How do I…
Advocate for patients and policies?
Oral health advocacy can take many forms. Below are resources that can link you to or otherwise inform your advocacy efforts on a variety of oral health and children’s health topics.
AAP Oral Health Advocacy Toolkit
Consult the AAP Oral Health Advocacy Toolkit for ideas, suggestions for action, and content for social media.View Resource
AAP Chapter Oral Health Advocates
Chapter Oral Health Advocates are pediatricians who act as your Chapter resource and can provide support for oral health initiatives.View Resource
AAP Section on Oral Health
Become a member of the AAP Section on Oral Health (SOOH). The SOOH is open to a variety of medical and dental professionals. In order to engage in medical-dental collaboration we rely on the involvement of dentists, hygienists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, and others in our work.View Resource
AAP Federal Advocacy
Sign up to receive AAP Federal Advocacy Alerts from our Office of Federal Affairs.View Resource
AAP State Advocacy
Follow AAP State Advocacy on children’s health and safety and access resources from our Division of State Government Affairs.View Resource
AAP Community Advocacy
Access resources that support pediatricians and children’s health advocates in developing programs and building effective partnerships.View Resource
Healthy childhood weight and active living
Advocate for healthy childhood weight and active living with resources from the AAP Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight.View Resource
Find parent and community resources and become a champion for community water fluoridation.
Help your practice and community limit consumption of sugar sweetened beverages.View Resource
Consult the National Drinking Water Alliance for ways to advocate for access to water in schools.View Resource
Tobacco use prevention
Children exposed to tobacco smoke have higher rates of dental caries. Access tools to identify strategies for addressing a variety of audiences. Engage dental professionals in counseling for cessation and prevention.View Resource
The Children’s Dental Health Project provides advocacy tools on Preventing Tooth Decay, Coverage, Financing & Access, and Effective Tools for States.View Resource
Explore the American Dental Association’s Action for Dental Health.View Resource