Oral Health Collaborative

About:

Improving access to dental care and preventing dental diseases is a Healthy People 2020 goal.  Based on its community health assessment process, the Orange County Health Improvement Partnership identified oral health as a ‘new area of interest’ in the Orange County Health Improvement Plan for 2017-19. This resulted in the establishment of the Orange County Oral Health Collaborative.

An OC Oral Health Collaborative convenes every two months to inform, advise, assist, support and advocate for the mission and vision of the OC Local Oral Health Program (OC LOHP). 

If you have any questions about the OC LOHP or would like more information regarding the Oral Health Collaborative, you may reach us by email at lohp@ochca.com.

Membership:

The Oral Health Collaborative represents a broad range of community stakeholders across Orange County such as health care providers and clinicians, CalOptima, educational institutions, community based organizations, local governmental agencies, local coalitions and collaboratives.   All interested individuals and organization representatives are invited to participate.

Vision:

All Orange County residents have opportunities and resources for optimal oral health.

Current Activities:

The Oral Health Collaborative has current collaborative efforts and workgroups that resulted from the Oral Health Strategic Plan 2018-2022  addressing the following:

  • Access to and Utilization of Dental Services
  • Oral Health Education and Public Awareness
  • Integration of Dental and Medical Care
  • Dental Workforce
  • Data and Evaluation
  • Coordination of Countywide Efforts

Additional information on the Oral Health Strategic Planning Workgroups

Meetings:

Oral Health Collaborative meets the 4th Monday of every other month from 2:00pm – 3:30pm.  

    Meeting Location:
    1725 W. 17th Street (WIC Trailer)
    Santa Ana 92607

Meetings are subject to change without notice.  Please call (714) 567-6250 to confirm meeting day/time.
2019 Calendar of Oral Health Meetings.

Meeting Highlights:

    Updated 7-18-2019