2022 – 2023 IOH Chair
Sharlee Burch, RDH, MPH, EdD
The role of the IOH Chair is to advance the profession of Dental Hygiene through scholarship, research, and service. In alignment with ADHA, the Institute supports oral healthcare professionals throughout their career.
These vital programs would not exist without the generous support of individuals like you, who care about oral health. Your donation makes this work possible. Every donation makes a difference to improve public health by increasing awareness of and access to quality oral healthcare.
2022-2023 IOH Committees
Community Service Grant Review Committee
The Community Service Grant Review Committee includes four reviewers that possess an understanding and expertise in community service programming and performance measures. This Committee reviews all complete Community Service Grant proposals for the Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grant Program in the fall and reviews submitted proposals for the Healthy Start for Texas Teeth and Rosie Wall Community Spirit, Community Service Grant Programs in the spring. This Committee will meet twice per year (fall and spring) to make recommendations to the Board of Directors for Community Service Grant funding.
Research Grant Review Committee
The Research Grant Review Committee is composed of four reviewers that demonstrate prior knowledge and expertise in the field of oral healthcare and dental hygiene research. This Committee must review all complete Research Grant Proposals for the Institute for Oral Health Research Grant Program and the named Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Research Grant Program. This Committee meets in the spring to make recommendations to the Board of Directors for Research Grant funding.
Scholarship Review Committee
The Scholarship Review Committee consists of three reviewers that exhibit expertise in the field of dental hygiene higher education. This Committee must review all complete scholarship applications for each of the Institute for Oral Health Scholarships. This Committee meets in the spring to make recommendations to the Board of Directors for Scholarship funding.
Liaisons are volunteers, grassroots fundraisers, ADHA leaders, and change-makers. The fundraising they do on behalf of the Institute for Oral Health directly contributes to scholarships, community service grants and research grants to dental hygienists throughout the United States. Liaisons also serve as chief communicators for Institute for Oral Health opportunities such as open scholarships and grants. They are also advocates for their communities, working closely within the state and local chapters to communicate the needs of those communities to the National ADHA Institute for Oral Health offices to better serve the dental hygiene community.
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2022 Liz Chaney Liaison of the Year
The role of the IOH Liz Chaney Liaison of the Year is to help promote the IOH foundation which directly supports students, researchers and our communities. IOH funding promotes change and the evolution of the dental hygiene profession. Underserved populations continue to benefit from grants, which are awarded to dental hygiene entrepreneurs and dental hygiene community leaders.