October 10, 2014 | GMM Community Forum

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WHO: Junior League of Cincinnati (JLC) members and community partners including: Susan Shelton, JLC President; Paul Rudolph, Executive Director, Growing Well/Children’s Oral Health Network; Anne Bailey, Elizabeth Walda, Shawn Gibson and Laura Goodell, DMD, JLC Pediatric Oral Health Co-and Vice-Chairs; Holli Seabury, CEO McMillen Center for Health Education; Eve Bolton, President, Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education, Elizabeth Pierce, Vice President of Marketing, Cincinnati Museum Center; Melissa Saladonis, Vice President of Government Relations, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Candace Novak, Vice President, Advocacy & Government Relations, University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

This event is free and open to the public. More than 100 people are expected to attend.

WHAT: Community forum to educate regarding Cincinnati’s Children’s Oral Health Network and the Junior League of Cincinnati’s Pediatric Oral Health project, including school based dental clinics, pediatric oral health education and the JLC’s Smile Center exhibit at the Duke Energy Children’s Museum.

Additionally, the community forum will include presentations on key levy issues for the November ballot including Hamilton County Issue 8 – Proposed Sales and Use Tax (i.e. Union Terminal Icon Levy), Hamilton County Issue 6 – Proposed Tax Levy Renewal (Talbert House), Hamilton County Issue 7 – Proposed Tax Levy Renewal (benefiting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati Medical Center), and City of Cincinnati Issue 1 – Cincinnati Public Schools Tax Levy Renewal.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 7 – 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. community forum begins

WHERE: Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Reakirt Auditorium, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203

ABOUT: The Junior League of Cincinnati, a leading non-profit incubator in our region, is initiating a widespread pediatric oral health campaign that will drive awareness, educate the community and advocate for improvement in care. The ultimate goal is promoting a lifetime of good oral health for children in our community. An integral component of this campaign, The Smile Center will be a state-of-the-art pediatric oral health exhibit for the Duke Energy Children’s Museum. The exhibit will feature an enormous healthy mouth with huge teeth lining the ceiling and floor, a dental operatory and hands-on display explaining various dental concepts. This community treasure will be an engaging and interactive means of generating awareness of children’s oral health needs and providing families with valuable information to instill a lifetime of oral health for their children. The exhibit is expected to open in late 2015.