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Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program. n.d.. Healthy Montana Mouths toolkit for medical providers. Helena, MT: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 1 website.

Annotation: This toolkit for primary care health professionals includes forms for referring a child or pregnant woman for oral health care, handouts for parents outlining steps for keeping their child’s mouth healthy, a form to help dental office staff meet women’s oral health needs, and an oral-health-risk assessment tool. Also included is information about fluoride application in primary care and a diabetes toolkit intended to enhance the integration of oral health care into primary care.

Contact: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, 111 North Sanders Street, Helena, MT 59620, Telephone: (406) 444-5622 Web Site: http://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Diabetes mellitus, Fluoride, Oral health, Pregnant women, Prevention, Primary care, Resources for professionals, Service integration

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2022 (ca.). Protect Tiny Teeth Implementation Project: A prenatal oral health medical-dental integration quality improvement project—Implementation guide. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 8 pp.

Annotation: This guide for prenatal care health professionals and others who care for pregnant women and their families is intended to serve as a roadmap for clinics interested in implementing a project to improve the oral health of the maternal and child population. The guide discusses steps for integrating oral health care and primary care, including planning the project; education and training; launching the project and tracking progress; adapting; reviewing, celebrating and discussing; and maintaining and sustaining the project.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Oral Health, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 433-9016 Fax: (847) 434-8000 E-mail: oralhealth@aap.org Web Site: https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Oral-Health/Pages/Oral-Health.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Infants, Oral health, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Primary care, Program planning, Service integration, Young children

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2022 (ca.). Protect Tiny Teeth Implementation Project: A prenatal oral health medical-dental integration quality improvement project—Overview and results. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 12 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of the Protect Tiny Teeth Implementation Project, which was designed to improve the oral health of the maternal and child population, and project results. Topics included background, focus group testing and communications messaging, environmental scan, project description, project aim, results, and Protect Tiny Teeth Toolkit overview and testing.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Oral Health, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 433-9016 Fax: (847) 434-8000 E-mail: oralhealth@aap.org Web Site: https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Oral-Health/Pages/Oral-Health.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Infants, Oral health, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Primary care, Program planning, Service integration, Young children

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2022. Networks for Oral Health Integration (NOHI)—Overview and project profiles:Update 2021. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of the Networks for Oral Health Integration (NOHI) Within the MCH Safety Net project and descriptions of the three networks. The report includes a profile of each network: (1) Midwest Network for Oral Health, (2) Rocky Mountain Network for Oral Health (RoMoNOH), and (3) Transforming Oral Health for Families. Each profile provides information about the network’s partners, approach, settings, models of care, and core function activities, as well as a discussion of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on network activities. [Funded 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: , COVID-19, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Service delivery, Service integration, Virus diseases

Oral Health Progress and Equity Network. 2022. Blueprint. [no place]: Oral Health Progress and Equity Network, 1 website.

Annotation: This tool presents a blueprint for structural improvement designed to rebuild the national oral health care system with the goal of providing equitable oral health care for everyone. The tool encompasses five “levers” (worksheets) that include national-, state-, and local-level action items in the following areas: amplify consumer voices, advance oral health policy, integrate oral health care and medical care, emphasize prevention, and bring care to the people.

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

Keywords: Health equity, Oral health, Prevention, Service delivery systems, Service integration

Minnesota Department of Health, Oral Health Program. [2021]. Minnesota state oral health plan 2020-2030: Building collaboration for collective action. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, 78 pp.

Annotation: This report outlines goals and strategies for advancing oral health equity, increasing access to oral health care, preventing oral disease, and improving oral health in Minnesota. It included five key focus areas: oral health infrastructure; access to oral health care; health systems integration; disability, special health care needs, and inclusion; and data. Oral health disparities in Minnesota, work and achievements since Minnesota’s first state oral health plan, best practices, and future directions are also discussed.

Contact: Minnesota Department of Health, P.O. Box 64975, St. Paul, MN 55164-0975, Telephone: (651) 201-5000 Secondary Telephone: (888) 345-0823 Web Site: http://www.health.state.mn.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Data, Health care systems, Health equity, Minnesota, Oral health, Prevention, Service integration, Special health care needs, State planning

National Council for Mental Wellbeing and Bowling Business Strategies. [2021]. Oral health, mental health, and substance use treatment: A framework for increased coordination and integration. Washington, DC: National Council for Mental Wellbeing, 32 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit is intended to advance treatment coordination and service integration related to oral health, mental health, and substance use. It discusses integration strategies for oral health and behavioral health professionals. It also provides information for oral health professionals interested in increased coordination with mental health and substance-abuse-treatment organizations and for those interested in the integration of oral health, mental health, and substance abuse services systems.

Contact: National Council for Mental Wellbeing, 1400 K Strteet, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 684-7457 Web Site: http://thenationalcouncil.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Care coordination, Health care systems, Oral health, Service integration, Substance use behavior, Treatment, mental health

National Council for Mental Wellbeing and Bowling Business Strategies. [2021]. Oral health, mental health and substance use treatment: A framework for increased coordination and integration. Washington, DC: National Council for Mental Wellbeing, 32 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit is designed to serve as a guide for health professionals, organizations, health systems, states, and payers interested in advancing the integration and coordination of oral health, mental health, and substance use care and treatment. It presents a coordination and integration framework based on 10 models. For each model, a description is provided, along with examples of the model in practice, key planning questions, potential funding approaches, potential data-monitoring measures, a list of tools, and an example or case study.

Contact: National Council for Mental Wellbeing, 1400 K Strteet, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 684-7457 Web Site: http://thenationalcouncil.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Financing, Mental health, Oral health, Service coordination, Service integration, Substance use

Bopp V, Schroeder S, Kiefer C. 2021. Medical-dental integration manual. Bismark, ND: Oral Health Program, North Dakota Department of Health; Grand Forks, ND: Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota, 51 pp.

Annotation: This manual, which is intended for health professionals interested in integrating a dental hygienist into a medical care team, discusses billing, contracting, rules and regulations, and scope of dental hygiene practice specific to North Dakota. It also provides information related to workflow, patient data, and education relevant to health professionals outside North Dakota. The manual discusses scheduling a visit, the oral health screening process, integrating a dental hygienist into the workflow, electronic medical and dental records, care coordination, charging and billing services, rules and regulations, and medical resident and clinical staff evaluation.

Contact: North Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 301, Bismarck, ND 58505-0200, Telephone: (800) 472-2286 Secondary Telephone: (701) 328-2356 Fax: (701) 328-1412 Web Site: http://www.ndhealth.gov/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: , Care coordination, Health education, North Dakota, Oral health, Pediatricians, Primary care, Regulations, Service integration, State programs

Primary Care Collaborative. 2021. Innovations in oral health and primary care integration: Alignment with the shared principles of primary care. Washington, DC: Primary Care Collaborative, 75 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses ways that health professionals, community members, and public health leaders are working together to integrate oral health care and primary care. It highlights the mechanisms for and scope of integration efforts, ranging from statewide initiatives to incorporate oral health care into value-based primary care payment models to initiatives to embed oral health within communities. The report presents seven shared principles of primary care, discusses lessons learned from the patient-centered medical home initiative and from behavioral health integration, and offers a call to action.

Contact: Primary Care Collaborative, 601 Thirteenth Street, NW, Suite 430 North, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 417-2074 Fax: (202) 417-2082 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.thepcc.net Available from the website.

Keywords: , Interdisciplinary approach, Oral health, Primary care, Service coordination, Service integration

National Health Care for the Homeless Council. 2021. Oral health and behavioral health in patients experiencing homelessness. Nashville, TN: National Health Care for the Homeless Council, 8 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the impact of behavioral issues on the oral health of people experiencing homelessness (PEH) and how behavioral health and oral health professionals can work together to address behavioral health and oral health issues in this population. The report discusses the prevalence of behavioral issues and oral diseases among PEH, barriers to accessing health care in this population, consequences of behavioral issues and oral diseases, access to care, access to coordinated care challenges, recommendations for behavioral health and oral health integration, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health care delivery.

Contact: National Health Care for the Homeless Council, P.O. Box 60427, Nashville, TN 37206-0427, Telephone: (615) 226-2292 Fax: (615) 226-1656 E-mail: council@nhchc.org Web Site: http://www.nhchc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Behavioral medicine, Disease transmission, Health services delivery, Homeless persons, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Service coordination, Service integration, Virus diseases

Battani K, Holt K. 2021. The Partnership for Integrating Oral Health Care into Primary Care Project 2019-2021: Final report. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the importance of integrating oral health care into primary care and provides information about implementing the Partnership for Integrating Oral Health Care into Primary Care project. It discusses project measures, project findings, and strategies to integrate oral health care into primary care. The report also highlights technical activities provided to and feedback received from project teams. [Funded 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: Final reports, Infant health, Oral health, Pregnant women, Primary care, Service integration

Schroeder S, Greiner B, Stepanov A. 2021. North Dakota oral health program evaluation data. Bismarck, ND: North Dakota Department of Health, 12 pp.

Annotation: This report provides data for North Dakota on the following topics: community water fluoridation, oral health care in qualified health centers, school-based dental sealant programs, schools served by one North Dakota school-based dental sealant program, schools qualifying for oral health care based on need, North Dakota Oral Health Program Evaluation Data, and medical-dental integration in a family medical center.

Contact: North Dakota Department of Health, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505, Telephone: (701) 328-2372 Fax: (701) 328-4727 Web Site: http://www.ndhealth.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental sealants, Fluoride, North Dakota, Oral health, School health, Service integration, State materials, State programs, Statistical data

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. 2021. Oral health in America: Advances and challenges. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 1 v., exec. summ. (22 pp.).

Annotation: This report represents an effort to provide a comprehensive overview of the state of oral health in the United States. It shows that while progress has been made in improving the oral health of Americans over the last 20 years, more work needs to be done. Topics include the effect of oral health on the community, well-being, and the economy; oral health among children, adolescents, working-age adults, and older adults; oral health workforce, education, and practice integration; pain, mental illness, substance abuse, and oral health; and emerging science and promising technologies to transform oral health.

Contact: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, Telephone: (866) 232-4528 E-mail: nidcrinfo@mail.nih.gov Web Site: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adult health, Care coordination, Health education, Older adults, Oral health, Service integration, Trends

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2021. Best practice approach: Teledentistry--Opportunities for expanding the capacity and reach of the oral healthcare system. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, (Best practice approaches for state, community, and territorial oral health programs)

Annotation: This report discusses the role of teledentistry in reducing barriers that communities and populations face when seeking oral health care and is intended to serve as a framework for states and territories to use in identifying opportunities and strategies for how to incorporate teledentistry into their oral-health-delivery systems. Topics include background and rationale, guidelines and recommendations, best practice criteria, and state practice examples.

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: Health care delivery, Health care systems, Oral health, Service integration, Teledentistry

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.

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

Matulis R, Bowling J. 2020 (ca.). Environmental scan of oral health and behavioral health integration models. Washington, DC: National Council for Mental Wellbeing, 26 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit provides information about an environmental scan of emerging models of behavioral and oral health integration, as well as organizational or service-delivery barriers that organizations face when attempting to adopt coordinated or integrated care models. Topics include background and rationale for oral health and behavioral health integration, an environmental scan of integrated models, and policy considerations. Examples of models are presented.

Contact: National Council for Mental Wellbeing, 1400 K Strteet, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 684-7457 Web Site: http://thenationalcouncil.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Behavioral medicine, Health services delivery, Mental health, Oral health, Service coordination, Service integration

Michigan Oral Health Coalition, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 2020. Michigan state oral health plan. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 37 pp.

Annotation: This oral health plan is intended to guide policymakers, health professionals, community members, and other stakeholders as they work together to improve oral health across the state of Michigan through 2020. It focuses on three main areas: professional integration, health literacy, and increased access to oral health care. It also provides an overview of the status of oral health in Michigan and discusses development of the plan and monitoring its implementation.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 201 Townsend Street, Box 30195, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4911_4912_6226---,00.html Available from the website.

Keywords: , Access to health care, Health literacy, Michigan, Oral health, Prevention, Service integration, State programs

Ruderman M. 2020. Children's vision and eye health: A snapshot of current national issues (2nd ed.). Chicago, IL: National Center for Children's Vision & Eye Health at Prevent Blindness, 47 pp.

Annotation: This report is a compilation of research, survey data, and best practices that outlines the landscape for children's vision and eye health in the United States. Contents include information about the prevalence and impact of vision disorders in U.S. children, receipt of vision screening for infants and children from birth through age 17, and state approaches to ensuring children's vision and eye health. Additional topics include vision screening rates and requirements by state, pediatric vision benefits available under the Affordable Care Act, what is included in a strong vision health system of care, and model children's vision legislation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Prevent Blindness America, 211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: (800) 331-2020 E-mail: info@preventblindness.org Web Site: http://www.preventblindness.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Children, Costs, Health care reform, Health insurance, Health status, Policy development, Prevalence, Preventive health services, Primary care, Reimbursement, Research, Screening, Service integration, Standards, State programs, State surveys, Statistical data, Systems development, Vision, Vision disorders

California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine. 2020. Using teledentistry to maintain services and contact with patients during the time of COVID-19 physical distancing. Elk Grove, CA: California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine, 7 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about using teledentistry during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Topics include the impact of physical distancing, system considerations, components of a care system, workflow, and optimizing in-person visits. The guide also discusses the advantages of an “all-in one” teledentistry system containing multiple components that are linked and integrated (e.g., registration, consent, schedule, messaging, live video).

Contact: California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine, 9700 West Taron Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757, Telephone: 916-686-7300 Web Site: http://dentalmedicine.cnsu.edu/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, COVID‐19, Health care delivery, Oral health, Service integration, Teledentistry, Telemedicine

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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.