Journal article

Teeth Tales: a community-based child oral health promotion trial with migrant families in Australia

Lisa Gibbs, Elizabeth Waters, Bradley Christian, Lisa Gold, Dana Young, Andrea de Silva, Hanny Calache, Mark Gussy, Richard Watt, Elisha Riggs, Maryanne Tadic, Martin Hall, Iqbal Gondal, Veronika Pradel, Laurence Moore



OBJECTIVES: The Teeth Tales trial aimed to establish a model for child oral health promotion for culturally diverse communities in Australia. DESIGN: An exploratory trial implementing a community-based child oral health promotion intervention for Australian families from migrant backgrounds. Mixed method, longitudinal evaluation. SETTING: The intervention was based in Moreland, a culturally diverse locality in Melbourne, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Families with 1-4-year-old children, self-identified as being from Iraqi, Lebanese or Pakistani backgrounds residing in Melbourne. Participants residing close to the intervention site were allocated to intervention. INTERVENTION: The intervention was..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This project was funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage grant (LP100100223), with cash and in-kind contributions from Linkage partners-Merri Community Health Services, Dental Health Services Victoria, Moreland City Council, Victorian Arabic Social Services, Arabic Welfare and Pakistan Australia Association Melbourne. Additional funding support was also provided by Merri Community Health Services. The authors wish to gratefully acknowledge the Jack Brockhoff Foundation for infrastructure and salary support for Professor EW and Associate Professor LG, and the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council for salary support for LG and La Trobe University for salary support for Associate Professor MG Mandy Truong is a grateful recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award PhD scholarship. ER is supported by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute which is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support programme. Separate funding grants contributing to the overall research activities were also received from Dental Health Services Victoria and Moreland City Council. The authors wish to thank Colgate-Palmolive Australia for donating the toothbrushes and toothpastes which were included in gift bags for the intervention participants.