Grant Project Title: 
Supporting Statewide Advocacy to Advance Oral Health Equity for California’s Children
Grantee Address: 
The Children's Partnership
811 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA
United States
Grant Goal: 
Improve the Public Perception of the Value of Oral Health to Overall Health
This investment supports The Children’s Partnership (TCP) in expanding equitable programs and policies, through advocacy, in support of improved oral health access for communities of color and immigrant communities. TCP has been a long-time partner of the DentaQuest Partnership and plays a critical role in California children’s health policy. TCP has identified several windows of opportunity to engage around including advancing the integration of oral health into home health strategies, advocating for policy that expands the use and effectiveness of teledentistry, and developing resources that elevate the racial inequities that exist in oral health access and outcomes. Additionally, TCP will work to advance the existence of a social determinants of health framework within existing oral health policies and programs in California and Nationally. To do this, TCP will partner with CA-OPEN and other California partners to engage in policy advocacy, community engagement and resource development. The outcomes of this work will be the expanded existence of a racial equity context within California oral health policies and programs and an increased integration of oral health within critical health and community-based services. The budget for this proposal is $50,000 which supports staff time and supplies associated with project deliverables.
Grant Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Thursday, September 30, 2021
Grant Amount: