Open Wide: Expanding Oral Health Primary Prevention Opportunities through Partnership

Project Overview

5th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2009
     Project End Date: 6/30/2010

Project Goal Statement: The intent of the planning grant is to expand the competencies of nurse case managers to confidently include oral health prevention and promotion services in their work with low income, disabled women and their children.

Award Amount: $40,000

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Dr. Christopher Okunseri, Marquette University
Additional community partner organization: SET Ministry, Inc.

Academic Partner:
Primary Academic Partner: Sheri Johnson, PhD, Department of Pediatrics

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary 7/1/2009 - 12/31/2009
     Project Final Report Summary    

Affiliated Web Pages:
     Marquette University
     SET Ministry, Inc.

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Conducted Nurse/Social Worker Training (December 2009)
  • Presentations
    • Presented a Dental Public Health Lecture to first year dental students at Marquette University School of Dentistry at the Dental Rounds Seminars in October, November and December 2009
    • Presented project findings at a roundtable meeting at the National Oral Health Conference, St. Louis, MO, April 26, 2010
    • Presented project details to the Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children Faculty and Staff on May 10, 2010
    • Presented project to colleagues at a Marquette University School of Dentistry meeting in May, June and July 2010
    • Presented to the Marquette University School of Nursing Faculty and Advanced Placement Student on July 1, 2010
    • Presented to SET Ministry clients who participated Risk Assessment Process in October 2010
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