210578 Building State oral health capacity Perspectives on progress 2003-2008

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 4:30 PM

Scott M. Presson, DDS MPH , Consultant, Lawrenceville, GA
William Bailey, DDS, MPH , Division of Oral Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Christine Wood, RDH, BS , Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, Sparks, NV
Judith Ottoson , Health Education, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
CDC, HRSA and others have funded capacity building efforts for state oral health programs. Currently, as part of an overall evaluation, CDC is analyzing data from in-depth case studies of four states (Colorado, Nevada, New York, and South Carolina) from the 12 states and one territory they funded during 2003-2008, as well as evaluating progress made by all 13 grantees. This session will report on selected results of the case studies and evaluation findings, include perspectives from funded and non-funded states, and the perspective from the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD). The session would explore factors that strengthen capacity on the state health department level and the value of key components, such as staffing, state oral health plan, state coalition, surveillance system, policy development, evaluation, water fluoridation program, and state sealant program. ASTDD's efforts to define and measure competencies will also be presented.

Learning Objectives:
1. List components of state oral health program capacity and their potential to further program goals and objectives. 2. Describe factors that facilitate strengthening of state oral health program capacity. 3. Describe the role of surveillance in furthering state planning efforts.

Keywords: Oral Health, Public Health Infrastructure

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I direct state oral health capacity building efforts at CDC Division of Oral Health and I am board-certified in dental public health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.