Improve the Public Perception of the Value of Oral Health to Overall Health
The purpose of this grant is to continue to build the capacity of healthcare consumers in Arizona to meaningfully engage in policy and systems change; to improve the public perception of the value of oral health to overall health; to enhance collaborative, cross-blade infrastructure processes, shared power, and decision-making; and to elevate health equity and social justice approaches within the Oral Health Progress and Equity Network that are fully informed by, and reflective of, community voices. The work in this proposal specifically looks to expand the existing network of community partners through training, capacity building, and action while also finding ways to meaningfully integrate APCA's network with the Arizona Oral Health Coalition and the broader oral health agenda. This aligns with the Oral Health 2020 goal of shifting the public perception of oral health with a target of increasing oral health in overall health dialogue and in public policy. The budget for this proposal is $70,800 and is primarily to support staff time, minigrants, and supplies to support delivery of this project.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Thursday, April 30, 2020