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 state 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. As a policy institute, CVPHI brings a capacity around data synthesis, report generation, and story-telling around community health issues. As a Grassroots Lead Organization they also have the capacity to develop tools that support their grassroots partners can use in moving the needle in oral health in a given space. In 2019, CVPHI will continue to live into this role as a tool-builder as they gather information from a broad range of sources and filter that information into a refined, community-centered tool focused on policy change. This year they will produce a "System Challenges to Access to Care" policy brief, will continue to study consumer-focused messaging, and will produce a report on analyzing the potential impact of mid-level providers in the oral health workforce. 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 on this project.
Monday, April 1, 2019 to Tuesday, March 31, 2020