaders, and community organizations, to share innovative programs and explore strategies to address the childhood obesity epidemic. The speakers discusses federal government priorities and strategies to address the problem, pediatric obesity and primary care, Maine's experience, and WellPoint's approach. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Communities, Health care, Maine, Obesity, Prevention, Primary care, 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.