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The next Oral Health Commission Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 10 from 8:30 - 10:00 am
at Thundermist Health Center of West Warwick, 186 Providence St., West Warwick, RI.

 

 

A Gap in the Affordable Care Act - The New York Times, December 16, 2013

November, 2012 - Rhode Island KIDS COUNT & RI Oral Health Commission receive $150,000 oral health grant

October, 2012 - The Rhode Island Oral Health Commission receives the 2012 June Rockwell Levy Public Health Service Award

The Levy award is presented to an individual or individuals who either through a specific action during a subject year or through a culmination of efforts over a number of years via legislative action, policy development, advocacy, direct patient care, leadership or other means has had a demonstrable positive impact on advancing the cause of public health in Rhode Island. Awardees are selected by the WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Board of Directors and the award is presented by the Trustees of the June Rockwell Levy Foundation.

June Rockwell Levy was a noted Rhode Island philanthropist and Burrillville resident who possessed a particular passion for the cause of public health. During her lifetime she touched almost every corner of Rhode Island with her generosity. In 1963 she was awarded “The Order of the British Empire” by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of her contributions to the welfare of the Bahamas including the establishment of the Levy Health Center. One of her most cherished associations in this country was WellOne for which she served as Board President for 51 consecutive years. Together with her husband, she established the June Rockwell Levy Foundation, the activities of which continue to benefit Rhode Islanders today.

 

Mission

The mission of the Rhode Island Oral Health Commission is to provide leadership to:

  • Formulate and promote sound oral health policy;

  • Increase awareness of oral health issues; and

  • Assist in promotion of initiatives for the prevention and control of oral diseases.

 

Vision

The vision of the Rhode Island Oral Health Commission is to promote life-long optimum oral health through:

  • Primary prevention at the family, community,and healthcare professional levels;

  • Accessible, comprehensive, and culturally competent community-based oral healthcare provided via a variety of financing mechanisms;

  • Educational opportunities throughout life that will allow individuals to make better decisions for their health; and

  • Informed and compassionate policy decisions at all levels of government.