DPH: WIC Professionals
Home by One

WIC Professionals

 
How can WIC professionals participate with "Home by One"?
Contact:
 
                                          Linda Ferraro, RDH, BS
                                       (860)509-8074 linda.ferraro@ct.gov
 
Schedule a Home by One training for a WIC site.
  • Two hour training about oral health for non-dental professionals, health and human services providers
  • All WIC staff will learn about the "Home by One" Program
  • Resources for parent education and successful implementation of oral health concepts into WIC secondary education programs.
  • Coordinator will work with each individual WIC site to develop the dental home network and referral system that works best in their community.
  • Establish a liaison with the Home by One Program Coordinator
  • Keep track of dental referrals made for WIC children who are between the ages of six months to 23 months.
  • Share information learned about oral health with other programs and professionals affiliated with the WIC population.
 
(downloadable versions  in seven languages to help support the transition from bottle to cup).
 
(downloadable versions  in seven languages to help support discontinuing bottlefeeding after one year of age).
 
 
This is a free, one hour program for parents interested in oral health for themselves and their children. Incentives and free gifts are included.
 
They will learn: 
Contact the Home by One Program Coordinator linda.ferraro@ct.gov for more information about holding an Oral Health and Advocacy Workshop
 
 
  • Children who are enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children- better known as  the WIC Program( click here to view fact sheet).
  • WIC children 0 to 5 that are at nutritional risk.
  • WIC parents who will learn the value of regular dental visits and the importance of oral health for themselves and their children.
 
  • WIC parents and caregivers often lack the basic knowledge of oral disease prevention to keep their children healthy.
  • WIC children are from low-income families and at higher risk of oral disease.
  • There is limited access to preventive dental services for low income WIC children.
  • There is the potential to significantly reduce oral disease in WIC children as early as age one and prevent the need for restorative care.
 
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