Addressing Oral Health in Head Start: Insights from the Head Start Health Manager Descriptive Study

Publication Date: December 30, 2016


Children’s tooth decay is a “major concern” for 84% of Head Start health managers, according to this new study. Explore how programs address this challenge through these research questions:

  1. What is the perceived burden of tooth decay on Head Start/Early Head Start programs?
  2. What health programming (e.g., services, activities, education) and policies are currently in place to address tooth decay?
  3. What are the staffing models used to address oral health needs? How is staff training addressing tooth decay?
  4. How are programs leveraging other partners, community resources, and their health services advisory committee to address tooth decay?
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