Future of Public Oral Health in Virginia

Join an implementation team to improve the public oral health system in the commonwealth, and ensure everyone has equitable access to comprehensive health care that includes oral health.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing racial justice reckoning, Virginia Health Catalyst convened a taskforce of oral health stakeholders from across the commonwealth to design a roadmap to address Virginia’s fragmented and siloed health system and the ramifications of racism and inequity on health outcomes.

Members of the Future of Oral Health Taskforce drafted recommendations to meet this moment and improve public oral health systems by supporting, amplifying, and maximizing technology, integration, workforce, and data to ensure all Virginians have the opportunity to access healthcare that includes oral health.

Read the full recommendations here.

Join a Future of Public Oral Health Implementation Team!

Become a member of a Future of Public Oral Health Implementation Team by filling out the form below.

Implementation Teams

  • Workforce 
    • Goal: Strengthen the Virginia oral health workforce
    • Will begin meeting in February
  • Technology
    • Goal: Adapt technologies to meet people, patients, and providers where they are
    • Will begin meeting in February
  • Data
    • Goal: Employ data to improve outcomes and patient experience
    • Will begin meeting in June 
  • Integration
    • Goal: Value the importance of good oral health to reach total health
    • Will begin meeting in June