Category: State Policy

Improving the Oral Health of Pregnant Women and Young Children: Opportunities for Policymakers

Improving the Oral Health of Pregnant Women and Young Children: Opportunities for Policymakers

This issue brief explores efforts and policy options to move both patients and providers toward a better understanding of the importance and safety of oral health care prior to, during and after pregnancy (perinatal).

CHIP Dental Coverage: An Examination of State Oral Health Benefit Changes as a Result of CHIPRA

CHIP Dental Coverage: An Examination of State Oral Health Benefit Changes as a Result of CHIPRA

This brief provides a summary of the CHIP dental benefit changes under CHIPRA and examines the states that had voluntarily sought federal approval of current benefits, or made changes to their CHIP dental benefits as of September 2011.

Oral Health as Part of the Pregnancy Discussion

Meg Booth of the Children’s Dental Health Project and The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Policy Center, presented at the Maine Dental Access Coalition conference “Oral Health for Young Children” in May of this year.

Findings of the National Maternal & Child Oral Health Policy Center Focus Group

Convened in conjunction with the National Academy for State Health Policy Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA – October 6, 2010 The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Policy Center (Policy Center), in its charge to enhance policymakers’ knowledge to address ongoing oral health disparities, identified the need to engage key state leaders to assess the [...]