Monday Roundtable Luncheon
In 2014, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice, which provides interprofessional oral health core clinical competencies to facilitate change in the clinical practice of frontline primary care health professionals. These health professionals are members of the delivery system who could incorporate oral health care into their scope of practice.
In 2018, the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) received funding from HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau to develop the Partnership for Integrating Oral Health Care into Primary Care project. OHRC is working with selected state maternal and child health agencies that are addressing the Title V national performance measure on oral health and implementing strategies to improve access to oral health care in primary care settings. The intervention provides technical assistance and training on implementing the interprofessional oral health core clinical competencies in primary care.
Roundtable participants will examine early project findings. Factors such as co-location with a dental facility, electronic health records, primary care leadership support, primary care staff buy-in and champions, and patient enabling services will be discussed. Upon completion of the session, participants will depart with information about key components of integrating oral health care into primary care.