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Webinar on Rural Oral Health Toolkit

Please join the Rural Assistance Center for a free webinar featuring the newly released Rural Oral Health Toolkit. http://bit.ly/1aEU3Ar

Webinar Title: Improving Access to Oral Health Care in Rural Communities

Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Time: 1:00pm Central (11:00am Pacific, 12:00pm Mountain, 2:00pm Eastern)

Description: The Rural Assistance Center and NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis recently released a Rural Oral Health Toolkit to help rural communities improve access to oral health care. Developed by NORC on behalf of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP), the toolkit contains resources to help communities develop oral health programs by building on best practices of successful oral health program models. This webinar will feature two examples of successful programs funded by ORHP, including lessons learned.

Featured Speakers:

  • Alycia Bayne, MPA, Senior Research Scientist from the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis will introduce the Rural Oral Health Toolkit.
  • Linda Mantessino, RN, MPH, FACHE, Grant Director for the Oral Health Outreach Grant Program awarded to Innis Community Health Center, will present on the Building Tomorrow’s Smiles Program, which focuses on enhancing oral health for toddlers and children through primary care clinics and a school based health center in rural Louisiana.
  • Darcy A. Czarnik Laurin, Executive Director of the Thumb Rural Health Network in Harbor Beach, Michigan, will present on the Partnering for Health Program, which strives to increase the number of low income uninsured individuals that have an ongoing source of care or medical home, including access to free or low cost oral health services.

Registration: Visit http://bit.ly/IruwaY to register. Please note, there are a limited number of seats available; however, we hope to make a recording available on our website after the live event. This webinar is free. A phone connection and high-speed internet are required to participate. Connection details will be e-mailed to you prior to the event.

If you have questions or problems with the registration process, please contact Cathy Westerhausen at cathy.westerhausen@med.und.edu or 701.777.0584.

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