CONTRACTING FOR DIRECT SERVICES
Resources | OHI Toolkit | Option 1: Health Center with No Current Dental Services
Health centers that do not currently have on-site dental services and are unable to build-out a brick and mortar dental clinic, may consider contracting with outside dental providers to provide access to dental care services. The following resources are available to help contract oral health services:
NNOHA’s checklist, Contracting for Dental Services in Health Center: A Checklist for Planning assists health centers in determine if contracting is an appropriate strategy and for planning and implementing of contracting dental services.
NNOHA’s implementation guide, Contracting for Dental Services in Health Center: Implementation Strategies includes promising practices from interviews with health centers that are sustainably contracting for dental services.
The Children’s Dental Health Project created a handbook for health centers on Increasing Access to Dental Care through Public-Private Partnerships.
NNOHA and NACHC offered a webinar on dental contracting.
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