Interprofessional Oral-Systemic Health Curricular Innovation Awards: A Call for Proposals

New York University College of Nursing’s Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) initiative, in partnership with National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH), announces a call for proposals for the development of instructional resources to support interprofessional education and collaborative practice in oral-systemic health.  This OHNEP program is made possible through the generous support from DentaQuest Foundation, Washington Dental Service Foundation, and Connecticut Health Foundation.
Health professionals need to understand the linkage between oral health and overall health and apply this knowledge to practice (IOM, 2011). Competency development in oral-systemic health is integral to the prevention and treatment of oral disease and improving oral-systemic health care, especially for vulnerable and underserved populations. Core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice provide the framework for improving oral-systemic health.
Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum is a comprehensive, online oral health resource for health professionals. The curriculum covers oral health across the life span and consists of eight web-based, interactive modules: (1) Relationship of Oral to Systemic Health, (2) Child Oral Health, (3) Adult Oral Health, (4) Acute Dental Problems, (5) Oral Health and the Pregnant Patient, (6) Fluoride Varnish, (7) Oral Examination, and (8) Geriatric Oral Health.

For more information go to the OHNEP initiative website.