Oral health disparities vary dramatically by county, community and even neighborhood in Colorado and are closely linked with economic or social disadvantage.
People in groups with a history of discrimination or social exclusion because of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or geography are most likely to suffer oral health disparities.
OHCO has been successful in harnessing the energy of its network partners to pass important legislation to improve oral health for all Coloradans, especially our children.
Now we are leveraging our relationships with a diverse group of individuals, coalitions, networks, organizations and associations to build public will for oral health across the state. Continued improvement of oral health outcomes in Colorado requires raising the awareness of ordinary citizens that oral health is a community issue and activating them to support efforts to improve oral health.