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Goals & Objectives
GOALS

Over the next two years, the Society will focus its efforts on these four goals:

1) Screen school-aged children to determine baseline need for oral health care in Yamhill County.
2) Identify areas and communities within Yamhill County with serious oral health issues.
3) Treat community members without the means to care for their oral health problems.
4) Prevent dental caries and poor oral health through proactive education of the community.

Goal #1: Screen school-aged children to determine baseline need for oral health care in Yamhill County.

To achieve Goal #1, the Society will work with school administrators from every school district in Yamhill County to obtain consent from parents to screen as many children as possible at the school once per year (Oral Health Screening Events). The Society will work with school staff to send out consent form to parents of kids in the school for Society members to perform a screening at a scheduled screening event. This event would occur during regular business hours of the school and every child in that school would have access to the screening. Only children with signed consent forms would be permitted to be screened during the event.

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Goal #2: Identify areas and communities within Yamhill County with serious oral health issues.

In order to achieve Goal #2, the Society will work on two parallel tracks. The first track is to collect data from the Oral Health Screening Events and enter the data from the oral health grade reports into the Society's oral health database. The second track is to work and partner with Yamhill County agencies, nonprofits, spiritual-based, public service based and others to identify community areas with oral health issues.

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Goal #3: Treat community members without the means to care for their oral health problems.

In order to achieve this goal, the Society will partner with local agencies and nonprofit organizations to set-up and deliver screenings for all community members. Recently, the work with Yamhill County Public Health demonstrated how well a coordinated, well-structured event can screen and set-up treatment for a hundred or so community members in a short period of time. By working with Love INC and other non-profits, a mobile, flexible and easily scheduled oral health events can be scheduled and conducted throughout Yamhill County. Society members would work with these non-profits to schedule events dates and times, set-up the equipment and supplies for the event and provide staff for logistics and data collections. Society members would assist with supplies and equipment, as well as staffing for these events. Calendaring and coordinating these events would be accomplished through the Society's Outreach Coordinator.

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Goal #4: Prevent dental caries and poor oral health through proactive education of the community.

This is a long-term goal for the Society that will take both a great deal of time and work to achieve. All long-term interventions require vision, passion, patience and commitment because the outcomes are long-term and not easily accomplished. Community-wide interventions, like Goal #4, also requires political savvy and strong advocacy skills to achieve the outcome.

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These four goals will be the focus for the Society over the next 2 to 3 years. This document is a "living" document, meaning that it is expected to change over time as more data becomes available or other factors come into play that makes it necessary to change this document. It should be considered a framework for the Society and its members to keep focusing on to avoid fractions from forming and moving too far afield from the common vision. The Society is new and is seeking input from all corners to become an important, active and vivacious partner in Yamhill County and a leader in reducing dental/oral health problems in Yamhill County.


 
 
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