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American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute. 2016. Oral health and well-being in the United States. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 7 pp.

Annotation: This infographic summarizes data on self-reported oral health status, attitudes, and oral health care use among adults based on a household survey. Topics include the overall condition and appearance of the mouth and teeth and the impact of the condition and appearance of the mouth and teeth on quality of life and employment, problems due to the condition of the mouth and teeth by income and age, attitudes toward oral health care, and reasons for not visiting the dentist. Information by state is also available.

Contact: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Web Site: http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/health-policy-institute Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Age factors, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Dental care, Health attitudes, Health behavior, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health status, Low income groups, National surveys, Oral health, Statistical data

Kann L, Olsen EO, McManus T, Harris WA, Shanklin SL, Flint KH, Queen B, Lowry R, Chyen D, Whittle L, Thornton J, Lim C, Yamakawa Y, Brenner N, Zaza S. 2016. Sexual identify, sex of sexual contacts, and health-related behaviors among students in grades 9–12: United States and selected sites, 2015. MMWR Surveillance Summaries 65(9):1–202,

Annotation: This report summarizes results for 118 health-related behaviors plus obesity, overweight, and asthma by sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts from the 2015 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 25 state surveys, and 19 large urban school district surveys conducted among students in grades 9–12. Contents include a description of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, survey methodology, and survey results for the prevalence of health-risk behaviors among sexual minority students compared with nonsexual minority students. Recommendations for reducing disparities in health-risk behaviors among sexual minority students are also included.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Comparative analysis, Health behavior, Health surveys, Individual characteristics, Minority groups, National surveys, Population surveillance, Prevalence, Risk factors, Risk taking, School districts, School surveys, Sex factors, Sexual behavior, Sexual health, Sexual identity, Sexual partners, State surveys, Statistical data, Urban population

Barnett WS, Friedman-Krauss AH. 2016. State(s) of Head Start. New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research, 112 pp.

Annotation: This report describes and analyzes Head Start enrollment, funding, quality, and duration, state-by-state. The report focuses on the 2014–2015 program year but also provides longitudinal data beginning with the 2006–2007 program year. Contents include background on the history of Head Start; what the research says about Head Start's effectiveness; and inequalities in access, quality, duration, and funding. Conclusions and policy recommendations; national figures and overview; and a guide to state profiles, including data points, are also provided.

Contact: National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University, 73 Eastern Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901, Telephone: (732) 932-4350 Fax: (732) 932-4360 E-mail: sbarnett@nieer.org Web Site: http://nieer.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Data, Early childhood education, Enrollment, Equal opportunities, Financing, Head Start, Low income groups, National programs, Policy development, Quality assurance, Research, Standards, Teaching, Young children

Langelier M, Surdu S, Rodat C, Moore J, Kottek A. 2016. Survey of federally qualified health centers to understand participation with dental residency programs and student externship rotations. Rensselaer, NY: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, 100 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes findings from a survey of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) asking questions about the FQHC's participation in dental student externship or dental residency programs and the impact of that participation on recruitment and retention of dentists in the FQHC. Contents include an executive summary and a technical report with the study background, objectives, methods, findings, discussion, limitations, and conclusions. Topics include prevalence and differences in prevalence of oral health services provided to children and/or adults by FQHCs participating in dental residency or student externship programs.

Contact: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, New York Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, SUNY, School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 Web Site: http://www.oralhealthworkforce.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Children, Community health centers, Internship and residency, National surveys, Oral health, Personnel recruitment, Prevalence, Retention, Service learning, Statistical data, Work force

National Center for Environmental Health. 2015. National report on human exposure to environmental chemicals. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Environmental Health, irregular.

Annotation: This report provides an ongoing assessment of the exposure of the U.S. population to environmental chemicals using biomonitoring for the civilian, non-institutionalized population. Data is provided for 148 chemicals, grouped into the following categories: metals, cotinine, several pesticides subcategories, phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), phytoestrogens, and herbicides. Additional topics include public health uses of the report and interpreting data. A separate executive summary is also available. Updated tables were published in 2015, and the fourth report in 2009. Previous editions are also available.

Contact: National Center for Environmental Health, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta , GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh Available from the website. Document Number: NCEH Pub. No. 05-0570, NCEH Pub. No. 02-0716 .

Keywords: Chemicals, Data, Environmental exposure, National surveys, Research

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2015. The health and well-being of children in rural areas: A portrait of the nation. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 61 pp. (The national survey of children's health)

Annotation: This chartbook presents data from the National Survey of Children's Health. Contents include indicators of the health and well-being of children, including oral health status; a discussion of supportive and risk factors in the family environment; and a discussion of aspects of neighborhoods that may support or threaten families and children on the national level within high-risk subpopulations for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Supplemental data tables on child health status, health care, school and activities, a child's family, and a child's and family's neighborhood are also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Children, Families, Family characteristics, Family economics, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Health status, National surveys, Neighborhoods, Protective factors, Risk factors, Rural population, Schools, Socioeconomic status, Statistical data

Love HL, Schelar E, Taylor K, Schlitt J, Even M, Burns A, Mackey S, Couillard M, Danaux J, Mizzi A, Surti D, Windham D. 2015. 2013–14 digital census report. Washington, DC: School-Based Health Alliance, 1 v.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a national survey of centers and programs connected with schools to document the role of school-based health centers (SBHCs) in meeting the health care needs of children and adolescents. The report describes the funding sources that support the SBHCs, policies, and characteristics of schools where SBHCs are located. The analysis and data presented in the report include SBHCs that pro- vide primary care. Topics include growth; access; comprehensive care, including behavioral health and oral health care; adolescent care; health system partnerships; sustainability; and accountability. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: School-Based Health Alliance, 1010 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 638-5872 Secondary Telephone: (888) 286-8727 Fax: (202) 638-5879 E-mail: info@nasbhc.org Web Site: http://www.sbh4all.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Data, Early intervention, Mental health services, National surveys, Oral health, Participation, Preventive health services, Primary care, Reproductive health, School based clinics

Phipps KR, Ricks TL. 2015. The oral health of 1–5 year old American Indian and Alaska Native children: Results of the 2014 IHS Oral Health Survey. Rockville, MD: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 9 pp. (Indian Health Service data brief)

Annotation: This brief presents findings from a national survey to assess the oral health status of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children ages 1–5. Contents include information on the prevalence of tooth decay in the primary and permanent teeth of AI/AN children ages 1–5 in 2014 at both the national and Indian Health Service Area level, as well as trends in the oral health of this population since 2010. The brief also describes the prevalence of dental sealants on a primary molar tooth among this population.

Contact: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 08N34 A, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (800) 447-3368 E-mail: dentaljobs@ihs.gov Web Site: http://www.ihs.gov/dentistry Available from the website.

Keywords: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Comparative analysis, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health status, National surveys, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevalence, Statistical data, Trends, Young children

Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program. 2015. Texas oral health and the National Survey of Children's Health. Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Program, 1 p.

Annotation: This document presents select results from the National Survey of Children's Health on the percentages of infants, children, and adolescent (from birth to age 17) in Texas who received preventive oral health care in the past year. The data are stratified by poverty status and type of insurance for the state and for the United States as a whole.

Contact: Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Improvement Program, P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1818, Austin, TX 78714-9347, Telephone: (512) 776-2008 Fax: (512) 776-7256 E-mail: dental@dshs.state.tx.us Web Site: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dental/default.shtm Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Children, Comparative analysis, Dental care, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Infants, Low income groups, National surveys, Oral health, Preventive health services, State surveys, Statistical data, Texas

Early Childhood Data Collaborative. 2014. 2013 state of states' early childhood data systems. Bethesda, MD: Early Childhood Data Collaborative, 31 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a survey to assess state early childhood data systems. The report focuses on state data systems' ability to securely link child-level early childhood education (ECE) data across ECE programs and to K-12, health, and social services data systems. Topics include states collecting state-level developmental screening, assessment, and kindergarten entry assessments; status of state ECE data governance structure, authority, and function; and action steps for policymakers and practitioners.

Contact: Early Childhood Data Collaborative, c/o Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9329 E-mail: info@ecedata.org Web Site: http://www.ecedata.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Data linkage, Early childhood education, Health agencies, Integrated information systems, National surveys, School systems, Social service agencies, State programs

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. 2014. Children in nonparental care: Findings from the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 14 pp.

Annotation: This research brief provides an analysis of data from the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children’s Health to describe children living in nonparental care. Contents include information about the analytic methods, findings, discussion, and limitations. Topics include demographics and household characteristics, income and program participation, health and health care, school engagement and academic performance, caregiver well-being and neighborhood characteristics, and adverse family experiences. Data are presented by caregiver type (two biological parents; one biological parent, step, or adoptive parent; and no biological, step or adoptive parents).

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 415 F, Washington, DC 20201, Web Site: http://aspe.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Caregivers, Children, Demographics, National surveys, Research, Statistical data

U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2014. Healthy People 2020 leading health indicators: Progress update. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes progress toward achieving national health objective targets for 26 leading health indicators (LHIs). Contents include the number and percentage of LHIs meeting or exceeding their Healthy People 2020 targets, and those that are improving, showing little or no detectable change, or getting worse. Topics include access to health services; clinical preventive services; environmental quality; injury and violence; maternal, infant, and child health; mental health; nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; oral health; reproductive and sexual health; social determinants; substance abuse; and tobacco. Information about the data sources is included.

Contact: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL100, Rockville, MD 20852, Fax: (240) 453-8282 E-mail: odphpinfo@hhs.gov Web Site: https://health.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Data sources, Health objectives, Healthy People 2020, National initiatives, Progress reports

Soni A. 2014. Children's dental care: Advice and visits, ages 2-17, 2011. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp. (MEPS statistical brief; no. 432)

Annotation: This brief provides estimates on the advice given by health professionals to parents of children and adolescents ages 2–17, by age, whose health professionals advised that they have a dental checkup. The brief also presents estimates of the frequency of children’s and adolescent's dental visits to the dental office. Percentages of children and adolescents with at least one dental visit are stratified by race, insurance status, poverty status, and parents' education level.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Data, Dental care, National surveys, Office visits, Oral health

Borrud L, Chiappa MM, Burt VL, Gahche J, Zipf G, Dohrmann SM, Johnson CL. 2014. National health and nutrition examination survey: National youth fitness survey plan, operations, and analysis, 2012. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 16 pp. (Vital and health statistics; Series 2, Data evaluation and methods research; no. 163)

Annotation: The report provides information about the plan, operations, and analysis of the first national-level survey to estimate the physical activity and fitness levels of children and adolescents ages 3-15 in the United States. Contents include information on the planning and sample design; ethical, privacy, and confidentiality considerations; field operations; mobile examination center operations; a report of findings and remuneration; and data release and analytic guidelines.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: nchsquery@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs Available from the website. Document Number: DHHS Pub. No. 2014–1363.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Confidentiality, Data analysis, Data collection, Evaluation methods, National surveys, Physical activity, Physical fitness, Research design

Children's Hospital Association. 2014. 2013 survey findings of children's hospitals: Obesity services. Washington, DC: Children's Hospital Association, 36 pp.

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2014. The health and well-being of children: A portrait of states and the nation 2011-2012. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 108 pp.

Annotation: This chartbook presents indicators of the health and well-being of children, the supportive and risk factors in the family environment, and aspects of the neighborhood that may support or threaten families and children. The indicators present basic information on the health status and risk and protective factors experienced by children on the national level, and show the subpopulations who are at particular risk in each area, highlighting those differences that are statistically significant. This is followed by a presentation of key indicators on the state level for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. A technical appendix at the end of the book presents summary information about the survey methodology and sample in summary form. Infographics are also available from the website.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Families, Health status, National surveys, Neighborhoods, Protective factors, Risk factors, Statistical data

Weinfield NS, Mills G, Borger C, Gearing M, Macaluso T, Montaquila J, Zedlewski S. 2014. Hunger in America 2014: National report. Chicago, IL: Feeding America, 161 pp., exec. summ. (24 pp.).

Annotation: This report documents the role that the charitable food assistance network plays in supporting families in the United States. Topics include collecting data about food programs and their clients, the national network of food programs, characteristics of program clients and their households, and their use of food assistance. Surveys and data tables and figures are included.

Contact: Feeding America, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60601, Web Site: http://feedingamerica.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Charities, Data collection, Family support programs, Financing, Food banks, Food supply, Local initiatives, National initiatives, Networking, Nutrition, Supplemental food programs

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2014. Early elective delivery. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 7 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief defines early elective delivery (EED) as a public health concern and describes the role of state health agencies in reducing EEDs. Topics include rates of labor induction, cesarean section, and EEDs; policy options and national initiatives; data collection and reporting; and examples from states.

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: Cesarean section, Childbirth, Data collection, Government role, Induced labor, National initiatives, Policy development, State agencies

Medicaid-CHIP State Dental Association, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Oral Health Program Quality, Policy, and Financing. 2014. 2013 national profile of state Medicaid and CHIP dental screening: Program report–Pregnant women CDT level data: Medicaid program calendar year–2013. Washington, DC: Medicaid-CHIP State Dental Association, 27 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT Code) used to report preventive oral health services for pregnant women on state Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) claims. Contents include information derived from a national survey of Medicaid and CHIP oral health programs for calendar year 2013, organized by state.

Contact: Medicaid | Medicare | CHIP Services Dental Association , 4411 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., #104, Washington, DC 20008, Telephone: (202) 855-3993 Fax: (202) 248-2315 E-mail: mfoley@medicaiddental.org Web Site: http://www.medicaiddental.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Data collection, Dental care, Health services delivery, Medicaid, National surveys, Oral health, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Reimbursement, Screening, State programs

Phipps KR, Ricks TL, Blahut P. 2014. The oral health of 6–9 year old American Indian and Alaska Native children compared to the general U.S. population and Healthy People 2020 targets. Rockville, MD: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 5 pp. (Indian Health Service data brief)

Annotation: This brief presents findings from a national survey to assess the oral health status of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in kindergarten through third grade. Contents include information about the prevalence of tooth decay in the primary and permanent teeth of AI/AN students in kindergarten through third grade compared to those in the general U.S. population and to targets for Healthy People 2020. The brief also provides information about the prevalence of dental sealants.

Contact: U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 08N34 A, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (800) 447-3368 E-mail: dentaljobs@ihs.gov Web Site: http://www.ihs.gov/dentistry Available from the website.

Keywords: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Comparative analysis, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health status, Healthy People 2020, National surveys, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevalence, School age children, Statistical data

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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.