Grant: $295,604 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Sep. 3, 2009
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Award Description: The New York State Public Health Workforce Taskforce assessed the public health system throughout the state and made recommendations to strengthen it by creating opportunities for training a competent workforce. The New York State Dental Public Health Residency Program (NYSDPHRP) trains two to four dentists per year to assume critical roles in the practice of dental public health. It is a joint venture of the University at Albany (SUNY-A) School of Public Health and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). The department has affiliation agreements with Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx and University of Rochester's Eastman Department of Dentistry. In addition, faculty members at New York University College of Dentistry and Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Medicine have opportunities to participate in the program. The program has received full accreditation from the Council on Dental Accreditation. To provide training to dental public health workforce, the Department of Health has provided funds to support two residents through a contract with the School of Public Health, SUNY/Research Foundation. The program provides opportunities for both full-time and part-time residents. There are many public health dentists interested in the residency program but cannot take time off from their work to pursue the on-site training. This application addresses one of the goals in the Oral Health Plan for New York State - encourage oral health professionals to be competent in public health principles and practice, and create lifelong learning opportunities. More specifically, there is a need to extend the program to dental school faculty and those who are currently working in community health centers. To accomplish this, there needs to be a strong infrastructure at the state level. This proposal is intended to - 1) Enhance access to a diverse and culturally competent and sensitive health professions workforce by addressing composition and distribution; 2) Improve the health workforce through appropriate preparation using innovative techniques; and 3) Improve the infrastructure to enhance curriculum and training plans. We intend to accomplish these goals by developing innovative learning techniques for not only enrolled residents but also practicing public health dentists who are potential applicants. This will include expanding distance learning opportunities, establishing regular seminars and workshops to address public health issues, and improving curriculum and training plans. To achieve this, we need to build the infrastructure for incorporating teaching methods that can meet the needs of residents. The program offers specific opportunities to become competent with respect to issues related to oral health needs, policies and programs of the vulnerable populations and cultural and linguistic diversity. This program will provide a model for future collaboration for training public health dentists. Future public health dentists should be competent not only in disease surveillance, epidemiological analysis, behavioral science, environmental health, but also in social marketing, community organizing, coalition building and public health administration
Project Description: 1. Maintain support for resident?s stipend through the state (SUNYRF) 2 - Hiring of a part-time program coordinator. 3 - Develop seminars and workshops in collaboration with the Preventive Medicine Residency program, SUNY@ Albany School of Public Health to strengthen curriculum
Jobs Summary: assist dental public heath residents in collection/analyzing data, indentifying databases for research projects, preparing protocols & proposals for IRB. New hire (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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