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OH-17.2 Data Details

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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.

Data Source: 
Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health
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

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health (2010):

    [NUMERATOR:]

    Please provide a count, based on the regional offices within IHS, that have a “public health dental program directed by a dental professional.”

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. 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).

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020: 
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 21-17b in that the measure was revised from a count to a proportion.