Resources from the Michigan Caries Prevention Program

March 14th, 2017 Partners in Fluoride

Since 2014, the Michigan Caries Prevention Program (MCPP) has been transforming the current oral health landscape with comprehensive oral health integration in the primary care setting. Altarum Institute, in collaboration with the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Delta Dental of Michigan, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, is improving care coordination […]


A Framework for Addressing Social Determinants of Oral Health for Low-Income Populations

February 21st, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care, Partners in Fluoride

Guest Blogger: Stacey Chazin, MPH, Director of Prevention Programs, Center for Health Care Strategies There is growing evidence that the way people live, learn, work, and play has a significant impact on health, including oral health. These social determinants of health (SDOH) — including such things as access to healthy food, safe housing, quality education, […]


New Pregnancy and Oral Health Video from AMCHP

December 6th, 2016 Partners in Fluoride

This video from the Association for Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) perfectly depicts why dental care is the last thing on an expectant mother’s mind and why it should be one of the first! Pregnant mothers have so many things to do and decisions to make and getting to the dentist often falls to […]


National Drinking Water Alliance Launches DrinkingWaterAlliance.org

September 29th, 2016 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Facts about Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Partners in Fluoride

New Digital Clearinghouse Brings 100s of Drinking Water Resources under One Roof The National Drinking Water Alliance (NDWA), a coalition of nonprofits, academic institutions, advocates and individuals, works to ensure that all children are able to access safe water in the places where they live, learn, and play. NDWA has just announced the launch of […]


2016 Community Water Fluoridation Determination Awards

August 10th, 2016 Campaign for Dental Health News, Communities Supporting Fluoride, Partners in Fluoride

Congratulations to Francoise Mbabazi of Oral Health Colorado and Patti Ulrich of the Michigan Oral Health Coalition for being presented with the Community Water Fluoridation Determination Award at the fourth annual fluoridation meeting, Oral Health Equity: Building Coalitions to Tackle Disparities! Oral Health Colorado and the Michigan Oral Health Coalition have displayed determination above and […]


Cavities Get Around

July 14th, 2016 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Partners in Fluoride

We hate to admit it, but while fruit juice may be a readily-available alternative to perishable fruit, it contains a concentrated amount of sugar and contributes to the unhealthy levels of added sugar Americans consume every day. Added sugar contributes widely to weight gain, obesity, risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease and, of course, tooth […]


Celebrate Drinking Water Week 2016 and Toast to the Benefits of Water Fluoridation

May 3rd, 2016 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Facts about Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care, Partners in Fluoride

May 1-7, 2016 marks more than 35 years since the American Water Works Association and its members began celebrating Drinking Water Week. This event provides a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together in recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives. Celebrating Drinking Water Week […]


American Fluoridation Society Targets Inaccurate Information in U.S. Communities

January 29th, 2016 Partners in Fluoride

Although the leading health, medical and scientific organizations continue to recommend community water fluoridation as a valuable tool to reduce tooth decay, anti-fluoride groups have become increasingly successful at using the internet to misinform, confuse or needlessly frighten the public. To combat this, a group of dental and medical professionals recently announced the creation of the American […]