Oral Health Equity

Achieving Oral Health Equity (AOHE)

logo-oralThe Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative (TBHC) is working towards significant systems and public policy change around oral health through the “Achieving Oral Health Equity in Tampa Bay (AOHE) Initiative”.  AOHE is part of the Oral Health (OH) 2020 Network – a national effort to improve the oral health of all.



As part of this effort, TBHC is interested in better understanding the community’s current attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs. The Collaborative is administering community surveys, facilitating focus groups and conducting interviews with oral health providers to learn more. Through grassroots community outreach and in partnership with existing efforts, TBHC is striving to reduce oral health disparities and improve oral health outcomes.


AOHE PIC 10Goals

  • Build a network of community stakeholders committed to achieving oral health equity
  • Conduct a regional community assessment regarding oral health and identify gaps
  • Catalog existing oral health services, programs and resources
  • Promote and improve the public perception on the value of good oral health
  • Communicate the importance of interprofessional education and integrated care

Community Survey Findings

A graphic of our AOHE community surveys is now available by clicking here or under the Downloads section!


If you need additional AOHE information or have any questions, contact Jerry Thomas, Program Associate, via email at associate@tampabayhealth.org



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Executive Director: Carrie Y. Hepburn
E-mail: director@tampabayhealth.org