Oral Health Symposiums Bring Statewide Partners Together

At EHF, we believe that good oral health and access to dental care are key to supporting healthy communities, so we were proud to partner with the Washington Dental Service Foundation and the Washington State Board of Health to sponsor Oral Health Symposiums in Tukwila and Spokane earlier this year.  These symposiums brought together statewide partners working to move the dial on oral health in Washington State, including Washington State Board of Health Chair Jim Sledge (pictured below at the Spokane Symposium).

Washington State Board of Health Chair Jim Sledge gives an overview of statewide strategies BOH is deploying in working to improve oral health throughout Washington State.

Washington State Board of Health Chair Jim Sledge gives an overview of statewide strategies BOH is deploying in working to improve oral health throughout Washington State.

Much of the discussion at the symposiums emphasized the role of oral health in overall health, as well as the implications for delivery systems change within the transforming healthcare environment.  Additionally, presentations explored the connections between oral health and population health, and the implications of the triple aim for oral health delivery.

Check out the complete set of slides from both symposiums below:

Finally, Kristen, our VP of programs, gave a great overview on the role of Accountable Communities of Health in supporting population oral health.  Check it out below!