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Effective Partnerships Guide
Improving Oral Health for Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Children and their Families

Resource Topic: Oral Health, Special and Vulnerable Populations, Social Determinants of Health, Clinical Issues, Operations
Resource Subtopic: Oral Health, Administrative Policies, Population Health, Health Equity, Policy and Advocacy, Patient Engagement, Programs and Services

Year Developed: 2018

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: PCAs
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs

Language: English

Developed by: 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

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.