OHA’s mission is to change lives by connecting communities with resources to drive access to care, increase health literacy and advocate for policies that improve overall health through better oral health for all Americans, especially those most vulnerable.

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A national non-profit organization working to educate Americans about the importance of mouth health to overall health and well-being

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  • Strike Out Tobacco for America’s Youth

    For more than 20 years, OHA has been educating Americans about the dangers of spit tobacco through NSTEP® (National Spit Tobacco Education Project). Almost half of new users are under the age of 18, which is why it’s so important to spread the message to young people that maintaining a healthy mouth includes avoiding tobacco. […]

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  • A State of Decay Vol. III Coming This Fall

    OHA’s A State of Decay Vol. II garnered national media attention for its state-by-state analysis of factors that contribute to the oral health of older adults. This fall OHA will release A State of Decay Vol. III with updated data and new ratings for each state. In addition, the third volume will include a new section […]

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  • New Older Adult Advocacy Resources

    Toothwisdom.org is expanding to include more information about advocating for oral health for older adults. Under the new Take Action section of the site, users will be able to access national and state-specific information about Medicaid coverage and learn more about OHA’s positions on policies, such as the need for publicly funded dental coverage. The […]

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