Access To Care

Partnerships

There are many partners and allies you can work with to leverage resources and expertise, toward a shared goal of increased oral health access.

Partnering with Academic Institutions and Residency Programs to Develop Service Learning Programs: Strategies for Health Centers

Description

Published in June 2014 by NNOHA, this paper provides background on how Health Centers can partner with academic institutions or residency programs to offer service learning programs at Health Centers and thereby foster interest in Health Center careers among the next generation of oral health professionals. The paper explores different collaboration models and provides suggestions about issues for Health Centers to consider when deciding whether to launch such a program.
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Webinar: Partnering with Academic Institutions and Residency Programs to Develop Service Learning Programs

Description

Collaboration between Health Centers and academic institutions can be a win-win, creating increased access to oral health care for patients and providing enhanced clinical experience for learners. This presentation, given on June 29, 2015, provides information on how Health Centers can partner with academic institutions or residency programs to offer service learning programs at Health Centers and thereby foster interest in Health Center careers among the next generation of oral health professionals. This webinar also explores different collaboration models and describe key issues for Health Centers to consider when deciding whether to launch such a program.

 

Dental Student Orientation Materials

Description

The two sets of PowerPoint slides and an orientation narrative provided for use by Health Centers and other safety-net clinics as part of an orientation process for students who are beginning a clinical affiliation. Attachments are intended to be modified and customized to your health center.

 

Dental Careers in Health Centers – Presentation Template

Description

This PowerPoint template was developed for individuals who may have opportunities to present on dental careers in Health Centers at dental schools, local meetings, or other venues.
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Strategies to Improve Collaboration Between State Oral Health Programs and Health Center Oral Health Programs

Description

This Issue Brief is intended to help state and territorial oral health programs, Health Centers, funders, policy makers, and other stakeholders recognize and support opportunities for collaboration between SOHPs and Health Centers.
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Strengthen Safety-Net Oral Health Programs through State Oral Health Program and Primary Care Association Collaboration

Description

In this promising practice, the Iowa Primary Care Association and the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery System collaborated to provide training and technical assistance to safety net clinic dental programs and increase capacity at the PCA and member organizations to provide high-quality, accessible oral health services.
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Expanding Scope- The Swedish Community Specialty Clinic

Description

This promising practice describes how Swedish Community Specialty Clinic, working in conjunction with community partners, provides complex oral surgery procedures that safety net clinics are unable to provide for their non-insured and/or low-income patients.
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Dental Director Learning Network

Description

In this promising practice, a Learning Network convenes Community Health Center Dental Directors quarterly to discuss strategies for improving the oral health of their patients with an emphasis on prevention and dental/medical collaboration.
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An Early Intervention Approach to Early Childhood Caries Prevention

Description

This promising practice describes a pilot project that was undertaken to prevent Early Childhood Caries through early intervention at WIC appointments.
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WIC Dental Days of San Luis Obispo County

Description

This promising practice, WIC Dental Days of San Luis Obispo County, is an Early Childhood Caries prevention program focusing on improving the pivotal socio-ecological factors responsible for the development of ECC by increasing risk assessment, parental counseling, behavior modification and goal setting, preventive dental services and case management.
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Webinar: Contracting with Private Practice Dentists: Partnerships for Access

Description

This webinar provides an overview of contracting practice, discusses the parameters to be negotiated, shares examples of contracts and highlights successes and challenges from the actual FQHCs.

 

Webinar: Fundraising and Development 101 for Health Centers and Safety-Net Clinics

Description

Co-sponsored by NNOHA and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), this webinar discusses the basic key fundraising terms and the difference between fundraising and development, the type of fund development plan you need to accomplish your goals, and specific fundraising ideas you can implement at your organization. This webinar recording is applicable to both rural and urban organizations. Please note that due to technical difficulties, the first few minutes of the webinar were not captured in the recording.

 

Webinar: Emergency Preparedness 101 for Health Center Dental Providers

Description

This webinar provides information of personal and professional crisis planning and response and the roles and responsibilities that exist for Health Center dentists during a crisis response.
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Increasing Access to Dental Care through Public Private Partnerships: Contracting Between Private Dentists and Federally Qualified Health Centers – an FQHC Handbook

Description

This handbook by CDHP provides background on how contracting works, includes a model contract, and offers step-by-step options for implementation.
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How Can a Dental Hygienist Improve Access and Productivity in Your Community Health Center?

Description

This resource provided by the American Dental Hygienists Association highlights how dental hygienists have been successfully incorporated into the health center dental team.
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ADA “Dental Public Health Education Module”

Description

This module is intended to increase awareness of dental public health and how diverse oral health stakeholders contribute to the enhancement of the infrastructure that supports it at the federal, state and local levels. These stakeholders include local and state dental associations, academia, other health care professionals, foundations and advocacy organizations.
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National Association of Community Health Centers

Description

NACHC works with a network of state health center and primary care organizations to serve health centers through advocacy, education, training and partnership building.
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Medicaid/SCHIP Dental Association

Description

MSDA is the national organization representing state Medicaid and CHIP dental programs.
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