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Kids Oral Health Partnership (KOHP)

MCD Public Health designed and implemented the Kids Oral Health Partnership (KOHP) between 2007-2011. For four years, the Partnership engaged and trained non-dental providers, including medical and child care providers, for better oral health outcomes in very young children. MCD Public Health developed a curriculum and materials, and provided training and tools for oral health risk assessment, fluoride varnish application, culturally and linguistically appropriate materials for family guidance, and help in referring to dental providers. Today, KOHP maintains a website of training resources for improving the oral health of young children and continues to promote related efforts in Maine.

Region Served: Maine-Statewide

Focus Areas: oral health needs of young children, oral health training for medical and child care providers

Tools: curriculum development, training, web site development, e-newsletter, conference

Funders: Targeted Oral Health Service System Grant, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration of US DHHS, administered by Maine CDC Oral Health Program (2007-2011)

Partners: Maine CDC Oral Health Program, From the First Tooth

Contact: Danielle Louder or Elizabeth Foley, MBA, Co-Directors
dlouder@mcdph.org or efoley@mcdph.org, 207-622-7566 x225 or x297

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