Tuesday National Organization Roundtable Topics (By Invitation Only)
National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) is a national organization that works to address the needs of oral health professionals and other staff with a focus on the unique needs of Federally Qualified Health Centers and other safety net programs. Activities of NNOHA include a National Oral Health Learning Institute (NOHLI) designed to develop excellence in leadership among new Dental Directors and the National Oral Health Innovation and Integration Network (NOHIIN) funded by the DentaQuest Foundation. NOHIIN addresses the challenge of preparing the dental safety net for handling the increased volume of individuals who are seeking care in community health centers through support at the national, state/regional, and community levels. Many other resources can be found on NNOHA’s web site, www.nnoha.org. NNOHA holds an annual conference where oral health professionals from FQHCs and other safety net programs come together to learn, share experiences and build strong networks. The next conference will be held in Las Vegas, October 13-16, 2019. At this year’s roundtable we will focus on the dual goals of NNOHA’s national cooperative agreement with HRSA to expand access to dental care in community clinics and to promote the understanding and use of quality improvement measurements and tools in dental programs. The fifteen quality measures in the NNOHA Dental Dashboard will be explained along with NNOHA’s plans for developing quality benchmarks.