Just as the mouth is part of the body, oral health is a part of overall health. People cannot be healthy unless they have access to the dental services they need.
For many years, HCFA has worked on issues related to oral health, including community water fluoridation, public awareness about the importance of oral health, and access to comprehensive dental care for everyone. The Oral Health Advocacy Task Force (OHAT) is a broad-based statewide coalition of consumers, advocates, health care professionals, academics and insurers. The Oral Health Advocacy Task Force works closely with the Legislative Oral Health Caucus, chaired by Senator Harriette Chandler and Representative John Scibak, to improve oral health for all persons in the Commonwealth through public policy advocacy.
*Organizations in bold are members of OHAT's Steering Committee