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BackgroundFive-year Evaluation

Since the release of “Smart Mouths, Healthy Bodies:  An Action Plan to Improve the Oral Health of Coloradans” in the fall of 2005, significant progress has been made in Colorado to improve the oral health of residents.  An evaluation of the process indicates that implementation of the 2005 plan increased awareness of the importance of oral health and the relationship of oral disease to overall health.

The 2005 plan identified key issues and recommendations for improvement.  Positive elements included strong community involvement and the selection of key outcome areas.  Because of “Smart Mouths, Healthy Bodies” and other work that preceded it, legislative and policy changes relevant to oral health were enacted.

Read the Evaluation Report.