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 Upcoming
  • Upcoming Advocacy Opportunities and Sample Social media Messages
  • Contact Your Members of Congress​
  • Advocating Through Traditional Media (Op-Eds, Blogs, Newspaper, TV, Radio)
  • Other Helpful Resources

​Oral Health Advocacy Webinar

Adding Oral Health to Your Advocacy Agenda
Date: February 20, 2018 
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm Ce​ntral Time (4:00pm Eastern, 1:00pm Pacific)
Register here​

Advocating for oral health for children doesn’t have to be hard, especially if you are already advocating for other health issues. If you haven’t had too many discussions lately without your teeth, you understand why oral health is everywhere and why it is often forgotten. AAP members and others will learn how to put oral health issues back on the table and back into the body by using simple advocacy strategies to affect change.

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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