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Perrin J. n.d.. Home Care for Chronically Ill Children: Policy Analysis [Final report]. Boston, MA: Massachusetts General Hospital, Wang Ambulatory Care Center, 171 pp.

Annotation: The goal of this project was to improve the knowledge base from which policymakers and program directors make decisions regarding implementation of community-based and home-based services for children with long-term health care needs. Strategies included a literature review, a review of current innovative home and community-based programs, and the dissemination of findings and recommendations by means of publications and a state-of-the-art conference. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB94-106358.

Keywords: Children, Chronically Ill, Community-Based Health Services, Data Collection from, Home-Based Health Care, Primary Care Centers, Technology Dependence

National Network for Oral Health Access. 2019. OHI toolkit. Denver, CO: National Network for Oral Health Access, 1 web resource.

Annotation: This toolkit is a guide for community health centers (CHCs) to use in their efforts toward infrastructure improvements to integrate new oral health services or enhance existing services. It helps CHCs assess their readiness to integrate new oral health services or enhance existing services; provides links to Health Resources and Services Administration requirements, regulations, and resources; and offers infrastructure enhancement strategies.

Contact: National Network for Oral Health Access, 181 East 56th Avenue, Suite 501, Denver, CO 80216, Telephone: (866) 316-4995 Fax: (866) 316-4995 E-mail: info@nnoha.org Web Site: http://www.nnoha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health centers, Oral health, Primary care, Program improvement, Service integration

U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care. 2018. Health center program fact sheet: America's primary care safety net working to address oral health. Rockville, MD: U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes how health centers increase access to oral health care in the communities they serve. Contents include information about oral health services provided and the number of visits and patients served. Topics include activities to increase access to oral health care for underserved populations, modernize the safety net infrastructure and delivery system, improve oral health outcomes, and promote an innovative organizational culture. Links to resources for general information and technical assistance for health centers are also included.

Contact: U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 489-4772 Fax: (301) 480-4098 Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov/about/organization/bureaus/bphc/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community health centers, Comprehensive health care, Oral health, Organizational change, Primary care, Public health infrastructure, Service delivery systems, Technical assistance, Underserved communities

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. 2017. HRSA oral health: Across the agency. Rockville, MD: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document offers information about federal programs that provide funding to health centers, states, academic institutions, and other entities to recruit, train, and retain health professionals, including dentists and dental hygienists, in efforts to increase access to oral health care. The document also highlights program efforts to establish benchmarks for the nation’s oral health status and for oral health care and to ensure that oral health care is available to people living with HIV/AIDS; mothers, children, and adolescents, including those with special health care needs; and those who receive care at health centers.

Contact: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 464-4772 Fax: (301) 443-1246 E-mail: ask@hrsa.gov Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Benchmarking, Children, Community health centers, Federal programs, HIV infected patients, Health care delivery, Health occupations, Health status, Low income groups, MCH services, Mothers, Oral health, Primary care, Quality assurance, Recruitment, Service integration, Special health care needs, State MCH programs, Training, Work force, Young adults

University of California, Los Angeles, First 5 LA, and Children Now. 2016. Strengthening dental care for children utilizing California's federally qualified health centers. Oakland, CA: Children Now, 14 pp.

Annotation: This policy brief provides information about the state of children's oral health in California, an overview of federally qualified health centers' (FQHCs') role in providing primary care and oral health care services to children, and recommendations for expanding the capacity of FQHCs to improve access to quality oral health care for children in California. The brief outlines recommendations for expanding programs to increase co-location of dental and medical clinics at FQHC sites; supporting programs to improve FQHCs' oral health capacity through medical-dental integration; and expanding investments in information technology and personnel to enhance care coordination.

Contact: Children Now, 1212 Broadway, Fifth Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 763-2444 Fax: (510) 763-1974 E-mail: info@childrennow.org Web Site: http://www.childrennow.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, California, Children, Community based services, Community health centers, Dental care, Health care delivery, Medicaid, Oral health, Pediatric care, Policy development, Preventive health services, Primary care, Program coordination, Public health infrastructure, Quality assurance, Service integration, State programs, Statewide planning

Crall JJ, Illum J, Martinez A, Pourat N. 2016. An innovative project breaks down barriers to oral health care for vulnerable children in Los Angeles County. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 7 pp.

Annotation: This policy brief describes a project to improve oral health care for young children at 12 federally qualified health center clinic sites with co-located oral health and primary care services in Los Angeles County, California. Contents include program goals to reduce barriers to obtaining oral health care for infants and young children from birth through age 5 and strategies and interventions to meet program goals. Topics include infrastructure, practice-management technical assistance, training, quality-improvement learning collaboratives, community systems development, and policy analysis. Additional topics include the location and characteristics of participating clinics, the number of visits for children by project year and quarter, and policy implications.

Contact: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1550, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Telephone: (310) 794-0909 Fax: (310) 794-2686 E-mail: chpr@ucla.edu Web Site: http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, California, Clinics, Community health centers, County programs, Dental care, Infants, Local initiatives, Oral health, Policy development, Primary care, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Quality assurance, Service integration, Systems development, Technical assistance, Training, Work force, Young children

National Network for Oral Health Access. 2015. A user's guide for implementation of interprofessional oral health core clinical competencies: Results of a pilot project. Denver, CO: National Network for Oral Health Access, 39 pp.

Annotation: This guide for health center staff describes a set of interprofessional oral health core clinical competencies designed to foster integration of oral health care into primary care. The guide also provides information about three pilot projects’ experiences related to implementing the competencies. Contents include recommendations to inform planning, training systems, health information systems, clinical care systems, and evaluation systems.

Contact: National Network for Oral Health Access, 181 East 56th Avenue, Suite 501, Denver, CO 80216, Telephone: (866) 316-4995 Fax: (866) 316-4995 E-mail: info@nnoha.org Web Site: http://www.nnoha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Clinics, Community health centers, Interdisciplinary approach, Oral health, Primary care, Program development, Service integration, Systems development

Pourat N, Martinez AE, Crall J. 2015. Better together: Co-location of dental and primary care provides opportunities to improve oral health. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 8 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents findings from a study to assess oral health care capacity in community health centers (CHCs) in California. Topics include the geographic distribution of CHCs with co-located oral health care and primary care; size, productivity, and revenues of co-located sites compared to those without on-site oral health care capacity; and opportunities to improve access to oral health care in CHCs.

Contact: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1550, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Telephone: (310) 794-0909 Fax: (310) 794-2686 E-mail: chpr@ucla.edu Web Site: http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Community health centers, Dental care, Geographic factors, Oral health, Policy development, Primary care, Program improvement, State surveys

Maxey H. 2015. Integration of oral health with primary care in health centers: Profiles of five innovative models. Bethesda, MD: National Association of Community Health Centers, 27 pp.

Annotation: This monograph presents information on five health centers that have successfully integrated oral health care into primary care. Contents include background on oral health disparities and health center leadership in providing access to oral health care; a framework for exploring integration; an overview of the participants, methods, and results; and profiles of the health centers in Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Washington.

Contact: National Association of Community Health Centers, 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1100W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 347-0400 Web Site: http://nachc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health centers, Community health services, Models, Oral health, Primary care, Program development, Service delivery, Service integration

U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care. 2015. Uniform data system reporting instructions. Rockville, MD: U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care, 195 pp.

Annotation: This manual addresses the annual reporting requirements for recipients of the cluster of primary care grants funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and other health centers designated as look-alikes and certain health centers funded under the Bureau of Health Workforce. Contents include a brief introduction to the Uniform Data System (UDS), a core set of information appropriate for reviewing the operation and performance of health centers, definitions of terms, instructions for completing each of the tables, and information on submissions of the UDS to the Bureau of Primary Health Care through the Health Resources and Services Administration's Electronic Handbook system. Topics include patient characteristics, staffing and use, tenure for health center staff, diagnoses and services rendered, quality-of-care measures, health outcomes and disparities, and financial costs and revenue.

Contact: U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 489-4772 Fax: (301) 480-4098 Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov/about/organization/bureaus/bphc/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health centers, Costs, Data collection, Dental sealants, Health care utilization, Measures, Oral health, Outcome and process assessment, Patient care, Primary care, Quality assurance, Work force

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions. 2014. Paying for primary care and behavioral health services provided in integrated care settings. Washington, DC: SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, multiple items.

Annotation: These worksheets are designed to help clinic managers, integrated care project directors, and billing/coding staff at community mental health centers and community health centers identify available current procedural terminology (CPT) codes they can use in their state to bill for services related to integrated primary and behavioral health care. The worksheets link CPT codes with state-specific diagnostic codes and associated professional credentials needed to submit a successful, payable claim. Links to instructional videos covering a range of billing and coding topics and an archived webinar on billing for integrated health services are also available.

Contact: SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, 1701 K Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006, E-mail: integration@thenational council.org Web Site: http://www.integration.samhsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinical coding, Community health centers, Medicaid, Mental health services, Primary care, Regulations, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals, Service integration, State programs, Training

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and National Network for Oral Health Access. 2014. Facilitating partnerships and collaborations between state oral health programs and primary care associations: Final project report. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 4 pp., plus appendices (50 pp.).

Annotation: This report describes a national initiative to provide guidance to oral health programs, primary care associations, and community health centers in identifying and planning collaborative state-level oral-health-improvement projects. Contents include information about the state application process; coaches who provide guidance to the project; resource materials; the launch webcast; team work plans in Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, and Oklahoma; responses to a follow-up survey; and recommendations.

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: Collaboration, Community health centers, National initiatives, Outcome and process assessment, Primary care, Program planning, State programs, Teamwork

Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center, Community Health Innovation and Research Program. 2013. Toolkit for building primary care research at your community health center. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center, Community Health Innovation and Research Program, 8 modules.

Annotation: This toolkit is designed to provide clinical and administrative staff at community health centers with the essentials needed to build a primary care research infrastructure. Organized into eight stand-alone audio-recorded modules, the toolkit helps health center clinicians and staff find information on: (1) introduction to quality improvement and research, (2) building primary care research infrastructure, (3) data: access and utilization, (4) study design and methods overview, (5) dissemination and action, (6) funding research, (7) partnerships for research, and (8) ethics and the Institutional Review Board. Appendices are included after each module to provide access to sample agreements, forms, policies, slides, and worksheets.

Contact: Harvard University, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, Telephone: (617) 495-1000 Web Site: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community health centers, Data collection, Data sources, Ethics, Fundraising, Primary care, Qualitative evaluation, Research, Research design, Research methodology

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

National Association of Community Health Centers. 2012. Health wanted: The state of unmet need for primary health care in America. Bethesda, MD: National Association of Community Health Centers, 37 pp.

Annotation: This report, which focuses on the unmet need for primary health care in the United States, discusses why this need exists, contributing factors, and costs and consequences. The report presents community health centers as a solution to this problem and discusses identifying primary care needs, how health centers can meet these needs, the trend toward health centers filling the primary health care gap, and what still needs to be done.

Contact: National Association of Community Health Centers, 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1100W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 347-0400 Web Site: http://nachc.org

Keywords: Access to health care, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Community health centers, Community health services, Costs, Culturally competent services, Geographic factors, Cultural factors, High risk groups, Immigrants, Income factors, Low income groups, Poverty, Primary care, Underserved communities, Uninsured persons

Brownlee B. 2012. Oral health integration in the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) environment: Case studies from community health centers. Seattle, WA: Qualis Health, 22 pp.

Annotation: This paper documents four case studies of community health centers that have taken steps to ensure that medical-care-delivery systems and oral-health-care-delivery systems work closely together and to incorporate oral health into their quality-improvement processes. Topics include models for integrating oral health care into the primary care setting, findings on oral-health-care delivery in the safety net that can influence work toward the patient-centered medical home model, and changes in health policy and health care reimbursement that are needed to support integrated medical care and oral health care.

Contact: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: http://www.dentaquestpartnership.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health centers, Health policy, Medical home, Oral health, Primary care, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Reimbursement, Service integration, Systems development

RCHN Community Health Foundation and George Washington University School of Public Health, Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy. 2011. CHroniCles: The community health center story. New York, NY: RCHN Community Health Foundation,

Annotation: This website documents the history of community health centers (CHCs) through a web-based portal of narratives, photographs, videos, and other materials. Contents include information about the CHC movement and CHC programs, a timeline, and stories and profiles of individual CHCs and primary care associations across the country. The profiles are searchable by name. The site showcases materials from contributors, as well as material developed and recorded especially for the project.

Contact: RCHN Community Health Foundation, 1633 Boradway, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10019, Telephone: (212) 246-1122 x700 E-mail: info@RCHNfoundation.org Web Site: http://www.rchnfoundation.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health centers, History, Primary care, Web sites

U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care. 2008. Health centers: America's primary care safety net—Reflections on successes, 2002-2007. Rockville, MD: U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care, 44 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the U.S. health center program history; the role in providing a health care home; the model of care used; and how connections are sustained between primary care associations, offices, and other partners. It also describes the unprecedented growth of the health center program from 2002 to 2007 and outlines future issues in work force, health information technology, emergency management, quality, and performance measurement. Program successes are also discussed.

Contact: U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 489-4772 Fax: (301) 480-4098 Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov/about/organization/bureaus/bphc/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community health centers, National programs, Primary care facilities, Program descriptions, Program evaluation, Public health services

Proser M, Shin P, Hawkins D. 2005. A nation's health at risk III: Growing uninsured, budget cutbacks challenge president's initiative to put a health center in every poor county. Washington, DC: National Association of Community Health Centers, 27 pp. (Special topics issue brief no. 9)

Annotation: This report analyzes the scope of unmet need for primary health care in America's poor counties. It also documents how health centers overcome complex barriers to quality health care faced by poor and diverse communities, how they are cost-effective providers of care, and threats that jeopardize health center's ability to meet rising demand.

Contact: George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, 950 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20052, Telephone: (202) 994-4100 Web Site: http://publichealth.gwu.edu/departments/health-policy Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Community health centers, Costs, Low income groups, Primary care

Health Systems Research. [2000]. Coordination strategies handbook: A guide for WIC and primary care professionals. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture,Food and Nutrition Service, 202 pp.

Annotation: This handbook focuses on improving coordination among public agencies such as WIC, migrant health centers, Indian Health Service and Tribal Health System, and community health centers. The handbook is intended to serve as a reference tool for local agencies pursuing coordination efforts. The first section of the handbook includes summaries of 12 model sites. Subsequent sections highlight innovative coordination strategies such as policy and administrative coordination, clinical coordination, and community-based initiatives. Suggestions for overcoming barriers to improving coordination and ways to assess and develop coordination strategies are also offered. Six appendices describe WIC and primary care service providers and list partner agencies that completed interviews, reactor panel members, state WIC agencies, Indian Health Service/Tribal Health System nutrition contacts, and state primary care associations.

Contact: U.S. Food and Nutrition Service, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302, Web Site: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Communities, Community health centers, Community programs, Indian Health Service, Initiatives, Model programs, Primary care, Program coordination, Public agencies, Service coordination, WIC Program

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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.