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Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) Selected National Partner Organizations November 12, 2014 General Reminders Questions will be addressed after the speakers are finished. Please type your question into the chatbox that will appear at the end of the webinar and then click on the bubble to the right of where you type your question to send it to the moderator; Please respond to the polling questions at the conclusion of the webinar.

Disclaimer Funding provided in part by CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U58DP004919-01 Views expressed do not reflect the official policies of DHHS, nor does the mention of trade names or organizations imply endorsement by the US Government. Objectives Provide an overview of some of the national organizations ASTDD works with to achieve national oral health goals. Provide information on resources these national organizations offer.

Provides a focus for meeting the challenge to improve oral health Serves as a co-sponsor of the National Oral Health Conference; members serve on ASTDD Committees and vice versa; and we collaborate to review ADA and other organizational resolutions and policy statements AAPHD hosts chartered student chapters for dental and dental hygiene students The Foundation arm also provides scholarships and awards and a small grants program APHA is a broad-based member community with the ability to influence federal policy to improve the publics health.

APHA works to improve the health of the public and achieve equity in health status. APHA has more than 25,000 public health professionals as members, 29 primary sections including Oral Health, and 53 state and regional public health association affiliates. SOHPs can benefit from their online resources including policy documents, newsletters and the journal, their annual meetings and periodic webinars, and collaboration with state affiliates.

AACDP supports the efforts of those with an interest in serving the oral health needs of vulnerable populations. Members include agencies and staff of local and county health departments, non-profits and other communitybased organizations with interest in oral health and access to care issues. Read their newsletter (Bellwether) and attend their sessions at the NOHC. Resources: o o o A Model Framework for Community Oral Health Programs Seal America: The Prevention Invention. A Guide for Developing and Enhancing Community Oral Health Programs Childrens Dental Health Project CDHP is focused on health policies and systemsand changes that can have the greatest impact on children's health. CDHP advises and strengthens the work of state oral health coalitions; briefs policymakers, oral health coalitions and journalists on the dental care provisions in the Affordable Care Act; monitors how Medicaid, CHIP and state insurance exchanges are working and offers guidance on the cost-effective ways in which states can strengthen the positive impact of these programs; and

uses a research model that enables policymakers to better understand how various prevention strategies will reduce the cost and incidence of decay. SOHP will also benefit from their many resource tools for states. ASTDD collaborates closely with CDHP through monthly calls; joint webinars and other presentations; publications and resource tools; and technical assistance to states. National Network for Oral Health Access NNOHAs membership represents the full diversity of safety-net oral health providers and has become a leader in strengthening and supporting the oral health safety-net. ASTDD collaborates with monthly calls, joint

publications and projects. SOHP can review their Oral Health Clinical Competencies, Operations Manual and resources for clinics on their website, Promising practices and attend their annual Primary Oral Care conference. American Network of Oral Health Coalitions ANOHC members are statewide oral health coalitions that promote lifelong oral health by shaping policy, promoting prevention and educating the public. Currently there are 37 member coalitions. ANOHC provides its members a listserv, bi-monthly

member teleconferences, occasional webinars, and an annual meeting in conjunction with the NOHC. ANOHC worked closely with the Childrens Dental Health Project to develop a state oral health coalition comparison tool that can be very useful to SOHP. Medicaid-CHIP State Dental Association MSDA strives to develop and promote evidence-based Medicaid/Children's Health Insurance Program oral health best practices and policies through innovative collaboration with a broad spectrum of stakeholders. MSDA includes a Center for Quality, Policy and Financing and hosts webinars and an annual symposium, along with

disseminating other resources. ASTDD worked with MSDA to foster stronger collaborations between SOHP and state Medicaid/CHIP programs and to advocate for more comprehensive dental benefits. Members can access extensive information about state Medicaid/CHIP programs. Ho Oral Health America Bringing Healthy Mouths to Life Oral Health America changes lives by connecting communities with resources to increase access to care, education, and advocacy for all Americans,

especially those most vulnerable. SOHP can interface with their many projects. o o o o The Wisdom Tooth Project (WTP) Smiles Across America (SAA) The Campaign for Oral Health Equity NSTEP We collaborate around information dissemination. Campaign

Pews Childrens Dental Campaign publishes research, directs advocacy campaigns and provides tailored technical assistance that focus on four efficient, cost-effective strategies: o Expanding the number of professionals who can provide high-quality dental care to lowincome children; o Ensuring that Medicaid and the Childrens Health Insurance Program work better for kids and for providers so that insurance coverage translates into real care; o Expanding access to fluoridated water; and o Increasing sealant programs for kids who need them most. Pew works with lawmakers; government officials; dentists and other dental providers; national, state, and local organizations; researchers; and the private sector, focusing in states where policy changes can dramatically improve childrens lives. ASTDD collaborates with Pew on special projects to collect state data and produce relevant resources and reports.

DQ Foundation collaborates with partners in communities across the United States, connecting key stakeholders, raising awareness, and supporting solutions. They invest their efforts in four systems Policy, Funding, Care and Community. The mission of the DQ Institute is to promote optimal oral health through efficient and effective care and prevention by working directly with oral health care professionals to support them in improving the care they provide to their patients. They

fund quality improvement collaboratives and safety net solutions dental programs. Many SOHPs receive DentaQuest funding and ASTDD works closely with DQ to help support states through coordinated resources and TA.

ADA is the worlds largest and oldest national dental association about 156,000 members, which is about 70% of all dentists, committed to the publics oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement and access to care for all Americans. ADA supports structural improvements in state dental Medicaid programs to make it easier for dentists to treat eligible patients. ADA increases public and legislative awareness about oral health needs through volunteer programs such as Give Kids A Smile and Missions of Mercy. ASTDD collaborates with ADA on community water fluoridation efforts and supports aspects of their Action for Dental Health Initiative. SOHP should work closely with and encourage collaboration among state dental societies, primary care associations and other oral health stakeholders within state oral health coalitions.

Access Program areas Increased Collaboration With FQHCs GKAS More Than Just a Day Prevention Summit/ U.S. National Oral Health

Alliance Elder Care And Special Needs Pops Oral Health Literacy CAPIR/ Govt Affairs Programs Increasing Medicaid/CHIP

Participation & Services Fed/State Advocacy Efforts Medical/ Dental Collaboration CDHC Pilot Evaluation

Reducing ER Usage for Oral Health Professional Association representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry with 9,300 members and 5 districts and 15 state components Promotes evidence-based policies and clinical guidelines; educates and informs policymakers, parents, guardians and other health care professionals; fosters research; provides professional education for pediatric and general dentists who treat children SOHPs can collaborate with the state components and use their consumer materials and their professional policy statements

and guidelines Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children is the Foundation arm of AAPD supporting community-based initiatives that provide access to care for all children The Special Care Dentistry Association serves as a resource to all oral health care professionals who serve or are interested in serving patients with special needs. They produce excellent definitions of terms, clinical guidelines and policies, online courses, as well as hold an annual meeting. Members serve on ASTDD committees and present at the NOHC.

l The leading national organization for dental education. Members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools, advanced dental education programs, hospital dental education programs, allied dental education programs, corporations, faculty and students. ADEA's activities encompass a wide range of research,

advocacy, faculty development, meetings and communications such as the Journal of Dental Education, as well as dental school admissions services. ASTDD collaborates on policy issues and some members attend their national conference. SOHPs can use their career building and policy development tools and interface with state/local dental professional education programs. IADR is organized into five Regions. AADR is a Division that is part of the North American Region. SOHPs can access IADR policy statements directly and partner with educational institutions or join the organization to gain access to other excellent research publications and attend the annual meeting.

ASTDD is working with IADR/AADR to disseminate information on new research relevant to dental public health issues and programs as well as increasing skills in reading and reviewing the scientific literature. The Hispanic Dental Association is comprised of oral health professionals and students dedicated to promoting and improving the oral health of the Hispanic community and providing advocacy for Hispanic oral health professionals across the US. National Dental Association is comprised of forty-eight state and local chapters throughout the U.S. and Caribbean representing over 6,000 Black dentists, and 30 million Black Americans. Both groups hold annual national meetings.

SOHPs can collaborate with state or student chapters and with their community outreach and educational activities and encourage advocacy through coalitions. Hygienists Association ADHA supports more than 150,000 registered dental hygienist members goals by helping to ensure access to quality oral health care; promoting dental hygiene education, licensure, practice and research; and representing legislative interests at the local, state and federal levels. ASTDD collaborates with ADHA on policy issues, attendance and presentations at our annual sessions, dissemination of information, and co-management of

state dental hygienist Head Start liaisons. SOHP can collaborate with state and local societies, especially for community oral health activities and programs. Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention OSAP is a diverse membership association spanning public health, academia, consulting, clinical practice and the dental trade. OSAP provides a real focus on infection prevention and safety and advocates both nationally and internationally for the safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare. The OSAP Foundation is dedicated to education, research, service, and policy development to promote safety and the control of infectious diseases in dental healthcare settings

worldwide. OSAP provides online resources and educational seminars, including guidance on mobile and portable dental system safety and infection prevention as well as a public health website page. ASTDD collaborates with OSAP on joint projects and resources. Membership: 62,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists Section on Oral Health: http:// AAP has cooperative agreement from ACYF Office of Head Start for the National Center on Health; ASTDD is a sub-contactor and lead on the dental home project

There are 59 AAP state components that are important for SOHP collaborations ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, representing over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. 20 affiliated organizations represent directors of divisions within state/territorial health departments. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, formulate and influence sound public health policy and ensure excellence in state-based public health practice. ASTHO's primary function is to track, evaluate, and advise members on the impact and formation of public or private

health policy that may affect them and to provide guidance and technical assistance on improving the nation's health. AMCHP is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth and families, including those with special health care needs. AMCHP's members come from the highest levels of state government and include directors of maternal and child health programs, directors of programs for children with special health care needs, and other public health leaders who work with and support state maternal and child health programs. ASTDD collaborates with AMCHP on joint publications

and projects. OHRC supports health professionals, program administrators, educators, policymakers, and others with the goal of improving oral health services for infants, children, adolescents, and their families. The resource center collaborates with federal, state, and local agencies; national and state organizations and associations; and foundations, specifically: o Collecting programmatic materials such as standards, guidelines, curricula, teaching guides, manuals, policies, and reports, and sharing information about their availability. o Maintaining an online database of projects funded b HRSA MCHB

o Responding to information requests on topics o Developing and disseminating materials such as fact sheets, tip sheets, briefs, resource bulletins, resource guides, manuals, conference proceedings, and curricula in print and electronic formats. o Maintaining a Web site that offers online access to current information and materials, links to other maternal and child health and oral health Web sites, and an extensive resource database. ASTDD works with the OHRC on a regular basis to review resources and develop joint resources as well as assist states. The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) is a non-profit Public Health organization committed to serve the chronic disease program directors of each state and U.S. jurisdiction. NACDD connects more than 3,000 chronic disease

practitioners to advocate for preventive policies and programs, encourage knowledge sharing and develop partnerships for health promotion. NACDD has been a national leader in mobilizing efforts to reduce chronic diseases and their associated risk factors through state and community-based prevention strategies. ASTDD collaborates with NACDD on joint projects and resources about chronic disease and strategies to address common risk factors for oral diseases and chronic diseases. Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists CSTE is an organization of member states and territories representing public health epidemiologists, and is an ASTHO affiliate.

CSTE works to establish more effective relationships among state and other health agencies and provides technical advice and assistance to partner organizations and to federal public health agencies. CSTE supports effective public health surveillance and good epidemiologic practice through training, capacity development, and peer consultation. ASTDD works closely with CSTE on approval of NOHSS and other oral health indicators, creation of a new definition for state oral health surveillance system, surveys of state epidemiology capacity, and presentations at conferences. NPHIC is an independent organization of professionals--a network of public health communicators in the United States and U.S. territories committed to "making public

health public" by sharing our knowledge, expertise and resources to effectively communicate about the important health issues of the day helping people lead healthier lives in healthier communities. An ASTHO affiliate representing the senior public health information officers. ASTDD collaborates with NPHIC to share information and resources with SOHP, other ASTDD members and with public health information officers. American Academy of Pediatrics Educational Development Center Georgetown University, Center for Child and Human Development Georgetown University, National Maternal and

Child Health Oral Health Resource Center working in collaboration with ASTDD University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Management, UCLA Health Care Institute University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants School Health Groups The ASTDD School and Adolescent Oral Health committee interacts with a number of groups: o o o o

National Association of School-Based Health Care National Association of School Nurses American School Health Association School-Based Health Alliance ASTDD also provided comments on updating the School Health Survey, provides messages for the NASN monthly newsletter, and presents at national meetings. Older Adult Oral Health The ASTDD Healthy Aging Committee interacts with: o American Dental Association National Elder Care Advisory Committee o Oral Health America

o Administration for Community Living, Administration on Aging ASTDD collaborates with these groups to provide education and increased awareness of oral health needs of older adults. NOSORH was established to help State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) in their efforts to improve access to, and enhance the quality of, health care for America's 61 million rural citizens. Support the development of state and community rural health leaders; create and facilitate state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhance access to quality healthcare services in rural

communities. All 50 states have a State Office of Rural Health. ASTDD has just begun to collaborate with NOSORH on resources, information dissemination and projects. Other National Partners Managed care plans Dental manufacturers and distributors Questions Contact Us Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors

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