This CDC's Oral Health Program Cooperative Agreement project explored whether and how infrastructure development made a difference in state oral health programs. The study sought to discover the impact and outcomes of the cooperative agreement. The study helped to identify evidence to promote infrastructure development, to improve program decision making, to document and share achievements and lessons learned, to promote expansion of the program, and to inform the direction of future cooperative agreements.
Study data led to the extraction and development of the “Ecological Model of Oral Health Infrastructure” and identified five "essential elements" of oral health infrastructure including the state plan, partnerships, leadership, resources, and engaged data. The case study offered general recommendations about infrastructure support, as well as, strategy-specific recommendations tied to the Ecological Model.
Report Title: State Oral Health Program Case Study Project
Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Contact: Thomas Chapel, 404-639-2116
Performer: ResearchTalk, Community Evaluation Solutions, Independent Evaluation Consultant (Judith Ottoson, Ed.D., M.P.H.)
Record ID: 9643 (December 31, 2012)