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Utah Department of Health, Office of Health Disparities. 2019. Survey of oral health professionals and students who volunteered at the UDOH Office of Health Disparities' Dental Day Clinics. Utah Department of Health, Office of Health Disparities, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a survey of volunteers working at the Utah Department of Health, Office of Health Disparities (OHD) dental day clinics, where patients receive care at no charge. The purpose of the survey was to measure the effectiveness of OHD’s strategies. The report provides background, describes the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities framework used to guide efforts related to the dental day clinics, and presents key findings.

Contact: Utah Department of Health, Office of Health Disparities, Cannon Health Building , 288 North 1460 West , Salt Lake City, UT 84106, Web Site: ttps://health.utah.gov/disparities/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Low income groups, Oral health, State programs, Surveillance, Dental clinics, Utah

Martin M, Silver M, Okada B, Michelson K, Steed S. 2019. An analysis of Utah's emergency department non-traumatic dental visits 2007-2017. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 25 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a study conducted to assess the rate of oral-health-related emergency department (ED) visits to all Utah hospitals between 2007 and 2017, as well as monetary charges associated with those visits. The report presents study methods, including data and analysis, and key findings in the following areas: (1) who goes to the ED for non-traumatic oral health visits and (2) challenges with insurance coverage and access to oral health care in Utah. Data are presented in tables and figures.

Contact: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 142002, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2002, Telephone: (801) 273-2995 Web Site: http://health.utah.gov/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Emergency medical services, Emergency room data, Oral health, Utah: State programs

Neufeld L, Gero A, Harris H; redesigned by Shipp S. [2018?]. Final report 2017/2018 school year: Adolescent oral health csmpaign. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, 14 pp.

Annotation: This final report provides information about the Utah Department of Health's Oral Health Program's Adolescent Oral Health Campaign during the 2017–2018 school year. The goal of the campaign was to educate Utah middle school and high school students about oral health and to encourage positive oral health behaviors and increase utilization of oral health services. Topics include goals and objectives, methods, results, and limitations. Tables and charts with statistical data are included.

Contact: Utah Department of Health, Cannon Health Building , 288 North 1460 West , Salt Lake City, UT , Telephone: (801) 538-6111 Fax: (801) 538-6306 Web Site: http://health.utah.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Health care utilization, Health promotion, Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, State programs, Utah

Neufeld L, Gero A. [2017]. Adolescent oral health campaign final report: 2016-2017 school year. [Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program], 9 pp.

Annotation: This final report provides information about the Utah Department of Health’s Oral Health Program’s Adolescent Oral Health Campaign during the 2017–2018 school year. The goal of the campaign was to educate middle school and high school students in Utah about oral health and to encourage positive oral health behaviors and increase use of oral health services. Topics include goals and objectives, methods, results, and limitations.

Contact: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 142002, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2002, Telephone: (801) 273-2995 Web Site: http://health.utah.gov/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: , Adolescent health, Final reports, Health behaviors, Health education, High school students, Middle schools, Oral health, State surveys, Students, Utah

Neufeld L, Gero A; redesigned by Shipp S. [2017?]. Final report 2016/2017 school year: Adolescent oral health campaign. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, 14 pp.

Annotation: This final report provides information about the Utah Department of Health's Oral Health Program's Adolescent Oral Health Campaign during the 2016–2017 school year. The goal of the campaign was to educate Utah middle school and high school students about oral health and to encourage positive oral health behaviors and increase utilization of oral health services. Topics include goals and objectives, methods, results, and limitations. Tables and charts with statistical data are included.

Contact: Utah Department of Health, Cannon Health Building , 288 North 1460 West , Salt Lake City, UT , Telephone: (801) 538-6111 Fax: (801) 538-6306 Web Site: http://health.utah.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Health care utilization, Health promotion, Oral health, Public awareness campaigns, State programs, Utah

Utah Children. 2016. Measures of child well-being in Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Children, annual.

Annotation: This annual statistical summary provides information on the health, education, safety, and economic security of children in Utah. The introduction includes general demographic information about the state and presents a long-range view of what factors contribute to a family's well-being. Analytical essays are included for each category of data reviewed and the statistics are presented in tables by county with state totals. This publication continues "Key Facts," which was published between 1990 and 1994.

Contact: Voices for Utah Children, 747 East South Temple, Suite 100, Salt Lake City, UT 84102, Telephone: (801) 364-1182 Secondary Telephone: (877) 445-2447 Fax: (801) 364-1186 E-mail: karen@utahchildren.org Web Site: http://www.utahchildren.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Child safety, Children, Data, Demographics, Education, Family economics, Health status, Socioeconomic factors, Utah

Hossain S, Michelson K. 2016. 2015–2016 Oral health status of Utah's children. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 33 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a statewide oral health screening of 2,000 students in first through fourth grades in 47 elementary schools to measure the extent of untreated tooth decay, caries experience, prevalence of dental sealants, and need for oral health care. Additional topics include dental insurance coverage, time since last dental visit, unmet needs, and disparities in care. The report also contains a comparison of Utah’s oral health status with national goals, the study methodology, information about access to care by race and ethnicity, program resources, a list of participating schools, and the parent questionnaire.

Contact: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 142002, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2002, Telephone: (801) 273-2995 Web Site: http://health.utah.gov/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Comparative analysis, Dental caries, Dental insurance, Disparities in health care, Health status, Oral health, Prevalence, School age children, State surveys, Utah

Children's Safety Network. 2013. Preventing and treating traumatic brain injury in young children. Newton, MA: Children's Safety Network,

Annotation: This collaborative webinar between the Children's Safety Network and the HRSA Traumatic Brain Injury Technical Assistance Center (TBI TAC) provides an overview of the burden of TBI among young children ages, 0-4, the work of the HRSA Traumatic Brain Injury Program, and efforts to mitigate the impact of TBI on this population. It discusses the Utah Medical Home Portal, highlights from the state's training on TBI in 0-4 year olds, and research in the area.

Contact: Children's Safety Network, Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (617) 618-2918 Fax: (617) 969-9186 E-mail: csninfo@edc.org Web Site: http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Brain damage, Brain injuries, Child safety, Children with special health care needs, Data, Infants, Injury prevention, Trauma, Utah, Young children

Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Brain Injury Association of Virgina. 2013. Virginia collaborative policy summit on brain injury and juvenile justice: Proceedings report. Henrico, VA: Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, 31 pp.

Annotation: These proceedings document a national policy summit held on June 13-14, 2012, in Richmond, Virginia, to convene leaders involved in identifying and supporting youth with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the juvenile justice system. The purpose of the summit was to share information, resources, and effective screening and intervention strategies to improve TBI services within states and move toward achieving a consistent national approach to screening and intervention. Contents include a participant list; background information about brain injury; the summit agenda; state project overviews including current status and identification and screening procedures; information from small group discussions on evaluation and screening, education and outreach, and treatment and intervention; and information from peer group discussions on policy implications. Recommendations for policy and future study are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, 8004 Franklin Farms Drive, Henrico, VA 23229-5019, Telephone: (800) 552-5019 Secondary Telephone: (800) 552-9950 E-mail: dars@dars.virginia.gov Web Site: http://www.vadrs.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Head injuries, Minnesota, National initiatives, Nebraska, Program improvement, Public development, Screening, Service coordination, State programs, Texas, Utah, Virginia

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2013. State newborn screening and birth defects program roles in screening for critical congenital heart defects (CCHD). Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 11 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief provides recommendations for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) programs. The brief highlights efforts in Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Utah to establish collaboration between programs, particularly newborn screening and birth defects programs, to effectively implement CCHD screening and follow-up. Topics include key elements of the state approaches, data considerations, and program challenges and successes. The role of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant is discussed.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Collaboration, Congenital abnormalities, Congenital heart defects, Indiana, Michigan, Neonatal screening, New Jersey, State programs, Title V programs, Utah

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2013. Children's health insurance: Information on coverage of services, costs to sonsumers, and access to care in CHIP and other sources of insurance. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 52 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a baseline comparison of coverage and costs to consumers in separate Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) plans and benchmark plans in select states; describes how coverage and costs might change in 2014; and describes how access to care by CHIP children compares to other children nationwide. Examples are provided from five states: Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, New York, and Utah.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: contact@gao.gov Web Site: http://www.gao.gov Available from the website. Document Number: GAO-14-40.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, New York, Utah, Case studies, Families, Health care financing, State programs

Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2013. Sealants for Smiles®. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health, Division of Community and Family Health Services, Oral Health Program, 2 items.

Annotation: This document summarizes data from a program to provide school-based oral health education and dental sealants to students in second and sixth grades in Utah. Contents include the number of school visits and the number of children who participated in oral health education, the number of children who were evaluated by a Utah-licensed oral health professional, the number of dental sealants placed on children's teeth, and the estimated value of the oral health services provided at no cost to parents or schools. A program description is also available.

Contact: Utah Department of Health, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 142002, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2002, Telephone: (801) 273-2995 Web Site: http://health.utah.gov/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental sealants, Oral health, Prevention programs, School age children, School health education, School health programs, State programs, Statistical data, Utah

Hobson-Rohrer W. 2011. Healthy Tomorrows: Niños Especiales/Familias Fuertes (Special children/Strong families)—[Final report]. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah, South Main Clinic, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a 2006-2011 project in Utah to engage Spanish-speaking families with children with special health care needs in family advocacy and support groups to provide families with the knowledge and skills to obtain appropriate health care for their children. Report contents include a description of the program, goals and objectives, methodology, results and outcomes, a list of publications and products developed during the project, a summary of the dissemination and utilization of results, and a brief section on program sustainability. The program annotation and abstract conclude the report. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Final reports, Health care utilization, Hispanic Americans, State programs, Utah

Edwards J, Duchon L, Ellis E, Davis C, Kellenberg R, Bitterman J, Hess C, Weiss A. 2010. Maximizing enrollment for kids: Results from a diagnostic assessment of enrollment and retention in eight states. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 38 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the findings from a diagnostic assessment of the enrollment and retention systems of eight states that participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundations Maximizing Enrollment for Kids Program, a national program aimed to help states increase enrollment and retention of eligible children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program and to promote promising practices among states. The eight states are Alabama, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The paper is organized by the four main areas of states' work and presents strengths, challenges, and opportunities in each area: (1) process improvement and paperwork reduction; (2) data analysis and integration; (3) leadership and agency capacity, coordination, and culture; and (4) consumer, community partner, and stakeholder engagement.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Alabama, Child health, Children's Health Insurance Program, Eligibility, Enrollment, Illinois, Louisiana, Low income groups, Massachusetts, Medicaid, New York, Retention, State programs, Uninsured persons, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin

Shortridge EF, Moore JR. 2010. Use of emergency departments for conditions related to poor oral health care: Final report. Bethesda, MD: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, 41 pp.

Annotation: This analysis examines patterns of oral-heath-care seeking in emergency departments (EDs). The authors look at ED claims data in seven states—Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Utah, Vermont, and Wisconsin—to understand between- and within-state differences in ED use. Topics include state differences in the types of oral conditions that lead individuals to seek care in EDs, differences in rural vs. urban areas, and differences in patterns of oral-health-care seeking in EDs associated with state Medicaid policy.

Contact: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, 4350 East West Highway, Suite 800, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 634-9300 Secondary Telephone: 301-951-5070 E-mail: info@NORC.org Web Site: http://www.norc.org/Research/Departments/Pages/public-health-research/walsh-center-rural-health-analysis.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Wisconsin, Access to health care, Arizona, Children, Data, Emergency room data, Florida, Health services delivery, Hospital emergency services, Iowa, Maryland, Oral health, State surveys, Utah, Vermont

Action for Healthy Kids. 2009. Lessons for engaging diverse communities to create healthy schools and kids. [Skokie, IL]: Action for Healthy Kids, 11 pp. (Field report)

Annotation: This report investigates how Action for Healthy Kids teams are working to help diverse communities communicate with one another and appreciate cultural differences for the ultimate purpose of helping schools help students in the areas of nutrition and physical fitness. The report profiles the progress of Action for Healthy Kids teams in Utah, New York and New Jersey, South Carolina, and Idaho.

Contact: Action for Healthy Kids, 600 W. Van Buren Street, Suite 720, Chicago, IL 60607-3758, Telephone: (800) 416-5136 Fax: (312) 212-0098 E-mail: info@actionforhealthykids.org Web Site: http://www.actionforhealthykids.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Blacks, Child health, Community programs, Cultural sensitivity, Families, Hispanic Americans, Idaho:, Low income groups, New Jersey, New York, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Poverty, Prevention, Rural population, Schools, South Carolina, Utah

Kaye N, Rosenthal J. 2008. Improving the delivery of health care that supports young children's healthy mental development: Update on accomplishments and lessons from a five-state consortium. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 58 pp.

Annotation: This report examines five states' experiences related to the delivery of services that support young children's social and emotional development. These five states (California, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Utah) participated in the second Assuring Better Child Health and Development Consortium, which provided the states with an opportunity to develop and test strategies for improving the delivery of developmental services to young children at risk for or with social or emotional developmental delays, especially those in need of preventive or early intervention services. The report examines the states' experiences from three perspectives: (1) by the numbers (i.e., measuring system performance), (2) by objective, and (3) by a summary of lessons learned. An executive summary and a conclusion are included. The report includes two appendices: profiles of state projects and a summary of selected evaluation results by state. Statistical information is presented in tables and figures. Endnotes are included, as well.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Early childhood development, Early intervention, Emotional development, Health services delivery, High risk children, Illinois, Iowa, Mental health, Minnesota, Prevention, Social skills, State programs, Utah, Young children

Center for Mental Health in Schools. 2008. Integration of schools and mental health systems: An overview of the state grants from the U.S. Department of Education program. Los Angeles, CA: Center for Mental Health in Schools, 33 pp.

Annotation: This report, which is the first in a series being prepared by the Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, focuses on summarizing the work of eight state-level programs funded by the Department of Education's grant program, Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems. Summaries include projects funded in 2005 (Arkansas, Ohio, Maryland), 2006 (Illlinois, Utah), and 2007 (Michigan, South Carolina, Delaware). [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Center for Mental Health in Schools, UCLA School Mental Health Project, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563, Telephone: (310) 825-3634 Secondary Telephone: (866) 846-4843 Fax: (310) 206-8716 E-mail: smhp@ucla.edu Web Site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Arkansas, Delaware, Federal programs, Grants, Illinois, Maryland, Mental health, Michigan, Ohio, Schools, South Carolina, State programs, Utah

May J. 2006. Strategies for improving access to mental health services in SCHIP programs. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 8 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief discusses ways to improve access to mental health services for children enrolled in the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Specifically, the brief examines strategies and challenges faced by three state SCHIP programs operating in 2006: North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Utah. These states were chosen because they represent different kinds of SCHIP programs and different kinds of delivery systems. For each program, the brief presents an overview and strategies for integrating systems of care. The brief includes a conclusion and endnotes.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Health care systems, Mental health services, North Carolina, Rhode Island, State Children's Health Insurance Program, State programs, Utah

VanLandeghem K, Bonney J, Brach C, Kretz L. 2006. SCHIP enrollees with special health care needs and access to care. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5 pp. (CHIRI issue brief no. 5)

Annotation: This brief from the Child Health Insurance Initiative (CHIRI) summarizes case studies of five states with separate SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Programs) programs to determine whether children with special health care needs (CSHCN) experienced problems in accessing health care in SCHIP programs with limits and/or exclusions in coverage design. The five states are Georgia, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Virginia. Contents include a summary of the findings, conclusions, study methodology, policy implications, and sources and related studies of interest. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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. Document Number: AHRQ Pub. No. 06-0051.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Case studies, Children with special health care needs, Georgia, Kansas, Pennsylvania, State Children's Health Insurance Program, State programs, Utah, Virginia

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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.