The first Prepare to Care Specialty Training, in Oral Health, was developed and piloted through grants funded by Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation, Mid-Iowa Health Foundation, and Iowa Department of Public Health through a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cooperative Agreement (#DP13-1307) and awarded to Iowa CareGivers.
To date, 23 dental hygienists have become Mouth Care Matters Oral Health Specialty instructors, and 98 direct care professionals have completed the oral health specialty training. The project has yielded positive preliminary findings with a significant gain in knowledge by those who completed the training.
With continued support, additional trainings will be held at locations to be determined in the future. Watch Iowa CareGivers website for class schedules as they become available. www.iowacaregivers.org or contact Mary Ann Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check back for future training opportunities for the Oral Health Specialty Training.