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.

WHAT IS OHA?

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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  • Act Calls for Family Caregiver Support

    U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act in July, calling for the creation of a National Family Caregiving Project to develop a national strategy to support the 43 million family caregivers who provide $450 billion in uncompensated long-term care each year. […]

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  • Community Service Day Workshops

    This year’s ADHA Community Service Day showcased the commitment OHA, Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association have to giving back to the community by providing oral health education that empowers older adults to take charge of their overall wellness. OHA trained more than 40 dental hygienists on delivering the Tooth Wisdom: Get Smart About Your Mouth curriculum, including information on […]

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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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