Public-private collaboration to improve oral health status of children enrolled in Head Start in New York City.

Jill B. Fernandez, Neal G. Herman, Linda Rosenberg, Marcia Daronch, Amr Moursi

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A comprehensive oral health care program for Head Start children in New York City is described. Head Start is a federally funded pre-school program for low-income families and their children. It provides activities that help children grow mentally, socially, emotionally and physically. In 1994, a public-private partnership was created between New York Administration for Children's Services and New York University College of Dentistry. The program consists of periodic visits to different Head Start centers by a dental team composed of pediatric dentists, residents, hygienists and students. At the center, the team provides diagnostic and preventive services to children and oral health education to children, parents and staff. Referrals are then made to the College of Dentistry or to a community provider for treatment and follow-up. Free transportation is provided between Head Start centers and the college clinic. Over 13 years, 25,000 children have received diagnostic, preventive and treatment services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-34
Number of pages3
JournalThe New York state dental journal
Volume74
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 2008

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Oral Health
Health Status
Dentistry
Public-Private Sector Partnerships
Comprehensive Health Care
Diagnostic Services
Dentists
Health Education
Tooth
Referral and Consultation
Parents
Students
Therapeutics

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Public-private collaboration to improve oral health status of children enrolled in Head Start in New York City. / Fernandez, Jill B.; Herman, Neal G.; Rosenberg, Linda; Daronch, Marcia; Moursi, Amr.

In: The New York state dental journal, Vol. 74, No. 4, 06.2008, p. 32-34.

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