June is Oral Health Month!

June is Oral Health Month, giving health professionals the opportunity to recognize the importance of oral health in promoting overall positive health outcomes. Year-round, OHNEP enhances the nursing profession’s interprofessional role in oral health and its links to overall health in both academic and clinical settings.  

OHNEP develops and disseminates resources that educators and clinicians can use to improve the quality of oral health care in their patients. As a national voice promoting interprofessional oral health integration, OHNEP is a national leader in developing a nursing workforce with the competencies to prioritize oral disease prevention and health promotion; provide evidence-based oral health care in a variety of settings; and collaborate on interprofessional teams across health care systems. As key stakeholders in national efforts to reduce oral health disparities across the lifespan, our OHNEP team is dedicated to promoting health and racial equity nationwide. 

 

Thank you to all of our interprofessional oral health champions nationwide for your support and important contributions to advancing this important population health agenda! Check out our many OHNEP resources, publications and products all around our website.