Community Health Center Oral Health Equity and Advocacy

  • Saturday 1/28/2023
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Course Code: 649SL
  • Cost: No Charge
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 257 A
  • Credits: 2 CE Hours
Scune Carrington, is the Director of Integrated Care at the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. In that role she is responsible for providing leadership and management of Oral Health, Behavioral Health, and Integrated Care Initiatives and practices in health centers across the state by developing technical assistance, capacity building of programs based on proven quality and process improvement models. She has over a decade of experience in the successful implementation, execution and management behavioral health care redesign initiatives. Prior to working at the League, Scune was the Director of the Behavioral Health Community Partner Program (BHCP) in the Ambulatory and Integrated Services division of Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services. Scune also served as the Project Director of the Lahey Transformative Research and Innovation Initiative (LTRII). She has extensive knowledge of behavioral health care innovation with a passion to transform healthcare using technology to drive more efficient, safe and client-centered care. She has co-authored “A Framework for Complex Care Innovation, a set of aligning principles for creating change in Massachusetts complex care practice” as an output of that work. Scune is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College School of Social Work where she was the recipient of the Dean’s leadership award. Scune Carrington is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Health Science with a focus on Global Health at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Katie Jahreis, is the Manager of Oral Health Programs at the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. In that role, she is responsible for managing health center dental projects and supporting health center dental directors and dental departments. Katie has over 10 years experience working in public health. Prior to working at the League, Katie was a project manager at Ariadne Labs for safe surgery projects to promote improved teamwork and communication in the operating room. Katie is a graduate of Providence College and received her Master’s in Public Health with an emphasis on social and behavioral health from the Boston University School of Public Health
Samantha Jordan, DMD, MPH

The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) has partnered with the Mass League to provide a curriculum intended for Community Health Center staff to attend. This means any and all CHC dentists, hygienists, limited license dentists, assistants, externs, residents, and office staff can attend the following courses. These courses are not intended for dental professionals who are employed by a privately owned or corporate practice. 

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Address oral health equity issues and application to community health centers
  • Discuss roles providers can take in advocating for oral health equity
  • Identify steps community health centers can take to advocate for or engage in oral health equity priorities
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist, Office