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Center for Health Literacy: Oral Health and Health Literacy

The resources on this page contribute to improving oral health and health literacy. 

Graphic on Oral Health to Increase Health Literacy

The following poster showcases results from multiple research studies that Dr. Horowitz and colleagues have completed on oral health and health literacy with the goal of building knowledge and understanding to increase health literacy. 

Poster presenting findings of an oral health literacy study
Building knowledge and understanding to increase oral health literacy

Video: Healthy Mouths for You and Your Baby

This is a 12-minute video aimed at educating mothers on good oral health practices for themselves and their families. The video addresses a gap in oral care knowledge that exists among the public, especially in low-income families, and will be used by community based health clinics and WIC clinics in conjunction with the Maryland statewide campaign "Healthy Teeth, Healthy Kids." The Center produced the video with funding from the DentaQuest Foundation.
Producido por el Centro Horowitz para Alfabetización de la Salud de la Escuela de Salud Pública de la Universidad de Maryland, "Bocas Saludables para Usted y Su Bebé" es un video de 12 minutos destinado a educar madres sobre buenas prácticas de salud bucal para ellas y sus familias. El video aborda una brecha en el conocimiento del cuidado bucal que existe entre el público, especialmente en familias de bajos ingresos, y será utilizado por clínicas de salud comunitarias y clínicas de WIC en conjunto con la campaña estatal de Maryland "Dientes Sanos, Niños Sanos." El video fue posible con fondos de la Fundación DentaQuest.
oral health literacy materials
Sample of available oral health hygiene materials

Caries Prevention Materials

The Center staff has created materials on oral health hygiene, available in English and Spanish. If your organization is interested in purchasing the posters, please send it to the email attached on the order form