272639 Overview of tools for advancing state oral health program capacity

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 4:35 PM - 4:55 PM

Scott M. Presson, DDS MPH , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lawrenceville, GA
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Oral Health (DOH) has funded oral health program infrastructure and capacity development in states for a decade; complementary efforts by CDC, the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and the Children's Dental Health Project have focused on providing technical assistance and creating resource tools. An overview of resource tools created by DOH in collaboration with states and partners will explain their function and identify opportunities for application by state and local programs. Use of those tools by states and some resultant positive outcomes will be discussed. The Burden of Oral Disease Tool, State Plan Review Index Tool, Sealant Efficiency Assessment for Locals and States, Water Fluoridation Reporting System, My Waters Fluoride, and various logic models have been successfully utilized by state oral health programs in strengthening their program capacity.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe specific resources developed for states by CDC Division of Oral Health 2. Explain how states have used the resources to improve their oral health infrastructure, capacity, collaborations and preventive services 3. Discuss how these resources could be used in their states or applied to other programs

Keywords: Oral Health, Public Health Infrastructure

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a board-certified public health dentist with over 30 years of experience in dental public health in a variety of settings. I have over 10 years of experience working with state oral health programs.
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.