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MCHB-Funded Projects

School-Based Comprehensive Oral Health Services


The School-Based Comprehensive Oral Health Services (SBCOHS) grant program seeks to demonstrate successful integration of comprehensive oral health care into an existing school-based health center (SBHC). SBCOHS projects deliver high-quality oral health education and preventive and restorative services to students in preschool, elementary school, or middle school with the greatest need. By augmenting an existing SBHC delivery system with culturally competent, comprehensive, high-quality oral health care and education, SBCOHS projects demonstrate effective ways to strengthen existing SBHC capacity. SBCOHS projects also respond to children’s and adolescents’ oral health needs and increase access to oral health services for underserved populations at high risk for dental caries, including children and adolescents enrolled in Medicaid and in the Children’s Health Insurance Program.


Center for Oral Health, Oakland, CA
Children's Dental Services, Minneapolis, MN
Health Mobile, Santa Clara, CA
Health Research, Inc./NY State Department of Health, Menands, NY
Integrated Health Services, Inc., East Hartford, CT
Lemon Grove Elementary School District, Lemon Grove, CA
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY
New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
Share Our Selves, Costa Mesa, CA
Solano Coalition for Better Health, Fairfield, CA
Summit Community Care Clinic, Frisco, CO
University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO

GranteeNews E-mail Discussion List

GranteeNews is an e-mail discussion list for oral health grantees. The list does not allow attachments, so submit any attachments to Sarah Kolo for posting on this page.


For information on managing your grant, click on Grants Administration on the left navigation bar. This section contains frequently asked questions about reporting and special financial requests, a glossary, and an explanation of the lifecycle of a grant.

If you need further assistance with programmatic issues, contact:

Lynn Van Pelt
Project Officer
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
5600 Fishers Lane
Parklawn Building, Room 18A-39
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 443-1943
E-mail: lvanpelt@hrsa.gov

If you need further assistance with the Electronic Handbook (EHB), contact:

HRSA Call Center
(877) Go4-HRSA (464-4772) or (301) 998-7373
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday


October 2013

Tutorials on Quality Measures. These tutorials provide an introduction to the field of quality measurement and inform users about how best to use resources available from the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse. Topics include quality care measures related to health care delivery and to population health; desired attributes, uses, selection, and validity of clinical quality measures; and finding care-coordination measures.

Quality Improvement & Risk Management Training: Quality Improvement Planning Learning Series. This series of three training sessions provides information on how to design and implement a successful quality improvement (QI) program. The sessions address maximizing the effectiveness of QI plans, designing a successful QI plan through teambuilding, and tips for implementing a QI program.

Quality [chapter 6 in Operations Manual for Health Center Oral Health Programs]. This chapter in the Operations Manual for Health Center Oral Health Programs identifies and describes the use of quality assurance and quality improvement to develop a data-driven approach for improving oral health. Use of the chronic care model and the model for improvement is discussed. Other issues that influence the definition of quality and improvement efforts are also highlighted, such as electronic dental records, patient-centered health homes, population-based care, and care integration and collaboration.



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