Dental Health Foundation Update. Wynne Grossman Executive Director October 23, 2006. Dental Health Foundation Activities. Needs Assessment Follow-up Policy Work Citizens Dialogues on Water Fluoridation First 5 Oral Health Initiative. Needs Assessment. Recommendations
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October 23, 2006
1. Develop a comprehensive surveillance system with:
2. Eliminate Barriers to Care
3. Prevent Disease
3. Prevent disease, cont.
4. Establish an Integrated Public Health Infrastructure
“I am deleting the $2,000,000 legislative augmentation for the California Children’s Dental Disease Program (CDDPP). With this reduction, $3,300,000 still remains to support 33 programs statewide, serving over 1,200 schools and 326,000 children. In addition, this budget includes $1,500,000 in the Medi-Cal and $500,000 in the Healthy Families programs for dental services related to my proposal to ensure dental screenings are available for California's school children.”
DHF Policy Agenda (2007)
DHF Policy Agenda (2007),cont.
Issues to Support:
Do not fluoridate
Do not fluoridate
Scenarios rated on a 1-10 scale, 10 being best
Individual choice should take a back seat…
…IF CWF is effective,
safe, and beneficial to the wider community
Rely on “common sense”
We need more evidence
WHAT TO DO WITH LF
Existing strong opinion?
Technical evidence can be spun
No change in opinion
Preserve individual choice wherever possible
Better safe than sorry