Draft Carson Douglas Oral Health Coalition Friday, February 15, 2008 9:00-11:00 AM Nevada Public Health Foundation Carson City, Nevada In attendance: Lori Benvin, Northern Nevada Dental Society Vicky Chandler, Nevada Covering Kids & Family Lori Cofano, Nevada State Health Division, Oral Health Program Bonnie Dellner, Chief Nurse, Douglas County School District Laurie Nickles, Nevada State Health Division, Oral Health Program Mary Jane Ostrander, Douglas County Social Services Rota Rosaschi, Nevada Public Health Foundation Dr. Jennifer Yen, Pediatric Dentist Via telephone conference: Therese Litterer, Community Health Nurse, Douglas County The meeting was called to order at 9:05 AM by Chairperson, Rota Rosaschi. Ms. Rosaschi welcomed everyone. The minutes from the January 18, 2008 meeting were reviewed. Vicky Chandler motioned to approve; Bonnie Dellner seconded; the minutes were approved. Old Business: *(note: bolded entries indicate action is needed.) Fluoride Varnish: Carson City – Laurie Nickles reported the second fluoride varnish application for the two preschool classes at Mark Twain Elementary School took place on Monday, February 4, 2008. Vicky Chandler was there to offer information on Medicaid/Nevada Check-Up and Karen Gonzalez, the OHP Administrative Assistant, assisted with translation for the Spanish speaking parents. Douglas County – Lori Cofano reported the initial fluoride varnish applications at Meneley Elementary School took place on Tuesday, February 12th and Wednesday 13th, 2008. Lori Cofano, Laurie Nickles, Vicky Chandler, and Karen Gonzalez were at C.C. Meneley to provide assistance. 85 kindergarten, extended day kindergarten, and special education children received fluoride varnish. The fluoride varnish used for this application was donated by the Churchill, Lyon, Pershing and Storey Counties Regional Oral Health Coalition (CLPS ROCH). Lori Cofano and Laurie Nickles attended the Meneley parent group(PTO) meeting on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 to request $200 in funding for future fluoride varnish applications. The PTO voted not to fund the next fluoride varnish application, stating they do not want to fund medical treatment. The school nurse has offered to pay for the next fluoride varnish treatment with funding from her immunization budget. Therese Litterer asked for help in getting fluoride varnish information out to Douglas County pre-schools. Laurie Nickles offered to assist. Therese will send Laurie a list of the pre- schools. Laurie Nickles will be making a presentation to parents at both Dresslerville and Stewart Head Start programs next week. Mary Jane Ostrander reported the Washoe Tribal Health Clinic will take Medicaid for medical however, will not take Medicaid for dental. Existing non-tribal patients will continue to be seen however, they will not accept new non-tribal patients. Mary Jane will check into this further. Give Kids A Smile – Bonnie Dellner reported that Dr. & Dr. Park saw 32 children on Saturday, February 9, 2008 for GKAS. 20 of the children were from Minden Elementary School and the remainder were from Pinon Hills, Gardnerville, and Zephyr Cove elementary schools. Procedures included extractions, fillings, and prophys. Lori Benvin reported that Dr. Tony Guillen also participated in GKAS day. Lori will check into whether Dr. Guillen provided treatment for any children from areas other than Fallon. Rota Rosaschi asked if Lori Benvin could check into a monetary number for the pro-bono work done by Dr. & Dr. Park. Rota suggested the coalition send Rebecca Oxoby, school nurse at Minden Elementary School (MES), a thank you for facilitating the GKAS day at the Park’s dental office in Gardnerville. Bonnie will provide Rota with the mailing address for MES. Lori Benvin will check into services provided by Dr. Perry Francis and Dr. Tamara Robison for GKAS day. Laurie Nickles suggested it might be nice to have an article in the Record-Courier about the GKAS day services donated by Dr. & Dr. Park. Lori Cofano suggested that Laurie check with them prior to calling the Record-Courier. Lori Benvin noted that Doral will be taking over from Wellpoint and Medicaid reimbursements are expected to decrease by 20% or more. The dentists were only given one week to fill out the new application for Doral. There were issues with Wellpoint paying claims. Lori will fax a copy of the letter to Rota and Vicky. Dr. Yen wants to know why reimbursements will be decreasing. She has a meeting with Medicaid following the CDOHC meeting today. Vicky Chandler noted at the Progressive Leadership Alliance meeting Assemblywoman Sheila Leslie discussed trying to get funding to eliminate the recently imposed cap on Nevada Check-Up. Immunization Day: Saturday, April 26, 2008 10:00 AM – 2:00PM Carson City Health Department (CCHD)and Douglas High School(DHS). Rota asked Vicky Chandler if she could provide Nevada Check-Up applications. It will be the same day in Carson City. Location and hours to be provided later. Dr. Yen volunteered to be at Douglas High School and will also donate toothbrushes. Vicky mentioned the Immunization Coalition is having a meeting on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 9:00 AM at Saint Mary’s Foundation 520 W. 6th St. in Reno. Rota asked if the Northern Nevada Dental Health Program (NNDHP) would like to be a part of Immunization Day. Fluoride varnish will be applied by: Carson City Health Department: Dr. Amity Gardner Douglas High School: Dr. Jennifer Yen Laurie Nickles mentioned the Oral Health Program has received a donation of 3,200 applications of fluoride varnish that do not expire until 2009. Vicky Chandler asked if a sign-in sheet could be created for those attending the Immunization Day that would like fluoride varnish. She asked if Rota could talk to Marena Works about having children receive fluoride varnish before they receive their immunization. Lori Cofano volunteered the Oral Health Program to make copies of the post-fluoride varnish instructions. Laurie Nickles suggested a list of supplies needed be created and then seek donations. Bonnie Dellner volunteered to donate 3”x 3” gauze and vinyl gloves for DHS. Lori Benvin may be able to get flashlights donated. Hand sanitizer will also be needed. CCHD needs donated supplies and more volunteers. Next meeting get an update from Rota Rosaschi on Saint Theresa’s and fluoride varnish. Access to Care Questionnaire: Lori Cofano reported that Karen Gonzalez, the OHP Administrative Assistant is working on putting the information into a database. It should be done by the next week. State Oral Health Summit: The four workgroups at the State Oral Health Summit discussed prevention strategies such as fluoride; sustainability of the Oral Health Program; State Oral Health Officer position; and oral health education. One of the key points addressed at the summit was the significance of the coalitions and their importance in the upcoming legislative session. New Members: Lori Benvin asked Rota Rosaschi if she could invite Bonnie Parnell to the next coalition meeting. Fiduciary: Lori Cofano discussed the possibility of a fiduciary for the CDOHC. She noted an example of a fiduciary for one of the other coalitions is the United Way. The Clark County Oral Health Coalition has obtained 501(c)(3) status. Vicky Chandler asked if the Nevada Public Health Foundation (NPHF) could possibly serve as the fiduciary for the coalition. New Business: The Committees did not break out. o Lori Cofano suggested that for the time being the Primary Care Connection Committee be put on hold in order to direct the coalition’s focus on the Access to Care and Education and Legislative Committees. All in attendance agreed. o Coalition members agreed to focus on the Immunization Day, Access to Care and Education and the results of the Oral Health Summit at the March meeting. o In April the focus will be on the Legislative Committee and the coalition will break into two Committees. Google Ads: o At the request of Chris Wood, who was unable to attend the meeting, Lori Cofano asked the coalition members if they would be interested in obtaining funds through Google ads. o The group discussed the topic and decided more information was needed. o Lori Cofano will find out more and report at the next meeting. Announcements: Meeting adjourned at 11:00 am. Next Meeting Date: Friday, March 14, 2008 9:00-11:00AM at the Austin’s House in Douglas County **Conference call option will be available.
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