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What California Should Know About Other States’ and Federal Efforts to Fund Children’s Oral Health, 2008
May 01, 2008
Download file: oral_health_brief_052008.pdf
Good oral health is essential to the overall health and well-being of California’s children. Unfortunately, the state’s current system of delivering oral health care to the children who need it most is vastly under-resourced, resulting in a large and growing number of children who suffer from preventable oral health diseases. In order to effectively combat this critical problem, additional investment in California’s oral health care system is required.
Many other states, as well as the federal government, have already investigated ways to generate new revenue to improve children’s oral health care. For the well-being of its children and its future prosperity, California should do the same.