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American Academy of Pediatrics, Bright Futures. 2016. Recommendations for preventive pediatric health care [upd.]. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2 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
Available from the website.

These guidelines for pediatricians represent a consensus by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Bright Futures about the periodicity of health care services for all children. The guidelines emphasize the importance of continuity of care in comprehensive health supervision, including oral health supervision, and the need to avoid fragmentation of care.


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Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau. 2015–. Public health supervision of dental assistants. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Oral Health Bureau.

Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems
Lucas State Office Building 321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Telephone: (515) 242-6383
Secondary Telephone: (866) 528-4020
Fax: (515) 242-6384
Website: http://www.idph.iowa.gov/ohds
Available from the website.

This template can be used to document a collaborative agreement between a dentist and a dental assistant to allow the assistant to provide services to individuals in public health settings before being examined by a dentist.


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Connecticut State Department of Education, Health Promotion Services/School Nurse Program. 2015. Early childhood health assessment record (for children ages birth–5) (rev.). Hartford, CT: Connecticut State Department of Education, 2 pp.

Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Health/Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, CT 06457

Telephone: (860) 807-2108
Fax: (860) 807-2127
Available from the website.

This form is designed to help school nurses collect health data and communicate health standards and health status for children before they start school. The record includes two parts, one to be completed by parents and one to be completed by a health professional. The form provides a consistent format for primary care health professionals and program administrators who must complete the form and gather data on children's health and a consistent set of expectations for early child care professionals.


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U.S. Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. 2014. EPSDT: A guide for states–Coverage in the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, 38 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 guide is intended to help states, health professionals, and others understand the scope of services covered under the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) program. The guide provides information about periodic and interperiodic screenings, diagnostic services, the scope of treatment services, permissible limitations on coverage of EPSDT services, services available under other federal authorities, access to services, and notice and hearing requirements.


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Niehaus V, Davis C. 2013. Scope of practice for dental hygienists in Mississippi. St. Paul, MN: Network for Public Health Law, 6 pp, (Laws governing practice of dental hygienists).

Network for Public Health Law
875 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Telephone: (651) 695-7749
Fax: (651) 695-7749
Website: https://www.networkforphl.org
Available from the website.

This issue brief provides answers to frequently asked questions related to dental hygiene scope of practice in Mississippi. Topics include requirements, the process for amending the requirements, and legislation in other states.


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University of Washington School of Dentistry, Washington State Department of Health. 2010–. Patients with special needs: Resources for patients and health care professionals. Seattle, WA: University of Washington School of Dentistry, multiple items.

University of Washington School of Dentistry, Department of Oral Medicine
1959 N.E. Pacific Street, Campus Box 356370
Seattle, WA 98195-6370

Telephone: (206) 543-6501
Website: http://dental.washington.edu/departments/oral-medicine/oral-medicine.html
Available from the website.

These resources for health professionals and parents and other caregivers provide information on oral health in children and adults with special health care needs. Contents include a series of fact sheets on 16 conditions. Additional guidance on child abuse for oral health professionals is included, as well as guidance for parents and caregivers in English, Spanish, and Russian. A directory of dentists for clients with special needs and a continuing dental education course based on information contained in the fact sheets are also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Johnson K, Kaye N, Cullen A, May J. 2009. Improving EPSDT periodicity schedules to promote healthy development. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 5 pp, (State health policy briefing).

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 summarizes findings from a review of state Web sites and from an informal survey of state Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment program (EPSDT) coordinators to identify the extent to which states were changing Medicaid policies to incorporate the Bright Futures guidelines published in 2007 into their programs, with a specific focus on the 30-month well-child visit (EPSDT screen). Information on how state Medicaid agencies can facilitate adoption of improved standards of care, including oral health care, and opportunities for improvement are included.


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Hagan JF, Shaw JS, Duncan PM, eds. 2008. Bright Futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents pocket guide (3rd ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 65 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
$14.95, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 1-58110-224-0; ISBN (13) 978-1-58110-224-6.

This pocket guide summarizes information presented in Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infant, Children, and Adolescents, 3rd. ed. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Sternesky L, Zimmerman B. 2006. Georgia's Bright Futures story. Washington, DC: Health Systems Research, 11 pp.

Altarum Institute
3520 Green Court, Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Telephone: (734) 302-4600
Secondary Telephone: (800) 879-6505
Fax: (734) 302-4991
E-mail: http://www.altarum.org/contact
Website: http://www.altarum.org
Available from the website.

This case study, based on key informant interviews conducted in spring 2005, describes how Georgia has used Bright Futures as part of an effort to improve child health indicators and how Bright Futures has been incorporated into Medicaid well-child exams delivered by local health departments, especially to enhance anticipatory guidance. The case study also describes how the state has used Bright Futures as part of its effort to improve child health in the areas of mental health and oral health. The case study discusses the context for Bright Futures, initiating Bright Futures, the evolution of Bright Futures over time, challenges, lessons learned, and sustainability and future directions.


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Zimmerman B. 2006. South Carolina's Bright Futures story. Washington, DC: Health Systems Research, 9 pp.

Altarum Institute
3520 Green Court, Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Telephone: (734) 302-4600
Secondary Telephone: (800) 879-6505
Fax: (734) 302-4991
E-mail: http://www.altarum.org/contact
Website: http://www.altarum.org
Available from the website.

This case study, based on key informant interviews conducted in spring 2005, tells the story of how Bright Futures in Practice: Oral Health has been used in South Carolina to reduce the burden of oral disease among its young citizens. The case study discusses the context for Bright Futures, initiating Bright Futures, the evolution of Bright Futures over time, challenges and lessons learned, and future directions and sustainability of Bright Futures.

     

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