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July 16, 2010

New from AJ PH: Oral Health & School-based Health Centers

School-based health centers (SBHCs) increase students’ access to care by making health services affordable and convenient. SBHCs can also integrate clinical care with public health interventions and environmental change strategies, by going beyond the walls of the exam room. This article from the most recent issue of the American Journal of Public Health describes innovative California SBHC programs focusing on multiple determinants of health, including oral health, that represent new models of health care for children and adolescents.

Posted by cshannon at July 16, 2010 09:20 AM


Establishing this kind of services to schools is a great help to the children. It seems like having a dentist who is readily available to their schools. It should be implemented so it will improve the oral health of children.

try also to check this site http://dentistakron.org/ .
It provides info regarding ways on howto improve oral health. Hope it helps :)

Posted by: lorenwright27@gmail.com at September 26, 2010 10:41 AM

This sounds like a great initiative, especially in light of the current economic crisis in the US with fewer families able to afford access to health care. It's really an extension of free meals in the public schools. The opportunity, if used, to integrate health education into this program has exciting potential.


Posted by: rich@ellipticalhome.com at November 3, 2010 10:08 PM

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