OHEP goals and objectives

See what the Oral Health Equity Project intends to achieve.


  • Increase by 10% over baseline the number of children up to age 14 from low-income racial and ethnic minority communities in the cities of Worcester and Holyoke who visit the dentist/dental hygienist each year.
  • Disseminate what we have learned about project methods and results; using what we have learned, develop plans for statewide adoption of best practices to reduce oral health disparities for Black and Hispanic children.


  1. Engage community members in a participatory process to develop a Health Disparities Profile and Community Engagement Plan
  2. Improve oral health access through:
    1. Regular dental visits
    2. Oral health homes
  3. Disseminate results and develop a statewide oral health equity plan

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