Goal #3: Promote Statewide Networking and Interdisciplinary Learning

By highlighting the economic benefits of good oral health on older adults living with chronic conditions Center for Oral Health will inform policy makers and decision makers at the state and federal levels of the much needed changes to ensure better health outcomes, quality of life, and more efficient healthcare systems.

Activities closely related to this project, specifically the Center for Oral Health’s annual symposium, will promote the adoption of institutional policies to ensure improved access to oral health care resources for older adults in California. Additionally, Center for Oral Health will pursue the inclusion of oral health as a topic for the White House Conference on Aging to take place in 2015.