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Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.


Displaying records 1 through 20 (87 total).

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. n.d.. Quit to win. Bethesda, MD: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 1 poster (11 x 17 inches).

U.S. Office of the Surgeon General. 2020. Smoking cessation: A report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, 675 pp. (exec. summ. 15 pp.).

Annotation: This Surgeon General’s report examines the effectiveness of various smoking cessation tools and resources; reviews the health effects of smoking and catalogues the improvements to health that can occur when smokers quit; highlights important new data on populations in which the prevalence of smoking is high and quit rates are low; and identifies gaps in the availability and utilization of programs, policies, and resources that can improve cessation rates and help smokers quit.

Contact: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, Tower Building, Plaza Level 1, Room 100, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 276-8853 Fax: (240) 453-6141 Web Site: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal initiatives, Health behavior, Passive smoking, Research, Risk taking, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Smoking during pregnancy, Tobacco use

Le LT, Watson K, Mayer R, Pickett O, Perry DF, Richards J. 2019. Strengthen the evidence for maternal and child health programs: National performance measure 14.2 smoking in the household evidence review. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Strengthen the Evidence for MCH Programs, 139 pp. (brief 8 pp.).

Annotation: This evidence review looks at evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies that MCH Block Grant programs can implement to decrease the percentage of children, ages 0 through 17, who live in households where someone smokes. Contents include an introduction and background; review methods and results, including search results, characteristics of studies reviewed, intervention components, summary of study results, and evidence rating and evidence continuum; and implications of the review. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Strengthen the Evidence for MCH Programs, National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Web Site: https://www.mchevidence.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Measures, Adolescents, Block grants, Children, Evidence-based practice, Infants, Literature reviews, Model programs, Passive smoking, Policy development, Program planning, Resources for professionals, Smoking cessation, State MCH programs, Title V programs, Tobacco use

Georgia Tobacco Use Prevention Program. [2018]. Tobacco cessation resource toolkit for oral health providers. Atlanta, GA: Georgia Tobacco Use Prevention Program, 25 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit is intended to assist oral health professionals in Georgia with helping their patients, especially pregnant women, quit smoking. It provides information about why smoking during pregnancy is harmful and how oral health professionals can contribute to helping women quit. The toolkit provides information about the 5As protocol (ask, advise, assess, assist, arrange) for helping patients quit smoking and offers detailed guidelines for how to implement the protocol with patients in a short timeframe. A table explaining how to use diagnostic codes to apply for reimbursement for tobacco-cessation counseling is included.

Contact: Georgia Tobacco Use Prevention Program, Georgia Department of Public Health, 2 Peachtree Street, NW, 15th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303-3186, Web Site: http://dph.georgia.gov/ready-quit

Keywords: Counseling, Georgia, Oral health, Pregnant women, Smoking cessation, State programs

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2018. Addressing tobacco in dental settings: A resource for dental professionals. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document for oral health professionals focuses on screening and counseling for tobacco use and exposure during dental visits. The document explains why addressing tobacco use and exposure is important and provides guidelines for how to screen and provide counseling in 1–3 minutes using the “5As” protocol: ask, advise, assess, assist, arrange. Tobacco and oral health facts are also provided.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Counseling, Health screening, Oral health, Smoking cessation, Tobacco use

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. 2017. Giving more babies a healthy start in life: An Anthem Foundation & March of Dimes collaboration to reduce preterm births. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes national and state initiatives to scale up and implement programs that encourage and facilitate first trimester prenatal care and help at-risk mothers commit to behaviors that reduce the numbers of low birthweight infants. Topics include a group prenatal care model called CenteringPregnancy®, smoking cessation programs, quality improvement initiatives related to the elimination of early elective deliveries, and Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait Community Programs®.

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Childbirth, Collaboration, Community based programs, Community based services, Evidence based medicine, Financing, Health behavior, Health promotion, High risk infants, High risk mothers, High risk pregnancy, Low birthweight, Models, National initiatives, Peer support programs, Prenatal care, Preterm birth, Prevention programs, Smoking cessation

World Health Organization. 2017. WHO monograph on tobacco cessation and oral health integration. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 72 pp.

Annotation: This monograph provides information about systematic reviews of the association between tobacco use and oral diseases and potential benefits of tobacco-use cessation on oral health outcomes. For each systematic review, the methodology, results, and a discussion are presented. The monograph also includes policy recommendations related to integrating brief tobacco interventions into oral health programs in primary care.

Contact: World Health Organization, 20, Avenue Appia, Geneva, Switzerland , Telephone: (+ 41 22) 791 21 11 Fax: (+ 41 22) 791 3111 E-mail: info@who.int Web Site: http://www.who.int/en Available from the website.

Keywords: Oral health, Public policy, Research, Service integration, Smoking cessation, Tobacco use

Smiles for Children. 2017. Smoking and pregnancy. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: of smoking during pregnancy. It lists health problems for both pregnant women and their infants that smoking during pregnancy are linked to. The brochure also discusses the link between smoking and gum disease and provides information about the benefits of quitting smoking either before or during pregnancy. In addition, the brochure explains the importance of receiving regular oral health care and how to find a dental home. The brochure is written in simple language, with English on one side and Spanish on the other.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218, Telephone: (804) 864-7000 E-mail: questions@vdh.virginia.gov Web Site: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Spanish language materials, Consumer education materials, Infant health, Low literacy materials, Non English language materials, Oral health, Pregnant women, Smoking cessation, Smoking during pregnancy

Skinner E. 2016. Oral health care and coverage during pregnancy. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 2 pp. (Legisbrief; v. 24, no. 48)

Annotation: This brief provides information about the effects of oral disease on pregnant women and infants and state actions to prevent disease and reduce costs. It examines insurance coverage for care, including publicly funded coverage and reimbursement rates; dental expenditures; and where to find state-specific statistics on health status and coverage rates. The brief also discusses state strategies to help pregnant women receive care and provisions in the Affordable Care Act, such as public education and tobacco-cessation services.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Costs, Dental care, Dental insurance, Federal initiatives, Medicaid, Oral health, Policy development, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Reimbursement, Smoking cessation, State legislation

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2015. Medicaid match for state tobacco cessation quitlines. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 3 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for state and territorial health officials describes federal guidance that would allow states to claim tobacco cessation quitline expenditures as a Medicaid administrative cost and receive a 50 percent administrative match rate for services provided to Medicaid beneficiaries. Topics include comprehensive coverage for pregnant women, coverage for individuals who are not pregnant including children, and tobacco cessation telephone quitlines as allowable Medicaid administrative activities. The fact sheet also describes current state status, barriers that have delayed states' implementation of the guideline, and recommendations for how state health agencies can overcome the barriers.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Administrative policy, Adolescents, Barriers, Children, Financing, Health care reform, Health insurance, Hotlines, Pregnant women, Program development, Reimbursement, Smoking cessation, State health agencies, Systems development, Tobacco use

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. 2015. Tobacco smoking cessation in adults, including pregnant women: Behavioral and pharmacotherapy interventions. Rockville, MD: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource provides clinical preventive services recommendations related to tobacco smoking cessation in adults including pregnant women. Topics include behavioral and pharmacotherapy interventions. Contents include the full recommendation statement; supporting documents including the final research plan, evidence review, and evidence summary; a clinical summary; and related information for consumers and health professionals.

Contact: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: (301) 427-1584 Web Site: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Evidence based medicine, Literature reviews, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Smoking cessation, Tobacco use

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health. 2015. Tips from former smokers: Dental professionals—Help your patients quit. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources provide guidance for oral health professionals on helping their clients quit smoking. Contents include a fact sheet on how to support clients, a handout on reasons to quit, a continuing education training, answers to frequently asked questions such as how quitlines work and how effective they are, an intervention card that lists steps for conducting brief interventions with clients, and supplemental materials.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health, 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/OralHealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Continuing education, Intervention, Oral health, Pregnant women, Public awareness campaigns, Public awareness materials, Resource for professionals, Smoking cessation, Tobacco use, Training

Longeway B, Hanson G. 2015. Call It Quits Referral Program: Connecting patients to tobacco cessation services. Plymouth, MN: Minnesota Oral Health Coalition, 1 video (41 min., 42 sec.)

Annotation: This video describes a statewide program to reduce smoking rates in Minnesota by making it easier for health professionals to refer their clients to tobacco-cessation counseling. Topics include why it is important for oral health professionals to address tobacco use with their clients.

Contact: Minnesota Oral Health Coalition, 4190 Vinewood Lane N, #111-416, Plymouth, MN 55442, Telephone: (763) 381-1701 E-mail: info@minnesotaoralhealthcoalition.org Web Site: http://www.minnesotaoralhealthcoalition.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Minnesota, Multimedia, Oral health, Preventive health services, Referrals, Resources for professionals, Smoking cessation, State programs, Tobacco use

Deming S. 2015. Final report for Phase I Tobacco Dependence Treatment Through Dental Providers Project for 2014–15. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a pilot project to reduce tobacco use and improve oral health by training oral health professionals on recommended guidelines for tobacco dependence treatment. Contents include information about the participating dental clinics, reimbursements for clients receiving tobacco dependence interventions, administrative support activities, project outcomes, and next steps. Training pretest, mid, and posttest surveys results; and final report numbers and comments are included.

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: Final reports, Forms, Intervention, Michigan, Oral health, Pilot projects, Program descriptions, Reimbursement, Smoking cessation, State programs, Tobacco use, Training

Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2014–. Smoking and oral health quit kit information. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help oral health professionals in Connecticut screen and counsel their clients who use tobacco products. Contents include a letter that provides information about an evidence-based approach to eliminate tobacco use (the 5 A's), resources and tools, and cessation counseling reimbursement for professionals who participate in the state Medicaid/HUSKY Health programs. Additional contents include questions and answers about the state quit line, a quit line wallet card, information about treatment methods, a quit tips note sheet, and a poster with tips from former smokers. The wallet cards and posters are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, P.O. Box 340308, Hartford, CT 06134-0308, Telephone: (860) 509-7382 Fax: (860) 509-7853 E-mail: linda.ferraro@ct.gov Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3125&q=388844&dphNav_GID=1601 Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Connecticut, Consumer education, Counseling, Medicaid, Oral health, Preventive health services, Provider participation, Referrals, Resources for professionals, Screening, Smoking cessation, Spanish language materials, State programs, Tobacco use

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health. 2014. Best practices for comprehensive tobacco control programs. [Atlanta, GA]: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 141 pp.

Annotation: This guide is designed to help states plan and establish comprehensive tobacco control programs. It describes an integrated programmatic structure for implementing interventions proven to be effective and provides the recommended level of state investment to reach these goals and to reduce tobacco use in each state. On the basis of evidence of effectiveness documented in the scientific literature and the experiences of state and local programs, the guide identifies the most effective population-based approaches with the following overarching components: state and community interventions, mass-reach health communication interventions, cessation interventions, surveillance and evaluation, infrastructure administration and management.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Comprehensive programs, Intervention, Model programs, Population surveillance, Program descriptions, Program evaluation, Program management, Public health infrastructure, Smoking cessation, State programs, Tobacco

Vanderbilt Evidence Based Practice Center. 2014. Smoking cessation interventions in pregnancy and postpartum care. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 88 pp., exec. summ. (12 pp.). (Evidence report/technology assessment; no. 214)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2014. Let's make the next generation tobacco-free: Your guide to the 50th anniversary Surgeon General's report on smoking and health. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 20 pp.

Annotation: This consumer guide details the effects of smoking including nicotine addiction and serious disease. It also contains facts on the benefits of quitting smoking and free resources that are available to smokers who want to quit. The guide is available in English and Spanish.

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

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Cause of death, Children, Consumer education materials, Costs, Disease prevention, Morbidity, Mortality, Progress reports, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Spanish language materials, Tobacco use

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2014. Use of selected clinical preventive services to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents: United States, 1999–2011. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 63(2, Suppl.):1–107,

Annotation: This supplement to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report examines the use of selected clinical preventive services for infants, children, and adolescents in the United States. Topics include breastfeeding counseling; screening for hearing loss and provision of follow-up services; screening for developmental delays, lead poisoning, vision impairment, and hypertension; vaccination against human papillomavirus; tobacco use and tobacco cessation counseling and medication; screening for chlamydia infection; and provision of reproductive health services. Additional topics include the potential benefits of selected services, the challenges related to their underuse, and effective collaborative strategies to improve use.

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. Document Number: ISSN 1546-0738.

Keywords: Adolescents, Breastfeeding, Children, Chlamydia infections, Clinics, Counseling, Developmental screening, Health care utilization, Health services delivery, Hearing screening, Human papillomavirus, Hypertension, Infants, Lead poisoning screening, Oral health, Prenatal care, Prevention services, Reproductive health, Smoking cessation, Tobacco use, Vision screening

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health. 2014. Case study: The effect of expanding cessation coverage–The Massachusetts Medicaid cessation benefit. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document describes a program in Massachusetts to provide cessation benefits through Medicaid and its impact on smoking prevalence, hospitalizations, and return on investment. Topics include the health burden and costs of tobacco use, recommended interventions, key features of Massachusetts' cessation program, opportunities to offer cessation benefits to all smokers, and the role of state public health officials in cessation efforts.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 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/nccdphp Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Cost effectiveness, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Massachusetts, Medicaid, Smoking cessation, State initiatives, Tobacco use, Treatment effectiveness evaluation, Universal health care

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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.