Air Date: Wed, Feb 24, 2016 3:00 PM EST
Presentation Slides: Maternal and Child Oral Health Advocacy and Promotion
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and PPE is taking the opportunity to ensure peer educators have resources available to them to disseminate important oral health messages during this national observance and beyond. Jolene Bertness, Health Education Specialist at the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center at Georgetown University (OHRC) discusses the importance of oral health and what OHRC does to promote oral health services for pregnant women, infants, children and others with special health care needs.
OHRC responds to the needs of professionals working in states and communities with the goal of improving oral health services for pregnant women, infants, children, adolescents, including those with special health care needs, and their families. The resource center supports health professionals, program administrators, educators, policymakers, and others, particularly those working in or with state maternal and child (MCH) programs. The resource center collaborates with government agencies, professional associations, foundations, policy and research centers, and voluntary organizations to gather, develop, and share information and materials to promote sustainable oral health services for the MCH population.