The Idaho Oral Health Program (IOHP) was established July 1, 1951, at the direction of the Idaho State Dental Association and the Idaho Board of Health to address the issue of poor oral health in children and lack of dental care. Thanks to multiple sources of funding,
the program has expanded its reach and continues to work with various oral health champions across the state to improve the oral health of Idahoans.
The vision of the IOHP is an Idaho where all are free from oral disease and have access to optimal oral healthcare. We improve the oral health of Idahoans by planning, implementing, and evaluating programs that prevent oral disease.
What is a state oral health program?
States are charged with monitoring the health of their citizens and promoting proven, cost-effective ways to prevent disease. State oral health programs are critical to the success of state and national oral health improvement efforts.
In Idaho, the state oral health program, is housed in the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Public Health, Bureau of Community and Environmental Health. The IOHP serves as the primary source of oral health surveillance and community-based oral disease prevention programs. The IOHP provides the infrastructure essential to create, implement, and evaluate oral health initiatives and specific policies.
What does the Idaho Oral Health Program Do?
The IOHP is responsible for the following dental public health functions:
What services does the Idaho Oral Health Program Provide?
Angie Bailey, RDH-EA, MSDH
Idaho Oral Health Program Manager
Elise Winbrock, MPH
Idaho Oral Health Network Coordinator