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Ethnicity and oral health policies

Serbjit Kaur

Ethnicity and oral health policies

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Published by De Montfort University in Leicester .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Thesis (M.A.) - De Montfort University, Leicester 2001.

StatementSerbjit Kaur.
ContributionsDe Montfort University.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15497154M


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Ethnicity and oral health policies by Serbjit Kaur Download PDF EPUB FB2

Ethnicity impacts on both health beliefs and health behaviours; including beliefs and behaviours pertinent to oral health. Therefore, ethnic groups vary in lifestyle, such as alcohol consumption, smoking and diet, as well as their use of preventive and treatment Cited by: 7.

In this book the authors connected Race, Ethnicity, and Health from a socioeconomic status level, he also explored health disparity in all cultural groups.

Ethnicity and oral health policies book despite the great strides that have been made in the health status of Americans in the twentieth century, the health profile of the country's racial and ethic groups waits behinds/5(8).

Race, Ethnicity and Health, Second Edition, is a new and critical selection of hallmark articles that address health disparities in America. It effectively documents the need for equal treatment and equal health status for minorities.

Intended as a resource for faculty and students in public health as well as the social sciences, it will be also be valuable to public Ethnicity and oral health policies book administrators and /5(12). PROMOTING ORAL HEALTH IN SCHOOLS: A RESOURCE GUIDE 7.

of participating schools and students and the percentages of children with a history of tooth decay, untreated decay, and urgent oral health care Ethnicity and oral health policies book by race and ethnicity. Just like they affect general health, these behaviors can affect oral health.

The economic factors that often relate to poor oral health include access to health services and an individual’s ability to get and keep dental insurance. Disparities in Oral Health.

Some of the oral health disparities that exist include the following: Overall. Non-Hispanic blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians and Alaska Natives generally have the poorest oral health.

Not only traits but health conditions have been associated to race and ethnicity. Certain physical attributes that a child has might have been associated to race and ethnicity. Thus, many would look after the bodily make up as well as the ancestry of parents to explain any unusual trait or behavior, or even, physical attribute a child possesses.

Also discussed is how factors such as race/ethnicity, gender, and age can affect oral health–related quality-of-life concerns and treatment strategies. Finally, the book offers an outlook on the role that oral health–related quality of life will play in future research and dental education.

ISBN: Policy makers, public health officials, and other healthcare providers need to better understand how social factors, along with medical conditions, may contribute to racial/ethnic disparities in oral health with the demographic transition to a more diverse older population in the United by: Oral health promotion approaches for dental health practitioners final scope 8 of f) Oral health promotion and dental treatment in residential or care.

settings (including hospitals and nursing and residential care. homes for children, young people and adults). Oral health must be included in the provision of health care and design of community programs.

Safe and effective means of maintaining oral health that everyone can adopt to improve oral health and prevent disease have benefited the majority of Americans over the past half century. Good oral health is an important part of good overall health.

Dental public health focuses on improving oral health for all Americans by reducing disparities and expanding access to effective prevention programs. Examples of CDC’s efforts in this area include community water fluoridation and school dental sealant programs.

Social Science Journals: Resources for Authors Ethnicity and Health. " Ethnicity & Health is an international academic journal designed to meet the world-wide interest in the health of ethnic groups. It embraces original papers from the full range of disciplines concerned with investigating the relationship between 'ethnicity' and 'health'.

Oral Health & Well-Being in the United States summarizes select data on self-reported oral health status, attitudes and dental care utilization among United States adults as of based on an innovative household survey. Policies directed specifically at health or health care services, such as eligibility for publicly funded insurance (Currie and Gruber, a) or requiring a child to be immunized prior to starting school (Briss et al., ), have both intuitive and documented effects on children’s health.

But many improvements in children’s health over the past century were also influenced by policies in areas other than health. Oral Health Policy Oral health is a vital component of our physical, social, and emotional well-being.

Evidence increasingly links dental disease with poor health outcomes, including preterm birth and low birth weight, as well as heart disease.

Oral health is essential to overall health. Good oral health improves a person’s ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow, and make facial expressions to show feelings and emotions.

1, 2. However, oral diseases, from cavities to oral cancer, cause significant pain and disability for many Americans. Understanding Oral Health. dentists, other health care professionals, legislators, and policy makers regarding oral health activities and oral health pro- motion in out-of-home child care settings.

Methods This policy was developed by the Council of Clinical Affairs and adopted in This document is an update of the original policy.

Changes in Health Coverage by Race and Ethnicity since Implementation of the ACA, People of color experienced large gains in coverage under the ACA that narrowed longstanding disparities. But between andcoverage gains stalled or began.

health policy documents with a single oral health section).” [authors TBA] These criteria obtained a total of eight documents yielded by searches of the websites of agencies in 34 OECD countries and follow-up queries for publicly available documents.

Race, Ethnicity and Health, Second Edition, is a new and critical selection of hallmark articles that address health disparities in America.

It effectively documents the need for equal treatment and equal health status for minorities. Intended as a resource for faculty and students in public health as well as the social sciences, it will be also be valuable to public health administrators and. Health policy refers to decisions, plans, and actions that are undertaken to achieve specific health care goals within a society.

An explicit health policy can achieve several things: it defines a vision for the future which in turn helps to establish targets and points of reference for the short and medium term.

The WHO Oral Health Programme works with building oral health policies towards effective control of risks to oral health, based on the common risk factors approach. The focus is on modifiable risk behaviours related to diet, nutrition, use of tobacco and excessive consumption of alcohol, and hygiene.

faces to meet the needs of the population. Chapter 4 reviews oral health insurance coverage, both state-sponsored and private -payer. Chapter 5 identifies best practices in state oral health policies.

Chapter 6 summarizes the findings and makes recommendations for Appalachian Regional Commission interventions to improve oral health. WHEREAS, oral health is an important and integral component of health and development of healthy pregnancy outcomes; and WHEREAS, the seriousness and societal costs of childhood caries are significant in light of estimates indicating that five to ten percent of preschool-age children have early childhood caries.

Oral Health Disparities One of the two major goals of Healthy People is to decrease disparities. Despite some of the gains in oral health status for Washingtonians as a whole, disparities persist. Race and ethnicity. Non-Hispanic Blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians/Alaska Natives generallyFile Size: KB.

This manual is a revision of the Manual for School Health Programs,Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The Surgeon General's Workshop on Children and Oral Health, convened in Marchaddressed strategies to reduce oral health and dental care disparities among America's children and youth.

National descriptive data on children's experience with dental caries and dental visits were reviewed in order to provide participants with an overview of.

The chapter on ethnicity is also absorbing, and again brings the story back to the life-course political economy perspective. The final chapter on social policy once more brings the various explanations into play, and gives policy a more thorough consideration than the usual tagged-on paragraphs of so many papers on health by: 3.

Health Policy is intended to be a vehicle for the exploration and discussion of health policy and health system issues and is aimed in particular at enhancing communication between health policy and system researchers, legislators, decision-makers and professionals concerned with developing, implementing, and analysing health policy, health systems and health care reforms, primarily in high.

The World Oral Health Report PREFACE Chronic diseases and injuries are the leading health problems in all but a few parts of the world. The rapidly changing disease patterns throughout the world are closely linked to changing lifestyles which include diet rich in sugars widespread use of tobacco and increased consumption of alcohol.

The following guest blog post was written by Katy Battani, Health Education Coordinator at the Maryland Dental Action Coalition, and Mary Ann Williams, Research, Education and Outreach Librarian at the Health Sciences & Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Efforts to improve oral health literacy tend to focus on parents, but raising children’s awareness of oral health. The most frequent oral diseases are dental caries (cavities), periodontal (gum) disease, oral cancer, oral infectious diseases, trauma from injuries and hereditary lesions.

In Europe, 20–90% of 6-year-old children have dental caries. At an average of – teeth are affected by. This is particularly the case for those from racial and ethnic minority groups. Understanding the specific barriers that contribute to and perpetuate oral health inequities is essential to creating effective oral health programs and policies.

These barriers range from individual factors such as low oral health literacy and the inability to take. Oral health is more than toothaches, caries, and plaque. In fact, oral health can significantly impact one’s overall health. It contributes to school absences and poor academic performance.

It can lead to missed work days and even trouble getting a job. The purpose of this study was to assess information available in the dental literature on oral health-related cultural beliefs.

In the US, as elsewhere, many racial/ethnic minority groups shoulder a disproportionate burden of oral disease. Cultural beliefs, values and practices are often implicated as causes of oral health disparities, yet little is known about the breadth or adequacy of.

Facilitating the transition of patients with special health care needs from pediatric to adult oral health care, J Am Dent Assoc ;(11) American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Policy on transitioning from a pediatric-centered to an adult-centered dental home for individuals with special health care g: Ethnicity. View the Issues Section for the most current issue. The Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics is a biannual production of the Yale Law School, Yale School of Medicine, Yale School of Public Health, and the Yale School of Journal strives to provide a forum for interdisciplinary discussion on topics in health policy, health law, and biomedical ethics.

The ethnicity facts and figures website, a government audit of public services, shows the influence of ethnicity on a range of areas covering health, education, employment and the criminal justice system among topics. Black people were more than three times as likely to.

Reducing Inequalities in Health vii Executive summary We all have a role to play in reducing inequalities in health in New Zealand.

Regardless of how we measure health – by risk factors, use of services or outcomes – we find that particular groups are consistently disadvantaged in regard to health.

And these inequalities affect us Size: KB. Appendices covering data sources and ICDAM codes, Census total Māori population, years of life lost, and ethnicity data in the cancer registration and public hospital event records.

There are major differences in policy approaches to health inequalities. Two countries, Sweden and Northern Ireland, have structured their overall public health policy to tackle the underlying determinants of inequalities in health.

England is the only country with a separate comprehensive policy on inequalities in health.Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Qualitative description of dental hygiene practices within oral health and dental care perspectives of Mexican-American adults and teenagers.

Socioeconomic and racial/ethnic oral health disparities among US older adults: oral health quality of life and dentition.The association between acculturation and health, in general, and oral health (OH), in particular, has received increased attention in the past decade because of growing migration worldwide.