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.
- University of Alabama, Birmingham
- Arizona Dental Foundation
- Children Now (CA)
- Oral Health Colorado
- Delaware Department of Health and Social Services
- District of Columbia Children's National Medical Center
- Florida Institute for Health Innovation
- University of Hawaii
- Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
- Oral Health Kansas
- Kentucky Youth Advocates
- Maryland Dental Action Coalition
- Michigan Oral Health Coalition
- Mississippi Department of Health
- New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
- New Hampshire Public Health Association
- North Dakota Department of Health
- Oregon Oral Health Coalition
- Pennsylvania Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
- Rhode Island Kids Count
- South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
- Virginia Oral Health Coalition
- West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services
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.
- 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:
The Florida Institute for Health Innovation (formerly known as the Florida Public Health Institute) is studying hospital emergency department utilization for oral health problems that could have been treated in a dental office or clinic or avoided with adequate prevention and primary dental care. Charges for these visits in Florida in 2012 exceeded $141 million.
University of Alabama at Birmingham students learn collaboration while serving community health needs.
Maryland launches first statewide Oral Health Literacy Campaign.
Please direct questions about Oral Health 2014 to:
Matthew Bond, Manager, Grants and Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org