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Introduction / Surveillance/Data Sources

Title V MCH Services Block Grant Oral Health Toolkit

Surveillance/Data Sources

Data for the NOMs and NPMs will come from national data sets and will be pre-populated, as available, for the states, the territories, and the District of Columbia. The data source for NPM 13A is the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). The data source for NOM 14 and NPM 13B is the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH).

  • For 13A, the numerator is the number of women who had a dental visit during pregnancy and the denominator is the number of live births.
  • For 13B, the numerator is the number of infants, children, or adolescents, ages 1 through 17, who had a preventive dental visit in the past year and the denominator is the number of infants, children, or adolescents, ages 1 through 17.

In addition, state and local data sources can be used to evaluate program performance. Examples of data sources are:

  • CMS-416
    • Preventive and any dental services for children enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Medicaid Expansion
    • Sealant use among children ages 6-9 enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP Medicaid Expansion
    • Sealant use among children and adolescents ages 10-14 enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP Medicaid Expansion
  • Statewide Basic Screening Survey
    • Dental decay experience and dental treatment need among children enrolled in Head Start
    • Dental decay experience and dental treatment need among children attending kindergarten
    • Dental decay experience and dental treatment need among 3rd grade children
    • Sealant prevalence and need among 3rd grade children
  • State data, as available
    • Sealant prevalence and need among children served by school-based sealant programs

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