OPTIMAL HEALTH FOR ALL TEXANS
TxOHC is a statewide nonprofit whose mission is to lead efforts to achieve optimal oral health across the lifespan. The Coalition continues to be the primary organization in Texas that provides a nonpartisan forum that allows a diverse network of stakeholders to collaborate and create innovative and viable solutions to improve the oral health for all Texans. We are an active and rich network that strives to make oral health accessible, equitable, and available to all.
TxOHC’s growing reputation across the state and nations as a vital oral health coalition allows us to take our messaging to mobilization through shared partnerships with key organizations. Our diverse portfolio of work interest continues to increase allowing us to:
Educate others to increase the capacity of the health care workforce and integrate oral health into all aspects of health care. Through the development of specialized trainings for health care workers in the perinatal and older adult health fields, providing access to available resources and promoting consistent and comprehensive oral health care helps to ensure medical and dental providers have the tools to meet the dental health needs of every Texan.
Communicate and raise public awareness to improve public perception on the value of oral health to overall health and well-being. To help ensure oral health is included in health dialogue and public policy, people can learn from our websites, newsletters, speakers and summits, and through our collaborations with other organizations to translate the Texas Oral Health Report Card into action.
Advocate for Texas laws and policies to support access to oral health services for our most vulnerable populations and implement evidence-based prevention strategies to address oral health inequities. TxOHC strives to articulate and promote policies that advocate access to optimal oral health for all populations, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity or socioeconomic status. It is our belief that interprofessional understanding and collaboration will achieve better health for Texas citizens throughout their lifespan.