Oral health is increasingly becoming a focus of health care providers — including those who specialize in behavioral health. Being able to recognize when a patient has oral health concerns can help shed light on their emotional and physical well-being — and knowing what to do about it can change lives. On Wednesday, September 7, at […]
For the second year in a row, PAEA will be serving as the fiscal administrator for the PA Leadership Initiative on Oral Health. As previously reported, the initiative has been going strong for nearly six years and is a collective effort that involves the “Four Orgs” — AAPA, ARC-PA, NCCPA, and PAEA. Much of the […]
Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) is leading the way in helping health practitioners incorporate oral health into patient care. Through their blog, All 4 Oral Health, OHNEP and Teaching Oral-Systematic Health (TOSH) are aiming to build interprofessional oral health competencies among future primary care providers in order to develop a primary care workforce […]
Smiles for Life, a national oral health curriculum, has created a new award to support the publication or presentation of research in a scholarly format. The Smiles for Life Curriculum was created in 2005 to address a lack of oral health curricula available for primary care and other non-dental health care providers. Health care professionals of […]
Ready to feel inspired? The nccPA Health Foundation recently released a documentary-style video that stresses the importance of oral health and encourages PAs to volunteer in their communities. Watch Joining the Fight for Oral Health: Promoting Health Equity.
The nccPA Health Foundation, in partnership with the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health, is accepting grant proposals for Oral Health Community Outreach Grants. The aim of the program is to advance oral health awareness, prevention, and treatment through community outreach activities. Certified PAs, PA educators, and PA students are eligible for the grants, which will be […]