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Oral Health 2020

Oral Health 2020

Oral Health 2020 is a multi-year effort to strengthen and unify the growing national oral health network, build upon legacy initiative strategies, and expand impact.  We are engaging grantees and partners around a set of bold, shared goals with specific targets to be achieved by 2020.

Oral Health 2020 investments are structured around the realization of a vision for improved oral health: Oral health is essential to lifelong health and well-being. 

Oral Health 2020 Goals:

Goal 1   Eradicate dental disease in children

  • With the closing of disparity gaps, 85% of children reach age 5 without a cavity

Goal 2   Incorporate oral health into the primary education system

  • The 10 largest school districts have incorporated oral health into their systems

Goal 3   Include an adult dental benefit in publicly funded health coverage

  • At least 30 states have an extensive Medicaid adult dental benefit
  • Medicare includes an extensive dental benefit

Goal 4   Build a comprehensive national oral health measurement system

  • A national and state-based oral health measurement system is in place

Goal 5 Integrate oral health into person-centered healthcare

  • Oral health is integrated into at least 50% of emerging person-centered care models

Goal 6  Improve the public perception of the value of oral health to overall health. 

  • Oral health is increasingly included in health dialogue and public policy. 

To submit a concept for funding under Oral Health 2020, click here to be directed to our grants management portal