This issue brief explores efforts and policy options to move both patients and providers toward a better understanding of the importance and safety of oral health care prior to, during and after pregnancy (perinatal).
Category: Federal Policy
February 15, 2011 Meg Booth presented on the linkage between current and future federal initiatives in oral health and Title V programs at the 2011 Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs Conference. The purpose of this presentation was to discuss federal trends in oral health policy that impact MCH populations, identify new opportunities for [...]
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released a report on dental services in Medicaid and the Children’s Health insurance Program (CHIP). This report, which was mandated by the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) of 2009, examined dentist participation in Medicaid and (CHIP) as well as efforts by the Centers for Medicaid and [...]
This issue brief provides state policymakers with a brief overview of SBHCs, opportunities to address oral health in schools – including the challenges to establishing and maintaining oral health programs, and examples of innovative applications of oral health care in schools.