Chapter Oral Health Advocates

The American Academy of Pediatrics, with funding from the American Dental Association Foundation, has trained pediatricians in most states to be Chapter Oral Health Advocates (COHA). Once trained, COHA are asked to do the following:

  • Deliver at least 4 trainings annually on how to incorporate oral health into the medical home.
  • Advocate for children’s oral health issues at the state and local levels.
  • Serve as an access point for others working in their community on improving children’s oral health through pediatric involvement.
  • Build relationships with dental colleagues in their communities and dental societies to improve access to oral health care.

View the full COHA position description. (123 KB)

Find the COHA in your State

To learn who the COHA is in your state, either view the full roster (16 KB) or access your state’s resource page.

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Chapter Advocate Training on
Oral Health

The Chapter Advocate Training on Oral Health (CATOOH) was a training program funded by the American Dental Association Foundation. It was a 3-year program, where the AAP aggressively recruited pediatricians from most of its AAP Chapters to be trained as Chapter Oral Health Advocates.

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