Program Ramps Up Efforts To Fix Disparity In Oral Health For Children Of Color
“There should not be 25-20 percent of kids of a particular ethnicity having decay, whereas five percent of another group have decay," says Margaret Fisher, a dental hygienist with San Francisco’s Department of Public Health.
Fighting Children’s Cavities In Chinatown: It Takes A Coalition
Sixteen years ago, city and school officials in San Francisco came together with dentists to figure out how to improve oral health in students. The program screens all San Francisco public school kindergartners for tooth decay.A new report shows it’s working. (Klivans, 2/39)
In other news from across the state —
San Jose Mercury News:
Controversial New Sex Ed Curriculum Denied By Board
More than 150 parents came out to a Tuesday night school board meeting to oppose a controversial new sexual health education curriculum that many said was “too graphic” and “not age appropriate” for their Cupertino Union School District seventh-graders. At the March 28 meeting, the school board voted 2-2, with Phyllis Vogel and Anjali Kausar in favor, Liang Chao and Kristen Lyn voting against and Soma McCandless recusing herself. (Myllenbeck, 3/29)