2015-2016 Oral Health Needs Assessment for Vulnerable Older Adults

Center for Oral Health is currently conducting a statewide assessment of the oral health status for older adults in California. This two-year project is funded in part by a grant from the The California Wellness Foundation and The Archstone Foundation. This project will document the oral health care needs of older adults by completing an oral health assessment, producing a report, and disseminating the survey findings. This project will strengthen COH's capacity to inform policymakers and decision makers about the oral health needs of older adults in California by creating a Public Policy Fellowship and increasing the advocacy efforts of the Oral Health Action Coalition in California. Read more here.


2006 Oral Health Needs Assessment

The Dental Health Foundation (now the Center for Oral Health), in partnership with CDAF, Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health and Maternal and Child Health Branch and CDHA, screened over 20,000 children in kindergarten and third grade to determine the oral health status of children in California.


San Diego Dialogues on Fluoridation

Effectiveness of Population-based Interventions on Oral Health was a three year research project intended to provide advocates with a deeper understanding of San Diegans’ positions on fluoridation than could be obtained through opinion polls or focus groups; and to improve their capability to effectively conduct a public learning process for fluoridation issues and other health issues that require public support; e.g. tobacco, AIDS, and immigrant health.

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