CDH Partnership We believe, quite simply, that life is better with

CDH Partnership We believe, quite simply, that life is better with
CDHPartnership
WhattheExpertsSay
BecomingaCDHpartneriseasy!
1. Contactustorequestacopyofour
Partner’’sAgreement
2. Signitandsenditbacktouswitha
copyofyourorganizaƟon’’slogo
CDHpartnerbenetsinclude:
x MonthlyCDHpartnereͲmailupdates
providingCWFnewsandresources
x QuarterlyCDHpartnerwebinars
x RapidResponseTeameͲmailstostay
onthepulseofCWFnewsacrossthe
country
x FREEcustomlocalcampaignpagesto
promoteacƟviƟesinyourstate
x NetworkingopportuniƟeswithother
advocatestosharestrategiesforthe
protecƟonofCWF
AmericanAcademyofPediatrics:
““WaterfluoridationisacostͲeffectivemeans
ofpreventingdentalcaries,withthelifetime
costperpersonequalinglessthanthecostof
1dentalrestoration.Inshort,fluoridated
wateristhecheapestandmosteffectiveway
todeliveranticariesbenefitsto
communities.””
CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention:
TheCDCnamedthe““fluoridationofdrinking
water””asoneof““10greatpublichealth
achievements””ofthe20thcentury.
AmericanDentalAssociation:
““Studiesconductedthroughoutthepast65
yearshaveconsistentlyshownthat
fluoridationofcommunitywatersuppliesis
safeandeffectiveinpreventingdentaldecay
inbothchildrenandadults.Simplyby
drinkingwater,childrenandadultscan
benefitfromfluoridation’’scavityprotection
whethertheyareathome,work,orschool.””
MoreInformation:
www.ilikemyteeth.org/fluoridation/
respectedͲorganizations/
ContactUs!
EͲmail:[email protected]
Website:www.ILikeMyTeeth.org
TheCampaignforDentalHealthisadministeredby:
Webelieve,quite
simply,that
lifeisbetterwith
teeth!
www.ILikeMyTeeth.org
AbouttheCDH
WhyFluoride?
HowYouCanHelp
TheCampaignforDentalHealth(CDH)was
createdtoensureeveryAmericanhas
accesstothemostaffordableandmost
effectivewaytoprotectteeth——
communitywaterfluoridation(CWF).
Researchprovesthatfluoridationreducestooth
decaybyabout25percent.Astherateof
fluoridationsteadilyincreasedintheU.S.,the
averagenumberofdecayed,filledormissing
teethamong12ͲyearͲoldsfell68percent
between1966and1994.
Fluorideoccursnaturallyinsomewater––just
notalwaysathighenoughlevelstostrengthen
theenamelofteeth.That’’swhyitisaddedtothe
central,publicwatersupplybysomany
communitiesintheU.S.Strongteethequals
fewertripstothedentist.
Fluoridationremainscriticallyimportant.Tooth
decayiswidespread,affectingmorethan90
percentofAmericansbythetimetheyreachtheir
adultyears.
TheCDHneedsyourhelpandpartnershipto
protectAmericansfromtheunnecessary
painandcostsassociatedwithtoothdecay.
Somewaysthatyoucanhelpinclude:
TheCDHisanetworkoflocalchildren’’s
andoralhealthadvocates,health
professionalsandscientistswhoare
workingtogethertopreserveournation’’s
gainsinoralhealth.
Childrenwithhealthymouthsdobetterin
schoolandaremorelikelytobecome
happyandsuccessfuladults.Wewantour
communitiestomakerationaldecisions
abouttheirhealthbasedonscience,not
fear.TheworkoftheCDHincludessharing
factsaboutoralhealthandpreventive
strategieslikefluoride.
x
Signupasanorganizationalpartner.
Yourorganization’’snameandlogowill
displayedontheCDHWebsite.
x
Providefinancialsupporttosustainthe
Campaign,whichincludes:
Maintenance/hostingoftheCDH
Website(iLikeMyTeeth.org)
Staffwhocanhelplocalandstate
advocates
Annualnetworkingmeetingof
advocates
x
ProvidealetterofsupportfortheCDH
x
AdoptapolicysupportingCWF
x
Submitastatementbyoneofyour
leaders(thatcanbequotedontheCDH
Website)voicingsupportforCWF——and
postingthisstatementonyour
organization’’sWebsite
x
HostansessiononCWFatyour
organization’’snextconference
x
Publishaletter/articleaboutCWFin
yourorganization’’sprintoronline
materials
x
Encourageyourmembers/affiliatesto
lendtheirsupporttocampaignsintheir
communitiestoexpandordefendCWF
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