ASTDD collaborates with multiple organizations to accomplish its mission and projects. We define partners as "public, private and nonprofit organizations and federal agencies with which ASTDD has a strategic alliance that enhances each group's capacity to achieve a common purpose." In many instances we combine resources to implement joint activities. In some cases, specific liaisons have been designated. ASTDD uses the rubric below to assess its collaborative relationships with partners on an annual basis.
-Aware of each other's organization and assessing fit with mission, etc
-A few members indicate interest in partnering
-Infrequent or one-way communication
-All decisions are made independently
-Share information to increase organizational understanding
- Leadership, designees or liaison meet to discuss activities
-Communicate on an "as needed" or more regular basis
- Most decisions are made independently
-Very knowledgeable about each other's organization
-Develop some joint communications and share some resources
-Regular meetings and informal communication
-Some shared decision making
-Active participation in each others activities
-Share some resources and work together to leverage additional ones
-Frequent and active communication characterized by mutual respect and trust
-Consensus is reached on relevant decisions
ASTDD has developed the following resources to assist State and Territorial Oral Health Programs in their collaborative efforts:
State Oral Health Program and Primary Care Association Collaboration Project Final Report – This report summarizes the process and outcomes for the State Oral Health Program and Primary Care Association Collaboration Project. This project was a collaborative effort of ASTDD, the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The project provided an opportunity for six State Oral Health Program Directors and PCA Directors and/or PCA Oral Health Managers to engage in a process designed to deepen their understanding of each other's current and potential capacities, enabling both to identify complementary activities that could then form the basis of an ongoing, substantive working relationship. The DentaQuest Institute and Delta Dental of Colorado provided funding to support the collaborative efforts of the State Oral Health Programs and PCAs. (June 2014)
State Oral Health Program and Primary Care Association Collaboration Project Final Report Appendices
Opportunities for Increased Collaboration Between State Oral Health and CSHCN Programs
Opportunities for Collaboration between State Oral Health and Maternal and Child Health Programs to Improve Early Childhood Oral Health.
Opportunities for Collaboration between State Oral Health Programs and State Medicaid-CHIP Oral Health Programs
Promoting Access to Oral Health Care through Public-Private Partnerships: Roles for State Oral Health Programs and Oral Health Coalitions.
Strategies to Improve Collaboration Between State Oral Health Programs and CHC Oral Health Programs
Strategies to Improve Collaboration Between State Oral Health Programs and Head Start State Collaboration Offices
Opportunities for Collaboration between State Oral Health Programs and State Dental Associations to Improve Oral Health
Opportunities for Collaboration Between State Oral Health Programs and State Dental Hygiene Associations to Improve Oral Health
Toolkit for Planning, Evaluating, and Improving Interagency Collaboration for Oral Health Programs: The purpose of the Toolkit is to provide a framework and specific strategies for planning, improving, and evaluating inter-agency collaboration to more effectively and efficiently address our most complicated and complex national oral health issues through strategic alliances and organizational partnerships. The toolkit contains a Handbook, a Workbook, and worksheets. Although many examples are targeted to state oral health programs, the materials and concepts apply to any oral health program or coalition.
CO Network Diagram
ND OH Coalition Survey
Enhancing Collaborative Relationships Beteen State Oral Health Programs and Dental/Dental Hygiene Educational Institutions
(APHA Powerpoint presentation) (2010)
This is and overview of an ASTDD/ADEA survey of State Oral Health Program collaborative relatioinships with Dental and Dental Hygiene Academic Institutions with suggestions for initiating and/or enhancing such relationships.
ASTDD Collaboration Resources (April 2014)