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Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition. 2019. Check-up on oral health: A call to action. Milwaukee, WI: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information about the importance of oral health throughout the lifespan, the economic costs of oral disease and oral health disparities, and efforts to improve access to preventive oral health services in Michigan. Topics include gains made in increasing access statewide through the expansion of Healthy Kids Dental, a public-private partnership between the Michigan Department of Community Health and Delta Dental; maintenance of dental benefits for adults enrolled in Medicaid; community water fluoridation; and dental sealants.

Contact: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 620 South 76th Street, Suite 120, Milwaukee, WI 53214, Telephone: (414) 292-4000 Secondary Telephone: (414) 337-4561 Fax: (414) 231-4972 Web Site: http://www.chawisconsin.org/oral-health.php?pg=13 Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Barriers, Children, Coalitions, Community action, Dental sealants, Fluorides, Health care disparities, Infants, Life course, Medicaid, Michigan, Older adults, Oral health, Policy development, Preventive health services, Public private partnerships, State programs, Statewide planning, Water, Wisconsin

Michigan Oral Health Coalition. 2019. Check up on oral health: Age one dental services—Michigan county profile 2019. Lansing, MI: Michigan Oral Health Coalition, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information about age 1 dental services in Michigan. The document includes background about the importance of good oral health in early childhood and offers statistics, by county, on infants and children under age 2 who participate in Medicaid who had at least one dental visit in 2017. Factors contributing to low access are presented. Information about Michigan Perinatal Oral Health Guidelines and a dental periodicity chart are included.

Contact: Michigan Oral Health Coalition, 106 W. Allegan Street, Suite 310, Lansing, MI 48933, Telephone: (517) 827-0466 Fax: (517) 381-8008 Web Site: http://www.mohc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Low income groups, Medicaid, Michigan, Oral health, Prevention, State programs, Young children

Phipps K. 2018. The oral health of Michigan's 3-5 year old Head Start children compared to 3-5 year old children in the general U. S. population. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 5 pp. (2018 MI Head Start Smiles data brief)

Annotation: This brief provides information from the 2017 Michigan Head Start Smiles survey, a statewide oral health survey of preschool children enrolled in Head Start in Michigan. The brief provides information about prevalence of tooth decay experience, prevalence of untreated decay, need for treatment, and oral health disparities. Tables presenting statistical data are included.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Capitol View Building, 201 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs Available from the website.

Keywords: Head Start, Low income groups, Michigan, Oral health, State programs, Statistical data, Surveys, Young children

Phipps K. 2018. MI Head Start Smiles 2017-2018: The oral health of Michigan's Head Start children. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 25 pp.

Annotation: This document discusses the oral health status of a representative sample of children enrolled in Head Start throughout Michigan. The document provides an overview of the importance of oral health for children and dental benefits available to children in the state who are Medicaid recipients. Key findings about children enrolled in Head Start in Michigan are presented in five topic areas: decay experience, untreated decay, need for urgent oral health care, dental sealants, and prevalence of tooth decay and of dental sealants among children ages 3–5 enrolled in Head Start in Michigan compared to all U.S. children in this age range.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Capitol View Building, 201 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dental insurance, Head Start, Low income groups, Medicaid, Michigan, Oral health, State programs, Young children

Michigan Oral Health Coalition. 2017. Check-up on oral health: Age one dental visits–Michigan county profile 2017. Lansing, MI: Michigan Oral Health Coalition, 3 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the percentage of children under age 2 in Michigan counties who are enrolled in Medicaid and who had at least one dental visit during the 2015 calendar year. It also describes factors that contribute to low levels of preventive oral health services use and guidelines and recommendations for the first dental visit.

Contact: Michigan Oral Health Coalition, 106 W. Allegan Street, Suite 310, Lansing, MI 48933, Telephone: (517) 827-0466 Fax: (517) 381-8008 Web Site: http://www.mohc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care utilization, Infants, Local initiatives, Medicaid, Michigan, Oral health, Preventive health visits, State programs

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Michigan Department of Education. 2017. Transforming adolescent healthcare delivery in the state of Michigan. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Michigan Department of Education, 20 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a three-year demonstration project dedicated to sustainable health care practice change for Michigan medically underserved children and adolescents. The report addresses project sites, activities, and qualitative and quantitative key findings. A report, summary, webinar, and power point slides are available.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Capitol View Building, 201 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, At risk children, At risk populations, Child health, Michigan, State programs, Underserved communities

Michigan Oral Health Coalition, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 2016. Michigan state oral health plan. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 37 pp.

Annotation: This document is intended to guide policymakers, health professionals, community members, and other stakeholders as they work together to improve oral health across the state of Michigan through 2020. Contents include goals, objectives, and suggested strategies that can be used to ensure that by 2020 all residents will have the knowledge, support, and care they need to achieve optimal oral health. Topics include professional integration, health literacy, access to oral health care, and monitoring implementation of the state oral health plan.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 201 Townsend Street, Box 30195, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4911_4912_6226---,00.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community action, Goals, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health status, Interdisciplinary approach, Michigan, Oral health, Population surveillance, Service integration, Statewide planning, Strategic plans, Work force

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health. 2016. Michigan state oral health plan implementation progress report. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes successful activities and initiatives to improve oral health in Michigan. Contents include success stories about the oral health surveillance system, the Boyne city water fluoridation vote, connecting oral health to diabetes management, the Michigan Oral Health Coalition mini-grant program, increasing age 1 dental visits, the Healthy Kids Dental expansion, the Seal! Michigan Dental Sealant Program, donated dental services, an older adult oral health assessment pilot, and strengthening oral health programs.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 201 Townsend Street, Box 30195, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4911_4912_6226---,00.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Children, Coalitions, Dental sealants, Disease management, Fluorides, Grants, Infants, Michigan, Older adults, Oral health, Population surveillance, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Progress reports, State programs, Statewide planning, Water

Michigan Public Health Institute, Center for Child and Family Health. 2016. Varnish! Michigan Babies Too! Program evaluation report. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 33 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings and recommendations from an evaluation of a program to increase awareness of oral health among health professionals, facilitate the incorporation of oral health into well-child visits, and increase access to preventive services among young children at high risk for dental caries. Contents include an overview of the project; the purpose, key questions, and evaluation methods; and findings on health professionals reached, training, confidence in program delivery, program fidelity, health professional satisfaction, supply of fluoride varnish, children reached, and benefits and barriers.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 201 Townsend Street, Box 30195, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4911_4912_6226---,00.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Infants, Medicaid, Michigan, Oral health, Parent education, Preventive health services, Primary care, Program descriptions, Program evaluation, Provider participation, Reimbursement, Screening, State programs, Training, Work force, Young children

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2016. AMCHP case study: Family engagement–State examples. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 5 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 highlights ways that states are engaging families. Contents include case study examples in Louisiana, Michigan, and Washington. [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, Cultural diversity, Families, Leadership, Louisiana, Michigan, Participation, Public private partnerships, Role, State programs, Title V programs, Washington

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2016. Preventing childhood obesity in Michigan's classrooms: A collaboration between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and statewide partners. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 4 pp. (Fact sheet)

Annotation: This fact sheet describes Building Healthy Communities, a school-based prevention program in Michigan to help children adopt healthy habits at a young age by providing access to healthy food, health education, physical education, and physical activity. Contents include a description of the program's development and implementation process, outcomes, and next steps. Topics include partnering organization efforts to pool funding, resources, and expertise to engage elementary schools and expand to middle and high schools throughout the state.

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: Adolescents, Behavior modification, Children, Collaboration, Curriculum, Elementary schools, Health behavior, Health promotion, High schools, Michigan, Middle schools, Nutrition education, Nutrition services, Obesity, Outcome and process assessment, Physical activity, Physical education, Prevention programs, Program descriptions, Public private partnerships, School health education, School health programs, State programs, Statewide planning

Southeastern Michigan Health Association, Center for Population Health. 2016. Livingston County's Road to Community Health: Oral health. [Howell, MI]: Livingston County Department of Public Health, 2 pp. (Livingston County's road to community health series, no. 7)

Annotation: This issue examines the oral health status of residents in Livingston County, Michigan, as reported in the community health status assessment, compared to state and national data. Topics include the percentage of residents who did not have a dental visit in the past year, the percentage who did not have dental insurance by income, and recommendations for and use of oral health care services among children.

Contact: Livingston County Department of Public Health, 2300 E Grand River Avenue, Suite 102, Howell, MI 48843, Telephone: (517) 546-9850 Fax: (517) 546-6995 Web Site: https://www.livgov.com/health Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, County programs, Dental care, Dental insurance, Health care utilization, Health status, Local government, Low income groups, Michigan, Needs assessment, Oral health, Preventive health services

Michigan Caries Prevention Program. 2016. Fluoride: What parents need to know. [Ann Arbor, MI]: Altarum Institute, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for parents provides information about the role of fluoride in preventing tooth decay and actions they can take to prevent tooth decay in their child. Topics include what fluoride is, how it works, fluoride safety, and how to get fluoride. Additional topics include brushing for 2 minutes, brushing twice per day using fluoridated toothpaste, visiting the dentist regularly, and asking the doctor’s office about applying fluoride varnish during well-child visits.

Contact: Altarum Institute, 3520 Green Court, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, Telephone: (734) 302-4600 Secondary Telephone: (800) 879-6505 Fax: (734) 302-4991 Web Site: http://www.altarum.org/contact Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Consumer education materials, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Lead poisoning prevention programs, Michigan, Oral health, Preventive health services, Water

Michigan State Board of Education. 2016. State Board of Education statement and guidance on safe and supportive learning environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Education, 9 pp.

Annotation: These voluntary guidelines are intended to support schools in creating an inclusive environment for all students in Michigan. Contents include best practice strategies for school districts to create a supportive learning environment with specific guidance on supporting transgender and gender nonconforming students. Definitions are included.

Contact: Michigan State Board of Education, 608 W. Allegan Street, Lansing, MI 48909, Telephone: (517) 373-3324 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-5373---,00.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Bullying, Child health, Child safety, Civil rights, Health promotion, Homosexuality, Injury prevention, Learning, Michigan, Nonconformity, Policy development, Protective factors, Risk factors, School districts, Schools, Sex characteristics, Sex role, Sexual harassment, Students, Violence prevention, Work force

Delta Dental Foundation, Michigan Dental Association Foundation. 2015. From drool to school: Caring for your child's oral health from the drool years through the school years [upd.]. [Lansing, MI]: Delta Dental Plan of Michigan, 56 pp.

Annotation: This booklet for parents provides information, tips, and resources on how to care for their infant’s or child’s oral health from birth through the elementary school years. The booklet also includes information about how to find and pay for oral health care and activities that parents can do with their child to help them learn together about the importance of good oral health. The booklet is available in Arabic, English, and Spanish. A brochure and video are also available.

Contact: Delta Dental Foundation, 4100 Okemos Road, Okemos, MI 48864, Telephone: (800) 524-0149 Web Site: http://www.deltadentalmi.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental care, Infants, Michigan, Non English language materials, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Pregnant women, Preschool children, Preventive health services, School age children, State programs

Altarum Institute. 2015. Reducing the burden of childhood dental disease in Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI: Altarum Institute, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes a program to optimize children's oral health care in Michigan by increasing the number of children receiving preventive care and advancing care practices in both the health community and the oral health community. Topics include targeting preventive services to children at high risk for dental caries, improving processes and tools for health professionals, implementing a statewide quality-monitoring program, and integrating health-information technology.

Contact: Altarum Institute, 3520 Green Court, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, Telephone: (734) 302-4600 Secondary Telephone: (800) 879-6505 Fax: (734) 302-4991 Web Site: http://www.altarum.org/contact Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Collaboration, Dental care, Health care delivery, Michigan, Oral health, Preventive health services, Program improvement, Public private partnerships, Quality assurance, Statewide planning, Systems development, Technology

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Perinatal Oral Health Program. 2015. During pregnancy, the mouth matters: A guide to Michigan perinatal oral health. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 22 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about reducing infant mortality and promoting perinatal oral health in Michigan. It discusses a statewide perinatal oral health initiative, an infant-mortality-reduction plan, the national and local landscapes, and transmission of cariogenic bacteria. It also includes guidance for perinatal care health professionals and oral health professionals, a visual guide for common oral health conditions, and referral resources to assist in facilitating oral health care for pregnant women.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Capitol View Building, 201 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Forms, Infant mortality, Infants, Michigan, Oral health, Perinatal care, Perinatal health, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Referrals, State programs

Langelier M, Surdu S. 2015. Oral health in Michigan. Rensselaer, NY: Center for Health Workforce Studies, 207 pp.

Annotation: This report describes findings from a literature review and an analysis of data sources on the oral health status of various population groups in Michigan. Topics include the history of advocacy to improve oral health in Michigan, financing for oral health services, oral health professional shortage areas and safety net providers, and Michigan’s oral health work force.

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: Advocacy, Financing, Health status, Michigan, Oral health, Population surveillance, Work force

Deming S. 2015. Final report for Phase I Tobacco Dependence Treatment Through Dental Providers Project for 2014–15. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a pilot project to reduce tobacco use and improve oral health by training oral health professionals on recommended guidelines for tobacco dependence treatment. Contents include information about the participating dental clinics, reimbursements for clients receiving tobacco dependence interventions, administrative support activities, project outcomes, and next steps. Training pretest, mid, and posttest surveys results; and final report numbers and comments are included.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 201 Townsend Street, Box 30195, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4911_4912_6226---,00.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Final reports, Forms, Intervention, Michigan, Oral health, Pilot projects, Program descriptions, Reimbursement, Smoking cessation, State programs, Tobacco use, Training

Michigan Oral Health Coalition. 2015. Grassroots advocacy toolkit: 2015/2016 legislative session. Lansing, MI: Michigan Oral Health Coalition, 12 pp.

Annotation: This document for oral health advocates provides information on how to effectively communicate and engage in the political process in Michigan. Contents include contact information for key legislative committees, strategies for meeting with legislators and policymakers, tips for a successful legislative or administrative visit, other ways to connect with legislators, and a budget timeline for the state. Sample campaign letter and testimony templates and a legislator feedback form are also included.

Contact: Michigan Oral Health Coalition, 106 W. Allegan Street, Suite 310, Lansing, MI 48933, Telephone: (517) 827-0466 Fax: (517) 381-8008 Web Site: http://www.mohc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Communication, Community action, Decision making, Health policy, Legislation, Michigan, Oral health, Policy development, Public awareness campaign materials, Relationships, Resources for professionals, State government

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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.