Statewide Data on the Oral Health of Kentucky’s Youth


Delta Dental of Kentucky and Kentucky Youth Advocates Releases Statewide Data on the Oral Health of Kentucky’s Youth

Delta Dental of Kentucky teamed up with Kentucky Youth Advocates to study and assess the oral health of Kentucky’s 3rd and 6th graders. The report, Making Smiles Happen: 2016 Oral Health Study of Kentucky’s Youth, presents findings of the first oral health surveillance study of Kentucky children in 15 years. To carry out the study, a dentist from the University of Louisville visited 60 schools across five regions of the state to observe the mouths of 3rd and 6th graders. The study also asked parents about family oral health history, resulting in the collection of data for over 2,000 students. Boxcar was thrilled to not only design the entire book and all collateral, but lead the statewide public relations planning and execution for the project. We were excited to be by our client’s side as they released the report at the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare in Frankfort, KY in October. Hats off to Delta Dental of Kentucky for turning data into information and that information into action.


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