Tallahassee, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health is proud to be one of five states selected to participate in the Association of Maternal and Child Health Program’s (AMCHP) Return on Investment Analytic Action Learning Collaborative. The state team will conduct a return on investment analysis on preventive dental services provided by the local health departments to children statewide. Completion of this comprehensive analysis on preventive dental services is expected to demonstrate support for school-based prevention programs and help guide oral health policy at the state level.
February 12, 2015
TALLAHASSEE—February is Children's Dental Health Month and the Florida Department of Health is working to promote good oral health for children and families through preventive care. The department's Public Health Dental Program, in partnership with the Florida Dental Hygiene Association and Head Start, is launching a new project to provide oral health screenings in 48 Head Start centers across 29 counties.
January 30, 2013
TALLAHASSEE—February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and the Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Pasco County (CHD) is working to educate Floridians about the importance of preventative dental care from licensed professionals. The Department’s Unlicensed Activity (ULA) Unit, along with the Pasco County share important information with school aged children about obtaining proper dental care from licensed health care practitioners.
January 10, 2013
“This week’s release of the Pew Children’s Dental Campaign highlights the importance of proper dental care for all children in Florida. The report concludes that the use of sealants is a cost effective means of providing preventive care. Fifty-five of Florida’s 67 county health departments (CHDs) currently provide preventive dental services to children.