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3rd Annual Oral Health Equity Summit 3/27 – Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: March 26, 2018

Contact: Molly Delahunty
786-414-1292
mollyd@catalystmiami.org

CATALYST MIAMI AND THE MIAMI-DADE ORAL HEALTH NETWORK TO HOST 3RD ANNUAL ORAL HEALTH EQUITY SUMMIT:
“ACCESS, EQUITY AND COMMUNITY ACTION” AT CHARLES HADLEY PARK


WHAT: 
Multi-sector summit to convene members of the community in examining the current state of oral health in terms of health equity  in Miami-Dade County

WHO:

Panel speakers include:

Dr. Roderick King, Florida Institute for Health Innovation
Senator Dwight Bullard, The New Florida Majority
State Representative Nick Duran, Florida District 112
Santra Denis, Catalyst Miami
Dr. Wayne Stephens, Jessie Trice Community Health Center
Chelsie Purcell, Jessie Trice Community Health Center
Alina Soto, Department of Children and Families
Sabine Dulcio, The Children’s Trust

Sponsors include:

Commissioner Keon Hardemon, City of Miami District 3
Commissioner Audrey Edmondson, Miami-Dade County District 3

WHEN: Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 3:00 – 6:00pm

WHERE: Charles Hadley Park, 1350 Northwest 50th Street, Miami FL 33142

WHY: To improve awareness that oral health is critical to overall health. The summit’s goals are to:

• Examine the intersectionality of oral health and social justice
• Identify available resources for comprehensive oral health programs in our communities
• Identify assets in improving the public’s perception of oral health
• Explore challenges and pathways in bringing awareness to oral health disparities
• Develop strategies that yield policy and systems change to address existing disparities and inequalities in oral health

Admission for the summit is free and dental screenings will be offered to children at no cost. RSVPs and more info can be found at bit.ly/ohsummit.

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About MDOHN

The Miami-Dade Oral Health Network (MDOHN) is a community centered grassroots initiative committed to improving oral health through education, assessment, policy/program development, and collaboration. MDOHN promotes cooperation, communication, and concerted action among community residents and organizations dedicated to eliminating oral health disparities.

About Catalyst Miami

Catalyst Miami believes everyone deserves a healthy and financially secure life; currently, two in three families in Miami don’t have enough savings to weather a financial emergency of any kind. For over 20 years, Catalyst Miami has committed to empowering residents to build better futures by providing family economic security programs, developing leadership and civic engagement, and building coalitions to address poverty. More detailed information about all their programs can be found on their website (catalystmiami.org).