Tuesday, June 28, 2000, 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
According to National Health Interview Surveys, parents report more unmet dental need than any other health need for their children. Healthy People 2000 showed that more than half of 6-8 year olds have experienced tooth decay. Healthy People 2010 shows strong disparities in both childhood dental disease and access to dental care. This major MCH public health problem, and governmental efforts to address it, will be featured in the final DataSpeak in the Spring 2000 series.
This program will focus in particular on state Title V challenges to, and strategies for, measuring pediatric oral health through the MCHB performance measurement initiative. The States of Ohio and Washington and the Indian Health Service will be highlighted for their model efforts in measuring and managing children's oral health care.