MARSHALL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

www.thinkoralhealth.org

Oral Health community Coordinators

 

WEST VIRGINIA ORAL HEALTH COALITION

www.wvohc.org

 

West Virginia Perinatal Partnership

www.wvperinatal.org

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs

www.amchp.org

 

West Virginia Medical Program and School Resources

https://livewell.marshall.edu/OralHealth  to find out about these programs.

  • Medical:   Fluoride Varnish Program – Cavity Free By Three

Because primary care providers encounter new parents and infants during their well -child care visits, they are uniquely positioned to play a significant role in the prevention of dental caries. It is essential that primary care providers be aware of the infectious pathophysiology and associated risk factors of dental caries in very young patients so they make appropriate decisions regarding timely and effective intervention.

All primary care providers and staff that treat children are required to complete the Smiles for Life training course in caries risk assessment. The program targets children ages six months to under 36 months (three years) who are at-risk or high-risk for developing dental caries.

  • Schools:  Fluoride Mouth Rinse Program

West Virginia Fluoride Mouth Rinse  (FMR) Project Instruction Manual provides information for school administrators and personnel, FMR coordinators and parents. It includes project administration guidelines, policies and procedures, teacher recommendations and forms.

WEST VIRGINIA ORAL HEALTH PLAN

https://livewell.marshall.edu/OralHealth/resources/

 

Family Resource Networks (FRNs) in West Virginia

The West Virginia Family Resource Networks are organizations that respond to the needs and opportunities of the community. Partnering with community members and public and private organizations, the www.wvfrn.org members develop innovative projects and provide needed resources for their local areas. Our initiatives demonstrate the network’s commitment to community development in the region. Find your county contact on the website: www.wvfrn.org

 

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OTHER RESOURCE INFORMATION

CALL  WV 2-1-1 or go to the website –  www.wv211.org/

2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with important community services, disaster information and volunteer opportunities. 2-1-1 brings together existing information and referral providers and crisis services into one coordinated system.

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WV CHIP:  WV CHIP was created to help working families who do not have health insurance for their children. Children who get good medical care have a better chance of being healthy and doing well in school.

Visit the website to find out about services covered and how to apply for WV CHIP. http://www.chip.wv.gov/