Advancing Oral Health Equity!
Coloradans know oral health is important, but too many struggle to access the care they need, find it unaffordable, or feel mistreated when they go to a dentist office
CCHI is working to ensure oral health gets the attention it needs and that community members can drive change for oral health equity.
- Over 50% of Coloradans live with mouth pain or feel self-conscious because of their oral health
- 73% say dental care is too expensive
- 47% of Coloradans needing immediate care are waiting a month or more to get it
- 1 in 4 Coloradans that have not sought care cite fear, anxiety, judgement, or mistreatment
- Only 13% of Coloradans report having no barriers to getting the oral health care they need
It’s time to make oral health a priority. Here are ways to get involved:
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