April 12, 2013 - Wilsonville, Oregon
THANK YOU!! to all participants for making Oregon Oral Health Coalition's (OrOHC) Annual Spring Planning Summit a success. Our goal was to provide a stimulating program and environment for sharing information, generating ideas, starting collaborations, and building life-long professional relationships. From early feedback we've received from those attending, we're hopeful that we realized that goal.
The 2013 Annual Spring Planning Summit carried a multidisciplinary theme - Aspiring to Wellness Through Coordinated Care. Over 100 medical and dental professionals - ranging from service providers to advocates to educators - from every corner of the state joined oral health experts to explore best practices in serving Oregon's holistic wellness needs.
OrOHC was honored to host an incredible Summit faculty. Dr. Bruce Goldberg, the Director of the Oregon Health Authority, opened the Summit with an insightful, thought-provoking keynote address. Our morning panel of experts, including Dr. Mike Plunkett, Dr. Wael Sabbah, Dr. Traci Rieckmann, Dr. Kirsten Lampi, and Dr. Bob Johnson discussed integrating dental care into primary healthcare across the life span by correlating between oral health and other aspects of health. Our afternoon panel consisting of Dr. Alyssa Franzen and Dr. John Snyder, gave us a look at systems that are applying integrated dental/medical data plans today, and offered a vision of what integrated data can do for organizations.
Summit attendees participated in an afternoon discussion session with Oregon's future in mind. Attendees worked in groups to discuss their vision of medical and dental integration. The data from the group discussions will be available soon. We had amazing participation throughout the entire Summit and we are inspired to work alongside these leaders in shaping Oregon's future.
Special thanks to our generous sponsor FamilyCare Health Plans for providing a healthy breakfast and break snacks for the Summit. We also thank the Oregon Child Development Coalition for graciously allowing us the use of their facility, and the help of their great staff.
OrOHC hopes that this Summit experience is valuable and memorable for those of you who attended - and we hope that you will spread the word to others who might benefit from what we learned and accomplished together at the Summit.
OrOHC will continue to work with communities and organizations to address the challenges of integrating oral health services into current and evolving systems of healthcare delivery in Oregon. We urge you to join us in our oral health advocacy efforts. To become a member or learn more about our Action Committees (Early Childhood Caries Prevention, Adult/Geriatric Oral Health, and Oral Health Local Coalitions) click here.
Save the Date - October 4, 2013
Oregon Oral Health Coalition's 8th Annual Fall Conference
Lane Community College Center for Meeting and Learning
4000 East 30th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405
Registration Details Coming Soon
Opportunities for sponsorships still available!
For more information please contact Phil Giles at email@example.com or call 971.224.1038