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Lee MA, Sanders MR. 2003. Promoting healthy children and families in Connecticut: Part 3—Linking women's health and children's health. Farmington, CT: Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, 12 pp, (IMPACT: Ideas and information to promote the health of Connecticut's children issue no. 5).

Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut
270 Farmington Avenue, Suite 367
Farmington, CT 06032

Telephone: (860) 679-1519
Fax: (860) 679-1521
E-mail: info@chdi.org
Website: http://www.chdi.org
Available from the website.

This brief explores the link between women's and children's health. Topics include the roots of fragmentation in women's health care, an outline of comprehensive care for adolescents and women, health objectives and content of care, comprehensive primary care for women, the impact of unintended pregnancies on essential care, opportunities for improving child health by improving women's health, treating maternal tooth and gum disease, and recognizing and treating maternal depression. References conclude the report.


Massachusetts Health Quality Partners. 2014. 2014 perinatal care recommendations. Watertown, MA: Massachusetts Health Quality Partners, 4 pp.

Massachusetts Health Quality Partners
42 Pleasant Street, Suite 3
Watertown, MA 02472

Telephone: (617) 600-4621
Fax: (617) 393-3433
E-mail: info@mhqp.org
Website: http://www.mhqp.org
Available from the website.

This document provides a core set of perinatal clinical care guidelines for the general population. Contents include guidelines for the first prenatal visit (6 to 12 weeks) and at each subsequent prenatal visit (13 to 42 weeks). Topics include initial and interval history; psychosocial assessment; physical examinations; immunizations; laboratory evaluation and additional testing; oral health; genetic counseling, screening, and testing; general counseling, education, and discussion; and the postpartum visit. Resources and a list of supporting organizations are also available.


Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Perinatal Oral Health Program. 2015. During pregnancy, the mouth matters: A guide to Michigan perinatal oral health. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 22 pp.

Michigan Department of Community Health
Capitol View Building 201 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 48913

Telephone: (517) 373-3740
Website: http://michigan.gov/mdch
Available from the website.

This guide provides information about reducing infant mortality and promoting perinatal oral health in Michigan. It discusses a statewide perinatal oral health initiative, an infant-mortality-reduction plan, the national and local landscapes, and transmission of cariogenic bacteria. It also includes guidance for perinatal care professionals and oral health professionals, a visual guide for common oral health conditions, and referral resources to assist in facilitating oral health care for pregnant women.


New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services. 2007. Perinatal screening, risk assessment and referral form. Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, 2 items.

New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services
P.O. Box 728
Trenton, NJ 08625-0212

Telephone: (800) 356-1561
Website: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/index.html
Available from the website.

This risk-assessment screening tool collects information on pregnancy risk factors, medical conditions, and social risk factors. The tool directs health professionals to examine the teeth and gums of pregnant women and to refer women with periodontal disease or other oral health problems to local oral health professionals for care. The form is designed to be incorporated into a central data repository for use by Medicaid managed care health plans in New Jersey. An accompanying document provides information on the pilot project, including design, implementation, key lessons, and future plans.


Ohio Department of Health, Division of Family and Community Health Services, Bureau of Oral Health Services. [1991]. Guidelines for dental component of perinatal projects. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Health, Division of Dental Health, 11 pp.

Ohio Department of Health, Oral Health Program
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: (614) 466-4180
Fax: (614) 564-2421
E-mail: BCHS@odh.ohio.gov
Website: http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhPrograms/ohs/oral/oral1.aspx
Available at no charge.

These guidelines indicate ways that perinatal staff working in Child and Family Health Services programs in Ohio can help women improve their oral health. The guidelines include a sample oral health history designed to gather information about the individual's oral health, suggested procedures to follow during a screening, sample forms for use during oral health counseling, and instructions for implementing the guidelines. Questions in the oral health history cover general oral hygiene, fluoride, and the woman's planned method of feeding her baby.


    Riley LE, Stark AR, eds. 2012. Guidelines for perinatal care (7th ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; Washington, DC: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 580 pp.

    American Academy of Pediatrics
    141 Northwest Point Boulevard
    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098

    Telephone: (847) 434-4000
    Fax: (847) 434-8000
    Website: http://www.aap.org
    $89.99 plus shipping and handling (members); $99.99 plus shipping and handling (nonmembers). Document Number: ISBN 978-1-58110-734-0 9 (AAP) ISBN 978-1-934984-17-8 (ACOG).

    This guide for personnel involved in the care of pregnant women, their fetuses, and their neonates in community programs, hospitals, and medical centers provides information on obstetric and neonatal care. Topics include the organization of perinatal health care, inpatient perinatal care services, quality improvement and patient safety, maternal and neonatal interhospital transfer, preconception and antepartum care, intrapartum and postpartum care, obstetric and medical complications, care of the newborn, neonatal complications and management of high-risk infants, perinatal infections, and infection control. The guide is a companion document to Guidelines for Women's Health Care.


      South Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2010. Healthy smiles for two. Pierre, SD: South Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 4 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 brochure presents tips for women on oral hygiene and oral health care during and after pregnancy. Topics include the importance of visiting the dentist early in pregnancy, eating healthy foods, drinking water with fluoride, avoiding adverse impacts of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, and avoiding tobacco products.


      U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2016. 2015 annual report on the quality of care for children in Medicaid and CHIP. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 42 pp.

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

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

      This report shows the progress made by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and states to systematically measure and report on the quality of care that children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) receive. Contents include information about state-specific findings on quality and access in Medicaid and CHIP and monitoring and improving care for children enrolled in managed care. Topics include primary care access and preventive care, management of acute and chronic conditions, childhood obesity, oral health care, prenatal and postpartum care, and adolescent well care.


      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.

      Virginia Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity
      P.O. Box 2448
      Richmond, VA 23219

      Telephone: (806) 864-7435
      E-mail: omhphp@vdh.virginia.gov
      Website: http://www.vdh.state.va.us/OMHHE
      Available from the website.

      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.


      [Virginia Oral Health Coalition]. [2015]. Oral health matters: Oral health during pregnancy. [Glen Allen, VA: Virginia Oral Health Coalition], 1 p.

      Virginia Oral Health Coalition
      4200 Innslake Drive, Suite 103
      Glen Allen, VA 23060

      Telephone: (804) 269-8720
      E-mail: info@vaoralhealth.org
      Website: http://www.vaoralhealth.org
      Available from the website.

      This fact sheet for pregnant women provides information about oral health during pregnancy and includes tips for good oral health care. The fact sheet also discusses the importance of primary teeth in infants and young children, finding a dentist, and scheduling dental visits. The content appears in English on one side and in Spanish on the other side.


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