213388 Results of an Evaluation of Oral Health Capacity Building Efforts

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 5:15 PM

Judith Ottoson , Health Education, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Results of a case study evaluation of state oral health capacity building efforts funded by CDC will be reported. The presentation will include a model of how capacity building can be achieved and recommendations for action. Factors will be explored 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, will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the model for building oral health capacity and key program components that appear to best strengthen state oral health programs.

Keywords: Oral Health, Public Health Infrastructure

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: For the past three years, I have worked as an evaluation contractor with the Oral Health Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developing a case study to help explain whether and how State oral health capacity impacts oral health outcomes. I made a presentation on this topic at the National Oral Health Conference in April 2009. My educational background includes an Ed.D, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and an M.P.H. from the University of Hawaii. As an Associate Professor I have thought evaluation and policy studies since 1991.
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.