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Thursday Mar, 22nd 2018
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WICC Radio’s Mike Bellamy interviews COHI’s Executive Director Mary Boudreau. Mike invites Mary to Coffee Chat to discuss the Department of Public Health report “Every Smile Counts.” The report is based on a statewide survey of 4,400 children in 25 districts around Connecticut. The report shows positives and negatives since the last report done. Most significant negative is the continued disparities in health care among race, ethnic and economic populations. Mary also shares with Mike ways families can improve oral health care for their children. Please see link to listen to interview.
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Tuesday Dec, 19th 2017
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In celebration of 15 years of oral health advocacy, COHI hosted over 70 advocates, practitioners, and supporters at its Annual Meeting on December 6th.

Friday Jun, 23rd 2017
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The 2017 Golf Classic on June 16th at the Gillette Ridge Golf Club was a great success! Thank you to all the golfers who came out and supported our efforts. Congratulations to our prize winners in both the competitions and the many raffles. Many thanks to our volunteers, we could not have done it without you! We managed to raise over $11,000 for the Connecticut Oral Health Initiative which will go towards funding our efforts to promote oral health around the state.
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Thursday Apr, 27th 2017
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The Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors recently recognized Executive Director Mary Boudreau for her role in statewide community water fluoridation education efforts, legislative work, and for identifying oral health champions statewide to join in the effort to educate Connecticut residents so they could advocate for continued community water fluoridation.
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Wednesday Mar, 15th 2017
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On March 8th, the Connecticut Oral Health Initiative hosted our annual Oral Health Day at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. This opportunity to speak with legislators, policy makers, and the general public occurs as the legislative session is in full swing and advocates have the best opportunities to make contact with lawmakers. This year, several bills dealing with topics that affect oral health have been raised, including raising the minimum smoking age to 21, allowing 19-26 year olds to remain on their parent’s dental insurance, and the governor’s budget.
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Thursday Dec, 8th 2016
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More than 60 attendees gathered at the Inn at Middletown on Wednesday, December 7 to celebrate the successes achieved in Connecticut legislation of the oral health care field during 2016. We also use this time of year to celebrate those selfless individuals who give of themselves to create a better life for the underserved residents of the state.
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Wednesday Oct, 19th 2016
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On Friday, October 14, COHI hosted a continuing education course titled Best Practices for Pregnant and Perinatal Women in the Dental Office. We had more than 30 attendees from various medical professions, including pediatric dentists, periodontists, dental hygienists, office support staff, dental students, and OBGYNs come to learn how they can more effectively treat pregnant or new mothers.
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Wednesday Sep, 7th 2016
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Please join COHI on Friday, October 14 at the Crystal Ballroom in New Britain for Best Practices for Pregnant and Perinatal Women in the Dental Office. By providing this workshop to all dental professionals, we hope to bring offices together with one unifying message to patients and caregivers.
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Thursday Jun, 23rd 2016
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On June 10, more than 60 men and women came together for a day of fun at Wintonbury Hills Golf Course in Bloomfield for COHI’s 2016 Annual Charity Golf Classic.
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Tuesday Apr, 26th 2016
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On June 10, 2016, please join us at Wintonbury Hills Golf Course in Bloomfield, CT for COHI's 2016 Annual Charity Golf Classic.
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Friday Mar, 4th 2016
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Many residents of this state do not realize how lucky they are to have such a devoted group of people advocating for their rights and their health. This was made apparent on March 2, 2016 at COHI’s Oral Health Day at the state Capitol in Hartford. Fourteen organizations and more than 150 health advocates came together to discuss the significance and necessity of oral health to legislators, aides, policy makers, and the general public. These advocates were made up of non-profits, students and professors, and state agencies who work to provide health equity across the state.
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Thursday Feb, 11th 2016
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While it is wonderful to keep our bodies and minds in peak condition, it should also fall to us to keep our society at its peak. It is our right and our civic duty to improve the world for those who come after us. And so it was on January 20, as COHI held its Fourth Annual Advocacy Conference at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.
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