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Damiano PC, Momany ET, Flach SD, Carter K, Jones MP. 2005. Dental care: Access, use and cost of services for children in hawk-i—Report to the Iowa Department of Human Services. [Iowa City, IA]: University of Iowa, Health Policy Research Program, Public Policy Center, , 66 pp.

University of Iowa, Public Policy Center
310 South Grand Avenue 209 South Quadrangle
Iowa City, IA 52242

Telephone: (319) 335-6800
Fax: (319) 335-6801
Website: http://ppc.uiowa.edu
Available from the website.

This report presents results from a study of Iowa's Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (hawk-i) child oral health services. Topics include the types of services children receive, how soon they receive them after enrollment, and the cost of the services. A discussion of policy implications and research limitations is also presented.


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Feinstein JA, Perkins K. 2002. Maine Dental Sealant Project: [Final report]. Augusta, ME: Maine Department of Human Services, Oral Health Program, 46 pp.

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Georgetown University Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This final report presents the results of community or school-based dental sealant programs targeted to children in Maine enrolled in the State Children's Health Insurance Program or who are underserved. Report sections include the purpose of the project, goals and objectives, methodology, evaluation, results and outcomes, publications and products, dissemination and utilization of results, future plans and follow-up, and type and amount of support and resources needed to replicate the project. Appendices include a school oral health program brochure; student information packets; sample forms for dental referral, a tracking system, and pilot project case management; a copy of the Maine Medicaid Rule effective July 2002; an informational booklet on public health supervision for registered dental hygienists in Maine; sealant database screen printouts; the Maine Dental Sealant Manual; and 2002 sealant survey results. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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    Foster L, Booth M, Reusch C. 2015. Reducing early childhood tooth decay: An overview for state policymakers. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 4 pp, (Issue brief).

    U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    7500 Security Boulevard
    Baltimore, MD 21244

    Telephone: (877) 267-2323
    Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000
    Fax:
    Website: http://cms.gov
    Available from the website.

    This issue brief for state policymakers presents strategies for addressing the problem of early childhood caries (ECC) in participants enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The brief defines ECC, describes the disproportionate impact of ECC on children ages 2–5 from families with low incomes and from minority households, and outlines ways that states can promote ECC prevention and management within Medicaid and CHIP policies. Topics include emphasizing prevention, assessing and addressing risk, educating and engaging parents, and supporting providers.


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    Foster L, Booth M, Reusch C. 2015. Reducing early childhood tooth decay: Leading steps for state policymakers. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 3 pp, (Issue brief).

    U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    7500 Security Boulevard
    Baltimore, MD 21244

    Telephone: (877) 267-2323
    Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000
    Fax:
    Website: http://cms.gov
    Available from the website.

    This issue brief for state policymakers describes the problem of early childhood caries (ECC) and the leadership needed to address the problem. Topics include the proportion of children with untreated ECC, the disproportionate impact of untreated ECC on children from families with low incomes, and the important role of state leaders (including Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program managers) in assessing policy and implementing next steps. Topics include emphasizing prevention, promoting risk assessments and individualized care plans for children at high risk for ECC, and educating and engaging parents.


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    Gehshan S, Wyatt M. 2007. Improving oral health care for young children. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 36 pp.

    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
    Website: http://www.nashp.org
    Available from the website.

    This report focuses on financing and work force challenges, describes promising models of care, and discusses options for policymakers seeking to improve access to oral health care for young children. Selected topics include the need for care for young children; Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Medicaid dental services for children; public health measures; and examples of promising models of care in Washington, Michigan, and North Carolina. The report concludes with a discussion of policy options at the federal, state, community, and organization levels for improving oral health for young children. A state-by-state table of dental benefits in non-Medicaid State Children's Health Insurance Programs is included as an appendix. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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    Hazel WA. 2014. A healthy Virginia: Health care report. [Richmond, VA: Virginia Governor's Office], 32 pp.

    Virginia Department of Health
    P.O. Box 2448
    Richmond, VA 23218

    Telephone: (804) 864-7000
    E-mail: questions@vdh.virginia.gov
    Website: http://www.vdh.state.va.us
    Available from the website.

    This report describes the governor's plan to increase access to health care in Virginia. Topics include planning for medical and behavioral health services, covering children, supporting enrollment in the federal marketplace, informing people about their health care options, making dependent coverage affordable for state employees with low incomes, providing comprehensive dental coverage to pregnant women, prioritizing the health of veterans, winning a State Innovation Model grant, creating behavioral health homes, and reducing prescription drug and heroin abuse. Contents include information about the importance of each topic and related goals, background, strategies for success, timeline, and measures of achievement.


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    Howle EM. 2014. California Department of Health Care Services: Weaknesses In Its Medi-Cal Dental Program limit children's access to dental care. Sacramento, CA: California State Auditor, 86 pp, (Report 2013-125).

    California State Auditor
    621 Capitol Mall, Suite 1200
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Telephone: (916) 445-0255
    Secondary Telephone: (916) 445-0033
    Website: http://www.auditor.ca.gov
    Available from the website.

    This report presents findings on how the Medi-Cal Dental Program is fulfilling its mandate to ensure that child beneficiaries receive oral health care. Contents include data from California's Medi-Cal and Healthy Families dental programs, recommendations for action, and a response from the Department of Health Care Services.


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    Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau. 2006. How can you help children access dental services [Hawk-i flyer for dental offices]. Des Moines, IA: [Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau], 2 pp.

    National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
    Georgetown University Box 571272
    Washington, DC 20057-1272

    Telephone: (202) 784-9771
    E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
    Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
    Available from the website.

    This flyer presents information about hawk-i, Iowa's state children's health insurance program, and is designed to increase children's access to oral health care by encouraging oral health professionals to participate in the program. Contents include a state map delineating dental plans by county, a list of questions relevant to oral health professionals, and contact information. As county dental plan coverage changes, information is updated and made available on the Iowa Oral Health Bureau's Web site. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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    Isaacs SL, Colby DC, eds. 2009. To improve health and health care, Volume XII: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation anthology. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 252 pp.

    Jossey-Bass Publishers
    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Corporate Headquarters 111 River Street
    Hoboken, NJ 07030

    Telephone: (201) 748-6000
    Contact Phone: (415) 433-1740
    Fax: (201) 748-6088
    E-mail: info@wiley.com
    Website: http://www.JosseyBass.com
    $21.00. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-470-32506-3.

    This book provides information about the programs funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In particular, the book focuses on the foundation's work to expand health insurance coverage and to impact philanthropy and public policy more generally. Other topics include research on health insurance, Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program, the Catholic Social Services outreach project, improving health care in rural America, community-based dental education, helping former prisoners re-enter society, and pediatric asthma.


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      Kagan J. 1999. Putting teeth in children's oral health policy and programs: The state of children's oral health and the role of state Title V programs. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 21 pp, (AMCHP issue brief).

      National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
      Georgetown University Box 571272
      Washington, DC 20057-1272

      Telephone: (202) 784-9771
      E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
      Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
      Available from the website.

      This issue brief examines the role of Title V in providing access to and improving the quality of preventive oral health services, and it explores ways in which Title V can expand its role or better use its expertise in collaboration with others to improve the oral health status of children. The report includes seven recommendations for future Title V action; a summary of past and continuing Title V and children's oral health activities (including Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program); a discussion of the role of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau; and an examination and highlights of state Title V programs' role in supporting and promoting oral health. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

           

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