Workshop - 90 Minutes
The School-Based Health Alliance initiative "Strengthening School Oral Health Services" focuses on the Oral Health 2020 Goal (OPEN) to incorporate oral health into the educational system. Since the launch of the initiative in February 2015, a learning community representing the largest school districts in the U.S. and others has been involved in driving change to improve consent rates for school oral health services. The session will begin with a high-level overview of the drivers of change and site-based change processes. Participants will then have multiple opportunities to rotate through small groups, each one targeting a specific driver (school district policy, engagement of family, schools/staff, financing mechanisms, community partnership, oral health education for students and families) and share their experiences and outcomes of working in the drivers from their unique perspectives. Small groups will record their findings and share with the larger group for maximized learning.