Tuesday National Organization Roundtable Topics (By Invitation Only)
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving health and achieving health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce and innovative programs. HRSA's programs provide health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable by delivering high quality health care for millions who lack access to primary care. HRSA programs provide funding to health centers, States, academic institutions and other entities to train, recruit and retain health professionals including dentists and dental hygienists in efforts to increase access to quality oral health care. HRSA oral health programs are dispersed across the agency and span the spectrum from clinical care to workforce development. Over the past several years, HRSA has provided additional funding to expand oral health programs and initiatives. This roundtable will provide an overview of HRSA oral health programs and initiatives including a discussion of data sources and resources available from HRSA.