CDPH Holds Proposition 56 Oral Health Program Webinars

This week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Oral Health Program held two informational webinars on the Proposition 56 Local Oral Health Program. The webinars provided information about the new funding opportunity created through the recently-passed Proposition 56 to increase capacity within local health departments to address oral health. Proposition 56 will provide $30 million annually to CDPH for the state dental program to educate about and prevent and treat dental disease, including disease caused by tobacco products.

Total funding awards letters are expected to be shared with LHDs within the next several weeks. Applications are due to CDPH Oral Health Program on August 31, 2017, and the five-year grant funding will begin on January 1, 2018. Information from the webinar include: webinar slides, local oral health program resources, oral health plan overview, and the status of oral health in California. An FAQ document and additional information will be posted on CDPH’s website in the near future. For questions, please contact CDPH at