June 6 - 7, 2012
Third Leadership Colloquium
June 6 - 7, 2012
San Francisco, California
Focused on the Alliance priority area of
ORAL HEALTH LITERACY
...as a Pathway to Health Equity
The Alliance thanks the more than 120 participants who joined us in San Francisco to discuss Oral Health Literacy as a Pathway to Health Equity. Participants engaged one another around small roundtables and discussed their personal and professional experiences answering questions including:
· What is oral health information? How is it shared? Who controls it?
· What does an ideal literacy community look like – one that removes barriers to understanding and facilitates learning on all sides, throughout the life continuum?
· How do we foster a culture of health literacy that embraces high levels of diversity?
· How do we move from trusted one-to-one health relationships to nationwide learning communities that value transparency and vulnerability among patient, provider, and peers?
The Alliance deeply appreciates and thanks the following Colloquium Contributors listed in order of their contribution at the colloquium:
Alice Horowitz, PhD
Research Associate Professor
University of Maryland, School of Public Health
David Reznik, DDS
Director of Oral Health, Grady Health System
Francisco Ramos-Gomez, DDS, MS, MPH
Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
UCLA School of Dentistry
Pediatric Dental Project Manager
Native American Health Center
Allison Cusick, MPA, CHES
Washington Dental Service Foundation
Man Wai Ng, DDS, MPH
Children’s Hospital Boston
Vice President, Government Affairs
California Dental Association
CAPT Arlene Lester, DDS, MPH
Regional Minority Health Consultant
Office of Minority Health – Region IV
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
President and CEO
Dental Trade Alliance
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Through its leadership colloquia, the U.S. National Oral Health Alliance provides a platform for a diverse network of stakeholders to forge common ground in order to harness opportunities and create viable solutions for improved oral health through prevention and treatment for vulnerable populations across our country.