Our committees each have their own unique focus within the oral health care realm and include many different types of professionals.
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Early Childhood Caries Prevention
Cavities and tooth decay, also called "caries", are prevalent but preventable diseases often found in young children. The foundation of a healthy mouth should be established during childhood, so this committee aims to increase awareness and promote preventive practices in order to create healthier smiles.
The K-12 Committee was established to support efforts across the state which ensures all children in the k-12 population have access to oral health care services and education.
Ensuring students have access to oral health education and basic preventive care can improve their chances for a successful future. With this in mind, the committee’s goals include:
1. Improve infrastructure delivery
2. Ensure infrastructure reflects/supports transformation
3. Create literacy that is age appropriate and culturally competent
4. Promote prevention strategies
5. Review all statues relating to children for opportunities to insert oral health strategies
Through the K-12 Strategic Action Plan the committee works to accomplish these goals. If you are interested in learning more about the committee’s strategic action plan or would like information on how to get involved please contact Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org
This committee focuses on supporting the aging and elderly populations. As with other social groups, seniors can face many difficulties with coverage and access to care. This committee's intent is to enable all seniors to receive oral health care.
Local Oral Health Coalitions Committee
Local oral health coalitions are an integral part of getting the word out about the importance of oral health. These committee members work on the ground floor in their respective communities to build partnerships, create client-to-care connections, and meet local oral health needs.