Introduction/Planning Planning
f . Why are partnerships important?

Most successful public oral health programs depend on multiple types and sources of support. Partners are essential to success. They can:

Partnerships are particularly important when resources are limited, unpredictable or threatened, and when oral health needs of underserved populations are not very visible or important to politicians or policymakers. What partners do you currently have and what groups or individuals could potentially be partners? Create a checklist of potential partners, like the one provided here, to fit your own situation.

View the following resources for more information on forming and sustaining coalitions.