NNOHA is the HRSA National Training and Technical Assistance Partner (NTTAP) for Oral Health. As part of this NTTAP funding, NNOHA provides various national learning collaboratives for community health centers. Learning Collaboratives are peer-learning communities on specific topic areas. The Learning Collaboratives promote shared learning and quality improvement methodology to implement new programs and processes. Check out our learning collaboratives below!
Integration of Diabetes and Oral Health (IDOH)
This Breakthrough Series Learning Collaborative works with health centers to implement the NNOHA User’s Guide for Implementation of Interprofessional Oral Health Core Clinical Competencies. Participating teams adopt and apply the oral health core clinical competencies (Risk Assessment, Oral Health Evaluation, Preventive Interventions, Communication and Education, and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice), resulting in integration of oral health and primary care practice for improved outcomes for health center patients.
Applications for the 2021-2022 IDOH Learning Collaborative are closed. Check back in Fall 2022 for the next cohort!
Integration of Behavioral Health and Oral Health (IBOH)
The IBOH Learning Collaborative supports health centers to promote mental health wellbeing in their dental programs. Participating health centers work with NNOHA to implement behavioral health screenings (i.e. PHQ-2, PHQ-9) in the dental clinic. The learning collaborative uses the NNOHA User’s Guide for Implementation of Interprofessional Oral Health Core Clinical Competencies as a framework for behavioral health integration. This is a virtual learning collaborative.
Applications for the 2021 IBOH Learning Collaborative are closed. Check back in Fall 2022 for the next cohort!
Sealant Learning Communities Collaborative
The Sealant Learning Communities Collaborative (LCC) is a virtual learning collaborative. This LCC helps health centers improve their UDS Sealant Measure. Dental sealants are an effective method to prevent dental caries. Even with the emergence of COVID-19, dental sealants can be applied safely and are a necessary service for pediatric patients.
Applications for the 2022 Sealant LCC are now closed. Check back in 2022 for the next cohort!
Teledentistry Learning Collaborative
This virtual learning collaborative supports health centers to increase access to oral health services through synchronous teledentistry by using more efficient practice systems, patient engagement, provider recruitment/retention, and clinical improvements.
Applications for the 2021 Teledentistry Learning Collaborative are closed. Check back in Summer 2022 for the next cohort!
Oral Health Workforce (OHW)
This virtual learning collaborative is offered in partnership with the STAR2 Center, a HRSA-funded NTTAP. The learning collaborative includes six virtual webinars. OHW helps health centers develop a comprehensive recruitment and retention plan for their dental team. The learning collaborative will share strategies to enhance the oral health workforce including promising practices from health centers across the country.
Applications for the 2022 OHW are now closed. Check back in late 2022 for the next cohort!
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