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2020. Montana oral health: The state of the state's oral health. [Helena, MT: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program], 29 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of oral diseases and risk factors in Montana. It includes information about the prevalence of tooth decay, tooth loss, and oral cancer in the state. Also discussed are risk and protective factors related to oral disease, the oral health workforce, access to and use of oral health care, community-based dental clinics, and oral-health-related emergency department visits. Recommendations for improving oral health in Montana are included.

Contact: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 111 North Sanders Street, Helena, MT 59620, Telephone: (406) 444-5622 Web Site: http://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dental caries, Health care utilization, Montana, Oral health, State materials

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program. 2015. The oral health of Montana's third grade children, 2014. Helena, MT: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 4 pp. (Montana oral health program data brief)

Annotation: This data brief presents information about the prevalence of decay in the primary and permanent teeth of students in third grade in Montana and compares data for this population with data for the general U.S. third grade population screened between 2005 and 2010 as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The brief also provides information about the prevalence of dental sealants. Topics include tooth decay experience, untreated decay, and oral health disparities.

Contact: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 111 North Sanders Street, Helena, MT 59620, Telephone: (406) 444-5622 Web Site: http://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health status, Montana, Oral health, Prevalence, School age children, Screening, State surveys

Montana Department of Health and Human Services. 2015. Don't forget to brush and floss: Dental decay among Montana's 3rd grade children. Montana Public Health 10(6):1-2, 2 pp.

Annotation: This newsletter issue presents findings from oral health screenings of students in third grade attending public and Bureau of Indian Education schools in Montana. Topics include characteristics of participating schools and students and the percentages of children with a history of tooth decay, untreated decay, and urgent oral health care needs by race and ethnicity. Contents include a comparison of oral health indicators from 2006 and 2014 and recommendations for health professionals.

Contact: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, 1400 Broadway, Helena, MT 59620-0901, Telephone: (406) 444-4542 Fax: (406) 444-2606 Web Site: http://dphhs.mt.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, American Indians, Dental care, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health status, Montana, Oral health, Population surveillance, Preventive health services, School age children, Screening, State surveys, Statistical data

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program. 2014–2015. School-based dental screenings. Helena, MT: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, multiple items.

Annotation: This form and videos are intended for use in implementing school-based oral health screenings of children in Montana. Contents include a screening form and two training videos for oral health and other health professionals. Links to the National Oral Health Surveillance System and to the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors' basic screening survey manual and reference guide are also included.

Contact: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 111 North Sanders Street, Helena, MT 59620, Telephone: (406) 444-5622 Web Site: http://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: , Data collection, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Montana, Oral health, School age children, School health services, Screening, State programs, Young children

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. 2014. Montana: ACA playbook 2013-2014. Portland, PA: National Academy for State Health Policy, 1 v.

Annotation: This Affordable Care Act (ACA) toolkit provides resources related to outreach, eligibility, and enrollment; training tools for navigators, field offices, and other policy workers; and other documents regarding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Montana. It is intended primarily for internal use by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

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: Access to care, Enrollment, Montana, Outreach, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, State initiatives

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program. 2011. School Readiness Initiative: Connecting oral health and school readiness. Helena, MT: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document describes a statewide initiative to address the physical well-being and language development domains of school readiness by providing oral health education and outreach to young children and their families residing in Montana communities. Topics include results from a community-based survey to assess parents' perceptions, attitudes, and opinions about oral health. Additional topics include how the results are being used, what parents and caregivers can do to ensure good oral health for children, tips on toothbrushing, and a list of Montana resources.

Contact: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 111 North Sanders Street, Helena, MT 59620, Telephone: (406) 444-5622 Web Site: http://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Community based services, Families, Health education, Montana, Oral health, Outreach, School readiness, Statewide planning, Surveys, Young children

Montana Department of Health and Human Services. 2011. Oral health school-based screening in Montana. Montana Public Health 6(7):1-2, 2 pp.

Annotation: This newsletter issue focuses on school-based oral health screenings for dental caries and dental sealants among students in third grade in Montana. Topics include the history of oral health screenings in the state, program participation and activities, and key national health objectives for oral health. Recommendations for establishing a screening program are also included.

Contact: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, 1400 Broadway, Helena, MT 59620-0901, Telephone: (406) 444-4542 Fax: (406) 444-2606 Web Site: http://dphhs.mt.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health objectives, Montana, Oral health, School age children, Screening, State programs

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Family and Community Health Bureau. [2010]. Montana ACA Home Visiting Program narrative. Helena, MT: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Family and Community Health Bureau, 11 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the Montana ACA [Affordable Care Act] Home Visiting Program. The report provides background on home visiting in the state and discusses the inventory of information and data available for a needs assessment, gaps in available data, state capacity to compile data and anticipated obstacles, barriers to and opportunities for coordination of home visiting needs assessments with other needs assessments, the state approach to conducting a needs assessment, and the anticipated need for technical assistance. A statement of intent is also included.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Single copies available at no charge.

Keywords: Home visiting, Montana, Needs assessment, Program coordination, State programs, Statistical data, Technical assistance

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Family and Community Health Bureau. 2010. 2010 Montana maternal and child health needs assessment. Helena, MT: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Family and Community Health Bureau, 76 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the 2010 Montana maternal and child health (MCH) needs assessment. Topics include the process for conducting the needs assessment, partnership building and collaboration efforts, strengths and needs of the MCH population and desired outcomes, MCH program capacity by pyramid levels, selection of state priority needs, and federal and state outcome measures.

Contact: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Family and Community Health Bureau, Cogswell Building, Room C-314, 1400 Broadway, Helena, MT 59620, Telephone: (406) 444-0276 Fax: (406) 444-2606 Web Site: http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/fch/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Collaboration, Montana, Needs assessment, Outcome evaluation, State surveys, Women's health

Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program. [2009]. Treating tobacco use dependence: A toolkit for dental office teams. Helena, MT: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, 26 pp.

Annotation: This document is designed to help oral health professionals implement recommendations for treating tobacco use and dependence. Topics include perceived barriers to tobacco use treatment; a brief intervention; medications, coding, billing, and reimbursement; patient-education materials; and organizational resources.

Contact: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, 1400 Broadway, Helena, MT 59620-0901, Telephone: (406) 444-4542 Fax: (406) 444-2606 Web Site: http://dphhs.mt.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinical coding, Disease prevention, Intervention, Model programs, Montana, Oral health, Prevention programs, Resources for professionals, State programs, Tobacco use

Regel CA. 2009. Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program: Follow the Child—Final report. Missoula, MO: Missoula City/County Health Department, 47 pp.

Annotation: This final report provides information about the Follow the Child project, which integrates foster children in Missoula County, Montana, into existing public health systems for preventive health care, including home visits, and and sets up consultations with foster parents and social workers. Contents include a description of the purpose of the project, goals and objectives, methodology, evaluation, results and outcomes, publications and products, dissemination and utilization of results, future plans and follow-up. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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

Keywords: Child health, Final reports, Foster care, Foster children, Foster parents, Health care systems, Montana, Prevention, Service Integration

[Newhart V]. 2009. Oral health education. [Helena, MT]: Montana Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Community Health Bureau, Mutliple items.

Annotation: These learning modules are intended for students in 1st through 5th grades in Montana. Each module focuses on one grade level and provides a summary of objectives, along with optional activities. Learning objectives and a list of materials are provided for each activity. Additional resources such as links to organizational websites and handouts are also included. Topics are addressed as age-appropriate and include tooth development and structure, tooth decay, oral disease, and injury prevention. All modules address oral hygiene and nutrition.

Contact: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 111 North Sanders Street, Helena, MT 59620, Telephone: (406) 444-5622 Web Site: http://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Curricula, Elementary schools, Health education, Montana, Oral health, School age children

Montana Dental Association and Montana Oral Health Foundation. 2009. Bright smiles Montana: Healthy smiles are happy smiles!. Helena, MT: Montana Dental Association,

Annotation: These resources, which are designed for health professionals, oral health professionals, and families provide information and training related to oral health during the perinatal period and in early childhood. Topics include Montana's Access to Baby and Child Dentistry program, the goals of which are to establish a dental home and provide preventive services to children at highest risk for oral disease; caries risk assessment; fluoride (fluoridation map, prescription guidelines, water testing, fluoride-varnish application) and perinatal and infant oral health (PowerPoint presentation and clinical guidelines). Training slides and a calendar are included.

Contact: Bright Smiles Montana, P.O. Box 1154, Helena, MT 59264, Telephone: (406) 443-2061 Secondary Telephone: (800) 257-4988 Fax: (406) 443-1546 E-mail: info@BrightSmilesMontana.com Web Site: http://www.BrightSmilesMontana.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Fluorides, Montana, Oral health, Perinatal health, Program descriptions, State programs, Training materials, Young children

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Region VIII. 2008. Montana EPSDT review report, dental services: April 1-3 2008, site visit—Final report. [Baltimore, MD]: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Region VIII, 11 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the efforts Montana has made to address the rate of children's utilization of oral health services in the state and makes recommendations on actions that the state can take to increase these rates. Contents include background on the evaluation process; the scope of the review; an introduction to the state's oral health services for children; and review descriptions, concerns, and recommendations and responses.

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Dental care, EPSDT, Health care utilization, Montana, Oral health, State surveys

Hagen-Buss A. 2007. Final progress report: Children's Oral Healthcare Access Program. Helena, MT: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, 27 pp., plus 27 attachments

Annotation: This final report summarizes Montana's efforts to improve and stabilize the state oral health system, assess children's oral health needs, and ensure a comprehensive system of oral health care with funding from the State Oral Health Collaborative Systems grant program for the period September 1, 2003, to August 31, 2007. Project accomplishments and challenges pertaining to the Montana dental summits, Oral Health Alliance, and oral health plan are discussed. Additional topics include the Early Head Start and Head Start oral health forum, legislative activities, the School Oral Health Assessment Report of Findings, the Make Your Smile Count screening project, initiating and sustaining a medical and dental collaborative, an oral health media campaign, the Miles for Healthy Smiles program, a school-based fluoride mouthrinse program, Basic Screening Surveys, a survey of dental hygienists and dental assistants, and Give Kids a Smile Day. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental care, Final reports, Montana, Needs assessment, Oral health, Program descriptions, State programs, Systems development

Everitte R. 2007. Montana 2005-2006 study of oral health needs: 3rd graders and Head Start children. [Helena, MT: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program], 31 pp.

Annotation: This report presents data collected to assess statewide needs and disparities in access to oral health care among children at risk for tooth decay in Montana. Data include number of untreated dental caries, caries experience, and treatment urgency recommendations for children enrolled in Head Start and a representative sample of students in third grade; the number of children in Head Start with caries in at least one primary tooth; and the number of students in third grade with a dental sealant on at least one permanent molar. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Dental sealants, Elementary schools, Head Start, Montana, Needs assessment, Oral health, School age children, State surveys, Statistical data, Young children

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2006. Bringing home better birth outcomes. Washington, DC: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 6 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This brief examines home visiting as a strategy employed by state health agencies to deliver public health interventions aimed at improving birth outcomes. It provides an overview of home visiting programs; a discussion of goals, target populations, common service components, outcomes, and financing of state level programs; and examples of programs from four states and one territory. Additional topics include benefits and costs and program challenges. Resources and references conclude the brief. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Early intervention, Georgia, Home care services, Home visiting, MCH research, Maine, Montana, Oklahoma, Postpartum care, Pregnancy counseling, Pregnancy outcomes, Prenatal care, Public health services, Puerto Rico, State MCH programs

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. 2006. Montana oral health plan. Helena, MT: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a statewide plan to promote oral health, prevent oral disease, and reduce health disparities that affect low-income, underinsured, or uninsured people, those who are geographically isolated, and those who are vulnerable because of special health care needs. Report sections include an introduction and background on oral health status in Montana and an outline of goals and priority strategies. The appendix includes a list of individuals who participated in developing the state oral health plan, as well as reference documents that provide information on collaborating agencies, water fluoridation in the state, oral health providers in the state, and dental shortage areas. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 111 North Sanders Street, Helena, MT 59620, Telephone: (406) 444-5622 Web Site: http://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Families, Infants, Low income groups, Montana, Oral health, Pregnant women, State initiatives, Strategic plans, Underserved communities, Uninsured persons

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Family and Community Health Bureau. 2005. Montana maternal and child health needs assessment. Helena, MT: Family and Community Health Bureau, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services,, 106 pp.

Annotation: This report describes Montana's maternal and child health needs assessment for 2000-2005. The report is divided into the following sections: (1) needs assessment process, (2) demographics, (3) stakeholder survey, (4) maternal and infant health, (5) child and adolescent health, (6) children and youth with special health care needs, (7) programs and activities, (8) summary, and (9) maternal and child health data resources, Montana 2000-2005. The report includes eight appendices that provide annual estimates of the population by sex and age, Montana Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas and Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas, surveys, and Early Childhood Comprehensive System (ECCS) internal and external environmental scans.

Contact: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Family and Community Health Bureau, Cogswell Building, Room C-314, 1400 Broadway, Helena, MT 59620, Telephone: (406) 444-0276 Fax: (406) 444-2606 Web Site: http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/fch/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents with special health care needs, Child health, Children with special health care needs, Infant health, Montana, Needs assessment, State MCH programs, State surveys, Statistical data, Women's health

Pernice C, Bergman D. 2004. State experience with enrollment caps in separate SCHIP programs. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 pp.

Annotation: This paper describes state experience with enrollment caps in State Children's Health Insurance Programs (SCHIPs). It includes an overview; a description of federal requirements; a description of state policies and procedures for the following states: Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, and Utah; a discussion of challenges and considerations for states; and a conclusion.

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: Alabama, Child health, Colorado, Enrollment, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, State children's health insurance programs, Utah

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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.