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CDC Releases New Water Fluoridation Training

Wednesday, May 8, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rose Mutzbauer
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National Public Health Week’s theme for Thursday is “Technology and Public Health.” To celebrate how new technologies can transform the public health landscape, CDC is pleased to announce the launch of Fluoridation Learning Online (FLO), a free training resource designed to build the capability of state fluoridation programs, and increase knowledge and refine skills to implement and maintain community water fluoridation.


Key Features

  • Use anywhere, anytime, on any device
  • Interactive audio and video material
  • Self-paced, personalized training based on experience and background
  • Save information to a Favorites page
  • Reference page with additional resources

Intended Audience

  • State oral health staff and practitioners
  • State drinking water regulatory engineers
  • Water system operators
  • Governmental officials
  • Students and educators
  • Members of the public interested in community water fluoridation

Overview of FLO

  • Module 1: Science – the history and science of fluoridation, benefits, and health effects
  • Module 2: Program – state program management and oversight, and communication principles
  • Module 3: Water system overview and design
  • Module 4: Technical information for water fluoridation additives and operations

FLO is available for free on CDC Train at


Find more information about FLO on CDC’s Community Water Fluoridation website: 

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