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parent and child meeting with home visitorResource Highlights:
Focus on Home Visiting

This collection of selected resources offers high-quality information about oral health in maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting programs. Use the tools below for further searching, or contact us for personalized assistance.

Selected Materials in the OHRC Library

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2011. Opportunities for Collaboration Between State Oral Health and Maternal and Child Health Programs to Improve Early Childhood Oral Health. Sparks, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 9 pp.

This brief discusses efforts to integrate oral health activities and information into state MCH early childhood programs and, specifically, into the Early Childhood Comprehensive System and the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. Resources and examples of and opportunities for collaboration are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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.

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]

Hawaii Dental Home Initiative State Team. 2010. Supporting Families to Improve Oral Health in Hawaii's Keiki. Honolulu, HI: Webfish Pacific. 6 min., 30 sec.

This video is designed to engage health professionals in partnering with families to improve oral health in infants enrolled in Early Head Start. Topics include the importance of healthy primary teeth, gum cleaning and toothbrushing, the role of home visiting in improving infant oral health, dental visit tips, and the importance of role models for children in promoting oral health over the life course.

Oregon Health Authority, Maternal and Child Health. 2012. Oregon Home Visiting Needs Assessment Report. Salem, OR: Oregon Health Authority. 73 pp., exec. summ. (6 pp.)

This document summarizes methods used in Oregon's home visiting needs assessment and also provides background. It describes the number and percentage of Oregonians affected by the outcomes or risk factors specified by the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program. Additional topics include the number of pregnant women, infants and children in need of home visiting; how difficult it is to access services; the needs of families served by home visiting and how often the needs were met; and how home visiting services meet families' needs.

Pew Center on the States and National Academy for State Health Policy. 2012. Medicaid Financing of Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs: Options, Opportunities, and Challenges. Washington, DC: Pew Center on the States. 62 pp.

This report examines how states are using (or could use) Medicaid to finance home visiting services. The report discusses findings from a literature review, a scan of state policies and practices, and an expert panel meeting on both currently used and potential mechanisms through which Medicaid could pay for home visiting. Six case studies illustrating states' experiences are included.

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Selected Websites

Boston Public Health Commission

Virginia Home Visiting Consortium

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Resource Highlights: Focus on Home Visiting. July 2014.

Reviewers: Marcia Manter, Oral Health Kansas


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