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Zwetchkenbaum S. 2019. Family visiting and oral health. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, 65 pp.

Annotation: This PowerPoint presentation about family home visiting and oral health in Rhode Island provides an overview of the Perinatal and Infant Health Quality Improvement Project, the goal of which is to reduce the prevalence of oral disease in pregnant women and infants through improved access to high-quality oral health care. The presentation also provides statistical data about family home visiting in Rhode Island, an overview of oral health, an oral hygiene demonstration, and information on setting oral health goals. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Fax: (401) 222-4415 Web Site: http://www.health.ri.gov/programs/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: , Access to health care, Infants, Oral health, Home visiting, Pregnant women, Rhode Island, State programs, Statistical data

Rhode Island Oral Health Commission and Rhode Island Department of Health. 2017. Optimal oral health for all Rhode Islanders: Rhode Island oral health plan, 2017-2021. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, 47 pp.

Annotation: This oral health plan for Rhode Island focuses on five goals: (1) improving access to oral health care for all state residents, (2) informing oral health policy and advocacy, (3) integrating the oral health care and overall health care systems, (4) increasing oral health literacy, and (5) sustaining the oral health work force. For each goal, objectives, recommendations, and strategies are provided. The plan also discusses the burden of oral disease in Rhode Island.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Three Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Web Site: http://www.health.state.ri.us Available from the website.

Keywords: , Access to health care, Advocacy, Health literacy, Oral health, Policy development, Rhode Island, State initiatives

Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Department of Health. 2016. Rhode Island school health manual model guidelines. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Department of Health, 12 pp.

Annotation: This manual for school nurses and other school health personnel provides recommendations, resources, and guidelines for coordinated school health practice and programs throughout Rhode Island. Topics include the role of the school nurse and school administrator; state statutes, regulations, and requirements; health services including dental screenings; and healthful school environment including statewide bullying policy.

Keywords: Guidelines, Models, Program coordination, Rhode Island, Role, School health programs, School health services, School nursing, School safety

Rhode Island Department of Health. 2016. State of Rhode Island school dental screening form. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This form for school oral health programs includes information to share with parents about their child’s oral health screening. In addition to space to insert the child’s school, name, grade, and classroom, the form allows school oral health programs to indicate whether the child has no obvious oral health problems, has problems that should be evaluated by a dentist, or needs immediate care by a dentist. Space for notes and additional comments as well as the screener’s name and screening date is included.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Three Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Web Site: http://www.health.state.ri.us

Keywords: Dental care, Forms, Oral health, Rhode Island, School age children, School health services, State programs

Rhode Island Department of Health, SEAL RI! Program. 2015. SEAL RI! School based dental sealant program 2013–14. [Providence, RI]: Rhode Island Department of Health, SEAL RI! Program], 1 p.

Annotation: This map provides data from SEAL RI!, a partnership between the Rhode Island Department of Health and community organizations to provide free oral health services, such as dental sealants, to children in school. Contents are presented by school district. Selected topics include the percentage of schools served by SEAL RI!, the percentage of schools with 50 percent or more students eligible for the National School Lunch Program and served by SEAL RI!, the percentage of students in first through third grades screened by SEAL RI!, and the percentage of students in first through third grades who received at least one first molar sealant.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Fax: (401) 222-4415 Web Site: http://www.health.ri.gov/programs/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental sealants, Low income groups, Oral health, Rhode Island, School age children, School districts, School health programs, Screening, State programs, Statistical data

Oh J, Yearwood S, Leonard L. 2015. Oral health of Rhode Island children. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings on the oral health status of children in third grade in Rhode Island. Contents include school sampling, data management and analysis, screening methods, screening participation, demographic characteristics of children, and oral health outcomes. Topics include tooth decay, dental sealants, impact of race and ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. The report also provides a comparison of the results to Healthy People 2020 objectives and to results from earlier surveys. Recommendations are included.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Fax: (401) 222-4415 Web Site: http://www.health.ri.gov/programs/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Comparative analysis, Dental care, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health status, Healthy People 2020, Oral health, Preventive health services, Rhode Island, School age children, Screening, State surveys, Statistical data

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. 2015. Continuing education for Rhode Island oral health professionals to promote optimal care among pregnant women. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, 1 p. (CDC PRAMS data to action success stories)

Annotation: This success story focuses on how the Rhode Island Oral Health Program (OHP) took steps to increase knowledge about the importance and safety of oral health care during pregnancy. The story provides a problem overview and discusses the sequence of events that began in December 2010 when OHP submitted a data request to Rhode Island Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System to analyze and summarize Rhode Island women’s oral health practices during pregnancy and culminated with the 2011 Continuation Education Sessions geared toward community-based oral health professionals in private and public health care settings in the state. OHP planned the sessions in collaboration with the Oral Health Professionals Advisory Council, the Rhode Island Dental Association, the Rhode Island Dental Hygienists’ Association, and the Rhode Island Dental Assistants Association.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 3033, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (800) 232-6348 Fax: (770) 488-6450 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/prams Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Collaboration, Oral health, Pregnant women, Rhode Island, Safety, State programs

TeethFirst!. 2014–. TeethFirst! campaign materials. [Providence, RI: Rhode Island KIDS COUNT; Rhode Island Oral Health Commission], multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help health professionals and community organizations increase awareness about the importance of the age one dental visit. Contents include a poster, brochures, activity sheets, and videos to share with patients and clients. Topics include oral health in infants, young children, and pregnant women; finding a dentist; dental insurance; and reimbursement. The materials are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: TeethFirst!, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, One Union Station, Providence, RI 02903, Telephone: (401) 351-9400 Fax: (401) 351-1758 E-mail: info@TeethFirstRI.org Web Site: http://www.teethfirstri.org Available at no charge; also available from the web site.

Keywords: Dental care, Dental caries, Dental insurance, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Infants, Multimedia, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Parent education, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Professional training, Program descriptions, Public awareness campaigns, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals, Rhode Island, Spanish language materials, State programs, Young children

Rhode Island Oral Health Program and Rhode Island Oral Health Commission. 2014. Rhode Island dental safety net report, 2013. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 8 pp. (Rhode Island data brief)

Annotation: This report provides baseline data on the dental safety net in Rhode Island at the end of 2013, before expanded Medicaid coverage and additional dental insurance options available through the Affordable Care Act went into effect in January 2014. Topics include the role of the dental safety net, an overview of the Dental Safety Net Survey, and clients served by dental safety net providers in Rhode Island. Other topics include increases in the number of clients since 2009, dental safety net capacity, the dental hygiene clinic at the Community College of Rhode Island, and the Wisdom Tooth mobile dental program.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Fax: (401) 222-4415 Web Site: http://www.health.ri.gov/programs/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adults, Children, Health care reform, Health services delivery, Low income groups, Oral health, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Rhode Island, State surveys, Statistical data, Work force

Rhode Island Department of Health. 2014. Access to dental care among Rhode Island children and adults, 2012. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, 4 pp. (Rhode Island data brief)

Annotation: This brief presents bar graphs showing data from the 2012 Rhode Island Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to provide a picture of access to oral health care and related risk factors among infants, children, adolescents, and adults in Rhode Island. Topics include dental visits, oral cancer examinations, dental coverage, and tooth loss owing to tooth decay or gum disease.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Three Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Web Site: http://www.health.state.ri.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health, Adult health, Child health, Data, Health insurance, Infant health, Oral health, Rhode Island, Risk factors, State programs, Surveys

Antonishak J, Finley C, Suellentrop K. 2014. Implementing an evidence-based pregnancy prevention program for youth in out-of-home care: Lessons learned from five implementing agencies. Washington, DC: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report offers guidance and promising practices for implementing the adapted Making Proud Choices (MPCs) curriculum for youth in out-of-home care. Contents include lessons learned from implementation of the program in the following five geographically- and organizationally-diverse teams: Alameda County (California), Hawaii, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. Topics include creating partnerships, identifying gaps and special needs, measuring fidelity, and sustainability.

Contact: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy = Power to Decide, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 478-8500 Fax: (202) 478-8588 E-mail: campaign@teenpregnancy.org Web Site: http://www.thenationalcampaign.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, California, Hawaii, Measures, Minnesota, Model programs, North Carolina, Prevention programs, Public private partnerships, Residential care, Rhode Island, Sustainability

Simons D, Hendricks T, Lipper J, Pires SA. 2014. Intensive care coordination using high-quality wraparound for children with serious behavioral health needs: State and community profiles. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 61 pp.

Annotation: This document profiles the various ways that U.S. states and communities are structuring, implementing, and evaluating intensive care coordination (ICC) using the wraparound approach for children and youth with significant mental health conditions. The document defines wraparound as a structured approach to service planning and care coordination for individuals with complex needs that is built on a system of care and adheres to specified procedures. Contents include the evidence base for wraparound and information on established, evolving, and emerging ICC/wraparound programs.

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

Keywords: Children, Colorado, Community programs, Coordination planning, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mental health, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Patient care, Pennsylvania, Program coordination, Rhode Island, Service coordination, State programs, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Youth

Rhode Island Department of Health. 2014. Oral health concerns and dental care among Rhode Island middle and high school students, 2013. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, 4 pp. (Rhode Island data brief)

Annotation: This form for school oral health programs includes information to share with parents about their child’s oral health screening. The form includes space for program staff to insert the child’s school, name, grade, and classroom and whether the child has no obvious oral health problems, problems that should be evaluated by a dentist, or needs for immediate care by a dentist. Space for notes as well as the screener’s name and screening date is included.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Three Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Web Site: http://www.health.state.ri.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Health care utilization, Health status, High schools, Middle schools, Oral health, Rhode Island, School age children, State programs, State surveys, Statistical data, Students

Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2013. The Oral health of Rhode Island's preschool children enrolled in Head Start programs. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 15 pp.

Annotation: This report presents key findings from a statewide oral health screening survey of children enrolled in Head Start in Rhode Island. Contents include information about the population and sample, data management and analysis, screening methods, children’s demographic characteristics, oral health outcomes, comparison to Healthy People 2020 objectives, and recommendations. Topics include prevalence of tooth decay, untreated decay, and dental sealants on primary molars among children ages 3–5.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Fax: (401) 222-4415 Web Site: http://www.health.ri.gov/programs/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Head Start, Healthy People 2020, Oral health, Population surveillance, Rhode Island, Screening, State surveys, Young children

Courtot B, Coughlin TA, Lawton E. 2013. Medicaid and CHIP managed care payment methods and spending in 20 states: Final report to the Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 51 pp.

Annotation: This report, which is a companion to the Medicaid and CHIP Risk-Based Managed Care in 20 States report, focuses on 20 states' Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care payment methods and spending. The states are Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The report addresses two research questions: (1) how do the 20 states establish capitation rates in their Medicaid and CHIP managed care programs, and how have their approaches to and policies for rate setting changed over the past decade and (2) how does monthly Medicaid spending for four distinct managed care enrollee populations (adults and children, with and without disabilities) vary among the 20 states? The report introduces the issues and presents the study approach, methods, findings, and a discussion.

Contact: Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 833-7200 Fax: (202) 467-5775 E-mail: http://www.urban.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://www.urban.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Arizona, California, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Connecticut, Costs, Delaware, Disabilities, Florida, Managed care, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medicaid, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, State programs, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin

University of Rhode Island Water Quality Program and Rhode Island Department of Health. 2013. Fluoride in drinking water wells. Providence, RI: University of Rhode Island Water Quality Program and Rhode Island Department of Health, 2 pp. (Safe well water RI: Tip sheet 6)

Annotation: This tip sheet for consumers provides information about fluoride, the benefits of drinking water with fluoride, and the problems that can be caused by having too little or too much fluoride in water. The tip sheet also provides a definition of well water and explains how fluoride gets into well water. In addition, it offers instructions on how to determine how much fluoride is in well water, provides a list of state-certified labs in Rhode Island that can test water, and explains what to do if well water has too much fluoride.

Contact: University of Rhode Island, Water Quality Program, Kingston, RI 02881, Telephone: 401-874-1000 Web Site: https://web.uri.edu/cels/water-quality-programs/

Keywords: Dental caries, Fluoride, Oral health, Prevention, Rhode Island, State programs, Water

Rhode Island Department of Health, Center for Health Data and Analysis. 2012. Youth at risk: 2011 Rhode Island high school health risks. [Providence, RI]: Rhode Island Department of Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief examines risk behaviors among high school students in Rhode Island during 2007-2011 to determine whether or not these behaviors had improved or worsened over that time period and if there were differences in select behaviors according to grade level. The authors focused on 24 measures in eight domains of risk (violence, mental health, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, sex, injury, and weight), using data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey of public high-school students nationwide on the major causes of disease and injury morbidity and mortality. Figures and tables display changes between 2007 and 2011 and compare health risks by grade level in 2011.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Three Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Web Site: http://www.health.state.ri.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, High school students, National surveys, Rhode Island, Risk factors, State initiatives, State surveys, Trends, Youth

Kim H, Yang M. 2012. Rhode Island Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System data book. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), 78 pp.

Annotation: This data book provides information on thirteen health topics regarding material behaviors and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy, using information from the Rhode Island Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). The topics include unintended pregnancy, pre-pregnancy, obesity, prepregnancy multivitamin use, intimate partner violence, tobacco use, prenatal care, flu vaccination, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing, perinatal depression, low birth weight, preterm birth, breastfeeding, and infant sleep position. The data book focuses on monitoring the prevalence of health problems over time and identifying groups at high risk for the problems. Figures throughout the book present statistics based on PRAMS survey data for 2004-2009.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Three Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Web Site: http://www.health.state.ri.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Data, Maternal health, Monitoring, Pregnancy, Rhode Island, Risk assessment, State initiatives, Statistics, Women

Rhode Island Department of Health. 2011. Rhode Island oral health plan, 2011–2016. [Providence, RI]: Rhode Island Department of Health, 37 pp.

Annotation: This plan describes Rhode Island’s response to the Surgeon General’s call to action to improve oral health. Contents include information on the burden of oral disease in Rhode Island; disparities in oral disease; what has been done; and goals and related recommendations, objectives, and strategies. Topics include improving access to oral health care, implementing evidence-based oral health care, preventing oral disease and promoting oral health, maintaining the oral health safety net, sustaining the oral health work force, and informing oral health policy decisions. A logic model is included.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Fax: (401) 222-4415 Web Site: http://www.health.ri.gov/programs/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website. Document Number: OH 01-011311.

Keywords: Adults, Children, Oral health, Pregnant women, Rhode Island, State programs, Strategic plans

Oh J, Leonard L. 2011. The burden of oral diseases in Rhode Island. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, 54 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes data on the impact of oral diseases in Rhode Island. Topics include the prevalence of oral diseases and disparities, protective and risk factors associated with oral diseases, and the provision of oral health services in Rhode Island. Comparisons with national data are made when possible and to Healthy People 2010 objectives when appropriate.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Three Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Web Site: http://www.health.state.ri.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Disease, Families, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevalence, Protective factors, Rhode Island, Risk factors, State initiatives

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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.