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American Lung Association. n.d.. Model policy for school districts: Stock bronchodilators. Washington, DC: American Lung Association, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document is designed to help school districts improve the health and academic outcomes of students with asthma. The document provides a framework for developing policies allowing use of stock bronchodilators in schools. Contents include information about implementing a model policy and creating a protocols and procedures document. A model policy template with definitions and conditions for administering, administering and storing, and obtaining stock bronchodilators is also included.

Contact: American Lung Association, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004, Telephone: (202) 785-3355 Secondary Telephone: (800) 548-8252 Fax: (202) 452-1805 E-mail: info@lungusa.org Web Site: http://www.lungusa.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Asthma, Child health, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Disease management, Models, Policy development, School age children, School districts, School nurses, Schools, Self care

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health. n.d.. Environmental assessment guidelines. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 1 p.

Annotation: These guidelines provide information about an environmental assessment tool that school-based dental sealant programs or those wishing to launch a school-based dental sealant program can use to help determine whether the environment is conducive to operating such a program. The guidelines explain what the tool is, who it is for, how it can be used, why it should be used, and how often it should be used.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 201 West Preston Street, Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-5300 Secondary Telephone: (800) 735-2258 Fax: (410) 333-7392 E-mail: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx Web Site: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/oralhealth/Pages/home.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Dental sealants, Guidelines, Oral health, Prevention, School age children, School health services, State programs, Tooth decay

Vermont Department of Health, Dental Health Services. 2017. Keep Smiling Vermont: The oral health of Vermont's children: 2016-2017. Burlington, VT: Vermont Department of Health, Dental Health Services, 26 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a summary of key survey findings on the oral health of children in Vermont as well as information on the following topics: (1) the Tooth Tutor School-Linked Dental Seal- ant Program, (2) key strategies to improve oral health, and (3) survey methods. Data tables and figures are included.

Contact: Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT 05402, Telephone: (802) 863-7497 Secondary Telephone: (800) 464-4343 Fax: (802) 865-7554 Web Site: http://healthvermont.gov/family/dental/services.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Health status, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, State surveys, Statistical data, Vermont

Pudelski S. 2017. Cutting Medicaid: A prescription to hurt the neediest kids. Alexandria, VA: AASA, The School Superintendents' Association, 11 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a survey of school leaders about how service delivery and student health would be impacted by a decline in Medicaid reimbursement. The report outlines the survey questions and findings, highlights how students with disabilities and students with low incomes will be impacted by a per-capita cap or Medicaid block grant, describes how communities will be economically affected by a per-capita cap or Medicaid block grant for school districts, details the potential of districts to lose critical mental health supports for students that are reimbursable by Medicaid, and notes how district efforts to expand Medicaid coverage to students and their families will be undermined by a block grant or per-capita cap.

Contact: AASA, The School Superintendents' Association, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone: (703) 578-0700 Fax: (703)-841-1543 E-mail: info@aasa.org Web Site: http://www.aasa.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Block grants, Child health, Children, Financing, Low income groups, Medicaid, National surveys, Policy development, Reimbursement, School age children, School districts, Service delivery, Special health care needs, State programs, Students

Sealant Work Group. 2017. Report of the Sealant Work Group: Recommendations & products. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report provides work group recommendations for states to strengthen the ability of school- based dental sealant programs to reach more children, especially those at highest risk for den- tal caries. Contents include recommendations in the following priority areas: promoting evidence- based and promising practices; communicating with families, the community, and school staff; collecting, analyzing, and reporting data; addressing Medicaid and reporting data; and addressing Medicaid and regulatory hurdles. A summary of the recommendations, an infographic, a questions-and-answers document, and a communications plan worksheet are also available.

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: Costs, Access to health care, Case management, Certification, Children, Communication, Data analysis, Data collection, Dental care, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Licensing, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Policy development, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Program development, Program planning, Public health infrastructure, Regulations, Resources for professionals, School health programs, School health services, Schools, Standards, State health agencies, State programs, Vulnerability, Work force

Chickering S, Rodgers T, Kaiser E, Kane D. 2016. School oral health survey reports. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the process and results of the open-mouth survey of students in third grade in Iowa. Topics include the prevalence of untreated tooth decay in children and the impact of untreated tooth decay on a child’s ability to eat, sleep, and learn in school; the role health insurance plays in accessing or obtaining care; and a comparison of oral health status to results from earlier surveys. Contents include survey objectives, methods, results, and a discussion of results.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Data, Dental caries, Health status, Iowa, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, Screening, State surveys, Trends

Hossain S, Michelson K. 2016. 2015–2016 Oral health status of Utah's children. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 33 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a statewide oral health screening of 2,000 students in first through fourth grades in 47 elementary schools to measure the extent of untreated tooth decay, caries experience, prevalence of dental sealants, and need for oral health care. Additional topics include dental insurance coverage, time since last dental visit, unmet needs, and disparities in care. The report also contains a comparison of Utah’s oral health status with national goals, the study methodology, information about access to care by race and ethnicity, program resources, a list of participating schools, and the parent questionnaire.

Contact: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 142002, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2002, Telephone: (801) 273-2995 Web Site: http://health.utah.gov/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Comparative analysis, Dental caries, Dental insurance, Disparities in health care, Health status, Oral health, Prevalence, School age children, State surveys, Utah

Somers S. 2016. Medicaid's Early and Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment in schools and the Free Care Rule. Health Advocate 46:1–3,

Annotation: This newsletter describes the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) program and opportunities for school districts to significantly expand the range of health care services, including oral health services, available to students from families with low incomes. Topics include the importance of having sufficient numbers and types of health professionals participating in Medicaid programs in their area, how providing Medicaid services in schools can help to address children's and adolescents' unmet health care needs, and federal guidance on Medicaid reimbursement for services that are provided at no charge (previously known as the Free Care Rule).

Contact: National Health Law Program, 1441 I Street, N.W., Suite 1105, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 289-7724 E-mail: nhelp@healthlaw.org Web Site: http://www.healthlaw.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, EPSDT, Health care financing, Health care reform, Health services delivery, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Reimbursement, School age children, School districts, Work force

Lowe E, Barzel R, Holt K. 2016. Integrating sustainable oral health services into primary care in school-based health centers: A framework. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 1 v.

Annotation: This framework offers ideas for school-based health centers (SBHCs) to consider when integrating sustainable comprehensive oral health services into primary care to improve the quality of oral health care of school-age children and adolescents. The framework presents a description of six levels of integration to help SBHCs evaluate their current level of integration and 10 key elements to more fully integrate sustainable comprehensive oral health services into primary care in SBHCs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Comprehensive health care, Health services delivery, Models, Oral health, Primary care, Program improvement, Quality assurance, School age children, School based clinics, Service integration, Sustainability

Vracar C, Holicky A, Wahby J, Janga D. 2016. Oral health status of Florida's third grade children 2013–2014. [Tallahassee, FL]: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report presents oral health screening results for students in third grade in public elementary schools in Florida. Contents include the screening survey methodology, demographic characteristics of participating students, and key findings on to Healthy People 2020 goals, limitations, and recommendations is also included. Additional contents include consent and screening forms; a parent letter and questionnaire; and information about other indicators including toothache, last dental visit, reason for last dental visit, need for care, reason for not seeking care, health insurance, and dental insurance.

Contact: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A14, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1724, Telephone: (850) 245-4333 Web Site: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/community-health/dental-health/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Elementary schools, Florida, Health status, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, Screening, State surveys

Chickering S, Meister S. 2016. I-Smile™ @ School: 2015 Report on the Iowa Department of Public Health’s School-Based Sealant Program. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, 4 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the services and impact of a school-based dental sealant program to pre- vent oral disease and improve the oral health of children in Iowa. The program provides students with onsite screening, sealants, fluoride varnish, education, and care-coordination services. Topics include trends in the number of children who were screened, the number of children who received sealants, the number of sealants placed, and the number of counties served. The report also documents the number of cavities averted due to program services and gives an example of a success story.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dental care, Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Financing, Fluorides, Health status, Iowa, Medicaid, Oral health, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Program descriptions, Public private partnerships, Reimbursement, School age children, School health services, Screening, State programs, Statistical data

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2016. Dental sealants prevent cavities: Effective protection for children. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4 pp. (CDC vital signs)

Annotation: This fact sheet describes opportunities to improve oral health in children and adolescents by starting or expanding programs that offer dental sealants in schools. Topics include what sealants are and why they are used; disparities in sealant use; what the federal government is doing to promote sealants; and what state officials, health professionals, school administrators, and parents can do to increase the use of sealants. The fact sheet is available in English and Spanish. Additional resources including a podcast, a public service announcement, descriptions of dental sealant programs, and related materials are available from the website.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Health care disparities, Health care utilization, Oral health, Preventive health services, School age children, Schools, Spanish language materials, Statistical data

Hawaii Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2016. Hawaii Smiles 2015: The oral health of Hawaii's children. Honolulu, HI: Hawaii Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 18 pp.

Annotation: This report presents key findings from a state- wide oral-health-screening survey of students in third grade in Hawaii. Topics include tooth decay experience, untreated tooth decay, dental seal- ants, need for urgent oral health care, oral health disparities, and community water fluoridation. The report also describes the importance of good oral health and key strategies to improve oral health, including community-based prevention programs, screening and referral services, and restorative oral health care.

Contact: Hawaii Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 741-A Sunset Avenue, Room 208, Honolulu, HI 96816, Telephone: (808) 733-9022 Fax: (808) 733-9032 Web Site: http://health.hawaii.gov/mchb/home/child-wellness-programs Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community based services, Dental care, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Fluorides, Hawaii, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health status, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevalence, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Referrals, School age children, Screening, State surveys, Statewide planning, Water

Jones E, Schwartz T. 2016. Policy considerations for California following the 2014 reversal of the Medicaid "Free Care Rule". Oakland, CA: California School-Based Health Alliance, 15 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes opportunities for schools to improve children's access to health services and to better integrate school health services within the broader health care delivery system. Topics include a brief history of federal Medicaid policy, an overview of how schools obtain reimbursement for health care services, implementation of Medicaid policy change in California, and recommendations for policymakers to maximize the impact of change on children's access to health care services.

Contact: California School-Based Health Alliance, 1203 Preservation Park Way, Suite 302, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 268-1260 Fax: (510) 268-1318 Web Site: https://www.schoolhealthcenters.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, California, Health care delivery, Medicaid, Reimbursement, School age children, School based clinics, School health services, Service integration, State programs

Healthy Schools Network. 2016. Environmental health at school: New solutions put children first. Albany, NY: Healthy Schools Network, 28 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a conference held on June 6–7, 2016, in Washington, DC, to advance research, policies, and programs to reduce children's risk for environmental exposures in child care facilities and P–12 schools. Topics include opportunities for public health agencies to protect children from environmental threats in schools, state and local agency experiences in promoting healthy schools and healthy children, the Environmental Protection Agency's role in protecting children's health in child care and school settings, prevention and intervention pilots, advancing children's rights, and establishing a national children's environmental health commission.

Contact: Healthy Schools Network, 773 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, Telephone: (518) 462-0632 Fax: (518) 462-0433 E-mail: info@healthyschools.org Web Site: http://www.healthyschools.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care centers, Child safety, Children, Collaboration, Environmental exposure, Environmental health, Hazardous materials, Injury prevention, Intervention, Policy development, Preschool children, Program development, Research, Responsibility, Risk factors, Role, School age children, Schools, Systems development

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

Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program. [2015]. Dental sealants keep children healthy & ready to learn. [Tallahassee, FL]: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 1 p.

Annotation: This infographic provides information about dental caries (tooth decay) in school-age children and how dental sealants prevent decay and reduce costs in Florida. Contents include the percentage of students in third grade who have untreated decay, the number and cost of caries-related emergency department visits, the costs of sealants vs. fillings, and the potential return on investment. Information about state programs that provide preventive oral health services is included.

Contact: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A14, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1724, Telephone: (850) 245-4333 Web Site: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/community-health/dental-health/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Dental care, Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Florida, Oral health, Preventive health services, School age children, State programs, Statistical data

Arizona Department of Health Services. 2015. Healthy Smiles Healthy Bodies Survey 2015: The oral health of Arizona's kindergarten and third grade children. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services, 6 pp. (Data brief.)

Annotation: This brief summarizes data from a statewide oral health screening of children in kindergarten and third grade attending Arizona’s public schools. Contents include information on the prevalence of tooth decay in the primary and permanent teeth of children in Arizona compared to the general U.S. population and dental sealant prevalence. Topics include oral health disparities in the prevalence of decay experience, untreated decay, and dental sealants. Information about the data source and methods, definitions, and data tables are included.

Contact: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 320, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Telephone: (602) 542-1891 Fax: (602) 364-1494 Web Site: http://www.azdhs.gov/prevention/womens-childrens-health/oral-health/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Arizona, Barriers, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Health status, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, Screening, State surveys, Statistical data

Delta Dental Foundation, Michigan Dental Association Foundation. 2015. From drool to school: Caring for your child's oral health from the drool years through the school years [upd.]. [Lansing, MI]: Delta Dental Plan of Michigan, 56 pp.

Annotation: This booklet for parents provides information, tips, and resources on how to care for their infant’s or child’s oral health from birth through the elementary school years. The booklet also includes information about how to find and pay for oral health care and activities that parents can do with their child to help them learn together about the importance of good oral health. The booklet is available in Arabic, English, and Spanish. A brochure and video are also available.

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

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental care, Infants, Michigan, Non English language materials, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Pregnant women, Preschool children, Preventive health services, School age children, State programs

Oral Health Colorado. 2015. Smart mouths, smart kids: Improving dental health for Colorado students. Nederland, CO: Oral Health Colorado, 1 v.

Annotation: This toolkit provides information and resources on assessing the feasibility of initiating school- linked oral health services and designing and building a sustainable school oral health pro- gram. Contents include resources for generating ideas, assessing community needs, creating a budget, developing a business plan, providing a rationale for activities, framing an idea, build- ing a program, and maintaining and sustaining a successful school oral health program. The toolkit also includes a data application (a targeted and focused electronic health record) that can be used to monitor children’s oral health status over time.

Contact: Oral Health Colorado, P.O. Box 1335, Nederland, CO 80466, Telephone: (303) 258-3339 E-mail: deborah@oralhealthcolorado.org Web Site: http://www.oralhealthcolorado.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Colorado, Community based services, Dental care, Low income groups, Minority groups, Oral health, Preventive health services, Relationships, Rural population, School aged children, School linked programs, State programs, Sustainability

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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.