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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. n.d.. Bringing it together: Head Start-state collaboration projects. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, 67 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an introduction to the Head Start-State Collaboration Projects, which involve Head Start in state planning and policy making efforts that affect low income children and families. It includes some fact sheets on the Collaboration Projects, project profiles and contact list, legislation regarding Head Start-State Collaboration Projects, and an excerpt from the report of the Advisory Committee on Head Start Quality and Expansion.

Contact: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W., Washington, DC 20447, Telephone: (202) 401-9215 Secondary Telephone: (800) 422-4453 Web Site: http://www.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Early childhood education, Family support, Head Start, Low income groups, Policy development, Program descriptions, Public private partnerships, State initiatives, Statewide planning

Academy of General Dentistry. n.d.. A state advocacy toolkit. Chicago, IL: Academy of General Dentistry, 6 pp.

Annotation: This document for oral health professionals provides information and resources about advocating for oral health and oral health care access in states. Topics include becoming aware, being educated, and informed; building grassroots support; building coalitions; reaching out to legislators; testifying before state boards or legislatures; and attending or hosting town hall meetings and fundraisers. A link to additional resources for facilitating advocacy in government, public, and professional relations is also provided.

Contact: Academy of General Dentistry, 560 W. Lake Street, Sixth Floor, Chicago, IL 60661-6600, Telephone: (888) 243-3368 Fax: (312) 335-3443 Web Site: http://www.agd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Coalitions, Community action, Fundraising, Legislation, Oral health, Policy development, Public awareness campaigns, Statewide planning

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

Fleming E. 2019. State dental screening laws for children: Examining the trend and impact—An update to the 2008 report. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 17 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses whether state dental screening laws have expanded since the original report was published in 2008 and the degree to which these laws are advancing broader goals to improve access to oral health care and reduce oral disease. The report provides background information on how dental screening laws can serve as a policy approach to ensure that children are ready for school, reviews methods and results, and offers a discussion and recommendations.

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 caries, Health screening, Oral health, Public policy, School readiness, State legislation, State programs, Young children

Children’s Partnership and the Pacific Center for Special Care. 2019. From pilot to systems change: Integrating the virtual dental home into California's system of oral health care for children. Los Angeles, CA: Children's Partnership , 6 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief provides information about the effectiveness of the virtual dental home in meeting the oral health care needs of California’s children who are underserved. The brief summarizes the evolution of policies that have supported the spread of the virtual dental home throughout California and identifies what is needed to integrate this model into oral-health-care-delivery systems in California to improve access to services for children and families.

Contact: Children's Partnership, 1351 Third Street Promenade, Suite 206, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1321, Telephone: (310) 260-1220 Fax: (310) 260-1921 E-mail: frontdoor@childrenspartnership.org Web Site: http://www.childrenspartnership.org Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Child health, Low income groups, Oral health, Public policy, State programs

Children's Dental Health Project. 2019. Medicaid dental guidance to states: An opportunity to aim for equity. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 14 pp.

Annotation: This report is intended to assist advocates in capitalizing on information in a 2018 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services information bulletin that explains how state agencies administering Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program can better address children’s oral health needs. The report explains why the bulletin is important and discusses opportunities to improve oral health care for children. Strategies for implementing change are discussed, and a checklist for advocates is provided.

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: Advocacy, Access to health care, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Public policy, State Children's Health Insurance Program, State agencies

Bauerly BC. 2019. Policy frameworks supporting school-based dental sealant programs and their application in Minnesota. St. Paul, MN: Network for Public Health Law, 13 pp. (Oral health issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief discusses legal barriers that impede school-based dental sealant programs and offers strategies to overcome these barriers. The brief presents Minnesota’s laws and regulations related to school-based dental sealant programs. It also discusses considerations for forming school–oral health professional partnerships, overcoming policy barriers, and statewide coordination.

Contact: Network for Public Health Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, Telephone: (651) 695-7749 Fax: (651) 695-7749 Web Site: https://www.networkforphl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental sealants, State programs, Legislation, Minnesota, , Oral health, Public policy, School health programs

Amah G, Jura M, Mertz E. 2019. Practice patterns of postgraduate dental residency completers from select long-term HRSA-funded primary dental care training programs. Rensselaer, NY: Oral Health Workforce Resource Center, 54 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a study conducted to examine practice patterns of graduates of primary care dental postgraduate training programs with a history of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funding. The study aims were to assess the impact of graduates’ training experience on current practice patterns and subsequent patient access to care and to measure the long-term impact of these programs on improving dentists' capacity to meet the needs of those who are underserved. The report provides background and discusses study methods, findings, and limitations. A discussion of the findings, including information about policy implications, is included.

Contact: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, New York Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, SUNY, School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 Web Site: http://www.oralhealthworkforce.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dental schools, Dentists, Graduate education, Low income groups, Oral health, Public policy, Research

Kreuger J. 2019. Medical-dental integration in Minnesota would benefit from changes in law and policy. St Paul, MN: Network for Public Health Law, 8 pp. (Oral health issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief summarizes the emergence of new conceptual frameworks for medical-dental integration and describes the need to address practical and legal barriers to integration to promote emerging strategies to encourage increased collaboration among oral health professionals and non-oral-health professionals in Minnesota. The brief describes ways that medical-dental integration can take place, provides a national context and a Minnesota context, discusses models of integrated care and barriers and strategies in law and policy, and provides examples of medical-dental integration.

Contact: Network for Public Health Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, Telephone: (651) 695-7749 Fax: (651) 695-7749 Web Site: https://www.networkforphl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Minnesota, Oral health, Public policy, Service integration, State programs

Bauerly BC. 2019. Policy framework supporting school-based dental sealant programs and their application in Minnesota. St Paul, MN: Network for Public Health Law, 13 pp. (Oral health issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief identifies innovative laws and policies that could encourage consideration, adoption, and implementation of state-level school-based dental sealant programs. The brief examines the current state of the law as it relates to such programs in Minnesota. Topics include considerations for forming partnerships between schools and oral health professionals, overcoming policy barriers, and statewide coordination.

Contact: Network for Public Health Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, Telephone: (651) 695-7749 Fax: (651) 695-7749 Web Site: https://www.networkforphl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Minnesota, Oral health, Program coordination, Public policy, Service coordination, State programs

[2018]. South Carolina oral health 2020: State plan 2015-2020. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 23 pp.

Annotation: This plan presents priorities for oral health in South Carolina during the period 2015–2020. Priorities discussed include strengthening public health infrastructure; improving access to oral health services for vulnerable populations; education and prevention; supporting the integration of public health priorities, as they relate to oral health, into higher education programs’ dental education; and policy and outreach. For each priority, recommendations are provided.

Contact: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone: (803) 898-3432 Fax: (803) 898-3323 E-mail: info@dhec.sc.gov Web Site: http://www.scdhec.gov

Keywords: Access to health care, Education, Oral health, Outreach, Prevention, Public health, Public policy, South Carolina, State programs

Texas Health Institute. 2018. Oral health in Texas: Bridging gaps and filling needs. Austin, TX: Texas Health Institute, 190 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information on the burden of oral disease in Texas. The report includes a state-level overview of oral health organized around four topics: (1) where Texas stands on oral health and overall health, (2) factors contributing to the state’s oral health burden, (3) Texans’ access to oral health care, and (4) the capacity of the Texas oral health work force to meet demand. Each section describes available scientific evidence and provides a review of associated policy issues. The profiles display data on population and socioeconomic factors, oral health outcomes, risk factors for disease, clinical care, and Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollment and expenditures.

Contact: Texas Health Institute, 8501 N. Mopac Expressway, Suite 170, Austin, TX 78759, Web Site: http://www.texashealthinstitute.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Oral health, Public policy, Socioeconomic factors, State initiatives, Statistical data, Access to health care, Texas

Pew Charitable Trusts. 2018. When regulations block access to oral health care, children at risk suffer: The school dental sealant program dilemma. Philadelphia, PA: Pew Charitable Trusts, 12 (Issue brief)

Annotation: This brief describes state-based regulations or policies (e.g., related to dental practice acts, oral exams, employment requirements, procedures allowed under general supervision, Medicaid) that limit or prevent dental hygienists from applying dental sealants to children’s teeth at school or that create a financial burden for school-based dental sealant programs. The brief also discusses responses from a questionnaire for state dental directors.

Contact: Pew Charitable Trusts, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1700, Philadelphia, PA 19103-7077, Telephone: (215) 575-9050 Fax: (215) 575-4939 E-mail: info@pewtrusts.org Web Site: http://www.pewtrusts.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Dental sealants, Oral health, Prevention programs, Public policy, School health services

Chazin S, Bond M. 2018. Report on progress towards the 2018 milestones. Boston, MA: Oral Health Progress and Equity Network, 61 pp.

Annotation: This report presents Oral Health Progress and Equity Network (OPEN)—a network working toward framing oral health as health and focusing on oral health across the lifespan—2018 milestones set to serve as indicators of progress toward fulfillment of its 2020 targets. The report discusses the importance of each target to achieving oral health and overall health across the lifespan and describes progress toward each milestone. The report also includes an introduction to OPEN, discusses methodology, and presents findings of the 2018 milestone assessment in the following areas: children, schools, Medicare, Medicaid, measurement, person-centered care, and public perception.

Contact: Oral Health Progress and Equity Network, Web Site: http://www.oralhealth.network Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dental caries, Health services delivery, Oral health, Prevention, Public policy

Georgetown University Health Justice Alliance. 2018. Oral health convening focusing on children with special health care needs. Washington, DC: O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, 36 pp.

Annotation: This document provides information about the Oral Health Convening Focusing on Children with Special Health Care Needs conducted by the Georgetown University (GU) Health Justice Alliance and the George E. Richmond Foundation on March 18, 2018, in Washington, DC. The convening brought together a multidisciplinary group of key stakeholders to share their expertise and insights related to how to improve the oral health of children with special health care needs (CSHCN) in Washington, DC, and identify policy solutions to improve access to oral health care for CSHCN. The document provides background information about oral health and CSHCN and includes a description of each panel session and breakout session.

Contact: O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University, Hotung Building, Fifth Floor, 600 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 662-9203 Fax: (202) 662-4045 E-mail: oneillinstitute@law.georgetown.edu Web Site: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/

Keywords: Children with special health care needs: Access to health care: Public policy, Conferences, District of Columbia, Local initiatives, Oral health

National Rural Health Association. [2017]. Compendium of rural oral health best practices. Kansas City, MO: National Rural Health Association, 23 pp.

Annotation: This compendium shares best practices, models, research, and policies from across the country to enhance access to high-quality oral health care in rural America. For each item, the following information is provided: contact information; a description of the program’s purpose; a detailed summary of the program; an overview of the program’s effectiveness, with specific examples; and the program’s funding source.

Contact: National Rural Health Association, 521 East 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110, Telephone: (816) 756-3140 Fax: (816) 756-3144 E-mail: mail@NRHArural.org Web Site: http://www.ruralhealthweb.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Best practices, Model programs, Public policy, Research, Rural population, Oral health

Talib Z, Palsdottir B, Briggs M, Clithero A, Cobb NM, Marjadi B, Preston R, Williams S. 2017. Defining community-engaged health professional education: A step toward building the evidence. Washington, DC: National Academy of Medicine, 4 pp. (Discussion paper)

Annotation: This paper describes the lack of published literature analyzing learning taking place in and with communities that has a demonstrated value to that community and the factors attributable to it, and efforts to build the evidence by establishing a common definition for community-engaged health professional education that is relevant to all health professionals in all disciplines in all settings or context. Contents include elements of the definition. Topics include sustainable community-academic partnerships; collaborative design, delivery, and evaluation; and next steps for building the evidence.

Contact: National Academy of Medicine, 500 5th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, E-mail: NAMedicine@nas.edu Web Site: http://nam.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Equal opportunities, Evaluation, Goals, Health occupations, International health, Leadership, Learning, Policy development, Professional education, Public private partnerships, Strategic plans, Sustainability, Training, Underserved communities, Work force

Weinstein JN, Geller A, Baciu A, Negussio Y, eds; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States. 2017. Communities in action: Pathways to health equity. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 530 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the evidence on the status of health disparities and the research examining the underlying conditions that lead to poor health and health inequities. It also examines and shares examples of solutions implemented in several communities. Topics include the need to promote health equity, the state of health disparities in the United States, the root cause of health inequity, the role of communities in promoting health equity, examples of communities tackling health inequity, policies to support community solutions, partners in promoting health equity in communities, and community tools to promote health equity.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Communities, Community action, Community based services, Equal opportunities, Health disparities, Health promotion, Health status, Policy development, Public private partnerships

Aspen Education & Society Program and Council of Chief State School Officers. 2017. Leading for equity: Opportunities for state education chiefs. Washington, DC: Council of Chief State School Officers, 32 pp.

Annotation: This guide defines educational equity and describes actions state education chiefs can take to create a more equitable education system in their state. Topics include setting and communicating an equity vision and measurable targets; focusing on the state education agency; creating accountability for equity; engaging local education agencies and providing tailored differentiated support; allocating resources to achieve fiscal equity; investing in the youngest learners; monitoring equitable implementation of standards and assessments; focusing on teachers and leaders; focusing on conditions of learning (school culture, climate, and social-emotional development); and ensuring families have access to high-quality educational options that align to community needs.

Contact: Council of Chief State School Officers, One Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-1431, Telephone: (202) 336-7000 Fax: (202) 408-8072 E-mail: info@ccsso.org Web Site: http://www.ccsso.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Assessments, Communication, Educational change, Equal opportunities, Family centered services, Leadership, Learning, Measures, Policy development, Program development, Public education, Resource allocation, Schools, Standards, State education agencies, Students, Teachers, Teaching

Phurisamban R, Gleick P. 2017. Drinking fountains and public health: Improving national water infrastructure to rebuild trust and ensure access. Oakland, CA: Pacific Institute, 13 pp.

Annotation: This paper summarizes epidemiology reports and other evidence of drinking fountain-related health issues to reveal the extent of the problem and explores changes needed to improve the quality and use of this hydration option. Topics include a brief history of water fountains, evidence of contamination at water fountains such as microbial and heavy metal contamination, the Safe Drinking Water Act and national drinking water standards, and guidelines for cleaning and maintaining drinking water fountains. The paper concludes with a discussion of efforts needed to expand the science and practice of ensuring that drinking fountains remain clean, safe, and accessible.

Contact: Pacific Institute, 654 13th Street, Preservation Park, Oakland, CA Telephone: (510) 251-1600 Fax: (510) 251-2203 Web Site: http://www.pacinst.org Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-893790-77-3.

Keywords: Community base services, Environmental exposure, Federal legislation, Guidelines, Policy development, Public health infrastructure, Regulations, Safety, Standards, Water, Water pollution

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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.