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Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program. n.d.. K-12 oral health education curriculum (Powerpoint presentations). Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources comprise oral health presentations for teachers, school nurses, and other health and education professionals to use in conjunction with Missouri's health-education curriculum. Contents include presentations (in English and Spanish) for use with students in kindergarten through 12th grade. A version targeted toward Native-American students is also available.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6010 E-mail: info@health.mo.gov Web Site: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: American Indians, Educational materials, Missouri, Oral health, School age children, School health education, Spanish language materials

National Institute for Children's Health Quality. 2019. Evidence-based and evidence-informed safe sleep practices: A literature review to inform the Missouri Safe Sleep Strategic Plan. Boston, MA: National Institute for Children's Health Quality, 14 pp.

Annotation: This review examines and compiles literature and analyses of current evidence-based safe sleep practice guidelines, policies and initiatives that provide health care provider training and modeling, increase infant caregiver knowledge and education, and promote safe sleep polices at the local, state and federal level. This review includes: current Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) U.S. and Missouri data; evidence-based guidelines, specifically from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); examples of evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions and educational programs; and, of importance, specific evidence regarding the impact of poverty, race and ethnicity on SIDS, SUID and infant mortality.

Contact: National Institute for Children's Health Quality, 30 Winter Street, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 391-2700 Secondary Telephone: (866) 787-0832 Fax: (617) 391-2701 E-mail: info@nichq.org Web Site: http://www.nichq.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Evidence, Literature reviews, Missouri, Sleep position, State data

National Institute for Children's Health Quality. 2019. Promising practices for safe sleep to inform the Missouri Safe Sleep Strategic Plan. Boston, MA: National Institute for Children's Health Quality, 12 pp.

Annotation: This document describes promising practices for improving infant safe sleep and reducing infant mortality caused by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) in these areas: (1) active endorsements of American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines; (2) infant caregiver knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy; (3) community champions; and (4) supportive policies for safe sleep practices.

Contact: National Institute for Children's Health Quality, 30 Winter Street, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 391-2700 Secondary Telephone: (866) 787-0832 Fax: (617) 391-2701 E-mail: info@nichq.org Web Site: http://www.nichq.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant mortality, Missouri, Model programs, Sleep position, State programs

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Dental Health. 2018. Promoting healthy smiles through education and prevention: Preventive Services Program 2017-2018—Final school year report. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Dental Health, 36 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the Missouri Oral Health Preventive Services Program (PSP). The report includes background information about the importance of oral health; PSP participant numbers and demographics; and information about participants’ oral hygiene, untreated tooth decay, and dental sealant status and about their access to community fluoridated water. Follow-up care recommendations are included.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6010 E-mail: info@health.mo.gov Web Site: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental sealants, Flouride, Missouri, Oral health, State programs, Statistical data

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Dental Health. [2016]. Preventive services program: A report from the 2015-2016 school year. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Dental Health, 15 pp.

Annotation: This report presents accomplishments of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Dental Health, Missouri Oral Health Preventive Services Program (PSP), during the 2015–2016 school year. It also offers findings from the oral health screening component of the program. The report provides an overview of PSP and offers general information about program participants as well as participants’ oral hygiene, dental sealant status, treated tooth decay, untreated tooth decay, treatment urgency, and dental caries status. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6010 E-mail: info@health.mo.gov Web Site: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Missouri, Oral health, Prevention, School age children, State programs, Statistical data

Hayes CP. 2016. Increasing access to oral health care in Missouri: One funder's approach. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This issue brief provides information about a multiyear initiative to increase access to oral health care for children and adults in Missouri. Topics include increasing access to oral health services, increasing the number of providers, and expanding insurance coverage and acceptance. Additional topics include establishing the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health, hiring a state dental director, financing data collection, and disseminating and implementing a state oral health plan.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Children, Coalitions, Community participation, Data collection, Financing, Grants, Health insurance, Missouri, Oral health, Public private partnerships, Statewide planning, Work force

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Dental Health. 2016. Dental health fact sheet: Emergency department utilization for dental complaints, 1994-2014 (upd.). Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Dental Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about emergency department (ED) use for dental complaints in Missouri. The report offers background information and examines trends in ED use according to demographic factors. Tables illustrate trends from 1994 to 2014 by age group and payment source. Information about differences in ED use between African Americans and whites and between males and females is also discussed.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6010 E-mail: info@health.mo.gov Web Site: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Age factors, Emergency room data, Health insurance, Income factors, Medicaid, Missouri, Oral health, Racial factors, Sex factors, State programs, Statistical data, Trends

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program. 2015. Missouri Preventive Services Program: A report from the 2014–2015 school year. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, 15 pp.

Annotation: This report highlights the accomplishments of a program to promote oral health in infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 18 in Missouri through oral health education and preventive oral health services. Topics include information about oral health screening, fluoride-varnish application, and referral for needed oral health care. Contents include the number of participants and percentages of children with poor oral hygiene, dental sealants, treated tooth decay, untreated decay, treatment urgency, white spot lesions, and early childhood caries. Recommendations are also provided.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6010 E-mail: info@health.mo.gov Web Site: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Dental sealants, Early childhood caries, Fluorides, Health education, Health status, Missouri, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Population surveillance, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, School age children, Schools, Screening, State programs, Statistical data

Martinez AK. 2015. State health department leadership in addressing chronic health conditions in schools: Case studies from Massachusetts and Missouri. Atlanta, GA: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 25 pp.

Annotation: These case studies highlight the work and accomplishments of state health agencies in Massachusetts and Missouri related to addressing chronic health conditions in the school environment. Topics include collaborating with health and education partners; strengthening school nursing infrastructure and health services, including oral health services; identifying and tracking students with chronic health conditions; and meeting management and care needs of students with chronic health conditions.

Contact: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 2200 Century Parkway, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30345, Telephone: (770) 458-7400 Web Site: http://www.chronicdisease.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Collaboration, Disease management, Massachusetts, Missouri, Public health infrastructure, School age children, School health services, School nursing, Schools, Special health care needs, State health agencies

Missouri Department of Health and Human Services and Oral Health State Plan Task Force. 2015. Missouri oral health plan 2015-2020. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Human Services, 15 pp.

Annotation: This oral health plan provide background information about the Missouri Oral Health Program, presents the program's guiding principles, and offers information about the oral health status of Missouri residents. The plan also discusses 10 program goals for improving oral health in the state during the 2015–2020 period.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6010 E-mail: info@health.mo.gov Web Site: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to care, Health promotion, Missouri, Oral health, Prevention, State programs

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program. 2014. Varnish volunteer training. [Jefferson City, MO]: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, 1 video (16 min., 6 sec.).

Annotation: This video provides instruction on applying fluoride varnish to children's teeth as part of Missouri's Oral Health Preventive Services Program (PSP). Topics include the course outline and objectives; a description of the PSP methodology (surveillance, education, prevention, and referral); a definition of fluoride varnish; and an explanation of how fluoride varnish works and how it is applied. Additional topics include maintaining children's privacy and self-esteem, infection control, the application process, and post-application instructions. The presentation concludes with a series of self-test questions. A video on applying fluoride varnish to young children's teeth using the knee-to-knee position is also available.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6010 E-mail: info@health.mo.gov Web Site: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Children, Community based services, Fluorides, Missouri, Multimedia, Oral health, Prevention services, Referrals, Screening, State programs, Training materials

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program. 2014. Oral health in Missouri: 2014–A burden report by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, 59 pp.

Annotation: This report describes oral health trends and disparities in Missouri. Contents include key findings with context, national comparisons, and trends over time for each finding. Topics include demographics, community water fluoridation, oral health status of school-age children and adults, preventive health services for school-age children and adults, tobacco use and cancer risk, older adults, perinatal oral health, hospitalizations and emergency department visits, and access to care. Regional and local data are also included.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6010 E-mail: info@health.mo.gov Web Site: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health disparities, Health status, Missouri, Oral health, Population surveillance, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program. 2013–. The Missouri Oral Health Preventive Services Program (PSP). [Jefferson City, MO]: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for health professionals and community volunteers describe a systems approach to population-based oral disease prevention in MIssouri. Contents include a brochure, a report, and two videos (5- and 17-minutes) on community-based services to reduce tooth decay in children. Topics include program components and steps to community implementation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6010 E-mail: info@health.mo.gov Web Site: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Community based services, Fluorides, Missouri, Oral health, Prevention services, Program descriptions, Referrals, Screening, State programs, Training

Missouri Dental Association. 2013. Stop the Pop [rev.]. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Dental Association, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for dentists address how consumption of soft drinks, juices, and sports drinks can cause tooth decay and how it can be prevented. A brochure and tips for setting up an educational display in school are included.

Contact: Missouri Dental Association, 3340 American Avenue, Jefferson City, MO 65109, Telephone: (573) 634-3436 Fax: (573) 635-0764 Web Site: http://www.modental.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Missouri, Nutrition education, Oral health, Public awareness campaign materials, Resources for professionals, School age children, Schools

Frosh WJ. 2012. Missouri's oral health: Understanding and overcoming barriers to oral health access. [Merriam, KS]: REACH Healthcare Foundation, 44 pp., exec. summ. (4 pp.).

Annotation: This report documents the oral health status of adults and children in Missouri, including national and state data on disparities in oral health, Medicaid, emergency room use for oral health care, and community water fluoridation. The report also examines results from interviews with key stakeholders on topics such as Missouri’s oral-health-care-delivery system, sites and settings, and work force. The report concludes with a discussion of barriers to care and a description of systemic and programmatic approaches to overcoming these barriers.

Contact: REACH Healthcare Foundation, 6700 Antioch Road, Suite 200, Merriam, KS 66204, Telephone: (913) 432-4196 Secondary Telephone: (866) 866-8805 Web Site: http://www.reachhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Barriers, Children, Health status, Missouri, Oral health, Service delivery systems, State surveys, Work force

Winter C. 2012. Responding to LGBT health disparities. St. Louis, MO: Missouri Foundation for Health, 39 pp. (Health equity series)

Annotation: This paper explores experiences among individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender that may impact their ability to lead healthy lives. The paper concludes with a review of current policies in Missouri, and offers recommendations for achieving greater health equity and improved health outcomes for all Missourians.

Contact: Missouri Foundation for Health, 415 S. 18th Street, Suite 400, St. Louis, MO 63103-2269, Telephone: (314) 345-5500 Secondary Telephone: (800) 655-5560 Fax: (314) 345-5599 Web Site: http://www.mffh.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Equal opportunities, Homosexuality, Missouri, Public policy, Sex role, State initiatives

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. 2011. Regional oral health summit final report: The role of public-private partnerships in improving oral health. Rockville, MD: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 52 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a summit held on September 13, 2011, in Kansas City, Kansas, to facilitate a discussion on oral health and to leverage resources to optimally support federal and regional oral health priorities to advance public-private partnerships. Contents include the role of federal agencies in improving access to care and a discussion of issues and potential actions for strengthening public-private partnerships in each of four states (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska). The report also discusses key challenges, significant populations affected, individual roles in addressing the issue, additional resources that may be needed, and actions that the group can take to ensure that efforts continue.

Contact: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 464-4772 Fax: (301) 443-1246 E-mail: ask@hrsa.gov Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Conference proceedings, Families, Federal agencies, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oral health, Public private partnerships, State initiatives

Takach M, Purington K, Osius E. 2010. A tale of two systems: A look at state efforts to integrate primary care and behavioral health in safety net settings. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 27 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on how the states of Missouri and Tennessee have approached the integration of their primary care and behavioral health systems, offering lessons that can be used by other states seeking to integrate these two separate health care delivery systems. Included for each state are summaries of the current integration landscape as well as strategies related to policy, regulation, payment, contracting, and cross-system efforts. The report also provides an overview of the nation's primary care and behavioral health systems, summarizing the differences between the two and the challenges that need to be addressed as part of the integration process.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavioral medicine, Health care systems, Missouri, Model programs, Primary care, Service integration, State initiatives, Tennessee

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. 2010. Affordable Care Act Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program needs assessment. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 181 pp.

Annotation: This needs assessment report discusses a statewide data report for Missouri, identification of at-risk communities, data reports for each of the top 10 at-risk counties, quality and capacity of existing programs and initiatives for early childhood home visiting, and the state's capacity for providing substance abuse treatment and counseling services.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 1730 East Elm, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6041 E-mail: info@dhss.mo.gov Web Site: http://www.dhss.mo.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Communities, Counseling, Families, Initiatives, Health services, High risk children, High risk infants, Home visiting, Infant health, Missouri, Needs assessment, State programs, Statistical data, Substance abuse treatment, Women's health

Kasprzak C, Hurth J, Lucas A, Marshall J, Terrell A, Jones E. 2010. NECTAC technical assistance model for long-term systems change: Three state examples. Chapel Hill, NC: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, 8 pp.

Annotation: This paper provides three state examples of the Technical Assistance Model for Long-Term System Change, the goal of which is to spur sustainable systems change in state early intervention and preschool special education programs served under the early childhood provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The first (North Dakota Preschool Special Education Program) focuses on building a system for measuring child outcomes, the second (Wyoming Infant Toddler Program) focuses on building an effective general supervision and monitoring system, and the third (Missouri First Steps Early Intervention Program) focuses on ensuring high-quality family-centered services through reviewing the quality of individualized family service plans.

Contact: Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, Campus Box 8040, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040, Telephone: (919) 962-2001 Secondary Telephone: (919) 843-3269 Fax: 919.966.7463 E-mail: ectacenter@unc.edu Web Site: http://ectacenter.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Early childhood education, Early intervention, Families, Family support, Legislation, Missouri, North Dakota, Service delivery systems, State programs, Wyoming

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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.