Advocating for soda taxes: How oral health professionals fit in

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September 29, 2016

BMSG's recent analysis of how soda tax debates are characterized in the news revealed that oral health professionals seldom appear. By elevating their expert voices, oral health practitioners can contribute new and salient arguments for soda taxes to the public discourse and help advance public policy that improves oral health outcomes. In this journal article for the California Dental Association, we propose media advocacy strategies that oral health professionals can use to increase their visibility in the news to make the case for soda taxes.

Download the full article here, or hear lead author Alisha Somji, MPH, speak about the findings in the above video.

To view the full October 2016 issue of the CDA Journal, visit

Reprinted with permission from the California Dental Association, copyright October 2016.

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