251939 School Based Health Centers Role in Improving Access to Oral Health for Children

Monday, October 31, 2011: 1:10 PM

Laura Brey , Director of Programs and Professional Services, National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, Washington, DC
The National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (NASBHC) was founded in 1995 and is the national voice for school-based health centers (SBHCs). Built from the grassroots up by individuals from state and federal government agencies, national and regional foundations, child health and education organizations, and SBHCs, NASBHC is a true reflection of the field it supports. NASBHC advocates for national policies, programs, and funding to expand and strengthen SBHCs, while also supporting the movement with training and technical assistance. NASBHC believes the school setting is a sensible and appropriate place to deliver health care including oral health care. Questions will be addressed on the role of NASBHC and school based health centers in incorporating oral health into school health, national opportunities to sustain SBHCs with federal grants, national surveillance of SBHCs and evaluation tools for SBHCs.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe the role of the school based health center in improving access to oral health services for children

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Laura Brey is the Director of NASBHC and well qualified in this position to present on the role of the organization in integrating oral health into school health. She has presented nationally 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.