Utah Oral Health Coalition

Utah Oral Health Coalition: Something to smile about

Who we are:

The Utah Oral Health Coalition (UOHC) is composed of members from the public and private dental community, state and local health departments, community health centers, other non-profit referral organizations and clinics, schools, state legislators, and child advocacy groups. Formed in 2001 as a result of the State Oral Health Summit and the National Governors Association (NGA) Policy Academy, UOHC has been active in advocating and promoting programs that address the unmet oral health needs of low income, uninsured/underinsured children and adults and their families.

As part of this effort, we are engaged in a public awareness campaign that highlights the role of oral health in overall health and its importance in all stages of life. Please click on the link above for more information on the campaign.

Mission statement

The Utah Oral Health Program promotes oral health education and prevention, increases community awareness of the oral health needs in the state, and improves access to oral health care services.

Utah Plan of Action Executive Summary

Past Newsletters
Funding Opportunities

(Members of the coalition can come together, apply for and receive funding. The coalition itself does not apply for or receive funding but supports its members efforts as evidenced by a letter of support provided on a case-by-case basis. Any funding obtained will be received by one of the organizations in the coalition who is willing and able to receive the funding for a particular activity. The coalition is not a legal entity such as a 501(c)(3) but is a group of oral health stakeholders from various organizations and programs working together to improve oral health in Utah. The coalition has no treasurer and no financial accounts." The Oral Health Program with the Utah Department of Health cannot handle these types of funds.)

The Alliance to the American Dental Association's Foundation for Dental Health Education Grant: Up to $5,000 for teaching dental health education

The Pierre Fauchard Academy's Oral Health Foundation: Up to $10,000 for service projects that provide increased access to dental care for the public in need

Coalition Members