Texas Oral Health Coalition
It shall be the mission of the Texas Oral Health Coalition to promote oral health across the lifespan by advocating for optimal oral health for all Texans through statewide partnerships.
   Volume: 2, Issue: 8                                          www.txohc.org                               July 29, 2014Top
In This Issue



Working Together to Manage Diabetes


Arkansas Senator Pursues Waiver 


Two U.S. Appeals Courts
 Issued Contradictory Rulings  

Help TxOHC Beat the Heat!  


Nominations are Open 


2014 Texas Oral Health Summit


Call for Poster Presentations

Donate now to support your statewide oral health coalition

Learn what TxOHC advocates for to help improve the oral health for all Texans   

Share the latest news in this e-brief with your friends and colleagues. 

A website dedicated to community water fluoridation in Texas.  Find out your county information here.
Two Minutes for 
Oral Health  
Visit Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives to find fun tips and cartoons for encouraging kids to take care of their teeth.  

 2014 Texas
Oral Health Summit
Interprofessional Collaboration
Collective Impact
November 6-8, 2014  
Wyndham Garden, Austin, TX

TxOHC is pleased to partner with 
Oral Health America's 
Wisdom Tooth Project
Find help to connect older adults and their caregivers to local care and education about the oral health issues they face, the importance of continuing prevention as we age, and the overall impact of oral health on overall health. 

TxOHC is proud to join the American Academy of Pediatrics National Campaign for Dental Health
 2014   Sponsors
Proud Sponsors of the 2014 Keynote Speaker, Brian Souza

CDHP Fluoridation Handout


   2013 Sponsors

Working Together 


Manage Diabetes

The National Diabetes Education Program is pleased to announce that the updated Working Together to Manage Diabetes Toolkit is now available online at  http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/ppod.htm. 
This newly enhanced toolkit was designed especially for pharmacists, podiatrists, optometrists, dentists, and other providers to help them work together to recognize the early danger signs of diabetes, decrease the risk of complications, and manage medication therapy.   The Working Together to Manage Diabetes Toolkit features a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide, a customizable PowerPoint presentation, and user-friendly patient fact sheets and checklists for providers and consumers.

Help your patients with diabetes get the care they need. Too many people with diabetes are not getting their annual foot, eye ,and oral exams, or managing their medication. You have the power to change that. The enhanced Working Together to Manage Diabetes Toolkit empowers pharmacists, podiatrists, optometrists, dentists, and other providers to deliver 
more integrated care for patients with, or at risk for, diabetes. When you work in tandem with other health care providers, you become more effective at recognizing the early danger signs of diabetes, decreasing the risk of complications, and managing medication therapy.


Learn from PPOD professionals who have worked collaboratively in their communities to better care for patients at risk for diabetes and those who already have diabetes using PPOD 
tools. The webinar provides a "quick course" on diabetes and how PPOD health care providers can collaborate and make cross-disciplinary treatment referrals. Register for one of three webinars by following the links below.


Monday, August 18, 2014 at 12:00 noon (EDT)9:00 AM (PDT) 
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Arkansas: Senator Indicated Intent to File Legislation to Pursue Innovation Waiver Sooner
Kids Well Campaign Weekly Update
July 22, 2014


Senator Sanders (R), one of the champions of Arkansas's Private Option, indicated that he plans to file legislation during the 2015 legislative session to allow Arkansas to pursue a Section 1332 waiver, reported
  the Times Record.  Section 1332 waivers, a new type of innovation waiver authorized under the Affordable Care Act, become an option for states beginning in 2017, but Sanders is hoping that Congress will make the waiver authority available  sooner. Sanders has not yet indicated what type of flexibility he anticipates the
state would pursue under the 1332 waiver. 
Two U.S. Appeals Courts
 Issued Contradictory Rulings on Subsidies in States using the Federal Marketplace 


Kids Well Campaign Weekly Update
July 22, 2014


On July 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the government could not subsidize healthcare premiums for people living in States that utilize the Federal Marketplace, HealthCare.gov. The 2-to-1 decision would eliminate financial assistance to millions of people who gained coverage through the Federal Marketplace and were determined eligible for subsidies. Rejecting the decision, the White House said the Department of Justice intended to request that the entire appeals court rehear the case.
Just hours later, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond issued an opposing ruling, deciding unanimously that subsidies could be used to obtain coverage through any of the Marketplaces, including the Federal Marketplace. With the federal appeals courts split, the issue could end up at the Supreme Court.



New Funding Program


$30K in 30 Days


The Texas Oral Health Coalition (TxOHC) is proud to announce, "Help Beat the Heat" TxOHC's newly established annual fundraising program in lieu of charging membership dues.  This program targets raising $30K in 30 days beginning July 17th through August 15th.  Join the fun by beating the current  temperature with your donation amount.  Visit the  donation page on our website  

and Beat the Heat with your contribution today!


 Donations made will help sustain the infrastructure of our worthy organization by funding the day to day operations. 


Your contribution is essential to our continued efforts and will make a real difference in the lives of thousands of your neighbors.  If you do not wish to play "Help Beat the Heat," please consider making a donation at one of the levels outlined below.


Supporter:  $25 - $49

Patron:  $50 - $99

Promoter:  $100 - $249

Advocate:  $250 - $499

Champion: $500 and above


Please share in our mission to make optimal oral health a reality for all Texans by donating today.  The Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc. 
is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.  Contributions of any amount are welcomed and appreciated!


We thank you for your support.


Donations may be made via PayPal at www.txohc.org/donation,

 or by checks made payable to TxOHC and mailed to: 

4614 Bowie Dr.
Midland, TX   79703 

Donations of $250.00 and over will receive a tax acknowledgement letter via email.

Thank you again for your support!
It is not too early! 

Election of the 2015 TxOHC Board of Directors will take place at the General Membership Meeting of TxOHC on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Oral Health Summit.  It is not too early to be thinking about running for office or nominating someone else for office.

We will be electing the following officers for two year terms:  Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.  Board officer nominees must be members in good standing of the TxOHC for one year prior to nomination.  In addition, we will elect six Directors for terms of one year.  Nominees for director positions must be members in good standing of the TxOHC for a minimum of ninety days prior to election.

If you are interested in running for these positions, or have questions about the duties and responsibilities, please contact Nancy Cline, Chair, Board Governance Committee.  830-833-5770 or
Texas Oral Health Summit
November 6-8, 2014
Wyndham Garden Hotel
Austin, TX

2014 Summit Theme:
Interprofessional Collaboration
 Collective Impact!
Featured Events: 
Friday Plenary
"Oral Health: State of the State"

Thursday and Saturday  
Specially Designed Symposia on:

 School-based oral health programs

Adult (geriatric) and 
Maternal Child oral health care issues
Opening Reception
Poster Presentations 
plus many more continuing education courses to choose from 
Sponsors and Poster 
Presentations Wanted!!!
Please refer to the pdf's below for additional details.

 Call for Poster Presentations


Applications are open to professional health providers, educators, or anyone that would like to present information on their oral health program, project or research during the 2014 Texas Oral Health Summit.

Presentations and Judging will be:
Thursday, November 6, 2014
4:30 to 6:30 PM

Areas of interest are:
  • Basic science and/or clinical research
  • Clinical applications, techniques or tips
  • Laboratory applications, techniques or tips
  • Community oral health programs or grant projects
There was a strong demand from summit attendees last year to learn about other oral health programs that exist in Texas.  We highly encourage anyone that operates a community, school-based, or faith-based, preventive or comprehensive oral health program to share information on your program' objectives.

Monetary awards will be provided to the top three presentations.
  • 1st Place -  $500
  • 2nd Place - $250
  • 3rd Place -  $100
Deadline for application submissions is September 6, 2014
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