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Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2016. Summary report: 2016 synopses of state dental public health programs–Data for FY 2014–2015. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 14 pp.

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors
3858 Cashill Boulevard
Reno, NV 89509

Telephone: (775) 626-5008
Fax: (775) 626-9268
E-mail: info@astdd.org
Website: http://www.astdd.org
Available from the website.

This report summarizes the results of a study examining the status of state oral health programs. Topics include demographic, infrastructure, work force, and administrative factors that impact state oral health programs, as well as services that states provide.


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Reusch C. 2016. Preventing early childhood tooth decay: What states can do. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, Multiple items.

Children's Dental Health Project
1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (202) 833-8288
Fax: (202) 331-1432
E-mail: info@cdhp.org
Website: https://www.cdhp.org
Available from the website.

This brief explains the implications of a simulation model for preventing dental caries in early childhood in New York and discusses opportunities to implement policies to align the oral-health-care-delivery system with established science. The brief describes a risk-based approach to oral health care and a number of other approaches for crafting dental benefits in a cost-effective manner. Contents include program-specific recommendations, systems-change opportunities, and Medicaid reform options.


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Center for Health Care Strategies. 2016. Advancing oral health through the Women, Infants, and Children Program: A New Hampshire project. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 6 pp, (Profile).

Center for Health Care Strategies
200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Telephone: (609) 528-8400
Fax: (609) 586-3679
E-mail:
Website: http://www.chcs.org
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This brief describes a pilot project to integrate preventive oral health care for low-income women and children through local sites of the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in New Hampshire. The brief also explores alternative channels for reaching low-income populations with oral health care and education. Topics include administrative procedures, technology, capacity, funding, lessons learned, and next steps.


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Chazin S, Crawford M. 2016. Oral health integration in statewide delivery system and payment reform. Hamilton, NJ: Center for Health Care Strategies, 8 pp.

Center for Health Care Strategies
200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 119
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Telephone: (609) 528-8400
Fax: (609) 586-3679
E-mail:
Website: http://www.chcs.org
Available from the website.

This brief explores opportunities presented by State Innovation Model projects and other state innovation efforts to include oral health in payment and delivery-system reform. The brief outlines opportunities in the following three areas: Medicaid benefit design and expansion, practice-level oral health reform, and statewide-delivery-reform models.


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Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services. 2016. Delaware oral health toolkit. Dover, DE: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, multiple items.

Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services
Jesse Cooper Building 417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901

Telephone: (302) 744-4554
Fax: (302) 661-7229
Website: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsm/ohphome.html
Available from the website.

This toolkit contains resources to help health, civic, and other community organizations make oral health a priority. It contains information about the burden of oral disease and the need for oral health care in Delaware and a step-by-step guide to developing oral health activities including best practices, tips for goal setting, referral protocols, team training, monitoring, and evaluation. Additional contents include a presentation, educational brochures, an evaluation and referral worksheet, a resource guide, and sample articles.


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West Virginia Department of Education, Office of Early Learning. [2015]. West Virginia school readiness profile 2014. [Charleston, WV]: West Virginia Department of Education, 134 pp.

West Virginia Department of Education, Office of Early Learning
Building 6, Room 603 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305-0330

Telephone: (304) 558-9994
Fax: (304) 558-1834
Website: http://wvde.state.wv.us/oel
Available from the website.

This report details the types of programmatic and child outcome data available to county collaborative early childhood teams to assist them in establishing school-readiness goals. Contents include kindergarten-entry health data, including oral health data. Potential uses for the data are discussed.


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McCarthy D, Radley DC, Hayes SL. 2015. Aiming higher: Results from a scorecard on state health system performance: 2015 edition. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, annual.

Commonwealth Fund
One East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

Telephone: (212) 606-3800
Fax: (212) 606-3500
E-mail: info@cmwf.org
Website: http://www.commonwealthfund.org
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This report, the fourth in an ongoing series, measures changes in health system performance across the 50 states and the District of Columbia over time. Contents include 42 indicators grouped into the following five dimensions: access and affordability, prevention and treatment, avoidable hospital use and cost, healthy lives, and equity. Topics include children with a preventive dental care visit in the past year. State-specific rates for each indicator are included. A companion brief is also available.


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American Dental Hygienists' Association. 2015. Direct access. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 15 pp.

American Dental Hygienists' Association
444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60611

Telephone: (312) 440-8900
Fax: (312) 440-1806
Website: http://www.adha.org
Available from the website.

This document provides an overview of states with direct-access programs whereby a dental hygienist can initiate treatment based on his or her assessment of a client’s needs without the authorization of a dentist, provide treatment services without the presence of a dentist, and maintain a provider-client relationship. Each state entry includes an authorizing code section, a brief description of methods and services, and special requirements and notes. Maps depicting states that permit direct access to dental hygienists and the progression of direct access are also available.


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Children's Partnership. 2015. Your child has dental coverage!. Santa Monica, CA: Children's Partnership, 1 p.

Children's Partnership
1351 Third Street Promenade, Suite 206
Santa Monica, CA 90401-1321

Telephone: (310) 260-1220
Fax: (310) 260-1921
E-mail: frontdoor@childrenspartnership.org
Website: http://www.childrenspartnership.org
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This fact sheet is designed to help families navigate their child’s dental coverage in Covered California and Medi-Cal. Topics include what services are covered, where to learn about dental coverage, and how to find a dentist. The fact sheets are available in English and Spanish.


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Children's Dental Health Project. 2015. Fluoridation advocacy: Pew's contributions and lessons that emerge. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 27 pp.

Children's Dental Health Project
1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (202) 833-8288
Fax: (202) 331-1432
E-mail: info@cdhp.org
Website: https://www.cdhp.org
Available from the website.

This report summarizes the Pew Charitable Trusts' efforts to support and strengthen advocacy for community water fluoridation. The report examines the impact that Pew's work has had on advancing community water fluoridation and lessons that have emerged from Pew's experiences. Examples from Pew-assisted state campaigns' efforts to initiate water fluoridation or reaffirm its value are included.

     

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