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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health. n.d.. Brushing is fun! Guidelines for toothbrushing in North Carolina child care programs—Infant and toddler classrooms (tooth eruption to 3rd birthday)--Steps for group toothbrushing in preschool classrooms. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health; Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 4 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines provide information about toothbrushing for children ages 3–7 in North Carolina preschool programs. Topic include steps for group toothbrushing in preschool programs, toothbrush and storage-rack care, and general toothbrushing information. Helpful hints for group toothbrushing and Information about fluoride toothpaste are also included.

Contact: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, 170 Rosenau Hall, CB #5400, 135 Dauer Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400, E-mail: sphcomm@listserv.unc.edu Web Site: http://www.sph.unc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: , Early childhood education, Fluoride, Infant health, North Carolina, Oral health, Spanish language materials, State programs, Young children

Maryland Dental Action Coalition. n.d.. Give your child a healthy mouth with fluoride. Columbia, MD: Maryland Dental Action Coalition, 4 items.

Annotation: This brochure and poster provide information for parents and pregnant women about the importance of fluoride for keeping teeth healthy. The brochure includes links to resources that can help parents and pregnant women learn more about fluoride, how to get dental coverage in Maryland, and how to find a dentist for a child. Information about Maryland’s Medicaid Dental Program is included. The poster emphasizes that drinking fluoridated water helps prevent tooth decay in children. The brochure is available in English and Spanish, and the poster is available in English and Spanish. zzz

Contact: Maryland Dental Action Coalition, 10015 Old Columbia Road, Suite B-215, Columbia, MD 21046, Telephone: (410) 312-5456 E-mail: info@mdac.us Web Site: http://www.mdac.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Brochures, Fluoride, Health insurance, Maryland, Oral health, Parents, Posters, Pregnant women, Prevention, Spanish language materials, State programs

University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry, California Oral Health Technical Assistance Center; San Joaquin County Public Health Services, Smoking and Tobacco Outreach and Prevention Program and Local Oral Health Program; and California Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. [2022]. Tobacco cessation toolkit for California dental providers. San Francisco, CA: University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry, 22 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit is designed to help oral health professionals in California integrate tobacco-cessation interventions into routine oral health care. It provides tools and evidence-based resources that oral health professionals can use or share with their patients who use tobacco. Information is offered on trends in tobacco products and use in California, oral health professionals’ role in tobacco cessation, tobacco dependence and the benefits of quitting, and FDA-approved medications for tobacco cessation. Brief interventions for use in dental settings are included.

Contact: University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry, 707 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94143, Telephone: (415) 502-5800 Web Site: https://dentistry.ucsf.edu/ Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Intervention, Oral health, Smoking cessation, State materials, Tobacco use

Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Oral Health. 2022 (ca.). Fast facts on oral health. Springfield, IL: Illinois Department of Public Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This series of fact sheets provides information for consumers about a variety of oral-health-related topics. Topics include accessing oral health care in Illinois, anticipatory guidance and fluoride varnish application for health professionals who accept Medicaid, breastfeeding and oral health, cleft lip and cleft palate, oral health during pregnancy, e-cigarettes and vaping, oral health and learning, and pain-management options for oral health care.

Contact: Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Oral Health, 535 West Jefferson Street, Third Floor, Springfield, IL 62761, Telephone: (217) 785-4899 Secondary Telephone: (800) 547-0466 Fax: (217) 524-4201 Web Site: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/prevention-wellness/oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Breastfeeding, Cleft lip, Cleft palate, Fluoride varnish, Illinois, Medicaid, Oral health, Pain management, Pregnant women, Smokeless tobacco, State materials

Washington State Department of Health. 2022. Washington rural health clinic dental services toolkit: A guide to implementing dental services in Washington's rural health clinics. Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Health, 35 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit provides information about implementing oral health services in Washington’s rural health clinics (RHCs). It discusses assessing a community’s oral health needs and how an RHC can address these needs, procuring funding and equipment, determining a dental encounter rate, recruiting staff, collaborating with primary care and emergency services, selecting health records software, and managing costs and patient processes. Getting started, implementing a program, program impact, and looking ahead are also addressed.

Contact: Washington State Department of Health, P.O. Box 47890, Olympia, WA 98504-7890, Telephone: (800) 525-0127 Secondary Telephone: (360) 236-4030 Web Site: http://www.doh.wa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community programs, Financing, Oral health, Rural environment, Rural health, State materials, Washington

Barzel R, Holt K, eds. 2022. Advancing oral health equity: A resource guide. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 23 pp.

Annotation: The guide provides an overview of oral health equity and features descriptions of and links to materials on data and surveillance, policy, professional education and training, and state and local efforts. Selected materials include a Department of Health and Human Services equity action plan, an oral health policy equity tool, a community framework for addressing social determinants of health for populations with low incomes, and several resources about state and local efforts to improve oral health equity. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau] zzz

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Health education, Health equity, Local programs, Oral health, Public policy, Resource materials, State programs, Statistical data, Surveys, Training

Tiwari T, Tranby EP, Jacob M, Frantsve-Hawley J. 2021. Expanding dental benefits is good for states: Just ask Colorado. Boston, MA: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the value of providing adult dental benefits to Medicaid beneficiaries. Topics include the role oral health plays in overall health, the role of federally qualified health centers in treating Medicaid beneficiaries, and a case study of Colorado.

Contact: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: https://www.carequest.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adult health, Case studies, Colorado, Health centers, Medicaid, Oral health, State materials

Idaho Oral Health Alliance. 2021. Idaho oral health improvement plan 2021-2026: A collaborative approach to oral health in Idaho. Boise, IL: Idaho Oral Health Alliance, 30 pp.

Annotation: This report outlines Idaho’s oral health needs in the areas of prevention, access, and policy and infrastructure and provides strategies for improvement in these areas. It also highlights opportunities to address health disparities and health equity, reduce the social and economic costs of oral disease, and guide efforts to bring appropriate and equitable care to individuals in Idaho.

Contact: Idaho Oral Health Alliance, P.O. Box 2309, Boise, ID 83701, Telephone: (208) 994-9058 Web Site: http://www.idahooralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Health equity, Idaho, Oral health, Prevention, State materials

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

Illinois Department of Public Health. 2021. Oral health in Illinois: A focus on pregnancy and early childhood. Springfield, IL: Illinois Department of Public Health, 74 pp.

Annotation: This resource guide includes tools and other resources that can be used to improve the oral health status of women of childbearing age, pregnant women, infants, and young children in Illinois. It provides an introduction and background and discusses health information for women of reproductive age and pregnant women; the role of health professionals in improving the oral health of pregnant women, infants, and young children; prescribing opioids for women of reproductive age, and progress toward improving oral health in Illinois. State guidelines for policy and practice are included. [Partially funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: Guidelines, Illinois, Infants, Oral health, Pregnancy, State materials, Women’s health, Young children

Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Improvement Program. 2020. Oral health care during pregnancy: Practice guidance for Texas prenatal and dental providers. Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services, 23 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance on oral health care during pregnancy for prenatal care health professionals and oral health professionals in Texas. Topics include myths vs. facts, guidance for health professionals, oral conditions during pregnancy, and oral health pharmacological considerations for pregnant women. It also includes resources for consumers, available in English and in Spanish, about good oral health during pregnancy and during infancy as well as a dental referral form for pregnant women. The document was adapted from Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: A National Consensus Statement. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Contact: Texas Department of State Health Services, Oral Health Improvement Program, P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1818, Austin, TX 78714-9347, Telephone: (512) 776-2008 Fax: (512) 776-7256 E-mail: dental@dshs.state.tx.us Web Site: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dental/default.shtm Available from the website.

Keywords: Oral health, Pregnant women, Resource materials, Spanish language materials, State initiatives, Texas

Public Health National Center for Innovations. 2020. 10 essential public health services: EPHS toolkit. Alexandria, VA: Public Health National Center for Innovations, multiple items.

Annotation: This toolkit was created to help practitioners, public health departments, academia, and others to update content and educational materials to reflect the revised 10 Essential Public Health Services. It includes downloadable graphics, a glossary, videos, comparisons to other frameworks, PowerPoint presentations, an environmental scan, task force and liaisons, downloadable social media tools, and other resources. A fact sheet is available in Spanish and Arabic, in addition to English.

Contact: Public Health National Center for Innovations, 1600 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone: (703) 778-4549 Web Site: http://phnci.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Program descriptions, Adolescent health, Child health, Federal MCH programs, Foreign language materials, Health programs, Health services, Local MCH programs, Maternal health, Program development, Program development, Public health, Spanish language materials, State MCH programs

Carequest Institute for Oral Health. 2020. Good reasons for states to preserve or expand Medicaid adult dental benefits: A toolkit for advocates. Boston, MA: Carequest Institute for Oral Health, 6 pp. (Advocacy toolkit)

Annotation: This toolkit for advocates provides information on the importance of maintaining or expanding state Medicaid adult dental benefits. Topics include being prepared for opportunities, key messages, and the status of adult coverage in the 50 states. Resources to review or share with policymakers are included.

Contact: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: https://www.carequest.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adult health, Advocacy, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, State materials

North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative. 2020. A roadmap for increasing oral health access in North Carolina. Cary, NC: North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative, 6 pp. (NCOHC policy brief)

Annotation: This policy brief provides information about increasing access to oral health care among vulnerable populations in North Carolina as restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic begin to be lifted. It presents recommendations in the following areas: workforce utilization (including supervision requirements), care delivery (including teledentistry), and payment reform.

Contact: North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative, Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation, Cary, NC Telephone: 919-589-7524 Web Site: http://www.oralhealthnc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, North Carolina, Oral health, Public policy, Service delivery, State materials, Telehealth, Virus diseases

Alameda County Public Health Department, Office of Dental Health. 2020. Curriculum on dental care coordination (for community dental care coordinator workforce)--Guide for trainers. San Leandro, CA: Alameda County Public Health Department, Office of Dental Health, 170 pp.

Annotation: This curriculum provides information on oral health care coordination for community oral health care coordinators in Alameda County, California. It encompasses a training plan and modules focusing on basic dental terminology; oral health care for infants, children, and adolescents from birth through age 20, including those with special health care needs, and for pregnant women; oral health education; effective communication; privacy, confidentiality, and security; principles of oral health care coordination; protocols and tools; and data collection, data entry, and reporting.

Contact: Alameda County Public Health Department, Office of Dental Health, 1100 San Leandro Blvd., San Leandro, CA 94577, Telephone: (510) 208-5910 E-mail: DentalHealth@acgov.org Web Site: https://dental.acphd.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, California, Care coordination, Children, Community health, Data collection, Health education, Infant health, Infants, Oral health, Special health care needs, State materials

2020. Montana oral health: The state of the state's oral health. [Helena, MT: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program], 29 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of oral diseases and risk factors in Montana. It includes information about the prevalence of tooth decay, tooth loss, and oral cancer in the state. Also discussed are risk and protective factors related to oral disease, the oral health workforce, access to and use of oral health care, community-based dental clinics, and oral-health-related emergency department visits. Recommendations for improving oral health in Montana are included.

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: Access to health care, Dental caries, Health care utilization, Montana, Oral health, State materials

Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care. 2020. Guidance for Colorado's school-based health centers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Denver, CO: Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care, 16 pp.

Annotation: This guidance was developed to support school-based health centers (SBHCs) in Colorado in the 2020–2021 school year during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides a checklist of considerations for SBHCs to assist them in planning for the school year. Checklist items include operations, physical space, and infection control; telehealth; addressing student needs; community partnerships; patient outreach; oral health care; and support from and collaboration with school and district partners. A list of re-entry planning resources is included.

Contact: Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care, 1801 Wiliams Street, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80218, Telephone: (303) 399-6380 Fax: (303) 350-4296 E-mail: info@casbhc.org Web Site: http://www.casbhc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Colorado, Disease transmission, Guidelines, Infectious diseases, Oral health, School health, State materials, Teledentistry, Telehealth, Virus diseases

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services. 2020. Delaware oral health surveillance plan, 2020-2025. Dover, DE: Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report was developed for stakeholders to encourage state and local entities to identify ways to conduct oral health surveillance. It provides information about the importance of public health surveillance and oral health, presents a framework for a state oral-health surveillance system, and describes the Delaware Oral Health Surveillance System.

Contact: Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, Jesse Cooper Building, 417 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901, Telephone: (302) 744-4554 Fax: (302) 661-7229 Web Site: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsm/ohphome.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Delaware, Oral health, Public health, State materials, Surveillance

Illinois Department of Public Health. 2020. The oral health and body mass index of Illinois third-grade children. Springfield, IL: Illinois Department of Public Health, 3 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents information on tooth decay prevalence in the primary and permanent teeth of children in third grade in Illinois. Illinois data are compared to data on children of similar ages within the U.S. population screened between 2015 and 2016 as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The brief also describes dental sealant prevalence and presents body mass index data and data about beverage consumption.

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: Dental caries, Dental sealants, Dental sealants, Illinois, Oral health, School age children, State materials, Statistical data

Indiana State Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2020. Oral health metrics—Indiana. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana State Department of Health, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report presents metrics to provide insights into the oral health status of Indiana’s population. Metrics for children from families with low incomes eligible for Medicaid/the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are also presented. In addition, the report provides information about dental caries, periodontal disease, cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx, orofacial clefts, disparities and socioeconomic factors, oral health and general health, and oral health data and community health in Indiana.

Contact: Indiana State Department of Health, 2 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Telephone: (317) 233-1325 Web Site: http://www.in.gov/isdh Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Cleft lip, Cleft palate, Indiana, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral cancer, Oral health, Periodontal diseases, Socioeconomic factors, State materials, Statistical data

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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.