Expanding early childhood caries prevention from public program to provider-community partnership
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Identify the costs - to comprehensive healthcare providers as well as patients, payors, and society - of early childhood caries. Discuss the new incentives facing private providers to develop population-level (community) programs to address early childhood caries. Describe some potential program approaches available to health networks to address early childhood caries in the communities they serve.
Keyword(s): Early Childhood Caries, Community Health Programs
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked as a consultant to CDC's Division of Oral Health for the past decade, developing - and training users in the use of - public oral health program effectiveness and cost-effectiveness analysis software, and training representatives of CDC-funded states in cost-effectiveness analysis of public oral health programs. Among my professional interests and activities are developing and assessing programs designed to increase access to oral health care and dental disease prevention.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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