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Oral & Overall Health

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

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Community Water Fluoridation

Fluoridated water has been shown to reduce tooth decay by 25% - show your support in your community today!

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Public Opinion Poll

Poll reveals grandparents face challenges raising children in their homes, including those related to oral health.

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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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Visit Toothwisdom.org

Access information, tools, and resources to take action on policies that affect older adults’ oral health.

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Tools for Advocacy

Access reports, infographics, and other tools on various oral health and public health topics.

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Advocacy News

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Oral Health America’s Official Statement on the American Health Care Act

Posted on May 9, 2017 Oral Health America (OHA) believes all Americans should have an equal opportunity to achieve good oral and overall health throughout their lives and supports legislation that helps reach this goal. Last week’s House vote of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), however, is disappointing because should it survive in the Senate, an estimated 24 million... Read more →
Support Tobacco 21 Legislation

Tobacco 21 Movement Gains Traction in Illinois

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 Illinois legislators are taking an important step forward to raise the minimum legal age of tobacco sales from 18 to 21. OHA supports Tobacco 21 legislation across our nation in order to keep our teens and young adults healthy and tobacco free. Read more →