Suwannee River Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Connecting students to health careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health.

Healthy Connections. As your professional and community resource agency, Suwannee River Area Health Education Center, Inc. (AHEC) wants to provide you with the skills and resources you need to live and work healthy. With connections at the local, state, and national levels, we have an extensive network of individual experts and organizations passionate about improving health. As a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with 20 years of health education experience in north-central Florida, Suwannee River AHEC enjoys a reputation for innovation and top performance in our field. Just ask one of our many community partners who remain connected to us year after year, and they will tell you that Suwannee River AHEC is their professional and community resource agency for health. When you work with Suwannee River AHEC, you will receive the highest quality product, service and attention to detail possible on every project. So, scroll through our website. Check out your knowledge on tobacco, evaluation planning or other health issues. Then let us assist you with your program, training or project development needs. We excel in multiple areas, including: - Health professions student training opportunities; - Full service conference and association management; - Continuing education for multiple health disciplines; - Continuing medical education for physicians, including performance improvement activities; - Program development, grant writing and evaluation services; - Community and workplace tobacco cessation; - Tobacco cessation training for health care providers; and - Recruiting and mentoring bright and talented youth to develop leadership skills and an interest in pursuing a health professional career.

Mission: To promote and provide health care services to rural and underserved communities via partnerships that foster a culture of innovation, enthusiasm and caring for our partners and ourselves. Serving Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee, and Union counties in North Central Florida.

Mission: To promote and provide Healthy Connections for health professionals, community members, businesses and health professional students. We are ‘Your Professional and Community Resource Agency’.

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Knocked Out Tooth? Tips on Handling an Avulsed Tooth

Would you know what to do if you had an injury that knocked a tooth out? It is important to see a dentist as soon as possible. Visit https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/conditions/dental-emergencies-and-sports-safety/knocked-out-tooth-avulsed-tooth to read about what happens when a tooth is knocked out and what you can do to save it.

colgate.com Dentists refer to a knocked-out tooth as an 'avulsed' tooth. Though this is one of the most serious dental emergencies, the damage isn't necessarily permanent. Read more information regarding knocked out teeth at Colgate.com.

Thank you to the High Springs Police and Fire Department for helping us sponsor children this Christmas. We are so happy to be a part of Operation Holiday Cheer.

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2 Minutes of Fun, Then You’re Done!| Kaiser Permanente

For a fun video to help your kids brush their teeth for the recommended 2 minutes twice a day, check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1D69jGxohs

This animated brushing soundtrack set to a catchy tune is 2 minutes long — the ideal length of time to brush twice each day. It’s part of Kaiser Permanente’s...

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Periodontal Disease | Oral Health Conditions | Division of Oral Health | CDC

Did you know that 70% of adults 65 years and older have periodontal disease? Do you know what it is or how to prevent it? To learn more about it, along with risk factors and warning signs, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/conditions/periodontal-disease.html

cdc.gov Periodontal diseases are mainly the results of infections and inflammation of the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth.

Week 2 of our step challenge and we surpassed our goal of 700,000! Together, we took 743,297 steps! Join us and get those feet moving.

Staff at SRAHEC got moving this past week with our step challenge. Together we took 639,528 steps in one week. Stay tuned next week to see if we can make it to 700,000!!

CNN

“I was so sick. It’s the worst I’ve ever been.” Alexander, a 17-year-old high school junior, vaped every day for more than a year and almost died of a vaping-related illness. His lungs were filled with a white cotton-like substance, and doctors told him he narrowly avoided a coma. The number of vaping-related injuries has climbed to more than 2,000 cases in the US, concerning doctors who are trying to pinpoint the exact cause. Massachusetts responded by issuing a sweeping temporary ban of all vaping and e-cigarette products in the state, dealing a blow to those making a living by selling them. https://cnn.it/2Xgpw7B

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How to Prevent Tooth Decay

Bread, cereal, fruit juices, milk, candy. What do these all have in common? They can leave a film on your teeth that allow bacteria to grow and cause tooth decay. Visit https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tooth-decay-prevention to read about ways to prevent tooth decay.

webmd.com Get helpful tips from WebMD on fighting tooth decay and cavities.

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Teeth Brushing Tips for Senior Caregivers - Seniors Matter

Do you have a loved one that is aging and simple tasks such as brushing their teeth become challenging or they may not see the importance of caring for their teeth? Learn more about tips for dental care for older adults: https://seniorsmatter.com/teeth-brushing-tips-for-senior-caregivers/

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Breastfeeding and Dental Health - American Dental Association

We already know that breastfeeding is beneficial in providing nutrition and antibodies for your baby. Did you also know that breastfed babies are also less likely to have teeth alignment issues? Learn more about breastfeeding and healthy teeth at: https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/breastfeeding

mouthhealthy.org Breastfeeding has many benefits for both baby and mom, but did you know it can also impact dental health? What nursing moms need to know about teeth alignment, cavities, baby bottle tooth decay, medications and more.

SRAHEC's crew has had a wonderful time celebrating Halloween!

Be safe Trick-or-Treating and make sure to brush your teeth ;)

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How To Brush Your Teeth Like Never Before.

Check out this quick video showing you some great tips on how to brush your teeth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq2vQSkVQxY

Visit our Houston dentist locations: http://midtowndentistry.com/ Midtown Dentistry explains how to take care of your teeth. No dental treatment will be effe...

Florida Dental Hygienists' Association

“Consistent #oralcare, which means brushing your teeth and also cleaning one’s dentures, can help save your life. We’re spending an average of $3-5 on oral care supplies and less than five extra minutes per patient, creating tremendous outcomes for patients without a significant investment in time or money.”
#mentor4thefuture #imagine

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Florida's lack of dental care hurts low-income and rural residents | Florida Phoenix

https://www.floridaphoenix.com/2019/10/15/floridas-lack-of-dental-care-hurts-low-income-and-rural-residents/
Powerful article about the challenges of accessing dental car in our rural communities

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Dental Treatment Terms - Dental Benefits - Mouth Healthy

When your dentist talks to you about your dental health, does it sound like they are speaking a different language. Check out some common dental terms and what they are commonly known as. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/dental-care-concerns/dental-treatment-terms

mouthhealthy.org When it comes to dental treatments, it might sometimes sound like your dental benefit plan is speaking a different language. That’s why we created this guide to terms frequently used in dental benefit plans and the more common terms most non-dentists use when talking about them.

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The Pediatric Pulmonary Center Training Program will be offering a free 1/2 day training in the Spring. In order to create an agenda that their attendees want, they have put together a short needs assessment. Let them know what you will want to hear at the upcoming conference!

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9 Common Dental Problems and How to Prevent Them

Bad breath, tooth decay, and mouth sores are just a few of the most common dental problems. To learn how to prevent these problems and to learn about other common issues, check out: https://www.verywellhealth.com/top-common-dental-problems-1059461

verywellhealth.com Dental problems are disturbing, but a majority of them can be prevented or easily resolved. Learn about some of the most common dental problems.

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“I Want People To Know There’s A Solution”: A Fight To Provide Dental Care

wuft.org Across Florida, people struggle to find accessible dental care. Here's what Dr. Frank Catalanotto, the former dean of the UF College of Dentistry and a current professor, is doing to change that.

Register today for Florida Public Health Association's upcoming Regional Training on Mental Health

Register today for FPHA's upcoming Mental Health Regional Training https://fpha.wildapricot.org/event-3559914

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Sensitive teeth

Do you have sensitive teeth? Some foods and drinks can soften the enamel of your teeth which is why brushing right after eating can actually hurt your sensitive teeth. There are 7 easy ways to help prevent sensitive teeth today. Learn more here: https://www.dentalhealth.org/sensitive-teeth

dentalhealth.org Having sensitive teeth can mean anything from getting a mild twinge to having severe discomfort that can continue for several hours.

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Cracked teeth

Many things can lead to cracked teeth: tooth grinding, chewing something hard, or a blow to the jaw. You may not even know you have a cracked tooth. You should seek expert advice as soon as possible when you have experienced a cracked tooth. Learn why healing cracks in teeth is important for your oral health and some next steps you can take. https://www.dentalhealth.org/cracked-teeth

dentalhealth.org There are several ways in which your tooth can crack or break and it is important that you get it seen to as soon as possible.

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Children's teeth

Teaching younger members of your family about good oral health habits now can set a good example for their future. Your child or grandchild’s oral health is just as important as their overall hygiene. However, many people are not sure when the best time to start brushing is, the best toothpaste to use, or how to deal with children being nervous to see the dentist. Learn more about children’s oral health and how to maintain it. https://www.dentalhealth.org/childrens-teeth

dentalhealth.org Getting the younger members of the family into good oral health habits early can make them much easier to maintain in the future.

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Flossing Techniques - Flossing Teeth Effectively

Do you floss? Brushing your teeth is great but flossing does a job that your toothbrush can’t. Flossing the right way can remove plaque and food in between your teeth. You can learn how to floss and why it’s important right here: https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/basics/brushing-and-flossing/how-to-floss

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Bridges and partial dentures

Do you need to replace missing teeth? Has your dentist suggested a bridge or partial denture? Would you like to know more about caring for your bridge or partial denture? Learn more about what dentures and bridges are, as well as how to care for and live with them. https://www.dentalhealth.org/bridges-and-partial-dentures

dentalhealth.org These replacement options for missing teeth are often recommended for oral health purposes as well as cosmetic appearance.

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Health & Wellness News: Oral Health

Over time researchers have learned the best oral health habits. Are you brushing, flossing and going to the dentist as often as recommended. Learn more about basic oral health facts here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnhDSkzYI3k

February is National Children's Oral Health Month! Dr. Roxcy and Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock have some great tips on how to keep your smile lo...

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Medication Side Effects and Your Oral Health

Dry mouth? It could be a side effect of medications you may be taking. But, you don’t have to live with dry mouth. Learn why it is important to tell your dentists of medications you may be taking and how to deal with dry mouth:
https://www.everydayhealth.com/dental-health/oral-conditions/medications-and-oral-health.aspx

everydayhealth.com Many medications can affect your oral health by causing dry mouth, bleeding, and enlarged gums, among other problems. Learn more at EverydayHealth.com.

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Did you know gum disease is not just a part of growing older? Did you know that dry mouth is not a part of the aging process? In fact, there are many myths related to oral health and aging. Learn what’s fact and what’s fiction about these myths and others: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2018-01/older-adults-oral-health.pdf

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Safety Update 2019 Enduring

National AHEC Organization is hosting a Free CME Self-study guide on HPV Safety. Click below to access this free course. https://www.cmeuniversity.com/course/disclaimer/117724 #AHECHPV

cmeuniversity.com Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Safety Update 2019 Enduring

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When Should I Take My Baby to the Dentist? - American Dental Association

According to the American Dental Association, your child's first dental appointment should be after their first tooth appears. Cavities can develop as soon as your baby has teeth. To learn more about how to prepare for their first visit and what to expect, check out https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/babies-and-kids/first-dental-visit

mouthhealthy.org Find out when to take your baby to the dentist for the first time and learn more about that first checkup.

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Children's Oral Health | Basics | Children's Oral Health | Division of Oral Health | CDC

Do you think cavities are preventable for children? Fluoride treatment is an effective way to prevent cavities. To learn more visit: https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/basics/childrens-oral-health/index.html

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Did you know that the FL boards have a mandatory 2.0-hour Human Trafficking requirement?

This training will meet that requirement along with much more!

Register today :)

Come out to learn about the human trafficking epidemic, its prevalence in the state of Florida and how you can safely refer potential victims you may encounter in a healthcare setting to local services.

Registration is $100 for participants, which includes breakfast, lunch, education, networking, and continuing education credits. We have a limited number of student tickets available for $75.

For more information or to register visit: https://web.cvent.com/event/75f6303c-d2fb-46b7-b545-d37c763039e3/summary

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Preventing and Treating Dry Mouth

There are lots of ways you can help relieve dry mouth and improve saliva production. Try sugar free gum or mints, make sure you brush and floss daily, and always drink plenty of water. https://www.toothwisdom.org/a-z/article/dry-mouth-causes-associated-problems-and-treatment/ #toothwisdom

toothwisdom.org Though many seniors experience excessive dry mouth as they age, it isn’t inevitable. Understanding the condition and its causes is important to understanding what you can do to fight against it.

Come out to learn about the human trafficking epidemic, its prevalence in the state of Florida and how you can safely refer potential victims you may encounter in a healthcare setting to local services.

Registration is $100 for participants, which includes breakfast, lunch, education, networking, and continuing education credits. We have a limited number of student tickets available for $75.

For more information or to register visit: https://web.cvent.com/event/75f6303c-d2fb-46b7-b545-d37c763039e3/summary

Did you know July is UV Safety Awareness Month? Read our new blog on how to stay safe in the sunshine! Read more here: https://srahec.org/uv-safety/

Come out to learn about the human trafficking epidemic, its prevalence in the state of Florida and how you can safely refer potential victims you may encounter in a healthcare setting to local services.

Registration is $100 for participants, which includes breakfast, lunch, education, networking, and continuing education credits. We have a limited number of student tickets available for $75.

For more information or to register visit: https://web.cvent.com/event/75f6303c-d2fb-46b7-b545-d37c763039e3/summary

Did You Know that "a pregnant woman with HIV can lower the chance of passing HIV to her unborn baby to less than 1%." Learn more here https://www.womenshealth.gov/hiv-and-aids/living-hiv/pregnancy-and-hiv

#HIVtestingday

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How to Care for Your Smile as You Age

#DYK? Seniors are more likely to experience certain oral health issues. That's why it's even more important for people over the age of 65 to brush, floss, and visit the dentist regularly to keep their mouth healthy. 😁

Learn more about how to care for your senior smile at https://www.toothwisdom.org/a-z/article/caring-for-a-seniors-smile/ #toothwisdom

toothwisdom.org If you’re a senior, you should know that oral health and your overall health are linked. Common dental issues and movement difficulties can present challenges, but these tips can help.

Come out to learn about the human trafficking epidemic, its prevalence in the state of Florida and how you can safely refer potential victims you may encounter in a healthcare setting to local services.

Registration is $100 for participants, which includes breakfast, lunch, education, networking, and continuing education credits. We have a limited number of student tickets available for $75.

For more information or to register visit: https://web.cvent.com/event/75f6303c-d2fb-46b7-b545-d37c763039e3/summary

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National Oral Health Report: A State Of Decay

In April, @Oral Health America published their national report "A State of Decay, Vol. IV". Here are some key findings:

👉 One out of three older adults has lost six or more teeth.
👉 Community water fluoridation increased to a state average of 72.6%, a national increase of about 2.2 MILLION people.
👉 Sociodemographic factors such as income, race, gender, and education play a critical role in oral health outcomes.

https://www.toothwisdom.org/news/national-oral-health-report-a-state-of-decay/ #toothwisdom

toothwisdom.org Oral Health America (OHA) has published a national report examining factors impacting the oral health of older adults.

Need more continuing education credits for license renewal? SRAHEC's live events page is the best place to find upcoming conferences in your area.

Check it out here https://srahec.org/live-events/

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