Seminar - 60 Minutes
State oral health coalitions play a vital role in advancing statewide oral health by serving as advocates, neutral conveners, content experts, and collaborative partners. In a highly competitive funding field and uncertain policy environment, the success of these organizations – which operate in most states – is increasingly important. This seminar will explore both new and longstanding operational models, funding scenarios, structures, roles, and partnerships that coalitions and other advocacy organizations can consider to optimize their effectiveness and sustainability. It will also demonstrate how state health departments and other oral health stakeholders can successfully engage and partner with coalitions to help achieve common or supportive goals. Lessons from this presentation can be adapted to a wide range of advocacy organizations and health care stakeholders interested in new coalition and partnership models.