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Dr. Evans stateoralhealthconf101707.ppt

  1. 1. Illinois Oral Health Plan -a University’s response <ul><li>Caswell A. Evans, DDS, MPH </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Dean for Prevention and Public Health Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry </li></ul><ul><li>October 17, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Bloomington, IL </li></ul>
  2. 3. Illinois Oral Health Plans I & II State Health Improvement Plan
  3. 4. Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General (DHHS 2000)
  4. 5. The Surgeon General’s Report provided the nation with an alert “ Oral health is essential to the general health and well-being of all Americans and… improved oral health can be achieved by all Americans… Great progress has been made in reducing the extent and severity of common oral diseases …however, not everyone is experiencing the same degree of improvement.”
  5. 6. The Report’s themes: <ul><li>Oral health is much more than healthy teeth. </li></ul><ul><li>Oral health is integral to general health. </li></ul><ul><li>Safe, effective, easy to adopt disease prevention measures exist. </li></ul><ul><li>General health risk factors also affect oral and craniofacial health. </li></ul>
  6. 7. National Call to Action to Promote Oral Health www.surgeongeneral.gov/topics/oralhealth/
  7. 8. The National Oral Health “Call to Action” <ul><li>Builds upon the Framework for Action from Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates the Healthy People 2010 objectives </li></ul>
  8. 9. National Oral Health “ Call to Action” GOALS <ul><li>To Promote Oral Health </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate Oral Health Disparities </li></ul><ul><li>Increase Quality of Life </li></ul>
  9. 10. Illinois Oral Health Plan <ul><li>Policy Goal II </li></ul><ul><li>Build effective infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity of workforce in training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community-based experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workforce capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. UIC College of Dentistry <ul><li>Community-based service-learning </li></ul><ul><li>DADM 325 </li></ul>
  11. 12. The Future…
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