Oral Health Kansas Advocacy • Public Awareness Education

Mouth Matters

toothIn 2015, OHK won the Corporate Public Health Service Award from the Kansas Public Health Association.

mission, vision, values & beliefs


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:
bullet The organization has concern for the oral health of Kansans of all ages, cultures and resources.
bullet We work to educate that good oral health is an integral part of good overall health.
bullet We support fair access to oral health prevention and treatment services, with a special emphasis on the needs of underserved populations.
bullet 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.
bullet Research literature and data should inform the work of the coalition and data generation will be one outcome of the coalition’s work.
bullet 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.
bullet We are a learning organization committed to evaluating the effectiveness of our work.


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