A State of Decay

A State of Decay Vol. III by Oral Health America (OHA) is a state-by-state report of the oral health of the country's 65+ population and the success or failure of states to address those needs. 

The 2016 State of Decay is the 3rd in a series of reports from OHA surveying the state of oral health for older Americans. It is one of five strategies for OHA’s Wisdom Tooth Project®, a program designed to meet the oral health challenges of a burgeoning population of community dwelling older adults, their family caregivers and the health professionals who work to help them age healthily and independently. Click here to view the report. 

Water First: A Toolkit for Promoting Water Intake in Community Settings 

A new toolkit, Water First: A Toolkit for Promoting Water Intake in Community Settings, provides evidence-based strategies to help communities promote the consumption of water instead of sugary drinks in schools, child care facilities, parks, clinics, and other community-based sites. When schools and community organizations promote the intake of water as an alternative to sugary beverages, they can help prevent obesity and tooth decay and improve overall well-being. A related Fact Sheet is available to assist with program implementation. 

The Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association  is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization located at 8100 Three Chopt Road, OMG Suite 226, Richmond, VA 23229. 757-609-3661. Contact VDHA

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