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Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition. 2019. Check-up on oral health: A call to action. Milwaukee, WI: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information about the importance of oral health throughout the lifespan, the economic costs of oral disease and oral health disparities, and efforts to improve access to preventive oral health services in Michigan. Topics include gains made in increasing access statewide through the expansion of Healthy Kids Dental, a public-private partnership between the Michigan Department of Community Health and Delta Dental; maintenance of dental benefits for adults enrolled in Medicaid; community water fluoridation; and dental sealants.

Contact: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 620 South 76th Street, Suite 120, Milwaukee, WI 53214, Telephone: (414) 292-4000 Secondary Telephone: (414) 337-4561 Fax: (414) 231-4972 Web Site: http://www.chawisconsin.org/oral-health.php?pg=13 Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Barriers, Children, Coalitions, Community action, Dental sealants, Fluorides, Health care disparities, Infants, Life course, Medicaid, Michigan, Older adults, Oral health, Policy development, Preventive health services, Public private partnerships, State programs, Statewide planning, Water, Wisconsin

Lin M, Griffin SO, Gooch BF, Espinoza L, Wei L, Li CH, Thornton-Evans G, Junger M, Robison VA, Fleming EB, and Beltran E. 2019. Trends in dental caries and sealants, tooth retention and edentulism, United States 1999-2004 and 2011-2016. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 56 pp. (Oral health surveillance report, 2019)

Annotation: This report provides national estimates for selected measures for oral health status during 2011–2016, examines changes since 1999–2004, and highlights disparities in oral health by certain sociodemographic characteristics. Measures include prevalence and severity of dental caries in primary and permanent teeth, prevalence of dental sealants on permanent teeth in children and adolescents (ages 6–19), and tooth retention and edentulism among adults (ages 20–64) and older adults (ages 65 or older).

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, Adults, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Older adults, Oral health, Socioeconomic factors, Surveillance, Trends

Freed M, Neuman T, Jacobson G. 2019. Drilling down on dental coverage and costs for Medicare beneficiaries. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 25 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This brief reviews the state of oral health for older adults on Medicare. It describes the health and economic consequences of foregoing oral health care, sources of dental coverage, out-of-pocket costs of oral health care, and use of oral health services. Data and methods are discussed.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: http://www.kff.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Costs, Health care utilization, Low income groups, Medicare, Older adults, Oral health, Statistical data

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2017. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) fact sheet. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet presents recommendations from the 2018 American Dental Association clinical practice guideline on nonrestorative treatments, including silver diamine fluoride (SDF), for carious lesions. The safety of SDF is discussed, along with scientific evidence and recommendations for its use. Guidance for dentists on how to use a risk-assessment approach to determine whether the use of SDF is appropriate for patients is provided, along with guidance on how to talk to patients about use of SDF and other treatment options. A four-step process for applying SDF is included, along with guidance on how to determine whether reapplication is needed.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: info@astdd.org Web Site: http://www.astdd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental caries, Disease management, Older adults, Oral health, Protocols, Regulations, Special health care needs, Therapeutics

FDI World Dental Federation. 2016–. World Oral Health Day [campaign materials]. Geneva, Switzerland: FDI World Dental Federation, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for World Oral Health Day, celebrated globally every year on March 20, focus on ways to maintain and protect oral health throughout life. The messages are intended for use by the general public and health professionals who play a key role in educating clients. Contents include an advocacy guide; a brochure on oral health do's and dont's, with sections devoted to oral health of women during pregnancy, children, and older adults; a game; posters; a toolkit for organizing events and social media campaigns; and a video. The materials are available in multiple languages.

Contact: FDI World Dental Federation, Tour de Cointrin, Avenue Louie Casai 51, Case P.O. Box 3, 1216 Cointrin-Geneve, Switzerland Telephone: (41) 22 560 81 50 Fax: (41) 22 560 81 40 E-mail: info@fdiworldental.org Contact E-mail: wohd@fdiworlddental.org Web Site: http://www.fdiworldental.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Decision making, Disease prevention, Families, Health behavior, Health promotion, International health, Life course, Multimedia, Networking, Non English language materials, Older adults, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Pregnant women, Public awareness campaigns, Risk factors

MedlinePlus. 2016. Dental health. Bethesda, MD: U.S. National Library of Medicine, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for the public provide information on oral health throughout the life course. Topics include X-rays, prevention and risk factors, treatments and therapies, and related issues. Contents include videos and tutorials, statistics and research, reference sources, and consumer education materials. The resources are available in Chinese (simplified and traditional), English, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Contact: MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894, E-mail: custserv@nlm.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.medlineplus.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Disease prevention, Life course, Men, Multimedia, Non English language materials, Older adults, Oral health, Research, Risk factors, Screening, Statistical data, Therapeutics, Women

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health. 2016. Michigan state oral health plan implementation progress report. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes successful activities and initiatives to improve oral health in Michigan. Contents include success stories about the oral health surveillance system, the Boyne city water fluoridation vote, connecting oral health to diabetes management, the Michigan Oral Health Coalition mini-grant program, increasing age 1 dental visits, the Healthy Kids Dental expansion, the Seal! Michigan Dental Sealant Program, donated dental services, an older adult oral health assessment pilot, and strengthening oral health programs.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 201 Townsend Street, Box 30195, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4911_4912_6226---,00.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Children, Coalitions, Dental sealants, Disease management, Fluorides, Grants, Infants, Michigan, Older adults, Oral health, Population surveillance, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Progress reports, State programs, Statewide planning, Water

Holicky A. 2016. Florida's burden of oral disease surveillance report (upd.). Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 62 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes information on the burden of oral disease in Florida, highlights oral health disparities associated with specific populations, and describes resources and programs for improving oral health. Topics include state and national objectives, the societal and economic impact of oral disease, risk and protective factors, work force capacity and diversity, and use of oral health care.

Contact: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A14, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1724, Telephone: (850) 245-4333 Web Site: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/community-health/dental-health/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Children, Disease prevention, Florida, Health disparities, Health objectives, Health services delivery, Health status, Infants, Life course, Low income groups, Older adults, Oral health, Population surveillance, Pregnant women, Prevalence, Program improvement, Protective factors, Risk factors, Special health care needs, State initiatives, State programs, 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

Administration for Community Living and Office of Women's Health. 2016. The community guide to adult oral health program implementation. Washington, DC: Administration for Community Living, 60 pp.

Annotation: This document provides step-by-step guidance for groups working at state and local levels to launch or enhance an oral health program for older adults and people with disabilities. Contents include tips, case studies, interactive tools, and other sources of support for creating cost-effective, sustainable programs. Topics include replicating and expanding an existing program, designing and implementing a new program, recognizing the connection between oral health and overall health, and interprofessional collaboration to serve adults’ oral health needs. A corresponding database of community-based oral health programs is also available.

Contact: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 330 C Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 401-4634 Secondary Telephone: (800) 677-1116 E-mail: https://www.acl.gov/contact Web Site: https://www.acl.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Aging, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Collaboration, Community based services, Financing, Independent living, Interdisciplinary approach, Life course, Needs assessment, Older adults, Online databases, Oral health, Program development, Program evaluation, Program planning, Public private partnerships, Resources for professionals, Sustainability

Deinard AS, Ginsberg M, Burke S. 2016. Intimate partner violence and elder maltreatment: Implications for the dental professional (rev. ed.). Dallas, TX: Procter and Gamble Company, 1 v.

Annotation: This continuing education course for oral health professionals provides information about intimate partner violence (IPV) and elder maltreatment (EM) and outlines responsibilities for recognizing, reporting, treating, and preventing IPV and EM. Topics include definitions and signs and symptoms of IPV and EM, patterns of IPV, ethical and legal responsibilities, and intervention techniques. A tool that educators can use for creating a student assignment is also available.

Contact: Procter and Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH Telephone: (800) 543-2577 Web Site: http://www.dentalcare.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Continuing education, Dental care, Dentistry, Domestic violence, Intervention, Older adults, Oral health, Prevention services, Resources for professionals, Responsibility, Trauma

Idaho Oral Health Alliance. 2015. Idaho oral health action plan 2015–2020. Boise, ID: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program, 25 pp.

Annotation: This document addresses oral health goals and strategies that have been outlined by the state oral health program in collaboration with partners and stakeholders in Idaho. Contents include a description of the collaboration process and collective impact framework; the burden of oral disease in Idaho; areas of strategic priority, including prevention, access to care, and policy and infrastructure. The appendices contain additional information about oral health disparities, definitions, state oral health program roles, and a map of Idaho public health districts and tribes.

Contact: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 83720, 450 West State Street, Boise, ID 83720-0036, Telephone: (800) 926-2588 Web Site: http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/portal/alias__Rainbow/lang__en-US/tabID__3494/DesktopDefault.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, American Indians, Children, Collaboration, Financing, Health disparities, Health objectives, Idaho, Leadership, Older adults, Oral health, Policy development, Population surveillance, Pregnant women, Program development, Public health infrastructure, Service integration, Statewide planning

Nasseh K, Vujicic M. 2015. Dental care utilization rate continues to increase among children, holds steady among working-age adults and the elderly. Chicago, II: American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, 11 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents key findings on patterns of oral-health-care use among children and adolescents ages 2–18, adults ages 19–64, and adults ages 65 and older for the period 2000–2013. Contents include data and methods, results, and discussion. Topics include the percentage of the population with a dental visit by year, age, income, and dental insurance status.

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, Children, Dental care, Dental insurance, Health care disparities, Health care utilization, Low income groups, Older adults, Oral health, Statistical data, Trends, Utilization review

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2015. Put Your Health First. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, multiple resources.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help health professionals talk to consumers about the importance of putting their health first and to connect consumers with the preventive services that are right for them. Contents include infographics showing why and how consumers can put their health first, flyers showing which preventive services are available at no cost-sharing tailored for adults, older adults, women, and children; and postcards that can be customized and given out at expos and events with prevention messages on the front and appointment reminders, preventive service screening results, or contact information fields on the back.

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: Adults, Child health, Health care utilization, Older adults, Preventive health services, Public awareness campaigns, Public awareness materials, Resources for professionals, Women's health

National Institutes of Health, Office of Research on Women's Health. 2014. Women of color health data book (4th ed.). Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, Office of Research on Women's Health, 98 pp.

Annotation: This document is intended for use by policy makers and advocates of women's health issues. It addresses issues of minority women's health, covering Native Americans, Hispanics, African Americans, Asian Americans, with special attention to adolescent and elderly women. Information is presented about life expectancy, major causes of death, behavior and lifestyles, risk factors, prenatal health care services, access to health insurance and services, and morbidity and mortality. The document includes numerous graphs, and a list of references. It concludes with recommendations to improve the health of women of color.

Contact: National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, Telephone: (301) 496-4000 Secondary Telephone: (301) 402-9612 Fax: (301) 496-0017 E-mail: NIHInfo@OD.NIH.GOV Web Site: http://www.nih.gov Available from the website. Document Number: NIH 98-4247.

Keywords: Adolescent health, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Hispanic Americans, Minority groups, Morbidity, Older adults, Risk factors, Statistics, Women's health

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program. 2014. Oral health program activities in New Hampshire–2014 update. Concord, NH: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document describes data collection and analysis activities conducted by New Hampshire's state oral health program. Contents include information about the oral health status of students in second and third grade in schools participating in prevention programs, as well as findings on community-based preventive and restorative oral health services provided to children from families with low incomes. Information about adult oral health perceptions, access to oral health services, and oral health status are also included.

Contact: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301-3852, Telephone: (603) 271-4535 Secondary Telephone: (800) 852-3345, ext. 4535 Fax: (603) 271-4506 E-mail: http://business.nh.gov/EmailContact/EmailContact.aspx?a=cdpc&b=Chronic%20Disease%20Prevention%20and%20Control Web Site: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/bchs/oral/index.htm Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community health services, Health status, New Hampshire, Older adults, Oral health, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, School age children, School health programs, Screening, State surveys

Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 2013. Oral health in Maine. Augusta, ME: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 63 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information on the burden of oral diseases in children and adults in Maine, including data on access to care, prevalence of oral diseases and oral-health-related risk behaviors, and the oral health work force in the state. The report also addresses the oral disease burden in specific population groups, such as children with special health care needs, children enrolled in MaineCare (Maine’s Medicaid program), pregnant women, and adults ages 65 and older. Comparisons are made to national data when possible and to Healthy People 2010 objectives.

Contact: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 11 State House Station, Key Plaza, Fifth Floor, Augusta, ME 04333, Web Site: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/population-health/odh Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children with special health care needs, Data, Healthy People 2010, Low income groups, Maine, Medicaid, Older adults, Oral health, Pregnant women, Risk factors, State programs

Arizona Association of Community Health Centers. [2012]. Oral health toolkit: A guide to promoting oral health in community health centers and achieving medical-dental integration. [Phoenix, AZ]: Arizona Association of Community Health Centers, 21 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit is designed to raise awareness among community health center (CHC) medical providers and ancillary staff of the impact of oral health on systemic health and to serve as a resource for CHCs as they examine how to achieve medical-dental integration and a patient-centered health home. Contents include oral health information related to specific populations (children, adults, and older adults) and opportunities for integration. The appendix provides sample intake and referral forms, an electronic health record template, and tools for oral health risk assessment and disease management.

Contact: Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers, 700 East Jefferson Street, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85034, Telephone: (602) 253-0090 Fax: (602) 252-3620 E-mail: info@aachc.org Web Site: http://www.aachc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Children, Community health centers, Disease management, Forms, Health services delivery, Older adults, Oral health, Preventive health services, Primary care, Referrals, Risk assessment, Service integration

Staton J, Ooms T. 2012. "Something important is going on here!": Making connections between marriage, relationship quality and health—Implications for research and healthcare systems, programs and policies: Wingspread Conference Proceedings 2012. Littleton, CO: National Healthy Marriage Resource Center, 43 pp.

Annotation: This report is based on the proceedings of the conference, Making Connections: Effects of Marriage and Couple Relationships on the Heath of Infants, Adolescents and Older Adults, held on October 20-22, 2008, in Racine, Wisconsin. Topics included key research lessons and recommendations, new directions, opportunities to improve health care, and first steps toward a more couple- and family-centered health care system.

Contact: National Healthy Marriage Resource Center, 1950 West Littleton Boulevard #306, Littleton, CO 80120, Telephone: (303) 830-0400 E-mail: info@healthymarriageinfo.org Web Site: http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Conference proceedings, Families, Health care systems, Infant health, Marriage, Older adults, Relationships, Research

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. 2011–. High-priority evidence gaps for clinical preventive services. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, multiple items.

Annotation: These reports to Congress identify gaps in the evidence base for clinical preventive services and provide recommendations for priority areas for research to generate the evidence needed to improve health and health care. Topics include screening tests and behavioral interventions with significant evidence gaps deserving further research; and evidence gaps related to the health and health care of older adults, children, adolescents, and women.

Contact: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: (301) 427-1584 Web Site: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolesents, Behavioral health, Children, Evidence based medicine, Health behavior, Intervention, Older adults, Preventive health services, Research, Screening, Women

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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.