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Oral Health

Thursday, July 13, 2017

NH Oral Health Baseline Survey I

This survey identifies oral health resources and promising practices in community-based, non-traditional settings.  The report presents an inventory and examination of the state's community-based oral health programs with consideration of promising and best practice criteria for use by providers, policymakers, program planners and consumers.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NH Oral Health Plan 2015

The 2015 New Hampshire Oral Health Plan is a living document that was created through extraordinary collaboration among oral health leaders and advocates. It captures the unique, thoughtful perspective of over 100 subject matter experts, dedicated representatives of community-based organizations, diverse community members, and others with a stake in the health status of New Hampshire.
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Oral Health in NH

The work, accomplishments, and lessons learned from the Endowment for Health’s seven-year investment. From 2001 to 2007, the Endowment invested $4.9 million dollars in 68 projects that included new service delivery models, infrastructure strengthening, coalition building, public awareness building, and leadership development. The evolution of the Endowment's work in oral health in many ways reflects the early growth of the young foundation and provides many lessons. Measuring the impact is a challenge and no one organization can "cause" change. However, this report examines several oral health measures that point to collective success.
Thursday, July 1, 2004

Oral Health Plan

New Hampshire has been ranked as one of the healthiest and wealthiest states in the nation, and is seen by many as relatively homogeneous and problem free. This veneer belies the fact that access to oral health care varies greatly across the state, and oral diseases are a devastating problem among a significant percentage of New Hampshire residents, affecting their overall health and ability to work and learn. While much oral disease is preventable, many in New Hampshire lack access to the basic services that could help them avoid oral pain, infection and dysfunction, dental caries (tooth decay), tooth loss and other oral health problems. Over the past decade, efforts have been made to address these concerns with some measure of success. But these initiatives have had limited effectiveness because of the lack of a comprehensive, coordinated appproach among funders and policymakers to addressing the problem. The vision of the coalition: Residents of New Hampshire will have the opportunity to achieve and maintain oral health through access to an effective system of health services which promotes appropriate health behaviors. These services, which include assessment, prevention, health promotion, education, counseling, and treatment, will be provided through an integrated system of health care that assures accessibility, affordability, high quality, appropriateness of individuals' needs, and responsiveness to individuals' circumstances.
Thursday, January 1, 2004

NH Oral Health Nursing Home Survey - 2004

In order to better understand New Hampshire nursing home residents' access to dental services, the Endowment for Health provided a grant to develop and administer a survey of state nursing homes. The purpose of the survey was to gather information for nursing home administrators about dental services provided to nursing home residents and how these needs may be better met in the future.