Healthy Alaskans 2020 Leading Health Indicators

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Healthy Alaskans 2020

Evidence-based Strategies:
Community water fluoridation

Misinformation and Its Correction: Continued Influence and Successful Debiasing

Description: Not available.

Specific Programs/Strategies: Counteract misinformation where opposition to water fluoridation is an issue. Recommendations pertain to ways in which corrections to misinformation should be designed, structured, and applied to maximize impact. Grounded in cognitive psychological theory, recommendations may help practitioners design effective misinformation retractions, educational tools, and public-information.

Fluoride Legislative User Information Database (FLUID)

Description: Fluoride Legislative User Information Database or FLUID is a comprehensive database containing historical information on legal cases decided by U.S. courts and current information on federal and state policies regarding community water fluoridation. Local policies that affect significant U.S. population bases are being added over time.

Specific Programs/Strategies: The FLUID project was initiated and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The database was completed by and is maintained through a collaboration between the Children’s Dental Health Project and the Health Law and Policy Program on Law and Government at the American University’s Washington College of Law. Project staff research pertinent case law via Westlaw and other online legal search engines, and state and local policies are cataloged via various individual state policy databases and Municode.

  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Setting: Community
  • Recommendation: Database of law
  • Review Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Children’s Dental Health Project and the Health Law and Policy Program on Law and Government at the American University’s Washington College of Law.
  • Related Topics: Not applicable
  • Website: Fluoride Legislative User Information Database

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