American Association for Community Dental Programs. . A guide for developing and enhancing community oral health programs. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 54 pp.
Annotation: This document provides guidance to local public health agencies in developing, integrating, expanding, or enhancing community oral health programs. Steps include (1) mobilize community support, (2) assess needs and existing resources, (3) plan the program, (4) implement the program, (5) evaluate the program, and (6) participate in policy development and research. Throughout the guide, resources related to each step are identified and described. Also included are four appendices: (1) resources organized by steps, (2) list of resources by topic area, (3) effective community and individual preventive measures for dental caries prevention and a comparison of five effective community prevention programs for dental caries, and (4) crosswalk between 10 essential public health services, essential public health services to promote oral health in the United States, and dental public health competencies. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Contact: American Association for Community Dental Programs, , , 635 West Seventh Street, Suite 309, Cincinnati, OH 45203, Telephone: (513) 621-0248 Fax: (513) 621-0288 E-mail: email@example.com Web Site: http://www.aacdp.com Available from the website.
Keywords: Children, Community programs, Families, Local programs, Manuals, Oral health, Parents, Program development, Program evaluation, Program planning, Public health, Public health agencies, Public policy