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Health Equity Dialogue: Maine Oral Health Equity

How can we continue to improve oral health equity and access to dental care in Maine?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Dental Health Professionals, Dental Health students, Dental Health Policy Makers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Friday 2nd April 2021, 12 PM – 1PM ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_HEDMOHE
     If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Power point
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

In this webinar, we will host a panel of experts on oral health. We will be discussing access to care, barriers and inequalities prevalent in Maine in relation to dental care. Speakers from UMA’s Dental Health Programs, From the First Tooth, and Partnership for Children’s Oral Health, will share their expertise on the topic.


What you'll learn

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe oral health inequity in Maine
  • List 2 ways to increase access to dental care in Maine
  • Describe 3 resources for professionals who are improving Maine’s Dental Health

Subject Matter Experts


  • Jennifer Crittenden, PhD, MSW

    Assistant Professor in the UMaine School of Social Work

  • Jennifer Crittenden, PhD, MSW is an assistant professor in the UMaine School of Social Work as well as the Associate Director of the University of Maine Center on Aging. Dr. Crittenden has over fifteen years of experience in professional and community education, program evaluation and program planning. Nearly all research projects and grant-funded programs under her management entail the translation of academic research into professional and public education programs, events, and dissemination activities. Her experience in healthcare research and evaluation includes a variety of initiatives aimed at prevention and quality improvement across the care spectrum. Dr. Crittenden is currently the evaluation co-lead for the statewide AgingME Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program. She is also co-PI for The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation Designation of Excellence in Person-Centered Long-Term Care Project, a project that is developing a national framework from which person-centered care can be defined and implemented in long-term care settings. Dr. Crittenden has also spearheaded a primary care elder abuse screening project, served as a consultant for an educational initiative focused on care transitions, and has served as a lead evaluator for two oral health initiatives implemented within primary care and long-term care settings.


  • Kellie A Stanhope RDH, BSDH, EFDA

    Program Coordinator at Northern Light
    Health

  • Kellie Stanhope has worked for 36 years as a clinical dental hygienist, practicing in many settings, including private practice, Indian Health Services public health, and as a clinical instructor. She is a graduate of University of Maine, Orono and University of Maine Augusta-Bangor, and is currently employed at Northern Light Health as Program Coordinator, Child Health within the Community Health and Grants Department. She works directly with the Raising Readers and From the First Tooth Programs and is a Professional Clinical Teacher II in the Dental Health Programs at the University of Maine at Augusta-Bangor campus. She provides clinical instruction in the senior Dental Hygiene Clinic and is clinical lead for the Local Anesthesia and Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary labs.


  • Kalie Hess

    Associate Director for Partnership for Children’s Oral Health

  • Kalie Hess works at the Partnership for Children’s Oral Health, working to build a network of partners in Maine who are dedicated to eradicating dental disease in children. Dental disease is an equity issue, and she approaches this work through that perspective. Prior to working at PCOH, Kalie worked with Maine’s Federally Qualified Health Centers to implement quality improvement, policy, and systems solutions to increase access to health care for underserved people. Kalie has a background of working locally and at the state level to promote community health and wellbeing through community coalition efforts. Kalie brings to her work a commitment to addressing health equity and the underlying causes that prevent people from thriving – whether that is addressing barriers in transportation systems, improving confidence in public health efforts, or working to build new systems that better serve the people they are intended to help. Kalie received her Bachelor’s in Anthropology from the University of Maine and her Master of Public Health from the University at Albany.


  • Kathryn Walker, RDH, EFDA, MSEd

    Assistant Professor of Dental Health at UMA

  • Kathryn Walker is Assistant Professor of Dental Health at the University of Maine, Augusta. In April 2020, she was appointed by Governor Janet Mills to serve a five-year term as a member of the Maine Board of Dental Practice (MBDP). The MBDP is a state regulatory agency that meets monthly with a primary focus in the protection of the public through individual dental professional regulation.


  • Hibo Omer, MPH

    Consultant for Public Health

  • Hibo Omer is a consultant for public health and diversity who educates and advocates in Maine. Hibo earned her Bachelors of Science from the University of Southern Maine, and her Master’s in Public Health from University of New England. Hibo, who was born in Ethiopia and acculturated in Somali, identifies herself as Ethio-SoMainer because she has lived most of her life in Maine. Hibo’s history has included working in Social Service with the New Mainers’ community from resettlement to connecting New Mainers to service. Additionally, she worked with the NH-ME Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program as Public Health and Diversity Consultant. She is a co-founder of an international NGO called New Mainers Public Health–Horn of Africa, which provides public health consultation in public health disability and the program of Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) services. Hibo is a co-founder of Smart Health Consultant, a consulting firm that focuses on public health projects, diversity training, and strategic planning.


  • Carrie Woodcock

    Executive Director for Maine Parent Federation

  • Carrie Woodcock is a graduate from Saint Joseph's College in Maine with a BA in liberal arts. She spent 15 years after graduation in the filed of sales and marketing. Six years after the birth of her daughter she joined Maine Parent Federation as the Regional Family Support Coordinator for Southern Maine. Five years ago she became the Executive Director for Maine Parent Federation. She has a son who is 16 years old who is diagnosed with Dyslexia and ADHD a 14 year old daughter with Down Syndrome. She has been advocating for the needs of her children across all systems of care since 2007. Her work with Maine Parent Federation has allowed her to share my knowledge and experience with parents and professionals alike since 2013.


Registration

Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this webinar. If you have any trouble accessing the recording, contact support@nephtc.org.

Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: Webinars

Healthy Eating for Healthy Children: A Course for Dental Hygienists

Are you a dental hygienist interested in deepening your impact on children’s health?
 

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Course Information

  • Audience: Dental Health Professionals; other public health educators who want to have positive conversations with parents and caregivers about healthy eating choices
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours:

    Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 0.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_HECCDH
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.

  • Competencies:Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this workshop

This course is designed to teach dental hygienists the skills they need to talk with parents about eating a balanced diet. The course focuses on using accessible and encouraging language as well as providing talking points and conversation starters to use with parents during dental visits.

What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Use non-stigmatizing language to talk about food and weight.
  • Explain the Go-Slow-Whoa framework for making healthier food choices.
  • Demonstrate to families how to identify the sugar content in drinks.
  • Explain how parents and kids can share decision-making around food.


Subject Matter Experts

  • Alison Tovar

    Alison Tovar
    Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Center for Health Promotion and Health Equity, Brown School of Public Health

  • Alison Tovar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Rhode Island (URI). Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northeastern University in 2001, a Master’s in Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2005, and her Ph.D. from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in 2009. Dr. Tovar established The Healthy Feeding, Health Eating Lab in 2012, with the goal to understand factors that shape eating behaviors early in life, in order to inform community-based interventions among diverse, underrepresented populations.

  • Kate Balestracci

    Kate Balestracci
    PhD, RDN
    Program Manager,
    SNAP-Ed and
    CYFAR
    University of Rhode Island

  • Kate Balestracci is a program manager and co-principal investigator for community nutrition grants that run through the University of Rhode Island’s Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences. She is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Exercise Physiology. She then pursued a master’s degree, and later a doctoral degree, in nutrition from the University of Rhode Island. As an accredited Registered Dietitian, Kate has worked in community nutrition since 2007 to provide hands-on nutrition education to the Rhode Island community.

  • Samuel Zwetchkenbaum

    Samuel Zwetchkenbaum

    DDS, MPH
    State Dental Director
    Rhode Island
    Department of Health

  • Dr. Sam Zwetchkenbaum is the Dental Director in the Oral Health Program at the Rhode Island Department of Health and Medicaid Dental Director at the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. He is a graduate of Moses Brown School in Providence, Brown University, and the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. He received his Master in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Michigan. He has taught and practiced in a number of academic settings, including 17 years at the University of Michigan Hospital Dentistry program providing clinical care and directing the General Practice Residency. Sam is a Past President of the Special Care Dentistry Association.

  • Sadie DeCourcy

    Sadie DeCourcy

    JD
    Oral Health Program Manager, Rhode Island Department of Health

  • Sadie DeCourcy is the Oral Health Program Manager at the RI Department of Health. Beginning with her role as the Health Coverage Project Coordinator at The Economic Progress Institute, Ms. DeCourcy has pursued a path in public health; empowering people to make informed decisions about their health. Some of her past work includes advocate engagement around the Affordable Care Act implementation, health policy development and oversight with former RI Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts, and implementing a perinatal and infant oral health quality improvement project at the RI Department of Health. Ms. DeCourcy is a graduate of The George Washington University (B.A.) and Suffolk University Law School (J.D.).


    Enrollment and Contact Hours

    Select the Enroll button below to register for the course. If you have any trouble accessing the course, contact support@nephtc.org.

    Acknowledgement:  This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 2 UB6HP31685‐05‐00 “Public Health Training Centers.” The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
    This training was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $400,000 with 100% funded by HRSA/HHS and 0% funded by nongovernment source(s). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

    * Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Category: Self-Paced

Course Information

  • Audience: Dental health care personnel and administrative staff
  • Format: Online Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 10-part series, approximately 3.5 hours to complete
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_CDCSIPP.  
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
    VT: 3.5 Dental CEUs 

    Rhode Island: 3.5 Dental CEUs

  • Competencies: Public Health Sciences Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills, Data Analytics and Assessment Skills 
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Companion Trainings:
  • Supplemental materials: CDC Power Points of Basic Expectations for Safe Care Training
  • Pre-requisites: Infection Prevention series for non-clinical staff


About this course

This 10 module training series covers the basic principles of infection prevention and control that form the basis for CDC recommendations for dental health care settings.

The training was recorded with an audience of dental professionals in Vermont on June 10th 2019.  Adhering to the CDC script, presenter comments are excluded.  

Vermont and Rhode Island dental health care personnel and administrative staff  have a new option for learning about infection control in a dental practice setting! This 10 module series takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete and is based on the CDC's Basic Expectations for Safe Care training modules. This free course has been approved for 3.5 CE credits by both the RI and VT Boards of Dental Examiners.

CDC citation:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. .Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept of Health and Human Services; October 2016.

Adapted from: Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care


What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Provide basic infection prevention principles and recommendations for dental health care settings.
  • Reaffirm standard precautions as the foundation for preventing transmission of infectious agents during patient care in all dental health care settings.
  • Access links to full guidelines and source documents that can be referenced for more detailed background information and recommendations.


    Subject Matter Expert

  • Kathy Eklund

    Kathy J. Eklund
    Director of Occupational Health and Safety, RDH MHP

  • Ms. Eklund is the Director of Occupational Health and Safety, and the Forsyth Research Subject and Patient Safety Advocate at The Forsyth Institute. She is adjunct faculty at Regis College, Dental Hygiene Program where she teaches senior level courses in Oral Health Research and Evidence-Based Decision Making. Ms. Eklund serves as faculty for the New England AIDS Education and Training Center and HIVdent.org. She is a member and 2017-2019 Chair of the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) Board of Directors. Ms. Eklund is a consultant to the ADA Council on Dental Practice.


    Enrollment and Contact Hours

    The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the module. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.


    Having trouble accessing the course? Contact support@nephtc.org

Category: Self-Paced