The Oral Health Forum

The Oral Health Forum (OHF) 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 inequalities.

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Growth Report

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Growth 2013-2014During the 2013-2014 school year, the Oral Health Forum (OHF) in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Health and other partners, completed the Healthy Smiles, Healthy Growth (HSHG) project, an assessment of the oral health and overweight/obese status of third grade children in Illinois. Findings revealed that dental carries 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.

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Thanks to our current grantors:

  • The Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute
  • DentaQuest Foundation
  • Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation

 Past Grantors include:

  • Illinois Children’s Health Care Foundation
  • Oral Health America
  • Retirement Research Foundation