Seminar - 90 Minutes
Children’s oral health, overall health and success are inextricably connected to their parents or caregivers and the environmental factors that impact families. Yet many health policies and programs focus on the needs of children or on the needs of parents (adults), thereby missing opportunities to explore strategies addressing broader challenges that affect the whole family. Experts will explore the child-parent connections that research reveals and explain why multi-generational approaches are more likely to confront social determinants and other factors that shape health and well-being. Presenters will stress why oral health advocates need to consider ways to link or align systems and funding streams, as well as the importance of engaging and listening to families.