Alice Horowitz, RDH, MA, PhD, is a Research Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health at University of Maryland’s School of Public Health in College Park. She was instrumental in initiating the need to address health literacy in dentistry. Dr. Horowitz’s ongoing advocacy, research, and teaching have helped professionals of all disciplines take needed action. She has deservedly received awards for her work in dental public health.
In this podcast, Dr. Alice Horowitz talks with Helen Osborne about:
- Oral health literacy. What that term means, why it’s important.
- Oral health and overall health. How one affects the other. Why this vital connection is not always considered.
- Strategies and tips to help improve oral health and overall health.
More ways to learn:
- Health Literacy in Healthy People 2030
- NIH: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
- CDC: Oral Health
- ADA (American Dental Association): Community Initiatives
- Horowitz Center for Health Literacy. University of Maryland, School of Public Health
- National Academies: Sciences, Engineering, Medicine: “Oral Health Literacy,” Workshop Summary. 2013.
- “Dentists and Patients: How to Communicate Clearly.” HLOL podcast interview with Dr. Leila Jahangiri.
- “From the Tooth’s Point of View: Communicating Serious Health Messages with Wit and Whimsy.” HLOL podcast interview with Jeanette Courtad, DDS.
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Third Edition, by Helen Osborne. The chapter “Community Connections” is especially relevant to this podcast.