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parent and child meeting with home visitorResource Highlights:
Focus on Home Visiting

This collection of selected resources offers high-quality information about oral health in maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting programs. Use the tools below for further searching, or contact us for personalized assistance.


Selected Materials in the OHRC Library


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.

This brief discusses efforts to integrate oral health activities and information into state MCH early childhood programs and, specifically, into the Early Childhood Comprehensive System and the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. Resources and examples of and opportunities for collaboration are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Hawaii Dental Home Initiative State Team. 2010. Supporting Families to Improve Oral Health in Hawaii's Keiki. Honolulu, HI: Webfish Pacific. 6 min., 30 sec.

This video is designed to engage health professionals in partnering with families to improve oral health in infants enrolled in Early Head Start. Topics include the importance of healthy primary teeth, gum cleaning and toothbrushing, the role of home visiting in improving infant oral health, dental visit tips, and the importance of role models for children in promoting oral health over the life course.

Pew Center on the States and National Academy for State Health Policy. 2012. Medicaid Financing of Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs: Options, Opportunities, and Challenges. Washington, DC: Pew Center on the States. 62 pp.

This report examines how states are using (or could use) Medicaid to finance home visiting services. The report discusses findings from a literature review, a scan of state policies and practices, and an expert panel meeting on both currently used and potential mechanisms through which Medicaid could pay for home visiting. Six case studies illustrating states' experiences are included.

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Boston Public Health Commission

Virginia Home Visiting Consortium

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Resource Highlights: Focus on Home Visiting. December 2012.

Reviewers: Marcia Manter, Oral Health Kansas; Christine Veschusio, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control


 

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