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Tennessee Oral Health Plan Released

A new comprehensive Oral Health Plan has been developed to provide a blueprint for improving the health of the people of Tennessee by framing the issue of dental disease.  The Plan prioritizes key areas for addressing oral health in the state, including:

 
1. Monitoring Disease in Tennessee
2. Oral Health Education and Advocacy
3. Prevention for Oral Health and Related Health Issues
4. Oral Health Resources & Workforce
 
The Plan outlines a series of recommendations, categorized into these four key areas, that will be carried out over the next five years with assistance from state, local, and community partners. These recommendations will serve as the first steps in addressing oral health throughout the state and ensuring oral health is included in efforts to address the overall health and well-being of the people of Tennessee. 

The Oral Health Plan is available at:
http://tn.gov/health/article/state-health-plan.

 
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