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Archived Community-Based Effort to Promote Better Diet and Regular Exercise in Students Improves Fitness, Modestly Reduces Obesity 9/10/2014
A community-based program sends annual report cards to parents documenting their child's body mass index and fitness, offers healthier food options in school, and provides expanded physical education opportunities before, during, and after school, leading to improved fitness levels and modest reductions in obesity among participating students.
Policy Medicaid Reimbursement and Training Enable Primary Care Providers to Deliver Preventive Dental Care at Well-Child Visits, Enhancing Access for Low-Income Children 9/10/2014
As part of a comprehensive initiative, State legislation enables trained primary care medical providers to receive Medicaid reimbursement for preventive dental care provided during well-child visits, enhancing access to these services for low-income children younger than 6 years.
Emergency Department–Based Asthma Clinic Improves Self-Management Behaviors and Reduces Acute Episodes for Low-Income, Inner-City Children and Teenagers 9/10/2014
An asthma clinic located within the emergency department of a children’s hospital provides education, nonurgent medical care, referrals to primary care providers, and followup support to low-income, inner-city children and teenagers, leading to improvements in self-management behaviors, fewer acute asthma episodes, and better quality of life.
Bilingual, Bicultural Asthma Intervention Program Significantly Improves Outcomes for Poor, Inner-City Youth 8/27/2014
The El Rio Inner-City Asthma Intervention Program is a comprehensive bilingual, bicultural program that primarily serves low-income, inner-city Latino children with moderate or severe persistent asthma.
Comprehensive Statewide Program Combines Training and Higher Reimbursement for Providers With Outreach and Education for Families, Enhancing Access to Dental Care for Low-Income Children 8/27/2014
A comprehensive, multi-stakeholder program combines training and higher reimbursement for dental providers with outreach, education, and support to families, leading to enhanced access to dental care, less tooth decay, and lower dental care costs for young, low-income children.
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Oral Health Risk Assessment Tool 8/27/2014
The Oral Health Risk Assessment (OHRA) Tool helps pediatricians and other medical providers understand risk factors, protective factors, and clinical findings related to dental caries in young children and is accompanied by a family guide to better oral health.
A Family Guide: Integrating Mental Health and Pediatric Primary Care 7/16/2014
This guide for families provides practical information about the integrated care movement and how this approach can improve the quality of care children receive in pediatric primary care settings.
A Guide To Improving Children's Oral Health Care: Tools for the Head Start Community 6/18/2014
This guide for Early Head Start/Head Start (EHS/HS) staff provides information to coordinate and establish dental homes and improve oral health care for high-risk, low-income children.
Give Kids a Smile Toolbox 6/18/2014
The ADA launched the GKAS program as a way for dentists across the country to join with others in their community to provide dental services to underserved children.
Implementing the Promoting Healthy Development Survey (PHDS) 6/18/2014
These three manuals help State officials, physican practices, and health systems implement, score, and report findings from the Promoting Healthy Development Survey (PHDS).

Last updated: September 10, 2014.