The New York State Oral Health Coalition is a broad-based association that was established in 2006. It is comprised of programs and organizations, healthcare providers, state oral health officials, insurers, health advocates, and policy leaders from across New York.
Coalition members met regularly with the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Dental Health, the New York State Public Health Association, and other stakeholders to develop the New York State Oral Health Plan, a blueprint for achieving optimal oral health for all New Yorkers. The Plan, which was released in August of 2006, addresses the burden of oral disease across the state and documents goals, objectives, and strategies that cover a broad spectrum of issues related to policy development, prevention, access to care, workforce, communications, and surveillance and research.
With the release of the plan, the Coalition moved into a new phase of action with the goal of becoming a permanent, sustainable organization.
Mission: To support the development of leading oral health strategies in New York State.
Vision: To achieve optimal oral health for all New Yorkers, thus improving overall general health.