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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. n.d.. Bringing it together: Head Start-state collaboration projects. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, 67 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an introduction to the Head Start-State Collaboration Projects, which involve Head Start in state planning and policy making efforts that affect low income children and families. It includes some fact sheets on the Collaboration Projects, project profiles and contact list, legislation regarding Head Start-State Collaboration Projects, and an excerpt from the report of the Advisory Committee on Head Start Quality and Expansion.

Contact: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W., Washington, DC 20447, Telephone: (202) 401-9215 Secondary Telephone: (800) 422-4453 Web Site: http://www.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Early childhood education, Family support, Head Start, Low income groups, Policy development, Program descriptions, Public private partnerships, State initiatives, Statewide planning

New York State Department of Health, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. n.d.. Making it work toolkit. Albany, NY: New York State Department of Health, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, multiple items.

Annotation: These toolkits for consumers and employers provide information to address the challenges of low income wage earners returning to work while continuing to breastfeed. Contents include five individual toolkits. A toolkit for mothers provides information on how to talk with supervisors, coworkers, and child care providers and how to store and handle breast milk, as well as checklists, tips, sample schedules, and food ideas. A toolkit for family members explains the role grandparents and partners play while dispelling myths that can be held by others, and how to give support and care for a breastfed infant. Additional toolkits are designed to help employers comply with state and federal laws; offer guidance for mothers and employers on interpreting the laws and resources; and provide sample letters and policies.

Contact: New York State Department of Health, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237, Telephone: (866) 881-2809 E-mail: dohweb@health.state.ny.us Web Site: http://www.health.ny.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Employer initiatives, Legislation, Low income groups, New York, State programs, Supported employment, Workplace health promotion

Maryland Department of Health. n.d.. Tips for good oral health during pregnancy/Tips for good oral health during infancy. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: These tip sheets for pregnant women and new parents provide information about how to keep the mouth healthy during pregnancy and in infancy and early childhood. The pregnancy tip sheet discusses practicing good oral hygiene, eating healthy foods, getting oral health care, and practicing other healthy behaviors. The safety of receiving oral health care during pregnancy and coverage through Maryland Medicaid are also discussed. The infant tip sheet discusses how to keep infants and children cavity free. The pregnancy tip sheet is on one side of the page and the infant tip sheet is on the back of the pregnancy sheet. The tip sheets are available in English and in Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-6500 Secondary Telephone: (877) 463-3464 Web Site: http://www.dhmh.maryland.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: , Consumer education materials, Dental care, Infant health, Maryland, Oral health, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials, State initiatives, Young children

Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin. 2019. Healthy smiles for mom and baby: Oral health online training guide. Milwaukee, WI: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 37 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about Healthy Smiles for Mom and Baby Oral Health Training, an online course for Wisconsin professionals working with pregnant women, infants, and toddlers that combines oral health information with conversation techniques for discussing oral health with families. The training consists of four modules: (1) oral health conversations, (2) oral health for infants and toddlers, (3) oral health for pregnant women, and (4) oral health goal setting with families. Each module includes reflection activities and videos that demonstrate how to guide an oral health discussion with families. The guide also explains how to register for the course. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 620 South 76th Street, Suite 120, Milwaukee, WI 53214, Telephone: (414) 292-4000 Secondary Telephone: (414) 337-4561 Fax: (414) 231-4972 Web Site: http://www.chawisconsin.org/oral-health.php?pg=13 Available from the website.

Keywords: , Communication skills, Families, Infant health, Oral health, Pregnant women, Professional training, State Initiatives, Training materials, Wisconsin

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2018. Summary report: 2018 synopses of state dental public health programs–Data for FY 2016–2017. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the results of a 2018 study examining the status of state oral health programs during the 2016–2017 fiscal year. Topics include demographics, state infrastructure, work force, administration, and oral health programs funded or operated by states.

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: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Oral health, Program descriptions, Public health programs, State initiatives, Statistical data

Texas Health Institute. 2018. Oral health in Texas: Bridging gaps and filling needs. Austin, TX: Texas Health Institute, 190 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information on the burden of oral disease in Texas. The report includes a state-level overview of oral health organized around four topics: (1) where Texas stands on oral health and overall health, (2) factors contributing to the state’s oral health burden, (3) Texans’ access to oral health care, and (4) the capacity of the Texas oral health work force to meet demand. Each section describes available scientific evidence and provides a review of associated policy issues. The profiles display data on population and socioeconomic factors, oral health outcomes, risk factors for disease, clinical care, and Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollment and expenditures.

Contact: Texas Health Institute, 8501 N. Mopac Expressway, Suite 170, Austin, TX 78759, Web Site: http://www.texashealthinstitute.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Oral health, Public policy, Socioeconomic factors, State initiatives, Statistical data, Access to health care, Texas

From the First Tooth. 2018. Tips for a healthy mouth for mom and baby. Portland, ME: From the First Tooth, 28 pp.

Annotation: This flip book, developed for health professionals to share with pregnant women and families with infants, covers oral health and oral hygiene during pregnancy and infancy. Selected topics include looking for changes in the mouth during pregnancy, nausea, how to take care of teeth during pregnancy, how caring for the mouth during pregnancy helps infants, and how fluoride strengthens the teeth of both women and infants. Information about how good nutrition and drinking water can promote oral health and overall health is included. [Partially 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 Web Site: http://www.fromthefirsttooth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Consumer education materials, Dental care, Maryland, Oral health, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials, State initiatives

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. 2018. Connecting smiles: Improving health through oral health integration. Charleston, SC: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 68 pp.

Annotation: This training contains five modules for health professionals and their staff about oral health and children, caries risk assessment, oral health anticipatory guidance for families, the benefits of fluoride and fluoridated water, fluoride varnish, and strategies for integrating oral health into a medical practice. The training is recognized by the South Carolina Medicaid agency as a prerequisite for applying fluoride varnish and billing for this service. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Connecting Smiles, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2100 Bull Street, Charleston, SC 29201, Web Site: http://connectingsmiles.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Fluoride, Oral health, Professional education, Service Integration, South Carolina, State initiatives, Training materials

Radley DC, McCarthy D, Hayes SL. 2017. Aiming higher: Results from the Commonwealth Fund scorecard on state health system performance–2017 edition. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, annual.

Annotation: This report ranks states on more than 40 indicators of health system performance in five broad areas: health care access, quality, avoidable hospital use and costs, health outcomes, and health care equity. It also compares and evaluates trends across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: info@cmwf.org Web Site: http://www.commonwealthfund.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Adults, Children, Dental care, Equal opportunities, Health care reform, Health care systems, Health care utilization, Health insurance, Health status, Infants, Measures, Morbidity, Mortality, Obesity, Oral health, Preventive health services, Smoking, State initiatives, Statistics, Systems development, Trends

Connecticut State Dental Association. 2017. Connecticut cares about oral health: An oral health curriculum (rev. ed.). Southington, CT: Connecticut State Dental Association, multiple files.

Annotation: This packet is designed to help educators integrate oral health education into Connecticut's school health curricula. The packet comprises 6 lesson modules for educating students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 about oral health and healthy behaviors. Each module lists objectives, questions, and related subject areas and can be used individually or in combination with recommended supportive activities and classroom materials. The revised online curriculum has modules for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grade 1, grades 2-3, grades 4-5, and grades 6-8.

Contact: Connecticut State Dental Association, 835 West Queen Street, Southington, CT 06489, Telephone: (860) 378-1800 Fax: (860) 378-1807 Web Site: http://www.csda.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Connecticut, Curricula, Oral health, Preschool education, School age children, School health education, State initiatives, Young children

Mann R, Mays A. 2017. State ESSA plans to support student health and wellness: A framework for action (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: Healthy Schools Campaign, 29 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance on developing state plans for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in ways that support student health and wellness. Topics include engaging stakeholders in a way that ensures an effective ESSA state plan is developed and implemented; implementing a state accountability system and creating a school report card that supports the health and learning connection; integrating health and wellness into standards, assessments, and a well-rounded education; integrating student learning through staff wellness and professional development; supporting the transition from early childhood programs to elementary school; transferring funding to strengthen ESSA health and wellness programming; the Student Support and Academic Enrichment grant; and looking ahead. For each topic, the document outlines why it's important, what the law says, action steps, and resources. An overview of ESSA is included.

Contact: Healthy Schools Campaign, 175 N. Franklin, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: (312) 419-1810 Fax: (312) 419-1806 Web Site: http://www.healthyschoolscampaign.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Accountability, Adolescent health, Case studies, Child health, Federal initiatives, Financing, Grants, Learning, Needs Assessment, Organizational change, Policy development, School age children, School health programs, Schools, Service integration, Standards, Statewide planning, Students, Transitions

National Conference of State Legislatures. 2017. Children's health insurance program overview. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 1 v.

Annotation: This website provides information about the history and current status of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), including information about coverage for pregnant women. State examples and additional resources about federal and state CHIP policy are also included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: Children's Health Insurance Program, Federal initiatives, Legislation, Policy development, Pregnant women, State programs

Michigan Oral Health Coalition. 2017. Check-up on oral health: Age one dental visits–Michigan county profile 2017. Lansing, MI: Michigan Oral Health Coalition, 3 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the percentage of children under age 2 in Michigan counties who are enrolled in Medicaid and who had at least one dental visit during the 2015 calendar year. It also describes factors that contribute to low levels of preventive oral health services use and guidelines and recommendations for the first dental visit.

Contact: Michigan Oral Health Coalition, 106 W. Allegan Street, Suite 310, Lansing, MI 48933, Telephone: (517) 827-0466 Fax: (517) 381-8008 Web Site: http://www.mohc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care utilization, Infants, Local initiatives, Medicaid, Michigan, Oral health, Preventive health visits, State programs

Boyes S, Davis L, Adams G, Mills M, Deutchman M. 2017. MORE Care: Narrowing the rural interprofessional oral health care gap. Westborough, MA: DentaQuest Institute, 35 pp., exec. summ. (10 pp.)

Annotation: This paper provides information about initiating interprofessional networks that integrate and coordinate person-centered oral health care in rural communities. Topics include oral health as a national issue with rural implications, interprofessional practice and the oral-systemic health connection, creating networks and a learning collaborative, state offices of rural health and medical-oral expanded care initiation, and challenges and opportunities for innovation. Examples from Colorado, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina are included.

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

Keywords: Collaboration, Colorado, Community based services, Dental care, Health care delivery, Information systems, Oral health, Pennsylvania, Program coordination, Provider networks, Rural environment, Rural health, Rural populations, Service integration, South Carolina, State initiatives, Systems development, Technology, Work force

Jabbarpour Y, DeMarchis E, Bazemore A, Grundy P. 2017. The impact of primary care practice transformation on cost, quality, and utilization: Annual review of evidence 2016 - 2017. Washington, DC: Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, 39 pp.

Annotation: This research review describes findings from peer-reviewed studies and grey literature, including state reports that were published between November 1, 2015 and February 28, 2017. It also features examples and data from PCMH programs, such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, which leads one of the oldest PCMH programs, now in its eighth year with seven years of data; the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative launched by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation; and state primary care initiatives including Colorado, Minnesota, and Oregon.

Contact: Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, 601 Thirteenth Street, NW, Suite 430 North, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 417-2081 Fax: (202) 417-2082 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.pcpcc.net

Keywords: Literature reviews, Primary care, State initiatives

Maryland Department of Health. 2017. The health of your mouth is important during pregnancy. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This poster for pregnant women includes statements about how the health of a pregnant woman’s mouth can affect her infant’s health; the safety or getting oral health care during pregnancy; and the importance of making a dental appointment early in pregnancy. Information about public dental coverage during pregnancy in Maryland is also included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-6500 Secondary Telephone: (877) 463-3464 Web Site: http://www.dhmh.maryland.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: , Consumer education materials, Dental care, Infant health, Maryland, Oral health, Posters, Pregnant women, State initiatives

Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health. 2017. Protect your baby from tooth decay. Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure for parents provides information about how to keep infants’ and young children’s teeth healthy. Other topics include the importance of primary teeth; what fluoride varnish is, how it helps prevent tooth decay, how it is applied, whether it is safe, and what happens after it is applied; and how much toothpaste to use for infants and young children. The brochure is available in English and in Spanish.

Contact: Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 4815 West Markham, Slot 18, Little Rock, AR 72205, Telephone: (501) 661-2240 Secondary Telephone: (501) 661-2000 Fax: (501) 661-2055 Web Site: http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/oralhealth/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: , Arkansas, Consumer education materials, Dental Hygiene, Dental decay, Fluoride, Health promotion, Oral health, Prevention, Spanish language materials, State initiatives

Connecticut Department of Public Health. 2017. Dental sealants save teeth!. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document for parents provides information about how dental sealants can protect teeth from decay. Topics include what dental sealants are, which teeth should be sealed, how sealants are applied, whether decay can occur underneath sealants, how long sealants last, how sealants feel, and how Connecticut residents can get dental sealants. Other tips for preventing tooth decay are included. The document is available in Chinese, Creole, English, French, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Contact: Connecticut Department of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134-0308, Telephone: (860) 509-8000 E-mail: webmaster.dph@po.state.ct.us Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/dph Available from the website.

Keywords: , Connecticut, Consumer education materials, Dental decay, Dental hygiene, Dental sealants, Health promotion, Non English language materials, Oral health, Prevention, Spanish language materials, State initiatives

Illinois Department of Public Health. 2017. Precious drugs and scary bugs: Antibiotic stewardship toolkit for dental providers. Springfield, IL: Illinois Department of Public Health, 33 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit provides Illinois dentists with resources to support appropriate antibiotic prescribing as part of the Illinois Precious Drugs & Scary Bugs Campaign. The toolkit is organized around four core elements of outpatient antibiotic stewardship: (1) commitment—demonstrate dedication to optimizing antibiotic prescribing and patient safety, (2) action for policy and practice—implement a practice change to improve antibiotic prescribing, (3) tracking and reporting—monitor antibiotic-prescribing practices, and (4) education and expertise—provide patients and health professionals with educational resources. Resources for more information are included.

Contact: Illinois Department of Public Health, 525-535 West Jefferson Street, Springfield, IL 60603, Web Site: http://www.dph.illinois.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: , Antibiotics, Illinois, Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, Resource materials, State initiatives

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

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

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

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

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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.