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Oral & Overall Health

OHA favors evidence-based health practices and policies that include oral health care.

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Advocacy Week

Join us virtually & on the Hill to help us advocate for better oral health legislation.

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Public Opinion Poll

OHA's annual poll to understand consumers’ oral health habits, experiences, needs and wants.

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A State of Decay Report

This report rates each U.S. state based on five variables that affect older adults' oral health.

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About Oral Health Advocacy

Oral Health America's advocacy efforts are grounded in the idea that all Americans should have equal opportunity to achieve good oral and overall health throughout their lives.

Our legislative priorities are based on increasing access to oral health care by advocating for innovative policies and evidence-based interventions, such as school-based sealant programs, guaranteed dental benefits in CHIP and Medicare, Community Water Fluoridation, and an interprofessional dental workforce.  

Campaign for Oral Health Equity

The Campaign for Oral Health Equity seeks to raise awareness about the most pressing issues in oral health, with the end goal of creating a level playing field and improving quality of life for all. 

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Tools & Reports

Tools for Advocacy

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on various oral health and public health topics.

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Advocacy News

Lawmakers Extend CHIP; Funding for Community Health Centers Still Needed

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 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 more →

RAISE Family Caregivers Act Passes the Senate

Posted on Jan 10, 2018 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 more →