4385.0 Building State Oral Health Capacity: Perspectives on Progress

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 4:30 PM
CDC, HRSA and others funded capacity building efforts for state oral health programs. Currently, as a part of an overall evaluation, CDC is analyzing data from in-depth case studies of four states and from the 12 states and one territory that were funded during 2003-2008, as well as evaluating progress made by all 13 grantees. This session will report on selected results of case studies and evaluation findings and the perspective of American Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. The session explores the factors that strengthen capacity at the state level and efforts to measure competencies will be presented.
Session Objectives: Identify components of state oral health program capacity and the potential to further goals and objective. Describe factors that facilitate strengthening of state oral health program capacity. Explain how the state oral health program practice competencies relate to other public health and oral health competencies, including the integration of competencies into public health system planning, implementation and evaluation
Scott M. Presson, DDS MPH

4:30 PM
Building State oral health capacity Perspectives on progress 2003-2008
Scott M. Presson, DDS MPH, William Bailey, DDS, MPH, Christine Wood, RDH, BS and Judith Ottoson
5:30 PM
Turning competencies for state oral health program practice into reality
Beverly Isman, RDH, MPH, Reginald Louie, DDS, MPH and Donald W. Marianos, DDS, MPH

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Organized by: Oral Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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