Unmet oral health and smoking cessation needs among persons in home care living with HIV/AIDS
Learning Areas:Other professions or practice related to public health
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related nursing
Public health or related research
Identify the extent of unmet oral health care need among a random sample of HIV-positive home care patients. Demonstrate awareness of heightened risk of poor oral health among HIV-positive home care patients who smoke. Identify the need for smoking cessation services in a random sample of HIV-positive home care patients. Identify potential for inter-professional collaboration between nursing and dentistry to address the unmet oral health care needs of HIV-positive home care patients.
Keyword(s): HIV/AIDS, Oral Health Needs
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the principal or co-principal investigator of federally funded research integrating a community based participatory research approach into the development and testing of theory-driven interventions to promote health and reduce disease in populations with significant health disparities in HIV and tobacco-related disease. I have worked in collaboration with state and local health departments to develop programs to improve community level health and public health practice. I have worked collaboratively with dental researchers/providers.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.