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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 for Advocacy

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Advocacy News

Donor Spotlight: Dr. Allukian

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 When speaking with longtime OHA donor Dr. Myron Allukian, it’s easy to see why he gives to OHA — his own advocacy efforts have always been in line with OHA’s mission and programs. In an era when Massachusetts was only 7% fluoridated, Dr. Allukian began a long fight for community water fluoridation, resulting in the state... Read more →

White Paper Stresses Importance of Oral Health Care Benefit for Older Adults

Posted on Jul 19, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO, JULY 19, 2018 – Oral Health America (OHA), along with a diverse group of partners, released a white paper, An Oral Health Benefit in Medicare Part B: It’s Time to Include Oral Health in Health Care. This white paper is an interprofessional, collaborative effort written and published by leaders in the... Read more →

Celebrating Older American’s Month

Posted on May 2, 2018 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 more →