Student interns were selected from five departments in the College:
- Child Development
- Communication Disorders
- Nutritional Science
- Public Health
As part of the internship program, students received training on a variety of subjects relevant to oral health and providing health and human services to families. This training prepared students to work in community-based agencies and school settings as part of the ECHO team, which provided oral health education, conducted oral health screenings, and connected families to dental health homes and other resources.
The ECHO-LDPP student internship supported the development of strengths-based, culturally responsive, and community-based practice. We approached our work in a way that valued and leveraged the culture and cultural resources of the families we serve.