Oral health is fundamental to overall health and well-being. Besides chronic pain, dysfunctional speech, and diminished employability, untreated tooth decay and periodontal disease can lead to long-term bacterial infections, which contribute to more serious systemic diseases such as coronary artery disease, stroke, pre-term births and developmental delays.
The VtPHA supports access to preventive and therapeutic oral care for all Vermonters. VtPHA supports initiatives that include:
About the association
VtPHA is a membership organization which facilitates collaboration among people who care about public health and are interested in protecting and promoting the health of Vermont residents.
VtPHA is an Affiliate of the American Public Health Association (APHA). APHA is the national voice of public health and champions the health of all people and all communities. They are the only organization that combines a 140-plus year perspective, the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health and a member community from all public health disciplines and over 40 countries. Learn more at www.apha.org.
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