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California Statewide Task Force on Oral Health for People With Disabilities

The California Statewide Task Force on Oral Health for People with Disabilities and Aging Californians is designed to advocate for and expand access to affordable, quality oral health care for people with disabilities and older Americans. Faculty members Dr. Paul Glassman and Christine Miller received a grant from the State Council on Developmental Disabilities to establish the task force in 1999.

Goals

The goals of the Statewide Task Force on Oral Health for People with Disabilities and Aging Californians include:

  • Communication on issues, resources, projects
  • Collaboration on joint projects, assessments
  • Advocacy for health policy and system reform

Membership EVENTS

The Statewide Task Force on Oral Health for People with Special Needs is open to all who have an interest in advocacy, health policy and collaboration on oral health projects for people with special needs and older adults. Attendees at past task force meetings include representatives from:

  • California Regional Centers
  • The California Department of Developmental Services
  • The California Department of Health Services
  • The State Department of Health
  • The California Dental Association
  • The California Dental Hygiene Association
  • The Foundation for Dentistry for the Handicapped
  • California dental schools and dental hygiene programs
  • The Dental Health Foundation
  • The California Commission on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging
  • Various community clinics

Upcoming EVENTS

8th Annual Statewide Taskforce Meeting - October 3rd - University of the Pacific, San Francisco, CA  Register online >>

For information about upcoming events, visit the school's Events Calendar.