Vermont Oral Health Coalition

Dates: 2012-2014

State: Vermont

Client(s): Vermont Department of Health

Service: Health Care & Public Health Planning

Technical Expertise: Community Health Coalitions, State and Local Public Health


Oral health is essential to overall health. While there has been significant improvement in the oral health of Americans over the past 50 years, oral diseases, from cavities to oral cancer, remain prevalent across the country and cause pain and disability for many Americans.

In April 2012, JSI was contracted by the Vermont Department of Health’s Oral Health Program to assist the Program in (1) updating the Vermont State Oral Health Plan and (2) establishing and facilitating an independent and sustainable oral health coalition in Vermont.