Fluoride Action Network

The Campaign to Fluoridate Spokane: The Groups

Fluoride Action Network | September 2020 (updated) | By Ellen Connett

Huge campaign to fluoridate Spokane

• The Smile Spokane Network is leading this campaign
• The partners of Smile Spokane Network are: Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington; ARCORA – Foundation of Delta Dental of Washington; Better Health Together; Big Table; CHAS Health; Communities in Schools – Spokane County; Dentist Link – powered by ARCORA Foundation; Eastern Washington University; Empire Health Foundation; Frontier Behavioral Health; Providence Health Care; SNAP – Neighbors By Your Side; Spokane County Medical Society; Spokane Regional Health District; The Mighty Mouth; The Native Project; Toothsavers of Washington; Unify Community Health – We Are Family

Leading Advocates for Fluoridation in the State of Washington

The University of Washington School of Public Health
— Gary T. Chiodo, DMD, FACD, Interim Dean, School of Dentistry
— Paul Ramsey, MD, Dean, School of Medicine
— Azita Emami, PhD, MSN, RNT, RN, FAAN, Dean, School of Nursing
— Sean D. Sullivan, BScPharm, PhD, Dean, School of Pharmacy
— Hilary Godwin, PhD, Dean, School of Public Health
— Edwina Uehara, PhD, MSW, Dean, School of Social Work

Water Fluoridation for a Healthy Washington. Their supporters include:
— Vanetta Abdellatif, President and CEO, Arcora Foundation
— Dr. Gary T. Chiodo, Professor and Dean, University of Washington School of Dentistry
— Dr. Benjamin Danielson, Senior Medical Director, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic and Central Region, Seattle Children’s
— Shelley Guinn, State Oral Health Program Consultant, Washington State Department of Health
— Dr. Kathy Lofy, State Health Officer & Chief Science Officer, Washington State Department of Health
— Emily Lovell, Director of Government Affairs, WSDA
— Dr. Russell Maier, Physician Advisor to the Dean, Pacfic Northwest University-Health Sciences
— Michelle Merriweather, President and CEO, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
— Mark Mitchke, President and CEO, Delta Dental of Washington
— Diane Oakes, Chief Mission Officer, Delta Dental of Washington
— Ileana Maria Ponce-Gonzalez, Executive Director, Community Health Worker Coalition for Migrants and Refugees
— Faaluaina “Lua” Pritchard, Executive Director, Asian Pacific Cultural Center
— Dr. Nicholas Velis, General Dentist, Smile Spokane Member
— Dr. Elisabeth A. Warder, Dental Director, CHAS Health
— Jennifer Zbaraschuk, President, WA Dental Hygienists’ Association
More Supporters include:
— School of Dentistry, University of Washington
— Latino Community Fund, Washington State
— Seattle’s Children’s Hospital Research Foundation
— Delta Dental of Washington
— ADHA – Dental Hygienists Association
— Community Health Workers Coalition for Migrants and Refugees
— Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
— Washington Association for Community Health
— Molina Health Care
— Statewide Poverty Action Network
— SmileSpokane
— Washington State Department of Health
— Asia Pacific Cultural Center
— Children’s Alliance – A Voice for Washington’s Children, Youth and Families
— WSDA Washington State Dental Association
— BetterHealthT0gether
— Arcora Foundation (formerly the Washington Dental Service Foundation)

* Also see: The Media Coverage of the campaign to fluoridate Spokane