Addressing Madera County’s Oral Health Crisis through Education, Treatment and Partnerships.
What is the Oral Health Program?
In November 2016, California voters approved the passage of Proposition 56, the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 (Prop 56). These funds assist Local County Oral Health Programs to provide education about oral health, dental disease prevention and create referrals to treatment of dental disease caused by the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Goals of the Oral Health Program
The Madera County Department of Public Health’s Local Oral Health Program aims to improve the oral health of Madera County’s residents. Efforts will be made toward expanding the capacity at the local level to educate and promote oral health information and education. In addition, it is the program’s goal to provide linkages to dental treatment services, including treatment to address dental disease caused by the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products. Program activities include: dental health education, disease prevention, linkage to treatment, and case management and surveillance. These goals will be achieved through collaboration efforts that address oral health needs, and prioritize underserved areas and populations.
What can we do for you?
- Refer you to oral health services
- Educate about oral health care
- Work with policy makers and school districts
to create healthy oral health environments