Oral Health Action Coalition – Inland Empire

About OHAC-IE

OHAC-IE is a non-partisan coalition of oral health advocates dedicated to improving the oral health of vulnerable populations in the Inland Empire region. The coalition convenes health care providers, institutions and advocates for peer-to-peer learning and to leverage resources to collectively impact oral health programs and policies in the region.

"I had a wonderful experience and felt I was important to the doctor, and not just another patient."

ANONYMOUS, MAY 2017

What OHAC-IE Does

OHAC-IE fulfills its mission to improve the oral health of vulnerable populations through five priorities and focus areas.

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Policy and Advocacy

  • Monitor and analyze policies
  • Inform public policy
  • Support implementation and adoption of policies
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Public Awareness

  • Share reliable and accurate oral health information
  • Increase community’s knowledge of oral health
  • Promote positive attitudes and oral health behaviors
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Workforce

  • Address workforce shortage and gaps
  • Promote cultural and linguistic competency among providers
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Access to Care

  • Work to eliminate barriers to accessing timely and quality care
  • Improve care integration and promote interprofessional education
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Data and Surveillance

  • Collect, collate and disseminate actionable data
  • Monitor and evaluate programs and policies

What OHAC-IE Does

OHAC-IE fulfills its mission to improve the oral health of vulnerable populations through five priorities and focus areas.

Policy And Advocacy

  • Monitor and analyze policies
  • Inform public policy
  • Support implementation and adoption of policies

Public Awareness

  • Share reliable and accurate oral health information
  • Increase community’s knowledge of oral health
  • Promote positive attitudes and oral health behaviors

Workforce

  • Address workforce shortage and gaps
  • Promote cultural and linguistic competency among providers

Access to Care

  • Work to eliminate barriers to accessing timely and quality care
  • Improve care integration and promote interprofessional education

Data and Surveillance

  • Collect, collate and disseminate actionable data
  • Monitor and evaluate programs and policies

Project VIDA

Project VIDA (Visualizing Information and Data for Action) is a unique method of presenting actionable data. It showcases oral health issues within the Inland Empire in an engaging way. Explore this project spearheaded by OHAC-IE here.

EXPLORE PROJECT VIDA

Current Oral Health Landscape in San Bernardino County

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POPULATION
SAN BERNADINO

01

DENTIST

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ADULTS

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DENTIST

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CHILDREN

28%

Population of Children (18 and Younger): 578,479

18%

Population living below the poverty level: 367,533

.009%

Dentists that accept Denti-Cal (Medi-Cal equivalent of Dental Insurance): 198

.001%

Pediactric Dentists: 21

Our Professional Affiliations

The Oral Health Action Coalition - Inland Empire would not be possible without a variety of partnerships. Here are some of the organizations who have brought this vision to life.

Contact Us

Do you have questions about our fact sheets or organization? Contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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