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
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.
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.