Funded through the California Healthcare, Research, and Tobacco Prevention Act of 2016 (Prop 56), the five year Oral Health Program is in the process of addressing the oral health needs and the burden of oral disease in Lake County.
Oral Health Update: Summer 2019
The Oral Health program has been busy with community outreach and education events. We are currently finishing up our oral health education at the local libraries during children’s story time, and we will be continuing our outreach with the First 5 Family Movie Day event on August 1st and the Heroes for Health and Safety Fair on October 12th.
As the summer progresses, we are encouraging families with children that are entering Kindergarten to get their child’s Oral Health Assessment done before the start of school. Many things can influence a child’s progress and success in school, including oral health. Children must be healthy in order to learn, and children with cavities are not healthy. Luckily, tooth decay is a preventable disease and seeing a dentist regularly will help children be on a path toward better health and academic success.
Presently, we are collecting Oral Health Community Surveys throughout the county. The responses to this survey will be used in a needs assessment for addressing oral health concerns, gaps and barriers to care in Lake County. The online survey can be accessed by scanning the QR code below with your phone or tablet. If needed, you can find a free QR code scanner in the App Store or Google Play Store. The survey can also be accessed by the following link: https://bit.ly/2F5pSG4