Various dissemination methods and vehicles may be used to share the successes of oral health programs. Rural oral
health programs disseminate project findings and lessons learned at the local, state, and national level in
order to reach as many people as possible. For an overview of common strategies, see the Dissemination module in the Rural
Community Health Toolkit.
When sharing successes, it is important to highlight the following:
- Effectiveness of the program
- Acceptability in the community
- Program mission
To share results, rural oral health programs should:
- Identify their intended audience
- Establish strategic partnerships
- Develop messages that highlight key aspects of their program
- Select communication and dissemination mediums
For more information about sharing successes, please visit the Dissemination page of RHIhub's Community Health Gateway.
Resources to Learn More
Impact and Value:
Telling Your Program's Success Story
Describes the steps needed to create and communicate success stories highlighting program achievements, with a
focus on oral health. Includes a data collection tool for developing effective stories and sample stories of
effective oral health programs.
Author(s): Lavinghouze, S.R., & Price, A.W.
Organization(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Oral Health