Oral Health Named Colorado Priority “Winnable” Battle

Molly PereiraFeatured News

September 8, 2011

The state of Colorado recently chose 10 priorities – or “winnable battles” – as areas of focus for public health time and resources in the coming months. Oral health was chosen as a priority winnable battle. It is encouraging to see oral health recognized among the state’s health priorities. “Winnable battles” largely target health problems with proven programs that can save lives and reduce harm.

The full list of Colorado’s 10 winnable battles include:

1.      Clean Air
2.      Clean Water
3.      Infectious Disease Prevention
4.      Injury Prevention
5.      Mental Health and Substance Abuse
6.      Obesity
7.      Oral Health
8.      Safe Food
9.      Tobacco
10.    Unintended Pregnancy