About the Regional Oral Health Alliances

Each community in Virginia is unique and faces challenges and opportunities that require a tailored approach. To best serve Virginia's communities, Virginia Health Catalyst facilitates the  Regional Oral Health Alliances, bringing together local oral health advocates to create change in the communities they live in. 

These diverse groups are open to anyone with an interest in improving oral health, including representatives from health care, human services, education, and economic development, among others.

Currently, there are three Regional Oral Health Alliances:

Regional Oral Health Alliance FAQs

Although each alliance has its own goals, plans, and structure, the ultimate purpose is to break down silos to addressing oral health at the regional level and support our vision.

Virginia Health Catalyst has fostered region-specific oral health alliances in three areas: Greater Richmond & Petersburg, Northern Virginia, and South Hampton Roads, as well as unique partnerships with local and regional organizations across the entire commonwealth. We are mindful of existing programs, initiatives, and coalitions that are tackling local and regional health issues. If you are interested in growing the capacity of your region to collaborate and improve oral health, either by starting an alliance in your region or embedding oral health into an existing regional coalition, contact us, we are here to help!

We measure success for each alliance in two ways: 

  • Locally- or regionally-specific measures and benchmarks established as part of alliance action plans
  • Improvements on measures graded by the Virginia Oral Health Report Card

We would love to have you join the Regional Oral Health Alliance in your area! Contact us for more information on upcoming meetings.

Join a Regional Oral Health Alliance

Interested in joining a Regional Oral Health Alliance? Fill out our short partnership form to get started!