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Alaska Head Start Improvement Initiative Dental Project. 1997. Manual for a supplemental dental provider network serving pre-school children (rev. ed.). Anchorage, AK: Prevention Associates, ca 100 pp.

Prevention Associates
101 East Ninth Avenue, No. 7A
Anchorage, AK 99501

Telephone: (907) 272-6925
Fax: (907) 272-6946
Price unknown.

This manual describes a model for providing oral health care to preschool children living in the rural areas of Alaska through a supplemental network. The manual provides an introduction describing the context for the creation of the model, an overview, and detailed discussion of the components of the model. The roles of the oral wellness curriculum, dental advocates, the dental team, and standards of care in the model are all described. The manual also explains how oral health care providers and Head Start administrators in rural areas can use these principles to develop such networks locally.

    Keywords: Oral health, Young Children, Health care systems, State initiatives, Alaska, Comprehensive programs, Policy development, Model programs, Access to health care, Manuals, Head Start

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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 997377, MS 0500
    Sacramento, CA 95899-7377

    Telephone: (916) 558-1784
    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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      University of Washington School of Dentistry, Washington State Department of Health. 2010-. Patients with special needs: Resources for patients and health care professionals. Seattle, WA: University of Washington School of Dentistry, multiple items.

      University of Washington School of Dentistry, Department of Oral Medicine
      1959 N.E. Pacific Street, Campus Box 356370
      Seattle, WA 98195-6370

      Telephone: (206) 543-6501
      Website: http://dental.washington.edu/departments/oral-medicine/oral-medicine.html
      Available from the website.

      These resources for health professionals and parents and other caregivers provide information on oral health in children and adults with special health care needs. Contents include a series of fact sheets on 16 conditions. Additional guidance on child abuse for oral health professionals is included, as well as guidance for parents and caregivers in English, Spanish, and Russian. A directory of dentists for clients with special needs and a continuing dental education course based on information contained in the fact sheets are also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

      Keywords: Oral health, Children, Adolescents, Parents, Special health care needs, Comprehensive health care, Health supervision, Resources for professionals, Educational materials, Spanish language materials, Non English language materials, Continuing education

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      Head Start Resource Center. 2011. DHI launches, Spring 2011. Arlington, VA: Head Start Resource Center, 36 pp.

      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
      Available from the website.

      This report summarizes a series of state-level meetings convening leaders and key stakeholders to develop a plan to ensure that children enrolled in Head Start receive comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and family-centered oral health services. The contents focus on Head Start Dental Home Initiative (DHI) launches convened during spring 2011 in Arizona, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. Topics include an overview of the DHI, feedback survey results, keys to launch success, suggestions from states, common needs, and next steps.

      Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Child health services, Head Start, Dental care, Comprehensive heath care, Access to health care, Service coordination, Family centered care, National initiatives, Statewide planning, Public private partnerships, Meetings

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      Johnson-Staub C. 2012. Putting it together: A guide to financing comprehensive services in child care and early education. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 50 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 guide aims to help states look beyond the major sources of child care and early education funding and consider alternative federal financing sources to bring comprehensive services into early childhood settings. Contents include financing examples from states and communities, descriptions of federal funding sources, and considerations when designing a financing strategy. Topics include building program staff's capacity to directly provide services to children and bringing other professionals and resources into early childhood settings to collaborate with child care and early education staff. The appendices contain a worksheet to help states get started, additional resources by funding agency, and state Medicaid program websites.

      Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Financing, Child care, Early childhood education, Comprehensive programs, Child health services, State initiatives, Federal aid

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      Simon LP. 2013. The role of evaluation in designing CHOMPERS! and bringing dental care to kids. Washington, DC: Grantmakers In Health, 2 pp, (Views from the field).

      Grantmakers In Health
      1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200
      Washington, DC 20036-4101

      Telephone: (202) 452-8331
      Fax: (202) 452-8340
      Website: http://www.gih.org
      Available from the web site.

      This document describes CHOMPERS!, an initiative to improve young children's oral health. Topics include implementing the Cavity Free Kids curriculum and using portable equipment in settings where children gather, including preschools and community centers, to provide education and preventive and restorative services. Additional topics include the program's impact on parent knowledge, child practices, and access to care and support; lessons learned; and next steps.

      Keywords: Oral health, Young children, Families, Comprehensive health care, Health education, Mobile health units, Program evaluation

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      American Dental Association. [2013]. Action for dental health: 10-step plans to improve oral health in underserved communities. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 12 files.

      American Dental Association
      211 East Chicago Avenue
      Chicago, IL 60611-2678

      Telephone: (312) 440-2500
      Fax: (312) 440-7494
      E-mail: info@ada.org
      Website: http://www.ada.org
      Available from the website.

      These plans for oral health professionals outline steps in a comprehensive approach to caring for individuals with untreated oral disease, strengthening and enhancing the oral health care safety net, and providing disease-prevention and health-promotion services in underserved communities. Topics include authorizing and piloting a community oral health coordinator, collaborating with other health professionals and community-based programs such as Head Start, contracting with a health center, establishing an emergency department oral health referral program, participating in Medicaid, streamlining and promoting reimbursement, and creating a college- or university-based training program.

      Keywords: Oral health, Comprehensive health care, Community health services, Underserved communities, Collaboration, Provider participation, Public private partnerships, Head Start, Medicaid, Reimbursement, Training

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