Oral Health

Tools and Resources for Environment & Policy

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  1. Populations

Age

Children
           
Robert Wood Johnson Caring for Kids Dental Program
http://www.healthinschools.org/static/cfk/dentprograms.aspx
Caring for Kids is a school-based dental care program intended to increase access and reduce costs to oral health care for low-income families.

Improving Perinatal and Infant Oral Health
http://www.cdhp.org/
Improving Perinatal and Infant Oral Health is an initiative designed to reduce oral health disparities among these groups and increase access to oral health care services.

Lower-income

Robert Wood Johnson Caring for Kids Dental Program
http://www.healthinschools.org/static/cfk/dentprograms.aspx
Caring for Kids is a guide on school-based dental care as a way to increase access and reduce costs to oral health care for low-income families.

Florida Mobile Dental Van
http://www.healthinschools.org/static/states/fldental.aspx
This site offers a detailed description of the Florida Mobile Dental Van program in relation to Medicaid.

Rural

Rural Dental Health Resources
http://www.raconline.org/communityhealth/oral-health/
This site offers information on ways to start a dental health service in rural communities.

Individuals with HIV/AIDS

Oral Health and HIV Disease
http://www.hrsa.gov/publichealth/clinical/oralhealth/hivaids.html
This is a policy brief that discusses the clinical oral manifestation of HIV/AIDS and access issues to oral health care for patients with HIV/AIDS.

  1. Settings

    School-based

    Robert Wood Johnson Caring for Kids Dental Program
    http://www.healthinschools.org/static/cfk/dentprograms.aspx
    Caring for Kids is a guide on school-based dental care as a way to increase access and reduce costs to oral health care for low-income families.

    Community-based

    Rural Dental Health Resources
    http://www.raconline.org/communityhealth/oral-health/
    This site offers information on ways to start a dental health service in rural communities. 

  2. Implementation

    World Health Organization Oral Health Program
    http://www.who.int/oral_health/media/en/orh_report03_en.pdf
    This guide from the World Health Organization (WHO) describes implementation of a global oral health program.

    Environmental Assessment Form – Support for Public Oral Health
    http://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/state_programs/infrastructure/activity6.htm
    This assessment form helps individuals wanting to implement policies for public oral health gauge public support for oral health efforts.

    Improving Perinatal and Infant Oral Health
    http://www.cdhp.org/
    Improving Perinatal and Infant Oral Health is an initiative designed to reduce oral health disparities among these groups and increase access to oral health care services.

  1. Other Tools/Resources

    National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
    http://www.mchoralhealth.org/
    The Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center has several policy briefs on various oral health topics.

    CDC Water Flouride Database
    http://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Water Fluoride Database helps individuals discover the fluoridation status of their water.

    Building Infrastructure and Capacity in State and Territorial Oral Health Programs
    http://www.astdd.org/docs/Infrastructure.pdf?PHPSESSID=5fbf40366f4bb815a2fe6939629ab4e7
    This guide on building state oral health programs discusses surveillance, policy development, communications, and funding.
         
    Healthy People 2010 Oral Health Toolkit
    http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/EducationalResources/DentalHealthProf/HealthyPeople2010/
    The Healthy People 2010 Oral Health Toolkit is a guide to policy advocates to help them achieve oral health goals.

    Surgeon General Report on Oral Health
    http://silk.nih.gov/public/hck1ocv.@www.surgeon.fullrpt.pdf
    The Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health discusses oral health issues in the country and provides a framework for taking action to improve the nation’s oral health.

    University of Toronto – Access and Care: Towards a National Oral Health Strategy
    http://individual.utoronto.ca/accessandcare/Mock.pdf
    This is a Powerpoint presentation prepared by the University of Toronto about the development of a national oral health strategy.
     
    World Health Organization Oral Health Program
    http://www.who.int/oral_health/media/en/orh_report03_en.pdf
    This guide from the World Health Organization (WHO) describes implementation of a global oral health program.

    Robert Wood Johnson Caring for Kids Dental Program
    http://www.healthinschools.org/static/cfk/dentprograms.aspx
    Caring for Kids is a guide on school-based dental care as a way to increase access and reduce costs to oral health care for low-income families.

    Children’s Dental Health Project Policy Tools
    https://www.cdhp.org/
     
    Tools for advocating for policy change.


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