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Piper D. n.d.. Project Model Health [Final report]. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Division of Health, 75 pp.

Annotation: Project Model Health (PMH) was an innovative adolescent health promotion project targeting students in grades 7-9. PMH had behavioral objectives in the areas of nutrition, marijuana use, drinking and driving, tobacco use, and sexuality. The strategies used during 32-37 hours of classroom instruction were taken from recent research on effective adolescent health promotion and substance abuse prevention programming. The strategies included: use of college-age role models as instructors; focus on analyzing media messages; practice of peer refusal skills; feedback of peer norm information; emphasis on short-term effects of behavior; use of public commitments; and health advocacy behavior. The evaluation of PMH included extensive, qualitative process evaluation examining the actual implementation of the program as well as a quasi-experimental outcome evaluation. Assuming future follow-up fails to show significant outcome differences between instructor-led and teacher-led PMH, it was recommended to use carefully selected teachers rather than college-age instructors. Based on these promising results, further implementation and evaluation of the PMH approach and curriculum was recommended. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB92-103316.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Health promotion, Impaired driving, Marijuana, Nutrition, Sexuality, Tobacco use

American Dental Hygienists' Association. n.d.. Oral health nutrition. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 1 p.

Annotation: This document provides information about oral health and nutrition. The document describes foods that help to build healthy teeth and gums including foods that provide calcium, B vitamins, vitamins C and D, iron and protein, and magnesium and zinc. The document also explains the role of dental hygienists in providing oral health education and establishing a tobacco cessation program.

Contact: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (312) 440-8900 Fax: (312) 440-1806 Web Site: http://www.adha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental hygienists, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Nutrition, Oral health, Patient education, Smoking cessation, Tobacco use

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2018. Addressing tobacco in dental settings: A resource for dental professionals. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document, which is geared toward oral health professionals, focuses on screening and counseling for tobacco use and exposure during dental visits. The document explains why addressing tobacco use and exposure is important and provides guidelines for how to screen and provide counseling in 1–3 minutes using the "5As" protocol: ask, advise, assess, assist, arrange.Tobacco and oral health facts are also provided.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Counseling, Health screening, Oral health, Smoking cessation, Tobacco use

Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office on Smoking and Health. 2017. Know the Risks: E-cigarettes & young people. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, multiple items.

Annotation: This website provides information about the risks electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use poses to youth and young adults, as well as resources for expanding and sharing knowledge about e-cigarettes and their impact on young people. Contents include the Surgeon General's report on the use of e-cigarettes by youth and young adults and information about the role of parents, health care professionals, and others in preventing harm and reducing young people's exposure to e-cigarettes. Resources include a fact sheet focusing on trends and heath risks, a quiz, a parent tip sheet, a health care provider conversation card, and responses to frequently asked questions. The fact sheet, tip sheet, and conversation card are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, Tower Building, Plaza Level 1, Room 100, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 276-8853 Fax: (240) 453-6141 Web Site: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adverse effects, Beliefs, Communication, Consumer education materials, Disease prevention, Federal initiatives, Marketing, Public awareness campaign materials, Risk factors, Smoking, Spanish language materials, Tobacco, Trends, Young adults

World Health Organization. 2017. WHO monograph on tobacco cessation and oral health integration. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization,

Annotation: This monograph provides information about systematic reviews of the association between tobacco use and oral diseases and potential benefits of tobacco-use cessation on oral health outcomes. For each systematic review, the methodology, results, and a discussion are presented. The monograph also includes policy recommendations related to integrating brief tobacco interventions into oral health programs in primary care.

Contact: World Health Organization, 20, Avenue Appia, Geneva, Switzerland , Telephone: (+ 41 22) 791 21 11 Fax: (+ 41 22) 791 3111 E-mail: info@who.int Web Site: http://www.who.int/en Available from the website.

Keywords: Oral health, Public policy, Research, Service integration, Smoking cessation, Tobacco use

Tennessee Department of Health. 2016. Dental fact sheets. Nashville, TN: Tennessee Department of Health, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources provide information about the importance of oral health and oral health care for pregnant women, infants, children, and adolescents. Topics include dental caries and periodontal disease and prevention strategies such as dental sealants, fluoride, injury prevention, nutrition, and tobacco cessation. Information about primary and permanent tooth eruption is also provided.

Contact: Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section, 710 James Robertson Parkway, Andrew Johnson Tower, Nashville, TN 37243, Telephone: (615) 741-3111 E-mail: tn.health@tn.us Web Site: https://tn.gov/health/section/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Child development, Children, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Consumer education materials, Dental care, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Health promotion, Infants, Injury prevention, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Tobacco

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2016. Winnable battles final report. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 pp.

Annotation: This report describes public health priorities with large-scale impact on health, known effective strategies to address them, and progress towards meeting targeted goals. Contents include visual representations of progress and data trends, as well as summaries of federal contributions associated with each of the following topic areas: tobacco; nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; food safety; health care-associated infections; motor vehicle injuries; adolescent pregnancy; and HIV.

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 pregnancy, Food safety, Goals, HIV, Health, Infections, Motor vehicle safety, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention, Tobacco use, Treatments, Trends

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of the Associate Director for Policy. 2016. State strategies to improve health and control cost within 5 years. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes state strategies for improving population health and controlling costs. Topics include asthma control; tobacco control; and prevention of tooth decay through fluoride varnish, dental sealants, and community water fluoridation.

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: Asthma, Costs, Dental caries, Oral health, Policy development, Prevention, Program improvement, State programs, Tobacco

Tobacco Control Legal Consortium. 2016. U.S. e-cigarette regulation: A 50-state review. St. Paul, MN: Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, 67 pp.

Annotation: This report presents a snapshot of the U.S. landscape of e-cigarette regulation. Contents include information from a 50-state (plus Washington, DC) survey of state statutes pertaining to e-cigarette regulations. Topics include definition of tobacco product, taxation, product packaging, youth access/other retail restrictions, retail license/permit requirement, and smoke-free air legislation. An interactive state map is also available.

Contact: Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105-3076, Telephone: (651) 290-7506 Web Site: http://www.publichealthlawcenter.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Air pollution, Licensing, Marketing, Regulations, Smoking, State legislation, Taxes, Tobacco

National Cancer Institute. 2016. Research-tested intervention programs (RTIPs). Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute, multiple items.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes an online, searchable database designed to provide program planners and public health practitioners with easy and immediate access to evidence-based cancer control interventions and program materials. Contents include key features, criteria for inclusion, and program review process. Featured program areas include breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening; diet and nutrition; HPV vaccination; informed decision making; obesity; physical activity; sun safety; public health genomics; survivorship/supportive care; and tobacco control.

Contact: National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20892-8322, Telephone: (800) 422-6237 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (301) 402-0555 E-mail: cancergovstaff@mail.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.cancer.gov Available from the website. Document Number: NIH Pub. No. 12-7617.

Keywords: Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Colon cancer, Decision making, Disease prevention, Family support programs, Genomics, Human papillomavirus, Informed consent, Nutrition, Obesity, Online databases, Peer support programs, Physical activity, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Risk factors, Screening, Smoking, Sun exposure, Survivors, Tobacco use, Vaccines

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health. 2016. E-cigarette use among youth and young adults. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, 275 pp., exec. summ. (14 pp.).

Annotation: This report focuses on the history, epidemiology, and health effects of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use among adolescents and young adults; the companies involved with marketing and promoting these products; and existing and proposed public health policies related to the use of these products by adolescents and young adults.

Contact: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, Tower Building, Plaza Level 1, Room 100, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 276-8853 Fax: (240) 453-6141 Web Site: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adverse effects, Marketing, Public policy, Regulations, Smoking, Tobacco, Young adults

Center for Public Health Systems Science. 2016. Point-of-sale report to the nation: Realizing the power of states and communities to change the tobacco retail and policy landscape. St. Louis, MO: Washington University in St. Louis, Center for Public Health Systems Science, 52 pp.

Annotation: This report provides findings on tobacco retailer density, examines changes in product availability and marketing and promotion at retailers, and documents the growth in retail policy activity in states and localities. It also reports barriers to retail policy activity, resources, examples of policy successes, and a roadmap of strategies to help demonstrate how states and communities are changing the tobacco retail and policy landscape.

Contact: Washington University in St. Louis, Center for Public Health Systems Science, Campus Box 1009, 700 Rosedale Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63112, Telephone: (314) 935-3365 E-mail: cphss@wustl.edu Web Site: http://cphss.wustl.edu/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Case studies, Community action, Evolution, Marketing, Policy development, Regulations, State legislation, Tobacco

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry. 2016. Nebraska state oral health assessment & dental disease burden report. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry, 57 pp

Annotation: This document reviews the history of oral health in Nebraska, compares current disease status with national trends, describes needs and existing resources, and identifies areas of focus for overcoming disparities. Topics include public policy and the oral health work force, improving disease surveillance, increasing access to care, enhancing community-based prevention, and elevating public education and oral health promotion.

Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 Web Site: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/dental_index.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Community based services, Ethnic groups, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health objectives, Health promotion, Health status, Life course, Low income groups, Measures, Nebraska, Needs assessment, Oral health, Policy development, Population surveillance, Pregnant women, Public health education, State programs, Statewide planning, Tobacco use, Vulnerability, Work force

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

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health. 2016. Betel quid with tobacco (gutka). Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about the use and health effects of betel quid, a combination of betel leaf, areca nut, and slaked lime. Topics include betel quid and gutka (betel quid with tobacco) use by men and women and by region. Health issues associated with the use of betel quid and gutka such as precancerous conditions, cancer, reproductive health problems, and nicotine addiction are also discussed.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco Available from the website.

Keywords: Cancer, Drug effects, Nicotine, Oral health, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Reproductive health, Risk factors, Smokeless tobacco, Tobacco use

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center. 2016. Strengthen the evidence for MCH programs: Environmental scan of strategies National Performance Measure (NPM) #14: Smoking. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 28 pp.

Annotation: This environmental scan identifies collections of strategies to advance performance for NPM #14: Smoking--percent of women who smoke during pregnancy and percent of children who live in households where someone smokes. It includes a list of reviews and compilations on the topic; frameworks and landmark initiatives; databases and related search terms; and inclusion and exclusion criteria. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E4143, Baltimore, MD 21205, Telephone: (410) 502-5450 Fax: (410) 502-5831 Web Site: http://www.jhsph.edu/wchpc Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Block grants, Children, Evidence-based practice, Literature reviews, Measures, Model programs, Passive smoking, Policy development, Program planning, Resources for professionals, Smoking, State MCH programs, Title V programs, Tobacco use, Women

Demissie Z, Brener ND, McManus T, Shanklin SL, Hawkins J, Kann L. 2015. School health profiles: Characteristics of health programs among secondary schools. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 191 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a biennial survey of middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers to assess school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, and territories. Topics include school health education requirements and content, physical education and physical activity, practices related to bullying and sexual harassment, school health policies related to tobacco-use prevention and nutrition, school-based health services, family engagement and community involvement, and school health coordination. Maps, questionnaires, and data files are also available.

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: Bullying, Community participation, Family school relations, Health policy, Nutrition, Physical activity, Physical education, Prevention programs, Program coordination, School health education, School health programs, School health services, School safety, Service coordination, Sexual harassment, Statistics, Surveys, Tobacco use, Trends

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, Truth Initiatve. 2015. Broken promises to our children: A state-by-state look at the 1988 state tobacco settlement 17 years later. Washington, DC: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, 142 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on how states have spent funds from the November 1998 tobacco settlement agreement, under which the nation's major tobacco companies have been making annual payments to states. The report presents key findings, tables, graphs, maps, and state-by-state data.

Contact: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids, 1400 Eye Street, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 296-5469 Fax: (202) 296-5427 Web Site: http://www.tobaccofreekids.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Financing, Legislation, Prevention, Smoking, Smoking cessation programs, State programs, Statistical data, Tobacco use

Oral Health America. 2015. Fall for Smiles. Chicago, IL: Oral Health America, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for oral health professionals, families, and the media focus on the importance of regular dental visits, toothbrushing and flossing, and avoiding tobacco. Contents include an activity booklet with a coloring sheet, toothbrushing chart, and tip sheet; a promotion guide with press/letter templates, posters, and related items; a campaign booklet with information on how to get involved, tips for toothbrushing, and activities for families; a guide about social media and language; stories; a quiz; and a webinar. Images and logo are also available.

Contact: Oral Health America, 180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601, Telephone: (312) 836-9900 Fax: (312) 836-9986 E-mail: info@oralhealthamerica.org Web Site: http://www.oralhealthamerica.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Families, Health promotion, Mass media, Materials for children, Multimedia, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Preventive health services, Public awareness campaigns, Resources for professionals, Tobacco

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health. 2015. Information for health care providers and public health professionals: Preventing tobacco use during pregnancy. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for health care and public health professionals present information on the adverse health effects of tobacco use on pregnancy; the prevalence of smoking before, during, and after pregnancy; and what works to help pregnant women quit smoking. Additional topics include electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco and cutting back the number of cigarettes smoked without quitting. Links to hotlines, campaign materials, and other resources for professionals, as well as tips for women and their families are included.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health, 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/reproductivehealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Disease prevention, Drug administration routes, Drug use during pregnancy, Environmental exposure, Health promotion, Nicotine, Pregnant women, Product safety, Resources for professionals, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco use

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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.