Rachel McPherson, OTS
St. Catherine University
Rachel McPherson is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy Student at St. Catherine University. She has been involved in the project with Dr. Stephanie de Sam Lazaro and Ready, Set, Smile as a Graduate Trainee since October 2019. Her role in the project has involved assisting in the editing and dissemination of the online oral health modules and working with other OT students and community health workers on developing education materials for parents/caregivers of children.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The project involved interprofessional training through use of video learning modules to occupational therapy (OT) students and community health workers (CHW) to support oral health outcomes for young children and their families. The OT students and CHW rated their knowledge of oral health and team member roles and perceptions of the roles of interprofessional team members working with children and families on oral health prevention and management prior to the onset of the project and at project completion. Preliminary outcomes suggest that even short synchronous collaborative…