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U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, and U.S. Health Care Financing Administration. 2000. Maternal and Child Health Conference Region IV: Building Partnerships to Improve Children's Access to Medicaid/CHIP Oral Health Services, March 3 and 4, 2000. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau; Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, Department of Pediatric Dentistry; Baltimore, MD: U.S. Health Care Financing Administration, 90 pp.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Manning Drive and Columbia Street, CB #7450
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7450

Telephone: (919) 537-3737
Fax: (919) 966-7992
Website: https://www.dentistry.unc.edu/academic/ade/ped
Limited quantities available.

This notebook for attendees is from the Maternal and Child Health Conference for Region IV, Building Partnerships to Improve Children's Access to Medicaid/CHIP Oral Health Services, held on March 3-4, 2000, in Cary, North Carolina. The notebook begins with the conference schedule and includes materials from all the presentations. Topics discussed include (1) access to dental care for children; (2) state programs to improve access to care in Indiana, Georgia, and North Carolina; (3) an overview of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), with an emphasis on North Carolina; (4) the role of various dental professionals in improving access to care; and (5) the role of public-private partnerships and litigation in improving access to care. Presentations on specific states include statistical information about poverty, racial factors, and the number of dental professionals providing care to Medicaid-enrolled children. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

    Keywords: State Children's Health Insurance Program, Medicaid, Oral health, Region IV, Access to health care, Children, Child health, State programs, Public private partnership, Collaboration, Conferences, North Carolina, Litigation, Indiana, Georgia, Dental care, Statistics, Dental professionals, Racial factors, Poverty, Dental caries, North Carolina, Trends

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service Region IV. 1991. Public Health Service Region IV Workshop on Oral Health of Mothers and Children. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Division of Health Services Delivery, 38 pp.

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

    Telephone: (202) 784-9771
    Fax: (202) 784-9777
    E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
    Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
    Available for loan.

    This report of a workshop, held August 7-8, 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia, gives information on efforts in Region IV to address issues in the oral health of children and families within the Southeastern United States. The goals of the workshop were to review the oral health status of mothers and children, to develop strategies that would make oral health service a more integral part of the total health care system and to identify personnel, resources and methods crucial to implementing the strategies. Reports from the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee are included. The states' reports include the issues identified as problems, accomplishments, the personnel or organizations to be included, and the state's plan of action to address the issues.

      Keywords: Oral health, Mothers, Children, Region IV, Preventive health services, Health care services, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

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      U.S. Centers for Medicare and 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 and Medicaid Services, 10 pp.

      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 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.

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

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      U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 2010. State of North Carolina Medicaid dental review. [Baltimore, MD]: U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 8 pp.

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

      Telephone: (202) 784-9771
      Fax: (202) 784-9777
      E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
      Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
      Available from the website.

      This report summarizes a review of North Carolina's Medicaid dental program conducted on February 22-26, 2010, to identify practices and program innovations leading to a higher level of oral health service use among children in North Carolina compared to the national average. The report describes the Task Force on Dental Care for Children, the Into the Mouths of Babes program, the North Carolina Dental Home Initiative, the Zero Out All Early Childhood Tooth Decay project, safety net dental clinics, and the loan repayment program.

      Keywords: Oral health, Dental care, EPSDT, Children, North Carolina, Access to health care, Utilization review, State surveys

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      Teutsch M, and Ruth and Billy Graham Children's Health Center, Children's Dental Program. [1999] (ca.). Mobile dentistry. Asheville, NC: Ruth and Billy Graham Children's Health Center, Children's Dental Program, 20 pp, 2 brochures.

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

      Telephone: (202) 784-9771
      Fax: (202) 784-9777
      E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
      Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
      Single photocopies available at no charge.

      These materials describe an outreach mobile dentistry unit that provides dental services to children in rural areas. Items include a description of the dental program and brochures promoting the Toothbus.

        Keywords: Oral health, Prevention, Children, Educational materials, Posters, Outreach, Mobile health units, Program development, Pediatric dentistry, Dental care, North Carolina, Rural population

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        Special Care Dentistry Advisory Group. 2010. Special care oral health services: A North Carolina commitment—Session Law 2009-100. [Raleigh, NC]: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, 26 pp.

        North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section
        2001 Mail Service Center 5505 Six Forks Road
        Raleigh, NC 27699-2001

        Telephone: (919) 855-4800
        Fax: (919) 870-4805
        Website: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth
        Available from the website.

        This report examines oral health care options for populations in North Carolina requiring special care dentistry and suggests ways to improve these services. Topics include consumer issues, provider and payer issues, and system issues. Recommendations are provided in the areas of advocacy, professional development, reimbursement, clinical program expansion, and health services research.

        Keywords: Oral health, Dental care, Special health care services, Needs assessment, Provide participation, health services delivery, Reimbursement, North Carolina, Children

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        Snyder A. 2009. Increasing access to dental care in Medicaid: Targeted programs for four populations. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 34 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 policy brief describes strategies that several states have used to address the oral health needs of Medicaid beneficiaries, including young children, pregnant women, people with developmental disabilities, and people living in rural areas. The brief also examines ways that California’s state agencies (including Denti-Cal, the state’s Medicaid dental program), dental associations, and universities have explored these issues, and additional steps the state might take to build on its efforts.

        Keywords: Oral health, Access to health care, Young children, Pregnant women, Special health care services, Rural population, California, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Oregon, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Case studies, State initiatives, Provider participation

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        Rozier RG, Dudney GG, Spratt CJ. 1991. The 1986–87 North Carolina school oral health survey. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Division of Dental Health, 248 pp, exec summ (30 pp).

        North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section
        2001 Mail Service Center 5505 Six Forks Road
        Raleigh, NC 27699-2001

        Telephone: (919) 855-4800
        Fax: (919) 870-4805
        Website: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth
        Available at no charge.

        This volume provides the primary findings from the North Carolina School Oral Health Survey. It describes the oral health of children in North Carolina public schools during the 1986–87 school year as measured by their decayed, missing, and filled teeth; the number of children with dental sealants; the children's periodontal status; and variations in conditions according to age, race, gender, degree of urbanism, geographic region, and parental education. The volume is illustrated with tables and ends with appendices on the classroom worksheet, study variables, the survey form, and the method of computing sample weights.

          Keywords: Oral health, School age children, Dental caries, Dental sealants, Dental care, Periodontal diseases, Race, Sex characteristics, Urban environment, Parent education, Surveys, North Carolina, Statistics

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          [Perkins J]. 2006. Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment: State innovation leads to improved oral health participation rates. Chapel Hill, NC: National Health Law Program.

          National Health Law Program, North Carolina Office
          101 East Weaver Street, Suite G-7
          Carrboro, NC 27510

          Telephone: (919) 968-6308
          Fax: (919) 968-8855
          E-mail: nhelpnc@healthlaw.org
          Website: http://www.healthlaw.org
          Available from the website.

          This report provides an overview of child oral health screening rates and summarizes initiatives to increase children's utilization of oral health care through the Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) program in six states -- Alabama, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Vermont, and Washington. Data are drawn from states' reports of participation rates on the uniform EPSDT reporting form (CMS Form-416) and presented in tables. The data include the percentage of children who received a well-child screen and who received oral health services in 2004 and 2005. Steps that states have taken to implement programs and initiatives designed to increase access to oral health care for children eligible for Medicaid are presented.

          Keywords: Oral health, Children, Health care utilization, Utilization review, Program improvement, EPSDT, State initiatives, Alabama, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Vermont, Washington

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          North Carolina Institute of Medicine, Task Force on Dental Care Access. [1999]. Report to the North Carolina General Assembly and to the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Chapel Hill, NC: North Carolina Institute of Medicine, 49 pp.

          North Carolina Institute of Medicine
          5501 Fortunes Ridge Drive, Suite E
          Durham, NC 27713

          Telephone: (919) 401-6599
          Fax: (919) 401-6899
          E-mail: pam_silberman@nciom.org
          Website: http://www.nciom.org
          Available from the website.

          This report focuses on accessibility issues for Medicaid oral health services. It provides an overview of the problem of unmet oral health needs among groups with low incomes in North Carolina. The task force evaluated the access problem and made recommendations for strategies to assist dentists in increasing the number of their Medicaid patients, increasing patient access to quality oral health services, and expanding the capacity of local health departments and community health centers to provide more preventive oral health services.

          Keywords: Access to health care, Dental care, Low income groups, Medicaid, Dentists, Barriers, Prevention, Child health services, North Carolina, Dental clinics, Dental a, Fluorides, Dental hygiene, Oral health, Children, Families, Parents

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