2012 Programs and Initiatives U.S. National Oral Health Alliance - USAllianceforOralHealth.org building a national movement for oral healthUSAllianceforOralHealth.org Oral Health 2014 Initiative building strong leaders in states to support oral health Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net Initiative ensuring a stable safety net to increase access to care Venture Fund for Oral Health supporting the spread of programs that work Community Water Fluoridation Initiative increasing access to fluoridated water Visit www.dentaquestfoundation.org for program informationwww.dentaquestfoundation.org
2012 Programs and Initiatives (cont’d) National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health - niioh.org fostering medical-dental collaborationniioh.org Funders Oral Health Policy Group improving philanthropic investments in oral health Demonstration Fund for Oral Health giving good ideas an opportunity to take root National Community Committee building academic and community supports for oral health Community Response Fund responding to urgent community needs Visit www.dentaquestfoundation.org for program informationwww.dentaquestfoundation.org
U.S. National Oral Health Alliance What are we going to do, in the short and long term, both individually and collectively, to assure optimal oral health through prevention and treatment for underserved people? Formed at the 2009 Access to Dental Care Summit convened by the American Dental Association.
U.S. National Oral Health Alliance Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure Oral Health Literacy Medical and Dental Collaboration Metrics for Improving Oral Health Financing Models Strengthening the Dental Care Delivery System
U.S. National Oral Health Alliance Engaging dedicated national, state, and local community leaders from a broad range of backgrounds Committing to actively listen, share, learn and innovate in a collaborative environment Respecting differences of opinion and thought Forging common ground as leaders in oral health November 7–8, 2011Washington, DC March 13–14, 2012Chicago, IL June 6–7, 2012San Francisco, CA
Oral Health 2014 Guiding Principles Broader constituency is essential to improving oral health because diversity of opinion leads to better decisions and actions Six priority areas (Alliance)—part of something bigger Implement solutions based on what we know/have already (e.g. med/dent collab using Smiles for Life tool)—don’t reinvent the wheel Learn from other grantees, TA providers (leverage) Engage organizations that represent the interests of patients/consumers Use processes that respect the legitimacy of every party’s interests Align program with our theory of change Participate in evaluation process—balance accountability and learning
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