Sealant Efficiency Assessment for Locals and States (SEALS) is designed to capture, store, and analyze school sealant program data. Programs can use this information to evaluate the effectiveness of individual school sealant programs by comparing the benefits (e.g., averted treatment) with the associated costs (e.g., resources used, labor hours). SEALS also allows programs to generate both an individual school sealant event report and a consolidated report summarizing all program school sealant events.
SEALS allows local sealant programs to evaluate their administrative and supply costs, and resources used to deliver services in schools. Using SEALS ensures uniform data collection across diverse programs. As a result, state oral health programs can use SEALS data to analyze the reach and effectiveness of local programs across their state. They can compare programs to identify best practices contributing to school sealant program efficiency and set benchmarks for per child costs and service delivery times.
Note: SEALS is currently available to awardees of CDC funding opportunity DP1810 and former awardees of DP1307 and requires special authorization for access. Non-funded states and outside organizations are welcome to use the workbooks and forms located in Additional Resources (below) to guide their sealant program administration. For more information, please contact SEALS@cdc.gov.
- User Manual Download Cdc-pdf[PDF – 1 MB]
- Appendices to User Manual Cdc-pdf[for print only] [PDF – 527 KB]
- State User Supplemental Manual, Version 1.1 Cdc-word[DOC – 405 KB]
Data Collection Forms:
- Child-Level Data Collection Form Cdc-word[DOC – 19 KB]
- Event-Level Data Collection Form Cdc-word[DOC – 15 KB]
- SEALS User Chart Cdc-word[DOC – 23 KB]
- Overview of Tasks and Timing of Data Entry Cdc-word[DOC – 24 KB]