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Erikson C. 2017. Health workforce research centers: Key findings 2013–2016. Washington, DC: George Washington University, Health Workforce Institute, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of how the collective work of six health work force research centers has contributed to a better understanding of critical health work force challenges. The report describes the establishment of the centers, the evolving health work force configuration, job growth and career paths in middle- and low-skill health occupations, and work force strategies to increase access to quality health care. Topics include the effect of system-level transformations on team roles and human resources, emerging occupations, expanded roles, supply and demand, training needs, career pathways, team models and staffing arrangements, the role of technology in improving access to health care, and the relationship between training location and other factors influencing supply and utilization.

Contact: George Washington University, Health Workforce Institute, 2176 K Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 994-3423 Web Site: http://www.gwhwi.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Careers, Educational change, Evolution, Health occupations, Models, Policy development, Professional education, Professional training, Quality assurance, Research, Role, Teamwork, Technology, Work force

O'Neil M, Sweetland J, Fond M. 2017. Unlocking the door to new thinking: Frames for advancing oral health reform. Washington, DC: FrameWorks Institute, 28 pp. (FrameWorks message memo)

Annotation: This document outlines findings from research on how Americans think about oral health and explains these findings’ implications for communication, outreach, and advocacy. Topics include how the public thinks about oral health and related issues, implications of attitudes toward oral health for advancing an informed public conversation, and communications tools and techniques.

Contact: FrameWorks Institute, 1333 H Street, N.W., Suite 700 West, Washington, DC 20005, E-mail: info@FrameWorksInstitute.org Web Site: http://www.FrameWorksInstitute.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Barriers, Communication, Community action, Disease prevention, Health care reform, Health disparities, Health promotion, Mass media, Oral health, Outreach, Public policy, Service integration, Sociocultural factors, Socioeconomic factors, Systems development, Teamwork

DentaQuest Institute. 2016–. DentaQuest special topics series. Westborough, MA: DentaQuest Institute, multiple items.

Annotation: This series consists of modules designed to help oral health professionals increase their knowledge about special topics related to improving oral health. Topics include early childhood caries management for general dentists, interprofessional practice, and cariology.

Contact: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: http://www.dentaquestpartnership.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Continuing education, Dental care, Dental caries, Disease management, Interdisciplinary approach, Oral health, Service delivery systems, Teamwork, Young children

DentaQuest Institute. 2016. Early Childhood Caries (ECC) Collaborative: Phase III at a glance. Westborough, MA: DentaQuest Institute, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource summarizes the accomplishments of 32 teams of oral health professionals working to successfully adopt and spread the practices and protocols of disease management for early childhood caries during the period 2013–2015. Snapshots and charts highlight each team's efforts to reduce the percentage of infants and children under age 5 with new cavitation, complaining of pain, and referred for operating room treatment and sedation. Topics include risk assessment, self-management goals, on-time visits, caries risk, and faculty assessment.

Contact: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: http://www.dentaquestpartnership.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Dental caries, Disease management, Infants, Oral health, Teamwork, Young children

Virginia Oral Health Coalition. 2016. Oral health integration toolkit. Glen Allen, VA: Virginia Oral Health Coalition, multiple items.

Annotation: This toolkit for health professionals from multiple disciplines provides guidance and resources on key steps in the integration of oral health and primary care. Topics include opportunities to address community health needs and core components of integration. Contents include sample oral-health-integration models, prompt questions, an integration checklist, and additional resources.

Contact: Virginia Health Catalyst, 4200 Innslake Drive, Suite 103, Glen Allen, VA 23060, Telephone: (804) 269-8720 E-mail: info@vahealthcatalyst.org Web Site: https://vahealthcatalyst.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Models, Oral health, Primary care, Resources for professionals, Service integration, Teamwork

Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health. 2016. AZSmiles Enhanced Dental Teams (EDTs). Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help health professionals and others use affiliated practices, teledentistry, and other team-based strategies to provide oral health care to underserved communities. Contents include toolkits on building partnerships and providing training and oral health education; information about dental sealant, fluoride mouthrinse, and fluoride-varnish programs; and sources of online continuing education.

Contact: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 320, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Telephone: (602) 542-1891 Fax: (602) 364-1494 Web Site: http://www.azdhs.gov/prevention/womens-childrens-health/oral-health/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Continuing education, Dental care, Health care delivery, Oral health, Preventive health services, Primary care, Program development, Resources for professionals, Service integration, Teamwork, Technology, Training, Underserved communities

Northeastern University. 2016. Innovations in oral health toolkit [upd.]. Boston, MA: Northeastern University, multiple items.

Annotation: This toolkit for faculty provides guidance on integrating oral health into existing health professions curricula. Contents include guidance on using the toolkit, the philosophy and methodology behind the toolkit, steps for building a sustainable program, and web-based resources. Topics include assessing readiness, creating awareness and securing support, faculty development, simulation learning, case-based learning, service learning, and cooperative education. A video that describes the toolkit is also available.

Contact: Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, Telephone: (617) 373-2000 Secondary Telephone: (617) 373-3768 Web Site: http://www.northeastern.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Health professions, Interdisciplinary approach, Multimedia, Oral health, Professional education, Service learning, Teamwork

U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2016. TeamSTEPPS®. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 1 v.

Annotation: This curriculum is designed to optimize patient care by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals, including frontline staff. Contents include an instructor manual, short case studies, and videos illustrating teamwork opportunities and successes. Topics include change management, coaching, and implementation. Supporting materials include a pocket guide and evaluation tools. Additional resources for applying rapid response systems; using simulation in training; enhancing safety for patients with limited English proficiency; and modules for developing and optimizing team knowledge and performance in dental, long-term care, and medical offices are available.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Communication skills, Health care systems, Multimedia, Organizational change, Patient care, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Resources for professionals, Teamwork, Training materials

Glassman P. 2016. Teledentistry: Improving oral health using telehealth-connected teams. San Francisco, CA: University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 14 pp.

Annotation: This report reviews changes in general-health-care- and oral-health-care-delivery systems and national recommendations for adapting to these changes, including developing telehealth technology to deliver oral health services. The report reviews telehealth modalities and oral-health-care-delivery systems that use telehealth technologies, the legal and regulatory environment needed to create and use telehealth-connected teams, equipment and software requirements, considerations for incorporating telehealth in dental practices and community-based-oral-health-care-delivery systems, and the role of telehealth technologies in the future of oral-health-services delivery.

Contact: University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, Telephone: (415) 929-6400 Fax: (415) 929-6654 Web Site: http://dental.pacific.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Health care systems, Legal issues, Oral health, Regulations, Service delivery, Systems development, Teamwork, Technology transfer, Telecommunications

National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 2016. A report on the status of fetal and infant mortality review in the United States 2015 = U.S. fetal and infant mortality review: 2015 status report. Washington, DC: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, 25 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a national survey of state and local Fetal and Infant Mortality (FIMR) coordinators about their FIMR team structure, process, and activities. Contents include information about operations at the local level to examine medical, nonmedical, and systems-related factors and circumstances contributing to fetal and infant deaths. Information about FIMR and child death review collaboration is also included. Survey results are provided in a set of tables following the narrative. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, c/o Michigan Public Health Institute, 1115 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (800) 656-2434 Secondary Telephone: (517) 614-0379 Fax: (517) 324-6009 E-mail: info@childdeathreview.org Web Site: https://www.ncfrp.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community action, Community based services, County programs, Fetal death, Infant death, Infant death review committees, Injury prevention, Local initiatives, Outcome and process assessment, Program coordination, Systems development, Teamwork

Glassman P, Harrington M, Namakian M. 2016. Report of the virtual dental home demonstration: Executive summary–Improving the oral health of vulnerable and underserved populations using geographically distributed telehealth-connected teams. San Francisco, CA: University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Pacific Center for Special Care, 16 pp., exec. summ. (4 pp.).

Annotation: This document summarizes results from a 6-year demonstration of a system for improving the oral health of groups in the United States that do not receive oral health care on a regular basis and that have high rates of untreated oral disease. The report describes a model that reaches people who do not regularly visit dental offices by bringing services to them using geographically distributed, telehealth-connected teams to provide the essential ingredients of a dental home. Contents include an overview of the system, major accomplishments, lessons learned, and future directions.

Contact: University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Pacific Center for Special Care, 155 5th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, E-mail: pglassman@pacific.edu Web Site: http://www.pacificspecialcare.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Demonstration programs, Dental care, Geographic regions, Health care delivery, Oral health, Special health care needs, Teamwork, Telemedicine, Underserved communities

National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention. 2016. Guidance for CDR and FIMR teams on addressing vicarious trauma. Washington, DC: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, 15 pp.

Annotation: This guidance is designed to help partners engaged in the fetal infant mortality review (FIMR) or child death review (CDR) process address the vicarious trauma (VT) that can result from exposure to child deaths. Contents include the definition, signs, and symptoms of VT; VT and fatality review; the risk factors for VT; and steps to mitigate the impact of VT. Topics include positive ways to respond to VT including what the FIMR/CDR team, can do, what the FIMR/CDR coordinator can do, and how the agency can support the FIMR or CDR program; what individuals can do for themselves; negative ways to respond to VT including what a state FIMR/CDR coordinator can do if a team resists discussion or activities concerning VT or thinks it doesn't need them. Descriptions of articles, self-inventory checklists, presentations, and other resources are also provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, c/o Michigan Public Health Institute, 1115 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (800) 656-2434 Secondary Telephone: (517) 614-0379 Fax: (517) 324-6009 E-mail: info@childdeathreview.org Web Site: https://www.ncfrp.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Child death review, Infant mortality, Leadership, Resources for professionals, Risk factors, Role, Teamwork, Trauma, Trauma care

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2016. 6 | 18 Initiative: Accelerating Evidence into Action–State Medicaid & Public Health Convening: Meeting summary. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 20 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes a convening held on February 8–9, 2016, to launch a collaborative engagement with states to help them explore how to translate the evidence on interventions related to controlling asthma, tobacco cessation, and unintended pregnancy prevention into implementation within state Medicaid programs. Contents include pre-convening planning calls, state identified priorities and state convening meeting objectives, an overview of state convening, state team planning summary results, evaluation summary, and next steps. The appendices contain a description of the 6 | 18 Initiative to align evidence-based preventive practices with emerging value-based payment and delivery models, the meeting agenda, the participant list, and the state action plan template.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Collaboration, Contraception, Health care delivery, Learning, Medicaid, Meetings, Models, National initiatives, Peer groups, Policy development, Pregnancy prevention, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Program planning, Reimbursement, State programs, Statewide planning, Teamwork, Tobacco cessation

White P, Cooley WC, McAllister J. 2015. Starting a transition improvement process: Using the six core elements of health care transition 2.0. Washington, DC: Center for Health Care Transition Improvement, 3 pp. (Practice resource; no. 1)

Annotation: This document is designed to help pediatric, family medicine, internal medicine-pediatrics, and internal medicine practices (both primary care and specialty practices), and health systems start or improve a transition process for youth moving from pediatric to adult health care. The document describes four interrelated steps and lessons learned from health care transition improvement projects across the United States. Topics include securing senior leadership support, forming the transition improvement team, defining transition processes for improvement, and dedicating time to implement transition improvements. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Got Transition™/Center for Health Care Transition Improvement, National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, 1615 M Street, N.W., Suite 290, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-1500 Fax: (202) 429-3957 E-mail: info@GotTransition.org Web Site: http://gottransition.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Leadership, Multidisciplinary teams, Patient care teams, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Special health care needs, Teamwork, Transition planning, Young adults

Public Health Informatics Institute. 2015. Toolkit for planning an EHR-based surveillance program. Decatur, GA: Public Health Informatics Institute, multiple items.

Annotation: This toolkit is an organized set of field-tested tools designed to support planning for a public health surveillance program that will rely on data from electronic health record (EHR) systems. It is organized based on public health informatics principles and methods and includes seven sections. Contents include an introduction to the purpose and tools for each step; guides that provide information to help prepare for team meetings and worksheets to facilitate planning team meetings, input, and documentation; and recommended readings for the planning coordinator and team members. Topics include making the value case, clarifying legal and policy issues, forming partnerships, analyzing clinical data and workflow, analyzing technical options, implementing data exchange, and optimizing data quality and use.

Contact: Public Health Informatics Institute, 325 Swanton Way, Decatur, GA 30030, Telephone: (866) 815-9704 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (800) 765-7520 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.phii.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Data analysis, Data sources, Decision making, Group processes, Medical records, Methods, Online systems, Population surveillance, Program planning, Teamwork

Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems. 2015. Iowa oral health plan 2016–2020. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems, 22 pp.

Annotation: This working document provides guidance on strategies for meeting oral health priorities in Iowa. Topics include increasing oral health literacy, expanding care coordination, improving integration of dental and medical care, improving dental team function, and improving transportation. Contents include objectives, stakeholder participation, and activities for each focus area.

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: Community action, Coordination, Health literacy, Iowa, Oral health, Program improvement, Service integration, Statewide planning, Strategic plans, Teamwork, Transportation

Collective Impact Forum. 2014–. Initiative directory. Boston, MA: Collective Impact Forum, multiple items

Annotation: This website provides information about initiatives that are using the collective impact approach to address social and environmental problems. Users can search for existing initiatives by state/locality, social issue, region, and country. Users can also create a page to highlight the work they are doing; submit information about their progress; hold discussions; and share reports, photos, news, and more.

Contact: Collective Impact Forum, 500 Boylston Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02116, Telephone: (866) 351-8484 E-mail: info@collectiveimpactforum.org Web Site: http://www.collectiveimpactforum.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Communities, Community action, Community programs, Directories, Interdisciplinary approach, International programs, Local initiatives, National initiatives, Networking, Problem solving, Social interaction, State initiatives, Teamwork

National Center for Medical Home Implementation. 2014. Fostering partnership and teamwork in the pediatric medical home: A "how to" webinar series. Elk Grove Village, IL: National Center for Medical Home Implementation, multiple items.

Annotation: This 3-part webinar series for primary care health professionals and others focuses on partnership and teamwork in pediatric care delivery. Contents include prerequisites of and strategies for implementation and examples of best practice. Topics include implementing team huddles (February 28, 2014), enhancing care partnership support (March 27, 2014), and starting and supporting family advisory groups (April 24, 2014). [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Medical Home Implementation, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-7605 Secondary Telephone: (800) 433-9016, ext. 7605 Web Site: https://medicalhomeinfo.aap.org/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Continuing education, Family centered care, Health care delivery, Medical home, Model programs, Multimedia, Patient care teams, Pediatric care, Primary care, Teamwork

Rodgers P, Williams Bennett P, Frisch DR, Ball WL, Chous P, Gerson J, Primo S, Furnari W, Gillis M, Novak K, Taylor G. 2014. Working together to manage diabetes: A guide for pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, and dentistry. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health; Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 69 pp.

Annotation: This guide shows how pharmacists, podiatrists, optometrists, and dentists can work collaboratively with each other, as well as with other members of the health care team, to prevent or treat diabetes. Contents include an introduction to team care; tips on communicating with clients; sections about the dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, and podiatry professions; and links to related resources.

Contact: National Diabetes Education Program, One Diabetes Way, Bethesda, MD 20841-9692, Telephone: (301) 496-3583 Web Site: http://ndep.nih.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Dentistry, Diabetes, Multidisciplinary teams, Optometry, Patient care teams, Pharmacy, Prevention, Resources for professionals, Teamwork

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and National Network for Oral Health Access. 2014. Facilitating partnerships and collaborations between state oral health programs and primary care associations: Final project report. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 4 pp., plus appendices (50 pp.).

Annotation: This report describes a national initiative to provide guidance to oral health programs, primary care associations, and community health centers in identifying and planning collaborative state-level oral-health-improvement projects. Contents include information about the state application process; coaches who provide guidance to the project; resource materials; the launch webcast; team work plans in Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, and Oklahoma; responses to a follow-up survey; and recommendations.

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: Collaboration, Community health centers, National initiatives, Outcome and process assessment, Primary care, Program planning, State programs, Teamwork

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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.