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Register Now: CPEHN's Spring Convening Series on Oral Health Equity!

Register Now: CPEHN's Spring Convening Series on Oral Health Equity!

We know that oral health is much more than just toothaches and cavities. Oral health plays a key role in our overall wellbeing and can contribute to school absence and worsen chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Lack of access to culturally competent dental providers and linguistically appropriate services, as well as the high cost of dental care all contribute to oral health disparities which disproportionately impact low-income and communities of color.

In California, cuts to the state budget that resulted in the elimination of dental care for adults in the Denti-Cal program and a lack of comprehensive access to oral health care have only exacerbated oral health disparities.

Join us for our spring convening series, Taking a Bite Out of Oral Health Inequities: Strategies and Solutions for Communities of Color, as we highlight opportunities to advance oral health equity for communities of color at the state and local level.

CPEHN’s convening will provide you the opportunity to: 

  • Hear from local advocates about oral health challenges from access to care to unhealthy food environments in their communities
  • Learn about opportunities to support local and statewide efforts to advance oral health equity
  • Share ideas and take action on policies to reduce oral health disparities in California 

Registration is $25 for the General Public, $10 for CPEHN Network Members. The Network Member discount code is: 4EQUITY
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Interpretation is available by request. 

Oakland – April 26, 2016
9:00 am to 1:30 pm
The California Endowment
1111 Broadway, 7th Floor
Co-hosts: Asian Health Services, Children Now, The Children’s Partnership, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
Register for Oakland

Fresno – April 28, 2016
Downtown Business Hub
9:00 am to 1:30 pm
1444 Fulton St
Co-hosts: Centro Binacional para Desarollo Indigena Oaxaqueno, Children Now, The Children’s Partnership, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
Register for Fresno

Los Angeles – May 2, 2016
9:00 am to 1:30 pm
California Community Foundation
221 South Figueroa St. Suite 400
Co-hosts: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, Black Women for Wellness, Children Now, The Children’s Partnership, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, L.A. Trust for Children’s Health
Register for Los Angeles

San Diego – May 3, 2016
9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Sherman Heights Community Center
2258 Island Avenue
Co-hosts: The Children’s Partnership, Children Now, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California

Register for San Diego

Riverside – May 4, 2016
9:00 am to 1:30 pm
United Domestic Workers
3600 Lime Street, Suite 421
Co-hosts: The Children’s Partnership, Children Now, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
Register for Riverside

Click to register for Taking a Bite out of Oral Health Inequities.

A special thanks to our funders, who help make our events possible:
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
The California Endowment 
California Primary Care Association
The California Wellness Foundation
Kaiser Permanente
L.A. Care Health Plan
The San Francisco Foundation
Sutter Health

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