272642 Tools for strengthening state oral health program competencies

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 4:55 PM - 5:15 PM

Beverly Isman, RDH, MPH , ASTDD, Davis, CA
The Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) is a national non-profit organization representing staff of state public health agency programs for oral health. ASTDD collaborates with multiple organizations and federal agencies to accomplish its mission and to share best practices, evidence-based strategies and resources to support improvements in oral health programs. CDC has provided cooperative agreement support to ASTDD since 1999 to develop tools and provide technical assistance to states to improve oral health infrastructure and capacity. This presentation will provide an overview of resource tools developed by ASTDD in collaboration with partners and CDC, use of the tools by states and some significant outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe resources developed for states by ASTDD 2. Give examples of how states have used the resources to improve their oral health infrastructure, capacity, collaborations and preventive services. 3. Discuss how these resources could be adapted for use by other groups or by local communities.

Keywords: Oral Health, Resource Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As a consultant to ASTDD, I have worked with the other two presenters for almost a decade on development of the resources discussed in the presentation. My expertise in program development and evaluation and my certification in medical writing and editing allows me to work with all ASTDD consultants and national partners to review and edit all documents and provide content expertise as needed. I authored a number of the resources to be discussed.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
ASTDD Public Health Consultant

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.