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
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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
From the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health (2010):
Please provide a count, based on the regional offices within IHS, that have a “public health dental program directed by a dental professional.”
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. A health program is considered to have a public health dental program director by a dental professional with public health training if that dental program director has formal public health training (MPH, MSPH, MSHA, PhD, DrPH).