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Phone‌ 775-626-5008‌‌

Communications Committee

The purpose of the ASTDD Communications Committee is to oversee the various communication activities of the organization.

ASTDD Resources

ASTDD Publications: (including all ASTDD annual reports and issues of the ASTDD Roundup)

Communication Plan at a Glance Template: This ASTDD tool helps you plan communication strategies, timelines, evaluation methods, etc. around a specific goal or document.

ASTDD Spotlights: Available on the Archived Webcasts and Audioconferences page in Members Only

ASTDD Social Media Library: These messages and images are intended for our members, associate members, state oral health program personnel, health departments and our partner organizations to use with social media outlets, such as Twitter and Facebook. Each message is 140 characters or less, per Twitter requirements. Messages may be used as written or customized to address local or other specific needs. This list will be updated regularly, so check back often. (December 2022)

Other Resources

AAPHD Oral Health Literacy and Dental Public Health: This course presents a brief overview of the definition of health literacy, how health literacy and oral health literacy are measured, and the role of oral health literacy in promoting oral health and access to dental care in both private practice and in public health settings. It includes discussion of how oral health literacy can influence long-term oral health outcomes, and how oral health literate approaches can be integrated into private and public health organizations.

CDC Create a Health Literacy Plan: Resources to help you create or update a plan.

CDC Health Literacy Website and Online Trainings: This site provides information and tools to improve health literacy and public health as well as health literacy activities by state.

CDC Clear Communication Index: A research-based tool to help you develop and assess public communication materials.

CDC Division of Oral Health Communication Resources: Including Infographics, Media, Print Material, Feature Articles, and Podcasts and Other Multimedia.

Community Toolkit for Addressing Misinformation: The toolkit was created to help Americans navigate the serious threat of health misinformation, especially online. (2021)

Think Cultural Health: Advancing Health Equity at Every Point of Contact E-learning Program: This 3-course program worth up to 6 CE credits, provides oral health professionals with basic knowledge and skills related to cultural and linguistic competency, based on the HHS Office of Minority Health's National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (the National CLAS Standards). Information about National CLAS Standards. Think Cultural Health Webinar Series. Includes more than 15 videos on various topics.

Think Cultural Health Webinar Series: Includes more than 15 videos on Various topics.

Examples of Infographics

How Fluoride Works: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention