Power of partnerships: Dental institutions' efforts to address access to oral care in underserved populations
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Analyze the Dental Pipeline National Learning Institute and its challenges and innovations. Discuss the strategies to sustain dental school community partnerships as a means to transform delivery systems, improve education, and leverage funding for oral health. Assess the value of dental school–community partnership as a means to improve oral care access.
Keyword(s): Oral Health Needs, Community-Based Partnership
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have directed multiple grant initiatives focusing on increasing diversity in dental education, providing underserved populations access to quality dental care and improving the efficiency of dental healthcare delivery, including a nine-year, $30 million national grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. As the Senior Vice President of the Access, Diversity and Inclusion portfolio of the ADEA Policy Center, I lead innovative programs, practices and strategies that advance robust and diverse learning.
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.