Local Oral Health Program (LOHP)

Established in 2018, the mission of the Local Oral Health Program is to improve the oral health of all county residents through prevention, education, and organized community efforts.

Tulare County will create and expand capacity at the local level to educate, aid in prevention, and provide linkages to treatment programs for dental disease, including that caused by the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products. Tulare County will create program activities related to the community's oral health, including education, disease prevention, linkage to treatment, case management, and surveillance.

 

Related Documents and Links

California Oral Health Program (OHP)
California Oral Health Program (OHP)

This program’s mission is to improve the oral health of all Californians through prevention, education, and organized community efforts. This site has additional information, publications, and resources available.

The Office of Oral Health – California Department of Public Health
The Office of Oral Health – California Department of Public Health

The state plan serves as a roadmap to identify priorities, short term, intermediate, and long term goals and objectives along with recommendations to address the burden of disease, increase access to oral health services for high-risk populations, and to increase the oral health status of all Californians.

Oral Health Program Strategic Plan
Oral Health Program Strategic Plan

Click here to access the 2018–2023 Oral Health Strategic Plan and find out how this local program serves the community.

Smile California
Smile California

As a MediCal member, your benefits and your child’s benefits include dental coverage at little or no cost to you. Find out more by visiting the Smile California website.

Tulare County Oral Health Needs Assessment
Tulare County Oral Health Needs Assessment

This report presents findings from a community-driven assessment process to identify oral health needs, risk and protective factors, utilization levels, service gaps, and resources.

How Fluoride Works
How Fluoride Works
Fluoride: Cavity Fighter
Fluoride: Cavity Fighter

Agency News

10th Annual Red Ribbon Week Celebration on October 30

10th Annual Red Ribbon Week Celebration on October 30

 Tulare County HHSA and Tulare County Office of Education are taking a stand against alcohol and drugs during Red Ribbon Week by hosting the 10th Annual Red Ribbon Week Celebration on October 30 at the Visalia Convention Center. Students and their families are invited to attend the free event!

2019 Walk with a Doc Program

2019 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. Each month a different health topic will be covered.