The need for an alternative approach for health promotion interventions in the prison setting is required since previous work has indicated that health education interventions while improving health knowledge do not result in behaviour change. Evidence has suggested that a health coaching intervention assist in this regard, however, the question remained whether this approach would be appropriate and possible in the prison setting. This Dental Public Health in Action paper presents the public health strategies used to work in partnership with prison management, to address challenges and accept opportunities as we developed a health coaching intervention protocol for oral health and wellbeing in the prison setting.
- Oral health improvement
- Health coaching