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Year for the Survey

2020

State

Louisiana

Parent Organization

Well-Ahead Louisiana

Coalition Name

Louisiana Oral Health Coalition

Executive Director Name

MeChaune Butler

Executive Director Title

Well-Ahead Louisiana Oral Health Promotion Manager

Executive Director Email

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Executive Director Phone

(225) 916-1049

Coalition Address

628 North 4th Street
Bin #15
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
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Coalition Website

wellaheadla.com

Mission Statement

The Louisiana Oral Health Coalition (LOHC) is a voluntary collaborative representing oral health interests throughout Louisiana. It consists of individuals and organizations who are dedicated to improving the oral health of all Louisianans. Furthermore, the Coalition has made a commitment to improve oral health by utilizing evidence-based, best practices that will better use the resources at hand.

Vision:
A Louisiana where people of all ages have excellent oral health

Mission:
To coordinate the provision of information, resources, and services so that people of all ages can have excellent oral health.

Core Components:
The Coalition recognizes four main component areas through which their projects and services are focused. Member stakeholders work in collaboration to promote, educate and create policy within each area:
• Access: Increase access to quality, comprehensive, and continuous oral health services for all Louisiana citizens throughout their life stages.
• Policy: Influence policy, environmental or systems change and maintain continuous visibility to support, advocate and collaborate on relevant oral health matters.
• Prevention: Improve and maintain oral health, and prevent the progression of oral disease through evidence-based interventions that address risk factors and at-risk populations.
• Workforce/Partnerships: Support efforts to ensure the preparation, recruitment, and retention of an oral health workforce that is adequate and skilled, so that it may better serve the state’s population.

Policy Focus and Program Initiatives

Current Priorities
  • Children (e.g., coverage,access,financing)
  • Adults (e.g., coverage,access,financing)
  • Aging population (e.g., coverage,access,financing)
  • Public education
  • Surveillance/Data Collection
  • Early childhood caries
  • Water fluoridation
  • Dental sealants
  • Fluoride varnish
  • School-based dental care
  • Tobacco prevention/cessation
  • New workforce models
  • Medicaid adult benefit expansion/protection
  • State Oral Health/Public Health Programs
  • Other (Please specify)
Other Priorities

Dental care for individuals with developmental disabilities and HIV-AIDS; Teledentistry

Does your coalition engage in lobbying?

No

Budgetary Info

Is your state CDC-funded?

Yes

Is your coalition funded by your state's CDC grant?

No

Does your coalition use an outside fiscal agent?

Yes

Does your coalition have a fund-development plan?

No

Which of the following approaches has your coalition undertaken to generate funding?
  • State grant development
  • Community-level grant development
  • Corporate grant development
  • Corporate sponsorships
Other Approaches

The LOHC receives $1,600 from Dentaquest (OPEN Network) for grassroots coalition work to fund Annual Summit

Size of annual operating budget

$49K - and under: $200

Does your organization conduct a

Neither

Revenue Type 1

Programs/event revenue

Percent of Revenue 1

99

Revenue Type 2

Grants

Revenue Type 3

Grants

Revenue Type 4

Grants

How has your revenue changed over the past 1-3 years?

Increased

Coalition Structure

Tax Structure

No Formal Tax Status

Full-Time Staff

0

Part-Time Staff

0

Contract Employees?

No

Do you offer benefits to your paid staff?

No

Upload Board Position Descriptions

LOHC_Executive-Committee.Position-Descriptions.pdf

Committees?

Yes

Committees List

Dental Sealant Workgroup
Fluoridation/Fluoride Varnish Workgroup
Policy Workgroup
Workforce Workgroup
Summit Committee

Does your coalition have affiliated regional coalitions?

No

Does your coalition have a membership?

Yes

Membership Dues?

No

Do members have voting rights?

Yes

Is membership open to anyone?

Yes

Does your coalition have a membership application or criteria document?

Yes

Planning

Does your coalition have a strategic plan?

Yes

Does your coalition have a state advocacy plan or legislative action agenda?

No

Does your state have a state oral health plan?

Yes

Does your coalition help to develop and monitor implementation of the state oral health plan?

Yes

Communications and Activities

Types of communications modalities
  • Electronic newsletter or update
  • Webinars
  • In-person events
  • Listserv
  • Social Media

Evaluation

Does your coalition have a formal evaluation plan?

No