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Stories from the Field

Want to know what others are doing to improve the health of their communities? Explore our Stories from the Field to see how communities across the Nation are implementing Healthy People 2020.
 
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Organization Type: State Government Agency
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The Virginia Department of Health School Dental Sealant Program

Topic Area(s): Oral Health
Objective(s): OH-7 LHI, OH-2.2, OH-12.2
Date Posted: 08/31/2017

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions affecting children in the United States. When it’s not treated, tooth decay can cause pain and infections–and may interfere with a child’s ability to eat, talk, learn, and play.1

Organization Type: State Government Agency
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smiles@school

Program State: Minnesota
Topic Area(s): Oral Health
Objective(s): OH-7 LHI, OH-8, OH-9.1, OH-12
Date Posted: 02/19/2015
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Minnesota Oral Health Program worked to improve adolescent oral health across Minnesota through increased access to school-based dental sealants programs. ,

 

 

Organization Type: Federal Government Agency
Program Name:

Early Childhood Caries Collaborative

Topic Area(s): Oral Health
Objective(s): OH-7 LHI, OH-1.1, OH-2.1
Date Posted: 05/16/2018

Tooth decay (also known as caries or cavities) is one of the most common chronic health conditions affecting children in the United States.1 American Indian and Alaska Native children have especially high rates of tooth decay; the rate for American Indian and Alaska Native children ages 3 to 5 is 43%—more than 4 times the rate for white children.2

Organization Type: State Government Agency
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Maryland Office of Oral Health

Program State: Maryland
Topic Area(s): Oral Health
Objective(s): OH-7 LHI
Date Posted: 08/20/2012

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how Maryland Office of Oral Health worked with partners to convene a Dental Action Committee (DAC) to improve the oral health of Maryland's children.

Organization Type: Local Government Agency
Program Name:

HIV Dental Ombudsperson Program

Program State: Massachusetts
Objective(s): OH-7 LHI, AHS-6.3
Date Posted: 03/24/2016

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Boston Public Health Commission’s HIV Dental Ombudsperson Program increased access to oral health services for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
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SEAL! Michigan School-Based Dental Sealant Program

Program State: Michigan
Topic Area(s): Oral Health
Objective(s): OH-1, OH-2, OH-12
Date Posted: 02/19/2013

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Michigan Department of Community Health addressed adolescent tooth decay through school-based dental sealant programs.

Organization Type: State Government Agency
Program Name:

I-Smile Dental Home Initiative

Program State: Iowa
Topic Area(s): Oral Health
Objective(s): OH-7 LHI
Date Posted: 01/23/2014

In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the Iowa Department of Public Health and their partners worked to improve access to oral health care across the state.