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University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health. 2016. Social factors affecting pediatric oral health in North Dakota. Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about students' oral hygiene practices and consumption of sugar-containing beverages. It discusses third-grade students' access to toothbrushes, toothbrushing and flossing practices, and consumption of sugar-containing beverages, as well as whether they have visited a dentist; middle school students’ toothbrushing practices and consumption of sugar-containing beverages; and high school students’ consumption of soda.

Contact: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 501 North Columbia Road Stop 9037, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, Telephone: (701) 777-3848 Fax: (701) 777-6779 E-mail: ruralhealth@med.und.edu Web Site: https://ruralhealth.und.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, American Indians, Children, Dental caries, Health behavior, Low income groups, Minority groups, North Dakota, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Prevalence, Rural population, Social factors, State surveys, Statistical data, Sugar

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health. 2016. Fluoride varnish application in primary care settings. Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet presents findings from a survey of primary care health professionals in North Dakota to assess their knowledge about fluoride-varnish application and determine how many were providing and billing for the service. Contents include information about the percentage of pediatricians and family practice physicians who conducted oral health risk assessments, those who had a list of dentists for client referral, and who applied fluoride varnish for infants and children beginning at age 6 months.

Contact: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 501 North Columbia Road Stop 9037, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, Telephone: (701) 777-3848 Fax: (701) 777-6779 E-mail: ruralhealth@med.und.edu Web Site: https://ruralhealth.und.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Fluorides, Infants, North Dakota, Oral health, Preventive health services, Primary care, Referrals, Risk assessment, State surveys, Statistical data, Young children

Schroeder S, Ahmed A. 2016. Fluoride varnish application among North Dakota family practice physicians & pediatricians: 2016 chartbook. Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 15 pp.

Annotation: This chartbook presents findings from a survey of pediatricians and family practice physicians in North Dakota conducted to study fluoride-varnish application in clinical practice. Contents include an overview of the study; information about the methods and response demographics; and findings related to assessment, fluoride-varnish application, referral, and need for training and education.

Contact: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 501 North Columbia Road Stop 9037, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, Telephone: (701) 777-3848 Fax: (701) 777-6779 E-mail: ruralhealth@med.und.edu Web Site: https://ruralhealth.und.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Infants, Needs assessment, North Dakota, Oral health, Parent education, Preventive health services, Primary care, Referrals, Risk assessment, Service integration, State surveys, Statistical data, Training, Young children

Lee J, Schroeder S. 2016. Oral health care service in North Dakota community health centers. Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 5 pp.

Annotation: This brief examines oral health services provided to North Dakota residents by federally funded community health centers (CHCs) and their satellite sites. Contents include information and data on state and CHC population demographics such as income status, health insurance status, and race/ethnicity; sources of CHC revenue; and CHC dental vs. medical costs per visit and per patient.

Contact: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 501 North Columbia Road Stop 9037, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, Telephone: (701) 777-3848 Fax: (701) 777-6779 E-mail: ruralhealth@med.und.edu Web Site: https://ruralhealth.und.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community health centers, Costs, Dental care, Geographic factors, Health care delivery, Low income groups, North Dakota, Oral health, Rural population, State programs, Uninsured persons, Work force

Schroeder S. 2016. Dental workforce in rural and urban North Dakota. Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet explores issues related to oral health care access in North Dakota. Topics include the dentist-to-population ratio in North Dakota compared to ratios in neighboring states responsible for graduating a majority of the dentists practicing in North Dakota; the number of dentists per county and the percentage of counties with zero, one, two to four, or five or more dentists; the percentage of dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants practicing in urban vs. rural areas of the state; and the percentage of dental professional graduates by graduation year.

Contact: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 501 North Columbia Road Stop 9037, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, Telephone: (701) 777-3848 Fax: (701) 777-6779 E-mail: ruralhealth@med.und.edu Web Site: https://ruralhealth.und.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dental care, Geographic factors, North Dakota, Oral health, Rural population, State surveys, Statistical data, Work force

Schroeder S, Fix N. 2016. Oral health programs in North Dakota. Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 6 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes programs and initiatives working to improve the health status of underserved populations in North Dakota. The brief provides the program’s or initiative's name, managing agency, mission, population served, and dates of operation. The brief also discusses state, professional, and work force supports needed to increase access to oral health care and use of oral health services and improve oral health literacy.

Contact: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 501 North Columbia Road Stop 9037, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, Telephone: (701) 777-3848 Fax: (701) 777-6779 E-mail: ruralhealth@med.und.edu Web Site: https://ruralhealth.und.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, American Indians, Financing, Health literacy, Local initiatives, Low income groups, North Dakota, Older adults, Oral health, Policy development, Preventive health services, Program descriptions, Reimbursement, Rural populations, Work force

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health. 2016. Pediatric oral health disparities in North Dakota. Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about oral health disparities among third grade students, middle school students, and high school students in North Dakota. Charts present data on tooth decay rates by race and National School Lunch Program status, dental visits in the past 12 months by race, and number of cavities by race. Recommendations for preventing tooth decay and improving oral health among children and adolescents from minority groups and among those from families with low incomes are included.

Contact: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 501 North Columbia Road Stop 9037, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, Telephone: (701) 777-3848 Fax: (701) 777-6779 E-mail: ruralhealth@med.und.edu Web Site: https://ruralhealth.und.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, American Indians, Children, Dental care, Dental sealants, Fluorides, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health status, Low income groups, Minority groups, North Dakota, Oral health, Population surveillance, Preventive health services, Screening, State surveys, Statistical data, Students

Schroeder S, Jonk Y, Schuller K, Hall K, Hart G, Gibbens B. 2014. North Dakota oral health report: Needs and proposed models, 2014. Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 166 pp., exec. summ. (26 pp.)

Annotation: This report presents an assessment of oral health needs and policy recommendations for North Dakota. Contents include an assessment of the oral health work force and service capacity, potential unmet need for oral health care, and stakeholder group perspectives. Descriptions of existing oral health programs and initiatives in the state and proposed models to improve oral health status are included.

Contact: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 501 North Columbia Road Stop 9037, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, Telephone: (701) 777-3848 Fax: (701) 777-6779 E-mail: ruralhealth@med.und.edu Web Site: https://ruralhealth.und.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Financing, Health status, Models, Needs assessment, North Dakota, Oral health, Policy development, Professional education, Program development, Public health infrastructure, Regulations, Research, State legislation, State programs, Training, Work force

Reed GM, Yineman KJ. 2012. Oral health in North Dakota: Burden of disease and plan for the future. Bismark, ND: North Dakota Department of Health, 116 pp.

Annotation: This publication comprises two reports addressing oral health in North Dakota. The Burden of Disease report provides an overview of demographic, socioeconomic, and health status inequalities throughout the state. The Plan for the Future report outlines action strategies to prevent disparities and provide access to care. Topics include risk and protective factors affecting oral diseases and provision of services.

Contact: North Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 301, Bismarck, ND 58505-0200, Telephone: (800) 472-2286 Secondary Telephone: (701) 328-2356 Fax: (701) 328-1412 Web Site: http://www.ndhealth.gov/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Disease prevention, North Dakota, Oral health, Public health infrastructure, Statewide planning

North Dakota Department of Health. 2010. Affordable Care Act (ACA) Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program needs assessment: Supplemental information request for the submission of the statewide needs assessment. Bismarck, ND: North Dakota Department of Health, 86 pp.

Annotation: This needs assessment offers an overview of key performance indicators used to identify communities in greatest need of a home visiting program in North Dakota. After describing the approach taken and the framework used, the needs assessment discusses the demographics in the state of North Dakota, including population shifts between 1870 and 2009; looks at economic conditions (including the labor force, wages, and poverty levels); shifting household composition, births (including preterm and low birthweight), and infant mortality. The assessment also looks at domestic violence, child maltreatment, physical and sexual violence, high school dropout levels, substance abuse (including drug and tobacco use), and crime. Included is a review of the North Dakota Head Start needs assessment and a detailed summary of findings. Tables and maps compare findings across counties and regions.

Contact: North Dakota Department of Health, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505, Telephone: (701) 328-2372 Fax: (701) 328-4727 Web Site: http://www.ndhealth.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Women's health, Adolescent health, Child health, Demography, Health care reform, Home visiting, Measures, Needs assessment, North Dakota, Outcome evaluation, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, State MCH programs

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

Mouden LD. 2010. North Dakota Oral Health Program Policy Tool Workshop: A report of activities and outcomes, including use of the policy development tool, developed by the Children's Dental Health Project in Cooperation with the CDC Division of Oral Health. [Bismarck, ND]: North Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 7 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a workshop held on June 11, 2010, in Bismarck, North Dakota, to discuss oral health issues and policy. Topics included priorities in committing funds to train dentists to treat clients with special health care needs, serving state and tribal entities, creating an awareness program on oral health and general health for legislators and the public, expanding tobacco-education efforts, expanding the role of dental hygienists and assistants, and expanding loan-repayment programs for dental students. Sample worksheets provided to attendees are included.

Contact: North Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 301, Bismarck, ND 58505-0200, Telephone: (800) 472-2286 Secondary Telephone: (701) 328-2356 Fax: (701) 328-1412 Web Site: http://www.ndhealth.gov/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, American Indians, Conferences, North Dakota, Oral health, Special health care services, State programs, Work force

North Dakota Department of Public Health. 2010. North Dakota five-year needs assessment (2011-2015) for the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Program. Bismarck, ND: North Dakota Department of Health, 192 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a five year needs assessment (2011-2015) of maternal and child health (MCH) status, risk factors, access, capacity, and outcomes in North Dakota as required by Title V of the Social Security Act. Report contents include a description of the process used for conducting the needs assessment, partnerships, a review of strengths and needs of the MCH population and desired outcomes, MCH program capacity by pyramid levels, a discussion of a selection of state priority needs, and federal and state outcome measures.

Contact: North Dakota Department of Health, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505, Telephone: (701) 328-2372 Fax: (701) 328-4727 Web Site: http://www.ndhealth.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, MCH services, Maternal health, Needs assessment, North Dakota, Reports, State MCH programs, State surveys

North Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2009. Oral health facts. [Bismark, ND]: North Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 4 items.

Annotation: This set of fact sheets focuses on oral health topics in North Dakota. The summary fact sheet discusses dental caries prevalence, dental sealants, access to oral health care, and the oral health work force. A second fact sheet outlines accomplishments for the state oral health program from 2008 to 2009. A third fact sheet provides statistics on dental visits and the prevalence of dental caries among students in grades 9–12. Another fact sheet focuses on the oral health needs of North Dakota children with special health care needs.

Contact: North Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 301, Bismarck, ND 58505-0200, Telephone: (800) 472-2286 Secondary Telephone: (701) 328-2356 Fax: (701) 328-1412 Web Site: http://www.ndhealth.gov/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Children with special health care needs, Dental care, Dental caries, North Dakota, Oral health, State programs, Statistics, Work force

Yineman K. [2008]. [North Dakota final report]: Follow-up activities to EHS/HS State/Territorial oral health forums. [Bismark, ND: North Dakota Oral Health Program], 3 pp.

Annotation: This report describes follow-up activities to an Early Head Start and Head Start oral health forum (survey and videoconference) held on April 29, 2003, in North Dakota to train health professionals and oral health consultants to provide fluoride varnish to children enrolled in Early Head Start and Head Start programs. An overview is provided of activities accomplished, immediate outcomes, resources needed to accomplish other follow-up activities, and a budget explanation. [Funded in part 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: , Children, Early Head Start, Final reports, Head Start, Local initiatives, North Dakota, Oral health

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Region VIII. 2008. North Dakota EPSDT review report, dental services: March 18-20, 2008, site visit—Final report. [Baltimore, MD]: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Region VIII, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the efforts North Dakota has made to address the rate of children's utilization of oral health services in the state and to make 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, 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: Access to health care, Children, Dental care, EPSDT, Health care utilization, North Dakota, Oral health, State surveys

Moum K, Lebak H, Mangskau K, North Dakota Oral Health Data Advisory Committee. 2008. North Dakota oral health surveillance plan, 2007-2013. [Bismark, ND]: North Dakota Department of Health, 30 pp.

Annotation: This document reports on the history, objectives, and rationale of the oral health surveillance system in North Dakota. Information is provided on the system structure, including goals, objectives, activities, the surveillance logic model, indicators and measures, and data collection. Also discussed are system sustainability, describing collaboration and integration efforts, the data flow chart, functions of the advisory committee, and resource utilization and efficiency. Contents also include a chart outlining the communication plan from 2008 to 2013.

Contact: North Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 301, Bismarck, ND 58505-0200, Telephone: (800) 472-2286 Secondary Telephone: (701) 328-2356 Fax: (701) 328-1412 Web Site: http://www.ndhealth.gov/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Data sources, Infants, North Dakota, Oral health, Population surveillance, State surveys, Strategic plans

Mouden LD. [2007]. North Dakota Children's Oral Health Conference: Mapping the Future for Access. [Bismarck, ND: North Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program], 19 pp.

Annotation: This document reports the activities and outcomes of the North Dakota Children's Oral Health Conference held on November 2, 2007, in Fargo, North Dakota. The purpose of the conference was to bring together oral health advocates to discuss issues, learn about state and national initiatives, and facilitate critical thinking about the state's ongoing policy. An overview of the keynote presentation and panel discussion is provided. Group discussions about priorities and opportunities for policy change or systems development are also summarized. Facilitator instructions and worksheets used for the group discussions are included as appendices. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: North Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 301, Bismarck, ND 58505-0200, Telephone: (800) 472-2286 Secondary Telephone: (701) 328-2356 Fax: (701) 328-1412 Web Site: http://www.ndhealth.gov/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Children, Conferences, North Dakota, Oral health, Policy development, State initiatives, Systems development

Fassinger P. 2005. 2005 overview of children's well-being in North Dakota: Strengths and challenges. Fargo, ND: North Dakota Kids Count, 39 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about North Dakota children's well-being using the themes of population, family, composition, economic condition, education, child care, health, and children at risk. Extensive statistical information is presented in figures throughout the report. The report also provides county profiles, data sources for figures, and county definitions and data sources.

Contact: North Dakota Kids Count, North Dakota State University, P.O. Box 6050, Department 8000, Fargo, ND 58108, Telephone: (701) 231-5931 Fax: (701) 231-9730 E-mail: richardrathge@ndsu.edu Web Site: http://www.ndkidscount.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Child health, Economic factors, Education, Families, High risk children, North Dakota, Statistics

Freeman VA, Shanahan EM, Guild PA. 2004. Reducing mortality from motor vehicle crashes for children 0 to 14 years of age: Success in New York and North Dakota. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 80 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the importance of motor vehicle crashes as a cause of death for children in New York and North Dakota and reviews the evidence regarding effective interventions to prevent or reduce injury and mortality. The report also compares rates of motor vehicle crash mortality among children ages 14 and younger in New York and North Dakota to rates in other urban and rural states, and it discusses these two states' efforts to reduce the rates. Statistical information is presented in tables throughout the report. The report contains two appendices: a list of New York site visit participants and a list of North Dakota site visit participants. References are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, CB# 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, Telephone: (919) 966-5011 E-mail: contact@schsr.unc.edu Web Site: http://www.schsr.unc.edu Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Intervention, Mortality, Motor vehicle crashes, Motor vehicle injuries, New York, North Dakota, Prevention

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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.