UCSF Dentistry D2s Jolie Goodman and Emily Wineland are recipients of the 2013 Albert Schweitzer Fellowship to Address Health Disparities, "to develop 'leaders in service': individuals who are dedicated and skilled in addressing the health needs of underserved communities, and whose example influences and inspires others."
Jolie Goodman was awarded a fellowship for which she will work with homeless youth in San Francisco to address their unmet dental needs. Her project will provide this population with prevention services, education, and a connection to dental care. The program will develop a means to provide each of the youth involved a dental screening, a referral to a dental home, and oral health education. Workers at the partner site will be trained to continue the project in order to ensure sustainability of the program.
Emily Wineland will partner with a community dental clinic to develop and implement oral health education to underserved adults with Type II diabetes. Her project will emphasize the relationship between blood glucose level, oral hygiene, and the severity of periodontitis, as well as the importance of maintaining periodontal health as a way to manage the progression of diabetes. The program will include health interventions such as hygiene instruction, nutrition, blood glucose monitoring, and smoking cessation.
Jolie Goodman (left) and Emily Wineland