Martinsville, Virginia City Council votes to retain fluoridated water

September 1st, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride in the News

The Martinsville, Virginia City Council voted on August 25, 2015 to continue community water fluoridation (CWF). Despite a vocal campaign by fluoride opponents, Martinsville joins a growing number of municipalities to reject attempts to deprive residents of the benefits of fluoridated water. In 2014, water fluoridation was challenged in 88 communities around the country and […]

Largest City in the State that Discovered the Benefits of Fluoride in Water Votes to Continue Fluoridation

August 31st, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride in the News

Last week the Denver, Colorado Board of Water Commissioners voted to continue to fluoridate its municipal water systems, guaranteeing the 1.3 million people it serves the ongoing benefit to their dental health. The Resolution provides an eloquent explanation of the Water Board’s process, rationale, and findings, and places these in the context of the region’s […]

Fort Smith, Arkansas Fluoride Contract Approved

August 11th, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride

The Fort Smith Board of Directors voted last week to approve a contract for the engineering services related to the addition of fluoride to the town’s drinking water. The Board of Directors previously accepted a $2 million grant from Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation to support the fluoridation effort. This measure will bring the benefits […]

Colorado Officials Recommend all Communities Fluoridate

July 30th, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride in the News

Governor John Hickenlooper and Dr Larry Wolk, executive director and chief medical officer at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, have issued a statement supporting the use of community water fluoridation (CWF) in all Colorado communities: “The Governor’s Office and Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recommend all Colorado communities fluoridate their […]

Rockport, Massachusetts Votes to Retain Fluoridation!

May 7th, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride

After a somewhat contentious debate regarding the retention of community water fluoridation (CWF) in the small town of Rockport, Massachusetts, the residents have recognized the benefits of CWF and voted to retain the practice. Health advocates are pleased that Rockport will enjoy the benefits of CWF for years to come. As the old saying goes […]

Now Available: Recording and Slides from Webinar on 2014 CWF Wins at the Ballot

February 25th, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride

Community water fluoridation (CWF) won big on Election Day when communities throughout the country overwhelmingly voted to retain their fluoridation programs. Despite strong and intimidating opposition, robust grass roots organizing and strong messaging allowed communities to hold on to gains and handily defeat anti-CWF ballot initiatives. The “Community Water Fluoridation Wins at the Ballot: Lessons Learned […]

Jackson, Minnesota Water System Earns Recognition

February 11th, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride

The city of Jackson, Minnesota has received a 2013 Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The award recognizes communities that achieved excellence in community water fluoridation by maintaining a consistent level of fluoridated water throughout 2013. “We can be proud that in Minnesota, communities are employing this […]

Arkansas Communities to Begin Adding Fluoride to Water

February 10th, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride

The city of Greenwood, Arkansas is set to begin fluoridating the community’s water supply that serves nearly 9,000 residents. The city will utilize a $124,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation to support this public health practice that is mandated by the state for communities 5,000 or more residents. In addition, the city […]

Sheridan, Wyoming Begins to Fluoridate its Water Supply

February 9th, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride

After a number of years of discussion and planning, Sheridan implemented its fluoridation program on January 9, 2015. Community water fluoridation is a public health strategy that has been proven to be safe and effective at preventing tooth decay. According to The Sheridan Press, “the process to add fluoride to Sheridan’s water supply was initiated […]