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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2016. 2015 annual report on the quality of care for children in Medicaid and CHIP. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 42 pp.

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244

Telephone: (877) 267-2323
Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000
Website: http://cms.gov
Available from the website.

This report shows the progress made by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and states to systematically measure and report on the quality of care that children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) receive. Contents include information about state-specific findings on quality and access in Medicaid and CHIP and monitoring and improving care for children enrolled in managed care. Topics include primary care access and preventive care, management of acute and chronic conditions, childhood obesity, oral health care, prenatal and postpartum care, and adolescent well care.


National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health. 2015. Results from the School Health Policies and Practices Study 2014. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 165 pp.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329-4027

Telephone: (800) 232-4636
Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348
E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov
Website: http://www.cdc.gov
Available from the website.

This report provides school- and classroom-level data on each of the following 10 components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model: health education, physical education and physical activity, nutrition environment and services, health services, counseling, psychological and social services, healthy and safe school environment, physical environment, employee wellness, family engagement, and community involvement. Information about oral health education, screening and referral, and professional development are included.


Delta Dental Foundation, Michigan Dental Association Foundation. 2015. From drool to school: Caring for your child's oral health from the drool years through the school years [upd.]. [Lansing, MI]: Delta Dental Plan of Michigan, 56 pp.

Delta Dental Foundation
4100 Okemos Road
Okemos, MI 48864

Telephone: (800) 524-0149
Website: http://www.deltadentalmi.com
Available from the website.

This booklet for parents provides information, tips, and resources on how care for their infant's or child's oral health from birth through the elementary school years. The booklet also includes information about how to find and pay for oral health care and activities that parents can do with their child to help them learn about the importance of good oral health together. The booklet is available in Arabic, English, and Spanish. A brochure and video are also available.. A brochure and video are also available.


Holt K, Barzel R. 2013. Oral health and learning: When children's oral health suffers, so does their ability to learn (3rd ed.). 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 fact sheet presents information on the effects of poor oral health on learning in school-age children. Topics include the impact of poor oral health on school performance and social relationships, nutrition and learning, school attendance and learning, and programs for improving oral health. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. 2013. 2012 impact report: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. Alexandria, VA: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, 19 pp.

National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition
4401 Ford Avenue, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22302

Telephone: (703) 837-4792
Fax: (703) 664-0485
E-mail: info@hmhb.org
Website: http://www.hmhb.org
Available from the website.

This report provides a retrospective look at the work of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) in 2012. Contents include program spotlights, donor recognition, a financial summary, and information about HMHB leadership. Topics include partnerships, premature infant health, perinatal nutrition, using technology and new media for maternal and child health, and oral health education.


Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. 2010. Caring for your baby's teeth. Denver, CO: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 2 pp.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive, South
Denver, CO 80246-1530

Telephone: (303) 692-2000
Secondary Telephone: (800) 886-7689
Fax: (303) 782-5576
E-mail: cdphe.information@state.co.us
Website: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDPHE-Main/CBON/1251583470000
Available from the website.

[in process] This brochure for parents and other caregivers provides information about the importance of primary teeth and how to prevent dental caries and promote oral health in infants and young children from birth to age 3. Topics include the importance of limiting soda and other sweets and how and when to clean infant gums, give healthy food and drinks, brush with fluoridated toothpaste, and visit an oral health professional (by age one). Information about coverage for oral health services is also included. The brochure is available in English, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.


American School Health Association. 2007. School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS) 2006. Journal of School Health 77(8):383-587.

This special issue of the Journal of School Health features 11 articles that describe key school health policies and practices across eight program components. The articles provide a comprehensive description of the 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Study. Components include health education, physical education and physical activity, health services, mental health and social services, nutrition services and foods and beverages available at school, healthy and safe school environment, physical school environment, faculty and staff health promotion, and family and community involvement in schools. An overview of the study and a summary of the study methods are included.


    Wallace HM, Green G, Jaros K, Morris J, eds. 2003. Health and welfare for families in the 21st century (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 586 pp.

    Jones and Bartlett Learning
    5 Wall Street
    Burlington, MA 01803

    Telephone: (800) 832-0034
    Secondary Telephone: (978) 443-5000
    Contact Phone: (978) 443-5000
    Fax: (978)443-8000
    E-mail: info@jblearning.com
    Website: http://www.jblearning.com
    $64.95, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 0-7637-1859-9.

    This book analyzes the effect of changes occurring in the social, educational, political, and economic aspects of family health care in the 21st century. The book is intended for leaders of public health, nursing, social work, nutrition, allied health, medicine, and health policy professionals in health or political professions. The five main sections of the book include foundations, social welfare, health expenditures and health insurance, health issues, and policy issues. Topics include issues of health and welfare needs for communities and families such as child health care, maternal and infant health, nutrition, homelessness, education, disability, and poverty measures, family health, social care with a focus on promoting advocacy and prevention, and models of delivering health and social care. A glossary and index conclude the book.


      Gamm L, Hutchison L, Dabney B, Dorsey A, eds. 2003. Rural Healthy People 2010: A companion document to Healthy People 2010—Volume 1. College Station, TX: Southwest Rural Health Research Center, 252 pp.

      Southwest Rural Health Research Center
      Texas A&M Health Science Center Department of Health Policy and Management 1266 TAMU
      College Station, TX 77843-1266

      Telephone: (979) 862-4238
      Fax: (979) 458-0656
      Website: http://sph.tamhsc.edu/srhrc/index.html
      Available from the website.

      This volume contains brief overviews of the top rural health concerns and objectives associated with Healthy People 2010 focus areas, references to key literature about these concerns, and descriptions of models for practice that rural communities can draw upon to achieve key Healthy People 2010 objectives. Health topics include: (1) access to quality health services, (2) cancer, (3) diabetes, (4) heart disease and stroke, (5) maternal, infant, and child health, (6) mental health and mental disorders, (7) nutrition and overweight concerns, (8) the state of oral health, (9) substance abuse trends, and (10) tobacco use. For each health concern, an overview and various models for practice and contact information are presented.


      Petersen PE. 2003. The world oral health report, 2003: Continuous improvement of oral health in the 21st century—The approach of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 38 pp.

      World Health Organization
      20, Avenue Appia
      Geneva, Switzerland

      Telephone: (+ 41 22) 791 21 11
      Fax: (+ 41 22) 791 3111
      E-mail: info@who.int
      Website: http://www.who.int/en
      Available from the website.

      This report outlines the oral health situation at the global level and the strategies and approaches for better oral health in the 21st century. Report sections include a review of the policy basis for the World Health Organization Oral Health Programme; the policy framework, strategies, and approaches in oral disease prevention and health promotion; and priority action areas for global oral health. Topics include why oral health is important to general health and quality of life; oral disease burdens and common risk factors; oral health and fluorides; diet, nutrition, and oral health; tobacco and oral health; improving oral health for the young and the elderly; HIV/AIDS and oral health; oral health information systems; evidence for oral health policy and formulation of goals; and research for oral health. Statistical information is provided in figures and tables throughout the report. Conclusions are also provided.


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