School Oral Health Policy Framework

The California School Boards Association and the Center for Oral Health have created a guidebook to address oral health policy in schools. This is the first time in California that the education and oral health communities have collaborated in developing a comprehensive approach to assist school districts deal with the complexities of oral health education and prevention.

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The primary objectives are:

  • Educate school board members and communities on the critical link between oral health and academic achievement;
  • Develop a policy framework that supports local organization and solutions;
  • Share knowledge of best oral health practices in schools; and
  • Encourage school-based oral health projects and partnerships in local communities.

Intended for school board members and administrators, the guidebook:

  • Delivers education and training for school board members and communities;
  • Provides tools and sample policies to support an effective oral health infrastructure;
  • Identifies and communicates best practices among school districts;
  • Supports project development and partnerships in local communities; and
  • Offers ideas for initiatives and partnerships in local communities.

This project was made possible by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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