Resources

This is the online storehouse of downloadable resources available from the NIIOH. If you have a digital asset that you feel could be of use to the NIIOH’s mission, or questions about existing assets, please contact us.

  • Online Course Improves Oral Health Care Practices
    February 11, 2013,
    Document

    Identify and close oral health practice gaps by completing the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) online quality improvement course EQIPP: Oral Health in Primary Care. The course delivers everything you need to create, test, and implement policies and practices that help prevent early childhood caries—the most common chronic disease among children in the U.S.  The course may be taken by pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and allied health care professionals.  Course enrollment fees are subsidized by the AAP.  Learn more at http://bit.ly/eqipp-oral-health

  • January 31, 2013,
    Document

    This report provides the utilization statistics for the Smiles for Life Oral Health curriculum through December 31, 2012.  The data is collected from the Smile for Life Website.  The website address is www.smilesforlifeoralhealth.org

  • 2012 Symposium on Oral Health and Primary Care - VIDEO
    December 17, 2012,
    Video

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  • November 15, 2012,
    Document

    Press Release Download - Seattle - (November 15, 2012) – Physician assistant (PA) educators from across the country attended the 2012 Physician Assistant Education Association’s (PAEA) Annual Forum in Seattle. A special feature of this year’s forum was a pre-conference session from November 6-7 that stimulated PA educators to view health in a new light...

  • November 4, 2012,
    Document

    Oral Health Integration in the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Environment:
    Case Studies from Community Health Centers

    This article advances the case for bringing oral health into the realm of the PCMH by featuring four community health centers where changes have been made that address the opportunity for prevention and the interplay
    between oral diseases and other systemic conditions so as to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. The underlying report on which this article is based was commissioned by the Funders Oral Health Policy Group, with additional funding from the REACH Healthcare Foundation.  Click the title to download the article.

  • November 2, 2012,
    Document

    Funders and health professionals from medicine, dentistry, nursing, physician assistant and pharmacy professions came together to join the fight for oral health and continue their process of ensuring that all health professions consider themselves oral health providers.

  • November 1, 2012,
    Document

    Summary document sharing feedback from participants at the 2012 Symposium on Oral Health and Primary Care.

  • October 31, 2012,
    Document

    This document presents findings from an exploratory evaluation of the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health, specifically regarding its push for primary care education systems to teach oral health and adopt an interprofessional culture around oral health. The Interprofessional Initiative is still in the early stages of implementation. Although its curriculum is well-established, its system-level change strategies are still evolving. This formative evaluation, assessing both the process of the initiative’s work and its early outcomes, is intended to inform ongoing program development and support decisions about the future of the Interprofessional Initiative.

  • October 14, 2012,
    Document

    The media clipbook highlights media attention given to the ADA Endorsement of the Smiles for Life Press Release.

  • September 7, 2012,
    Document

    Annotated summaries of literature related to oral health, preventive procedures (fluoride varnishes), dental caries, oral/systemic diseases (diabetes), prenatal and perinatal oral health, cardiovascular disease and oral health, seniors and oral health, and oral health and other systemic connections. The document provides a good starting place for clinicians who wish to investigate the evidence base for the oral/systemic connection.