October 2018
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Featuring the latest resources to promote oral health

October 2018

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

New from OHRC

Oral Health Resource Bulletin

Oral Health Resource Bulletin: Volume 41

The Oral Health Resource Bulletin is a periodic publication designed to stimulate thinking and creativity within the maternal and child health community by providing information about selected materials of interest. Oral Health Resource Bulletin: Volume 41 contains materials on data and surveillance, policy, professional-client tools, professional education and practice, program development, public awareness and education, and systems integration.

New Video Shows Toothbrushing at the Table

OHRC, a partner in the National Center for Early Childhood Health and Wellness, has helped to produce a new video, Steps for Toothbrushing at the Table: Growing Healthy Smiles in Early Care and Education Programs

In this video, learn how to prepare, model, clean up, and store supplies, and to train staff to begin a daily toothbrushing program in Head Start and child care programs. Find supplemental resources on the video's web page.

Encouraging tooth brushing in Head Start and child care programs helps promote oral health and teaches children about proper toothbrushing and a lifelong habit.

Toothbrushing at the Table

In the News

New Associate Administrator

Warren Joins MCHB
Dr. Michael Warren became Associate Administrator of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), on October 15, 2018. MCHB’s mission is to improve the health of America's mothers, children and families. Dr. Warren manages MCHB's $1.33 billion budget, providing vision and direction to ensure programs are planned and carried out effectively to achieve results. Before assuming his current role as MCHBs Associate Administrator, Dr. Warren served as the Deputy Commissioner for Population Health at the Tennessee Department of Health. 

ASTDD white paper

Opportunities for Improving Oral Health and Chronic Disease Program Collaboration and Medical-Dental Integration
The Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) Dental Public Health Resources Committee and the ASTDD Chronic Disease Workgroup have released a new white paper, Opportunities for Improving Oral Health and Chronic Disease Program Collaboration and Medical-Dental Integration. The paper explores opportunities for strengthening the connections between medicine and dentistry using the four domains of chronic disease prevention framework by sharing data and using evidence-based approaches to promote healthy behaviors and reduce risk factors for both oral and chronic diseases. State examples are included.

HRSA Call for Reviewers

Healthy Start
If you would like to be a reviewer for HRSA’s new funding opportunity, Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health, please send contact information to Benita Baker as soon as possible. The review will take place January 8-11, 2019.  Read more about becoming a HRSA reviewer.

Upcoming Conference and OHRC Exhibit

National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) Annual Conference
OHRC will be exhibiting at NNOHA's annual conference November 12–13, 2018, New Orleans, LA. Please visit our booth and say hello!
OHRC services are supported by a cooperative agreement (U44MC30806) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration.
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