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Oral Health Webinar

May 18, 2023 : 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Offered by the New England Public Health Training Center

As a CHW, what can you do to support the oral health of the individuals you serve?

Oral health is an essential part of overall health and wellbeing. Poor oral health has a negative impact on quality of life and is linked to chronic conditions, including stroke, heart and lung disease, and diabetes. In addition, poor oral health can be stigmatizing, which negatively affects mental health and may contribute toward socioeconomic disparities. Community health workers are well poised to support oral health education and access to care in their roles. Join this webinar to learn about how CHWs can help improve the oral health of people they serve.

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the relationship between oral health and overall health.
  • List oral health resources available for individuals served by CHW in Vermont.
  • Explore opportunities to integrate oral health care into CHW role.

This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours.