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  • California Oral Health Surveillance Plan- 2019–2023 (PDF): The California Oral Health Surveillance Plan 2019–2023 (CA OH Surveillance Plan) describes the development and implementation of California’s first oral health surveillance system. It is responsive to the California Oral Health Plan 2018-2028 and Healthy People 2020 Oral Health Objective 16 - Increase the number of States and the District of Columbia that have an oral and craniofacial health surveillance system. 

  • California 2019 3rd Grade Smile Survey (PDF) In 2018–2019, the CDPH conducted an assessment of tooth decay in third grade children across the state, the first statewide assessment of tooth decay in children since 2004–2005. It was completed in partnership with the California Department of Education and the LA CDPH. This assessment found that 61% of third grade children in California have had tooth decay. This document reports the results of this assessment, documents disparities present in tooth decay, and presents the programs and activities CDPH is working on to address tooth decay in California.  

  • State Burden Report (PDF)

  • Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA): An annual, statewide-representative survey of women with a recent live birth in California. Survey includes self-reported information about maternal and infant experiences and about maternal attitudes and behaviors before, during and after pregnancy.

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