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BackgroundThe Need

Reasons for developing a Colorado Oral Health Plan

  • Increase visibility and awareness of the importance of oral health.
  • Provide a roadmap for reducing the prevalence of oral disease in the state.
  • Energize constituents and maintain an ongoing focus on the importance of oral health to overall health in Colorado.
  • Provide factual information about the oral health status of Coloradans and highlight evidenced-based strategies for improvement.
  • Allow partners to work collectively toward the same goals.
  • Ensure collaboration among Colorado oral health advocates working toward Healthy People 2020 goals.
  • Prepare the state to compete for funding to improve oral health status by identifying problems and solutions.