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OH-9.1 Data Details

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OH-9.1 Increase the proportion of school-based health centers with an oral health component that includes dental sealants

About the Data

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

Data Source: 
Census of School-Based Health Centers
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
17.1 (2007–08)
Target: 
18.8
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of school-based health centers (SBHCs) with an oral health component which includes dental sealants

Denominator: 

Number of school-based health centers that completed a survey

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

    From the 2010-11 Census of School-Based Health Centers:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    Indicate which of the following services are provided to individuals by the health center (NOTE: Unless indicated, check off the services provided at your health center regardless of who provides the service.) [Select: Provide onsite; Provide through mobile unit; By referral only; Not provided or referred.]

    • Oral health education
    • Dental screenings (e.g. visual inspection)
    • Dental examination by a dentist
    • Dental examination by a dental hygienist
    • Dental sealants
    • Fluoride mouth rinse
    • Fluoride varnish
    • Fluoride supplements
    • Dental cleaning
    • General dental care (e.g. fillings, extractions)
    • Specialty care (e.g. orthodontics, oral surgery)
Methodology Notes: 

    The School-Based Health Alliance conducts the Census of School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs). The census is a triennial national survey of school-based, school-linked, mobile health centers, and telehealth programs. This online survey provides the school-based health field with accurate, up-to-date data about SBHC demographics, staffing, services, policies, utilization, financing, prevention activities, and clinical policies.

    School-Based Health Centers that responded "Provide onsite" to "Dental sealants" were included in the numerator.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
In 2015, the baseline was revised to correct a programming error. The numerator should only include school-based health centers (on-site), not both school-based health centers and referral clinics (off-site). The baseline estimate was revised from 24.1 percent to 17.1 percent in 2007-2008. The target was adjusted from 26.5 percent to 18.8 percent to reflect the revised baseline using the original 10 percent improvement target-setting method. The data source name was revised from "School-Based Health Care Census (SBHCC), National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (NASBHC)" to "Census of School-Based Health Centers (CSBHC), School Based Health Alliance (SBHA)." The data source methodology was not revised.

References

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