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Dental and Oral Health

LHJs' #1 Issue Raised in Needs Assessment


According to the data collected from the Local Health Jurisdictions (LHJ) during the Needs Assessment process, access to dental care and oral health are priority problems identified by MCAH and MCH Bureau.  Please see the links below to start to meet some of your LHJs dental and oral health needs:

Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice

The Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice initiative strives to improve access to early detection and preventive interventions by expanding oral health clinical competency of primary care clinicians, leading to improved oral health.

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.  The overall intent of this program is to increase awareness and enhance the quality of oral health services for pregnant women, infants, and children.

Special Care: An Oral Health Professional Guide to Serving Young Children with Special Health Care Needs.  A series of five modules is designed to provide oral health professionals with information to help ensure that young children with special health care needs have access to health promotion and disease prevention services that address their unique oral health needs in a comprehensive, family-centered, and community-based manner.


Global Preterm Birth Initiative


UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals today announced a $100 million global initiative to address the epidemic of premature birth, the leading cause of death for newborns and the second leading cause of death for children under five. The 10-year, global initiative will be jointly funded by Lynne and Marc Benioff in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Approximately 15 million babies are born premature each year, and more than one million of these infants die within the first 28 days after birth due to complications of prematurity. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals will lead a collaborative global effort aimed at reducing the number of children born premature, and protecting the health of preterm babies and women around the world.


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Foundational Public Health Services Webinar.  Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 3:00-4:00PM ET. 

RESOLVE, on behalf of the Public Health Leadership Forum funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will discuss the development of a Foundational Public Health Services framework - a minimum package of public health services consisting of cross-cutting, essential skills and substantive areas of expertise.



Media-Smart Youth (MSY) Team Leaders Program: Call for Applications due 10/24/14

The National Institutes of Health is now accepting applications from young adults ages 15 to 20 for its Media-Smart Youth (MSY) Teen Leaders Program.  MSY is a 10-lesson curriculum for youth ages 11 to 13 that explores media, nutrition, and physical activity.   MSY teen leaders commit to carrying out the program from start to finish. In return, they receive leadership experience, community service hours, and recognition from the NIH, plus training and $1,000 for program expenses.


MCAH Marketplace


The MCAH Market (MCAH Marketplace) is a place intended for MCAH Directors and related program staff to share examples of resources (interventions, assessment tools, etc.) and programs they have developed that other local MCAH programs could adapt and utilize.


Recently Added Documents 

  • Sample Action Plan_Goal 1
  • Sample Action Plan_Goal 2
  • Sample Action Plan_Goal 3
  • Sample Action Plan_Goal 4

Learn how to access and share on the Marketplace, view a Powerpoint presentation describing how to access existing documents and share new documents.   


FHOP Website


The FHOP website (http://fhop.ucsf.edu/fhop/) is a "living" document and is regularly updated.  We welcome your participation in suggesting data sources, articles, reports, etc. that are relevant to MCAH programs. 


FHOP regularly updates the Training and Needs Assessment pages with audio recordings of trainings as well as relevant materials for your review and use.  There are webinar recordings where the archived webinar can be viewed and hear the audio recording. 


Most recently added webinars

Please email comments and suggestions to [email protected]


FHOP Listserv

Click here to be taken to a the FHOP listserv sign-up page, where you can enter your contact information. Joining the FHOP Listserv will ensure you receive our quarterly newsletter and data and training alerts. 


The listserv sign-up is also available on the FHOP website.

FHOP Family Health Outcomes Project

phone: 415-476-5283