Our vision is to make information available, encourage others and guide efforts that can better the oral health of all Illinoisans.

In early 2015, Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation, Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation and Michael Reese Health Trust formed a partnership to focus on obtaining a better understanding of the oral health landscape in Illinois. The initial part of this collaboration involved data gathering and interviews to develop a statewide oral health assessment (SOHA). The goal of the assessment was to produce a comprehensive snapshot of the state of oral health for all Illinoisans that can be used as a blueprint moving forward to achieve better health for our residents — from pregnancy and infancy through older adulthood. The assessment was the first step in our ongoing commitment to improve oral health care for all and serves as a starting point for funding partners, nonprofits organizations and individuals that work to improve Illinois’ oral health.

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