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Mohan A, Walker C. 2016. Migrant and Seasonal Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2014. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 2 pp.

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 fact sheet uses data from the Head Start Program Information Report to describe the characteristics of children and families served in Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and the services provided to them. Data are presented on participants, families, programs, and staff. Topics include screenings, ongoing source of care, special needs, prenatal and postnatal health care, health insurance, oral examinations and mental health interventions, racial/ethnic and linguistic diversity, and child care subsidy.


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Harder+Company. 2015. Improving the oral health of farmworker children and their families: Focus group at Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health. Bethesda, MD: National Association of Community Health Centers, 6 pp.

National Association of Community Health Centers
7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1100W
Bethesda, MD 20814

Telephone: (301) 347-0400
Website: http://nachc.org
Available from the website.

This report summarizes findings from facilitated focus group discussions about improving the oral health of farmworker children and their families. Topics include integration models in community settings; key components of and barriers to integrated primary care and oral health care models; strategies to address key barriers; resources available to support integration of primary care and oral health care; measuring success; and conclusions.


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National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness. 2015. Family well-being: Oral health tip sheet. [Washington, DC]: National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness, 2 pp.

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Telephone: (866) 763-6481
Website: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc
Available from the website.

This tip sheet for early care and education professionals describes how to support families with young children in developing good oral health practices. Contents include conversation starters and cultural considerations. Topics include preventing tooth decay, bottle feeding, nutrition, and toothbrushing. Applicable Head Start program performance standards and resources are included. The tip sheet is available in Arabic, English, and Spanish.


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National Center for Farmworker Health. 2013. Oral health. Buda, TX: National Center for Farmworker Health, 4 pp.

National Center for Farmworker Health
1770 FM 967
Buda, TX 78610

Telephone: (512) 312-2700
Secondary Telephone: (800) 531-5120
Fax: (512) 312-2600
E-mail: info@ncfh.org
Website: http://www.ncfh.org
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This fact sheet presents findings from an analysis of migrant health center data on oral health services received, visits for oral health services, and barriers to achieving optimal oral health among agricultural worker clients. Contents include general information about oral health and disease and epidemiology and disparities, and agricultural worker-specific risk factors and barriers to care. Topics include lack of dental insurance, long travel times to dental care, linguistic barriers, and shortages of oral health care providers.


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National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Collaboration Office. 2013. Effective partnerships guide: Improving oral health for migrant and seasonal Head Start children and their families. [Washington, DC]: Office of Head Start, National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Collaboration Office, 47 pp.

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Telephone: (866) 763-6481
Website: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc
Available from the website.

This document is designed to help Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) grantees and federally qualified health centers establish partnerships that increase access to oral health services for children in MSHS and their families. Contents include steps and considerations for effective partnering. Topics include the importance of oral health, comprehensive oral health care, financing, collaborative planning, and best practices.


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Tein N. 2009. Developing an oral health Medicaid portability model for migrant and seasonal Head Start children: An expert meeting—Meeting summary report. Washington, DC: Altarum Institute, 16 pp, plus appendices.

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 summary reports on a meeting held on March 10–11, 2008, in Washington, DC, on opportunities and challenges in addressing Medicaid eligibility and enrollment for children of migrant and seasonal farmworkers enrolled in Head Start. The report examines Medicaid portability (the ability of Medicaid services to “follow the child” from one state to another). The analysis presents an overview of Medicaid eligibility and enrollment and approaches to increasing Medicaid enrollment and portability for children in Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs and using Head Start programs as a mechanism for identifying and enrolling children in Medicaid. A companion presentation is also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Rosenbaum S. 2008. Medicaid portability in the context of oral health care for Head Start-enrolled children in migrant farmworker families. Washington, DC: George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, 10 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 analysis examines opportunities and challenges in addressing Medicaid eligibility and enrollment for children of migrant and seasonal farmworkers. It examines Medicaid portability, that is, the ability of Medicaid to follow children from one state to another. The analysis presents an overview of Medicaid eligibility and enrollment and approaches to increasing Medicaid enrollment and portability for children in Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs, using Head Start programs as a mechanism for identifying and enrolling children in Medicaid. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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East Coast Migrant Head Start Project. 2007. Health services manual (rev. ed.). Raleigh, NC: East Coast Migrant Head Start Project, 1 v.

East Coast Migrant Head Start Project
1501 Lee Highway, Suite 208
Arlington, VA 22209

Telephone: (800) 453-0805
E-mail: sbornes@ecmhsp.org
Website: http://www.ecmhsp.org
$44.00, includes shipping and handling.

This manual serves as the plan of action for the East Coast Migrant Head Start Project direct services for health. The manual is divided into the following twenty chapters: roles and tasks, policies and recommendations, enrollment, screening and referral, recordkeeping and reporting, health checks and sick child care, medications, disinfecting and sanitizing, chronic health conditions, childhood diseases, bloodborne pathogens, safety and emergency preparedness, safety checklists, outdoor environments, mental health, oral health, nutrition, child abuse and neglect, family community partnerships, and health monitoring. Sample forms, checklists, notes, and brochures are provided at the end of each chapter. The manual, and modifiable forms, are also available on CD-ROM.


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    Del Grosso P, Brown A, Zaveri H, Silva S, Zimmerman B, Hopewell A, Paulsell D. 2007. Oral health promotion, prevention, and treatment strategies for Head Start families: Early findings from the Oral Health Initiative evaluation–Volume I: Final interim report. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research, 100 pp.

    Mathematica Policy Research
    P.O. Box 2393
    Princeton, NJ 08543-2393

    Telephone: (609) 799-3535
    Fax: (609) 799-0005
    E-mail: info@mathematica-mpr.com
    Website: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com
    Available from the website.

    This report describes oral-health-promotion strategies developed by Early Head Start, Head Start, and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs. The report discusses Oral Health Initiative planning and design, identifying grantees for site visits, using the RE-AIM (Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance) analysis, and implementation experiences.


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    Del Grosso P, Brown A, Zaveri H, Silva S, Zimmerman B, Hopewell A, Paulsell D. 2007. Oral health promotion, prevention, and treatment strategies for Head Start families: Early findings from the Oral Health Initiative evaluation–Volume II: Site profiles. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research, 134 pp.

    Mathematica Policy Research
    P.O. Box 2393
    Princeton, NJ 08543-2393

    Telephone: (609) 799-3535
    Fax: (609) 799-0005
    E-mail: info@mathematica-mpr.com
    Website: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com
    Available from the website.

    This report describes oral-health-promotion models developed by Early Head Start, Head Start, and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs to meet the needs of the populations and communities they serve. Topics include the target population and community needs, goals and design, community partners, staffing structure, and services provided through the Oral Health Initiative.

         

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