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Minnesota Sudden Infant Death Center. n.d.. SIDS and the child care provider. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota Sudden Infant Death Center, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provides guidelines to help reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in child care settings. It provides an overview of SIDS; a description of safe sleep practices for infants; and the rules that apply in the state of Minnesota when a death occurs in a child care setting. The brochure also describes sources of support and services that are available to providers who have lost an infant due to SIDS.

Contact: Minnesota Sudden Infant Death Center, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, 2525 Chicago Avenue South; MS-50-2165, Minneapolis, MN 55404, Telephone: (612) 813-6285 Secondary Telephone: (800) 72-3812 Fax: (612) 813-7344 Web Site: http://www.childrensmn.org/patientfamily/family-services-a-resources/sid-center/the-minnesota-sudden-infant-death-center Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Child care workers, Infants, Minnesota, Prevention, SIDS, Safety, State legislation

Children's Dental Services. n.d.. Dental therapy: How mid-level providers can increase access to care, lower costs, and help increase the effectiveness of community clinics. Minneapolis, MN: Children's Dental Services, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information about how using dental therapists instead of dentists to perform some oral health services can increase access to care, lower costs, and help increase the effectiveness of community clinics in Minnesota. The document explains why Minnesota needs mid-level oral health professionals, lists universities in the state that offer dental therapy and advanced dental therapy degrees, and provides specifics showing how using dental therapists can decrease per-patient costs and increase the number of patients served. [Partially funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Children's Dental Services, 636 Broadway Street, N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55413, Telephone: (612) 746-1530 Secondary Telephone: (866) 543-6009 Fax: (612) 746-1531 Web Site: http://childrensdentalservices.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Access to health care, Health care costs, Minnesota, Oral health, State programs

Bauerly BC. 2019. Policy frameworks supporting school-based dental sealant programs and their application in Minnesota. St. Paul, MN: Network for Public Health Law, 13 pp. (Oral health issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief discusses legal barriers that impede school-based dental sealant programs and offers strategies that can be used to overcome these barriers. The brief presents Minnesota’s laws and regulations related to school-based dental sealant programs. It also provides background and discusses considerations for forming school–oral health professional partnerships, overcoming policy barriers, and statewide coordination. How to apply the policy framework in Minnesota is addressed.

Contact: Network for Public Health Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, Telephone: (651) 695-7749 Fax: (651) 695-7749 Web Site: https://www.networkforphl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental sealants, State programs, Legislation, Minnesota, , Oral health, Public policy, School health programs

Kreuger J. 2019. Medical-dental integration in Minnesota would benefit from changes in law and policy. St Paul, MN: Network for Public Health Law, 8 pp. (Oral health issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief summarizes the emergence of new conceptual frameworks for medical-dental integration and describes the need to address practical and legal barriers to integration to promote emerging strategies to encourage increased collaboration among oral health professionals and non-oral-health professionals in Minnesota. The brief describes ways that medical-dental integration can take place, provides a national context and a Minnesota context, discusses models of integrated care and barriers and strategies in law and policy, and provides examples of medical-dental integration.

Contact: Network for Public Health Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, Telephone: (651) 695-7749 Fax: (651) 695-7749 Web Site: https://www.networkforphl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Minnesota, Oral health, Public policy, Service integration, State programs

Bauerly BC, McLain L. 2019. Collaborative practice as a strategy for increasing access to oral health care in Minnesota. St Paul, MN: Network for Public Health Law, 15 pp. (Oral health issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief focuses on collaborative practice models as a strategy to increase access to oral health care for underserved communities in Minnesota. Part I outlines new work force data from the Minnesota Department of Health. Part II describes how collaborative practice models utilizing dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dental therapists can improve access to care for those who need it most. Part II also highlights key legal features of each of these models and addresses barriers that have prevented these approaches from being utilized more widely. Part III discusses Medicaid reimbursement policy and why raising reimbursement rates is critical to improving oral health care access. Although the brief focuses on Minnesota, much of the information may have national relevance.

Contact: Network for Public Health Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, Telephone: (651) 695-7749 Fax: (651) 695-7749 Web Site: https://www.networkforphl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Collaboration, Health care utilization, Low income groups, Medicaid, Minnesota, Oral health, State programs

Bauerly BC. 2019. Policy framework supporting school-based dental sealant programs and their application in Minnesota. St Paul, MN: Network for Public Health Law, 13 pp. (Oral health issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief identifies innovative laws and policies that could encourage consideration, adoption, and implementation of state-level school-based dental sealant programs. The brief examines the current state of the law as it relates to such programs in one state, Minnesota. Topics include considerations for forming partnerships between schools and oral health professionals, overcoming policy barriers, and statewide coordination.

Contact: Network for Public Health Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, Telephone: (651) 695-7749 Fax: (651) 695-7749 Web Site: https://www.networkforphl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Minnesota, Oral health, Program coordination, Public policy, Service Coordination, State programs

Children's Dental Services. 2017. Dental care during infancy, early childhood, and pregnancy. Minneapolis, MN: Children's Dental Services, 2 pp.

Annotation: This handout provides information about services offered by Children’s Dental Services (CDS), a program that offers full-spectrum preventive and restorative oral health care to families at Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) centers and 500 other locations across Minnesota. The handout also discusses why oral health care during infancy, early childhood, and pregnancy is important and the safety of receiving oral health care during pregnancy. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Children's Dental Services, 636 Broadway Street, N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55413, Telephone: (612) 746-1530 Secondary Telephone: (866) 543-6009 Fax: (612) 746-1531 Web Site: http://childrensdentalservices.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Families, Health insurance, Infants, Low income groups, Minnesota, Oral health, Pregnant women, State programs, WIC program, Young children

Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program. 2016. Dental check-ups: Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) fact sheet for dental providers (rev.). St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses about their role in and responsibility for supporting the oral health of infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 20 who are eligible for Minnesota’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment program. Topics include requirements for the visit, personnel training, and documentation of counseling and referral; recommendations for oral health risk assessment and fluoride-varnish application; why preventive oral health care is important; anticipatory guidance; professional recommendations; and resources.

Contact: Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program, P.O. Box 64882, St. Paul, MN 55164-0882, Telephone: (651) 201-3760 E-mail: health.childandteencheckups@state.mn.us Web Site: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/program/ctc Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Anticipatory guidance, Children, Counseling, Dental caries, EPSDT, Examinations, Fluorides, Infants, Medicaid, Minnesota, Oral health, Preventive health services, Risk assessment, Role, Screening, Service integration, Standards, State programs

Wovcha S. 2016. Children’s Oral Healthcare Access Program [final report]. Minneapolis, MN: Children's Dental Services, 26 pp. plus appendices.

Annotation: This report describes a project to integrate comprehensive oral health care into a school-based health center in Minneapolis, MN. Topics include delivery-system design, interdisciplinary care, client/community education, continuous quality improvement (CQI), sustainability, evaluation, and resources and capabilities. A project brochure; a CQI plan; a memorandum of under- standing template; a permission form; and the process, outcome, and impact indicators/minimal data set are also available. [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: Comprehensive health care, Dental care, Final reports, Health services delivery, Interdisciplinary approach, Local initiatives, Minnesota, Model programs, Oral health, Program improvement, Quality assurance, School based clinics, Service integration, Systems development, Urban population

Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program. 2016. Oral health: Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) fact sheet for primary care providers. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program, 2 pp. (Child and teen checkups (C&TC) fact sheet for primary care providers)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses about their role in and responsibility for supporting the oral health of infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 20 who are eligible for Minnesota's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) program. Topics include requirements for the visit, personnel training, and documentation of counseling and referral; recommendations for oral health risk assessment and fluoride-varnish application; why preventive oral health care is important; anticipatory guidance; professional recommendations; and resources.

Contact: Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program, P.O. Box 64882, St. Paul, MN 55164-0882, Telephone: (651) 201-3760 E-mail: health.childandteencheckups@state.mn.us Web Site: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/program/ctc Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Anticipatory guidance, Children, EPSDT, Fluorides, Infants, Medicaid, Minnesota, Oral health, Preventive health services, Primary care, Referral, Risk assessment, State programs, Training

Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center. 2016. 2016 Minnesota adolescent sexual health report. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, 5 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the sexual health of adolescents in Minnesota. Contents include adolescent pregnancy and birth statistics for the period 1990–2014, including information about trends in adolescent pregnancy and birth, national comparison, and subsequent births. Additional topics include geographic and racial/ethnic disparities in adolescent pregnancy, birth, and sexually transmitted infections; sexual orientation; and adverse childhood experiences.

Contact: University of Minnesota, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, Department of Pediatrics, 717 Delaware Street, S.E., 3rd Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2959, Telephone: (612) 626-2134 Fax: (612) 6264-0997 Web Site: https://www.pediatrics.umn.edu/divisions/general-pediatrics-and-adolescent-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescents, Childbirth, Ethnic factors, Geographic factors, Health disparities, Minnesota, Risk taking, Sexual health, Sexually transmitted diseases, Statistical data, Trends

Minnesota Oral Health Project. 2015–. Crush Cavities!. [no place]: Minnesota Oral Health Project, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help primary care health professionals and others understand the etiology of dental caries and caregivers’ role in preventing caries in infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 21. Contents include information and resources on finding a physician or dentist, getting care when the first tooth erupts, applying fluoride varnish as part of well-child care, practicing good oral hygiene, and consuming healthy foods and drinks. Additional contents include a press release and a governor’s proclamation; public service announcements in English, Hmong, Karen, Lao, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese; and frequently asked questions. A video for parents about fluoride varnish is also available.

Contact: Minnesota Oral Health Project, c/o University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, E-mail: MNOralHealthProject@gmail.com Web Site: http://www.minnesotaoralhealthproject.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Community based services, Dental care, Fluorides, Health promotion, Infants, Local initiatives, Low income groups, Low literacy materials, Minnesota, Multimedia, Non English language materials, Nutrition, Oral health, Outreach, Preventive health services, Primary care, Public awareness campaigns, Public service announcements, Spanish language materials, Young children

Minnesota Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Section. 2015. Infant mortality reduction plan for Minnesota: A partnership between the Minnesota Department of Health and the residents of Minnesota. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Section, 69 pp.

Annotation: This document for stakeholders in the private, public, academic, or non-profit sectors outlines a strategic plan to address the infant mortality problem in Minnesota, particularly persistent racial and ethnic disparities in poor birth outcomes. Contents include background and key findings on the sources of long-standing disparities in infant mortality, particularly among American Indians and African Americans, and perspectives on what changes could be made in systems, policies, and practices to improve birth outcomes. Additional contents include broad recommendations to further reduce infant mortality in the state; vision, goals, and objectives; and a call to action.

Contact: Minnesota Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Section, P.O. Box 64882, St. Paul, MN 55164-0882, Telephone: (651) 201-3760 Fax: (651) 201-3590 Web Site: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/program/mch/index.cfm Available from the website.

Keywords: American Indians, Barriers, Blacks, Community action, Ethnic groups, Health care disparities, Infant mortality, Minnesota, Racial discrimination, Statewide planning, Strategic plans

Petty D. 2015. Eliminating tooth decay in the Karen refugee population. Plymouth, MN: Minnesota Oral Health Coalition, 1 video (40 min., 27 sec.).

Annotation: This video describes qualitative and quantitative research on oral health knowledge and behavior within the Karen refugee community in Minnesota, and how the results were used to target educational oral health topics to Karen leaders, parents, adolescents, and children. The video covers evidence-based oral health topics for the Karen refugee community and strategies for collaboration among oral health professionals, educators, and refugee community leaders.

Contact: Minnesota Oral Health Coalition, 4190 Vinewood Lane N, #111-416, Plymouth, MN 55442, Telephone: (763) 381-1701 E-mail: info@minnesotaoralhealthcoalition.org Web Site: http://www.minnesotaoralhealthcoalition.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community based services, Health behavior, Health literacy, Local initiatives, Minnesota, Non English language materials, Oral health, Preventive health services, Public health education, Public private partnerships, Refugees, Research

Longeway B, Hanson G. 2015. Call It Quits Referral Program: Connecting patients to tobacco cessation services. Plymouth, MN: Minnesota Oral Health Coalition, 1 video (41 min., 42 sec.)

Annotation: This video describes a statewide program to reduce smoking rates in Minnesota by making it easier for health professionals to refer their clients to tobacco-cessation counseling. Topics include why it is important for oral health professionals to address tobacco use with their clients.

Contact: Minnesota Oral Health Coalition, 4190 Vinewood Lane N, #111-416, Plymouth, MN 55442, Telephone: (763) 381-1701 E-mail: info@minnesotaoralhealthcoalition.org Web Site: http://www.minnesotaoralhealthcoalition.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Minnesota, Multimedia, Oral health, Preventive health services, Referrals, Resources for professionals, Smoking cessation, State programs, Tobacco use

Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program. [2014–]. Fluoride varnish in the Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) setting. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help primary care health professionals improve the oral health of infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 20 who are eligible for Minnesota’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment program by offering fluoride-varnish applications (FVAs). Contents include recommendations for FVAs, requirements for a complete visit, support for FVAs by primary care health professionals, and resources for implementing FVAs.

Contact: Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program, P.O. Box 64882, St. Paul, MN 55164-0882, Telephone: (651) 201-3760 E-mail: health.childandteencheckups@state.mn.us Web Site: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/program/ctc Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, EPSDT, Fluorides, Infants, Minnesota, Oral health, Preventive health services, Reimbursement, State programs, Training

Antonishak J, Finley C, Suellentrop K. 2014. Implementing an evidence-based pregnancy prevention program for youth in out-of-home care: Lessons learned from five implementing agencies. Washington, DC: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report offers guidance and promising practices for implementing the adapted Making Proud Choices (MPCs) curriculum for youth in out-of-home care. Contents include lessons learned from implementation of the program in the following five geographically- and organizationally-diverse teams: Alameda County (California), Hawaii, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. Topics include creating partnerships, identifying gaps and special needs, measuring fidelity, and sustainability.

Contact: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy = Power to Decide, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 478-8500 Fax: (202) 478-8588 E-mail: campaign@teenpregnancy.org Web Site: http://www.thenationalcampaign.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, California, Hawaii, Measures, Minnesota, Model programs, North Carolina, Prevention programs, Public private partnerships, Residential care, Rhode Island, Sustainability

Wilder Research. 2014. 2012 Minnesota Homeless Study: Homeless children and their families. Saint Paul, MN: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 15 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings on children and their families who are homeless or living in temporary housing programs in Minnesota. Contents include trends on the number of families who are homeless and the number of people in families in sheltered and unsheltered settings. Additional topics include ages of children who are homeless; race and ethnicity of parents who are homeless; children's health, nutrition, and mental health; children's education; parent's housing history and access to housing; parent health and disabilities; and employment and income of parents. A discussion of the need for affordable housing and supportive services is included.

Contact: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul, MN 55104, Telephone: (651) 280-2000 Web Site: http://www.wilder.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Families, Family characteristics, Health status, Homeless persons, Homelessness, Housing, Learning, Minnesota, Parents, School attendance, Shelters, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends

Gesko D, Assael L, Kelso M, Helgeson M, Williard M. 2014. Working with dental therapists. Philadelphia, PA: Pew Charitable Trusts, 4 videos.

Annotation: This video series describes the role of dental therapists in helping to lower costs and increase access to oral health care in Alaska and Minnesota. Topics include oral health status, increasing costs and declining demand for services, dental therapy education and training, and how dental therapists are working with other oral health professionals in both urban and rural settings.

Contact: Pew Charitable Trusts, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1700, Philadelphia, PA 19103-7077, Telephone: (215) 575-9050 Fax: (215) 575-4939 E-mail: info@pewtrusts.org Web Site: http://www.pewtrusts.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dental care, Minnesota, Multimedia, Oral health, Professional education, Professional training, Rural population, State programs, Teamwork, Videos, Work force

Minnesota Department of Health, Division of Health Policy and Minnesota Board of Dentistry. 2014. Early impacts of dental therapists in Minnesota. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, 39 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a study to evaluate the impact of dental therapists on the delivery of and access to oral health services in Minnesota. Contents include background, methods, and findings on work force status, services reimbursed by state programs, and assessment of impact. Conclusions and recommendations are also provided. The appendices include the study charge, state statutes, survey instrument, and maps of study clinic locations.

Contact: Minnesota Department of Health, P.O. Box 64975, St. Paul, MN 55164-0975, Telephone: (651) 201-5000 Secondary Telephone: (888) 345-0823 Web Site: http://www.health.state.mn.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dental care, Evaluation, Health services delivery, Minnesota, Oral health, Reimbursement, State legislation, State surveys, Work force

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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.