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National HPV Vaccination Roundtable. 2018. Cancer prevention through HPV vaccination: An action guide for dental health care providers. Atlanta, GA: National HPV Vaccination Roundtable, 8 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about how oral health professionals can help prevent cancer by referring patients for the human papillomavirus vaccination. The guide describes the problem and a solution. It also outlines steps for oral health professionals for preventing cancer, referring patients, collaborating with others, and creating a pro-immunization environment.

Contact: National HPV Vaccination Roundtable, 250 Williams Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30303, Web Site: http://hpvroundtable.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Human papillomavirus, Oral health, Prevention, Referral, Collaboration

Hales N, Hokenmaier SC, Lewis C, Parekh S, Tai KL, Truss M. 2016. Maryland comprehensive cancer control plan [upd.]. [Baltimore, MD]: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Family Health Administration, 89 pp.

Annotation: This document presents a plan for reducing the burden of cancer in Maryland. Contents include goals, objectives, and strategies related to the primary prevention of cancer; high burden of cancers in Maryland; and cancer survivorship, palliative care, and hospice care. Information about the Maryland Cancer Collaborative, terms and acronyms, surveillance and data used in the plan, and special topics in cancer control is included.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Center for Cancer Prevention and Control, 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-6500 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx Web Site: https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/cancer/Pages/home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Disease prevention, Maryland, Oral health, Palliative treatment, Prevention services, Screening, Statewide planning, Strategic plans, Therapeutics

Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice in partnership with the American College of Physicians and the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health . 2016. Oral health and HPV. Philadelphia, PA: American College of Physicians, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes human papillomavirus (HPV) and how it is linked to oral health. Topics include how oral HPV can be prevented, the warning signs of oral HPV, and how oral HPV can be treated. Questions to ask a primary care health professional and additional resources are included. The fact sheet is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: American College of Physicians, 190 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572, Telephone: (215) 351-2400 Secondary Telephone: (800) 523-1546 Web Site: https://www.acponline.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Disease prevention, Human papillomavirus, Oral cancer, Oral health, Patient care management, Primary care, Risk factors, Spanish language materials

Indiana State Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2016. Indiana oral health surveillance report: 2016. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana State Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 3 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information on oral health metrics for Indiana residents categorized by age. Topics include the oral health status of infants, children, adolescents, and adults and the proportion of each cohort that has visited the dentist or has received a preventive intervention. Data on access to fluoridated community water systems and on deaths from oral and pharyngeal cancers for all ages are also included.

Contact: Indiana State Department of Health, Oral Health Home, 2 N. Meridian Street, Section 7-G, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Telephone: (317) 233-1325 Secondary Telephone: (800) 433-0746 Fax: (317) 233-7001 E-mail: oralhealth@isdh.state.in.us Web Site: http://www.in.gov/isdh/18695.htm Available from the website.

Keywords: Health status, Indiana, Infants, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Intervention, Oral cancer, Oral health, Population surveillance, Preventive health services, State surveys, Statistical data

Jeronimo J, Castle PE, Temin S, Denny L, Gupta V, Kim JJ, Luciani S, Murokora D, Ngoma T, Qiao Y, Quinn M, Sankaranarayanan R, Sasieni P, Schmeler KM, Shastri SS. 2016. Secondary prevention of cervical cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology resource-staffed clinical practice guidelines. Journal of Global Oncology [published online before print October 28, 2016],

Annotation: This guideline for health professionals, public health authorities, policymakers, and laypersons in all settings offers guidance on secondary prevention of cervical cancer. Contents include key recommendations for screening; triage; and treatment of women with precursor lesions. Recommendations for special populations, such as women who are HIV positive, immunosuppressed, pregnant, postpartum, or women who have had hysterectomies are also addressed. Topics include developing infrastructure for HPV testing, diagnosis, and treatment in settings without current mass screening; cost and policy implications, guideline implementation, and future directions.

Contact: American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2318 Mill Road, Suite 800, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone: (571) 483-1300 Fax: (703) 299-1044 E-mail: asco@asco.org Web Site: http://www.asco.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Cervical cancer, DNA testing, Diagnosis, Disease prevention, Human papillomavirus, International health, Medical treatment, Oral cancer, Oral health, Postpartum women, Pregnant women, Primary care, Triage, Women's health

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health. 2016. Betel quid with tobacco (gutka). Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about the use and health effects of betel quid, a combination of betel leaf, areca nut, and slaked lime. Topics include betel quid and gutka (betel quid with tobacco) use by men and women and by region. Health issues associated with the use of betel quid and gutka such as precancerous conditions, cancer, reproductive health problems, and nicotine addiction are also discussed.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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/tobacco Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Drug effects, Nicotine, Oral health, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Reproductive health, Risk factors, Smokeless tobacco, Tobacco use

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

Orange County Health Department. 2015. Betel nut provider guide: The importance of screening for betel (areca) nut. Hillsborough, NC: Orange County Health Department, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document for health care professionals provides guidance on screening for betel (areca) nut use. Topics include what betel nut is and how it used, who is likely to chew betel nut, how to tell if someone chews betel nut, and why it is important to talk to patients about betel nut. Additional topics include adverse health effects of betel nut use for oral health and pregnancy outcomes, and what health professionals can do. Sample screening questions are included.

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

Keywords: Cancer, Communication, Culturally competent services, Drug effects, Nicotine, Oral health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Risk factors, Smokeless tobacco, Substance use screening, Tobacco use

American Dental Association Council on Access, Prevention, and Interprofessional Relations. 2014. Proceedings of the November 18–20, 2013 Prevention Summit: Advancing America's Oral Health. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes proceedings of a summit held on November 18–20, 2013, in Chicago, IL, to develop a national framework for action on preventing oral disease. Contents include an overview of summit outcomes and activities by day, planning group members, purpose, objectives, and sponsors. Topics include the financing and economics of oral health; oral health conditions including oral cancer, periodontal disease, facial injuries, and dental caries; prevention strategies; stakeholder group perspectives; and integrated approach. Materials provided at the summit are also available.

Contact: American Dental Association, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Community action, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Injuries, Oral cancer, Oral health, Participation, Periodontal diseases, Planning, Service integration, Sustainability

Community Preventive Services Task Force. 2013. Improving oral health. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Community Guide Branch, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources provide evidence-based recommendations and findings about what works to improve public oral health. Strategies are reviewed and interventions outlined in three key areas: (1) prevention of dental caries, (2) prevention of oral and pharyngeal cancers, and (3) prevention of oral and facial injuries. Recommendations for community water fluoridation and school-based dental-sealant programs are included.

Contact: Community Preventive Services Task Force, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Community Guide Branch, 1600 Clifton Road, N.E., MSE69, Atlanta, GA 30329, Telephone: (404) 498-6595 E-mail: communityguide@cdc.gov Web Site: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/task-force/community-preventive-services-task-force-members Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Community based services, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Fluorides, Health promotion, Injuries, Oral health, Prevention services, Program evaluation, School age children, School based clinics, Water

Virginia Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, Virginia Rural Health Resource Center, Virginia Rural Health Association. 2013. Virginia's state rural health plan. [Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity], 41 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines an action plan to enhance health care systems throughout rural Virginia. Contents include an analysis of health status in rural areas and strategies for improving health outcomes with a focus on development in areas beyond health care service delivery. Topics include obesity and associated behaviors and diseases, mental and behavioral health, oral health, cancer, perinatal issues, and lung disease.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, Office of Health Equity, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218-2448, Telephone: (804) 864-7435 Secondary Telephone: (800) 694-7439 Fax: (804) 864-7440 Web Site: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/omhhe Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Cancer, Health care systems, Health services delivery, Health status, Lung diseases, Mental health, Obesity, Oral health, Perinatal health, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Rural health, Rural population, State initiatives, Virginia, Work force

Clark J. 2013. Snapshot of oral health in South Dakota. Pierre, SD: South Dakota Department of Health, 27 pp.

Annotation: This report presents data on state epidemiological capacity to monitor trends over time and document improvements in oral health among the residents of South Dakota. Topics include child and adult oral health, state demographics, health professional shortages, access to oral health care, mobile services, Healthy People 2020, early care guidelines, chronic disease and oral health, oral cancer, and water fluoridation. Sources and references; reports on surveillance, prevention, workforce, and disease burden; and conclusions are provided.

Contact: South Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 600 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501-2536, Telephone: (605) 773-3361 Secondary Telephone: (800) 733-2301 Web Site: http://doh.sd.gov/prevention/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Adults, American Indians, Cancer, Children, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Health objectives, Infants, Low income groups, Oral health, Population surveillance, Pregnant women, Prevention programs, South Dakota, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends, Water, Work force

National Cancer Institute. 2012. Fluoridated water. Rockville, MD: National Cancer Institute, 3 pp. (Fact sheet)

Annotation: This public education fact sheet presents key points and facts about fluoridated community water in a question and answer format. Questions include (1) what is fluoride? (2) what is fluoridated water? (3) why fluoridate water? (4) when did water fluoridation begin in the United States? (5) can fluoridated water cause cancer? and (6) where can people find additional information on fluoridated water?

Contact: National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20892-8322, Telephone: (800) 422-6237 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (301) 402-0555 E-mail: cancergovstaff@mail.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.cancer.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Consumer education materials, Fluorides, Oral health, Water

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health. 2011. Oral health program strategic plan 2011–2014. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines an updated strategic plan for improving the nation’s oral health over the next 3 to 5 years. Five public health priorities and eight goals address core/essential functions and key subject areas. These areas include dental caries, periodontal diseases, oral and pharyngeal cancers, infection control, public oral health infrastructure, elimination of health disparities, health policy and translation/dissemination of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) products, and organizational capacity and function. The document also outlines the CDC’s vision, mission, roles, and core functions as well as priorities in public oral health.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health, 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/OralHealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Children, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Infection control, Oral cancer, Oral health, Periodontal diseases, Public health dentistry, Strategic planning

Wisconsin Department of Health Services. 2010. Oral cancer and oral health. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services, Oral Health Consultant, 2 pp. (Oral health in Wisconsin: A fact sheet)

Annotation: This fact sheet discusses oral cancer as a public health issue and describes causes and symptoms. Information about oral and pharyngeal cancer incidence and mortality rates in Wisconsin and the state's tobacco prevention and control program is also included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Oral Health Program, Division of Public Health, P.O. Box 2659, Madison, WI 53701-2659, Fax: (608) 266-3483 Web Site: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/oral-health/index.htm Available from the website.

Keywords: Alcohol consumption behavior, Consumer education, Disease prevention, Educational materials, Epidemiology, Oral cancer, Oral health, State programs, Statistics, Tobacco use, Wisconsin

American Dental Hygienists' Association. 2010. Want some life saving advice? Ask your dental hygienist about women and smoking. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet discusses the prevalence of smoking among girls and women, the health effects of smoking on women, and the role of the dental hygienist in providing information about quitting.

Contact: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (312) 440-8900 Fax: (312) 440-1806 Web Site: http://www.adha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Educational materials, Oral health, Periodontal disease, Smoking, Women's health promotion

Altema-Johnson D. 2010. The burden of oral diseases in Maryland. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 50 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of the burden of oral diseases in Maryland. It includes data on oral health status for children and adults, oral cancer, tobacco use, preventive care, access to care, disparities, and education and training as well as some policy mandates that help shape dental practice, health quality, prevention, and access to care in Maryland. The report also highlights the gap that exists in rural areas as well as access-to-care disparities in the state.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 201 West Preston Street, Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-5300 Secondary Telephone: (800) 735-2258 Fax: (410) 333-7392 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx Web Site: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/oralhealth/Pages/home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Barriers, Children, Disease prevention, Maryland, Oral cancer, Oral health, Prevention services, State surveys, Statistical data, Tobacco use

National Cancer Institute. 2009. What you need to know about: Oral cancer [rev. ed.]. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute, 50 pp. (What you need to know about)

Annotation: This booklet is about oral cancer. The booklet tells about treatment, nutrition, reconstruction and rehabilitation, and taking part in research studies. The booklet also has lists of questions to ask the doctor.

Contact: National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20892-8322, Telephone: (800) 422-6237 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (301) 402-0555 E-mail: cancergovstaff@mail.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.cancer.gov Available at no charge (order online at https://cissecure.nci.nih.gov/ncipubs/detail.aspx?prodid=P032); also available from the website. Document Number: P032.

Keywords: Consumer education, Mouth diseases, Oral cancer, Oral health, Patient education materials

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. 2007. South Carolina takes action: The burden of oral disease. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 52 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of the status of oral health in South Carolina in an effort to catalyze action in improving the general health of residents by reducing the burden of oral disease. Topics include national and state objectives on oral health, special populations, the burden of oral disease, protective factors affecting oral disease, oral health and systemic health, oral cancer, oral health education, and provision of oral health services. Contents include a list of figures and tables, an executive summary, a discussion of the document's theoretical framework, and conclusions.

Contact: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone: (803) 898-3432 Web Site: https://www.scdhec.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Children, Families, Health education, Health objectives, Health services, Health status, Oral cancer, Oral health, Population surveillance, Pregnant women, Protective factors, South Carolina, State initiatives, Statistical data

Alaska Dental Action Coalition. 2007. Oral health and dental access: Perspectives and recommendations from the Alaska Dental Action Coalition. Juneau, AK: Alaska Dental Action Coalition, 13 pp.

Annotation: This document is a preliminary working draft of a State Oral Health Plan presented to policymakers by a coalition of 20 stakeholder organizations. The draft contains national and state oral health data and recommendations to improve access to care in Alaska. Child health topics include dental caries experience and untreated dental caries, dental sealants, oral clefts, and oral health services. Data on adult oral health, oral cancer, and the age distribution of dentists in Alaska are also included. Recommendations in the areas of prevention and education, access, and financing are presented.

Contact: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Oral Health Program, Alaska Division of Public Health , P.O. Box 110610, 130 Seward Street, Room 508, Juneau, AK 99801-0610, Telephone: (907) 465-8628 Web Site: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/wcfh/Pages/oralhealth/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Alaska, Children, Dental care, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Financing, Health education, Oral cancer, Oral clefts, Oral health, Prevention, Statewide planning, Statistics, Work force, Young children

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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.