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OH-17.1 Data Details

OH-17.1 Increase the proportion of States (including the District of Columbia) and local health agencies that serve jurisdictions of 250,000 or more persons with a dental public health program directed by a dental professional with public health training

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
Annual Synopses of State and Territorial Dental Public Health Programs (ASTDD Synopses); Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
23.4 (2008)
Target
25.7
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of State (including the District of Columbia) and local health Agencies that serve jurisdictions of 250,000 or more persons that have a public dental health program directed by a dental professional with public health training (out of 218)
Denominator
Number of State (including the District of Columbia) and local health Agencies that serve jurisdictions of 250,000 or more persons (218 at baseline)
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2009 Annual Synopses of State and Territorial Dental Public Health Programs:

[NUMERATOR:]

  • How many State/Territorial and local health agencies in your State have a service population of 250,000 or more? Include the State or Territory health program if the State or Territory population is 250,000 or more.
  • How many of the agencies included in the response immediately above have a dental program? (To be counted, a program should have a separate budget.)
  • How many of the dental programs included in the response immediately above are directed by a dental professional? (i.e., dentist, hygienist, or dental assistant)
  • How many of the directors included in the response immediately above have a masters or higher public health related degree? (MPH, MSPH, MSHA, PhD, DrPH)
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective