Tuesday National Organization Roundtable Topics (By Invitation Only)
The School-Based Health Alliance, with support from the DentaQuest Foundation, continues to advance the initiative, Strengthening School Oral Health Services and Growing the School Oral Health Learning Community, launched in February 2015. The work focuses on one of the six National Oral Health 2020 Goals — incorporating oral health into the education system. This goal targets the 10 largest U.S. school districts. School districts from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Arkansas also participated in the learning community, enriching the conversations and learnings. The work continues, focusing on shared learning and resources, the development of additional tools and resources, expanding the work to integrate oral health into school-based health centers, and scaling promising programs. During the roundtable, we will focus on the work and progress of the School-Based Health Alliance school oral health learning community. The discussion will highlight examples from the learning communities, new resources available through the Alliance’s initiative and web-based library, and a practice management tool (currently in pilot stage) for integrating oral health into a school-based health center.