Total Points Possible: 125 Points


  1. Research Topic: Oral Health
    • This assignment will offer the opportunity to explore the population health effects associated with oral health. You will identify how oral health effects various populations (you may choose a group, such as school-aged children or the menopausal woman) and address the impact of poor oral (outcome identification). Additionally you will use the identified outcomes to craft primary, secondary and tertiary objectives for primary care.
  2. Identify your target population (for instance, age or other demographic, aggregate population); this must be in your city or state.
  3. Discuss population-based health education interventions for your target population that is aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality for the problem. Be sure to review the research literature and HP2020 for interventions.
  4. Identify how and what data for interventions is being tracked.
  5. In a four (4) page paper, address the following. Refer to rubric for expanded details related to grading expectations.
    • Identify the problem in the introduction section.
    • Provide an overview of the problem in your state/national.
    • Review of descriptive epidemiological and demographic data on mortality/morbidity and risk.
    • HP2020:  Present the goal, overview and objectives of Healthy People 2020 for the paper topic.
    • Population level prevention and health promotion review. Describe population and/or primary health care focused interventions. Use of scholarly literature and HP2020 is required.  There should be direct correlation to evidence for all strategies.


Healthy People 2020

The importance of oral health cannot be underestimated. This is given that it offers clues on the health status of a person. In light of this,   improving oral health is a key goal of healthy people 2020. Precisely, these goals seek to prevent as well as control oral and craniofacial disease condition injuries. It also aims at increasing access to preventive services as well as dental care. In light of the above discussion, this paper discusses oral health in Kentucky among the school-aged children, the epidemiological data, HP 2020 goal, and objectives on oral health and intervention at the state and national levels.

An Overview  of the oral  problem in  Kentucky

The group identified for this paper is school-aged children in Kentucky. Oral health plays a pertinent role in maintaining a healthy human body. This is owing that good oral health impacts a child’s ability to perform a myriad of oral and digestive functions such as speaking and chewing (Maida et al.,2015). Oral diseases such as dental caries cause pain as well as the disability to a considerable number of school-aged children in Kentucky.  Owing to the increased consumption of sugary drinks, the prevalence of oral health has increased consistently….Click link below to purchase full tutorial at $10