OUR PRIORITIES

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The PA Coalition for Oral Health is the statewide advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the importance of lifelong dental health by shaping policy and educating the public so Pennsylvanians know that all mouths matter. The priority areas are intentionally broad and far-reaching, and are intended to allow members to work on a variety of topics within the broad goals, depending on what the legislative session holds. The priorities are also written to be as inclusive of our valued partners as possible. For some priorities, it is appropriate for the PA Coalition for Oral Health to lead the lobbying effort. On others, PCOH takes a partnership position and works closely with another lead organization.

PRIORITIES

Supporting Pennsylvania Oral Workforce Development

Oral Health Training Opportunities

Credentialing Tip Sheet

Workforce Prototype Report

Advancing Implementation of the 2020 Oral Health Plan

2017-2020 PA Oral Health Plan

2014 PCOH Policy Paper

Advocating for Community Water Fluoridation

2017 Community Water Fluoridation Brief

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • New website platform launched in March 2018
  • Planning 2018 PA Oral Health Summit: Pursuing New Opportunities in Innovative Collaboration (November 29-30, 2018)
  • 501(c)3 status awarded in 2017
  • Continuing to work with DentaQuest Foundation and the OH2020 Network as part of the PA Oral Health Collective Impact Initiative
  • Created statewide oral health listserv and increased amount of communication offered to our stakeholders
  • Increased social media presence on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter