COHA Job Description
Chapter Oral Health Advocates (COHAs) work within their chapter and community on pediatric oral health support and promotion.
Be a member in good standing of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and local AAP Chapter.
Make an effort to attend a live pediatric oral health training including instruction on applying fluoride varnish or host a training at your office or academic setting with an invited trainer. The AAP can help you to find opportunities to attend a live training or invite a trainer.
Complete at least one of the following online trainings:
Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum, Module 6: Caries Risk Assessment, Fluoride Varnish, and Counseling.
State based online training activity about children's oral health and fluoride varnish.
Join the AAP Section on Oral Health. Membership is $20 per year for members of the AAP.
Deliver onsite oral health training annually in at least 2 forums, including Chapter meetings, practice in-service functions, one-on-one guidance, and/or community, county, or state groups.
Familiarize yourself with the Campaign for Dental Health and the topic of community water fluoridation. Sign up for the newsletter and follow social media channels if desired.
Participate on the COHA Listserv.
Provide requested content for your state page on the state map.
Provide regular reports to the chapter represented, including a description of oral health activities for the chapter's annual report.
Occupy the position for a a three-year renewable term.
As a pioneer and leader in your state, you will serve a key role in a national movement to improve children's oral health. You will make a difference!
Support from a peer mentor, if desired.
If desired, the AAP will formally acknowledge your service by sending a letter to your academic institution or organization.
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