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U.S. Public Health Service.  (ca.). The public health workforce: An agenda for the 21st century. Washington, DC: U.S. Public Health Service, 61 pp.
U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL100 Rockville, MD 20852 Telephone: (240) 453-8280Fax: (240) 453-8282Website: http://odphp.osophs.dhhs.govAvailable from the website.
Telephone: (240) 453-8280Fax: (240) 453-8282Website: http://odphp.osophs.dhhs.govAvailable from the website.
This report addresses the gap between future challenges to improve the health of Americans and the capacity of the public health workforce to meet those challenges. Topics discussed in the context section include composition of the public health workforce, competency-based curriculum, and distance learning system development. Future directions are outlined in the areas of national, state, and local leadership as well as future trends in the topics discussed in the first section. The final section outlines implementation issues. Nine appendices contain information on the Public Health Functions Project, a mission statement on public health in America, recommendations of new occupational categories for the field of public health, descriptions of selected workforce assessment studies, competencies, the Healthy People 2000 consortium, and lists of participating work group members.
Keywords: Oral health, Public health, Personnel, Leadership, Curriculum development, Distance education, Needs assessment, Trends, Competency based education, Families, Children
American Association of Dental Schools. 1999. Report of the AADS President's Task Force on Future Dental School Faculty. Washington, DC: American Association of Dental Schools, 15 pp.
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center Georgetown University Box 571272 Washington, DC 20057-1272 Telephone: (202) 784-9771Fax: (202) 784-9777E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.eduWebsite: http://www.mchoralhealth.orgSingle photocopies available at no charge.
Telephone: (202) 784-9771Fax: (202) 784-9777E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.eduWebsite: http://www.mchoralhealth.orgSingle photocopies available at no charge.
This report outlines the problem of insufficient numbers of dental faculty to meet the educational needs of university students and the need to develop effective strategies to ensure a qualified school faculty for the future. The report discusses the magnitude of the faculty shortage, the benefits and burdens of an academic career, and recommendations to recruit, develop, and retain dental school faculty. The appendix includes analysis of a 1997 survey of deans to assess difficulty of recruiting new faculty, and the financial return of an academic career compared to a career in private practice.
Keywords: Oral health, Dental schools, Dental education, Professional education, Personnel needs
American Dental Education Association. . Recommendations issued by the President's Commission on the Cost of Education. Washington, DC: American Dental Education Association, 2 pp.
This fact sheet presents recommendations from the American Dental Education Association's initiative to understand educational costs and student debt and to develop strategies to respond to the associated issues within dental education. The President's Commission on the Cost of Education examined the effects of the cost of dental education on such areas as trends affecting student debt, factors contributing to rising costs, access to oral health care, the pipeline of future providers and dental and oral health care faculty and researchers, and the attraction of qualified students from diverse backgrounds. The paper lists the set of five recommendations made by the commission that the association could pursue.
Keywords: Oral health, Dental education, Costs, Dentists, Professional personnel, Personnel needs, Provider participation, Professional education, Guidelines
South Carolina Oral Health Summit. 2001. Breaking barriers: Access to oral health—April 26-27, 2001; Columbia, South Carolina. Unpublished document, 16 pp.
This report describes the oral health summit held on April 26–27, 2001, in Columbia, South Carolina, for state agency decision-makers, university medical and dental programs, advocacy groups, oral health practitioners, and other health professionals. Topics include promoting oral health, discussing barriers to oral health, highlighting successful oral health programs, identifying solutions, and building support for strategies to improve oral health and increase access to dental health services. Additional discussion topics include work-force development, cultural diversity, children with special health care needs, strategies for promoting community oral health initiatives, and targeting campaigns for education and health professionals. The report includes a list of the planning committee members, charts and tables outlining dental services in South Carolina from 1998 to 2001, and a summary of the South Carolina Medicaid Dental Program.
Keywords: Oral health, Access to health care, Barriers, Personnel, Cultural diversity, Dental care, Children with special health care needs, South Carolina, Conferences
Orlans J, Mertz E, Grumbach K. 2002. Dental health professional shortage area methodology: A critical review. San Francisco, CA: University of California, San Francisco, Center for the Health Professions, 3 items.
University of California, San Francisco, Center for the Health Professions 3333 California Street, Suite 410 San Francisco, CA 94118 Telephone: (415) 476-8181Fax: (415) 476-4113E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://futurehealth.ucsf.eduAvailable from the website.
Telephone: (415) 476-8181Fax: (415) 476-4113E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://futurehealth.ucsf.eduAvailable from the website.
This report presents the history of the federal Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas program, critiques the current designation criteria, and provides recommendations to revise the criteria to ensure access to adequate oral health care. The recommendations section outlines six focal points gathered from members of the practice community, facility administrations, professional organizations, policy analysts, and federal, state, and local shortage designation authorities. An annotated bibliography is provided.
Keywords: Oral health, Dental care, Access to health care, Dentists, Provider participation, Needs assessment, Personnel, Federal programs, State programs, Local initiatives, Infants, Children
Byck GR, Russinof H, Cooksey JA. 2002. Wisconsin dentist workforce report 2001. Chicago, IL: Illinois Regional Health Workforce Center, 54 pp.
Midwest Center for Health Workforce Studies University of Illinois at Chicago 1747 West Roosevelt Road, Suite 558, M/C/ 275 Chicago, IL 60608-1264 Telephone: (312) 413-2775Fax: (312) 996-0868E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.uic.edu/sph/ichwsAvailable at no charge; also available from the website.
Telephone: (312) 413-2775Fax: (312) 996-0868E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.uic.edu/sph/ichwsAvailable at no charge; also available from the website.
This report summarizes the results of a 2001 survey conducted in Wisconsin to learn about the state's oral health workforce. It covers workforce characteristics such as the supply and distribution of dentists; the racial and ethnic diversity of the workforce in comparison to that of the state's population overall and to that of the state's dental school population; dental school location and its impact on the distribution of dentists in the state; provider participation in oral health Medicaid services; volunteer activities; projected changes in the workforce over the next 5 years; and projected dentist capacity required to serve Medicaid participants. The appendices provide data tables as well as information on the stakeholders' committee, the survey methodology and instrument, and counties by Wisconsin region and rural/urban status.
Keywords: Oral health, Dentists, Personnel, Wisconsin, State surveys, Provider participation, Dental care, Needs assessment, Access to health care, Medicaid
New Mexico Dental Association. 2004. Dental education summit. Albuquerque, NM: New Mexico Dental Association, 24 pp.
This compilation of notes describes the multi-agency summit held on August 21–23, 2004, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to assess the present and future needs of New Mexico's oral health professionals. Topics include the professional oral health workforce in New Mexico, dental expenditures, dental caries in children, population changes and oral health needs, legal and legislative issues, dental education accreditation, schools of dentistry, and student qualifications.
Keywords: Oral health, Dental care, Dentists, Dental education, Needs assessment, Personnel, Professional education, Conferences, New Mexico
[Manter, M]. 2005. Experiences of health and education professional[s]: Roles to play in oral health for children with special health care needs—Responses from educators, nurses, and allied health professionals. Lawrence, KS: Kansas Head Start Association; Lenexa, KS: American Academy of Pediatrics, Kansas Chapter, 9 pp.
This report summarizes results from a survey of nurses, classroom teachers, coordinators, therapists, and speech-language pathologists in Kansas on oral health issues affecting their work with children with special health care needs. Topics include oral problems, prevention protocols and activities, providing services, knowledge or skills, and identifying early oral disease.
Keywords: Oral health, Children with special health care needs, Health services delivery, Surveys, Professional personnel, Kansas
Perlino CM. 2006. The public health workforce shortage: Left unchecked, will it be protected?. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, 11 pp, (Issue brief).
American Public Health Association 800 I Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20001-3710 Telephone: (202) 777-APHASecondary Telephone: Fax: (202) 777-2534E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.apha.orgAvailable from the website.
Telephone: (202) 777-APHASecondary Telephone: Fax: (202) 777-2534E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.apha.orgAvailable from the website.
This issue brief discusses the shortage of public health workers and outlines evidence-based solutions to address shortages in recruitment, retention, and diversity. Topics include the many roles played in providing health care and awareness by public health personnel, reasons for the workforce shortage, a lack of diversity in the workforce, needs in underserved areas, and case studies of selected programs. Endnotes are also included.
Keywords: Public health, Public health services, Work force, Personnel, Cultural diversity, Needs assessment, Case studies, Oral health, Families
Rhode Island Oral Health Access Project. 2006. Closing the gap: Improving access to dental care in Rhode Island. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Kids Count, 29 pp.
Rhode Island Kids Count One Union Station Providence, RI 02903 Telephone: (401) 351-9400Fax: (401) 351-1758E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.rikidscount.org/matriarchAvailable from the website.
Telephone: (401) 351-9400Fax: (401) 351-1758E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.rikidscount.org/matriarchAvailable from the website.
This report highlights the progress made in oral health care access over the 3 years of the Rhode Island Oral Health Access Project and the work to be done to have access to affordable, high-quality oral health services for Rhode Island residents. Topics also include the role of the dental benefits manager, 15 projects that changed oral health care in Rhode Island, and next steps (such as ensuring adequate funding, continuing to strengthen the oral health care infrastructure, ensuring provider participation, recruiting and retaining strategies to ensure an adequate oral health work force, and developing data systems for oral health to inform policy changes and measure progress).
Keywords: Oral health, Access to health care, State initiatives, Provider participation, Personnel, Needs assessment, Community programs, Rhode Island, Children
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