Health Communication’s Virtual Learning Series

Texas Oral Health Coalition

This learning series is a product of the Texas Fluoridation Campaign, funded through a grant from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, in an effort to provide detailed information on how to create successful health messages to improve health outcomes.

Each self-instructional session below is worth 1.0 hour of dental continuing education credit. These sessions are meant to view as a series, but can be viewed separately as they are offered as standalone courses. As part of the evaluation process, self-instructional courses contain post-training questions so learners may assess his/her mastery of the material.

Matt Jacob Speaker Bio

In 2016, I formed Jacob Strategies LLC, a consultancy that focuses on the communications, training and marketing needs of public health stakeholders. I concentrate on translating complex, scientific content into messaging that is clear, concise and compelling—and comprehensible to policymakers or the lay public. I have delivered training related to communication and marketing for oral health stakeholders in more than 15 states. Previously, I managed communications and marketing activities for the Pew Children’s Dental Campaign and the Children’s Dental Health Project. For more than 20 years, I have helped nonprofits and advocacy organizations raise the profile of their issues, particularly in the areas of health and education. I have provided testimony or presentations to a variety of leading public health organizations, including the American Public Health Association and the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Health Literacy. Over the years, my communication efforts have been recognized or honored by a variety of organizations, including the Association of State & Territorial Dental Directors, National Public Health Information Coalition, and the New York Times.

Josefine Wolfe Speaker Bio

Josefine Ortiz Wolfe, Ph.D., RDH, CHES, is an assistant professor at A.T. Still University within the College of Graduate Health Studies.  Dr. Wolfe is a Registered Dental Hygienist, Certified Health Education Specialist, and a National Health Service Corps Scholar Alumni.  She earned an undergraduate degree in dental hygiene from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, a Master of Science in and a doctoral degree from Walden University. Previously, Dr. Wolfe served as the director of the Oral Health Program at Texas Health Institute and the project coordinator of a school-based dental sealant program at the City of San Antonio’s Health Department. Dr. Wolfe serves as Chairperson for the American Public Health Association’s Oral Health Section and is also a member of the Speakers Bureau for the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. Her research interests include health communication, oral health equity, social and structural determinants of health in Latino and immigrant populations.

Click on your selection below to view the course description and learning objectives and to access the self-instructional presentation.

Texas Oral Health Coalition
Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
7/1/2021 to 6/30/2024.
Provider ID# 346144


Technical Specifications

Funding for this grant is provided by the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation.

Delta Dental

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