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1983. Dental sealants in the prevention of tooth decay. National Institutes of Health Consensus Statement Online 4(11).
National Institutes of Health, Consensus Development Program Office of Medical Applications of Research (OMAR) 6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 2B03 Bethesda, MD 20892 Telephone: (301) 496-1144Fax: (301) 402-0420Website: http://consensus.nih.govAvailable from the website.
Telephone: (301) 496-1144Fax: (301) 402-0420Website: http://consensus.nih.govAvailable from the website.
This resource summarizes a National Institute of Health-sponsored Consensus Development Conference held on December 5-7, 1983, to evaluate the effectiveness, safety, and implementation of dental sealants. Topics include the use of fluorides, caries experience among children, and the need for sealants; sealant effectiveness; risks associated with the use of sealants; indications for using sealants in individual and community-based caries prevention programs; clinical procedures involved in successful sealant application and the training and education required; factors influencing the adoption and use of sealants for caries prevention; and research priorities for sealants and their implementation. Minority opinion and information about the panel participants, planning committee, and sponsors is included.
Keywords: Dental sealants, Oral health, Public policy, Federal government, Children, Adolescents
Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 1998. Position paper: Building partnerships to improve children's access to Medicaid oral health services. [Falls Church, VA]: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 7 pp.
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center Georgetown University Box 571272 Washington, DC 20057-1272 Telephone: (202) 784-9771Fax: (202) 784-9777E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.eduWebsite: http://www.mchoralhealth.orgSingle photocopies available at no charge.
Telephone: (202) 784-9771Fax: (202) 784-9777E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.eduWebsite: http://www.mchoralhealth.orgSingle photocopies available at no charge.
This position paper was presented at the Building Partnerships to Improve Children's Access to Medicaid Oral Health Services National Conference held on June 2-4, 1998, in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. It discusses the prevalence and severity of oral disease, the risk factors for oral disease, and the obstacles impeding access to oral health care for certain populations. It ends with the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors' commitment to partnership with federal and state agencies to address children's oral health problems.
Keywords: Dental care, Dental societies, Oral health, Dental insurance, Conferences, Access to health care, Medicaid, Children, Interagency cooperation, Federal government, State government
Koppelman J. 2003. Reauthorizing Head Start: The future federal role in preschool programs for the poor. Washington, DC: National Health Policy Forum, 25 pp, (NHPF issue brief; no. 789).
National Health Policy Forum George Washington University 2131 K Street, N.W., Suite 500 Washington, DC 20037 Telephone: (202) 872-1390E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.nhpf.orgAvailable from the website.
Telephone: (202) 872-1390E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.nhpf.orgAvailable from the website.
This issue brief describes President Bush's proposal to devolve federal authority for administering the Head Start program to the states and to alter the organization and funding of all government early childhood programs, with the goal of improving the school readiness skills of children enrolled in Head Start. The paper addresses implications of this plan, including the potential quality of these new systems, the extent to which programs will offer health and family support services, and the capacity of the states to administer large-scale preschool systems given state budget deficits and demands for providing more child care for working parents with low incomes.
Keywords: Oral health, Head Start, Federal legislation, Government financing, Federal programs, Early childhood education, Advocacy, Young Children
Children's Dental Health Project. 2005. Protecting kids' dental benefits in Medicaid. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 3 pp, (Special Medicaid report).
This brief describes the outlook for children's oral health and dental benefit under Medicaid in the U.S. budget cycle covering October 2005 through September 2010 that was sent to Congress in the winter of 2004. Topics include the current debate over Medicaid funding, allowing flexibility at the state level in allocating Medicaid funds, and the response of the Children's Dental Health Project. Next steps and a timeline are provided for those interested in advocacy for children's oral and dental care benefits.
Keywords: Oral health, Children, Medicaid, Access to health care, Advocacy, Budgets, Federal government, Health care financing
Children's Dental Health Project. 2005. Pressure builds to cut $10B; Policy shifts in Medicaid programs for children. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 4 pp, (Special Medicaid report).
This brief describes the August 2005 discussion of the proposed Medicaid budget reforms. Topics include shifts in benefits including: (1) softening of benefit guarantees, (2) superwaivers, (3) limiting Medicaid "EPSDT" benefits to only the poorest of the poor, (4) increased cost sharing, (5) creating different benefits for "healthy" and "sick" enrollees, and (6) reduced court protections. Additional topics include the impact of the positions of the National Conference of State Legislatures and National Governors Association, how children's dental benefits would be impacted by states' "flexibility" plans, and the response of the Children's Dental Health Project.
U.S. Office of the Surgeon General. 2006. Proceedings of the Surgeon General's Workshop on Improving Health Literacy. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, 82 pp.
U.S. Office of the Surgeon General 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 18-66 Rockville, MD 20857 Telephone: (301) 443-4000Fax: (301) 443-3574Website: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/index.htmlAvailable from the website.
Telephone: (301) 443-4000Fax: (301) 443-3574Website: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/index.htmlAvailable from the website.
This report presents proceedings of the Surgeon General's Workshop on Improving Health Literacy held on September 7, 2006, in Bethesda, Maryland. The goal of the workshop was to present the state of the science in the field of health literacy from a variety of perspectives, including those of health professionals and organizations, the research community, and educators. During the workshop, participants identified the public health consequences of limited health literacy and established an evidence base for taking action. Panels covered health literacy, literacy, and health outcomes; meeting the health literacy needs of non-English speakers, minority populations, older adults, and children; and helping the public become more involved in meeting their health-information needs. Action steps are included.
Keywords: Health literacy, Low literacy, Outcome evaluation, Evidence based health care, Conference proceedings, Federal government, Children
Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2011. An introduction to the federal agencies and their roles in oral health. Sparks, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, (New member orientation).
Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors 1838 Fieldcrest Drive Sparks, NV 89434 Telephone: (775) 626-5008Fax: (775) 626-9268E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.astdd.orgAvailable from the website.
Telephone: (775) 626-5008Fax: (775) 626-9268E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.astdd.orgAvailable from the website.
This webinar, held on October 27, 2011, provides an overview of the role of federal agencies in oral health. Topics include an overview of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS’s) regional offices and divisions and the oral health goals and activities within the divisions. Also discussed are the roles of DHHS’s Indian Health Service, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The webinar is available in streaming audio and slide presentation formats.
Keywords: Oral health, Dental care, Government role, Federal agencies, Federal programs, Multimedia
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