213387 ASTDD Perspectives on State Capacity Building Efforts

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 5:00 PM

Christine Wood, RDH, BS , Nevada State Health Division, Carson City, NV
The ASTDD Guidelines for Oral Health Programs were the framework for recent efforts to build state oral health capacity. The history of how these guidelines influenced capacity building efforts will be reviewed. ASTDD's perspectives on efforts over the past 7 years to build state oral health capacity will be presented. ASTDD's efforts to build on these efforts by making tools available to all state oral health programs will be summarized.

Learning Objectives:
Describe efforts by ASTDD to support state oral health programs in increasing capacity and infrastructure.

Keywords: Oral Health, Public Health Infrastructure

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am currently Executive Director of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. I was previously the State Dental Director for Nevada. I have made numerous presentations on this topic.
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.