Date: Monday, May 22, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, 4200 Innslake Drive, Washington & Jefferson Conference Rooms, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Virginia earned a C+ for oral health on the inaugural 2016 Virginia Oral Health Report Card. This grade demonstrates room for improvement in key areas such as prevention, coverage, collaboration, and health status. Furthermore, when we look closely at the Report Card indicators, significant disparities emerge by race, socioeconomic status, and geographic area.
To improve oral health for all Virginians, we need to assess oral health and overall health within each region using a health equity lens, and implement community-driven strategies to address our shared challenges. As such, the Virginia Oral Health Coalition is facilitating regional convenings across the commonwealth, including the Greater Richmond region. Participants in the Greater Richmond Oral Health Forum will have the opportunity to analyze regional data and engage in discussions in order to:
- Reach a shared understanding of the oral health and overall health status of Greater Richmond residents across the lifespan
- Select data-driven priority areas and strategies to collaborate on
- Create the infrastructure to implement community-identified priorities and strategies
A formal agenda and any additional pre-meeting materials will be emailed prior to the convening. Your voice is critical to this process. Please join us!