ILCHF's final strategy, public education and awareness, is focused on establishing a new culture of not only proper oral health care but the interconnection of oral health to overall health care. This strategy is interwoven in the work of strengthening and building the capacity of the oral health system and development of the workforce.
ILCHF - Impact on Children's Oral Health in Illinois: an interim report 2004-2010
Since ILCHF began funding programs in 2004, it has supported children's oral health programs as part of a larger funding strategy to make comprehensive health care services available to children. We are pleased to share with you this interim report on the outputs, insight and other information as compiled through grant reports, grantee surveys and regional meetings with key stakeholders.
The Foundation is only one of many organizations, individuals and caregivers across the state dedicated to improving the oral health of Illinois' most precious asset: its children. It is our hope than this information can prove valuable in continued efforts to impact what once was called the "silent epidemic".