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Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded health centers provide health care services for more than 27 million people. In 2017, 78% of health centers had a dental program, serving over 6 million people. Of all health center patients, only 22.5% of them received dental services at health centers. The National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) is a HRSA National Cooperative Agreement awardee funded to support health centers in expanding oral health services.
In support of the Oral Health Infrastructure (FY19) funding opportunity, NNOHA has developed this toolkit as a guide for health centers to use in their efforts towards infrastructure enhancements that provide new or enhance existing integrated oral health services. Feedback from the 2018 HRSA Oral Health Service Expansion (OHSE) regional listening sessions was also used to inform the development of this toolkit. This toolkit will assist health centers in assessing their readiness for oral health service expansion, provide links to HRSA’s requirements, regulations, and resources, and offer infrastructure enhancement and expansion strategies for community health centers that have either on-site dental services or no current dental services.
In support of the Oral Health Infrastructure (FY19) funding opportunity, NNOHA has developed this toolkit as a guide for health centers to use in their efforts towards infrastructure enhancements that provide new or enhance existing integrated oral health services.
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