Schuyler Center’s Last Look at the NYS 2018-19 Budget – page 5
Community Water Fluoridation
What’s in the Final Budget
The Final Budget includes a re-appropriation of funding for infrastructure.
What was in the Executive Budget
The Executive Budget proposed to re-appropriate funding approved in the previous two budgets for installation or upgrading of water fluoridation equipment. This funding expands the pr ogram begun last year to strengthen the fluoridation infrastructure in New York.
Both the Assembly and the Senate accepted the re-appropriation.
Schuyler Center leads a statewide Oral Health Leadership Team which recommended this proposal. Community water fluoridation is the single most cost-effective way to improve oral health , especially for children in poverty.