About TOSH

The Teaching Oral-Systemic Health (TOSH) program, which is funded through a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is a timely response to the 2011 Institute of Medicine Committee on an Oral Health Access to Services recommendation for innovations in workforce development to increase competence in oral health across professions and to develop interprofesssional, team-based approaches to the prevention and treatment of oral diseases. TOSH is designed to prepare advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) students with a core set of competencies to prioritize oral-systemic health promotion and disease prevention, provide evidence-based oral-systemic health care in a variety of primary care settings, and collaborate in interprofessional teams to reduce oral health disparities across the lifespan. TOSH provides a unique opportunity for APRN, dental, and medical students at NYU to participate in interprofessional clinical experiences focusing on oral-systemic health. During these experiences students use a team-based approach to improving health outcomes using clinical simulations and case studies.