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Friday, August 30 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Rural Public Health Workforce Models: Collaborations for Impact

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The oral public health workforce is an integral component in the development of a unified voice for public health, health equity and social justice. Regional Oral Health Specialists (ROHS), in collaboration with rural health departments, provide an integrated health approach to decreasing disparities. Attendees will learn about the ROHS model via a panel discussion. ROHS will showcase how oral public health has increased access to mental health services and chronic disease prevention and management.

avatar for Kelly Keeffe, RDH, BA

Kelly Keeffe, RDH, BA

Garfield ROHS, Community Health Services
Kelly Keeffe, RDH, BA, Garfield ROHS, Community Health Services--Kelly Keeffe works with the Community Health Services non-profit organization as one of Colorado’s four Regional Oral Health Specialists. Kelly collaborates with several community-based organizations, health and human... Read More →
avatar for Rachael Motzkus, RDH, NCHD ROHS

Rachael Motzkus, RDH, NCHD ROHS

Northeast Colorado Health Department
Rachael Motzkus, RDH, NCHD ROHS has been an active dental hygienist since 2001 specializing in general practice with an emphasis in public health over the past ten years. Currently, Rachael is one of the four Regional Oral Health Specialists for the Colorado Department of Public Health... Read More →
avatar for Julie Nutter, RDH

Julie Nutter, RDH

Chaffee ROHS, Chaffee County Oral Health Program Director, Chaffee County Public Health & Environmental Health
Julie Nutter, RDH, Chaffee ROHS, Chaffee County Oral Health Program Director--Julie Nutter is the Chaffee County Regional Oral Health Specialist at the Chaffee County Public Health Department in Salida, Colorado, and works to integrate oral health in many programs. She provides oral... Read More →
avatar for Kari Plante, RDH

Kari Plante, RDH

SJBPH ROHS, Dental Navigator, San Juan Basin Public Health
Kari Plante, RDH, SJBPH ROHS, Dental Navigator--Kari Plante is the Regional Oral Health Specialist of Southwest Colorado and Dental Navigator at San Juan Basin Public Health. She developed a successful coalition of dental experts, organizations, businesses and interested citizens... Read More →
avatar for Jenni Lansing, RDH, MPH, MBA

Jenni Lansing, RDH, MPH, MBA

Oral Health Workforce Coordinator, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Jenni Lansing, RDH, MBA, MPH, is the Oral Health Workforce Coordinator at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Jenni works to support the Regional Oral Health Specialists (ROHS) and the oral public health workforce. She helps promote interprofessional collaborations... Read More →

Friday August 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
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