AGD Leads Organized Dentistry Letter Promoting H.R.4555

  • by AGD Washington Advocacy Representative
  • Apr 27, 2022
The AGD led an Organized Dentistry Coalition (ODC) letter urging the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee to take up H.R.4555, the Oral Health Literacy and Awareness Act. 17 national dental organizations signed onto the letter to endorse the legislation and advocate for the promotion of oral health literacy (OHL).

H.R.4555 would establish a public health education campaign across existing Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) programs to promote OHL. The campaign would use tested, evidence-based strategies to target vulnerable populations who are disproportionately afflicted by poor oral health and disease. H.R.4555 will provide racial and ethnic minorities, the elderly, pregnant women, individuals with disabilities, and other underserved groups with the tools necessary to seek out regular dental care and prevent the development of serious disease.

Take action to support H.R.4555 by sending your Senators a prewritten email today!

Impact on General Dentistry: AGD has championed the advancement of H.R.4555 through Congress. The legislation will help make oral health literacy a public health priority, leading to increased funding and other support for oral health literacy related education, research, and interventions.

 Urge the Senate to Take Up H.R.4555