School-Based Health Alliance


Announcing NEW School Oral Health

<![if !vml]><![endif]>The Alliance is
proud to announce the release of two school oral health-related white
papers, “School Oral Health: An Organizational Framework to Improve
Outcomes for Children and Adolescents” and “Confronting the
Consent Conundrum: Lessons from a School Oral Health Learning
Community.” These documents were co-produced by the School-Based
Health Alliance and the Oral Health 2020 Network

School Oral Health: An Organizational Framework to
Improve Outcomes for Children and Adolescents
depicts the shared
vision of the school oral health field, starting with a framework for how
communities can organize the partners, policies, programs, services, and
curricula necessary to achieve better and more equitable oral health
outcomes. The work comes from key thought leaders in children’s oral
health: public health professionals associations and academic and
advocacy organizations such as the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors
(ASTDD), the American Association for Community Dental Programs,
the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center,
and the World Health Organization.

Over the
past two school years, the Alliance has worked with seven of the ten
largest school districts in the country as part of the Strengthening School Oral Health Services and Growing the
School Oral Health Learning Community
. The work focuses on developing
innovative strategies to achieve higher rates of positive consent for
oral health services in each school district, increase program
utilization among children getting needed care, and impact
sustainability. Confronting the Consent Conundrum: Lessons from a School
Oral Health Learning Community
showcases several of the ideas that
resulted in increased positive parental consents for school oral health

you’re looking to implement or expand school-based oral health services
in YOUR school, these are must-see documents. To read more about the
Alliance’s school oral health work, please visit
our website

Oral Health Resource Library

Want even more school
oral health resources? Don’t forget to visit our recently launched School Oral Health Resource Library—a streamlined
access point for resources from reputable oral health organizations and
programs. The information and tools within the library are organized around
eight components of school oral health: education; screening and risk
assessments; preventive care; care coordination; cleaning, exams and
treatments; integrated services; data and program evaluation; and

The School-Based Health
Alliance wants to continue to grow this resource. School oral health
programs and professionals are encouraged to submit additional tools and
resources. To submit resources, please use the New Resource Submission Form. If you have any
questions, please email Nataki Duncan at

School Oral Health Resource Library »

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