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Talib Z, Palsdottir B, Briggs M, Clithero A, Cobb NM, Marjadi B, Preston R, Williams S. 2017. Defining community-engaged health professional education: A step toward building the evidence. Washington, DC: National Academy of Medicine, 4 pp. (Discussion paper)

Annotation: This paper describes the lack of published literature analyzing learning taking place in and with communities that has a demonstrated value to that community and the factors attributable to it, and efforts to build the evidence by establishing a common definition for community-engaged health professional education that is relevant to all health professionals in all disciplines in all settings or context. Contents include elements of the definition. Topics include sustainable community-academic partnerships; collaborative design, delivery, and evaluation; and next steps for building the evidence.

Contact: National Academy of Medicine, 500 5th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, E-mail: NAMedicine@nas.edu Web Site: http://nam.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Equal opportunities, Evaluation, Goals, Health occupations, International health, Leadership, Learning, Policy development, Professional education, Public private partnerships, Strategic plans, Sustainability, Training, Underserved communities, Work force

Bauman NL, Davidson J. 2017. The reform that can increase dental access and affordability in Arizona. Phoenix, AZ: Goldwater Institute, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses difficulties related to accessing oral health care in Arizona and how licensing mid-level oral health practitioners (dental therapists) to perform routine oral health procedures could make care more accessible and affordable. Topics include the importance of oral health, crossing the border for care, reimbursement rates, dental therapy, dental therapy supervision, and the safety of dental therapy.

Contact: Goldwater Institute , 500 East Coronado Road, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Telephone: (602) 462-5000 Fax: (602) 256-7045 E-mail: info@goldwaterinstitute.org Web Site: http://www.goldwaterinstitute.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Arizona, Dental care, Health care delivery, Health care reform, Models, Oral health, Policy development, State legislation, Underserved communities, Vulnerability, Work force

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Michigan Department of Education. 2017. Transforming adolescent healthcare delivery in the state of Michigan. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Michigan Department of Education, 20 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a three-year demonstration project dedicated to sustainable health care practice change for Michigan medically underserved children and adolescents. The report addresses project sites, activities, and qualitative and quantitative key findings. A report, summary, webinar, and power point slides are available.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Capitol View Building, 201 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, At risk children, At risk populations, Child health, Michigan, State programs, Underserved communities

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

U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care. 2016. Health center program fact sheet: America's primary care safety net working to address oral health. 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. Contents include information about oral health services provided and the number of visits and patients served. Topics include activities to increase access to oral health care for underserved populations, modernize the safety net infrastructure and delivery system, improve oral health outcomes, and promote an innovative organizational culture. Links to resources for general information and technical assistance for health centers are also included.

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: Access to health care, Community health centers, Comprehensive health care, Oral health, Organizational change, Primary care, Public health infrastructure, Service delivery systems, Technical assistance, Underserved communities

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

Langelier M, Rodat C, Moore J. 2016. Case studies of 6 teledentistry programs: Strategies to increase access to general and specialty dental services. Rensselaer, NY: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, 100 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from six case studies of organizations using teledentistry across the United States. Contents include background on the facilitators of telehealth and teledentistry, the benefits of teledentistry, a description of teledentistry modalities, the history and current use of teledentistry services, a description of the project methods and findings, and elaboration on common themes. The appendices contain the case study briefs and protocol and a table describing regulation of teledentistry by state.

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: Access to health care, Barriers, Case studies, Costs, Financing, Health care utilization, Low income groups, Model programs, Oral health, Regulations, Research, Rural populations, Service coordination, Technology, Telemedicine, Training, Underserved communities, Work force

Mitts L, Hernandez-Cancio S. 2016. Dental therapists can improve access to dental care for underserved communities. Washington, DC: Families USA, 16 pp. (Health equity and health system transformation)

Annotation: This brief provides information about the role of dental therapists in effectively expanding access to oral health care in underserved communities. The brief describes barriers to care, how programs in Alaska and Minnesota approached setting their scope of practice, policy recommendations for legislation, and advocacy strategies.

Contact: Families USA, 1225 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 628-3030 Fax: (202) 347-2417 E-mail: info@familiesusa.org Web Site: http://www.familiesusa.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Costs, Dental care, Equal opportunities, Health care disparities, Models, Oral health, State legislation, Underserved communities, Work force

Cook-Harvey CM, Darling-Hammond L, Lam L, Mercer C, Roc M. 2016. Equity and ESSA: Leveraging educational opportunity through the Every Student Succeeds Act. Palo Alto, CA: Learning Policy Institute, 26 pp.

Annotation: This report for educators, researchers, policy influencers, and advocates examines provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that can be used to advance equity and excellence in education for all students. The report reviews the provisions in the following four areas: higher-order skills for all students, multiple measures to assess school performance and progress, resource equity, and equity strategies and evidence-based interventions. Topics include standards and learning goals, assessments, opportunities to learn, school climate and student inclusion, equitable access to effective teaching, reporting school expenditures and tracking inequities, state plans' focus on equity, incentives for equitable funding approaches, how equity policy can leverage successes for new immigrant students, school improvement funding, early childhood education, community schools, and integration and school diversity.

Contact: Learning Policy Institute, 1530 Page Mill Road, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94303, Telephone: (650) 332-9797 Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Barriers, Educational change, Equal opportunities, Intervention, Legislation, Low income groups, Measures, Public education, Resource allocation, Students, Systems development, Thinking, Underserved communities, Vulnerability

Glassman P, Harrington M, Namakian M. 2014. The virtual dental home: Improving the oral health of vulnerable and underserved populations using geographically distributed telehealth-enabled teams (upd.). San Francisco, CA: University of the Pacific, Pacific Center for Special Care, 8 pp. (Policy brief)

Annotation: This brief describes the virtual dental home, a model program in California that uses telehealth technology to provide oral health care services to underserved populations outside traditional dental offices (e.g., in Head Start programs, elementary schools, residential care settings, nursing homes). Topics include what the virtual dental home is and how it works. Additional contents include findings on the number of patients seen, total visits and the percentage of those needing referral to a dental office by type of site; findings from an associated demonstration project to test expanded practice procedures; satisfaction survey results; an economic analysis; and conclusions.

Contact: Pacific Center for Special Care, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 2155 Webster Street, Suite 409, San Francisco, CA 94115, Telephone: (415) 929-6400 Web Site: http://dental.pacific.edu/Community_Involvement/Pacific_Center_for_Special_Care_(PCSC).html Available from the website.

Keywords: Allied health personnel, California, Children, Dental assistants, Dental hygienists, Model programs, Oral health, Telemedicine, Underserved communities, Work force

Pew State and Consumer Initiatives, The Children's Dental Policy. 2014. Expanding the dental team: Studies of two private practices. Washington, DC; Pew Charitable Trusts, 21 pp.

Annotation: This report presents two case studies of private dental practices that employ dental therapists (Minnesota, United States and Saskatchewan, Canada). Each case study describes the rules governing dental therapists; the dental practice and the role of the dental therapist in the practice; supervision; and the impact of the dental therapist on productivity (quantity of services performed), access to care for underserved populations, time spent by the dentist on complex vs. routine procedures, and practice profits.

Contact: Pew State and Consumer Initiatives, 901 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20004-2008, Telephone: (202) 552-2000 Fax: (202) 552-2299 E-mail: pcs-feedback@pewtrusts.org Web Site: http://www.pewstates.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Case studies, Dentistry, Economics, Oral health, Underserved communities, Work force

Kaiser Permanente Northwest Oral Health Initiative. 2014. Kaiser Permanente Northwest Oral Health Initiative: Final evaluation. [Oakland, CA]: Kaiser Permanente, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet presents results from an initiative to improve oral health in Oregon and southwest Washington. Contents include information about activities and achievements, return on investment, building a network of services and advocates, and the likely impact of the network. Topics include increasing access to oral health care; implementing policy improvements that support oral health; enhancing oral health education for consumers, public health professionals, and health professionals; creating innovative partnerships for providing oral health care; and reaching diverse populations and communities of color.

Contact: Kaiser Permanente, One Kaiser Plaza, 19th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (415) 987-2223 Secondary Telephone: (800) 556-7677 Web Site: http://www.kaiserpermanente.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Consumer education, Cost effectiveness, Financing, Grants, Health education, Networking, Oral health, Oregon, Policy development, Professional education, Program evaluation, Public private partnerships, Regional planning, State initiatives, Underserved communities, Washington

American Dental Association. [2013]. Action for Dental Health: 10-step plans to improve oral health in underserved communities. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 12 files.

Annotation: These plans for oral health professionals outline steps in a comprehensive approach to caring for individuals with untreated oral disease, strengthening and enhancing the oral health care safety net, and providing disease-prevention and health-promotion services in underserved communities. Topics include authorizing and piloting a community oral health coordinator, collaborating with other health professionals and community-based programs such as Head Start, contracting with a health center, establishing an emergency department oral health referral program, participating in Medicaid, streamlining and promoting reimbursement, and creating a college- or university-based training program.

Contact: American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: (312) 440-7494 E-mail: info@ada.org Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community health services, Comprehensive health care, Head Start, Medicaid, Oral health, Provider participation, Public private partnerships, Reimbursement, Training, Underserved communities

Silow-Carroll S, Rodin D. 2013. Forging community partnerships to improve health care: The experience of four Medicaid managed care organizations. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 17 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief explores how four managed care organizations (MCOs) serving vulnerable populations are tackling budget cuts and other challenges and changing the way care is delivered by investing in partnerships and a strong community presence. The brief explores promising strategies, presents early results reported by the plans, and identifies factors that appear to contribute to successful MCO-community partnerships as well as policy options for state Medicaid programs that seek to foster these approaches. The brief also discusses drivers (external and internal) of the MCOs' community-based efforts, challenges, and policy implications.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: info@cmwf.org Web Site: http://www.commonwealthfund.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Communities, Health care delivery, High risk groups, Low income groups, Managed care, Medicaid, Programs, Public policy, Underserved communities

Washington State Board of Health. 2013. Recommended strategies to improve the oral health of Washington residents. Olympia, WA: Washington State Board of Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document for communities, organizations, and agencies presents strategic recommendations that are consistent with Healthy People 2020 for improving the oral health of Washington residents. Topics include supporting policies and programs (health systems); expanding and maintaining access to community water fluoridation; providing school age children with access to dental sealants; incorporating oral health improvement strategies across health professions and systems (interprofessional collaboration); improving the capacity of people to obtain, understand, and use health information (oral health literacy); monitoring trends in oral health indicators (surveillance); and developing health professional policies and programs to serve the needs of underserved populations (work force).

Contact: Washington State Board of Health, 101 Israel Rd. SE, P.O. Box 47990, Olympia, WA 98504, Telephone: (360) 236-4100 Fax: (360) 236-4088 E-mail: wsboh@doh.wa.gov Web Site: http://sboh.wa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community action, Community based services, Dental sealants, Fluorides, Health care systems, Health literacy, Healthy People 2020, Interdisciplinary approach, Oral health, Population surveillance, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Statewide planning, Strategic plans, Underserved communities, Washington, Water, Work force

Health Outreach Partners. [2012]. National outreach guidelines for underserved populations. Oakland, CA: Health Outreach Partners, 13 pp.

Annotation: The ten guidelines presented in this document are grouped into three broad categories: person-focused, community-focused, and program-focused. Under each guideline, several possible strategies for implementation are suggested. Guideline topics include access to care, health education, outreach-centered case management, behavioral health support, clinical outreach, eligibility assistance, community-based outreach, advocacy, community collaboration, and program planning and evaluation. The guidelines and accompanying strategies are intended to provide direction for how to most effectively use outreach to increase access to and utilization of comprehensive primary health care services in underserved communities.

Contact: Health Outreach Partners, 405 14th Street, Suite 909, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 268-0091 Fax: (510) 268-0093 E-mail: http://outreach-partners.org/contact Web Site: http://outreach-partners.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Community based services, Community health services, Guidelines, Outreach, Underserved communities

National Association of Community Health Centers. 2012. Health wanted: The state of unmet need for primary health care in America. Bethesda, MD: National Association of Community Health Centers, 37 pp.

Annotation: This report, which focuses on the unmet need for primary health care in the United States, discusses why this need exists, contributing factors, and costs and consequences. The report presents community health centers as a solution to this problem and discusses identifying primary care needs, how health centers can meet these needs, the trend toward health centers filling the primary health care gap, and what still needs to be done.

Contact: National Association of Community Health Centers, 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1100W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 347-0400 Web Site: http://nachc.org

Keywords: Access to health care, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Community health centers, Community health services, Costs, Culturally competent services, Geographic factors, Cultural factors, High risk groups, Immigrants, Income factors, Low income groups, Poverty, Primary care, Underserved communities, Uninsured persons

Turner-Lee N, Smedley B, Miller J. 2012. Minorities, mobile broadband and the management of chronic diseases. Washington, DC: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes an April 2011 roundtable discussion to consider the potential of mobile broadband technologies, telemedicine, and online health applications to help communities of color and healthcare providers access information and tools to more effectively prevent, diagnose, and manage chronic diseases such as asthma, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. It examines the potential of mobile broadband technologies to help address disparities in availability and access to health care in unserved/underserved areas. Topics include the cost of chronic disease in the health care system, innovative mobile resources, and challenges of mobile broadband. It discusses policy recommendations in the areas of expanding the availability of primary care physicians, ensuring universal access to mobile broadband, reforming regulatory barriers to treatment, creating incentives for physicians to use broadband technologies and electronic health records, as well as promoting consumer education and awareness.

Contact: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 805 15th Street, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 789-3500 Fax: (202) 789-6390 E-mail: general@jointcenter.org Web Site: http://www.jointcenter.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Health care delivery, Medical technology, Minorities, Telemedicine, Underserved communities

Asthma Disparities Working Group. 2012. President's Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children: Coordinated federal action plan to reduce racial and ethnic asthma disparities. Washington, DC: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Children's Health Protection, 19 pp.

Annotation: This document lays out a framework for using federal resources to address known preventive factors related to effective asthma management in underserved populations. It describes four overarching strategies and priority actions. Topics include reducing barriers to the implementation of guidelines-based asthma management; enhancing capacity to deliver integrated, comprehensive asthma care to children in communities with racial and ethnic asthma disparities; improving capacity to identify children most impacted by asthma disparities; and accelerating efforts to identify and test interventions that may prevent the onset of asthma among children from ethnic and racial minority groups. The appendices provide information on how the action plan supports the Healthy People 2020 objectives and highlights of priority coordinated federal action.

Contact: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Children's Health Protection, Room 2512 Ariel Rios North, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Mail Code 1107-T, Washington, DC 20004, Telephone: (202) 564-2188 Fax: (202) 564-2733 Web Site: http://www2.epa.gov/children Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Children, Community action, Disease prevention, Environmental health, Federal initiatives, Program coordination, Strategic plans, Underserved communities

Sharpe BR. 2012. Dental hub and spoke project links Kansans in underserved areas to dental care. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp. (Views from the field)

Annotation: This document examines ways that oral health leaders can leverage the safety net health care infrastructure to provide services in underserved areas. The document describes a public-private partnership to produce sustainable investments to reduce oral health access barriers and work force shortages in Kansas. Topics include building a network, the Dental Hub and Spoke Model, return on investment, results, and lessons for foundations.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Clinics, Community based services, Kansas, Oral health, Philanthropy, Public private partnerships, Rural environment, Underserved communities, Work force

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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.