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The Public Health Dental Hygiene Section supports Wisconsin Public Health Dental Hygienists and their efforts devoted to oral disease prevention and health promotion for all Wisconsin children and families.

The American Association for Community Dental Programs (AACDP)
Serving the oral health needs of vulnerable populations at the community level

A Guide for Developing and Enhancing Community Oral Health Programs (2006)
This document provides guidance to local public health agencies in developing, integrating, expanding, or enhancing community oral health programs. Steps include (1) mobilize community support, (2) assess needs and existing resources, (3) plan the program, (4) implement the program, (5) evaluate the program, and (6) participate in policy development and research. Throughout the guide, resources related to each step are identified and described.
This document provides guidance to local public health agency leaders and policymakers in developing oral health programs and services and provides a context in which to consider the relationship of oral health activities to public health responsibilities and desired outcomes. Oral-health-specific topics are discussed as they relate to the 10 essential public health services developed by the work group of the Core Public Health Functions Steering Committee.
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