Dental Public Health Workforce
These are 3 topic-focused lists of resources that states can use to inform their responses to the 2018 HRSA Oral Health Workforce Funding Opportunity.
Teledentistry Mobile Resources
The State Oral Health Workforce: Examining the Present and Planning for the Future at the State Health Agency Level - ASTDD and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials partnered to present "The State Oral Health Workforce: Examining the Present and Planning for the Future at the State Health Agency Level." Oral health is an essential component of overall health and well-being, but it is becoming increasingly clear that optimal oral health can't be achieved without a strong, well trained, and efficiently utilized dental public health workforce. The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors hosted a webinar exploring strategies and best practices for developing a strong oral health workforce within state health agencies. Presenters includes Dr. Karyl Rattay, the Director of the Delaware Division of Public Health, who spoke to the important role state oral health programs play in the mission of State Health Agencies; Elizabeth Harper, Director of Workforce Research at ASTHO, who shared relevant findings from The Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS); and Dr. Don Marianos, State Development and Enhancement Committee Co-Lead at ASTDD, who shared highlights from a new report on best practices for developing workforce capacity in state oral health programs. The PowerPoint slides are available for individuals who were not able to participate in the webcast. (February 2016)
Strategies for State Oral Health Program Workforce Capacity Development Panel – This ASTDD presentation at the APHA Annual Meeting was based on the ASTDD State Oral Health Program Workforce Capacity Development Best Practice Approach Report. (November 2015)
Enhancing the Dental Public Health Workforce and Infrastructure - ASTDD convened a national workshop to address dental public health workforce issues in a coordinated, multi-disciplinary, collaborative fashion. ASTDD subsequently received CDC funding for the workshop, matched by funding from HRSA MCHB through the existing cooperative agreement. The full report of the results of that workshop is available, click HERE (February 2004)
Other Organizations Resources
ADEA Summary of Loan Forgiveness Programs in all 50 States (October 2015)
Dental Therapy Toolkit for employers - Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), University of Minnesota Dental School, Normandale Community College and MS Strategies collaborated in preparing this document as well as other documents on Minnesota's dental therapists that were developed under this project and published previously. All the toolkit documents and resources are posted on MDH's web site.
Demographics and distribution of dentists in Mississippi: A dental workforce study-Denise Krause, Dennis A Frate and Warren L May; J AM Dent Assoc; 2005; 136; 668-677
The Health Workforce Research Centers support research to assist decision-makers at the federal, state and local levels to better understand health workforce needs.
There are seven Health Workforce Research Centers which focus on the following:
- Improving health care delivery and efficiency:
George Washington University
- Developing the health workforce:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Preparing the health workforce to meet the nation's long-term care needs:
University of California at San Francisco
- Building the health workforce through allied health professions:
University of Washington
- Improving the nation's oral health services:
Center for Health Workforce Studies at the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY), School of Public Health, Oral Health Workforce Research Center (OHWRC)
- Promoting a skilled behavioral health care workforce:
University of Michigan
- Supporting informed workforce planning and development:
Health Research, Inc. at Center for Health Workforce Studies at the State U
HRSA Data Warehouse Active Grants for HRSA Programs: Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce. View contact information and project abstracts for current grants, categorized by state.
New Competencies for the 21st Century Dental Public Health Specialist - These replace the previous Dental Public Health Competencies. (2016)