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U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. 2015. HRSA oral health: Across the agency. Rockville, MD: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 4 pp.

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857

Telephone: (888) 275-4772
Secondary Telephone: (877) 464-4772
Fax: (301) 443-1246
E-mail: ask@hrsa.gov
Website: http://www.hrsa.gov
Available from the website.

This document provides information about federal programs that provide funding to health centers, states, academic institutions, and other entities to recruit, train, and retain health professionals, including dentists and dental hygienists, in efforts to increase access to oral health care. The document also highlights program efforts to establish benchmarks on the nation's oral health status and oral health care and to ensure that oral health care is available to people living with HIV/AIDS; mothers, children, and adolescents, including those with special health care needs; and those who receive care at health centers. A list of publications is included.


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National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2012. Targeted MCH oral health service system project highlights. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 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 report features activities and products from 20 Targeted MCH Oral Health Service System projects funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau from 2008 to 2011 to foster statewide efforts to prevent oral diseases and to promote oral-health-program sustainability. Topics include increasing age 1 dental visits for children at greatest risk for oral disease, improving access to oral health services for children with special health care needs, and ensuring restorative treatment of active disease through dental sealant programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2011. Collaboration and action to improve child health systems: Toolkit for state leaders. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 52 pp.

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration Parklawn Building, Room 18-05 5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857

Telephone: (301) 443-2170
Secondary Telephone: (800) 311-BABY (311-2229)
Website: http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov
Available from the website.

This toolkit provides an approach to mapping (i.e., drawing) the child health system in a state so state leaders can better envision the flow of services and funding that support access to care for children and families and identify opportunities for improvement. It contains system diagrams and discussion questions on the following topics: the Title V agency role in ensuring child health; Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program (EPSDT) mandates on collaboration and outreach to families; medical and dental homes; EPSDT screening visits; linkages, case management, and care coordination; care for children with special health care needs; Medicaid managed care; and public-private and interagency collaboration. Sample scenarios are provided to guide discussion, and tips on designing and facilitating a state leadership workshop are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2011. Opportunities for collaboration between state oral health and maternal and child health programs to improve early childhood oral health. Sparks, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 9 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 brief discusses efforts to integrate oral health activities and information into state maternal and child health (MCH) early childhood programs to improve oral health status. The brief focuses on MCH state-level early childhood programs relevant to oral health, specifically the Early Childhood Comprehensive System (ECCS) and the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. The brief also presents examples of oral health integration into state ECCS programs, other opportunities to collaborate with state MCH programs, and resources. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Hopewell A. 2006. Annual Maternal and Child Health Bureau Oral Health Grantee Meeting summary. Washington, DC: Health Systems Research, 58 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 report summarizes a meeting of State Oral Health Collaborative System (SOHCS) grantees held on December 5-7, 2005, in Washington, DC. The purpose of the meeting was to update grantees on oral-health-systems development and data collection efforts at the federal level and on cutting-edge oral health issues in maternal and child populations. Topics include the role of the Health Resources and Services Administration and its various entities in oral health, early childhood caries, the implementation of an electronic handbook, competencies for nontraditional oral health professionals, dental sealants, and SOHCS program evaluation. Appendices include a chart outlining selected state oral health grant program descriptions, successes, challenges, lessons learned, and collaborations. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Hart K, Schumacher R. 2004. Moving forward: Head Start children, families, and programs in 2003. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 7 pp, (Head Start series, policy brief no. 5).

Center for Law and Social Policy
1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (202) 906-8000
Fax: (202) 842-2885
E-mail: http://www.clasp.org/about/contact
Website: http://www.clasp.org
Available from the website.

This policy brief describes Early Head Start and Head Start programs for children and families in the 2002–2003 program year. Topics discussed include access to child health services; eligibility and services for children with special health care needs; services for pregnant women; parental employment, child care needs, and receipt of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families; service utilization; and race and ethnicity of children enrolled in Head Start and child development staff.


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Grason H, Hess C, VanLandeghem K, Silver GB, Brown B, Schor EL. 2004. Integrating measures of early childhood health and development into State Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Plans. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 22 pp.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center
615 North Wolfe Street, Room E4143
Baltimore, MD 21205

Telephone: (410) 502-5450
Fax: (410) 502-5831
E-mail: lzerbe@jhsph.edu
Website: http://www.jhsph.edu/wchpc
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This brief provides information about measures of preventive health and developmental services for children from birth through age 5, as well as information about how these measures can be integrated into maternal and child health plans. Section topics include a review of early childhood development, strategies for measuring early childhood health and development, and partnership opportunities related to Title V early childhood measurement. Appendices include tables and summaries of common elements of selected national early childhood initiatives, topical questions used in selected health surveys, and characteristics of health surveys with a focus on early childhood development.


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Irish K, Schumacher R, Lombardi J. 2003. Serving America's youngest: A snapshot of Early Head Start children, families, teachers, and programs in 2002. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 7 pp, (Head Start series, policy brief no. 3).

Center for Law and Social Policy
1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (202) 906-8000
Fax: (202) 842-2885
E-mail: http://www.clasp.org/about/contact
Website: http://www.clasp.org
Available from the website.

This policy brief examines Early Head Start Program Information Report data from 2001 to 2002, describes the unique features of the program, and discusses these features within the context of the overall Head Start program. Sections give overviews of findings from the following groups participating in the Early Head Start program: children and pregnant women; families; and teachers, home visitors, and programs. The brief provides data on the number and ages of children and pregnant women enrolled in Early Head Start and the services utilized by each group. The brief also includes data on education levels, employment status, and child care needs of families participating in the program. Information on child care arrangements, the receipt of family services, and the educational qualifications of teachers and home visitors is also presented.


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Schumacher R, Rakpraja T. 2003. A snapshot of Head Start children, families, teachers, and programs: 1997 and 2001. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 7 pp, (Head Start series, policy brief no. 1).

Center for Law and Social Policy
1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (202) 906-8000
Fax: (202) 842-2885
E-mail: http://www.clasp.org/about/contact
Website: http://www.clasp.org
Available from the website.

This policy brief examines Early Head Start Program Information Report data from 2000 to 2001, describes the unique features of the program, and discusses these features within the context of the overall Head Start program. Sections give overviews of findings from the following groups participating in the Early Head Start program: children and pregnant women, families, teachers, and programs. The brief provides data on those enrolled in Early Head Start, including employment, need for child care, income levels, and qualifications of Head Start teachers.


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Schumacher R, Irish K. 2003. What's new in 2002?: A snapshot of Head Start children, families, teachers, and programs. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 7 pp, (Head Start series, policy brief no. 2).

Center for Law and Social Policy
1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (202) 906-8000
Fax: (202) 842-2885
E-mail: http://www.clasp.org/about/contact
Website: http://www.clasp.org
Available from the website.

This policy brief describes the picture for Head Start children, families, teachers, and programs in the 2001-2002 program year, highlighting new data never gathered before the Program Information Reports (PIR). Data presented include children enrolled by type of family eligibility; care arrangements of Head Start children who need full-day, full-year care; disability determination and special services; family employment status; parent education level; family services received; teacher education qualifications and average salaries; and race and ethnicity of Head Start children and direct child development staff.

     

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