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About the Program

The Oral Health Program (OHP) was established to address disparities in access to oral health care and promote community programs, policies, and oral health literacy that will reduce dental decay, particularly in children.  The OHP is funded through Proposition 56 Tax Funds and is facilitated through the Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency. The program is currently funded through June 30, 2027.

Oral Health Program Staff:

Oral Health Advisory Committee

Oral health staff

The Yolo County Oral Health Advisory Committee is comprised of local stakeholders in various fields related to dentistry, public health, education, and community advocacy that come together to discuss, plan, and address oral health initiatives and work toward meeting strategic goals.

The committee serves as an important conduit for promoting oral health, preventing oral diseases, and improving the well-being of our communities through collaboration, education, and policy advocacy. If you would like to learn more about the committee or if you are interested in participating, please contact David Linebarger at  David.Linebarger@yolocounty.org.

OHAC meetings are held bi-monthly on the second Monday of the month via Zoom. During the meetings, members may engage in open discussions, review progress on ongoing initiatives, propose new projects, and strategize on how to advance oral health within communities.

Download the 2024 Meeting Schedule

Strategic Goals

Every five years, the advisory committee convenes to develop an Oral Health Strategic Plan based on an Oral Health Needs Assessment. Click on the links below to download the 2017 and 2022 Needs Assessments, Strategic Plans, and Associated Outcome Measures.

2017 Oral Health Needs Assessment

2017 Oral Health Strategic Plan

2017 Strategic goals:

  • Raise Community Awareness About Oral Health
  • Increase Screening and Prevention Services for Children
  • Facilitate Local Policies to Promote Oral Health
  • Promote Expanded Dental Access for Low-Income Children/Adults
  • Promote Expanded Dental Access for Low-Income Children/Adults

2022 Oral Health Needs Assessment

2022 Oral Health Strategic Plan

2022 Strategic goals:

  • Educate Our Community About Oral Health Needs and Priorities
  • Facilitate Local Oral Health Workforce Investments and Solutions
  • Advocate for Local and Statewide Oral Health Policy Changes
  • Elevate the Oral Health Advisory Committee to Meet Our Strategic Goals


The Oral Health Evaluation Plan was developed in 2019 by the Yolo County Health & Humans Services Agency Oral Health Program in collaboration with the Office of Oral Health. The Evaluation Plan is a framework to assess the efficacy and impact of the program’s goals and outcome measures delineated in the Strategic Plan and an Evaluation Report is written following the close of every 5-year grant cycle. Additionally, a new Evaluation Plan is written with the start of a new 5-year grant cycle and serves as a guide for future program development, quality improvement, and accountability.

2019 Oral Health Evaluation Plan

2017-2022 Oral Health Program Evaluation Report