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Healthy Child Programme

Frankie, 29 September 2016
Healthy Child Programme

We are delighted to announce that the oral health promotion session of the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) on Health Education England’s elearning for Healthcare platform has been updated with new content and video. The resource is aimed at the early years workforce including health visitors, nurses and the child health team working with pregnancy and the first five years of life. The interactive oral health session aims to enhance the knowledge and skills regarding oral health and the factors that predispose to poor oral health. Promoting oral health in the infant and young child forms an integral part of this session.

The session, entitled ‘Dental Health Promotion’, was originally developed by RCPCH and Health Education England’s elearning for Healthcare programme as part of the Healthy Child Programme (HCP). The update to the session was commissioned by Public Health England and a working group which included oral health, public health and health professionals was set up to review the current content and update it to reflect the most recent evidence base Delivering better oral health (PHE, 2014) and provide a public health and preventive focus. A video to support the tooth brushing is also available within the elearning resource which focuses on a health visitor giving key oral health messages and how to establish and maintain tooth brushing to the parents of babies and young children. Access the updated session here:

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