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Expanding Access Through Policy: Improving Oral Health Care in Maryland

Posted on August 6, 2020 by ODPHP

Legal and policy approaches can be important tools for achieving healthier communities. A new report—The Role of Law and Policy in Increasing the Use of the Oral Health Care System and Services—provides evidence-based information and identifies priority areas that can help communities achieve Healthy People objectives.

Leveraging Technology to Reach At-Risk Families: Preventing and Managing Early Childhood Tooth Decay in New York City

Posted on July 14, 2020 by ODPHP

Legal and policy approaches can be important tools for achieving healthier communities. A new report—The Role of Law and Policy in Increasing the Use of the Oral Health Care System and Services—provides evidence-based information and identifies priority areas that can help communities achieve Healthy People objectives.

Collaborating to Improve Oral Health in Oklahoma

Posted on May 16, 2018 by ODPHP

Tooth decay (also known as caries or cavities) is one of the most common chronic health conditions affecting children in the United States. American Indian and Alaska Native children have especially high rates of tooth decay; the rate for American Indian and Alaska Native children ages 3 to 5 is 43%—more than 4 times the rate for white children.