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Cibulka NJ, Forney S, Goodwin K, Lazaroff P, Sarabia R. Improving oral health in low-income pregnant women with a nurse practitioner-directed oral care program. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2011;23(5):249-257. Access Abstract

NPM: 13-1: Oral Health During Pregnancy
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PATIENT/CONSUMER, Oral Health Education, Oral Health Supplies, Assistance in Making Dental Appointment
Intervention Description: To test the effectiveness of an advanced practice nurse model of care to improve oral health in low-income pregnant women.
Conclusion: Implications for practice: Because adverse pregnancy outcomes have been linked to periodontitis in numerous research studies, pregnant women must be educated about the importance of oral health and the necessity of a check-up. APNs are in an ideal position to educate women and assist them to obtain necessary oral health services.

Riedy C, Weinstein P, Mancl L, et al. Dental attendance among low-income women and their children following a brief motivational counseling intervention: A community randomized trial. Soc Sci Med. 2015;144:9-18. Access Abstract

NPM: 13-1: Oral Health During Pregnancy
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PATIENT/CONSUMER, Oral Health Education, Assistance in Making Dental Appointment, Motivational Interviewing
Intervention Description: This study tested a behavioral intervention to increase dental attendance among rural Oregonian low-income women and their children.
Conclusion: High attendance may be attributable to the counselors' patient navigator function.

Milgrom P, Lee RS, Huebner CE, Conrad DA. Medicaid reforms in Oregon and suboptimal utilization of dental care by women of childbearing age. J Am Dent Assoc. 2010;141(6):688-695. Access Abstract

NPM: 13-1: Oral Health During Pregnancy
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): POPULATION-BASED SYSTEMS, STATE, Medicaid Managed Care Expansion
Intervention Description: The authors conducted a study of dental services used by women of childbearing age who were enrolled in Medicaid in Oregon during the early 2000s, a period of reform during which health care coverage was expanded.
Conclusion: Dental care is important for maternal and child health. However, utilization is unlikely to improve without changes in Medicaid and the dental care delivery system.

Lipper J. Advancing Oral Health through the Women, Infants, and Children Program: A New Hampshire Pilot Project. (2016). Center for Health Care Strategies. Access Abstract

NPM: 13-1: Oral Health During Pregnancy
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PATIENT/CONSUMER, Oral Health Education, Oral Health Supplies, PROVIDER/PRACTICE, Designated Clinic/Extended Hours, Quality Improvement/Practice-Wide Intervention
Intervention Description: The state of New Hampshire created a pilot project to integrate preventive oral health care for low-income women and children through local sites of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. This profile details New Hampshire’s experiences and offers considerations for state agencies, federal policymakers, and other interested stakeholders to explore alternative channels for reaching low-income populations with oral health care and education.

   

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.