Seminar - 60 Minutes
At a time when several Pennsylvania communities ended community water fluoridation, the water utility board in the town of Meadville voted in 2017 to start this proven health practice. Although Pennsylvania ranks among the 10 lowest states in the percentage of residents reached by fluoridated water, local health advocates in Meadville beat the odds. The town’s vote was the culmination of a persistent, multi-year campaign waged by a diverse coalition of community leaders and residents, most of whom worked outside of the oral health field. Learn about the strategies and the people who secured a fluoridation program in this Pennsylvania town.