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Vermont Department of Health, Dental Health Services. 2017. Keep Smiling Vermont: The oral health of Vermont's children: 2016-2017. Burlington, VT: Vermont Department of Health, Dental Health Services, 26 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a summary of key survey findings on the oral health of children in Vermont as well as information on the following topics: (1) the Tooth Tutor School-Linked Dental Seal- ant Program, (2) key strategies to improve oral health, and (3) survey methods. Data tables and figures are included.

Contact: Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT 05402, Telephone: (802) 863-7497 Secondary Telephone: (800) 464-4343 Fax: (802) 865-7554 Web Site: http://healthvermont.gov/family/dental/services.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Health status, Oral health, Population surveillance, School age children, State surveys, Statistical data, Vermont

Vermont Department of Health, Division of Maternal & Child Health. 2016. Brief: Oral health. Burlington, VT: Vermont Department of Health, Division of Maternal & Child Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents information and data on the percentage of children and adolescents (ages 1–17) who had a preventive dental visit in the past year and on the percentage of women who had a preventive dental visit during pregnancy in Vermont. Data on oral health care use among children and adolescents are presented by age and by insurance type. Data on the receipt of oral health care during pregnancy are presented for women who did and did not receive Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) assistance and by health insurance type, age, and educational attainment. Strategies to improve oral health care in Vermont and data limitations and sources are also discussed.

Contact: Vermont Oral Health Coalition, Telephone: (802) 651-7408 Web Site: http://www.vtoralhealthcoalition.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental care, Disease prevention, Health care utilization, Oral health, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, State MCH programs, State surveys, Vermont

Moses K, Klebonis J. 2015. Designing Medicaid health homes for individuals with opioid dependency: Considerations for states. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7 pp.

Annotation: This brief highlights key features of approved health home models in Maryland, Rhode Island, and Vermont that are tailored to individuals with opioid dependency. It identifies important considerations in developing opioid dependence-focused health homes, including: (1) leveraging opioid treatment program requirements; (2) promoting collaboration across multiple state agencies; (3) supporting providers in transforming into health homes; and (4) ecnouraging information sharing.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Maryland, Medical homes, Rhode Island, State initiatives, Substance abuse treatment services, Vermont

Vermont Department of Health, Oral Health Services. 2014. Vermont oral health plan 2014. Burlington, VT: Vermont Department of Health, Oral Health Services, 48 pp.

Annotation: This oral health plan focuses on six topics (1) health literacy and health education, (2) prevention, (3) surveillance and assessment, (4) oral health infrastructure (5) financing and delivery systems, and (6) workforce. Outlines of goals and strategies are provided for each of these areas. The burden of oral disease in Vermont is also discussed. Statistical data are provided in charts and graphs throughout the report.

Keywords: Health care financing, Health education, Health literacy, Oral health, Prevention, State initiatives, Surveillance, Vermont

[Building Bright Futures]. 2014. Vermont's early childhood action plan. [Williston, VT: Building Bright Futures], 64 pp.

Vermont Department of Health. 2014. Vermont oral health plan 2014. [Burlington, VT]: Vermont Department of Health, 44 pp.

Annotation: This document presents a plan to improve oral health, reduce the burden of oral disease, and eliminate oral health disparities in Vermont. Topics include literacy and education, prevention strategies, surveillance and assessment, oral health infrastructure, financing and delivery systems, and work force. Contents include goals for each topic, followed by a set of objectives and strategies to achieve each goal. Information about the burden of oral disease and disparities among children, adults, and older adults; Vermont's Oral Health Surveillance System; and objectives for priority areas are included.

Contact: Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT 05402, Telephone: (802) 863-7497 Secondary Telephone: (800) 464-4343 Fax: (802) 865-7554 Web Site: http://healthvermont.gov/family/dental/services.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Disease prevention, Financing, Health disparities, Oral health, Population surveillance, Public health infrastructure, Service delivery systems, Statewide planning, Vermont, Work force

Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health. 2013–. Tooth Tutor Dental Access Program. Burlington, VT: Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource describes a program to help families, oral health professionals, elementary school nurses, Head Start staff, and others ensure that every child has access to preventive, restorative, and continuous oral health care. Contents include information about screening and oral health education in the classroom. TV and radio ads and videos about finding a dentist, what a dental visit looks like, and toothbrushing are also available.

Contact: Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT 05402, Telephone: (802) 863-7497 Secondary Telephone: (800) 464-4343 Fax: (802) 865-7554 Web Site: http://healthvermont.gov/family/dental/services.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Elementary schools, Head Start, Health education, Oral health, Referrals, School age children, Screening, State programs, Vermont, Young children

[Building Bright Futures]. 2013. Vermont's early childhood framework. [Williston, VT: Building Bright Futures], 16 pp.

Vermont Department of Health. 2013. Burden of oral disease in Vermont. [Burlington, VT]: Vermont Department of Health, 65 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes information about the oral disease burden of people in Vermont. It also highlights groups and regions that are at highest risk for oral health problems and discusses strategies to prevent these problems and improve access to oral health care. Comparisons are made with national data whenever possible and to Healthy People 2020 objectives.

Contact: Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT 05402, Telephone: (802) 863-7497 Secondary Telephone: (800) 464-4343 Fax: (802) 865-7554 Web Site: http://healthvermont.gov/family/dental/services.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Disease prevention, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health services delivery, Health status, Oral health, Population surveillance, Prevalence, Protective factors, Regional factors, Risk factors, State surveys, Statistical data, Vermont

VanLandeghem K, Schor EL. 2012. New opportunities for integrating and improving health care for women, children, and their families. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund; Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 13 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief highlights the efforts of state Title V maternal and child health (MCH) programs and their partners in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, and Vermont to integrate public and private health care services for women and children with low incomes and their families. The brief outlines the roles and strategies of state agencies and shows how these programs have already begun to improve children's health and reduce health care costs. Topics include new opportunities for public-private partnerships; how state MCH programs can promote service integration; engaging key stakeholders, including families; building systems to service children with special health care needs; providing or paying for care coordination; developing standards and promoting quality; and lessons for other states.

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: Child health, Children with special health care needs, Colorado, Costs, Families, Financing, Florida, Health care systems, Health services, Low income groups, MCH programs, Ohio, Program coordination, Service coordination, State programs, Title V programs, Vermont, Women's health

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2012. Improving birth outcomes in the U.S.: State efforts to reduce prematurity. [Washington, DC]: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 62 pp.

Annotation: These presentation slides provide examples of how states can move forward in achieving the goal of prematurity reduction. The webinar, held on July 12, 2012, outlines the Healthy Babies Initiative to decrease prematurity in the United States by 8 percent by 2014. Presenters highlight the experience and strategies of two states that have met the challenge goal (Alaska and Vermont) and one state currently working toward that goal (Oklahoma).

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: Alaska, Oklahoma, Premature infants, Prematurity, Preterm birth, Prevention programs, State initiatives, Vermont

Vermont Department of Health. 2012. Vermont's guide to fluoride levels in public water systems [rev.]. Burlington, VT: Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 21 pp.

Annotation: This guide is designed to help health professionals make decisions about the need for prescribing fluoride supplements for infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 16. Contents include public water systems listed by town and level of fluoridation, a dietary-fluoride-supplement schedule, health professional responsibilities, and an order form for testing fluoride in well water for families with infants and children under age 4.

Contact: Vermont Department of Health, Office of Oral Health, 108 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT 05402, Telephone: (802) 863-7497 Secondary Telephone: (800) 464-4343 Fax: (802) 865-7554 Web Site: http://healthvermont.gov/family/dental/services.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Fluorides, Oral health, Primary prevention, State programs, Supplements, Testing, Vermont, Water

Vermont's Health Care Reform. 2012. Vermont blueprint for health. Williston, VT: Department of Vermont Health Access, annual.

Annotation: This annual report documents status, evaluation, and early trends of a state-led initiative to transform the way that health care and overall health services are delivered in Vermont. Topics include the continuum of health services and community systems of health, payment reforms, health information architecture, evaluation infrastructure, building a learning health system, statewide expansion, and partnership with national initiatives. The appendices contain a budget summary; information about staff, committees, meeting schedules, and presentations; and a press summary. The initiative's evaluation and report to the state legislature are also attached.

Contact: Vermont's Health Care Reform, Agency of Administration, Telephone: (802) 828-3333 E-mail: sov.hcr@state.vt.us Web Site: http://www.hcr.vermont.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Community role, Health care reform, Health planning, Program evaluation, Public health infrastructure, Reimbursement, State initiatives, Systems development, Vermont

Chiang RJ. 2012. Thinking outside the box: Building and sustaining school health programs in state health agencies without dedicated funding. Atlanta, GA: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 11 pp.

Annotation: This document highlights the work and accomplishments of two states, Nebraska and Vermont, that successfully built a school health program within the state health agency without dedicated state or federal school health funding. Topics include leveraging opportunities for schools within Medicaid, increasing access to oral health care for students, partnering with schools to increase well child exams for middle and high school students, creating school-level wellness awards, launching institutes to expand coordinated school health, and focusing on coordinated school health as a key public health strategy.

Contact: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 2200 Century Parkway, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30345, Telephone: (770) 458-7400 Web Site: https://chronicdisease.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Awards, Case studies, Coordination, Financing, Medicaid, Nebraska, Oral health, Public private partnerships, School age children, School health programs, School health services, Schools, Staff development, State health agencies, State health insurance programs, Sustainability, Vermont

Vermont Child Health Improvement Program. 2011. Practice toolkit for improving prenatal care. [Burlington, VT]: Vermont Child Health Improvement Program, University of Vermont Department of Pediatrics, var. pp.

Annotation: This toolkit, for health care professionals in Vermont, provides evidence-based care topics for improving the health and prenatal care of pregnant women. It describes the Improving Prenatal Care in Vermont (IPCV) project and identifies "best practice" prenatal guidelines and assists obstetric service providers in incorporating these guidelines in to their office systems. Topics include practice assessment, patient satisfaction, tobacco cessation, nutrition, breastfeeding readiness, gestational diabetes, psychosocial/behavioral, substance abuse, intimate partner violence, depression, preterm labor, infectious disease, environmental exposure, and genetic screening. This is a companion document to the "State Guide for Improving Prenatal Care".

Contact: Vermont Child Health Improvement Program, University of Vermont College of Medicine, St. Josephs 7, UHC Campus, One South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401, Telephone: (802) 656-8210 Fax: (802) 656-8368 Web Site: http://www.med.uvm.edu/vchip Available from the website.

Keywords: Genetic screening, Guidelines, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Prenatal education, Resources for professionals, Sexually transmitted diseases, State programs, Vermont

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

National Academy for State Health Policy. 2010. Improving the quality of care and coordination of services for young children: ABCD, CHIPRA and beyond!. [Portland, ME]: National Academy for State Health Policy,

Annotation: This archived webinar from December 6, 2010 highlights how Illinois, Oregon, South Carolina, and Vermont are using ABCD III (Assuring Better Child Health and Development) and/or CHIPRA quality grants to build on and align current efforts, such as medical home initiatives, health information technology or exchange, performance measurement, and health reform, to transform the delivery of care to children covered by Medicaid and CHIP.

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: Child development, Child health, Children's health insurance program, Illinois, Medicaid, Medical home, Multimedia, Oregon, South Carolina, State programs, Vermont

Vermont Department of Mental Health, Child, Adolescent and Family Unit. 2009. The statewide system of care plan for child, adolescent and family mental health in Vermont: Plan for fiscal years 2000-2011. Waterbury, VT: Vermont Department of Mental Health, 79 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on the vision, current reality, and 3-year priorities for the development of Vermont's public mental health system. The report discusses (1) what the Child, Adolescent, and Family Unit of the Division of Mental Health is trying to accomplish in collaboration with Designated and Specialized Service agencies; (2) how the system serves Vermonters; (3) how funds are used, (4) the level of resources needed to support and expand services, and (5) the priorities for FY 2009 to FY 2011. Appendices include composite stories about children's mental health, recommendations, and other information.

Contact: Vermont Department of Mental Health, 108 Cherry Street-PO Box 70, Burlington, VT 05402, Telephone: (802) 652-2000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 464-4343 Fax: 802- 652-2005 Web Site: http://mentalhealth.vermont.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Collaboration, Community programs, Costs, Families, Financing, Health care systems, Health services, Mental health, Public health, Resource allocation, State programs, Vermont

Barry SE, Paul k, Aakre K. 2009. Developmental and autism screening in primary care. Burlington, VT: Vermont Child Health Improvement Program, 29 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a survey of Vermont health care practices that provide primary care to children from birth to age six conducted to better understand current developmental and autism screening processes and referral patterns as well as barriers and facilitating practices. Developed by the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) at the University of Vermont in collaboration with the Vermont Agency of Human Services, Office of Vermont Health Access, and professional societies, the survey was administered to 103 primary care practices by mail, fax, online, and telephone during 2009. The results of the survey, including response rates and findings according to type of screening, are summarized, and tables are provided to illustrate survey findings. The authors conclude by describing the wide variation in surveillance and screening practices in Vermont and suggest opportunities for improvement based on the results of the research.

Contact: Vermont Child Health Improvement Program, University of Vermont College of Medicine, St. Josephs 7, UHC Campus, One South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401, Telephone: (802) 656-8210 Fax: (802) 656-8368 Web Site: http://www.med.uvm.edu/vchip Available from the website.

Keywords: Autism, Developmental disabilities, Developmental screening, Screening, State surveys, Vermont

MacDonald R. 2008. Final report Vermont Department of Health: Follow-up activities to EHS/HS State/Territorial Oral Health Forum. [Burlington, VT]: Vermont Department of Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This report outlines follow-up activities to an Early Head Start and Head Start oral health forum held on May 13, 2005, in Quechee, Vermont. The focus of the forum was the provision of oral examinations and preventive oral health services. Report contents include a description of activities accomplished, immediate outcomes, additional follow-up activities planned, needs for additional resources to accomplish other follow-up activities, and a budget explanation. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Early Head Start, Final reports, Head Start, Oral health, State initiatives, Vermont

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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.