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NNOHA is the largest group of safety-net oral health practitioners in the country, and our members all share a commitment to increasing access to quality oral health care for underserved populations. NNOHA is committed to providing the highest quality resources and support designed to meet the unique needs of our members and their programs.
This paper, published in July 2014, presents the results of a national online survey of Health Centers that NNOHA conducted in June 2013 to obtain information about school-based oral health programs located in SBHCs and operated by Health Centers. The paper also presents results from two follow-up focus groups held in August 2013. NNOHA hopes the information provided will inform efforts to enhance or expand existing school-based oral health programs and help those wishing to establish new programs—ultimately improving access to oral health services and thereby oral health and overall health outcomes for the populations we serve.