The Coalition forms a public policy agenda through consensus. Below is the policy agenda revised in 2017.
Coalition Policy Goals
Improvement of MO HealthNet by implementing best practices and system improvements to increase provider participation and MO HealthNet participant usage
Inclusion of a comprehensive dental benefit in MO HealthNet
Protection and expansion of public water system fluoridation Water Fluoridation: A Community Toolkit Fluoridation Policy Statement
Expansion of access to dental sealants for children without routine dental care Sealant Policy Statement
Inclusion of a comprehensive dental benefit in Medicare
Implementation of a statewide public awareness campaign about the importance of oral health to overall health
Strengthening provider networks and expansion of service delivery of dental care for high-risk, vulnerable, MO HealthNet and uninsured populations, including people with disabilities and special health care needs
Incorporation of oral health in the patient-centered medical home
Previously on the Coalition's Policy Agenda and accomplished –
*Reinstatement of MO HealthNet dental benefits for adults, including prevention and treatment
Policy Statement on Reinstatement of MO HealthNet Adult Dental Benefits
*Reinstatement of the Dental Director position at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Dental Director Policy Statement
*Establishment of an oral health caucus in the Missouri General Assembly.