Oral Health Literacy Toolkit

This set of resources for oral health providers offers an overview of what oral health literacy is and why it matters, as well as practical tools and roadmaps for improving the health literacy of dental practices.

This toolkit was developed by and is based on research conducted by Health Research for Action, a research center of UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, in collaboration with the California Department of Public Health Office of Oral Health.

Tobacco Cessation Toolkit

This toolkit was created by the UCSF California Technical Assistance Center (COHTAC) in partnership with San Joaquin County Public Health Services Smoking & Tobacco Out­reach and Prevention Program (STOPP) and Local Oral Health Program, and the California Depart­ment of Public Health, Office of Oral Health.

Brush in a Box Toolkit

Encouraging toothbrushing in Early Education and Childcare (EECC) programs helps to promote oral health and teaches children a lifelong habit. Local Oral Health Programs (LOHPs) can use this toolkit as a resource to help fulfill Work Plan Activity 2.1.b #6. Design of an early education and care prevention program (e.g., Toothbrushing Programs in Pre-K, Oral Health Education) and 2.1.b reporting measure E) Early Prevention Program. LOHP staff can use this toolkit to train teachers and childcare providers how to implement a daily toothbrushing program and incorporate oral health education into their classrooms and/or childcare programs. Early education and childcare (EECC) programs are an important setting to implement a daily toothbrushing program for teaching children a lifelong healthy habit. Many professional and governmental organizations endorse supervised toothbrushing in early care programs.

Water Fluoridation Manual

How to use this manual:

  • The process of obtaining fluoridation for communities in the State of California
  • The governing processes involved in choosing fluoridation
  • Information on making the case for fluoridation in your community

Progressing through the manual, section by section, guides you through the steps of advocating for fluoridation from beginning to result. See the diagram in Appendix A for an overview of this process.