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OH-17.2 Data Details

OH-17.2 Increase the number of Indian Health Service Areas and Tribal health programs that serve jurisdictions of 30,000 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.

Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
number 
Baseline (Year)
11 (2010)
Target
12
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of Indian Health Service Areas and Tribal Health programs that serve jurisdictions of 30,000 or more persons that have a public dental health program directed by a dental professional with public health training
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health:

[NUMERATOR:]

For your area, please respond to the following questions:

  • Is there anyone in the Area Office dental program with formal public health training? (If so, who and what degree); and
  • Is there anyone in the dental program of the service Units with formal public health training? (If so, who, and what degree?)
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

The listed questions were asked of each of the dental directors of Indian Health Service or local service units that serve at least 30,000 people.