Example of Improving a Specific Health
Condition
Aim: to decrease the prevalence of dental caries in children
and adolescents in N. Ireland (highest rates in UK) --
informed WHO Health for All by Year 2000 initiative
Problem: impoverished rural communities; previous
policies focused on knowledge
Methods:
partnership: families, schools, dieticians, school meal advisors,
library boards, health promotion officers and local dairy suppliers
Boost Better Breaks (BBB) policy enacted and implemented
matched control group
Results:
reduction in caries; more sound teeth, more restored also