Category: State Policy

Issue Brief: Oral Health Opportunities in School Based Health Centers

Issue Brief: Oral Health Opportunities in School Based Health Centers

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.

Oral Health Policy Tool Guidebook

A two-part Policy Tool was developed collaboratively by the Division of Oral Health (DOH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Children’s Dental Health Project (CDHP) to support a facilitated process for oral health stakeholders to join together to make decisions about priorities based on suggested criteria. The Policy Tool also [...]

Model Dental Services Agreement (FQHC Contract)

Model Dental Services Agreement (FQHC Contract)

The language provides guidance to dentists and health center executives as they explore a contractual arrangement. In addition to model language, a number of notations are provided to address specific circumstances and/or options available to the contracting parties.

Broadening the Base: A Colorado Oral Health Multicultural Demonstration Project

The “Broadening the Base” Workshop held in Denver, Colorado on December 4, 2009 effectively generated new multicultural participation in Colorado’s oral health coalition while also creating measurable objectives, such as a framework to build recommendations for a forthcoming state oral health summit. Equally important, however, is the process of open and intensive discussion about disparities [...]