BETTER ORAL HEALTH BY 2020
Poor oral health is closely linked to an increased risk for cardiovascular and other chronic diseases. The dangers of poor oral health are especially serious for pregnant women and their children, and have been associated with pre-term birth and low birth weight. Access for low-income residents also remains inadequate.
Michigan Oral Health Coalition supports policies that assure all Michigan residents have equitable, affordable and timely access to oral health knowledge and care. Michigan Oral Health Coalition has identified 5 key policy priorities to make that happen by 2020.