Boards, Commissions & Initiatives: Oral Health Coalition
The San Mateo County Oral Health Coalition (Coalition) exists to improve the oral health status of the County’s traditionally underserved and vulnerable populations. To that end the efforts of the Coalition are directed toward increasing the capacity of the public and private primary care safety net system to deliver preventive and restorative oral health services within San Mateo County while identifying the systemic impediments to adequate oral health care and developing strategies for addressing those impediments.
The Coalition reviews dental related materials and program issues, makes recommendations, and advises the Board of Supervisors. The Coalition helps to identify local dental resources, evidence-based research, gaps in accessing services, supports financial opportunities for the stakeholders, and supports collaborative initiatives.
Coalition membership shall consist of key stakeholders of oral health in San Mateo County. This shall include representatives of:
- San Mateo County Dental Society
- Mid-Peninsula Dental Society
- Samaritan House Dental Clinics
- Ravenswood Dental Clinic
- San Mateo County Health System Dental Program
- Legal Aid
- County Office of Education
- Golden Gate Regional Center
- First 5
- Commission on Aging
- and the community at large
San Mateo, CA 94403