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Governance and Policy ResourcesResearch, guidance and services for effective school board governance


  • Integrating Oral Health into School Health Programs and Policies (3/10) – This guidebook is a joint publication of CSBA and the Dental Health Foundation developed to empower school board members and administrators to create and effective school-based oral health infrastructure. The guide provides background information, policy development tools, and other strategies for addressing students’ oral health needs that may be a barrier to their learning and academic achievement        º Community Dental Resources by county – This document, prepared by the Dental Health Foundation, highlights specific community dental resources for each county in California. It includes the name of the organization, contact information, services provided and who is eligible and the payment options available.
            º Mobile/Portable Dental Care Providers – In an effort to assist school districts approached by mobile/portable dental care providers, a statewide group of dental and education professionals, led by the Dental Health Foundation and the California Dental Association, developed the documents below, intended to give decision-makers some tools and ideas to help make the best choice for a particular situation. 
                    • Cover memo  
                    • Things to consider – This document highlights twelve items for school districts to discuss when considering entering into a contract with a mobile/dental care provide
    Mobile Provider Guidelines – This spreadsheet outlines in more detail items and issues for school districts to discuss when considering contracting with a mobile/dental care provider
    Sample Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) – This sample MOU is an example for school districts to use and tailor to fit their specific needs.

  • Policy Brief: Promoting oral health for California’s students: New roles, new opportunities for schools (11/08)
  • Young and Healthy - An exemplary program bringing oral health services to low-resourced children in Pasadena, CA
  • Healthy Families and Medi-Cal for Children - Information regarding access to care for uninsured children.