February 2017
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Featuring the latest resources to promote oral health

February 2017

The following news and resources are featured by the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC).

New! OHRC Brochures in Printer-Friendly Format

Just in time for National Children's Dental Health Month outreach efforts, OHRC consumer brochures are now available in two formats: trifold and full-page (double-sided). Permission is granted to print or copy the brochures; choose the format that will work best.

  • A Healthy Smile for Your Baby: Tips to Keep Your Baby Healthy: Trifold | Full-page 
    Una sonrisa saludable para tu bebé: Consejos para mantener sano a tu bebé: Trifold | Full-page
  • A Healthy Smile for Your Young Child: Tips to Keep Your Child Healthy: Trifold | Full-page
    Una sonrisa saludable para tu niño pequeño: Consejos para mantener sano a tu niño: Trifold | Full-page
  • Two Healthy Smiles: Tips to Keep You and Your Baby Healthy: Trifold | Full-page
    Dos sonrisas saludables: Consejos para mantenerte a ti y a tu bebé sanos: Trifold | Full-page

OHRC On The Road

OHRC will be exhibiting at the upcoming annual conference of the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, March 4-7, 2017 in Kansas City, MO.
Dental Sealants: A Resource Guide

New! Dental Sealants: A Resource Guide

The fourth edition of this popular resource guide is the latest release from OHRC.

View PDF

More Resources: Dental Sealants

The Dental Home and Oral Health

OHRC resources and services are made possible with grant funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

In the News 


Webinar: Community Water Fluoridation

In 2016, the Campaign for Dental Health commissioned a national survey of public attitudes on community water fluoridation. At about the same time, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation undertook a comprehensive statewide survey to inform their communication strategy. In "Public Opinion & Communication Strategies from Two Community Water Fluoridation Surveys in 2016," a free webinar on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 2:30 pm ET, the Campaign for Dental Health will share a summary of national survey results before introducing the team that conducted the Colorado survey and the comprehensive approach to fluoridation messaging in the state that resulted from it. Register:

Funding Opportunity for Community Water Fluoridation

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is pleased to offer a funding opportunity for Public Water Systems to either replace aging water fluoridation equipment or implement new equipment for the fluoridation of community water. Those eligible include:
  • State or Local Government Entities;
  • Oral Health Coalitions;
  • Rural Water Associations;
  • State Affiliates of Rural Water Associations;
  • State Dental Organizations; and
  • Other organizations affiliated with public community water systems.
Funding awards will solely be for equipment purchase. With the awarded funding, Public Water Systems will receive technical assistance for equipment recommendations, coordination with other entities, and other areas as needed. An informational conference call will be held Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 1:00pm EST to learn more about the Request for Funding Proposal (RFP) and to have a chance to ask NACCHO and CDC questions regarding the application. The conference call line information is included in the RFP. To access the RFP, visit, and click on “NACCHO RFP: Seeking Public Water Systems for New Project” under Featured Content. Applications are due March 1, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.

Now Open: 2017 NHSC Loan Repayment Program

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) loan repayment program is accepting applications through Thursday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. ET. Primary care medical, dental and mental/behavioral health clinicians can get up to $50,000 to repay their health profession student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment to work at an approved NHSC site in a high-need, underserved area. Approved sites are located across the U.S., in both urban and rural areas. Visit the NHSC Jobs Center to see if your site is already approved. 2017 Application and Program Guidance has the detailed information needed to apply, including eligibility requirements, site information, documentation, and service requirements. Please read carefully before you start your Loan Repayment Program application.

American Academy of Pediatrics Celebrates National Children's Dental Health Month

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) invites pediatricians, dentists, and other allied health professionals to join the AAP Section on Oral Health during the month of February in celebration of National Children's Dental Health Month. Videos, blog posts, shareable images and more are listed for each week of the month.

Five Medicaid-Public Health Teams selected for State Oral Health Leadership Institute

The Center for Health Care Strategies announced that five state teams (Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, and Washington, D.C.) have been chosen to participate in the first cohort of the State Oral Health Leadership Institute (SOHLI). This new institute offers a unique opportunity for state Medicaid dental program directors and state oral health program directors to jointly advance shared goals. The 12-month leadership program, made possible through the DentaQuest Foundation, will provide these teams with the necessary leadership skills and policy knowledge to improve oral health access and outcomes for low-income children and adults. As part of SOHLI, teams will develop a joint transformation project, providing an opportunity for participants to apply newly acquired skills to improve oral health services in their states.
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