Oral Health Strategic Plan for 2011–2014
III. Public Health Priorities
Public health priorities are developed with input from multiple sources,
including CDC leadership, key stakeholders, other federal agencies, and
within the broader context of the Oral Health Program within HHS and
CDC. These priorities also recognize public health core functions and
essential services that are inherent in our role as a program within
CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health
Promotion (NCCDPHP). Within this context, the Oral Health Program’s priorities are
- Utilize the best science and methods to improve surveillance of
oral diseases and their risk factors, monitor and characterize the burden of
oral diseases across the life stages, and communicate these findings.
- Broaden our understanding of health disparities and determinants
of oral health disparities, and apply multi-disciplinary evidence-based
approaches to address these disparities.
- Develop and promote effective evidence-based strategies and
interventions to prevent oral diseases; translate, disseminate, and evaluate
CDC products including recommendations, guidelines, and science; communicate
timely and relevant information to impact policy, practices, and programs.
- Strengthen infrastructure of state oral health programs and
promote oral health in communities through development and implementation of
macro-level policy and systems change approaches, and evaluate programs to
ensure that implementation has been successful.
- Increase organizational capacity and function with an emphasis on
leadership effectiveness, internal and external collaborations and
partnerships, global outreach, and workforce development.
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Date last reviewed:
April 4, 2011
Date late modified: April 4, 2011
Division of Oral Health,
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and