Online Program

Oral health 2014; Advancing local leaders for national impact

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Ruth Pollard, MS, MBA, Child Health Advocacy Institute, Children's National Medical Center/Child Health Advocacy Institute, Washington, DC
Kimberlie Yineman, RDH BS, North Dakota Dept of Health, Division of Family Health North Dakota, Bismark, ND
Michael Monopoli, DMD, MPH, MS, DentaQuest Foundation, Boston, MA
Oral Health 2014 is a multi-year, strategic initiative of the DentaQuest Foundation to build leadership capacity and support for state and local collaboration to improve oral health in eighteen states. Through the initiative, state based collaborative alliances chose one or two oral health improvement priorities from a group of six priority areas on which to focus their activities. Oral Health 2014 is a blended model of grant support and active partnership engagement of grantees with a funder. Grantee partners of the initiative also interact with other statewide grantees to maintain alignment among priorities and shared support for solutions, through scheduled convenings and a web based social network. The current expanded awareness of the importance of oral health and prevention coupled with rapid changes in the healthcare delivery environment necessitate urgency to develop a national movement of leaders to improve oral health through collective impact of engaged stakeholders. Oral Health 2014 strengthens and accelerates community-driven action by providing financial resources to increase local collaborations on behalf of better oral health and technical training and resources to develop content knowledge and facilitative leadership capacity among the grantee partners. This presentation will describe the implementation process and early outcomes of the initiative through the experience of two of the state grantees, including the impact of collective engagement and technical resources on their ability to engage and lead a sustainable collaborative infrastructure.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe a process of cultivating local leaders to effectively develop a sustainable diverse statewide collaboration of engaged partners and community leaders to impact key priorities to improve oral health

Keyword(s): Community Collaboration, Leadership

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the co-director of a pediatric oral health coalition in Washington DC and director of advocacy and community affairs at an institute affiliated with the Children's National Medical Center. In my positions I regularly work to engage syakeholders to advocate for health improvement.
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.