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Irish K, Schumacher R, Lombardi J. 2004. Head Start comprehensive services: A key support for early learning in poor children. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 8 pp, (Head Start series, policy brief no. 4).

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
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This policy brief describes the range of Head Start services to support families and early learning. The brief presents Program Information Report data and, when possible, compares it to national data. Topics include children and families served, the comprehensive service concept, health services, and family services and parental involvement. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the brief.


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Henshaw MM. [2004]. Evaluating service-learning programs in dental education. [Seattle, WA]: Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, 133 pp.

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
University of Washington Box 354809
Seattle, WA 98195-4809

Telephone: (206) 666-3406
E-mail: ccphuw@u.washington.edu
Website: http://www.ccph.info
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This monograph explains how to evaluate service learning programs designed to address dental and dental hygiene students' competencies, including competencies in patient-centered care, managing diverse patient populations, successfully functioning in a multicultural work environment, and serving as a leader of an oral health care team. Topics include fundamentals of service learning, the importance of evaluating service learning programs, approaches to planning and designing evaluations, and sample evaluation tools (including surveys and focus groups). Bibliographies and a glossary are also included.


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South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Oral Health Division. 2006. Oral health for families with special health care needs. [Columbia, SC]: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health, 64 pp.

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Oral Health
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Telephone: (803) 898-3432
Website: http://www.scdhec.gov/index.htm
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This resource guide is designed to give parents and other caregivers tips on oral hygiene and oral health care for children and youth with special health care needs. Topics include selecting and adapting a toothbrush, addressing challenges, providing good nutrition, encouraging safety, and going to the dentist. Contents also include information sheets for specific conditions, state and national organizations, and service information.


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Yineman K. 2008. North Dakota State Oral Health Collaborative Systems Grant: End of project final report. Bismarck, ND: North Dakota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 8 pp, plus conference summary (19 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
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This final report summarizes North Dakota's progress in building oral health awareness, education, and community consensus into programs with funding from the State Oral Health Collaborative Systems grant program for the period September 1, 2004, to August 31, 2007. Contents include the project's goal, objectives, accomplishments, and constraints. Topics include educating primary care health professionals about the importance of oral health, facilitating oral health education, and assessing the oral health of elementary school students. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Yoder KM. [2008]. SEAL INDIANA Final Report: State Oral Health Collaborative Systems Grant Program (SOHCS). [Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Department of Health], 5 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 Indiana’s progress in implementing SEAL INDIANA, a statewide mobile dental sealant innovation, with funding from the State Oral Health Collaborative Systems grant for the period 2003–2007. Program background and information on the project goals and achievements and fulfillment of performance measures are discussed. Topics include collaboration between the Indiana University School of Dentistry, dentists, and the Indiana State Department of Health; the provision of oral health services (examinations, sealants, and fluoride varnish) and dental homes for children who live in rural and urban areas; service-learning experiences for dental and dental hygiene students; and research to promote oral health and access to care. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Healthy Schools Campaign, Trust for America's Health. [2013]. Health in mind: Improving education through wellness. Chicago, IL: Healthy Schools Campaign, 80 pp.

Healthy Schools Campaign
175 N. Franklin, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60606

Telephone: (312) 419-1810
Fax: (312) 419-1806
Website: http://www.healthyschoolscampaign.org/
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This report presents recommendations for changes at the federal level to improve the health and academic performance of students in public elementary and secondary schools. The report begins with a discussion of health barriers to learning and educationally relevant health disparities including illness and injury, asthma, mental health issues, obesity, sexual health issues, vision and hearing impairment, and oral disease. Additional topics include preparing teachers and principals to promote student health and wellness, engaging parents to improve outcomes, incorporating health and wellness into school metrics and accountability, incorporating health and wellness into recognition programs, building capacity within the U.S. Department of Education to address student health and wellness, and placing a school nurse in every school.


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Fisher B, Hanson A, Raden T. 2014. Start early to build a healthy future: The research linking early learning and health. Chicago, IL: Ounce of Prevention Fund, 30 pp.

Ounce of Prevention Fund
33 West Monroe Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60603-6198

Telephone: (312) 922-3863
Fax: (312) 922-3337
E-mail: info@ounceofprevention.org
Website: http://www.ounceofprevention.org
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This document summarizes research on what children need to get a healthy start at life. Contents include policy and practice recommendations aimed at increasing the impact of early childhood education and development programs on children's health and improving coordination and integration across systems.


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Lesesne C. 2015. Future Smiles program evaluation: Teacher interview summary. Atlanta, GA: ICF International, 13 pp.

ICF International
3 Corporate Square N.E., Suite 370
Atlanta, GA 30329

Telephone: (404) 321-3211
Fax: (404) 321-3688
Website: http://www.icfi.com
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This report describes a study to evaluate a preventive oral health care program for children in the Clark County School District (Nevada). Contents include an executive summary, background information, study methods and results, and a conclusion. Topics include the value of the school-based program as perceived by teachers and recommendations for improving oral health services and delivery of services in schools.

     

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