Schools as Venues for Improving Oral Health
March 22, 2011 2:00 pm Eastern Time
GIH Maternal and Child Health Audioconference Series
Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern / 1:00 p.m. Central / 12:00 p.m. Mountain /11:00 a.m. Pacific
Meg Booth, Children's Dental Health Project/National Maternal and Child Oral Health Policy Center
Linda Juszczak, National Assembly on School-Based Health Care
Yvonne Cook, Highmark Foundation
The Affordable Care Act increases the number of children who receive oral health care through expanded dental coverage and improved access to safety net providers, including school-based health centers. On this webinar, speakers highlighted the potential of school-based health centers to offer oral health care, provided examples of innovative programs, and shared recommendations for how foundations can best support this work, in addition to discussing oral health strategies and the challenges faced when working with schools.