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Oral Health
Kansas
was a founding member of ANOHC (American Network of Oral Health Coalitions), which began in 2010.

Community coalitions

What is a Community Oral Health Coalition?
The purpose of the coalitions is to promote optimum oral health for all residents. This goal is accomplished through oral health advocacy, public awareness and education. Several Kansas communities have established oral health coalitions to reduce oral disease in young children and students, to increase oral health services in nursing homes, and to conduct oral health education sessions for social service agencies. Community coalitions are linked to and supported by Oral Health Kansas, the statewide coalition. Here are some resources we can provide you!

bullet Consultation to work with your community to improve its oral health  
bullet Share examples from communities that have improved oral health outcomes
bullet Links to other communities that are working toward similar goals
bullet A two-day seminar from KU’s Community Tool Box staff on proven ways to work as a community to develop a new oral health program:
  • September 7-8 in Wichita, Kansas
  • Two or more members of your community may participate
  • Travel expenses will be paid
bullet Complimentary registration and hotel to attend Oral Health Kansas’ annual conference on November 2-3, 2017, in Olathe, Kansas
bullet A mini grant of up to $1,500 to underwrite a special project, technology, supplies, or other needs that advance your community toward achieving its goal

If you are interested, find out more here!

 

Community Coalition Educational Resources

COALITION BUILDING 101
This webinar focuses on providing new and existing coalitions with information on the key elements essential to building successful coalitions that promote oral health in their communities.  The webinar includes a variety of tools and techniques enabling coalition leaders to assess their own coalitions and identify ways to build their coalition capacity.  Supplemental worksheets and resources will also be provided.Effective coalition leadership is essential to achieving and sustaining individual- and population-level change in a community. This 90-minute webinar, the first of three in the Oral Health Coalition Webinar Series, focuses on providing new and existing coalitions with information on the key elements essential to building successful coalitions that promote Oral Health in their communities.

PowerPoint Presentation
Oral Health Session 1 Coalition Capacity Workbook

 

Oral Health Coalition Webinar Series – Community Assessment & Community Engagement
To be successful in reaching its goals, each oral health coalition needs to have a clear description of the problem it is working to solve. This webinar focuses on the key elements essential to assessing community needs and resources that lead to the actual problem. To determine the correct actions to take, coalition members need to understand which conditions in the community either promote or inhibit achieving results. This 90-minute webinar is designed for coalitions just getting started and coalitions looking for new ideas to expand their community assessment activities. The webinar includes a variety of qualitative and quantitative data collection tools and techniques. The workshop also focuses on ways for the coalitions to engage community partners and members in the assessment process.

PowerPoint Presentation
Community Assessment Workbook

 

Strategic and Action Planning +  Growing and Sustaining Your Results
This 90-minute session focuses on enhancing your coalition’s ability to develop strategies to address specific oral health issues in your community.  This strategic planning effort involves creating a framework for change, often known as the logic model.   This 90-minute webinar is designed for coalitions just getting started and coalitions looking for new ideas to expand their oral health strategies to ensure that those we serve have good oral health.  The session includes a variety of strategic and action planning tools and techniques.  The session content will also include ways for the coalitions to sustain community partners’ and individual members’ involvement in the effort.

PowerPoint Presentation
Strategic Action Plans

 

Oral Health Coalition Sustainability Webinar
This educational session will provide participants with an opportunity for coalition leaders and members to identify  key elements to sustain the growth of their coalitions and to take steps to develop a comprehensive plan to maintain and expand their oral health initiative.

PowerPoint Presentation
Oral Health Sustainability Webinar Workbook

 

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