Oral Health 2014

Oral Health 2014

Launched in 2011, the multi-year Oral Health 2014 Initiative is building state and regional leadership on behalf of oral health for all. Oral Health 2014 grantees are state-based organizations working to eliminate systemic barriers that keep many from attaining good oral health. The DentaQuest Foundation is providing these organizations financial support and technical assistance. They are gaining national recognition as state models for engaging communities and making oral health a public health priority.

Each Oral Health 2014 organization is building strong alliances of current and newly-engaged partners and community leaders and implementing plans that address one or more of the priority areas listed below. These areas are also the priority focus of the U.S. National Oral Health Alliance. The goal is to maximize the impact of national oral health activities with the strength of state-based stakeholder engagement and partnerships. Oral Health 2014 is advancing local leaders for national impact SM.

Priority Areas

  • Prevention and public health infrastructure
  • Oral health literacy
  • Medical-dental collaboration
  • Developing metrics for improving oral health
  • Financing models
  • Strengthening the dental care delivery system

What Oral Health 2014 grantee organizations are doing:

Please direct questions about Oral Health 2014 to:

Matthew Bond, Manager, Grants and Programs, matthew.bond@dentaquestfoundation.org