Good oral health is important to each Nevadans general health and well-being. What most people don’t realize is that the majority of oral health problems are preventable.
We believe that working together with our partners, like-minded organizations and coalitions, as well as with individual Nevadans in education and advocacy efforts targeted toward stakeholders and policy makers, we will be able to create an environment that promotes the highest standards of care leading to optimal oral health for all Nevadans.
What you can do to become an Oral Health Champion.
- Influence the health of people you come in contact with. Talk about the importance of dental health to your family, neighbors, co-workers, the person in front of you at the grocery store or at the gym, parents of young children, the senior you meet while out walking at the lake or at the neighborhood park… just about everyone.
- Drive someone to the dental office that may not be able to get there otherwise.
- Become an active member of Nevada’s oral health coalitions.
- Volunteer at or attend an oral health event in your community.
- Contact your state legislators at their local office or in Carson City – let them know that Nevada oral health matters. Ask them to join you in becoming an Oral Health Champion by supporting policies that enhance oral health programming and activities in Nevada, in addition to sustainable funding. This can be done through email, a phone call or a face-to-face meeting.
- Do you like to write? Tell your dental health story by sending in a Letter to the Editor or write an OpEd to your local newspaper.
- Are you on Facebook? Do you Tweet? Use social media to support the importance of dental health. Retweet and Share dental health messages, photos and links. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
- Consider supporting community-based dental clinics, other dental public health programs, like school sealant programs and/or Oral Health Nevada.
Contacting your Nevada Legislator
To find out who your Nevada State Legislator is and their contact information go to: www.mapserve1.leg.state.nv.us/whoru