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Criteria for the ADA/ASTDD/CDC Fluoridation Awards

Fifty-Year Awards: Recognition to systems that reached fifty years of continuous water fluoridation during 2012.

State Fluoridation Quality Awards: Recognition to states that maintain the quality of fluoridation during 2012 as determined by the ability of fluoridating systems to conduct monitoring and maintain optimal fluoride levels.
 
Community Fluoridation Initiative Awards: Recognition to communities that adopted water fluoridation during 2012.
 
Community Fluoridation Reaffirmation Awards: Recognition to communities that defeated initiatives to discontinue community water fluoridation or approved an initiative to maintain community water fluoridation in 2012.

State Fluoridation Initiative Awards: Recognition to the state that had the most new systems fluoridating and/or to the state that had the greatest increase in population on fluoridation in 2012.

Fluoridation Merit Awards: Recognition for an outstanding contribution toward the progress of fluoridation.