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Pinellas Country Oral Health Coalition Task Groups

General Coalition - Chair, Karen P. Buckenheimer

The mission of the Pinellas County Oral Health Coalition is to give a voice to the oral health community through awareness and education.

Access to Care - Chair, Amy Anderson

Charged with developing action plans for increasing access to care for uninsured/underinsured children and adults, while impacting health through policy changes and improved advocacy for oral health issues.

Prevention - Chair, Open

Charged with developing action plans to improve/increase prevention programs for children in the county that focus on:

  • Water fluoridation
  • Dental sealant programs
  • Fluoride Varnish programs
  • Dental screening events

Education and Messaging - Chair, Open

Charged with developing actions plans to support social marketing campaigns/oral health messaging that covers the following areas:

  • Oral Health Education
  • Update and management of content on Oral Health website(s)
  • Creation of resources to support the collaborative goals and action steps

Executive Task Group - Chair, Karen P. Buckenheimer

  • The entire Coalition is charged with developing action plans for sustaining the goals of the Oral Health Collaborative through sponsorships and grants.

*The Prevention Task Group was combined with the Access to Care Task Group


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