Policy Reports and Strategies

Local, state, and federal policymakers are discussing improvements to the dental care system. Consult the resources below for pertinent policy briefs and tips on influencing policy.

Tooth Talk Tips – Contacting a legislator This document outlines three ways to contact your representative: writing a letter, sending an email, and calling your elected official.

Virginia Health Catalyst (formally the Virginia Oral Health Coalition) – The Virginia Health Catalyst is a group of committed individuals and organizations working to bring excellent oral health to all Virginians.

To meet this mission, the Virginia Health Catalyst drives works to utilize advocacy, public awareness and innovative new programs to:

  • Change perceptions of oral health
  • Remove known barriers between people and oral health services
  • Build an effective oral health infrastructure by ensuring dental providers and future dental providers are prepared to meet the needs of the underserved in Virginia
  • Click here to learn about the Virginia Health Catalyst’s advocacy and legislative efforts