May 24, 2018 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET| Register Now
Join us on Thursday, May 24 at 12:00 p.m. ET to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Oral Health Leading Health Indicator. You’ll also learn about the Indian Health Service’s Early Childhood Caries Collaborative and hear about results from 2 Oklahoma communities that implemented this multi-faceted program.
Oral health is an essential part of staying healthy. Good oral health allows a person to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow, and make facial expressions to show feelings and emotions. Poor oral health has serious consequences, including painful, disabling, and costly oral diseases ranging from cavities to oral cancers. Poor oral health affects Americans at all life stages, from infancy through older adulthood, but oral diseases may be prevented in part with regular visits to the dentist and regular dental care.
About Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators
The Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) represent a smaller set of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions to help address them. LHIs are used to assess the health of the Nation, facilitate collaboration across sectors, and motivate action to improve the health of the U.S. population.