Hopewell A, Steffensen J. 2005. Enhancing Partnerships for Head Start and oral health: Special population forums—Final synthesis report. Washington, DC: Health Systems Research, 20 pp.
Annotation: This final report synthesizes Head Start oral health forum participant suggestions for strategies for addressing oral health concerns of special populations enrolled in Head Start programs in Region XI and Region XII. The populations are identified as American Indian-Alaska Native and migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Topics include (1) an overview of the Head Start Bureau and Maternal and Child Health Bureau oral health partnership, (2) the special population forums, and (3) an overview of the special populations and their regions, including oral health care services available and cultural considerations. Additional topics include priority issues and strategies, including prevention, education, access to care, and cross-cutting recommendations. A brief conclusion completes the report. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 Fax: (202) 784-9777 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.
Keywords: Access to health care, Alaska natives, American Indians, Conferences, Families, Farm workers, Final reports, Head Start, Migrants, Oral health, Region XI, Region XII, Strategic plans, Young children