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Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. n.d.. Cooperative Agreement between Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Title XIX) Medicaid Agency, (Title V) Maternal and Child Health Agency, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). , 14 pp.

Annotation: This Cooperative Agreement is between (1) the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene [T19] Medicaid Agency, (2) the Maternal and Child Health Agency, Family Health Administration (FHA) [T5], and (3) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). It documents the state of Maryland's response to legislation in Title V and Title XIX of the Social Security Act requiring state Title V programs and Medicaid agencies to develop an interagency agreement to work together. The objective of this agreement is to establish roles and responsibilities between the parties for the purpose of providing coordination of services to promote prompt access to high quality prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, postnatal, and child health services for women and children eligible for benefits under Title V and XIX of the Social Security Act, and section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1996, as amended.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Document Number: MD.1.1.

Keywords: Cooperative agreements, Interagency cooperation, Maryland, Medicaid, State MCH programs, State agencies

Maryland Department of Health. n.d.. Tips for good oral health during pregnancy/Tips for good oral health during infancy. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: These tip sheets for pregnant women and parents of infants provide information about how to keep the mouth healthy during pregnancy and in infancy. The pregnancy tip sheet discusses practicing good oral hygiene, eating healthy foods, getting oral health care, and practicing other healthy behaviors. The safety of receiving oral health care during pregnancy and coverage through Maryland Medicaid are also discussed. The infant tip sheet discusses providing good oral hygiene for infants. The pregnancy tip sheet and the infant tip sheet are on one double-sided document, with information about pregnancy on one side and information about infants on the other. The tip sheets are available in English and in Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-6500 Secondary Telephone: (877) 463-3464 Web Site: http://www.dhmh.maryland.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: , Consumer education materials, Dental care, Infant health, Maryland, Oral health, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials, State initiatives, Young children

Maryland Dental Action Coalition. 2020. Teledentistry in Maryland during COVID-19. Columbia, MD: Maryland Dental Action Coalition, 7 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about what teledentistry is and how it can improve the oral health of Marylanders. It provides information about Maryland’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland and Medicaid billing updates, other telehealth dentistry regulatory issues, steps to implement teledentistry, recommendations for using teledentistry during the pandemic, and teledentistry dos and don’ts for oral health professionals.

Contact: Maryland Dental Action Coalition, 10015 Old Columbia Road, Suite B-215, Columbia, MD 21046, Telephone: (410) 312-5456 E-mail: info@mdac.us Web Site: http://www.mdac.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Guidelines, Infectious diseases, Maryland, Oral health, State programs, Telemedicine

Maryland Department of Health, Office of Oral Health. 2019. Oral health care during pregnancy: Practice guidance for Maryland's prenatal and dental providers. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health, Office of Oral Health,

Annotation: This practice guidance provides information on oral health care during pregnancy for oral health professionals and prenatal care professionals in Maryland. It provides information about the oral health of pregnant women and their infants in the state, state statistics on oral health care utilization during pregnancy, clinical practice guidance, a visual guide of oral conditions that can occur during pregnancy, a pharmacological considerations chart, a sample dental referral form, and educational resources to share with pregnant women. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-6500 Secondary Telephone: (877) 463-3464 Web Site: http://www.dhmh.maryland.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Maryland, Non English language materials, Oral health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Resources for Professionals, State programs

Maryland Department of Health. 2019. Maryland Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement Project [FY 2019 progress report]. Annapolis, MD: Maryland Department of Health, 61 pp.

Annotation: This progress report provides a summary of the project activities and accomplishments of the Maryland Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement project during the 1-year project period ending in 2019. The report includes information about project progress (presented separately for each project objective), significant changes during the project period, and project evaluation. The project’s impact 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: Maryland, Oral health, Pregnant women, Infant health, State programs

From the First Tooth. 2018. Tips for a healthy mouth for mom and baby. Portland, ME: From the First Tooth, 28 pp.

Annotation: This flipbook for health professionals to share with pregnant women and parents with infants covers oral health during pregnancy and infancy. Topics include changes in the mouth during pregnancy, nausea, how to take care of teeth during pregnancy, how caring for the mouth during pregnancy helps infants, and how fluoride strengthens the teeth of both women and infants. Information about how eating healthy foods and drinking water can promote oral health and overall health is included. [Partially 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: , Consumer education materials, Dental care, Maryland, Oral health, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials, State initiatives

Maryland Department of Health. 2017. The health of your mouth is important during pregnancy. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This poster for pregnant women includes information about how the health of a pregnant woman’s mouth can affect her infant’s health, the safety of getting oral health care during pregnancy, and the importance of making a dental appointment early in pregnancy. Information about public dental coverage during pregnancy in Maryland is also included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-6500 Secondary Telephone: (877) 463-3464 Web Site: http://www.dhmh.maryland.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: , Consumer education materials, Dental care, Infant health, Maryland, Oral health, Posters, Pregnant women, State initiatives

Hales N, Hokenmaier SC, Lewis C, Parekh S, Tai KL, Truss M. 2016. Maryland comprehensive cancer control plan [upd.]. [Baltimore, MD]: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Family Health Administration, 89 pp.

Annotation: This document presents a plan for reducing the burden of cancer in Maryland. Contents include goals, objectives, and strategies related to the primary prevention of cancer; high burden of cancers in Maryland; and cancer survivorship, palliative care, and hospice care. Information about the Maryland Cancer Collaborative, terms and acronyms, surveillance and data used in the plan, and special topics in cancer control is included.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Center for Cancer Prevention and Control, 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-6500 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx Web Site: https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/cancer/Pages/home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Disease prevention, Maryland, Oral health, Palliative treatment, Prevention services, Screening, Statewide planning, Strategic plans, Therapeutics

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health. 2016. Maryland Mighty Tooth: Dental sealant guidelines and operations manual. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 57 pp.

Annotation: This manual helps school-based dental sealant program personnel design new programs and evaluate and update existing ones. Contents include an introduction to the Maryland Mighty Tooth Dental Sealant Program, outcomes and evaluation, and best practices; an overview of information and administrative protocols; a summary of how to operate effective community programs; a discussion of tooth-surface selection, materials, and application techniques; an overview of assessment and data collection; lists of relevant health curricula, training programs, and reports; site reviews; and information about technical assistance.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 201 West Preston Street, Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-5300 Secondary Telephone: (800) 735-2258 Fax: (410) 333-7392 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx Web Site: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/oralhealth/Pages/home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental sealants, Guidelines, Manuals, Maryland, Oral health, School age children, School based clinics, State programs

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. 2016. Most children with Medicaid in four states are not receiving required dental services. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, 29 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the extent to which children enrolled in Medicaid in four states (California, Indiana, Louisiana, and Maryland) received pediatric oral health services in 2011 and 2012. The report also describes barriers and strategies to increase access in these states. Contents include background, methodology, findings, recommendations, and conclusions. Topics include the percentage of children who did not receive required oral health services and percentage of those who did not receive all required oral health services, policies that may limit children's ability to receive required services, shortages of dentists who participate in Medicaid, and challenges in educating families about the importance of oral health care.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, c/o U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Affairs, Cohen Building, Room 5541, 330 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-1343 Fax: (202) 260-8512 E-mail: paffairs@oig.hhs.gov Web Site: https://oig.hhs.gov Available from the website. Document Number: OEI-02-14-00490.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, California, Children, Dental care, EPSDT, Health care utilization, Health services delivery, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Medicaid, Oral health, Parent education, Policy development, State programs, Utilization review, Work force

Maryland Dental Action Coalition. 2016. Give yourself a healthy mouth during pregnancy. [Columbia, MD]: Maryland Dental Action Coalition, 6 pp. (Healthy teeth healthy kids)

Annotation: This brochure for pregnant women from Maryland’s Healthy Teeth Healthy Kids program explains why oral health care during pregnancy is important. It also provides tips on brushing, flossing, visiting the dentist, and choosing healthy foods and drinks. The brochure is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 201 West Preston Street, Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-5300 Secondary Telephone: (800) 735-2258 Fax: (410) 333-7392 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx Web Site: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/oralhealth/Pages/home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Maryland, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Spanish language materials

Maryland Dental Action Coalition. 2016. Setting goals for oral health during pregnancy. [Columbia, MD]: Maryland Dental Action Coalition, 1 p. (Healthy teeth healthy kids)

Annotation: This checklist for home visitors and their clients in Maryland is designed to help them establish goals for oral health during pregnancy. Topics include making a dentist appointment, going to the dentist, brushing with fluoridated toothpaste, flossing once a day, drinking more tap water, drinking less soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages, and eating more fruits and vegetables. The checklist is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Contact: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 201 West Preston Street, Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-5300 Secondary Telephone: (800) 735-2258 Fax: (410) 333-7392 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx Web Site: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/oralhealth/Pages/home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Goals, Home visiting, Maryland, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Spanish language materials, Spanish language materials

Core Violence and injury Prevention Program. 2016. Violence and injury prevention in Maryland: A resource guide for decision makers. Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,

Annotation: This resource guide was developed to highlight the scope and cost of injury in Maryland and increase recognition of the role that public health can play in preventing injuries. There are 11 topics in this guide. Each topic in the guide has its own section that includes the following information: (a) Data on how that injury issue affects the United States (b) Data on how that injury issue affects Maryland; (c) Possible strategies on how to address that injury issue; (d) Maryland-based resources to highlight efforts to address the injury issue; and (e) References on data sources cited in each section. Topics include alcohol and injury; all terrain vehicle safety; child abuse and neglect; distracted driving; falls in older adults; home fires; intimate partner violence; motorcycles; prescription drug overdose; teen driver safety; traumatic brain injury;

Contact: Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-6500 Secondary Telephone: (877) 463-3464 Web Site: http://www.dhmh.maryland.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Injury prevention, Maryland, State initiatives

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center and Maryland Department of Health, Office of Oral Health. 2015–. Maryland Mighty Tooth: School-based dental sealant training program. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center; Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This training program for school-based dental sealant program (SBSP) staff in Maryland pro- vides information about the history, operations, and underlying principles of SBSPs. Topics include guidelines for infection control in SBSPs, tooth selection and assessment for dental seal- ants, the sealant-application process, and program operations. Self-assessment quizzes are included.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 201 West Preston Street, Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-5300 Secondary Telephone: (800) 735-2258 Fax: (410) 333-7392 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx Web Site: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/oralhealth/Pages/home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Continuing education, Curricula, Dental sealants, Maryland, Oral heath, Preventive health services, Program management, School age children, School health programs, State programs, Training

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. 2015-. PRAMS data to action success stories: Oral health. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, multiple items.

Annotation: These data-to-action success stories focus on programs in three states: Maryland, New York, and Rhode Island. The Maryland program focused on providing oral health counseling to pregnant women, the Rhode Island program focused on providing continuing education for oral health professionals to promote optimal care among pregnant women, and the New York program focused on monitoring oral health care during pregnancy using New York State Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System data. Each program description includes a problem overview, a program activity description, and program activity outcomes.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 3033, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (800) 232-6348 Fax: (770) 488-6450 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/prams Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Collaboration, Maryland, New York, Oral health, Pregnant women, Rhode Island, Safety, State programs

Moses K, Klebonis J. 2015. Designing Medicaid health homes for individuals with opioid dependency: Considerations for states. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7 pp.

Annotation: This brief highlights key features of approved health home models in Maryland, Rhode Island, and Vermont that are tailored to individuals with opioid dependency. It identifies important considerations in developing opioid dependence-focused health homes, including: (1) leveraging opioid treatment program requirements; (2) promoting collaboration across multiple state agencies; (3) supporting providers in transforming into health homes; and (4) ecnouraging information sharing.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Maryland, Medical homes, Rhode Island, State initiatives, Substance abuse treatment services, Vermont

Tappin K. 2015. Inequities in maternal and child health: An analysis of policy, practice, and social determinants over the life-course. Greenbelt, MD: Mid Atlantic Health Policy Research Consortium, 43 pp.

Annotation: This paper examines the social determinants experienced over the life course and their influence on adverse birth outcomes for black women in Maryland. Contents include background on Maryland and data on maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes in Baltimore City, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, and on the Eastern Shore; vital statistics data on the health of mothers and infants in Maryland; and a set of proposals to strengthen Maryland's policies and programs around MCH.

Contact: Health Policy Research Consortium, CTIS, 6401 Golden Triangle Drive, Suite 310, Greenbelt, MD 20770, Telephone: (301) 375-2021 Fax: (240) 582-7846 E-mail: info@hprc.info Web Site: http://hprc.info Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Blacks, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Infants, Life course, MCH programs, MCH research, MCH services, Maryland, Mothers, Outcome and process assessment, Policy development, Pregnant women, Program development, Racial discrimination, Racial factors, Racism, Sociocultural factors, Socioeconomic factors, State programs, Statistical data, Women

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities. 2014. Maryland cultural competency technical assistance resource kit: Health literacy, language services, workforce diversity (upd. ed.). Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, 24 pp.

Annotation: This document is designed to assist health professionals in Maryland improve the cultural competency of their facilities and programs. Contents include contact information for individuals and organizations with expertise in health equity and cultural competency and information about free and fee-based training resources on topics such as cultural competency and cross-cultural communications, health literacy, language services, and limited English proficiency. Resources for clinical and nonclinical staff and information about health disparities research academic centers, and information are included.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, 201 West Preston Street, Room 500, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-7117 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/mhhd/Pages/Contact-Us.aspx Web Site: https://health.maryland.gov/mhhd/Pages/home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Consultants, Cultural competence, Cultural diversity, Directories, Health literacy, Languages, Maryland, Resources for professionals, Training materials, Work force

Simons D, Hendricks T, Lipper J, Pires SA. 2014. Intensive care coordination using high-quality wraparound for children with serious behavioral health needs: State and community profiles. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 61 pp.

Annotation: This document profiles the various ways that U.S. states and communities are structuring, implementing, and evaluating intensive care coordination (ICC) using the wraparound approach for children and youth with significant mental health conditions. The document defines wraparound as a structured approach to service planning and care coordination for individuals with complex needs that is built on a system of care and adheres to specified procedures. Contents include the evidence base for wraparound and information on established, evolving, and emerging ICC/wraparound programs.

Contact: Center for Health Care Strategies, 200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119, Hamilton, NJ 08619, Telephone: (609) 528-8400 Fax: (609) 586-3679 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.chcs.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Colorado, Community programs, Coordination planning, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mental health, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Patient care, Pennsylvania, Program coordination, Rhode Island, Service coordination, State programs, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Youth

Maryland Department of Agriculture. 2014. Maryland WIC farmer's market cookbook. [Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Agriculture], 24 pp.

Annotation: This cookbook for families enrolled in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides information on finding fresh, nutritious food at farmer's markets. Topics include reasons to shop at a farmer's market and how to use WIC checks to buy fruit and vegetables in season at the farmer's market. Additional contents include tips on food safety, storage, and preparation; recipes; a list of farmers' markets in Maryland; and information from national public health campaigns for pregnant women.

Contact: Maryland Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401, Telephone: (410) 841-8106 Secondary Telephone: (301) 261-8106 Fax: (410) 841-5914 Web Site: http://mda.maryland.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Cookbooks, Food handling, Fruit, Infants, Maryland, Nutrition, Pregnant women, Recipes, State programs, Vegetables, WIC Program

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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.