Monday Roundtable Luncheon
The Center for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement (COHSII) is a 4-year project to improve existing systems of care in support of a quality improvement, patient-centered approach to address the oral health needs of the maternal and child health (MCH) population. The project is led by the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
A key function of COHSII’s work plan is to identify and implement oral heath quality indicators to monitor and improve oral health services delivered to the MCH population in public health programs and systems of care at the national, state, and local levels. With the assistance of the American Dental Association’s Dental Quality Alliance and input from a Quality Indicators Advisory Team comprised of MCH, oral health, and quality improvement experts, a framework was developed to support the completion of an environmental scan of existing oral health quality indicators and identification of a core set of quality indicators. This roundtable will present the core set of quality indicators for women of child-bearing age and children and describe the process used to identify them. An overview of plans for pilot implementation of the quality indicators at the state level also will also be provided.