Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Children Oral Health Improvement Programme Board

The aim of the Public Health England (PHE) Children's Oral Health Improvement Programme Board (COHIPB) is to improve the oral health of all children and reduce the oral health gap for disadvantaged children. The Board objectives are:

  • child oral health is on everyone's agenda;
  • the workforce have access to evidence based oral health training;
  • oral health data and information is used to the best effect by all key stakeholders;
  • stakeholders use the best evidence for oral health improvement and
  • child oral health information is communicated effectively.

Evaluation Reports

COHIPB has formed an Evaluation Working Group to oversee the evaluation and monitoring of the wide and diverse spectrum of activities being undertaken by the Board. This Evaluation Working Group is chaired by Professor Richard Watt.

To download the COHIPB Evaluation Report Year 1, please click Here

To download the COHIPB Evaluation Report Year 2, please click

To find out more about PHE work on Child Oral Health please visit: Child oral health: applying All Our Health 


The UCL Dental Public Health Group have established excellent working relationships with a wide range of UK and international academic and dental public health organisations. Examples include:

  • Public Health England
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Newcastle
  • Kings College London
  • National Institute of Care and Clinical Excellence
  • Faculty of Public Health
  • McGill University, Canada
  • University of Curitiba, Brasil
  • University of Tohoku, Japan
  • University of California, USA
  • University of Adelaide, Australia
  • University of Bogota, Colombia
  • National University of Singapure
  • Radboud University, The Netherlands
  • Public Health Foundation of India
  • FDI
  • IADR