Oral Health Advocacy Toolkit

​O​ral Health Advocacy Toolkit

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Early childhood dental caries is the most common chronic disease of childhood, yet access to oral health care continues to be a problem for many children and families. There are many ways for pediatricians and dental professionals to improve oral health access by advocating for kids’ oral health in their practice, community, and at the state and federal levels. Included in this toolkit you will find ideas and tools to engage as an oral health advocate or to simply help you weave oral health into your existing advocacy efforts. Access the toolkit he​re​.

Table of Contents

  • Areas of Focus
  • Advocacy on Social Media
  • Contact Elected Officials​
  • Advocating Through Traditional Media (Op-Ed, Blogs, Newspaper, TV, Radio)
  • Other Helpful Resources

Useful Links

AAP Twitter Handles

AAP: https://twitter.com/AmerAcadPeds 
CDH: https://twitter.com/ILikeMyTeeth
HealthyChildren.org: https://twitter.com/healthychildren

AAP Facebook Pages

AAP: https://www.facebook.com/AmerAcadPeds
CDH: https://www.facebook.com/CampaignforDentalHealth
Healthychildren.org: https://www.facebook.com/healthychildren/​​

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