Partner to Improve Oral Health
Our C+ grade on the Virginia Oral Health Report Card shows that we have a lot of work to do to improve oral health - and overall health - for all Virginians. You can join us at the state level in one of our workgroups or locally through a regional alliance. Review the group descriptions below and complete our Partnership Form to get started.
Regional Oral Health Alliance: Regional alliances will act as leaders at the regional Report Card convenings and guide regional planning efforts.
Report Card Workgroup: Members monitor nine high-level indicators of oral health in Virginia, work to expand data collection, and serve as a connector among regional efforts.
Adult Dental Access Workgroup: Members identify and advocate for policy strategies to improve access to dental services for low-income adults. Current focus is an adult dental benefit in an expanded Medicaid.
Early Dental Home Workgroup: Members identify and implement programs and policy strategies to increase utilization of dental services for pregnant women and young children. Members also serve as an advisory council for the Virginia Department of Health's Perinatal & Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement Grant.
School Age Oral Health Workgroup: Members identify and implement programs and policy strategies that ensure readiness to learn is not hindered by poor oral health. (Formerly the "Kindergarten Dental Policy Workgroup.")