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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 time of COVID‐19 physical distancing. Topics include the impact of physical distancing, system considerations, components of a care system for the era of COVID-19, 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, Health care delivery, Oral health, Service integration, Teledentistry, Telemedicine

HealthEfficient. 2020. TOHF integrative collaborative practice assessment. Albany, NY: HealthEfficient, 9 pp.

Annotation: This assessment for dental offices or clinics provides space to answer questions about approaches to providing care, integration of oral health care and medical care, collaboration, and communication among health professionals and between health professionals and patients. Questions about referral practices are also included.

Contact: HealthEfficient, 911 Central Avenue, #330, Albany, NY 12206, Telephone: (518) 589-3060 Web Site: https://healthefficient.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Health care delivery, Oral health, Questionnaires, Service integration

Normandale Community College. 2020. Minnesota's 21st century dental team toolkit. Bloomington, MN: Normandale Community College,

Annotation: This toolkit provides information about collaborative dental hygiene practice, dental therapy, and medical-dental integration. Each topic includes links to relevant subtopics. A resource library is included, with links to education resources. A video with information about the toolkit is also available.

Contact: Normandale Community College 21st Century Dental Team, 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431, Web Site: https://www.normandale.edu/mndentalteam Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Dental hygiene, Educational materials, Oral health, Service integration

Schroeder S, Knutson S. 2020. Medical-dental integration in North Dakota. Grand Forks, ND: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes the reach, patients served, and outcomes of a medical-dental integration model employed in the University of North Dakota’s Center for Family Medicine in Bismarck. The model provides oral health screenings, fluoride varnish application, dental referrals, and care coordination for patients in the primary care setting while also educating medical residents and direct care staff quarterly on the association between oral health and overall health.

Contact: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, 1301 North Columbia Road Stop 9037, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, Telephone: (701) 777-3848 Fax: (701) 777-6779 E-mail: ruralhealth@med.und.edu Web Site: https://ruralhealth.und.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Health screenings, North Dakota, Oral health, Program coordination, Referrals, Service integration, State programs

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2020. Preventive dental visits for children and adolescents are important!. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 2 pp.

Annotation: This infographic provides information for health professionals about benefits of and barriers to preventive dental visits for children and adolescents. It emphasizes the importance of these visits to reduce oral health problems and promote overall health throughout life. It discusses integration of oral health care into primary care, the cost savings that early intervention can confer, and disparities in oral health status and in access to oral health services. [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: Access to health care, Early intervention, Income factors, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Prevention, Racial factors, Service integration

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation. 2020. Improving oral health outcomes by integrating medical and dental care. Denver, CO: Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, 1 web resource.

Annotation: This toolkit is intended for medical practices in Colorado, including community health centers, clinics, school-based health centers, and hospital systems, interested in integrating a dental hygienist into a medical team to offer up to the full scope of dental hygiene services. The toolkit addresses startup and implementation, including hiring a dental hygienist, building a dental space, and integrating the hygienist into the practice. Also addressed is the implementation phase, which involves creating and implementing models of care. Examples of care-delivery models are included. Although much of the content is specific to Colorado, particularly for topics such as billing, contracting, and rules and regulations, many parts of the toolkit are also applicable in other states.

Contact: Delta Dental of Colorado, 4582 South Ulster Street, Suite 800, Denver, CO 80237, Telephone: (800) 233-0860 E-mail: customer_service@ddpco.com Web Site: http://www.deltadentalco.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Colorado, Dental hygienists, Health care delivery, Oral health, Service integration, State programs

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2020. Networks for oral health integration: Overview and project profiles. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 12 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the Networks for Oral Health Integration (NOHI) Within the Maternal and Child Health Safety Net projects. The goal of the initiative is to improve access to and utilization of comprehensive, high-quality oral health care in community health centers for pregnant women, infants and children from birth to age 40 months, and for children ages 6–11 at high risk for oral disease. The report includes a profile of each of the three projects: Midwest Network for Oral Health Integration (Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Ohio); Rocky Mountain Network (Arizona, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming); and Transforming Oral Health for Families (District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, and Virginia). [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau] zzz

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, Health care utilization, High risk groups, Oral health, Pregnant women, Regional programs, Service integration

U.S. HIV/AIDS Bureau. [2019]. Integration of oral health and primary care technical assistance toolkit. Rockville, MD: U.S. HIV/AIDS Bureau, 34 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit focuses on improving the oral health of people with HIV by integrating oral health care into primary care. The toolkit provides background information about the oral health status of those with HIV. It offers a brief overview of the components of integration and models of oral health care delivery. Each component, including best practices, is discussed, and links to relevant resources are included. The toolkit also addresses how to build and sustain oral-health-care delivery over time.

Contact: U.S. HIV/AIDS Bureau, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 09SWHO3, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-1993 Web Site: http://hab.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: HIV, Health care delivery, Oral health, Primary care, Service integration

From the First Tooth. 2019. Periodicity schedule & alternatives for pediatric preventive oral health in primary care. Portland, ME: From the First Tooth, 1 p. (From the First Tooth and Fluoride: 4 by 4)

Annotation: This document includes a periodicity schedule and alternatives for pediatric oral health care provided in primary care settings in Maine, based on MaineCare reimbursement limitations. Services are organized by age of the child (ages 6 months to 5 years) and include parent education, oral evaluation, fluoride application, and referral to a dentist. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: From the First Tooth / Before the First Tooth, c/o MaineHealth, 110 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 662-6296 E-mail: info@fromthefirsttooth.org Contact E-mail: COTES4@mainehealth.org Web Site: http://www.fromthefirsttooth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Fluorides, Infants, Maine, Oral health, Parent education, Pediatric care, Preventive health services, Primary care, Referrals, Reimbursement, Screening, Service integration, State programs, Young children

Olson S, Wojtowicz A, Rapporteurs; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Roundtabl on Health Literacy. 2019. Integrating oral and general health through health literacy practices: Proceedings of a workshop. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 102 pp.

Annotation: These proceedings summarize presentations and discussions from a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop held on December 6, 2018. Topics include integration of oral health, primary care, and health literacy; systems thinking, integration, and health literacy as a catalyst; health literacy and care integration; exploring pathways to integration; developing a research agenda for integration; and reflections on the workshop.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: , Health literacy, Oral health, Primary care, Research, Service integration

Fleming E, Seymour B, eds. 2019. Interdisciplinary approaches for improved oral health: Building the field through integrated and community-based health practices. Springfield, IL: American Association of Public Health Dentistry, 10 pp. (White paper)

Annotation: This paper highlights interdisciplinary approaches for improving oral health: human papillomavirus vaccination uptake, fluoride varnish application, and emergency department utilization for nontraumatic or preventable oral conditions. Each example highlights how population health can be improved with integrated health practices. Each describes the public health significance of the action; highlights best, evidence-based strategies; presents stories from the field to illustrate the impact of the action; and suggests how oral health professionals can advocate for change while optimizing oral health and subsequently overall health.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60611-2637, Telephone: (312) 337-2169 Fax: (312) 337-6329 Web Site: http://www.aapd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Fluoride varnish, Human papillomavirus, Oral health, Public health, Service integration, Vaccination

Kreuger J. 2019. Medical-dental integration in Minnesota: Benefits from changes in law and policy. St Paul, MN: Network for Public Health Law, 8 pp. (Oral health issue brief)

Annotation: This brief summarizes the emergence of a conceptual framework for medical-dental integration and describes the need to address practical and legal barriers to integration to promote emerging strategies to encourage increased collaboration among oral health professionals and non-oral-health professionals in Minnesota. The brief describes ways that medical-dental integration can take place, provides a national and a Minnesota context, discusses models of integrated care and barriers and strategies in law and policy, and provides examples of medical-dental integration.

Contact: Network for Public Health Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, Telephone: (651) 695-7749 Fax: (651) 695-7749 Web Site: https://www.networkforphl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Minnesota, Oral health, Public policy, Service integration, State programs

Glassman P. 2019. Improving oral health using telehealth-connected teams and the virtual dental home system of care: Program and policy considerations. Boston, MA: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 14 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on the potential of telehealth, combined with new preventive and behavior support science, delivery systems, payment incentives, and policy environments, to improve oral health. It reviews changes taking place in the general health and oral health care systems as well as national recommendations that have been proposed in response to these changes. The report also describes the legal and regulatory environment needed to create and use telehealth-connected teams, equipment and software requirements, and considerations for incorporating telehealth into dental practices and community-based oral health care systems. In addition, it describes the concept of disruptive innovation and the future role that telehealth may play in the delivery or oral health services.

Contact: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: http://www.dentaquestpartnership.org

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care delivery, Oral health, Service integration, Telemedicine, Prevention

American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health. 2019. Oral health prevention primer. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health,

Annotation: This online primer is designed to help pediatricians and other health professionals address oral health in practice, understand the roles of oral health allies, and learn how to collaborate and advocate to achieve optimal oral health for their community to prevent oral disease. Topics include learning more about oral health; assessing risk, applying fluoride, and referring; getting paid for oral health services; teaching other providers about oral health; integrating oral health services into primary care; innovating with emerging models; implementing a quality-improvement project; and educating families.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 E-mail: fluoride@aap.org Web Site: http://www.ilikemyteeth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Collaboration, Fluoride, Oral health, Prevention, Referrals: Service integration

National Network for Oral Health Access. 2019. Integration of oral health and primary care practice: Integrated models survey results--Embedded dental providers. [Denver, CO]: National Network for Oral Health Access, 31 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines results from a survey of health centers on different models of medical and dental integration that the National Network for Oral Health Access conducted in 2019. The survey gathered information from health centers about how oral health professionals are being utilized in medical settings. Results are presented in the following categories: general integration, embedded oral health professionals, and focus groups. The survey is included.

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: Focus groups, Oral health, Service integration, Surveys

Virginia Health Catalyst. 2019. Providing comprehensive care for your patients: An oral health integration toolkit for health care providers. Glen Allen, VA: Virginia Health Catalyst, 18 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information for health professionals about how to create an integrated health system that incorporates oral health. The report explains what care integration is. It discusses how to create an integration plan and factors to consider when integrating care. Integration care models for women’s health, early childhood health, older adult health, chronic disease, and behavioral health are provided. Each model includes factors to consider and practical examples.

Contact: Virginia Health Catalyst, 4200 Innslake Drive, Suite 103, Glen Allen, VA 23060, Telephone: (804) 269-8720 E-mail: info@vahealthcatalyst.org Web Site: https://vahealthcatalyst.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavioral medicine, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Collaboration, Health promotion, Older adults, Oral health, Service integration, Women’s health, Young children

National Network for Oral Health Access. 2019. OHI toolkit. Denver, CO: National Network for Oral Health Access, 1 web resource.

Annotation: This toolkit is a guide for community health centers (CHCs) to use in their efforts toward infrastructure improvements that provide new or enhanced existing integrated oral health services. It helps CHCs assess their readiness for oral health service expansion; provides links to Health Resources and Services Administration requirements, regulations, and resources; and offers infrastructure enhancement and expansion strategies for CHCs that have either on-site oral health services or no current oral health services.

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, Oral health, Primary care, Program improvement, Service integration

Baker SD, Lee JY, Wright R. 2019. The importance of the age one dental visit. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, 16 pp.

Annotation: This document focuses on the importance of taking a child to the dentist by age 1 to prevent oral disease. It discusses the prevalence of tooth decay in children and the consequences of delaying treatment, the cost savings that early prevention can confer, reducing costly trips to the emergency room by investing in prevention, the effectiveness of early intervention, and overcoming barriers to accessing oral health care early. It also discusses the benefits of integrating oral health care into primary care. zzz

Contact: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60611-2637, Telephone: (312) 337-2169 Secondary Telephone: (800) 544-2174 Fax: (312) 337-6329 E-mail: pohrpc@aapd.org Web Site: https://www.aapd.org/research/policy-center/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Costs, Early intervention, Oral health, Prevention, Service integration, Young children

Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice. 2019. The OHNEP undergraduate interprofessional oral health faculty tool kit: Resources & strategies for oral health integration. New York, NY: Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice, 30 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit for undergraduate faculty provides curricula templates and resources that can be used when integrating oral health into an undergraduate nursing program. Topics include microbiology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, research methods, pharmacology, health assessment and promotion, fundamentals, nursing care of adults and older adults, nursing care of children, maternity and women’s health, community, psychiatric-mental health, leadership in nursing, and professional nursing. Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum is integrated throughout the toolkit.

Contact: Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice, 433 First Avenue, Sixth Floor, New York, NY 10003, Telephone: (212) 992-7023 E-mail: OHNEP@nyu.edu Web Site: https://ohnep.org Available from the website.

Keywords: College students, Curricula, Health promotion, Nursing education, Oral health, Service integration

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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.