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Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2019. Best practice approach report: The role of oral health workforce development in access to care. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 30 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses how development of the oral health workforce can influence access to oral health care. The report covers factors influencing access to care, workforce composition and projected supply, recruitment and preparation of the future workforce, and the capacity of the safety net. Guidelines and recommendations, best practice criteria, and state practice examples are included.

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: Access to health care, Best practices, Guidelines, Oral health, Recruitment, Training

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

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2017. Pathways to family leadership within AMCHP. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document defines the term "family leader" and describes the roles for family leaders in the Association for Maternal and Child Health Programs' activities. Topics include title, eligibility criteria, selection process, timeline, and duties.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Contact Phone: (202) 775-1472 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Contact E-mail: mjarvix@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community participation, Consultants, Employment, Families, Leadership, Mentors, Parent participation, Parent professional relations, Public private partnerships, Recruitment, Special health care services, State MCH programs, Teaching, Technical assistance, Title V programs, Training, Volunteers, Work force

Community Preventive Services Task Force. 2016. Promoting health equity. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources provide evidence-based recommendations and findings about what works to promote health equity in the community. Topics include education programs and policies, culturally competent health care, and housing programs and policies. Presentation and promotional materials are included.

Contact: Community Preventive Services Task Force, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Community Guide Branch, 1600 Clifton Road, N.E., MSE69, Atlanta, GA 30329, Telephone: (404) 498-6595 E-mail: communityguide@cdc.gov Web Site: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/task-force/community-preventive-services-task-force-members Available from the website.

Keywords: Cultural competence, Early childhood education, Low income groups, After school programs, Child development centers, Community based programs, Community development, Community health centers, Consumer education materials, Culturally competent services, Education, Educational attainment, Equal opportunities, Financial support, Health care delivery, Health education, Health promotion, Housing, Kindergarten, Patient education materials, Public policy, Recruitment, Research, Retention, School based clinics, Training, Translation, Work force

MCH Workforce Performance Center. 2016. Diversity and health equity in the maternal and child health workforce: A resource guide to key strategies and actions for MCH training programs. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 16 pp.

Annotation: This document provides strategies and activities to support maternal and child health (MCH) training programs' efforts to increase diversity and integrate cultural and linguistic competence into training efforts. Contents include resources and short vignettes highlighting strategies used by MCH training programs. Topics include recruiting and retaining faculty, trainees, and program staff from racially and ethnically diverse and underrepresented backgrounds; raising awareness of disparities and inequities through curricula, research, learning, practice, and service environments; and integrating cultural and linguistic competence into training, learning, practice, and service. An archived webinar about the intent of the resource and suggestions on how to use it is also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Cultural competence, Cultural diversity, Culturally competent services, Health care disparities, Health status disparities, Learning, MCH training programs, Recruitment, Work force

Langelier M, Surdu S, Rodat C, Moore J, Kottek A. 2016. Survey of federally qualified health centers to understand participation with dental residency programs and student externship rotations. Rensselaer, NY: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, 100 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes findings from a survey of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) asking questions about the FQHC's participation in dental student externship or dental residency programs and the impact of that participation on recruitment and retention of dentists in the FQHC. Contents include an executive summary and a technical report with the study background, objectives, methods, findings, discussion, limitations, and conclusions. Topics include prevalence and differences in prevalence of oral health services provided to children and/or adults by FQHCs participating in dental residency or student externship programs.

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: Adults, Children, Community health centers, Internship and residency, National surveys, Oral health, Personnel recruitment, Prevalence, Retention, Service learning, Statistical data, Work force

Bronheim S, Goode T. 2014. Documenting the implementation of cultural and linguistic competence: A guide for Maternal and Child Health Bureau training programs. Washington, DC: National Center for Cultural Competence, 8 pp.

Annotation: This guide for maternal and child health training programs presents approaches to documenting cultural and linguistic competence. Topics include documenting the extent to which a program's overall approach integrates principles and practices of cultural and linguistic competence. The guide also addresses ways to document cultural and linguistic competence in the following areas: curricula and clinical preparation; family involvement and community collaboration; and recruiting, retaining, and supporting racially and ethnically diverse trainees and faculty. Key definitions are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, P.O. Box 571485, Washington, DC 20057-1485, Telephone: (202) 687-5387 Secondary Telephone: (800) 788-2066 Fax: (202) 687-8899 E-mail: cultural@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://nccc.georgetown.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Cultural competence, Cultural diversity, MCH training programs, Nonprejudicial language, Recruitment

National Network for Oral Health Access. 2014. An analysis of 2013 health center oral health provider recruitment, retention, and job satisfaction survey results. Denver, CO: National Network for Oral Health Access, 45 pp. (Published September 2014. (JMB))

Annotation: This report presents findings from a survey of executive directors, dentists, and dental hygienists working in health centers throughout the United States to assess salaries, job satisfaction, and recruitment and retention strategies. Contents include information about survey distribution and survey response, an analysis, and survey results. The narrative also provides selected tables and figures; additional analyses and the survey instruments are included in the appendices.

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, Dental hygienists, Dentists, Employment, Job satisfaction, National surveys, Oral health, Recruitment, Retention, Salaries

Family Voices of Wisconsin. 2010. Shared participation: Strategies to increase the voice of families from diverse backgrounds as partners and advisors. Madison, WI: Family Voices of Wisconsin, 17 pp.

Annotation: This report documents Family Voices' conversations with parents of children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities from diverse cultural groups (Hispanic, African American, and Native American). The report describes parents' concerns about and perceived barriers to (1) being partners in decision-making about supports and services and (2) being advisors to committees and councils. The report also shares parents' recommendations for how to improve their capacity to be effective decision-makers for their own children, and provides parents' suggestions for improving organizational recruitment and support for participation on advisory committees and for other leadership roles. The report discusses engaging Hispanic parents, African-American parents, and Native American parents and presents common themes across groups for recruiting and supporting parents new to advisory roles.

Contact: Family Voices of Wisconsin, P.O. Box 55029, Madison, WI 53705, Telephone: (608) 220-9598 E-mail: barb@FVofWI.org Web Site: http://www.FVofWI.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent with special health care needs, Advisory committees, American Indians, Blacks, Children with special health care needs, Cultural factors, Health services, Hispanic Americans, Leadership, Minority groups, Parent participation, Parent professional relations, Parent support services, Parents, Recruitment

Coffee-Borden B, Paulsell D. 2010. Recruiting and training home visitors for evidence-based home visiting (EBHV): Experiences of EBHV grantees. [Princeton, NJ]: Mathematica Policy Research, 9 pp. (Supporting evidence-based home visiting to prevent child maltreatment; brief 2)

Annotation: This brief summarizes lessons about recruiting and training home visitors for evidence-based programs from grantees participating in the Children's Bureau's Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting (EBHV) to Prevent Child Maltreatment grantee cluster. The brief provides an overview of strategies that agencies that were implementing home visiting programs employed to recruit and train home visitors as well as of the challenges they faced and lessons learned.

Contact: Mathematica Policy Research, P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393, Telephone: (609) 799-3535 Fax: (609) 799-0005 E-mail: info@mathematica-mpr.com Web Site: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Child abuse, Grants, Home visiting, Maltreated children, Prevention, Programs, Recruitment, Training

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2010. State profiles in comprehensive family participation. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 12 pp.

Annotation: This brief provides examples of initiatives and strategies implemented by state Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) programs to ensure strong family participation (FP) within their programs. The brief summarizes how Colorado, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, and Washington approach FP, including insights, successes, and challenges. Topics include the history of FP, partnerships, strategies to involve and compensate families, training and technical assistance, the value of the CYSHCN performance measure, FP in MCH, pressures on Title V MCH programs, barriers to FP, lessons learned, and future plans. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Collaboration, Community participation, Employment, Families, Measurement, Parent participation, Parent professional relations, Public private partnerships, Recruitment, Special health care services, State MCH programs, Technical assistance, Title V programs, Training, Work force

Brown A, Flattau J. 2009. Promising practices for the recruitment and retention of culturally diverse students and faculty into maternal and child health training programs: Updated literature review. [Washington, DC]: Altarum, 54 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau's MCH Training Program and the need for increased diversity in the MCH work force. It presents findings from a review of the published academic literature, policy statements, toolkits, and other relevant document on promising practices to recruit and retain underrepresented students and faculty into a wide range of health professional programs. The report describes the types of criteria used to assess institutional diversity, strategies used to plan and implement recruitment and retention activities, and evidence of the effectiveness of these programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Altarum Institute, 3520 Green Court, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, Telephone: (734) 302-4600 Secondary Telephone: (800) 879-6505 Fax: (734) 302-4991 Web Site: http://www.altarum.org/contact Available from the website.

Keywords: Cultural diversity, Literature reviews, MCH training programs, Professional training, Programs, Recruitment, Retention, Students

Besculides M, Zaveri H, Hanson C. 2007. Wisewoman best practices toolkit: Lessons learned from selected projects. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica, 132 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit, which is intended primarily for Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN) projects and their local sites, provides guidance, resources, and technical tools to help WISEWOMAN programs serve women. The practices described address recruitment and engagement of program participants, lifestyle intervention delivery, facilitation and maintenance of behavior change, and participant retention in the program. The toolkit also lists strategies to assist WISEWOMAN projects in recruiting and retaining local sites and in facilitating local site adoption of the described practices.

Contact: Mathematica Policy Research, P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393, Telephone: (609) 799-3535 Fax: (609) 799-0005 E-mail: info@mathematica-mpr.com Web Site: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Evaluation, Manuals, Programs, Recruitment, Retention, Screening, Service integration, Women's health

National Rural Health Association. 2006. Recruitment and retention of a quality health workforce in rural areas . Kansas City, MO: National Rural Health Association, 7 pp. (Policy papers on the rural health careers pipeline; no. 4: Oral health)

Annotation: This issue paper discusses issues and strategies for oral health work force recruitment, retention, and utilization. Topics include dental work force shortage, Medicaid reimbursement, expanding the dental team, and the connection between primary care and oral health. Recommendations to improve the oral health status of rural America endorsed by the National Rural Health Association, a summary, and a list of resources are also presented.

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: Work force, Children, Dentists, Health personnel, Medicaid, Oral health, Provider participation, Recruitment, Reimbursement, Rural environment

Brodsky KL. 2005. Best practices in specialty provider recruitment and retention: Challenges and solutions. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 34 pp.

Annotation: This paper describes a study of Association of Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) health plans conducted in 2004 to identify barriers to recruiting and retaining providers and also to identify solutions to this problem. Four plans were selected for in-depth case studies. The paper discusses (1) identifying challenges; (2) matching best practices to challenges; (3) payment practices, payment incentives, and financial assistance; (4) utilization management practices; (5) communications and provider outreach practices; (6) practices to simplify administrative burdens; and (7) enabling service practices.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: info@cmwf.org Web Site: http://www.commonwealthfund.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Case studies, Health personnel, Managed care organizations, Medicaid managed care, Recruitment, Salaries

Warren K. 2005. Mobile TEEN Center [impact report]. Mobile, AL: Mobile County Health Department, ca. 150 pp.

Annotation: This impact report describes a Healthy Start program to provide services to adolescents in Mobile County, Alabama. The report covers the period 2001-2005. The purpose of the project is to reduce infant mortality by reducing adolescent pregnancy through the establishment of a teen center. The report provides an overview of racial and ethnic disparities focused on by the project and discusses outreach and client recruitment, project management and governance, project accomplishments, project impact, local evaluations, fetal and infant mortality review, products, and project data. Supplemental materials such as copies of brochures and billboard displays and a Healthy Start interviewer guide are included. The report is provided in CD-ROM format as well as print format. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Teen Center, P.O. Box 2867, 248 Cox Street, Mobile, AL 36604, Telephone: (251) 694-3954 Fax: 251-694-5037 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.mobileteencenter.org

Keywords: Final reports, Adolescent pregnancy, Alabama, Community programs, Ethnic factors, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Low income groups, Outreach, Prevention programs, Racial factors, Recruitment

Sullivan Commission on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce. 2004. Missing persons: Minorities in the health professions. Durham, NC: Duke University School of Medicine, Sullivan Commission, 201 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a national blueprint for achieving diversity in the health professions. The report integrates findings from expert testimony, the health sciences literature, and two commissioned studies and puts forth recommendations for actions to address the causes of underrepresentation of minorities in the health professions. Report sections discuss the rationale for increasing diversity in the workforce, the history of disparities, the status of diversity in the health professions schools and workforce, the health professions pipeline, financing, and accountability. Appendices include reports on the two commissioned studies, the charge to the commission, information on the W. K. Kellogg grant program that supported the work, field hearing agendas, and a list of diversity resources. An executive summary and a glossary are also included.

Contact: Sullivan Alliance to Transform the Health Professions, Web Site: http://www.thesullivanalliance.org/cue/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Cultural diversity, Ethnic groups, Health education, Health occupations, Health personnel, Health services delivery, Minority groups, Recruitment

Briones-Jones M, Van Horne V. 2004. Racial and ethnic diversity in health services research: Pockets of progress but a long way to go. Washington, DC: AcademyHealth, 56 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses a group of qualitative and quantitative studies undertaken to explore how to increase diversity in the field of health services research (HSR). The report addresses the following questions: (1) Are there barriers to underrepresented students entering the field, and, if so, what are they? (2) What are HSR programs doing to address barriers, and what are "best practices" for student recruitment, retention, and placement? (3) Would the creation of a fellowship have a significant impact, over time, on increasing the number of underrepresented students choosing HSR as a career? And (4) what are possible major components of a national strategy promoting HSR as a viable career option to students, especially underrepresented students? The report is divided into the following sections: (1) the project, (2) interviews, (3) focus groups, (4) online survey, (5) diversity initiatives in medicine and public health, (6) best practices, and (7) next steps and conclusion. References are included.

Contact: AcademyHealth, 1150 17th Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 292-6700 Fax: (202) 292-6800 E-mail: info@academyhealth.org Web Site: http://www.academyhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Cultural barriers, Cultural diversity, Ethnic factors, Focus groups, Health care services, Interviews, Minority groups, Racial factors, Recruitment, Research, Retention, Students, Surveys

[South Dakota Oral Health Coalition]. 2003. South Dakota Oral Health/Head Start Summit. [Sioux Falls, SD: South Dakota Oral Health Coalition], 4 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the Head Start oral health summit held on March 12, 2003, in Chamberlain, South Dakota. Part 1 discusses oral health challenges for children enrolled in Head Start in South Dakota, provides a picture of oral health in the state, and reviews projects initiated by the South Dakota Oral Health Coalition. Part 2 describes the topics addressed at breakout sessions on expanding access for children. These topics include mobile dental units and other prevention activities, dental workforce recruitment, expanding access for children with special health care needs, collaboration between medical and oral health care providers, and sources of funding for innovative programs. An action plan and next steps are outlined. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Children, Children with special health care needs, Conferences, Head Start, Initiatives, Oral health, Outreach, Prevention, Program descriptions, Recruitment, South Dakota

Hanson SH, Goldin GL. 2002. Recruiting and retaining dental volunteers: A Volunteers in Health Care guide. Pawtucket, RI: Volunteers in Health Care, 39 pp.

Annotation: This manual presents some of the challenges of creating an oral health program using volunteers and identifies approaches for recruiting and retaining volunteers. Chapter topics include an overview of the state of dentistry; motivations for volunteering; steps to complete before starting the recruitment process; methods for attracting, recruiting, and retaining volunteers; and tips to remember. The manual also contains sample recruitment letters and provider agreements and a list of useful Web sites and readings.

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental care, Health services delivery, Oral health, Program development, Recruitment, Voluntary health agencies, Volunteers

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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.