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Advancing oral health in America /
Committee on an Oral Health Initiative, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2011.
description
xviii, 248 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0309186307 (Paper), 9780309186308 (Paper)
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2011.
isbn
0309186307 (Paper)
9780309186308 (Paper)
contents note
Introduction -- Oral health and overall health and well-being -- The oral health care system -- HHS and oral health: past and present -- A new oral health initiative.
abstract
"Though it is highly preventable, tooth decay is a common chronic disease both in the United States and worldwide. Evidence shows that decay and other oral diseases may be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. However, individuals and many health care professionals remain unaware of the risk factors and preventive approaches for many oral diseases. They do not fully appreciate how oral health affects overall health and well-being. In Advancing Oral Health in America, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) highlights the vital role that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) can play in improving oral health and oral health care in the United States. The IOM recommends that HHS design an oral health initiative which has clearly articulated goals, is coordinated effectively, adequately funded and has high-level accountability. In addition, the IOM stresses three key areas needed for successfully maintaining oral health as a priority issue: strong leadership, sustained interest, and the involvement of multiple stakeholders from both the public and private sectors. Advancing Oral Health in America provides practical recommendations that the Department of Health and Human Services can use to improve oral health care in America. The report will serve as a vital resource for federal health agencies, health care professionals, policy makers, researchers, and public and private health organizations."--Publisher's description.
catalogue key
8346415
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Appeared in Choice on 2012-09-01:
In five chapters, a summary, and an introduction, this work highlights several key issues that serve as challenges to improved oral health for Americans. Topics of interest include connections between oral health and overall health; the current structure of oral health care systems, including cost and availability of services; and an assessment of prior awareness efforts by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The report also discusses the current initiative to improve access to oral health resources, with an emphasis on prevention efforts and increasing oral health literacy among the general public and health practitioners. Each section concludes with a brief reassertion of significant findings and recommendations for each topic. An extensive list of references supports each chapter. The report does a good job of presenting findings as objectively as possible, including a discussion of HHS weaknesses that have hindered previous oral health education efforts. The complete report can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13086. A useful acquisition for health sciences collections. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. T. M. Hughes University of Missouri - Kansas City
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Though it is highly preventable, tooth decay is a common chronic disease both in the United States and worldwide. Evidence shows that decay and other oral diseases may be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. However, individuals and many health care professionals remain unaware of the risk factors and preventive approaches for many oral diseases. They do not fully appreciate how oral health affects overall health and well-being. In Advancing Oral Health in America, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) highlights the vital role that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) can play in improving oral health and oral health care in the United States. The IOM recommends that HHS design an oral health initiative which has clearly articulated goals, is coordinated effectively, adequately funded and has high-level accountability. In addition, the IOM stresses three key areas needed for successfully maintaining oral health as a priority issue: strong leadership, sustained interest, and the involvement of multiple stakeholders from both the public and private sectors. Advancing Oral Health in Americaprovides practical recommendations that the Department of Health and Human Services can use to improve oral health care in America. The report will serve as a vital resource for federal health agencies, health care professionals, policy makers, researchers, and public and private health organizations.
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Though it is highly preventable, tooth decay is a common chronic disease both in the United States and worldwide. Evidence shows that decay and other oral diseases may be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. However, individuals and many health care professionals remain unaware of the risk factors and preventive approaches for many oral diseases. They do not fully appreciate how oral health affects overall health and well-being. In Advancing Oral Health in America, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) highlights the vital role that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) can play in improving oral health and oral health care in the United States. The IOM recommends that HHS design an oral health initiative which has clearly articulated goals, is coordinated effectively, adequately funded and has high-level accountability. In addition, the IOM stresses three key areas needed for successfully maintaining oral health as a priority issue: strong leadership, sustained interest, and the involvement of multiple stakeholders from both the public and private sectors. Advancing Oral Health in America provides practical recommendations that the Department of Health and Human Services can use to improve oral health care in America. The report will serve as a vital resource for federal health agencies, health care professionals, policy makers, researchers, and public and private health organizations.

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