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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: Available from the website.

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

Martinez K, Franics K, Poirier JM, Brown Jr. LD, Wang M. 2013. A blueprint for using data to reduce disparities/disproportionalities in human services and behavioral health care. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research, 40 pp.

Annotation: This blueprint describes a framework and multistep process to reduce disparities and disproportionalities in human services and behavioral health care. The steps discussed include (1) readiness, (2) community engagement, (3) identification, (4) assessment, (5) intervention, (6) evaluation/continuous quality improvement, (7) replication, and (8) sustainability. A case study in a hypothetical community is included.

Contact: American Institutes for Research, 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20007, Telephone: (202) 944-5400 Secondary Telephone: (877) 334-3499 Fax: (202) 403-5454 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Quality assurance, Access to health care, Communities, Data, Statistical data, Community programs, Cultural competence, Cultural factors, Ethnic factors, Human services, Intervention, Prevention, Program evaluation, Racial factors, Racism, Treatment


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.