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File #: 21-779    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/11/2021 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 10/5/2021 Final action: 10/5/2021
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with the California Department of Public Health to provide funding for the San Mateo County Oral Health Program, increasing the amount by $61,549 to an amount not to exceed $1,256,439.
Attachments: 1. 20211005_r_California Department of Public Health - Oral Health Program A2.pdf, 2. 20211005_a_California Department of Public Health - Oral Health Program A2.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Lizelle Lirio de Luna, Director, Family Health Services
Subject: Amendment to the Agreement with the California Department of Public Health for the Oral Health Program

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with the California Department of Public Health to provide funding for the San Mateo County Oral Health Program, increasing the amount by $61,549 to an amount not to exceed $1,256,439.
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BACKGROUND:
Data from 2013-2015 show that forty percent of three-year olds in the San Mateo County Head Start program had untreated dental decay. Children of color had higher levels of decay than other children in their cohort. Many pregnant women and elderly lacked dental resources and services. The most affected regions of the County were: Daly City and Brisbane; central San Mateo; East Palo Alto, Redwood City and East Menlo Park; and the coastal areas of Half Moon Bay, El Granada, and Miramar.

To address these issues, the San Mateo County Oral Health Coalition began to work with consultants to develop a local needs assessment and strategic plan starting in FY 2015-16. The San Mateo County Oral Health Strategic Plan of 2017-2020, which included an amendment to also include 2021, has five main objectives: 1) to increase access to dental services and oral health education for children and pregnant women; 2) to increase access to dental services and oral health education for adults; 3) to build oral health provider capacity; 4) to increase awareness of the importance of oral health; and 5) to establish an oral health infrastructure and oral health surveillance system.

Funding for the Oral Health Program (OHP), made available through the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 (Prop 56), is to be used for public health services...

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