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Azevedo A (Comp.). [1997]. Public policy statements of the Oral Health Section of the American Public Health Association, 1948–1995 collection. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, Oral Health Section, 25 pp.

California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Oral Health Program
MS Code 8305 P.O. Box 997420
Sacramento, CA 95899-7420

Telephone: (866) 241-0395
Fax: (916) 650-0305
E-mail: mchinet@cdph.ca.gov
Website: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/MCAHOralHealth/Pages/default.aspx
Single copies available at no charge.

This document is a compilation of the 24 oral health policy statements issued by the American Public Health Association between 1948 and 1995. Topics include fluoridation and dietary fluoride supplements, periodontal disease, federal grants, emergency dental care, continuing education, oral health care as an essential part of comprehensive health services, expanded use of dental auxiliary personnel, maintenance of specialty status for dental public health, pit and fissure sealants, health risks of smokeless tobacco products, state dental hygiene practice acts, early childhood caries prevention, and the use of mouth guards in preventing orofacial injury.

    Keywords: Oral health, American Public Health Association, Health policy, Fluorides, Periodontal diseases, Federal grants, Comprehensive health care, Dental sealants, Smokeless tobacco, Early childhood caries, Mouth protectors, Injury prevention

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    Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health. 1996. Oral health fact sheets. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 12 sheets.

    National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
    Georgetown University Box 571272
    Washington, DC 20057-1272

    Telephone: (202) 784-9771
    Fax: (202) 784-9777
    E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
    Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
    Single photocopies available at no charge.

    Using text with simple illustrations, these fact sheets address 12 oral health topics. Fact sheet titles are Brushing Your Teeth; Flossing Your Teeth; Fluoride to Prevent Tooth Decay; Periodontal Disease; Baby Bottle Tooth Decay; Dental Health During Pregnancy; Dental Sealants; Oral Injury Prevention: Mouth Guards; Tobacco Facts; Oral Cancer; Quitting Spit Tobacco; and Caring for Your Dentures. The fact sheets are presented in English on one side and Spanish on the other.

      Keywords: Oral health, Self care, Fluorides, Periodontal disease, Early childhood caries, Dental sealants, Tobacco, Oral cancer, Smokeless tobacco, Toothbrushing, Flossing, Spanish language materials, Injury prevention

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      Alaska Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. 2012. Alaska tobacco facts: The impact of tobacco on the lives of Alaska's people (upd. ed.). Juneau, AK: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, annual.

      Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
      350 Main Street, Room 404 P.O. Box 110601
      Juneau, AK 99811-0601

      Telephone: (907) 465-3030
      Fax: (907) 465-3068
      Website: http://dhss.alaska.gov/Pages/default.aspx
      Available from the website.

      This annual report describes trends in tobacco use and the toll of tobacco use on the health and well-being of Alaska citizens. Contents include key indicators from state data sources and trends measured from the baseline year of 1996. Topics include cigarette consumption; tobacco-related deaths and economic costs; smoking and smokeless tobacco use among adults; cigarette smoking, cigar use, and smokeless tobacco use among children and adolescents; tobacco use during pregnancy; and secondhand smoke. Information about the Alaska Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, trend tables, and data sources are also included.

      Keywords: Smokeless tobacco, Smoking, Tobacco use, Environmental exposure, Pregnant women, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Data, Trends, Prevention programs, State programs, Alaska

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      Alaska Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. 2012. Tobacco in the great land: A portrait of Alaska's leading cause of death (upd. ed.). Juneau, AK: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 346 pp.

      Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
      350 Main Street, Room 404 P.O. Box 110601
      Juneau, AK 99811-0601

      Telephone: (907) 465-3030
      Fax: (907) 465-3068
      Website: http://dhss.alaska.gov/Pages/default.aspx
      Available from the website.

      This report links program and tobacco-related data to describe the burden of tobacco use in Alaska. Contents include a summary of applied research and evaluation activities, key trends in tobacco use, and tobacco use statistics among population subgroups including pregnant women, children, and adolescents. The report also summarizes program efforts to prevent tobacco use and eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke and indicates areas of success and areas where challenges remain.

      Keywords: Smokeless tobacco, Smoking, Tobacco use, Environmental exposure, Pregnant women, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Statistical data, Trends, Barriers, Prevention programs, State programs, Alaska

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