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Virginia Oral Health Coalition. 2014. Dental coverage fact sheet for exchange enrollment [Hoja de inscripción para cambio de cobertura dental]. Glen Allen, VA: Virginia Oral Health Coalition, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides guidance for navigators, assisters, and others helping individuals enroll in the health insurance marketplace (exchange) in Virginia. Contents include information about dental benefits offered within Virginia's exchange and why dental benefits matter. The fact sheet is available in English and Spanish. A companion video is also available.

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

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Dental insurance, Health care utilization, Infants, Oral health, Preventive health services, Spanish language materials, State programs, Virginia

Virginia Oral Health Coalition. 2014. Dental benefits for pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid and FAMIS MOMS. Glen Allen, VA: Virginia Oral Health Coalition, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about the costs and benefits of offering dental benefits for pregnant women in Virginia who are enrolled in Medicaid or FAMIS MOMS (health insurance program administered by the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services). The fact sheet explains why providing pregnant women with dental benefits can reduce the number of pre-term and low-birthweight infants, reduce visits to the emergency department for oral-health-related issues, and reduce the cost of oral health care for children. The cost of providing dental benefits to pregnant women in Virginia is also presented.

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

Keywords: , Dental care, Health insurance, Health promotion, Medicaid, Oral health, Pregnant women, Prevention, State programs, Virginia

Child Health Investment Partnership of Roanoke Valley. 2013. [Begin With a Grin]: Final report and abstract. Roanoke, VA: Child Health Investment Partnership of Roanoke Valley, 15 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a program to prevent oral disease and address barriers to early oral health care for infants and young children from families with low incomes in Roanoke Valley, Virginia, by conducting in-home education and screening, applying fluoride varnish, and providing referrals. The report discusses the program’s goals and objectives, methodology, evaluation, outcomes, product dissemination and use, and sustainability. [Funded 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: Screening, Access to health care, Community initiatives, Fluorides, Health education, Home visiting, Infants, Low income groups, Oral health, Referrals, Virginia, 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

Courtot B, Coughlin TA, Lawton E. 2013. Medicaid and CHIP managed care payment methods and spending in 20 states: Final report to the Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 51 pp.

Annotation: This report, which is a companion to the Medicaid and CHIP Risk-Based Managed Care in 20 States report, focuses on 20 states' Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care payment methods and spending. The states are Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The report addresses two research questions: (1) how do the 20 states establish capitation rates in their Medicaid and CHIP managed care programs, and how have their approaches to and policies for rate setting changed over the past decade and (2) how does monthly Medicaid spending for four distinct managed care enrollee populations (adults and children, with and without disabilities) vary among the 20 states? The report introduces the issues and presents the study approach, methods, findings, and a discussion.

Contact: Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 833-7200 Fax: (202) 467-5775 E-mail: http://www.urban.org/about/contact.cfm Web Site: http://www.urban.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Arizona, California, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Connecticut, Costs, Delaware, Disabilities, Florida, Managed care, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medicaid, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, State programs, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin

Virginia Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, Virginia Rural Health Resource Center, Virginia Rural Health Association. 2013. Virginia's state rural health plan. [Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity], 41 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines an action plan to enhance health care systems throughout rural Virginia. Contents include an analysis of health status in rural areas and strategies for improving health outcomes with a focus on development in areas beyond health care service delivery. Topics include obesity and associated behaviors and diseases, mental and behavioral health, oral health, cancer, perinatal issues, and lung disease.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, Office of Health Equity, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218-2448, Telephone: (804) 864-7435 Secondary Telephone: (800) 694-7439 Fax: (804) 864-7440 Web Site: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/omhhe Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Cancer, Health care systems, Health services delivery, Health status, Lung diseases, Mental health, Obesity, Oral health, Perinatal health, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Rural health, Rural population, State initiatives, Virginia, Work force

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Oral Health Program. 2013. West Virginia fluoride mouthrinse project instruction manual. Charleston, WV: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Oral Health Program, 28 pp.

Annotation: This manual for school personnel and volunteers describes procedures and requirements for administering and implementing a school-based fluoride mouthrinse (FMR) project in West Virginia. Contents include information about roles and responsibilities, operation, administration guidelines, recommendations for FMR coordinators and teachers, and implementation and site visits. The manual also contains forms and related materials on topics such as procedural options, student involvement, and adaptations for students with special health care needs.

Contact: West Virginia Department of Education, Healthy Schools Program, Building 6, Room 309, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, Charleston, WV 25305, Telephone: (304) 558-8830 Fax: 304-558-3787 Web Site: http://wvde.state.wv.us/osshp/main Available from the website.

Keywords: Fluorides, Health care delivery, Manuals, Oral health, Prevention programs, School age children, School health programs, State programs, West Virginia

Burton CW, Carlyle KE, Crawford LK. 2013. Virginia Department of Health's evaluation of Project Connect training and outcomes of family planning and home visiting providers in Virginia. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Division of Prevention and Health Promotion, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report describes an evaluation of Virginia's Project Connect, one of ten pilot sites for an initiative to improve the public health response to domestic and sexual violence and reproductive coercion. It describes the project's efforts to reduce barriers to screening for and intervening with clients who have a current or past history of these problems, and to provide trained personnel with the tools and resources to support screening and intervention.

Contact: Virginia Home Visiting Consortium, James Madison University, The Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services, Harrisonburg, VA , Telephone: (540) 568-5251 Fax: (540) 568-6409 E-mail: homevisitingconsortium.jmu.edu Web Site: http://www.homevisitingva.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Domestic violence, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, State initiatives, Virginia

Day KC. 2012. Program narrative: Virginia targeted state maternal and child health oral health service systems [final report]. [Richmond, VA]: Virginia Department of Health, [Dental Health Program], 21 pp., plus appendices.

Annotation: This report describes a project in Virginia to (1) increase age 1 dental visits for children at high risk for dental caries; (2) extend oral health screening, education, and fluoride varnish programs within the Bright Smiles for Babies program; and (3) improve access to care for children with special health care needs through collaborative projects. [Funded 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: Access to health care, Children with special health care needs, Final reports, Final reports, Infants, Oral health, Prevention services, State initiatives, Virginia, Young children

Pew Center on the States, Home Visiting Campaign. 2012. Strengthening professional development in home visiting programs. Washington, DC: Pew Center on the States, (The case for home visiting video series)

Annotation: This archived webinar highlights strategies for building comprehensive, statewide professional development systems for the home visiting workforce. Panelists discuss statewide professional development systems in Illinois and Virginia and how these systems play a critical role in supporting home visiting programs’ desired outcomes for families and children. The webinar also includes remarks on professional development systems from Terry Adirim, Director of the Office of Special Health Affairs in the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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: Illinois, Audiovisual materials, Case studies, Home visiting, Resources for professionals, State initiatives, Virginia, Work force

Murphey D, Redd Z, Moodie S, Knewstub D, Humble J, Bell K, Cooper M. 2012. Assessing the status and needs of children and youth in the national capital region (rev. ed.). Washington, DC: Child Trends, 165 pp.

Annotation: This report presents a comprehensive, baseline assessment of the status of children, adolescents, and young adults (from birth to age 24) in the National Capital Region (NCR), which includes the District of Columbia, two independent cities and four counties in Virginia, and two counties in Maryland, The report is organized in the following indicator sections: demographic characteristics; pregnancy and birth outcomes; infant, child, and adolescent health and safety; economic well-being; child welfare; and education. For each indicator, the report cites differences evident among the various jurisdictions of the NCR, as well as notable disparities along lines of gender, race and Hispanic origin, or age. The evidence on what works to improve conditions for youth is also summarized for many of the indicators. The report concludes with a summary of knowledge gaps and comments about interpretation.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.childtrends.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Cities, County programs, District of Columbia, Health planning, Health status, Maryland, Needs assessment, Regional planning, Statistical data, Virginia

Virginia Department of Health, Division of Dental Health. [2011]. Virginia dental directory for individuals with special health care needs and young children. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Division of Dental Health,

Annotation: This directory comprises a network of dentists licensed in Virginia to whom professionals and consumers may refer individuals with special health care needs for oral health care. The directory may be searched using a single special health care need, a dentist’s last name, an office location, or a combination of search criteria. Dentists practicing in Virginia can complete the registration form to be included in the directory. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program, 109 Governor Street, Ninth Floor, Richmond, VA 23219, Telephone: (804) 864-7775 Fax: (804) 864-7783 Web Site: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Children with special health care needs, Dental care, Dentists, Directories, Oral health, Virginia

Virginia Home Visiting Consortium. [2011]. Directory of Viriginia home visiting programs. (Richmond, VA): Virginia Home Visiting Consortium,

Annotation: This website provides a Virginia state atlas with links to home visiting programs in all five of the state's regions. Users can select from an alphabetical list of counties and independent cities within the Commonwealth of Virginia to obtain contact information. The website also provides access to web-based training modules for home visitors and supervisors; links to state and national programs and resources; and announcements about new regulations, guidelines, and materials for use with families participating in home visiting programs.

Contact: Virginia Home Visiting Consortium, James Madison University, The Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services, Harrisonburg, VA , Telephone: (540) 568-5251 Fax: (540) 568-6409 E-mail: homevisitingconsortium.jmu.edu Web Site: http://www.homevisitingva.com Available from the website.

Keywords: County programs, Directories, Home visiting, State programs, Virginia

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2011. Innovative state practices for improving the provision of Medicaid dental services: Summary of eight state reports—Alabama, Arizona, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, and Virginia. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 10 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a review of Alabama’s Medicaid dental program conducted on January 4–8, 2010, to discover practices and program innovations leading to a higher level of oral-health-service use among children in Alabama compared to the national average. The report describes the Smile Alabama initiative, the 1st Look program, Student/Resident Rotations in Community Health, the partnership with the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, and the loan-repayment program.

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: Alabama, Arizona, Children, Collaboration, Health care delivery, Health care utilization, Maryland, Medicaid, Model programs, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oral health, Rhode Island, State programs, Texas, Virginia

Hanlon C, Hinkle L. 2011. Assessing the costs of racial and ethnic health disparities: State experience. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 7 pp. (Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP))

Annotation: This issue brief describes state efforts to quantify the human and financial costs associated with racial and ethnic disparities in health status and health care. The brief highlights how states measure these costs, some of the challenges they may encounter in doing so, potential strategies to address these challenges, and new state publications in Rhode Island and Virginia about the costs of disparities. The issue brief also includes tools and resources for more information.

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

Keywords: Costs, Ethnic factors, Health, Health care, Health status disparities, Racial factors, Rhode Island, Virginia

Northern Virginia Health Foundation. 2011. Oral health in Northern Virginia. Alexandria, VA: Northern Virginia Health Foundation, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the results of a survey of the oral health of Northern Virginia residents and of the need for and access to oral health care services, particularly among families with low incomes. The survey assessed numerous factors affecting the oral health of Northern Virginians, gauging their perceptions of oral health and documenting obstacles to accessing oral health care.

Contact: Northern Virginia Health Foundation, 1940 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone: (703) 486-5691 Fax: (703) 486-5692 E-mail: http://novahealthfdn.org/about-us/contact-us Web Site: http://www.novahealthfdn.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Children, Community surveys, Low income groups, Oral health, State initiatives, Virginia

Osborn D, Hinkle L, Rosenthal J. 2011. Using geographic information to target health disparities: State experience. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 7 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes how two states analyzed race and ethnicity data and targeted interventions to specific geographic locations. Virginia coupled geographic information systems (GIS) mapping with multi-level spatial analysis to identify areas where infant mortality rates are the highest; the extent of racial and ethnic disparities in infant deaths; the underlying causes of those infant deaths; and how to best intervene. Rhode Island used GIS mapping in conjunction with Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to address health disparities related to tobacco-related diseases and lead poisoning. The technique helped the state locate communities where the most severe disparities exist; identify how multiple factors are causing the problem; and allocate resources for selected interventions.

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

Keywords: Case studies, Ethnic factors, Geographical factors, Health status disparities, Infant mortality, Lead poisoning, Needs assessment, Racial factors, Rhode Island, State programs, Tobacco use, Virginia

Crowe MN. 2011. Children's mental health in Virginia: System deficiencies and unknown outcomes. [Richmond, VA]: Voices for Virginia's Children, 11 pp.

Annotation: This report describes pediatric mental health services available through agencies within Virginia's Secretariat of Health and Human Resources. It also touches on services provided in the state's schools and the juvenile justice system. The report provides information about the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Office of Comprehensive Services, the Department of Medical Assistance Services, and the juvenile justice system. Each section discusses services offered, expenditures, and the number of children and adolescents receiving services.

Contact: Voices for Virginia's Children, 701 East Franklin Street, Suite 807, Richmond, VA 23219, Telephone: (804) 649-0184 Fax: (804) 649-0161 E-mail: voices@vakids.org Web Site: http://www.vakids.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent mental health, Child mental health, Juvenile justice, Mental health programs, Mental health services, Schools, State mental health agencies, State programs, Virginia

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health, Division of Research, Evaluation and Planning. 2011. State of West Virginia maternal, child and family health: Needs assessment summary. [Charleston, WV]: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health, 28 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the process used to conduct West Virginia's 2010 maternal, child, and family health needs assessment, required every five years from states receiving federal MCH Block grants (Title V), and the performance measures chosen to encompass priority needs. The report summaries the state's priorities to improve the health outcomes of pregnant women, infants, children, adolescents, and children with special health care needs and describes eight state outcome measures selected to target the health needs of West Virginia's MCH population.

Contact: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health, State Capitol Complex, Building 3, Room 206, Charleston, WV 25305, Telephone: (304) 558-0684 Fax: (304) 558-1130 Web Site: http://www.wvdhhr.org/mcfh Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Children with special health care needs, Families, Infants, Measures, Needs assessment, Pregnant women, State MCH programs, Title V programs, West Virginia

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health. 2011. Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant: State narrative for West Virginia—Application for 2012, annual report for 2010. Charleston, WV: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health, 158 pp.

Annotation: This report consists of West Virginia's Maternal and Child Health Services Title V block grant application for 2012 and annual report for 2010. The report includes a presentation of general requirements; a state overview; a discussion of priorities, performance, and program activities; a budget narrative; reporting forms; and performance and outcome measure detail sheets.

Contact: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health, State Capitol Complex, Building 3, Room 206, Charleston, WV 25305, Telephone: (304) 558-0684 Fax: (304) 558-1130 Web Site: http://www.wvdhhr.org/mcfh Available from the website.

Keywords: Annual reports, Applications, Block grants, Child health, Families, MCH programs, Social Security Act, Title V, State programs, Title V programs, West Virginia, Women's health

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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.