In 2015, OHK won the Corporate Public Health Service Award from the Kansas Public Health Association.
To improve oral health in Kansas through advocacy, public awareness and education.
Kansas is a national leader in oral health education, prevention and treatment
To realize our mission, we follow these values and beliefs:
The organization has concern for the oral health of Kansans of all ages, cultures and resources.
We work to educate that good oral health is an integral part of good overall health.
We support fair access to oral health prevention and treatment services, with a special emphasis on the needs of underserved populations.
We support community water fluoridation and a range of other preventative services, including such public health strategies as sealants, fluoride varnishes, education, home health visits and a host of other effective interventions.
Research literature and data should inform the work of the coalition and data generation will be one outcome of the coalition’s work.
Through collaborative efforts, we can influence and impact systems change to improve oral health status in Kansas; leverage national, state and community resources and dedicate them to the improvement of oral health.
We are a learning organization committed to evaluating the effectiveness of our work.