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UHCAN Ohio saw the need to address the lack of access to dental care in Ohio many years ago and launched their Dental Access Now campaign. By bringing together all different organizations, including Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Association, we have worked long and hard to ensure that those who aren’t able to get dental care have that chance. Even when the odds seemed stacked against us, UHCAN Ohio stayed the course which resulted in the introduction of legislation that will truly address dental access by expanding the dental workforce. This will help so many Ohioans, especially in the Appalachian parts of Ohio. More kids will be able to go to school without toothaches, be able to maintain more of their teeth, have better self esteem and become better citizens in our communities. The Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Association is proud to work with UHCAN Ohio to help Ohioans get the dental care they need to lead healthier lives.
UHCAN Ohio is about more than advocacy campaigns. They care about people and about each person's life. They make sure to invite Contact Center members, who are mostly low income people, to be at the table where policy discussions are happening. UHCAN Ohio makes sure that our voices count too. We're happy to be a partners with UHCAN Ohio and will continue to strive to get people the care they need to lead healthy lives.
UHCAN Ohio has helped me to become an advocate for health care. I have learned a lot from working with them to do health literacy in my church. I have learned how important it is to understand how to use your health insurance, and how important it is for my church to understand new policies that affect us like the Healthy Ohio Waiver. If it were not for our partnership with UHCAN Ohio, my church members and I would not have known about this waiver or had a chance to provide comments to let policy makers know that this is not good for us, our families, and our community.
UHCAN Ohio is an invaluable resource for schools and communities in Ohio that are hoping to implement SBIRT. UHCAN Ohio provides guidance, technical support, encouragement and connection to other communities. School districts in Hamilton, Franklin, Clermont, Scioto, Cuyahoga, Butler and Lorain counties have benefitted from UHCAN Ohio's expertise and passion for making SBIRT available to every student. As state level advocates for SBIRT cost reimbursement, UHCAN Ohio is working to make the screening and brief intervention sustainable for all communities and school districts so that young adults across the state develop the judgment and life skills they need to lead healthy, productive lives.
Before I started working with UHCAN Ohio, it was difficult to get my voice heard. Now, with UHCAN Ohio’s support, I have a place at the table with decision makers, where I can raise, not only my issues, but the concerns and opinions of other older adults and people with disabilities. Our partnership has provided me with opportunities to put my leadership skills to use for the whole community. For example, I was recently elected to Board of Directors at LEAP (Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential). I look forward to continuing to work with UHCAN Ohio until all Ohioans get the care they need to lead healthy lives.
I would like to thank UHCAN Ohio for having someone in the community to help me understand the importance of having health care. During UHCAN Ohio’s health insurance literacy session, I learned how to use my health insurance and how important it is to have a primary care doctor. I also learned about health policies and how they impact me and those I love. As a result of my church's partnerships with UHCAN Ohio, my church members and I got involved in providing comments on the Healthy Ohio waiver. It was important for us to let policy makers know that this is not good for us, our families, or our communities.