Policy & Advocacy
NNOHA is working to represent the voice of our membership at the national level and engage our members in advocacy at the local level. The primary focuses of this partnership are the issues of community water fluoridation, workforce needs for the future, and the accessibility of dental sealants in school based programs.
The act of pleading for, supporting or recommending; active support.
NNOHA envisions a future in which everyone knows the importance of oral health and has access to care, but we cannot do that without you. You are the trusted expert in your community, and we are here to support you so you can both be a great practitioner and a great oral health advocate.
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There are opportunities to advocate for policies and programs that expand access to preventive dental care in order to decrease the population prevalence of caries.
Community Water Fluoridation
Community water fluoridation is a population health program that is in a unique position to equitably prevent dental caries across all socioeconomic groups. While dental caries is still the most prevalent chronic disease that disproportionately effects lower socioeconomic status communities, community water fluoridation continues to decrease cavities by 25% at the population level
Making a gift to the National Network for Oral Health Access is one of the easiest ways to positively impact our work, enhance our services, and help our community strengthen and increase access to oral health services. NNOHA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Join & Renew
NNOHA is the largest group of safety-net oral health practitioners in the country, and our members all share a commitment to increasing access to quality oral health care for underserved populations. NNOHA is committed to providing the highest quality resources and support designed to meet the unique needs of our members and their programs.