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Continelli T, Bruce C, Roberts E, Martiniano R. 2015. A profile of oral health providers in New York State. Rensselaer, NY: Center for Health Workforce Studies, 4 pp, (Research brief).

Center for Health Workforce Studies
University of Albany, State University of New York, School of Public Health One University Place, Suite 220
Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445

Telephone: (518) 402-0250
Fax: (518) 402-0252
E-mail: chws@health.ny.gov
Website: http://chws.albany.edu
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This research brief provides information about the dentist and dental hygienist work force in New York state, including the concentration of dentists vs. dental hygienists, the concentration of dentists in urban vs. rural areas, the diversity of the oral health work force compared with the diversity of the state’s population, the ages of dentists and dental hygienists, and the educational attainment of dental hygienists. Sources and limitations of the data are described.


Riley RW. 2010. Health starts where we learn. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 8 pp, (Vulnerable populations portfolio).

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Route One and College Road, East, P.O. Box 2316
Princeton, NJ 08543

Telephone: (877) 843-7953
Website: http://www.rwjf.org
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This essay discusses how improving education levels can increase life expectancy more effectively than medical advances can. It also discusses how schools can be used as opportunities to improve the health of a significant portion of the population each day. In addition, the essay describes an increase in sales tax that was dedicated to improving education in South Carolina.


Halbert RJ. 1997. The health status of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in California. Woodland Hills, CA: California Endowment and California Healthcare Foundation, 82 pp.

This document, one of a series of five publications on the health status of minority groups and whites in California, focuses on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The report first defines and describes this minority group and then identifies and analyses major features of health status. Other sections of the report examine barriers to accessing quality care including financial, language, cultural, structural, and systemic, and also enabling dynamics, such as geographic clustering, ethnic specific networks, communities strongly influenced by local and national leaders, emphasis on extended family, and international relations. Future projections for this minority population and recommendations for policy, service, research, education and training, and leadership conclude the report.


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