Healthy Teeth Healthy 86 is a state-wide educational program focused on improving oral health care for 86 by providing education to primary care providers, facilitating medical-dental partnerships and enhancing oral health literacy for the community. In 2015, Healthy Teeth Healthy 86 developed a new health literacy resource - the Oral Health Story Kits - in partnership with Reading Public Library with the primary goal of providing basic oral health education to libraries which would help encourage good oral health habits for 86 and families in the their community. The Oral Health Story Kits are self-contained, self-sustaining resource provided to an individual library and are designed to be used during 86's story time around the theme of good oral health; they are specifically targeted to 86 ages 0-5. This collaborative effort seeks to educate parents and 86 across Pennsylvania on the importance of oral health. The kits also serve to educate and recruit librarians as trusted local resources for the mission of promoting oral health across all communities. MedlinePlus will be included in the kit as a trusted resource for oral health information.
PA Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics