Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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This report for policymakers provides an overview of oral health policy issues and challenges, and details initiatives in five states (Alabama, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Washington, and Wisconsin) that are working to improve oral health care for children. Those initiatives demonstrate the effective use of public and private resources and of interdisciplinary, collaborative partnerships. The report discusses the importance of children's oral health, select state programs in oral health, and recommendations and resources for states. Additional resources on oral health conclude the report. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Keywords: Oral health, Children, State programs, Access to health care, Dental caries, Alabama, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin, Health care financing, Expanded eligibility, Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance Program, State initiatives