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Ad campaign underway to promote kids’ oral health

“…Even during tough times, it makes sense to prevent dental disease and keep all kids healthy.”   That’s the message that is being delivered in radio ads sponsored by Arcora Foundation now airing across the state. The statewide advertising campaign is designed to raise awareness of kids’ oral health and urge continued support for programs to…

Making Sure Washington’s Children Go Back to School Ready to Learn

In Washington, 4 out of 10 kids enter Kindergarten with tooth decay.  Children can’t learn if they are in pain from dental disease.  It’s the most common chronic childhood disease and can lead to other serious health problems.  The good news is dental disease is preventable.  There are programs that help children start on the…

National report highlights access to oral health care as a critical problem

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) just released a report concluding that too many Americans lack access to oral health care, which can have serious consequences for overall health.  To address the problem, the IOM recommends that oral health be integrated into overall health care and that advocacy be used to help shape policies that will…

2011 session – a few bright spots, more work is needed

We all know the 2011 legislative session was difficult.  Due to declining revenues, budget cuts were extensive.  Many programs to protect the health of vulnerable residents were affected.  At the same time there were few bright spots that demonstrate the value of advocacy and hard work.  Thanks to everyone who spoke out about the importance…

Join us for Soda Free Sundays

We want to let you know about a community-wide challenge to take a break from soda and other sugary drinks for just one day a week for six weeks, April 27 – June 7, 2011.  Arcora Foundation is a proud supporter of this effort because sugary drinks are one of the major contributors of obesity…

2010 Smile Survey

We’re pleased to share some good news from the recently-released 2010 Smile Survey, the latest statewide assessment of children’s oral health in Washington. It shows that children’s oral health in Washington is improving, but further work remains. Key results include: Fewer low-income preschoolers are suffering from tooth decay (cavities) Fewer children have untreated tooth decay, an…

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