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Kuklish S. n.d.. Combating infant mortality: Perinatal periods of risk analysis–A comparison of 2000-2002 and 2003-2005 birth cohort results. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Women's and Children's Health, 21 pp.

Annotation: This electronic file presents PowerPoint-type slides that describe the Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR) analysis process and findings from a study of a reference group of individuals in Arizona that include a chart of feto-infant death, how different data can lead to potential actions, and changes between the first (2000-2002) and second (2003-2005) cohorts. Data are analyzed according to ethnicity, age, and level of education. It concludes with a statement of which groups and which periods on the prenatal-infancy continuum need to be focused on.

Contact: Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Women's and Children's Health, 150 N. 18th Ave., Suite 320, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Telephone: (602) 364-1400 Fax: (602) 364- 1495 E-mail: sjolans@azdhs.gov Web Site: http://www.azdhs.gov/phs/owch/index.htm Out of print.

Keywords: Arizona, Fetal mortality, Infant mortality, State surveys

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

March of Dimes. 2020. Nowhere to go: Maternity care deserts across the U.S.. White Plains, NY: March of Dimes, 25 pp.

Annotation: This report builds upon the 2018 report and continues to identify counties where a woman’s access to maternity health services may be limited or absent. It describes policy solutions and actions; gives summary data about maternity care deserts with a map showing each county in the U.S. and its level of access to maternity care; characteristics of maternity care deserts; information about and maps of hospitals, birth centers, providers, midwives and doulas; health insurance coverage; perinatal regionalization and risk-appropriate levels of care; and the covid-19 pandemic and access to maternity care.

Contact: March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605, Telephone: (914) 997-4488 Secondary Telephone: Web Site: http://www.marchofdimes.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to care, Infant health, Maternal health, Perinatal health, Pregnant women, State surveys, Statistics

Keating K, Daily S, Cole P, Murphey D, Pina G, Ryberg R, Moron L, and Laurore J. 2019-. State of babies yearbook. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, annual.

Annotation: This yearbook compares national and state-by-state data on the well-being of infants and toddlers, in the areas of good health, strong families, and positive early learning experiences. The book also describes the indicator selection and ranking process, and giving advocates the tools to connect data to policy.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: http://www.zerotothree.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Early childhood education, Families, Health, Infants, State surveys, Statistics, Toddlers

March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center. 2019. 2019 March of Dimes report card. [White Plains, NY]: March of Dimes, 144 pp.

Annotation: This annual report card measures the progress in reducing the nation's preterm birth rate by comparing each state's rate to the goal. Topics include prevention strategies and recommendations. Topics include women who are uninsured, late preterm birth, women who smoke, and preterm birth rates by race and ethnicity. Indicators, definitions, and data sources for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico are included. Information about the grading methodology is also provided. State fact sheets are included in the report.

Contact: March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605, Telephone: (914) 997-4488 Secondary Telephone: Web Site: http://www.marchofdimes.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Data sources, Ethnic factors, Premature infants, Prematurity, Preterm birth, Prevention, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends

Syephens K, YOung M, Parrish J. 2019. Early dental visits increase: Alaska CUBS, 2009-2017. State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin; no. 3, 1 p.

Annotation: This bulletin presents trends pertaining to the age at which children in Alaska are first seen by a dentist during the period 2009–2017 and describes early childhood oral health care during the period 2015–2017. The information is based on the Childhood Understanding Behaviors Survey, a population-based survey that collects self-reported health information from mothers of 3-year-old children in Alaska. Methods are described, and a discussion and results are provided. Statistical data on level of oral health care received by 3-year-old children by region and on timing of first dental visit in the state are included.

Contact: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, 350 Main Street, Room 404, P.O. Box 110601, Juneau, AK 99811-0601, Telephone: (907) 465-3030 Fax: (907) 465-3068 Web Site: http://dhss.alaska.gov/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Alaska, Oral health, State programs, Statistical data, Surveys, Young children

Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Health Promotion Risk Reduction. 2019. Pennsylvania oral health surveillance plan 2019-2024. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Department of Health, 21 pp.

Annotation: This report includes information about the Pennsylvania oral health surveillance plan, the purpose of which is to provide a source of reliable and valid information for monitoring oral health status in the state. Topics include a framework for a state-oral-health surveillance system, oral health indicators, data sources, resources, data dissemination and use, privacy and confidentiality, and evaluation.

Contact: Pennsylvania Department of Health, Health and Welfare Building, 625 Forster Street, Eighth Floor West, Harrisburg, PA 17120, Telephone: (877) 724-3258 Web Site: http://www.health.pa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Oral health, Pennsylvania, State programs, State surveys, Statistical data

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. 2019. West Virginia Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement Project [FY 2016 progress report]. Charleston, WV: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, 53 pp.

Annotation: This progress report provides a summary of the project activities and accomplishments of the West Virginia Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement project during the 1-year project period ending in 2015. The report includes information about the Marshall University community and school oral health team’s contribution to West Virginia’s perinatal population oral health survey during the period 2014–2015. It discusses methodology and provides an evaluation and preliminary findings of the 2014 survey. [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: Infant health, Oral health, Pregnant women, State programs, Statistical data, Surveys, West Virginia

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. 2019. The oral health of Missouri's third grade children compared to the general U.S. populaiton. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 5 pp. (Data brief)

Annotation: This data brief provides information from a statewide oral health survey of third grade children attending Missouri’s public schools conducted to assess the oral health status of Missouri third grade children compared with their counterparts nationwide. Topics include prevalence of decay experience and untreated decay, prevalence of dental sealants, oral health disparities, and data sources and methods. Statistical data is presented in charts throughout the brief.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 1730 East Elm, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6041 E-mail: info@dhss.mo.gov Web Site: http://www.dhss.mo.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Missouri, State surveys, Oral health, School age children, Statistical data

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program. 2018. Idaho 2017 Smile Survey report. Boise, ID: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program, 28 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes findings on the oral health of children in third grade in Idaho. Topics include active tooth decay, caries experience, restorative dental service needs, fluorosis, and oral health service history.Statistical information is presented in charts throughout the document. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 83720, 450 West State Street, Boise, ID 83720-0036, Telephone: (800) 926-2588 Web Site: http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/portal/alias__Rainbow/lang__en-US/tabID__3494/DesktopDefault.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental caries, Dental sealants, Idaho, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, State surveys, Statistical data

Colorado Health Institute and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. 2018. Family matters in oral health. Denver, CO: Colorado Health Institute, 5 pp.

Annotation: This report describes an analysis comparing oral health data for children and adolescents ages 1–14 in Colorado whose parents or other caregivers had a dental visit with those whose parents or caregivers did not have a dental visit. The report provides an overview of child oral health in the state. It also discusses findings of the analysis in the following categories: (1) effect of adult oral health care utilization on children’s oral health and (2) geographic disparities. Steps toward improving children’s oral health in Colorado are also presented.

Contact: Colorado Health Institute, 303 E. 17th Avenue, Suite 930, Denver, CO 80203, Telephone: (303) 831-4200 Web Site: http://www.coloradohealthinstitute.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Colorado, Geographic factors, Oral health, State surveys, Statistical data

Calanan R, Elzinga-Marshall G, Gry D, Payne E, Mauritson K. 2018. Tooth be told: Colorado's basic screening survey—Children's oral health screening: 2016-17. Denver, CO: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environmenty, 33 pp.

Annotation: This report presents data from a survey of students in kindergarten and third grade in Colorado that included an oral health screening conducted during the 2016–2017 school year. The report provides an introduction to the survey and a summary of main findings; a description of the methodology; and results categorized by caries experience, untreated decay, treatment urgency, and sealants. Trends in oral health outcomes and in oral health disparities by race/ethnicity and school-level socioeconomic status are presented.

Contact: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive, South, Denver, CO 80246, Telephone: (303) 692-2000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 886-7689 E-mail: cdphe.information@state.co.us Web Site: https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe Available from the website.

Keywords: Colorado, Ethnic factors, Oral health, Racial factors, School age children, Socioeconomic factors, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends

Fish-Parcham C. 2018. Treating pain is not enough: Why states' emergency dental benefits fall short. Washington, DC: Families USA, 12 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This document presents information from a survey conducted by Families USA of 14 states that cover emergency-only oral health services. Selected topics include what can be learned from states that offer emergency-only coverage, how responding states’ dental benefits differ, states in which managed-care plans provide adults with extra offerings, costs to states of paying for emergency department visits when appropriate oral health services are not available, the limited availability of alternative oral health care resources for adults, and the inadequacy of emergency-only dental care for individuals with serious medical conditions.

Contact: Families USA, 1225 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 628-3030 Fax: (202) 347-2417 E-mail: info@familiesusa.org Web Site: http://www.familiesusa.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Costs, Dental insurance, Emergency medical services, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Oral health care, State programs, Surveys

Phipps K. 2018. The oral health of Michigan's 3-5 year old Head Start children compared to 3-5 year old children in the general U. S. population. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 5 pp. (2018 MI Head Start Smiles data brief)

Annotation: This brief provides information from the 2017 Michigan Head Start Smiles survey, a statewide oral health survey of preschool children enrolled in Head Start in Michigan. The brief provides information about prevalence of tooth decay experience, prevalence of untreated decay, need for treatment, and oral health disparities. Tables presenting statistical data are included.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Capitol View Building, 201 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs Available from the website.

Keywords: Head Start, Low income groups, Michigan, Oral health, State programs, Statistical data, Surveys, Young children

Building U.S. Capacity to Review and Prevent Maternal Deaths. 2018. Report from nine maternal mortality review committees. Atlanta, GA: CDC Foundation, 74 pp.

Annotation: This report provides data from maternal mortality review committees in nine states on pregnancy-related maternal deaths and reports recommendations from the committees on actions that might have changed the course of events leading to the deaths. It also discusses these emerging issues: maternal mental health conditions, severe maternal morbidity, and incorporating equity.

Contact: Building U.S. Capacity to Review and Prevent Maternal Deaths, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Maternal mortality, Pregnancy, State surveys

National Academy for State Health Policy. 2018. State health care delivery policies promoting lead screening and treatment for children and pregnant women. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 18 pp.

Annotation: This document provides the results of scan of health care policies in all 50 states plus Washington DC that promoted lead screening and treatment for children and pregnant women. This review includes metrics, incentives, provider guidelines, CHIP abatement coverage, and reporting requirements. The report was developed in partnership with the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) as part of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Environmental Health (MCEH) Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN). [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Health policy, Lead poisoning, State legislation, State surveys

Hunt T, Lee H, Slack KS. 2018. Adverse childhood experiences in Wisconsin: Findings from the 20101-2013 Behavioral Risk Factors Survey. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Children’s Trust Fund and Child Abuse Prevention Fund of Children’s Hospital & Health System., 36 pp.

Annotation: This PowerPoint updates findings from previous publications on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) from the Wisconsin Behavioral Risk Factors Survey. Topics include the prevalence of ACEs, co-occurence of ACEs, mental health outcomes, health risk behaviors, physical health outcomes, socioeconomic status, health care access and Medicaid enrollment, and quality of life, followed by policy recommendations. The 2010 report includes vignettes from adults who experienced ACEs and who describe the impact those experiences have had on their lives.

Keywords: State surveys, Access to health care Medicaid, Child abuse, Child health, Children, Health behavior, Health policy, Mental health, Physical health, Risk factors, Wisconsin

Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health. Oral Health Program. 2018. Nevada Head Start oral health survey 2017. Carson City, NV: Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Oral Health Program, 50 pp.

Annotation: This report provides oral health survey data about children enrolled in Head Start living in rural areas in Nevada. The report includes key survey findings, a description of the methodology, a summary of Basic Screening Survey protocol changes between 2003 and 2017, a description of Head Start demographics and response rates, and a discussion of three Healthy People 2020 oral health indices and their relevance to the survey. Also included is a comparison of 2003, 2007, and 2017 survey results; consent for and parent questionnaire results; and 2017 summaries of caries experience, untreated tooth decay, treatment urgency, and decayed, missing, or filled primary teeth.

Contact: Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Oral Health Program, 4150 Technology Way, Carson City, NV 89706, Telephone: (775) 684-4200 Fax: (775) 684-4211 Web Site: http://dpbh.nv.gov/Programs/OH/OH-Home Available from the website.

Keywords: , Head Start, Nevada, Oral health, Rural population, State surveys, Statistical data, Young children

Neufeld L, Gero A. [2017]. Adolescent oral health campaign final report: 2016-2017 school year. [Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program], 9 pp.

Annotation: This final report provides information about the Utah Department of Health’s Oral Health Program’s Adolescent Oral Health Campaign during the 2017–2018 school year. The goal of the campaign was to educate middle school and high school students in Utah about oral health and to encourage positive oral health behaviors and increase use of oral health services. Topics include goals and objectives, methods, results, and limitations.

Contact: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 142002, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2002, Telephone: (801) 273-2995 Web Site: http://health.utah.gov/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: , Adolescent health, Final reports, Health behaviors, Health education, High school students, Middle schools, Oral health, State surveys, Students, Utah

Mainehealth. [2017]. The importance of oral health care during pregnancy. Portland, ME: Before the First Tooth, 1 p.

Annotation: This document for health professionals provides information about the importance and safety of oral health during pregnancy and survey results from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System in Maine. Statistics are provided for the percentage of women who did not receive education about oral hygiene while pregnant and who did not have their teeth cleaned while pregnant. Also included is information about ways that Before the First Tooth, Maine’s perinatal infant and oral health quality-improvement initiative, can help practices adopt best practice approaches to integrating oral health into prenatal care. [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: Maine, Oral health, Pregnant women, Service integration, State programs, Statistical data, Surveys

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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.