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Salud America!. 2015. Health navigators in elementary schools increase Latinos' access to health services. [San Antonio, TX: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Institute for Health Promotion Research], 8 pp, (Health equity success story).

Salud America!
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Institute for Health Promotion Research 7411 John Smith, Suite 1000
San Antonio, TX 78229

Telephone: (210) 562-6500
Fax: (210) 562-6545
E-mail: saludamerica@uthscsa.edu
Website: http://salud-america.org
Available from the website.

This document describes a partnership model between a local health department and a school district to eliminate barriers to health care among Latinos by embedding bilingual, bicultural health navigators in elementary schools. Topics include efforts to build awareness, frame the issue, educate and mobilize partners, debate and frame policy, make change happen, and implement an equitable and sustainable program. A video is also available.


Huntley B, Hagen J. 2014–2016. Cavity Free Kids: Head Start and child care curriculum. Seattle, WA: Washington Dental Service Foundation, multiple items.

Karri Amundson
Washington Dental Service Foundation
P.O. Box 75983
Seattle, WA 98175-0983

Telephone: (206) 528-2372
Contact Phone: (206) 528-7339
E-mail: info@deltadentalwa.com
Contact E-mail: kamundson@deltadentalwa.com
Website: http://www.kidsoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This curriculum includes lessons, play-based activities, and complementary parent resources that Early Head Start, Head Start, child care, and preschool programs can use to teach children and their families about what causes tooth decay and how to prevent it. Topics include the importance of primary teeth; water and tooth-healthy foods; toothbrushing, flossing, and swishing; and visiting the dentist. Contents include circle time lessons, learning center activities, parent handouts, and family-engagement tools. A list of supplies, instructions, and Head Start learning domains and elements is included.


Gagliardi L. 2014. Dental health education: Lesson planning and implementation (2nd ed.). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, Inc., 264 pp.

This book is designed to assist educators of elementary school-age children in preparing lesson plans and discussions about oral health. In the first section, topics include community and cultural issues, teaching techniques, and classroom presentation and management. Section two discusses planning and implementing an oral health lesson plan, including good dental habits involving fluoride, plaque control, toothbrushing, flossing, nutrition and healthy teeth, anti-tobacco lessons, visiting the dentist, and children with special needs. The third section provides information on creating a community outreach program through dental health fairs and parent education meetings. Section four gives hints to help integrate the oral health program into the academic curriculum and visual aid samples are provided. The book concludes with additional resources such as fact sheets (in English and Spanish), a vocabulary list, recommended titles for the classroom, a glossary, and a bibliography.


    Taylor KM. 1963. Design for teaching dental health in Florida schools: A guide. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State Department of Education, 227 pp, (Florida State Department of Education, Bulletin 7).

    Florida Heritage Collection
    Florida Center for Library Automation 5830 N.W. 39th Avenue
    Gainesville, FL 32606

    Telephone: (352) 392-9020
    Fax: (352) 392-9185
    E-mail: pcaplan@ufl.edu
    Website: http://susdl.fcla.edu/fh

    This guide is for Florida schools to use as an instrument for helping faculties develop and improve their health education programs. It presents factual oral health information with correlated and articulated educational experiences designed to influence the attitudes, practices, and habits of children. The book discusses keys to oral health; tasks of the parent, school, teacher, oral health profession, and community; aims and objectives of oral health education; oral health information for the teacher; and instructional programs for elementary, junior, and high schools. A glossary, bibliography, and oral health education materials and teaching aids are provided in appendices.


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