Focus Area 6: Health Equity

Health Equity is achieving the highest level of health for all people. It entails focused efforts to address avoidable inequalities by equalizing the conditions for health for all groups.

Outcome Measure for This Focus Area

By 2017, Colorado will develop a comprehensive oral health surveillance system that can be used for strategic planning and evaluation of efforts to improve health equity.

Strategies for This Focus Area

  • Strategy 1: Achieve health equity among all residents by identifying and reducing oral health disparities found among low-income and minority populations
  • Strategy 2: Standardize and combine data currently being collected on oral health in the state
  • Strategy 3: Schools become the entry points for oral health screening, preventative treatment and referral, leading to a dental home


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