Over the last decade, the Oral Health Progress and Equity Network (OPEN) has emerged from a nationwide conversation among policymakers, providers, public health activists, and grassroots organizers who understand that today’s system of health care isn’t working for everyone’s overall health and well-being. They recognize that it’s time to work together to build a new reality. The Network started as “OH2014,” evolved into “OH2020,” and today is OPEN—a national network of over 2,500 members taking on America’s oral health challenges so that everyone has an equitable chance to thrive.
In its early years, the Network was incubated by the DentaQuest Foundation, and today continues to be supported by the DentaQuest Partnership and other diverse partners as it expands its footprint and sustainability. Steps are underway to establish a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is designed to further catalyze needed systemic change in order to create a more equitable nation. OPEN will be supported and managed by this non-profit organization. Currently, the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) serves as the fiduciary for the Network’s support.
Learn more and join in this important work. Individually, we can make progress; together we transform the nation.