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La Salud Oral de los Niños de Bajos Ingresos:

Saskia Estupiñán-Day, Trevor Milner, Marisol Téllez. La Salud Oral de los Niños de Bajos Ingresos: Procedimientos para el Tratamiento Restaurativo Atraumático (PRAT). 2006. (Informe final. Número de proyecto 091024)

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Última actualización el Martes 19 de Mayo de 2009 09:12

Caries Free Communities Initiative

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The Caries Free Communities Initiative (CFCI) is an eight year plan that represents a widely sustained effort to combat the great burden of caries throughout the Americas. The principal goal of the strategy is to reduce the burden of oral disease by the year 2015 by reducing the prevalence of caries and increasing the coverage of services in the most vulnerable populations in the ‘Region of the Americas’. Vulnerable populations are identified as low socio-economic groups such as marginalized and geographically isolated populations, women, children, and people infected with AIDS.

G O A L S :  
  • Goal #1: Ensure a degree of access of essential and basic oral health for all through opportunities directed towards the ‘care and treatment’ of the most vulnerable groups.  
  • Goal #2:Integrate the oral health component in the services of Primary Health Care (PHC).
  • Goal #3: Increase verified Cost-Effective interventions: plan of several years of fluoridation programs in the Americas and expansion of coverage in oral health with simple technologies.
A C T I O N    P L A N :
  • Phase I: Form partnerships with the public and private sectors that support the initiative and ensure their sustainability by identifying the most vulnerable communities in every country.   
  • Phase II: Oral health interventions implemented to reduce caries by 80% among targeted communities by the year 2014.   
  • Phase III: Empowering the national and local health authorities, members of the academic community and local associations, and the organization of educational activities for oral health promotion. Training of oral health professionals throughout the Region, measuring the progress, and disseminating the results.   

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CFCI Activities in the Region (reports):

CFCI Training Resources:

    Workshop “Train the trainer”

    Are you interested in participating in CFCI? 
    If you would like to participate in this momentous initiative that has the backing of Ministries of Health, public health associations, and dental schools, but needs your support and involvement to succeed, please contact us. 
    Última actualización el Jueves 11 de Julio de 2013 13:35

    Workshop on caries prevention for communities in the Region of the Americas

    The workshop was developed by Bonnie Bruerd, DrPH and Mary Beth Kinney, EdD, MPH in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health and the Pan American Health Organization and the Gorgas Institute.

    Special acknowledgement of appreciation to Joanna M. Douglass, BDS,DDS for permission to use Fluoride Varnish Application video, and to First5 Oral Health for permission to use photographs.

    Última actualización el Lunes 04 de Febrero de 2013 10:18
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    Oral Health Workshop for the Region of the Americas: México City, 23 - 25 April, 2009

    Oral Health Workshop for the Region of the Americas: A Call for Action for Caries-Free Communities for Vulnerable Populations.


    Última actualización el Lunes 31 de Agosto de 2009 10:48
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