December 20, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Are you looking to incorporate oral health into your global health curriculum? Or, are you working on including global health in your dental curriculum? Want to learn more about global oral health?

The Harvard School of Dental Medicine Office of Global and Community Health is proud to announce the launch of the Global Health Starter Kit, a competency-based global oral health ‘starter’ curriculum designed for educators and students. This new curriculum includes comprehensive materials for educators and instructors, as well as materials for students and those who are interested in self-guided learning. The program was pioneered by Dr. Brittany Seymour and the Global Oral Health Interest Group of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), and received support from the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Dr. Thomas Hall Global Health Education Grant Program, The International College of Dentists USA Section Foundation, and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine Offices of Global and Community Health and Communications.

Co-edited by Brittany Seymour, Janice Cho, and Jane Barrow,  and authored by a team of global health experts, the Global Health Starter Kit features five modules: “Global Trends”, “Global Goals”, “Back to Basics- Primary Care”, “Social Determinants and Risks”, and “Ethics and Sustainability.” The kit aims to provide practical support specifically for educators who are working toward unified competency-based standards and equipping the future generation of health professionals with “starting” tools to address the tremendous burden of oral diseases worldwide and their consequences. This curriculum is free and available for anyone to use. For more information about the Global Health Starter Kit and for access to course materials, visit the website or contact Dr. Brittany Seymour at Brittany_seymour@hsdm.harvard.edu.

Sincerely,

The Global Health Starter Kit team

https://hsdm.harvard.edu/global-health-starter-kit

Global Health Starter Kit | Harvard School of Dental Medicine

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Welcome to the Global Health Starter Kit, a project led by Dr. Brittany Seymour and the Global Oral Health Interest Group of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).

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