3412.0 Oral Health Report Cards: Friend or Foe

Monday, November 8, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Numerous groups have used report card methodology to highlight health disparities and advocate for solutions, especially policy changes. State oral health programs have experienced multiple report cards by Oral Health America and a recent one by the Pew Foundation, while other organizations such as NACCHO, ASTHO, APHL and STIPDA have helped their members respond to report cards on many issues. The purpose of this session is to review the history objectives and methods used to develop health report cards, discuss strengths and limitations of these efforts, review outcomes from their release, learn about how CDC plans to use report cards, and recommend areas for improvements and future research.
Session Objectives: Describe oral health report cards used to assess health disparities. Outline methods used to develop oral health report cards. Discuss the utilization of oral health report cards in program planning.
Beverly Isman, RDH, MPH
Beverly Isman, RDH, MPH

Health report cards: Friend or foe
Beverly Isman, RDH, 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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