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Join the CDC Public Health Grand Rounds on Community Water Fluoridation

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) welcomes participants to the join the CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a monthly webcast created to foster discussion on major public health issues. The next session will take place on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time and is titled Community Water Fluoridation: A Vital 21st Century Public Health Intervention.

For nearly 70 years, community water fluoridation (CWF) has been used throughout the United States to prevent tooth decay and improve oral health. Systematic reviews of scientific evidence related to fluoride have concluded that CWF is effective in decreasing the prevalence and severity of dental decay across the lifespan. This important session of Grand Rounds will explore the public health impact of CWF, including challenges and opportunities for state and local partners. You will also hear about new communications strategies to get important messages out to the communities.

Public Health Grand Rounds is an opportunity to stay abreast of current public health issues in addition to receiving continuing education credits if needed. Please visit CDC's Public Health Grand Rounds Home Page every third Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Eastern to view the live webcast. 

The sessions may also be found in the in the archives section of the website. Sessions are posted to the website archives section within 48 to 72 hours after the event. In addition, a segment called “Beyond the Data” is posted which features a conversation between the hosts and panelists and includes key take home messages for participants.

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