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252115 Coalition development to address the oral health of vulnerable older adults and persons with disabilities
Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 10:50 AM
The ADA convened a National Coalition Consensus Conference on Oral Health Needs of Vulnerable Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities in November 2010, bringing together representatives from professional dental associations, general health organizations, consumer advocacy groups and policy makers. The conference laid the groundwork for building a broad coalition of groups positioned to better address the oral health of these populations and many recommendations were generated. This presentation will highlight outcomes of the conference, including progress made in 1) establishing the coalition, 2) furthering legislative initiatives, 3) promoting educational programs directed at the profession, patient, and/or caregivers, and 4) fostering research initiatives nationally.
Learning Areas:Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Provision of health care to the public
Keywords: Oral Health Needs, Aging
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I manage the geriatric and special needs programs for the American Dental Association.
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.