smiling boy beachAll too often, well-meaning leaders plan for change without talking to the communities for which they are planning. At FIHI, we know that to improve oral health outcomes for our most vulnerable children, we must speak directly with families who experience oral health disparity.

In 2013, with the help of collaborative partners and pilot project funding, FIHI began talking to parents in Miami-Dade and Broward counties in order to identify barriers to¬†accessing and utilizing¬†children’s oral health care.

As part of our Oral Health 2020 initiative, we are expanding to other parts of the state and creating a consumer advisory council. Please contact us if you are interesting in joining us.

For an overview of our pilot project results, read our report.

2014 Oral Health Consumer Engagement Pilot Project Report