We engage dentists, hygienists, and public health
professionals with nationally recognized evidence-based practices, emerging
New York State policies or grants, and community-based success stories to improve access to care and expand population
We are seeking just
$30,000 between now and our Annual Meeting in November to establish the infrastructure for
implementation of our Strategic Plan in the upcoming year. Please consider what your organization, your colleagues, friends,
and family can do to help the New York State Oral Health Coalition sustain its mission.
With your help, we can become the most valuable statewide resource of health professionals seeking to
cost-effectively reduce dental diseases in their communities.
Please donate now!!
A Profile of Active Dentists in New York
This brief describes demographic, educational, and practice
characteristics of actively practicing dentists in New York. Despite the fact
all of the state’s regions are well above the national rate of 55 dentists per 100,000 population, access to basic oral health services in New York is problematic, particularly for Medicaid-insured patients. Download this research brief: nydentist2013.pdf
A Profile of Dental Hygienists in New York
This brief describes the active dental hygienist workforce in New York. The analysis finds that dental hygienists are unevenly distributed across the state, with substantial maldistribution in the counties of New York City. The vast majority of dental hygienists work in private dental practices and nearly half work part time. Download this research brief: nyhygienist2013.pdf
FIRST-EVER SCORECARD EVALUATES HOW WELL STATES’ HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS ARE WORKING FOR LOW-INCOME AMERICANS, FINDS WIDE DISPARITIES IN ACCESS TO CARE AND HEALTH CARE QUALITY
repeated evidence that we are often two Americas, divided by income and
geography when it comes to opportunities to lead long and healthy lives.
These are more than numbers,” said Cathy Schoen, Commonwealth Fund Senior
Vice President and lead author of the report. “We are talking about people’s
lives, health, and well-being. Our hope is that state policymakers and health
care leaders use these data to target resources to improve access, care, and
the health of residents with below-average incomes.”
Demonstrating the potential to improve, the report finds that in
top-performing states, low-income people often fared better than the national
average, and even better than higher-income people in the worst-performing
states. On nearly half of the indicators, including potentially preventable
hospitalizations, infant mortality, smoking, and obesity, lower-income or
less-advantaged people in high-performing states did better than
more-advantaged people in low-performing states.
STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION
On August 14, 2013, the Steering Committee came together and participated in an all day, facilitated Strategic Planning Session.
Our three key strategies for the upcoming year include: Increase the visibility and the reputation of the New York State Oral Health
Coalition; Provide value to membership in the Coalition; and to Obtain the resources required to complete our activities.
One key step forward the Steering Committee has made since the Strategic Planning Session was to contract with a part time support person to coordinate the administrative functions of the coalition including assisting with planning the annual meeting and driving a more vigorous communication plan.
Our second major step was to initiate a challenge among the Steering Committee members to raise $1000.00 each to fund the first phase of support AND we initiated a short term funding campaign using the Social Media Site "GoFundMe" - See above!
Please join us as we enthusiastically move to the next level as a Coalition!
Oral Health News
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated its web site
On May 15, 2011, the New York State Medicaid Program Dental Policy and Procedure Manual was released. For more information on this provider manual, Click here for more information on the Dental Manual.
To learn about New York's Medicaid Redesign Team, contact the Team,
The Ad Hoc Group on Local Oral Health Programs for the Association of
The Older Adults Basic Screening Survey Webinar held on January 20th,
The New York State Oral Health Coalition, along with many organizations joined the Coalition for Health Funding and the Committee for Education Funding in support of a sign-on letter, directed to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. The letter urged them to provide a 302(b) allocation to the
Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee that protects those important programs against further cuts. The letter reflected nearly 400 signatures representative of
national, regional and state organizations who share the same concerns should further cuts be made to allocations that benefit health and education funding in the United States. For more information, please visit its website at: www.publichealthfunding.org and follow on Twitter @healthfunding