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Professional Education

WEBINAR: Nutrition and Healthy Aging: How You Can Address Senior Malnutrition

This webinar, hosted by DefeatMalnutrition.Today coalition, will discuss the relationships between nutrition and healthy aging, particularly the importance of combating senior malnutrition in order to allow older adults to live healthy, independent lives. Both community providers and clinical providers will talk about the work they do to provide proper nutrition for older adults. The webinar will also detail what you can do to address this issue in your own practice, agency and/or community.  Read More »

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Sign Up for the Wisdom Tooth Insider

The Wisdom Tooth Insider is a monthly e-newsletter that provides updates on the Wisdom Tooth Project and highlights individuals and organizations who are leaders in the fields of geriatric dentistry and gerontology. Read More »

Professional Education

WEBINAR: Engaging Stakeholders to Improve Dental Coverage and Access for Medicaid-Enrolled Adults

Please join the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) for their webinar. This event will highlight lessons from a CHCS learning collaborative that worked with five state organizations to develop oral health stakeholder engagement plans. Since states are not required to offer dental benefits for adult Medicaid beneficiaries, inadequate access to dental care is a significant problem for this population – with potential long-term consequences for oral and overall health, costs of care, and employability. Effective engagement of stakeholders is critical to help leverage resources, advance innovative solutions, and drive improvements in coverage, access, and outcomes.  Read More »

Professional Education

WEBINAR: Suicide Prevention and Older Adults

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, this webinar will feature expert speakers highlighting risk factors for suicide among older adults and successful strategies for preventing suicide. Additionally, learn more about a recently developed toolkit for senior centers on suicide prevention.  Read More »

Professional Education

WEBINAR: NACCHO & ASTHO’s Oral Health and Aging: Meeting the Needs of Older Adults

The final webinar in the Oral Health Across the Lifespan webinar series will address the oral health care needs of older adults. The webinar will discuss the factors that contribute to oral health issues for older adults, potential barriers for oral health care, and recommendations to address these needs. The webinar will also review local and state examples of programs that ensure the provision of oral health care for older adults.  Read More »

Professional Education

WEBINAR: Oral Health Among Older Adults

ASTDD, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Council of State and Territorial Dental Directors Joint Webcast ASTDD, ASTHO, and CSTE are pleased to announce a joint webcast focusing on oral health among older adults on July 15, 2:00-3:00 Eastern. Presenters will include: Kimberlie Yineman, RDH, BA, Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) President Kathy Phipps, DrPH, ASTDD Data and Surveillance Coordinator Katherine Weno, DDS, JD, Director Division of Oral Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) President and Connecticut Health Department State Health Official  Read More »