Seminar - 90 Minutes
The purpose of this seminar is to examine efforts to reduce access to care barriers for children through California’s Dental Transformation Initiative, a part of the state’s $750 million 1115(a) Medicaid Waiver. This seminar will highlight local care coordination and medical-dental integration innovations from Alameda and Sacramento Counties and the policy implications of each model will be discussed. Goals include 1) defining dental care coordination and medical-dental integration; 2) identifying barriers and facilitators to implementation; and 3) exploring local, state and system-level implications. In this seminar, we will discuss how dental care coordination and medical-dental integration models tailored to local contexts can address the needs of historically underserved and diverse populations. We will also explore different aspects of each innovative model, including workforce and training; workflow protocols; development and implementation of care coordination systems; challenges and benefits of partnership; data collection and use; and continuous quality improvement efforts and evaluation.