Resources | Access to Care
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 to Develop Service Learning Programs
This publication updates NNOHA's previous white paper on academic partnerships. Partnerships between academic institutions and community health centers can be a useful strategy to enhance the recruitment and retention of oral health professionals. This publication includes strategies, recommendations, and promising practices from community health centers across the country.
A Compendium of Veteran Oral Health Best, Promising, and Emerging Practice Approaches
NNOHA partnered with the American Institute for Dental Public Health to collect current practices to increase access to oral health care for veterans. This guide describes strategies to engage and serve veterans in the community for oral health care.
Webinar: Partnering with Academic Institutions and Residency Programs to Develop Service Learning Programs
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.
A VIBRANT Approach to Early Childhood Caries in Migrant Children
In this promising practice, Finger Lakes Community Health developed and successfully implemented an innovative multifaceted program to ensure preschool, low income children of migrant and seasonal farmworkers have the ability to establish and maintain a dental home.
Dental Student Orientation Materials
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.
Increasing Access to Dental Care through Public Private Partnerships: Contracting Between Private Dentists and Federally Qualified Health Centers – an FQHC Handbook
This handbook by CDHP provides background on how contracting works, includes a model contract, and offers step-by-step options for implementation.
Strategies to Improve Collaboration Between State Oral Health Programs and Health Center Oral Health Programs
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.
Strengthen Safety-Net Oral Health Programs through State Oral Health Program and Primary Care Association Collaboration
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.
WIC Dental Days of San Luis Obispo County
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.
Webinar: Fundraising and Development 101 for Health Centers and Safety-Net Clinics
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.
Expanding Scope- The Swedish Community Specialty Clinic
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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