Improving access to care with a new dental team member: The community dental health coordinator
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Diversity and culture
Provision of health care to the public
Describe the Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) and his/her role in the community to improve access to care and promote oral health. Assess the ADA's evaluation of the CDHC pilot program and measureable outcomes of CDHCs working in the field. Identify opportunities for CDHCs in targeted under-served communities (rural, urban and tribal).
Keyword(s): Access to Care, Oral Health Outcomes
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As Sr. Mgr. of Interprofessional Relations, I have worked closely with the Project Manager of the CDHC pilot program at the ADA for the past 3 years. I have been directly involved with the financial reports, evaluation, HIPAA compliance, and reports to the governance of the ADA. I have worked with ADA staff and member-volunteers to ensure the successful training of 3 cohorts of students in the pilot program.
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.