Leading Chicago Initiatives

Framework_Leading_Chicago_to_Oral_Health_Improvement 2015

  • Monitor the use of the oral health care system
    • Increase the number of Chicago area residents who used the oral health care system in the previous year
    • Increase the number of Chicago area residents who had any preventive dental service in the previous year
  • Expand Oral Health Infrastructure
    • Increase the number of agencies with an oral health prevention program and increase the number of agencies with a dental care component in the Chicago area
    • Increase the number of dental professionals willing to work with the most vulnerable populations in the Chicago area
  • Expand and Promote Oral Health Promotion
    • Educate the public about the importance of oral health as an essential component of general health
    • Educate non-dental professionals about the importance of oral health as an integral component of comprehensive care