Celebrating Older American’s Month

This May, Oral Health America (OHA) joins the Administration on Aging in its observance of Older American’s Month and its theme ‘Engage at Every Age’, which emphasizes you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that enrich your physical, emotional and social well-being. For OHA, this means being active in maintaining … Read moreCelebrating Older American’s Month

DentaQuest Foundation Grant Supports Effort for Publicly Funded Dental Coverage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oral Health America Receives Grant From DentaQuest Foundation To Advocate For Publicly Funded Dental Coverage CHICAGO, April 30, 2018 – Oral Health America (OHA) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $667,000 from the DentaQuest Foundation (DQF).The grant will provide significant support to expand the Wisdom Tooth Project® and increase … Read moreDentaQuest Foundation Grant Supports Effort for Publicly Funded Dental Coverage

Announcing OHA’s National Oral Health Report: A State Of Decay

Oral Health America (OHA) has published a national report examining factors impacting the oral health of older adults. A State of Decay, Vol. IV illustrates the need for continued action to ensure America’s rapidly growing population of seniors age healthily and independently.

Lawmakers Extend CHIP; Funding for Community Health Centers Still Needed

Congress renewed funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six more years as part of a short-term funding extension bill to support the federal government through February 8, 2018. With funding secured for six more years, states will have the resources to continue covering medical and dental services for children and families. “We are grateful … Read moreLawmakers Extend CHIP; Funding for Community Health Centers Still Needed

RAISE Family Caregivers Act Passes the Senate

Oral Health America (OHA) applauds Congress for passage of the RAISE Family Caregivers Act on January 8, 2018, announced OHA President/CEO Beth Truett.  The bill goes to President Donald J. Trump for his signature. Once enacted into law, the Act will direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop, maintain and periodically … Read moreRAISE Family Caregivers Act Passes the Senate