NAACP Advocates for Oral Health
Recognizing that dental disease disproportionately impacts people of color, Oral Health Colorado made the strategic decision to partner with the NAACP to develop a strategy to bring oral health to the attention of its membership and create a plan for action. The adoption of the resolution is but a first and important step toward improving oral health for people of color. The next phase of action will be to launch a specific education and awareness campaign at the State Area Conference annual meeting in October. I do want to call out the efforts of OHCO’s Outreach Director, Francoise Mbabazi, whose tireless efforts resulted in the adoption of the resolution by the local units in Colorado and the Colorado Montana Wyoming State Area Conference.