Skip Navigation

Strengthening the evidence for maternal and child health programs

Search Results: MCHLine

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 (568 total).

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. [2020]. Healthy People 2020: An end of decade snapshot. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, 36 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a snapshot of the progress that the Healthy People 2020 initiative has achieved in the past decade and highlights areas that still need improvement. It includes background information about the initiative and an at-a-glance look at it and covers the following topics: tracking progress of objectives; status of leading health indicators; status of objectives, including oral health objectives, by population subgroup; and transition to Healthy People 2030. Healthy People 2020 data tables and technical notes are included. zzz

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 715-G, Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 690-7694 E-mail: ash@hhs.gov Web Site: https://www.hhs.gov/ash Available from the website.

Keywords: Healthy People 2020, Initiatives, Oral health, Progress reports, Statistical data

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

Surdu S, Langelier M, Fosse C, Li Q. 2020. Contributions of general and specialty dentists to provision of oral health services for people with special needs. Rensselaer, NY: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, 50 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a study conducted to evaluate the attitudes and willingness of general and specialty dentists to treat people with special health care needs and to identify barriers that dentists face in caring for them. The report presents findings from a literature review and results and conclusions from the study.

Contact: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, New York Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, SUNY, School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 Web Site: http://www.oralhealthworkforce.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents with special heath care needs, Adults with special health care needs, Children with special health care needs, Dentists, Oral health, Statistical data, Studies, Training

U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care. 2020. HRSA health center program. Rockville, MD: U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes how health centers increase access to oral health care in the communities they serve. Topics include oral health services provided, number of visits and patients served, providing value-based care, driving quality improvement, and addressing emergent public health needs. Statistical information is presented in charts and diagrams.zzz

Contact: U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 489-4772 Fax: (301) 480-4098 Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov/about/organization/bureaus/bphc/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Community health centers, Health services, Oral health, Statistical data

HealthEfficient. 2020. TOHF workflow, configuration & billing guide. Albany, NY: HealthEfficient, 36 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about workflow, configuration, and billing for the Transforming Oral Health for Families project. Topics include logic, specifications, and documentation; best practice workflow; configuring required data elements; billing guidelines and resources; and additional support. [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: Educational materials, Fluoride, Health services, Oral heath, Prevention, Risk assessment, Statistical data

March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center. 2019-. 20__ March of Dimes report card. [White Plains, NY]: March of Dimes, annual.

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

Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission. 2019. MACstats: Medicaid and CHIP data book. Washington, DC: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, 155 pp.

Annotation: This data book presents data on Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Contents include an overview with key statistics on Medicaid and CHIP; trends in Medicaid; Medicaid and CHIP enrollment and spending with information on benefits, managed care, and program administration; Medicaid and CHIP eligibility; and measures of beneficiary health, use of services, and access to care. The final section of the data book contains a technical guide that describes the data sources used, the methods used to analyze the data, and guidance in interpreting how specific data may differ from each other or from those published elsewhere.

Contact: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, 1800 M Street, N.W., Suite 360 South, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 350-2000 Fax: (202) 273-2452 E-mail: macpac@macpac.gov Web Site: http://www.macpac.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's health insurance program, Medicaid, 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

Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program. 2019. Oral health during pregnancy: Practice guidance for Virginia's prenatal and dental providers. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program, 20 pp.

Annotation: These practice guidelines for oral health professionals and prenatal care professionals in Virginia provide information about the oral health of pregnant women and their infants in the state, state statistics on oral health care utilization during pregnancy, practice guidance, a visual guide of oral conditions that can occur during pregnancy, a pharmacological considerations chart, a sample dental referral form, and educational resources to share with pregnant women. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program, 109 Governor Street, Ninth Floor, Richmond, VA 23219, Telephone: (804) 864-7775 Fax: (804) 864-7783 Web Site: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Guidelines, Infant health, Oral health, Pregnant women, State programs, Statistical data, Virginia

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2019. Data quality evaluation of the dental fluorosis clinical assessment data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2004 and 2011-2016. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 25 pp. (Vital and Health Statistics; Series 2, Data evaluation and methods research; no. 183)

Annotation: This report provides a review of 1999–2004 and 2011–2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) dental fluorosis clinical assessment data. The report discusses methods related to NHANES oral health data, NHANES dental fluorosis clinical assessment, dental examiners, fluorosis clinical assessment, quality-assurance procedures, response and completion rates, and data evaluation. The report also provides results in the following categories: rater variability, agreement between dental and reference examiners in categorizing dental fluorosis, prevalence of dental fluorosis, assessing biologicial plausibility of prevalence estimates, impact of oversampling in NHANES, and impact of geographic variation in water fluoridation levels.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: nchsquery@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs Available from the website. Document Number: PHS 2019-1383.

Keywords: Oral health, Fluoride, Research, Statistical data, Surveys

Bhoopathi V, Jacob M, Reusch C. 2019. Oral health advocacy toolkit: Strategies and resources for dental schools and dental hygiene programs. Philadelphia, PA Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, 48 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit explains what advocacy is and discusses key components of advocacy: creating a culture of advocacy, understanding the decision-making process, setting advocacy goals, knowing your audiences, choosing allies, building coalitions, developing effective messages, finding and presenting data, identifying modes and messengers, framing messages, establishing a media presence, meeting with decision-makers, mobilizing supporters, and managing an advocacy campaign. It also includes tools that can be used to apply the components.

Contact: Temple University, Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, 3223 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, Web Site: https://dentistry.temple.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Advocacy, Campaigns, Manuals, Oral health, Statistical data

Phipps KR, Ricks, TL, Mork NP, Lozon TL. 2019. The oral health of American Indian and Alaska Native children aged 1-5 years: Results of the 2018-19 IHS oral health survey. Rockville, MD: U.S. Indian Health Service, 10 pp. (Indian Health Service data brief)

Annotation: This data brief focuses on the oral health of American Indian and Alaska Native children ages 1–5. The brief presents information on the prevalence of early childhood caries, untreated tooth decay, and dental sealants in the primary teeth of this population in 2018–2019 and assesses trends since the 2010 survey was conducted. The results of the 2018–2019 survey are presented as five key findings. For each finding, statistical data are included. Implications of the results are also discussed.

Contact: U.S. Indian Health Service, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Web Site: https://www.ihs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: , Alaska natives, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Early Childhood caries, Native Americans, Oral health, Statistical data, Surveys

Zwetchkenbaum S. 2019. Family visiting and oral health. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, 65 pp.

Annotation: This presentation about family home visiting and oral health in Rhode Island provides an overview of the federally funded Perinatal and Infant Health Quality Improvement Project, the goal of which was to reduce the prevalence of oral disease in pregnant women and infants through improved access to high-quality oral health care. The presentation also provides statistical data about family home visiting in Rhode Island, an overview of oral health, an oral hygiene demonstration, and information on setting oral health goals. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Fax: (401) 222-4415 Web Site: http://www.health.ri.gov/programs/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: , Access to health care, Infants, Oral health, Home visiting, Pregnant women, Rhode Island, State programs, Statistical data

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

Freed M, Neuman T, Jacobson G. 2019. Drilling down on dental coverage and costs for Medicare beneficiaries. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 25 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This brief reviews the state of oral health for older adults on Medicare. It describes the health and economic consequences of foregoing oral health care, sources of dental coverage, out-of-pocket costs of oral health care, and use of oral health services. Data and methods are discussed.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: http://www.kff.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Costs, Health care utilization, Low income groups, Medicare, Older adults, Oral health, Statistical data

Eke C, Mask A, Reusch C, Vishnevsky D, Quinonez RB. 2019. Coverage brief: Improving access to oral health care in pregnancy. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 4 pp. (Fact sheet)

Annotation: This brief provides an overview of the status of dental coverage during pregnancy, using data related to Medicaid dental coverage available to pregnant women in each state as of September 2019. Topics include the impact of a woman’s oral health during pregnancy and after birth, barriers to accessing oral health care during pregnancy, oral health coverage for pregnant women through state Medicaid programs, and available data about oral health coverage for pregnant women through Medicaid.

Contact: Children's Dental Health Project, 1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 833-8288 Fax: (202) 331-1432 E-mail: info@cdhp.org Web Site: https://www.cdhp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health insurance, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Pregnant women, State programs, 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 brief provides information from a statewide oral health survey of students in third grade attending Missouri’s public schools conducted to assess the oral health status of students in third grade in Missouri 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.

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

Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, Division of Adolescent and School Health. 2018-. Youth risk behavior survey data summary & trends report. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, Division of Adolescent and School Health, biennial.

Annotation: This report uses Youth Risk Behavior Survey data from 2009 to 2019 to focus on four priority areas associated with sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, and unintended pregnancy: sexual behavior, high-risk substance use, experiencing violence, and mental health and suicide. It updates a previous report covering 2007-2017. The resource also includes trends fact sheets and infographics.

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.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescents, National surveys, Risk taking, Statistical data, Young adults

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

    Next Page »

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.