"New research suggests good oral health is essential to good overall health and high quality of life."
Education and Training Committee
Chair: Gloria Vermie
Vice Chair: Abby Less, Iowa Department of Public Health Committee Focus:
Develop and promote awareness, education, and training opportunities for oral health professionals, the direct care workforce and those providing care and support for older adults.
Coordination and Outreach Committee
Chair: Katie McBurney, Iowa Department of Public Health
Vice Chair: RaeAnn Herrick, I-SmileTM Silver Coordinator, Lee County Committee Focus:
Provide outreach to the public and stakeholders about the importance of optimal oral health and support strategies that coordinate access to care
Program Policy and Reimbursement Committee
Chair: Sue Hyland, Iowa Dental Hygienists' Association
Vice Chair: Mary Kelly, Oral Health Connections Committee Focus:
Stay actively engaged in policy activities related to oral health care and aging, and explore innovative payment models
Chair: Julie McMahon, Iowa Public Health Association Committee Focus:
Consider strategies for sustainability for membership, stakeholders, leadership, and coalition retention and growth