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American Dental Association. 2018. February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Division of Communications, multiple items.

Annotation: These materials are designed to help health professionals and educators raise awareness about the importance of oral health during National Children’s Dental Health Month (February). The 2019 campaign slogan is “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile.” Contents include a program-planning guide, press releases, broadcasting tips, sample newspaper articles, posters, and activity sheets in English and Spanish for children and adolescents.

Contact: American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: (312) 440-7494 E-mail: info@ada.org Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Health observances, Health promotion, Materials for children, Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, School age children, Spanish language materials

National Birth Defects Prevention Network. 2017. National birth defects prevention month. Houston, TX: National Birth Defects Prevention Network, multiple items.

Annotation: These materials and resources are designed to assist state program staff and others interested in promoting birth defects prevention during "January is Birth Defects Prevention Month." Contents include fact sheets, pamphlets, and posters about birth defects, preconception health, infections and immunizations, and healthy lifestyle. Topics include what you should know about birth defects, including congenital heart defects; folic acid and fetal alcohol syndrome; toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus, and tips on preventing infections during pregnancy; and diabetes, smoking, and domestic violence. The resources are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: National Birth Defects Prevention Network, 1321 Upland Drive, Suite 1561, Houston, TX 77043, E-mail: nbdpn@nbdpn.org Web Site: https://www.nbdpn.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Congenital abnormalities, Gestational diabetes, Preconception care, Prevention, Public awareness campaigns, Reproductive health, Spanish language materials

Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office on Smoking and Health. 2017. Know the Risks: E-cigarettes & young people. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, multiple items.

Annotation: This website provides information about the risks electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use poses to youth and young adults, as well as resources for expanding and sharing knowledge about e-cigarettes and their impact on young people. Contents include the Surgeon General's report on the use of e-cigarettes by youth and young adults and information about the role of parents, health care professionals, and others in preventing harm and reducing young people's exposure to e-cigarettes. Resources include a fact sheet focusing on trends and heath risks, a quiz, a parent tip sheet, a health care provider conversation card, and responses to frequently asked questions. The fact sheet, tip sheet, and conversation card are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, Tower Building, Plaza Level 1, Room 100, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 276-8853 Fax: (240) 453-6141 Web Site: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adverse effects, Beliefs, Communication, Consumer education materials, Disease prevention, Federal initiatives, Marketing, Public awareness campaign materials, Risk factors, Smoking, Spanish language materials, Tobacco, Trends, Young adults

American Academy of Pediatrics and Children's Dental Health Project. 2017. Dental care during pregnancy is safe and important. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 1 p.

Annotation: This infographic and related resources are designed to help health professionals share the message that oral health care is safe and important during pregnancy. Sample images and messages for social media are also available. The infographic is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Contact: Children's Dental Health Project, 1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 833-8288 Fax: (202) 331-1432 E-mail: info@cdhp.org Web Site: https://www.cdhp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Oral health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Public awareness campaign materials, Safety

Illinois Department of Public Health. 2017. Precious drugs and scary bugs: Antibiotic stewardship toolkit for dental providers. Springfield, IL: Illinois Department of Public Health, 33 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit provides Illinois dentists with resources to support appropriate antibiotic prescribing as part of the Illinois Precious Drugs & Scary Bugs Campaign. The toolkit is organized around four core elements of outpatient antibiotic stewardship: (1) commitment—demonstrate dedication to optimizing antibiotic prescribing and patient safety, (2) action for policy and practice—implement a practice change to improve antibiotic prescribing, (3) tracking and reporting—monitor antibiotic-prescribing practices, and (4) education and expertise—provide patients and health professionals with educational resources. Resources for more information are included.

Contact: Illinois Department of Public Health, 525-535 West Jefferson Street, Springfield, IL 60603, Web Site: http://www.dph.illinois.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: , Antibiotics, Illinois, Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, Resource materials, State initiatives

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

American Dental Hygienists' Association. 2016. National Dental Hygiene Month. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association, annual.

Annotation: This toolkit is intended to help dental hygienists and others promote awareness of oral health as part of the annual observance of National Dental Hygiene Month (October). Contents include information on topics such as toothbrushing, flossing, rinsing, chewing gum, and community service. Public relations materials; posters; and a series of fact sheets on oral health in children, adolescents, adults, and older adults are also available. Some materials are available in both English and Spanish.

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: Adolescent health, Adult health, Child health, Dental hygienists, Educational materials, Health promotion, Public awareness campaigns, Resources for professionals, Spanish language materials

Insure Kids Now. 2016. Improving oral health. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help health professionals promote oral health coverage in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and educate pregnant women and parents and other caregivers about good oral health habits. Contents include links to Medicaid and CHIP benefits for children by state and a tool to help families find a dentist. Additional contents include a fact sheet, a flyer, a poster, tear pads, web banners and buttons, social media messages, images for Facebook and Twitter, and newsletter templates in English and Spanish.

Contact: Insure Kids Now, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Web Site: https://www.insurekidsnow.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Children's Health Insurance Program, Consumer education materials, Medicaid, Oral health, Pregnant women, Public awareness campaigns, Resources for professionals, Spanish language materials, Young children

Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services. 2016. Delaware oral health toolkit. Dover, DE: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help health, civic, and community-service organizations make oral health a priority. Contents include information about the burden of oral disease and the need for oral health care in Delaware and a step-by-step guide to developing oral health activities, including best practices, tips for goal setting, referral protocols, team training, monitoring, and evaluation. Additional contents include a presentation, educational brochures, an evaluation and referral worksheet, a resource guide, and sample articles.

Contact: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, Jesse Cooper Building, 417 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901, Telephone: (302) 744-4554 Fax: (302) 661-7229 Web Site: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsm/ohphome.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Delaware, Oral health, Public awareness campaign materials, Resources for professionals, State initiatives

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2016. Campaign for Dental Health. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for the public and policymakers provide evidence-based information and tools to promote and protect access to community water fluoridation and other preventive strategies. Contents include a primer on the fluoride debate, answers to fluoridation questions, tools for sustaining or initiating fluoridation in a community, materials to give decision-makers, public education materials, and presentations. Topics include children's oral health and fluoride, communities supporting fluoride, facts about fluoride, fluoride and public health, fluoride in the news, fluoride and access to care, partners, and what the experts say about fluoride. Infographics, posters, and videos are included. Many resources are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 E-mail: fluoride@aap.org Web Site: http://www.ilikemyteeth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Children, Community health services, Fluorides, Multimedia, Oral health, Preventive health services, Public awareness campaign materials, Public health infrastructure, Spanish language materials, Water

Massachusetts Act Early. 2016. Considering culture in autism screening. [no place]: Massachusetts Act Early, 8 pp.

Annotation: This document for primary care health professionals provides tips for promoting the identification of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other developmental disabilities for children from immigrant families or from families whose primary language is not English. Contents include tips for culturally- and linguistically-competent autism screening; the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) screening tool in English and in four translations (Chinese, Haitian Creole, Spanish, and Vietnamese); an assortment of materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Learn the Signs. Act Early campaign for use in practice; and resource and referral information.

Contact: Massachusetts Act Early, MA Web Site: www.maactearly.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Autism, Culturally competent services, Developmental disabilities, Developmental screening, Early identification, Immigrants, Infants, Massachusetts, Non English language materials, Public awareness campaign materials, Referrals, State initiatives, Young children

Surgeon General of the United States, Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Institute for Healthcare Improvement. 2016. Turn the Tide. [Washington, DC:] U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for health professionals and their clients provide information about opioids and describe ways to reduce the risk of opioid addiction and overdose. Information about taking opioids, safe storage and disposal, a help line, and options for sharing personal experiences are also included.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-0257 Secondary Telephone: (877) 696-6775 Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Drug addiction, National initiatives, Opiates, Public awareness campaigns, Resources for professionals, Risk factors, Safety, Self help programs

Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. 2016. Rethink your drink, think water. Okemos, MI: Delta Dental Foundation, 2 items.

Annotation: These resources provide information about sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and tips on healthy alternatives. Contents include a poster and a brochure. Topics include the potential impact of SSB consumption on oral health; the amount of sugar in different beverages; and recommended daily limits on sugar for infants, children, adolescents, and adults. Information about reading nutrition labels, limiting juice, and choosing water is provided. A form for ordering a drink display kit is also available.

Contact: Delta Dental Foundation, 4100 Okemos Road, Okemos, MI 48864, Telephone: (800) 524-0149 Web Site: http://www.deltadentalmi.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Consumer education materials, Decision making, Fluid intake, Health behavior, Infants, Oral health, Public awareness campaign materials, Resources for professionals, Sugar, Sweetening agents, Water

Procter and Gamble Company. 2016. Children's oral health. Cincinnati, OH: Procter and Gamble Company, multiple items.

Annotation: These public-awareness-campaign materials are designed for use during Children’s Dental Health Month (February) to encourage good oral health for children of all ages. Contents include activity sheets; a guide for parents; a poster for displaying in an office waiting room; a certificate to present to children; tools for classroom educators (customizable letter and teacher’s guide); and classroom resources, including lesson plans, demos and videos, and frequently asked questions.

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

Keywords: Children, Consumer education materials, Curriculum development, Learning, Multimedia, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Prevention programs, Primary prevention, Program development, Program planning, Public awareness campaign materials, Teaching

First 5 Contra Costa Children and Families Commission, Healthy+Active Before 5. 2015–. Sugar Bites. Concord, CA: First 5 Contra Costa Children and Families Commission, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are part of a public-awareness campaign aimed at preventing the development of chronic diseases by encouraging parents to choose water for their young child instead of drinks that are high in sugar. The resources focus on reducing children’s risk for obesity, tooth decay, and type 2 diabetes by reducing their consumption of flavored milk, juice drinks, soda, and sports drinks. Contents include brochures, posters, videos, and web graphics. The resources are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: First 5 Contra Costa Children and Families Commission, 1485 Civic Court, Suite 1200, Concord, CA 94520, Telephone: (925) 771-7300 Web Site: http://www.first5coco.org Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Consumer education materials, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Fluid intake, Food consumption, Local initiatives, Multimedia, Nutrition, Obesity, Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, Resource materials, Risk factors, Spanish language materials, Sugar, Water, Young children

Minnesota Oral Health Project. 2015–. Crush Cavities!. [no place]: Minnesota Oral Health Project, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help primary care health professionals and others understand the etiology of dental caries and caregivers’ role in preventing caries in infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 21. Contents include information and resources on finding a physician or dentist, getting care when the first tooth erupts, applying fluoride varnish as part of well-child care, practicing good oral hygiene, and consuming healthy foods and drinks. Additional contents include a press release and a governor’s proclamation; public service announcements in English, Hmong, Karen, Lao, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese; and frequently asked questions. A video for parents about fluoride varnish is also available.

Contact: Minnesota Oral Health Project, c/o University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, E-mail: MNOralHealthProject@gmail.com Web Site: http://www.minnesotaoralhealthproject.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Community based services, Dental care, Fluorides, Health promotion, Infants, Local initiatives, Low income groups, Low literacy materials, Minnesota, Multimedia, Non English language materials, Nutrition, Oral health, Outreach, Preventive health services, Primary care, Public awareness campaigns, Public service announcements, Spanish language materials, Young children

Oral Health America. 2015. Fall for Smiles. Chicago, IL: Oral Health America, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for oral health professionals, families, and the media focus on the importance of regular dental visits, toothbrushing and flossing, and avoiding tobacco. Contents include an activity booklet with a coloring sheet, toothbrushing chart, and tip sheet; a promotion guide with press/letter templates, posters, and related items; a campaign booklet with information on how to get involved, tips for toothbrushing, and activities for families; a guide about social media and language; stories; a quiz; and a webinar. Images and logo are also available.

Contact: Oral Health America, 180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601, Telephone: (312) 836-9900 Fax: (312) 836-9986 E-mail: info@oralhealthamerica.org Web Site: http://www.oralhealthamerica.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Families, Health promotion, Mass media, Materials for children, Multimedia, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Preventive health services, Public awareness campaigns, Resources for professionals, Tobacco

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health. 2015. Tips from former smokers: Dental professionals—Help your patients quit. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources provide guidance for oral health professionals on helping their clients quit smoking. Contents include a fact sheet on how to support clients, a handout on reasons to quit, a continuing education training, answers to frequently asked questions such as how quitlines work and how effective they are, an intervention card that lists steps for conducting brief interventions with clients, and supplemental materials.

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: Continuing education, Intervention, Oral health, Pregnant women, Public awareness campaigns, Public awareness materials, Resource for professionals, Smoking cessation, Tobacco use, Training

Michigan Oral Health Coalition. 2015. Grassroots advocacy toolkit: 2015/2016 legislative session. Lansing, MI: Michigan Oral Health Coalition, 12 pp.

Annotation: This document for oral health advocates provides information on how to effectively communicate and engage in the political process in Michigan. Contents include contact information for key legislative committees, strategies for meeting with legislators and policymakers, tips for a successful legislative or administrative visit, other ways to connect with legislators, and a budget timeline for the state. Sample campaign letter and testimony templates and a legislator feedback form are also included.

Contact: Michigan Oral Health Coalition, 106 W. Allegan Street, Suite 310, Lansing, MI 48933, Telephone: (517) 827-0466 Fax: (517) 381-8008 Web Site: http://www.mohc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Communication, Community action, Decision making, Health policy, Legislation, Michigan, Oral health, Policy development, Public awareness campaign materials, Relationships, Resources for professionals, State government

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

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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.