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Session: Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net: Community-based Delivery Modes for Underserved Communities
4229.0: Tuesday, November 9, 2004: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net: Community-based Delivery Modes for Underserved Communities
The coordinated efforts of public health agencies, academicians and researchers, private organizations, community leaders, voluntary health organizations and concerned citizens are required in order to improve the oral health of underserved populations. These partnerships are needed to educate legislators, the public, and health professionals, and to build and strengthen health care programs.
Learning Objectives: 1. Learn about collaborations between academic health institutions and public health programs in the pursuit of increasing access to oral health services. 2. Understand how to build and foster effective partnerships. 3. Learn about innovative delivery systems to meet the needs of medically indigent populations.
Moderator(s):Ronald James Romero, DDS
Amos Deinard, MD, MPH
2:30 PMHealth care system approach to meet the oral health needs of medically indigent children
Lisa Gaarde Hartsock, MPH
2:52 PMSustaining access and informing policy: The "health commons" approach to oral health in New Mexico  [ Recorded presentation ]
Daniel Derksen, MD, Wayne Powell, MA
3:14 PMStrengthening the oral health safety net: Community-based solutions for underserved communities  [ Recorded presentation ]
Elise Linder, MSW, LCSW, Begoņa Calcerrada
3:36 PMCommunity DentCare Network: Community-academic partnerships as a model in identifying, addressing, and reducing oral health disparities  [ Recorded presentation ]
Eva Matos, MA, Stephen Marshall, DDS, Jacqueline Martinez, MPH, Allan Formicola, DDS, Kim D'Abreu Herbert, MPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Oral Health
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA