Welcome to the website of the American Public Health Association's Oral Health Section. As one of the APHA Sections our members seek to promote oral health to a large multidisciplinary audience, partner with other human service providers, integrate oral health with overall health, have input into environmental and health care delivery issues, and disseminate research findings to the largest possible audience.
It is important for members of the Oral Health community to support the APHA Oral Health Section. The Oral Health Section has two representatives on the APHA Governing Council, the primary mechanism whereby the relatively small Section has a voice in this large, multidisciplinary organization and the ability to influence its policy development. Through the APHA governing process, the Oral Health Section can submit its own resolutions and have input into other relevant resolutions. The APHA staff and lobbyists work hard to promote APHA resolutions into state and national policies and action.