Seven Recommendations to Boost Oral Health Advocacy Efforts

Seven Recommendations to Boost Oral Health Advocacy Efforts
Webinar Date
CE Credits
1 hour

What can oral health advocates, funders, and community-based organizations (CBOs) do to improve the oral health of underserved communities?

Earlier this year, Community Catalyst, a national nonprofit advocacy organization seeking to improve health care, and CareQuest Institute embarked on a research project to answer that question. The result is a roadmap — which will serve as the foundation for this webinar — to more effectively build partnerships that promote sustainable, equity-informed, community-driven advocacy.

Authors on the project will share their knowledge and expertise as they unpack seven recommendations, which focus on advocacy practices that are valuable to the oral health field.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify opportunities and barriers related to oral health advocacy and community engagement.
  • Explain how funders can meaningfully contribute to advocacy efforts within oral health.
  • Discuss strategies for strengthening oral health advocacy at the state level and incorporating community engagement to achieve a more equity-informed approach.
  • Implement tools — including the Equity and Community Engagement in Statewide Oral Health Policy report — that help stakeholders practice sustainable, equity-informed, community-driven advocacy.


Julie Frantsve-Hawley, PhD, CAE, Director, Analytics and Evaluation, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health


Tamanna Tiwari, MPH, MDS, BDS, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Dentistry and Population Health, Associate Director, Center for Oral Disease Prevention and Population Health Research, University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

Kasey Wilson, MSW, Senior Policy Analyst, Dental Access Project, Community Catalyst

Colin Reusch, MPA, Senior Advisor, Oral Health Policy, Community Catalyst

This webinar will be recorded.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:

All participating instructors in this program have disclosed that they do not have any financial arrangement or affiliation with any commercial supporter, commercial products and/or provider of commercial services mentioned in this program/activity.

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. CareQuest Institute for Oral Health designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.