Oral Health Cross RHEC Workgroup

Vision Statement: To promote optimal oral health, access to care and oral health equity among minorities in the United States.

Mission Statement: To improve oral health outcomes and increase diversity of the dental workforce through dissemination of oral health information and supporting youth development programs.

Goals:
  1. Disseminate oral health information and raise awareness
  2. Train underrepresented youths to be oral health advocates
  3. Promote diversity of the dental workforce by generating interest among underrepresented youths in the dental profession

An Oral Health Equity Hero is an individual and organization that supports community efforts in the goal in promoting oral health equity. The Oral Health Equity Hero Award recognizes individuals and organizations who go above and beyond to demonstrate service excellence, engage in efforts to directly address the social determinants of health in underserved communities, and produce results for their activities focused on eliminating oral health disparities through policy change and practice. 

Nominees can be individuals or organizations that work to improve oral health equity and whose efforts make a difference in communities are unsung heroes that deserve to be recognized and honored. The Cross Oral Health Workgroup is encouraging their members to nominate friends and colleagues for this honor.

Click here to nominate friends and colleagues.

Recent Announcements

  • Cross-RHEC Oral Health Workgroup Shares Stories From The Field The NPA Cross-RHEC Oral Health Workgroup was formed to advance oral health equity within minority populations in the United States. In an effort to spread awareness about the importance ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2017, 2:17 PM by NPA RHEC
  • The Cross-RHEC Oral Health Workgroup Announces Its Oral Health Equity Hero Award Recipient Becca Matusovich was named as the 2017 Cross-RHEC Oral Health Equity Award recipient. The award recognizes individuals and/or organizations that support community efforts to promote oral health equity ...
    Posted Jun 2, 2017, 11:49 AM by NPA RHEC
  • The Latest Issue Of Network Spotlight: Caring For Each Other And The People We Serve Is Now Available The Network Spotlight is brought to you by the Oral Health 2020 Network. The Oral Health 2020 Network is a diverse network of individuals and organizations at the local, state ...
    Posted May 16, 2017, 12:01 PM by NPA RHEC
  • The Nomination Period For The Cross RHEC Oral Health Workgroup’s Health Equity Hero Award Is Now Open The Health Equity Hero award will feature the exemplary achievement of individuals and/or organizations that support community efforts to promote oral health equity and eliminate oral health disparities.Fill ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 11:02 AM by NPA RHEC
  • SHEC Announces Effort to Create a New Oral Health Needs Index During its December 3 – 4, 2015, Annual Review and Planning Session in Atlanta, GA, the Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) announced that one of its member organizations, Critical Learning Systems ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 11:02 AM by NPA RHEC
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