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Coalition Highlight: Columbia Gorge OHC


Under the leadership of David Crawford (Kidz Dental Zone) and Dr. Elizabeth Aughney (One Community Health), the Columbia Gorge Oral Health Coalition is continuously working to provide dental services to all residents, regardless of age, insurance coverage or immigration status.

CGOHC is one of the only regions that consistently meets the state’s sealant/foster child exam metrics, and they are working to ensure they continue their success with those metrics.

Last month, CGOHC met with people from the Arcora Foundation (formerly Washington Dental Service Foundation), a “nonprofit dedicated to partnering with communities and boldly transforming systems to improve oral health.” Founded and funded by Delta Dental of Washington, the Arcora Foundation is looking to bring The Mighty Mouth, their current outreach and messaging campaign, to Oregon. They are in conversation in CGOHC, investigating if the coalition and the foundation should partner in Oregon State’s first Mighty Mouth efforts.

AND...coming soon the The Dalles...the Monsters in the Park After Dark event, a safe Halloween event sponsored by A Kidz Dental Zone and Northern Wasco County Parks and Rec, where kids will perform a "floss dance," and have a good, safe time while celebrating Halloween!

At this year's Conference, we will award Christopher Zhong-Yao OrOHC's first annual oral health visionary award for his inspiring drawing. With this drawing, he previously won google's Doodle for Google Competition. CLICK THE ABOVE PICTURE TO VISIT OUR CONFERENCE PAGE!

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