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Williams JR, ed., Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, Comprehensive Child Care Project Staff. n.d.. Mount Zion survey: Housing, nutrition, education. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project , 17 pp. (Comment series no: 1-5 (37))

Annotation: This paper reports a survey to make the Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, Comprehensive Child Care Project Staff knowledgeable and able to support all expressions of concern with substantive information. The survey among a sample of project families attempted to delineate the family's housing situation in regard to space, safety and sanitation; the nutritional status in regard to availability of food, shopping practices and dietary intake; and the children's educational placement and experiences in school and the parents' perception of the schools. The survey is also designed to document the adequacy and effectiveness of existing social services and agencies in the community to deal with these problems. This paper is produced as part of the documentation and assessment of the effect of P.L. 89-97, Title V. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Children and Youth Projects, Comprehensive health care, Educational factors, Federal MCH programs, Housing, Nutritional status, Program evaluation, Social services, Surveys, Title V programs

University Affiliated Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders. n.d.. Former trainee follow-up survey. [Cincinnati, OH]: University Affiliated Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders, 2 items (4 pp., 5 pp.).

Annotation: These forms are a follow up survey of the former participants in the University Affiliated Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders training programs. Theyprovide space to record information about the participants and their comments and assessment of the program. One version is for former trainees with 300+ contact hours; the other is a modified version for trainees with 300+ contact hours who participated in the Interdisciplinary Leadership Core Curriculum since 1987-1988.

Keywords: Developmental disabilities, Evaluation, MCH training, Surveys

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

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Dental Health. [2021?]. ELKS report: Information on the oral health of individuals with intellectual/development disabilities 2019-2020. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Dental Health, 35 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the oral health of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in Missouri. Topics include oral hygiene, dental sealants, treated and untreated tooth decay, treatment urgency, and history of rampant tooth decay. Information about survey participants’ ages, genders, races, and ethnicities, as related to these topics, is included.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Dental Health, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-5874 E-mail: info@health.mo.gov Web Site: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults with special health care needs, Children with special health care needs, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Dental caries, Dental hygiene, Missouri, Oral health, State surveys, Treatment

Roman C, Gears H, Pucciarello M. 2021. Engaging youth with special health care needs and families of children with special health care needs: recommendations for Medicaid agencies. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 34 pp., exec. summ. (2 pp.). (Report)

Annotation: This report provides information from a 50-state survey and a set of interviews with select states and family-focused organizations. The purpose of the survey and interviews was to increase understanding of strategies being used by state Medicaid agencies to engage with youth with special health care needs and families of children with special health care needs. The report highlights findings from the survey and interviews, including engagement themes, challenges, and recommendations for state Medicaid agencies, youth with special health care needs and families of children with special health care needs, and funders.

Contact: Center for Health Care Strategies, 200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119, Hamilton, NJ 08619, Telephone: (609) 528-8400 Fax: (609) 586-3679 Web Site: http://www.chcs.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Interviews, Medicaid, Special health care needs, Surveys, Young adults

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. 2021. Oral disease is common. Access to care is not.: State of oral health equity in America 2021. Boston, MA: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about oral health inequities. Drawing on results from the State of Oral Health Equity in America 2021 survey of 5,320 adults, the report shows that people of color and those with low incomes bear a disproportionate burden of oral disease and disproportionately lack access to needed care. Also discussed are symptoms of oral disease, how frequently symptoms are treated across the U.S. population, and the importance of establishing a dental home. zzz

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: Access to health care, Health equity, Low income groups, Medical home, Oral health, Surveys

Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems. 2021. 2021 Iowa Head Start oral health survey report. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, 20 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information from an oral health survey coordinated by the Iowa Department of Public Health of children ages 3–5 enrolled and participating in Iowa’s Head Start program from February 1, 2021, through May 31, 2021. The report describes the importance of the survey, survey methods, results, and the impact of Iowa’s I-Smile program on Iowa children’s oral health.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 242-6383 Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020 Fax: (515) 242-6384 Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds Available from the website.

Keywords: Head Start, Iowa, Low income groups, Oral health, State surveys, Young children

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program. 2020. Oral health in Missouri: 2020–A burden report by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Oral Health Program, 58 pp.

Annotation: This report describes oral health trends and disparities in Missouri. It includes key findings, national comparisons, and trends. Other topics include demographics, community water fluoridation, oral health status of school-age children and adults, preventive health care for school age children and adults, tobacco use and cancer risk, older adults, perinatal oral health,hospitalizations and emergency department visits, and access to care. Regional and local data are also included.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Dental Health, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-5874 E-mail: info@health.mo.gov Web Site: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/oralhealth/index.php Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health disparities, Health status, Missouri, Oral health, Population surveillance, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends

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

Horowitz A, HealthEfficient. 2020. TOHF knowledge assessments. Albany, NY: HealthEfficient, 52 pp.

Annotation: These assessments focus on oral-health-related practices and attitudes for health professionals, including pediatricians, obstetricians, nurses, dental hygienists, and dental assistants; nonclinical staff; and patients. The assessments are intended for use in developing continuing education courses and programs that help health professionals improve their patients’ oral health. Questions cover practices and attitudes related to providing oral health care to infants, young children, and pregnant women; providing oral health education; and communicating with patients.

Contact: HealthEfficient, 911 Central Avenue, #330, Albany, NY 12206, Telephone: (518) 589-3060 Web Site: https://healthefficient.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Oral health, Pregnant women, Questionnaires, Surveys

Phipps KR, Ricks TL, Mork NP, Lozon TL. 2020. The oral health of 13-15 year old American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) dental clinic patients: A follow-up report to the 2013 survey. Rockville, MD: U.S. Indian Health Service, 7 pp. (Indian Health Service data brief)

Annotation: This report provides information about the oral health of 13–15-year-old American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) dental clinic patients, comparing results from the 2019–2020 survey with results from the 2013 survey. It presents a summary of what’s new in the report since the 2013 survey and key findings in three areas: (1) oral health of AI/AN adolescents over the past two decades, (2) oral health disparities in AI/AN adolescents compared with U.S. adolescents overall, and (3) percentage of AI/AN adolescents who had a dental visit in the past year compared with U.S. adolescents overall.

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

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health, Alaska Natives, Medicaid, Oral health, Pacific Islanders, Surveys, Surveys, Trends

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

Apostolon D, McLeod C, Tranby EP, Mathews R. 2020. Alternative payment method models in dentistry: A provider prospective. Boston, MA: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 6 pp. (Research report)

Annotation: This report provides survey findings to understand oral health professionals’ knowledge about and willingness to participate in alternative payment models (APMs), in which they receive incentives to demonstrate value by preventing oral disease and keeping patients healthy. The report provides information about value-based care, APMs, health professionals’ awareness of APMs, and their interest in participating in such models.

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: Fees and charges, Health promotion, Oral health, Prevention, Surveys

McLeod C, Apostolon D, Tranby EP, Mathews R. 2020. Provider teledentistry gains traction during COVID-19. Boston, MA: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 8 pp. (Research report)

Annotation: This report provides findings from a survey on health professional attitudes toward continued use of telehealth after the COVID-19 pandemic abates. Survey results are presented on use of telehealth modalities, types of telehealth oral health services provided, and the likelihood that oral health professionals will use telehealth in the future. Growth potential for telehealth, including teledentistry, is discussed, along with the future of oral health care financing as it relates to telehealth.

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: Attitudes, COVID-19, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Public health, Service delivery, Surveys, Telehealth, Virus diseases

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

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

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

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

Surdu S, Langelier M, Dhar S, Stufflebeam M with Keough L. 2019. Consumer survey of barriers to and facilitators of access to oral health services. Albany, NY: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, 75 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a survey conducted to evaluate factors that consumers identify as impacting their access to oral health services and to explore differences in utilization of oral health services by demographically distinct population groups. The report presents findings from the literature review and results of the study. Results are divided into the following categories: characteristics of survey respondents, perceived need for oral health services, utilization of oral health services among those indicating a need for such services, access to oral health services among those indicating a need for such services, and factors influencing utilization of oral health services among those indicating a need for such services.

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: Health care utilization, Oral health, Access to health care, Research, Surveys

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

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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.