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CDC’s POLARIS Policy Portal Rural Health Page

CDC’s POLARIS Policy Portal Rural Health Page. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a rural motion graphic highlighting the unique challenges within rural areas and the need to implement community-specific public health strategies addressing rural-urban health disparities. The page also provides resources with information on chronic diseases, opioids, behavioral health, etc., including examples of successful public health interventions for rural communities.


The U.S. health care system is undergoing significant transformation as a result of Federal, State, and private payer policies designed to improve access to medical care as well as the value and outcomes of health care while attempting to slow cost growth. Some payment innovations have shown evidence of improved quality, reduced care fragmentation, and lowered costs for certain populations; yet overall, the entire system has not realized substantial cost savings nor has quality improved for everyone.


States With the Best & Worst Dental Health

The personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s States with the Best & Worst Dental Health.

In order to determine which places have the healthiest teeth and gums in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 key metrics. The data set ranges from share of adolescents who visited a dentist in the past year to dental treatment costs to share of adults with low life satisfaction due to oral condition.

Reframing Oral Health: A Communications Toolkit for Advancing Oral Health Reform

The DentaQuest Foundation, together with the Frameworks Institute, are excited to announce the release of “Reframing Oral Health: A Communications Toolkit for Advancing Oral Health Reform.” This multimedia resource will not only deepen the ability to develop skills that can elevate oral health issues, but will also align our voices for greater impact. If your program or group is looking to make a stronger impact with your oral health messaging, please check out these tools today!