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OHC 2015 Final

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Transcript of OHC 2015 Final

Expanding, Strengthening and Diversifying
the Oral Health Network:


Colorado's Oral Health Network
has grown and diversified
in 2015!
Together
look what we have been able to achieve!

We
saved community water
fluoridation
in…

In partnership with the Colorado Dental Association we have created a
Colorado Fluoride Facts
website.
We held
three convenings
that expanded partners’ knowledge about messaging community water fluoridation, activating the grassroots, and building community influencers.
We successfully championed
rate increases
for
certain Medicaid dental services.
We provided education and technical assistance to strengthen

local oral health

coalitions.
We passsed legislation that allows for implementation of the
virtual dental home.
Oral health is being woven into
state system change
efforts.
Building the Foundation to Improve
Oral Health in Colorado



We continued to strengthen our relationships with our partners through our
communications

and

convenings
to build awareness and skills to improve oral health.
Smart Mouth Smart Kids
has moved into the implementation phase with communities
piloting the toolkit.
We held our annual meeting and honored our four 2015
Oral Health Champions.
We learned more about the efforts to add
a
dental benefit to Medicare.
Colorado NAACP Chapters have approved an
oral health resolution
and it is on its way to the State Convention in January.

partner organizations participate in our
oral health safety net committee
to share best practices and develop solutions for access to care concerns.
organizations have representation on our
policy committee
which drives our legislative, regulatory and systems change agenda.
We have expanded, diversified, and educated our
Board of Directors
to lead our efforts to improve oral health for all Coloradans.
We led the effort to form a coalition of diverse partners representing oral health, anti-obesity, and environmental interests to plan an education campaign to encourage Latinos to
drink tap water
over other beverages.
30
34

organizations have signed a
resolution to support oral health.
21
• Finance
• Legal
• Philanthropy
• Uninsured
• Consumer interest
• Public Health
• Medicaid/CHP+






• Dentistry
• Dental Hygiene
• Oral Health Safety Net
• Dental Higher Education
• Dental Insurance
• Primary Care Medicine
• Schools
• Business


We focused on educating
communities of color,
faith groups

and
business organizations
about
oral health as a community priority.
We want to thank all our partners, supporters, and volunteers for their effort to improve oral health in Colorado.
Hayden
Denver
Snowmass
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