Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Behavioral Health (MSBH)
School of Nursing and Health Professions
Improving Birth Outcomes: Women’s Oral Health Project is a new project housed within the Child Health and Disability Prevention, CHDP Program. The main goal of the project is to improve the birth outcomes of high-risk pregnant women and their children, by educating participants within the Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Section at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. The educational component will focus on the importance of oral health and the impact of oral disease on perinatal health. Following the educational component, referrals for appropriate dentists will be provided for participants to they may begin improving their oral health.
This proposal addresses the goals and implementation for the March of Dimes Priority #2: To provide services and education for pregnant women regarding strategies and interventions that could help reduce the risk of premature birth in population groups at higher risk.
POLAT, DILEM, "Improving Birth Outcomes: Women’s Oral Health Project" (2014). Master's Projects and Capstones. 29.