Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry. 2013. Oral Health Access for Young Children Program: Final report. [Lincoln, NE]: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry, 36 pp.
Annotation: This report presents findings from an evaluation of a pilot program to assess the oral health needs of children and families in Nebraska, and provide preventive oral health services. Contents include a program overview and summaries for each of fifteen regional and community partners who helped to administer and implement the program across the state. The summaries include data on the number and distribution of dentists and dental hygienists; the number of children seen, client visits, fluoride varnish treatments, clinic hours, community sites, and staff involved; satisfaction and referral rates; racial ethnic and age distributions; oral health status (unhealthy gums, need further care, early childhood caries); and access to oral health care (dental home, Medicaid, no dental insurance). Lessons learned, recommendations, and opportunities are also discussed. The program model and forms are provided as appendices.
Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 Web Site: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Dental-Health.aspx Available from the website.
Keywords: Access to health care, Final reports, Grants, Health status, Local initiatives, Nebraska, Needs assessment, Oral health, Pilot projects, Program evaluation, Public private partnerships, Rural population, State surveys, Statistical data, Urban population, Young children