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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

Alabama Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program. n.d.. Alabama water fluoridation: A community toolkit. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program, 19 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit for advocates in Alabama provides information about the health benefits and costs saving of community water fluoridation (CWF) as well as about CWF media outreach. It describes what fluoride is and how it works; presents myths and facts about CWF; and offers information on fluoride in Alabama’s public drinking water, savings resulting from CWF, why CWF makes good business sense,and what respected organizations say about CWF. The Alabama Oral Health Office’s policy on CWF is included, and frequently asked questions are posed and answered.

Contact: Alabama Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program, Family Health Services Bureau, RSA Tower, 201 Monroe Street, Suite 1350, Montgomery, AL 36104, Telephone: (334) 206-5675 Secondary Telephone: (334) 206-2950 Web Site: http://www.adph.org/oralhealth/Default.asp?id=1324 Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Alabama, Costs, Fluoride, Oral health, Public policy, State programs

National Network for Oral Health Access. [2021]. The role of dental providers in vaccine delivery and policy recommendations. Denver, CO: National Network for Oral Health Access, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information on the role that oral health professionals can play in COVID-19 vaccine delivery and policy recommendations. It discusses the state policy landscape as it relates to oral health professionals administering COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine-delivery strategies developed by health center oral health programs, policy recommendations to increase the role of oral health professionals as vaccinators, and vaccine-specific policy recommendations.

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: COVID-19, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Public policy, Vaccination, Vaccines, Virus diseases

Community Catalyst. 2021 (ca.). Oral health policy equity tool. Boston, MA: Community Catalyst, multiple items.

Annotation: This tool was designed to help advocates, organizers, funders, and other key stakeholders analyze policies and center oral health agenda setting in the principles of equity and community engagement. The tool includes (1) questions, discussion prompts, and resources to inform policy agenda setting; (2) questions focused on how populations and marginalized groups will be affected by a policy, how inequities might be addressed, and how advocacy efforts can follow the lead of impacted populations and groups; (3) links to additional policy analysis tools; and (4) a follow-up survey. zzz

Contact: Community Catalyst, Dental Access Project, 30 Winter Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 338-6035 Fax: (617) 451-5838 E-mail: info@communitycatalyst.org Web Site: http://www.communitycatalyst.org/projects?id=0014 Available from the website.

Keywords: , Advocacy, Low income groups, Oral health, Public policy, Racial factors, Ethnic factors

Khanal P. 2021. Improving maternal health outcomes: State policy actions and opportunities. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 1 item. (Medicaid policy cheat sheet)

Annotation: This Medicaid Policy Cheat Sheet explores what states are doing to improve maternal health outcomes and what additional opportunities exist. Some strategies suggested include: extending postpartum coverage; enhancing benefits to cover evidence-based models, such as home visiting programs; developing value-based payment models that reward health outcomes and close racial and ethnic disparity gaps; and enhancing data collection on maternal mortality and morbidity. The document also provides examples of notable policies that have been implemented by states, such as payment reforms, models of care delivery, managed care organization data reporting requirements, midwifery-led care, doula services, postpartum coverage expansion, use of telemedicine, and provider bias training.

Contact: Center for Health Care Strategies, 200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119, Hamilton, NJ 08619, Telephone: (609) 528-8400 Fax: (609) 586-3679 Web Site: http://www.chcs.org

Keywords: Federal health insurance programs, Maternal health, Medicaid, Policy analysis, Public policy, State health insurance programs

Reynolds JC, Naavaal S. 2021. Dentist participation in Medicaid. Springfield, IL: Association of Public Health Dentistry, 5 pp. (AAPHD issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief provides information about dentist participation in Medicaid. Topics include the importance of being able to find a dentist, barriers to accessing oral health care for Medicaid participants, and the degree to which dentists participate in Medicaid according to different measuring methods. Policy-related factors that play a role in dentists’ Medicaid participation are discussed, along with the likelihood that dentists participate in Medicaid, compared with physicians. zzz

Contact: American Association of Public Health Dentistry, P.O. Box 7317, Springfield, IL 62791-7317, Telephone: (217) 529-6941 Fax: (217) 529-9120 E-mail: info@aaphd.org Web Site: http://www.aaphd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Access to health care, Dentists, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Public policy

Higgins E, Chhean E, Wilkness S, Tewarson H. 2021. Lessons for advancing and sustaining state community health worker partnerships. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 9 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents lessons learned for states to build, sustain, or expand partnerships with community health workers (CHWs). It discusses engaging CHWs and other community-based stakeholders in policymaking to inform CHW programs and identify communities’ needs and strengths; leveraging experience from the COVID-19-pandemic response and transitioning work with CHWs to advance other policies and financing approaches; and investing in CHWs to ensure sustainability, including through reimbursement of services, building career paths, and strengthening CHW networks. zzz

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, COVID-19, Community health, Disease transmission, Financing, Health services, Infectious diseases, Public policy, Reimbursement, Virus diseases

Mouradian WE, Kleinman D, Wilentz J. 2021. Santa Fe Group continuum on the benefits of integrating oral health into overall health. New York, NY: Santa Fe Group, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information on a continuum undertaken to explore the benefits of integrating oral health into overall health. The continuum consisted of a series of webinars, background analyses, published papers, and a virtual salon. The report includes an overview of continuum components and discusses key themes from the continuum. A summary of sessions is included. zzz

Contact: Santa Fe Group, 9 East 8th St., Suite 235, New York, NY 10003, Telephone: (505) 603-0804 Web Site: https://santafegroup.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Health systems, Oral health, Prevention, Public policy, Service integration

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Missouri Oral Health State Plan Workgroup, and Missouri Coalition for Oral Health. [2020]. Missouri oral health plan 2020-2025. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 18 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about Missouri’s 2020–2025 oral health plan. It includes eight goals: (1) support access to preventive oral health services and emergency dental care; (2) provide oral health information to health professionals; (3) support oral health workforce development; (4) identify, investigate, monitor, and report on oral health problems, determinants, and disparities; (5) coordinate and participate in policy development to improve oral health in Missouri; (6) implement and collaborate with oral-disease-prevention programs; (7) reduce oral health disparities; and (8) implement, evaluate, and report on the 2020–2025 plan. Activities are described for each goal.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 1730 East Elm, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6041 E-mail: info@dhss.mo.gov Web Site: http://www.dhss.mo.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: , Access to health care, Missouri, Oral health, Prevention, Program coordination, Public policy, State programs

National Rural Health Association. 2020. Compendium of rural oral health best practices. Kansas City, MO: National Rural Health Association, 26 pp.

Annotation: This compendium presents programs designed to improve access to oral health care in rural communities and shares best practices related to providing care in these communities. The compendium is divided into topic areas: workforce development and training, care integration, telehealth, clinical, and policy and national models. Each topic area highlights specific programs and provides information on the program purpose, a program summary, and information on the program’s efficacy and impact.

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: Access to health care, Health care delivery, Oral health, Programs, Public policy, Rural population, Telemedicine, Training

Edelstein BL, Perkins J, Vargas CM. 2020. The role of law and policy in increasing the use of the oral health care system and serivces. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 99 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information to increase awareness about the role law and policy play in improving oral health and focuses on state, tribal, and local settings. Topics include financing oral health care, the government’s role in the oral health workforce, challenges in accessing available oral health care, recommendations for additional research, and emerging trends and issues.

Contact: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL100, Rockville, MD 20852, Fax: (240) 453-8282 E-mail: odphpinfo@hhs.gov Web Site: https://health.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Government role, Laws, Local government, Oral health, Public policy, Regulations, State legislation

Meek S et al. 2020. Start with equity: From the early years to the early grades--Data, research, and an actionable child equity policy agenda. Phoenix, AZ: Children's Equity Project; washington, DC: Bipartisan Policy Center, 140 pp.

Annotation: This resource focuses on three policy areas with the potential to transform early learning experiences and close opportunity gaps: harsh discipline and its disproportionate application; the segregation of children with disabilities in learning settings; and inequitable and inadequate access to bilingual learning opportunities for dual language and English learners. It addresses ages birth through five and grades kindergarten through 5. It is accompanied by briefs for each topic.

Contact: Children's Equity Project, Arizona State University, T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, Phoenix, AZ Web Site: https://childandfamilysuccess.asu.edu/cep Available from the website.

Keywords: Early childhood education, Mental health, Public policy

Cole PA, Schaffner M. 2020. Building for the future: Strong policies for babies and families after COVID-19. Arlington, VA: Zero to Three, 48 pp. (exec.summ. 8 pp.).

Annotation: This policy report brings together the landscape for babies and families before the pandemic as revealed in the State of Babies Yearbook: 2020 as well as observations on how they have been faring during the pandemic and economic upheaval, and the policy gaps that left families of color and with low income particularly vulnerable. Areas covered include: (1) getting the response right matters; (2) good health; (3) strong families; (4) positive learning experiences; and (5) our babies can't wait.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: http://www.zerotothree.org

Keywords: Families, Infant health, Public policy

Block L, Ruane K. 2020. The future of state telehealth delivery. Washington, DC: National Governors Association, 27 pp.

Annotation: This paper summarizes the types of telehealth policy flexibilities provided by states and the federal government during the COVID-19 pandemic and longer-term considerations for governors regarding the impact of such policies on care delivery and payment with the goal of helping policymakers assess the appropriateness of policy permanence beyond the pandemic.

Contact: National Governors Association, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001-1512, Telephone: (202) 624-5300 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (202) 624-5313 E-mail: webmaster@nga.org Web Site: http://www.nga.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Public policy, Telemedicine

Human Impact Partners, and Big Cities Health Coalition. 2020. Ensuring equity in COVID-19 planning, response, and recovery decision making: An equity lens tool for health departments. Oakland, CA: Human Impact Partners; Bethesda, MD: Big Cities Health Coalition, 25 pp.

Annotation: This resource provides an equity lens tool for health departments and sister agencies to use when making decisions related to COVID-19. The publication provides five steps that are involved in the process, including establishing parameters for assessment, designing community involvement, developing an assessment and communications plan, conducting the assessment, and communicating the findings. The resource gives examples from communities that have applied an equity lens when making decisions, provides questions for reflection, lists groups to consider in assessing impacts, and illustrates examples of challenges faced by specific populations at higher risk of exposure and illness.

Contact: Human Impact Partners, 304 12th Street, Suite 2B, Oakland, CA 94607, Telephone: (510) 452-9442 E-mail: info@humanimpact.org Web Site: https://humanimpact.org/

Keywords: Discrimination, Federal initiatives, Infectious diseases, Minority groups, Prevention programs, Public policy, State initiatives, Virus diseases

North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative. 2020. A roadmap for increasing oral health access in North Carolina. Cary, NC: North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative, 6 pp. (NCOHC policy brief)

Annotation: This policy brief provides information about increasing access to oral health care among vulnerable populations in North Carolina as restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic begin to be lifted. It presents recommendations in the following areas: workforce utilization (including supervision requirements), care delivery (including teledentistry), and payment reform.

Contact: North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative, Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation, Cary, NC Telephone: 919-589-7524 Web Site: http://www.oralhealthnc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, North Carolina, Oral health, Public policy, Service delivery, State materials, Telehealth, Virus diseases

North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative. [2019]. 2019-2024 strategic plan: A roadmap for oral health equity & access in NC. Cary, NC: North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative, 25 pp.

Annotation: This document offers strategies for developing an effective oral health system in North Carolina and identifies three strategic priorities: advance systemic change, influence policy, and increase organizational effectiveness. For each priority, goals, sub-goals, and targeted actions are presented. A strategic planning overview and a timeline are included.

Contact: North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative, Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation, Cary, NC Telephone: 919-589-7524 Web Site: http://www.oralhealthnc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, North Carolina, Oral health, Public policy, State initiatives, Strategic plans

Center for Connected Health Policy. 2019-. State telehealth laws & reimbursement policies. Sacramento, CA: Center for Connected Health Policy, semi-annual.

Annotation: This report provides a guide to telehealth-related policies, laws, and regulations for all states and the District of Columbia. The report contains information about Medicaid fee-for-service and managed care policies. Telehealth policies are organized into three areas: Medicaid reimbursement; private payer law; and professional regulation, health, and safety. Within these category areas, topic focuses include modality of reimbursement (for Medicaid); requirements and parity (for private payer law); and licensing, consent, and online prescribing (for professional regulation/health and safety).

Contact: Center for Connected Health Policy, 2520 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 180, Sacramento, CA 95833, E-mail: info@cchpca.org Web Site: https://www.cchpca.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Legislation, Managed care, Oral health, Medicaid, Public policy, Regulations, Telemedicine

National Conference of State Legislatures. 2019. Alternative nicotine products / electronic cigarettes [upd.]. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource provides information about actions taken to regulate the sale and use of electronic vaporizing products. Contents include a summary of policies from states and territories that prohibit sales of electronic cigarettes or vaping/alternative tobacco products to minors. Information from states that have passed legislation but are waiting for governor's action is also provided. The content is updated as new laws are adopted.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer protection, Nicotine, Public policy, Regulation, Smoking, State initiatives

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: https://www.chawisconsin.org/ 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

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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.