Idaho Oral Health Alliance
816 W. Bannock St., Ste. 303

P O Box 2309, Boise ID 83701-2309 
jwheeler@idahooralhealth.org

Membership Drive 2016 is in full swing!

In 2016 significant activities will take place in the realm of oral health in Idaho, and we need your voice in discussions and actions that affect us all. Whether you work in private or public dental health, operate a business associated with healthcare, provide care for children or the older generation, offer dental/health insurance coverage, or own a dental practice, we all share the same vision—optimal oral health for all Idahoans. 

With your support as a member, the IOHA can continue to affect positive change for oral health and continue to work to ensure that all Idahoans have optimal oral care. You will receive regular oral health news updates, invitations to special activities, and have the opportunity to vote in IOHA elections. Please join us. Prices are $40 per year for individuals and $200 for businesses or organizations. Visit our membership page for payment instructions.

 

 Idaho Oral Health Alliance Director Appointed to
Idaho Healthcare Coalition

Issued October, 2015: (Boise) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has appointed Jennifer Wheeler, executive director of the Idaho Oral Health Alliance, to the Idaho Healthcare Coalition (IHC).

The IHC was created in February of 2014 by executive order of the Governor to oversee the implementation of the Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP) to develop a patient-centered model of care that “focuses on improved population health, improved individual health outcomes, and cost efficiencies.”

The Idaho Oral Health Alliance (IOHA) is a uniquely positioned statewide nonprofit that leads communication and collaboration among a diversity of stakeholders to improve the oral health of Idahoans. As the representatives for oral health on the IHC, Wheeler and the IOHA are creating an advisory committee to help craft recommendations as to how oral health could be included in the SHIP.  “We are thrilled to have oral health included in the conversation around improved health outcomes,” said Wheeler. “Oral disease contributes significantly to the impact and cost of overall health care and can contribute to cardiovascular disease, poorly controlled diabetes and other systemic conditions.  In order to improve the overall health of Idahoans oral health must also be addressed.

Wheeler joined the Idaho Oral Health Alliance (IOHA) in August 2014 as the first-ever staff person. The IOHA also leads the efforts of the Healthy Me is Cavity-Free Collaborative – a statewide group of oral health professionals and youth educators who are working to find ways to prevent caries for children 0-3 with educated caregivers.

 

 

Mission Statement

To drive unbiased communication and collaboration among a diversity of stakeholders to improve oral health of Idahoans. (revised and adopted 4.23.15)

Vision Statement
Optimal oral health for all Idahoans. (adopted 4.23.15)

What does IOHA do?
1.    Engage stakeholders to bring diverse perspectives to the table identifying issues and solutions.
2.    Facilitate coordinated action(s) on issues.
3.    Inform and influence policy decision makers.

Be part of the conversation and become  a VOTING member!


The Idaho Oral Health Alliance is a member of the following national organizations-

US National Oral Health Alliance


American Network of Oral Health Coalitions (ANOHC)

Oral Health America and Tooth Wisdom--Health Resources for Older Americans.

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   Volunteer accounting services provided by Toby Hazen, CPA, Eide Bailly.

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