Join Us!

New Hampshire Kids Count is collaborating with a growing list of organizational partners and individual allies to support increased access to oral health care statewide. Our efforts this year in this realm center on expanding the dental team through the creation of a Dental Hygiene Practitioner, initially proposed by SB193. Now, the bill establishes a Study Commission to examine pathways to oral health care for underserved populations. 

Our partners believe this study will help build the case that addressing the dental workforce must be part of any long-term strategy to bridge the gaps in our system of oral care access. The Commission would present an opportunity for partners to educate the legislature and the public about how a Dental Hygiene Practitioner would help address these needs.

Would your organization like to support this effort?

To add your organization or name to the list of supporters, please contact Dental Access Alliance Coordinator Laurel Redden at LRedden@nhkidscount.org.

Our current organizational partners include:

  1. American Federation of Teachers-NH
  2. Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire
  3. Community Crossroads
  4. Community Support Network, Inc. (CSNI)
  5. Dental Health Works
  6. Disabilities Rights Center
  7. EngAGING NH
  8. Every Child Matters in NH
  9. Granite State Independent Living
  10. League of Women Voters NH
  11. National Association of Social Workers NH
  12. NH CAN
  13. New Hampshire Community Action Association
  14. New Hampshire Health Care Association
  15. NH Council for Children & Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions
  16. New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities
  17. NH Dental Hygienists Association
  18. NH Emergency Nurses Association
  19. NH Kids Count
  20. NH Local Welfare Administrators Association
  21. NH School Nurses Association
  22. State Committee on Aging
  23. St. Vincent de Paul Society Exeter
  24. The Family Resource Center at Gorham
  25. United Valley Interfaith Project