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Oral Health Forum

Mission Statement

The Oral Health Forum (OHF), formerly known as the Chicago Community Oral Health Forum, is a community-centered grass-roots initiative committed to improving oral health programs and services for all Chicago residents through education, assessment, policy/program development, and collaboration.  OHF promotes cooperation, communication, and concerted action among organizations dedicated to eliminating oral health disparities.

New Report, Healthy Smiles, Healthy Growth

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Growth 2013-2014During the 2013-2014 school year, the Chicago Community Oral Health Forum (CCOHF) completed the Healthy Smile, Healthy Growth (HSHG) project, an assessment of the oral health and overweight/obese status of third grade children in Illinois. In general, dental caries and obesity continue to be important health problems affecting a significant segment of Illinois third grade population. Nevertheless, results revealed positive trends for both oral health and growth status in the last decade. Nine main findings were identified. The report will be available on April 1st.

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Thanks to our current grantors:

  • Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute
  • DentaQuest Foundation
  • Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation
  • Illinois Children's Health Care Foundation

 Past Grantors include:

  • Oral Health America
  • Retirement Research Foundation