What's New: Oral Health
"Oral Health for Head Start Children: Best Practices" provides evidence-based approaches and interventions to improve the oral health of Head Start children and their families. The Best Practices are divided into three key points of intervention; pregnancy, birth through two years, and two years through five years of age. We expect this document to be helpful to Head Start administration and staff and all of the medical, dental, and community health staff who will need to work together to effectively improve the future oral health of American Indian and Alaska Native children.
Download Best Practices (140kb Word Document)
The Oral Health Toolkit is intended as a companion document to “Oral Health for Head Start Children: Best Practices.” While the Best Practices document focuses on prevention and early intervention, the Toolkit contains practical ideas and resources to assist Head Start programs 1) meet their performance standards in the area of oral health, and 2) plan and implement interventions to promote oral health for Head Start children and their families.
Download Toolkit (2.4mb Word Document)
We will continually update these documents and you will be able to access those updates on the IHS Head Start Program website.