Oral health:
Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition


The Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition (WOHC) is a dedicated group of more than 200 individuals, organizations and agencies addressing oral health access issues and working to improve oral health for all residents statewide. WOHC holds an annual meeting where pressing issues and new topics are brought to the forefront for participation. View member agencies. View the WOHC prospective member guide and membership application.

The WOHC Steering Committee meets monthly and serves as the governing body. The committee is comprised of members from different backgrounds and professions.

WOHC is able to assist local communities in developing and furthering local oral health coalitions as they establish a foundation for creating social change toward oral health. The coalition approach allows the community to find solutions to health problems and determine which solutions will work best in their particular community.

Our mission

The coalition, consisting of diverse public and private partnerships, works to create meaningful change to improve oral health and access to care in Wisconsin.

Core values

  • Oral health is an integral part of overall health and well-being.
  • No one should be in pain from a preventable, transmissible, treatable oral disease.
  • We can make a difference affecting systems through creative and meaningful changes to improve oral health.
  • All individuals in Wisconsin have the right to respectful, equitable, quality oral health care.

WOHC documents, tools and resources

Community water fluoridation


WOHC regional meetings

2016 Wisconsin Oral Health Conference

Other oral health resources

Become involved

Become a WOHC member – membership is open to any individual or organization interested in improving the oral health of Wisconsin residents.

  • Attend WOHC meetings – national and local expert speakers, interactive discussion and networking opportunities.
  • Save the date for the 2017 Wisconsin Oral Health Conference hosted by WOHC
    • Oct. 3-4, 2017 at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Stevens Point, Wis.

Our funding

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Oral Health Program (OHP) has received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support coalition activities. The Alliance is contracted by DHS to manage the WOHC. The Alliance and OHP work collaboratively to provide oversight and direction for the coalition.

WOHC’s Midwest Collaborative Initiative: Community Mini Grant Program is a partnership with Michigan Oral Health Coalition and Oral Health Kansas, funded by the DentaQuest Foundation. WOHC provides financial and technical assistance to eight local oral health coalitions.

Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition

For more information about our Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition, please contact Alyssa Palmer at (414) 337-4575.

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