Network of Oral Health Advocates

The DentaQuest Foundation engaged IISC to build the collaborative leadership capacity of their state grantees by providing training in Facilitative Leadership and network building skills and tools. The DentaQuest grantees are now engaging stakeholders from all levels of the system on the development and implementation of strategies to eliminate the barriers to care that prevent many from attaining good oral health. A critical component of this effort is to ensure attention to health equity through the engagement of diverse voices and the development of strategies designed to close the gap on oral health disparities. In addition, IISC is partnering with DentaQuest to build and weave a national network of oral health advocates who are now coming together regularly – both virtually and in person in gatherings designed and facilitated by IISC – in a national community of practice and learning.