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DE0121: Billings Area Prevention Coordinators Meeting

Date: 5/09/2012 - 5/10/2012 Course Status: Completed
Facility: Hilton Garden Inn Location: Bozeman, MT
Instructor: Kathy Phipps, Bonnie Bruerd, Crystal Gust Director: TRAVIS FISHER
Level: Basic Audience: Hygienists
Quota: 5 - 15 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 8.75 (Total CDE); 3.00 (AGD - 149); 3.25 (AGD - 151); 1.50 (AGD - 258); 1.00 (AGD - 770)
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The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider
The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The 2012 Billings Area Prevention Coordinators meeting will provide an opportunity for participants to gain a better understanding of how to utilize Basic Screening and Survey data in the development of program plans for the Early Childhood Caries Initiative and Early/Head Start Programs. The participants will learn techniques to enhance leadership and communication skills in building effective community-based oral health prevention programs.

The agenda includes:
May 9
8:00 Welcome
8:15    ECC Status; Basic Screening Survey [Kathy Phipps] CDE
9:30    ECC, collaborative planning [Bonnie Bruerd]CDE
11:00 Leadership Qualities [Bonnie Bruerd]CDE
12:00 Lunch Break
1:00    ECC Research [Kathy Phipps]CDE
3:00    Head Start – program planning CDE
4:30    End Session
May 10
8:00    Community outreach, social media [Crystal Gust]CDE
9:30    Virtual Learning Community [Marsha, Julie, Travis]
10:30 GPRA
11:00 IHS HQ update
12:00 Lunch
1:00    Round table discussion, program planning
3:00    End Meeting

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the oral health status of AIAN children. [Phipps]
2. Describe the current research and best practices to prevent ECC in AIAN communities, and develop objectives and activities to prevent ECC in local communities. [Phipps]
3. List and describe tools to improve leadership skills in AIAN communities. [Bruerd]
4. Use current Head Start PIR data and Best Practice models to develop local plans to improve the oral health of Head Start children. [Bruerd]

Building Collaborative Community Relationships through Social Media [Gust]:
1. Identify social media and other methods for community outreach.
2. List resources to create Health Promotion/Disease Prevention collaborations in communities.

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

Concerns or complaints about this course may be directed to IHS CDE Coordinator or to ADA CERP (



Tuition Payment Information:

Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.

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