National Children’s Health Month Wrap Up
February has been a busy oral health month celebrating Children’s Dental Health Month, National Gum Disease Awareness Month, and American Heart Month. We have gathered a few oral health resources this month you can use year-round. Finish off the month and celebrate with TxOHC on social media to educate others on the importance of oral health to total body health across the lifespan by liking, commenting, and sharing our social media messages.
This month TxOHC is publishing the 2022 Texas Oral Health Report Card and a new blog post, “Integrating a Dentist into a Pediatric Medical Practice,” by Dr. Heather Dent, DDS. Keep reading below to learn more.
TxOHC is pleased to post, “Integrating a Dentist into a Pediatric Medical Practice” an article written by Dr. Heather Dent, DDS, Dental Director for El Centro de Corazon in Houston Texas. This article details how El Centro de Corazon imbedded dental care into their pediatric practice.
To read the full article on how Dr. Dent successfully integrated oral health into medical health in a CHC, please click here to read the full blog post on our website.
Did you know an individual’s health, even before they become pregnant, can impact a newborn’s health and well-being?
Those who receive recommended health care services before they get pregnant are more likely to be healthy during pregnancy and to have healthy babies.
For more facts like this, check out our new Maternal, Infant and Toddler Fast Facts!
Voices for Healthy Kids, an initiative of the American Heart Association, works to help all young people eat healthier foods and be more active.
Public Health Reports published a new study entitled Missed and Delayed Preventive Health Care Visits Among US Children Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Using data from the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey collected in April/May 2021, the researchers estimated missed, skipped, or delayed preventive checkups among households with children in the previous 12 months.
“The COVID-19 pandemic led to a substantial drop in US children’s preventive care, which had not fully rebounded by the end of 2020.” The report concludes overall, 26.4% of households reported that at least one child/adolescent had missed or delayed a preventive visit because of COVID-19.
Find the full report here.
Please find below the 61st issue of The USPHS Chief Dental Officer Newsletter. This issue highlights National Children’s Dental Health Month including a Healthy People 2030 Update on Children’s Oral Health but also has other information on multi-directional integration, pandemic news, other news of interest, and upcoming events.
Please find the newsletter here.
Learn about upcoming events such as webinars and quarterly meeting and register today!
Make your voice heard. Mobilize your community.
Learn more about our new member benefits and join TxOHC today.
The Texas Oral Health Coalition’s blog does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information’s, content or advertisements contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded or accessed from any of the services contained on this website, nor the quality of any products, information’s or any other material displayed,purchased, or obtained by you as a result of an advertisement or any other information’s or offer in or in connection with the services herein.
The opinions expressed by guest authors are their own and should be taken as such, it is up to you the reader to make your own decisions based on the content they provide. Any content put forth by a guest author, is also their opinion and the reader is responsible for the intelligent interpretation and application of that advice. The guest author who wrote it or the Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc. is not responsible for any actions taken after that advice is posted.