Monday Roundtable Luncheon
Poor oral health is a contributing factor to, as well as a symptom and consequence of, many chronic diseases. It is important to understand the complex relationships between and among oral and other chronic diseases. Strategies for health promotion, disease prevention, and early intervention that are collaboratively developed and implemented, can facilitate more efficient program development and enhance effective implementation of coordinated public health approaches. Since 2016, CDC has been investing in states to develop innovative models of medical-dental integration that can be replicated. This session will provide an overview of select state projects funded by CDC’s Division of Oral Health. These projects have taken novel approaches to improve better care coordination through medical-dental integration strategies in state and local health departments, health systems, and in private practice or other clinical settings.