Oral Health Policy & Awareness
Oral Health Policy & Awareness Efforts
We provide policy and programmatic recommendations to improve the oral health of vulnerable populations. We also raise awareness of oral health issues with the public and legislators to achieve this goal. COH loves working with policymakers, public and oral health thought leaders, community advocates, philanthropic foundations, and dental plan administrators.
Throughout the years, we have actively provided policy briefs that educate, inspire, and spur others to action. Our briefs cover a wide range of relevant and important oral health topics.
Increasing Access to Care for Denti-Cal Recipients:
A New Look at Old Barriers
Denti-Cal and the Wisdom Tooth(less):
A Deeper Drill at a Complex Problem
Diabetes Mellitus and Oral Health:
Ignoring the Evidence May Be a Costly Mistake
Oral Health Coalition - Inland Empire
The Oral Health Action Coalition - Inland Empire (OHAC-IE) started as a grassroots joint effort of Kaiser Permanente and the Center for Oral Health. We mobilize and organize local resources to increase access to oral health care and improve health outcomes throughout the Inland Empire region.Learn More
Project VIDA (Visualizing Information and Data for Action) is a unique and engaging way of presenting actionable data. It showcases oral health issues among local counties within California. We’ve kicked off the project with the “Oral Health of the Inland Empire,” but even more data will follow.EXPLORE PROJECT VIDA
The Smile Drive is about two things: raising awareness about children’s dental health and collecting dental care supplies for children in need. Learn more about the drive here.Learn More
Our Professional Affiliations
Our oral health policy and awareness efforts are made possible through the following partnerships. They enable us to fulfill our vision of Oral Health for All.
About Our Oral Health Organization
COH is one of the oldest organizations dedicated to oral health in the U.S. Learn more about our mission, vision, and history here.LEARN MORE
Be a Champion of Oral Health
We can’t win the fight for oral health alone. If you want to partner with us in our vision, consider offering your time and resources to help those in need.
Are you interested in dentistry, research, or administrative positions? View our job openings.
Help us raise awareness for children’s oral health and collect dental care supplies for kids.
Your financial contributions go a long way towards fulfilling our vision: Oral Health for All.
Do you have questions about our organization or work? Contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.