Oral Health is Good for Overall Health

Reaffirmed as current policy

RESOLVED, that the Washington Academy of Family Physicians promote existing educational resources to help members identify and treat caries and other oral health problems in pregnant women, mothers, infants, children, and people with diabetes, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Washington Academy of Family Physicians work with other primary care specialties, public health entities, dentists, local service groups and other providers to train family physicians to identify, treat, and appropriately refer pregnant women, mothers, infants, children, and people with diabetes for their oral health issues, and be it further

Adopted Substitute Resolution

RESOLVED, that the WAFP place resolutions before the Washington State Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians to support the identification and treatment of oral health problems by primary care physicians within their scope of practice by increasing education and advocacy efforts, and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Washington Academy of Family Physicians support adequately funded dental coverage aimed at reducing the burden of disease in vulnerable populations.