Creating a roadmap to advance integrated and preventive oral health in Colorado’s early childhood systems

Far too few Colorado children are receiving preventive oral health services as early and as often as needed for optimal oral health. Cavities is the most common chronic disease for school-age children. More than 30% of Colorado’s kindergartners have cavities, and those facing health disparities are more likely to need costly, restorative care.

Early Milestones is leading a strategic planning process focused on advancing integrated and preventive oral health in Colorado’s early childhood systems. We will engage a broad and diverse set of stakeholders and emphasize equitable solutions to improving the oral health of all children.

Context

EC Oral Health in Colorado

A scan of the state's oral health systems

This report offers a statewide scan of oral health policies, programs, and systemic barriers to help Colorado leaders identify where future  investments can be most effective in improving access, integration, and data. Early Milestones has also created a timeline to highlight key events in Colorado’s oral health systems from the last 20 years.

Partners