We believe all Americans should have equal opportunity to achieve good oral and overall health throughout their lives.
- Building and strengthening partnerships with other organizations that share our priorities
- Supporting oral health advocacy efforts at the local, state, and federal level
- Educating the public about the importance of good oral health policy & providing actionable ways to advocate for it
- Leading research efforts to identify oral health issues that may be addressed through advocacy work
Questions? Contact us at [email protected]
Our Advocacy Efforts
Adding a Dental Benefit in Medicare
Advocacy Week & Day on the Hill
OHA Advocacy Week is an opportunity to collaborate with partners and advocates to raise awareness about the most pressing issues in oral health. Advocacy Week activities make it easy to participate on the Hill or online.
Learn about Advocacy Week →
Campaign for Oral Health Equity
Oral Health America’s Campaign for Oral Health Equity is centered on advocating for policies that improve oral health across the lifespan.
See how you can participate →
Research & Reports
Oral Health America leads research efforts that identify oral health issues and opportunities for advocacy work, as well as providing evidence for needed policy change.
Infographic: The Status of Older Adult Oral Health
This infographic summarizes recent studies on the status of the oral health for Americans age 65+ and makes the case for why a dental benefit in Medicare is needed.
Infographic: Preferences in Medicare Dental
OHA and the ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI) have released an infographic summarizing the preferences of adults aged 50+ for adding dental coverage as a benefit in Medicare.
Support Oral Health America's Advocacy Work
Is your organization interested in sponsoring Advocacy Efforts at Oral Health America? Contact David Perez at [email protected] or (312) 836-9900 to learn about available opportunities.