Ohio’s State Oral Health Plan: Healthcare Provider Focus Groups

Overall health is closely connected to a healthy mouth, tongue, gums and teeth. We’re seeking input from all types of healthcare providers, including physicians and nurses, mental health professionals and dental professionals.

Ohio’s 2023 -2027 State Oral Health Plan will be a roadmap to guide actions taken by policymakers, advocates, educators, and providers, highlighting objectives and strategies to improve oral health and overall health in Ohio.

Please join us for virtual Healthcare Provider Focus Groups to inform development of Ohio’s 2023-2027 State Oral Health Plan.

Please choose one virtual focus group:

(Focus groups will be capped at 30 participants)

Tuesday, June 7th: Noon – 1 PM

Tuesday, June 7th: 5:30-6:30 PM

Wednesday, June 8th: 7:30-8:30 AM

Wednesday, June 8th: 4:00-5:00 PM

Saturday, June 11th: 10:00-11:00 AM


Discussion topics will include:

  • What is working well in Ohio related to oral health? What is not?
  • Which groups of Ohioans have limited opportunities for good oral health, and what are the biggest barriers they face?
  • What are the most important challenges that should be prioritized in the State Oral Health Plan?
  • What policy recommendations should be included to address these challenges?
  • What do you see as your role in promoting oral health?

Oral Health Ohio (OHO) is a coalition of statewide partners who educate and advocate to improve Ohio’s oral and overall health. OHO has contracted with the Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) to facilitate and create the 2023-2027 State Oral Health Plan.  HPIO is an independent and nonpartisan organization with a mission to advance evidence-informed policies that improve health, achieve equity, and lead to sustainable healthcare spending in Ohio.