Seminar - 60 Minutes
This session will promote awareness of national oral health data sources collected by CDC and HRSA: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the National Health Interview Survey, the Behavioral Risk Factory Surveillance System, HRSA Data Warehouse, the Area Health Resources Files (AHRF), and the National Survey of Children’s Health. These data sources collect public health data on oral health indicators and workforce capacity. The session will include an overview of these data system with a focus on how the data have been used to produce actionable improvements in dental public health practice. The session will also include a discussion of how these data sources can better serve state and national dental public health programs and persons in academic settings. The session will conclude with a discussion regarding future directions for national oral health surveillance, specifically the indicators missing from the current data collection systems and innovative data collection approaches.