Minnesota Department of Health, Oral Health Program. 2013. Minnesota oral health plan: Advancing optimal oral health for all Minnesotans, 2013-2018. St, Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 48 pp. (exec summ. 10 pp.)
Annotation: This report describes the oral health plan for 2013–2018 for the state of Minnesota. It discusses the importance of oral health for overall health and identifies both barriers to and solutions for improving oral health. Contents include a review of the burden of oral disease in children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, including oral congenital abnormalities, cancer, and other diseases and conditions. Also included are discussions of financing; the state infrastructure; and priority areas including prevention and education, health care integration and access to oral health care, and surveillance.
Contact: Minnesota Department of Health, P.O. Box 64975, St. Paul, MN 55164-0975, Telephone: (651) 201-5000 Secondary Telephone: (888) 345-0823 Web Site: http://www.health.state.mn.us Available from the website.
Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Health care financing, Minnesota, Needs assessment, Oral health, Population surveillance, State initiatives, Strategic plans