January 2019
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Featuring the latest resources to promote oral health

January 2019

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

New from OHRC

5-Year Needs Assessment Resources

Center for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement (COHSII) consortium partners, the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) and OHRC, have produced the following resources intended to help state oral health program staff become involved in the Title V Maternal and Child Health needs assessment process and ultimately the development of the state action plan.
Resources produced by OHRC may be viewed, printed, and copied. (Adapting or reproducing OHRC-produced materials requires permission.) For printing and copying, we have formatted publications to more efficiently use paper and toner or ink. Find our popular trifold brochures in an alternate 8 1/2" x 11" format. Our recent fact sheet with information for dentists about opioids is now only 4 pages, reformatted from 6, to use less paper. Contact us if you have ideas on how we can make our resources useful to you.

In the News



Webinar Archive; Call For Comments Due Soon on New Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health 
View the archive of the webinar held Thursday, January 10, 2019, to update the public on the status of the upcoming Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health. Topics to be included in the new report include: effect of oral health on the community, overall well-being, the economy, and military readiness; oral health in children and adolescents; oral health in working adults and older adults; substance use, the opioid epidemic, high risk behaviors, and mental health; oral health integration, workforce, and practice; and emerging technologies and promising science to transform oral health. Written comments must be received by January 25, 2019, by e-mail to or mail to Ms. Michelle Pitt, NIH/NIDCR, 31 Center Drive, Room 5B55, Bethesda, MD 20892. Interested persons or organizations are invited to submit written views on oral health, including the importance of poor oral health as a public health issue, contemporary issues affecting oral health, new knowledge that may transform the oral health of the nation, and future directions. Examples of partnerships or coalitions that have demonstrated improvement of oral health and well-being of individuals, families, or communities are welcomed. 

Topic Focus

Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Resources
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Women's Health (OWH) is focusing on violence prevention as a priority area. OWH leads the 2017-2020 HRSA Strategy to Address Intimate Partner Violence, which outlines the actions that 14 HRSA bureaus and offices will take to address IPV, both individually and collaboratively, as well as in partnership with federal agencies and grantees. The strategy is a new framework for the agency to address this social determinant of health and advance HRSA’s overall mission to improve health and achieve health equity through access to quality services, a skilled workforce, and innovative programs. HRSA's chief dental officer will work with OWH to identify intersections to better address IPV through HRSA’s current oral health portfolio in alignment with the strategic framework, and will work with HRSA’s oral health workgroup to facilitate outreach to key oral health stakeholders and partners who have interest in education and training on screening for IPV and family violence during oral health care visits.

The HRSA strategy is cataloged in the OHRC library. Other resources include

Call for Nominations

AACDP Annual Awards
The American Association for Community Dental Programs (AACDP) awards committee is seeking nominations for both the Myron Allukian Jr. and John Rossetti awards. Find complete information about the awards and the nomination processes, including forms, online as well as past recipients. The nomination deadline is January 29, 2019, with notification in February and presentation during the annual AACDP symposium, April 14, 2019, in Memphis, TN.

Call for Applications

NHSC Loan Repayment Program Accepting Applications
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) seeks clinicians who want to serve the nation’s underserved rural, urban and tribal communities and is accepting applications through Thursday, February 21, 7:30 p.m. ET. The NHSC Loan Repayment Program offers licensed primary care clinicians in eligible disciplines the opportunity to receive loan repayment up to $50,000. 

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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