Childrens’ Oral Health Action Team – Tool Kit
- August 13, 2016
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This toolkit is brought to you by the Children’s Oral Health Action Team (COHAT), created in 2009 by the Ohio Department of Health Director’s Task Force on Oral Health and Access to Dental Care. We are a team of 30-plus member organizations who are well versed in children’s oral health policy and/or have a key stake in improving children’s oral health in Ohio. Members include providers (dentists, dental hygienists, pediatricians, school nurses, school-based health centers and children’s hospitals), advocates, representatives from the early childhood and school-age community, the children’s disability community, insurance providers and state officials.
The Children’s Oral Health Action Team was created to make sure Ohio Children have healthy teeth and gums. The best way to do this is to make good, comprehensive oral care available to all children in our state regardless of family income or location. COHAT works to educate the public and health care professionals about the need for preventive care.