Effective Partnerships Guide
Improving Oral Health for Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Children and their Families
Resource Topic: Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Clinical Issues, Operations, Special and Vulnerable Populations, Value-Based Health Care Transformation
Resource Subtopic: Oral Health, Population Health , Health Equity, Patient Engagement, Programs and Services, Policy and Advocacy.
Keywords: Migratory and Seasonal Agricultural Workers, Access to Care , Agricultural Workers.
Year Developed: 2018
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: PCAs
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff
National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Collaboration Office
(See other resources developed by this organization).
Resource Summary: The purpose of this guide is to create an opportunity for Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs and health centers to learn more about each other’s programs, share resources, foster new partnerships and strengthen ones already in place. Although the guide focuses primarily on oral health, information about medical health services is included.
Resource Details: The guide discusses the MSHS programs and their work with oral health, including a background on head start. Information on financing dental care services, planning, and education programs and resources are included. It concludes with challenges and successes of building effective partnerships.
The guide is designed for many audiences:
• Directors and health staff of MSHS programs
• Health Services Advisory committees
• Technical assistance and training (T/TA) providers
• Directors and staff of the health centers
• Families and community stakeholders