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University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine; Carolinas Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine; and District of Columbia, Department of Maternal, Child Health, Division of Injury Prevention and Emergency Medical Services for Children. n.d.. North Carolina emergency medical services for children: Pediatrics protocols for prehospital and emergency department management. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, Department of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Charlotte, NC: Carolinas Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine; Washington, DC: District of Columbia, Department of Maternal, Child Health, Division of Injury Prevention and Emergency Medical Services for Children, 35 pp.

Annotation: These protocols for emergency medical technicians and hospital personnel in North Carolina provide guidelines for triage, transport, and treatment of children who have suffered traumatic injuries or have life threatening conditions. The protocols are grouped in two sections; the first contains prehospital paramedic protocols; and the second contains hospital treatment protocols. The first section also includes guidelines for transport. The individual protocols are presented as flow-charts with the critical procedures indicated for each step in caring for the child. Conditions include: multiple trauma, head trauma, newborn resuscitation, poisoning, and seizures, among others. [Partially funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Carolinas Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, 1000 Blythe Boulevard , Charlotte, NC 28203, Telephone: (704) 355-3658 Fax: (704) 355-7047 E-mail: EMresidency@CarolinasHealthCare.Org Price unknown.

Keywords: Emergency medical services for children, Emergency medical technicians, Hospital emergency services, Hospital personnel, Injuries, North Carolina, Protocols, Resources for professionals, Therapeutics

Raskin, M. 2019. SDF: Giving very young children something to smile about. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Public Health Oral Health Section, 1 video (7:53 minutes).

Annotation: This video provides information about using silver diamine fluoride (SDF) to arrest dental caries in young children. The video provides background on SDF. It discusses the safety, efficacy, and cost of SDF treatment and the advantages and disadvantages of SDF over alternative approaches to treating dental caries in young children. The video also shows how SDF is applied and provides information about insurance coverage for SDF treatment in North Carolina.

Contact: North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 2001 Mail Service Center, 5505 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27699-2001, Telephone: (919) 855-4800 Fax: (919) 870-4805 Web Site: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Fluoride, North Carolina, Oral health, Prevention, State programs, Videotapes, Young children

Vidrine S, Hamrick A. 2018. School-based sealant programs: An innovative approach to improve children's oral health. Raleigh, NC: NC Child, 10 pp.

Annotation: This brief explores the impact of dental caries on children’s overall health and academic success and how North Carolina can take steps to improve children’s oral health through the use of school-based dental sealant programs (SBSPs). Topics include the impact of dental caries on children’s health and well-being, evidence-based solutions, SBSPs, the impact of SBSPs on children’s oral health outcomes, and North Carolina considerations. Recommendations for ways that North Carolina can improve children’s oral health and academic outcomes are included.

Contact: NC Child, 3101 Poplarwood Court, Suite 300, Raleigh, NC 27604, Telephone: (919) 834-6623 Web Site: http://www.ncchild.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental sealants, Disease prevention, North Carolina, Oral health, School age children, School health programs, State programs

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section; North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities. 2018. The road to oral health equity in North Carolina. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities,

Annotation: This newsletter issue highlights activities and research related to overcoming oral health disparities in North Carolina. Topics include the road to health equity in North Carolina, launching the next century of dental public health in North Carolina, addressing children’s oral health, the oral health and overall health connection, advancing oral health through education and treatment, the need to diversify the oral health work force, and overcoming oral health obstacles.

Contact: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, 1110 Navaho Drive, Suite 510, Raleigh, NC 27609, Telephone: (919) 431-1613 Fax: (191) 850-2725 E-mail: OMHHD@ncmail.net Web Site: http://www.ncminorityhealth.org/

Keywords: Access to health care, Health promotion, North Carolina, Oral health, Prevention, Public health, State programs

Martin AB, Probst JC, Jones KM. 2017. Improving rural oral health: Six states’ response to the United States Department of Health and Human Services oral health strategic framework. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, 15 pp. (Findings brief)

Annotation: This brief explores how six states from different regions of the country (Colorado, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina) have responded to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Oral Health Strategic Framework. For each state, background information is provided, along with a summary of how the state is improving access to oral health care and advancing oral health interprofessional practice.

Contact: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, 220 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 204, Columbia, SC 29210, Telephone: (803) 251-6317 Fax: (803) 251-6399 Web Site: http://rhr.sph.sc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Colorado, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oral health, Pennsylvania, Service Integration, South Carolina, State programs

North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section. [2016]. North Carolina oral health surveillance plan 2016-2020: Executive summary. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document presents a surveillance plan for the North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section. Topics include (1) the section’s purpose and objectives; (2) oral health indicators that the plan defines and prioritizes, including access to oral health care, oral health outcomes, community intervention, and infrastructure; and (3) a timeline and activities plan.

Contact: North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 2001 Mail Service Center, 5505 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27699-2001, Telephone: (919) 855-4800 Fax: (919) 870-4805 Web Site: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community health services, North Carolina, Oral health, State programs

Clifford S, Austin C. 2015. Betel nut. Hillsborough, NC: Orange County Health Department, 1 p.

Annotation: This handout provides information about the potentially harmful effects of chewing betel nut, including increased risk for cancer and gum disease. The handout addresses risk associated with combining betel nut and tobacco and risks for chewing betel nut for pregnant women and children. The handout also includes information about the importance of talking with a doctor and dentist about betel nut use and early cancer detection and provides phone numbers for information about oral health care in North Carolina. The handout is available in English, Burmese, and Karen.

Contact: Orange County Health Department, P.O. Box 8181, Hillsborough, NC 27278, Telephone: (919) 732-8181 Contact Phone: (919) 245-2387 Contact E-mail: sclifford@orangecountync.gov Web Site: http://www.orangecountync.gov/departments/health Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Cancer, Children, Early intervention, Gingivitis, Non English language materials, North Carolina, Oral health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Risk factors, Substance use, Tobacco use

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2014. 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P). Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about preterm birth (PTB) rates and racial disparities in PTB in the United States, the use of 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P) to prevent PTB, and the role of state and territorial health agencies in promoting access to 17P. Contents include state examples of 17P interventions in Louisiana, North Carolina, and Ohio. The fact sheet also discusses costs, quality, and other challenges related to the availability of and access to 17P.

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: Access to health care, Barriers, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Pharmaceutical fees, Pregnant women, Preterm birth, Preventive medicine, State agencies

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

Foster L. 2014. How are CHIPRA quality demonstration states testing the Children's Electronic Health Record Format?. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 7 pp. (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Evaluation highlight no. 10)

Annotation: This document is the 10th in a series that presents findings from the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program. It focuses on the roles of two states -- North Carolina and Pennsylvania --to test the Children's Electronic Health Record (EHR) Format (the Format) to improve the quality of health care for children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. Contents include key messages, background, findings, conclusion, and implications. Topics include how well the Format's requirements support the provision of primary care to children and how readily the requirements can be incorporated into existing EHRs.

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, Children's Health Insurance Program, Demonstration programs, Medicaid, Medical records, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Program improvement, Quality assurance, State programs

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2014. Preventing early childhood obesity in North Carolina. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 2 pp. (Promising practices: Women, children and adolescents)

North Carolina Early Childhood Oral Health Collaborative. 2013. Into the Mouths of Babes/Connecting the Docs toolkit. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, multiple items.

Annotation: This toolkit is for health professionals trained to deliver preventive oral health services (oral evaluation and risk assessment, parent or caregiver education, fluoride-varnish application, and dental home referral) to infants and young children from birth to age 42 months enrolled in Medicaid in North Carolina. Contents include videos on preventive oral health procedures and the Priority Oral Health Risk Assessment and Referral Tool (PORRT). Additional contents include steps for fluoride-varnish application that can be posted in the exam room, information on Medicaid reimbursement, the PORRT and referral guidelines, a supply list, parent-education materials in English and Spanish, training guidelines, and a certificate.

Contact: North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 2001 Mail Service Center, 5505 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27699-2001, Telephone: (919) 855-4800 Fax: (919) 870-4805 Web Site: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth Available at no charge (program participants only); also available from the website.

Keywords: , Fluorides, Infants, Medicaid, Multimedia, North Carolina, Oral health, Parent education, Professional training, Reimbursement, Risk assessment, Screening, Spanish language materials, Young children

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Section. 2013. Final report: Development and dissemination of [priority] oral health risk assessment and referral (PORRT) guidelines. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Section, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a project to increase the number of children enrolled in Medicaid who have a dental home by age 1 by disseminating risk assessment and referral guidelines to pediatricians and family physicians. The report describes the project's objectives to refine and pilot test the Priority Risk Assessment and Referral Tool (PORRT), develop an educational intervention and provide training, and conduct an evaluation of the intervention's impact on referral performance. Contents include a discussion of the activities accomplished within each of the objectives, lessons learned, and the significance of the results. [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: Final reports, Infants, Medicaid, North Carolina, Oral health, Referrals, Risk assessment, State initiatives, Training, Young children

Ferry GA, Ireys HT, Foster L, Devers KJ, Smith L. 2013. How are CHIPRA demonstration states approaching practice-level quality measurement and what are they learning?. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp. (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Evaluation highlight no. 1)

Annotation: This report discusses early accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned from four states (Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania) that are pursuing practice-level quality measurements aimed at improving child health care under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program. The report describes the states’ efforts to select meaningful measures, adapt health plan and state-level measures for practice-level reporting, and use technology to collect measurement data.

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's Health Insurance Program, Data collection, Demonstration programs, Maine, Massachusetts, Measures, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Program evaluation, Quality assurance, State programs

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2011. Innovative state practices for improving the provision of Medicaid dental services: Summary of eight state reports—Alabama, Arizona, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, and Virginia. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 10 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a review of Alabama’s Medicaid dental program conducted on January 4–8, 2010, to discover practices and program innovations leading to a higher level of oral-health-service use among children in Alabama compared to the national average. The report describes the Smile Alabama initiative, the 1st Look program, Student/Resident Rotations in Community Health, the partnership with the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, and the loan-repayment program.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Alabama, Arizona, Children, Collaboration, Health care delivery, Health care utilization, Maryland, Medicaid, Model programs, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oral health, Rhode Island, State programs, Texas, Virginia

Richardson A, Chandra A, Martin LT, Setodji CM, Hallmark BW, Campbell NF, Hawkins SA, Grady P. 2011. Effects of soldiers' deployment on children's academic performance and behavioral health. Santa Monica, CA: Rand, 146 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the association between parental deployment and student achievement scores among children in North Carolina and Washington between 2002 and 2008. It also presents findings from interviews conducted with teachers, counselors, and administrators from elementary, middle, and high school regarding how deployment of active duty, reserve, and national guard soldiers has affected children's academic and related behavioral and health outcomes. The report offers recommendations on how to better support these children.

Contact: Rand Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407-3208, Telephone: (310) 393-0411 Fax: 310-393-4818 E-mail: correspondence@rand.org Web Site: http://www.rand.org Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-8330-5181-3.

Keywords: Family support, Academic achievement, Child behavior, Child health, Children, Military, North Carolina, Parents, State surveys, Washington

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section. 2011. Strategic plan for July 2011 to June 2012. [Raliegh, NC]: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 14 pp.

Annotation: This document provides oral health information as part of the overall 2011–2012 strategic plan for improving the health of North Carolina citizens. Topics include eliminating disparities in oral health by using best practices to reduce oral diseases through prevention, education, and health promotion services; monitoring the public’s oral health; and promoting access to oral health care. Additional information is provided on community-based work force coverage, program goals and strategies, action steps and data and evaluation, and outcomes and measures of progress.

Contact: North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 2001 Mail Service Center, 5505 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27699-2001, Telephone: (919) 855-4800 Fax: (919) 870-4805 Web Site: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Goals, North Carolina, Oral health, Outcome evaluation, Program descriptions, Public health dentistry, State programs, Strategic plans

Francisco VT, Cook GB, Sienkiewicz HC, Benhammou M, Langston K, Poillot-Micca M, Wilson S, Sanderson M, Matula D, Tant C. 2011. Promoting community engagement for systems improvement for children and youth with special health care needs: An action planning guide for community-based initiatives (rev. ed.). Greensboro, NC: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Community Leadership and Mobilization Research Team; Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Children and Youth Branch, 102 pp.

Annotation: This monograph describes the Innovative Approaches (IA) initiative to put North Carolina children, including children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families on a positive trajectory to success. It discusses improvement for community-wide systems of care that will effectively meet the needs of families of CYSHCN resulting in increased family satisfaction with services received and improved outcomes for this population. Topics include action planning, gathering background data and information about CYSHCN and their families, preparing the action plan, prioritizing systems change, and documenting progress and promoting renewal.

Contact: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Health Education, 437 HHP Building,, P.O. Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-617, Telephone: (336) 334-5532 Fax: (336) 256-1158 E-mail: maloten2@uncg.edu Web Site: http://uncg.edu/phe

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Community based services, Family centered services, North Carolina, Program planning, Special health care needs, State programs

Appalachian State University. 2011. North Carolina nursing history. [Boone, NC]: Appalachian State University,

Annotation: This site provides information on the history of nursing from the Civil War to the present in North Carolina. The web site contains a video and timeline entitled "A Century of Caring." Also provided is an electronic copy of the book by Mary Lewis Wyche entitled "The History of Nursing in North Carolina", published in 1938.

Contact: Appalachian State University, Department of Nursing, ASU Box 32151, Boone, NC 28608-2151, Web Site: http://nursing.appstate.edu/ Available from the website.

Keywords: History, North Carolina, Nursing, State programs

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health Women's Integrated Systems for Health (WISH). 2011. Integrating behavioral health services for women of reproductive age into community-based health systems. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, 1 video (48 min., 40 sec.). (Webinar #3 of 6)

Annotation: This webinar focuses on the North Carolina Center of Excellence for Integrated Care at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Topics include the need for integrating medical and behavioral health care services in the state, whether the care is delivered in an office, clinic, hospital, or mental health agency; and how partnerships across many different care providers and systems support the implementation of comprehensive, evidence-based and best practice care that address issues around access, coordination and “reattaching” the head to the body. This program is available for continuing education credits. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, 170 Rosenau Hall, CB #5400, 135 Dauer Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400, E-mail: sphcomm@listserv.unc.edu Web Site: http://www.sph.unc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Collaboration, Continuing education, Distance education, MCH training programs, Mental health, North Carolina, Program descriptions, Service integration, Women's health

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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.