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 in overall health and identifies both the barriers to and solutions for improving oral health throughout the state. Contents include a review of the burden of oral disease in children, adolescents, adults and elderly, including oral congenital abnormalities, cancer, and of oral diseases and health conditions. Contents also include discussions of oral health financing; the state oral health infrastructure; and priorities areas including prevention and education, health care integration and access to oral health care, as well as surveillance. Appendices provide information on plan goals, objectives, and strategies; population demographics; health professional shortage areas in Minnesota, and population and low-income dental care designation.
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