TITLE

Fluoridation Referendum in La Crosse, Wisconsin: Contributing Factors to Success

AUTHOR(S)
Jones, Rhys B.; Mormann, Douglas N.; Durtsche, Timothy B.
PUB. DATE
October 1989
SOURCE
American Journal of Public Health;Oct89, Vol. 79 Issue 10, p1405
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract: Residents of La Crosse, Wisconsin approved a public referendum in favor of water fluoridation on April 5, 1988. The vote, 57 percent supportive, culminated a two-year community effort. Three public referenda had been defeated in the past. Contributing to the success of this recent campaign were: broad-based community support led by a 34-member Citizens for Better Dental Health in La Crosse Committee; American Dental Association/Wisconsin Division of Health/US Public Health Service consultation and support; knowledgeable and supportive press coverage; the timing of the ballot to coincide with the Wisconsin Presidential Primary; and local chiropractic support to offset chiropractic anti-fluoridation leadership. La Crosse, population 50,000, was the largest fluoride-deficient community in a nine-state upper Midwest area.
ACCESSION #
4686354

 

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