CDC Releases 2011-14 Oral Health Strategic Plan

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released its 2011-2014 Oral Health Strategic Plan. A CDC proposal, from earlier this year, to downgrade its Division of Oral Health to a branch is not directly mentioned in the plan. However, mention of the Division is limited to two references to past efforts.

According to the CDC, “[The] Oral Health Program is updating its strategic plan to better allocate resources to guide the program’s work for the next three to five years.” Key areas of emphasis, going forward, are said to include: dental caries, periodontal disease, oral and pharyngeal cancers, infection control, dental public health infrastructure, elimination of health disparities, health policy and translation/dissemination of CDC products, and organizational capacity and function.

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