Seminar - 60 Minutes
Community engagement is essential to moving the needle to address and advance oral health across the life course. The engagement of stakeholders across sectors allows a community to identify its unique combination of needs and assets. New York State (NYS) is working with communities on oral health through the 3 I’s: INCORPORATION of oral health into strategic plans and priorities; INTEGRATION of oral health into existing programs and initiatives; and use of INNOVATION in the identification and development of new strategies, programs and initiatives to support oral health. In this session, participants will learn how an advocacy organization is working with communities to inform, engage, and commit to participate in advancing strategies to reduce tooth decay; and how using the community approach, the Department is working with local health departments to improve access to care and evidence-based interventions through the 3 I’s.