OH-9.3 Increase the proportion of school-based health centers with an oral health component that includes topical fluoride
About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of school-based health centers (SBHCs) with an oral health component that includes fluoride mouth rinse, fluoride varnish, or fluoride supplements
Number of school-based health centers that completed a survey
- 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)
From the 2010-11 Census of School-Based Health Centers:
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.]
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 "Fluoride mouth rinse," "Fluoride varnish," or "Fluoride supplements" were included in the numerator.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
Additional resources about the objective
- National Assembly on School-Based Health Care.