Awards Committee - President
Nominating Committee - Past President
Annual Meeting Committee - President and President-Elect
Best Practices Committee
This committee is charged with designing a system that utilizes not only the literature, but real-world experience to highlight programmatic practices that are successful at the state level. The information in available on the ASTDD web site, and is routinely revised and updated.
The purpose of the ASTDD Communications Committee is to oversee the various communication activities of the organization. The committee is responsible for publishing and distributing the annual ASTDD report and the ASTDD Roundup newsletter. The webmaster works with the committee to promote, manage and update the ASTDD website and listservs. Additionally, the communications committee creates, distributes, and displays promotional materials and brochures for member and partner use.
Data and Oral Health Surveillance Committee
The committee oversees all of the activities of the Association regarding the National Oral Health Surveillance System, the BRFSS, YRBS, PRAMS, the Synopsis of State Programs, BSS training and TA and any MCH related data requests or technical assistance. Two coordinators and various advisory groups work with committee members to accomplish all objectives. The coordinators provide technical assistance and training to states on oral health assessment and surveillance.
Dental Public Health Policy Committee
The committee's function is to oversee the creation of white papers and policy statements for submission to the membership for approval and maintain the database of current and previous policies and resolutions.
The committee assures that ASTDD positions and policies are presented in all appropriate venues and it oversees all activities that the association may be involved in regarding fluorides, including the fluoride awards at the annual meeting.
Healthy Aging Committee
The committee serves as a focal point for healthy aging issues and resources for state oral health programs.
Perinatal Oral Health Committee
This committee serves as a focal point for issues and resources for state oral health programs relating to pregnancy and early childhood programs, policies, and materials.
School and Adolescent Oral Health Committee
This committee serves as a resource to state oral health programs and works to ensure a strong oral health component in all school and adolescent health initiatives. The committee collaborates with other organizations to accomplish its objectives and uses a coordinator and various working teams to conduct project activities.
The goal of these workgroups is to promote and support State and Territorial Oral Health Programs (STOHP) and STOHP leadership and staff development through a variety of resources, including the ASTDD Guidelines for State and Territorial Oral Health Programs, the Competencies for State Oral Health Programs, Infrastructure Enhancement project, and the State Oral Health Program Review Manual. The workgroups also oversee ASTDD orientation, peer support, and professional development activities through workshops and webcasts as well as referring members to other learning and leadership opportunities. Various levels of technical assistance are offered, including coordinator advice on a specific topic, how to conduct a self-study to determine progress or areas for improvement, or a comprehensive onsite program review by a consulting team.