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Programs | PCA Oral Health Collaborative (POHC)



The PCA Oral Health Collaborative (POHC) is a key partner in efforts to achieve the national goal of increasing access to quality oral health care. Uniquely positioned as a primary care association peer network, the opportunities to support and protect policies as well as the ability to provide direct technical assistance to Federally Qualified Health Centers are unmatched. POHC is comprised of oral health representatives from PCAs from across the nation, representing more than 37 states. 

Who We Are

A collaborative oral health network of Primary Care Associations supporting Community Health Centers.


Leading innovative change to optimize oral health within the whole person care model.


We envision an equitable health system where oral health is:

  • Accessible to everyone

  • Recognized as an integral component of the whole person care model

  • An equal partner in health policy planning and system change

  • Indispensable in overall data-driven care and quality improvement

  • Incorporated in emerging payment methodologies


  1. EQUITY & ACCESS – Promote models  of care that include oral health as a key part of social determinants of  health to provide person-centered, equitable, and compassionate care to  all.

  2. COLLABORATION & PARTNERSHIPS –  Strengthen the network of Primary Care Associations (PCAs) to innovate  and drive change to benefit the communities we serve.

  3. POLICY & ADVOCACY – Advance and protect oral health advocacy strategies to influence policy change.

  4. PAYMENT REFORM & VALUE BASED CARE –  Lead initiatives to transform the payment and care systems to integrate  oral health in order to optimize overall health.

  5. DATA COLLECTION & UTILIZATION –  Support efforts at state and national levels to identify a standardized  data set and increase data utilization in service of NOHIIN strategic  areas.


Making a gift to the National Network for Oral Health Access is one of the easiest ways to positively impact our work, enhance our services, and help our community strengthen and increase access to oral health services.  NNOHA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.



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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.

PCA Oral Health Collaborative (POHC)

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